Lela Rose

Ultra-Chic Backless Dress

$40 rental
$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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Small 22
True to Size 23
Large 4
Photos 13
Shele
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
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.
Ragland
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
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
Gabriela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
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!
B
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
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.
Hotty Toddy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
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
Jamie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
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.
Martha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
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.
C
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
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.
Jessica
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
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.
Lucy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
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.
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
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.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
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!
Katharine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
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.
Bsypete
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153 lbs
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!
Barbara
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
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!
afs
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
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.
Kitty
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
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!
Melea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
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.
Sasha
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 24
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175 lbs
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.
CRYSTAL
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
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.
N
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
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.
Sarah
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
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.
Alta
Top Contributor
Age: 27
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
Cindy
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
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.
Barbara
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
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.
Rachael
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
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.
Carolina
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170 lbs
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.
denise
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
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.
Adriana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
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.
aks
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 23, 2014

just didnt fit my body

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
A
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
May 11, 2014

Great cut, loved this dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
great fit, easy to wear, can't wear a bra with it though!
Leah M
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106 lbs
Jul 6, 2014

Sophisticated in the front, party in the back!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Nora
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
Jul 15, 2014

Too small! :(

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
i loved this dress but unfortunately it was too small! I wish I could have worn it!
Jenny
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126 lbs
Nov 9, 2014

Not for broad-shouldered/muscular ladies!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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!
maylene
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Nov 10, 2014

Simple dress with a little wow factor

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
True to size, doesn't have any give so def get the size u are without hoping for any slack.
Kelly
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 149 lbs
Nov 20, 2014

I loved how different this dress was, I got so many compliments on it!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Peyton
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 6, 2015

Beautiful LBD! Many compliments all night!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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!
Elisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Feb 11, 2015

This was not my first choice and thankfully I had a back up because it did not fit well.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The material was fitting and did not do the justice that a dress should do.
Lesh
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Feb 27, 2015

Way too small and the fabric does not stretch

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Jamie
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115 lbs
Mar 3, 2015

Sleek sexy dress!

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Date
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.
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