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
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Large
(3)
True to Size
(84)
Small
(30)
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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
November 23, 2014
Could not wear. The dress is not stretchy AT ALL and would not zip over my chest.

Very stiff material, not good for big chest

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 3, 2014
It was classic and elegant

"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!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
January 17, 2015
Classy dress!

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!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Age: 35
January 26, 2015
This dress would be great for a variety of occasions.

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!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
February 1, 2015
Easy process and great dress

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. :)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
February 4, 2015
Great dress for a winter wedding in California!

Fit great! I did have to steam it once out of the package. The material gets a little wrinkly.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
February 15, 2015
Great dress!

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!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 2, 2015
Pockets!

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.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 20, 2015
Classy!!

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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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
April 16, 2015
Takes the LBD a step further

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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
April 18, 2015
The original dress I ordered was too big, so RTR overnighted this dress to me.

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

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
April 19, 2015
Na

Has a bit of a stretch which is nice.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 26, 2015
Elegant

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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
April 25, 2015
Beautiful dress! I received so many compliments!

Even though both sizes fit me, I decided to wear the 6 because it gave me a bit more room around the waist and chest. The fabric is a thick cotton so it's extremely comfortable but also looks formal. My only complaint was the size zippers on both dresses were very hard to zip up. They kept getting stuck and I felt like I might rip the dress just trying to zip it up. Also, the size 6 was a bit stretched out around the neckline so it was a little baggy. I chose not to wear a necklace because the necklace didn't lay flat since the fabric was baggy. Other than that the dress was perfect and I was sad to return it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 28, 2015
.

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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
April 29, 2015
Highwaisted

Long waisted girls should avoid this dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 9, 2015
Did not fit at all, it runs extra small!

I was looking forward to use the dress but the fit is terrible, it runs extra small, like 2 sz down!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
May 20, 2015
Dancing the night away

The dress fit great, it was difficult to zip on my own since it was on the side, but true to size. The length was a lot longer on me because I'm short, but it was so comfortable and classy!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
May 25, 2015
Felt like Audrey Hepburn!

Once again I fell in love with a dress! I wore this to my friends wedding. It's so classic and I received many compliments. This dress fit me like a glove, extremely comfortable (fabric had some stretch). The pockets were a nice plus! I was able to wear a regular bar, there are bra tabs inside. The zipper is tricky and I needed some help. I wish I could own this one. Zooey Deschanel and Pippa Middleton wore this dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 9, 2015
Cute dress

I loved this dress. I would have rather worn the ten as the eight was a bit tight through the chest. However the zipper wouldn't work on the ten so I ended up wearing the eight. I wore it out to dinner with my husband and received many compliments.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
June 14, 2015
Excellent fit with tons of style

This dress was true to fit. If you hAve a larger chest you should go up a size but it fit me perfectly. It sucks in your middle and makes you feel very skinny. I am definitely going to rent this again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
June 16, 2015
Loved it! Playful and fun. Perfect for our end of the year performances!

Loved the style , fabric and color. A little tight in the bust area ( and I am pretty small) but the size 2 still worked! Got lots of compliments. Comfortable and playful. Rent it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
June 28, 2015
Wore for a big Real Estate Event. Classy & Comfortable

Was wrinkled on arrival so allow time. Classy dress was fun yet professional for work event. Too busy looking fabulous to take a picture - oops !

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 18, 2015
Ran so small I could not wear at all

Very small. Couldn't get the side zipper even close. Order a size up! Cute but could t wear.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 16, 2015
Comfortable and sophisticated!

Busy runs small, wore 8 to zip up. I love Kate spade dresses! I always feel beautiful in them! This is my third Kate spade dress rented. I love the pockets!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 1, 2015
Go a size up!

Great length and design, but the zipper gave me a hard time raising it, because it is pretty small in the chest area.

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Size worn:
OO
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 97lbs
December 1, 2015
Prefect for a work event, a lot of compliments plus hidden pockets :)

This dress was perfect for a work function/award ceremony. I loved the classic yet flirty look of the dress. The work event was a breakfast so minimal jewelry And a fresh face really worked. It has hidden pockets which was perfect as well. I received a lot of compliments throughout the day as well. Would definitely rent again.

Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
December 7, 2015
Got compliments the sec I walked in.

Adorable dress that's work appropriate while still being stylish and fun. Great full skirt with pockets. Bodice is a lil on the snug side - I'm not large chested and it was form fitting.

Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 8, 2014
Classy, simple, fun

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

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
December 17, 2014
I Had a great time at the Christmas party! And this dress made it perfect!

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!

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Size worn:
OO
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100lbs
May 19, 2015
I felt beautiful and was reviewing compliments on my dress all evening long!

I will definitely be renting from rent the runway again! The sizing does run small, so I would order your typical size and a size bigger. The dress's zipper was hard to zip as well. If you are planning on going to an event where you will be spinning or twirling, I would wear spandex because it does fly up. Hope my review helps!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 22, 2015
So lovely!

The bust was very tight so I had to wear the size up. The zipper was also a bit sticky. With this material u did have to take to the dry cleaners to get the shipping wrinkles out. Allow a day for that. Other than those the dress was perfect! So many compliments at my event!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Age: 29
June 30, 2015
It fit perfect and was VERY comfortable!

I wore this dress to my sister in laws shower. It fit perfect and was so beautiful but the black was a tiny bit faded. I was glad the 4 wasn't the right size because that was my back up and it was very faded and had some cover up or makeup on the neckline. The 2 fit like a glove and was the perfect dress for the bridal shower we had in a barn.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 1, 2015
So many compliments!!

I wore this to a friends bridal shower and received a ton of compliments! It was super comfortable and very flattering!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
July 13, 2015
Pretty dress!

This dress was super pretty and comfy! It flares out a lot so there is a lot of fabric. The only thing I didn't like was the cotton fabric gets very wrinkly. So be prepared to do some ironing.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 18, 2015
Love the dress and received many compliments

Gorgeous dress but the zipper issue is no joke. I thought I was going to break the zipper when trying to get the dress on... Had to have 2 people help.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132lbs
February 2, 2016
Perfect fit - dress is worn

Super cute. Fit perfectly. Pockets! Dress is showing some wear, especially along the neckline and waist. And the white is dingy. It was not noticeable at the party with darker lighting or in photos.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
June 3, 2015
Very cute for a weding

I rented this to wear for my cousin's wedding but unfortunately the size 0 was unavailable. I wanted to wear this dress but the size 2 was a little too big. I'm 5'6" 112 lbs and it was loose around my waist. I still loved the style and would recommend it to someone who could get their size. I ended up doing a 180 and wearing the Herve Leger dress that was my backup

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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