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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71 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(26)
Small
(5)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 25, 2015
Made for graduation parties!
The fit was true to size however may fit weirdly on curvier girls since it is a shift style dress. My dresses were both brand new with tags still on. I got compliments all night from people of all ages, proving the style and fit perfect for a graduation party. I wish I didn't have to give this dress back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
May 27, 2015
Love this Print!
Perfect for a summer party. This dress ran a little big/boxy, but the print is darling.
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 111lbs
May 30, 2015
The colors were amazing and went great with a tan!
This was the perfect dress for an engagement party ! The colors were even better in person and I got so many compliments. It was very comfortable and I could wear any type of shoe
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 1, 2015
Class Grad
I wore this dress to my grad school graduation and it was just perfect! Very comfortable, very conservative, but still a fun pop of color.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
June 2, 2015
Very summery
Adorable very appropriate for my event
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Age: 20
June 28, 2015
The dress!
Great overall fit! Worn for graduation party.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 10, 2015
Fun dress for the horse races
I rented this dress to wear the horse races. It was just ok, I would give 3.5 stars if I could but decided to round up. The print was nice, loved the blues and the patterns that wove through it. The fabric wasn't too heavy for south Florida either. The fit was just not my favorite. The 2 was a tent on me so that wasn't an option. The 0 was much better it advance warning, it's short!! Also, the 0 had a lot of extra fabric around the waist as well but it photographed nicely. I think this is just hope Lily dresses fit though, more of a straight fit instead of fitted to the body.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 119lbs
June 26, 2015
Blue Beuty
I wore this to graduation and was not disappointed. The colors are not as vibrant as on the computer, they come off as a bit more pastel, but still stunning! Im on the shorter side and am a bit busty, so the zero fit my frame better but was suffocating me. I wore a two which fit my chest better, but left the rest of me looking like a box. I ended up wearing it with a white belt at the waist. Most Lilly dresses are more tapered at the waist than this one, this shift dress is pretty much straight.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
June 30, 2015
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I gave the dress 4 stars because even the 8 was a tight squeeze around the chest. I ended up belting it because the rest of the dress was far too balloonish in the size 8. Definitely not the best option for ladies with curves, but its so hard to say no to the super cute pattern and bright summery colors of this dress!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
July 9, 2015
Very fun dress! Lots of compliments!
I ended up wearing both he 4 and 6! The 4 fit more snug and was perfect for a 4th of July party I went to. The 6 worked for a more formal boat party the next day (the 6 was longer and looser). This usually happens with Lilly dresses-the 6 is always a tad too big and the 4 is just a little snug. I loved the dress tho and got a bunch of compliments! Will definitely rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
July 9, 2015
I loved the pattern and the colors were just as pictured.
I'm usually a 4/6, and the 6 was way too big, I couldn't wear it. Definitely size down.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
July 14, 2015
It was a perfect casual party dress
It is a shift dress. It was true to size. It was comfortable
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
July 24, 2015
I received so many compliment and did not want to return this dress!
It's a little short but fits true to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
July 29, 2015
Loved it!
This dress fit great. Perfect for golf outing lunch. Could have worn 10 but was a little small in the chest. Flattering and super cute.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
July 22, 2015
So many compliments
Great Color!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 2, 2015
Loved this dress and got compliments, including one from the bride. Just know that it is a bit short
Just short. I'm only 5'5" and I had to be a little careful sitting down and standing up. Otherwise it was beautiful and comfy!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
August 2, 2015
In love with the dress!
I usually would wear a size 2 but this dress would have been too short so I went with the 4! The fit is loose.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
August 18, 2015
Date/Meet the Parents at Beach House
I usually wear a 4 in dresses (6 petite in pants)... I ordered both the 4 and 6 but ended up going with the 4 because the 6 was too large around my hips (looked boxy). In the 4, there is no bending over to pick anything up-- the length felt a bit short, even with my 5'4" height (but, short length seems very common in Lilly Pulitzer dresses). The material does get wrinkled if you sit for long periods of time. Overall, it was the PERFECT dress for a day near the beach (dinner, ice cream, etc.). You can't see it too well in the photos, but the design contains sand dollars, shells, fish, etc. So cute! Would definitely recommend! Also, it had these perfect little button straps on the inside to keep your bra in place without shifting and showing. Great dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
August 21, 2015
Rented because I needed a dress and had to get a bigger size! Still loved it though
Fit okay since I got a size bigger! Still loved even though it was a size bigger than i normally wear! Fabulous dress! Normally wear a 4 though
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98lbs
August 28, 2015
Beautiful print and color
It was slightly big for a petite person of my size so I opted to belt it. Loved it anyways!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
September 1, 2015
STYLIST REVIEW
This fun tropical shift dress is perfect for a daytime brunch or wedding! It runs true to size and we recommend going up one size for your backup. This style works best for A to C cup sizes as it is very fitted in the bust area. It is sleeveless and fitted throughout, with no stretch in the fabric. This style hits between mini and mid-thigh depending on your height, You can also wear a standard bra.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
September 2, 2015
Such a cute dress!! Loved the pattern!! It was a great pick for a birthday cookout!!
Fits true to size. I was able to wear both dresses!!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 23
September 10, 2015
It was for a derby party at my school & everyone always dresses in Lilly. I got so many compliments!
Ordered two sizes, only got one, but it was a perfect fit. Wasn't too baggy, I know sometimes shift dresses can look big but I felt amazing in it. Might run on the small side if you were trying to be really conservative (also only if you are 5'10"), but it wasn't too short for the situation I was in. Was definitely fully covered. There are also bra clips on the straps so you can wear a regular bra and clip it in so it doesn't fall out. Great color!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 129lbs
September 10, 2015
loved the dress and got many compliments
fit perfect to size. Also, the length is great, not to short but just short enough!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
September 15, 2015
I loved this dress! I wore it to my best friend's bridal shower.
It was great quality and fit well. I ordered both the 8 and the 10 and ended up going with the 10 since it was a little bit short and I wanted a little extra room when I sat down. I got so many compliments.
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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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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:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
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.
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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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:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
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.
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:
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:
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:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
September 8, 2015
Great dress for a Derby day!
Both the 2 and 0 fit great but I personally liked the more fitted size 0. A little short when sitting down but I was standing most of the day. Was a very hot summer day but felt extremely comfortable in this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 13, 2015
It is a really comfortable dress and it is easy to dance in. Haha
It is not tight and the material is comfortable.
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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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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 8, 2015
Gorgeous print!
I love the print on this dress! It is short, but I wanted that. And the modest style of the dress totally makes it work. The arm holes are a bit tight, and I probably should have tried the 2, but I thought I had put the 2 on! So I wore the 0 all night thinking it was just a little bit tight... Ahhh, well. The dress is very forgiving, and just looks great all on its own. Perfect for a summer event.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 23, 2015
Great night just in a different dress.
The 2 was tight on my thigh area but loose in the stomach. The 4 was way too loose everywhere. It just did not look right.
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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