Couture Wave Dress

$150 rental
$1295 retail

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Stylist Notes

Stunning is the only word that describes this Lela Rose dress. Prefect for any event where you need to be noticed.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted in bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist; origami ruffle conceals midsection and lower abdomen
HIPS: Fitted - fitted at hips and very fitted at backside; curvy women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model) - curvy women should consider sizing up for length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted in bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist; origami ruffle conceals midsection and lower abdomen
HIPS: Fitted - fitted at hips and very fitted at backside; curvy women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model) - curvy women should consider sizing up for length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Tangerine silk faille. Built in bodice for support. Origami ruffle detail. Cumberbund waist detail. Hidden back zip. About 29" from bust to hem. Model's height is 5'8.5".

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42 reviews
Fit
Large4
True to Size29
Small9
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 7, 2013
Real head-turner!
Great dress, structured fit is very flattering, fabulous color!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
July 24, 2013
PERFECT, forever immortalized in professional family photos, got asked if i was a model more than 1
I am extremely busty but short and petite. I needed something classy for my sister's cotillion ball. This dress was extremely figure flattering even though I was covered up and I felt fabulous. I got asked several times if I was a model and I could hear people talking (positively!) about my dress throughout the night. This is one of my favorite dresses of all time. My only cons would be for light skinned chicks...maybe skip this color. It is an orangey yellow and looks best on dark skin. It'd be beautiful with dark hair but I rocked it blonde too! I am very short and my only not so great thing to say about it was that it was on the long side but that as what I needed for this occasion.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
April 2, 2013
Gorgeous dress and very luxurious material.
A little big in the bust but a great fit overall.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
February 10, 2013
Gorgeous, one of my favorites I have rented
I rented this dress in 2010 for a wedding, and it still is one of my favorite dresses I have worn- tha shape is very flattering, it had the inner hooks for support up top, and the color is great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
January 8, 2013
Such a unique color! Rented this for a fall wedding in 2011, and got tons of compliments!
Fit true to size in my opinion!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 122lbs
November 15, 2012
An absolute amazing dress!
The material was a bit more stiff than I thought it would be but turned out perfect! Fit true to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
October 24, 2012
Didn't wear it. Runs EXTREMELY SMALL.
Ordered for a wedding. Ordered the 4 & 6 -- ran EXTREMELY SMALL. Couldn't wear either. I normallly wear a 2 or 4.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 7, 2012
the service of course :) always fun to get the fab package in the mail
The dress rocks! it's super gorg. Love love love - unfortunately it didn't fit me at all :( it run small - i think it's best for tiny girls :) i'm 130, 5'7 and a 34c... and the 2 was too small and the 4 was too big in the tummy. BUT i would totally suggest if you're small bust, small waist. Super fab :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 17, 2012
Perfect for a cocktail party; stands out but the mustard color is not too offensive.
Fit is true to size, length is a little long but it was flattering on the backside
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
September 17, 2012
Very interesting details
I rented this for a summer wedding because I wanted a bright dress. It isn't as saffron yellow as pictured and almost has a greenish tinge to it in person. I picked the wrong size and didn't have a backup sent with it so I didn't wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 5, 2012
Bright and sunny
I loved the color of this dress, and I got tons of compliments, but I couldn't rent it again. I usually fall pretty squarely into the size 8 category, but the 8 was super tight in the hips and it was impossible to breathe--there is literally no stretch at all in the fabric. The 10 was even a little more snug than I'd like, but I'm busty (34DD) for my height so that may have been the problem. I'd say if you're busty, definitely size up, but to everyone, I'm not kidding when I say there is no stretch. Bright side: I helped me have better posture throughout the evening because I could not slouch and the color definitely makes you stand out.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
August 15, 2012
My toosh didn't fit!
This is a fabulous, fabulous dress. However, my own toosh is on the rotund side and there was no give on the fabric, so I couldn't fit the dress once I got it and there wasn't time to order anything else. Great dress, though
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
October 19, 2011
The dress is beautiful in the picture, but you can tell the size 0 had been worn quite a lot. The fabric is showing it's age and the color is fading. The top fold by the shoulder drooped down and needs to be pinned. I did not end up wearing this dress.
RTR CustomerOctober 15, 2015
How high were your heels? I'm 5'6 and ordered the long. Didn't plan on wearing taller than 3" heels. Thx!
HeatherOctober 16, 2015
Hi Shelby, You look amazing in the dress! I just ordered it for an event I have next week - quick question? What color shoes did you wear or would you suggest? Thanks!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 3, 2011
I am generally an 8 and should have ordered a size up. The dress would not zip around my full bust (34DD) however, the color was beautiful and the fabric was luxurious. The particular dress shipped to me, which I did not wear, was a different color at the seams then the rest of the dress, as if it had been dry cleaned wrong or faded in certain areas. Besides that, wished that it fit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 155lbs
October 2, 2011
I had a great night, and get lots of compliments even a couple of months later on this dress. It was great to let everyone I work with see me dressed up for once!
Moral of the story is I LOVED this dress. But I'll get the bad out first: The boning was poking through on one of the sizes, and I imagine that wearing it all night would've been painful (though I'm sure you could tape it or something if need be). Also, the top part of the wave wouldn't stay up without a pin on either dress (this was an easy fix). Now the good: It is a gorgeous color (a little less bright in person, but really pops still), it fit like a dream, and it was a huge hit. I LOVED it and would buy it if I could, even with the flaws mentioned. I am so glad I finally rented it!
RTR CustomerDecember 5, 2011
Thanks for the feedback, Tara! We have inspected the boning on all the units of the dress to make sure that won't happen again!
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
September 21, 2011
Beautiful Lela Rose dress; it runs true to size. The color is a little darker than appears in the photo and perfect for fall weddings and events. I will agree with the others that the plastic boning sticks out and pokes you in the armpits, but it was kind of worth it!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
September 21, 2011
This dress was beautiful and I got loads of compliments. It fit true to standard designer sizing. I'm 5'4-5'5 and about 125 pounds. I'm usually a 2/4 (2 in brands like J.Crew and 4 in brands like DVF) and the 4 worked in this dress. The only negative is that the dress is starting to show a little wear and the boning is poking through the fabric in some places. I've suffered worse for fashion though. All in all, a worthwhile rental.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
September 17, 2011
I LOVED this dress! It was very tight in the bust (I'm a 36D) so if you are larger in the chest, order a size up! Also, the boning can make it seem a little tight. Other than that, the color is striking, and I received many compliments at my formal event! BEAUTIFUL AND CLASSY. I'd order it again.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
September 9, 2011
I really enjoyed this dress! It was slightly small (I rented the 6 and the 8 and went with the 8, but that same weekend wore a rented Shoshanna in a 6). The 6 could zip, but the 8 gave me more breathing room, as there isn't much give to the dress. The color is slightly more golden then this picture, but it is absolutely beautiful, particularly in the sunshine. I got compliments all night long, and of course couldn't help spilling that it was rented! There is some boning in the dress that got a little pointy, which I think comes with wear, but overall it was conforable and beautiful.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 147lbs
September 8, 2011
This is such a pretty dress. But like some of the other reviews said, it is smaller on the bottom than the top. I am totally a pear 5'8" 150 lbs 34 26 38 and the size 4 fit on top but wouldn't even go over my hips, and the size 6 was big on top and was a tad too tight to look appropriate for a wedding this weekend. I put on spanx and they helped but you could see the lines. This dress is still really beautiful but maybe for someone with a fuller bust and smaller hips.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 27, 2011
I absolutely loved how this dress looked and fit. The only problem was that on the sides the plastic that makes it hold its structure was poking through and ended up rubbing my sides all night until I was bleeding! I had 2 dresses since I had the extra size and both of them were like that. I would wear it again but I would make sure to put a bandaid under my arm
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Body type: Hourglass
June 13, 2011
I am usually a size 8 but it was unavailable so I ordered a size 10 since I usually have to go up a size because I am bustier but it still didn't fit.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 40
Body type: Hourglass
June 10, 2011
This dress is so cute and I was really looking forward to wearing it. But, when I tried it on, the wires were poking me from the inside and the fabric was a little worn. I knew I would not be able to wear it for several hours at a family wedding. Thankfully, I ordered a back up dress that worked well.
RTR CustomerNovember 21, 2011
We are sorry to hear you couldn't wear this dress. We are doing a thorough quality check on every unit of this dress to make sure the fabric and the bodice are in perfect condition. Thank you for sharing your experience.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
May 16, 2011
There was only a size 6 available during my rental which is my usual dress size and I was so disappointed that it did not fit properly. It was very tight throughout the hips yet too large on top. I had ordered a back up dress, the David Meister Lady in Red Dress, also in a size 6 and that one fit amazingly well. I indicated that this dress runs small yet if you are larger on top it may be a better fit (I'm a 34B). I wish it had worked for me, it is a stunning dress.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 10, 2011
I wore this dress to a wedding in Manhattan. I was complimented all night on both the fit and the dress overall! I loved it!!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
May 2, 2011
The size 0 in this is AWFUL. It is in horrible shape, it's totally worn out, and it actually had spots on it. The size 2 that came with it was a great shape and was basically a different dress compared with the crummy size 0 version. I could not wear this to my event. The RTR people have been very nice though and refunded my money.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
April 9, 2011
I also rented this dress for a friend wedding. Great marigold color, perfect with the fall leafs. My only complaint was that by the end of the night after drinking and dancing the boning inside the dress was poking me like crazy. Not super comfortable, but I got a million compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
April 8, 2011
My friends told me to buy the dress because it looked so good on!
I loved this dress! I ordered a 6 and an 8 because I'm between sizes, but the 6 fit perfectly and looked amazing. I got so many compliments. It was exactly the length pictured and I had no problems with the bust even as a 36DD. It stayed up well and the color was as pictured. Beautiful dress, would definitely rent again (or even buy it).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
March 28, 2011
Gorgeous dress, amazing color!
Loved this dress! It was stunning, and every single person that I spoke to complimented me. As beautiful as it was, the wear and tear was apparent to me (and probably me only). The boning in the fabric was poking through the fabric on each side of my chest, and it was painful. I tried using a bandaid to cover the boning but it is right on the seam, so if I lifted my arms, it was visible. I didn't expect a new dress up, but I wish it had been comfortable.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 116lbs
March 8, 2011
Gorgeous dress; however, the fit was a bit off. I have a 25" waist, usually wear a 27 in jeans and a have full 34C bust. I rented a 6 which was too large overall and a 4 which was too large on my waist and hips.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
January 3, 2011
I loved this dress. The color is very unique and the fit was fabulous. RTR was so kind as to offer me a new selection after one of my originally selected sizes was unavailable, and I am SO pleased I selected this one. It looked great with my summer tan!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Body type: Athletic
December 22, 2010
Loved the dress on the model but it did not work at all for me! Luckily I rented a back up dress. The 4 was too tight through the hips but still large on the top (I am a size 28 in jeans and a B/C cup) and the 6 was way too long and large in the top but still tight through the hips. The fabric also seemed a bit worn and not as vibrant as it is in the photo.
RTR CustomerNovember 21, 2011
Hi Laura, sorry to hear this dress did not work for you. We have updated our fit notes to show this dress is very fitted in the hips and backside. Thank you for your feedback!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 8, 2010
Gorgeous color and so unique! Stands out in a see of black dresses.
I wore this to a wedding and was complimented by nearly everyone, even the bride. I absolutely loved it and felt very beautiful. It was extremely flattering. And the process was very easy and better than I imagined. I wish I could rent this dress for every occassion!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
November 7, 2010
I was so excited to wear this dress to friend's wedding. The color is beautiful and so unique. I was very disappointing because both sizes I requested were too large, especially in the bust, luckily I had a back-up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
October 25, 2010
Looking fabulous!
I have had my eye on this dress since they added it to the website, and am so thrilled I finally got to wear it! I wore it to my cousin's black tie optional wedding and it was perfect! It fit wonderfully and I got a ton of compliments on it :)
ashleyOctober 5, 2012
Is it leather or faux leather or what is the material?
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Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
October 13, 2010
Loved the color and the cut! I was worried the yellow would be "too" yellow for a fall wedding but it was the perfect autumnal shade. I'm between a size 4 and 6 and ended up going with the 6 so I could eat and dance worry-free.... This dress runs very true to size so don't be worried that just because it is designer, you need a bigger size than you normally wear. Loved it!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
October 11, 2010
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL dress! I rented a 6 & 10 because it's in popular demand and the 8 wasn't available. Took my chances! 6 worked well except my bust was squeezed a little. Regardless, it was a hit! I'm of a darker skin tone - very complimentary! Got alot of compliments! You won't be dissapointed!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 11, 2010
I loved this dress so much! It fit perfectly, I couldn't have been happier with it! And it's very comfortable! I received a ton of complements!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
September 27, 2010
The marigold color turns heads. Love how elegant I felt wearing it. The cut is universally flattering as it hits where you're most narrow.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
September 17, 2010
I can not rave enough about this dress! It fit perfectly so I could dance the night away at a friend's wedding worry-free. I'm small-busted so I worried about having to constantly pull up the dress since it's strapless but the bodice molded perfectly to my body. I got a ton of compliments!
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