kate spade new york

Multi Stripe Kite Bow Back Dress

$75 rental
$450 retail
Stylist Notes

Show a hint of skin in this kite-backed kate spade new york dress. Balance the playful look with simple flats.

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

Multi striped crepe (97% Cotton, 3% Elastane). Cap Sleeves. Boat neckline with open back. Full skirt with back bow detail. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 34” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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91 reviews
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Large
(3)
True to Size
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Small
(11)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 6, 2017
Perfect combination of work and a little play
Rented this dress for The Hampton Classic and it was perfection. I was there for work, so I wanted something professional but fun. I got compliments everywhere I went. The zero fit me like a glove. I have a small chest, so there was a lot of room, but I think it's to make up for the fact that this dress has a tighter fit in the ribcage area. It fit like a glove and fell perfectly just below the knee. I'd rent it again in a heartbeat.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129lbs
August 6, 2017
The Most Fun Print
Everything about this bright dress beams with happiness. It's impossible not to smile when you're wearing it. The bow details on the back give it an extra pop of pep. Go for it! You'll want to rent it more than once.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
July 10, 2017
Kate Spade never disappoints!
I wore this for my birthday and it was a hit. Fit was perfect and the colors were fun! The skirt flares out which makes it a fun party dress. My only regret is I didn't get a good photo in it. I would definitely rent this again
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 6, 2017
CAUTION! Size multiple sizes up!!
I should have headed all of the reviews KATE SPADE RUNS TINY!!! If you are not a 110 lb model this will not fit you in the size you typically wear. I wear a 4 in almost all RTR dresses and the 6 was COMICALLY small on me. Probably would have needed a 10. I was so bummed because this dress is adorably cute and was my backup dress after the first dress I ordered was not going to arrive. Unfortunately this left me no time to reorder. Just size up at least one more size than you think you need.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 103lbs
June 26, 2017
The bows in the back!
This dress was perfect! The pattern, the fit and flare cut and material was amazing. The dress fit to size. The cut outs in the back with the bows made it a fun, flirty dress. I wore it on a double date and then i wore it to a work event. Both events the dress worked perfectly!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
June 22, 2017
Graduation
I rented this dress to wear to my high school graduation. Both sizes fit me, as the dress runs a tiny bit large. I went with the larger size as it was more comfortable to sit in, but the great thing about this dress is that it looks good worn tight and loose. My only complaint is that the front was a bit loose near the neckline. I loved the pockets, colors, and overall fit of the dress. I would wear it again in a heartbeat
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 20, 2017
What colors will yours be?
This is a super cute dress. I only tried it on and did not wear it out. I returned it not because of any issue with RTR or KS, but because the pattern/colors on each dress vary. Unfortunately for me, I was hoping the front would have lots of pink and black but instead my particular dress on the front was mostly subdued colors (light blue, tan, white) and the pink and black were on the back. Again, not a problem with the dress itself, but just with my color preferences. I plan to re-order another time to see if I get one with more of the lively colors on the front. I know it will be hit or miss. I will say I was not able to arrange this to wear without a bra as the straps were slightly showing. Some others seem to have had more luck with this. You'll find this dress adorable, and if you don't care which colors are on the front or back, then you will be happy! :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
June 19, 2017
Didn't work
This dress fits pretty tight in the ribcage area, and the zipper was extremely hard to get up whether or not I was wearing it-- although the print was AMAZING I had to return without wearing. I would not recommend for anyone who has a wider ribcage or chest.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 15, 2017
Fun, eye catching, loved it!
Fit was perfect. Added a skinny black belt to accentuate the waste. Busy was roomy so I wore a padded bra to fill it out. I loved the bust darts; gave it a retro vibe. Colors are great for summer. Heavy fabric but good for an air conditioned work environment. Was afraid it might be a little short for work but it fell just above the knee or so. Even with the peek a boo back, I could wear a regular bra. I felt like a million dollars! I received lots of compliments. Highly recommend this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
June 14, 2017
Standout spring dress
Rented this dress for Belmont but was stuck working. So I wore it to work instead on Monday! Probably a little loud for the office if I had meetings that day but find otherwise. Sooooo many compliments. Would rent again! True to size. Two was perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
June 6, 2017
A delightful design for a Derby party
This fun little number was a great complement to my swan fascinator for The Brooklyn Derby party. The fit was to size and the way it's designed, you can wear a regular bra underneath. Loved the fun pattern and am looking for another excuse to rent.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Age: 36
June 6, 2017
Very small, very short
I was desperately looking forward to wearing this dress. I'm a 12 in most Kate Spade dresses. I couldn't zip this. And IF I had miraculously got it on, my butt checks would have been the center of attention, not the dress. I'm 5'6" with curves.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
June 6, 2017
So stinking cute! RENT THIS!
I rented this dress to wear to work- but it is definitely more for a party. It fits pretty firmly through the ribs and shoulders but I have an Amazonian bone structure so on a normal lady it might be a little more generous. It has pockets which are wonderful. My one note is you have to iron with steam- it wrinkles fast. Final note (I guess I had two notes) I'm pretty tall and this is just at the line of too short and just right. Again- on a normal height woman I think this would be perfect length.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
May 31, 2017
What a great wedding choice!
I got SO many compliments on this dress. It was very flattering, unique and fun. The bow detail, cut out in the back, pockets, and colorful stripes made it a showstopper!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Pear
May 24, 2017
The perfect Preakness dress!
This dress is well made and fit like a glove. I received compliments all day at the races. I was even invited to participate in the "most classy woman at Preakness" fashion contest. I didn't win but I still had fun. I felt like a celebrity the entire day. My husband even coordinated his outfit around the dress and we looked great! We were asked to be in pictures for a few local newspapers and businesses! I love RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 23, 2017
Pattern pattern pattern!
I loved this dress! Complete with pockets, it's great for everyday wear to the office or to a formal event. The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars are the shoulder caps. Though adorable, they limit your arm mobility and you can't lift your arms above your head. If you wanna dance in a dress, this might not be the one you want.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 10, 2017
Derby baby!
Perfect for KY Derby, and a standout in a sea of RTR. No stretch, and a little tight for me at the ribs. Ended up not wearing a bra and the bust pleats worked perfectly. Little bow detail in the back is the icing on the cake!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
May 10, 2017
This was a great dress to wear for a day at the track! I got lots of compliments!
The fit and design of this dress was quite flattering for any type of body shape.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
May 7, 2017
Perfect Dress for a Derby Party!
This dress was perfect for a Kentucky Derby party. I received a lot of compliments and felt great wearing it. It fit well, was very comfortable,and has pockets (a big bonus in my opinion). I would definitely recommend this dress to anyone looking to stand out.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
April 27, 2017
Runs small, but so cute- order up of large chested
Loved this dress, so cute. I couldn't get it zipped in the chest area. I am 34DD and in b/w a 8 & 10. I fear if I would have gone to a 12, it would have been big everywhere else. The fabric has no stretch.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
April 23, 2017
Stars and stripes
This dress is well constructed and the fabric feels substantial without feeling heavy. The bows in the back are such that a regular bra can be worn. The length is very appropriate for the office. The stripe pattern is so much fun and very vibrant! The cap sleeves are adorable. If in doubt size up. The sleeves do not allow for a lot of movement (I wore to work and needed the space for being on the computer). Big fan, Kate Spade delivers!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
April 21, 2017
Wore it for my boyfriend's formal Definitely a hit
If you have bigger breast, go up a size its tight in that area But I LOVED THIS DRESS I wish I could buy it I will wear it again
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 16, 2017
Beautiful spring dress
My daughter wore this for Easter. The fabric is luxurious and beautiful, and the cut out in the back is tasteful. Will definitely rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
April 14, 2017
Well made, great detail on back
There is no give in the ribs, but it fit perfectly, so that was fine. The back is super cute! There was plenty of room in the chest, but I'm relatively small chested for my height/weight/frame. It didn't gap badly, but I definitely wore a structured bra to fill it out a little when I can normally go braless. People stopped me to ask where I got it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 7, 2017
Really hard to get on by yourself.
There's a hook-eye in the armpit, that i wasn't even able to close. I didn't wear this since I couldn't get it on completely!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 14, 2017
Unique & Colorful!
I got this dress as a backup for a fiesta themed party... it reminded me of a pinata! However, once I tried it on it reminded me of the 80s, but also nautical themed. Whichever way you want to describe it, this dress is super fun! The color pops like crazy, the bows on the back are adorable, and the flared out skirt gave me an incredible shape. I didn't end up wearing this for the party, but I would love to rent again in the summer!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
March 2, 2017
Disney Party Perfect
Beautiful dress, I wore this to a Disney themed adult's birthday party with Mickey ears and received many compliments. Sizing was just right. I have broad shoulders and opted to size up to eight due to the cap sleeve. Otherwise the six and eight were close to the same on me.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
February 22, 2017
Fresh and Fun
This dress is absolutely adorable. Bright and fun! I rented it with my unlimited membership and wore it for an industry event after work. I received so many compliments. I usually wear a 12 and I feel this was true to size. I like that the billowy skirt flared out and hid my trouble areas and the fabric was a very nice thickness and weight. The chest area was very very snug with no give but that is to be expected because I am a 36 DDD. I was pleased and surprised that I could zip the closure. I would caution that the design makes it uncomfortable to raise your arms much. This dress is a standout for sure!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
February 7, 2017
Perfect for a wedding!
Beautiful colors! Perfect dress received many many compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 20, 2016
Adorable bow detail on the back
Runs large, will order again in size 4 this time. Plenty of room in bust area even for me. Material is comfortably fluffy and weighted. Colors are vibrant. Length was to the knee in size 6.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D+
November 3, 2016
Many, many compliments on the dress. I was an emcee for an event at an art museum. Perfect choice!
The bodice of the dress is a little odd. There are sharp darts which make your breasts come to a point. Luckily, the pattern is distracting. There is an open area in the back but you can still wear a normal bra.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
October 26, 2016
The Bows ! The Stripes! The Colors ! Amazing Dress
Loved this dress . Received so many compliments, I was beginning to feel uncomfortable taking them :) ran a bit large in the top / shoulder area . I'm a 34 C/32D so I might recommend a smaller size for smaller chested gals , as it felt a bit roomy . LOVED everything else about it - such a fun dress . Really great details. I'm now obsessed with Kate Spade
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
October 14, 2016
I rented for my first Mother's Day holiday! It's pretty but tight at my waist.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
October 12, 2016
Definitely stands out!
I wore this dress for my last homecoming dance. The size was perfect for me. I normally wear a 2 or 4, but the size 0 was snug enough on the bust that I didn't have to wear a bra which was so convenient! Length was great. I'm 5'2 (on a good day!!) and it hit right above the knee. Seriously love rent the runway so much!! However, I would not recommend this for a school dance or other endeavor that you would require putting your arms up a lot to dance because I had to kind of roll up the sleeves to do so. Overall - it was a great dress that fit nicely and looked beautiful.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 103lbs
September 30, 2016
Wonderful!
I wore this dress for a department fall reception. It was a very fitting dress for the event. I imagine it would also be fitting for a dinner party. The bows on the back of the dress are adorable!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
September 23, 2016
Super-fun and bold dress!
I wore this dress to work and it was very popular! Paired with a black cardigan for the office, but loved the back cut-outs for after hours. TTS, but bust area seemed larger than usual. Will rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
September 10, 2016
Loved this!
This dress was great for a dinner out on vacation.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Body type: Full Bust
September 2, 2016
Super cute, fun dress
I loved this dress - colorful and fun, perfect for a summer night out. I really liked the details in the back - got a lot of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
August 29, 2016
Super cute! Great for summer. I'm 5'10, and it was a tad short, but still appropriate. Loved it!
I'm 13 weeks preggo with my 3rd baby, so attempting to cover up my baby bump that popped super early this time. The dress is bright and fun. Super cute. Received tons of compliments. Great for work or fun night out / happy hour after work. Great fit. :)
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
August 21, 2016
Super bright!
The colors are way more vivid than it appears on your computer screen! Still, flattering and fun.
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