Perfect Era Dress

$199 to buy
$648 retail
Stylist Notes

The true navy tone and embellished neckline make this kate spade new york dress an elegant choice for a wedding. Bring modern flair with metallic pointy pumps.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very 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)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very 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)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Blue silk faille (75% Silk; 25% Cotton). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt with hidden pockets. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure and back key hole with button closure. Lined. 39” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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326 reviews
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(1)
True to Size
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Small
(74)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 24
March 4, 2017
Such a fun dress! Really comfortable for dancing, and it has POCKETS. I sort of regret not buying it
Such a fun dress! Really comfortable for dancing, and it has POCKETS. I sort of regret not buying it
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
January 2, 2017
The tulle!
So great no jewelry needed
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 21, 2016
Perfect dress
Loved the fit and it really stood out!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
October 31, 2016
This dress is gorgeous and flattering. I received compliments throughout the evening.
Overall, the dress fit well, it just runs small in the ribcage area. Love, love the pockets! I didn't require much more than simple pearl earrings and a bracelet to tie this outfit together because there is so much detail at the top of the dress. Would wear again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
September 10, 2016
Dress was perfect for a winter ball event in Texas.
The dress runs small, and though I normally wear a 0 or a 2, the 2 barely zipped. It was still very comfortable, but be aware that has no stretch. The dress hit me at my knees on my 5'2'' frame, and the poof of the skirt was fun. I would rent again!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Weight: 130lbs
August 22, 2016
Stunning dress!
This dress was so beautiful! I love the beaded neckline, didn't really have to wear any jewelry. I rented the size 4 and it was a bit tight in the chest but I made it work. The full skirt has beautiful pleats and the little bow details on the back is adorable. Got lots of compliments army friends wedding and would totally rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
August 19, 2016
Another Kate Spade stunner!
The fit of this dress was definitely more snug in the rib cage than I expected. Both the 8 and the 10 had gapping at the arms so I had to go with the 10 to get it zipped. I loved the jeweled neckline, the detail in the fabric and the bow and open detail in the back. This is defiantly a statement dress without being over the top. Perfect for an evening wedding that's not formal.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 63
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
August 10, 2016
Dress was not available for the rehearsal dinner. RTR gave me another option which was great!
RTR is really customer service oriented. This dress was not available, but I got to choose another that was great!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
July 25, 2016
Very pretty dress that did not require extra jewelry.
Great fit. Kate Spade dresses are the best
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
July 18, 2016
Statement dress
This dress is lovely but the skirt is super puffy and has a lot of volume. If you want to make a statement -- this is your dress. For a petite frame and a short torso - I felt like it was way too much dress so I chose to wear a different dress.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
July 13, 2016
Glamorous and fun to wear!
I rented this as part of a group costume; I was Charlotte from SATC, and this was a PERFECT dress to wear to accompany my friends' costumes. It fit my size 8 frame perfectly - not too tight, not too loose; hit right at my knee. The skirt was full, but it wasn't uncomfortable to sit down in. I'd never worn a dress with pockets before, but after experiencing them in this dress - they were not at all obvious, just very well-placed - I'll seek out pockets in dresses again. The fabric was on the heavier side, so I don't know that I'd choose this to wear outside in the warmer months, but it was great for the cool fall weather. The beading on the collar meant I didn't need more accessories than earrings to make me feel as though my costume was complete; a few beads were missing, but they were small enough that I had to look closely to see they were gone. I wore 2.5" sparkly shoes and they were perfect with this dress. I would rent it again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
July 8, 2016
Love this dress! Got a ton of compliments. Wore it to a wedding.
Fits tight across the bust which is why I wore the 6 instead of the 4, but super comfortable and looks great on! It also has pockets which is fun!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
July 6, 2016
Felt like a celebrity!
Loved this dress so much! I will probably rent it again... So many compliments and I felt amazing in it! I wore for my son's baptism.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
June 28, 2016
Structured dress looked great from all angles
Deep navy blue was the touch of class and elegance I was looking for. The neckline beading was the icing on the cake and I paired it with silver drop pears from my own collection. I received many compliments and felt at ease all night despite all that I ate! I am a 34D and would not have been able to comfortably fit any more of myself into the bodice. Still had room to breath and ample room to raise my arms for dancing. I wore to an outdoor ceremony in June and it was a little heavy but not too bad, but I would not recommend for a full outdoor wedding in the summer. Would rent again if the occasion arose.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 27, 2016
The perfect vintage cocktail dress!
Loved this dress, very good quality and very classy. I received many compliments. My only problem was that it was very tight fitting around the ribs and barely got the side zipper zipped up. I normally wear size 8/10. I ended up wearing the size 10, but the next size up would be best if you have a broad Rib cage.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
June 25, 2016
Wedding Rehearsal
I rented this dress for my wedding rehearsal and it was perfect! It is such a beautiful & unique dress! It was also comfortable to wear all night.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Weight: 110lbs
June 20, 2016
Great dress! Got so many compliments, very simple yet elegant.
Fits true to size, front seams where the pleat starts is kind of running already (I guess just from general wear). I do not advice wearing this for an all outdoor wedding during the summer...fabric is nice and thick so it can get hot real quick in this dress. All in all, the dress was so comfortable, loved the pockets and definitely recommended!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 19, 2016
Perfect for a gala. Compliments from everyone all night
The dress fit perfectly It had pockets, which made it perfect for working an event. I got compliments from people all night - including people who work galas for a living! You can definitely tell the quality. Some of the beading was missing, but not noticeable. The dress was so comfortable and fit like a glove. I tried different kinds of earrings, thought that drop pearls would nicely reflect the top, but it was a bit much. Just went with pearl studs and a simple, sparkly, thin bracelet, and silver pumps. I'm already renting it again for a formal wedding this fall!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 118lbs
June 12, 2016
Beautiful and elegant dress! Perfect for any formal event and very sophisticated.
This dress is very elegant. From the beading to the classic style and full skirt, it is comfortable and classy! Three things to touch on. As others have mentioned, the detail of the beading is hard to see in pictures. To help others better prepare for shoes and accessories, the beading has pearls and gold and iridescent beading. I wore navy patent heels, but you could go with gold or a brushed silver as well. There is a side zipper. When I first was trying it on I couldn't figure out why the dress would not even go over my head. The side zipper is very subtle and you really have to look for it. Obviously once I discovered the zipper, I was able to get into the dress comfortably. The dress runs small in the bust. I am petite (5'2", 120 lbs) but am a 34 DDD. So I usually size up in dresses to accommodate my chest. I am really glad I did when picking my back up because there really is no give in that area of this dress. As long as you take this into consideration if you have an ample chest (or wide back), you should be fine. Loved this dress and would definitely recommend it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
June 10, 2016
Beautiful Dress with Beautiful Detail
This dress fit wonderfully, but was a bit tight with a bra. It doesn't have a lot of give so I would t recommend it for a bustier person. The skirt is fuller than I expected but I loved it! It really gives you a beautiful shape, and it's very high quality fabric and detailing. Only problem I had with it, is it came very wrinkly so I went and got it steamed and then it looked beautiful!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
June 9, 2016
I loved the style and detailing around the neckline on this dress.
Overall the fit runs small and I was not able to zip either size up all the way. The fabric has no stretch so I would suggest sizing up.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
June 2, 2016
Strangers came up to tell me how awesome my dress was!
I'm busty, so it was a bit tight on top, but not uncomfortably so. The pockets were amazing. The opening in the back wasn't too low- I could still wear a regular bra. The extreme flare definitely makes the dress stand out (literally and figuratively), but it isn't too much. It was perfect for a wedding with really great food because I could eat everything I wanted and not feel self-conscious. I wish I owned it, honestly.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
June 2, 2016
Loved the fit and style. No fussing with the dress throughout the night
Fit well though the bust. Tons of room down below so I would go more with your bust size vs waist for this dress. Quite poofy at the bottom.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 158lbs
May 28, 2016
Too small across the ribcage
I love this dress on the hanger, but I couldn't even zip it up. I'm a pretty solid 8, which is what I rented. I would have gotten a backup 10, but none were available. I'm sending this back unworn.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 24, 2016
Beautiful dress - too small. Could not zip around my ribs.
I rented this dress for a black tie optional wedding and it would have been great - if I could have gotten it zipped up around my ribcage. Quality of material was great and the beaded neckline was in excellent condition, however, there was absolutely no give in the fabric. I'd recommend going a size up. Unfortunately, the 8 wasn't available, but thanks to RTR's selection my backup dress was amazing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 53
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
May 24, 2016
I wore this dress for Chief's Night at a fancy catering hall similar to a wedding.
The dress color and fabric were fantastic as well as the dress having pockets. The neckline embellishment was lovely and took the place of wearing a necklace. I used pearl earring studs only. The waist is really tight around the rib cage so I went up a size so I could sit and breath but then the bust was a little large but only I seemed to know that. I received many compliments on this dress. I would recommend this dress for a similar function. Classy, polished but not over the top.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
May 23, 2016
Beautiful dress!
Very flattering silhouette, loved the intricate beading at the neckline. Fit was true to size for the most part although a little tight in the rib cage.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Weight: 125lbs
May 23, 2016
So beautiful!
This dress was beautiful. I wore this dress to a charity event and received several compliments. It was a bit snug--but not too bad!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
May 16, 2016
very cute and appropriate length for a wedding
Dress was super comfortable, a little tight around the bust if you are larger chested like me (32DD)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 15, 2016
Loved!
Loved this dress!! It for me perfectly!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 132lbs
May 15, 2016
Cute fall/winter dress
This was really cute, but too much for a spring wedding. The material was pretty heavy. There is some serious poof to the skirt which I wasn't crazy about, but not enough to deter me from wearing it to the right event. I'm wearing a 6 in the picture even tho I normally wear a 4. I had trouble zipping it around my rib cage.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 22
May 12, 2016
This dress was truly gorgeous!
This dress was absolutely perfect! The fit was amazing, the cut was amazing, everything was flawless. The fabric was warm enough for a (warm) mid-October wedding, and heavy enough that the skirt held its shape. And can we all just take a second to appreciate the POCKETS! Carrying around a clutch is not my idea of a good time so having pockets was just the cherry on top of the sundae of this perfect dress! I'm normally a size 4, which would have fit a bit more snug, but the extra room in the chest made in comfortable. There were a couple of missing gems/pearls in the neckline, but nothing that anyone but me would notice. I highly recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Age: 28
May 12, 2016
My dress was perfect.
I loved this dress because I looked really classy. I like that I could also move around freely on the dance floor and not feel restricted in any way.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 157lbs
May 9, 2016
Gorg
Wore to my brothers wedding. Lovely
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 8, 2016
Elegant and Beautiful!
The dress came in perfect condition! It fit perfectly and was so comfortable to wear! I would definitely rent it again for another event!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 174lbs
May 4, 2016
Such a great fit
Love love loved this dress. I wore it for my brothers rehearsal dinner. It was comfortable all night and very "Jackie-o-ish" ;) I would absolutely rent this dress again
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
May 1, 2016
So fun!
This dress fits wonderfully. I live the beaded detail at the neckline which eliminated my need for jewelry. It's a dark navy so it doesn't pop out, but is more subtle in saying I'm not your typical little black dress. For my height I would have preferred a little more length because the skirt is full and stands out a bit. Otherwise, the dress is stunning while being remarkably comfortable.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
April 27, 2016
Got tons of compliments on this dress all night long.
Did not think the skirt was too puffy, but it was tight across the bust. I paired this with my gold sparkly Kate Spade heels with bow across the toe and a gold beaded clutch and it looked fantastic together! I was worried that it would only look good with silver, but gold worked, too. Super fun to wear; would buy it if I could!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 25, 2016
It fit like a glove AND had pockets. I got so many compliments
I loved this dress, especially to travel. I didn't need any major accessories and the shimmer of the material and the a line frame made it perfect for standing out at the wedding.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Weight: 110lbs
April 18, 2016
Pretty dress but order true size
I ordered this dress in a size 2 as it was the only option available for my dates. I was hoping it would fit as the reviews all said the dress ran small. This was not the case for me. The 2 was too large and I had to end up pinning a little over an inch to make the dress look decent. If you have a small waist/ribcage, definitely order your true dress size or maybe even one size smaller. Overall, the look of the dress was very nice and I received numerous compliments throughout the night. The beads were all in place as well. If you are tall, the length of the dress looks really good as well. I would definitely rent this again in a smaller size.
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