Lela Rose

Run the World Dress

$45 rental
$1095 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Be the power woman you are looking feminine and chic in this Lela Rose dress. Waist cinching and one style that is appropriate for the work day into night.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - should be worn with a strapless bra
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen and hips
HIPS: Fitted - skirt may be more fitted on curvier women
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, 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 up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - should be worn with a strapless bra
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen and hips
HIPS: Fitted - skirt may be more fitted on curvier women
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

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

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Product Details

Lapis Blue stretch cotton faille. Hidden back zip. Pleating detail at waist. Scoop neckline. 100% silk lining. 39.5" from shoulder to hem.

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53 reviews

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Small 4
True to Size 42
Large 5
Photos 20
melanie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140 lbs
Jun 1, 2015

A stand-out dress! Tons of compliments and very comfortable!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was a little longer than I would have liked and I am pretty tall myself. It was more purple in person than I thought from pictures but my boyfriend matched perfectly.
MV
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Jan 3, 2015

I rented this dress for my sisters wedding.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wonderful dress - I got lots of compliments. True to size. Only issue was the fold at the waistline- it kept folding down and looked a bit off. Otherwise the fit was amazing. I felt comfortable the whole night.
Robynn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 19, 2014

GEORGEOUS color... Very rich looking

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore this dress in a size 4 and really wish I was sent the size 2.. I had a different backup size 2 dress that fit perfectly but was not as pretty on as this dress... Extremely comfortable fabric with a lot of stretch... Beautiful dress, I highly recommend renting it...
Deb
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 29, 2014

Fantastic dress in a great color!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was a replacement dress for another one that had a tear. Luckily it fit perfectly and looked fabulous. I got lots of compliments, particularly on the color. This dress works well for curvy girls, and I was able to wear a regular bra with it (occasionally a bit of nude strap showed, but it wasn't too noticeable). I wish I had some garment tape for the bustline since it occasionally folded down a bit. I loved that it was a bit longer which kept it balanced with the low neckline and gave it an overall classy look.
Melynda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Aug 18, 2014

Very classy

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was underwhelmed when I opened the package and hoped it would look better on. It really did! I'm between an 8 and 10 and the 8 fit with room to spare. I'm a 34D and had a hard time filling out the chest. Even with a nude strapless bra I occasionally had a little bit of bra hanging out in the bust which was frustrating. But regardless, I really really loved this dress. Wore it for a formal cocktail event for a children's hospital charity. It was sexy and classy and perfectly appropriate.
Jackie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145 lbs
Aug 5, 2014

This dress was very flattering in the mid section. The color is great, many compliments.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress for my birthday. The color is gorgeous and the fit is very flattering. I got many compliments.
adalisa
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Aug 3, 2014

This dress is amazing on and so comfortable!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fabric of this dress is very luxurious with a smooth hand, slight sheen and perfect amount of stretch. The color is beyond beautiful. I didn't need to wear a bra as, but could have if needed. I was so comfortable, and got tons of compliments on it.
Emma
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Jul 17, 2014

Quality dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress was excellent quality, beautiful color and decent fit. My critique is with how the design of the dress has a gathering around the waist, which creates a poof that can look like a stomach pooch. I tried the 6 and 8 and they both did it. I went with the 6 as it had a better overall fit.
Rachael
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 122 lbs
Jun 10, 2014

Loved the color!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this to a rehearsal dinner. Overall, I really liked this dress. Both the 2 and 4 fit but the 2 was a little form fitting and flattering. My only complaint was with the bust which seemed awkwardly short. The bust seam was too short for a strapless bra so I had to go without a bra. Despite that, it was a lovely dress and I got a lot of compliments.
Kristie
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Apr 8, 2014

Many compliments!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Great dress. Really cool color. Made me feel very thin because the waist is great. Also very comfortable because the fabric stretches - great for dancing! I wore a regular push up bra because the top is definitely chesty. My size 8 came with a weird white residue on it as well as some small holes. Customer service was amazing however and they offered to overnight me a new dress or refund my money. Very impressed.
Sandra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148 lbs
Nov 21, 2013

I got so many compliments!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
As the other reviews state, this dress is very big in the waist. I have a larger bottom and small waist, but was able to make it work. I wore shape wear which helped. You do need to have something up top to fill the dress out, in my opinion. The color is actually a true purple, more so than blue. I thought it was too long at first, as it was only a semi-formal wedding, but it was just right. It looked classy, elegant, and sophisticated, which is exactly what I was looking for in a RTR dress!
Caitlin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 8, 2013

Beautiful dress! Perfect for a wedding

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress so much, I wish I could have kept it! The 6 fit perfectly with some spanx underneath to smooth everything out. It had some stretch so was super comfortable for wearing almost all day through the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and dancing into the night. The length hit me right at the knees, and the neckline was just so that it was sexy but not too revealing (appropriate for church!). Other people have said that they could not wear a normal bra with this but I wore a nude bra and it was fine. I guess it depends on the type of bra. Overall, I highly recommend this dress!
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
May 13, 2013

This dress was perfect for a formal wedding.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I received this dress at last minute after my size wasn't available in my original dress, but I ended up loving it. It's a flattering cut, great color, and was perfect for hitting the dance floor all night at a wedding. It fits relatively true to size, with a little bit of extra room/fabric in the midsection. I paired it with Kate Spade chandelier earrings and a Nicole Miller bracelet.
Melanie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 1, 2013

I felt the best dressed on New Years!!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress made me feel so beautiful. It fit perfectly. I am 5'2" and it came just below my kneecap. I like that the dress squeezes in at the waist to accentuate your waist. I have D size breasts so the top was not a problem for me, it fit like a glove. I am so happy I had this dress and received compliments all night long.
Megan
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127 lbs
Nov 4, 2012

Very flattering dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this for a wedding and got tons of compliments! Had to use the complimentary wardrobe tape to tack down the bust on the inside or it folded out a little at the seam, but everything else was great. This dress was comfortable, feminine and flattering - worked perfectly for this event. I have nothing but great things to say about Rent the Runway-- this was my first time trying this service, and I will definitely do it again! I also talked it up to several other gals at the wedding - fantastic idea, fantastic service, easy and fun -- nothing but positive.
Mel
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 10, 2012

My first dress choice was no longer available. But I loved my 2nd option WAY MORE than the 1st!!!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fits loose through the stomach/waist area (well, I do have a pretty small waist though!) But this dress is amazing for curvy women! You definitely need a strapless bra. And it's not for the ladies with a smaller chest. But I LOVED this dress. It was cute, comfortable, and I was able to dance the night away!
Jane
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 20, 2012

This dress made me feel strong and sexy!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Love this dress, beautiful fabric and very flattering. Lela Rose generally runs big, I typically wear a 4 and I wear a 0 or 2 in Lela Rose dresses. Perfect for an office work party!
Alyssa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122 lbs
Jun 18, 2012

Loved the way it fit!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I got so many compliments on this dress! It hit me at the knee, and I would definitely recommend a nubra as the straps and neckline do not work with a regular bra. The fabric is tight, but it stretches, and the color is a brighter purple in person!
Alyssa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Apr 9, 2015

Runs huge.

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Other
Rented to wear to clinic but couldn't wear because it runs huge. The 0 I rented was so big on me the top would have been inappropriate in he cleavage and the dress hung on me like a garbage bag. The straps are kind of interesting and you can tell its a well made dress, but the construction is strange as well. I'll try another Lela to compare.
Kirstan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 3, 2015

Pretty but not for me

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Other
The chest is so low cut that wearing a bra would show, so I did not even try, Definitely need to be flat in chest and abdomen to feel comfortable in this dress. It's very pretty , and would look great on the right person.
Sue
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 118 lbs
Jan 21, 2015

Flattering dress

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
As described by other reviewers, the material is stretchy and forgiving. The color is not as vibrant as in the picture, but it is a beautiful rich color that is flattering. Formal, yet fun.
Kaila
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 9, 2014

Perfect for my bridal shower.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
It did run a little small. I was made of a stretchy material and was form fitting. The waist line was a little too tight for me.
Emma
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 111 lbs
Oct 28, 2014

Fit Perfectly

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was really pretty and fit perfectly. I was a little worried since I was only able to order one size, but I loved the dress!
Jeliquinn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 143 lbs
Oct 2, 2014

Gorgeous dress! Very comfortable.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Runs true to size. Beautiful color! Bunches in back and requires constant pulling down.
AM
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 6, 2014

I loved wearing this dress, it fit like a glove.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The color was fabulous and the fit was perfect. I usually wear a size 4 but needed to wear the size 6 because it fit better across the bust line. Dancing was no problem in this dress because had elasticity. I received many compliments on the color and style.
La signora
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Jun 30, 2014

Perfect dress for a wedding

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was simple in design, but a few details make it an elegant and classy dress for a wedding or cocktail party. The fabric is not silk, but it does have a slight sheen to it. The designer twisted the fabric at the shoulders, which makes a unique detail. I am loosing my waist to middle age, but this dress gives you one and hides any small tummy pooch. My daughter said it was very slimming. I also felt I didn't have to wear any Spanx or foundation garments to look good in this dress, so that made it really comfortable.
Mary Lee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Jun 5, 2014

Not the dress for me

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a beautiful dress but not for me. I am only 36C but I was spilling out of it although the rest of the dress fit. The waist was not flattering since I am a bit straight...maybe would be better on hourglass. I didn't like the twisted straps or the fact that the ribbon at the waist did not lie flat. It looks beautiful on others, but perhaps not for my body type.
AIzzy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
May 15, 2014

Dress was sophisticated and powerful but still appropriate for most formal weddings.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit well,true to size, but the zipper is problematic.
Carol
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
May 7, 2014

This is a great dress! So comfortable. The accessories were beautiful!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fits great. I am a bit busty and had to wear a size up.
Jill
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Apr 29, 2014

Beautiful Color!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress ran mostly true to size. For this review on size please note that at the time of the rental, my overall size was bigger than it shows in my profile now. I was probably more around 170-175lbs, 34DD, a size 12 and slightly thicker in the mid-section from a pregnancy earlier in the year. The dress is a beautiful rich jewel toned blue and the neckline is very flattering. The style helped hide my untoned areas and gave me more of a waist. I'd still suggest wearing undergarments though if you have problem areas since the fabric has a sheen and could draw attention. A "two thumbs up to RTR" side note: RTR's customer service is absolutely amazing. This dress was sent to me as one of several replacements when my original order was not going to get to me in time (weather and shipments) for an out of town wedding. When I realized this, I promptly called RTR's customer service and got Claire. Claire is an angel. My first panic-stricken thoughts were, "How was I going to find a replacement in one conversation with somebody who didn't know me or my body? It had taken me, in a longer than planned state of recovery post pregnancy body, several weeks of indecisiveness to make the initial rental!!!" Claire spent lots of time and patience with me pouring over available dresses giving her suggestions and receiving my numerous vetos. I ended up with multiple replacements that were sent overnight to my hotel to ensure I'd have a dress to wear.
Shannon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 2, 2014

Pretty color

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Clung to midsection. Not my favorite fabric. I like more structured Lela Rose styles. I wore a different dress.
Jean
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136 lbs
Feb 13, 2014

Classic and pretty

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to a New Year's Eve dinner. The color and cut are great. The dress fits tight around the natural waist and larger in the bust.
Jeanne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 6, 2014

RTR came through again!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Originally, I rented this to wear to a wedding, but felt that the fabric was a bit to cottony-casual. Nonetheless, I was able to make use of this dress for a morning church service in a somewhat formal setting. It was subdued enough with a wrap that it still looked classic. My only issue was the length, I love wearing shorter dresses when going out, but wish there were a few more options for knee length dresses for taller girls. I'm 5'10" and when kneeling in the pews it was a little dicey! All in all another terrific RTR experience!
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160 lbs
Dec 31, 2013

mmmm...not for me

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress did not fit me right. It was way too small in the chest...I wear a 38 DDD. I could not zip it up. Also, the straps are a little strange as they are twisted on purpose.
Kristin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 14, 2013

Got to try this dress thanks to Serena at RTR

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was sent as a back up since my original was not available. I only got to try the size 6, but it fit great! It is very fitted (and flattering) at the waist. I was worried as I was having trouble getting it on, but once on it felt great! I only chose another style over this dress because of the color. I am fair skinned and a bolder color made me look a little better :-) Beautiful dress though.
Malena
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 29, 2013

Lovely color, very flattering

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to my friend's wedding. I felt like it was very flattering, the waist nips in a bit and the length was good on me (I'm 5'5"). The top definitely had some cleavage, I'm a 34DD. The skirt did require ironing when it arrived. I wore black open toed shoes to the ceremony and sparkly gold shoes to the reception. This dress is a little more interesting than a plain sheath dress and I felt like it was a good rental.
Inga
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 11, 2013

Classy and comfortable!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is made out of a stretchy silk! I knew I would be dancing all night at the wedding reception, so I wanted to be comfortable. It was such a wonderful fabric. The dress does run a little large. I normally wear a 4 but went with the 2 in this dress. So comfortably and so classy!
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Jul 24, 2013

Pretty dress, beautiful color

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I liked this dress a lot. The fabric was very luxurious and the color was stunning. The folds on the waist added a bit of extra bulk and the dress was a little too big. This dress was a last minute replacement because they didn't have my alternate size dress in stock. I usually wear an 8 in Lela Rose and this was a 10, so it makes sense that it was too big. I ended up wearing the other dress because the cut was more flattering and had a better fit.
Jess
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 19, 2013

Lots of compliments

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a friend's wedding where I was her personal attendant. It was perfect for all the running around, bending and tasking that I was doing that day. The color was lovely and fit was beautiful. The straps were a little big and fell a bit, but overall a great dress. I would order this dress again. Another great RTR moment!
katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138 lbs
Jun 10, 2013

WOW!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was my second choice from RTR for a friends wedding. Normally wear a size 8, but the 6 fit like a glove! I received so many compliemnts through out the night it was great! The fabric does give a bit but I still wore shapewear for the smooth line effect. This dress is a great option for women with fuller bust. The color is more royal purple than blue.
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