Lilly Pulitzer

Cathy Shift

$30 – $35 rental
$178 retail
Stylist Notes

This patterned Lilly Pulitzer shift is bright. We love it with metallic sandals.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-16

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Straight, comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Straight, curvier women should consider sizing up for full 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: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Printed pink floral crepe (100% Cotton). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Shift. Exposed back zipper. Fully lined. 34” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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82 reviews
Fit
Large
(13)
True to Size
(14)
Small
(2)
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
September 13, 2017
Having new dresses to wear and then being able to drop at the front desk and return. New next trip!
I'd love to buy this dress from rent the runway when it is being sold!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32F
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
September 12, 2017
Great Summer Shift
I wore this dress to my sister's college graduation. I love renting Lilly dresses because their sizing is always consistent, so I never worry about fit.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
August 27, 2017
Another great Lilly!
I always start my vacation with a Lily rental! Dress has some give. I received tons of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 24, 2017
A true shift dress!
I wore this dress to a baby shower and received many compliments! The print is bright and fun, even the zipper pull is cute! A true shift dress, designed to not fit too tight! I ordered a 2 and a 4 and actually wore the 2. I still had just a bit of room so moving around, setting up tables, handing over gifts, etc. was no issue. Overall a super cute and fun dress, I would rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 116lbs
August 23, 2017
The color is just as vibrant in person, and the dress fits great!
as others mentioned, i did find that it runs a little big so would suggest sizing down
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
August 21, 2017
Easy to wear
It is a comfortable dress. Relaxed fit allowed space to move in it freely. Would rent again.
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 28C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
August 13, 2017
Great dress. Size up.
So many compliments! Wore this to my daughter's baptism.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 12, 2017
Perfect for Wedding Shower!
Fits true to size, as all Lilly dresses do.. looks big until you put it on and zip it up! Super colorful and very comfortable. An overall win for a wedding shower!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 22, 2017
Love, Love this dress!! Ordered it twice b/c it was SO Great!
This dress was Fantastic! Easy, comfortable, great length...Tons of compliments each time I wore it!
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 22, 2017
Flaunting name brand dresses!
I loved this dress! I received so many compliments and the dress was very flattering and comfortable!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 18, 2017
How festive it was for my grandmother's 100th birthday on the beach.
This dress was absolutely perfect for the event I went to on the beach! It was bright and festive while still being classy. I received compliments from countless people throughout the entire day, including people who do not often dish out compliments. I am typically a 6/8 in dresses. I found this dress ran a little big. I went with the 6 because there was more room in the chest, however, I could have sized down if I needed to. I would not size up unless you are very busty.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
July 13, 2017
Perfect for girls night out
I had ordered a size 6 in a different Lily dress and it was too small, after reading reviews that this dress runs large I ordered it in a size 6 (despite the previous one being small) and it fit great! It was a bit loose in the waist and hips area, but fit tight over my bust and I didn't want something tight anyway - got so many compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 62
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
July 13, 2017
Love this Lilly!
Loved wearing this bright Lilly shift! Cute exposed zipper on back! Fit like a typical Lilly shift - not too fitted, good length. Received lots of compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
July 12, 2017
Lilly for Days
I wore this for a blog post on my website https://sincerelykateann.wixsite.com/blog and it worked perfectly! Runs a bit big, I had to clip the back, but such vivacious colors! Lilly never disappoints!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
July 3, 2017
Lilly
Many compliments, loved the bright colors.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
June 29, 2017
Daytime bachelorette attire
Something about Lilly shift dresses...even though I have a larger chest, I ALWAYS have to size down. I'd recommend going down AT LEAST one size. I feel like I could have done two and it would still have been cute. That being said, great dress, very comfortable, would wear something similar again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
June 26, 2017
The colors are amazing!!
I am normally a size 10, but with me 20 weeks pregnant - I ordered the size 12 and it was perfect! There is a nice stretch to this AMAZINGLY vibrant colored dress. It is plenty boxy, so I would order your regular size with a smaller size as a back up. I got a ton of compliments on this dress. This is a must rent!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 20, 2017
Not as fitted as I thought it would be.
Didn't end up wearing because the dress was too baggy. Should have ordered a size down from my normal size for backup. I'm not even sure the two would have been as fitted as I wanted. Do not think I will be renting a "shift" dress again.
Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
June 14, 2017
I loooooved this dress. My boyfriend begged me to find a way to keep it, haha.
This dress was awesome. I wore it to a graduation where my boyfriend was the commencement speaker and he nearly begged me to keep it somehow, haha. I will say that I'm pretty average sized (usually a 12-14) and I did have to wear the larger size - there's not much give in the fabric. The colors were beautiful and the shape was perfect through and I guess I'll be searching for it on sale somewhere to buy it, ha.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
June 12, 2017
Totally great for my cousins graduation! Got a ton of compliments too!
Runs big! Order your size, and a size smaller. Roomy and flattering!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
June 10, 2017
So comfortable and vibrant!
Material was thick and sturdy without being too bulky or hot. I loved the low back!! I would rent again!!
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 27
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
June 4, 2017
Perfect summer wedding dress!
I loved this dress! The wedding a wore it to was Lilly themed and this was just perfect. I wore a 0, and it could not have fit better. Perfect length, fabric isn't too heavy, I would love to just keep it!!! Highly recommend this dress for anytime you want to feel gorgeous at your event!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
May 23, 2017
Beautiful summer dress! Great colors!
Rented this for a wedding rehearsal dinner party by the beach. Received lots of compliments on this dress! Fit right in, as at least 20% of the ladies were wearing Lilly as well! Dress was very comfortable even in warm weather. Fit true to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
May 21, 2017
Birthday rental.
I rented this dress to wear to dinner for my birthday and it was a perfect dress for the occasion. I wish I could have rented a 10 because the 12 was a little big, but it was ok. Very comfortable and flattering, and the colors are so bright! I got a lot of compliments on this dress; I would definitely rent it again!
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 200lbs
May 16, 2017
This Lilly Pulitzer dress and pattern was PERFECT for my sister's Down and Derby bachelorette party!
Fit was true to size, back zipper made it super easy to get on and take off, comfortable to wear, and SO ADORABLE!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 10, 2017
SO frickin cute! Can be dressed up or down.
I wore this on two occasions: The first occasion was during a food festival. I paired it with blue high top chuck Taylors and tied a denim longsleeve shirt around the waist. Sounds like a weird combo, I know..but I got SO many compliments on the entire ensemble. The second occasion was for Easter Sunday. I paired it with light grey wedge boots and pearls. Again, tons of compliments. The dress was very flattering and the material was thick enough to cover any mid section flaws most of us have. :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Age: 27
May 8, 2017
Huge!
Rented this in my regular size along with another lily in size 4 and this one was gigantic! The other dress fit really well so I'm not sure what was up with this one. Looked like I tried on a pretty bag.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 30
May 8, 2017
Did not end up wearing this dress, wasn't flattering on my figure.
Typical Lilly Shift Dress - for larger chested women it's not the most flattering cut. Was excited to try it for a Derby Party, but, unfortunately purchased a different dress to wear instead. On prior reviews I read to size down for this dress, I would say that's only true if you're not blessed up top. I'm typically a 10 in Lilly, ordered 8 & 10 based on reviews. 8 was way too tight in the chest, but fit better below, 10 fit in the chest, but wasn't flattering anywhere else.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
May 7, 2017
Vibrant colors, excellent length
I adored this dress! The other reviews are correct, it does run a tad large. I wore the 8, but definitely could have sized down to the 6 if I had ordered it! Received multiple compliments all day. I loved that it was long enough for my tall frame. The pineapple zip closure is just the cutest detail!! I would buy this dress in a heartbeat.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 28
May 4, 2017
Loved how bright and fun this dress was for a bridal luncheon!
No fit problems at all!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
May 4, 2017
Such a gorgeous fabric
I wore this for a birthday brunch which it was perfect for. The fabric is thick and colorful. It was a bit short on me but Lilly dresses usually are. I sized down and while I do think the 4 would've been a little shapeless, the 2 was pretty tight in the chest area (34DD). It zipped fine, but made the armholes a bit tight.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 152lbs
May 2, 2017
Pop of color!
This dress is amazing. It was my second Lilly rental and I loved it! I wore the 6 and had room to spare. I wore it to a wine tasting bachelorette party. I knew I would be on and off a bus all day and I needed to be comfortable - this did the trick! The colors are bright and cheery. It was cold and rainy, so I paired it with a denim jacket and a bright purple scarf.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 148lbs
April 28, 2017
No joke - it really runs large!
I can't tell you the last time I wore a 4 in anything, but even the 4 was a little big. Size down - it is a great, comfy dress! Very bright and perfect for Spring and Summer.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 28, 2017
Love this Lilly for Spring!
I wore this dress for a school Spring Performance event. I fit is like a traditional Lilly, fitted in the waist and hips so I wore the 10. Not a lot of stretch but perfect for the Florida weather.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 19, 2017
Colorful and comfortable
Great dress for vacation
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 19, 2017
Beautiful Easter Dress
Beautiful dress, fit perfectly. I usually wear an 8 but Lilly runs big for me so I wore a 6 in this dress. So many compliments
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 19, 2017
Cute Lilly; fit was on point.
Color was a bit faded and fabric is easy to wrinkle so it arrived with wrinkles. Fit was on point for typical Lilly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
April 17, 2017
Great Easter dress!
Typical Lilly shift fit - slightly boxy and large - but I'm used to it and really like the colors of this dress.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
April 17, 2017
Perfect colors!
If you are looking for the perfect, bright, shift dress, you found it! This dress was exactly what I wanted. I was surprised the 4 was too big on me. I found that a belt made it work better with my curves. Very comfortable. I wore it all day!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
April 16, 2017
LOVE! So comfy! So bright!
This dress is beyond comfortable, super bright colors (that made my body look tan), and super lightweight. I highly recommend this purchase. It's casual enough to be worn as a "sun dress", but dressy enough for other occasions as well! Worn here for Easter Sunday! High recommend. Love a good Lily dress!
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