Lela Rose

Be The Boss Dress

$40 rental
$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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14 reviews

Fit
Small 1
True to Size 9
Large 4
Photos 4
Meaghan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 18, 2013

Great dress for conservative event.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is gorgeous. RTR didn't send the matching belt, so I had to improvise. Even so, I would rent it again.
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145 lbs
Jun 7, 2013

Nice, Conservative Dress. Good for a Work Party

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
EBF
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160 lbs
Nov 13, 2012

Perfect dress for a November Wedding

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: 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.
Catherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
Apr 17, 2015

Felt so Professional yet Elegant

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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.
As111
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 170 lbs
Apr 8, 2015

Hides all the flaws

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress is surreal. Gorgeous color and cut. It hid the belly/lovehandles well while looking very feminine and fitting.
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165 lbs
Apr 6, 2015

Good for work party.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Nice fit for a work party. A little tight in the waist (or I need to lose weight!).
Bev
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
Feb 18, 2015

Buttons popped open

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
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.
Suzanne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Apr 7, 2014

Excellent choice for a professional appearance!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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.
Alison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 27, 2013

Amazing dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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!!
Elaine
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150 lbs
Dec 24, 2013

great dress!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
i love the dress! except, I would recommend pairing the dress with a different belt
Justine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 163 lbs
Jul 19, 2013

Color is amazing, the neckline is very flattering.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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.
Donna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
May 1, 2013

Simple and classic style.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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!
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Dec 23, 2012

Perfect winter dress!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!
ashley
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 114 lbs
Nov 8, 2012

Gorgeous dress! Runs very large

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
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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