Lilly Pulitzer

Airy Shift Dress

$60 – $75 rental?
$298 retail
Stylist Notes

Bring a cool, refreshing feel to cocktail hour with this super stylish dress by Lilly Pullitzer! For added shine pair with Slate & Willow Accessories’ Lavande Cluster Drops.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue metallic jacquard (24% Polyester 38% Rayon 28% Nylon 10% Metallic). Sleeveless. V-neckline with beading embellishment. Shift bodice. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 35” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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103 reviews
Fit
Large
(11)
True to Size
(63)
Small
(2)
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
April 26, 2014
Gorgeous Dress.
I had ordered another dress from RTR for the gala that was black and didn't fit right. I called 2 days before the event and had this dress overnighted. It fit perfectly and the color was just stunning. I would normally say I am a 2 in dresses, but they only had the 0. It sparkled just enough but wasn't over the top. The beading on top is clear rounds beads. The dress did not look good with gold shoes, I would definitely recommend silver. I received so many compliments. Thanks RTR for your great customer service.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
April 28, 2014
Very different from pictured online
While the dress fit amazingly, it was nothing like the picture. The embellishments were much more sparkly then pictured and the dress was more of alternating strips of silver and blue instead of just a nice, metallic light blue color. I did not end up wearing it to my event.
MegJune 9, 2014
Thank you for posting this picture!!! It swayed me from renting and hating it.
AmyJune 11, 2014
I was hoping it had more sparkle to it. This is just what I'm looking for! Thanks for posting!
KateJune 17, 2014
Thank you for posting - it actually made me like it more!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 5, 2014
Perfect for a spring wedding and dancing afterwards!
I kept getting complements all evening! The color was perfect for a day wedding and evening reception; I wore it with nude heels and simple jewelry. The beading around the neckline is enough but, it would've been lovely with a diamond necklace as well. Lilly doesn't disappoint when it comes to the cut and fit of their dresses! This fit wonderfully and the cut provided an hour glass shape that looks great on all shapes and sizes. You can wear with regular under garments and the dress, while form fitting, never felt tight even while dancing. I was so sad to send this one back!
TarynOctober 4, 2014
Looks like your date's tie matched your dress, in the picture it looks like it might be a similar light blue. If so, do you know what shade of blue he had?
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
May 8, 2014
Perfect for Spring Wedding!
Loved everything about this dress, gorgeous aqua color! Easy to wear, comfortable and beautiful. I will definitely rent this again, unless I purchase it first!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 28, 2014
I got this dress as a backup and I did not wear it.
This dress is very sparkly and shiny. I was not comfortable wearing it and felt that it was not very flattering,
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
June 16, 2014
Gorgeous detail and bright color!
This dress was absolutely stunning! I wore it to an outdoor wedding on the Boston Harbor and it was perfect for the affair. The detail around the neck line was so unique, I was getting compliments all evening long. I definiately recommend this for any summer wedding.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 120lbs
June 17, 2014
Love this dress!
Totally not a color I would have chosen, but felt like a million bucks. Only problem is that my bra straps showed.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
June 18, 2014
The dress and the compliments I received.
This was my first rental. The dress fit very well and was very elegant. Nothing negative! I got the most compliments I think I've ever received wearing this dress! I definitely recommend it as it looks and fits great on any body type. I wore it with silver accessories and silver shoes because it had such a silver sparkle to it. I wore it to a wedding and it worked very well for the elegant affair. You won't be disappointed!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 97lbs
June 18, 2014
Very pretty, and comfortable!!
I wore this dress to a wedding and received so many compliments on this dress. The dress was perfect for an evening summer wedding, and the embellishments around the neck really 'made' the dress. You don't need a lot of jewelry because of that, just some fun earring and a bracelet and you're good to go. The skirt portion of the dress was a bit more roomy than needed for me, but the top fit perfectly. I loved this dress, was sad to return it.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
June 29, 2014
So many compliments and even had strangers come up to me and tell me how beautiful my dress was!
I usually wear a size 10 but ended up wearing my back-up size 8 and it fit perfectly. Paired this with nude heels and silver accessories. Definitely didn't want to give this gorgeous dress back!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 3, 2014
I ended up having to return this one...
It was not as pictured - looked tacky in person, I felt like a mermaid.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 18, 2014
The color and style were perfect for the wedding I attended.
The fit was great, but the the dress does not stretch at all. I usually wear a size 4 in dresses. I almost went up to the 6, but the 4 still fit better. I would also say that another reason why I did not give it 5 stars was because the material doesn't allow much air to flow through, which makes it tough when you are on the dance floor all night. :) I am still very happy with the rental and would certainly get it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
July 27, 2014
If you want sparkles and shimmer, this dress is for you!
I'll be the first to say that this dress isn't for everyone. However, if you're the type of girl who likes bling and sparkle, you will not regret renting it. The beading on this dress is absolutely beautiful. The stock picture is very deceiving - it is more of a light blue/turquoise color than silver, but there are silver inlays in the dress. The dress fits like a glove and has the signature Lilly build for a great shape.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 1, 2014
Beach wedding
I wore this to a dressy-casual beach wedding and really fit the scene. The dress has enough glamour for night time thanks to the beading, but didn't look silly at the afternoon ceremony on the water. The length is sexy but still classy and my husband loved it!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 19, 2015
The color of this dress is beautiful. Got lots of compliments. It was easy and comfortable to wear
SO pretty
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
August 4, 2014
I'd purchase two of these dress!
This dress is awesome. It is UNIQUE, it is COMFORTABLE, the color is GORGEOUS. I would definitely purchase this dress. The jewels on the front definitely light up in some pictures and you don't need a necklace. I wore it with the earrings the model is wearing and it is one of my favorite outfits to date. My sister said I looked like a 60s girl ... but that didn't matter to me. I loved it!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
August 7, 2014
great dress, perfect fit and so many compliments!
definitely runs a little big. I'm normally a 0-2 and even the 0 was a little big. still loved it though :)
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
August 10, 2014
The color and detailed jewels around the neck area really made the dress stand out.
When I first saw the dress on the hanger I knew it was going to look amazing on me. It fits true to size. I loved everything about this dress and I received so many compliments! I'd highly recommend this dress to anyone!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
August 20, 2014
This dress is amazing! I felt so pretty and got so many compliments on the dress!
This dress fits pretty true to size, I'm apple shaped and felt like it definitely flattered my figure. Definitely a lot more blingy than the pictures show but I didn't mind that! But if that's not your thing then go with a different dress. Overall I loved this dress!!! This was my first RTR experience and I definitely will be using it again!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 159lbs
August 24, 2014
The silver shimmer made the dress perfect for a wedding. I had 4 guys tell me that I looked great!
Good if you want to show off you arms and shoulders
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
August 27, 2014
Sparkly, unique, conservative, comfortable all in one!
The pictures from other users were extremely helpful. The color is best described as Tiffany blue and looks best with silver accessories. Dress was extremely comfortable and would have worn a racer back bra vs traditional straps. It was about an inch longer than I would have liked but still looked good. Would rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
September 4, 2014
Lilly for my wedding rehearsal on Cape Cod- perfection!
Fit great, definitely flattering to my figure. Perfect for a wedding or special occasion. #bridetobe #mermaiddress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
September 14, 2014
The bride's mother said she wished she wore it!
Many compliments! Prepare to be noticed. I wore it with silver sandals and a few rhinestone bangles because the neckline requires no jewelry at all. I also wore my hair up which is not the norm but it worked into kind so a retro sixties look. I think it ran big. After reading reviews I rented the 6 & 4. Ended up wearing the 4 & it almost felt roomy. Best color ever for blondes!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
September 24, 2014
Pretty fabric and beadwork
So this dress is beautiful. But I shouldn't have worn it. I have finally have to face the music that shift dresses and sheaths look awful on my body type. I and just too curvy in the butt area, and it makes dresses pucker in unflattering places. This dress is not meant for anyone with hips or a little tummy. I have some excess weight around my middle, but not truly as much as this dress made me look like I had. I really thought it was so pretty though, on the right person it would have been 5 stars. I almost sent both the dresses and my back up back to RTR because everything I rented fit so badly, but then I would have had nothing to wear to this wedding. So I settled for this. It's well made, and the beading around the neck line is much more 3-dimensional than I expected, but it didn't bother me. Either size up a lot if you are curvy in this dress (but then it will probably be baggy else where), or pick something else.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
September 28, 2014
Loved the convenience of having it delivered to my house, with an extra size just in case!
This dress is true to size! I got SO many compliments on it! Loved the shimmer in the dress, and the jewels at the top. Absolutely gorgeous!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
October 6, 2014
Immediately returned this dress after trying it on.
This dress fit so awkward. I've rented other Lilly's before and they were wonderful. I am a small girl and this dress made me look pregnant. Definitely not flattering. If you are small, with any curves at all, do not rent this dress.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124lbs
October 8, 2014
The dress was more than I thought!! Incredibly beautiful! Would rent it again!
The fit was wonderful!!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 18
Body type: Athletic
June 9, 2014
Better on the Hanger
This was, unfortunately, one of those dresses that looks much better on the hanger. When I opened this out of the package, I fell in love. However, I only got a 4 as the 2 was not available, and when I tried it on, I knew it did not fit quite right. I'm not sure if it was just because it was a size up from what I usually wear, but the dress had weird hip seams that were really pointy and really high up, which looked really weird on me. Also, it was relatively long, which is nothing bad, just that I was going to a more exciting event, not tea with grandmother. I pinned up the bottom to make the dress a little shorter, which fixed that problem but the fit was still just overall weird on me. Maybe it was just the sizing issue. However, I am very impressed with the service and I will be renting again!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
November 11, 2014
Not as good as the picture
This is a gorgeous dress on the model, but looks nothing like the it in person. It definitely has more of a grey color and is not intended for curvy women. I thankfully picked this up at the 18th street store and thankfully had a chance to try it on before I left the store. The size 10 was too big and when I asked for the 8 (because for my back up RTR advised to go one size up so I had the 12), the 8 wasn't available. I actually ended up being glad because I think the 8 would've fit better but the color would still be really bad. In some ways, I was glad this happened because I was able to choose another dress at the store. The second dress was much better and I was happy with that rental. It's just a shame because the cut of the dress was really nice otherwise and it would've been fine for the wedding I was attending.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
November 28, 2014
Beautiful Dress!
I wore this to a Florida wedding and got so many compliments. It is well-fitted, the color is really beautiful, and is fun yet conservative at the same time. I loved it and would absolutely recommend it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
November 28, 2014
Fabulous dress under lights!
Rented this for when I was crowned homecoming queen and was perfect for the football field! WAY more shinny than originally expect but worked well. The cut of the dress is flattering but would sometimes show your bra though the arm hole, great length and modest
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
December 1, 2014
never wore the dress
Really pretty, however, it's made of heavy material, and a little itchy. Made more for a dressier occasion.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 29, 2014
Beautiful dress
Tight across the chest. Can wear a regular bra needed spanx for mid section lovely sparkle details
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 11, 2015
This would have been the perfect dress for the Kentucky Derby. Not worn because it was too big.
This dress ran big. I usually wear size 2, but this dress was too large on me. They were out of the 0 when I ordered so I chose a 4 as my backup size. I loved the look of the dress, but sadly it was not worn.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 7, 2015
beautiful lines
The Lilly cocktail dress was exquisite. The silver lines are not too flashy and the aqua color is divine. It was a little short, but not too bad. The beadwork is gorgeous and I would definitely wear this multiple times (if I owned it, that is!)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 24, 2015
The perfect dress!
Beautiful dress! Very flattering cut, perfect length for my son's high school graduation. I wore the 6 but the size 4 probably would have worked better (size 4 was not available). I got tons of compliments and wish I didn't have to return it. The pictures don't do this dress justice. Do yourself a favor and rent this one! Just beautiful.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
May 26, 2015
Pretty dress. Not the greatest fit for my body.
I did get a few compliments on the dress but it fit tighter in the hips than I desired. I think this dress shape is probably better for straight or athletic body types, not curvy or hourglass/pear.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 7, 2015
Gorgous dress and lots of compliments! Photographs great and was perfect for a Florida beach wedding
Absolutely loved it. ThanksRTR!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110lbs
June 8, 2015
Beautiful beading and texture
Fit wonderfully and very comfortable. I am 5'4" and it hit my knee exactly.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
June 12, 2015
Beautiful and elegant dress
Dress worked well for a graduation event. Light enough to keep me cool during the graduation - event venue was pretty warm. Slightly fitted at the waist so the shift style dress was not just a straight bag look - actually accentuated the waist - but still comfortable to wear. I am 5'3", 135 lbs. The dress was mid-thigh.
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