kate spade new york

Bubble Dot Smocked Dress

$348 retail

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Stylist Notes

A flowery dot print and covered buttons add vintage charm to this breezy shirtdress by kate spade new york.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-16

Product Details

Navy and light blue crepe (100% Polyester). Hourglass. Long sleeves. Shirt collar neckline. Front button closure. 37.5" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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29 reviews
Fit
Large
(0)
True to Size
(13)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 20, 2019
Awesome work dress

I wore this twice. Absolutely loved the pattern and fit. Material around waist is stretchy. Pairs nicely with black tights.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
February 22, 2019
Love!

I want to keep this dress! So comfortable and pretty. I am usually a size 2 in Kate Spade but I got the 4 because sometimes the buttons gape across the chest. The 4 was perfect.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 28, 2019
Short waisted

Beautiful pattern, but if you're busty and or short waisted size up one or two sizes. I'm usually an 8. 10 was short and snug in chest. I will tent 12 next time

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 28DD
Body type: Full Bust
February 28, 2019
Cute dress

Cute dress, but it was right in the chest.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 5, 2019
Cute dress for work

I got lots of compliments! The skirt fit perfect but the top was a little big. Could definitely size down, especially with smocking in the back.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 12, 2019
Made for a petite person

This dress is adorable, but the waist is too high for me, so it looked like it was made for a person 5'2" not 5'8". I would love it in a "tall"

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
March 20, 2019
Beautiful pattern!

This dress fit flawlessly and was great for work.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
March 29, 2019
Nice quality and received a lot of compliments.

Fit nicely and was comfortable to wear.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
March 29, 2019
Great fit

Nice fit

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
April 8, 2019
Work

Great early maternity!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 18
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 40DD
Body type: Hourglass
April 17, 2019
Just ok, and short waisted

Print was not as vibrant as in the photo, colors more muted. I'm tall but found this to be very short waisted. Good for those who are bustier, as the smocked back allows some flexibility in sizing there.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 21, 2019
Strange fit

Fit was tight words my chest and unflattering.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
April 23, 2019
Smart design for shirt dress

This is the second time I rented this type of dress from Kate Spade. The elastic on the back makes it SO easy to wear - no gapping in the chest area with the buttons. The slightly higher waist in the front makes it flattering for fuller stomachs. Love this dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
April 24, 2019
Cute Kate Spade Take on a Maternity Dress

Can be non-maternity easily, but was great at allowing plenty of room for tummy. It was a comfortable and flattering fit, wore to two occasions and was happy with it both times!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
April 18, 2019
Cute but too small

Too small so I couldn't wear it. The fabrics gathers too much in the back and I was busting out! Looked cute on the hanger!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Age: 51
March 23, 2019
pretty dress but small in the bust

super high waist and small across the bust made it uncomfortable

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
March 6, 2019
Cute work Dress

This dress was very cute! It's very comfortable, easy to wear and looked great. Only issue is that the buttons on the chest might create a gap for those with a larger bust.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 7, 2019
Cute dress!

I tend to find most Kate Spade dresses run large, however this one did fit true to size. I don't love the way the smocking on the back looks but it does create a very flattering fit (the fit is much better in person than how it shows on the model). Overall, cute dress but not a show stopper. Office appropriate and would be cute for Easter!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 7, 2019
Love everything Kate Spade

I love everything Kate Spade. I ordered this dress for work in winter. I loved the bright blue colors and it fit perfectly.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
March 23, 2019
Wore to work

It was not very flattering - the waist is very high

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 60
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 1, 2019
pretty color and fabric

I wore this to a birthday dinner and to work. love the fabric and print. The back of the dress is smock, so very strecthy, but becasue of the smocking it kind of bows out, looking like fat skin protuding. That I did not like. Also the waist seam in the front is higher than the back, so if you have a little tummy, it may accent it a bit too much.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Age: 26
April 3, 2019
Great dress for work!

Really enjoyed it— got several compliments. May be tight in the chest for women with larger chests, so I’d size up if that applies.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
April 5, 2019
fun spring pattern

cute for work and start of spring. a touch high waisted.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
March 28, 2019
Nice work dress

Standard Kate Spade work dress. Nice quality, color, and wrinkle free fabric. A tiny bit matronly, but overall figure flattering and great for a day of meetings.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 151lbs
April 10, 2019
Work dress work horse

People say they look forward to seeing what I am wearing on all my video conference calls :) Wore with black tights and black booties. Swingy, simple. Will be investigating more of this brand because the fit was perfect!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
April 11, 2019
Smocking unforgiving of back fat and sticks to behind

I had my eye on this dress and saw it on a woman who was running around at a benefit luncheon, who looked cute in it but who said she ordered a size up to make room for the girls, even with the smocked back. Rented first chance I could and was so disappointed. My back fat was super pronounced with the smocking, even with a Spanx smoothing bra. I salvaged the look by wearing with a navy blazer and heels and a green lapel pin (yes, there are small species of green in the dress). Then the second problem arose - every time I stood up from my chair to object in court, the skirt was wedged in my butt and thighs (even with full coverage undies) for all of the gallery to see, so I was constantly tuggIng at the behind. It was super distracting and kept me from staying focused on the task at hand. If you’re standing all day, great. Otherwise, too fussy. I took it off the second I left court and sent it back.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
April 14, 2019
Easy to wear, fun spring dress

Super comfortable but vibrant look. The upper back of the dress is stretchy fabric so it adjusted to your specific size nicely. Thick fabric so nice for a slightly cool day, I would imagine in summer this dress would be too warm. Loved the pattern. Definitely a dress you can throw on and not worry about all day, while still looking cute.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 20, 2019
Cute dress!

Very cute dress for work. A little on the short side for me at 5'10. The entire fitted part of the back is elasticized, which I didn't realize. It made the dress comfortable but a little more casual.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
April 22, 2019
Beautiful print!!

This dress had a beautiful print, but for me, the waist was too high and it made me feel a little like I was wearing a maternity dress.

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