Lela Rose

Look and Lace Dress

$152 to buy
$1,595 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".)

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
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(39)
Small
(16)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
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:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 21, 2015
Classy & sophisticated
Great dress; however, it is very tight and not forgiving. I didn't wear this because I felt like it was showing my little tummy. Otherwise, very pretty, classic with a twist, great quality.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
September 16, 2015
Didn't wear but pretty dress.
This dress did not come as my original size, but came in my backup size. Backup size was too tight in the chest and RTR sent me another dress as my original. A beautiful Carmen Marc Volvo dress that I wore to my occasion instead. I gave it a 4 because it was a beautiful dress, but just a little too plain, the beading had no shine just a really matte appearance.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
September 20, 2015
Everyone loved it!
it was the perfect size and everything! It did run a tiny bit small- I ordered a size 6 and 8. I'm usually a 8, sometimes 6 if it fits better, and both fit just about the same. I went to the symphony and it was perfect! The only problem is sitting and your dress riding up just a tad bit. Otherwise, it was delightful!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
November 8, 2015
Great dress
It fit great, was comfortable, and a nice quality dress. The sleeves were a but strange fitting because I'm a shorter person, but for my first rental it was great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
November 15, 2015
Classic elegance. My favorite rental to date!
Perfect for a church wedding for the day. I wish I owned this dress. Paired it with my black louboutins. So many compliments!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 153lbs
February 17, 2015
Fantastic dress!!
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!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
December 19, 2014
Great service, great app. I can't wait to use RTR again.
This dress fits perfectly to size. Very classy. Received a lot of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 14, 2015
Beautiful dress unfortunately unable to wear, this was my back up size and it was too tight on top.
The bottom of this dress was fine however the top was tight. The lace like detail is exquisite. Really wanted to wear this dress but size 8 was returned late or damaged so I had to wear an alternate choice.
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.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
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.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
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!
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:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
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:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 37
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.
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 :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
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: 39
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:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
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:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 46
October 13, 2015
Rented for a formal affair at work. It fit great and was very comfortable. Lots of compliments!
I usually wear an 8 or a 10. This was a little snug for an 8.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 64
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
September 24, 2013
Great, slightly conservative, cocktail dress for a Sat. night party.
Wore this to a Sat. night bat mitzvah party. The dress was extremely comfortable because of its slightly stretchy material, and fit very well. Length below the knee and sleeves to elbows made the look somewhat conservative. Great value for the money.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
April 13, 2015
I rented this dress for a tea and a bridal shower.
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.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Age: 44
March 6, 2017
Great dress for a charity event
Love it rented four and six and the four was a bit tight, runs small.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 39
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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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: 39
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
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: 46
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: 42
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:
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: 34
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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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
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: 38
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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