kate spade new york

Sawyer Dress

$70 rental
$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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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".)

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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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33 reviews

Fit
Small 14
True to Size 19
Large 0
Photos 23
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Mar 28, 2014

Quick service. Perfect for the Facebook and Instagram world where your outfits live on forever. :-)

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 7, 2014

Not for girls with larger chests

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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.
Abby
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 13, 2014

Cute but too tight around the waist

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Loved the colors, but too tight around the waist! Too bad.
Maureen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138 lbs
May 11, 2014

Big Hat Brunch

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
May 23, 2014

Getting complimented by a US Congressman!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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!
Sarah
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142 lbs
May 27, 2014

The fabric on this dress is incredible

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The most amazing dress I've ever worn. I want it
Jen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133 lbs
Jun 4, 2014

Lots of compliments!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Renata
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 6, 2014

Adorable and Flattering!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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!
Calleen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140 lbs
Jun 21, 2014

Perfect dress for afternoon bridal shower!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress for my bridal shower and it was perfect. I got tons of compliments and it was super comfortable. Loved the pockets. It was tough to get zipped over the belt part but once it was zipped it fit perfectly and accented all the right parts and hid the problem (stomach) areas!
Arielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Jun 21, 2014

Gorgeous and fun but be wary of size!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Maggie
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 23, 2014

Loved the bright color and the stripes. Preppy fun for a summer wedding.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I thought it was cute but the bust was pretty big for a size 2.
Taryn
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 24, 2014

Wore it to a summer wedding and received non stop complements! Love the pockets!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Shari
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 26, 2014

Great first dress from RTR!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
alice
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 67
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133 lbs
Jun 27, 2014

My youngest daughter's bridal shower. An early (3PM) cocktail party.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: 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.
Monica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 1, 2014

Very classic dress. The color and fit will look great on anyone!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
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!
Angela
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127 lbs
Jul 8, 2014

This dress was perfect for a beachy, nautical, summer wedding. Received so many compliments!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Jessica
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175 lbs
Jul 14, 2014

Perfect dress for an outdoor wedding.

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: 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.
Stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 19, 2014

I wish I had been able to wear it!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Amy
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 20, 2014

Dress runs big in chest, small in waist

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
CarStarr
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Jul 22, 2014

Great Dress, LOTS of great compliments.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Linda
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Jul 27, 2014

Great fit tight in the top if you have large boobs. It kind of smooshed mine down but it worked!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Good fit tight in the top if you have large breast
Jaime
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 11, 2014

Tons of Compliments! Great Dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Allcia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Aug 25, 2014

Couldn't wear this dress.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 25, 2014

Perfect bridal shower dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I did not rent this for my sister's bridal shower, but I ended up with this dress after the dress I had rented was damaged by the prior renter. RTR was so helpful and kind when the stylist pick they sent me in place of the dress that was damaged did not work at all. They overnighted this dress in both sizes to me. I could not be happier with what could have been a disastrous situation. The waistline is tight, as others have noted. The size 6 fit in the waist comfortable, but it was too large in the chest/shoulders. The size 4 was tight in the waist, but fit perfectly everywhere else. This dress is perfect for larger chested ladies. I am a size 32DD normally, and am currently breastfeeding....so I have cleavage to spare. This dress allowed me to wear a normal bra, and showed some cleavage but I felt covered and supported. Also - the cut of this dress is super flattering. The belt is at your ribs, and then it flares out nicely, hiding any belly/baby bump you may want to. I felt comfortable, super lady-like, and got SO MANY compliments on this dress. Everyone asked me where I got it.
Kathleen
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 162 lbs
Aug 25, 2014

I have never gotten so many compliments on a dress - ever!!!! Gorgeous colors, awesome fit!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Sarah
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132 lbs
Sep 2, 2014

Fun dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
MaryLois
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 18, 2014

Delightful summer party dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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.
kerrijune
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Sep 20, 2014

Beautiful color & fun dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Lesley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Sep 22, 2014

Loved this dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Had a great fit - and the bell skirt, left lots of room for movement/dancing/food.
J
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 25, 2014

Got many compliments on this dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 166 lbs
Nov 4, 2014

I couldn't wear the dress

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I couldn't wear this dress. It was very small in the bust and i couldn't get it zipped
Jill
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 10, 2014

Perfect for Saturday afternoon wedding in November in Florida

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Size was true. Skirt a little full, but still beautiful
Mary Margaret
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 26, 2014

Elegant and fun at the same time

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Love, love this dress. Unfortunately I did not get to wear it to the intended event because of a slip up with the delivery location, but when I did finally receive it, I tried it on for fun, and it was just fabulous, so tasteful and elegant but fun and sweet at the same time. It could be dressed up for a wedding, but also could definitely be dressed down for a less formal event. Definitely on my list of possible future rentals if the right event arises again to wear it!
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