Lilly Pulitzer

Beauty Within Dress

$30 rental
$250 retail
Stylist Notes

Go for that ultra feminine look with this Lilly Pulizter lace sheath. Classic and everything you need for that special date night out.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - fitted throughout skirt
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black synthetic lace (67.2% Cotton, 18.5% Nylon, 14.3% Rayon). Cap sleeve. V neckline. Straight skirt. Hidden center back zipper. Lined. 35” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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262 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(179)
Small
(44)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
November 18, 2015
loved this dress
no cons
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 150lbs
December 15, 2015
Wore this dress to my boyfriend's office holiday party...loved the fit!
I recommend sizing up for the back up size. I thought the size up was very flattering and I felt comfortable all night. This dress was very pretty and perfect for a work holiday party...I would definitely rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 22, 2015
Simple, flattering version of the LBD
This was a last-minute selection because my original choice was damaged. It turned out to be a great option, with beautiful details to make it different from the average little black dress (LBD). The length was appropriate for a formal holiday party, and the cut was flattering on my curvy body. The top plunged a little lower than expected, but it wasn't a problem or cause for adjustment/discomfort. I'd pick this dress again if I needed a LBD for another formal party. Worn with nude hose and black heels.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 22, 2015
Beautiful dress and lots of compliments.
It fit really well, i could have gone a size smaller but the 0 wasn't available to ship. I loved the lace design.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Weight: 135lbs
May 11, 2016
Perfect dress
This dress covered a lot more than I thought it would. I am 5'4 and it hit just above my knee. I am also a 34D and I was fully covered up top. So this dress was the perfect mix of sexy and conservative.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 15, 2016
Perfect dress for a wedding!
I wore this to my friends wedding and received several complements! I typically wear a size 4 and had to do the 6 in this one! It ran a little small! Glad I ordered two sizes!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 28, 2016
Got a ton of compliments!
I wore this to a fall wedding. It fit perfectly and I received a ton of compliments. I probably could have worn the size 4 but felt more comfortable in my hips to wear the 6.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
June 5, 2016
Perfect LBD
Loved this dress. The arms fit a little snug but overall fit was good. I'm usually a size 4 but wore a 6 for more room and comfort. The length is classy but still fun and flirty.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
July 8, 2016
Beautiful Dress
This dress was wonderful and fit like a glove! Simple and stylish- was perfect for a summer wedding. I received complements all night long.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
July 17, 2016
Simple snd elegant
The fit was true to size. Very comfortable. Great for a wedding.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 23, 2016
Wore this for a wedding in brooklyn in October
The dress fit well. I had actually ordered this as my backup dress. I had ordered another dress I thought I would like better, but the other turned out to be too young for me (age 31). This dress is great because it is elegant but also fun and flirty and long enough to be respectable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 48
July 27, 2016
Loved it!
I wanted to keep this dress! I loved it and felt great in it all night. I was concerned at first that it would be too "plain," but the lace overlay and the scalloped edge is much prettier in person than in pictures. The 8 fit - but was tight, so I wore the 10 for comfort for dancing (and eating!!) I will keep this on a short list to rent again! I accessorized simply with a strand of pearls and a summer clutch bag and wedge sandals = done!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123lbs
August 2, 2016
Sent a worn out damaged dress
The dress fit perfectly in size 4. Unfortunately the dress had a hole in the black lining at the waist area which was visible through the lace. The right sleeve was literally coming apart. This dress should not be rented out again without major repairs. I sent photos of the damages to rtr immediately after receiving it. I have not heard anything back. Very poor customer service.
RTR CustomerAugust 29, 2016
did you ever hear back? I have not rented from rent the runway before and it is concerning that there are comments about the couple dresses I have looked at so far concerning HOLES. I hope your money was refunded.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
September 6, 2016
Perfect lace LBD
I seriously loved this lacy LBD! It was perfect for a black tie optional wedding I attended this summer and I received compliments all night. Would absolutely purchase and wear again and again. The cap sleeves and neckline are super flattering and the lace overlay is a nice touch that just takes the dress up a notch from a classic LBD. Worn with black pumps and minimal jewelry, I was comfortable eating, drinking and dancing all night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 114lbs
September 12, 2016
Pretty but underwhelming
I rented this dress as a backup. This dress was pretty and but I felt the neckline was somewhat awkward and too high for a v-neck/much too conservative. The lace detail was very beautiful and the length was perfect for my height. I ended going with my first choice (Shoshanna Lace Sierra Dress) which was shorter than I would typically wear but the neckline was just a little (maybe an inch) lower and hit me at better place on my chest.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
September 13, 2016
Great dress!
Great fit and perfect for a formal wedding!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 126lbs
October 16, 2016
Snug at waistline
Fit well other than snug at the waist. Nice length for someone on the shorter side.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
October 17, 2016
Great dress
This dress fit great and tan true to size. I got several compliments, wish I got to keep it
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
October 18, 2016
Love this
Wish i could own this
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 49
January 5, 2017
Perfect dress! It fit so well, and I felt like a million bucks wearing it to my friends wedding.
The dress was very comfortable and easy to wear, and the soft lining was a nice touch. I did not have to worry about a slip. I loved being able to move around and dance without worrying about the wrong thing being shown.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 16, 2017
This was the perfect dress for the work holiday party!
Super comfortable, felt appropriate not wearing a bra. Perfect blend of classy, sexy and just pretty overall with the lace details. Tons of compliments and danced all night! Size 0 is my usual size and it felt perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
January 21, 2017
Classy black dress.
This size fit perfectly. I loved the length of the dress, and also the lace.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
January 29, 2017
Pics don't do it justice!
This dress was amazing, and I selected it over several others that were flashier and retailed for much much more. Lace overlay is subtle and elegant, and I got so many complements.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 23, 2017
Great Dress, But Short
I liked this dress a lot, but it was much shorter than I expected. I am on the tall side, so it's probably fine for those medium height or short. But if you're tall, be prepared to pull it down routinely.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
September 24, 2012
I hosted a Gala for the non profit I work for- and this dress was PERFECT for the event!
The fit was great. I am a bit busty and it covered my chest which was perfect for a work event. The hem came to just above my knees and I could move around in the dress as it wasn't snug at all! Loved it.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
October 12, 2012
when my boyfriend told me I looked beautiful in this dress.
The dress was perfect for the wedding I attended. I'm usually a size 0 or smaller but recently gained some weight and the 2 fit perfectly! I was able to dance and move all night without worrying about wardrobe malfunctions!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
OO
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
October 17, 2012
Fantastic fall wedding dress!
I loved this dress I rented for a fall wedding I attened. I ordered a size 00 knowing that Lilly can run a little big on me. It fit perfectly wasnt too short and wasnt too long and it looked awesome with a pair of heels. If you know what size you wear in Lilly thats what size I would order!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 24, 2012
I felt like a million bucks!
This dress is gorgeous and fit me like a dream. I couldn't have been happier. Alas, I forgot to take a picture that night, but I felt just great in it and received lots of compliments. The cap sleeves and lace hem are so incredibly feminine. I had a somewhat formal business dinner to attend, and I paired it the dress with black strappy heels and pearls. It was fab, just fab!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 12, 2012
Classy dress and perfect fit!
This dress was absolutely wonderful for a Saturday night wedding. The lace was beautiful and I got compliments all night. I was a bit concerned because my bust is a bit larger for my small stature, but I filled out the dress perfectly. I had a bit of extra room in the stomach area, but I'd rather have more room than a tight fit : )
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
November 12, 2012
Loved this dress- did not want to give it back!
I wore this dress to a young alumni event for my college in DC. I loved it. I got lots of compliments and it was perfect for the occasion. I was unsure about the gathering in the front but it was not bad. I definitely recommend this one! I wore it with a gold DVF rented clutch and rented Gerard Yosca earrings and black suede pumps.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 117lbs
November 13, 2012
Perfect dress for a wedding
I wore this dress to my cousin's wedding and it was perfect. The dress was very flatering on and extremely comfortable to wear.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
November 19, 2012
LOVED this dress!
This dress fit true to size, and even with being 5'1, the dress was not too long, it hit right above my knees. It was so slimming and flattering and VERY comfortable - I loved it so much I think I may buy the dress new for full price so it can be my perfect LBD!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
November 20, 2012
Elegant dress for an evening wedding!
The only thing I didn't like about this dress is that it was a little tight in the bust - otherwise I loved it!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
November 25, 2012
AWESOME! I wish I had full body shot to post, but everything was amazing. BEAUTIFUL.
Perfect. If anything, I wish there was a hem option because I have short legs, on me the dress hit right above the knee and on the model its mid-thigh.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 131lbs
December 10, 2012
First RTR Dress and loved it ! Wore dress to a gala it was the perfect dress for the event.
Pro's - Length perfect, style was very elegant Con's - just a little tight in the bust area
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
December 13, 2012
Rehearsal Dinner Staple
Great option for a rehearsal dinner that I wasn't sure what to wear to! Wore it with tights, which made it work well for a Fall time event. Very true to size...I am 5'9" and wasn't too short for the event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
December 15, 2012
Love This Dress!!!!!
This dress was my backup for my husband's company party. I wasn't happy with my original choice, so I tried this on and was sold the minute I zipped it up. It fit like a glove, but wasn't tight or binding. I have a bit larger chest than most size 2 ladies, but it fit well. I felt beautiful and sexy in this dress. My husband said it was the best looking black dress I've ever worn. I received many compliments at the party, too. I wish I had more formal events to attend to justify buying this dress. Loved every minute I was in it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 27, 2012
Loved this dress!
I rented this dress for my class reunion and it was perfect! This was my first purchase from RTR but I was very pleased. I got a ton of compliments and I felt very comfortable in it. I am typically a size 6 but I ended up wearing the 8. The 6 definitely fit but I was just slightly more comfortable in the next size up. I have a fuller bust and am pretty modest on the cleavage, this dress was perfect for this, showing the right amount of skin without feeling exposed. My guy friends were huge fans :) I will definitely be renting this or others by the same designer again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105lbs
January 2, 2013
Perfect Little Black Dress
I rented this dress for new year's and absolutely loved it! The lace makes the dress both classy and a little sexy too. I'm typically between and 2 and a 0, but the 0 fit so well that I didn't even bother trying the 2 on. Definitely one of the most flattering dresses I've rented!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
OO
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
January 9, 2013
Perfect the a NYE wedding
I'm very petite at 5'0" and normally have a hard time finding clothes that fit right. The 00 not only fit perfectly, but it wasn't too long on my petite frame. The sleeves had clips on the inside to clip your bra in place, didn't have to worry about straps falling out. It was elegant and great for a night out. Would buy!
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