Look and Lace Dress

$152 to buy
$1595 retail
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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66 reviews
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(1)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 21, 2013
What a beautiful dress! Very slimming and sophisticated.
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 CustomerJuly 15, 2013
Fabu!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 22, 2013
Great experience
I thought the dress was pretty, but it was a little longer than I expected and fit tighter than I hoped. Since it was a little tight, I appreciated the gathering detail around the waist. Overall it was pretty, but not sure I would rent again for the cost.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 2, 2013
Loved how sophisticated this dress made me feel the minute I put it on!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 12, 2013
Sophisticated and stunning!
This dress is absolutely gorgeous! I wore it for a formal cocktail-attire party, and I felt both sophisticated and sexy at the same time. I found this to be a very flattering fit for an hourglass figure and I received so many compliments all night - I even had people stop me in the bathroom to ask where I bought it. This dress is also very comfortable to wear - the fabric is just a tad stretchy but thick enough that it hides flaws. The top lace portion was a little scratchy when I first put it on, but I didn't notice it after a few minutes. I'm SO glad I decided to spend more and get this particular dress - I was so sad to return it!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
September 13, 2013
Classy
Very flattering and fits true to size throughout the hips/waist but I sized up for more room in the bust and shoulders. Got tons of complements on the dress and felt very classy!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
October 27, 2013
Well Made, Unique LBD
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Body type: Hourglass
November 4, 2013
OMG,!! So so good!
Flattering, really flattering. Sexy and grown up. Slight bit of stretch help you move and dance and keep its shape :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 19, 2013
Elegant and different
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.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
February 23, 2014
Unfortunately, I was not able to wear either dress.
Nice dress but it was snug on me. great for a date but a bit too snug to wear to an event with my colleagues.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
March 9, 2014
Nice.
This was a nice dress, but seemed to run large. I got it as a backup & didn't use it. I would say to get your regular size & a size down for backup. Also, it 's definitely a conservative cut, it would be great for a church event or something.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 18, 2014
The dress was a pure head-turner.
Pretty snug across the hips, but that helped hold everything in. Extremely sophisticated look, great length. Got put-lenty of compliments and more than one person noted I resembled Claire Underwood (from House of Cards) in the dress. Loved it.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 12, 2014
Such an easy process!
Fits snugly to your body but the fabric has a nice stretch to it. The dress was in amazing condition.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 63
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 23, 2014
I wore this dress for my daughter's Law School graduation. I did not feel over or under dressed.
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.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
May 29, 2014
Gorgeous dress, but sizing can be difficult.
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
June 30, 2014
Pretty dress, if it had fit me
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.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
August 12, 2014
So many compliments !
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.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
August 22, 2014
This dress was perfect. Elegant with just that little extra that made it stand out!
The dress has enough stretch that sizing up is safe and recommended for a little extra comfort!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 185lbs
September 1, 2014
Loved wearing knee-length black to a wedding (as the violinist!) and great lace detail to show off
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
September 6, 2014
Loved being able to track my order on the app. Super easy to return as well.
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.
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 36
September 14, 2014
I wish it fit!
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
October 29, 2014
Favorite dress!!!
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.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
December 2, 2014
This dress perfect for a cocktail party or formal affair.
I should have ordered an eight because it was a little snug....but I still LOVED it :)
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 166lbs
December 3, 2014
Great dress!
Fit nicely in all the right places. Great length. Loved the sleeve for a winter wedding.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
December 17, 2014
I wasn't able to wear the dress due to the overwhelming odor of the dry cleaning chemicals.
The fit is spot on and it is a lovely dress otherwise. I would have worn it to our office Christmas dinner.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
December 23, 2014
sexy and classic, very form-fitting
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.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138lbs
January 12, 2015
Beautiful dress
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
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
January 28, 2015
I rented this for the memorial service for my husband. It was perfectly conservative and stylish.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
February 10, 2015
Beautiful dress - very forgiving!
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98lbs
February 23, 2015
Beautiful dress
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 28, 2015
Photographs beautifully.
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 6, 2015
I wore this to a bat mitzvah service. The dress was perfect for the synagogue: understated, lovely
The size 4 fit me like a dream. 34C- 26- 36' 120 lbs, and almost 5-6". The dress is sophisticated and really pretty.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
March 18, 2015
So many compliments! Everyone asked me where I got this dress from! I proudly answered RTR!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
April 2, 2015
beautifully made but runs very small.
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.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 6, 2015
Classy, elegant.
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.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
April 6, 2015
Cute, Classy Dress
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
May 6, 2015
I wore this for a friend's bachelorette party and received tons of compliments on it!!
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.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 10, 2015
Received compliments all night! Very flattering.
Form fitting but in just the right places. Really flattering. Simple and elegant.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132lbs
May 27, 2015
Lovely and well-made but WOW tight!!
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 139lbs
June 21, 2015
Classy and elegant
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 150lbs
July 10, 2015
Elegant!
This dress is form fitting, a little heavy, and made with some give. If you are looking for something a little more conservative, this is the right dress. I am 5'1 and it hit below my knees, but not oddly. Great dress!!
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