Ultra-Chic Backless Dress

$180 to buy
$1195 retail

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Stylist Notes

Look effortlessly chic in this Lela Rose LBD with a subtle but sexy open back. For additional support in this open back style, try Braza's Reusable Strapless Backless Adhesive Underwire Bra.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - exposed back cannot be worn with a standard strapless bra
WAIST: Very fitted - very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - fitted throughout skirt
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra; seamless underwear recommended
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, 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 size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - exposed back cannot be worn with a standard strapless bra
WAIST: Very fitted - very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - fitted throughout skirt
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra; seamless underwear recommended
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Black stretch cotton faille. Crew neckline. Back cut-out with snap button closure. 3/4 sleeves. Pleating at neckline. Front pockets. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 34'' from shoulder to hem.

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56 reviews
Fit
Large4
True to Size25
Small24
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
January 12, 2016
Intriguing. but difficult to wear
I loved the style of the dress. It was simple and understated. Like most reviews mentioned, it runs small. Although the dress itself fit me well, the clasps near the shoulders would come undone each time I rose my arms. Would have loved to worn it with the statement necklace I also rented.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
October 12, 2015
Amazing Dress I want to rent again!
This dress was awesome! I wore it to a charity event that was cocktail attire. It runs very small - I usually wear a 6 or 8 but from reading the reviews decided to go with the 10 and good thing I did! The dress was SO comfortable, I didn't want to take it off. Fabric is thick, LOVED the pockets, got so many compliments! I will DEF be renting this again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 22, 2015
So comfortable!
Day to-night perfection!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
September 4, 2015
Great LBD
This dress was perfect for a wedding in the cool Colorado mountains. I paired it with a Laura Merkin clutch and magenta BCBG pumps. I received compliments throughout the night. The material is thick so I felt comfortable not wearing a bra. The open back offset the conservative-ness of the front nicely. The one down side is it was a little difficult to dance in. The dress kept riding up. It didn't hinder my moves too much though ;)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 24, 2015
I couldn't wear this dress and had to find a new one.
I didn't end up wearing this dress because it didn't do anything for me. The fit was awkward for a seemingly simple black dress. The material is thick, hot and has no stretch. Maybe it was the cut but it hit my figure in all the wrong places and I felt bulky. I love an open back but bummer this one didn't work out for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 22, 2015
Great fit and very flattering!
Classic but unique with the open back.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
March 3, 2015
Sleek sexy dress!
Dress is very beautiful and sexy. It's very true to size, I'm usually a 2 in skirts and depending on the dress style will wear a 00/0 because I'm pear shaped and super tiny up top. This dress is definitely for a athletic /straight figured 0. I just barely got my pear shaped butt into it :) I wore it but it was borderline.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
February 27, 2015
Way too small and the fabric does not stretch
This dress ran incredibly small (granted I did gain some weigh and I was over the 145 mark at that time). I couldn't even put it over my hind end and I couldn't get my arms in the dress. I have very broad shoulders. This is intended for a more slender and petite person. Not for the athletic build.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 11, 2015
This was not my first choice and thankfully I had a back up because it did not fit well.
The material was fitting and did not do the justice that a dress should do.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 6, 2015
Beautiful LBD! Many compliments all night!
I wore this dress for NYE with a statement necklace. So many people came in LBD's but mine stood out with it's details. The folds at the top were a bit of a surprise, but ultimately they looked ok. I did fashion tape down the pockets- the dress was a little small (I wish there was a 6 available!) so they kept popping out. The backless cutout is perfect though and the material is thick enough to not need a bra! Great dress!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 149lbs
November 20, 2014
I loved how different this dress was, I got so many compliments on it!
I was so happy they only had a 10 to send ( this was my back up dress!) because the 8 would never have fit!! Even though I'm very consistently a 6-8 dress....I've definitely learned to order bigger from RTR! Especially with a larger bust and hips, I also have a pic of the back but I can't seem to get it to download. If you're uncomfortable with your legs it's a bit short but very sexy with the open back. The material is nice and thick I didn't even wear a bra or pasties and I was fine!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
November 10, 2014
Simple dress with a little wow factor
True to size, doesn't have any give so def get the size u are without hoping for any slack.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
November 9, 2014
Not for broad-shouldered/muscular ladies!
The dress was pretty and elegant, and would be perfect for a fall or winter event. However, I am an athletic build with broad shoulders and muscular arms. I do consider myself fairly lean, but the sleeves were very snug and I could barely snap the top behind my neck, much less move easily in the dress. It fit true to size in the skirt portion and along my ribcage, but beware to anybody more built in the upper body!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
July 15, 2014
Too small! :(
i loved this dress but unfortunately it was too small! I wish I could have worn it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
July 6, 2014
Sophisticated in the front, party in the back!
I really liked this dress. I loved the fact that it was elegant, with just a pop of sassiness. At the last minute I decided to go without tights, since you could see the top of them when I moved in certain ways. Overall, I think the dress fit fairly true to size. I would definitely recommend renting this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 11, 2014
Great cut, loved this dress!
great fit, easy to wear, can't wear a bra with it though!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
April 23, 2014
just didnt fit my body
Dress is cute, but not for someone with a long torso. It hit wrong on the waist/hips and just didnt look right. I am 5'6'' and 130lbs - the 6 was too tight is some areas. I generally wear between a 4 and 6.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
April 12, 2014
Great Detail; Cool Fabric
I fell in love with this dress the second I saw it, but it seems to run small. I normally wear a size 6, and do tend to be smaller up top. This dress was available in a size 6 and a size 10, but no size 8. I received the six, but didn't order the 10 as back up. the 6 was extremely small--I probably should have ordered the 10 and it would have fit fine. The 6 was snug under the armpits, and the skirt barely went over my hips--I looked silly :(. I had to return the dress before my event, and I'm really bummed because I loved the soft fabric, which was the texture of a grosgrain ribbon (but soft!), and the detail in the back is super sexy. It's like a mullet: business in the front, party in the back. I would have felt totally at ease in this beautiful dress at the charity event I had planned on wearing it to.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
April 2, 2014
Celebrating my good friends marriage!
The dress is very classy but also sexy. I felt sophisticated but also fun and young. I went bra-less because my chest is so small but I never felt comfortable. The dress is tight across the hips. And fitted at the waist. My hips measure 40 increase around so I had to size up to the 6. Recommend paring with a bold colorful necklace. I kept my hair up and off my back so show it off.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
March 28, 2014
didn't fit, the arms are very narrow
I was bummed b/c neither size that arrived fit (10 and 12). Also, it arrived quite wrinkled. The arms are very narrow. It is a cute dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 17, 2014
Tiny. Couldn't wear it.
I am normally a 4 or 6. I ordered quickly and didn't realize this was Lela Rose and thus ran extremely small. I ordered the 6 because to be on the safe side. I got it zipped, but it was way too tight to wear. Going forward I'll always order at least 1 if not 2 sizes up in Lela Rose. The fabric is thick and very nice though! Would have been perfect had it fit.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 16, 2014
I unfortunately did not wear it. I went with something else.
The fit was a bit snug, and the reviews about the clasp and sleeve being difficult and tight were accurate. I ordered this and was hoping to wear it but I ended up going with a colorful vibrant dress instead.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
March 5, 2014
Beautiful, different but not the most comfortable
Wore this dress for a winter wedding. So glad I went up 2 sizes since it runs small, especially for my body type (extra blessed in the rear region). However, once I got the size right, it fit beautifully. Not a dress to dance and move around too much...be worked nicely for a sit down wedding dinner.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 28
February 27, 2014
holiday party perfection! flattering in all the right places.
I love this dress and the back is my favorite part, the front has enough structure that you don't need to wear a bra. It is right on the arms... be warned
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
February 25, 2014
Great statement dress!
I rented this dress for my 30th birthday party and I loved it! I sized up to a 6 based on the reviews and ordered my usual size (4) as a backup -- thank goodness I sized up! The 6 fit perfectly (if even a bit snug), and the backless dress was a huge hit. I also rented the cobblestone bib necklace to spice up the front of the dress (it is a bit boring in front) and that really completed the outfit. I was surprised that the dress also had pockets, which did emphasize my hips a bit, but it wasn't too bad. As my birthday is in February, it was a little chilly (cold handed hugs on an open back!), so I might save this one for a spring/fall rental, but the sleeves made it weather appropriate.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 20, 2014
DIdn't get to wear
Unfortunately due to weather the dress size that I needed did not ship so I never got to wear. I tried on the 4 and it was tight. I think the 6 would have fit. I would consider renting again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
January 19, 2014
Didn't wear it
It was a bit snug, not very comfortable. Didn't wear it.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 25
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
January 15, 2014
Gorgeous, very thick material
The fit is tight and runs very small. I'm normally a 6/8 but I definitely could have used the 10. The top was the most annoying because it snaps underneath which could easily be undone as I moved my shoulders around, it did have a button on the right side that held the opening together, but the left snap which was there to keep the material hidden under the overlap never stayed together. Definitely go up a size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
December 13, 2013
Pretty LBD, but a little too tight
I have a big butt and buff arms. The dress actually made my bottom look pretty nice, but I couldn't get the sleeves up over my arms! They're a lot narrower than they look on the model and with zero give in the material. A bummer - the dress is super cute! I wish I would have rented a size or two up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
November 21, 2013
Perfect blend of class with some edge
It was perfect for the gala I attended with a person I've been waiting a long time to go on a date with! I needed classy and respectful but also sexy. This was it. I will definitely rent this again. The snap at the top back immediately came unsnapped and would unsnap anytime I moved my shoulders. Double-sided tape fixed it with no problem. A size up might have given a little room to prevent that, but it was really no issue. Just travel with dress tape!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 22, 2013
No stretch, did not wear
I did not wear this dress. There was no stretch at all and was therefore a little tight on the arms and around the shoulders.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 15, 2013
Feeling sexy but not revealing too much.
Fit perfectly snug but wasn't restricting. It hard to tell from the photos and descriptions but it is a very heavy material so would not be good for events in late spring or summer. Luckily, the weather was fairly chilly the day I wore it so it worked out perfectly and kept me warm!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153lbs
March 25, 2013
Nice Dress but Beware!
I generally wear an 8 or 10 in clothes so I ordered a 10 and a 12. I would rather something fit a little bigger than something being way to small or uncomfortable. I tried on the 12 first expecting it to be a little too big BUT that was not the case. It fit great everywhere but the arm area which made it impossible to pull all the way up to my armpits in order to snap the back. This material is thick and the arm area does not have much give room if you have broad shoulders and those untoned arms that many curvy women get especially right before spring. I ordered last minute assuming at least one of the 2 would work which left me scrambling that day to buy something. This was my first RTR experience but they had the dresses promptly the day of my event. Definitely order at least a day ahead next time in case of snafus but overall it was a good experience just wish I could've worn the dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 22, 2013
Nice dress, but not a favorite.
This dress with the necklace came together nicely but the dress on it's own wasn't that exciting. I received a lot of compliments on the back.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
January 2, 2013
nice LBD
I rented this dress for New Years Eve. I loved the back of it, as the front is sort of "plain," the back adds a little bit of sexiness. I am normally a size 8, but they only had a size 10 left when I went to order it (last minute!), but I was actually glad I ordered the 10, as I think the 8 may have been a little too snug for me (but I don't like my dresses to fit too tight). Overall, I liked the dress and would rent it again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
December 28, 2012
Stunning, classic dress
I wore this dress to my engagement party. I love that it's covered up and conservative in the front but more modern in the back. The material is sturdy and the dress feels incredibly well made.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 26, 2012
nice look, weird fit
I asked for a size 4 and 6, and only received the 4. It was slightly snug around the thighs and shorter than I thought it would be so I ended up wearing something else.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
December 6, 2012
Gorgeous
Really elegant and deceptively simple - conservative from the front, sexy in the back. It's a great dress if you want to look sexy but not over-the-top.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
December 1, 2012
Easy and elegant.
I definitely didn't fill it out in the bust area and it's nearly impossible to wear a bra with this dress because of the back. I got lots of compliments on it, however. It's classy but the back provides a bit of a surprise.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 29, 2012
Beautiful dress!
It ran a little small. I normally wear a 4 and the 6 fit better.
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