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:
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!
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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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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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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!
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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.
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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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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.
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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!
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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!
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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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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 21, 2013
This dress was perfect for my bachelorette party!
This dress hugs my curves in all the right places and really complimented my hour glass figure. The back of the dress and the sleeves have see through lace which ad a sexy feel to it. I love it and wanted to keep it forever. Def a timeless and classy little black dress
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
January 28, 2013
It's an incredibly flattering fit, and manages to be classy with a touch of sexy all at one.
Only watch out is that if you like to dance, the sleeves might cause some chaffind on your upper arms. I had some red marks on my skin from the sleeves, but that was after a few hours on the dance floor.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Pear
February 10, 2013
Didn't wear but fit great!
This was my backup dress so I ended up wearing another one, but this one fit great I would definitely rent again for another event! Runs true to size
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
February 14, 2013
Very pretty, but not quite right.
The dress fit beautifully in the waist and hip area, but was way too small in the ribcage. Gorgeous, but better for a less full bust.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
February 15, 2013
Classic LBD, lovely lace
I rented this dress as a backup and the size I ordered was just a smidge too fitted for a lot of sitting and eating. But I could tell that it was a very well made and flattering dress, and I'd certainly be interested in renting it for a different occasion.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
February 12, 2013
This was a Ventines day party the dress was perfect. Not too short, just rite. Very true to size.
Very nice dress, happy with everything
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 23, 2013
GREAT dress and accessories (thanks RTR) for a GREAT night out!
Pros: Loved the style. The lace is like a modern twist on traditional lace, but still very classy and elegant, yet sexy. I liked the cut of the dress on top (V-cut in front and back) in addition to the scalloped hem and little cap sleeves. You can also wear a bra w/ straps w/ this dress. Cons: Fit a bit snug in the bust area and I'm not a big-busted gal.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 3, 2013
pretty lace
this dress was gorgeous, and pretty much fit true to size (I rented the 2 which is my usual). However, it was really tight over my shoulders (I have a pretty athletic build, broad shoulders) and would have been uncomfortable so I had to return without wearing :(
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 12, 2013
Classy and elegant
I wore this dress to a formal Christmas dinner party and it was perfect! I ordered a 4 and a 6 and the 6 fit like a glove. Comfortable, classy and I received lots of compliments. Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 12, 2013
This dress fits like a glove!
I rented this dress for a fun weekend in Atlantic City. It was sophisticated and sexy at the same time. I recieved so many compliments as I walked through the casino and the hotel. It was so comfortable, the dress felt as if it was tailored just for me. I didn't have to adjust myself once. Definetly reccommend this dress for a night out on the town or for a dinner with someone special, either way you're bound to get compliments!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
March 13, 2013
Perfect for a winter engagement party!
I loved this dress - it was perfect for a winter engagement party! It was comfortable, flattering and I loved the detailing at the hemline.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
March 15, 2013
I felt so cute and it was super flattering! Could be great for winter formal or summer affair.
I wore this dress to my winter formal. Although it wasn't much for cleavage, It was super flattering on the bust I thought, I didn't need to wear a bra. It was a little tight at my legs, but I have bigger thighs, it was also a little tight on the arms. I love the neck cut, and it's an extremely photogenic dress. I would definitely recommend it!!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
March 16, 2013
Wore this for engagement pictures and absolutely loved it- fit perfect and was gorgeous
Perfect condition, could not have been happier. I was so happy when I opened the box and tried it on. It was exactly what I hoped it to be from the pictures. Highly recommend. I love this dress.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
March 25, 2013
Dressy yet comfortable.
The fit was perfect. I have a larger chest and this dress hugged my curves perfectly but wasn't too tight where I didn't feel comfortable or couldn't sit. Would recommend it for a fancy party or wedding. The only thing was that the sleeves kept falling down but I would have been fine if I had used the tape.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
March 28, 2013
Great dress!
I'm in between a 4 and a 6 in fitted dresses through the hip, and so the 4 was a smidge too tight, but I was able to make it work (read: spanx). I believe it's true to size and the fit was great!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 29, 2013
Young and Classy!
Loved the way it fit and how comfortable it was! What was great about it that even though the back was somewhat low and the shoulders were lace I was still able to wear a bra with straps and no one new! I would definitely purchase this dress if I found it on sale! I wore this to a school fundraiser and received many compliments from those my age and older...classy and elegant but still fun!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
May 3, 2013
Classy
This dress is flattering without being revealing--I work it to a black-tie-optional formal affair for work--and fit right in among the cocktail dresses and more traditional floor-length dresses. I felt confident and comfortable the whole night! The lace detailing is great. RTR was fabulous; ordered on a Saturday for a Tuesday delivery.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
May 4, 2013
I ended up returning the dress....
The dress was much longer than I expected. It went almost to my knees and I am 5'8" with long legs. I got it for a formal wedding and it felt more like something I would wear to a funeral.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
May 8, 2013
True to size. Love the fit.
I wore this dress to a bachelorette party. Everyone complimented me on the dress and how well it fit. It was a little snug around the breast area. The length was perfect just right above the knees. This is definiately a dress I will rent again.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 11, 2013
Flattering, gorgeous dress but with no stretch/movement!
Gorgeous dress overall- I rented it for a party with dancing, and it had very little movement/stretch. I'd recommend it for an event where not much dancing is involved. It's tight around the bust area, so I had to wear a smaller bra than the one I usually wear so it would fit under the dress. I'd rent this again if there was a formal event where I wouldn't have to dance. The 6 was out of stock, and I'm between a 4 and a 6 (large bust and butt, normal everything else), so I just went with the 4 and didn't get the extra size. A 6 probably would have fit me better.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
May 16, 2013
the dress fit perfectly. i couldn't be happier with my choice to use rent the runway!
the fit was true to size, there is a little clip to hold your bra strap in place...not much to complain about this dress. I recommend sizing up instead of down for the second size. I got so many compliments and will definitely rent again!!!!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
May 21, 2013
Such a lovely dress. I felt great wearing it.
It's definitely true to size so I'd recommend going with a size up, since it's tightest around the waist/ribcage. Great dress, very comfortable, I felt wonderful wearing it!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 16, 2013
Classic little black dress
Wore this dress for a Newport, RI wedding and it was perfect. It isn't over the top, but just you're classic LBD. Fit was perfect. I have a small bust and this certainly did nothing to help that - so I wasn't crazy about the fit in the chest. But overall very nice dress.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 5, 2013
Excellent
This dress was fantastic for the wedding I went to. It was elegant but the shorter skirt and neckline made it fun and casual enough for my friends wedding. I did go up a size from my normal dress size...there isn't much stretch to the fabic, especially in the bust. So with a 36DD I needed to go up a size to make sure I wasn't overexposed! But it definitely worked out! Perfect look!
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