Lela Rose

Run the World Dress

$111 to buy
Final sale, like new condition
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".)

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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59 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(47)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 148lbs
August 24, 2016
Beautiful for a day wedding!
I rented this gown when my first gown didn't fit (I went in store) and was pleasantly surprised. Beautiful material and very flattering on slimmer pear shapes. I received many compliments throughout the day!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 28, 2015
Adorable dress
I originally ordered a different dress but when I received it I just couldn't imagine actually wearing it. I called RTR right away and asked for a replacement dress and picked this one out. It was fitted around the waist and showed off a little cleavage. It fit perfectly! I received many compliments throughout the night and thereafter when people saw me in it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 158lbs
December 17, 2015
My original dress was damaged and Customer service did there very best to accomodate me
RTR promised a full refund!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 22, 2015
The dress was very flattering to my figure.
I almost could have gone a size lower, but with the material (not much stretch), it might've been too small in the hips. The front did have this weird cloth swatch that almost made the dress have a bridesmaid feel to it. The structure and shape were great, and the color was gorgeous.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138lbs
September 21, 2015
gorgeous color
I am busty and wore a longline strapless bra with the dress because the straps are supposed to be twisted and I tried on several bras that just didn't work. The dress is a gorgeous color and I wore it with some rose gold shoes. I thought the dress arrived very wrinkled but I think that is more a product of the material. Unique color, interesting straps and cut, really nice dress for a wedding
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
August 24, 2015
I wore this dress to a wedding.
This dress is super flattering, and the color is beautiful. Because I'm petite, I found the straps on this dress to be a little long, meaning that the front of the dress hung a little too low and showed extra cleavage. I kept adjusting it all night. But other than that, this is a great dress.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
June 25, 2015
Perfect in color and hit the right tone for the event
Showed a bit more cleavage than expected. Size 8 fit better up top but a tad loose at waist
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
June 1, 2015
A stand-out dress! Tons of compliments and very comfortable!
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
April 9, 2015
Runs huge.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 3, 2015
Pretty but not for me
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.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 118lbs
January 21, 2015
Flattering dress
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.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
January 3, 2015
I rented this dress for my sisters 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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 27, 2014
Simple, sophisticated and very comfortable
Simple, sophisticated with just the right amount of sexy. This dress was exactly what I wanted for my work party. The color is darker than appears in RTR, which I was glad. It is a beautiful soft silk with a nice stretchy lining. It was a bit low for me in the bust area, more than I usually show. I'm a 34dd and there was plenty of room in chest area. I wore the 8 and I probably could have worn a 6 for a more fitted sexy look but the 8 was just loose enough. There is the weird pleating at the waist but that worked for me with my "pooch" . I would rent again. The downfall was the 8 had a spot cleaning mark at bottom of dress. I knew it would be dark enough not to notice, and even in this picture you don't see it. But it was disappointing and almost didn't wear.. If it was a daytime event I wouldn't have. *funny side note...tried to add photo of the spot and it wouldn't upload! Any other picture it would*
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
November 9, 2014
Perfect for my bridal shower.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 111lbs
October 28, 2014
Fit Perfectly
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 19, 2014
GEORGEOUS color... Very rich looking
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...
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 158lbs
October 2, 2014
Gorgeous dress! Very comfortable.
Runs true to size. Beautiful color! Bunches in back and requires constant pulling down.
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Body type: Hourglass
September 29, 2014
Fantastic dress in a great color!
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
August 18, 2014
Very classy
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.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
August 6, 2014
I loved wearing this dress, it fit like a glove.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
August 5, 2014
This dress was very flattering in the mid section. The color is great, many compliments.
I wore this dress for my birthday. The color is gorgeous and the fit is very flattering. I got many compliments.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 3, 2014
This dress is amazing on and so comfortable!
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 17, 2014
Quality dress!
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 30, 2014
Perfect dress for a 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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 122lbs
June 10, 2014
Loved the color!
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 5, 2014
Not the dress for me
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
May 15, 2014
Dress was sophisticated and powerful but still appropriate for most formal weddings.
Fit well,true to size, but the zipper is problematic.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
May 7, 2014
This is a great dress! So comfortable. The accessories were beautiful!
Fits great. I am a bit busty and had to wear a size up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 29, 2014
Beautiful Color!
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 8, 2014
Many compliments!
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 2, 2014
Pretty color
Clung to midsection. Not my favorite fabric. I like more structured Lela Rose styles. I wore a different dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
February 13, 2014
Classic and pretty
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 6, 2014
RTR came through again!
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
December 31, 2013
mmmm...not for me
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
November 21, 2013
I got so many compliments!
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!
RTR CustomerJuly 30, 2014
you look amazing in this dress and I have trouble believing you're a size 10!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
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
Got to try this dress thanks to Serena at RTR
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
September 29, 2013
Lovely color, very flattering
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 11, 2013
Classy and comfortable!
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
August 8, 2013
Beautiful dress! Perfect for a 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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
July 24, 2013
Pretty dress, beautiful color
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.
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