Retro Brocade dress

$30 rental
$1610 retail

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Stylist Notes

Exclusive to Rent the Runway! This Lela Rose dress has retro flare. With sparkling metallic brocade, you'll be sure to shine in this sensational dress.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so consider sizing up for full bust sizes
WAIST: Fitted - full skirt conceals lower abdomen
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt does not hug hips or backside
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'10''.)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so consider sizing up for full bust sizes
WAIST: Fitted - full skirt conceals lower abdomen
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt does not hug hips or backside
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'10''.)

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Size Chart

Product Details

Metallic brocade silk brocade. Scoop neckline. A-line pleated skirt. Black grosgrain ribbon at waist. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. 35'' from shoulder to hem.

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71 reviews
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Large
(12)
True to Size
(49)
Small
(7)
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 11, 2016
I really loved the style & material of this dress, but it's definitely meant for colder weather!
My only complaint about the fit of this dress was that it was a little tight in the chest, but it wasn't uncomfortable. I really loved the style & pattern, but I was sweating profusely for the wedding ceremony, which was outdoors. Otherwise I loved it! (Note: Did not come with the black belt shown in the photo, and I saw other reviews that said the same thing. I notified customer service and they said they'd look into it.)
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 61
May 1, 2016
how easy it was, the dress mae two days earlier than expected and there were no problems
the dress fit perfectly! I got so many compliments, and it was an amazing first experience with RTR
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 6, 2016
Dinner & a Movie!
I really wanted to love this dress, but it ended up not being as exciting as I thought it would be. The material is nice and it fit true to size, but it just wasn't anything special. It was fine for a regular date night.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Age: 26
March 1, 2016
Overall, great fit and perfect for semi-formal event in the winter!
Neither dress came with a black belt, which I think it was supposed to. I used a friend's black belt to tighten at the waistline because it was a bit baggy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 1, 2016
Beautiful fabric, but tricky fit
Didn't wear. I was able to get the 8 (my size-up backup) zipped - with effort, but it crushed my bust and was ultimately unflattering. The dress is supposed to come with a grosgrain belt, which probably would have helped nip in the waist. Unfortunately neither of my rentals included the belt. The result was a dress that was WAY too tight up top and loose at the waist. Of course RTR was fabulous and overnighted me a new dress.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
December 20, 2015
Perfect fit and looked great in the evening!
Fit perfectly. It had little clips on the sleeves to hold my bra in place, didn't wrinkle in between sitting for dinner, ceremony, or dancing!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Age: 34
December 20, 2015
It was nice, but not super wonderful.
Fit was a bit large in the waist, small in the bust. I liked the colors, not your basic LBD, but not flashy either. I rented this for a formal work event, I was constantly adjusting the straps as they were long and kept sliding down. The smallness in the bust would have been fine for any other type of event, but I kind of felt like I was too exposed for work.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 29
October 8, 2015
I wore this for my 10 year high school reunion and received many compliments!
Overall it fit well, was a little tight across the rib cage, but glad that it flared out by the hips (my "trouble" area)
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
September 24, 2015
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
September 15, 2015
It fit me perfectly! Accidentally matched my boyfriends groomsman suit too!
This dress was not my original choice, but I decided to go with it last minute & was so happy! Modest skin exposure, fits snug on top (and I have a 34A chest), length was also perfect, not too sexy or too frumpy (perfect for meeting the boyfriends family for the first time) I decided to go with the dress the night before the given event. The dress I had originally chosen was either damaged, or a late return and customer service worked with me (the night before my delivery) to ensure I had a dress I would love.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
July 5, 2015
The color is great in person! Even better than picture.
Was very tight in the bust, took a team to zip it up. Wish I got it in the size up, but worked for my formal.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
May 14, 2015
The pattern on the dress was simple but FUN!
The dress is perfect for when you want to feel comfortable after eating. The Cons: The zipper was very hard to use. It took me a long time to zip up and needed assistance. I have a wide ribcage, so the dress was extremely tight on my breast. I was having so much fun, I forgot to get a full length photo, sorry ladies!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
April 28, 2015
Wore a backup dress because it did not come with the belt but it was beautiful.
True to size, darker colors than the picture might lead you to believe.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
April 26, 2015
Lots of compliments!
I rented this for a wedding. The fabric did not have any pull to it but the 4 fit perfectly. The color was vibrant but not too loud. Lots of compliments all night!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 27, 2015
Great Dress!
Fit perfectly and loved the dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
December 31, 2014
So pretty!
It's a beautiful cocktail dress for the fall or winter. Unfortunately, I took a gamble (and lost) by ordering the size 6 because my usual size (8) was unavailable. I barely got it on, but it would have been too uncomfortable to do anything but stand completely still the whole night. Even so, I could tell that if I had a size 8 it would have fit like a glove. If I need a dress for a similar event in the future and my size is available, I will definitely order it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 3, 2014
A classic look
My parents threw an engagement party for my new fiancé and I, so I new I needed something special. After much hinting, I had a hunch it would be this dress. In person it is stunning. The fabric is partially metallic and the blue is so rich without being too dark. I accessorized with navy, but honestly black would have worked too. As for the size - I had no choice but to go with the 4. I was informed right before the 2 was not in good enough shape to be sent out. The 4 was a little loose in the torso, but not to a point of the dress being silly. The skirt is flared, so the bottom is not an issue. I am somewhat small in the upper chest, so I think this would work well for busty women as well.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
December 1, 2014
Beautiful Dress
I loved the style and color of this dress, and was really happy to wear it to my friend's engagement party. This was my first time renting from RTR though, and I wasn't sure what size to get. I'm normally between an 8 and 10, but 10 was not available. I was able to wear the size 8, but it was very tight on my rib cage and chest. I am a 34DD and I couldn't get the zipper over that area without help from my husband! But I think that had more to do with my not knowing the best size then the overall fit of the dress. Also, there is a belt pictured with this dress but one was not included with my dress. It still looked great without it, but something to note.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
October 14, 2014
Classy & Timeless
I loved wearing this dress. It made my waist look absolutely tiny, and I really liked the belt detail. I rented it for an evening wedding, so it was most definitely formal enough for the occasion but I could still dance and be completely comfortable in it. Since it was cold, I wore tights and black heels. The sparkle was very subtle, but the silhouette was absolutely gorgeous and made me feel glamorous.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 9, 2014
Many compliments on the dress!
Very wedding appropriate for evening fall wedding! Many compliments! I wore a size 8 which was slightly big, but I'm usually a size 6 so the dress was true to size. Wore this dress because the size 6, I got was a different style (last minute rental) and I liked this one better. I'm 5'5" and 130 lbs, average build. Would recommend the dress. It was comfortable to dance in as well.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
July 22, 2014
Cute Dress, Nothing Special
I thought that this dress was cute, and it fit well. I wore it to a formal birthday party. But I don't think that it had enough pizzazz to rent again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 15, 2014
I received lots of compliments on this dress.
Comfortable, easy to dance in this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
December 22, 2013
beautiful dress
I rented this dress for a Holiday work party. I loved the fit of this dress and it really flattered my pear shape. The dress is a gorgeous shade of blue and the shimmer in the brocade was perfect for this glam party. I wasn't a huge fan of the black belt that came with it, it made the dress look more casual. If I had planned ahead better I would have bought a metallic belt to replace it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
December 19, 2013
This dress has retro-60's classic style and elegance.
I felt like I walked out of a scene from Breakfast at Tiffany's. I wore my hair in an up-do and accessorized with larger jewelry to keep with the theme. The fabric is fantastic. It definitely runs large, but the accompanying belt allows you to show off a smaller waist so the flair in the skirt doesn't look wide. I'm usually a 4, sometimes a 6. The 6 was very large, but the 4 fit great. If you're between sizes go down a size. The bust runs a little tight, so if you're large busted go up a size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 18, 2013
Good, safe choice.
I got this dress after returning another for fit - I figured the fit-n-flare was safe choice. I was right. Well I can't say it was the most eye-catching dress I've ever rented, it was pretty, flattering, and comfortable. I would say that its a good option for a winter event - especially something like an office party where you don't want to be overly revealing. Thanks RTR for the great service!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
December 9, 2013
Pretty dress, but the fit is challenging.
The material is very pretty, but as others have described, the fit in the bust area is too small. I also did not like the flared skirt. It made my tummy look extra big because the pleats started right at the belly. Also didn't like the belt that came with it. Looked cheap. I order the size 4 and 2. I usually wear a 4, but this one was too tight in the bust - and I am not particularly large in that area. I ended up wearing my back-up dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
December 2, 2013
It's stunning and comfortable.
I rented this for a black tie event in Dec. It fit nicely but was a touch long... The 0 was better in length but it was too tight in the chest. Regardless it looked great and I got a ton of compliments on it. I was able to wear a bra which made it much more comfortable. It is even prettier in person and photographs really well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
October 21, 2013
Beautiful dress! Extremely comfortable!
Unfortunately I completely forgot to take a picture in this one. I wore it for a date night and I was very comfortable in it all night. The picture of the model really doesn't do the colors justice. The fabric is a little different than what I'm used to but overall I really liked this dress. It's perfect for a night out on the town or even an evening wedding!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 14, 2013
Serena and her amazing customer service.
This dress was sent to me as a back up when my original dress was not available. Very nice dress, but not what I was looking for for a formal wedding. I loved the blue color and this it would look adorable with black tights for a holiday party. Only the 8 was available for me to try, and it was too bight (I am normally a 6). Went with another dress that was available in my size. Fun to try though!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
October 8, 2013
Beautiful, chic dress! Super flattering
This dress fit a little bit large but it wasn't so bad. I typically wear a 4 or 6 but i felt like i could have easily gone down to the 2. That said, the neckline and waist were both beautiful, and I really enjoyed wearing it at my engagement party!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
September 23, 2013
Just too big.
Gorgeous dress. As soon as I opened it, I adored it...until I put it on. I'm tiny up top and the cut of the dress just didn't work for me on my chest. I THINK a Size 0 would have been best for me, but since it was my back-up dress, I went with the 2 to be safe.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
September 8, 2013
Beautiful dress fit perfectly.
Very pretty material and very comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
August 20, 2013
Beautiful colors
Really loved this dress. The colors on it are beautiful. Both sizes I ordered fit, but I went with the smaller size since the skirt wasn't as full on that one.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 8, 2013
Beautiful dress!
I loved this dress...the color is fun, the shape is flattering and it's overall a very classy dress! The belt is a nice touch as well. I would recommend this to anyone! Note that the color and the material do make it a bit more formal.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
June 15, 2013
Beautiful Material and Lots of Compliments
I rented this dress for my bridal shower. The material was very pretty and well made. The pictures on the site don't really do it justice. My only issue was the fit. Through the body, I could have sized down but (as with many Lela Rose dresses) the bust was very tight. Overall a great dress. Just be aware, if you are large busted, you might want to size up. Also, I had to add my own thin black belt.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
February 13, 2013
The fabric is beautiful and the dress received lots of compliments but it does run large.
Sorry I didn't get a better picture. Loved the dress but couldn't give it a 5 star rating because the waist, bust area and straps were a little too large. I am 5'2" with full B's and an athletic frame so the zero should have fit like a charm if not been a little snug. The bright side is the belt is a real, detachable dress so I could actually cinch the waist a little.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 11, 2013
Fabulous dress
Great A-line dress, perfect fit, appropriate for business event cocktail party. Just the right amount of shimmer to make the dress stand out without being overly flashy.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
January 3, 2013
LOVE THIS DRESS!
Fits perfectly and true to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 123lbs
December 17, 2012
I felt very comfortable and well dressed.
The bodice of this dress in both sized (4 and 6) was very tight. I felt like I was wearing a corset, but not to the point of uncomfortable. I wore the size 4 because the size 6 gapped around the arms a little. I had people I didn't even know complimenting me on my dress. One of the wives was asking about my dress because she has several wedding coming up, so I referred her to Rent the Runway to cover her needs. I'll be renting from them again.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 119lbs
December 11, 2012
It felt great to wear such a pretty dress that I would normally not have been able to wear!
I loved this dress. Unfortunately, I only had one size since my backup size was unavailable. I am usually a size 2 and thought the 0 would fit since some reviews said it ran big, but it was too tight around my bust area. Would rent again if my size was available.
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