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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77 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(33)
Small
(8)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Weight: 133lbs
February 10, 2016
Stylist Review!
This is such a fun dress and the design is one-of-a-kind! The top and natural waist are both fitted and the flare of the skirt adds to the fun style of the dress. This dress definitely makes a statement and can be worn to a variety of events. The design of the back also adds to the style with a partially open back accented with bows, making this style unique from all sides. You can easily choose any color from the design and wear a solid colored pair of heels to complete the look!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 18, 2016
Such fun! I could play all day in this dress.
Large on the chest (but that might just mean I'm small). Very comfortable and received countless compliments from all ages.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
February 24, 2016
Didn't end up wearing this dress.
The back had bows and was very fun. The colors were fun. It was a little "loud" for my occasion, so I didn't end up wearing this. The fit and pattern were not very flattering on my curves.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
February 29, 2016
The fit and pop art colors of this dress made me a compliment magnet.
This dress is the best. It is such a flattering shape - the skirt hit my natural waist and flared out so I wasn't self conscious about my belly. Overall the dress fit on my curvy but short 5'1" frame really well. The bottom hem hit just at the knee. The fabric is a nice, heavy cotton. I wore this with black opaque tights, wedge boots and a black blazer. The color palette really made me want to keep this dress forever. On my screen I initially thought these would be pastels but in person the colors are bright - it felt like wearing a pop art painting. The yellow is almost neon (in a good way) and the muted blue/purples look so good against the black, white and red stripes.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 161lbs
March 1, 2016
A cute dress with pop art appeal (and pockets!)
This dress is colorful and fun with cute details. Unfortunately, it was too small for my large rib cage. I'd definitely recommend that you size up if you have a large rib cage or bust since the bodice has no stretch.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
March 4, 2016
This dress is so much fun!
Fit great, literally stopped by 100 people to say how fantastic it was
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
March 4, 2016
Bright colors, fun fit and flare!
This dress was flattering, but a bit tight in the waist and chest area. The fabric is substantial so it holds is shape and flares out. I love the cap sleeve though they restrict arm motion a little. Overall a very fun dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
March 7, 2016
Compliments stand out cute!!!
So cute I'm in love!!! Fits well but best if you have a small waist as that's where it's tightest. Also needs a steam otherwise would have looked less fresh.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
March 7, 2016
Not for my bod
The cut on this looked dowdy on my curvy, lil, petite frame. Not for me I'm afraid. Quite cute and lively. It bothers me that the lines to not align at the seams but tis life.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
March 29, 2016
Eye Catching - Tons of Compliments
I was a little nervous when I got this dress since it's so loud (and it's brighter in person, as many have mentioned. The colors are not pastels). I wore it to a charity auction and it was well received - I got a ton of compliments, from the moment I walked in. One of the most complimented dresses I've worn, actually. It was a structured fit, without being too tight or uncomfortable. I thought it ran true to American designer sizing, maybe a bit big. The 2 was baggy and I generally wear a 0 or 2, depending on the designer. The back has cutouts so I did not wear a bra, but I am very small-chested (in fact a bra might have helped fill out the top for me a bit). The length was just right, and I'm 5'2". Loved the pockets, perfect for a cell phone if you're carrying a purse that is too small to fit one (although I almost shipped my lipstick back by accident!). I paired it with neutral pumps...seemed like the right look given all of the color and pattern. Black shoes would probably also work though. The only negative: It wrinkles easily (the 2 I received was super wrinkly). The photo above was taken at the end of the night and you can see it has started to wrinkle.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
March 30, 2016
Fun bright colors
This dress is super fun and bold but the fit was just not flattering on my bod. Fun spring look for casual wedding or bridal shower. You won't blend in!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 4, 2016
So many compliments!
I order a size up in this dress and I'm glad I did. The waist was a little loose on me, but I have wide shoulders so I needed the 4. The color is not overwhelming. The bow details are so sweet. I got so many compliments I ended up wearing this twice during my rental period (and almost considered buying!). Did not disappoint.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 164lbs
April 22, 2016
Felt like Alice in wonderland
I had to take the 12 which ran a little big because I am normally a 10 in dresses but it was still comfortable! Loved it wore it fit Easter with my family!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
April 25, 2016
Fun and Flattering, I wish I owned this dress!
The pattern is very fun, and hits in all the right places to be even more flattering. It was very comfortable, and I wore a regular bra, although you may want some double sided tape to make sure the back doesn't peek out. The dress is fitted through the top and then flares out. I either wear a 2 or a 4 in Kate Spade and the 4 fit perfectly and was very comfortable. I can't wait to find another occasion to wear this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
April 26, 2016
The dress made my event unforgettable. Everywhere I turned I received a compliment!
I wore this dress for an Open House I was having a The Four Seasons Private Residences in Denver. It was perfect! Loved the vibrant colors, flirty skirt and bow detail in the back. I received so many compliments and a cash offer. Win/Win. I would definitely rent this dress again if not buy.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 2, 2016
LOVED wearing this dress.
It was very flattering and fun. I received TONS of compliments, including several elderly gentlemen who told me I was wearing the best dress of the night - which I always take as wonderful compliment. The dress has NO stretch. I suggest ordering your usual size and one size up. I also chose to not wear a bra, and that worked out just fine. This dress will not work if you are petite, but have a large chest.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 108lbs
April 6, 2016
Statement Dress
The cutest part of this dress is the open back with two bows. This dress is perfect for pictures. A LOT is going on with the colors and stripes, but it all works well together. Each dress is different when it comes to the pattern placement.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 2, 2016
Tons of compliments
Very comfortable! Wore this for a day of meetings and it looked great all day
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 2, 2016
I wore this out to diner. I loved this dress!!!
Fit great! I would say it runs true to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
March 28, 2016
Cute and bright.
I wore this dress to church for Easter. It has a great cut and neckline. The colors are very pretty and it's easy to pair accessories/shoes with it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
May 8, 2016
The perfect Derby Party dress!
The color combination is perfection. I loved the feminine touches with the flare of the skirt and the bow detail on the back. I got a ton of compliments and questions about where I got it from. It went perfectly with the hat I borrowed from my 87 year old grandma for the Derby party we attended. The 4 fit better in the waist but smashed my bust so I wore the 6. You can't wear a regular bra with it because of the open back. I wore silicone stick ons which worked just fine.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 22, 2016
Fun party dress!
I wore it to a bridal shower and it was great. It's a very loud print but I liked it and got lots of compliments. It fit beautifully, but note that it does have a very full skirt. If you like full skirted party dresses, you'll love it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 132lbs
May 22, 2016
Fun Party Dress
The colors on this dress were really fun. I got complements all night long. The top had no stretch so I recommend sizing up for bustier gals. The 6 fit fine, but rubbed a little at the front of my arms where the sleeve met the bodice. I think the 8 may have been a little more comfortable on top.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
May 25, 2016
Fantastic dress!
Great fit, comfortable, unique-- SO MANY compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 4, 2016
Bold print and pockets for a daytime graduation!
This dress was fun, happy and tasteful from the front or back for a daytime outdoor graduation ceremony in 90-degree heat. The pockets are great for your cell phone and care keys. Even without a normal bra, the structure of the dress worked fine. Loved that even though I was sweating on the inside, the dress stayed crisp and gave me the confidence not to worry. The bows on the back are a great detail, too!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 27
June 8, 2016
Cute fit and flare
fits true to size
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
June 12, 2016
Fun to wear!
I thought this dress was perfect for a summer wedding. The colors/pattern were loud but that's what I loved the most about the dress. The other reviews were accurate about the waist being very fitted, the bust having extra room and the fabric wrinkling easily and needing a solid ironing before it can be worn. Based on another review I was worried that a strapless bra wouldn't work but I didn't have any issues with that- wore my standard strapless with no problems! I definitely recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 14, 2016
Loved this dress!
I wore this dress for my college graduation. The fabric was light enough to wear under my graduation gown. The fit balanced the bold print perfectly. This was a great find!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
June 16, 2016
I wore this to my commencement ceremony. Hooray for no more college!
The dress was a bit tight around the waist and big around the bust, but I'm small chested so that's pretty normal for me. I loved the length and cut of this dress, and I was very sad to take it off at the end of the day. Super bright, super fun, super flowy--a perfect dress for having fun in!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 23
June 16, 2016
Everybody loved this dress, I got so many compliments! Plus, pockets!
I normally wear a 6 or an 8, so I rented the 6 with the 8 as a backup. Both fit, but I was more comfortable in the 8 because it wasn't as tight around my chest. I would definitely say this dress is true to size.
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
June 19, 2016
Compliments galore!
I LOVED this dress. It was very flattering and everyone couldn't stop talking about it. Gorgeous, vibrant colors. Neck is sort of a boatneck so at times it would be a bit bunchy up top. That's my only complaint! Wore a regular strapless bra because of the back. It never wrinkled. Loved the structure of the dress and really can not say enough good things about it. Get this dress. You won't regret it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
June 19, 2016
Cutest
Bright, colorful. Everyone loved it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 28, 2016
The most complimented RTR dress to date!
I had multiple people stop me on the street and compliment me on this dress. It is fun and work appropriate. (with a denim jacket -- the back in open and adorable). It fits like a dream, has pockets and is making me want to wear all the Kate Spade dresses. Winner!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 146lbs
June 29, 2016
I have never received more compliments on a dress than I did wearing this!
This dress was AMAZING!!! I work in horse racing where I am constantly in dresses and pretty hats. Of my 7 years in the industry I have never received more compliments than I did wearing this dress. I even had a coworker email me for the designer so he could buy it for his wife.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
July 6, 2016
Such fun colors, tons of compliments!
I wore this to a summer wedding in wine country. I had so many compliments all night. People Sought me out just to say that they liked the dress. The fun colors and pattern are very unique and noticeable. The dress has pockets and the fabric is comfortable. This dress is on the conservative side, but the open back adds some great detail and playfulness.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
July 9, 2016
I love Kate Spade
The fit was fine. It was a pretty dress. The only con would be the small brown speck on the front of the dress. It was noticing everyone for me
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
July 10, 2016
This is SUCH a cool dress. Be bold!
Each dress is different based on the striped fabric. Dress doesn't necessarily look like the photo! If you aren't trying to wear black and pink, or a lot of red, this dress may not be for you since the dress could come in with those three colors primary. Flattering to the waist and very comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Weight: 130lbs
July 9, 2016
A versatile dress for summer! (An Unlimited Review)
I got this as part of my Unlimited subscription, and wore it to various events - a colleague's engagement BBQ, church, rooftop date, etc. I got multiple compliments each time! Paired with white sneakers, tan wedges, or even fancy flipflops depending on the occasion. The material is pretty structured (no stretch) and holds its flared shape, which makes it quite flattering. The material was also thick enough that I did not need a bra, which was convenient since there is a cutout in the back. If you want a fitted look you might try going down a size down from your usual; I have a wide ribcage and the 4 (my usual size) fit me perfectly around my ribs and slightly loosely everywhere else. One of my all-time favorites! Will rent again. #Sweeps Entry but the opinions in my review are my own honest views.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 11, 2016
Nautical fun
I loved the pattern and fun details on this dress. It was fun and comfortable to wear but I didn't think it was the most flattering fit for my frame. This was perfect for a rehearsal dinner in Newport, RI. Compliments ABUNDANT.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
July 11, 2016
very fun dress!
this dress is loud! i'm typically btwn a 2 and 4, 4 fit a bit snug around my waist, but i have a larger waist, and a bit larger around my chest. i went braless and didn't bother trying to wear a bra so maybe that wldve helped. the pockets were amazing! hits an inch or so above the knee. v fun work to dinner/drinks dress. would def rec for spring/summer
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