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Bennett Lace Sheath
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Look like a Hollywood star in this classic Lela Rose lace neck detail sheath. Clean, elegant, and perfect for that charity event you are attending. Add a basic clutch like Kate Spade New York's Noir Shyla Clutch and monochromatic earrings like Kenneth Jay Lane's Galactic Glam Earrings.
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Black stretch faille with lace tulle neck. Crew neckline. Cap sleeves. Sheer lace back. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 39'' from shoulder to hem. Made in the USA.
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This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra (black undergarments recommended)
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - fuller skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

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

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Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4533
Jan 12, 2013
LOVE.THIS.DRESS.
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this for a New Year's Eve party and received compliments all night. It has a sexy, but classy quality to it. It falls a bit below the knee and accentuates a womans body very well. It was very comfortable other than I couldn't raise my arms up above my head because of the way the sleeves fall. Great quality material and the lace is gorgeous. I would rent this dress again in a heart beat.
Alex
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Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2422
Apr 6, 2014
Lots of compliments but high maintenance dress
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
So it's a gorgeous dress. Very remarkable -- you will stand out and get lots of compliments. As someone said, the material is very stiff. It was very flattering in the belly area - I usually wear spanx but I was fine without them. I think the size was too small -- I could've maybe used a 2 b/c I have wide shoulders and it really flattened my bust. Agree with not being able to lift your arms above your head. Length was below my knees which is fine b/c I was going to a black tie wedding. Nude strapless bra kinda showed in the back -- black one would've been better. There was 1 flower on the left neck that kept flopping over - taped it and worried about it all evening. I'm pretty sure there was something really off about the dress beyond that: the part where the lace and the solid meet, there's a deep shelf there and the solid part like flips out and shows the underside. Also, my dress happened to be like sewn crooked(?) so the fabric gathered in a slanty fashion. It took a safety pin and a lot of fabric tape before I was ready, but then the whole night I was grabbing myself to make sure things were still sticking / not showing. But then everyone at the wedding got drunk and I stopped being so preoccupied with the dress. Anyway, it photographs really well, and hopefully the whole lace/solid junction problem I was having was a fit issue that you won't have.
Reagan
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Canonical User Type: 5533
Mar 18, 2014
This dress is so classy & elegant. I loved it!!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Difficult to raise your hands, not easy to get into. I had to get help from my husband.
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Canonical User Type: 5524
Sep 15, 2013
Beautiful dress for a black tie event
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I absolutely loved this dress. If you are curvy, I would recommend going a size up as there is NO stretch in the fabric at all. I would also recommend wearing spanx as it was pretty easy to see underwear lines. I wore a strapless black bra - my hair covered it in the back, but you might be able to see depending on where the dress / lace hits you. I am short and the dress came to about mid calf on me. The lace looks gorgeous in pictures. If you are going to a wedding and you intend to do a lot of dancing, think twice about this one. The sleeves make it difficult to lift your arms above your head. I would definitely rent again for a black tie event - I received a ton of compliments.
ALNS
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 6433
Jun 15, 2013
Felt Amazing in this Great Dress
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I had my eye on this dress for a while and, when I received a surprise upgrade, I jumped on the chance to rent it. I wore this to my rehearsal dinner and it was great. It felt well made, and the lace detail on the top was gorgeous. The lace photographed well also. As with most Lela Rose dresses, the bust was a little snug, but I felt comfortable all night. I added a thin white belt. I was very sad to send this one back!
Sarah
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3434
Jun 3, 2013
LOVED RTR PROCESS - BEAUTIFUL DRESS!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
So was definitely overdressed for what I found out last minute to be an outdoor garden-style wedding, but nonetheless dress was gorgeous and an attention grabber - especially the back! Received so many compliments! Cons: dress is somewhat restrictive (no stretch in material), longer than I anticipated (past my knees), some of the flowers were not laying right on the back. Accessorized with Badgley Mischka Black Spade Earrings and Kate Spade New York Noir Shyla Clutch.
Mariam
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2423
Jan 28, 2013
This dress was amazing. The lace on the top made it so special!
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was definitely true to size but didn't have much stretch so it's a snug fit. I was worried that it would be too long but I think it was perfect for the event and great with a higher heel. It's definitely very comfortable - what a great experience!
Alex
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7433
Nov 25, 2012
all the compliments on how beautiful i looked!
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit is snug, not a ton of stretch. As long as you don't have to lift your arms over your head, its great. loved the dress, felt beautiful!
Kristin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 4533
Nov 3, 2012
Look at the back of this dress!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is stunning. It fits like a glove, and feels expensive. I got so many compliments on this dress. It was perfect for a cocktail-attire, autumn wedding. It's conservative but also sexy - check out the lace back!
Melissa
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Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5423
Oct 22, 2012
This summer, I married my friends, who were high school sweethearts. This was my Reverend attire.
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I cannot even begin to explain the neckline of the dress: intricate, luxurious, simply STUNNING. The dress is very obviously expensive and well worth it. I found it to fit tts, with no wiggle room. The material is thick and has NO stretch. I would get your back up in a size larger. However, due to the lining, you can get away without Spanx.
Jen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 2421
Sep 17, 2012
Classy and Fabulous!
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is absolutely GORGEOUS! I rented it for my rehearsal dinner and loved, loved, loved it! The material and lace detail are to die for and it's elegant yet very sexy. I would most definitely rent this dress again!
Arielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3433
Jul 23, 2012
Love this dress - so ladylike and chic! Can't wait to rent it again!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I would not normally be drawn to this dress, but when I put it on, I felt SO fabulous. It's so ladylike and chic, and the material is thick and beautiful. Perfect for a fall/winter luncheon or show!
VTMarie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3533
Dec 19, 2013
GREAT proportions!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is my favorite rental I've *ever* had. I even looked to see if I could buy it somewhere afterwards - yes, for the full retail price! It was that good. The silk is thick and structured, and the Guipure lace is frankly some of the most amazing work I've seen outside a wedding gown. As far as the rental goes, lots of dry cleanings have compromised the lace structure at the collar just a little bit, so it does fall, but the back makes up for any and all flaws. Runs just a tad smaller than you'd usually get because she's a more high-end and wedding designer (think wedding dress sizing). I'm 5'7" and it fell to a lady-like knee length. The top half perfectly fit my longer torso, as well. Love that this dress is JUST RIGHT for so many occasions.
K
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Canonical User Type: 5543
Nov 14, 2013
Loved the look!
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I loved the classy feel of this dress. I wish I had ordered it in a size 6 because it was a bit big but I was worried about the fit after reading other reviews. I will agree with many of the reviews, it does not have stretch. Enjoyed wearing this dress!
SRM
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4633
Oct 22, 2013
Loved it!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Got tons of compliments; all evening long everyone remarked how 'classic' and 'elegant' I looked. I carry more of my weight in my lower hip/upper thigh and I admit it was just the slightest little bit snug there, but it's a matte fabric so it didn't look too tight. You will have trouble lifting your arms above shoulder height in this dress (due to the little cap sleeve). You'll have to wear a strapless bra. Very very attractive dress.
Merm
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6423
Aug 19, 2013
Pretty but longer than I expected
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fits beautifully. It is very figure flattering. I agree with the other reviews about not lifting your arms above your head. However, i am 5'3" and this fit more like tea length on me instead of to the knee. It was still pretty - just not what I expected.
Stacey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4523
Jul 29, 2013
I rented this dress for an annual client dinner my firm puts on and this dress was spot on.
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I had my hair done in advance (simple updo) but ended up having to get my dress on without assistance. I would not recommend this. If you can't get your hair done already dressed, GET HELP to get this dress on. Otherwise I have zero complaints - it fit perfectly and is crazy flattering while still being modest. This dress is pure class.
Megan
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4533
Jun 25, 2013
Perfect dress for a black tie wedding; I received many compliments on it.
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress seems to be true-to-size. It's knee-length and fits just right around the waist and hips. As others mentioned, it's a bit restrictive around the shoulders. I found it to be a bit spacious in the bust, but it still worked. I would definitely rent again.
Laura
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 4443
May 8, 2013
I wore this dress to a wedding and honestly stole the show away from the bride. It was a hit.
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This is a fabulous dress. Make sure you've detoxed and gotten rid of all your bloat before you wear it though, because it definitely fits like a glove. I had to have my boyfriend help zip it up because the zipper was stubborn, so you might need a buddy to help with that. I suggest wearing a barely-there lace thong to avoid those annoying underwear lines showing though. No need for a bra, this dress offers all the support you'll need.
linda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7643
Apr 26, 2013
Fabulous Dress!!
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this for my parents 50th anniversary party. It was a daytime affair, but very dressy. The dress was amazing.. gorgeous fabric, and the lace on top is stunning. I received non stop compliments.. it has movie star quality in it's impact! Really special, and comfortable too.
Leslie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4534
Apr 22, 2013
A little extra beyond the LBD.
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This is a great dress. I rented it for an engagement party as my back up and chose it because it was classier and more elegant that my other choice which was more of a party dress. It fit perfectly. As other reviewers say, the sleeves do sort of tie your arms to your side. For me, since I wasn't dancing, this was not a problem, but I could definitely see that getting annoying if I were. It's a nice dress with something a little extra beyond the LBD.
SJ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2533
Apr 3, 2013
Beautiful - nuff said
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress is gorgeous. The fabric was slightly different from what I expected (a bit thicker), but the lace detailing is so elegant and beautiful. Rent it!
Elisabeth
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 8444
Dec 9, 2012
This is the best dress I have ever rented from RTR. It was so elegant and beautiful. I was glowing!
Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I feel the dress fits true to size. It falls at the knee, so wouldn't be good for a wild night out, but I wore it to a wedding and felt it was the perfect dress for the event. Classy, elegant, slimming, beautiful. I loved the dress and received several compliments. it's great for any special event - cocktail party, a meet the parents dinner, fundraiser, you name it. Something where you want to look beautiful but not too revealing. the lace detail is really beautiful and the material of the entire dress is really high quality.
starburst
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3623
Dec 5, 2012
Amazing, classy yet sexy dress
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I cannot say enough about how much I loved this dress. The material is amazing, thick silk that lays beautifully and the lace detailing is done elegantly. The length is a bit long, but that seems to be the trend and it help set off the sexy detail on top. Rent this dress!
Whit
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2434
Nov 7, 2012
The dress doesn't live up to its picture.
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was very surprised how big the dress was. I ended up letting my sister wear it because she filled it out better. The fabric was thick and kind of clunky. It looked great on her, but it just wasn't what we expected.
Alexandria
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Canonical User Type: 6524
Oct 7, 2012
Gorgeous! I rented it to wear to an opera at the Kennedy Center.
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Unfortunately, I didn't get to wear it b/c it arrived too late. But I eventually tried it on when it arrived. It's stunning - simple, yet dramatic. I have a large chest and I thought this dress was perfect!
Rachel
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 4424
Aug 30, 2012
Classic and Sexy!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was PERFECT!! I absolutely loved it and so did everyone else. I got so many complements on this dress that it makes me want to rent it again! I am short so I was concerned that the dress was going to be too long, however it was perfect I hit just in the middle of my knee but didn't look like it was too long.
Beena
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3533
Aug 11, 2012
Gorgeous Dress!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I love this dress! Beautiful detail on the top and great fit. I wear size 2 and it fit great.
Mags
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Body type: Pear
Canonical User Type: 7441
Jul 12, 2012
Amazing!
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I absolutely loved this dress! I rented it for a summer black tie wedding and it worked out great! The dress fit perfectly - it was amazing and received many compliments. It's a little hard to put you hands fully over your head so might have to sit out for the YMCA but overall this dress and fabric is great, very comfortable, and easy to dance in!
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