Draper James

White Cloister Shirtdress

$265 retail

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Stylist Notes

This Draper James style updates the timeless shirtdress silhouette with a dainty floral print and romantic lace shoulders. Wear it to the office or out on a coffee date.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Loose, fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

White floral crepe (100% Polyester). Short sleeves. Shirt collar neckline. Hourglass bodice. Hidden front button closure. Partially lined. 38” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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81 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(27)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
March 8, 2017
Pretty with sweet details

Great dress. I'm usually a four but sized up to a six to make sure the length and bust were work appropriate. I could have done the four as the waist was loose in the 6, but I used a gold belt and it cinched it enough to look okay. Overall, a great rental, and you can go with your normal size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 13, 2017
Modern lady

Fit: perfect! True to size and nips right at the waist, pockets (yay!) and lined skirt so no static cling. Worn with nude almond toe pumps, slim silver cuff and Cartier tank watch, pearl ear climbers low sleek ponytail Pros: beautiful details like lace insets at the shoulders and a hook to cover the buttons make this dress incredible. Chic and perfect length for a professional work setting Cons: none

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
March 8, 2017
cute spring dress!!

loved the subtle cutouts, thought it added a nice detail. cute pattern. dress was light and easy to wear. only con - i had trble getting the sleeves to sit property. i'm typically a 4. i have a large waist and still had a good amount of room in that area so if you're smaller waisted don't hesitate to size down. no unsightly gaps at the buttons either. didn't look sloppy, but i def could've worn a 2. hit at the kneecap. lovely pattern.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
March 28, 2017
Adorable style, imperfect fit

I'm a busty gal (38F) and normally an ASOS 14, but this wouldn't button at all. Super cute though.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 28, 2017
more compliments than I've ever received on a piece of clothing!

This dress was gorgeous. I've never received so many compliments in my life (except on my wedding day). Even men at the gas station were complimenting me. It was crazy. It's extremely feminine and for a VERY hour glass figure like me, it's extremely flattering. It really shows off curves in the right way. There's little lace peek aboos on the shoulders which i loved and it's a light weight fabric. Extremely comfortable. I wore it on a hot LA day and to the office. My only concern would be with shipping it. I was really afraid the hanger would tear the lace at the shoulders so i did not put it on the hanger when i returned it in the mail. Fantastic dress. I really want to buy it, it's just so perfect for tons of occasions.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 6, 2017
Great day dress!

This dress fit really well. I wore it to work and felt comfortable in it all day. The dress is very lightweight but lined so it's not flimsy. I received many compliments.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 11, 2017
"Nice" summer dress

Nice is definitely the description for this dress. I wore this for work, so that's not a bad thing! It is light and perfect for warm spring and summer days. It buttons down the front, so if you are on the busty side the buttons may strain. I did like that there was a hook to keep the waist closed in addition to the button. Many of the dresses from RTR get a "wow" out of my husband, but this one only elicited "it's nice" and "safe." Considering I was wearing it to work "nice" and "safe" are fine descriptors in my opinion. A better way to describe it would be well made and conservative!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
April 12, 2017
Adorable

Adorable dress. The 6 was about half an inch too tight in waist to be completely comfortable on me/pulled open a tiny bit, so I am curious to try the 8. I am usually a 6 in most items but if the style has a fitted waist with zero stretch I often have to go up to an 8.

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
April 16, 2017
Wore this to Easter brunch!

Love, love, love this dress! It is beautifully made, and cinches in right at the most narrow part of the waist. I didn't realize that the lace panels are sheer on the shoulders when I ordered the dress. I had to wear it with a strapless bra.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
April 17, 2017
So sweet

Such a sweet dress for Easter. The fit is great. I'm short waisted and have fuller hips and this was lovely.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 18, 2017
Sized up a size and it fit perfectly!

Beautiful dress well made. Size up one size for a perfect fit!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
April 19, 2017
The perfect Spring dress. Wore this for Easter in NYC and got a lot of compliments. Great fit!

First time renting with Draper James but really liked this dress. I would try other rentals from them. Fit and fabric were spot on! Cute silhouette and flair will look good on a variety of bodies. Flutter sleeves are forgiving on many bodies and not restricting like some dresses. Waist is a little on the fitted side (if you need to size up) but found this true to size being an athletic/pear shape. Would be good for a derby party also. Love the vintage feel!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 20, 2017
Cute and professional

Fitted in the waist, has cute grosgrain belt detail and lace shoulders. lots of compliments. It's a nice spring look

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
April 19, 2017
Great Dress

Loved this dress! Great for a family party.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Age: 39
April 22, 2017
More like 3.5 stars. Everyone's right - you do get a lot of compliments

I was worried about this dress because on the hanger it looks more like an old lady house coat. But it fit nicely - a little small in the bust. I did have trouble with the buttons staying closed initially. The dress may have been stretch over time. It gaped a bit awkwardly and buttons came open -- even on the bigger size. It seemed to relax after a wearing it awhile. I would probably rent it again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 23, 2017
Vintage feel

Beautiful fit, length, quality. Would buy for my personal wardrobe. Fit 32ddd/30f chest, but any bigger would certainly gap in size 6.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
April 24, 2017
Nothing special

It was cute but nothing special. Also - the fabric is really thin; definitely a summer dress

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
April 21, 2017
This dress was a perfect summer dress for either work or a nice brunch.

Great quality, Beautiful pattern, conservative yet fun

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
April 25, 2017
Soft and silky.

Very lady like. Wore it to work with a navy blue blazer. I was very comfortable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 26, 2017
Reese Witherspoon's Line is Floral Fire!

This dress was too darling! The sleeves and bottom are breezy and lovely for a spring or summer day. The fit was beautiful and feminine. I buttoned mine all the way up as shown in the photo and wore with brown chunky heels. Only drawback is that it does stretch slightly in the top for ladies with bigger chests. Because of that and the potential unintentional button coming loose, I had to wear a cream slip underneath.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
April 29, 2017
Wow!!!

Dress is beautiful, and I wore it to work and to an event at my daughters school! Lots of compliments and it has pockets! Beautiful!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
May 1, 2017
Perfect for a sunny day in wine country

I really liked wearing this dress for a day wine tasting. It was comfortable and the lining made it feel like enough coverage without being heavy. The only down side was where it fell on my legs because I'm petite. If you're self conscious about your short legs, make sure to pair this dress with a pair of nude heels or something else that will elongate your legs.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
May 4, 2017
stunning print and luxurious material

Pictures do not do dress justice in terms of print and material- drapes well lined, really high quality. I am broad shouldered and did not like how lace cold shoulder looked on me- also needed different bra to wear without a jacket. I had a ton of compliments on this dress- really nice for spring.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 8, 2017
Beautiful print! I wore this to both work and an event at Sotheby's.

I used a safety pin to make it a little tighter on the waist.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
May 16, 2017
I wore this dress for a work conference that I hosted. It got a ton of compliments!

Fit was as expected, the material is lightweight and the lace details on the shoulder are super cute. It also has pockets! So I held my phone and mic in those. The sleeves are loose but tasteful. I loved this dress, it was perfect for the occasion!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 131lbs
May 17, 2017
Very cute dress

This is an adorable dress that I rented to wear to a wedding. The dress fit EXCEPT in the bust. I was not able to wear it. If you are larger than a C cup - size up at least two sizes.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 18, 2017
I LOVE Draper James! I was so excited to see it on RTR!

The fit was perfect for Easter Sunday. It was comfortable and a good length which is good because I am 5'9". I am also on the busty side so the buttons at the top pulled a bit but it was fine. Loved it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
May 20, 2017
My birthday dress!

Loved this dress. The sleeves were amazing which you can't see in the pic. Unfortunately it was freezing the day of my bday so I didn't get to use this dress as I would have liked. Would be very cute for work, a shower, or a casual day party.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
May 31, 2017
Cute style, light weight fabric

Fits well, cut design and details. Great for summer.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 147lbs
June 2, 2017
Lovely dress but runs small

Well made, lovely dress but the bust area runs extremely small! I'm not large chested by any means and I couldn't button the top, from below the waist it fit great however. I was unable to wear it, definitely size up on this one!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
June 6, 2017
Couldn't wear to work...

Really beautiful dress, very cute - the sleeve and shoulder detail is perfect! However, I had to run back home to change after the chest buttons continued to pop and gape on the way to work. I don't have a large chest and sized up in this, so would venture to say it's cut a bit small (I am rather 'large boned' so that could always be part of it!).

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 9, 2017
Classy dress

Feminine and comfortable. I am busty so buttons popped open a few times but the pockets made up for it. Great for everyday wear.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
June 11, 2017
Got compliments all day long!

Dress fit my curvy frame perfectly. Lace at shoulders makes it special. Accommodated my large bust. The ribbon trim at waist is a nice finish. Very easy to wear and doesn't wrinkle.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
June 12, 2017
Adorable & Comfy

I received so many compliments on this dress. I am between a 2 and 4 and wore the 2. It fit very comfortably. The material is super soft and the fit gives you a lovely silhouette. I am 5'4" and it hit right below the knee. I wore a strapless bra as there is lace at the top near the shoulders. Love, love, love this dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 15, 2017
Flattering dress but buttons are loose!

I got a lot of compliments on the dress, but I also had at least 3 people (friends and kind strangers) point out that buttons were undone. Pretty much any sit/stand movement would cause a button to come undone - thank god I wore spanx that day! A few wardrobe malfunctions in the pelvic area... All that being said, it was a light fabric, good for a hot day, and very flattering on me. Love handles are my problem area and it smoothed those right over.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
June 16, 2017
Cute Draper James dress

I didn't wear this dress but thought it was cute. The waist runs small, while everything else runs true to size. The waist was tighter and ran I sat it pulled & just didn't look great.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
June 16, 2017
Detailed, Beautiful, Stylish

This dress fit me well. The button around the waist puckered out a bit but not because it was too tight. The buttons on the top came undone when I walked to my car to leave for work. To be safe, I added a thin leather belt and an undershirt, but I didn't have any problems the rest of the day.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 24, 2017
Beautiful

Got so many compliments on it

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
June 24, 2017
Cute for the summer

I rented this to give a presentation. It fit very true to size and was light and airy. I got lost on the way to present and started sweating, but this dress didn't show it! I loved it and was sad to send it back.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 23, 2017
Great Summer Work Dress!

I received so many compliments on this dress. The size 2 fit great, but I probably would have also been okay with the zero. Great dress for the hot summer months at work.

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