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
Fit
Large
(11)
True to Size
(73)
Small
(13)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
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:
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!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 5, 2013
Sweet, flirty, modest dress - Perfect for a family wedding!
I wore this dress for my wedding rehearsal dinner and it worked beautifully. I received a ton of compliments. I went a size smaller because the waist in the 8 is a little big for me. It's definitely not designed for busty hourglass women, but it looked just fine in the smaller size (although it was a little tight in the bust all night). With a pair of heels, this is a great dress to show off legs without looking too sexy. Also, as many women mentioned, the fabric is much more casual than it looks on the model. It's a very soft cotton. So if you're going to a formal cocktail party, this might not be the dress. But for our tiki-hut, sunset beachside dinner (or for a daytime-garden wedding), it was perfect.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 28, 2013
So perfect!
Loved the dress, the 0 and two both fit but 2 was a little longer. I rented the suggested Kate Spade earrings to go with the dress but they came broken. I got a new pair the very next day.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 11, 2013
Perfect for the season
I wore this dress for my sisters graduation and the party afterwards. It was great, I ordered a 4, but I definitely could have gotten away with the 2. I had to wear a strapless bra and still had room in it so it didnt fall down. It looks more shimmery in the picture than it did in person, but I still loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 153lbs
June 15, 2013
Cute!
Really comfortable and the colors are beautiful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
June 6, 2013
Perfect for a Southern wedding!
I ordered a larger size as I was worried I would overflow a corset-style top... However, the fit was a little loose around the bust (the opposite of my usual problem) and waist (but I have a short torso) so I sized down to the 2 - glad I did! Dress was comfortable for all night dancing, great weight, length & fabric. Highly recommend!
RachelJune 6, 2013
Whoops - meant to say, sized down FROM the 2. this does run large!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Body type: Pear
Weight: 108lbs
July 15, 2013
A total dream come true!
The dress fit perfectly, and it was just how I imagined it would be from looking at pictures of the dress online. I got a ton of compliments on the dress, and cannot wait to rent again!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
September 10, 2012
Perfect Party Dress
I usually wear a 6, but the 4 fit me perfect. Cute and simple, I loved it. I got lots of compliments!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 16, 2012
terrible. so ugly.
I ordered this dress for a dinner and it was HUGE and bag like. It was so ugly I could have died...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 13, 2013
Super cute, but less dressy than it appears
This dress was so cute for a bridal shower or barbeque, but not quite dressy enouh for a wedding. Although it looks somewhat shiny in the picture, it is just a plain cotton fabric. Looks more like a simple sun dress. Luckily, the wedding I ordered it for was a casual outside wedding, but I wouldn't order this for anything more fancy than that. Also, I am a 34B and this dress was way too big up top. The 2 wasn't available so I had to stick with the 4, but I had to keep tugging on it all night. Would have been a perfect fit with a 2!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
September 19, 2012
Pretty!
Very pretty dress just wasn't as flattering on my body type
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:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
January 17, 2013
Dress arrived clean and perfectly pressed. Everyone loved it.
The dress has boning, which was uncomfortable and why I choose to wear the larger size.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
March 26, 2013
Loved wearing this dress!
Fit was perfect..I generally fit into size 0 but in this case 2 worked out better! I was a little worried given this was my first rental but it I'm glad I rented it. It looked really cute for my son's birthday party, I would recommend renting it :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
April 2, 2013
This Lilly Pulitzer dress was the perfect choice for Easter Sunday
This dress was incredibly comfortable, was a nice length, and paired well with my pearls and nude heels. I ordered the 10 and the 12 but ended up wearing the 12 because I have a broad rib cage and shoulders, so the 10 was a little bit snug. I would definitely rent this dress again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 15, 2013
Perfect for a southern steeplechase tailgating party!
I was pretty happy with the dress. It was perfect for the occasion and was generally comfortable. I did feel that it was a little too snug in the bodice and needed assistance to zip it up. The other size I ordered was 4, so I am not sure how the 8 would have fit. I also loved being able to ship it to my destination (BOS - BNA) - thanks RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 7, 2013
Cute dress.
I wore this dress to a wedding. It was a little bit snug and I usually am a size 6. It was a pretty dress and worked well for the occasion. Also, no bra was necessary.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 10, 2013
I ended up not wearing the dress!
I ordered a size 8 and 10, but neither was a comfortable fit on top. The dress was also very short. Fabric was lovely, just didn't feel right.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 30, 2013
CUTE. Great for a daytime event.
I usually wear a size 2 or XS on top and I couldn't zip this size 2. Suggest getting your backup size a size bigger.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
January 11, 2014
Very Cute Dress but tight zip around the rib cage
Adorable dress. A little tight around the rib cage - recommended for the small chested.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
July 30, 2013
Wearing this dress for the opening day of Keeneland!
Personally I thought it ran a little small... always have trouble being taller with the length of dresses... it was on the shorter size, but not too short.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 16, 2013
Gorgeous, BUT....didn't fit!
I have big boobs....dress would not accomodate. Size up 2x, I wear a two and the backup four would not zip.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
May 30, 2013
Very Cute, great for spring and summer
This this very cute. I am typically an 0 but a 2 was good for this dress. I chose Coral Me Bad over this dress because it was more appropriate for the event and this was a little faded. However, it is still really adorable and most people probably wouldn't notice the fading.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
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: 26
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:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
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: 25
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: 150lbs
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: 32
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: 30
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: 14
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: 35
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.
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