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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73 reviews
Fit
Large2
True to Size54
Small9
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 48
January 8, 2016
Great dress for a bridal shower for my daughter...loved the look and feel of this dress!
Great fit, very slenderizing, comfortable!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 16, 2015
Professional with a hint of edge...esp with the right accessories!
I wore this for a sales pitch meeting, and was very happy with the size, fit and comfort! I was in this dress for nearly 14 straight hours -- including a plane ride -- and was comfortable the whole time. I paired this dress with the Bounkit Clara earrings and the House of Harlow Black Geometric necklace, both of which I recommend for a little added sass. While the fit of the dress was great, I can see how some reviews consider the arm holes to be small. If you have a larger bust (I do not) or concerns about arm circumference, you may consider a different dress. What I loved about this dress, as a taller person, was the length. At 6 Feet, this dress came down to just above my knee, making it great for a professional setting.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 139lbs
October 20, 2015
Very classy, sophisticated dress for an afternoon bridal shower
I rented this dress for my best friend's bridal shower. The size 4 fit me well. It felt a little snug at first in the upper body, but the material is a little stretchy and I was comfortable in it for nearly 8 hours. I received countless compliments on the way this looked. I'm 5'7'' and the hem fell to my knee. It was the perfect length. I paired it with nude wedges and it was easy to move around in!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 108lbs
September 28, 2015
Very stylish dress, perfect for work
I got this dress to wear to work meetings with clients. It is very stylish and modern. I liked it very much and would consider renting it again. My only issue with it was the hips and booty area were cut large and therefore were baggy on me. I would have considered sizing down, but the top part fit perfectly. It is such a cute dress, though. If I owned it I would just get the backside taken in a bit and then would wear it very regularly. So this appears to be a perfect dress for anyone with a little something extra in back!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
August 29, 2015
Beautiful dress!
Great dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
August 19, 2015
Beyond perfect!!!!
I had an important work meeting and the dress was just what I needed. It fits beautifully and it is both atractive and feminin without being overly sexy or revealing. Simply elegant!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
July 10, 2015
Gorgeous dress...terrible fit
This dress was lovely, the material was heavy and it seemed to be very well made. However the fit was a bit odd in the bust and the arm holes were very small...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 26, 2015
Beautiful Sophisticated Dress
This was a great dress! I got a ton of compliments, Very classy
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Age: 45
May 18, 2015
Happy to see more work event selections on the RTR site.
Great fabric. Perfect for a work conference.
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
May 16, 2015
Absolutely loved this dress!
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!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
May 5, 2015
Wore this to my daughter's communion.
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 24, 2015
Updated classy
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
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
April 6, 2015
Professional look
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 5, 2015
Well constructed, but not as flattering as I'd expected.
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 30, 2015
Small arm holes
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
March 24, 2015
Excellent choice for breakfast with Chelsea Clinton
Loved #dress #fit. Everyone spoke about my beautiful dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 22, 2015
Fashionable, conservative dress
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 13, 2015
I wore this for a big talk I gave at a conference. Loved it.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
January 14, 2015
Gorgeous dress for an appropriate daytime affair.
Very flattering and perfectly appropriate for a work event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
January 13, 2015
Professional but edgy
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105lbs
January 7, 2015
Didn't get to wear it
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
January 4, 2015
Fits beautifully. Wore to work, very professional but pretty. Got compliments, comfortable
Runs big . I'm closer to a 12 & I wore a ten. Knee length.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
December 30, 2014
Gorgeous dress, beautiful fit
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 178lbs
December 24, 2014
Fit like a lovely glove. Made me feel very special at work.
Perfect way to razzle up a Friday!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
December 20, 2014
Great dress for formal affair event
Fit perfect . Great dress for professional event
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
November 21, 2014
Not your average day at work!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 139lbs
November 10, 2014
Classic & Chic
LOVED this dress. Fit amazing, very comfortable but chic. Received many compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 26, 2014
Beautiful, structured dress. Comfortable, stretchy fabric.
I wore this dress for an Law School competition. It was appropriate for a professional event. Very comfortable. Runs true to size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
October 18, 2014
Beautiful
Wore this to my dissertation defense. It was professional and beautiful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 13, 2014
Got tons of compliments on my booty in this dress
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
October 9, 2014
Blah..not for me.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 27, 2014
I loved this dress - it was perfect for a work conference that I presented at.
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 27, 2014
Lovely dress, great for work to cocktail party
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
August 23, 2014
Felt stylish and professional for a business meeting in NYC.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 6, 2014
Professional & unique
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 31, 2014
Work meeting dress
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 21, 2014
Great for a Work Event/Interview
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
July 19, 2014
Gorgeous Dress, but runs large.
This dress was so beautiful, but I definitely had to use a lot of fabric tape to shorten the hem. The fabric is a gorgeous textured, thicker fabric, which looks even better in person! If you are shorter or have a petite frame, the dress will most definitely need to be taped up, unless you are okay with it falling mid-shin. Even though it ran large and was not very fitted, it was still a very flattering and lovely dress, as most Lela Rose dresses are!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
July 15, 2014
Overall, a very beautiful dress though I had to get a replacement dress. I would rent larger size.
The fit was very close in the waist and would have been uncomfortable to wear all day.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
July 6, 2014
Perfect for business meetings - maybe not so perfect for pear shapes.
I got compliments galore on my professional look for an important business presentation with this dress. It is a forgiving material and kept me very comfortable. However, every photo I took in it... well, I felt it accentuated my already wide hips as a pear shape and was unhappy with how it photographed. Other may wish to keep the kind of occasion in mind when choosing this dress.
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