Draper James

Meadow Navy Lace Dress

$295 retail

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Stylist Notes

Take your shirtdress game to the next level with this Draper James style. Rendered in romantic lace, this style stands out from the rest. From brunch to the office, it's polished and versatile.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Tight, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Blue lace (100% Polyester). Short sleeves. Shirt collar neckline. Full skirt with front button detail. Hidden side zipper closure. Fully lined. 35.5” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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86 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(20)
Small
(23)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
April 4, 2017
Beautiful dress but too too small!

Dress arrived with tag!! Put it on and didn't mind the small amount of itch that comes with the fabric as the dress is so pretty...I sized up just in case and even a size up didn't zip with the side zipper... shoulders, sleeves, bust were no issue...but this dress is not meant for anyone with hips. I then put on a pair of Spanx as I was so desperate to make it fit...no go. There are two ribbons that create a tiered effect on the skirt but these ribbons create sausage rolls where there would otherwise be none. I am returning this dress, today, the day I received it because there's no chance of getting into...returning new with tags...bummed!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
April 7, 2017
Perhaps not for curves

I rented this for work. The quality is excellent - beautiful fabric. Unfortunately, the horizontal lines across the skirt are very unflattering on my body, they seemed to add lumps. The bust was not a good fit. The buttons gapped, even though it wasn't particularly tight. I think this would be incredibly attractive on a more athletic figure for a feminine mod Twiggy look, but it didn't work for me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
April 9, 2017
Excited to try Reese Witherspoon's Brand

I have been excited to try Reese's Draper James line, but don't live near one of the two store locations, so RTR was the perfect way to try it! The quality of the lace fabric was nice, and I liked the fit of the skirt part. However, this dress was not made for busty girls, as the top buttons pulled and gaped open. I wore a tank underneath. I'm sure it would fit great on someone who doesn't have the button-up shirt issue that I often do! It was fun to try but I would not keep it

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 195lbs
April 13, 2017
Didn't get to wear it.

Rented for a rehearsal dinner and was very excited to wear this dress. Unfortunately, it ran small, and did not remotely fit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
April 19, 2017
The girls didn't fit

Super cute dress. Great transition from work to party. However I wasn't able to wear it. The lower part fit fine but the button holes on top gaped. Even with a not padded or lifting bra. If you are larger on top I would try sizing up. I ended up not wearing it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
April 22, 2017
First time with Draper James and impressed

Super cute dress as shown. Fairly true to size although I'm large chested (size F) so it had to be safety-pinned to keep it closed. Could have worn with a few buttons undone but lost the conservative look. The lace effect can make it work day or evening.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
April 25, 2017
Adorably church appropriate

This was the perfect dress for Easter/Easter Vigil. I am usually a 6 but only the 8 was available. It ran slightly big on me but I think it's only because I am usually a size smaller- so I feel like this dress rubs to size. With classy pearl earrings and light pink flats this was perfect for church. In between the buttons on the collar the flaps definitely came up a little. Easily solved with fashion tape. I feel like this would be really cute to rent for work sometime too!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 25, 2017
Super tight up top

I love this dress but sadly couldn't wear it. There is absolutely no give to the fabric and unfortunately with my chest size, I couldn't button up the top without serious gapping. Even though it fit fine through the waist and hips. Definitely would only recommend this to girls with a smaller chest OR size up to account for that.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
April 29, 2017
Great dress

Very flattering cut and fun neckline.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
May 2, 2017
Cute, but not for me

The dress was cute, but I ultimately didn't end up wearing it because the bands on the dress made it not flare out as much (or be as A-line) as I thought it would.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
May 7, 2017
Weird fit, good quality

Definitely size this one up. The waist is small, but it's also VERY small around the hips. The RTR photo makes it look like the skirt flares out a little below the waist, but oddly it does not. This dress would fit someone with a frame like Taylor Swift - thin, not any hint of hourglass or much shape at the butt or hip. It is very pretty lace and seems to be fairly well made. The invisible zipper on mine actually got stuck and pulled apart, and RTR sent me a replacement choice quickly. Wanted to love this but it was a miss for me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 138lbs
May 17, 2017
Possibly the worst thing I have ever tried to wear

This dress is so cute but it is cut horribly. I ordered 2 sizes up based on the other reviews saying it runs small, and boy does it run SMALL! My 32D bust barely fit in it, but the bottom of the dress has these layers that hugged my body like a sausage casing. I immediately sent this back without wearing it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
May 23, 2017
Regular work day

Glad I read the reviews and went a size up, because the bust would have otherwise gaped (I am 32 D). The waist was a bit large, but overall a good tradeoff. The zipper was really, really sticky so you may need help zipping and unzipping. No stretch or give in the fabric, so size accordingly.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
May 30, 2017
Didn't have a chance to wear

I have an hour glass figure and saw that it ran small so I went up a size... should have gone up 2 sizes instead. Was not flattering so didn't even get to wear it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
June 1, 2017
Size up -way up- if you are busty

The zipper malfunctioned unfortunately, but the dress is adorable. Have some double-sided tape ready for the top!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Age: 29
June 5, 2017
Does this dress make me look like Reese?

Saw this dress on Reese Witherspoon (my style inspo) and knew I had to try it. Super comfortable and cute for a lace dress - very every day. Only downside is it does the gapping thing that many buttondowns do.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
June 9, 2017
Stylist Review

This dress is super cute and so flattering! But be prepared to MAJORLY size up. I typically wear a size 10 in dresses and I wore this in a size 14. Even in the 14, it was a little snug on the bottom. It is more fitted where the horizontal lines are. It's a really rich blue and the lace looks super high quality. I'll definitely be renting this for a semi-casual party or daytime date!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
June 16, 2017
loved the lace, hated the fit

the dress on the model looks like it poufs out just the right amount. That is not the case in person. If you have hips, just be aware that each of those lace panels fits differently, so it was almost creating bulges where I didn't have any! I purposely sized up based on other reviews, but this was just a miss for me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 16, 2017
It looked better in the picture.

I wanted to like it,, but this dress has such a weird fit. It didn't have the nice A-line shape like the model. It fit more like a polo-shirt dress. It also doesn't help that there are weird horizontal bands that mess with the bottom half of the dress. I ended up not wearing this dress out.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32H
Body type: Pear
Weight: 185lbs
June 21, 2017
Runs Small

I'm normally a 10 and I ordered a 10. This dress did not even come close to zipping, the sleeves were too tight, and the buttons looked like they were going to pop. Super cute dress, but SIZE UP!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
June 21, 2017
RTR Team Review

Cute dress, great for daytime. Running on the smaller side, I'd recommend sizing up especially if you're a C cup or higher. My typical size 2 did fit me, but I am not at all busty. The arms were slightly tight in the shoulders and biceps. The fabric has zero stretch, so again not great for larger busts. Love the buttons and overall silhouette, looks great with slip ons or casual heels.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132lbs
July 3, 2017
Too small fit is so off

Boy the fit is so off, if you have a little bit belly it will make you look like a sausage

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 146lbs
July 9, 2017
Cute but be prepared to be a flasher!!!

Great fit but the buttons and buttonholes were loose. It was embarrassing when I flashed people.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
July 12, 2017
Super cute

I wore this to work, but it can definitely be dressed down. I would say it fits true to size, but if you're big busted then it's a little small up top. I had to safety pin between two different buttons to prevent them from gaping. It wasn't a big deal, and I still loved the dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 204lbs
July 14, 2017
Sausage casing

Get 2 sizes up no matter what

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
July 19, 2017
Very classic!

Really great fit!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
July 21, 2017
Pretty but fit is off

I wanted to love this dress. It is beautiful. However, the fit just below your hips is off. It's not an a-line like the picture would make you believe. It's actually dug into my hips while fitting my waist/being a little large on my waist. Sadly I would not suggest.

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
July 25, 2017
Everything was just right.

I received so many compliments. The fit was perfect.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
July 26, 2017
Not for a 34D or bigger!

I should have read the style and fit notes. I ordered my typical size 6, but couldn't zip it because it didn't fit around my 34D bust. It's a super cute dress and I would have loved to wear it, but I couldn't even zip it. Don't get this if you are a large bust.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 17, 2017
Perfect for work

I usually order a 4 or 6. I went with a 6 due to reading previous reviews. Fit perfectly! Long enough and conservative enough for work, but cute and fun enough to wear it out for happy hour. Highly recommend!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 50
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114lbs
August 22, 2017
Just ok for me

I rented this dress to wear to work I found it was tight in the arms and the zipper is an invisible zipper which makes it a little difficult to zip on my own so I did not wear it. I liked the concept though.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 4, 2017
Cute but too long

The lace and ribbon detail are all gorgeous. My only problem was that the entire thing was too long. The waist hit a few inches below my waist, creating a drop waist look. Also the collar was wrinkly and didn't lie flat. But the dress is very cute and I did get compliments at work, so it was a successful rental.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 40DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
October 6, 2017
Pretty and Tiny

I got this in a 14, a size that is usually roomy or breathable on me. This was sooo tight it was almost inappropriate on me. Side zipper would not go u. This is more like a small 12 or a true 10. Very pretty though.

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 14, 2017
Stunning dress!

I've always loved Reese Witherspoon, and here's another reason to love her - her dress is awesome! My 12-year-old daughter wore this dress to a party, and she loved it. It fit her body like a glove, and she received so many compliments. It's classy and chic. PROS: Elegant but fun. Comfortable. CONS: NONE!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 155lbs
October 25, 2017
Loved!

I loved this dress, I would buy it if I could. It was the perfect look for our country party and the fit was great. The material does not have give so if you are especially curvy it could give you trouble. I'm more narrow and it fit gray and gave me some curves! I will definitely be renting again

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 12, 2017
Comfortable! Fun, yet work appropriate.

Fit my hourglass figure wonderfully. However the buttons on the one I️ had were kind of loose and came undone which was a little embarrassing so I️ only wore it once.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
January 11, 2018
Tight in the arms

The dress fit great except the arms and back felt a bit tight. I considered keep it to wear but recieved another dress that fit way better (and was the same style). I don't have bigger arms or anything so seems like something was off with the dress. 5'2, 120, 32B.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
February 2, 2018
Beautiful but runs small!

Size up 1-2 sizes depending on your figure! My weight fluctuates a lot but right now I'm a true size 10 (5'2'', 157 lbs, hour glass, 34G). I wore a size 12 and it fit great! It pulled slightly at my chest but not gaping, and I didn't need to wear anything underneath. Material is beautiful and I have gotten lots of compliments on it! I think this would be flattering on most shapes, it accentuates waist, I'll definitely rent again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 30C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
February 19, 2018
beautiful and great for work!

love it! so comfortable, great structure and very charming

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Pear
Weight: 167lbs
March 15, 2018
wanted to love this! was definitely not a winner.

Too tight in arms. Even though it was roomy in the bust area, it still gaped where it buttons (weird). the lines/seams in skirt hit inconveniently enough in areas to accentuate any love handles. Also---entirely too short. and I'm almost 5'3. An 8 usually fits perfectly for my hips. A 10 would have been way too big. Unfortunately, a terrible fit for me,

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