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Ultra-Chic Backless Dress
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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.
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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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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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denise
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3432
Apr 2, 2014
Celebrating my good friends marriage!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Barbara
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4433
Apr 15, 2013
Feeling sexy but not revealing too much.
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Katharine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5433
Feb 22, 2013
Nice dress, but not a favorite.
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
C
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2432
Dec 1, 2012
Easy and elegant.
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Gabriela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4433
Aug 31, 2012
Perfect demurely sexy LBD
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this for my company's holiday party. I wanted to wear something conservative-ish (it was also partly on a boat in the middle of winter, so I needed the sleeves) but edgy and sexy. This dress fit the bill!
Shele
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6534
Jan 9, 2012
I could act totally silly in this dress, with no worries about wardrobe malfunctions.
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I did not feel Amish at all in this dress! (See review below.) Rather, I felt glamorous, sophisticated and a little edgy. I wore this to a holiday party with a simple faux pearl necklace, with my hair up. The material is heavy with a slight ribbed texture, which was really flattering and helped smooth everything out. Perfect length. The open back is fun -- a couple of guys I hadn't seen in awhile gave me hugs and got a little surprise with the open back (haha). Attaching this silly picture so you can see the front of the dress, with it's cool pleating.
Adriana
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5543
Apr 12, 2014
Great Detail; Cool Fabric
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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.
Carolina
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7534
Mar 28, 2014
didn't fit, the arms are very narrow
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
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.
Rachael
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5434
Mar 17, 2014
Tiny. Couldn't wear it.
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Barbara
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4433
Mar 16, 2014
I unfortunately did not wear it. I went with something else.
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Cindy
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 6533
Mar 5, 2014
Beautiful, different but not the most comfortable
Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Alta
Top Contributor
Age: 26
Canonical User Type: 1411
Feb 27, 2014
holiday party perfection! flattering in all the right places.
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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
Sarah
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4533
Feb 25, 2014
Great statement dress!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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.
N
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4523
Feb 20, 2014
DIdn't get to wear
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
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.
CRYSTAL
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7444
Jan 19, 2014
Didn't wear it
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
It was a bit snug, not very comfortable. Didn't wear it.
Sasha
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 23
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6441
Jan 15, 2014
Gorgeous, very thick material
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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.
Melea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 6433
Dec 13, 2013
Pretty LBD, but a little too tight
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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.
Kitty
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4533
Nov 21, 2013
Perfect blend of class with some edge
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
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!
afs
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4433
Apr 22, 2013
No stretch, did not wear
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Bsypete
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6533
Mar 25, 2013
Nice Dress but Beware!
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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!
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Canonical User Type: 6433
Jan 2, 2013
nice LBD
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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!
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6532
Dec 28, 2012
Stunning, classic dress
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Lucy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4433
Dec 26, 2012
nice look, weird fit
Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Jessica
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5533
Dec 6, 2012
Gorgeous
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
Martha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4533
Oct 29, 2012
Beautiful dress!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It ran a little small. I normally wear a 4 and the 6 fit better.
Jamie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4433
Oct 21, 2012
Nothing special
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress has a great back, but I was a little disappointed with the front. It was too loose in the top (the bottom fit fine) and was't particularly flattering. My least favorite dress from this site so far.
Hotty Toddy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3333
Oct 14, 2012
GREAT
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I felt comfortable in it and I recieved many compliments
B
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4543
Sep 7, 2012
great dress~
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
usually wear a four and ended up going with the back up size 2. felt it was tight enough to go sans bra.
Ragland
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4432
Feb 8, 2012
amazing
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
this dress was SO cute on. simple but sexy. wore it to an after rehearsal dinner and received a bunch of compliments
CMad
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2432
Dec 15, 2011
Love!
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Wore this to my company's party and it fit perfectly! I don't have many curves so the front and back fit great. I usually can wear anywhere between 0-2 depending on the brand/designer, but the 0 fit prefectly. I do have some backside curve, but not much, and it was still snug and body hugging. It hit my mid-thigh similar to the model photo. Fabric is thicker and heavier so it was perfect for my holiday party!
whitney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3432
Nov 29, 2011
Cute
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress is great and I got a lot of compliments on it. However, I had a lot of trouble with the snap in the back - it kept popping off if I leaned forward!
Emma
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 7431
Nov 11, 2011
for a different occassion...
Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I had rented this for a wedding I was attending. Fortuneately I had a backup dress because this one just didn't work. The style was simple and chic, but with the high collar and super-thick fabrication, it felt more appropriate for different event. It didn't have a lot of movement and I knew I would have been adjusting it all evening.
Brooke
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Canonical User Type: 5533
Nov 11, 2011
Work It
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Wore this dress to a work event and someone literally wanted to buy it off my back. I thought the lines were chic and sophisticated and loved the fit. The skirt is a little tight so size up for your back-up if your pear shaped.
Kaitlyn
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 1421
Oct 24, 2011
Overall fit: Large
These dress is really beautiful, however if you are petite, it was too large for me in the arms, waist and back area. I would suggest at least being 5'5 to wear this dress well, I didn't mind the length because I wanted something longer, but it just looked a bit baggy everywhere on the top. Hope it works out for someone else! I had to give 1 star because I did not wear the dress and returned it for a merchandise credit. Great customer service for returns!
sarah
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 123 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3444
Oct 19, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
I wore this in my sister's wedding and it was so perfect. It fits beautifully and looks sophisticated. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is tall and thin.
LO
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2423
Mar 2, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
I really wanted to love this dress and I had been waiting for the perfect occasion to rent it! Since it was listed as a mini, I assumed it would work for me. It came all the way down to my knees. The material is also very thick, which I could have lived with, but the super conservative front plus the knee-length just wasn't working on my body type. So sad :(
Mebs
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
Canonical User Type: 3531
Nov 23, 2010
Overall fit: True to Size
The back is obviously adorable, but the pockets stuck out funny in the front (the material is very thick and stiff.) When my boyfriend asked me if I was Amish, I was glad I had a backup dress.
Vaughn
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 1521
Nov 16, 2010
Overall fit: True to Size
This dress is elegant but fun and I received a lot of compliments on it. The dress does run true to size - it fit perfectly.
Jenny
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 4533
Oct 18, 2010
Overall fit: True to Size
Sexy back! wore this to a rehersal dinner and it was formal, but fun.
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