kate spade new york

Nantucket Party Dress

$75 rental
$438 retail

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Stylist Notes

Look yacht party perfect in this adorable dress by kate spade new york. Pair with classic accessories like the WGACA Vintage Chanel Flap Bag Earrings and complete your look by adding the Kenneth Jay Lane's Polished Gold Links Cuff.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 00-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust and may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows for comfortable room at 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, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Multi striped cotton linen(50% cotton; 50% linen). Boat neckline. Bow front. A-line body. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 38'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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63 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(50)
Small
(9)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 12, 2012
Awesome dress
Wore this dress to Easter Mass with a cardigan, and I received a ton of compliments. I have broad shoulders and a moderate bust, and I'm not sure this is the best style/fit for my body type, but I wanted something more conservative for church. I usually wear a 6, but this dress ran a size small and even with the 8, it still cut into my arms a bit, but not overwhelmingly bad. Probably a better dress for someone with a more petite frame.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
April 15, 2012
Adorable!
Rented this for my husband's 20th high school reunion. The size 0 was a little snug but the 2 fit perfectly. The bow in front was a sweet added detail. Got lots of compliments! This would be a great dress for a bridal shower, daytime wedding or party. Fun dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
May 2, 2012
Loved it!
Loved the dress! Rented the 10 and 12 and the 10 fit much better...comfortable to wear, great colors, perfect length. Paired it a cardigan and electric blue heels--- very fun, versatile...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 7, 2012
Such a cute and classy dress!
I wore this dress to a daytime spring wedding and got loads of compliments! The colors are so bright and fun--perfect for a formal spring or summertime event. The bow detail in front defines your waist without squishing your stomach in, and the overall fit is very comfortable. My only issue with the dress was the top; I have a very small bust and the top was a little boxy on me, even with a padded bra (but nothing a couple of safety pins couldn't fix!) Ladies with larger busts likely won't have that problem. In hindsight, I probably should have rented the size 0 for a bit of a better fit. Still loved wearing this dress!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 16, 2012
So cute!
I chose this dress as my $25 backup dress for my rehearsal dinner. I didn't end up wearing it to the rehearsal dinner, but I was able to wear it to brunch. The 4 fit amazingly; I am 5'10" and it fell right at my knee. The pockets are a fun touch. I would rent this dress again because I don't feel like I got to wear it long enough!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Body type: Petite
May 16, 2012
Everyone said the dress was gorgeous, that it was totally 'me,' and where in the world did I find it? I've basically converted everyone to RTR! :)
I'm an avid KSNY lover so I couldn't resist wearing this adorable dress for my college graduation. I felt fantastic in it- I wore it with a red cardigan and peep toe pumps during the ceremony and flat black sandals for the family BBQ that followed-- and it was so versatile. I just wish I would have sized down with my extra order rather than up. It was a teensy bit too loose/long (never wore KS clothing before so I can't supply the best opinion about the sizing), but overall, it worked & I was so sad to send it back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
May 21, 2012
Feeling so girlie and pretty :)
I rented this for a wedding rehearsal and dinner. It was so perfect and comfortable. Nothing tops having pockets either. I received so many compliments I didn't want to return it!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 24, 2012
This was the perfect dress for a perfect wedding. I love Kate Spade and love beachy, nautical things... this dress was the best!
Loved this dress! Also rented the All Aboard Ship clutch to match... easily the best outfit I have ever worn. I rented it for a May wedding in Massachusetts. It was nautical, fit perfectly and I loved the colors!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
May 31, 2012
Pretty dress, but runs large
I ordered this for a wedding, but ended up wearing my back up dress instead. I usually wear a size 6, but this one ran a little too large in the top and waist and just looked to boxy on me. A size four would probably have worked better, so I suggest ordering down a size as backup. Super cute dress, but just didn't work for me.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
July 21, 2012
Would rent again
Very nice dress. Loved that it helped me create the illusion of a small waist. Just a little below knee length. When I sat down it covered the knee. Received many compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 143lbs
July 22, 2012
Great all purpose dress
Wore to a morning wedding and got so many compliments. The colors are amazing and it was flattering on my short torso frame. Felt great in it and would recommend. Normally dresses are too long and this was perfect for my 5'4" height. Would definitely rent again.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
August 1, 2012
Stress free dress rental, my only option was to have this rental delivered day of the wedding, but it got there hours before the event and it worked out just fine!
I got this dress as a free "surprise" dress and could only have one dress in one size free, I stuck with the reviews that said true to size and ordered a 2. It worked out perfectly, the dress zipped up easily, the only little probably area was my chest, but it was totally manageable. I love the colors in this dress, and I felt great in it the whole night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
August 4, 2012
A nice stranger at the grocery store stopped me to tell me she loved my dress!
This dress makes a fun outfit for a summer party or even work - so I did both! The bold print is eye catching but flattering, and my husband loved the material (a heavy linen). When choosing a size, you should be aware the fabric has no stretch and is very fitted at the waist; I tried both the 00 and 0, and while I typically find size 0s have plenty of room and can even wear a 00 at times, the 0 was a snug (but not tight) fit. Other things to note: I rented this for an Olympic BBQ party I was hosting (though I didn't end up wearing it - mostly because I got distracted and didn't change in time, but got good use out of it anyways. The dark stripes look black at first glance but may be very dark blue. The bow at the cinched waist and the A line of the skirt made for a flattering shape.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 6, 2012
Stylish in Sonoma
Before I rented this dress I tried on the same style at a kate spade store so fit was just right - the top is where it's best to size because the skirt is a little more forgiving. The material is a cotton linen blend so after the number of dry cleanings the dress had had being a rental, it sort of showed the wear but no so much as to be an issue. It was a great dress for a Sonoma wedding, lots of compliments, couldn't have been happier. Thanks RTR!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
August 10, 2012
Love
Love
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 65
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 13, 2012
Terrible
Terrible. Paint on the side of dress (or something similar). Looked like something from a thrift store. I voiced my complaint and canceled my next order but RTR send it anyway. I could not get a hold of them so I wore 2nd order since I had to pay for it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
August 13, 2012
Feeling Spadey
I absolutely adore any Kate Spade dress and when I was invited to a last minute Memorial day party I knew I could not go wrong with this dress! The top is very fitting and at times you could feel the tightness but overall not and uncomfortable feeling, just a warning for ladies with a bigger bustline.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
August 16, 2012
Loved it!!!
The dress was perfect and exactly as pictured and described. I wore this at the beginning of my pregnancy and hide my little bump perfectly!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
August 19, 2012
Great party dress
I loved this dress. I wore it with nude wedges as the wedding was outside. I ordered a size 2 and a size 4. The 2 fit great and since it has horizontal stripes, I was concerned about excess fabric adding volume to my shape and didn't even try on the 4. I would definitely recommend this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
August 22, 2012
The colors in the dress were fabulous and the style was delightful! Still considering purchasing this dress myself!
This 70's throwback dress was AMAZING! I wore it to a wedding rehersal dinner and it was a huge hit, I even considered purchasing it myself! Kate Spade outdid herself with this super cute dress and for the occasion there could not be a better dress. Love it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
August 29, 2012
Let me friend wear
This dress was a little too snug on my large bust, but I let me friend, the bride, wear it to her rehearsal dinner and she looked perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
September 3, 2012
My crush told me the dress was perfect!
I love just about everything that is Kate Spade. This dress is the perfect combination of class and quirkiness. Very Zooey Deschanel, in fact, I think she wore this in an episode of "New Girl"! I would recommend to size up one from your usual size, since the waist could be quite narrow. I say go for it and be prepared to receive tons of compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 3, 2012
I wore this dress for Easter and absolutely loved it! It fit perfectly and I received so many compliments!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
September 16, 2012
Loved it!
The fit was perfect and very comfortable
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
August 22, 2012
Adorable party dress!
So cute! And LOVE the pockets!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
September 6, 2012
My 1st day in my new position
Although this was the dress and size that I originally wanted for my office retirement party, I chose the Tiebreaker to wear that day , but since i had both , I wore this the next day and absolutely loved this one also. The fit was perfect, color and style (loved the pockets) were just as the photo shows. I forgot to take a photo though , that's my only complaint,but that isn't RTR's fault, only mine ...Next time , because this will be rented again :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
September 9, 2012
Cant go wrong with Kate Spade
This dress worked like a charm. Wore it to a convention and it turned so many heads. I rocked it with navy and gold Mary Jane heels and it was perfection. Great dress and super versatile.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
September 13, 2012
Perfect for an outdoor wedding! Pleased the boyfriend's family - tasteful and cute!
If you have a small(er) bust, you may want to order down. Size 10 armholes were too big.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 17, 2012
Great dress - but not for large busts
I loved this dress and the fit in the waist and bum, it was incredibly flattering. Unfortunately it was so tight on my bust that I could not wear it. I was super disappointed as usually a 12 is more than enough for my top. The dress is so cute and would have been perfect for the beach town wedding I attended. However my chest was flattened in a weird way that my husband and I just could not get past. C cups and smaller - you will love this one!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 17, 2012
Perfect for a casual summer wedding!
The dress fit perfectly, wasn't the most slimming but I still loved it. The colors were not as vibrant as I had expected them to be but it still photo'd well. It was a very comfortable dress and easy to move in. It was perfect for an outdoor wedding.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
September 24, 2012
Unique and interesting, yet not overly flashy. Perfect for a bridal shower.
This dress is wonderfully designed/well tailored. It fit well everywhere and not only was the fabric comfortable, it also doesn't wrinkle! I had an hour-long drive to the party and I arrived looking like I had just put on the dress. The pleats are flattering and the colors are vibrant and happy. Got plenty of compliments!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 24, 2012
My mom and I wore this dress for her 30th wedding party!
I normally wear a size 2 or 4. I would say this dress runs slightly larger than true to size. The bust was the tightest portion. I'm only a B and I felt slightly constricted in the bust. Also I wish the length had been about 2 inches shorter. I'm only 5'3'' so I felt like it made me look shorter.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
OO
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
October 15, 2012
I wore this for graduation and it was AWESOME. Super comfortable and very flattering.
I wore it from 7am-10pm and still didn't want to take it off. Fits tight around rib cage and bust but it is true to size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
October 23, 2012
Perfect for a summer wedding!
The dress is much dressier than it looks in pictures. The fabric is gorgeous! I loved the pockets, the fit was fabulous, and I received dozens of compliments all day!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 10, 2012
Amazing and fun. Fabric is a bit heavy though
Fit is true to size, colors are great. Fabric is a bit heavy weight. No suggested for hot climates
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
November 15, 2012
Loved this dress.I rented it to go to the Breeder's Cup. It was perfect! LOVE LOVE LOVE the pockets!
I was worried that the 6 was going to be too small, but it was perfect. The dress did need a little bit of ironing just because of the nature of the material. Everything fit just right and was very comfortable to wear all day long. Wish I could say the same thing about the heels I wore!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 4, 2013
I received many compliments all night. Loved the dress!
Loved the dress. If I had to have a complaint, it would be that the bust was just a tad too tight- but I wouldn't have wanted a size bigger anyway.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
January 9, 2013
I wore this for my bridesmaids luncheon, it was the perfect choice for my October wedding!
The full skirt is great for pear shapes!
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Size worn:
OO
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
December 16, 2012
love the color!
Great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
March 30, 2013
Great fabric.
Based on other reviews, I ordered a 4 and a 2. But I couldn't zip up the 4 and had to return them without wearing them. So disappointed!
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