kate spade new york

Black Stripe Sweater Dress

$398 retail

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Stylist Notes

A geometric knit design draws the eye to this kate spade new york sweater dress. At the office or at dinner downtown, this is a polished, timeless look. Take it up a notch with accessories like the Gold Oring Chain Necklace by Eddie Borgo.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Loose, fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Black printed knit (73% Viscose, 27% Polyester). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Full skirt. 38" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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65 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(26)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 29, 2017
So comfortable and so chic

Fits great and very polished looking. Fantastic for work or date night!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
March 29, 2017
Great work dress.

This dress was very cute and flattering. I wore it with a blazer at work. It did run a bit large as the XS was perfect on me. I usually wear a 2 in Kate Spade. Great dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
March 30, 2017
Flattering and comfy

Really love this dress. It's long enough for work and my husband told me I look really skinny.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 61
Body type: Full Bust
April 12, 2017
Easy to wear

Great fun dress! If you're top heavy a tad snug but doable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 9, 2017
Very cute

Form fitting and cute

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 19, 2017
Easy breezy dress to wear

I wore this dress to work, but would be even better for a spring party or the like. I paired with a white blazer and nude flats. Cut and fabric weight are spot on and it's a terrific combination of feminine yet tailored.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
May 23, 2017
Cute

I thought this dress was cute. I don't know if I would buy it, but quality material and appropriate for work.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 1, 2017
Cute and comfortable!

I loved this dress. It's easy to wear all day because it's not tight and has great fabric. It looks nice, but is not a strong statement at work. It's a little loose in the chest/armholes, so I wore a black tank underneath.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
June 2, 2017
Great Kate Spade Dress

I received this dress with tags. At the time the small wasn't available so I went with the medium assuming it would fit since typically Kate Spade dresses tend to run small. However this dress was very big in the chest/sleeves. I really liked it though, so I pinned the Sleeves back to make it more firm fitting and wore a cardigan to cover it up. I wore it to work and received lots of compliments.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 16, 2017
Okay

I was some what disappointed with this dress. I was unable to order it in small so had to wear a medium. Since Kate Spade runs small I didn't think there would be a problem. But it was to big on top. I felt really uncomfortable.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 6, 2017
Tight!

This dress ran a bit small. I didn't think it was very flattering in the stomach area (it almost seemed to make it look much bigger) so I sent it back without wearing.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 28, 2017
Not that flattering.

Looks like it would be nice, but the pattern makes it show every little flaw.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
November 13, 2017
Loved this

So cute. Loved this item the most. Looked brand new!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 57
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 143lbs
November 20, 2017
Very nice, but a little low cut for every day……

This dress fit me well, and had a nice look. Is well-made, and the fabric is thicker than most knit dresses, and looks very expensive. I got this to wear to the office, and it was a little bit too low-cut for that. Nothing that a beautiful black scarf can't fix!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
December 1, 2017
Day to Night in the Work Place

This dress was 100% professional for work during the day and a work event in the evening. Was very comfortable, perfect length and stylish to the figure. Highly recommend. Material is stretchy as well.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 28, 2018
Cute dress for work

Nice dress for work, paired with a black cardigan and tights. Good for winter, it's a thick material. Fits well on a petite frame, good length. Only 4 stars because while fine for a day at the office, it really wasn't a standout dress to me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 3, 2018
Comfortable

Fits well. Will probably rent again when its warmer and I don't have to winterize so much.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 20, 2018
Comfortable Work Dress!

Love this dress! Great quality! I will pair with a black or cream blazer for work. The a-line shape is super flattering.

Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 27, 2018
Unflattering

The fabric is very thick and feels great, however the pattern enhances every flaw. My stomach area is a bit pudgy and this dress really enhanced that.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
May 3, 2018
Cuter than I expected!

This dress was adorable. Fit nicely but not too tight. I was worried because sweater dresses can be unflattering but took a chance. Very work appropriate and comfortable. I would rent this again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
May 12, 2018
Professional, comfortable & adorable

Loved this dress! It even fit my 3.5 month baby bump and still made me fill elegant and pretty.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
July 17, 2018
Great for work

Perfect fit. Loved it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 19, 2018
Great work dress that transitions into dinner

Flattering but doesn't hide your tummy

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
August 15, 2018
Comfortable and chic

Great pattern and material. Was impressed that you he length wasn't too much since I'm only 5'2"

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
September 9, 2018
Size up for work

I love Kate Spade dresses and this one was no exception, but I can't stand wearing spanx to work and felt the dress was a bit too body con for a work day. Since I rented for work, I sent it back, but I'd rent again up one size. Fit and fabric was great as always.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 10, 2018
Flattering

Fit great, a little low cut but nothing I felt too uncomfortable with. Looked great on!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 17, 2018
Perfectly fine little work dress

This was a nice little work dress, but also nothing to write home about. I rented this dress because Kate Spade typically fits me well, and the shape end up being the focal point rather than the embellishments etc. this was a touch too long on me and had loose arm holes. A smaller size might've worked better, but I probably wont rent again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 21, 2018
Cute but plain

The dress was cute. It has some stretch so I could fit my curves. I typically wear 6-8 and went with medium. Nice simple piece for something new to wear, not sure I would rent again. To me the picture looked like the dress was tiered, almost like separate layers. It isn't. The different levels come from the stretch of the print and how it flares.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 170lbs
October 9, 2018
Great work to cocktails dress

A little lowcut for the office with my D cup, but great as a work dress that transitioned into a cocktail event. Had a fundraiser cocktail event immediately after work and this was a great dress to wear with flats and a sweater at work and heels and bare arms and some different earrings to dress up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 18, 2018
Cute, but the weather needed sleeves

This dress is adorable; I will likely rent again to wear when it's not so cold! Ran true to Kate Spade, which is one the smaller side of normal.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
January 8, 2019
This dress is comfortable

Low V neck a cami may be necessary for some. The drop waist look wasn't my favorite in the hip area but I was cute.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 9, 2019
A little more than basic black dress

Fit well, was comfortable and work appropriate. The grey/white lines were a cute touch.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 14, 2019
Cute, simple, easy

Great dress. Good fit. Nice material. Good for every day occasions, work, lunch, casual dinner. I'm 5'11", 140 and the medium fit perfect.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
May 30, 2019
Great for pregnancy

Loved this dress. 31weeks. Got tons of compliments. It is very flattering. The stretchy material allows my bump to pop out but hug the rest of my curves. The pattern is cute and material is very nice and thick.

Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Age: 45
November 8, 2018
nice dress

I am bigger on the bottom and the dress fit perfect there but the top was a tad bit too large.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Age: 37
August 9, 2017
Nice dress, but it runs small.

I am normally a "small", although apparently not under Kate Spade. Both the top and the bottom was clingy, embarrassingly revealing my tummy. It was like a very unflattering bathing suit. Perhaps I just really need to begin to exercise my entire body. Perhaps, if I wore a larger size, things would've looked much better.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 4, 2018
comfortable dress

runs a bit small - fine with a blazer over it

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
July 21, 2018
Super Cute ...

... but not for me, as i carry all of my weight around my mid-section. Dresss just accentuated the areas I typically try and hide — which i was afraid of, but took a chance!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
April 27, 2019
This is quite tight and ran small.

The fabric is quite heavy, which I expected to be forgiving. However, the dress ran quite small and I didn't end up wearing it out of the house.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 13, 2017
Great dress

Thicker fabric so good for a colder day. Simple, and to the point, no fuss. Fits great.

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