kate spade new york

Kimi Dress

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$428 retail

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Stylist Notes

Animal print takes a turn to the girly side in this kate spade new york dress. The pockets are party perfect! Simply pair with House of Harlow’s Black Geometric Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Printed Jacquard (71% Cotton, 29% Silk). Sleeveless. Scoop neckline. Full skirt. Exposed back zipper. Lined. 38” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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49 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(24)
Small
(20)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
December 7, 2014
Rented for a wedding.
I've worn Kate Spade before but this dress runs a bit smaller than her dresses typically do...it was tight around my rib cage and chest. I also had to use fashion tape (which luckily I had from RTR) to keep my bra from showing.. But overall, a great rental.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 13, 2015
Lovely dress. Fit for queen Elizabeth I
The dress is lovely for a dressy casual night. Very full skirt & pockets (!). My issue was the bodice fit. I am far from large chested and not particularly conservative when it comes to skin, but the fit is tight and low. It made me fee very exposed all night. Also there seems to be too much dress in the back. As if for a hunchback. All in I felt like the dress belonged in baroque England - very Shakespeare in Love.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
December 1, 2013
Adorable party dress
The print on this dress is too cute. The full skirt is ultra flattering and it even has pockets! The dress was a little big, but still fitted in the waist area - I would size down unless this is a problem area for you!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 106lbs
April 21, 2014
Colorful and comfortable
I needed something suitable for an informal outdoor wedding. This Kate Spade dress has a lovely fit and flare style that made my waist look slim without binding. The square neckline was a bit lower than expected so i had to wear my lowest cut bra to prevent anything from showing. But that solution worked well and i never felt uncomfortable or exposed. The bright colors on the black background made it easy to accessorize with my black shoes, wrap and purse. The dress traveled well and didn't wrinkle. As for sizing, i usually wear a 4 but the 2 fit best in this case. It fell to just a hint above the knee. And loved it had pockets, too!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
May 17, 2014
So disappointed in this dress. If you are 5'3 and have a short torso, do NOT rent this.
Too long for someone who is 5'3 and has a short torso. The shoulders were at least three inches too high, while the length was two inches too long. There was no way for me to fix this dress so that I could wear it. Also, the dress has strange pleats that emphasize the butt, so watch it if you are trying to disguise anything.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
November 9, 2013
Gorgeous dress, but runs very small
If you're used to Kate Spade, you know that her dresses tend to run large. I have another dress from this season that I bought in a size 4, so I was sure an 8 or a 10 would fit me. No dice. This dress is GOREGOUS, lovely fabric, wonderful vintage-feeling cut, but I could not zip up the 10 at all, which was too bad. Order a size up, especially if you have a belly or large chest.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 182lbs
December 15, 2013
Fabulous dress...so twirly!!!
This was the perfect dress for my annual holiday party...perfect length, if a little tight in the ribcage and chest (and I usually wear a 10 in Kate Spade fit and flare dresses). I loved this one so much I'm tempted to buy it now that it's on sale at Kate Spade, but it's so unique I'd only be able to wear it about once a year for the next few years. But I'd definitely suggest this dress to anyone who is a pear...it is so flattering on.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 121lbs
February 1, 2014
A striking dress; you will stand out from the rest of the pack.
The pattern is a bright pink magenta with bright red lips I ordered both the size 4 and the size 6 and ended up wearing the 4 which was a good fit. It does fit quite snug through the ribcage but was a bit big on top, so maybe I could have squeezed into a size 2. Caveat: it is lower cut than you would expect, so have several bra options available. perfect dress for a pear-shape! Would rent it again in a heartbeat. However, the recommended necklace was not a good match.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
February 14, 2014
This was my back up dress and it was too tight in the bust, but a still a very pretty dress.
Overall a pretty dress, but I felt it was too tight in the bust.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 13, 2014
Great dress, recieved many compliments
My dress size ranges from 6-12 depending on the designer and style. I tried this dress on in the NYC showroom in a size 8. It fit very small especially in the chest area but I did like the print and "stepford wife" feel of the dress. The material is like a thicker taffeta and there is no give. So I ordered it in a 10 and 12. The 10 was still very tight in the chest but I was willing to deal with it, however the zipper in the back near my backside started to bunch up, so I wore the 12. It ended up being a little looser around the waist, ribcage and back but it wasn't noticable at all. I recieved a lot of compliments and the pockets were a nice addition. This is a beautiful dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
July 12, 2014
Great Dress
The dress is perfect for a wedding but does run small in the chest and shows a lot of cleavage.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 12, 2014
Fun pattern, cute neckline - perfect for my engagement party!
This dress has the prettiest neckline - love the square cut and the fun little sleeves. The skirt is full and long, but may overwhelm a smaller frame. The fabric has NO stretch whatsoever (and runs a bit smaller than a typical Kate Spade), so size up for backup.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 19, 2014
Got plenty of complements from my boyfriend. An AMAZING dress for any occasion.
Fits VERY tight around the middle with little give to the fabric which is helpful for an hourglass effect but also meant that I had to go one size up from what I normally wear and it was still a bit snug in places. Showed a lot of cleavage for a wedding which was ok for me but I don't have that large of a chest so I'd say beware if you are a C cup or above. All around amazing style though and made me feel flirty and pretty all night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 23, 2014
Didn't work.
Not good for the buster among us. I looked like I was wearing a pirate corset. Had to find another dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
September 22, 2014
Runs small in the chest
This dress was really fun and unique. It definitely has a 50s vibe to it with the really full skirt. I found this dress to be really tight in the chest and rib cage. I am normally a size 8/pear shape and don't have issues with this style dress. I was really surprised when the size 10 was so snug up top. Still very flattering.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
November 10, 2014
n/a
very small fit, especially in chest
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
November 25, 2014
Wore out one night in Vegas
buckled in back near zipper...boobs were spilling out of the top!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
March 8, 2015
Cute and flirty for summer wedding
RTR overnighted me this dress when the original dress that I ordered did not work. This was a good replacement as it was fun and flirty for a summer city wedding. It does run small so make sure to size up! I had to shimmy my way into the 10. It didn't have a ton of room for my full bust so I felt a little on display all evening, but overall I liked the dress. It has pockets, which was a great place to hide my FitBit during the evening!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
April 14, 2014
This dress had the perfect amount of sass for an all female cocktail party!
I felt the fit was tight around the rib cage, otherwise it fit well. It made me feel fun flirty and sassy. Great dress for a pear-shape.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
May 19, 2014
I felt like a classy wild child at the Lady Gaga concert!
The material is so lovely. I dressed it up for dinner with spiky black heels but switched to flats so I could dance my butt off at the concert. I've noticed Kate's sizes vary. Sometimes I'm an 8, sometimes I can barely squeeze into a 12. This 12 ran small, but I still felt great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
May 12, 2014
I did not wear it. I arrived early, but a back, left seam was ripped. I was credited for it.
none
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
July 18, 2014
Could not wear it.
Could not wear it... Too small.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
August 4, 2014
Fun and Flirty
Didn't end up wearing the dress. Not great for large chest (not enough room [32DD++]). Shiny party fabric. Beautiful dress though!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
September 28, 2014
Fun outfit with pockets!
Loved the dress, it was a little tight in the chest but I have a lot to fit into a dress with a small(by comparison)waist
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
April 6, 2015
The event was a Halloween wedding which I attemded wearing sugar skull make up and a formal cocktail
The dress was totally beautiful, but the dress that was sent did not fit. The back up size - oh wait! I believe the back up size would have fit me, however it was not sent to me as someone didn't return it in good condition. They did not send the back up size! They sent a completely different dress, which I recieved the day before the event. It would have been nice to get some notification before the event that the back up size wasn't available. The night before the event I had to frantically run around to several stores to find a dress. I then needed to make a snap decision within a small window of time to pick another dress to be overnighted out to me. Guess what? It did not arrive before the event! The only saving grace for all of this confusion was that the company did credit me back my money. For a first experience with RtR, I was thoroughly disappointed and feel very wary about ordering again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
December 11, 2013
In a room of little black dresses this dress was a stunner!
I rented the 6 & 8, I wore the 6, didn't even try on the 8. It took a little shimmy to get over the butt, but once its on its perfect. The top fit perfect with my favorite bra (always a plus!) and the bottom had the perfect fair. And it has pockets!! I took my phone and gloss with me, no need to carry a clutch AND cocktail. Its a little longer than I thought, but still amazing for a cocktail party. The cut of the neck and the higher back is fantastic!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
January 6, 2014
Perfect for bringing the 2014!
The dress was beautiful and exactly how it is pictured. The lips are such a beautiful color and I truly loved the look of the dress. I paired the dress with black tights, mint heals, Kate Spade Put a Bow On It Drops earrings & a pearl necklace. I loved how the mint shoes really made the pink/magenta/red lips pop. The 4 fit me just fine but it was a little tight in the bust (which is surprising for me, since I don't usually have this problem). The 6 worked perfectly and gave a little of wiggle room for dancing, drink champagne and celebrating the arrival of 2014. I would wear this dress again because it was gorgeous. I loved the slight flair the bottom had AND even better, IT HAS POCKETS! I think it would be a great addition to any Valentines Day celebration as well as formal parties or weddings. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a festive and flirty dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
April 12, 2014
The Kimi dress was perfect for chaperoning the prom! Fun print and perfect length.
The top of the dress is on the small size, i wouldn't recommend this for someone with a large chest. The length was just below the knee, so it's perfect paired with tall heels. The pockets came in handy to carry my cellphone all night. This is the perfect dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
April 14, 2014
Engagement party perfection!
I loved this dress and got so many compliments. Everyone loved the pattern which is leopard and not lips like some reviews said. Length was great which is always a concern as I am tall. Very flattering on a pear shaped figure. I would highly recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Body type: Athletic
April 17, 2014
Fun dress!
I ordered the dress to host a baby shower because I thought it was a fun take on a 50's look. I received many compliments! The one thing I should mention is that it was a bit more low cut in the bust than I thought, and I'm a nursing mom, so that was an issue. It fit snug through the ribcage on me. If you're looking for a fun, flirty look, and don't mind a little cleavage, then this dress is perfect!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
April 22, 2014
Loved it! A good choice for day and evening.
This dress is good for those pear shaped ladies. It flares at the bottom to hide any issues. It is tighest at the waist and rib cage.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 4, 2014
Very pretty
Loved this dress and so did everyone else, the fitted top and flare skirt makes it look like you have a tiny waist line.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 205lbs
June 14, 2014
Fun and flirty. Rave reviews!
True to other reviewers' comments, the dress is def tight in the middle. I have a pear shape so it worked perfectly with my size and the neckline was really chic - and unique. I love Kate Spade. She gets classic right every time. Loved this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
June 16, 2014
Fun, playful frock! Great for busty girls!
I wore this for my birthday and it was such a great fit for girls with a curvy hour-glass. The 6 fit perfectly, and I loved the pockets. Watch what bra you wear, higher cuts will peak out.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
August 1, 2014
Fun party dress!
The size (4) was great (my usual size), and the waist was a really flattering (and tight) cut. The pattern was cute too!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
August 17, 2014
young
Very nice for a young look but was a little floofy for an adult dinner out.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 14, 2014
Getting so many compliments on my dress!
This dress was amazing and I got so many compliments on it! I wore it for my 10 year high school reunion and I felt like beautiful in it! I have never gotten so many compliments on a dress before...I will say it is very low cut but it made my cleavage look great, it wasn't slutty looking at all.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 63
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
May 28, 2014
Loved this fitted dress for a nighttime graduation event! Liked it so much ordered again in August!
This dress was perfect for an evening master's program graduation in DC in May. A slightly heavy cotton in a fun pink animal print paired well with my black pumps and a black fitted sweater when it got too air conditioned inside. The pockets and exposed zipper combined with a slightly low neckline added the sporty chic I was going for. Feminine and easy and just dressy enough to go out for a celebration dinner in our capitol. I would rent this again for other events. Little issue: wear the right bra so it does not show at the edge of the neckline.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
September 17, 2014
Felt great in the dress!
Even though most guests wore the typical outdoor wedding dresses - maxi - I felt great in this vintage-y cute dress. The material is sturdy and the shaping holds you in - even if it also pushes "the girls" a bit high and they risk falling out... Loved the colors and pattern and style. Would have preferred to wear high heels so the hemline was more flattering, but with an outdoor wedding on grass, I went for flats for practicality. As other reviewers have said, this isn't for a busty girl - both because it fits tight and it pushes 'em up and out. It took some consistent wrangling to keep them in line, but I didn't mind too much. Skirt was fun to dance in - stayed full-looking all night and twirled delightfully. Glad I got it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 6, 2014
Great dress for a gala, a pop of happy color in an ocean of boring black dresses.
Definitely stands out by its color, but the classic cut and accessories balanced it out. The knee length is perfect for formal events where you have to sit and I felt very comfortable overall without always worrying about flashing people. In size 6 the but was tight but nothing bad, however if you're higher than a B cup it could be a problem. The fabric is very nice and I absolutely LOVED the pockets. The only (very minor) complaint that I would have is that the back zipper kept getting stuck in my hair, so maybe better to wear your hair up (but really not a deal breaker even with hair down). In terms of size I am normally a 6, I got the 6 and the 8 and wore the 6. The recommend getting one smaller size but the 4 would definitely have been way too small. Overall a very positive first experience for me with RTR.
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