kate spade new york

Black Bow Back Dress

$428 retail

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Stylist Notes

A cute bow at back makes a sweet, feminine statement on this all-occasion LBD 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).

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Straight, comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mini

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch

Product Details

Black crepe (100% Polyester). Hourglass. Crew neckline. Sleeveless. Hidden size zipper closure. 35" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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31 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(10)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
September 11, 2018
Elegance

I felt so comfortable in the dress - not too short or tight. The dress is the definition of grace and elegance and The low back stole the show. It added just the "sexy" flare the dress needed!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 51
Bust size: 40C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 209lbs
October 7, 2018
This dress was everything.

The design of this dress was not only impressive - it was complete with a bow along the lower back waistline.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 11, 2018
Very formal

Very nice, formal dress. The bow and the back make the dress. The band around the ribs was tight on both sizes even though the rest of the dress in my normal size fit great...So tight I went with my backup dress. Also, the zipper was terrible

Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
November 9, 2018
the dress!!

loved the v back with bow!

Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
November 15, 2018
It was okay

Dress was small around waist and large at bust. Almost didn't make the wedding I was attending because of the awkward fit. I typically love Kate spade.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
November 29, 2018
Lovely dress but too small to wear, I would reorder in a size up or two sizes up next time.

Too small:(

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
December 1, 2018
Flattering with fun back detail

Fit was flattering on post-baby body. Waistline sat right below rib cage and was uncomfortable sitting bc little to no give in material.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
December 6, 2018
Weird fit

I usually take an 8 in Kate Spade with no alterations, but this dress was tight and uncomfortable at the waist while loose at the bust. (As a 34DD, it's shocking when that happens!) The bow detail on the back was playful and fun, and the dress was very flattering. I could have gotten by wearing it despite the large chest. However, I ultimately went with another dress because the waist was uncomfortably tight with zero stretch. Parties are no fun when you're afraid you might bust a seam by having some cake and champagne!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 15, 2018
Cute cocktail dress

Cute dress. Wore to a Christmas party and got a ton of compliments. Simple, stylish and an easy option for a work holiday event

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 30F
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 31, 2018
Great quality dress

This dress was really well made, just a little big on the straps. I rented out for my sister who is usually an 8, but it was a little large for her. The straps were to long so her bra was showing and had to wear a sweater.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
January 15, 2019
Perfection

Loved this dress so much. Kate spade does it again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 16, 2019
Loved this one!

There was a problem with my delivery BUT RTR made it right and hand delivered the dress to me the day of the wedding, and I'm so glad they did! It was one of my favorites ever! A little tight by my ribs, but the size up would have been too big on top (I'm pretty flat!). Definitely highly recommend this beautiful dress.

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34DD
February 17, 2019
Not my favorite

Not doing any favors for curvy girls. Made me look frumpy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 23, 2019
Didn't Wear

I ended up not going to the event it was rented for so I can't comment on the fit but in person the dress is really beautiful and good quality.

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 26
April 9, 2019
Enjoyed it

Fit well, chose the smaller size though

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 185lbs
June 11, 2019
This was my backup dress. I am a true 16. While it did fit, I can't say I felt totally comfortable.

I did consider wearing it, but in the end, I just felt better in my other dress. I would consider this one again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 5, 2018
Too large

This was too large and I was unable to wear it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
September 10, 2018
Gorgeous

I loved this dress but it has a size zipper and unfortunately was way too small. I would size up.

Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 17
December 17, 2018
N/A

I ordered this dress to perform in at a pretty large event. This was my( backup dress (in my backup size) and it was still too small. I've been a true 12 my whole life and ordered the dress in a size up (14) and it was still too small. The dress is beautiful, but the sizing left me with nothing to wear after spending 80+ dollars.

Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Age: 29
January 16, 2019
So cute. I’m about to purchase this to keep!

I was so worried about the size, as other noted it fits very small. I run between a 10 & 12, so I ordered a 14 & 16. I think I could’ve pulled off the 12, but the 14 was fine. I would recommend ordering your true size and one above. The dress is very nice material and so cute. Don’t hesitate on this one.

Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36A
Weight: 155lbs
February 20, 2019
I love this dress...

... and have actually ordered it to have as the perfect timeless dress (I wear cocktail dresses a lot for work). Please note, because I did not read the description well, this is a side zipper. Order your normal size & a size up.

Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 36D
October 10, 2018
I received so many compliments on this dress!

I felt classy and elegant the entire night! I loved the way this dress looked and felt, even though I was between sizes and could actually wear both. The straps on the dress were a little long and didn't "hold" the dress up, rather they sat just barely on my shoulders. However, the way the dress fit my waist, it did not make a difference. I did have to go to Victoria's Secret to get a backless bra to wear with the dress, which worked perfectly! I paired it with a chunky silver and black necklace and a pair of black strappy heels. I would definitely rent this dress again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 21, 2018
Super stylish

Great fit for what I had available. The dress I originally ordered became unavailable. RTR sent me this dress overnight. I would have preferred an 8 but the 10 worked well enough and I got lots of compliments on it. I would rent it again in the correct size, for sure.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132lbs
November 12, 2018
Didn’t wear.

Too small in the top

Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
November 28, 2018
Classic dress

This is a cute and forgiving dress for a wedding or party event.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
February 2, 2019
Stylist Review

I love this classy dress by Kate Spade. The cute bow detail on the back adds a feminine touch to the dress. Its great for any bust size. The top is fitted and the dress is fitted at the natural waist. It's a straight dress so it doesn't hug the hips. At 5'3 this dress hits mid-thigh for me.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 11, 2019
Didn't end up wearing - zipper is too hard to manipulate

Fit was great, dress was adorable, looks just like it does on the model - but the side zipper couldn't get itself over the seam (despite having enough space and fitting properly). I'm sure I could have dragged it up with an extra person or two but didn't want to have to deal with it and am getting ready for the event alone/no roommates etc. Bummer but found something cuter anyway.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 34
February 25, 2019
classic

classic, cute. fits TTS.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
March 23, 2019
RTR Stylist Review

I absolutely love this elegant dress by Kate Spade NY! Running true to size with no stretch, I recommend wearing your true size for your primary size and going up for your back-up. This style is fitted throughout the midsection with comfortable room at the hips. It works for all cup sizes. You are not able to wear a standard bra with the dress so you should consider a NuBra or no bra since the back is quite exposed. At 4’8”, the length hit knee length on me. The material is lovely and the bow back detail lends a some flintiness to this otherwise elegant LBD. Pair with nude or black heels to complete your look.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
March 25, 2019
Very comfortable, sleek and chic LBD!

true fit, perfect for my height! (i'm 5"3) very comfortable and flattering.

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Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
April 27, 2019
I love this dress! I wore it to a 50th Birthday party and received many compliments!!

Fits snug at the waist

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