Jill Jill Stuart

Victoria Tea Dress

$40 – $60 rental?
$578 retail
Stylist Notes

In rich purple tones, this Jill Jill Stuart tea-length dress feels femme, not frilly. Offset the intricate pattern with simple jewelry and sleek stilettos.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Better for larger busts - ample room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 45'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Tall, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue jacquard (10% Polyester). Sleeveless. Sweetheart neckline. Full skirt. Side pockets. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 45’ from top of bust to hemline. Imported.

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254 reviews
Fit
Large
(60)
True to Size
(96)
Small
(7)
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 29, 2015
wine and good company
Gorgeous, comfortable dress. Highly recommend.. Want to own!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 26
September 30, 2015
Stylist Review!
The tea length and gathered sweetheart neckline, complete with built in boning, is great for all cup sizes and flattering on all body types. Dress it up with a statement necklace or down with a low heel depending on your event. The navy silk fabric topped with burgundy jacquard applique is a great texture and color combo for fall, and the pockets are great! This style is a classic fit and flare, so size up for your backup size as it is fitted at the natural waist.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
October 4, 2015
Beautiful dress!
Fit like a glove, bust was a bit big for me in the bust so I wore a padded bra. I am 5'7'' 135 32B. I felt so beautiful in it!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
October 8, 2015
Love the pockets! Very rich fabric and well-made dress.
I am a very consistent size 6. This dress fit, but was a tiny bit on the large side. I would have liked it to be a bit more snug, especially as a strapless dress. But before I went out, I jumped up and down in it and everything stayed in place, so it worked out great! The pockets were my favorite part. They made a very traditional-feeling dress more modern. The fabric was rich and beautiful, and the dress was very well made. I wore a contemporary necklace with it to balance out the more formal, feminine feel to the dress.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 13, 2015
Beautiful dress for a wonderful occasion.
This dress is beautiful. The boning inside kept everything in place. I'm 5'3", so the "tea length" dress was almost dusting the floor when I wore it, but some high heels made it much more reasonable. The fabric didn't seem to show up very will in photographs, but it is beautiful. A little heavy, but lovely nonetheless. I got the 4 and 6 shipped and ended up wearing the 4 as it fit better in the chest. I wore a NuBra which worked better than my standard strapless. The dress is forgiving in the hips and twirled nicely out on the dance floor. I got lots of compliments on this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 13, 2015
Voted best dressed!
This dress is absolutely stunning, so feminine but also sexy. I read the reviews and was worried that the dress would run large, so RTR helped me out by sending me three sizes! I'm glad that we worked that out, because I wore the two and I think I could have worn the 0 (I am ALWAYS a size 4). This dress is great to dance in and was perfect for a black tie fall wedding. I definitely recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
October 13, 2015
Dress was stunning! Perfect for tall ladies. I accessorized it with my belt and I loved it.
I love every bit of it;)
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
October 16, 2015
I was at a wedding for a friend in Chicago.
Although I got a bunch of compliments on it, I didn't like the fit of this dress. The bust was too big (I'm a 34C and typically wear a size 8). So much so that I had to buy a $60 bra to add an additional two cup sizes just to keep the dress up. The fabric is quite thick... and heavy, so it still felt like it wasn't sitting well on my body. All the extra padding and pulling up just made me fell... uncomfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 40
October 18, 2015
Perfect Fall Wedding Dress!
Loved the tea length dress. The fabric is heavy enough to be warm and the pockets are fab! I am 5'8" and it was the perfect length for an evening wedding. Will totally rent this again!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
October 18, 2015
The whole process of renting this gown was was so simple and fun! Definitely renting again soon!
As soon as I pulled this dress on I knew it was going to be beautiful. The fabric was so luxe and had so much more character than any "lbd" I could have picked. I'm a true pear shape- small bust and small rib cage and I think I could have sized down. I needed to wear a padded bra to help keep the dress up, and I think the smaller size would have sat a bit higher on my body and the hem would have been more mid-calf. Do not let this review discourage you from trying this gown- it was a stunner!!!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
October 25, 2015
This dress was so gorgeous!... I received compliments ALL night!
I'm a full figured woman who almost never wears strapless dresses... But this dress fit like a glove and was perfect for a chilly evening. My only "issue" was the fact that dress is a tad darker than in the picture... But after receiving so many compliments, it really doesn't matter ;-)
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
October 25, 2015
I felt elegant and beautiful!
I loved this dress. However, it was heavier material and I have very small chest. Thankfully, there were straps inside that I used during the dancing part of the wedding or else I would have been hiking it up constantly... I got many compliments on it though and felt very elegant in it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 1, 2015
Felt like a princess!
I normally order a size 2 with a backup size as the 4. Luckily more reviews were posted before I received this dress and I changed my backup size to the 0 since everyone said it ran big in the top and my chest isn't too large. The 0 fit perfectly and I am never a 0. With all my rentals I almost always fit in the 2s perfectly and sometimes when it's a real fitted dress, the 4. The material was heavier but I was easily able to dance (and did all night). The colors were beautiful, perfect for a Fall wedding. My friends couldn't say enough good things about it. I felt really beautiful, A+ from me :).
RTR CustomerAugust 21, 2016
Thank you for the very helpful details! I'm ordering the dress!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
November 10, 2015
Ladylike
This dress was pretty. Pictures don't do the fabric justice. It is rich and beautiful. The sweetheart neckline is very feminine. I wore the 2 but the 0 fit better. Unfortunately, last minute I realized the hem in the back was undone. The 2 still fit well but was pretty loose in the chest , I was readjusting myself all night. That is why I usually steer clear of strapless dresses- but when I saw this one I couldn't help myself. Overall, worth the rent. So many compliments.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Other
November 10, 2015
Loved this dress, it just felt beautiful and I felt special in it
The fit was a little big, I usually wear a 10, I wore an 8 in this dress and wished I had a 6. I kept having to pull it up all night, and I'm not exactly flat chested. It needed to be tighter in the waist to help keep the dress up
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 157lbs
November 11, 2015
Danced the night away with grace and poise!
I really enjoyed wearing this dress and felt like the belle of the ball. The dress was beautiful without being too sexy or tight. As a Mom of two going to a family wedding I wanted to make a good impression, stand out but also look appropriate and pretty. I usually wear an 8 but my back needed a little extra room so I wore the 10 and used the fashion tape, which worked pretty well. It did not manage to stay up the whole time in the back with my son sitting on my lap and holding him etc, so I was glad I brought a shawl. I really liked the sweetheart neckline - much better than a straight one. I did not wear a necklace, but instead rented gorgeous earrings and wore hair down, curled.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 14, 2015
A very classy gown that is great for all figures.
It was my first strapless gown and although I was nervous, it held up fabulously, even while dancing. A very thick, luxurious fabric. Loved it!! I am usually a size 6, though, and luckily I rented a size down so I wore the 4.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
November 15, 2015
This dress was so perfect for a Halloween wedding, masquerade ball theme!
The dress was so comfy and super flattering! The pockets made it even more amazing! I wore an 8R which I'm usually a 8/10 and it was even a little big. The fabric kept me warm in the fall weather in the Poconos. I got SO many compliments, I couldn't believe it. Would definitely recommend!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
November 16, 2015
Way too big for me
Unfortunately this dress was so huge, I didn't get to wear it. Even the zero was falling off my chest/waist. But the fabric was beautiful and the pockets are a huge plus.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
November 17, 2015
Love this beautiful dress!!
I wore this dress to a friends black tie wedding in November. The fabric is heavy and true to the original picture with blue and purple. I have a large chest and the dress fit perfectly. There were straps that appeared to be for hanging the dress but they didn't tuck in very well, kept coming out, so I ended up wearing them like straps and it actually looked really cute!! The dress was very comfortable & I received so many compliments on it.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
November 20, 2015
This was a beautiful dress. I actually liked it better in person. Perfect for a fall wedding.
I usually wear a size 0 or 2 and went with the 2 for the bust. The length is a little on the long side - was just past tea length on me but worked nonetheless. Pocket placement is a little strange - they hit between waist and hip level towards the front. Not super functional but was still nice to have pockets.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 22
Weight: 130lbs
November 22, 2015
I love the colors and design! Timeless beauty.
I received compliments on the design and the colors (darker than expected) and was told I was the talk of the town (well the event)! It was a very chilly night so the heaviness of the dress kept me comfortable. I'm busty but the bodice hugged my upper body and even complimented it. I'm on the short side so I thought that since it went to mid-calf for average/tall women, that for me it'd be the perfect length for a long gown. The dress actually stopped at my ankles which at first was awkward for me but then turned out to be perfect because I didn't have to lift up my dress as I walked and it was perfectly flow-y when I was dancing. I felt elegant, classy and very attractive. It was appropriate for a ball type event like the one I attended. Highly recommend! This is the first dress I've rented from Rent the Runway and I have to say I am impressed at the speedy overnight delivery and the helpful customer service. Will continue doing business with this great company! :)
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 31
November 30, 2015
Super comfortable and a unique color!
After a nigt of dancing, the only connwas that the boning in the back started to rub against my lower back
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
December 6, 2015
Awesome dress. Very flattering, comfortable, and beautiful. c
Next time I'd order 1 size down. This dress definitely runs large so make your backup size a size smaller than you'd usually go, and you're all set.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
December 7, 2015
Elegant Timeless T length
Finally, the perfect T length for me, I'm 5' 9" so it may appear long on others. I read the other reviews and sized down. I am usually a 4 but wore the 2. The bust was still a little big and I'm a 32D. Removable straps would have stopped me from constantly pulling it up, I eventually used the hanging loops as straps and they worked just fine.. I did love it though, sophisticated 40's/50's vibe, stunning fabric. I will rent this one again.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 173lbs
December 20, 2015
Felt amazing in this dress!!!
Absolutely loved this dress. I fit into the 10, but i was more comfortable in the 12. The only thing I didn't love about the dress is I felt like I was showing too much boobs. I felt a little exposed but I never had to pull the dress up or anything, and my boyfriend didn't have a problem with it ;) also since I'm 5'4" the tea length was almost past my ankles, so keep that in mind for us short people. Either way it was a BEAUTIFUL dress and I felt amazing in it. I can't wait to rent more dresses!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
December 20, 2015
Great flattering dress! I got tons of compliments
It did arrive with a small hole on the side seam - didn't make it unwearable, but it seems that could have been easily repaired before it was rented out. I also thought I could have sized down and still have been ok (my backup size was a size up as they recommended) - I think this dress does better for busty women, and I have small shoulders and a small bust.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
December 21, 2015
I have never felt more comfortable and beautiful! Loved the pockets.
I never had to pull up the dress because of slipped. It stayed in place all night. I was a little longer than I thought it was going to be.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 30, 2015
Gorgeous dress for a formal holiday party--so many compliments
Being able to order two sizes was definitely a lifesaver here. Many of the reviews seemed to indicate that I should order down a size, but I was afraid that a 4 would be too tight in the bust (a common issue for me). I ended up ordering both my normal size 6 and a size 4. I was delighted to find that while the 6 was pretty loose in the waist, the 4 was an absolute perfect fit. I definitely recommend ordering a size down if you're on the fence. It offers a very flattering silhouette--definitely closer to floor length than tea length on me though.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 6, 2016
really pretty fabric but very weighted on the bottom so it was hard to keep the dress up!
order a full size or 2 smaller, the waist is much lower than expected
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
January 10, 2016
Figure flattering/classy dress
The dress was beautiful. The color is a bit darker in person and looks almost black in all my photos from the evening. Looks great in person. Heavy material. I do wish that I had listened to the previous reviews… I would not wear this dress if you have a small chest. I was pulling up the dress all night even after attempting to put in additional padding. The T length is gorgeous and the shape overall is very flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 121lbs
January 11, 2016
Beautiful & classy!
*ignore my face in the pic, this was pre-makeup and sent to my mom* Ordered this dress for a wedding as a back up (although I was 90% sure I'd wear this one over the other dress), and ended up wearing the other one, BUT I will be renting this one again! Everyone I asked to vote on my top 3 dresses (including the one I wore) picked this one as their fave! I really wanted to wear the other one I picked to that particular wedding, but as I said - I'll rent this one again! Fabric is thick, pretty heavy, probably needs a necklace of some type. Definitely tea length- almost too long on me. Purple-ish in color with maroon floral print on it. Looks black-ish in dark lighting. Created a very pretty silhouette with no bunches or protruding seems on the sides! LOVED THIS! RENTING AGAIN!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Weight: 162lbs
January 18, 2016
I felt so beautiful in this dress!!
This dress fit wonderfully and I felt beautiful in it. The top of the dress stayed in place while I danced the night away. The fabric is heavy but moves easily. I love pockets on a formal dress so those made this dress even better. The tea length is also a great alternative to full length for women that are short. I wish I had another black tie event to go to so I can rent this dress again!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
January 19, 2016
Got a lot of compliments
Fit well but it was really long. If you're below 5'4 this dress is not for you.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
January 21, 2016
Beautiful dress, runs true to size.
I have a petite body type and I would not recommend it for anyone petite. It's a beautiful dress and I can sometimes get away with 0r as a petite woman but not with this dress.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
January 27, 2016
Fabric was beautiful.
I ordered this dress for a charity black-tie event I was to attend for work. I ordered both an 8R as well as a 10R based on the reviews of the dress running large. I'm not very large in the chest area (34C), but the 8R would not zip at the very top. Also, it was a bit longer than tea-length on me, even with heels (I'm 5'6). Overall the dress was ADORABLE...but not on me. I called this the goldilocks dress. The 8R was too small in the chest area and the 10R was too large in the waist where the 8R fit perfectly--DAMN THE LUCK. The boning in the corset area would make it completely wearable sans a bra of any kind. However, my backup dress fit like a glove, so I went with that!
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 30, 2016
Do not rent this dress if you have a small bust.
The dress is beautiful, and I loved the way it looked on me, but it was way too big and I wore a size 0. I could not even hold the dress up with tape, pins, or a padded bra. I wore the dress to the event, but after an hour the tape failed and I was constantly pulling it up.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
February 5, 2016
Absolutely STUNNING
Perfect fit, gorgeous detailing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
February 10, 2016
Luxurious fabric, gorgeous color and Pockets~
I rented this for a Holiday party and it was perfect. I loved the pockets and the richness of the fabric. It has some weight to it and the brocade looking fabric was gorgeous. The tea length was different and it was perfect for the casino themed party.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
February 11, 2016
Beautiful dress, love the pockets!
Runs large if you have a small ribcage. I typically wear an 8, but wore the 6, and easily could have worn a 4. Plenty of room in the bottom to size down. Pockets were great- I didn't need a clutch. Wore it with gold shoes and long gold necklace!
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