kate spade new york

Adette Dress

$43 to buy
$398 retail
Stylist Notes

Get Southern girl inspired style! This full skirt dress by kate spade new york makes a sweet statement for an engagement party. Add a pop of color like Kendra Scott’s Blazing Yellow Danielle Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 00 - 14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
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 some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black and White Striped Cotton. (98% Cotton, 2% Elastane.) Cap sleeves. Boat neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. Imported.

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156 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(84)
Small
(30)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
September 15, 2014
Perfect look for the Birthday Girl
Fits a little snug in the bust. Overall great dress. I would likely purchase this dress if I had the chance.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
May 27, 2015
Many compliments
It was a perfect dress for a night out, but it was a little stretched out at the chest and shoulder area.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
March 14, 2014
Amazing fit, loved it!
Fit nicely, loved the pockets and the free flow of it all. I made my look old Hollywood by adding loose curls and red lips.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
OO
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
March 26, 2014
Very pretty dress, flattering . Perfect for an event where you want to stand out from black.
Fit runs a bit large, go a size down. The style may be longer than what some prefer but it worked from my event at the kids' school.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
March 27, 2014
Lovely, ladylike dress.
I wore this to my daughter's Bridal Shower. It was perfect for the occasion. The only flaw was the the deep armholes. Required a sweater or jacket. May be ok on someone younger though. Worked out fine as the day was very cold.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
March 29, 2014
Classic!
This dress was perfect for a casual wedding. The fabric had a bit of a stretch and was extremely comfortable. Loved the pockets!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
April 7, 2014
Adorable!
This dress is perfect for a daytime party and can be dressed up with the right accessories for a conservative night time event. I wore this to a fancy Bat Mitzvah in a country club. It is just the right combination of conservative and sexy as the style pinches in your waste and the thick fabric hides any flaws. No need for Spanx with this one. there is not much give on this fabric. If you have a large bust I would recommend sizing up or not going with this particular style. The only con is if the thick cotton fabric wrinkles it is very hard to press and get the pleats perfect. My advice would be, if possible, slip it on right before the event and not take a 2 hour car ride in in on the way. Patent leather mary janes, suntan stockings with a bit of sheen and the the engagement ring kate spade purse or the black and white Kate Spade Checkered car purse are the perfect compliments (I've worn this twice). In closing, I did have some minor issues with the shipment and another dress I had rented for the weekend. A Rent the Runway stylist was on the phone immediately an walked me through it. I was left feeling completely taken care of and happy in what I was wearing. This is important, because any company is great when things go well. Given the world is not perfect, knowing that you are not left on your own if you make a bad choice or find an imperfection is priceless. I will be using RTR for a long time to come and recommending to my friends!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 182lbs
April 21, 2014
Not for the large chested
Rented this for a spring wedding, unfortunately neither the 10 nor 12 fit in the bust. Trust me, I tried so hard, with and without a bra, to no avail! I'm a 36DD and had lost 15 pounds before the wedding and still was unable to make the chest part fit, good thing my back up dress fit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 144lbs
May 3, 2014
Derbylicious
Tight in the chest and very conservative at the same time. It fits pretty true to size. I wore this to a Kentucky derby party and it was a hit!
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220lbs
May 5, 2014
Beautiful dress, perfect for a spring/ summer daytime event
Dress is true to size it has some stretch, I have a very large chest so it was tight but I can honestly say that any dress would be tight on my chest I wear a 36G also the dress had a more of a cotton casual look to it so I dressed it up because the wedding I attended was daytime for the ceremony and evening for the reception, and because I was out of town there was not an opportunity to change in between.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32F
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 9, 2014
Perfect for Derby!
Loved this dress! Wish I owned it but didn't want to buy since I'm still on my way down after having a baby. The fit was great. No spanx needed. So comfortable. As others have mentioned the zipper was funky but after multiple try-ons the dress gave a little and loosened up. Also, the arm hole was awkward and my black bra showed some( probably bc of my large chest) but not a big deal. Did run into issues with dress availability. I ordered a 12 (which I had tried on in a retail store and knew it fit a month prior) and a 10(in case I lost weight). My event was Saturday and since I know one would fit I had them set to arrive on Friday. On Thursday night I received an email stating the 12 wasn't available. I called the next day and they overnights 2 more dresses. Fortunately the 10 fit perfectly but had it not, I would have been scrambling to make the new dress work with the accessories I had bought for the original dress. This is my one concern with the company. Other than that problem everything was perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
May 9, 2014
Gorgeous (but small!)
I rented this dress for my sister's college graduation and was so disappointed that I couldn't wear it! It runs VERY small. I'm typically a 6-8 depending on the brand, but the 8 wouldn't zip over my bust area (I'm a D cup). My sister and mom (who are usually a size 4) tried on the 6 and it puckered at the chest (even with a C cup). Beautiful, classic dress in lightweight fabric. So sad that it didn't work!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 15, 2014
WRINKLED!!!
Dress was cute but material was too stiff, rough dried, and wrinkled that it would have taken too much ironing to look presentable. There were certain parts of the dress that never would lay down. Maybe because it was cotton.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
May 24, 2014
Great Graduation Dress!
I rented this dress to wear for my graduation from medical school. It ran pretty true to size, but was a bit tight in the bust area. I probably would have gone up a size if I had a bigger chest, but the skirt floats away from the body so it's good for hiding a little extra around the middle! Overall, it was super comfortable and perfect for a spring/summer event since the material is nice and breathable. Looks really classy with not too much effort, and I got a ton of compliments all day long! If I had $400 to spare to buy one, I would definitely make this purchase. Highly recommended!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
May 26, 2014
A classic silhouette with modern color blocking
This dress was a real hit! The cut is reminiscent of 40s-50s, the fabric more structured to hide all manor of bulges. My regular size fit like a glove with the normal compression/support under garments. I decided to get my hair and make-up done in the glamour style of the 40s and got compliments on the ensemble all night! The waist is lovely and defined, the cut is comfortable, and the pockets were a fun and handy addition.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
June 5, 2014
This dress was comfortable and has pockets... huge plus!
The dress ran true to size. I wore it for our rehearsal dinner and was comfortable the whole night. The pockets were a huge plus and it hugged in the right places. I would definitely rent this again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 10, 2014
Classy for spring wedding!
The dress arrived two days early which I appreciated. The cap sleeves were great, and the dress has a kind of fit and flare feel so it was very flattering. I wore bright yellow earrings and a large turquoise ring - punches if color are fun and dress up the black and white theme a bit. Size 6 fit perfectly - 4 was definitely too small. Would recommend steaming with a steamer or iron, and using a long brush before going out. Love how it hit just above the knee. Would highly recommend the dress to others. Thanks RTR!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 23, 2014
Classy and Appropriate for a Business Event
I rented this dress for an awards dinner I attend with my father every year... this dress was PERFECT for the occasion! It was classy and appropriate. The length was so perfect as well... I always get nervous because I am tall and have a 37" inseam so a lot of dresses end up too short on me, but not this one. It fit me just like the model in the picture (length-wise). It was a little tight in the top so if you are on the fence about which size to order I would recommend sizing up because the fabric is not very flexible/stretchy. My only complaint is that the material wrinkled pretty easily. I steamed it after receiving it from RTR.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Body type: Hourglass
June 23, 2014
This dress was absolutely beautiful on my daughter ! It was such great quality.
It was all pro and no con! It fit her perfectly!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 166lbs
June 30, 2014
The dress would have looked amazing, but...
The fit was amazing, but the zipper was stuck and then broke. I think this dress had been worn way too many times because the white around the chest had really light grey spots - possibly from a steamer or a stain that didn't quite come out? I would definitely buy this dress for my own use...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 53
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114lbs
July 9, 2014
A little too stiff and too flared
I ended up not wearing it. Very pretty dress but too "girly" on me. Might be great on taller person.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 9, 2014
Cute!
This was a great dress for a summer wedding. It was a little tight across the bust. The skirt is full with a lot of material. My only complaint is that it wrinkled really easily and the pleats did not stay pleated.
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 185lbs
July 11, 2014
Great dress! Runs a bit tight thru ribs...very cute!
Loved! #wedding
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
July 26, 2014
Beautiful dress. Tricky zipper
This dress was overnighted to me after first dress wouldn't work. The zipper is really tough. I would have worn the 8 but the zipper was so stiff between each panel of fabric that I went to the 12 to be safe. All of the sizes had a major zipper flaw. Other than that it was beautiful!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
August 8, 2014
This dress was incredibly classy and I rented pearls too which were the icing on top of the cake.
I loved this dress! The zipper was VERY hard to get up though. (Not because it didn't fit, but getting over the seam was very hard and took two people to do it!) However, once it was on, I felt like I should've been in the 1950's! It was beautiful!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 10, 2014
Gorgeous, flattering and comfortable
I love this dress! It has a thick fabric that is comfortable to wear. When I stood up from sitting I did need to smooth the folds down each time (because of the thickness of the fabric and folds retained their shape) but not a big deal. It was also a bit wrinkled upon arrival. Overall I was really happy with it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
August 16, 2014
Cute dress but really had some issues with the zipper so I didn't wear it
Cute dress and really fun. I'm not sure why but the zipper stuck on this and my backup size so much so that I was afraid to wear it for fear I would damage it getting the zipper up and down
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 9, 2014
I chose this dress for a Family Memorial Celebration.
Loved this dress! Fit perfectly, and extremely comfortable. This is a perfect style for a petite. I am normally a 4P in dresses, so I was concerned that a regular size might be too big. Highly recommend to anyone who is under 5'4"!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Body type: Athletic
October 29, 2014
Beautiful dress!
Very comfortable and flattering fit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 19, 2014
Perfect fit
I'm a true size 6 but knowing finer designers sizing run a bit larger I ordered a size 4 too. The six was perfect. Totally true to size. The zipper was a little tricky because of the seem but a little persistence payed off. I also ordered the layered pearl necklace but it felt a bit much for me. All in all, it was perfect, classic and made me feel like a lady.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 149lbs
May 8, 2014
comfy
Hid my belly problems.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 17
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 24, 2014
My daughters high school freshman homecoming, so many compliments. Elegant, classy, and beautiful.
The dress fit perfectly!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 25, 2014
Beautiful, fun party dress!
I felt classy and sassy at the same time. I found the dress to be tight across the chest, but it still zipped up so I was good to go. The dress was a bit shorter than I anticipated because the skirt opens fairly wide, but I still felt completely covered up. Got so many compliments on this dress. Danced the night away. (Also, there are pockets!!) Would definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 29, 2014
Got tons of compliments on the dress. I loved the pockets and it was very comfy.
It was longer on me than I thought. It fit perfect I was nervous bc some said it was tight around the bust it wasn't too bad on me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
October 21, 2014
Very classy and sophisticated for a wedding!
Fit like a glove- fell in love with this dress and didn't want to return it!. Loved the huge pockets! Received so many compliments! Only negative- it's hard to get on with an up-do since it has a side zipper (zipper was hard to work).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 23, 2014
Very cute and timeless
The dress is nice, classic but it was a little big on me at the top, and the size 8 would not zip around my ribs. The material gets wrinkled VERY easily too, so unless you have a steamer or iron, it will most definitely be wrinkled. All in all, I was really happy with the rental, but I probably will not rent again. (Zooey Deschanel wears this dress in New Girl btw!)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 152lbs
October 29, 2014
Great dress and very flattering!
I am happy I got the backup size - it came in handy, as the 12 was too small for my bust. Every where else in the dress was loose - except that. But it still looked really nice.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
October 30, 2014
Great dress!
I rented this dress for a parent's event at our kids school - it was a little poofy at the bottom for my liking but overall, I felt very comfortable in this dress. I received multiple compliments on the dress throughout the night. It does run a little small at the top - I usually wear a size 8 and I'm glad I ordered the 10 as well because I ended up wearing the bigger size just for comfort purposes.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
November 2, 2014
A bit too much material for a short person.
I like the dress but I felt overwhelmed by all of the heavy material.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
November 18, 2014
I got a ton of compliments on the dress! Very classic and timeless and comfortable!
This dress is so popular another girl had on the SAME dress at the wedding I went to! Loved it! Very timeless and classy! I usually wear a 12 and could've worn that one but the 14 fit fine! The chest wasn't too right at all! And it had pockets! Yet again another SUCCESS from Rent the Runway!
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