Lela Rose

Hello Gorgeous Peplum Dress

$40 rental
$1,195 retail
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".)

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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98 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(67)
Small
(11)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
May 8, 2016
Pretty conservative dress
I got the 6 and 8 and both fit fine, the dress has a little stretch, but I wore the 8 since it was a little more comfy, wore this to a Mother's Day dinner and it turned out great.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
June 22, 2016
I so badly wanted to love this
It looks so sophisticated in the pictures, but it's really unflattering, at least if you have any sort of midsection or if you're short. I am 5'2" and it went all the way to mid calf.
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Bust size: 36C
June 26, 2016
Perfect special work event or everyday work.
Worse this for my Open House at work. Fits well! Arm holes were just a little tight. Fit like a glove otherwise!! Very flattering especially for those of us with a little tummy.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 23, 2016
Work appropriate but didn't wow
I liked the way this fit and felt - spent about 15 hours in it while working out annual convention (walking a ton, sitting, standing, etc). Later when I looked back at the pictures, I didn't think it did much for my curves. Seemed a bit frumpy in the pics.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
March 7, 2017
Elegant, professional dress
Classic peplum silhouette. It's a bit tight across the ribcage. Hits right below my knee. Great for dressy work outfit.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
December 20, 2014
Great dress for formal affair event
Fit perfect . Great dress for professional event
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 49
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:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168lbs
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
May 18, 2015
Happy to see more work event selections on the RTR site.
Great fabric. Perfect for a work conference.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
March 17, 2016
Classic dress for work
Loved this- more black and white than it appears. Peplum hides a little postpartum belly. Very happy with the dress would rent again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
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:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 57
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:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
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:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
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:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
June 9, 2017
Great dress. Great fit.
Fit perfectly. I am 5'7" and it was the perfect length for work - hit right at my knee. Very flattering fit. Great dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
July 7, 2017
Frumpy
This dress is very well constructed, but I thought the bust was too high-necked and tight for me. All together was too old-ladyish for my taste. Definitely beautiful fabric and details though. Maybe would look more edgy/current on a thinner, straight-up-and-down body type.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 149lbs
August 22, 2017
Love this dress
I want with the 10 and should have ordered the 8. It was a little lose but worked great. Perfect length for work and also a very nice print. Received tons of compliments. Would rent again but in the smaller size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
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:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
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:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 12, 2016
Even better in person!
I rented this for a work event and it fit like a glove. It was sophisticated and the peplum gave it such a fun twist. Lots of compliments with this one and will rent again!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38B
Weight: 150lbs
August 17, 2016
Great Power Suit for work. Gave me extra confidence going into meeting with customer.
I normally wear a size 10. The size 10 was a little tight in the chest and hip area and since I was going to be sitting down alot in the dress, I wanted to be more comfortable so I wore the size 12.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 158lbs
August 19, 2016
Stunning sleek dress
very beautiful dress, unfortunately I could not wear it because it was very tight.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 3, 2013
Loved it!
I wore it to a business luncheon and needed to look professional yet pretty. This fit the bill perfectly- a great daytime dress. The fit is a bit snug in the bust area. I'm 5:9", 145 lb and a c cup. It was a bit tighter across the chest that i wanted, but the dress had some stretch in it, so it was fine. I would definitely order it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
April 20, 2014
Walking art
This dress is beautifully constructed but awkward on. The neckline was uncomfortably high and the dress a bit too long overall for my barely petite frame.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
April 24, 2014
Very well made dress.
I really liked this dress but it definitely ran small. The 6 was very snug and doesn't give at all. It was also longer than I expected but looked fine with tall heels. The quality is impeccable. If I had sized up I think it would have been a 5 star.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
May 26, 2014
Beautiful, feminine and modern.
I dress ran true to size to on the small size. Wore dress 2 months after having a baby and the peplum waist was great for hiding excess baby rolls. I had to go up a size because my chest was so much bigger. But loved the dress and wish I owned it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
June 1, 2014
Back up size was unavailable day before it was supposed to ship
The dress was gorgeous, but too tight in the 2. I received an email the day before shipment telling me the size 4 had been unexpectedly ruined. So sad I couldn't wear this dress, but it was a little too wintery for an outdoor May wedding so it wasn't the end of the world. The size 2 looked fantastic, but was not comfortable because it was too tight. Maybe the 4 will be available another time and I can try again. RTR staff was very helpful and shipped another dress in 2 sizes at no additional cost. They are extremely accommodating! Overall great experience and my husband loved the dresses I ended up wearing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
June 5, 2014
Very professional looking yet unique
The detail of the dress was very pretty, Wore to a work event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 13, 2014
Perfect for a work cocktail party
I am usually a 4 in dresses but in Lela Rose I am either a 4 or a 6 - only the 6 was available and it fit perfectly. The dress is really flattering and the fabric is gorgeous. Unfortunately I gave it only 4 stars, not 5, because the dress smelled like BO! It must have not been properly cleaned from the previous rental. It was really gross, I didn't notice it until I'd left the house and I was self conscious all evening that people would think I smelled! :) The dress itself though was perfect for the occasion - a work cocktail party. With super high heels it looked sharp and sexy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
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:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 225lbs
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:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
May 4, 2016
cute and professional
Its quite long in length, I'm 6ft and it fell below my knees.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 5, 2016
Classic-yet-modern structured style. Very flattering!
Just the right amount of stretch while still being totally appropriate for a work event. The structured panel at the waist makes the dress very flattering. Can be worn with a jacket or without. Wish I could buy this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 151lbs
May 6, 2016
Conservative and stylish dress
This dress was very comfortable and it would have been great for my event. Unfortunatley, the dress was damaged in a very noticeable spot. The customer service team was great and although I didnt have time to get another rental they did offer me a credit toward another rental in the future. The dress runs true to size and the fabric does have some stretch. The only negative is that it is a bit long, and hit below the knee.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Weight: 137lbs
June 16, 2016
Flattering and elegant dress
I rented this dress through Unlimited to wear to work. This dress earned compliments all day long. Almost everyone I met with complimented this dress. It is understated, but is fit and cut so well as to be really impressive. My bust is 36D and it was initially tight in this area, but that wasn't necessarily a bad thing. I definitely recommend this dress. It is also suitable to a work environment.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 22, 2016
fits like a glove and so flattering
rented via unlimited and seriously considered buying (alas, price point)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
August 10, 2016
So chic!
This dress fit perfectly and was very chic. Looks nice and very well made.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
November 20, 2016
Perfect professional dress!
This dress was super comfortable and served exactly the purpose I was hoping for - a professional look for a professional convention I was attending and presenting at. Loved this dress - wish I could have kept it!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
January 25, 2017
Perfect for a daytime work function!
This is a really flattering dress, especially if you have a bit of a tummy. The fabric and fit is both comfortable for all day wear, while looking very smart. I noticed minimal wrinkling etc. after a day of sitting in various conference rooms.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
January 27, 2017
n/a
Rented this for work but it just didn't work for me. The waist didn't hit me right, and it ran a bit too small to feel comfortable for me to wear all day. Perhaps for shorter women or those who are not long-waisted it would be wonderful. The fabric and styling all seemed top notch. Too bad it didn't work for me.
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