kate spade new york

Jess Dress

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Stylist Notes

An abstract floral print enlivens this kate spade new york dress.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Floral printed crepe (97% Cotton, 3% Elastane). Short sleeves. Scoop neckline. Full skirt. 37” from shoulder to hem. Exposed back zipper. Full lined. Fit and flare.

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211 reviews
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(6)
True to Size
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Small
(10)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
May 13, 2015
Classic dress!

I got this dress last minute since the dress I ordered was damaged. I was nervous because I was the first one to wear it and the 6 looked really big but when I put it on it fit like a glove. The material is pretty light too. There's just a lot of material at the bottom but it sits and flows nicely. The floral is more vivid in person and was perfect the Florida wedding I wore it to, I got compliments all night! One downside is the top part is pretty tight, after dancing a lot the zipper started to come undone. Also my arms were a little red the next day too so should have worn the 8. Other than that I loved it! I wish I didn't have to give it back! It's a very classic dress!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 17, 2015
First time using RTR, so easy and I loved the dress. Will us again!!!

Great dress! I wish I would have gone with a 6 as it was a bit snug through the chest. Lots of compliments on it, fabric didn't wrinkle and I really felt great in it. Very flattering.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
June 23, 2015
No problems

Perfect for summer event. So flattering and got lots of compliments. Can't go wrong with pockets!!

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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
June 29, 2015
A lot of compliments!

The dress is a little stretchy, I usually wear a 12 but they were already reserved so I got the 14, which was good very comfortable. I got a lot of compliments. The fabric is sort of wrinkle prone so make sure you have an iron handy before wearing!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 1, 2015
Great color and flattering cut!

This dress runs true to size. My one warning would be that it has a lotttttt of starch in the fabric and is quite stiff. Photographs great but it definitely is stiff. Really loved it though! This picture shows my aunt and cousin in RTR dresses too!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 7, 2015
Super cute dress that I was extremely sad to have to send back!

I ordered the 2 and the 4 in this dress after reading reviews. I first tried on the 4 which fit well in the arms (it has a slight cap sleeve) and the waist. The chest was a little baggy on my 34A chest. however I noticed it had a small stain on the right breast so I tried on the 2. The 2 was a little snug in the arms and waist (couldn't easily lift my arms over my head) but it wasn't uncomfortable and the chest fit was much more flattering. The length hit right above the knee (5'2). The neckline was adorable and comfortable. I enjoyed this dress overall and wouldn't hesitate to wear it again!!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
August 9, 2015
Perfect fit. Tons of complements

I'm normally a size 2 but I have broad shoulders so the 4 ended up fitting better. Quality fabric and who doesn't love a dress with pockets?

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
August 13, 2015
Fun stylish and classy!

Rented this for a rehearsal dinner for a wedding I was in in July. This dress was actually my emergency 2nd option when the jumpsuit I rented broke. This dress was stylish fun and classy and very flattering. I paired it with nude heals, a lavender Kate spade necklace and Kate spades I kissed a frog clutch. Shout out to the Chicago store who saved the day and got me this dress!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
September 1, 2015
Gorgeous and stands out in a crowd

Loved this dress! Beautiful pattern and perfect for an outdoor party. I wore pink shoes, but white or blue would have worked also. Dress is flattering and comfortable. I didn't discover the pockets until the end of the night... they are a bit hidden.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
September 7, 2015
Great fit with standout colors!

This was sent as a replacement dress. I was disappointed that there was a stain on the front but it was the day of my event so I spot treated it and wore it anyway. I'm really glad I did! Thankfully no one noticed the stain and I received tons of compliments! It was a little fitted in the chest and arms but still pretty true to size. Kate Spade dresses never disappoint! (Side note, I called customer service right away about the stain and they immediately corrected the situation to my satisfaction, awesome customer service!)

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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 7, 2015
Cute dress

I loved the pattern of the dress, but it did run small. I'd recommend ordering it a size up. It was a great choice for my bridal shower and I received lots of compliments. My only complaint is the the band at the waist fell at an awkward point and cut across my chest and looked weird all night. This dress would fit better on someone with a flatter chest. Beautiful dress, I loved the pattern, but did not love the fit.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 13, 2015
A nice and comfortable dress

I ended up not going with this dress because I liked another one I received more. However this dress was simple, cute and comfortable as well. And those pockets are definitely a huge plus!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
September 24, 2015
Birthday with mama :)

I waited around for the stress to be to become available in my size, and it was totally worth the wait. I love the way it fit on me, and the pockets for a wonderful surprise. A white dress with flowers is a lovely way to end the summer, and spend my pre-birthday in with my mom and my grandma in Fort Lauderdale. I got so many compliments on the stress in person and in the picture that I posted I would totally ruin this again. Another amazing Kate Spade!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
October 8, 2015
Dress was great. Could have worn the six but it was a little tight in the bust.

The collar is a boat neck so you definitely need a strapless bra...even those dress details says you don't. Love the pockets and the fit. Everyone commented how "Mad Men" it looked. Material does wrinkle a bit but not too bad.

Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 62
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 185lbs
October 8, 2015
Customer service was very helpful in selecting a beautiful dress for my daughter's bridal shower

It was a perfect fit. I felt so comfortable and received many complements

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
October 22, 2015
Loved wearing this dress.

Fit was snug but comfortable

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 67
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 126lbs
November 26, 2015
I love the design, fit, and colors

This was very comfortable. The sleeves were flattering. I enjoyed the colors.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132lbs
March 22, 2016
Dress is beautiful! Fit is great! The arms were a little tight on the smaller size.

Material is a little thick, but in a good way. Very flattering fit and great length. I received a lot of compliments on what is a "very pretty dress". I would definitely recommend for a day event or summer night out.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
March 28, 2016
This dress screams 'Spring'! Perfect for Easter Sunday.

Material is thick and stretchy. Very comfortable and flattering.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
March 29, 2016
Great Easter dress!

The fit was perfect and was so comfortable to wear. I also loved the pockets!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
April 6, 2016
Well fitting dress!

I liked how thick the material is on the dress and LOVED the dress shape. Only complaint is that the color was more ivory than white. Overall this is a great dress with a very classic fit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
February 28, 2016
Gorgeous

#spring #katespade #baptism

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 60
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
July 19, 2015
Fun and cheery -

Very flattering and unique...

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
April 10, 2016
Changed shipping address last min. due to schedule change and it didn't cost extra- arrived on time!

I used this dress for my wedding rehearsal. I LOVE it. I want to buy it and have it as a go to dress in my closet. I felt absolutely beautiful in it.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
April 12, 2016
Fun dress for a party

Very pretty dress and I felt great wearing it. Fits true to size and similar to other Kate spade dresses I have rented.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 16, 2016
Love this dress!!!

I wore this dress for my best friend's baby shower. This dress is extremely flattering and it fit like a glove. True to size, and no complaints whatsoever. I felt beautiful in it. Very pleased with my first RTR experience!!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
April 17, 2016
Rented for a luncheon, received a lot of complements.

Very flattering at the waist

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Bust size: 36D
April 27, 2016
Dress fit perfect! Loved it and was a huge hit!

A little long on me, I'm 5'2 but other than that dress fit amazing

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 2, 2016
Loved this dress.

Fit very nicely! I have a large bust and the 10 was very accommodating to that. So pretty! I hated sending it back!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 13, 2015
Beautiful, classy, elegant, well fitting and bright!

I wore this Kate Spade dress to a Mothers Day brunch at a swanky country club and I felt very classy and elegant. The fabric has a bit of stretch so I was easily able to eat a lot and felt very comfortable for house. Definitely recommend for everyone! Very flattering shape!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
May 20, 2015
One my favorite dresses that I've rented.

Absolutely loved this dress, it was very hard to send it back. It fit perfectly and was very comfortable. I was concerned about length (I'm 5'4") but I couldn't have been any happier with this one! It was perfect!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
June 3, 2015
Super flattering and pretty dress!

I rented this dress for my daughter's baptism. I'm still carrying some baby weight and wanted something flattering. I was about 155 lbs at the time of the rental (I'm 5'3" and carry ALL my weight in my hips). This was perfect! The material has just a tiny bit of stretch and some shine to it. The length was perfect for church at just above my knee. I rented the 8 and 10 and went with the 8, although both fit. I wish I owned this dress!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
September 10, 2015
Great for a horse race!

Loved this dress! Like other Kate Spade dresses that I have previously rented, this one ran a little large. I fit into a 4. It arrived brand new! I loved the skirt and it was the right shape for my body type. I also loved that I could wear a regular nude bra - the straps never showed because the dress has built in snaps to hold it in place. Another great rental! Very pleased.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
October 15, 2015
Amazing dress

Loved loved loved!!!! This dress fits great and looks great. Wore this to a wedding and received so many compliments!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
March 20, 2016
This dress has been my favorite RTR experience so far! The perfect springtime bridal shower dress!!

I ordered the size 2 and size 4, the 2 fit absolutely perfect and was so comfortable! This dress was a good length (not to short!) and I loved the shape. This has by far been my favorite dress from rent the runway and had several people ask me if I would consider buying it! I wish I could!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 22, 2016
Super flattering and perfect for a luncheon!

I loved this dress! The fabric is great for spring/summer, and not sheer (which is definitely important with a white dress). I wore this for a formal luncheon but it would definitely work for a garden party or wedding. It hit right above the knee on me (I'm 5'7") and even with a little breeze outside didn't blow up. It also really defined my waist and I got lots of compliments. It was a little difficult to lift my arms, but not uncomfortable (not that I needed to lift them high up anyway). It was also slightly tight around my chest, again, not uncomfortably but someone with a larger bust might want to order up a size. Overall, I'd definitely recommend this!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
March 28, 2016
Flattering cut, wrinkles easily

The fit was a bit small on me because the bust was tight and short. The neckline is beautiful but it slightly restricts arm movement. The fabric is pretty but it wrinkles very easily. The gold bow Kate Spade zipper pull was tarnished and looked worn on the dress I received, so I just wore my hair down to hide it (but I would have preferred to wear my hair up to highlight the neckline). All in all it's a cute look for spring.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 13, 2016
Gorgeous spring dress!

This is such a pretty, feminine dress and really gives a great (or highlights) hourglass figure. I'm 5'3" and it just hit my knees. I was a little concerned about it being tight in the bust (I'm a 36D) but it was perfect and comfortable. I wore it for a 6 course chef's table dinner for my birthday but it'd be perfect for a bridal shower, Easter, tea, or christening.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
May 16, 2015
This. Dress. Is. Everything.

I rented both and 8 and 10, not knowing how the designer would fit on me. I could have comfortably worn either one, but opted for the 8 as the 10 kept falling off my shoulders. Talk about flattering! The waistline hits in the perfect spot giving incredible accentuation to the bust and minimizing the waist. I felt slim and classic...very spring time Mad Men. I will say that the material wrinkles very easily and the wrinkles are hard to get out. I both ironed and steamed it, but just couldn't make them go away. Luckily the gorgeous floral pattern hid just about all of them. Beautiful dress that's worth a spin out on the town!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
May 20, 2015
Fits beautifully. Very 60s look

The dress hugs nicely around the waist. I rented it for an afternoon tea party and it was not a disappointment

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