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Tulle Elegance Dress
Rental $40 Retail $1395
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This Lela Rose dress is a sensational LBD for any formal affair. Tulle sleeves add sophistication and elegance to this look.
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Black stretch faille. Square neckline. Tulle sleeves. Pleated bodice. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 38'' from shoulder to hem.
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This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted throughout bodice - thick, stretch fabric cinches in waist
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt runs narrow at hips - curvy women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra and seamless underwear - wear with SPANX to cinch in waist and hips
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'11". )

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Brooke
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3433
Nov 13, 2011
I Love this Dress!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress is top notch quality and fit. The style is timeless and elegant. I wore this to a political fundraiser and received compliments from all ages. The sleeve detail is the perfect twist to a traditional, classy, Sexy LBD.
Bridget
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5433
Mar 31, 2014
Classic! Compliments all night!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Form fitting. The material has a bit of stretch, so it hugged my curves nicely and didn't look too tight. The sleeves were a bit awkward, but worth it because the dress was so gorgeous. I would highly recommend this dress!
Marilyn
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5424
Oct 16, 2013
The fit was perfect and I got a ton of compliments on this.
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The arms would keep slipping and felt a tad loose, but I think if someone was less animated while talking/dancing that wouldn't be a problem. Other than that, this was a killer dress. 10/10 would wear again.
Genevieve
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3432
Mar 11, 2013
Perfect holiday outfit
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Runs a little small, but was great for my event. The tulle sleeves didn't stay up as well as I expected and unfortunately some of the boning in the corset was poking through the dress. However, the wonderful stylists at RTR remedied that with a special credit to my account! Helpful as always.
JKW
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4643
Jan 23, 2013
It was perfect! Simple yet elegant.
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore the dress to a charity gala. The dress was a little tough to move my arms, but luckily I had my sweet husband to fetch everything that I was unable to reach. I felt a little confined, but I was happy that I didn't have to be concerned with showing too much. The guests included Senators and community leaders, as well as celebrities, so I didn't want to be worried about too much cleavage or a short skirt. This dress was elegant and perfect for my event. I would suggest it for a wedding or formal event for women who are not so comfortable exposing too much and women over 40.
J
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170 lbs
Canonical User Type: 8533
Jan 1, 2013
Elegant LBD with perfect boning
Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
The dress is elegant and very-well put together. The fabric is very thick, lined, and has great tailoring at the top runching and the waist line. I recieved so many compliments on the dress- it does cinch at the waist and skim the hips perfectly. Unlike the description, the waist is NOT stretchy at all. Be aware, if you have a large ribcage, this is a very tight close. While the dress fit great thru my waist and hips, despite only a 36B, I nearly gave up on this dress as the last 3 inches on the zipper did not go easy. For the negatives, the boning is intense on the front. While it will form and contour your body without Spanx-type undergarments, I still reccomend them to keep the bones from poking into your bare skin all night. You'll have great posture, but bending the torso is quite constrained. Don't expect to be able to raise your arms. Pratice the t-rex arm motions. Although if you really need to raise them, it's quite easy to slip out of the tulle sleeves and the boning still holds the dress in place perfectly. (Fixing hair in the bathroom, etc).
Heather
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4543
Dec 5, 2012
Very elegant - a unique take on the LBD
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit perfectly although it was slightly short-waisted for me (I'm 5'11"). Since the fabric is fairly substantial, I did not need a bra or any special undergarments. As other reviewers have noted, the sleeves do slide down your arms at times - but I wore this dress for about 7 hours and it really wan't an issue. This was my first rental - I had the dress shipped directly to my hotel so I was a bit nervous. Everything went perfectly and I will definitely rent again!
Susan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 2421
Nov 7, 2012
very classy/elegant dress for a formal affair
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The body portion fit perfectly, but the sheer sleeves were very big/loose. I had to pin them to fit my shoulder and stay in place.
Katie
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Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5433
Jul 20, 2011
Elegant and classy!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I usually wear a 6 in dresses, however, people had mentioned this dress ran small so I ordered it in a 6 and an 8. The 6 fit great and I'm definitely a curvy 6. 35/27/39 if that helps. This dress looked fantastic on and I got so many compliments. I had people asking all night about it. If you need a classy dress, this is the one! Only drawback was that it was a bit loose up top and too low in the back for a strapless bra, so a nubra or some other backless bra might be helpful!
Anna
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Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2423
Dec 22, 2011
They delivered it right to me in NYC on time and and made it easy to return.
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I thought it fit true to size, and I usually wear a size 0. I wore this to the October Ball at the Modern Art Museum in NYC and made for a perfect dress for a black tie event. My only complaint was that the netted sleeves kept me from lifting my arms very high all night, which started to annoy me.
elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Weight: 175 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7531
Mar 22, 2014
Sad.....
Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was amazing and very beautiful I had changed my order bc I had gained a little during my injury and I wanted to be safe with the dress sizes. Well the sent me a 12 but for some reason this 12 didn't fit but a 12 I wore got another fit perfect. I was a little sad bc I loved this dress. I will probably re rent this again when I trim down.
Shimmy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6433
Mar 16, 2014
Pretty formal dress for a wedding
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I wanted to wear this originally, but they didn't have an 8 available. The 6 though, fit way way too small so it runs a little small. The sleeves were surprisingly not itchy and the top was perfect for a more conservative wedding. Looking for a chance to wear this dress in the future.
Sarah
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3524
Feb 28, 2014
Wore this dancing the night away at a friend's wedding...
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I received so many compliments on this dress. I think it is a great balance between a simple black dress, and something just a bit different. I am only 5'2", so this dress hit at the bottom of my knees. I was a bit worried about the length at first, but ultimately, embraced the classiness. My only compliant, is that the sleeves were a huge pain. They are so beautiful but fell down the entire night. I had actually put a stitch in them to help keep them together a bit, and it was still a pain. Looks good in photos though..
fungirl
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 8541
Jan 17, 2014
fun
Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
fun
Taryn
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 2544
Dec 27, 2013
Couldn't wear - too small across the bust
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I rented it for a formal New Year's Eve party and am really bummed it didn't work out. The fabric is heavy and held my waist in nicely (no Spanx required!), but it was way too small in the bust (I'm a 34DD). I'm 5'8" and wear a 6 or 8, depending on the company, and ordered this in an 8 and 10 (per the reviews where it said to order up a size). The 8 and 10 fit very similarly. It fit nicely through the waist and hip and loved the length (I often find dresses are too short on me). The trouble was neither dress fit in the bust and my chest was pouring out of the top (with or without a strapless bra). The sleeve were quite big on both, but think a pin or some fashion tape would have held it in place for an evening.
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4533
Oct 26, 2013
Wore this to a wedding in NYC and got tons of compliments
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Challenging if you like to put your arms in the air while dancing... but overall great!
HC
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 3521
May 5, 2013
Sleeves don't stay up
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress as my first choice, but did not end up wearing it because the tulle sleeves kept sliding down, making the dress look frumpy. Otherwise, the dress looks great- but I just couldn't make it work!
Erin
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4443
Mar 6, 2013
Everyone loved this dress!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I thought this dress was really pretty. i wore it for a country club black tie event on the beach. cons: sleeves didnt stay up that well and it was a bit hard to dance. it was also a bit longer than i would have hoped but other than that it fit great, everyone had lots of compliments and pictures came out fabulous!
Kim
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5633
Mar 4, 2013
The fabric and look of this dress is beautiful, but it did not fit. No size inside dress.
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
No size inside dress to confirm whether it was the right size and the two sizes sent seemed to fit about the same. I could not breathe it was so tight across my chest and in the hips. I could not get it hooked in the back. I wore the backup dress I'd ordered.
Christine
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Pear
Canonical User Type: 5431
Dec 18, 2012
Perfect for a black tie attire wedding! Recieved a lot of compliments!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit true to size. Just hard to lift your hands up with the sleeves.
Leila
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 166 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7544
Dec 9, 2012
Very Classic
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I actually rented this specifically for my mother-in-law's funeral. It was perfect, classy, and statement worthy. Now that may sound horrible, but considering the circumstances and events prior to, at that current time, and still going on now... it was worth it and most definitely needed. I rented 6 with my 10. The 6 would have felt wonderfully if I would have been able to zip the last inch up (chest was snug but not exposed). The 10 was slightly baggy but not to the point that it felt like a sack...it didn't gap to bad but the tulle for the "sleeves" were a little...confining, especially when you were hugging people. That would be my only beef about the dress- the sleeves. It was comfortable enough to be able to jump on a trampoline with my 7 year old right before the wake. I received A LOT of compliments and I felt very confident in it. A good "go to" little black dress for any occasion, I believe.
Morgan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6443
Oct 22, 2012
Wore this dress for engagement pictures, and LOVED the look!
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I normally wear an 8, but this dress was very fitted, and a little tight in the hips. The top fit fine, but I would recommend getting a size up for your additional size.
bonnie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5634
Oct 15, 2012
Beautiful to look at ,.,.
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
But, neither the 6 or the 8 fit me. It was too big in the top and the 6 was more like a 4 on the bottom. The 8 top was way too big on the top and the bottom still didn't fit me right. Didn't work out for me.
Sue
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 57
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4623
Oct 3, 2012
Great dress! Everyone talks about a perfect little back dress. This one definitely one.
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Nothing specific to say here.
BostonGal
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4443
Sep 30, 2012
Looks nice - tough fit.
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress runs a true size down - I ordered the 6 and it fit just like a 4. It looks nice and I received compliments, but there were some issues. The boning inside the dress was popping out and it stabbed me like 2 needles - very uncomfortable. The tuile on the arms was cute, but didn't stay up and ended up just falling around my arms. I wore a strapless bra and that helped hold the dress up. Without it, the dress would have fallen down. It is a modest dress. I am 5'10 and it was to my knees. The last issue is with the tuile on the arms, you cannot lift your arms to do anything - like but your hair back. That was very frustrating. Wouldn't rent this again, but it was fine for the occasion (black tie optional wedding.)
SYK
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4533
Sep 27, 2012
Many compliments
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Boning was ripping out and piercing my skin
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4633
Sep 24, 2012
Did not wear this dress.
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The sleeves absolutely did not work for me. They didn't stay up at all. Maybe if you have broader shoulders it would work better? Beautiful dress but I didn't wear it.
Jessie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3423
Aug 29, 2012
Very Pretty!!!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Loved this dress, though the torso runs a bit small. Very elegant!
B
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
Canonical User Type: 6541
Aug 13, 2012
No wiggle Room
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was tough for me because there is not much stretch. I ordered 2 sizes and neither worked. The larger was too big and the smaller was too small. It seemed like there was more than 1 size difference in the 2 dresses. Oh well, it was worth a shot!! :)
K
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5543
May 7, 2012
Classic and Beautiful
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a wedding in February and received many compliments! I am 5'11", so often dresses are too short for me in the torso, but this one was an almost perfect fit.
Jean
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2621
Mar 3, 2012
If only I could zip it up
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I returned this because I couldn't close the zipper! I was very disappointed since it looked really pretty. I especially liked the back. It was small on the torso. Heavy fabric, well constructed, hard to lift your arms.
Angie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6524
Feb 22, 2012
Wish I could've worn this one!
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This is a lovely dress, with fabric at the shoulders which really gives it a very unique and classy look. I order Lela Rose all the time, however, and I have to say that this dress runs considerably smaller than many of her other dresses-- especially through the hips and bust area. Although I've comfortably fit into the Sweet Sarah dress and Galaxy Tweed dress in a size 8, this one wouldn't-- quite-- zip, so I had to wear my backup dress, which was the Sweet Sarah in a size 8. Definitely will be renting this one again though in another size!
Hannah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4433
Feb 2, 2012
classy, conservative
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is the epitome of classy. It fit really well, but I'm curvy and I thought it looked slightly frumpy - I think if I didn't have curves and wanted to look more curvy I might wear this dress because the fabric is structured and will give curves to anyone. I rented 2 dresses and didn't end up wearing this one - in my opinion, it's beautiful, but not *flattering* in the sense that you're not showing anything off (and it's great if that's the look you're going for!). I think it's perfect if you want a feminine and modest look.
Kathleen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 56
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 5633
Jan 19, 2012
Gorgeous dress, but...!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Gorgeous, sophisticated, elegant dress. Ordered the 6 and 8. As other reviewers have noted, the bodice runs very small, so although the 6 fit (v. snugly!) I went with the 8 for comfort, which was probably a mistake as I had difficulty keeping the sleeves up and had to wear a nu-bra. Also, the boning had poked through on one side and was stabbing me in the chest all night. Despite all, I got a ton of compliments and felt beautiful in it.
Tu
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5424
Jan 1, 2012
Made my night!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Usually I'm a size 6 except in the chest area so (as you can see from the picture) I had to have my friend zip me up all the way that night. I loved the sleeves but they didn't necessarily stay put unless my posture was on point. It was a tad long on me because I'm super short but that was to be expected. I honestly think that an 8 would have been too big on me. I think I should have worn pasties instead of an actual bra because a lot of my pictures included what color they were. Overall, though, it was a beautiful dress! I enjoyed wearing it (even though I kinda couldn't breathe).
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3624
Dec 23, 2011
Very pretty!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
A beautiful dress. Ran quite small in the bodice, though. Wore a 2 with cinching lingerie, but could have probably worn a 4.
Berlinessa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 5543
Dec 22, 2011
Stunning LBD
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
This dress turns heads and garners compliments from left and right. I loved the ticker fabric with its subtle sheen. On me it did run a little large but I got a 6 because they were out of 4. (I'm usually between those sizes.) Though I do have a C cup I felt that it was slightly loose in that area -- but the boning keeps everything in place. A great dress.
Jules
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3543
Nov 7, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
The zipper was quite a challenge. It got stuck. And the boning was coming out at the top and stabbing me in the chest. It is a classic dress, you just have to suffer for fashion if you want to wear this.
Peggy
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 49
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 1621
Oct 15, 2011
Overall fit: Small
This dress runs a bit on the small size so good to go up one size. At my height, the hemline was 2 inches below my knee and looked dowdy. If you are tall and slim, this will work for you.
klygrl
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 53
Body type: Full Bust
Canonical User Type: 2631
Oct 10, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
This dress is beautiful. The fabric is heavy and rich...a great winter dress. I found the fit to be a bit strange. I wore my usual size 0, but the rib cage area was like wearing a vice, while the hips fit fine. I could have gone a size up, but I didn't like the extra room in the hips, so I sucked it up (literally) and went with the 0. It was worth it, as the dress is gorgeous and it was the classy, elegant look I wanted, but it was a bit uncomfortable at first getting used to not being able to breathe. If you're smaller on top, rent it. So pretty!!
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