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Bennett Lace Sheath

$80 to buy
$1275 retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

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.

Size & Fit

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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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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Size Chart

Product Details

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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34 reviews
Fit
Large2
True to Size29
Small2
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
July 11, 2015
Detailing on fabric torn
The dress was all I wanted, however, it was a bit too long (and I'm 5'7!) and the detailing up top was torn. Returned the same day without wearing.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 205lbs
December 21, 2014
Made my 21st birthday unforgettable!
I am usually a size 14 (I'm large-chested as a size 36DDD and have a very large backside), but this dress was so popular and I wanted to wear it so badly for my 21st birthday gathering that I rented the size 10, wore no bra (which I think is understood that you probably shouldn't), wore a corset and two pairs of shapewear. That's how stunning this dress was, and it was worth the struggle! The lace detail on the top half is so elegant, and my friends could not stop raving about the quality. It feels very expensive. My only complaint is that the side-zipper (the only zipper) makes it extremely difficult to get into the dress, so definitely have a friend help you into the dress if necessary. That's not a size thing; it's just the nature of the dress. The dress was indeed true to size for a natural size 10, and the length was perfect. So, for every woman concerned with being very curvy like myself and not fitting into the dress, do know that the fit should be fine, and that this dress truly took my breath away. It's been over 6 months since my party, and I'm still in love with it!
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
June 17, 2014
Unable to wear the dress
I rented this for my daughters wedding. It was too big so I was unable to wear it. It is a beautiful dress but couldn't make it fit right. It was hard to raise your arms up so might have been a little awkward when dancing.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 62
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 14, 2014
Tried every way to rent year later. Size not available. Was gorgeous; wonderful experience.
Am very sad this dress is no longer available to rent. Wish it could be remade in size 12! It is a blue ribbon winner..
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 28, 2014
Loved the dress!
The dress was very beautiful and complimented my figure well. I felt pretty and tall in this dress and loved wearing it! I would definitely rent it again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
April 6, 2014
Lots of compliments but high maintenance dress
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.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
March 18, 2014
This dress is so classy & elegant. I loved it!!
Difficult to raise your hands, not easy to get into. I had to get help from my husband.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 19, 2013
GREAT proportions!
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
November 14, 2013
Loved the look!
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 22, 2013
Loved it!
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
September 15, 2013
Beautiful dress for a black tie event
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 19, 2013
Pretty but longer than I expected
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 29, 2013
I rented this dress for an annual client dinner my firm puts on and this dress was spot on.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
June 25, 2013
Perfect dress for a black tie wedding; I received many compliments on it.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
June 15, 2013
Felt Amazing in this Great Dress
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!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124lbs
June 3, 2013
LOVED RTR PROCESS - BEAUTIFUL DRESS!
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.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
May 8, 2013
I wore this dress to a wedding and honestly stole the show away from the bride. It was a hit.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 26, 2013
Fabulous Dress!!
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 22, 2013
A little extra beyond the LBD.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
April 3, 2013
Beautiful - nuff said
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!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 28, 2013
This dress was amazing. The lace on the top made it so special!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 12, 2013
LOVE.THIS.DRESS.
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.
LoveFebruary 12, 2013
Lovely on you!
FaozatNovember 21, 2013
hi there I love this dress BUT i was wondering if you could dance at all in it? I read the comments and most say it has no give...I would like to wear it to a xmas party for my work! You look fab!
JenniferNovember 23, 2013
There's not much give, but it was still able to dance it up on NYE :)
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
December 9, 2012
This is the best dress I have ever rented from RTR. It was so elegant and beautiful. I was glowing!
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
December 5, 2012
Amazing, classy yet sexy dress
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 25, 2012
all the compliments on how beautiful i looked!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
November 7, 2012
The dress doesn't live up to its picture.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
November 3, 2012
Look at the back of this dress!
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!
RTR CustomerNovember 14, 2012
Looks great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 22, 2012
This summer, I married my friends, who were high school sweethearts. This was my Reverend attire.
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.
desireeNovember 6, 2012
props! perfect choice and soo pretty on you!
C.C.November 12, 2012
What kind of bra did you wear with this?
RTR CustomerNovember 12, 2012
Hi! We suggest wearing a strapless bra with this dress!
LoveFebruary 12, 2013
Nice!
KerstinMarch 15, 2013
Beautiful lace neckline on you! the dress looks teal in this photo- I thought it was black?
RTR CustomerMarch 18, 2013
Hi Kerstin! This dress is black on our site!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
October 7, 2012
Gorgeous! I rented it to wear to an opera at the Kennedy Center.
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
September 17, 2012
Classy and Fabulous!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
August 30, 2012
Classic and Sexy!
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.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
August 11, 2012
Gorgeous Dress!
I love this dress! Beautiful detail on the top and great fit. I wear size 2 and it fit great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
July 23, 2012
Love this dress - so ladylike and chic! Can't wait to rent it again!
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!
CarolinaDecember 30, 2013
Was it tight? Would a 0 have been too small? They don't have any size 2's left and I'm wondering if I should try the 0?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
July 12, 2012
Amazing!
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!
TanyaSeptember 12, 2012
I am also 5'10" and I am concerned that the dress will cut off above the knee rather than the way it is shown in the picture. Somebody above commented that it hit them exactly as the picture and they were 5'2". What was your experience? I definitely don't want my knees out. Defeats the purpose of the fit. Thanks
RTR CustomerSeptember 19, 2012
Hi Tanya! This dress is knee length on a 5'5" model, so if you are looking for a dress that will hit you exactly at the knees, I would not suggest this dress!

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