Lela Rose

Hello Gorgeous Peplum Dress

$40 rental
$1195 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Sharp and sophisticated. This peplum dress by Lela Rose is a strong choice for that important day at work or a nice dinner. Add a little color with Alexis Bittar’s Viridian Collage Drop Earrings.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, 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 backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Black and white printed cotton jacquard (48% polyester, 30% acetate, 14% cotton, 7% nylon, 1% elastane). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Pencil skirt with peplum waist. Exposed back zipper. Lined (100% silk). 41.5” from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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Small 9
True to Size 49
Large 2
Photos 25
Jennie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 13, 2014

Got tons of compliments on my booty in this dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to work followed by a fundraiser. It is very glamorous, sexy, and work appropriate. It fit me like a glove. I have a big butt, and this dress must have made it look good because I had at least ten compliments from random people on my butt/figure. I am only 5'2", and I was tempted to use hem tape on the dress, but I decided that the midi length made it look more designer. I wore it with a string of pearls to work and with the Slate and Willow Moonstone necklace to the fundraiser. I have already rented this dress again.
Victoria
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
May 16, 2015

Absolutely loved this dress!

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Other
I loved this dress! I wore it to a work conference dinner party/cocktail hour. The fit was perfect and very flattering. I got so many compliments, everyone loved it. I wish I could keep it and make it a regular part of my wardrobe!
Chrissy
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106 lbs
May 5, 2015

Wore this to my daughter's communion.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this to the church for my daughter's communion and planned on wearing it at the party afterwards. However, it was WAY too long and not as comfortable as I would have liked. Material was very heavy and I was way too hot in it to wear it any longer than I had to. Wound up changing into something I already owned. Also, the coloring was much different than in the picture. Way more black to it than it looked like.
Jennelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 22, 2015

Fashionable, conservative dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to my daughter's baptism. It was perfect for a more formal, daytime affair. I felt fashionable and put together, despite having the flu! I received many compliments. I paired the dress with nude pumps.
Allie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 5, 2015

Well constructed, but not as flattering as I'd expected.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Based on other reviews, I rented a 2 and a 4. The 2 fit perfectly at the waist, but it was far too constricting across the chest. I thought I could make it work, but I actually had a bit of trouble breathing after a few minutes. That's how tight it was. The 4 was comfortable snug across the chest, but the waist was loose. As a result, the overall look wasn't that flattering, because the dress' most interesting detail is its waist line. It's a nice dress and it obviously was a great choice for lots of other reviewers. It just fit oddly for me. I am between 5'5- 5'6, a 34C bust, and I weigh 120- 125 lbs.
Caitlan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 6, 2015

Professional look

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress for professional headshots based on other reviews of women who rented for professional events. It was overall a good choice - the fit was good (true size 6), the print was interesting, and it was very high-quality. It wasn't really a showstopper, so I wouldn't rent for a social occasion, but it was good for my purposes.
Mary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 30, 2015

Small arm holes

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Other
For the most part , I liked this dress. The lines were very nice, and the fabric was beautiful. A good choice for a professional event. That being said, the arm holes seemed very small to me and cut into my shoulders every time I moved my arms. I did have a small problem with the skirt riding up a touch - but I'm not sure if that's partially because of the length, which for me was mid - knee (and I'm 5'10). Dress worked ok, but I would not rent again.
Gemma
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Mar 24, 2015

Excellent choice for breakfast with Chelsea Clinton

Size worn: 10
Rented for: Other
Loved #dress #fit. Everyone spoke about my beautiful dress.
Kim
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Jan 13, 2015

Professional but edgy

Size worn: 10
Rented for: Other
I have very full wide hips so I always get nervous renting a dress with little to no give. This dress was great! The flaps in the middle were unique and the print fun. The flaps don't do too much to help flatter the figure though. Overall true to size and I loved it!
Valerie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165 lbs
Nov 21, 2014

Not your average day at work!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This was my free birthday dress (for my Pro membership) and I didn't have a "special occasion" so I ordered a dress I could wear to work. When I walked in to class (I'm a college professor) 3 students shouted out at the same time, "I love your dress!!!" Then they argued about who liked it first. :) I would definitely recommend the dress to most people--but perhaps not to other pear shapes, like myself. I did have to tug at the skirt now and then to keep it from riding up. But the fabric was amazing and since it has a little stretch, it was so comfortable to wear all day. There was an issue with my 2nd size for the dress, so Rent The Runway sent me a second dress for free! I'll be wearing the second dress out tonight for my birthday dinner with my husband. I could get used to wearing two different designer dresses in one day!
Vanessa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175 lbs
Aug 23, 2013

Rich fabric, beautiful detail, fit like a glove!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was not exactly as imagined, but was still wonderful. The pattern isn't a print, but rather stitching detail all over the dress in a small 'leaf' sort of pattern. There is a lining, which made the dress a little warm, but not to the point of sweating because of it. It also fell a little longer than pictured but I was wearing a size 12 to accommodate my hips, so perhaps that just made it longer. I was very nervous about the peplum detail, because I generally cannot wear peplum due to my already sizable hips. But, it looked great, and was a clean peplum look, rather than ruffly. It was not too tight, fit just right all over, just was a couple inches past my knees instead of right at the knees, as shown. I received many compliments, and have to admit that I felt quite nice being in such a 'rich' dress! I wore black platform 5" heel open-toe pumps (even at my height). MUST wear a thong with this one, or panty lines will show through, even with heavier fabric! (Wish there was a better photo, but it works)
Mallory
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 26, 2014

Beautiful, structured dress. Comfortable, stretchy fabric.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress for an Law School competition. It was appropriate for a professional event. Very comfortable. Runs true to size.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Sep 27, 2014

I loved this dress - it was perfect for a work conference that I presented at.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress is perfect for a more professional setting, I received a ton of compliments. Very true to size, the arms were a little tight at armpit but overall it was a great fit and very long. The dress is a darker gray, almost black rather than the picture that looks lighter gray.
Kelly Grace
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150 lbs
Jun 19, 2014

It was a great dress for a work event. A little stretch made it very comfortable.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
It was very flattering, and very comfortable, I wore it for 14 hours.
cccarlson
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Jun 4, 2014

Perfect work to cocktail event outfit.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress got lots of compliments. It's pretty comfortable. A little (just a little) tight through the bust and arms. The hem at the bottom is a bit odd and folds up but it didn't really bother me. Overall, great outfit especially if you have to wear something from work to a cocktail event.
Mellie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
May 12, 2014

Sophisticated

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Gorgeous dress. Thick fabric gives the dress a well-constructed and high quality feel. Wore it to a Mother's Day Brunch at a golf club. Did need to wear spanks underneath to give a nice, smooth look. Would definitely recommend as an alternative to a dress suit. Loved that I didn't have to hide my bra straps.
Jamie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 28, 2014

Upscale business hot look

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Attended my hubby's business award ceremony in this, felt very in place amidst the guys in suits and whatnot. Hubby said I had a sexy Librarian look going on. I went with 12 for the fitted bust and the waist was loose but overall fit fine.
gabrielle
Age: 25
Apr 13, 2014

I wore this dress to a sorority brunch, it was perfect for the occasion but had the flare I needed.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Fit perfectly on my chest, however if you have a larger bust size, I suggest sizing up.
shira
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158 lbs
Mar 21, 2014

Great dress, many compliments, super comfortable and form -fitting in all the right places

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to a business function. Being 5'10, it was the perfect length. I ordered the 8 and the 6. The 6 was a much better fit. This dress is meant to be fitted. If it is loose, it errs on the side of being a bit dowdy and boring, When it fits your form, it is very flattering and comfortable for an all-day business function as well. The fabric is thick enough that it hugs your curves without needing to wear spanx!
Robin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 25, 2014

I loved it. I rented it for a work cocktail event, and it was perfect - flattering & stylish

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress has a nice weight to it, so it's very flattering (esp. with the peplum.) I wore it to a fashion work event, and felt totally comfortable, appropriate, and stylish. Also got a ton of compliments from some pretty picky people.
Alex
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Dec 7, 2013

The dress looks better in person than in photographs.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved the business look of this dress - it was exactly what I was looking for. I wore this for a client christmas party (work function). It was a very classy look. Fits true to size. VERY comfortable. Do not get the smaller size if you are trying to decide between the two, because my size 8 was ill fitting (I looked like a stuffed sausage). With this dress, a size bigger is better.
Fabriana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 6, 2013

Love this unique take on the peplum!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I loved the fit of this dress, it was very comfortable!! I felt so chic and sophisticated the entire time I had it on. It did seem to hit me a little long length wise, but that could easily be fixed with a bit of hem tape. The white piping of this dress is a very flattering attribute. This is a great dress all around and accentuates your body in all the right areas.
AK
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 30, 2013

Obsessed with this dress!!!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Easy, clean, simple. Classic shape with a modern twist. Can't wait to wear this to an event!
Holly
Top Contributor
Age: 45
May 18, 2015

Happy to see more work event selections on the RTR site.

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Other
Great fabric. Perfect for a work conference.
Jill
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Apr 24, 2015

Updated classy

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I'm in-between sizes right now trying to lose the last of some "baby weight". I really liked this dress but being in-between sizes is my curse right now. I started with trying on the 12 and was at first unimpressed with it's matronly look and fit on me. I then tried the 10 on and going down that one size made a world of difference. I ended up not wearing the dress since it was slightly tighter in the chest than I would have liked and made me feel a little too self-conscious for the church service and event I was going to. I wore another dress from RTR instead. The 10 could have been worn, but the 12 felt more appropriate for church. If I had been wearing it anywhere else I would have probably gone slightly more fitted with the 10. Even though the 12 was a little looser it did not look matronly as some of the other dresses tend to if going up in size. Overall a winner and I will be looking for
Melissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 13, 2015

I wore this for a big talk I gave at a conference. Loved it.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I felt so professional in this photo. It's a lot longer than it looks in the picture, which was fine for me.... I'm 5 7 and have long legs and the dress came down way below my knees- which I like cause it was for work, but I felt like it was more of a mid-calf feel (I did wear flats though...) It's just a gorgeous dress- nice fit- felt so confident giving my talk in it.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 14, 2015

Gorgeous dress for an appropriate daytime affair.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Very flattering and perfectly appropriate for a work event.
Nat
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105 lbs
Jan 7, 2015

Didn't get to wear it

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Didn't get to wear it out, as it ended up being too light for a winter event, and the peplum made it difficult to pick an appropriate jacket length over it. However, this would be a great dress for a warm spring/fall occasion. The dress looks pretty simple and conservative, but the fit is fantastic - perfect for a business/fundraising/networking function.
Pamela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Jan 4, 2015

Fits beautifully. Wore to work, very professional but pretty. Got compliments, comfortable

Size worn: 10
Rented for: Other
Runs big . I'm closer to a 12 & I wore a ten. Knee length.
Silvia
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 30, 2014

Gorgeous dress, beautiful fit

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Pros: The dress was definitely true to size, length was perfect for a conservative wedding. Cons: there was a small stain on the dress, luckily it was not to visible. Also, a section of the peplum was not connected to the dress, again, it was not noticeable, however, would have been best for it to be fully clean with no stains and all parts connected. Otherwise, the dress was gorgeous.
Marissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 178 lbs
Dec 24, 2014

Fit like a lovely glove. Made me feel very special at work.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Perfect way to razzle up a Friday!
Inna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 20, 2014

Great dress for formal affair event

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit perfect . Great dress for professional event
Victoria
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 139 lbs
Nov 10, 2014

Classic & Chic

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
LOVED this dress. Fit amazing, very comfortable but chic. Received many compliments.
Cate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Oct 18, 2014

Beautiful

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Wore this to my dissertation defense. It was professional and beautiful.
Anne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 9, 2014

Blah..not for me.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I got the 12 and the 10 for back up. First the bust was quite tight, no room here for anything larger than a full C. I was smooshed as a D. This isn't for the super tall - the waist was a little high and that peplum thing - it made me look like I had a gut, did not accent my shape at all. It was a bit too plain for the business cocktail party I was planning for this.
Lisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Sep 27, 2014

Lovely dress, great for work to cocktail party

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I thought the fit was nice. The asymetrical cut in the front kind of flapped around a bit so I used some fashion tape to hold in place.
Deborah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Aug 23, 2014

Felt stylish and professional for a business meeting in NYC.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
For me, right around the arm openings and slightly through chest which is why I went for the 12 vs 10. Perfectly proportioned for my athletic-type build in all other areas.
Jae
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Aug 6, 2014

Professional & unique

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress has thicker material with some very cool texture. It was perfect for a professional conference. I wore a black cardigan over it while in the frigid conference rooms. The thick material was VERY forgiving of my non-flat stomach-- no spanx needed. The hem on my dress was drooping a bit. I had hem tape but didn't use it because it wasn't too bad. No one seemed to notice. It hit just below my knee (I'm 5'2"). This was fine for me because of the professional nature of my conference. But if you want a head-turning dress, move on to something else. This was perfect for my goals-- comfort, professional, & unique.
Rachael
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 31, 2014

Work meeting dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I was on travel so I had a few dresses shipped in rather than packing. I'd say this dress was kind of a "meh" for me, probably because my regular size fit a little loose and I didn't quite have the fit I wanted. Overall, dress was in good shape and is a fine conservative bet.
Noelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jul 21, 2014

Great for a Work Event/Interview

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this for a work occasion, but didn't end up wearing it because I bought something instead. It fits very tailored & is perfect for a business event or something along those lines. I am 5'9" 125lbs and it came to my knees. Very classy + professional.
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