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Lela Rose

Pump Up In Plum Sheath

$40 rental
$1595 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Get perfectly feminine in plum! This dress by Lela Rose is a beautiful choice with a unique cut to make a splash at the rehearsal dinner.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, 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 down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Size Chart

Product Details

Purple Jacquard (45% Polyester, 32% Silk, 23% Nylon). Cap sleeves. Surplus neckline. Pencil skirt with faux pockets and peplum waist. Boned bodice. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 38” from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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32 reviews

Fit
Small 11
True to Size 14
Large 3
Photos 14
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126 lbs
Dec 2, 2013

Really pretty color

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Was a little loose around the waist, but the dress itself is so pretty, I'd wear it anyway!
Dionne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175 lbs
Dec 17, 2013

Great color and unique style

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
This dressed look great against my skin tone. I also rented the necklace too which made a nice contrast. I might be between sizes (10 and 12) so the bottom half the dress was a bit tight, but once I put on a good pair of Spanx, I was good to go. I got lots of compliments on this dress.
Jenna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 24, 2014

Perfect for glamorous engagement shoot!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I was a little worried about the fit based on the reviews, but this dress fit like a glove. It was super flattering and comfortable; fits exactly true to size. The color looks amazing in my photos. I am so glad I chose this super classy dress!
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Feb 10, 2014

Great shape and color

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for a fundraiser for domestic violence prevention, so the purple color was perfect (purple is the color of dv prevention). I think a peplum is very flattering on me, and this dress looked great from the front and the back. The fabric was a bit thin, unfortunately, and it felt delicate, which is probably why the rental price is a little less than her other dresses. Actually, there was a tear on the left side of the peplum at the seam that I fixed with hem tape. Lela Rose usually runs small on me, but this dress was forgiving in the stomach and hips. I probably could have worn the 10 if my chest was smaller. I paired it with the Crislu tennis necklace (that I've previously rented but have since purchased) and it looked great! (Everyone thinks its real !)
Blythe
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168 lbs
Apr 13, 2014

Lovely dress; runs a bit smaller in the hips than the fit guidelines indicate.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented two sizes of this dress back in February to wear for a cocktail reception the night before my wedding last weekend. RTR called me two days before to tell me that the larger size would not be available due to damage, and I had four hours to pick out a new dress. Eek! They did send me the smaller size in addition to the replacement dresses, but due to my larger hips I was barely able to get it on. The fabric and color are gorgeous and I'm sure it would be beautiful on someone a little less endowed than I. Thankfully one of the replacement dresses worked out great, but I'm not sure I would use Rent the Runway again for such an important event without many backups; it was incredibly stressful to have to find a new dress on such short notice on a day spent picking up my parents from the airport and running wedding errands two days before the event. The customer service reps were wonderful, however, once I got them on the phone.
J
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 23, 2014

30th birthday party dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was very flattering for my pear shape and the neckline created a beautiful line. I added a sparkly belt to take it up a notch. It is fitted through the bodice and waist, but the peplum was forgiving for my stomach and hips. The fabric was flimsier than expected and fashion tape did not stick to it very well. The straps are shaped with plastic inserts and are a bit big, so they didn't stay put. I had to readjust them over and over. The zipper also gets stuck really easily when you are zipping it up. But overall, I was pretty pleased with this dress.
S.
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170 lbs
Apr 24, 2014

Beautiful dress, but construction was disappointing.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This is a beautiful dress in person, the fabric and color are really exceptional. My only complaint that the zipper was sticky and not reliable. I ended up having to wear my back up dress to the wedding as the zipper would not work (on or off) on the day of the event. It was really a shame because it was really a striking dress.
ngd
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 29, 2014

Lovely & Elegant

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Dress was lovely and elegant, fit nicely and was comfortable to wear.
Jaclyn
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
May 12, 2014

Wore this dress for a formal affair and loved it! Color is very pretty, great structure, flattering

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The straps sit nicely off the shoulder and the flexible plastic sewn inside helps keep them in place without falling. The fabric is pretty lightweight which keeps the peplum from looking too extreme. I loved how the front crosses over, while the fitted waist gives the top a nice structure. The zipper is incredibly hard to zip up on your own so make sure you have someone to help dress you! The size fit perfectly though and I received so many compliments.
Ray
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
May 21, 2014

So unique, gorgeous color

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Like some other reviewers have wrote the color is much more berry than deep purple. Regardless it looked gorgeous on and was so unique compared to the other dresses. I did not wear this dress with heels and regret it because it hit way below my knee. It is very flattering and a great choice for a formal event
Gina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135 lbs
May 27, 2014

I got many compliments about the dress. The neckline was different and fabulous.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am smaller in the top than the bottom. I choose the size 2 since the top fit best. The over skirt makes the bottom more forgiving. Very classy length and style. Color is more purple in person that original pictures. Very flattering!
Cait
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Jun 18, 2014

Quite small

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I am usually an 8/10 and I wasn't even close to getting the 10 zipped up. Ended up returning without wearing but my advice would be to certainly size up!
jones14131
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Jun 25, 2014

Better for fall/winter and not what I expected

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I thought this dress looked beautiful in the photos and rented for a summer wedding. Unfortunately it didn't work for many reasons - it was too small in the bust while the hips were too large, the fabric is on the heavier side and this type of fabric doesn't look right for summer wear, and the color is a much brighter purple than it appeared in the photos ( don't like the color). I didn't end up wearing it.
Betsy
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Jul 30, 2014

did not wear

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress not for anyone with a bust and curves combined, I could get it on, but it flattened my chest and was not flattering. Better on a smaller bust line.
Eva
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 9, 2014

Great neckline, and I received a ton of compliments.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The best part of this dress is the neckline. I'm full-busted and so the dress was a little snug (the fabric has no give) at the chest, but fit great everywhere else. The peplum made it really flattering, though, as you can see in the picture, the backside of the fabric shows at one part in the front which I thought was a little odd. It was definitely more of a true purple that the pictures on the model show.
PHOEBE
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 12, 2014

More office attire than party.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This was the dress I rented as a backup, and I loved the style! I rented both the size 4 and the size 6, and found that the size 6 was slightly more comfortable, given that the fabric could be pretty stretchy and it was a bit loose all over. The off-the-shoulder neckline was perfect, and the plunge was not too low. It was very structured, and even though I walked around in the dress, it did not slip down my shoulders. The extra fabric covered my tummy, and I didn't need to wear Spanx. However, since I am much shorter than the model, the dress fell to just under my knee and looked better when I folded the hem under. I ended up wearing my first rental, but if I wore this style, I would've gone with the size 4. I would definitely suggest this for an engagement dinner or church event. It's not something that I would've been able to dance in.
Kristen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170 lbs
Sep 18, 2014

Fabulous dress with stretch!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The bust fit snugly and allowed for a normal bra. The bottom was very snug around the hips but the peplum covered it well. It also seemed to stretch a little as the night went on. As others mentioned the zipper is really hard to maneuver and you will need help. I received multiple compliments on the dress. My normal size was not available but I am glad I got this dress!!
Kimberly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 4, 2014

Not right for me

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Meh. I'm not sure why this didn't work, it just didn't. I couldn't even zip up the ten, though I normally wear eight. And it wasn't for being too tight; I had the space, it just wouldn't zip. The boning in the shoulders that should give it that nice structural look just sat oddly on me. Maybe this would go better on a more straight and narrow kind of girl. Too bad. The color is nice and I liked the silhouette. Just not for me!
Julia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 25, 2014

Formal yet fun, really great style

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Somehow I thought I would fit into a size 4 or 2 in this dress. Luckily I got into the size 4 and it looked great! I love the cut around the shoulders.
Tina
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138 lbs
Nov 4, 2014

Lots of light, puffy fabric around the middle.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Fit was slightly large. The fabric is light but there is a lot of it around middle and hips so not particularly flattering if the dress does not fit skin tight. However, the zipper is EXTREMELY difficult to pull up (requires 2 people), so wearing a size down is challenging unless you have a small rib cage.
Elisha
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Nov 7, 2014

Far too long. Looked like I was trying on my mother's clothes.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress when I saw it online. I read all of the reviews and ordered the 8 and the 10. The waist on the 8 was tiny. I'm not the smallest person, but usually a pretty standard 8. The 10 was still snug, but zippable. I didn't wear it though because it was way too long. The dress fell well below my knees and looked like I was playing dress up. I ended up re-wearing a dress I'd worn to a previous wedding.
Anna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 20, 2014

I felt very comfortable in the dress. Everyone loved the color and neckline!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress is very flattering at the neckline, waist and provides give at the stomach because of the extra material.
Elise
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Nov 30, 2014

This dress was stylish, a perfect plum for the wedding color and formal enough for the occasion.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit beautifully. It does run small - in most clothes I am usually a size 4. It was a great dress to wear because it is forgiving in the tummy area, but still gives a slim profile due to the pencil skirt. The fabric has great detailing and the layers of peplum are really unique. Everyone loved this dress and told me I looked amazing. The bride that I was a bridesmaid for was very happy I wore the dress in her wedding. This dress was awesome!!
Cassi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115 lbs
Dec 5, 2014

Perfect for Mad Men themed party.

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for a 60's Mad Men themed party - perfect for the occasion. The fabric was thick and a little itchy. In real life I don't think it was the most flattering dress but I got a lot of compliments.
Amanda
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 7, 2015

Loved it! Wore it to a wedding a summer.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The color is a bit brighter than in the picture and not too heavy. The top of the dress runs a bit small and because it's an asymmetrical fit can be a bit tough to zip up by yourself.
Marilyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 6, 2015

I loved the color, it was beautiful.

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Wedding
However, since I have broader shoulders I wasn't in love with the way the sleeves set on my body type. But it still fit nice enough to rock it at the wedding so that is what I did. I danced salsa with it, wore it for pictures, and made it to the end of the night without any dress mishaps, so how much more can you ask of a dress right? Overall a good experience with the dress.
jordan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 29, 2015

Beautiful/classy

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Great nonblack option for a 7:00 wedding. Thick material, best for fall or winter. I didn't go w/ a necklace b/c the neckline was so elegant. Just added statement earrings.
wjensen
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
May 17, 2015

Gorgeous color and quality... came with a rip

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful dress but it unfortunately came with a rip near the zipper--- had to use saftey pins to keep it together, as it was too last minute to order a replacement.
Patricia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
May 21, 2015

This dress made me feel like a princess

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
The neckline on this dress is stunning. I felt so elegant and classy. The material feels very expensive, and the cut is very flattering. On me the skirt length hit just below the knee. I will rent again. I might size down next time as it was borderline too roomy.
CD
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180 lbs
Jun 14, 2015

Did not wear this dress for a June wedding.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I ended up not wearing this dress, but going out and buying one at the last minute. As other customers have noted, the material is flimsy and I had a hard time zipping up the zipper. I returned them because they didn't fit well, and the dress does look more matronly as another reviewer also noted. I had high hopes for this dress but don't think it was really what I wanted for a summertime wedding. I look forward to trying other dresses/outfits from RTR but this dress was not a good first-time rental.
Renee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134 lbs
Jun 28, 2015

Classy and unique

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Wedding
I was happy with this dress, however it wasn't as cute as I thought it would be. I did like how unique it was and the shoulder line was fun, however the wiring in the shoulder piece was a little awkwardly bent from previous wear. The fabric was really nice quality. Over all I was happy with the affordable and quick rental for this event
Nadine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 11, 2015

Runs small!

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Formal Affair
I didn't end up wearing this dress because both sizes I ordered were too small. Be wary if you have a full bust, may not be the best fit for you. The color was beautiful though!
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