kate spade new york

Bougainvillea Bow Back Dress

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Stylist Notes

Evoke classic Hollywood-glam in this feminine kate spade new york dress. A beautiful pink hue, a girly full skirt and an eye-catching bow detail at the back create a style that exudes major Audrey Hepburn vibes. We love it with a simple nude heel.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-16.

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

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Bougainvillea pink crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt. Bow at center-back neck with opening below. Hidden side seam zipper. 42" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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138 reviews
Fit
Large
(11)
True to Size
(52)
Small
(11)
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
April 9, 2018
Cute but hard to get into!

The dress came and I was so excited to try it on! Loved the bright color. The back, though, was pretty complicated with snaps and hook/eye closures. I live solo and couldn't get it closed up in the back without an extra set of hands. Not fun! Went with another dress instead.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
May 15, 2017
Most favorite rental...just beautiful.

I ordered a size 12 that would've worked but it was very snug. I would definitely size up in a backup size. The dress was even more beautiful in person. This is my fave RTR to date. I didn't want to send it back. I got tons of compliments. It hit just above the knees and I'm 6'1, so it was perfect for my friends rehearsal dinner. The pockets were an added bonus.

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Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
May 15, 2017
Hit of the Spring Gala

This dress is so fun with the big bow on the back and the rich pink color. I received so many compliments! This dress was perfect for the Spring Gala. It was a bit snug in the high waist for me but a little waist shaper helped. I wouldn't have wanted to go any larger.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 23, 2017
Such a fun dress!

I love this dress! I'm still contemplating buying it. I got so many compliments. It fit like a glove, the color is so bright and vibrant, and the bow on the back is so much fun!

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
May 24, 2017
Snob traditional bridal shower dress

This dress is definitely tight in the chest so I went up a size and I am glad I did! Got many compliments and I fit in with my pink and green bridal shower!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
May 28, 2017
Beyond Gorgeous!

This dress is magical! It fit like a glove and was SO flattering. Absolutely love this piece- my favorite rental by far!!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 28, 2017
Really cute bow!

It looked very pretty! Great color. Obsessed with the bow. Comfortable fit. Not right, float!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Body type: Petite
June 5, 2017
Beautiful color and style

I wish this would have fit, but I'm 6 months pregnant and the waistline didn't fit with my bump (I was 50/50 on whether it would fit in the waist base on the reviews). For reference: pre pregnancy size is 0 and the 4 wouldn't zip. The bow is really fun, and I love the color. Great quality fabric.

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Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190lbs
June 8, 2017
Very princess style dress!

I rented this for work but once I received it I realized it is much more formal than I was expecting. The dress really puffs out more than the photos show and it felt very princess like. It runs a bit big so I'd order a size down from your normal dress size. The bow on the back was my favorite part and the dress has pockets which is always a big plus for me. Probably wouldn't rent again just because it wasn't my style but it is a cute dress for those who like princess styles. Definitely a statement dress.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 28G
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 15, 2017
Obsessed!!! Great length, fit, & colour. Felt like a debutante

Great for hourglass shapes, midi length, loved the colour. It did not disappoint

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
June 25, 2017
Perfect Mid-Century cocktail party dress!

Beautiful dress and dramatic bow on the back. It was a great summer cocktail party dress. A bit snug, but not uncomfortable for me. Getting into it was a challenge with all of the hooks, snaps and zippers but well worth the effort!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
July 1, 2017
Love!!!

I adore anything Kate Spade and this dress did not disappoint. I'm typically a 10 and have worn this designed before. I ordered the 10 per usual and it fit great. The side zipper was more difficult than usual but still got it up no problem. I'm a 34DD and the top also fit great. Got plenty of complements and just ordered this dress!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
July 9, 2017
Lots of complements

Cute bow

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 9, 2017
Favorite yet!

So I rent from RTR pretty frequently, and I have to say this was my favorite rental yet! Pictures truly don't do the color of this dress justice. In person, the pink is rich and eye-catching. The bow on the back is perfection, and there are even pockets! I got SO many compliments on this gorgeous dress! Would 100% recommend!

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Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
July 13, 2017
Didn't want to send it back!

It fit perfectly & it was snug enough to not need a bra. The color popped & I got so many compliments. It was perfect for an outdoor summer wedding!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
July 18, 2017
Classy and girly

This dress was amazing. I wore it to a bridal shower. It has pockets, and a cute bow on the back. I was very comfortable in it . I received many compliments on this dress, I would like to buy it!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32DDD/E
July 31, 2017
Lovely, classic dress!

This dress was stunning for a formal summer wedding. I received many compliments and had a great time dancing in it--the full skirt was so fun! It runs true to size and has no stretch. Rent this dress-you won't regret it!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Bust size: 40D
August 1, 2017
Too tight bust

This dress is gorgeous but the bust was too tight on me! I was so upset that I couldn't wear it to a fun summer wedding by the ocean! Another rental made me feel better and beautiful! Bigger chested girls try a size up:)

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
August 9, 2017
So pretty and feminine! Tons of compliments. Plus POCKETS!!!!

Loved how pretty this dress is. The back is stunning so if you've got long hair, an updo or ponytail is a must. The color is flattering for all skin tones and the full skirt makes you want to twirl. I adore Kate Spade dresses.

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
August 15, 2017
A bit boxy and awkward

I saw so many glowing reviews on this dress, but when I got it home, it was a bit too big on me, and also boxy and awkward. Shame! The bow is very large and in charge, so make sure you're ready for that too!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
August 18, 2017
I ended up not wearing this dress

This dress was adorable but way to much fabric to compliment a fuller behind. I ended up not wearing.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
August 19, 2017
Pretty in Pink!!

Love, love, love this amazing dress! It was everything I dreamed it would be and more. Received compliments all night and I was completely comfortable all night! Glad I went with the 8! I definitely didn't want to return this one!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
August 19, 2017
Vibrant pink party dress

Classic A-line dress, super flattering! Got tons of compliments on the bright color - it's like Malibu Barbie pink

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 103lbs
August 20, 2017
The bow!!!

The bow in the back and the pockets were amazing. The material was on the lighter weight side which made it great for an afternoon party. The dress fit true to size I wore a zero and I think it could have been a little smaller on top. I would recommend this dress for showers, nice dinners or parties.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
August 30, 2017
Pop of color and fun bow!

This was a great comfortable dress (pockets!!!) that I wore to an outdoor fundraising event. The color was fantastic--really bold--and the bow on the back was a fun detail that really made the dress stand out. I am smaller on top and found the bodice to be a bit tight (usually wear an 8) big luckily I had ordered the 10 as a backup and found it to be just right. I love it when you can go to a fancy event and feel totally comfortable ... this dress is perfect for that!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
September 8, 2017
Such a fun dress!

Wore to a bridal shower and absolutely loved it! Such a fun dress and color is the perfect pink!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 195lbs
September 19, 2017
Not good for big chests!

I wanted to love this dress so bad! I have a big chest but I usually run pretty regular in Kate spade sizing. (12 or 14) I was able to squeeze into the 16 but it looked terrible. The chest section looked so snug and the back looked wide and just not cute. I think this dress probably works better on someone with a narrow frame. It was long - I'm 5'9'' and it was definitely longer than tea length. The skirt is full and may emphasize big hips. But it did have pockets! Which I would've loved. This one was a no go for me - I sent it back immediately.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 22, 2017
showstopper dress!

this dress was so fun to wear!! i wore it to an october wedding. the material is very well made and also heavy so it was warm but not too warm. the full skirt of the dress was so fun for dancing. i loved the bow in back. i wore a strapless bra and had no issues there, it fit perfectly. id rent this dress again!!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 23, 2017
Definitely just for the petite girls...

I rented this for a friend's fall wedding, and loved the color and the idea of that bow. I ordered both the 0 and the 2 and ended up wearing neither- thank God for RTR's legendary customer service (they sent me a replacement dress for the next day!) I am 5'7'' and 135 lbs and the dress made me look like a giant cupcake. It was not the least bit flattering and made me look super boxy. I think this is an adorable dress for a super petite girl who can get away with pulling off a lot of fabric, but not for me!

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
November 6, 2017
Omg.... this dress is Barbie heaven!

I rented this for a wedding and omg... everyone loved it. It is pretty poofy on bottom so definitely wear it to an extravagant event. I usually wear a 10 but I have a large chest and the 12 gave me some breathing room and I didn't have to wear a bra. So I wore the 12. Will rent again for sure!!

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
December 6, 2017
This was great for my office Christmas party.

I got lots of compliments on this dress. It was ver comfortable and I loved having the pockets! At first I thought it was a little big, but I think if I would have sized down it may have been too tight.

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Age: 31
February 7, 2018
Compliments all day!!

Loved this dress so much, didnt want to take it off!! I wore it for a bridal shower and it was perfect. Recieved so many compliments & it was super flattering :)

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Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 195lbs
February 12, 2018
The most amazing dress!

I am absolutely in love with this dress! I rented it for a 30th birthday photo shoot and it couldnt have been any more perfect. The fit and color were both amazing and I loved the pockets! Definitely my favorite dress I have rented so far! I did not want to return it!

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Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 42C
Body type: Hourglass
February 28, 2018
Bright color, huge bow, this dress stands out!

I wore the dress to a wedding, and I definitely stood out in the crowd. The dress is barbie pink. The waistline is a little tight and not forgiving, but the dress fits true to size.

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Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168lbs
March 27, 2018
Didn't wear

Found the bow too fussy

Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
April 14, 2018
Loved the bow detail!

This dress was super comfortable and cute. I got compliments all night! It runs a little small especially in the bust area.

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 28A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 3, 2018
Very classy, easy to wear dress.

Great fit for hourglass or pear figure. I typically wear a 2 but sized down for this one. The fabric had a great weight to it which made it keep a lovely shape.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
May 9, 2018
Beautiful dress for a summer wedding

The dress is very well made. The darts at the bust looked a bit off to me, but overall a great dress. It was very comfortable and I love a dress with pockets. :)

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
May 27, 2018
Marvelous color, gorgeous cut, pockets, adorable bow! What's not to love?

I think this dress would be flattering on a lot of different body types. Ultimately, I did not wear it, as the bow was not quite the look I was going for at this occasion. But, it's a beautiful dress—my first Kate Spade rental—and did not disappoint.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
May 29, 2018
Such a great dress

The color and shape of the dress is amazing. It's a great summer piece that is easy to wear and comfortable, but it makes a big statement. I love every little detail and was comfortable all night.

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