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kate spade new york

Adette Dress

$30 rental
$398 Retail

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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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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".)

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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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111 reviews

Fit
Small 21
True to Size 65
Large 2
Photos 51
Tania
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 14, 2014

Amazing fit, loved it!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Eileen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Mar 26, 2014

Very pretty dress, flattering . Perfect for an event where you want to stand out from black.

Size worn: OO
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Mary
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Mar 27, 2014

Lovely, ladylike dress.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Mar 29, 2014

Ordering and putting together an outfit is effortless.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress for a Benefit, just under formal attire and it was amazing!! The dress is so flattering for large bust and hips. I just had my 4th baby so it covered all my "problem" areas and I could do it with class. I received so many compliments all night long. I would LOVE to purchase this dress... Seriously, oh and it has pockets so that's a huge bonus for me.
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 7, 2014

Adorable!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 144 lbs
May 3, 2014

Derbylicious

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!
Sarah
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 195 lbs
May 5, 2014

Beautiful dress, perfect for a spring/ summer daytime event

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Desiree
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153 lbs
May 9, 2014

Perfect for Derby!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Tara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
May 13, 2014

Adorable and versatile little party dress.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this Kate Spade dress to a Derby Party and it was perfect. Pockets are fantastic and so was the cut. The fabric is a stiff brushed cotton that holds its shape very well, but also seems to attract lots of little hitchhikers. Make sure you have a lint brush handy before you step out the door.
Angela
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 2, 2015

Very disappointed

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I went by the reviews of this dress and ordered it for a friend's wedding. Unfortunately, this dress runs super small in the bust. I am a 34D and usually wear a size 6. I ordered a 6 and an 8 and both would BARELY zip up over my bust. The dress was also too full for my petite form (4'10"). Sad, I love Kate Spade.
Lisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Jan 9, 2015

Loved the playful swing of the skirt!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for Christmas, but also wore it out for a dinner group date to a casual-formal steakhouse. As always, the swing of the skirt made me want to twirl, and my friend told me I looked like a "sexy fifties housewife"! The fabric felt like a good, thick cotton; heavy enough to maintain its lines and even be worn in December, but I think it wouldn't be too heavy for summer wear. One thing, the zipper was almost impossible, especially over the seams.
kacey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Jan 14, 2015

Very flattering and classic.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Extremely flattering fit and design. A classic look. The zipper is a little difficult where the skirt and the top meet, which is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars. It took me and my husband to get that thing to zip up, but it was by no means too small.
Carol Ann
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 15, 2015

Gorgeous dress on - loved it.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The fit was perfect. I ordered a 2 and 4 but since I wore it for Thanksgiving dinner, figured the larger size might be smart! Everyone loved the dress! Would absolutely rent it again/any Kate Spade item.
Allison
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Jan 17, 2015

Classy dress!

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Party
Rented for a cocktail party I was hosting. I usually wear a 0 or 2-- both fit fine, but I enjoyed the snugness of the 0. I'm sure anyone with a chest bigger than mine (32A) would need to size up! The zipper on both dresses were a little tricky, but with a little fussing it was fine. Paired with some Kate Spade pearls and I was ready for a classy evening!
Meredith
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Feb 3, 2015

It is a more casual dress in person than in the photos.

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered this dress as a backup dress because I wasn't sure about the sizing of my first choice. It's a nice dress, a bit too casual for the event I was attending, but I liked that it had pockets. Definitely not an ideal dress for girls with larger busts - the dress was uncomfortably tight at the bust area and smushed everything together.
Amanda
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105 lbs
Feb 19, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous dress that helped me feel like I belonged with the other executive wives there!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Ordered both a 0 and a 2, usually wear a size 2. The 0 fit well but was difficult to zip up near the bust, so I opted for the size 2 instead. The 2 fit beautifully, zipped easily, was a little roomy around the arm holes, but not bad. Not usually one for a flare dress, I embraced how gorgeous this dress made me feel as I mingled at the party. Would definitely order it again for a date night with my husband!
rvartr
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Body type: Apple
Feb 26, 2015

Lovely but too too small!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I wanted to love this but I couldn't even zip it up. :( I wore (2) size 12 dresses from RTR about 7-10 days prior so I was surprised how fitted this way- especially in the bust.
EM
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 9, 2015

Good basic dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress is a nice inexpensive rental. Only negative was the chest was just a little too small and the white band around the chest looked tight.
Catherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 22, 2015

Tight on the boobs area

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
If you have full bust, rent a size larger because it is not meant for someone with full bust. It's a great dress but I felt very much restricted when I wore it. Get a size larger if you have full bust.
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 6, 2015

LOVE this dress. Have received sooo many compliments & I want to buy it to keep!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I cannot tell you how many compliments I got on this dress. I wore it for a daytime work event and people were non-stop about the dress. It was a little difficult to zip past the pockets but once that was resolved, it looked amazing and was super flattering on.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175 lbs
Apr 10, 2015

Comfortable and fit like a glove

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore the 12 over the 10 because the bust seemed more comfortable, but both fit. The dress was very flattering and I had a wonderful time wearing it.
Juli
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 12, 2015

Super small....

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I rented this to wear for Easter Mass. I couldn't even get the dress over my chest (and I'm not THAT big). This dress is not for anyone larger than a B cup. Needless to say, I didn't wear it to Church.
Lamisha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 13, 2015

Wore to the office with nude ballet flats.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Love all Kate Spade dresses and fit & flare are so flattering. I wore this to the office on a day we had big clients in, better that a boring pant suit and appropriate for spring. I might rent again for a wedding and dress it up with heels and more accessories.
Jennie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Apr 14, 2015

Wore this dress to a bridal shower for a good friend!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Received so many compliments on this dress! It was also a little heavy so it gave the bottom a little more bounce.
Savira
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Body type: Petite
Apr 14, 2015

Not too tight - can actually be worn without a bra.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
The dress fits true to size! Perfect for a brunch!
Brianna
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Body type: Athletic
Apr 15, 2015

It is very tight through the chest area.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
It is very tight through the chest area.
Elizabeth
Age: 31
Apr 16, 2015

Takes the LBD a step further

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for my cousin's wedding and I couldn't have been more pleased. I received compliments all evening and was even compared to Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn and Charlotte York (which in my book is a definite win for any outfit). I'm normally between a 0 and 2 for dresses and though both fit, I felt that the 2 hit my waist better. The bra strap hooks were a definite plus and kept my straps in place. My biggest concern when renting this dress was that it would be too long (I'm almost 5'2" and knee-length on a model can mean ankle-length on me). Fortunately, that was not the case with this dress and it hit right at the knee. Overall I loved this classic, eye-catching dress.
Catherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 16, 2015

Rehearsal dinner

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to my friend's rehearsal dinner and it was tight in the chest area. I had read the reviews where other people had this problem. Was cute on.
Jaime
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Apr 18, 2015

The original dress I ordered was too big, so RTR overnighted this dress to me.

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Other
The dress is tight in the chest and a little long for my liking; I'm 5'8" and it came to my knees. The dress was wrinkled when I received it and the fabric was duller than the picture. The material is thicker, so if you run hot, skip on this dress. It is a cute dress, just not for me
Stacey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 159 lbs
Apr 18, 2015

Ran so small I could not wear at all

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Other
Very small. Couldn't get the side zipper even close. Order a size up! Cute but could t wear.
E
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
Apr 19, 2015

Na

Size worn: 14
Rented for: Wedding
Has a bit of a stretch which is nice.
Ann
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122 lbs
Apr 21, 2015

Wore this to an alumni event.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Busty women may have issues with smaller sizes. I am a size 2-4 usually and wear a 34D- I almost didn't get the zipper up. Material is thick and high quality. Overall, loved it.
Parker
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190 lbs
Apr 24, 2015

Had a wonderful party made better because this dress is both cute and very comfortable.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very flattering dress. Looked great in pictures because the white stripe around the chest really draws attention to waist and creates nice hourglass.
Danielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 26, 2015

Elegant

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Wedding
This dress turned out to be even more adorable than I thought it would be. It is just too cute. The top fit nicely and then just proofed out a little in the skirt and made me feel so feminine, classic, and pretty.
Melinda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 28, 2015

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Size worn: 8
Rented for: Wedding
The fit of the dress was perfect. I rented a size 6 and 8, I ended up wearing the size 8 because of the bust area. It's a simple and beautiful dress.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180 lbs
Apr 29, 2015

Highwaisted

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Party
Long waisted girls should avoid this dress.
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
May 7, 2015

Too small

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
This dress is beautiful and I wanted to wear it so bad! Simply put, I could not come close to zipping up the backup size. It felt more like a size four than a size eight. I tried it without a bra to see if that would help, not a help. Unfortunately I was in a position where I could not call RTR and request another dress. I was so sad I couldn't wear it!!
Kayley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107 lbs
May 8, 2015

Another classic Kate Spade dress that can do no wrong!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Everyday
Like most Kate Spade dresses, I ended up wearing a size larger than my usual size, which is fine! I felt quite classy in this dress amid all the women at my Junior League luncheon. The cap sleeves were too large for my frame but that was the only downside of this dress. It's incredibly elegant! Keep in mind it's not black and white but more black and ivory. Like all things Kate Spade, I'm searching second hand websites so I can buy this dress; I loved it that much!
AC
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
May 9, 2015

Did not fit at all, it runs extra small!

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Party
I was looking forward to use the dress but the fit is terrible, it runs extra small, like 2 sz down!
Roxy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
May 18, 2015

Fun Kate Spade

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Work
This is def a fun dress - It's more of a cotton blend and pretty casual. I ended up not wearing it as I am rather large busted and I thought the white stripe across the chest just looked kind of funny! If you have a smaller bust and are rather petite I think this would be a great option for you.
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