Lilly Pulitzer

Elisse Dress

$35 rental
$228 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Flirty and feminine, this blue lace sundress is the perfect choice for a breezy, beachy look. Whether you're attending a garden party, barbeque, or brunch this style will suit all of your warm weather events!

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Blue eyelet cotton (60% cotton, 40% nylon). Sleeveless. Spaghetti straps with criss cross back. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 36” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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39 reviews

Fit
Small 10
True to Size 26
Large 3
Photos 19
Rebekah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220 lbs
Apr 5, 2013

SHORT!! Not for the Tall or Busty

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I got this dress as a back-up. I am a 36C and 5'9" tall and this dress was barely long enough to cover my lady-parts. I could not get the back's hook closure fastened with a bra on and barely without a bra and even then it squished the girls down flat. Definitely a dress for the petite or small chested.
karena
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 14, 2013

Cute and Bright!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This such was a cute dress. Very bright blue, perfect color for Spring. I wore mine with a cardigan since it was rented for my sister's bridal shower and my back was a bit more exposed than I cared for considering the event. It fit well, was made well. The back straps are adjustable so you get the right fit up top. It's lined well, not see through at all. Cute!!!!
Andrew
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 18, 2013

SUCH a fun spring party dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved both the cut and the color of this dress. The color is vibrant without being too bright, and the eyelet fabric makes it feel perfect for spring. I loved the criss-cross straps, and the fitted cut of the bodice did wonders for my décolletage.
Corby
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
May 5, 2013

Loved the lace.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Fun for summer.
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 142 lbs
May 20, 2013

SO CUTE!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
I loved that the straps crossed in back it was so cute. Also the straps are adjustable so that tightening them can take the dress up a bit or the other way around so that you can tailor the fit a bit more. I loved the color would definitely wear to a summer wedding or even dress it down for a cute pick-nick. I wish I didn't have to return it so I could wear it a million different ways. LOVE
alanna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136 lbs
Jun 12, 2013

Fun dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Adjustable straps on the back so you can fit it to your torso, the color is slightly less bright than I thought based on the photos I saw but very pretty, comfortable. I would imagine it'd be flattering on different body shapes; makes one look thinner. Much shorter than expected, thank goodness I rented this for a picnic-type party, not a wedding. Very cute dress but unless you're shorter than 5'7", I don't think it would fit an occasion with any sort of formality. My friends loved it! PS: I posted the crazy shot because I thought it might help you see how this dress moves. :)
Jacqueline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
Jun 16, 2013

Perfect for family photo shoot

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress because it appeared that the color would match my daughter's dress...and it was perfect! Not only was the color so pretty, but the dress was super comfortable. I loved that the straps (crossed in back) were adjustable, too!
Mandy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112 lbs
Jun 18, 2013

I got a ton of compliments on the dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore the 2, but I should have worn the 0. By the time I adjusted the straps (which was really hard to do), the dress gapped a little in the back. I also feel like the dress loosened up a little bit after wearing it throughout the day. I've never received so many compliments on a dress though, and it was really comfortable!
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Jul 17, 2013

Fabulous Dress

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved this dress. I wore it to a dinner of parents pre wedding. It fit like a glove and loved that the straps were adjustable in the back. Color is even more beautiful in person. Wish I could have kept it, had so many compliments!
yesi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Jul 17, 2013

Love it!!!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
the dress was perfect,it was the perfect dress for our family pictures.. I loved the color
Allie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 16
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Aug 29, 2013

Great summer dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Runs a bit big on top. Straps are adjustable that helps with the fit. Perfect summer dress!
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Sep 25, 2013

Beautiful color

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress for a summer dinner party. It was absolutely perfect: color was beautiful (even more vibrant in person), the cut was flattering, and it was perfect for a summer evening. The bust area was a little tight (and I don't have much going on there), so if you're bustier, maybe size up. Best part though: the straps are adjustable so they won't slip off your shoulders all night!
nicole
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Nov 3, 2013

pretty day dress

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
didn't work well for me - too big in the waist, too tight in the bust.
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 19, 2014

Cute, fun dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress for our engagement pictures and felt it was a great summer, casual dress. It fit large, I normally wear a 6 but wore a 4 in this dress. I'm 5'8" and it did feel a little short, not sure how I would feel wearing this to an event.
Laura
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 1, 2014

Loved this dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It fits adorably and is very flattering!! It's fitted up top and comfy in the hips. I got so many compliments & the color is phenomenal.
Danille
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122 lbs
Apr 14, 2014

I loved this dress, this was my first time with RTR and I will be renting again soon.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was perfect and it looked great.
Samantha
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 21, 2014

Love the color!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
First, my dress showed up a day early, which was a wonderful surprise. Second, the color is so vibrant in person. Not over the top, but definitely stands out in a crowd. The fit was a little tricky if you're not proportionate. I usually wear a 4 in Lilly Pullitzer dresses but I wore the 6 in this one to fit my bust. It's just about getting the straps adjusted to make the top work. On me, there ended up being too much room in the bodice so it made me look bigger than I was there. The zipper also falls down if you forget to clip the hook and eye closure at the top, so make sure someone does it up for you. On length, be cautious wearing this to come thing more conservative. I'm 5'2 and it hit quite a bit above me knee. Overall a great dress , very fun and flirty!
Gillian
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
May 4, 2014

Beautiful color - weird fit

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am a huge fan of Lilly Pulitzer, but the straps on this dress were cut very strange. It was also very short, and I'm only 5'4". It's a beautiful dress, but I would not recommend it due to sizing purposes.
jenny
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 18
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
May 20, 2014

cute and springy

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this out to dinner with my friends. I really like the dress, but it was too tight on my chest, and the straps were hard to adjust. it was also on the long side, especially considering I'm short and have short legs. I could've gone a size up for my chest, but it would have been even longer... had I owned the dress, I could've gone up and gotten it hemmed and it would've been fine. still very flattering and very springy overall, though, and looked really good with gold jewelry.
stephanie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
May 24, 2014

Wore this dress for graduation and it was perfect!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was the perfect choice for my college graduation. The color is way more vibrant in real life then it looks on the model. I ordered a 4 and 6 and the 6 was a little too big. The 4 fit well but was a little tight in the chest area so I just didn't wear a bra. Overall I would recommend this dress!
Jennie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 2, 2014

Beautiful color & fit.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Rented this to wear to a Kentucky Derby party, and it was perfect. The color is brighter and prettier in person, and the fit is super flattering. I normally wear a 10, but sized up to accommodate my broader back/chest. Got tons of compliments, and I've already ordered it again for a summer wedding!
TD
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 9, 2014

Really great for a casual outdoor graduation.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
It was a great turquoise color that is a lot brighter in person. I fit into both the 10 and the 12, but felt like the 12 had a little bit more length. Still both dresses were very short.
Renee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 103 lbs
Jun 16, 2014

Very cute and summery

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this to my sister's bridal shower as my second choice after RTR over nighted it to me when I did not like the first dress I picked. I loved the way it looked. It slipped on very easily and after tightening the straps (which was very easy for me) it felt fitted and comfortable I didn't have to worry about a thing. It was a little short on me but not terrible. I have longer legs and was wearing high wedges so that was why. I highly recommend this dress for any summer party
Sloane
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Jun 24, 2014

I used this dress for my engagement photos. It's actually really comfortable, and fun to wear.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Really comfortable and cute.
jodie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Body type: Athletic
Jun 24, 2014

Great dress.. color was fun.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit was great. Adjustable straps were key!
Jen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 25, 2014

beautiful color!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
I wanted to keep it the color and length were appropriate and the fit was great too!
Kimberly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 7, 2014

So cute for Preakness!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Tight up top! size up if you are busty
Robyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Jul 14, 2014

Baby shower dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I found the ) to be a bit tight on my chest (30D), so I went with the 2. Felt comfortable wearing it without a bra, but it did seem like the bodice fabric loosened up as I wore it. I'm shorter (5'4") than the model, so the dress came to about my knee. The skirt wasn't overly poofy, which I liked. I'd say that is accurate in the model picture. I felt the color was more vibrant than the model picture.
Abby
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 23, 2014

Beautiful beach/summer occasion dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
I loved this dress. I got so many compliments on it. It's cut beautifully, especially in the bust area. The fabric is beautiful. I don't think the model photos do the pretty fabric enough justice. The color is beautiful. I rented it for a "dressy" birthday dinner during a summer beach vacation, and it was perfect for the occasion. This could definitely be worn for any dressy summer occasion, such as a summer wedding, or a more casual event. It's easily dressed up or down. Would love to rent this dress again sometime.
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
Aug 6, 2014

Light and airy - perfect summer dress

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is great! I loved the cross strap back, and the fit was perfect. I wish I owned it.
Emma
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Aug 10, 2014

Perfect for Summer Wedding!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Although this dress wasn't what I originally wanted to rent, I was very happy with it! It is fun and perfect for a wedding in the summer. I also tried to where this dress for as much as I could so I also wore to the art museum and to a polo match. You could wear this dress for any occasion. However, avoid bending over.. you may find it a little short then. I also have wider shoulders and back from years of swimming it was a little tight there.
Lady of the Lake
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138 lbs
Aug 19, 2014

Babydoll dresses are not for 44 year old women

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress fit like it was my 5 year old daughter's dress. I have a long torso, so anything with a waistline always hits me at the wrong place, and too high for me. I should have remembered that, but I was looking for a casual blue dress that would look cute with my cowboy boots for a particular event. This was not it. BTW, it is insanely short. I'm nearly 5'8" and I don't think I would have been able to sit without my booty on the chair (yuck), or lean over the buffet table. This is a very casual dress, and probably only appropriate for a very slim figure with thin legs and a very small bust. The straps are pretty long, too, as many have said, but for me, they weren't a problem; that was the only thing that worked right for me on this dress. I sent it back right away and was issued a merchandise credit. But if I did wear this, I would have worn the size 4.
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118 lbs
Aug 21, 2014

I didn't wear this one, and am glad I chose a second alternative style for my order.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Very short. I felt like I was wearing a baby's dress- the waist was too high, the hem was too short. I'm 5'6", and it made me feel like a giant.
Caroline
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Aug 31, 2014

It was perfect for a summer wedding!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
It runs a little on the smaller side, and it's a little short, but a really flattering cut and great for a more casual wedding!
Katherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 14, 2014

Didn't wear

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
What an odd fitting dress. Was not flattering at all.
meg
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Sep 24, 2014

Gorgeous color!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I wore this for our family photo session on the beach, I LOVED this dress and will definitely rent it again. I had to go up a size as I have a larger bust and the 10 was too tight in the chest.
CT
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118 lbs
Oct 2, 2014

Sweet dress for engagement pictures.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress for my engagement pictures. It runs large but is pretty tight in the bust. Thankfully the straps are adjustable. It also is a short (which is saying a lot because I am only 5'4"). I was happy how the color of the dress looked in the pictures. The hem on the front of the dress showed the lining and I did have to keep pulling the lace overlay down. The material is also worn. Overall it is a nice dress for a casual occasion.
Wendy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 162 lbs
Oct 22, 2014

Perfect spring party dress.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Cute dress runs small and very short in the length.
laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 11, 2015

Second time I rented this!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Loved this dress last summer for a rehearsal dinner, I rented it again for a bridal shower this summer. So cute and fits so well! Would be flattering on anyone!
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