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:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 10, 2014
Didn't work...
Really beautiful dress (nice material, flattering skirt), but the top is weird and just doesn't fit. I'm smaller on top, but this wasn't really a matter of it being too small/too big. It just didn't work. It was too tight in parts, and then open by the neck. Again, beautiful dress, but not sure how the bust is supposed to work. Jut ordered a back up dress and hoping I have better luck.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
April 16, 2014
Cute bow detail!
A simple, yet dainty dress. The bow on the back adds for a cute detail. Dress can be worn casual (during the day, maybe with a Spring jacket), or dressed up with some statement earrings or a necklace!
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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.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
May 9, 2014
Ended Up Sending Back
This is an adorable dress however the way the neck fits just did not work on me. The dress was loose in the waist but then cut into my arm/shoulder region, essentially creating the appearance of shoulder/arm fat- not attractive! I would say that if you have a larger bust or rib cage you may want to order up a size or think about another option.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
May 12, 2014
Fit perfectly, my boss and CEO loved it!
Perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
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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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
June 6, 2014
Love this dress! I received so many compliments. It felt amazing. Super cute with heels or flats.
Fit true to size but was a little large in the bust area. Also it's hard to zip up with out help. Color was the same as shown in photo and the material is thick. This made the dress a little stiff.
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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:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
June 10, 2014
Fit like a glove and it has a pocket!!!
I got tons of compliments on fit and especially the bow in the back. I wore my hair in a relaxed bun and a statement necklace to balance the simple neckline. Perfect!
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:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 22, 2014
Loved the full skirt and the detail in the back
I wore this dress to a June wedding at a beachside country club. The dress was super comfy and fun to twirl in. I got a lot of compliments about the bow detailing in the back. It was a subtle fun detail that kept the dress from being too plain. I wore the 4 but could have probably gone with a 2.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Weight: 105lbs
June 22, 2014
I love Kate Spade! This dress is just another reason why!
A lot of people had mentioned that this dress ran big in the chest. I found that it fit pretty true to size. The neckline is supposed to be a cowl and not lay flat against your chest. After I rented this dress and was awaiting its arrival, I read a review that it had pockets, and I was stoked. It did take me a minute to find the pockets. They are in a hidden front seam kind of like a hoodie pocket. All in all, this dress was great, and it was made by one of my favorite designers. I wore it with the navy and gold piano keys necklace which you can rent right now.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 29, 2014
Super comfortable, with pockets
This dress was extremely comfortable and stylish. There are pockets, but they are located in an odd place in the front between pleats. Overall a super fun dress and would rent again.
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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:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 143lbs
July 12, 2014
Dress came promptly and worked out great for a July wedding.
I liked that the dress hits the natural waistline. Very comfortable. A more casual, thicker fabric than it looks like in photos. Was surprised the dress was navy instead of black, but it worked out fine. Overall a totally solid rental, with a super cute bow on the back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
July 14, 2014
Loved this dress and received tons of complements!!
Fits perfectly!
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
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:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
July 21, 2014
Loved it!
This was an awesome rental! The dress is structured yet super comfortable. It is made from a heavier, cotton fabric than I was expecting, but it was still classy and appropriate for an evening wedding. I usually wear a 6, which fit just fine, but I wore my backup size of 8 on this one. The dress is very fitted through the bodice/rib cage, and the 8 was a bit more comfortable for the long night of dancing ahead of me. I would definitely rent this dress again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
July 30, 2014
Didn't end up wearing
I was sent this as a backup when RTR didn't have the second size I requested. It's cute, but shinier than pictured and with a fuller skirt.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
July 31, 2014
I went to a nighttime wedding in this dress. I dressed it up with a great necklace and silver shoes!
The dress fit true to size. It was a good length and fit well. I was unable to wear a bra with the dress, but it worked out well for me. I got a lot of great compliments and I was super comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
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.
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
August 5, 2014
Overall a beautiful dress that just was too dark for an afternoon backyard wedding.
Pros are definitely the costumer service and the style experts. They were very helpful in helping me get this dress as a replacement for one that was unable to be sent. It arrived on time but just wasn't the right dress for the occasion. I would rent for the fall or winter due to the darker color, thicker fabric, and full lining.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
August 17, 2014
The bow detailing in the back and full skirt made this a fun choice for a wedding!
Fit true to size. A little plain in front so I added my own belt - the necklace was also a RTR and that really dressed it up too. It also came a tad wrinkled, but letting it "air" a little helped. Overall a great choice with a couple snazzy accessories to dress her up!
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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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
August 25, 2014
Cute, flirty, easy to wear!
I wore this dress to a night-time bridal / bachelorette party. The dress is super flattering but might not be great for gals with bigger chests as the top is pretty tight and I am smaller up top. Otherwise, the material is soft (like a thinner denim) and it has pockets (nice to put your cell phone in). I paired this dress with nude heels and the Coastal Ibis Necklace from Slate & Willow - which really accented the dress nicely. The dress would probably also be cute in the fall with tights and a cute jacket.
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:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 28, 2014
Classy dressy but needs to be well accessorized to stand out
I had read that this dress ran small so I ordered my normal size 4 and I sized down. I liked the fit of the size 2 over the size 4 however I could not zipper the smaller size over my chest. Even the 4 was a bit snug in the chest area only but that is what I ended up wearing. If you are large chested I recommend sizing up or being prepared not to wear a bra (because it will be too snug). I ended up having a formal belt that I purchased from Anthropologie that I wore with it to emphasize my waist more. With the full skirt, the dress really does not go in too much in the waist. I wore a belt, big earrings and a bracelet to add more personality to the dress. Lastly I recommend wearing your hair up since the bow in the back is main selling point of the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
September 9, 2014
Simply beautiful!
I got a ton of compliments on this dress! It was perfect for a wedding, simple but still very pretty. I don't have much of a natural waistline, but this dress was great at defining what I have. I'm also not very tall, but this dress was the perfect length! I found it fit between true to size and slightly small, which is why I went with the larger size. There was a little bit of extra fabric at the neck that prevented it from laying flat, but it looked fine. Overall, it was hard to say goodbye to this dress!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
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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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
October 21, 2014
Beautiful back detail!
The dress was great and fit well. I initially ordered the 10 but ended up wearing the 8 and didn't even try the 10 on. My only issue was that the top did not lay flat on my neckline and was popping out a bit. Overall it was not a big issue. The fabric was a little heavier than I anticipated, but again, not a big deal. A very flattering dress.
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:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
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:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
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:
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: 26
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:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 3, 2014
Cute, comfy, understaded for a wedding- wish I had rented it a few months ago (slightly worn out)
My first RTR, and it was super easy and convienient for an out of town wedding (just bring shoes and a purse!). The dress was cute, slightly faded though, clearly had been dry cleaned several times. The back was cute, and I wore it with a bold necklace that helped spruce up the front. I own another Kate Spade dress that is a 0 (which is REALLY tight) so I knew better than to get a 0. It was a tad big in the chest, but that's common for me :) Overall, I liked the dress and was happy with my choice.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
December 10, 2014
This dress didn't work out for me.
This dress did not flatter my body type at all, even once I added a belt around the waist. The high cut top puckered in weird places, and the excess volume in the skirt made me look larger than I liked. The fabric was also wayyy too casual for the office party I was attending - this would be a great dress for brunch, or an outdoor picnic, not an office holiday party or formal event. But, I will always love Kate Spade, even though this dress didn't work out :-)
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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
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