Hawaiian Palm Dress

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$1610 retail

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Stylist Notes

Tame your inner islander with this chic piece from Lela Rose. The subtle print and shimmer make it perfect for cocktail hour. Go with accessories like Coralia Leets' Sapphire Druzy Ring.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - very full skirt conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a standard bra or racer-back 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 size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - very full skirt conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a standard bra or racer-back 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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Product Details

Blue printed jacquard. V neckline. Fitted waist. Pleating at skirt. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 38'' from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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31 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(20)
Small
(9)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 6, 2014
Not what I was expecting - but loved it anyway!
I wore this to a rehearsal dinner... At 5'3", and being rather busty, this dress showed off the girls but made me look really short (came to about mid-knee). Not my favorite rental, but great dress for the right body type.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 21, 2014
Very tight on ribs. I typically wear size 4 but could not zip over ribs. 6 fit well.
Very nice, heavy material (upolstery fabric) so hot if dancing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 3, 2014
Not flattering
This felt very matronly to me, between the material and the conservative neckline. I rented it for an office party, and it felt too stuffy even for that. The pleats at the waist puffed out and definitely made me look pregnant. (That was the case in both the 6 and the 8, and I usually wear a 6. The 8 fit fine, wasn't too snug, but the pleats still popped out). I ended up stopping at the mall the day of my event to buy something instead.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
August 26, 2014
Beautiful color and fabric - beautiful and easy to accessorize, but not too formal.
Definitely tight in the bodice. In not sure it would work for more than a B cup. Order a size up!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
June 25, 2014
Forgettable
The dress didn't pop the way I was hoping it would, the fabric is thick and has a quality feel to it yes but the color and cut made it a forgettable dress for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
June 25, 2014
It's a little longer than I thought it would be, but overall great
Beautiful fabric, a little tight around the ribcage, lovely dress and I would recommend it
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 16, 2014
Extremely snug in the ribcage
If you have a big ribcage, size up at least once. The hip was fine, the bust was too big, but it would not zip up at my ribs at all. The fabric is also less fancy looking in person. Lastly, if you have a wool allergy, DO NOT rent this dress. It's 8% wool so even if it had fit, I wouldn't have been able to wear it anyway.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 5, 2014
Perfect for a spring wedding, and looked great with the turquoise Kendra Scott earrings!
The dress is very tight around the ribcage/right under the bust - almost corseted, so you may want to size up. The effect is extremely flattering, however, and no bra necessary as the dress gives you a "boost"! I would definitely rent this again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 2, 2014
Pretty, flattering dress
Pretty, feminine dress, forgiving on the hips, comfortable, and has pockets. Fabric is a rough weave, almost like a brocade with a slight shimmer to it. I have gained 10 lbs recently (so 135 not 125) and the 8 felt a bit tight.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
December 27, 2013
Lovely, but TIGHT in the ribs!
I couldn't wear this dress because I couldn't get it zipped over my ribs. The girls fit, my ribs didn't; go figure. I have fairly large ribs, so I'm not surprised, just sad because this is a GORGEOUS dress! It looks so shiny in photos, but it's much more subtle in person. It's also got a lovely soft feel to the fabric. Oh, and it has pockets!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 22, 2013
Great experience
THis is a beautiful dress made from a great fabric. Loved wearing it and received many comments. The fabric doesn't have much stretch, but fits beautifully.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 11, 2013
Cute dress; probably more flattering on super thin girls.
I liked this dress. It was cute; a bit tight, but still true to size. I am curvy and it flared a bit at the waist.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
September 10, 2013
Very heavy material
Just not my style. The material is very heavy. I agree with a previous reviewer who stated that it looked like a carpet bag.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
August 27, 2013
Beautiful and Feminine
I rented the dress for a wedding that was more on the formal side. I loved the dress but the fabric was very thick. Being named Hawaiian Palm I thought it was be on the lighter side, the wedding was August 24. The color was gorgeous, turquoise, blue, and teal! Lela Rose cuts beautiful silhouettes that makes any girl feel gorgeous. I am a lot smaller on the top then hips, the 4 fit perfectly in the chest but not hips, so I wore the 6. Still felt great in it all night. It's not tight in the belly area which is always a plus :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
August 7, 2013
Beautiful!!
I did not end up wearing this dress to the summer wedding I went to but it was so fabulous that I wanted to review it! This dress was a little bit heavy for a hot summer day but when I tried it on, I felt so elegant and stunning. The fabric is gorgeous and it's extremely comfortable. When I have a chance to rent this dress again, I definitely will!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 59
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 126lbs
June 21, 2013
SImple style showcases beautiful fabric
This dress is silk tweed, woven into a gorgeous, lush pattern, but as others have said, it's heavy for a sundress. I wore it to a later afternoon reception/fundraiser where It was 90. I worried about sweating, but it's open enough I was fine. It does hug the ribcage, but I didn't think the neckline is too revealing and the pleats start around your bellybutton, so there's plenty of room for tummy, hips & butt. The fabric is very soft; the 4 was pulled down a bit at the back hem (nothing a little fashion tape couldn't fix). And the lining showed at the neck.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
May 8, 2013
A perfect party dress in every way,
I LOVE this dress. It was very sad to send it back!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 67
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
April 25, 2013
beautiful
This is a beautiful dress, just beautiful. However, it wasn't the best design for my shape. It is VERY tight through the midriff, which is my problem area. I didn't end up wearing it because I wanted to be able to breathe!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
April 9, 2013
gorgeous
Love the color and the neckline is super flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
February 26, 2013
Not my kind of dress.
This dress was sent as a replacement of a back-up dress, because something happened with the one I ordered and it wasn't available. I have to be honest, I hated this dress. In the picture it doesn't look so bad. In person, it looks like a safari themed carpet bag. It's incredibly heavy as well. That said, some people may be fine with it, but it just wasn't my style. I didn't end up needing it, and wore the first dress I ordered, which worked out nicely.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
December 28, 2012
Pretty, great for dressy occasion
Very low, fabric not forgiving, not for the large chested
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 28, 2012
Very nice fabric and well made dress; did not fit perfectly, though
I am 5/'4 and went with the 6 and the 8. The 6 fit perfectly except in the chest area, it was a bit big and a bit too low cut....
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
October 26, 2012
Flattering, but runs small
This dress has a very flattering cut, although it runs small on top, so bustier women should size up. Love that it had pockets! The only downside was I wasn't too fond of the material -- it felt like I skinned a couch and made a dress out of it like Scarlett O'Hara. In the end, I feel like the rental price was more expensive than the dress was really worth.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
September 13, 2012
Looking elegant, fun, and on-trend all at the same time!
This is a gorgeous dress with a foil pattern that isn't overbearing-- it shimmers just slightly. It isn't a fitted dress (I prefer things a little tighter around the waist), but it still gave me some shape. The top cuts very low/wide, so I had to check that my strapless bra wasn't showing from time to time. The pockets were a definite plus!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 12, 2012
On the website it might not be as eye catching as some others, but in person it's a stunner!
I wore this to the rehearsal dinner for my wedding. I adored it and thought that it was the perfect balance of sexy and classy. In person you can see the slight metallic sheen and pattern of the fabric better, I think that the palm print helps keep it less formal than it might otherwise be. The cut of the dress is extremely flattering as the mid-section is very fitted, but overall I believe that the dress runs true to size. I also loved that it had pockets, so that I didn't have to carry a clutch. The only complaint I had about this dress is that the zipper on both the 4 and the 6 were very difficult to work and kept getting stuck.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138lbs
September 10, 2012
Perfect dress
This dress is just beautiful. The fit is very flattering. I have a fat stomach and not much of a waist, but I looked like a had a nice figure in this dress. I wore it to my son's wedding and was complemented on it all night.
RTR CustomerApril 28, 2013
Do you think it was dressy enough for a black tie wedding in Rhode Island in late May?
RTR CustomerMay 3, 2013
Hi! We do! It's a great dress, we just suggest dressing it up a little with some gold jewelery!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
August 21, 2012
Chest too tight to wear :(
Although the size eight zipped up fine, the fit was not flattering. Too bad because the fabric and cut oft his dress really impressed me. I wish I would have gone up a size to accommodate my large chest.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 24, 2012
I like wearing blue with my skin tone!
I really liked this dress because it was longer and less fitted, so I know it would be prefect to rent again for any more conservative occasion. The color was beautiful too!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 17, 2012
I tried on this dress at the Rent the Runway moments party and as soon as I stepped out the dressing room I received compliments of how flattering it looks on me.
This dress is a nice fit especially if you do not necessarily want the dress to show off your stomach. If you are a little chestier you need to be aware because the plunge is deeper for you than on the model.
AnnFebruary 19, 2014
You should be the model for this dress. It looks like it was made just for you!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
March 26, 2012
So gorgeous
I loved this dress. It has a very classic look with the super fitted bodice and fuller skirt. The material is nice and heavy so it doesn't stretch, order your second size up. Gave me cleavage, a rare occurrence! I would totally rent this again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 14, 2012
Love this dress!
I wore this dress to a black-tie optional dinner. It is absolutely gorgeous and has such a flattering fit. I got so many complements all night long. I rented the 2 and the 4 and ended up going with the 2. The top half is very fitted, and the bottom half is not, so it works nicely on a pear-shaped figure. I am 5'6"/5'7" and it hit right at my knee, the straps are about 2-3 fingers wide, and the top did not show cleavage on me (small bust), but probably would on someone with a larger chest. I typically wear a 2 in dresses, so it runs true to size. It is a heavy weight, which is perfect for this time of year and it has pockets. The fabric has a gorgeous shine to it, and looks awesome on anyone with blue or green eyes. Overall, I am obsessed with this dress and wish I could have kept it! It is beautiful! Thank you RTR!

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