Free People

Ivory Lace Tea Dress

$30 – $55 rental
$168 retail
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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92 reviews
Fit
Large
(8)
True to Size
(41)
Small
(8)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 21, 2017
Perfect dress for pregnancy announcement photos.
It is very low cut so I wore an under shirt. It fits like a glove although the zipper did stick a little and I was scared to pull it too hard. The size two fit me perfect and it is bump friendly. I couldn't have picked a better dress.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 19, 2017
Great for baby bump, but blah
I rented this for my baby shower and ended up not wearing it. I was 35 weeks pregnant and the 8 fit just fine (I normally wear a 6, but I rented an 8 with a backup 10) but it just wasn't a "wow" dress. I felt boring and blah in it. It also had a bit of an odd smell. Pros were it had plenty of room for the baby bump and even the pregnancy breasts, and the lace is pretty. Has a side zipper that's easy to zip.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
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:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 161lbs
June 15, 2017
This is an awesome dress for pregnant women!
The dress fit wonderfully and I received lots of compliments. I did not feel to hot on a warm day. It matched high heels and flats just fine.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
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:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
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:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
May 19, 2017
Perfect Bridal Shower Look!
Wore this to my bridal shower at an Italian restaurant; I was the only one in a dress and thought I was going to look way overdressed, but it was just the right touch of casual while still distinguishing me as the celebrant. Loved everything about it, great color and super comfy. The cut might be a little low for some, but I was fine with using some dress tape just to hold everything together. Would definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
April 27, 2017
Nice Easter dress
A lot of cleavage for a big busted girls
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 24, 2017
Couldn't wear,...
Def runs smaller, rented a 2 should've went with a 4, very low cut, need to forgo or have a very deep cut bra. Will try to size up in the future.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 20, 2017
I wore this for easter and it was perfect---even at 5 months pregnant!
I usually wear a 4 or 6 and i was trying to size up for the bump. I might should have just stayed with the 6 but the 8 fit really well in the arms.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
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
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
April 4, 2017
Beautiful dress!
Loved this dress! I wore it all weekend to everything I went to. The size I wanted was not available, so I went bigger just to be safe and it was really big on me, especially in the top. I knew going in that other reviewers had said that the top was low cut, but with a larger size it was really low! Even though I the size I ordered was large, the arms were pretty tight! The dress was beautiful dress, the fabric was lovely and I got compliments everywhere I went!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
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
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
March 14, 2017
Birthday Dress
Very comfortable, fit-n-flare. The color is an ivory/ off-white color. Not white as I had assumed by the pictures. Kind of look like antique lace, which wasn't really what I was going for. It was nice though; fun for a fancy-ish birthday dinner.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 29
March 8, 2017
Perfect dress for my engagement party!!
I'm not sure why the site is not letting me update my height and all of that. I'm 5'10 and weigh about 150. My bust size is a 32DD. I felt these measures helped me choosing the correct dress size since get nervous getting cloths through the internet.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
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:
Wedding
Age: 33
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:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32F
Body type: Hourglass
February 26, 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:
Other
Age: 28
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: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 139lbs
January 27, 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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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
January 15, 2017
I loved this! Perfect for my Bridal Shower
I am tall, so this dress was quite long, but I loved it. If you are small chested, you may have issues with this dress as it is larger in the chest area. I ended up safety pinning because it was too low cut for my taste. Other than that, it was a wonderful dress!
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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:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 33
December 29, 2016
Beautiful for photos with my little ones-- indoor and outdoor.
fit great.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 27, 2016
Super Baby Bump Friendly
Great fit. Comfortable to wear.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 9, 2016
Beautiful, comfortable dress for my family photo shoot!
This dress has a gorgeous bohemian vibe...and is very comfortable to boot! I typically wear a size 4, and a S or XS in Free People. I ordered the size 4 and a 6 as backup. The size 4 fit perfectly. The length hit me just above mid-calf. I agree with the other reviewers that this is a very deep V neck. If you are not comfortable showing off that amount of cleavage, a cami underneath or possibly a safety pin should do the trick. Love this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
November 2, 2016
I ordered this for my bridal shower, but was unable to wear it because it was too small.
I'm normally a size 12, but this 12 was just way too small. Definitely low-cut, so I had a cream colored bandeau on-hand. Wish this had been offered in a few larger sizes as the dress was very pretty. Also, it was more peachy in person than off-white/cream-colored. So be aware of that--not as bridal as I was hoping it would be.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 31, 2016
Beautiful!!!
Loved this dress and got so many compliments! The lace is every prettier in person. Love how the top layer is a bit sheer at the bottom. The arms were a little snug. It's very low cut. If you're busty, you'll show a lot of cleavage.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 16, 2016
a
a
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
September 30, 2016
Fast delivery
Great dress very comfortable!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 28, 2016
Perfect for family photos - neutral yet feminine
As others pointed out, it is quite tight in the arms and across the back, which caused me to size up. The 4 would have fit perfectly from the bust down, but everything upwards needed the 6. The dress was comfortable and beautiful. I hated to send it back.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 122lbs
September 26, 2016
Very Bump-Friendly!
I wore this for my babyshower and it was PERFECT! I got many compliments on it. very comfortable. My only complaint is that most of the rental dresses I've been getting lately, have a smell to them. I febrezed it, but I still felt a little self conscious as I took pictures close to my friends. I'm normally a 2/4 but with my pregnant boobs etc, I ended up wearing a 6.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
September 22, 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.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
September 21, 2016
Very nice dress for everyday wear made of high quality fabric.
Pros - Fits perfectly in the bust Cons - I didn't realize it at the time but it was made of very thick, winter-like material and it exposed the bust a little too much for a work setting.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
September 9, 2016
Beautiful Boho dress!
I wore this as my Wedding dress and it was absolutely beautiful, arms are very small, had to size up to a 12.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 26, 2016
Adorable, flowy, boheme
I initially rented this for something more formal, but ended up wearing it for the weekend during the day. More suited in my mind to a day event that's not formal.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
August 25, 2016
So comfortable!
This dress was so feminine and pretty. I usually wear a 12, and the 10 fit perfectly, so it runs large. Since it is VERY low cut, I used some fabric tape to keep it in place so I didn't have any slippage. So comfortable to wear throughout the night and I got tons of compliments. Only other con is the arms were slightly tight, to the point where my sister had to do my hair for me, but not so tight that it was uncomfortable. I would definitely recommend this dress for a flirty yet ladylike appearance.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
August 24, 2016
Loved this dress. Very comfortable.
I worn this dress for a bridal show and loved it! I didn't want to send it back. I have wished several times it was in my closet to wear again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
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.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
July 25, 2016
Bump-friendly!!
Wore this dress for my maternity photos at 27 weeks pregnant (+25 lbs) in my pre-pregnancy size (0). The empire waist and flowy bottom makes it very easy to wear with a bump. It is also the perfect cream color that I was looking for. It is a tad longer than I prefer but looked nice with heels. The lace is beautiful and looks high quality. I was worried that the neckline would be too low but I used some fashion tape rather than wearing another layer underneath. Overall, beautiful dress!
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