Lela Rose

African Violet Draped Gown

$389 to buy
$2595 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Rent this breath taking Lela Rose gown for any black tie event. It's vibrant color and adding the Badgley Mischka's Through The Looking Glass Bracelet will throw your look over the top!

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - deep V reveals cleavage so recommend wearing with fashion tape
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at empire waist
HIPS: Fitted - silk fabric highlights hips and backside- seamless underwear or SPANX recommended
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long): Regular for heights 5'0-5'6''. Long for heights above 5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra- low back does not allow for standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - deep V reveals cleavage so recommend wearing with fashion tape
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at empire waist
HIPS: Fitted - silk fabric highlights hips and backside- seamless underwear or SPANX recommended
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long): Regular for heights 5'0-5'6''. Long for heights above 5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra- low back does not allow for standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

African violet satin georgette. Surplice neckline. Cap sleeves. Pleated skirt with side draping. Fitted waist. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. See Size and Fit tab for length.

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9 reviews

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Small 1
True to Size 7
Large 1
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Victoria
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
May 5, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Beautiful dress! The color is deeper than shown here. Be warned, though, the long is very long!
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 30, 2011

Even though my original dress was unavailable, RTR was super accommodating!

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
When the renter previous to me had not sent back the DVF dress I had originally requested, RTR sent me this STUNNING dress, which I ended up wearing to my senior prom. I usually wear a 10, so I was delightfully surprised when the 8 fit. As the previous review says, the color is much deeper - more like a colbalt/blue violet, but beautiful nonetheless. I wore 3'' heels and it just brushed the ground, for a perfect length. I would most definitely rent this dress again!
Fi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
Aug 15, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Just GORGEOUS! Rented two other dresses for a black tie wedding, but as one of them was out of stock, RTR was kind enough to loan me this dress as a backup instead. As previous ladies have said, the color is deeper, almost blue/violet. ...But beautiful nevertheless. One warning for other tall ladies though: being 5'9", the Long length dress was barely long enough for me -- only touched the floor when I tried it on barefoot, so had to wear 2" heels for the event so it wouldn't look too short. Even given that, I LOVED the dress and got so many complements. Thanks RTR!!
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 23, 2011

In love with this dress. I've never felt like I belonged on a red carpet until I wore this dress. I felt so confident and people reminded me all night what a gorgeous dress it was. Wish I had another occasion to rent it for!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is STUNNING! The drapery is so elegant and it's a red carpet type dress. I felt gorgeous all night and nonstop compliments from every guest at the wedding. Wore size 2 and it fit perfectly. It ran slightly long so definitely wear a good size heel.
Denise
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 55
Body type: Full Bust
Nov 2, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Color is better than pictured, Unfortunatly, did not fit in bust, this was a size 12, draped beautifully, but if you are over a D cup (38DD), I don't think it provides remotely enough coverage.
Linda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 20, 2012

Rave

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Loved this dress. It fit perfectly and I received a ton of compliments.
Camille
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Oct 14, 2012

This dress ended up being way too long for me to wear even with six inch heels

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress ended up being way too long for me to wear even with six inch heels
Adela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Nov 12, 2012

Not 1 of dresses I picked - beautiful dress, looked awesome until I tried zipping it up! :(

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The dress I have as my 1st choice was not available but RTR called me up & sent emails until I got back to them! Because of the colors in the wedding & the brides request that no female wear black I was lost as to what to pick! The extremely helpful RTR girl suggested this dress which I don't know how I had over looked in the 1st place! She had it express overnight & the dress actually arrived to my cuz's house before my plane even landed! It was fabulous until I went to zip it up. Halfway up is all I got. I couldn't zip it passed my ribs & nevermind my boobies. So sad! It did fit the bride fabulously except for the length - she's was too short. If you are a 38C & my height this dress will fit. Will be renting this dress in the future in a bigger size!
Meedee
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
May 11, 2013

Beautiful dress. Definitely get long size if you are over 5'6"

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful dress. Definitely get long size if you are over 5'6"
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