Lilly Pulitzer

Arabian Night Sandstorm Maxi

$70 rental
$328 Retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

Get ready for sun and sand in this maxi by Lilly Pulitzer. Silver lurex detailing will make this perfect for that beach vacation or destination wedding! Simply pair with Kenneth Jay Lane’s Mod Squared Necklace.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Bump Friendly, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Bump Friendly, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Navy & Silver Lurex Lace (100% Cotton). Sleeveless with adjustable straps. V-neckline. Column skirt with cinched waist. Slip on. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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43 reviews

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Small 2
True to Size 26
Large 5
Photos 30
kait
Age: 28
Jun 14, 2015

Loved it

Size worn: MR
Rented for: Wedding
Wish it was little longer so I could have worn higher heels. It was a little large in the chest but was only noticeable to me. Overall I was very happy with the dress and received many compliments
Kati
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 11, 2015

Fun, simple and comfortable!

Size worn: MR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was great. It's definitely not a jaw dropper, but the fit is flattering and easy to wear. I was comfortable all night. I wore a gold statement necklace, gold bracelet and gold strappy heels. Looked awesome with the beautiful shimmery blue pattern on the dress. My husband loved it which is the most important thing :). Fun to wear a long gown to the awards dinner we attended!
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 17
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
May 18, 2015

Comfortable and classy

Size worn: SR
Rented for: Other
The material of the dress is more cloth-like than the picture seems. but gorgeous nonetheless. The dress actually has two layers- the first one like a slip and the second has the cutouts that really make the dress unique. It was extremely comfortable and classy. It was a great fit and cheaper than a lot of the dresses listed, so I was pleased. The dress does not give you much shape curve-wise, but I would definitely recommend it. It's a safe bet and would look good on everyone.
Nicole
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
May 11, 2015

Loved this dress! beautiful and very comfortable. The accessories rtr suggested looked great also

Size worn: MR
Rented for: Wedding
Wore this dress for a spring Sonoma wedding. It was extremely comfortable but still looked fabulous.
Lindee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
May 8, 2015

How comfortable but elegant the dress was.

Size worn: SR
Rented for: Wedding
Such a beautiful dress but so comfortable at the same time. It was too short to wear heels though. It has more of a silver accent than gold.
Caroline
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 27, 2015

Great for black tie optional spring wedding. Navy with a little sparkle was the perfect combination!

Size worn: MR
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered the small regular and medium regular. Totally anticipated wearing the small. However, the dress is meant to look flowy. The small was a little too tight around the waist and across the thighs/hips and a smidge short. So I went for the medium. The straps are adjustable (like bra straps) so that allowed for some adjustment. It was comfortable to dance in, and the length was perfect with 3" pumps.
Abbey
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 17
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 20, 2015

Very beautiful, comfortable dress!

Size worn: LR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I was unable to receive the MR that I ordered in this dress, but still got the LR. It mostly fit, except the top was a little loose but it still looked great! I wore this dress for prom, and it was a little casual but it was still very pretty and comfortable the whole night! It was the perfect length, as I was able to wear flats with it!
PRS
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 5, 2015

Loved the color and pattern!

Size worn: SR
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is adorable and was perfect for the wedding I attended. I really love the color and the cutouts in the pattern. The fit is a little strange on the top portion of the dress; I suppose if you are a busty gal, it would work well (however, I am not). I felt there was too much fabric at the top. My backup size was the XSR, which fit better on top but was too tight in the hips, so I ended up wearing the SR. I am 5'5" and the length was perfect for flats (which I wore) or a low heel. If you're my height or taller and you want to wear a high heel, I would definitely go with the longer length.
Lauren
Usually wears: 6
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 15, 2015

Perfect for a Winter Wedding!

Size worn: SR
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was great as for not being able to try it on before. It synched around the waist and was pretty flow- y everywhere else. It didn't completely blow me out of the water but it got the job done. The material of the dress looks a lot different in person, but not in a bad way-just different. I recommend this dress to anyone that has curves and normally needs to try dresses on before they choose/buy a dress. Like I said before the dress only synched in around and the waist, other than that it'll just drape down nicely. Having the dress highlight my waist was key for this dress. Without the waist line it would just look like a moo moo. I was able to fold over a little of the fabric so you wouldn't need the elastic seam. I give 4 stars because of the material, it just wasn't what I thought it was going to look like.
Kaitlin
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155 lbs
Jan 14, 2015

Really beautiful Lily dress for my friends Fall casual wedding

Size worn: LR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This is a very beautiful, simple and comfortable dress. I wanted something long, but not too formal. It fits true to size (I have a full bust and the straps are adjustable. I am 5'3'' and the dress was a tad long for me ( i had a very high heel on as well). Overall it is a great dress for a fall wedding.
MRR
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 13, 2015

I wore this on a blind date. He said my dress was perfect. We haven't stopped talking since.

Size worn: SR
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very comfortable. I'm 5'7" and I could still wear 3 inch heels without it being too short. Perfect dress, would rent it again
Miss Fern
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 2, 2015

So comfy yet glam

Size worn: LR
Rented for: Party
Love this dress. Really comfy to wear for NYE. I hosted a party and wanted a glam but comfortable dress. This is it. They only had the L so it was a teensy bit big but it totally worked. It barely hit the floor so heels weren't an option. The lace and shiny fabric is beautiful up close. The color is more of a rich navy. Loved it.
Meghan
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 108 lbs
Nov 11, 2014

I went to Navy Ball with this dress!

Size worn: XSR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore the extra small and and fit pretty well. I only wish it was a little tighter on the waist because I have small waist, but it wasn't a big deal. I wore it with a strapless bra. For length, I'm 5'4 and I wore around 3-4 inch wedges and it was the perfect length. The color is more navy and what looks like designs online is actually little cutouts which was cool. I'd recommend it. Not my favorite dress or show stopper (they ran out of my size in most other dresses) but it definitely is a nice dress.
Madison
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Jul 7, 2014

Great dress!

Size worn: SR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was my backup dress for prom. I ordered it in a medium and small, and the small fit perfectly. Though I didn't wear the dress to prom I was torn between this dress and the one I ended up wearing. The only concern I had with the dress was that at certain angles it didn't give you much of a shape. But regardless, the detailing and quality of the dress was great and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Height: 4' 11"
Bust size: 36C
Jun 29, 2014

Comfortable dress

Size worn: MR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Comfortable dress. Dress was too long unless I wore 5" platforms which ended up working out.
Beckley
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Jun 10, 2014

Loved this dress for a summer formal wedding. The silver detail is beautiful and just loved it.

Size worn: XLR
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was a little big but nothing a little double sided tape couldn't fix. I'm 5"9 and I had to wear flats with this dress but that was totally ok by me. The dress was great for a long night On the dance floor and was just fabulous overall.
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170 lbs
Jun 7, 2014

I want this dress!

Size worn: XLR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved this dress.. the perfect dress up, dress down option. Beautiful navy color with silver accents. It has an elastic waist and I added the belt for a bit more defination. I wore the reqular so flats would work for the garden event I attended. I'm only 5'6 so a long would have been needed for heels.
sofi
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
May 6, 2014

i had a great experience going to prom with one of my best friends and wearing this dress!

Size worn: SR
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
this dress is great for a lot of occasions; it fit well and hung on my body type really well and was super easy to move in. the style is really easy to pull off even though my shoulders are wider, so that was a plus. the only issue was finding the right things to accessorize with; i rented the necklace that the model wore even though there was no gold on the actual dress. for some reason on the model the dress looks black and silver even though it's actually a dark blue with silver (some people thought the silver was gold) so just be careful when finding shoes and jewelry to match.
Jocelyn
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
May 2, 2014

This dress was amazing! I got so many complements on it and I absolutely loved it!

Size worn: XSR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Pros: comfortable, waist cinches perfectly, GORGEOUS Cons: too long (but i'm pretty short so that doesn't even count really)
Camryn
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 1, 2014

Wore this dress for prom

Size worn: SR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
-Fit in the waist and bust was great, with some stretch -The regular size was much too short for me. I am 5"9," and there were no long options left, but in hindsight that's definitely what I would go with. -Like many other reviewers have said, it's not black/gray! It's a very pretty dark blue, almost purplish, and it has shine, but is not too glitzy. The material didn't have much movement, and the column skirt was sort of constricting going up/down stairs. The lace in the little panels was very pretty up close. - Overall, it was a little more casual than many of the dresses at my prom, but it wasn't totally out of place. It can really be dressed up/down for the occasion.
RTR Customer
Apr 8, 2014

Easy, simple, cheap, beautiful quality dresses, large variety.

Size worn: SR
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved the dress. Got so many compliments. Very elegant. What you can't see in pictures, is that the inside of each rectangle within the pattern is lace; pleasant surprise when I opened the package. Runs very large in the bust region though, would not recommend for girls with a smaller bust, had to stuff some extra padding in the to make it look fitted. My first RTR experience, will definitely be using again.
Christina
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Mar 3, 2014

Beautiful in pictures!

Size worn: XSR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I got so many compliments on this! It was the perfect length - I am 5'4 and wore heels with it. I loved how comfortable it was and made me feel dressy but not overly dressy. I was definitely pleased and look forward to the next rental I get with Rent the Runway! I have told all of my friends and colleagues.
kelsey
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122 lbs
Feb 17, 2014

I got many compliments on the dress and It was so comfortable to dance in and wear

Size worn: XSR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am 5'8" and it barely hit the floor so i have to wear sandals with it. Everything else about it was perfect though
Kaitlyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 2, 2013

The perfect amount of Glam!

Size worn: MR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This is a great maxi that can be dressed up for a wedding, or more casual for a date night! The silver metallic detailing definitely adds a touch of glam. I found this dress to be a little snug around the hips, so I recommend sizing up if you are curvier on your bottom half like me, and you will have to wear a strapless bra! Add a fun statement necklace to really make this a showstopper!
Erica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 210 lbs
Jun 21, 2015

Nice balance between formal and comfortable... easily dressed up or dressed down.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I didn't end up wearing this dress because they only had it available in the regular length in my size and when I got it, it was just too short. Even with flat sandals I could still see my ankles. I was bummed, but they were great about it and gave me a credit, since it was too late to send a new one.
Stacy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
May 11, 2015

Great dress

Size worn: LR
Rented for: Wedding
I needed something casual for a beach wedding and this for the bill perfectly. I wore flats but if you were looking to wear heels- and are over 5'6 this dress may be too short. I would definitely rent this again!
Kristen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
May 3, 2015

Very comfortable, simple and elegant dress

Size worn: SR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore it for a cocktail wedding...fit was fine with heels.
Sallie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 30, 2015

Comfortable/easy, wore it all night without worrying about what I ate or how I had to dance...

Size worn: SR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Can dress it up or down. Got compliments on how I looked "graceful"
Morgan
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Apr 27, 2015

This dress is beautiful!

Size worn: LR
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
This dress it great, but it does run large. It almost fell off me but a belt fixed it so it could be worn.
Kathryn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 20, 2015

The most comfortable and flattering dress!!! LOVE

Size worn: MR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Usually, maxi dresses are super long on me and this one just grazed the ground in a low heel. I rented this only to use a birthday month credit and wore it to a dinner with my boyfriend's family. I wore the medium rather than the small because it allowed more room for food! Both fit nicely though. It can easily be dressed up or down, and the material is pretty thick, so it would be perfect at a night or fall wedding. I didn't end up needing a cardigan for the dinner because I was warm enough in the dress. I would definitely rent this dress again and even buy it if I could!
Sophia
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Apr 13, 2015

I loved how this dress stood out with a subtle color and cut balanced by the intricate pattern.

Size worn: XSR
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was too long, and a little bit large in the chest. The waist, however, fit perfectly, and the adjustable straps were convenient. The fabric was super cool and very different from how it appeared online. It went well with silver accessories, and could be dressed up or down. I really loved wearing it, and I would recommend getting it!
Erica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 11, 2015

perfect for a wedding

Size worn: MR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
So pretty! Its a dark blue with a silver pattern. Just the right amount of laid back sparkle. Very comfortable, made me look skinny. Not too fancy, but perfect for the NYC wedding I attended. You can really dress it up or down. I ordered with the necklace pictured on the model, but felt that necklace made it all about the necklace and I wanted the dress to show off. (So I wore a simple gold chain one.) I couldn't figure out the shoes you can get away with gold, silver or tan, maybe blue. I went with a gold and black shoe. But now I wish I did a more comfortable wedge as you couldn't see them anyhow with the length on me. My shoes ended up killing my feet and ruining my time. I wish I could wear this dress again and again, I didn't get a great picture of it...so i may do just that.
Caitlin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Nov 30, 2014

good dress, easy to wear, comfortable

Size worn: XSR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
much more navy blue, would rent again!
Alison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 26, 2014

Great dress, heavy fabric

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I received this dress because the dress I originally ordered was unavailable. The dress is very pretty and comfortable, but I rented it in the summer and the fabric was just too heavy, especially since it is a maxi. Great for a fall wedding or party.
Megan
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Aug 20, 2014

Elegant, beautiful, and flattering

Size worn: MR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore this dress to a wedding and I received so many compliments. I have a larger chest and the adjustable straps gave me plenty of room to work with. The cinched waist creates a nice silhouette. I felt so comfortable yet elegant wearing this dress!
Samantha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Jun 14, 2014

Very cute

Size worn: ML
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I found this dress a little difficult to take on and off but I like it. I think it's true to size; I have a much larger bottom half, especially my thighs, and this dress is much more fitted than I usually do but it worked!
Barbie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jun 5, 2014

Pretty dress

Size worn: MR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This was a pretty dress, but I actually wound up wearing my back up dress. i ordered the regular length and it was on the shorter side for me (I'm 5'9 but was planning on wearing flats). I also didn't like the way the middle elastic part hit me - I thought it made me stomach look bigger. Overall a pretty dress - but didn't really stand out.
Nikki
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 11, 2014

loved this dress i got tons of compliments!

Size worn: XSR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
it fits a little tight around the waist
Morgan
Usually wears: 2
Age: 22
Apr 6, 2014

I did not end up wearing the dress. It was very pretty though!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Runs small around the waist. No stretch or flow to the material.
Libby
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 4, 2014

Its blue - pretty - but blue

Size worn: SR
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fit well and was a good mix of slinky/sexy and not too out there. I will note that its a bright navy, not black/slate as it appears in the picture. Still beautiful, well lined and easy to wear. LOTS of compliments on it as theres sparkle and you can make it your own by adding a belt. I did a vintage YSL leather belt to rough it up a bit, but a metallic moment would have been beautiful as well. Overall, very pleased. (I'm searching for a pic and will post when I do!)
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