Lilly Pulitzer

Sailor Knot Shift

$40 – $55 rental?
$198 retail
Stylist Notes

The graphic, plunging neckline edges up this charming shift by Lilly Pulitzer. Try the day look with some studs, like kate spade new york's Secret Garden Stud Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue plain weave (100% Cotton). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Shift bodice. Hidden back zipper with hook and eye closure. Fully lined. 32” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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137 reviews
Fit
Large
(10)
True to Size
(53)
Small
(8)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
May 8, 2015
Stylist Review!
Super fun and cute look! Runs true to size, but quite short. I am 5'7" with longer legs and it was definitely a mini on me. I'd recommend sizing up as your free backup for length. Definitely a great dress for an outdoor summer event. It's made of a thicker material so you can go bra-less, but also wear a strapless bra if necessary. Pair it with fun studs and a bangle to complete your look!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 17, 2015
I am a huge Lilly fan & this dress did not disappoint. Ordered both the 4 & 6. Wore the 6.
I wore this for a horse race event & was outdoors all day. I do feel like the dress "grew" in size and by the end of the day and feel as if the size 4 may have been better. All in all this dress gets an A++
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
May 25, 2015
Comfortable and Sophisticated
I wish I owned this dress. It was beyond comfortable and perfect for a dressy occasion. I wore the 4 with plenty of room and could have worn the 2 for a snugger fit. Only down fall for this dress, too short. It didn't ride up so I was OK but if you are tall, take warning.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Weight: 147lbs
May 30, 2015
I love this Lilly dress! My only complaint is that it was a little short. I got lots of compliments!
Super cute dress! It was just a little short for me though (at least for a morning baby shower!). True navy color. I expected the neck detail to be cream & tan but it's more white & a sparkly gold. The fabric is sturdy, not clingy and it has no stretch. I got lots of compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
May 31, 2015
Glam nautical theme at a beach wedding! Perfect!
Fits great. Extremely flattering. A little short for me but loved it. The back was stunning. Just loved it. Felt so glamorous at the wedding!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 31, 2015
Fun & comfortable dress. Perfect for a summer event!
I rented this dress for an anniversary dinner date with my husband. The dress is beautiful and has a nautical feel without being too "costume-y". It is a bit shorter than I normally wear so I'm glad I didn't rent it for a wedding where I'd have been dancing in it. I probably would've felt a bit self-conscious in that case.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 1, 2015
I've never had so many compliments on a dress! It fit like a glove :) I felt amazing all night!
I typically have to go up a size in lilly shift dresses. I'm 5'4 and the dress was a little short but it wasn't inappropriate.. Overall it's a beautiful dress!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
June 14, 2015
Tons of complements!
This was the perfect dress for a summer wedding - the textured fabric is forgiving and the "knot" down the front is fun and slimming. Take warning though - this is a short dress!!! I ended up wearing the 8 just for the extra 1/4 inch length in the hem - and I'm only 5'5!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
June 16, 2015
Very cute but runs short and small! I lent it to a short friend who looked great in it!
I love short dresses but this was too short for me! I lent it to a friend who is 5'2" and she looked great in it. She is usually a 2 or 4 and the 4 fit was very fitted and flattering. The 6 fit was very flattering as well and more conservative - something you would wear to a nice brunch or daytime event. We both loved the waffle knit and metalic detailing!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 16, 2015
Wore this dress for a Polo match. Comfortable and classy.
Runs very short, I am 5'2" and it was short on me.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
June 17, 2015
Awesome- especially for petites
Lovely dress. I wore the smaller size as it looked better fitted. Lovely material, the design in the front is lovely and extends up the collar. This dress is short even on a petite girl..
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 18, 2015
The dress was perfect for the occasion
This is the perfect dress for a beach wedding. I got a ton of compliments and it fit perfectly!
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132lbs
June 28, 2015
Loved this dress! So many compliments! Perfect for summer wedding. The fit was perfect
No cons!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Vacation
July 5, 2015
Too short for me
It fit very well, but as a mom of three under four I need to be able to maneuver. It was too short for my liking. I have an firm athletic build, but with curves. Also, I am currently bf so I larger in my bust, 36dd. It was not flattering where the cut out falls into the bust line. I'm glad it was a rental because I wouldn't want to spend $200 plus for this dress. All in all it was a good rental.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
July 6, 2015
A beautiful classic!
I'm a sucker for anything navy blue. This dress was beautiful in a classic subtle way while still having a little extra pop with the metallic trim. It is short, but that makes it adorable and sexy while still staying classy. I wore it for a 4th of July block party and would easily rent again for a similar occasion.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
July 12, 2015
I loved this dress! I felt beautiful and sexy and got tons of compliments on it.
Pros: it has silver and gold stitching, so you can wear any metals. It's shorter than what I normally wear--a mini skirt for sure, but the quality is so good that it's okay. The neckline is plunging but its a narrow V so it's not too scandalous. I wish I had ordered a 4 and a 6 rather than a 2 and a 4 just to see, but the 4 did fit perfectly.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 124lbs
July 12, 2015
I got so many compliments!
Great dress! Pros: beautiful colors, perfect length, great material, very comfortable. CONS: it was a little loose on the top and the back side was low so I had to adjust my bra the whole night. But I still loved it and would rent it again, next time I would just get a different bra and maybe try the 2 as my backup and not the six.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
July 30, 2015
The dress fit like a glove!
The material is thick but breathable, I wore it for a housewarming BBQ in July, the back is beautiful you can wear a regular bra, it's true to size, a little short but not rated R the design in the front is champagne and silverish colors so its perfect you can wear with either gold or silver accessories. I wish I could keep this dress, even considering renting it again for an event other people who hadn't seen me with the dress are going. Absolutely LOVED IT! Lily's dresses are always a hit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
August 10, 2015
Perfect dress for a Martha's Vineyard bachelorette party !
Fit true to size and received so many compliments !
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
August 11, 2015
So many compliments! Classy and sexy at the same time!
I wore this dress to the race track in Saratoga. Have never worn a lily dress before but I absolutely loved it! It does stretch out throughout the day but other than that it was perfect. Got so many compliments even from random strangers!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
August 15, 2015
Boyfriend & I loved it
True to size = true to Lily size, which means it runs small. I used to have to squeeze into her 6s, but now they're just right (if not a little roomy in some places). This is extremely flattering - I love the back and the "classy cleavage!" You can wear a regular bra if the band isn't too high up on your back. 10/10
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
August 15, 2015
Gorgeous, comfortable, and flattering!
LOVE this dress! This was my first time using RtR and it was awesome!! I'm 5'5" 130lbs and the size 4 was perfect. Super comfortable, easy to sit in and dance in. Thicker material but I wore it to a beach wedding in August and was not too hot at all. The fabric and front design make it so you really do not need a bra either.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
August 22, 2015
Got compliments all night on the dress. Only downfall is having to send it back
Glad that I got the 2 sizes. Ended up wearing the smaller. It was short but being petite it was not an issue.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
August 31, 2015
Really cute and unique dress
I ordered this for an evening wedding at a beach resort in August - I thought the gold/white detail was nautical and would be a perfect fit. As others mentioned, the dress was a little on the short side for sitting (I'm 5'6" and it was mid-thigh on me standing and approaching the danger zone when sitting). The neckline is fairly low cut front and back, but it worked great with a strapless bra. Ladies with smaller busts could easily go braless since the material is thick and textured. I ordered the dress months ago so I was a little worried it might be worn after a so many orders, but it looked great. There was a very slight separation on the shoulder straps between white and gold lines, but other than that, fantastic. I'm strongly debating whether to buy this dress, that's how much I liked it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132lbs
September 10, 2015
Great preppy dress for a summer wedding
Rented the 6 and 4, and went for the 6 because there isn't any stretch in the fabric. The dress is a little short, so the 6 helped with that, too! Loved the detailing on the front of the dress and the flattering cut.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
September 13, 2015
So happy I ended up buying the dress!
I received so many compliments for this dress. It fits like a glove. It gave me a classy, 60's look. Very comfortable too. Wore this to a work fashion party in NY and felt like the star of the party. Highly recommend.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Age: 33
September 14, 2015
This dress fit me like a glove! LOVE this dress!
The dress does stretch out after wearing it for a while so I would order a size down from what you normally wear. It is so flattering. I would recommend this dress to anyone!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 21, 2015
Perfect for the occasion
I wore this dress for my college graduation and grad photos, was a perfect choice for a spring outside event. The fabric is thick and holds its form but is flattering. Perfect length and true to size. Loved everything about this dress, the front knot feature is a little "sparkly" but in a subtle way, it is not a solid white.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 23, 2015
Loved this dress
I am usually a 4 in dresses but get a 6 for back up. Unfortunately, the 6 was unavailable for this date. The 4 was a little short but I am still young enough to get away with it and it was very very form fitting. I was unable to zip the dress with a bra on so I just went braless (which I absolutely never do!!) and the dress was tight enough and really good quality to get away with it. The scoop back and the knot on the front make the dress extra special. I would absolutely rent this dress again but in the 6 next time so I don't have to worry about the dress riding up when I sit down. Totally forgot to get a picture wearing it!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 25, 2015
So shortttt that I went bigger size but perfect neckline!
Loved this dress but it is a true mini dress. The 6 fit like a glove but I went with the 8 for less of a good fit to feel more secure in my booty not showing. Didn't have to wear a bra so that was a plus. The neckline was perfect - delicate, simple, but still showed my collar bones.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
September 27, 2015
Perfect dress!
This dress was perfect! I loved the fit, it was flattering without being tight. I would definitely rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
October 7, 2015
Perfectly out of my comfort zone.
There wasn't a second size up available for my rental, so a little bit of a gamble going with just the zero. But squeezed it all in and it was just the right amount of sexy for my usually conservative style.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 20, 2015
AMAZING DRESS!
I wanted to keep it. Everything about this dress is great. It fit perfectly. I normally wear a 4 or a 6, but the 4 was just right. The fabric was great and the color was much more vibrant than what you see in the picture. I would definitely recommend renting it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
October 25, 2015
super flattering and comfortable! tons of compliments!
I rented this for a saturday afternoon wedding. I am 4 weeks post-partum & breast feeding so I needed a dress that was spacious up top as I am now a D cup (previously a nearly B). I rented the 2 to accomodate the girls. So flattering & comfortable, able to wear a supportive bra. The fabric is a little stretchy & the length was good (I'm 5'1"), but may be short if you 're taller. When I tried the dress on my husband said I should try to buy it, it fit me so well!! Will definitely be renting this dress again!!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 3, 2015
Lovely and comfortable, perfect for a dinner date on vacation :)
Fits pretty loose, but still has a nice shape. Flattering without that self-conscious feeling. The navy fabric was a tad faded, but not too much. The gold threading sparkled more than in pictures, but it looked great.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 4, 2015
Loved this dress! Very comfortable
A little short but I wasn't uncomfortable
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
November 13, 2015
This dress was perfect for a beach wedding. The fit was very comfortable and flattering.
I was expecting the material to be a little nicer. It looked sort of faded however it was still great dress. Perfect for the occasion and very flattering. I normally wear a 0 however they only had a 2 available. It fit me slightly loose in the waist but considering it's short length I am glad I had the 2.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
November 17, 2015
Pretty dress
I loved this dress for a summer (indoor) wedding. It rode up a little bit while dancing and stretched through the night but still got tons of compliments.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
November 17, 2015
The dress is really flattering and everyone loved it!
I read through all the reviews before renting it and as a lot of people mentioned, it runs very short. I normally wear a 6 and I rented the 6 and the backup size 8. The 6 fit really well, but was way too short for a wedding. The 8 was still a little short, but I could manage!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
November 24, 2015
Perfect summer cocktail dress
I loved the color and details of this LP dress . It runs a bit small as I had to size up for a fit and was very short (mid thigh).
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