Aqua Avenue Dress

$96 to buy
$398 retail
Stylist Notes

An exaggerated full skirt and short hem update this retro-inspired dress by kate spade new york.

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: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

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Product Details

Blue faille (89% Polyester, 11% silk). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Full skirt with seam detail. Back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. Imported. 34” from shoulder to hem.

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46 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(14)
Small
(2)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
May 20, 2015
Stylist Review!
Typically I am not a huge fan of structure dresses on me, but this one was really cute! Usually Kate Spade runs on the smaller side, but this one was very true to size, so if you are more straight and narrow, size down for your backup. The waist and bust are fitted, but I had comfortable room in both! This is a great style if you would like to add shape to your figure, or play up shape that you already have. I was able to wear a standard bra, but the dress can be worn without a bra as well! It is hard to tell in this picture, but the dress definitely gave me some cleavage. Very pretty color for spring and summer, definitely a fun statement dress!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
May 30, 2015
Fun fit!
I ended up wearing the 10 instead of the 8...it was tight around my bust area. The guy was fun! I felt like it was flattering in real life but didn't pan out in photos? Waist flattering but bottom half is kind of balloons! Also want to try the yellow one! Didn't get a better photo, sorry!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 3, 2015
This is a GORGEOUS dress!!
LOVE the dress-- only issue was the chest was pretty big (i'm a 36B and wore a padded bra) Fashion tape helped but now I wonder if I had tried a size 6... the 8 was roomy and I never wear a 6. Really a pretty dress and got a lot of compliments
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
June 4, 2015
I wanted this to work!!
I loved the color and how tiny it made my waist look-- unfortunately, it was too tight in the shoulders and chest area even in the larger eight. If you're a true hourglass this won't work for you!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
June 16, 2015
Beautiful color!
I rented this dress for a friends wedding. The fit was perfect except for in the bust which I was not surprised since most dresses don't fit my large chest. It was extremely comfortable and I was so happy to not have to wear Spanx since it flares out. I got a ton of compliments though out the night and the color was gorgeous.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
June 25, 2015
Large! And Shorter & Petite Girls Be Careful!
It's a gorgeous color but I'm 5'3" and it was down to my knee not a mini like pictured. The structure was actually flattering but probably need to down a size or two. I don't feel it was normal Kate Spade sizes!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
July 1, 2015
So comfortable. Great fit. Loved that it had pockets. Got compliments on the dress and color.
I really loved the dress. I may even buy it. It was a great fit. Material was light and did not wrinkle. This is great if you need to wear it all day to a wedding or long event. Many gave compliments on the color and it looked nice in compliment to other bright colored dresses (my friend on the left also rented her pink dress from RTR!). I also liked it since my chest is a bit smaller and the top fit well. I had no complaints really. I wore a 6. I can fit in anything from a 4 to and 8. My only issue was that RTR forgot the little mailing slip to send it back. After a few emails they sent me prepaid shipping label and it worked out.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
August 4, 2015
Beautiful color that matched the theme of the event!
The original dress I ordered wasn't available and a stylist found this for me last minute. The fit was a little larger than usual so I would recommend sizing down but the dress is a beautiful color and shape. The bottom is sort of bell shaped so it's great if you are pear-shaped or want to give the appearance of curves. The length is also longer than pictured. I'm 5'1 and it was down to my knee so definitely not mid-thigh like pictured. But, since I was at a work event, that was fine by me and overall this dress was a winner.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
August 4, 2015
Perfect for a summer wedding!
I accessorized it with a crystal bib necklace and it was absolutely stunning for the occasion
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 1, 2015
One of my faves!
Color is lovely and fits my body type super well. This was a spring repeat for me ;)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
August 24, 2015
Gorgeous dress in a great color
I rented this dress for a summer wedding in Annapolis and absolutely loved it. It was super comfortable and flattering and even has pockets. I loved it so much that I plan to rent this dress in a different color for another event down the road.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 26, 2015
Classy and flattering dress
Loved this dress! Very flattering and comfortable. I felt beautiful in it. Although it was a bit tight in the rib cage. It's very structured and the flare can seem a bit poofy, but I think it's really cute. I wore this to a wedding and got compliments all night, even from the bride and staff at the venue! I am debating renting it again for another wedding next week! Complaints: the slip seemed to be longer than the dress, and the material wrinkles VERY easily. I steamed it before the wedding and still ended up being super wrinkly 5 mins after being in the car.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
September 12, 2015
Gorgeous color, so many compliments!
Although it was a little loose in the shoulders, it was okay because of how well it fit my waist. Very flattering!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
September 16, 2015
Great Dress for an Unforgettable Event!
Rented the dress for my Dad's wedding at their home. I now have 9 siblings and we were tasked with finding a dress in different shades of blue/aqua/turquoise for the wedding. This dress was perfect for me. It hid what I needed it to (mid-section) and the structure was unique. Many people complimented me and it was a pretty color for the summer. The only downside was that I am top heavy and the dress kind of squished my ladies and made them look weird. I had to wear a strapless just to give me some shape, so keep that in mind if you are more well endowed. Otherwise, it was a great purchase for a great price!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 21, 2015
Beautiful color!
Great dress! Gorgeous color, fun structure to it. Can wear regular bra or none with it. In the size 4 the slip was a little longer than the dress and had to pin it up.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114lbs
October 6, 2015
Perfect for a spring rehearsal dinner
Loved this dress! Was very comfortable but runs large like most kate spade dresses. Perfect spring dress!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
October 6, 2015
Felt like a delightful piece of bubblegum :)
I got so many compliments on this dress. It worked out perfectly. The smaller size, which is my normal size, fit a little better in the body but squished my boobs and looked bad. I also probably bumped up a size due to the previous weeks of bday celebrations... All in all, the color was amazing; the dress was comfy to dance in all night long and I felt great in it. Also, didn't have to wear a bra, which was wonderful. If it wasn't so memorable, I would definitely rent again. Quick note: the lining on the size 10 was a little messed up -- it was longer than the actual dress. Didn't matter to me bc I went a size up, but FYI.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 195lbs
December 7, 2015
Great service
Great fit, gorgeous color, bit shiny, room for hips. Many compliments
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 52
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
December 8, 2015
I didn't end up wearing it.
This did not work for the event that I was going to. It is a beautiful color, but the style was too poofy at the bottom making it look too formal and out of place. If I had been going to a more formal event, I would have loved to wear this dress. It is very well made, and the color is beyond vibrant and beautiful.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
December 11, 2015
Great dress for smaller-busted girls, made me feel like a glitzy sausage.
The waist and hips were very flattering, and that's where I normally have problem areas. However, the bust was so tight I could barely breathe and the lining dipped out of the bottom. I loved the color. There were a few small snags on the fabric from previous wears, but nothing noticeable to someone that isn't a perfectionist designer/editor - I expect perfection from RTR, so maybe those should be trimmed. The tightness in the bust caused some weird rolling in the back. I went with my other dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
January 6, 2016
Did not wear because I prefered the yellow color, but this was very pretty also.
The shape is very forgiving. I little more low cut than expected.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
February 28, 2016
I usually don't like getting dressed up but I felt like a million bucks.
Top fits a little tight on the top if you are well endowed. I'm a 36-38 C and I was showing some ample cleavage. I love that the bottom of the dress poofs out. It helped hide my lower belly pooch. Loved the pockets too. Really enjoyed wearing this dress.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
November 26, 2015
Great fit and color
Great for those with smaller busts.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
March 5, 2016
It arrived on time and in great condition.
The color was beautiful and so is the neckline but the bottom of the dress flared out way too far for me. It begins to flare out a bit higher on the waste giving the illusion for me of wider hips. The upside to the dress is that it does have pockets! Every girl loves pockets that work on a beautiful dress!
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
April 5, 2016
I rented the perfect Kate Spade dress. RTR is the best thing that has ever been created for women!
I loved everything about this dress. It's comfortable and glamorous! The fit was perfect and I received many compliments on the spectacular color.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 26, 2016
A Statement Dress!!! I received so many compliments!!
I loved the fit of the dress. Definitely a dress for a less busty woman like myself. I gave the dress a 4 out of 5 because in one of my pics I noticed the seam under the was showing. Can't wait for my second order to come in for this weekends event!!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
May 10, 2015
Classy and festive!
I was very pleased with this dress. It is classy, modest and festive. The fabric is a bright Aqua, thick and shiny with a gold zipper down the back. The skirt flares out which is different and fun and I loved the pockets. I wore it with cowboy boots and a belt to a party where Lyle Lovett was playing. I am usually a size 2 but could have squeezed into a 0. The dress arrived in perfect condition with the tags still on. I would use RTR again.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
June 5, 2015
Condition that the dress arrived in was pristine. Love that rtr provides everything for the return.
The dress showed up looking as if it has never been worn. I wore it for my engagement photos and thought the fit was perfect. I have a chest and tiny waist and this dress showcases both assets. I will say that the dress is very full in its shape, but the color of this dress is absolutely perfect.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 10, 2015
LOVE!!!!!
I received compliments on this dress ALL night!!!!! This was my first time using RTR and it certainly won't be my last! :)
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 29, 2015
Gorgeous!
This dress is so beautiful. The color is amazing, especially for a summer event. I got compliments all night. The top is fitted and the skirt fans out, which made it super fun to dance in. I wish I owned this dress, it's that gorgeous.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
August 23, 2015
Beautiful and comfortable!
Gorgeous color! Got tons of compliments all night! Runs true to size and I didn't think it was too tight in the bust. Able to wear a regular bra too! Loved the pockets!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 28
September 2, 2015
I wore this for my Engagement Dinner Party and the color is absolutely stunning.
I received a lot of compliments on the color and the flow of the dress. I wore a size 0 and it was a little too tight on the breast, I almost didn't want to wear a bra, but it fits and shows off my curves. I am also 5"1 so the dress wasn't too short it was perfect and classy.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
September 19, 2015
Great color and fit.. I received so many compliments throughout the night!
I'm usually between a 2 and 4...I rented both sizes and ended up wearing the size 2. The size 4 had more room but I liked the fitted look of the size 2. The material of the dress was more shiny than I expected and I think the color is even more bold because of the material. I was nervous to attend a wedding and stand out so much, but the bride loved it!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 17, 2015
I wore this dress to my bridal shower, and loved it!
It fit really well - definitely runs a bit small. One nice feature is the bra strap holders on the straps! I almost didn't notice them, but they were really helpful to keep my straps form showing.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 15, 2015
Great for dancing!
I wore this to a wedding last weekend and it was perfect for the event! It super well and it was the right combination of fun (from the skirt having some structure and flaring out) and fancy (the sheen of the fabric) for an evening wedding in the suburbs. My only complaint, if any, was that it was a little snug in the chest area for a size 6. I have a 34D chest, and I did feel a little mashed down, but I've had worse.
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 41
August 30, 2015
Lots of compliments on this dress wore to a friends wedding
Beautiful dress runs true to size except rib cage was a little tight. Wouldn't go up another size because then it would be too big
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
March 28, 2016
A fit and flare with EXTRA flare...
Fit and flare's are my go-to for any dress so I was quite surprised I wasn't in love with this dress. Kate Spade sizes typically run smaller than other brands, but after reading reviews I opted for a 6 and 8. The six was no longer available, so I picked another dress as a back-up. The top was large enough to create a gap or noticeable "poof" on the backside. The flare of the skirt began above my hips, rather than at my hips so my bottom half looked quite large. Aside from the fit, I will say the color was beautiful and the material was comfortable.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
May 9, 2016
Gorgeous dress!
I'm a size 6 on the bottom and a 4 on top. This dress fit perfectly. Such a flattering fit with the v neck. I got tons of compliments. It's low, but is still classy. I'm 5'3" 145 lbs size 34 D. I would have caution if you're larger chested.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
May 24, 2016
So many compliments!
This dress was beautiful, I received so many compliments on the color and style. It does run a little large, a size 6 might have fit a little better but the 8 was very comfortable. My only complaint is that the slip was slightly longer than the dress, it was easy to pin up though.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
June 2, 2016
Color is magnificent!
I ordered this for a wedding & was super happy. I rented the 4 & the 6, but the 4 was too tight around my bust. The fabric has very little give-- but this is inconsequential when you consider the vibrancy of the color. It is seriously stunning! The dress is also very shaped, which does wonders for the figure. I didn't give the full five stars because the fabric was a bit frayed at the hem, and there was some minor pilling. All in all, the dress is cute & photographs well.
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