kate spade new york

Black Botanical Dress

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Stylist Notes

A lush tropical motif enlivens this kate spade new york shirtdress detailed with appliqued lace trim for a touch of romance.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-16

Product Details

Black printed cotton (98% Cotton, 2% Spandex). Full skirt. Short sleeves. Shirt collar neckline. Hidden side zipper closure. 37" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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150 reviews
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Large
(21)
True to Size
(38)
Small
(3)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
February 15, 2018
Size Down Ladies!

Beatiful cotton dress with some structure to the material. Very 1950's housewife. Ran large in the waste and Im a true to size 6, so i ended up belting the dress to keep it from sagging. Skirt is fuller than show in the pictures.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
February 16, 2018
Great for work

I didnt love the print, but it fit well, and I received several compliments! Probably would not wear again, but it was a good early sprong floral.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
February 18, 2018
Ran large in waist and up top -- not great for petite girls or make sure to size down

I wanted this to work so badly. If you have a smaller waist, then definitely size down.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
February 21, 2018
Poeple on street stopped to admire

The dress is beautiful. The fabric is beautiful. The fit is wonderful. I wore it to get on the plane for my birthday trip. People on the street stopped me as i was walking into he airport, on the counter, at the restaurant as i was waking to the gate. It has pockets! It is great to wear to office or afterwards to an evening out. It was also the right length. The fabric is cotton which seems plain to the touch, but the design makes the difference. I wore it for the whole plane ride which was over 16 hours and not a wrinkle on it. It looked like if i had just put it on! It also has some beautiful lace around the bottom which gives it that extra special touch. I will want to rent it again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 25, 2018
Little House on the Prarie

I felt like I was on that show in this heavy thick material with the overly full skirt. Not what I was expecting.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32DD
Weight: 120lbs
February 25, 2018
Great for business meeting at the beach

Loved. Comfortable. Lots of compliments. Great print

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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 16
Age: 31
Bust size: 38DD
March 4, 2018
Grrat dress! Just a little snug at the chest. I wear a 38 DD.

Great length. Material has no give. Great lace defails, tho.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 185lbs
March 6, 2018
Flared skirt made me look bigger than I am

Kate Spade dresses often fit me tight around the rib cage. While a 14 would fit me everwhere else, I thpically need the 16 to accommodate my ribs. I found the 16 in this dress fit loose even around the ribs, so inwould suggest sizing down one size. Also, the skirt fkates too much for my tastes, thus making me look larger than I am. I wanted to love this dress, but unfortunately will be returning to RTR unworn. Love the colors though!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
March 7, 2018
Beautiful, well-made dress with unique lace detailing and POCKETS!

The material buckled in the chest area, making my bra visible between buttons. Be prepared to wear a camisole underneath. Otherwise, the dress was perfect!

Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
March 8, 2018
Great for formal, reserved event- can be dressed up or down!

Although this was my back up, I decided to wear this to the event. The fabric is rather thick but still a flattering fit. Print and the lace is very pretty and you can dress up or down under a denim jacket. It was perfect for a 65 degree weather!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
March 15, 2018

Wish i ordered my usual size 0. I think this runs true to size and not small like some of the reviews say

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
March 16, 2018
Not flattering on hourglass shape

Dress fits small on top and big on hips. Pleats around waist emphasize hip area and makes wide hips look wider. Super cute dress and fabric but works best on boyish figures.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
March 23, 2018
Loved the print

Fit was true to size. A bit tight in the bust for me- gapped a little between the button but, well camouflaged with the print and material. It is a really full skirt that is very outside my comfort zone. didn't actually look bad on but, I was self conscience that it makes me look bigger. Material is stiff but, well made. Zipper not easy to get up. Had to leave zipped to get it on. I am glad I tried it and may rent again when the weather is warmer.

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Top Contributor
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
March 24, 2018
Loved. Loved.

I got so many compliments. This dress was both beautiful and comfortable. A little tight in the chest area perhaps but that was my only complaint. I used garment tape to keep the buttons from gaping.

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Top Contributor
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 185lbs
March 27, 2018
Perfect go to dress for a busy active mom

I really loved this dress for lunch and everyday . Super comfortable and super cute. A little too high waisted for my tastes but I am also a little too long waisted for my tastes as well :) a huge plus is the pockets. This is not your sexy night out dress but it is perfect for lunch with the ladies or events with your kids where you want to look nice but need to move and groove. And the fabric is a plus as well because it is a heavier cotton so it seemed to hold its structure quiet nicely if you are very active but trying to look put together. This dress is a mom's trifecta ( pockets , looks super put together and holds up even with kiddos)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 215lbs
March 31, 2018
Great dress

Great dress. Only downside - if you have a bigger chest, the buttons gap. It was easily fixed with a safety pin, but definitely something to think about

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 171lbs
April 6, 2018
Not my style

I thought from the pictures and other reviews that I would like this dress, it looked great on others. But the heavy stiff cotton, thick lace and shape kind of like a doll's dress just wasn't for me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 133lbs
April 12, 2018
Excellent Spring Dress

I wore this dress to a fancy family dinner. I loved the way the skirt part of the dress looked. It was fun to wear this piece.

Top Contributor
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
April 27, 2018
Great every day dress

I wore this dress to work two days. I got a lot of compliments and loved that it had pockets. I would rent it again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
May 3, 2018
A little bit cowgirl

When I first put on this dress all I could think was cow girl because of the super full skirt and matching lace on the top and skirt. But I embraced it, and belted the skirt to help define my waste a little more, and was super happy with it. Got compliments all day.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 8, 2018
LOVE!!!

LOVE this dress. I wore it to a client event and accessorized it with a belt to give my waist more emphasis and finished the look with red suede pumps. Received SO many compliments. I will definitely rent this Kate Spade dress again!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
May 11, 2018
Love love love

Absolutely in love with this dress. Sure it was a little loose in the waistline, but still looked amazing on me. I don't agree with other reviewers that said it made a curvy girl look heavier...on me, it looked great. If I didn't already own too many dresses I would have bought it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
May 15, 2018
Great dress, tons of compliments!

Buttons were a little matronly, but all in all great dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
May 18, 2018
Stiff and large

I was hoping to wear this for work but the size 6 was very large. I think it was supposed to come with a belt but I didn't see one. The material was also quite stiff.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 40DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 236lbs
May 21, 2018
My favorite dress yet

Pockets, great pattern and details, flirty flare and excellent shape. Loved this dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
May 31, 2018
So many compliments!

I wore this to church and to a BBQ I hosted. I received so so many compliments on it. I probably could have gone a size down, but it didn't look too big or frumpy at all.

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Age: 39
June 6, 2018
N/A

Such a fun dress, I love the print & lace details, but it too big for me. I am a true size 6 and could have easily gone with a 4 in this one.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
June 12, 2018
All around great

Got more compliments on this dress than I ever anticipated - it's a fun print, quality material (not as soft as I had imagined) with awesome lace details. I honestly didn't think it was anything beyond special, but I got compliments all day long! Can be dressed up or down so easily.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
June 12, 2018
I received several compliments.

I like the pockets. The skirt length is perfect for work. I wore it the whole day in the office and felt comfortable. The material is thick, which is perfect since my office is always cold.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32F
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
June 20, 2018
Love the dark botanical pattern

If you're curvier, I would go up a size for this dress. I wore it to work and got tons of compliments! The fabric is great for warmer weather and it has pockets

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
June 22, 2018
Lots of Compliments!

I love this dress because it's easy and flairy and a great choice when you just don't feel like wearing anything form fitting. Received compliments all day through the office. Easy winner!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 24, 2018
Great work or conservative evening dress.

Loved this dress and will rent it again. I am between a 4 & 6 and the 6 has plenty of room without being snug. Very flattering cut that gave me more shape than I have. Dress has pockets! Only downside is it would wrinkle easily but it came well pressed. Is a thicker cotton so can be worn in most weather. Dress has great detail.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 9, 2018
Pretty Pattern, full skirt

Bit tight in the bodice, but otherwise fit well.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
July 11, 2018
Pockets!

Love the print and lace detail. I think I could've sized down because I had extra room in the waist so I belted it but it was comfortable across my bust (36B) and didn't pull/gape there so maybe this was the right size.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
July 17, 2018
Great fit. Super cute dress.

Loved the fit. Perfect for work. I'm pear shaped and it fit my top well and gave plenty of room for my bottom.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
July 23, 2018
Not for the busty

Didn't wear - it didn't button across my full bust. The poplin is very stiff and overall this dress wasn't flattering

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 143lbs
July 26, 2018
Love this dress

Super cute, I wore it to meet my boyfriend's mom

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
July 26, 2018
The perfect summer print for people who love black

I'm not one to rock a floral, so this was a great way to wear a "black" dress with a bit of tropical flare. It flounces out on bottom more than I expected.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
July 29, 2018
Nice dress

Nice dress, solid material, loved the pockets

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
July 30, 2018
Felt a little country

Fit TTS, but I felt that the lace details and skirt fullness made it feel a little country. I added a gold belt, which I thought helped pull it together. Overall, liked the dress OK but only wore once.

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