kate spade new york

Sawyer Dress

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$358 retail

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Stylist Notes

Gearing up for wedding season? This lovely dress by kate spade new york is the dress for you! The waist-cinching belt and full skirt style will have you looking polished and ladylike all through the event. For day or night, dress it up with kate spade new york accessories’ Opening Night Necklace.

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

Coral Striped Cotton (98% Cotton, 2% Spandex). Sleeveless. V- neckline. Full skirt with pockets and attached belt at waist. Exposed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. 35” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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54 reviews
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Large
(0)
True to Size
(31)
Small
(18)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
OO
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
June 30, 2015
Can I just buy all the Kates?
KS and me seem to have a love affair. They fit my little frame and give me the hips I wasn't blessed with. This particular dress was a bit lower cut in the front than some of the rest, but I still made it work for clinic given the conservative yet stylish nature.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
May 12, 2015
Faded
Did not wear
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
May 6, 2015
Perfect derby dress!
Waist is snug if you're a little thicker in the middle, but overall true to size. Perfect Kentucky Derby dress, it felt and looked great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
May 20, 2015
Perfect and classy for graduation!
This dress was not my first choice and it was sent as a backup but I ended up loving it! The colors were bright and bold and the fabric was a thick cotton (but breathable). The dress fit like a glove and I received many compliments. It was in great shape and seemed like it had only been worn a few times. The bust area was a bit stretched out but it wasn't terrible. The dress is extremely classy and I felt amazing in it. It was so hard to return.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
May 25, 2015
Cute dress
Like this but did not work for me. I needed this for a church event. It runs small but I find most Kate Spades dresses do and even the six was snug in the bust. I typically wear s size 4 in most designers but go up a size in Kate Spade. Also it is a little but low but can be fixed with a Cami.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
April 7, 2014
Not for girls with larger chests
I ordered a 10 and a 12 in this dress. I tried the 12 on and couldn't get it zipped past my bust. The skirt is also very full, and wasn't flattering on me, even if the top of the dress had fit. A note that the V is also deeper in the front than it appears on the model. Wish I could've worn this to a bridal shower as these are the colors in my wedding, but it didn't work out.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
June 21, 2014
Gorgeous and fun but be wary of size!
This dress was gorgeous but the fit was really awkward. If you are busty like I am you may feel self-conscious. Also it was extremely tight around the tummy area, not good for those of us with a pooch. I just barely fit into the 8 so go with your normal size and size up. Still really cute though. I wore with white heels.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 26, 2014
Great first dress from RTR!
This was my first rent the runway dress. The dress was perfect for the wedding I attended. The only issue is that it runs small in the waist otherwise it was true to size. I requested a size 2 and 4 and ended up wearing the 4.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 1, 2014
Very classic dress. The color and fit will look great on anyone!
The waist is very narrow in this dress. I always wear a 2-4 in dress sizes, but the 4 in this dress was still too small in the waist and I had to fight to zip it!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
July 20, 2014
Dress runs big in chest, small in waist
This dress runs VERY small in the waist, but is also really weird proportionally between the chest and waist. I ordered a 4 (my usual size) and a 2. I couldn't zip the 4 up past my waist and had to have a 6 overnighted to me. When the 6 came, it baaaarely zipped up over my waist. But even stranger, there was a ton of extra room in the chest and shoulders. Like, three inches of extra fabric. Basically, I was squeezed into a dress that was clearly too small for me and it was so big up top that my girls fell out every time I moved. I am so, so bummed out. Clearly it's just not the right dress for me, since it would need to be radically altered to come close to fitting me all over. I will say the fabric is great quality and all three dresses I received were in great condition...so...there's that.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 22, 2014
Great Dress, LOTS of great compliments.
I loved this dress! I ordered a 4 and a 6. The six fit a little smaller than a usual six. It was a little hard getting it zipped up, especially around the bow part of the waist. I couldn't wear a bra because it wouldn't zip up all the way. I loved that it had pockets as well. Overall I LOVED it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 25, 2014
Couldn't wear this dress.
I could not zip this dress up past my waist. I tried a 4 and a 6. I fit fine into two other Kate Spade dresses in a size 4. It runs really tight around the torso.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
September 2, 2014
Fun dress!
I loved the pockets and the dress. The dress is pretty narrow in the rib cage, so be aware of that. I tend to wear a much larger dress size than pant size because of my ribs, so definitely go up a size if you have this body type.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 18, 2014
Delightful summer party dress
I wore this to a daytime birthday party held at a restaurant on the river, so I loved the nautical feel this dress added to the occasion. The comfortable cotton fabric and warm vibrant color added to the pleasure of wearing this dress. I've got broad shoulders, so the upper back was a little tight. If I rent again, I'll go with the 8, since the fitting the hip is irrelevant (full skirt) and the waist can be adjusted a little bit with the sewn-in belt. Length fell to 2-3" above my knees.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
September 20, 2014
Beautiful color & fun dress!
The waist was a little tight, but the rest of the fit was great. It is a great dress that can be dressed up or down.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 166lbs
November 4, 2014
I couldn't wear the dress
I couldn't wear this dress. It was very small in the bust and i couldn't get it zipped
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 8, 2015
Belt size is 2x smaller than dress size!!! Plan Accordingly!
My normal size is a 6 and I usually get the 6 and 8 for dresses that run true to size, which all of the reviews indicated. There was absolutely NO WAY I was going to get the 6 or the 8 to zip at the belt part of the dress. Everywhere else, yes, the zipper would have zipped nicely. However, the part where the belt is, is so tight it left a two inch gap. Definitely a bad review from me...gorgeous dress though. It was a real bummer.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 11, 2015
I wore this dress for my graduation and loved it.
I found this dress to be a bit small around my rib cage, which is odd for me since my waste is on the smaller side. I loved this dress but would recommend getting a backup size , one size up, instead of one down just in case.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 187lbs
July 30, 2015
This dress was WAY too small. 1 star because at least it was cute.
couldn't zip the dress up. Definitely need to order 1 size up or even 2 sizes up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 10, 2015
Runs small!
Cute dress! I got it as a back up but couldn't wear it because it was too small.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
April 13, 2014
Cute but too tight around the waist
Loved the colors, but too tight around the waist! Too bad.
ChristyJune 28, 2014
What size did you rent that you found this too small?
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 70
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
June 27, 2014
My youngest daughter's bridal shower. An early (3PM) cocktail party.
Tried on the dress two days before the event. I have worn a size 8 forever. Recently had to take in a size 8 at the waist. This dress, however, was so tight that I'm not sure I will be able to wear it. Also, it arrived creased, so before I try it on again, I will iron it and see if that helps. Yes it's Kate Spade, but it's just a cotton dress. Not so enchanted at this point. Looks great in the pictures, but not so great on the real person, me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 19, 2014
I wish I had been able to wear it!
I ended up not being able to wear the dress because it was too tight in the middle and both the 4 and the 6 made me feel like I wasn’t able to breath.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
March 28, 2014
Quick service. Perfect for the Facebook and Instagram world where your outfits live on forever. :-)
It was a great fit, zipper was a bit difficult to move up, not because it was tight fitting, maybe just needed to get oiled up. Dress came brand spanking new with the tags still on. Perfect if torso is a smaller size than hips/ legs and you want to conceal. Received many compliments on it
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138lbs
May 11, 2014
Big Hat Brunch
Wore this to a brunch-- received tons of compliments on it. I wear 34D, and the 8 fit perfect. This dress is good for a larger bust and a smaller waist. It accents the waist and doesn't bring attention to the stomach (which I try to hide in dresses). It was very comfortable & still had the tags on it when I received it- so it was crisp and brand new. I had ordered another dress but they didn't have my backup size, so they sent this one instead. I am happy RTR did that bc I loved this one more! Great replacement on their part.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 23, 2014
Getting complimented by a US Congressman!!
Much more low cut than the RTR photos suggest, I'm only a B and I still felt like I was overexposed. That was the only thing stopping it from getting 5 stars. The fabric and color are both incredible, and the pockets made my night so easy!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
May 27, 2014
The fabric on this dress is incredible
The most amazing dress I've ever worn. I want it
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
June 4, 2014
Lots of compliments!
Love this dress! This was selected by a RTR stylist since a backup size for my requested dress was unavailable. I chose to wear this dress instead - it is beautiful. Great material, very rich looking. The waist is fitted, so beware if you have a thicker waist. The front is low cut, but being a smaller size was fine. Larger breasted women may feel too low. The back zipper is tough to zip when it nears the belt, so make sure you have someone to help you zip it up or down. Wore this to my son's first communion. Received a lot if compliments at the church and brunch. Strangers were stopping me. I would definitely rent (and even buy) this dress. I am already thinking of other events so I can wear it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 6, 2014
Adorable and Flattering!
I wore this dress to Afternoon Tea at the Plaza Hotel. It fit perfectly and in all the right places! I received so many compliment on the color and cut of the dress. It is a real stunner and I almost want to purchase it. The fabric is so high quality - KateSpade never fails. Great for a luncheon affair - wedding or baby shower!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 23, 2014
Loved the bright color and the stripes. Preppy fun for a summer wedding.
I thought it was cute but the bust was pretty big for a size 2.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
June 24, 2014
Wore it to a summer wedding and received non stop complements! Love the pockets!
So bummed that I can't keep this dress. Wore it to a summer wedding and received non stop complements all night! Love the pockets! The dress fit well everywhere other than my ribs. I rented the 2 and 4 (expected the 4 to be a bit too big) but then had to contact RTR to get the size 6! The customer service was BEYOND AWESOME and they overnighted me the 6. I ended up wearing the 4 as the 6 was way definitely too big. I mentioned it in my review for the dress that I wore to the rehearsal dinner, I think I have unusually large ribs. Were it not for the fit in the ribs, the size 2 fit the best of the 3 sizes, but I had to go with the 4 which was a tiny bit big in the other areas but OK in the ribs. The belt is odd. It is very difficult to make it not look wrinkly and messy, but after a bunch of messing around with it, it was good enough. I absolutely loved the color, length and style. I would rent it all over again in a heartbeat. I felt awesome in the dress and truly appreciated all the complements.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
July 8, 2014
This dress was perfect for a beachy, nautical, summer wedding. Received so many compliments!
Fit was perfect and very true to size. Material is a bit stiff, so it was great for a breezy day because it stayed put. All around, amazing.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
July 14, 2014
Perfect dress for an outdoor wedding.
I was mistress of ceremonies for an outdoor wedding and this dress was perfect for it. It fit like a glove. It allowed me to move around quickly wasn't restricting. I am pear shaped and it fit my top half perfectly, while hiding the bottom half. I am also really tall and it hit just right above my knees. Any shorter and it would have been too short. The dress arrived and looked like it had never been worn. Wish I didn't have to send it back.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
July 27, 2014
Great fit tight in the top if you have large boobs. It kind of smooshed mine down but it worked!
Good fit tight in the top if you have large breast
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
August 11, 2014
Tons of Compliments! Great Dress!
I ordered this dress for a wedding at a sailing club. I thought the white and navy stripe brought a nautical feel to the dress. The fabric was a little stiff but not uncomfortable. It fit like a glove! I was also able to wear a normal bra with it. Which was nice since I usually wear dresses that need strapless or backless bras. The only complaint is that the zipper got stuck in the fabric and took a team of 3 people to get it zipped without ripping anything! Other than that, it was a great dress! I got tons of compliments and felt amazing all night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 161lbs
August 25, 2014
I have never gotten so many compliments on a dress - ever!!!! Gorgeous colors, awesome fit!
Definitely fitted in the waist (belt does not adjust) however, not uncomfortable. I zipped it up and never had to fuss with it or worry about the dress for the rest of the night. HUGE pockets which were a big bonus!!!!! Not even visible to anyone, skirt was nice and full. Held everything, I didn't carry a bag!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
July 6, 2015
Great work dress
Loved the pockets! Simple dress that looks good on all body types
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 22, 2014
Loved this dress!
Had a great fit - and the bell skirt, left lots of room for movement/dancing/food.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
September 25, 2014
Got many compliments on this dress!
The waist was very tight, but one size larger was too big in the bust. If you have a larger chest this might be too low cut.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 10, 2014
Perfect for Saturday afternoon wedding in November in Florida
Size was true. Skirt a little full, but still beautiful
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