Lilly Pulitzer

Blue Shell Shift

$40 rental
$188 retail
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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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69 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(26)
Small
(5)
Top Contributor
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: 43
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: 37
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
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: 25
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: 25
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
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: 24
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: 25
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
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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Top Contributor
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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Top Contributor
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: 26
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
Age: 25
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
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
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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Top Contributor
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: 39
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
March 23, 2016
Cool and comfy!
This is just a great warm weather dress, beautiful blues and lightweight fabric. Very casual classy and didn't wrinkle in my suitcase. I felt it made me look a bit blocky but I might have needed a smaller size. I have a couple pairs of Lilly Pulitzer pants in a 6 and they are tighter in the waist than I would like so I went with the 6 in the dress as the 8 was not available and I'm glad, as this was quite comfortable. I thought about buying it but restrained myself!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 126lbs
March 17, 2016
Perfect for spring and summer
Beautiful, upbeat print. I loved it. I wore this to a family birthday party but it would be perfect for Easter or a golf event. The size 2 fit but the length was too short for me, (I'm 5'9) so I wore the size 4.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
February 17, 2016
Short and sweet!
This dress was fun to wear for a coffee date with a friend. Love the colors and shorter fit. It's a bit boxy. I would have given it 5 stars if it nipped in at the waist more. Love being able to wear a normal bra. Fabric isn't stretchy but is comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
January 27, 2016
had a work event in Naples and this was perfect for the daytime events
this was nice for a casual work event. It was forgiving on my four month postpartum body.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
November 20, 2015
Cute dress for a wedding
I loved wearing this dress for an early fall wedding. It is short but I liked it and it was a little less fitted throughout the waist than I would have liked but I still think it looked pretty good!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
November 5, 2015
Comfortable and adorable dress
This shift style Lilly dress fit better than others I've rented in the past. The arm holes didn't cut into me, they were comfortable and let me move. I thought this may have run a little large for a 4 but I was comfortable all day so I didn't mind. It's a shift style so don't rent this if you want to show off any curves or have shape. If you want to be cute and comfortable all day in a colorful dress though, than this one is great.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 26, 2015
I LOVE anything Lilly. Great dress overall.
I am always between a 4 & 6 w/ Lilly. I ordered only a 6 this time. By the end of the day it was baggy and looked to big. Super cute dress overall. Highly recommend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 18, 2015
Beautiful pattern!!!
perfect for a casual summer wedding!! cute and chic!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 143lbs
October 8, 2015
Exactly What You Would Expect from Lilly
This dress was classic Lilly. I got many compliments on the color and the pattern. It was on the shorter side, but that is to be expected with the cut of this dress. I wore it for a bridal shower and I wish I could have kept it. Highly recommend it.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 29, 2015
The colors were bright & looked amazing... received so many compliments!
I'm usually a 2-4 & the 4 was perfect. It was just the right length & not tight in the chest or arm holes like some other shift dresses.
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