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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82 reviews

Fit
Small 15
True to Size 54
Large 2
Photos 43
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: 45
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: 37
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.
Becky
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
May 24, 2014

Great Graduation Dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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!
Andra
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
May 26, 2014

A classic silhouette with modern color blocking

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Cecile
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Jun 5, 2014

This dress was comfortable and has pockets... huge plus!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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!
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Jun 23, 2014

Classy and Appropriate for a Business Event

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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.
Theresa
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 23, 2014

This dress was absolutely beautiful on my daughter ! It was such great quality.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
It was all pro and no con! It fit her perfectly!
Katie
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Jun 25, 2014

Made me stand out in a crowd of beautiful, coifed southern women!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fits pretty true to size. I got the 8 and 10 and I wore the 10 because I knew it would be a warm day. Sizing up gave me extra space. The dress is cotton and was a little wrinkled but I didn't attempt to iron it because of the pleats. It looked fine even with the wrinkles. The bust is tight so if you are blessed, I would choose something with more room up top. Paired it with some patent peep toes and some Kate spade jewels. Wish I could afford to add this dress to my wardrobe but happy I could rent it!
Natalie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 178 lbs
Jul 26, 2014

Beautiful dress. Tricky zipper

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Mallory
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Aug 8, 2014

This dress was incredibly classy and I rented pearls too which were the icing on top of the cake.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!
Tricia
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Sep 9, 2014

I chose this dress for a Family Memorial Celebration.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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"!
Lauren
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 15
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Sep 24, 2014

My daughters high school freshman homecoming, so many compliments. Elegant, classy, and beautiful.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress fit perfectly!
Meghan
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 25, 2014

Beautiful, fun party dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 21, 2014

Very classy and sophisticated for a wedding!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: 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).
stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Oct 23, 2014

Very cute and timeless

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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!)
kaylee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 25
Nov 18, 2014

I got a ton of compliments on the dress! Very classic and timeless and comfortable!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Lora
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 24, 2014

Beautiful, Slimming Dress with pockets!!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The cut of this dress with panels was very slimming and fun to wear. I love dresses with pockets, and this one has great ones! It was fun to wear, and I got tons of compliments! I would absolutely wear this dress again!
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 3, 2014

It was classic and elegant

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Wedding
"You are absolutely stunning in that dress!" was all I kept hearing all night. I don't usually wear simple or understated dresses, but this one is defined by the fit. It is classic and looks effortless. Add a pop lip color and you will stand out even in your black and white! The dress was absolutely true to size and is exactly how you see it in the picture. My only caution is that the white stripe across the chest is a magnet for stains so watch out!
Bobbie
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 8, 2014

Classy, simple, fun

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Party
Cute for all occasions, great fit, love the pockets! The zipper is impossible to work! Had to have people help me get into/out of it
Julia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 11, 2014

Classy and cute, with pockets

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Zipping up the bust area was a bit tight, so I went with size 6 (good thing I got a size bigger as my backup). The dress sits really nicely on the shoulders and it's dressy but not too fancy. I wore it to a holiday party. Also it has pockets!!
Sarah
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 153 lbs
Dec 14, 2014

A great work holiday party with friends!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was a backup dress, my original dress didn't fit and the stylist was super helpful in finding another. The fit of this dress is great, although if you have a bigger chest area, you may need to go up a size. I loved the longer hem. I'm 5'4" (with short legs) and it came to just above my knee. Also, the dress has little clasps inside near the shoulders so that your bra straps don't fall down your arms. A very thoughtful touch. Overall I was very happy with the dress and wish I could have kept it!
RTR Customer
Dec 17, 2014

I Had a great time at the Christmas party! And this dress made it perfect!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Party
I loved the way this dress fit!! It was so comfortable!! it had pockets which was perfect to carry my phone and lip gloss. I loved wearing this dress!
Pauline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Dec 19, 2014

Very classy dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for a holiday party at work. I got tons of compliments. It's a great dress. I'm petite and though the dress fit well, it was a little longer on me than it is on the display picture. The material was really comfortable. Loved it!
Alyssa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 1, 2015

Perfect dress for the perfect party!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress fit perfectly! I got compliments all night. The fabric tends to wrinkle easily but it irons out smoothly. Perfect dress for my work Christmas party, I would definitely rent this dress again.
marissabrew
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165 lbs
Jan 5, 2015

This dress is classy! I received compliments on the dress all night.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
This dress runs small - if you have a larger bust, order a size up. I am glad that RTR sent a bigger size. The zipper was stiff, so I needed a friend to help me zip the dress up over the bust area, but once it zipped, WOW! The fabric is a thicker cotton feel, but it looks very classy up close and far away. I received compliments on the dress all night. The dress was great for a semi-formal benefit I attended for work.
Vanessa
Age: 32
Jan 26, 2015

This dress would be great for a variety of occasions.

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Other
Base on other reviews, I ordered a 0 and 2. I should have ordered a 2 and 4. The bust area was very tight, and I am not a busty gal. I thought length was fine for 5'1". Just FYI- I did not wear snow boots the whole night, just to drop off babysitter!
Kristen
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 1, 2015

Easy process and great dress

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Party
First time using RTR and it was great! I ordered an 8 (my usual size) and a 10, the 8 fit perfectly. I have no complaints about this dress! Can't wait to rent again. :)
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 4, 2015

Great dress for a winter wedding in California!

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit great! I did have to steam it once out of the package. The material gets a little wrinkly.
Sarah
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165 lbs
Feb 15, 2015

Great dress!

Size worn: 10
Rented for: Date
I absolutely loved the dress. It fit perfectly and was definitely true to size. It was a tiny bit longer than I expected, but I still thought the length was perfect. The only problem I had was the side zipper is extremely hard to get up, and you will definitely need someone to help zip it up. Other than that, I loved the dress and it looked awesome on. I can't wait to rent another!
Shannan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112 lbs
Feb 18, 2015

Another great dress from Kate Spade!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to a fundraising event at my son's school and it was perfect! The dress is more on the casual side, which was perfect for this event being in the late morning/early afternoon. I am always very pleased with Kate Spade dress and this is no different. The fit is pretty true to size or maybe on the smaller side. I frequently wear a 00, but the 0 was the only size available and fit great! The dress is made very well. The only negative I have found with her dresses is they need to be pressed- especially to make the pleats stand out, but it is well worth the few dollars to have it done. I was not planning on adding the sweater or tights, but it was an unexpectedly cool day and I think they went well. Would definitely recommend this dress and any Kate Spade dress!
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 23, 2015

Great dress for my engagement party brunch

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I really loved this dress. It was cute and fun to wear. I always love pockets! I thought it was going to be tight in the bust, but the fabric gives enough stretch that it was very comfortable. I felt so cute and special. Would definitely rent this dress again.
sherilyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Mar 2, 2015

Pockets!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Party
So the worst thing about this dress is its impossible to zip by yourself. The zipper needs at least three hands so I couldn't even try on the sizes until I had someone to help me, much less get dressed for the evening. The dress wasn't tight at all, but the zipper was so sticky and difficult. Once it was on, the fit was really comfortable and flattering.
Lane
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 6, 2015

Flirty and flared

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Loved the fit and flared skirt. Wore to a work event and it was perfect. Lengthy was professional while still girlie. The skirt was very full. I did go up a size due to the bust. I am a DDD so needed some more room. This dress can be worn in the winter or summer. Very comfy fabric.
Amber
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Mar 20, 2015

Classy!!

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Party
I absolutely love Kate Spade and this dress certainly hit the mark. I was going to a work event and I received compliments all night on this dress. It was the perfect combination of classy, feminine, and professional.
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