Free People

Illusion Lace Dress

$31 to buy
$98 retail
Stylist Notes

A beautiful illusion lace detail and a flattering silhouette adorn this sheath dress by Free People. We love to style it with a red clutch and drop earrings to complete the elegant look.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted, comfortable room for hips
LENGTH:

Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Black crepe (95% Cotton, 5% Spandex). Sheath. Sleeveless. High neckline. Exposed back button closure. 33” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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32 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(16)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
October 9, 2017
Bachelorette party dress

I didn't end up wearing this dress but someone else in my group did... it's VERY pretty and flattering neckline. Only downfall was length of dress was a little short.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 12, 2017
A Fabulous LBD!

This is a perfect LBD! A pretty lace neckline and ruffle detail plus a cute keyhole back make it a little flirty without being overtly sexy. Could be easily dressed up or down for a wide variety of occasions; I would definitely rent this again. The fabric is an unlined heavy stretch cotton jersey which made it very comfortable to wear, even on a hot afternoon. There aren't any hard to reach zippers to wrestle with, it just slips over your head and buttons behind the neck. A demi bra with wide set straps hides perfectly underneath it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Age: 37
November 5, 2017
Perfect LBD

Loved this dress so much, I found it on Macy's and ordered it to have forever! Very comfortable fabric and easy to move in. I found it to be a little large around the arms but with a black bra underneath, you couldn't tell. I loved the lace and the neckline! Very flattering!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 126lbs
November 10, 2017
Well made, beautiful lace top

I wore this for Halloween but it's a great, sexy LBD. I'm 5'7" and it's definitely a mini dress. If you can swing a tight, comfortable lBD, go for it! Can be dressed up or down.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 13, 2017
Super cute LBD!

Wore this dress in Vegas for a night out. It is short and the material is not thick at all but I found it was perfect for a fun night out. I was worried about the lace up top being too much but it was delicate and pretty.

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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
December 2, 2017
Way too short

I really liked the dress but it was way too short.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
January 5, 2018
Perfect dress for NYE party

Loved this dress! It was super cute with the lace detail and high collared neck. Size was perfect. Would rent it again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
February 15, 2018

Love the style of this dress! The arm hols are very large, however making it difficut to wear a reguar bra. I had to wear adhesive coverage and let the side boob be lol! Pretty dress, black cotton has been washed so it's a little faded.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
February 17, 2018
Sexy and comfy

This dress was the classic "little black dress". It was short and sweet (high neck with lace details). There was lots of stretch in the material. It was a bit loose on top but I loved it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 29, 2018
Awesome LBD

Great fit, very flattering! Thick fabric. Cute LBD.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
November 7, 2017
It was very cute, fun and very comfortable.

I rented it for a friend to go out dancing and I wish I had gotten for myself. I tried it on and loved it and my friend looked really cute in it too.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 12, 2018
Fun!

This was a fun dress to wear, but the quality was very thin, and the dress ran a bit big.

Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Weight: 118lbs
November 6, 2017
Did not end up wearing this dress

It was not at all what I was expecting. The fabric and fit were just ok. The neck was super tight as well. I am pretty short, 5'2 and everything is typically pretty long on me. This dress was very short and I did not feel comfortable wearing this to a wedding.

Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
November 7, 2017
This was a free back-up style with my first RTR purchase.

Pretty and flattering lace top, but it's better 'on paper' than in person... Stretchy tight cotton fits way too tight to be flattering on my body, especially for a formal occasion. I'm 5'7" and this was too short for me to wear comfortably without it riding up.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 23
May 3, 2018
dress was too tight, poor material, and was not nearly as formal as it seems on model.

fit was small. the fit was really tight, and the material was not formal or flattering. The bottom fit as if I was going to the club, not a formal event. Neither size I ordered fit me. I'm usually a small or extra small in dresses, and probably needed a medium. Probably still wouldn't wear it, and wouldn't recommend this dress to a friend.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
November 17, 2018
Fancy dinner in Vegas

Great dress. Loved the lace on top. Ran a little smaller and shorter than I expected but I sized up and was okay.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 23, 2017
Great LBD

True to size, I also got the medium but didn't need to try it on. The ruffles at the shoulders and down to the chest are NOT overwhelming or clowny, they're delicate and perfect. It's very form fitting and is not lined, so you may want a slip or shapewear. I wouldn't say this is for a super fancy affair, although you could definitely wear it to one. It's more of a cocktail party/dinner out type of dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
September 18, 2017
Didn't Wear

Sadly I couldn't wear this dress. It was WAY too short to wear to a wedding. If you are going for a night out on the town this might work for you.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 23, 2017
comfortable can dress up or down.

Cotton jersey knit material. Comfortable and flattering, I dressed it down with a jacket and booties.

Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
October 26, 2017
perfect dress for a date night!

the top of the dress has really pretty detail and the capped sleeves are super flattering. i took one star off because the material on the bottom part of the dress is just cotton and so a little more casual than i thought- still perfect for date night but i would've felt a bit underdressed at a cocktail party. also- note this dress is very short (and i'm 5"3)!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Weight: 165lbs
November 1, 2017
Form fitting and comfy

Stretchy fit , very comfortable

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
November 1, 2017
Perfect little black dress!

I wore this for a friend's bachelorette party and it was perfect!! I have a large bust, and not the smallest mid section and it still fit and looked really cute!!! (Not to mention I was 11 weeks pregnant!) I love the high neck collar, I wish I could buy this dress! One minor complaint it was a bit tight around my neck but I ended up getting used to it by the end of the night. The picture isn't great of the body, but it shows the high next detail!!!

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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
November 1, 2017
Stretchy, comfortable dress with great details.

I'm 5'-0" and this dress hit a little above my knees. Perfect length for an evening wedding where black was the requested color. The material is a midweight stretch fabric that is ultra comfortable and smooths everything out without looking thick. I absolutely loved the back cut out detail and while I thought the front side flaps would be annoying, they were a decent size to give the outfit appeal without being too out there. My only gripe is that the dress had gone through multiple dry cleans and was a faded black, not enough to ruin the outfit for the evening but just enough that I felt like I was getting the short end of the stick. RTR, either dye the fabric black or retire the outfit!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 6, 2017
Cute LBD for a night out

I wore this to a fancy dinner and out for drinks. It was tight around the neck, but otherwise really comfortable. The non-lace parts of the dress is cotton so was easy to move in. It is very short, though. I wore it with tights and booties - overall a fan!

Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
November 10, 2017
It was a birthday dinner!

It runs true to size. I wore the M and had the L for backup; however, the M was perfect. It was very flexible, easy to walk in and move around in, very pretty details in the lace. The flexibility made the dress very forgiving! It was a little cold outside; however, the fabric was perfect for the weather. Perfect length. Absolutely loved it!

Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
January 4, 2018
Wore this for NYE.

Fitted dress, without being too skintight, like some of the bodycon-type dresses. VERY comfortable. The neck didn't bother me too much at all, but I can see how it could be annoying. I could have worn the small but it was WAY too short. Tall girls beware.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
January 10, 2018
The dress fit fine, but I didn't love the material. It was also shorter than I expected.

This is the first RTR dress I would not rent again because the material quality felt lacking. It felt kind of cheap, which is not normal when renting from this company.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
March 15, 2018
.

The dress was a different material than I originally thought. It ended up being like t-shirt material so it looked a little less fancy than I had hoped. I wore this to a work party and it was a cute dress, but felt a little under dressed due to the fabric.

Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
April 16, 2018
LBD of perfection

I loved this dress.

Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Age: 33
June 21, 2018
Simple, elegant, flattering -- definitely an understated elegance.

Perfect little black dress.

Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
August 21, 2018
Comfy to wear out!

A little too form fitting in stomach area, but still looked great!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
October 20, 2018
Didn't end up keeping this- the material was not what expected- it is a cottony, stretchy material.

Didn't end up keeping this- the material was not what expected- it is a cottony, stretchy material, was looking for something a bit more formal/form fitting.

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