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Lela Rose

Costa Rica Palm Dress

$45 rental
$995 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Island chic! This dress is just right for all your social events in the sun.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" 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 backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" 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

Printed stretch cotton (97% cotton, 3% elastane). Cap sleeves. Boat neckline. Pencil skirt with faux wrap waist. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined (100% silk). 38” from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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35 reviews

Fit
Small 4
True to Size 26
Large 3
Photos 18
Tamara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 109 lbs
Jun 18, 2013

Love this dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It fit well and and the tulip skirt on it was too die for! It was a perfect for a spring wedding!
Taj
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 100 lbs
Jun 25, 2013

Business Chic

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this for a work conference. It looks fantastic as a conservative outfit with the right amount of pop. It hit just at the knee for me. I rented the Kate Spade necklace that is featured with the outfit. It worked really well to turn my outfit from day to night. I really liked the way it looked and felt. The only thing is that when I lift up my arms, it lifts up the dress. The dress is thick material so it's probably better for an air-conditioned event or colder time of year.
Joan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127 lbs
Jul 9, 2013

Great summer dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
This dress fit perfectly. The fabric was cotton but was lined throughout so full coverage even without a bra. I wore this to an elegant dinner in East Hampton and it was the perfect dress for the occasion. My only complaint was the rental price, which I feel should be lowered once the retail item is on sale in the stores.
Alyssa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Jul 15, 2013

Very figure flattering!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I wore this to my friends rehearsal dinner. I took this photo when I was trying the dress on when I received my RTR package. This was my first RTR order. I had tried on the 0 first, and then the 2, but the 2 was too big in the shoulders for me. I found the product details helpful when choosing this dress, because as you can see in the second photo, I'm extremely bottom heavy. This hugged my shap nicely but had enough stretch to make sitting comfortably. I wore this with Spanx but if I had to do it again, I wouldn't, because the folds and draping of the dress are forgiving enough. You definitely need someone to zip you into the dress, but that's ok. The only complaint I would have is that arm moment was a little limited due to the way the cap sleeve lays, but it's not a big deal if you aren't planning to be doing the YMCA. All in all I would recommend it to any petite hourglass or pear shapes. Ladies with larger busts may have an issue.
Fabriana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 5, 2013

Love the pop of color!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I felt great in this dress. It was conservative, but chic - I loved it! The pop of color made the dress a lot of fun to wear as well. The cap sleeve didn't feel too restrictive as most do, so that was a plus. I also feel that is really accentuates the right areas. I loved how small it made my waist feel! This is a perfect dress for many occasions or simply to wear to work!
hjk3781
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 22, 2013

I wore this dress for my bridal shower. My wedding colors were yellow and gray so it was perfect.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
It was a very easy dress with a very flattering (i think) fit. It was perfect for the occasion.
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 144 lbs
Nov 7, 2013

Cute dress, but not my favorite

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this for a summer wedding. It was cute but slightly more snug in the chest and arms than I had anticipated. I think as a result it didn't quite flatter my body type the way I wanted it to. However, the service with RTR was, as always, excellent.
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145 lbs
Feb 8, 2014

Great for spring or summer day weddings!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Love this designer! This is the second time I have rented a dress by this designer and have nothing but great things to say. Great for women who have a few extra pounds in the midsection. The way the waist is gathered hid my mom tummy and made my waist appear smaller. I will say the fabric does not stretch and the bust seemed to run a little small. I am not big busted so I was good but I did have to wear an unpadded bra as the padded on made the top too tight.
RTR Customer
May 12, 2014

Great dress, great customer service

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I loved this dress! I wore it to Steeplechase (horse racing event) and needed something classy and fashionable. This dress was perfect and I got lots of compliments. I wore it with a small black fascinator and black wedges. I was worried the wedges would be too casual but they looked great. The fit was snug. I wore my regular size (6) but I'd recommend the size up for your second size just in case. I was worried about the middle being too tight or unflattering for this new momma but I thought it was actually the opposite. Also, the lining was cotton and would be great for a warm event (like a beach wedding). This was my first RTR experience and it was great. Customer service was top-notch.
Mariam A.
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Jun 1, 2014

Beautiful & comfortable dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered this in an 8 & 6 for a wedding rehersal dinner. The previous renter damaged the 6 so RTR replaced it with another dress I didn 't particularly care for and was much too small anyhow. Luckily the 8 fit comfortably. I would have liked to try the 6 as well in the event that ot fit more snuggly but nonetheless, very happy with this rental.
RTR Customer
Jun 4, 2014

Delivered early, but I had to iron!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Great fit
Dawn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123 lbs
Jun 11, 2014

Loved it!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I felt so comfortable in this dress! I wanted something that wasn't fussy (i.e.: no special bras or gut suckers needed) for a country club dinner. I am a nursing mom so my chest and belly are my main concerns when trying on dresses. This did a great job at minimizing my belly and keeping my chest modestly covered. My measurements put me in a size 2, but pushing it with my cup size. It was a little tight across the bust but that was fine since I wasn't flailing my arms around or anything. The 4 may have fit looser but it wasn't available for backup so I took the chance with the one and am glad I did!
Suzanna
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 26, 2014

Beautiful dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The fabric of this dress is beautiful, very sunny and also a good weight without being too heavy. My size 8 was a perfect fit, and the style is very figure flattering. This dress would be perfect for any semi-formal occasion, as it is very understated yet elegant. I wore it bare legged with some Tory Birch wedges-no necklace is necessary as the fabric stands on its own, so some dangly earrings or hoops are perfect. I am seriously considering buying this dress, that's how much I loved it!
Maggie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Jul 13, 2014

Perfect summer in Texas wedding dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore this to a friends wedding... July in Texas, it was perfect!!! Love love love
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 17, 2014

Lovely

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
This is a nice, conservative dress. Great for a brunch date or summer party.
Julie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Jul 21, 2014

Dress did not fit...

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I was really excited to wear this dress to a wedding rehearsal dinner, but it did not fit. I ordered a size 4, but probably needed at least an 8. I have broad, athletic shoulders and the dress was very tight up top and I was unable to lift my arms. But the biggest issue was around the hips. The 4 fit perfectly there but made my hips look a lot larger than they are! I'm not sure if a bigger size would have helped the hips. Beautiful material and color, make sure to size up if you order!
Brit
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 26, 2014

It was a brunch meeting with my Junior League, and it was perfectly cute-but-businesslike.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
The fit was pretty loose, but it was a gorgeous dress. I'm a pretty dramatic hourglass shape, so it fit in the extremities but in the in-between areas. So beware! But the style itself is gorgeous.
viv
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128 lbs
Jul 27, 2014

rented for my mother-in-law

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
I rented this dress for my 76-year-old mother-in-law. The dress looked so beautiful on her. She wore a size 8 and the fit was perfect. I am so glad that her first experience with RTR was so successful!
Angela
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
Aug 3, 2014

It was a perfect fit, and I felt so lovely and beautiful wearing it. So many great compliments.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Didn't want to send it back. Perfect!
Kate
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Aug 4, 2014

Loved it, would rent again!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I originally rented another dress for my fiance's graduation ceremony, but unfortunately it had to be deactivated prior to my event. The rent the runway customer service rep was absolutely amazing! She sat on the phone with me for 45 minutes showing me dress after dress until we finally found this one. I can't say enough about RTR customer service, as well as this dress! I felt very comfortable and pretty in it, the only thing I would recommend is to size down as it ran a little big.
Gina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Aug 7, 2014

A hit at my sister's bridal shower!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress is beautiful! The style is flattering, and the color palette looks great against tan skin. The greenish-yellow palm fronds are more vibrant in person than they look online - definitely a plus! Bottom line: I felt awesome in this dress!
Julie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Aug 15, 2014

Comfy and flattering

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this to my friend's bridal shower. Very comfortable dress and easy to move in.
Diane
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
Aug 18, 2014

Comfortable and classy

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Wore this for a major work presentation to many compliments. The bottom has a pencil skirt like cut that does a great job accentuating a small waist and smoothing out the hips. There's some structured ruching across the waist that's a little weird, but I found it worked itself out as I moved around in the dress. It also helped cover up a bit of puckering that occurs from having a short torso. The cap sleeves were super cute but I would not recommend if you need to lift your arms! :) The only reason I gave this a 4/5 is that it was a tad long for my torso and so the top sat a bit high on my back. Otherwise it was top quality, nicely lined, and incredibly comfortable.
Diana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Sep 21, 2014

I wore this for a day wedding over Labor Day weekend.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was beautiful, and fit great. I got so many compliments! The only minor issue was that the hook and eye at the top of the dress was broken when I received it. Other than that, great dress. At the end of the night some one spilled an entire glass of red wine on the dress. I was so worried that my insurance wouldn't cover it, but it did! Phew!
Sammie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 14, 2014

It was cute. Perfect for bridal shower.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
#bridalshower
Lisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36AA
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Oct 17, 2014

Favorite dress to hide saddlebags!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved this tulip style skirt as it hid my saddlebags (thighs?) I loved the bright yellow leaves in the palm print...perfect for our Miami vacation. Wore to a splash party for my husbands company and felt super cute!!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Oct 30, 2014

Fun to wear but a little shorter than shown in picture

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Great dress - I wore this to my high school reunion and got a lot of compliments.
Bella
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150 lbs
Jan 30, 2015

very flattering

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
This dress made my waist have a nice shape and the print is so unique I really loved it!
Kristin
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 9, 2015

runs small but nice fabric and print

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
runs small
Melissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 13, 2015

decided not to wear

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Nice fit- hit the knees- nice material. I decided to go for another dress- because I decided this was a little too fun for my work presentation.
Monica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128 lbs
Mar 17, 2015

Bright and different!

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Other
Got this dress for a morning baptism/luncheon. The tulip skirt and colorful bright yellow accents were the best part of the dress! Nice fabric, not thick but fully lined so it fit really nice. Only thing I didn't love was the length. In my opinion it would have been nice if it was a bit shorter but it wasn't anything awful. It still looked really pretty and appropriate for the occasion.
Ruth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Mar 17, 2015

Reminds me of vacation!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
One of the first dresses I got via unlimited. I wore it to work on the first "warm" day (~50s), got lots of compliments. It's not too tight, not too short, very work appropriate, and showed off just enough tan from myrecent trip to Turks and Caicos!
christine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122 lbs
Mar 29, 2015

Perfection!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Formal Affair
Rented this for my mom, it fit her perfectly! She wanted to buy it she loved it so much!
Casey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 29, 2015

Classy and comfortable!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Loved the dress and received lots of compliments. The fabric was very soft and the dress was very flattering.
Marissa
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
May 21, 2015

Comfortable Trendy Daytime Dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress for my brother's college graduation, which took place in the morning. It was very beautiful and comfortable. It fit perfectly and made my waist look smaller than what it is. Great dress for a formal daytime event..
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