Lilly Pulitzer

Blue Shell Shift

$30 – $55 rental
$188 retail
Stylist Notes

This bright and refreshing Lilly Pulitzer dress is great for any daytime event. Pair with minimal accessories, like kate spade new york's Silver Sailor's Knot Bangle.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Blue plain weave (100% cotton). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Shift bodice. Exposed zipper. Fully Lined. 32” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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79 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(28)
Small
(5)
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 27
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
August 18, 2017
I LOVED THIS LILLY!!
The dress was a little shorter than I expected which made me go up from a size 0 to a 2. Overall, this dress is so comfy, and fits like a glove. This is my second Lilly dress I've rented and I just adore them. I got so many compliments and seriously considered keeping it!!! Just loved everything about it. :)
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
August 7, 2017
Perfect & comfortable
This dress is super comfortable!! And it was perfect for my college graduation ceremony. It is a little short when sitting down so just be mindful of this. But otherwise so worth it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 6, 2017
Beautiful dress!
A little short, but super cute!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
July 21, 2017
Beautiful, but short...
Beautiful, comfortable dress. Just a bit on the short side. I'm only 5'7" and I was afraid to bend over or dance! It was, however, perfect (pattern and design wise) for a summer wedding.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 9, 2017
Stylish and comfy!
Rented this for my birthday. The zero was not available and the 2 was a bit big on me, but still looked great! I got so many compliments on it. I love that it is super cute but also very comfortable- you can dress up or down. Great for Spring/Summer. (5'3", 107 lbs)
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 27, 2017
Super cute and very comfy!
This particular Lilly runs fairly short. I'm 5'4" and it was mid thigh on me. I wore it with Lilly wedges so it paired nicely but it was borderline too short for work. Super comfy!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 160lbs
June 19, 2017
Perfect beach baby shower dress
Loved the soft colors and the ease of this dress. The hem is a little short as I am 4' 11" and never have an issue of a dress being short, this one would definitely be a tad short for longer legged girls. Loved this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 18, 2017
Beautiful color and pattern
I loved the material and bright print on this dress. It was perfect for a garden wedding. The shift style was not that flattering on my figure but I still liked it enough to wear it. It's definitely short so beware of that.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 6, 2017
Pretty in Lily
This dress is so pretty! Very comfortable yet chic. I just love Lily patterns especially this one! With my post baby bod my chest is huge and still are my hips. It seemed to be forgiving with my baby belly. The hips fit a little tight with the size 6, I probably could have worn the 8 and it would have looked fine too, but possibly would have been large in the arm holes as I have a small frame up top.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 25, 2017
Beautiful colors!
This dress fit more so true to size. Like the previous reviews suggest, it is a shorter length. I opted to wear the size 6 vs the size 4. It was a fun dress for Easter.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 126lbs
April 19, 2017
Too short
I was unable to wear the dress because although it fit in the body, it was much too short. A shame, for I adored the print.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
April 18, 2017
Rental for my daughter
Rented this dress before and it is perfect for a teenager. She loved it and it fit true to size.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
April 11, 2017
Cute but very short
This dress is very cute, but is very, very short.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 4, 2017
Amazing colors!!
Amazing colors!! Runs true to size.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 28, 2017
Little Blue Dress
This dress is definitely on the shorter side, but it's sliming and perfect for a spring/summer party. Can be dressed up or down. Wrinkles quickly when sitting though.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
March 19, 2017
Super cute and comfortable
I wore this for my birthday party at a winery. It was perfect! I got so many compliments and was comfortable the whole day. It looked classy for an outdoor winery party yet comfy enough to wear all day. I'm a little shorter (5'3") but I thought the length worked perfectly. Able to bend over and sit comfortably without worrying about anything hanging out.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 94lbs
December 30, 2016
Perfect for a summer wedding!
Absolutely loved this dress. Fit perfect on my petite frame. I got compliments on it all night. Will definitely rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
December 6, 2016
Perfect Summer Wedding Shift
I loved the colors. This is a perfect, comfortable summer wedding dress! You will definitely have a very little chance of matching the bridesmaids!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
October 12, 2016
Absolutely loved this dress!!
A++
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 21
October 9, 2016
Perfect for my sister's on the water rehearsal dinner
Really nice dress, loved the pattern. My sister got married at the Long Island Aquarium so the dress fit the theme perfectly. I am 5'5" so my only complaint was it was a tad short for the event, but it was fine because I was sitting down almost the whole time.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 6, 2016
Wrinkles very easily!
Wore this to dinner one night. Stood up from dinner and thus is what it looked like. Great dress otherwise, but unfortunate that it wrinkles so easily!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
September 8, 2016
This was an amazing dress!
Fit well. I'm 5'4" 125 lbs. It's short but that's the style. It was perfect for my cruise to the Bahamas! Loved this dress!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 168lbs
August 22, 2016
Would love to buy it!
I rented the size 10 and 12 for a baby shower. Could have worn the 10, but with a large chest, the 12 felt better in that area! I got so many compliments on this dress and I was so happy with it. I would buy it in a heartbeat!
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 13, 2016
Great dress, great fit!
I am a 2 or 4 and I went for the 4 which fit well. It is a little short - I'm 5'7, but is really cute.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
August 11, 2016
Gorgeous, good quality, and you can wear it with a bra!
Very pretty dress! Very short and a little narrow. I wish I had rented a bigger size because sitting was an issue. Otherwise, gorgeous dress. I loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
August 9, 2016
Perfect subtle Lilly
I loved this dress!! Wish I could have owned it. It was comfortable and the perfect length for me. Picked this dress as it is one of the more subtle Lilly patterns and it was perfect for a backyard party/wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 2, 2016
Bright colors
I usually wear an 8, and I know Lilly can run weird so I ordered a 10 and a 12 as backup. The 10 sort of fit me but it was still pretty big. I would have been more comfortable in an 8. I loved the bright colors of this dress though, it was really pretty!!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
July 20, 2016
Pretty & Fun!
This dress was so comfortable! It did run small I must say! Usually I am a size 4 and had to wear the 6. There was one small stain on the back of the dress but it didn't take away from the beauty of the dress!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
July 10, 2016
The perfect dress for a summer day
This is such a cute and fun little dress. The colors are really bright, and the dress is perfect for the summertime. The bottom portion was a little on the tighter side, so I went with the 4 instead of my usual size 2. I was happy I sized up! Also, the mid section is really loose, so this dress is great if you want to hide your stomach. Overall, it was really comfortable, cute, and a great dress!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
June 25, 2016
Summer, outdoor, political fundraiser, cocktail party
Way too short! I could have worn this as a tunic with leggings! I would have been very self conscious of my behind hanging out had I worn this. Pretty color and good fit for a petite person perhaps?
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
June 14, 2016
Rented for a grad party.
Loved this dress, pretty pattern but didn't take over the room. I sized up expecting Lily to run small but should have stayed my regular size!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 8, 2016
Great spring/summer dress
I rented this for what I thought was a fancy brunch but ended up being my surprise engagement! I rented the 0 and 4 and ended up wearing the 4, it was a little big and I would've preferred the 2 but unfortunately it wasn't available. Overall it was a cute dress that I got many compliments on.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 4, 2016
Got lots of compliments when I wore this dress to a BBQ party for my brother's wedding weekend.
Fit great and was forgiving in the stomach area. Great dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 23, 2016
Wanted to wear this so badly.
I ordered this dress for my graduation but the only day it could come was Friday and the graduation was Saturday, I ordered it anyways. The most disappointing thing was when I came home from work with an email saying it was delivered it was no where to be found. I called UPS and RTR right away. RTR customer service was going to offer me a new dress but it wouldn't come in time for my event. They completely credited my credit card. They were extremely nice and helpful. Thank you RTR for standing behind your service. Still sad I couldn't wear the dress though.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
May 22, 2016
My first trip to Keeneland horse track.
Great dress! Perfect for short people. I'm 5'2" 115# and the 0 fit like a glove. Perfect Keeneland dress!!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 144lbs
May 16, 2016
Cute dress for summer wedding or event!
Went for size up (ordered 6 and 8) since it is a bit short and wanted a more 'shift' like appearance. It was cute and I received many compliments!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
May 14, 2016
SO short!
Wow. I'm not tall or overly leggy, but omg this was so short! Just standing still this was too short to wear anywhere except the beach or bedroom - I can't imagine walking or sitting in it. The fabric was a very pretty summer print and I would have loved to have worn it.
Wildflower615May 16, 2016
Did you consider wearing white pants under it? So it would be more like a long shirt? I was thinking of doing that
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
May 12, 2016
Colors are much brighter in person!
I loved loved this dress! Unfortunately crazy April weather didn't allow me to wear it out for our date night. But I ended up wearing it to church with a denim jacket. It would be perfect for a tropical vacation getaway! The colors are so vibrant!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
May 4, 2016
Looked great!
It fits great! It was loose in the mid section which I appreciated. Kinda short when I sat down. I rented this to take some save the date photos and wedding dress shopping.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 13, 2016
Great for an outdoor rehearsal dinner
Rented for a first night out post-baby (6 months old), and I felt awesome :) The size 4 fit, but it is a short dress, so I felt more comfortable with a little more room in the 6. Most people at the rehearsal dinner were wearing shorts and t-shirts, but I still didn't feel overdressed because it was easily dressed down with flip flops! Loved it!
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