kate spade new york

Molly Dress

$75 rental
$448 retail
Stylist Notes

A rich red shade freshens up this retro party dress by Kate Spade New York. Pair with Kenneth Jay Lane's Diana Pearl Necklace for a bright wedding look — try a statement pearl necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Pink woven silk faille (89% Polyester, 11% Silk). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt with seam detail. Pockets. Exposed gold back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 37” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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112 reviews
Fit
Large
(7)
True to Size
(47)
Small
(14)
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
May 8, 2017
Beautiful dress, not too short- fit like a glove!
This fit perfectly- didn't even need to try on the size 6 because the size 4 fit like a glove! I'm usually a size 4 and this runs true to size. It wasn't too short either, and being 6'0 I worry about that. It hit mid-thigh. I have a small bust, and it fit well and allowed me to wear a regular bra. The material was nice, not too thick or thin. Would be good year-round. This was my first rental and I'd definitely rent again! 6'0 140 pounds, 34a
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
March 21, 2017
Perfect for engagement pictures!
This was my first ever rent the runway. I was very excited to receive this dress. I ordered a 4 and a 6. The 4 was unavailable so I wore the 6. It was a little big in the waist but snug in the bust. Probably would not have worn the 4. This is such a classic fit and shape. Plus the pop of color was perfect for our engagement pictures. I love how structured the dress was. It didn't wrinkle during our 3 hours of shooting. I received so many compliments on this. Plus pockets!! Great dress.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
February 17, 2017
Beautiful and Elegant
This was such a beautiful dress and I loved how it folded at the bottom! I'm definitely wearing it again. :)
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36A
Weight: 146lbs
February 12, 2017
Loved it! Lots of compliments
I should have got a size 8 if it was available. It was tight in the ribs, but a vibrant color. Lots of compliments and very flattering fit.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
November 20, 2016
Beautiful color and great fit.
This dress was perfect for my company Christmas party. Beautiful color and fit. I got many compliments. I also rented the necklace which was the perfect accessory.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Weight: 145lbs
November 4, 2016
The dress was AMAZING!
This dress runs small. I would have preferred a size 10 but it was not available so I ordered the 8. This dress was actually my back up dress. I ended up wearing the dress because my 1st choice was way too short for a work event. On me this dress was very tight in the bust and I could not wear a bra. It would not zip up with a bra. Other than that the dress fit well. I am tall and the length was perfect. I felt amazing and received so many compliments.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 27, 2016
Great fit and color! Perfect for wedding season.
I loved this dress! The overall fit was true to size and I received several compliments. Highly recommend!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 38
September 18, 2016
Greta pop of color!
Very nice thick material but still breathable. I'm an apple shape, and this give me a very waistline and able to hold everything in the mid section in for me! Very clean and classy!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Body type: Full Bust
September 17, 2016
Very cute , but it's more of a formal affair dress
I had rented it for a dinner/party but ended up not wearing it because it thought it was a little too much. It's more appropriate for a summer wedding or something
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
August 20, 2016
Kate Spade themed bridal shower
Wore this dress as a bridesmaid at a Kate Spade themed bridal shower. I have a 36DD chest but besides a little tightness in the ribs and back zipper, it still fit pretty well. Color is beautiful and bright and it has pockets and tabs for your bra straps. Material is more formal than a typically shower dress, but it worked out well with the theme!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
July 23, 2016
Brilliant color, amazing dress! I felt beautiful in this dress!
First, the color made the dress. Second, the fabric, although kind of warm, is extremely flattering to any woman's body. Third, how can anyone not love a dress with pockets!?!? I'm 5'2", weigh 135 lbs and wear a 34D. The dress did run small (I'm normally a 6 or 8, and the 8 was tight), especially in the bust, and I ended up going bra-less, but the fabric is thick enough that is was fine (and I never EVER go bra-less). I absolutely loved this dress, but I would recommend ordering the larger of the size you normally wear and getting the size up for your alternate.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 6, 2016
First RTR experience!
This dress is stunning. I rented for a formal wedding over Fourth of July weekend. The material is structured which works well for the hourglass figure. Material may be a tad heavy for the summer, but it wouldn't dissuade me from renting again, as long as you're in the AC! I rented an 8 with 10 as the backup - the 10 was too large up top with a big gap at the arms, so I went with a snug fit on the 8. The dress is a great choice if you have a fuller chest (I'm actually bigger than a 34 D) and a distinct waist. It was great to enjoy the evening without worrying about sucking it in all night! A perfect first experience with RTR!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 153lbs
June 29, 2016
It was a fun wedding in New Orleans and my husband was a groomsman, so I needed to look extra good!
This dress was AWESOME. I got so many compliments! It was a little big and I probably could have worn an 8 but there wasn't a smaller size available to send, I think so I only had the one choice. It looks short on the model in the photo but I'm 5'4" and it came all the way down to my knees. Overall it was a great experience and I would 100% recommend renting this dress!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 14, 2016
Surprisingly perfect.
This was a replacement order for a dress that didn't work. I was concerned it would be too short but it was perfect - it hit just above the knee. It's fitted through the bodice but still comfortable. Simple but the color is eye-catching.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
June 5, 2016
Classic and Elegant
The color on this dress is just a gorgeous shade of pink. I found the fit to be a little tight in the chest but true to size everywhere else. I sized up bc of the chest and I thought it still looked great. The pockets are a great addition. The flare around the stomach was a perfect cover for post baby belly. I also could wear a normal bra. It really was just a classic and timeless dress and I got compliments all the night long. The bride at the wedding said "love love love" and I agree.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
May 29, 2016
Fun and classy!
This dress was beautiful. I loved the cut, the fit and the color. So fun to twirl and loved the pockets
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
April 21, 2016
The dress was beautiful and very comfortable.
I usually wear a size 10 and 36DD. I'm 5'2" and I'm 16 weeks pregnant. I wanted something cute to hide the bump for a wedding. This dress was perfect. Right now I'm about a 38 DD bra size and the size 12 fit perfectly everywhere.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 11, 2016
Absolutely gorgeous dress! Love the color and structure.
I ordered a 2 and a 4 and ended up wearing the 2 so it would hug my waist and figure better, since it's not tight around my hips which is usually my problem area. It fit so nicely and flattered all the right places. It runs pretty tight in the bust, but without a bra it fit perfectly. The color is much more pink and bright compared to the stock photo of the dress. The pockets were an added bonus! I got endless compliments the entire night.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 10, 2016
Beautiful color! I received lots of compliments. Love the hidden pockets and the full skirt.
Size 8 was too small in the bodice and the 10 was a little too big. I wore the 10 and it worked out fine. I like the full skirt because I didn't feel like I had to suck in all night. The hidden pockets were great for lipstick and phone. Very pretty dress.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
April 5, 2016
Did not wear
The dress was great quality, made of a very heavy fabric. I did not wear it because it was completely unflattering on my body type and it seems to run tight in the chest.
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
March 26, 2016
This dress was AMAZING!
Was fitted at the top and flared at the true waist. Was a perfect fit being 4 months pregnant!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 20, 2016
Beautiful dress, perfect fit, and great color!
Material is heavier than it looks, but has a great shape (especially in skirt). Chest was snug, but not uncomfortably so, you could probably get away with not wearing a bra, but straps definitely won't show with the cut. The color is more pink than it appears in RTR photos, where it looks like a cherry red. The higher waist and flared skirt are very forgiving for hips and thighs, perfect for an hourglass shape. I did notice that the fabric seems to pill pretty easily around the hem and pockets, even are only about 6 hours of wearing. Would definitely rent this dress again for a party, wedding or date night!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
March 17, 2016
Great color and style for a black tie optional event.
I ordered the 2 and 4. They fit about the same on me but I was more comfortable in the 4. (It had just a little more room in the bust). The dress showed a little bit of wear around the edges. The color is not red at all; it's hot pink.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 14, 2016
Kate spade never lets you down
Great dress and color. Modest and beautiful. Wore this to a September wedding that was outdoors. I love Kate spade anything.m and this dress was great. So many compliments and I danced the night away in this dress.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Weight: 110lbs
March 7, 2016
Felt beautiful and had so much fun!
I loved this dress. I'm short so it hit below the knee which I thought was awkward at first but actually really liked the way the dress looked and felt throughout the evening. I have wide ribs so I needed to go up a size but the fit generally felt true to size. Great dress. Really loved it.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
February 26, 2016
This dress was a beautiful color and fabric but was just too large to wear. I think it run's large.
The dress was beautiful but I could not wear it because it didn't fit. I ran large. Also, I have a low waist and the flare in the front was not very attractive on me.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
February 25, 2016
Great fit, vibrant colour!
It runs a little large so I was comfortable with the size 2. The pockets are a great addition. I wore it for my son's first birthday and everyone was complimenting me. Its a dress that can be worn to a party or a formal affair. The top is fitted and the bottom flares keeping it graceful and very 60'ish but classy. Loved the experience and enjoyed wearing the dress. Can wear any bra with it and can run around if you are the host! It reached below my knees giving it the perfect length at my height of 5'2.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
February 23, 2016
Perfect dress for pediatric heart disease awareness event in February!
This dress is adorable and I got a ton of compliments! I typically wear a size 8 clothing, and needed the 10 in this. The top was a bit tight, and the 10 was more comfortable. Very flattering dress for a pear-shape! It was nice and structured; the pleat in the front stayed put all day...hardly wrinkled, and didn't need to steam when it arrived. Could be worn in warmer months too.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Age: 25
February 21, 2016
Perfect Valentines Day Look
I loved this dress, it looked more red in the photo but it is very hot pink. However, I think I loved the pink even more. The full skirt was really flattering, and the pockets made the dress appear really fun! I wish I could wear it over and over!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Body type: Pear
February 18, 2016
Classic and many compliments!
I couldn't figure out the color of this dress. In some pictures it was hot pink, in some it looked a shiny red. It is definitely pink in person, so not sure why it looks red on RTR. However, the dress was beautiful, comfortable, easy to dance in, and I received many compliments! Would definitely rent again, but not for a red dress as that it what I was expecting!
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
February 18, 2016
This was a beautiful dress. Material and silhouette were first class
I'm a d cup and it was just barely a fit; smooshed chest. But it slimmed me so I didn't mind.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Age: 47
February 16, 2016
I paired this with Kate Spade Charm heels and I felt amazing!!
This dress was stunning! The fabric was amazing and the absolute best part was the pockets!! I usually wear between a 6 or an 8. The 8 was a bit tight, but only in the torso because of the fit of the dress. I received so many compliments the entire evening! I have already recommended RTR to everyone who will listen!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
February 9, 2016
Perfect dress for a cocktail dinner. The color really popped and the pockets were a bonus!
#classy
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Age: 38
January 17, 2016
Felt like a million bucks! The dress was a show stopper. Tons of compliments :)
The fit was true to size. A little snug in the bust I'm a 36 C, didn't have to wear a bra. Hugged my waist, it looked great and the pockets were clutch. I wore to a great Gatsby New Year's Eve party. Would definitely use RTR again. It was my first experience using the service and it was absolutely perfect from beginning to end!!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
January 17, 2016
The color was eye catching and fun! Loved the fit and how well the skirt held its puffy shape!
The color is definitely more hot pink than the model image shows but I loved it! The dress definitely fits tight around the chest area compared to the waist and hips. I sized down to the 4 because it was more flattering to my waist, but it was a bit snug around even my smaller chest; luckily the dress has "bra" built in, so I went without one for the night. Loved the added touch of the pockets and the length was perfect above my knees. Definitely recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
January 12, 2016
NYE Wedding! Love, partying and champagne!
Great for pear shaped bodies, runs a little large for Kate Spade. Very vibrant color! Got compliments all night. :)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 60
January 3, 2016
The dress was great. I loved the color, the material and the style
The fit was good however the top of the dress through out the bust was tight but fit well. The front was full. The dress has a pleat that starts at mid way of the breast plate and opens up to make the front full. It can tend to make you feel not as "thin" as you may like but otherwise it is a GREAT dress. I got a lot of compliments while wearing the dress
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
January 1, 2016
With silver-sparkly accessories, this dress just looks like a party!
Paired with silver-sparkly necklace, clutch, and pumps, this dress just looked like a party. Very festive! The top fits very snugly. I'm a 36B-- if I were a 34B, it would have been perfect. Still, it wasn't so tight that the dress pulled; I just had to be careful how I sat so that I didn't wrinkle the bodice over the course of the evening. Dress arrived with wrinkles. I pressed (under a Tshirt) for almost an hour and still couldn't get all the wrinkles out. The Kate Spade party dresses I've rented this season all seem to have this issue, probably due to how heavy and luxe the fabric is. So just a heads-up. Also, like the other Kate Spade dresses I've rented, the lining hung lower than the dress and needed to be pinned up. Finally, the front pleats aren't messing around. They are big! Be prepared to wrangle, especially on the dance floor. You will definitely stand out in a crowd in this dress. In silhouette, color and fabric, it wasn't like any other dress at the museum party I wore it to.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
December 30, 2015
The timely arrival and presentation.
I wore this dress to my tea party bridal shower. It was the perfect fit and I got lots of compliments. The dress does a good job of hiding problem areas, but watch your angles when taking pictures. Some side views made me look so unshapely. This was my second time using RTR and I would use it again and again.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 48
December 29, 2015
I got so many compliments on the dress and the necklace.
I absolutely loved this dress! This was my first order from Rent the Runway and I'm so impressed. It arrived perfectly pressed. The color is really a fuschia rather than the red in the picture.
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