Lilly Pulitzer

Black Jeanette Dress

$63 to buy
$298 retail
Stylist Notes

Look comfy chic in this Lilly Pulitzer black lace sheath. A great style for any bridal shower, girl's luncheon, or casual date night out.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down 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: Not fitted - very loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - may be more fitted on curvier women
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Product Details

Black lace mesh. Bateau neckline. Scoop back. Cap sleeves. Back exposed zip. 32'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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290 reviews
Fit
Large
(56)
True to Size
(205)
Small
(21)
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
September 30, 2015
Such a comfortable dress and very flattering.
Perfect fit, the 4 and 6 both fit almost the same. The 4 was just a little tight around my butt so I chose the 6.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
May 16, 2016
Fits small!
I'm so glad I got a backup size bigger in this dress- anyone with a larger booty may need the extra room. Also, the size 4 I received had a tear in the extremely sheer liner. Not a bad LBD, but definitely wouldn't consider renting again.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
August 7, 2016
Tight in the hips/butt
Was really excited to try this dress- but unfortunately had only the 4 available. While I'm normally a 4, this dress felt really tight in the butt/hip area. If you're a pear shaped like me, consider sizing up or picking another silhouette.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 17, 2016
Sexy LBD!!
Wore this in Vegas to dinner with my husband. I felt very sexy in this dress as it hugged everything but also hid some other things! There was absolutely no give to it and I truly could have used a 6 but there were not any available. As soon as I bent down, the dress tore exposing my hip. I was able to use black fabric to tape onto the inside of the dress to cover up my hip to get home from dinner. Quite embarrassing but it worked!
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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 19, 2011
I LOVED this dress! Super cute, great fit, and not too long on my petite frame. The exposed zipper is a great detail, and the dress looks fabulous with just a little jewelry.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
October 20, 2011
Loved loved loved this dress! Wore it to two events, & it was so incredibly comfortable! Tad bit short for my liking, but I was fine with it in the long run. I am a 0/2 normally, and the 0 fit like a glove.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 26, 2011
Loved this dress. It was perfect for the wedding I was attending. I would suggest getting your size and one smaller because it did run a bit big. Length was perfect and back is gorgeous.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
October 26, 2011
Great dress. I'm usually a TTS 4, but I rented a 4 and a 6 for a birthday party, and the 4 fit perfectly. The 6 was a little loose, and I think a 2 would have been too small. At 5'9", it might have been a little short, but not really a problem.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
October 28, 2011
Stunning dress. I'm typically a 4-6 (5'9", 135 lbs). Both the 2 and 4 I rented fit. The 2 was shorter, and I went that route. Neither was tight. Simple. Beautiful. Elegant without looking like you're trying too hard. Several people at my husband's 30th high school reunion actually asked if I had been a model. Can't beat that!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 31, 2011
I wore this dress to a Bridal Luncheon. The size 0 fit good but I kinda wished it was tighter, more form fitting. It was definitely not as short on me as it is on the model. I wore my hair up in a pony tail too to show off the pretty back of the dress. The one compliment I received was on the back of the dress. I should have rented the earrings & the purse to jazz up the dress. It's a very average, simple dress but it was perfect for the occasion.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
November 4, 2011
Wore this dress for a business dinner,and it was perfect!! Very classic, true to size, and the fit was amazing. I wore a high ponytail and stud diamond earrings. The length of the skirt is short, but nothing to extreme I could not handle.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
November 12, 2011
Great Dress!
I wore this to a friend's daughter's bat mitzvah. Dress was perfect for occasion and so comfy! Looked great on and got tons of compliments!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
November 14, 2011
It looked just as cute with rain boots as with heels!
I wore this dress to an engagement party, and it was cute and fun. I loved the neckline and the shoulder detail. I was worried it would be too short, but it wasn't. I might have been more worried about the length if I had been doing a lot of dancing or sitting.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
November 17, 2011
Cute dress!
I wore this dress to a rehearsal dinner and loved it! The waist was a bit larger than I would have liked but when I tried to go down a size te chest and arms were too tight. If you have broad shoulders and a narrow waist be aware it might be a bit loose. Super cute and classy though!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
November 30, 2011
My entire family told me how skinny I was. And I really impressed them by finding a Lilly Pulitzer dress in black. Who knew I was so fashion savvy? On a student's budget, this experience was phenomenal.
This is a fabulous dress. It is comfortable, forgiving, and most of all gorgeous. I have to warn you though the exposed back zipper is a yellow gold color (something I couldnt tell from the photos and was disappointed about because I do not wear yellow gold). That aside, I still loved the look, and hey, I dont have to look at my own back =). Additionally, I just lost a few pounds, so fitting into the size 6 at 5'7" and 147 lbs was quite exciting. If you check out the photo I uploaded (and cropped my sister out of), you can see it is not quite as short on me as it is on the model, so that was comforting. I very much enjoyed this delicate-looking dress and would recommend it to anyone. I usually wear an 8, so since the 6 fit, you may want to get a backup in a smaller size versus a larger one as I tend to do.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 1, 2011
RTR was a greatttt experience! I chatted with Katy a stylist to talk about the delivery. One of the girls even called to make sure that I had received the delivery- talk about customer service! The employees at RTR went above & beyond to help me with the delivery. I am completely grateful that they helped to make the day of my brother's wedding a day where I can look back and remember how wonderful it was. Not only was I so happy for them, but I felt pretty & happy! Big smiles in the pictures thanks to RTR!
I loveddd this dress! It fit well, wasn't as short as the picture appeared. It photographed really well- so when I look back at my brother's wedding pictures- I am sure I won't pull a "What was I wearing back then?!" reaction. Dress was demure and timeless. ("So Pippa!" says my friend.) The perfect palate for fancying up with green jewel earrings, the green jeweled bag, cocktail ring and lace tights! Classy & current! Could a girl ask for much more? :)
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
December 9, 2011
love love love
I am so glad I selected this dress for my holiday party. It runs large, so I ordered one size smaller. Perfect dress. The lace overlay gives the dress an extra element of elegance. Went perfect with the Kate Spade clutch. This one is a must!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 11, 2011
great dress, careful if short!
LOVE this dress. I wore it to a formal brunch and and didn't fit perfect but I think overall it was a success. I'm short so it was a little loose in the shoulders. if you're worried order a size down! and the back is lower than it looks in the picture. the material is very nice and the lace is so cute! I got tons of compliments. Also not you're typical Lilly dress, much more grown up and refined
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
December 14, 2011
Adorable dress - runs large!
This dress was super cute however it does run a little large - I felt slightly frumpy in it. I loved the lace cap sleeves and the low back (you may need to plan your bra accordingly, as my first bra ran too high in the back).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
December 14, 2011
Cute but not wonderful
I wore this to my work's holiday party. I am 5'8 and this dress hit me mid-thigh. The dress is very simple and classy, but not something that stood out in a sea of LBD's. To be honest-- the dress was more baggy than in the picture but still an overall cute dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 18, 2011
Richmond, VA
Easy dress to wear! could have worn the 4 or the 6.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 19, 2011
Very Cute and Simple
The dress was very cute and the process was so simple.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Body type: Hourglass
December 19, 2011
Nice LBD.
I can see wearing this so many places. Suitable for most occasions. Was a little large throughout. Wish I had the 10, but it was not available.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 29, 2011
Got great compliments
I'm very curvy (5'7"), 139lbs and 30DD and with a very narrow waist, but I also have hips... Per usual with lilly pulitzer they don't design for this body type. BUT I still had a great time in this dress... its just cut very straight so while it looks like it will define your waist on the model, there is no seaming in the front to do that. The back does have seeming so it is slimming in the back but the front is very straight. That being said, the dress still worked for me and I was so happy in it. Bloomingdales is sold out of my size nation wide and Lilly Pulitzer was out of it in the tri-state region (NYC)--- RTR to the RESCUE!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
January 9, 2012
Cute!
Wore this dress to a black tie wedding reception. It is a super cute little black dress, but I would recommend renting some accessories to 'spice' it up!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
January 20, 2012
The dress arrived on time, looked and fit great, and I got to wear it for a very special occasion in my life.
When I got called to interpret for the President, my first stop was to Rent the Runway. I needed a dress that would be conservative and appropriate, yet also allow me to feel beautiful and comfortable while standing next to the leader of the free world on a stage before hundreds of people. This dress delivered in every way! It felt true to fit and was very comfortable. I usually wear a 6 or an 8 in dresses; wore the 8 because while both zipped, the 6 was too snug in the hips.The dress was slightly shorter than expected considering I'm only 5'3", but still much longer than it appears on the model. It's rare I find a dress that's figure-flattering without alterations, so I highly recommend this one!
PriyaFebruary 21, 2012
Isn't that the man who does the Alexander Hamilton rap! What a cool performance!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
February 2, 2012
Greatt!!
I'm a busty so I ordered a size up but it fit amazingly. I got compliments all night!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 3, 2012
I recieved so many compliments on the dress!
I loved this dress! It was beautiful and understated; I punched it up with gold open-toed heels. I usually wear between a 0 and 2, but chose the size 0 because it hugged my body better. I would definitely reccomend this dress!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
March 5, 2012
Great dress!
I loved this dress so much that I'm renting it for another wedding at the end of the month. It's a versatile dress that you can style differently depending on the accessories. I got many compliments and was very comfortable in the dress the whole night. The 2 was a bit big on my torso, but it wasn't so big that it looked bad. I actually liked that it had a bit more room since it was on the short side.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
March 24, 2012
ok dress
This dress was ok. I liked the fabric but the dress just wasn't flattering. It's not as short as it looks on the model. It's a little tight in the hips too. I wouldn't rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 15, 2012
barrister ball
pretty true to size. I have disproportional sized legs to my waist, so the six would have been better in overall fit, but the 8 fit better over my thighs. Very classic dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 169lbs
April 30, 2012
Great LBD that I've rented multiple times!!
Absolutely loved this dress and got so many compliments on it. I wore it to an afternoon bridal shower, but it definitely was nice enough that I could have worn it to a wedding. I usually wear between a 10 and a 12, but I was happy to see that the 10 fit. Update: I ordered this dress again to wear to either a wedding the night before New Year's Eve or to a New Year's Eve party...and I loved it so much I ended up wearing it to both!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
May 4, 2012
Cute!
I ordered this dress as a backup to what I planned on wearing for my birthday. The first choice worked out, so I didn't actually wear it, but it was a very cute and comfortable dress. The only thing I didn't like about it was where the sleeves hit my arms, but I'm also just self-conscious about my arms so it could've been just me :) Very cute, loved the length and the flattering cut of the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
May 13, 2012
The overall look of the dress and its material!
I wore this dress for my school's father daughter dance and loved it! It is rather loose in the mid-section so don't be afraid to go a size down. My only issue with this dress was the hips. I am curvy in the hips and such, and it did ride-up slightly when I would walk. The detailing of the dress are really pretty and much more intricate than in the picture. I got so many compliments and felt really classy and pretty all night. Highly recommend it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
May 30, 2012
Perfect, more casual LBD
Absolutely loved this dress. So comfortable, can wear a regular bra, and it is really cute on. I usually alternate between a 6 and 4 depending on the dress, and the 4 fit perfectly. Wore it with the emerald pear stud earrings from RTR.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
June 11, 2012
Love this dress!
I rented this dress for a benefit dinner. It was perfect! It was flirty but sophisticated. I will definitly rent this dress again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 117lbs
June 21, 2012
Beautiful!
This is a great black dress and perfect for so many occaisions. Much nicer in person. I always think Lilly Pullitzer runs a little larger than other designers. Perfect length on me so check length of dress if you are tall. Can't go wrong with this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
July 9, 2012
Tons of compliments!
Loved this dress..fit more snug than I expected but very flattering. Got compliments all night!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 10, 2012
loved!
Rented this dress for my sister's graduation party. it fit perfectly and was very slimming! I wanted to keep it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127lbs
July 11, 2012
Love the Fit of this Dress!
This was my first Lilly experience and I Loved it! I am usually a 6 - I have small waisted with a large chest size. The size 4 dress had Plenty of room on top, but still looked great on my waist. Built perfectly for a girl with something on top. The lace is also great, not bulky, but still noticeable. Not elegant, but not causal either, the perfect in between for a summertime formal affair. Highly suggest this dress!
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