Lilly Pulitzer

Dolly Lace Shift Dress

$88 to buy
$350 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Rent this lady like Lilly Pulitzer summer yellow dress for a day out in the park or family gathering!

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - very fitted at bust
WAIST: Not fitted - only fitted at high waist but not fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not fitted - generally, not fitted on hips but may be more fitted on full hips
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'11''. )

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - very fitted at bust
WAIST: Not fitted - only fitted at high waist but not fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not fitted - generally, not fitted on hips but may be more fitted on full hips
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'11''. )

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Product Details

Yellow cotton with white dolly lace. Crew neckline with v. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 38'' from shoulder to hem.

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30 reviews

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Small 5
True to Size 24
Large 1
Photos 10
Caroline
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
Apr 25, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This is a beautiful dress! I received many compliments on it and I just loved the lace detailing. Being 5' 2" it did fall closer to my knees than shown in this picture. It does show wrinkles after sitting in it a while, but that's just the nature of the fabric.
Lacy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 12, 2011

Overall fit: Small
This dress looked really cute, but was terrible for my curvy frame. The material is heavy and tight around the lower lace detail. I think it would look much better on more narrow/taller girls.
Beverly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 18, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Dress was very cute, but area for the bust was a bit tight. The 8 fit better in the bust, but the 6 fit better on my body. Nevertheless I squeezed into the 6 and it was a fun dress.
Steph
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Body type: Straight & narrow
Jul 27, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
this dress very was easy-to-wear- comfortable and flattering!
sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 5, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Very cute, and easy to wear, I received many compliments on it!
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 2, 2012

this dress made me feel like a million bucks in my engagement photos!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress for our engagement photos in Charleston SC and it was just perfect! The dress was in perfect condition and everyone loved our photos and wanted to know where I got my dress! It was a hit and I could not be happier!
Emily
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Apr 3, 2012

I love that you get 2 sizes in case one doesn't fit!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for Carolina Cup, which is a horse race in Camden, SC. Everyone dresses up in Lilly Pulitzer and other pastel outfits for the day, so I definitely fit in. The dress is beautiful and fit perfectly. It wasn't too short or too long and the stomach area was forgiving.
Suzanne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Apr 16, 2012

Great Spring Dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was very comfortable and stylish! I love Lilly!
Cynthia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 25, 2012

Beautiful Dress!!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to a bridal shower and I received lots of compliments. The dress is true to size and was a perfect fit and super comfy. My only complaint would be that there was a small stain that was barely noticeable by the shoulder but I was wearing a cropped sweater and it hide the stain. Other than that I definitely recommend the dress.
Jessie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
May 8, 2012

Gold Cup

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I also wore the dress to a horse racing event where everyone wheres Lilly! The dress was beautiful, and I got a lot of compliments!
Meag
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 24, 2012

Graduation

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I wore this for Graduation. It was perfect and so comfortable. It didn't run too small but it was a little tight in the chest. And I have a very small chest. I didn't have the extra size with me at the time, but probably should hav worn the four.
Keely
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Sep 8, 2012

I absolutely LOVED getting to wear this dress! Comfortable but I felt so pretty! Got a ton of compliments! :)

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I received a code for a free rental after doing a survey for RTR and I ordered this beauty for the weekend! Unfortunately the weekend that I got it was determined by RTR, so I had nothing exciting going on, but I wore it to work on Sunday anyways! I absolutely fell in love with the dress and I have been searching for one to buy ever since. The entire process of renting was bliss! Not a problem AT ALL! I will definitely be renting for any special occasions from here on out! :)
Sandra H.
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 14, 2012

Comfortable and elegant for a summer garden party

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this for my parent's 50th wedding anniversary party, which I hosted at my house. I needed elegance and comfort while I moved around juggling caterers, wait staff and a surprise mariachi band. This dress allowed for that. The white trim wasn't as crisp. It was by now more off-white, but it still looked very nice. I wore it with a string of pearls and white high heeled, slip on sandals. The fit is very flattering. It hit me about 4 inches above the knee.
AJ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 19, 2012

Perfect for my law school graduation. Only problem: I didn't want to send it back!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I am a size B chest and it was alllllmost snug on my chest. I can imagine this wouldn't work for bigger chested women.
Emily
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 8, 2012

Super comfy!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This was great for a garden party I attended, but it was a little larger than I anticipated it would be!
Lindsey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 2, 2013

This dress was cute.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I ordered this to wear to an Easter event. The color seemed a bit faded when I got it. It fit OK but it was a little tight. I doubt that was the dress as much as it was my body - haha. But like I say, it was cute.
Chelsea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 11, 2013

Bright, Sunny, and fit just RIGHT :)

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was simply and classy. Exactly what I wanted for my early May college graduation.
Diana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Jul 15, 2013

Perfect Bridal Shower dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Wore this to a summer bridal shower and it was perfect for the occasion. Dressy enough for the shower, yet had a nice summer look to it. Received lots of compliments! The fit was perfect and wasn't uncomfortable sitting down. Fitted very nicely in the bust, the rest was complimentary down the sides, but not too tight either.
Rachel
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 17, 2013

Beautiful look for graduation!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Fit well, the yellow color was flattering and the yellow fabric was well lined. This was perfect for a spring graduation.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133 lbs
Dec 17, 2013

Perfect for Easter!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Great dress, matched my daughters, who own theirs! :)
Caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Mar 20, 2014

I have a pretty straight frame. Looks great and was comfortable.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress was long enough that I didn't feel inappropriate.
Bailey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Apr 18, 2014

Perfect spring dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress for a outside April wedding and a baby shower that were both on the same day. This dress was very comfortable and the material was perfect for the spring. This dress is true to size, I wore the 8 and had the 6 for my back up size. My bra size is a 36C and I had to wear a bra with little padding so the top of the dress wasent to tight. It was a little tight under the arms but it was not too uncomfortable. Since I wore this dress for most of the day i though it would get very wrinkled but it look find! I enjoyed wearing this dress and would rent it again!!
Jill
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 27, 2014

Probably time to retire this dress.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress looked a little worn out. Thankfully I ordered a back up Lilly dress.
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Apr 28, 2014

Tight in the chest

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This was the backup dress I rented for a friend's spring wedding. I didn't end up wearing it because my first choice fit. The dress was really cute but VERY fitted in the chest.
L
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142 lbs
May 21, 2014

Very cute

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Flattering fit and perfect for a casual daytime party. It was a little tight in the bust area, so if you're a 36c or above I'd suggest sizing up.
Alexa
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 104 lbs
May 22, 2014

Amazing!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Wore this dress to my college graduation and it was perfect! Springy and adorable and surprisingly perfect length considering I'm super short!
Leslie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 109 lbs
Jun 1, 2014

My dress fit perfectly, and I felt quite pretty!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress to a friend's bridal shower in Pittsburgh. The dress fit very true to size, as most Lilly's do. It was a little large in the bust, but I'm very flat chested so it was to be expected - however it wasn't noticeable. I loved that the dress straps had places so that I could secure my bra straps; the fact that I could wear a normal bra was much appreciated. The dress felt a little short when I was sitting down, and I definitely had to be careful when bending over. However, the length looked fine when standing. It is very fitted in the hips, so it may be right on more pear shaped girls. I'm only giving this dress four out of five stars because the dress seemed a bit worn. The cotton was thinning from so much wash and wear, and in some places the embroidery was coming off of the fabric. The dress had the look of a dress that you bought a little more than gently used at a consignment shop. For the price however, none of this concerned me, as it was a beautiful dress.
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Jun 10, 2014

classy

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Cute and classy but did not fit quite right. I ended up wearing another dress
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 11, 2014

Not as yellow as I thought

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was heavier fabric and not as yellow as I was expecting. Also it was very short to be comfortable for me.
Brittany
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122 lbs
Sep 4, 2014

Perfect dress for a shower!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I received SO many compliments on this dress. The overall fit was great! True to fit like almost all Lilly's. The bust area was definitely snug but not to the point where anyone else would notice! I felt like this dress still gave my body some shape and didn't just lay on me. As others have noted in their reviews, the white trim is a little dull, but that's to be expected from a rented dress and is not noticeable to others (in my opinion). The best part of wearing this dress: I could eat without feeling like I had a food baby that everyone else could see! Would definitely rent this dress again! I
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