kate spade new york

Tanner Dress

$157 to buy
$448 retail
Stylist Notes

As JT would put it, we're bringin' bow back! Make an adorable entrance at the dinner party in this dress by kate spade new york.

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: Very Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Navy Blue Cotton (97% Cotton, 3% Elastane). Sleeveless. Square neckline with cross-back bow. Full skirt. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 37” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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89 reviews
Fit
Large
(14)
True to Size
(45)
Small
(15)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
June 15, 2015
Okay...
This dress was okay. I normally wear a size 2 in Kate Spade dresses and in this one the 4 was hard to zip up- tight in the chest area. The material is heavy (hot for an outdoor wedding) and has a casual almost worn look to it. Unfortunately the lining was hanging out of the dress and had to be safety pinned up in order for me to wear it. Overall it had a nice cut to it and was flattering.The bow detail in the back was really darling.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
June 22, 2015
"So Audrey"
I enjoyed this rental a lot! It was fun to dance in and the pockets were a huge plus! The material is not as pictured, it is more casual. The top part did roll over a bit but it was not a big problem. Would rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
July 5, 2015
Nice, but not eye catching
As other reviewers said, this is a heavy fabric. It added too much fabric around my waist and butt. I decided not to wear it to an outdoor wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 144lbs
July 12, 2015
Awesome dress!!!
This dress was very comfortable. I rented the 6 - and it fit perfectly. The length was good - not too short at all. The dress was awesome - wish I could have kept it!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
July 13, 2015
I absolutely loved the back of this dress!
Wore this dress to an outdoor wedding. Got lots of compliments on it. Only issue was that the dress bunches up a little in the front. Otherwise loved being able to wear Kate Spade!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
July 29, 2015
Cute, flattering, and perfect for any event!
This dress was a little small in the bust, but other than that fit perfectly! It was very flattering and perfect cocktail attire!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 4, 2015
Should have paid better attention to the reviews
The darling back detail made me want this dress to wear to my friend's wedding, but when I got it, I was disappointed. The navy color was definitely faded and reminded more of a corduroy material than anything else. Not good for a summer outdoor wedding. The necklace I rented didn't work, and would recommend a longer necklace than a short one. I ended up wearing the dress because I didn't have anything else. It fit true to size from what I expected because I'm smaller on top. I wore my hair retro style in a high pony, which everyone complimented me all night, but I just didn't feel my best.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 29, 2015
This was a perfect dress for this Festival Pageant.
Comfortable fit and love that it had pockets
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
February 17, 2016
Great Rehearsal Dinner Dress!
This dress was cute and super comfortable! I had to order the size up because my size was out of stock. It was a little big in the top, but otherwise worked great! Fits true to size. I got lots of compliments on the back, and it was easy to accessorize.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
April 12, 2016
Simple but stylish
Loved the dress. Was very comfy on waist and the skirt flowed stylishly. Only complaint and it's probably more me than the dress, chest area was a little tight. But, had I worn a bigger size, the waist would have been too big. Loved the back cross and bow. Too cute!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 6, 2016
Beautiful dress not the best fit
I loved this dress but it wasn't super flattering because of the large skirt. I would size down a size or two.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Weight: 145lbs
April 28, 2015
Photographed very well. Great shape!
I wore this dress for my senior pictures. It is not very comfortable, but it ended up photographing really well. The fabric is fairly heavy and the skirt is full. This dress nips in at the waist to give you a nice shape. I had a great time taking pictures in it, but I would not recommend it for a long event.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
May 3, 2015
Great style and comfortable fit
Wore this for doctoral graduation. Perfect style for something dressy but needing a little personality! Lots of compliments and was comfortable all day. The fabric is a little heavier than expected but it was in the low 70s on my day so it was perfect!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Age: 32
May 19, 2015
Too poofy
Dress had too much flair and looked like apron. Really wanted to like it! Is not good on taller slender people.
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
October 7, 2015
Lots of compliments. Comfy to wear and the pockets were great to hold essentials for the bride!
Fit true to size. The lining hung below the hem a bit, but it was easy to pin up. Great to dance in and easy to accessorize. The detailed back was a hit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
April 28, 2014
Bodice was too big.
Kate Spade makes great classic clothes, but this dress ran too big for me to wear. The bodice was frumpy and the shoulder straps were too wide (it didn't sit right on me) so it didn't work. It would be great for you especially if you have wider shoulders. The skirt was a bit poofy - more than I expected, but I love the pockets. Size it down and it's a perfect, girlie, modest dress for any occasion.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
May 14, 2014
Great dress for a graduation!
I really liked this dress. I do wish I could have rented the 00, but it wasn't available for when I needed it. The size 0 was a little big in the top, but it still worked for me. The back of this dress is adorable, and I loved the full skirt! Perfect dress for a graduation! I definitely recommend this dress, but size down for your backup!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
June 9, 2014
Great "coverage" in a very cute and classy dress!
I wore this dress to my friend's bridal shower that we were hosting. I was happy to receive compliments all day about the cute bow on the back :) The navy fabric is easy to dress up or down and the full skirt is very fun and even better it had pockets! I would suggest ordering a size down for your back up. The full skirt gave me plenty of room on the bottom and as other reviews mentioned - the top must fit snugly in order to remain cute! I had to steam out a few dry cleaning folds myself so that it lay flat but overall it worked out very well. The higher neck and slightly longer skirt length helped me feel comfortable because I wasn't giving anyone a show while bending for presents! A bonus - the straps had lingerie hooks. I had never seen that before on a "cross back" style and it worked out incredibly well!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 26, 2014
Not true to size
I LOVED this dress online, but after trying it on, it was way too big. I was so bummed. Luckily, I rented 2 dresses, and the other one fit perfectly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
July 28, 2014
Wore this to a wedding in Newport RI and figured it was good for a nautical theme.
I loved the back of this dress, the color and the fact that it had pockets! I was worried because I could only rent one size but was surprised because at first it seemed big. Parts of the dress was big is spots (bust area) and other spots it was too small (the back). Overall I was happy with the dress but not sure if I would rent it again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 24, 2014
Perfect Dancing Dress
I wore this dress to a fall wedding and I received lots of compliments (and helped spread the news about rent the runway to some new ladies!). I typically wear a size 6, but the size 4 fit a bit better in the chest and waist so I wore a size down. It was perfect for a formal wedding and it was great to dance in. It's different than your standard LBD as it's navy and my best discovery were the two front pockets! Definitely recommend it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
November 7, 2014
Cute and comfortable dress was modest but fun for my brothers' graduation!
This dress looked great with a jean jacket, heeled sandals on indoors, and was fun for an outdoor backyard graduation party with flats. The back is high enough for a strapless bra, I would suggest sizing down-- I'm normally a 4 and could have gone with the 2 as the top had room to spare (32D). The full skirt fell right above the knee (5'2") but was modest and comfortable with pockets for a family party. The fabric is a thick cotton that can get heavy in the summer.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
November 10, 2014
Dress was comfortable and warm.
The neckline bulges out, even with a larger chest. Having wider shoulders would help, but I can imagine that the top neckline is not very flattering for most women. I still enjoyed wearing it!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 29, 2015
University Alumni Gala
This dress was great- and it has pockets! It fit a little big- I wore the 6 and it was a little big. The shape and structure are the best and the bow in the back is the best accent
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
July 2, 2015
Wore this for a church wedding, was very appropriate. The bow on the back is really cute............
The edges are frayed, and on the size 00 I received the stitching had come off so I had to use some tape to hold it up. The material is actually like a corduroy, so I think it looks more casual than in the model photo. The color also looks less navy and almost a more purplish blue color.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
July 4, 2015
I went to a friend's brithday in this dress
The skirt is very wide. Great if you're trying to hide your stomach, but bulky
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
July 21, 2015
I loves this comfortable dress! What a fun dress to dance in!
I am glad the size 4 worked for me. It was comfortable but did not lay very flat but since it is a darker color you could not tell. I am 5'4" and the dress worked with my heels.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
August 15, 2014
Wore this dress for my engagement photo session and it looked GREAT in pictures!
I ordered this dress thinking I'd wear a size 2, but was SO happy that I got a 0 as my backup size. The chest area of this dress is definitely a bit big. Normally my stomach and hip area fits into a size 2 or even 4, but for this dress, go for the size of your chest and natural waist - the full skirt covers up the rest which makes you look super tiny! Wished it was like an inch shorter - I'm short so it was a bit long on me. The zipper was a bit difficult to get past the seam, but if you get someone to help you, it's not bad. Also this was my first RTR dress - thought the process was super easy and I'll definitely be renting again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
February 3, 2015
Cute dress, but boxy
Rented and wore this dress for a friend's wedding rehearsal...after I made some adjustments to the top of the dress. Everything except the neckline fit just right, but for some reason there was all kinds of room up top (which is usually not the case for me). I'd be hesitant to rent this dress again in the future.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
June 11, 2014
Horrible fit on the shoulders and chest.
Unflattering shape for any body.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
June 20, 2014
Just didn't work for me
I tried this on in 2 different sizes. The smaller of the two sizes was just that, smaller all over. The larger size was very snug in the ribcage (guess mine is bigger than the average woman my size). It also was a LOT of material for my 5'1" frame which makes me sad because I would have loved to wear it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Full Bust
July 8, 2014
Really cute dress, but not dressy enough for an evening wedding
Runs small in the bust
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 20, 2014
I was so excited....
This dress is gorgeous, and I was so excited to wear it to my cousins wedding... I usually wear a 0 or 2. I measured myself to the chart and it said 0.. So I rented a 0 and a 2 as my back up size. The 2 didn't even zip!! I couldn't get it to zip past my boobs.. I was so disappointed. So needless to say size up!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
August 2, 2014
Too Small
This dress was a replacement dress for an order I placed that ended up falling through. While it was not my first choice, I was still going to try it on and go with it. I ordered a size 4 and 6 as my backup. The size 4 fit my from the waist down but did not fit at all in the upper body area. The same went for the size 6. And in the size 6, there was too much fabric on the lower half for my 5' 1" frame. I even tried the dress on without a bra and it still wouldn't zip up all the way. As far as the dress itself, it was a nice dark, navy blue and the fabric was medium-weight. It also had a slip underneath the dress to keep the fabric in place. The bow detail on the back was a nice touch as well. It's too bad this dress, and the one I originally ordered, did not work out. I feel like this dress is meant for women who are smaller busted and not as athletic in the upper body area.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 18, 2014
Adorable but not for large bust girls
I rented this dress for an outdoor summer wedding. I loved the bow detail. I wasn't able to wear it b/c of the fit in the chest. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone with c-cup or larger. The top was so constricting it gave you "pancake" boobs. To fit my chest, I would of needed to size up probably two sizes and then the waist would of been too big. Again, great dress just not for large chest.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
August 23, 2014
Flattering cut and loved the bow detail in the back!
I absolutely love Kate Spade, but having a larger chest, I always have difficulty with her dresses in the top. Others had said that this dress was extremely loose in the chest area, but I also have broad shoulders, so with the high neckline, unforgiving fabric, and the short straps in the back, it felt a little constricting. It was a beautiful dress though, and I love the bow detail in the back. I paired it with a yellow and blue statement necklace and yellow heels for a pop of color.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
October 19, 2014
I rented this dress for a rehearsal dinner and I didn't wear it.
This dress has no stretch so if you have a larger chest, it is relatively unflattering. I didn't wear it and would not recommend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
October 29, 2014
The dress itself did not fit me well.
The dress itself was not what I expected. I ordered a size 8 and a size 10. The size 8 did not fit and the larger size did not fit my body in a flattering way. It's definite an "older" look compared to what I was going for.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 159lbs
December 18, 2014
This was a back up dress for a Holiday party. It was not as dressy as I needed it to be.
I did not end up wearing this dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
January 21, 2015
Cute detail and great shape.
Wore this for my engagement photos and it worked out great. Fits a little bit snugger than I'd like, but it all worked out.
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