Carolina Chiffon Dress

$38 to buy
$298 retail
Stylist Notes

Be the talk of the party in this one shoulder Lilly Pulitzer black cocktail dress. A fun and unique style for a woman on the go. Pair with the AV Max's Gold Bangle Stack.

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 - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not fitted - very loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - dress is more of a shift style and therefore has room at hip
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Size & Fit Notes

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 - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not fitted - very loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - dress is more of a shift style and therefore has room at hip
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Size Chart

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Product Details

Black silk chiffon. One shoulder neckline. Sheer sleeve with pleating details. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 33'' from shoulder to hem.

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91 reviews
Fit
Large
(11)
True to Size
(68)
Small
(9)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 30, 2012
Loved this dress!
I didn't experience any problems with this dress! I wore it to homecoming and danced the whole night long!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Body type: Full Bust
August 13, 2012
Favorite
Such a classic
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 50
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110lbs
September 6, 2012
Great Dress
This dress is amazing. I felt so sexy and beautiful in it. It fits perfectly and is exceptionally well made.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
October 2, 2012
Definitely something different for a great night! Lots of compliments!
The fit was very comfortable and the 10 was a little loose. I should note that the dress is VERY short -- I thought it was just because the model wearing the dress on the site is so tall, but I am 5'5" and it was very short! Great for our formal for a long night with lots of dancing! I got lots of compliments on the dress.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 7, 2012
Amazzinnngg <3
A little tight on hips, but hot!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 108lbs
October 12, 2012
A night with fabulous women in a fabulous dress.
I wore this dress to my sorority's centennial celebration. It was very flattering and fashionable while also being appropriate for an event with women from 18 to 80. Pros: Comfortable, skims over the body, fits well without fashion tape (no wardrobe malfunctions here). Cons: Because it is not as fitted as some dresses, it can look baggy from certain angles. I ordered a 2 and a 4. The 4 was too big and the 2 fit well enough. I do wish I had erred on the smaller side and ordered the 0 and 2. Overall this is a great dress that received lots of compliments from all ages. I felt sophisticated and sexy all at once.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
October 14, 2012
I wish I could have worn this because I love Lilly!
Sadly, the dress was way too short so I ended up returning it. I still love rent the runway!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
November 13, 2012
Cocktail party
LOVED this dress. Without tights it would have been a little short (I have a long torso) but with tights it was perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 19, 2012
PERFECT! extremely flattering, comfortable, and sophisticated!
I had a size bigger than I normally wear and it still looked beautiful! I wore it for dinner and drinks on my birthday and recieved TONS of compliments. I would no doubt rent this dress again, and would even go as far as to purchase it.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
December 9, 2012
The dress is not as flattering in photos as in person.
The dress is awesome, but the pictures do not do it justice. Unfortunately RTR, did not press it properly and I was stuck with the lining sticking out all night long. Other than that, it's a fabulous dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 10, 2012
I felt totally comfortable dancing in this dress and it made my sorority's semiformal
Love this dress! I thought it wouldn't be as fitted around the waist, but it is which is absolutely great. It fits perfectly when you get the right size.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Body type: Petite
December 10, 2012
very comfy and great little black dress
is a good length for someone who is on the short side!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
December 11, 2012
Great for Semi- Formal!
I wore this dress to my sorority's semi and it was great! It fit a little bit wider- especially in the hips- than I expected. Overall it was great, stunning with a pair of super tall nude heels!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 139lbs
December 12, 2012
THIS DRESS WAS A HIT!!!
This dress was a true winner. I completely stepped out of my comfort zone with this. I will rent again in a few weeks!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
December 26, 2012
This dress was perfect!
Fit was relaxed in the waist and the perfect length!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
December 27, 2012
Fun dress!
This was great for a night of partying in Vegas. It's size 12 that is closer to a 10 than 14.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 3, 2013
Great for New Year's or cocktail party.
Very flattering, yet comfortable.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 9, 2013
NYE 2013
Awesome dress, looked so cute with gold accessories at a new years party. It is cut straight up-and-down so if you have hips you might want to go up one size. I usually wear a 2 and the 4 was much more comfortable
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
January 16, 2013
Adorable, but too short to possibly wear!
This dress was exactly what I wanted, except too many inches shorter than I could bear to wear. The sleeve was also a fairly awkward length. I suppose I could attribute all of this to my height, but I can't imagine the length being acceptable on anyone, especially with the flow of the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 21, 2013
It was amazing! I wore it for the Nutcracker and it made me look so good!
I don't know if it's just because my torso is longer, but the dress was a little short. I felt like it barely covered my butt.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
November 12, 2011
disappointed Lilly !
I am a fan of Lilly Pulitzer & have more than a dozen dresses in my closet. I was thrilled to see RTR now offers Lilly dresses. This particular dress was a major disappointment. Quality not up to par w/ other Lilly styles. Dress had no shape/style. Would not recommend this dress. Glad I rented it as my back-up style.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 23, 2011
Cute but short!
I'm typically a size 2 and ordered a 0 and 2 from RTR. The dresses both fit well, but they were really short on me. I'm 5'8''. And because the dress fabric is thin and the bottom inch is totally sheer, it just didn't look right on me. It's very pretty, but probably better for someone who's shorter!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
November 30, 2011
Being able to wear a designer dress that I otherwise wouldn't have been able to afford to purchase.
I had a size 2 and a size 4 sent. I am between those sizes, so depending on the item I just never know. It is always nice when the smaller size fits! I usually have trouble with the length of dresses too being too long (even petite sizes, this dress was perfect for me falling just above the knee. Soooo many compliments on the dress too! It was very comfortable with minimal adjusting even when dancing. I'm very happy with the whole RTR experience, recommended RTR and will definetely be a return customer!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 7, 2011
Loved it
It was a little big. I had tried it on in the store and was firmly a size 4 so knew to rent a size 4 from RTR. But their sizing seemed a little off garment to garment. So it was a little big. If I rented again my extra size would be a 2 vs a size larger. But I looked so skinny in all the pictures... so who cares. Great dress (very short though, so be aware... I am 5'7 and had to be careful sitting down, etc).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
December 20, 2011
This was a great dress for my best friend's rehearsal dinner!
This dress runs a little big. I should have ordered the size 2 but it worked for the night.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
December 20, 2011
I LOVE This Dress!
Wore this dress to a party this past Friday...and it looked FANTASTIC!!! It fit great and I felt REALLY glamorous in it!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
January 2, 2012
Holly Ball Dress
I loved this dress. It was perfect for my event! It was the ideal classic little black dress! Beware if you are tall and skinny... I ordered the 2 and 4. I am usually a 4 but I had at least 3 inches of extra fabric at the waist. The two fit perfectly but it was super short. I ended up wearing the 4 but it still looked great and I loved it! Rent The Runway is genius, this was my first time renting and I know I will be back! Thanks so much!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
January 5, 2012
Perfect for nye!
I wore this dress on New Year's Eve and it was fun and perfect! It is so light and fun to wear. The dress is a little on the short side, but still long enough to be comfortable. I loved that it was cute but still classy with the one long, sheer, sleeve. My rental experience was great and I will definitely be back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
August 12, 2012
Perfect LBD for Christmas Eve
Love the one shoulder - it gives the dress some edge. Fits a little tight through the hips.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
January 29, 2013
Such an easy process. Dress was gorgeous.
I usually wear either a 2 or a 4 depending on the dress. With this dress I wore the 4 because, although the 2 fit very well throughout the body, it was too short for the occasion. The dress is amazing, extremely flattering and comfortable. Not once was I worried about keeping myself covered modestly, everything stayed where it was supposed to. This is an amazing dress and I'm considering purchasing it because I loved it that much!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168lbs
February 4, 2013
perfect
perfect fit
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 6, 2013
A fun formal dress that fit the occasion (and my body) perfectly
Pros: good color, showed off the legs, fun to pair with jewelry, true to size, fit my weirdo body Cons: I wish it was a different material that maybe fit tighter around the waist I would recommend wearing spanx!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
February 13, 2013
Adorable, simple but fun
I wore this dress for my birthday. I ordered a size 2 and 4, ended up wearing the 2 which was more flattering. I wore the dress with black tights and mary janes.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
February 15, 2013
In one of NYC's prime dining spots, the maitre d' stopped me to tell me how beautiful my dress was!
I was worried the dress would be small so I got two sizes, but I found this dress true to size. Just because of my shape, it was a little tight in the bust and loose in the waist (it didn't nip in the way it does on the model, but since I don't have her figure either, I won't complain!) but I was very pleased with it, and so was my husband!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
March 25, 2013
the dress fit great and looked great. Perfect for a bachelorette party.
The dress was very short, especially since I'm 5'9". I wore it with tights though, so I felt more comfortable. The sleeve was short too, but I was wearing bracelets, so it actually helped show them off.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
April 1, 2013
Loved the one shoulder
It was cute! But was too large in the bust and wouldn't stay up. So I didn't get to wear this dress. But I rented it as my back up dress, so I had something to wear!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
April 5, 2013
perfect for my sorority dance
It was a little larger than I was hoping - but with some fashion tape, it worked perfectly. It may have just been me ordering the wrong size at the time... but it ended up working out really well. I got so many compliments on this sassy dress and I definitely intend to order it again!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
April 7, 2013
Greatest experience and best dress!
Fits true to size, great dress, and I will rent again. The dress is not as short as it looks on the model.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
April 16, 2013
Perfect LBD for my senior fashion show!
I wore this to my college's fashion show that my senior collection was in. It was very different than my collection and the black color helped everything else stand out. Also, the black Lilly Pulitzer was a choice made I specifically on account of her death (that woman was wonderful). The fit was looser up top than expected, but I tend to have the problem since I carry my weight in my hips and thighs. It was comfortable from the waist down and did not show my stomach. I am rather short, and when sitting I had to be careful - just a warning! It didn't bother me though. I would probably go far enough to buy this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
May 18, 2013
My fiance thought I looked great!
The dress fit great, but was a tad short. I a 5'7" and I had to be careful if I bent over. Overall, it was a cute dress for a company holiday party!
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