Lilly Pulitzer

Flowers of Venice Dress

$50 rental
$198 retail

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Stylist Notes

Look feminine and flirt your way through the garden party wearing this Lilly Pulitzer floral dress. Strut those new platforms.

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: Works best for A to C cup sizes - very fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra or no bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Product Details

Navy crepe with placed print. Strapless neckline. Flared skirt. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 36'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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97 reviews
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Large
(11)
True to Size
(73)
Small
(13)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
April 9, 2012
Alway a good experience with RTR. Dress was in great condition.
I rented this dress for Easter and was really happy with the way it worked out. The dress has a really nice fit up top and then on the bottom it is not fitted at all. It looks as though there is a petticoat under the dress but it is just the way it falls. I got so many compliments and would definitely suggest renting this dress. Keep in mind that it is a pretty short dress. A gust of wind and you might be pulling a Marylin.
StephanieMay 3, 2012
do you think it would it be good for like a semi formal spring dance? or is it not dressy enough?
RTRMay 4, 2012
Hi Stephanie, the dress can work for a spring dance! We recommend dressing it up with colorful accessories!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
April 9, 2012
Fun little dress
I wore this dress for Easter Sunday. It was fun and festive for the occasion. I wore the 0, and it fit well with no bra. The 2 was too big on top. If you have a bigger chest, though, you might want to go up a size, as the 0 was a little tight on top for me. I paired it with very light pink heels, which matched well.
SarahMay 6, 2012
I'm 5'8 and worried that this dress is going to be way too short - I'm hoping to rent for my sister-in-law's wedding. What did you think of the length? Were you self-conscious at all?
JenniMay 8, 2012
The 2 was definitely longer than the 0, so I would say the length would be partially impacted by the size you wear. It was short, but not obscene, and I was never self conscious about it. I wore it to church, brunch, and two Easter egg hunts chasing after my 18-month-old son, and felt great in it all day.
RTRMay 9, 2012
Hi Sarah, this dress runs 36'' from shoulder to hem. Take a quick measurement to be sure!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
May 16, 2012
Cute dress!
I rented this for a rehearsal dinner. It fits wonderful, has a cute shape and fits my pear hips! The top does not have any give, so some may not be able to wear with a strapless bra. But does have adequate support. I didn't get to wear this because the bride actually rented the same thing!!! Good thing there's always the option to rent two dresses! None the less, totally cute dress.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 18, 2012
I loved the dress so much and it was perfect for the occasion, I wish I could have kept it!
I loved this dress and was so excited to wear it for my sorority's spring formal! I got a lot of compliments on it all night!! The only thing about the dress that I wish had been different was it was pretty tight up top so I had to wear the 4 instead of the 2 which lengthwise was a better fit.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
June 13, 2012
beautiful dresses and easy experience
I wore this dress to a baby shower that I hosted over the weekend. I receive endless compliments on the dress! I wish I had rented a size smaller and it runs large, but I absolutely loved the rental experience and would do it again in a heartbeat!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 18, 2012
Cute, skirt part too bubble hemmed
I thought this dress was very cute in person. The one thing I didn't like about it was the hem. It kind of created this mushroom/ bubble hem kind of look. The picture of the model doesn't reflect that. I still liked the dress enough to wear it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
June 24, 2012
everyone loved my dress. although i did hear "stepford wife" among some of the compliments!
i loved this dress and would absolutely rent again! i wore it for a rent the runway trunk show at George Washington University! in fact, i am in the process of purchasing this dress from the lilly website in a different pattern! i felt this dress ran true to size, i normally wear a size 6 (i have a D cup size) and so i ordered a 6 with a backup size 8 and i fit into the 6 perfectly! i did however wear this dress for easter, and after a meal the dress got quite snug so i might order a larger back up size if you are planning on an eating night out! but all in all the dress was beautiful and fit great, i got many compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 10, 2012
Easy shipping and return!
The dress fit great...wore it to an outside graduation party.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 12, 2012
A great RTR experience! I felt pretty and it made all the difference on my special day!
The dress was comfortable and fit well. I wore it for my bridal shower. I highly recommend this dress!
ShawnaMarch 25, 2013
Was it too long? Im 5'1" and I am thinking about ordering it for my sorority formal. Thank you!
ChristaMarch 25, 2013
Not too long at all, about knee length. Not too short.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
July 20, 2012
I just felt great!
I loved this Lilly Pulitzer dress. It fit true to size. I am 5'8" and even though it was a short dress it was the perfect length. This dress made enough of an impact that earrings were all I needed. You could really dress it up or down. I wor ethis to my friend's bridal shower. I would definitely get another Lilly dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
July 23, 2012
My boyfriend told me I looked stunning and had a great time spinning me on the dance floor since the dress's skirt would twirl out along with me. It was such a great time.
I wore this to my friend's wedding and received many compliments on it. It's an extremely flattering fit - especially if you're more hourglass shaped. The blue color is beautiful and the red and pink flowers make it really easy to match with either red or pink accessories and the boning allowed me to get away without wearing an uncomfortable strapless bra. Since I'm shorter, the dress hit me just about an inch or two above my knees, so it wasn't quite as casual looking as on the tall model. I loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
July 23, 2012
Beautiful dress!
This was actually my backup dress and all of my friends and boyfriend told me I should wear it. I wore it to a summer wedding. I got a 4, which is a size up for me but it fit comfortably, a bit big in the bust, I may have been able to wear a 2 but the 4 looked fine. I was told by more than one person at the wedding that it was their favorite dress there. It was very comfortable and also was a great day to night dress. I would definitely recommend this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
July 24, 2012
Very Flattering
I rented this dress for a June wedding and absolutely loved it. My dress size is between an 8 and a 6 so I ordered an 8 and a 6 as my back-up size. I am a 36 C bra size and could not fully zip the size 6. I wore the 8 and it fit perfect and was very flattering. I want to own this dress!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 6, 2012
Me and my sister both used RTR for the wedding and had them delivered to the hotel! Worked great!! Got lots of compliments and worked to go out to the bars afterwards!
I rented this dress for a friday evening wedding in las vegas. I loved the dress it was very comfortable and fit great! Only downside was i thought it would be a more satin material but it was a shiny-ish cotton but still worked great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
August 6, 2012
Felt beautiful in this dress!
I wore this dress for an outdoor tent wedding and it was absolutely perfect! Received so many compliments. I am 5'11" and it was not too short on me. The material is a little heavy so it was a hot on a humid day in August, but otherwise I had a great rental experience!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
August 8, 2012
RTR was a great experience from start to finish. I spoke with a stylist who was extremely helpful and accommodating. I loved how easy it was to return everything. Drop in an envelope and then drop in the mailbox.
This dress looks shiny in the photo but it's totally not. It's a cotton-like fabric and doesn't have a sheen. Very appropriate for semi-casual affairs.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
August 9, 2012
More casual than I had hoped.
I rented this for a wedding in May, and thought that the fabric would be more "sateen" and less "cotton." Unfortunately, it just wasn't fancy enough for the wedding I was attending so I wore something else (also from RTR), but I think it would make a great dress for a daytime event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 13, 2012
Love Lilly
I love this dress. It ran a little large, but it is not as formal look as in the photo. I wore a size 4, but I usually wear a size 6. It makes your waist look way smaller! I would recommend this dress for rush for sure!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 15, 2012
Dress looked and fit great
I rented the dress for my 21st birthday dinner with my parents. While the dress fit nicely and was perfect for the occasion it was not the dress I originally ordered with my free dress rental code. I was a bit disappointed that they sent me this dress without notifying me that my order had been changed and also that the dress seemed a little bit faded but was still pretty.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
August 20, 2012
Getting into my number one sorority!
This dress was so perfect! I used it for Rush, and it got me so many compliments throughout the day! Highly recommended.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 21, 2012
Great Dress
This dress worked perfect for the Derby party that I went to.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
August 22, 2012
Fun and flattering!
This dress runs very slim around the waist area so I would go up in size for your back up. The dress is very comfortable and flattering!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
August 25, 2012
fantastic dress
fit like a glove!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
August 31, 2012
Pretty Dress
This was a pretty dress, but not a very flattering material. I was surprised when it came out of the bag because it was not as shimmery as it looks in the picture. I still wore it to the wedding, but I feel I could have gotten something better.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
September 7, 2012
Perfect for a summer wedding
I wore this to a wedding in May. I would traditionally say I am a 10 but the only available sizes were 8 and 12 and I ended up wearing the 12. It was a little bit large, but made it through the night just fine. The only complaint I had was that I had bruises on my torso the next day from the boning sticking into me all night. Not sure if that was a factor of the dress or it being a little bit too big. At first I was worried about it being too short but the length was just fine!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 7, 2012
I felt like a princess on my birthday! :)
The dress fit perfect. I received many compliments on it. And I wore it with pink heels which made the colors stand out even more. I loved it, wore it for my birthday dinner.
SApril 26, 2012
I saw from the other reviews they mentioned this dress is short. was it short on you? I am 5'2
AngelaMay 2, 2012
I am renting it for the weekend. Also 5'2" and it falls mid thigh on me. Short, but not too short. I'd say go for it :)
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
August 31, 2012
Rent the Runway is a wonderfully reliable source for great dresses at reasonable prices, with great customer service!
I loved the quality of this dress and the fit was outstanding. I used some double sided fashion tape across the top, just in case, and it stayed put all night. Loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 17, 2012
Great Dress!
I wore this to a graduation and it was perfect! It fit great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 11, 2012
Very cute and fun!
I really liked this dress. It was great for a fun summer party! It was a bit tight on top but great for not having to wear a bra. I am a 34 C so it was supportive enough.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
September 12, 2012
Got tons of compliments!
It fit very well, I usually wear a 4 and the 4 fit perfectly. The only thing I would say is that it looks almost like a silky material in the picture, its not I think it was more of a cotton. Also, at the bottom it is shaped to be almost wavy. Not that either of these things were bad, I still loved it but just some things I did not pick up from the picture!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 120lbs
September 17, 2012
This dress was light, effortless, and perfect for a late summer wedding.
This dress is perfected for short-waisted ladies like me or apple shapes....hides everything!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 19, 2012
I wore this dress to a daytime party and it was perfect! What a great way to end the summer!
I ordered an 8 in this dress and it fit perfectly! It was tight enough that I didn't have to wear a bra with it but loose enough that I felt comfortable all day. The dress stayed in place while I was dancing and was so low maintenance. I didn't want to take it off!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Body type: Pear
September 19, 2012
Pretty!
Very pretty dress just wasn't as flattering on my body type
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 144lbs
September 19, 2012
Awesome dress.
This was the maid of honor dress my friend picked out for her wedding. I didn't have to worry about it falling down or having to adjust it all night, which was an odd experience with a strapless dress. It was so much fun to wear.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 19, 2012
Wore this to the Kentucky Derby and it was a hit!
A little tough to zip up and was slightly constricting in the bodice, but overall was a comfortable fit and was light and breezy for an outdoor spring event.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110lbs
September 21, 2012
I went to a Derby Themed party and the dress was perfect! I got so many compliments! Very cute dress
Fit perfectly! Perfect length, perfectly fit my bust... which is hard to do both! I loved the bright flower accents of this dress! rent it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 100lbs
October 1, 2012
Not just a run of the mill cocktail dress!
Perfect for a summer wedding, I felt so confident all night. The added double-stick tape made it feel very secure. Very comfortable, and I loved the colors! Normally with strapless Lilly dresses I have to hike them up at the bust most of the time, but with the double stick tape and the cut of this dress, I was dancing the night away!
MollyMay 20, 2013
Chrissy look at you!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 124lbs
October 2, 2012
RTR was so helpful in sending me a new size at the last minute!
I originally rented a size 4 but was very tight in the top (probably because of bust size and broad shoulders). It was too tight to wear with a strapless bra. I probably should have picked a 6 in the beginning but based my pick from the pictures of others wearing it. I contacted RTR and they overnighted a new dress (size 6) to the hotel where I was staying for the wedding. I was skeptical that it would make it on time...but it did...and I loved it. The material looks a little shinier in the pictures on the website since it's actually a cotton and not shiny at all. I wore with pink heels and pearls. Great for a wedding.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 29, 2012
Unfortunately,because if Hurricane Sandy,the event was cancelled & I was unable to wear the dress :(
The dress is beautiful and fit perfectly. It was very comfortable. I loved it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 29, 2012
Comfortable Dress! Great fit!!
Great dress! Comfortable! Lots of compliments :-) This was my first RTR experience. And I have to admit I was a bit surprised to see it was a cotton dress that arrived, based on all of the pics. However, after a humid night in FL I was certainly glad it was. So comfortable and a great fit. And the stylist I spoke with was a huge help. I will most definitely be doing this again!
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