Be The Boss Dress

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$1195 retail

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Stylist Notes

This sophisticated Lela Rose sheath is a great look for your next professional affair. Business appropriate with a stylish flare! Simply pair with the Kenneth Jay Lane's Clear Drop Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 2-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at midsection with belt
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted at hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, 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 back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 2-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at midsection with belt
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted at hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Burgundy silk crepe (100% silk). Three-quarter sleeves. Cowl neckline. Straight skirt with removable belt. Hidden back zipper and button closures. 40” from shoulder to hem. Made in the USA

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15 reviews
Fit
Large4
True to Size10
Small1
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
September 25, 2015
Perfect, comfortable, quality fabric and fit - no belt included - for a conservative Bar Mitzvah.
Cant say enough about the quality of the fabric!! I am so tired of all the polyester. This hung beautifully.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
April 17, 2015
Felt so Professional yet Elegant
This by far the best dress i have rented from rent the runway. Being that I am a member of the unlimited program, I get to rent around 3 dresses a week. This dress is amazing. the belt is stretchable so it hugs your body. Truly an amazing dress. I used this dress to go to court (I am a lawyer) and received a lot of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 170lbs
April 8, 2015
Hides all the flaws
This dress is surreal. Gorgeous color and cut. It hid the belly/lovehandles well while looking very feminine and fitting.
LaurieApril 24, 2016
How would you describe the color? Is it more of a pink-based burgundy or a rust-based burgundy?
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
April 6, 2015
Good for work party.
Nice fit for a work party. A little tight in the waist (or I need to lose weight!).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
February 18, 2015
Buttons popped open
The dress is lovely - elegant and classy - perfect for a business function. EXCEPT that the buttons pop open on the back. As I left my meeting, a man ran up to me and said, "You should know that you have 3 buttons open at the back of your dress and everyone can see your bra." I did them up but they popped again half an hour later so I took the dress off and never wore it again; a shame because it was an 8 day rental. Moreover, the dress was not tight. So I was disappointed because I loved it otherwise.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 7, 2014
Excellent choice for a professional appearance!
I wore this for a corporate cocktail party. I got many compliments and felt both feminine but professional. Fabric and fit were great! I wore with nude heels and gold accessories.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 27, 2013
Amazing dress!
I wanted to something conservative but lovely for a family Christmas dinner with my husband and in-laws and this was absolutely perfect. The silk fabric hung beautifully without being clingy and the neckline had the perfect amount of cleavage. I loved this dress so much it's definitely one I'd consider buying in the future!! Note that, like other reviews, RTR did NOT send the belt with it so I had to call in a panic to get them to find the belt in the warehouse and overnight it to me. Yes, you could improvise, but the belt, in the matching color and stretchy fabric, really "pulls" the dress together (literally). Give yourself an extra day on the front end of delivery to make sure you get that belt delivered to you!!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
December 24, 2013
great dress!
i love the dress! except, I would recommend pairing the dress with a different belt
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
December 18, 2013
Great dress for conservative event.
This dress is gorgeous. RTR didn't send the matching belt, so I had to improvise. Even so, I would rent it again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 163lbs
July 19, 2013
Color is amazing, the neckline is very flattering.
This dress, from the front, looks amazing. I got a ton of compliments. The problem, if you are broad shouldered like myself is that the button up back gapes. I could have worn the 8 in the middle and top portion, but the back gaped. It was odd to say the least, because usually I'll get pulling in the front. I went with the 10 because I didn't want to look like a sausage roll. Anyway, beautiful dress, just lovely color. BTW I'm a 34DD so the larger breasted but smaller shouldered would do very, very well in this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
June 7, 2013
Nice, Conservative Dress. Good for a Work Party
I ordered this as a back-up dress for my law firm's Christmas party. I ended up going with my other choice which had a little more oomph to it. But if you're going for sophisticated, understated and conservative, this dress is a winner.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 1, 2013
Simple and classic style.
I really wish that this fit me but given some recent weight gain, I probably should have rented the size 8 since this was a bit clingy around the midsection but fit my bodice just fine. Would have been great if I really was pregnant!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
December 23, 2012
Perfect winter dress!
Rented this dress for a holiday party/wedding reception. The longer sleeves make it perfect for chilly weather, and the high waistline (natural waist) makes it flattering. The belt that comes with the dress is nice and stretchy and also helps define the waist. The buttons up the back of the dress are a great detail. The only minor issue I had with them was that the bottom buttons tended to pull when I leaned forward, so that you could see between the buttons and see my back. Definitely will rent again if I need a sophisticated, professional look!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
November 13, 2012
Perfect dress for a November Wedding
Beautiful dress with button detail down the back. Skirt is fitted in the waist and hips and falls just below the knee while the top is looser and has some movement to it. I was worried that the sleeves would be tight due to the fabric having no stretch to it, but this wasn't the case at all. The cut is flattering and the color is beautiful. I paired it with gold jewelry, nude shoes, and a nude clutch and loved the classiness and comfort.
View photos (1)
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 114lbs
November 8, 2012
Gorgeous dress! Runs very large
I normally wear a 6, and the size 2 was even too big to wear! (in the shoulders,chest, and the waist) The dress is so beautifult though. I got it for a fall photo shoot, and it would have been stunning. Also note that it does NOT come with the pictured belt. It has loops, so you need to plan for this!

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