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kate spade new york

Jillian Dress

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$395 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Want to turn heads at the cocktail party? Rent this chic kate spade new york black bow dress. A classic style for a classic lady. Simply beautiful!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra; fuller busted women should consider sizing up as the top is very fitted
WAIST: Fitted - very fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, 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 up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra; fuller busted women should consider sizing up as the top is very fitted
WAIST: Fitted - very fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Size Chart

Product Details

Heavier silk with subtle luster and lightly pebbled surface. Midnight (Navy) silk(74% silk; 24% cotton;100% acetate lining). Bateau neckline. Low scoop back. Full skirt with kangaroo pockets. Exposed back zip. 38'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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31 reviews

Fit
Small 6
True to Size 23
Large 2
Photos 7
Jenny
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 14, 2011

Love at first sight!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I loved this dress from the second I saw it. It was just the right style and cut for me. I typically wear a four in dresses but think I could have worn a 2 in this particular one. My only complaint is that the dress is a deeeeeeep blue (the tag says midnight and it comes up under black dresses) and not black as it appears online. All of my accessories were black and in different lighting may have been an issue. Overall loved the experience and highly recommend Rent the Runway!
CC
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 10, 2012

classic dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I received a lot of compliments with this dress.. It would be nice if this came in Black instead of blue though. Nice dress for a black tie or cocktail party. The fit was good but kind of tight on the chest area. I wouldn't recommend it if you're heavy on top yet a petite size.
Anna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 16, 2012

PERFECTION.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was so beautiful, I may have to search online and buy it. I am 5'7" and 125 lbs... still trying to lose the last of my baby weight and this dress was so flattering. Covered my tummy and was modest but also sexy. The dress is dark navy, not black like the photo looks like.
Mary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 20, 2012

Good backup - not first choice

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was my backup dress - and I chose to wear the Elie Tahari that was my first choice. This was a solid backup, but felt & looked a little like a bridesmaid dress. However - it is a safe choice when you want to look nice but not over glam
Jessica
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 28, 2012

My husband telling me all night that I looked stunning and the men and women all telling me that I should model. That kind of cracked me up, lol.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I'm officially a RTRite. I wore this to a Chamber of Commerce banquet where I knew that there would be a sea of black (or meh attire, I'm in a smallish town in eastern TN). This dress fit a bit iffy through the bust (I'm a Cish cup), so no padded bras! And yes, you can wear a normal bra, the dress even has these great little snaps with threads to keep the bra straps in place, so no fashion tape needed! I paired it with bright, "Ferrari Red" Gianni Bini suede heels, pearls, and black hose (I had bruises on my legs, otherwise I would have gone bare legged). I am definitely going to rent again. The best part, other than all of the compliments I received and feeling like a model all night? I went home, folded the dressed , stuck them in the envelope, and my hubby popped it in the mail this morning and off they went to NYC- without me having to schlep them to a dry cleaners. RTR is the way to go. Who wants to have to wear the same boring and basic LBD to every event? Not this fashionista.
Kim
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Feb 5, 2012

Very flattering!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was beautiful and very flattering on. Great for any formal affair. Would not suggest for girls with a larger bust and the dress is NOT black like stated in the description...it is absolutely navy blue. Still, I loved the dress and felt very pretty in it. Will definitely be renting from RTR again. Great first experience.
MM
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 20, 2012

A little snug

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Dress was a little snug through the waist.
caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 19, 2012

Classic Beauty

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Loved this dress. A little tight for the lady parts on top but would rent again. It looks black in the picture but it is really navy blue.
Julie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 9, 2012

Perfect!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this Kate Spade! It was perfect for the occasion and I got a TON of compliments on the dress. This was my first rental and I will be back for more!
PMK
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 25, 2012

Cute, Understated

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Nice dark navy dress. The fabric looked slightly tired. Top is fairly loose. Would be an adorable bridesmaid dress.
Tinna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 27, 2012

Lovely dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a lovely navy dress. I absolutely love that it has pockets. I ordered it for a formal tea party. This particular dress had a little bit of loose thread in the ribbon area. The hem in front kept flipping out, so I taped it down temporarily. Unfortunately RTR sent me the backup size, instead of a 2, which I normally wear. It fit, but was a little loose on me, as would be expected. Still looked great though.
Alison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Aug 31, 2012

Loved it!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Would wear it again.
Leah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 6, 2012

I enjoyed everything about the RTR experience - from finding a dress, getting personal styling advice from the website, and feeling great wearing the dress. It was so fun trying dresses on and having fashion shows with friends.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved this dress! It was so simple, classic, and elegant. It fit very well, and would be flattering on any body type. I highly recommend!!!
Karen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 65
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 136 lbs
Sep 12, 2012

Fit perfectly

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Classy little black dress.
Amelia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Sep 15, 2012

This "black" dress is actually navy.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The fit is really good. The dress is NAVY and not black. Also, in person in my opinion the dress is more of a casual look rather then a formal one. The material seems more like a heavy linen up close rather then shiny and slick like in the photo. I had ordered it for something formal and I ended up returning it because I needed something in black and not in navy- and also something more formal. So if you do rent this, use it for a cute lunch or brunch or something- not really an evening dress.
Mel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Sep 20, 2012

It's navy !

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress was cute. Not very formal in person. It was my back up so I didn't wear. Pretty true to size, but I wear a 36d and it wouldn't zip over my boobs.
LA fun
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Sep 21, 2012

Will rent again!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I love this dress! Pretty satin finish that shows off the blue color. Fitted at the waist and to the knee. Lower back but can still wear a normal bra. Loved it and received many compliments. Very polished and lady like!
Calie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 1, 2012

Classic and Simple

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Unfortunately RTR was out of the 4 so I tried the 6. It was slightly too big for me. Baggy in the upper section and lose in the middle (I had an inch of extra fabric when I pulled tight). I liked the other dress I had rented better so I went with that one. If needed, I easily could have worn this dress in size 6 but when I rent in the future I will get the 4 (I think it will fit perfect). The color is a dark navy blue, nice fabric, and felt very comfortable. Overall a nice, simple, classic dress that I plan to try again in the future.
Eileen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 16, 2012

stunning, elegant, sophisticated dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is quite flattering and comfortable. It is lined with a very soft lining. The fabric is very nice. It was knee length. Two complaints: the snap closure to hook the strap to your bra strap is gone: just one side of one snap remains. RTR, please repair this feature. Also, the top edges of the bow fold down. i taped them with fabric tape but it didn't hold so i discarded it and let them fold. I love that it is a midnight blue. To me that is much more interesting than black for a formal event. i wore it with the Crislu "a girl's best friend" diamond bracelet and the Ciner emerald pear stud earrings. What a gorgeous, sophisticated look. Thank you RTR stylists!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 12, 2012

As usual, I waited until the last minute to order a dress. RTR got my dresses to me just in time!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is perfect for a bridesmaid! I wore this at my SIL's wedding and got lots of compliments on it. The only thing I have to say is the top was VERY tight. I am not very busty at all (34B) and I ended up not wearing a bra because I couldnt breathe with one on! Order the next size up as a backup!
Michelle
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 50
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175 lbs
Dec 17, 2012

Great selection of styles

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
This is a beautiful dress. It is a rich, deep sapphire color which is a nice change from the black I usually wear. I had received the wrong size so I didn't get to wear it. Once, I notified RTR of the the wrong size, their great customer service quickly corrected my order.
gme
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 62
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 124 lbs
Jan 4, 2013

very happy with the dresses, rarely disappointed.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
great dress, feels good and looks good. one issue: i ordered a 10 and a 12. I received 2 dresses that both said they were size 10; one fit great (what seemed more like the size 12 should be) and the other did not.
Hillary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Jan 27, 2013

Great dress! Amazing if you have a baby bump like I did! Perfect for a friends wedding rehearsal.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress fits true to size. I had to go up a size from my normal size due to being pregnant and wanting to make sure my baby bump would fit! It was the perfect dress and very appropriate.
Sue
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165 lbs
Jan 27, 2013

Flattering fit for a wedding.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Too narrow in the shoulders for someone with an athletic build
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 153 lbs
Apr 15, 2013

A little boring

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Fit really well, nice fabric - love kate spade - but this was just kind of an average black dress - I'm pretty sure I had something just as good in my closet.
Chelsea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 26, 2013

Didn't get to wear it. Customer Service was great regarding the refund!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Didn't get to wear it. Customer Service was great regarding the refund!
Maureen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Aug 22, 2013

I felt elegant while still young. A feminine silhouette and I love the bow.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Snug through chest, no bra needed for me (36 C/D). Loved the neckline and the scoop back. It was very flattering and covered the little bit of "side boob" I get in snug dresses because the straps and neckline went almost to the edge of my shoulder.
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175 lbs
Jan 4, 2014

Too Small!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress would have been darling if I could have zipped it up.
Min
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Apr 7, 2014

Very classy

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this to an event at an upscale museum. My SO absolutely loved this dress! He said it made me look classy and beautiful. I wore this dress with my hair up, and a pair of earrings that I rented from RTR as well. Although it is a bit long for my height (it fell just around my knee, and I do think I would have looked nicer if it fell near my tights but that's because I'm much shorter than the model! so not the dress's fault) The bow really accentuates the waist and makes it look more narrow, and overall, I was very pleased with this dress.
bracha
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98 lbs
Oct 1, 2014

Loved the fit. Classic chic

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit great!
Elizabeth
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Nov 3, 2014

I wore this for my daughter's baptism - it was perfectly elegant and comfortable!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Accentuates the waist but gives plenty of room to hide the tummy. Pockets are a plus. This dress can be dressed up for a party or dressed down for daytime. I wore it with a navy cardigan and simple jewelry. One of my favorite Kate Spade dresses!
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