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Lela Rose

Look and Lace Dress

$30 rental
$1595 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Get structured sophistication in this lace sheath by Lela Rose. A ladylike look for that work function or rehearsal dinner. Add refined sparkle with Lee Angel’s Silver Lilliana Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (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 at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (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 at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

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Product Details

Black stretch cotton (50% cotton, 50% polyester) with shimmer lace detail (79% rayon, 19% wool, 2% elastane). Elbow-length sleeves. Boat neckline. Pencil skirt with draped detail at waist. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined (100% silk). 41” from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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48 reviews

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Small 14
True to Size 29
Large 1
Photos 23
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Jun 21, 2013

What a beautiful dress! Very slimming and sophisticated.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Wore it for my brothers graduation. I felt a bit overdressed but it was so fun to wear such a lovely gown. I love rent the runway!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 2, 2013

Loved how sophisticated this dress made me feel the minute I put it on!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress looks nice on the hanger, but amazing on! The fit was amazing and really comfortable!! The length and the sheer flower detail at the top make it such a sophisticated dress! Its a great take on that LBD every woman must wear!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 27, 2013

Well Made, Unique LBD

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a Halloween themed wedding. It was very well made, and the lace on top even had a little sparkle to it. There were a few snags upon arrival, but they were hardly noticeable. The dress hit me below the knee which was nice for the cooler fall weather. Like most Lela Rose dresses I've worn, the fit was tight in the bust and hips but loose in the waist. I found myself having the tug the dress down to flatten the waist part. Also, the lace became a little itchy as the night wore on. Overall, a very pretty dress that would probably work best on a straight/slender figure.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 19, 2013

Elegant and different

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress is body conscious yet elegant and conservative - perfect for the political fund-raising gala I attended. I actually received a number of compliments from complete strangers. Was able to wear a black strapless bra and - thanks to slight ruching at the waistline - no spanx was needed. Only complaint is like a lot of Lela Rose dresses it was slightly short-waisted so I did need to pull it down every so often.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 54
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 3, 2013

Got oohs and ahs from certain family members. Wore it for Thanksgiving.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was selected for me by RTR because my original dress was damaged and couldn't be sent out. It was a wonderful selection and I felt like the sylists had taken a look at my previous rentals to pick something for me. In fact they sent another selection as well. The dress is very fitted, at first I thought it would be to tight for Thanksgiving dinner but all was well. I especially appreciate the hemline length on Lela Rose. I didn't have a solo photo so you'll have to deal with other family members in it!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Dec 5, 2013

Knockout Dress

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to the Alvin Ailey Gala in NYC. I got compliments the entire night on the dress. It fit me like a glove and accentuated my curves. I even got a compliment from Gabrielle Union
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
May 12, 2014

Such an easy process!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits snugly to your body but the fabric has a nice stretch to it. The dress was in amazing condition.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 61
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
May 23, 2014

I wore this dress for my daughter's Law School graduation. I did not feel over or under dressed.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Actually there was very little difference between the 4 and the 6. The dress was very comfortable and the length perfect. It does ride up a bit but I think the proper undergarment could help. The dress is conservative and sophisticated.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
May 29, 2014

Gorgeous dress, but sizing can be difficult.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress for my engagement photos and loved it. However, the 2 was too small in the hips, and the 4 was too large in the arms (as you may be able to tell in the photo). I went with the 4. For a wedding or professional formal event, I would recommend going with the larger size.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Jun 30, 2014

Pretty dress, if it had fit me

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
Unfortunately, the size 8 wouldn't even zip up the back and the size 10 didn't work either, it was way too tight. For some reason, I thought I had read a review that said the material had some give to it but it definitely does not. I have curves - a large bust and some booty, too, and it was too tight in all the places. It was a pretty dress, though, and would have made for a very elegant dinner out. Glad that I got it as my "free" birthday dress (had to pay a $25 upgrade fee) since I didn't try it on early enough to get a new dress sent or a credit in time.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 12, 2014

So many compliments !

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is conservative and sexy at the same time. I needed to wear it to an event that required covering knees, shoulders and elbows, it mostly fit the bill. The color certainly helped to slim, but the fabric and structure also hid any imperfections especially around my hips and thighs. Admittedly I wasn't the most adept walker in this dress, it was fitted on me through the knee so I had a smaller stride than normal that took adjusting to on my part. Ultimately I didn't care how I walked since it made me look fantastic.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Aug 22, 2014

This dress was perfect. Elegant with just that little extra that made it stand out!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress has enough stretch that sizing up is safe and recommended for a little extra comfort!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 185 lbs
Sep 1, 2014

Loved wearing knee-length black to a wedding (as the violinist!) and great lace detail to show off

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is very form-fitted and mushes your body into a lovely hourglass figure. As I said in the headline, the lace detail is great. Perfect length for more formal events.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 6, 2014

Loved being able to track my order on the app. Super easy to return as well.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Great dress. Worn for a work event. Was conservative enough to fit in with the business wear that many were wearing, but dressy enough to make it feel more special than anything in my closet. I will admit, I was only able to order 1 size, and it is more fitting on an hourglass figure. Probably would have worn one size up if it had been available, but I wasn't uncomfortable. Wore Spanx and it was fine. Got many compliments! Great material and dress was in good shape.
RTR Customer
Age: 34
Sep 14, 2014

I wish it fit!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Such a beautiful dress but ran small, for me at least. There seemed to be very little difference between the 10 and 12; I fit into both but would've been uncomfortable either way.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
Oct 29, 2014

Favorite dress!!!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Love this dress!!!! The fit is so flattering. I wore it to a work holiday party. Sophisticated and sexy. Will definitely be renting it again.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132 lbs
Dec 2, 2014

This dress perfect for a cocktail party or formal affair.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I should have ordered an eight because it was a little snug....but I still LOVED it :)
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 178 lbs
Dec 3, 2014

Great dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit nicely in all the right places. Great length. Loved the sleeve for a winter wedding.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
Dec 17, 2014

I wasn't able to wear the dress due to the overwhelming odor of the dry cleaning chemicals.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The fit is spot on and it is a lovely dress otherwise. I would have worn it to our office Christmas dinner.
RTR Customer
Dec 19, 2014

Great service, great app. I can't wait to use RTR again.

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Party
This dress fits perfectly to size. Very classy. Received a lot of compliments.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 23, 2014

sexy and classic, very form-fitting

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
My boyfriend loved this dress, but I didn't end up wearing this because it was very form-fitting and I just didn't feel like drawing attention to my midsection. Maybe if I had ordered the next size up if would have worked, but it wasn't available. RTR customer service was fantastic though, and found me a different dress in 10 minutes and overnighted it to me, and that other dress was a hit.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138 lbs
Jan 12, 2015

Beautiful dress

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am normally a 10, but felt it was a little tight in the waist, so I opted to wear the 12. Beautiful dress, perfect for my work party
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124 lbs
Jan 28, 2015

I rented this for the memorial service for my husband. It was perfectly conservative and stylish.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress wasn't available in a 4, so I took a chance and got a 2 and 6. The 2 fit well, a bit snug-but true to size. Beautiful quality and forgiving.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 10, 2015

Beautiful dress - very forgiving!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit true to size, but I prefer to wear things on the snug side. If you're unsure, I would recommend sizing up just in case. It is a fitted dress in the first place, so going up one size might be more comfortable, although I was happy with the fit of the size I wore. The lace shoulders/sleeves were beautiful and made the dress conservative without being stuffy or boring. The length was perfect for the event I was attending, came right to the top of the knees (preferred length for me at 5'8"). I would definitely wear this again and would recommend it for others!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Feb 17, 2015

Fantastic dress!!

Size worn: 10
Rented for: Wedding
Wore this dress to the wedding of two dear friends. I received SO many compliments on the dress! It fit perfectly and true to size, it was extremely comfortable. I'd definitely rent this dress again!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98 lbs
Feb 23, 2015

Beautiful dress

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Other
Dress runs small which was excellent for my small frame. I loved this dress and it was one of my back up dresses, but I chose to wear another dress. Material does not give, but is very silky feeling, the lace kinda felt like it was a little scratchy. Overall it was a stunning dress!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 28, 2015

Photographs beautifully.

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Party
Didn't wear this. It is well made and beautiful, but just too tight. I was very uncomfortable in the 6 and the picture is with Spanx. Afraid I couldn't eat, drink, or sit. Looks better in pictures than in person. RTR was very accommodating and helpful with my return.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 6, 2015

I wore this to a bat mitzvah service. The dress was perfect for the synagogue: understated, lovely

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The size 4 fit me like a dream. 34C- 26- 36' 120 lbs, and almost 5-6". The dress is sophisticated and really pretty.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Mar 18, 2015

So many compliments! Everyone asked me where I got this dress from! I proudly answered RTR!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit for me; a usual size 10; was tight, but a good tight. Any bigger, and this dress wouldn't have looked as good. It hugged me in all the right places. I had to wear Spanx to smooth it out, but I wasn't uncomfortable in the slightest. Given that I wore it to a wedding, I was able to eat, drink, and dance in it without worry or being too uncomfortable. Zipped with no trouble. The chest was tight, and the lace at the top showed my cleavage. Because the lace is minimal; though, I never felt like it was inappropriate, even for a church wedding. I paired it with the Kate Spade NY Garden Party Necklace for a light tough of sparkle. Wore a nude BCBG heel that was only about an inch high because the shoe didn't draw a lot of attention and it allowed me to dance all evening!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 23, 2015

Perfect cocktail dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a great choice for women with height who want to highlight their waistline. It is comfortable, easy to wear and flattering. Especially nice length on tall women, as it hits just below the knee. The lace is very pretty, and has just a hint of metallic thread that allows it to catch & reflect light. I paired it with a bright & bold pair of patterned heels and never received so many compliments.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Apr 2, 2015

beautifully made but runs very small.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
beautifully made but runs very small. I normally wear a 0 but could barely zip it up. Too tight to be worn and I had to send it back.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 6, 2015

Classy, elegant.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
After reading reviews I decided to go ahead and order a size up - thank goodness I did! The dress does run small but I think that is due to the form fitting fabric. It was classy with subtle sparkle in the lace details. As always with RTR it arrived wrinkle-free and ready to wear.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 6, 2015

Cute, Classy Dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore this dress to a wedding and got tons of compliments. It's pretty form fitting but I still managed to dance the night away with no problems.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Apr 13, 2015

I rented this dress for a tea and a bridal shower.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was pretty but I found it to run small in areas that most dresses work well for me. I was not able to wear it and chose something from my closet.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
May 6, 2015

I wore this for a friend's bachelorette party and received tons of compliments on it!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The most difficult part of this dress was using the zipper. I couldn't zipper it by myself so I had to ask a friend to help me when I parked my car. The zipper doesn't have a tiny hole to use a hanger to help either. (She also had to help me unzipper it before I went home. Other than that, the fit was perfect for dinner and dancing. It wasn't tight and I felt comfortable eating a sit down dinner in it. We danced for hours and I never had a problem with it riding up on me or making me too hot.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
May 9, 2015

I absolutely loved this dress! It was worn to my son's wedding.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It wasn't the dress that I had originally chosen, but when the ones I ordered didn't fit right, this one was suggested as a replacement. It was overnighted to our hotel and arrived in time. As the mother of the groom, it was the perfect dress for my son's wedding. He was also pleased that I matched his black tux! The only thing that I would have changed was the shoes that I wore. Because the hem line is below your knees, higher heels would have looked nicer. But, I had no time to go shoe shopping!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
May 10, 2015

Received compliments all night! Very flattering.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Form fitting but in just the right places. Really flattering. Simple and elegant.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 142 lbs
May 27, 2015

Lovely and well-made but WOW tight!!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Work
This dress was made of beautiful material and was wonderfully made, but I was baffled at how tight it was on me. Unwearably tight. I'm an 8/10 (usually wear an 8) and the size 8 was so snug on me I couldn't justify wearing it for my work event. Considering the garment is described as running large I was somewhat confused. After I put it back in the envelope for a quick return it occurred to me that perhaps I'd been sent the wrong size, but I forgot to check. Still, it's a beautiful dress - I'll just be sure to size up if I try it again!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Jun 8, 2015

Amazing fit!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Work
I wish I could own this dress! Absolutely amazing fit. I had a work event at Saks Fifth Avenue, and it was going to be a very stylish crowd. I was so worried about what to wear. I felt like this worked perfectly! This was my first RTR experience, and I was beyond happy.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 139 lbs
Jun 21, 2015

Classy and elegant

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Loved this dress! Very easy to wear, comfortable, and fit perfectly. I really enjoyed wearing it and if I have the right event again I would definitely consider this dress again. Can't beat the price!
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