Free People

Ivory Lace Tea Dress

$168 retail

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Stylist Notes

This empire-waist ivory lace Free People dress is charming. Pair it with understated strappy sandals.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-10.

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Loose, fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Tea 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, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Cream synthetic lace (100% Polyester). Three-quarter sleeves. V-neckline. Full skirt. Fully lined. Hidden side zipper. 42” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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143 reviews
Fit
Large
(13)
True to Size
(65)
Small
(9)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
February 27, 2016
More little house on the prairie than lace tea dress.

I ordered this for my bridal shower. The pictures on the sit make it look more like lace than it is. It's more heavy embroidery than lace. It was also moe on the tan side of ivory than the picture shows. It fit true to size but if you have a larger bust don't go with this one. It was a bit too much cleavage. For reference I'm 34DDD. It just wasn't dainty and bridal.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
March 24, 2016
Process made easy and quality dresses

Overall great fit except sleeves felt a little tight

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
March 27, 2016
Perfect Easter dress!

I loved the fit and fabric of this dress. The lace is more of a cotton crocheted fabric, very soft and heirloom style, but not as formal as I was expecting. It was flowy and forgiving through the skirt with a more fitted bodice and very snug sleeves. In my regular size 8, it was way too low cut. Once I sized down to the 6, it was modest enough to wear to church without a camisole. I felt very pretty in this and received many compliments. Great rental!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 188lbs
March 29, 2016
Gorgeous lace and perfect creamy color

I rented this dress for Easter and it was gorgeous! I rented both the 10 and the 12 and the 12 was a better fit. Nice weight to the material and an absolutely beautiful color and detail. However I was not able to wear it as I planned on wearing it to church and the top was extremely low cut for my comfort level. I have a large bust and the deeper v was quite low as you can tell in the photo. If you are smaller up top or don't mind the bust attention this is a great dress. I was so bummed it didn't work for me.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123lbs
March 30, 2016
This dress was so flattering and very comfortable. I felt very pretty and got many compliments.

It fits true to size and the length was perfect.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 31, 2016
Bohemian Feel

Wore this for Eastern Sunday celebration with family. The cleavage was pretty apparent in this dress, but nothing I couldn't distract from with a denim jacket - the jacket also helped dress it down. Very comfortable, but like others said, a bit tight in the arms. Easy movement and flowy below the bust line. Overall a good pick! Backup size should be one size up.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
April 11, 2016
Fit was nice, good quality, pretty dress.

It was a nice dress, more of a fall dress than I had anticipated. The dress was pretty thick and more of a crochet than a lace. Also, I am pretty small on top, so be careful with the arms. It was wearable but the arms were tight, so if you're busty, broad shouldered, or carry your weight on top, maybe size up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 15, 2016
Color and fabric not my favorite

Didn't wear because I just didn't like. The cream color has definite pink tinge to it. The embroidery and lace reads very country. I am very fair skinned and it washed me out. The sleeves are tight.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 16, 2016
Bump flattering!

Dress was perfect for a confirmation. Because I wore it to church I wore a tank under it to reduce cleavage. Sleeves a bit snug but not uncomfortable. I'm 6 months pregnant and this dress was very bump friendly. I ordered a 6 and an 8 because reviews said it could run small. The 6 was a perfect fit, which is my typical size.

Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
April 25, 2016
Sweet dress. You'll need a camisole is large chested.

Sleeves definitely small for size 10. Great dress! Fantastic quality. I am a DD so a camisole was critical. It's very very low cut.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
March 6, 2016
I wore this for a work photo shoot and felt so beautiful in it!

The dress fits true to size. It's beautiful, whimsical and has the flair of Free People melded with an Anthropologie type look. I loved it! It's comfortable and flattering in the bodice/chest area.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 19, 2016
On time delivery, and perfect size!

The fit was wonderful! The chest runs a little large, I'm a 34D and it was still a little bigger on me. The arms fit fine, and it wasn't see through at all! Beautiful embroidery, beautiful color. I didn't want to return it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
April 2, 2016
I felt amazing in this! The cut was very flattering!

I loved the material and the way it fit my body. The neck was cut a little deeper than I imagined but nothing fashion tape couldn't fix.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
May 9, 2016
The cut was way too low, and I felt the lace aged me a bit.

I thought the fit was nice & TTS but overall I just didn't like the design. It would look great on someone tanner, but this blended into my skin making me look like I had little clothing on. Also, the v neck was way too low. You would need to wear something underneath for a daytime event, for sure! The lace was pretty in person and the cut of the dress would work for a lot of people, but unfortunately just didn't work for me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
May 29, 2016
Classy hippie

Such a lovely, well made summer dress. The lace detail is beautiful and the cut around the top was very flattering for my high waist. It was a little snug on the arms but otherwise fit perfectly. The neckline is VERY low cut! I had to wear a cami underneath otherwise it would have been way too much cleavage. It's lined but works best with a nude bra.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 2, 2016
I was almost dancing all day I enjoyed the whole look!

Gorgeous not too hot - fitted in the bodice and open below waist . Needs camisole but overall awesome ethereal feel! Like a fairy!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170lbs
June 4, 2016
Compliments all night!

Dress fit very true to size. Definitely wear a camisole underneath, the top was too low for me to be comfortable with. Dress was perfect for an outdoor cocktail party, would rent again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 7, 2016
Lovely dress

Like others mentioned, the dress is rather large up top.

Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 15, 2016
The dress arrived with plenty of time to give me other options.

I rented this for my son's high school graduation. Very flattering and comfortable. Great length! It is tight in the shoulders and chest, but I'm not busty. Anyone with a large bosom may run into problems. Very low cut! I wore a cami underneath. Overall- I loved it! Would rent again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
June 15, 2016
Great for a family photo shoot!

I love this dress! It looks fantastic in photos. Great way to cover arms and still look feminine, but not matronly.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
August 17, 2016
Gorgeous dress for all occasions!

This dress runs very true to size. It's perfect for many different occasions. It runs a little bit snug in the arms and you made need a cami for the chest area. This dress is GORGEOUS!! The lace is much prettier than what the picture shows.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 113lbs
August 29, 2016
Romantic, forgiving dress!

Very forgiving of my remaining baby weight! Really pretty, romantic dress. Runs big. Had to wear a cami underneath to make it work appropriate - very low cut. Would be great for outdoor dining date night!

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
September 23, 2016
Fun and different than my usual rental.

I got this for my free birthday dress with my pro account. The chest was either stretched out or large so I pinned it to my bra, but the everything else was a good fit for me. Got lots of compliments! If you have strong arms the sleeves are tight but not unbearable.

Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Body type: Athletic
October 1, 2016
Fast delivery

Great dress very comfortable!

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
January 8, 2017
Loved this dress! It was the perfect dress for a Hawaiian wedding on the beach.

The dress was perfect for a wedding on the beach. It is a low cut dress so be prepared to go without a bra or wear a cream colored tank under the dress. Would definitely rent this dress in the future.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 139lbs
January 28, 2017
Not bad

As other reviewers have said, the arms were a bit tighter than I expected--and I don't have what most would consider "supple arms." There's also no stretch, so if you're like me and carry your weight in the middle, including a full bust, you need to size for that. I needed a dress I could wear boots with, but my regular-height boots (below knee) did NOT look right. Cowboy boots look GREAT with this dress, but I ended up wearing the boots in the pic. I also wore a camisole underneath because of the low V-neck. Nice texture. Creamier color than in the photos, which look brighter to me.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
January 29, 2017
Super bump friendly

Wore this to my baby shower. So many compliments and very comfortable.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34F
Body type: Hourglass
February 27, 2017
More beige than white

This is a cute, boho style dress. It appeals to a lot of people and I got compliments on it. I was disappointed that the color is more beige/tan than white. I didn't think it was the best color on me (I'm very fair), but I think it would be beautiful on someone with a different complexion. It just washed me out. I wouldn't rent it again for that reason.

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Weight: 145lbs
February 27, 2017
Just Perfect and baby bump friendly

I ordered the size 6 and 8. I ended up using the 8 since the dress has no stretch, and fit perfectly with me 32 week bump. I usually wear size 4-6 and I am 5'7. Be careful with the sleeves as well; no stretch at all, so I am glad the 8 fit on point, being I am a bit muscular

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
March 7, 2017
Very bump friendly!

I wore this for my baby shower at 36 weeks pregnant. I was between a 6-8 prepregnancy and the 8 worked for me, if a little showy with the cleavage. If you're self conscious about that I'd suggest wearing something under it. It flowed very nicely over my bump and was very flattering, disguising other places I've gained some weight.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
March 24, 2017
Baby Shower dress at 32 weeks!

Overall this dress is exactly what I expected based on the reviews. There was plenty of room for my 32 week bump and I received tons of compliments:) the V is super low so I opted to not wear a bra and use dress tape to keep everything covered. The 6 was just snug enough to work with no bra (pregnancy bra size is 34D). If I would have worn a bra the 8 may have been a better option, but both dresses fit fine.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
April 10, 2017
Romantic. Beautiful

Beautiful dress. Longer than I expected. Not itchy at all. The fabric has no give so if my arms were any bigger I don't think they would've fit. It is true to size. I felt beautiful in this.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
May 27, 2017
Beautiful, but tight arms!

Loved this dress overall, but the arms made me self conscious. They were so tight. It's also a pretty deep V. I have a smaller chest, so I opted not to wear a tank like some others did. It has a very unique look.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
June 7, 2017
Loved this dress! It was low cut,but I loved the fit. Would rent it again

Low cut

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
July 8, 2017
Gorgeous bump friendly dress!

I rented the dress for my baby shower and I it was so pretty! Comfortable for the whole day and fit perfectly. At almost 38 weeks pregnant and having gained 40lbs... I wore a 4 and I'm regularly a 0. Runs a little big.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
October 4, 2017
Pretty lace dress

Dress was overall very nice quality. Bottom of dress is made with lots of material which makes it really flowy...not exactly the most sliming though. The dress color is much darker in person. Like other reviews said, arms are very tight and v-neck is low (nothing a little styling tale can't fix). Not the most comfortable dress I've ever worn but it was perfect for our family pictures. Received lots of compliments.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 10, 2017
Perfect keeper!

OK so I might be the only non-pregger to wear this but it was perfect for a country-themed party! Deep v neck balanced out the full skirt and made it chic. Fabric is gorgeous and so much prettier in person. I kept this one and she's coming with me on my next trip to Nashville for sure!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 7, 2017
Beautiful for maternity also!

Rented this for my maternity/family photos. Wore my pre-pregnancy size of 4 at 31 weeks, so I'd say it runs big normally. Used tape to help hold the cleavage in. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because my back-up size (6) came in a different color! It was more of a rose/mauve versus the ivory/tan that I wore (and expected)--I'm just glad the 4 fit.

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105lbs
November 16, 2017
I loved this dress for my engagement pictures!

True to size. I got so many compliments on this dress definitely a good choice!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
December 6, 2017
Loved the lace dress!

Wore it for my birthday - the fit was perfect.

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