Lilly Pulitzer

Payton Dress

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$178 retail

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Stylist Notes

You'll look like tulip perfection in this adorable Lilly Pulitzer dress! Ideal for graduation or a wedding in the sun! Simply pair with accessories like Kendra Scott’s Slate Della Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 00 - 14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Printed poplin (100% cotton). Strapless. Sweetheart neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 27.5” from top of bodice to hem. Imported.

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59 reviews
Fit
Large
(18)
True to Size
(33)
Small
(3)
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 23, 2013
The service was impeccable! I loved the gift bag, two size options, and package to send back. Great.
The fit is a little larger up top but everywhere else it fits true to size. It is comfortable and easy to wear! I loved the colors which are brighter in person, and I got so many compliments on it! Great dress for a spring or summer event!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 16, 2013
I wore it to my college graduation, the bright colors were perfect for the springtime :)
Fit perfectly, loved the dress, love Lilly.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
July 16, 2013
Fun and flirty!!! I wore this dress for my engagement pictures. Very girlie and vibrant!
I ordered a size 2 and 4. Although both sizes fit, I ended up wearing the 4 because it felt more comfortable underneath my arms.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
July 30, 2013
Super cute!
Fun flirty dress, great for a summer beach wedding
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 13, 2013
It's so sweet!
The dress was gorgeous and so fun for a wedding dress rehearsal. I loved the little lining that made it poof a little bit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
August 14, 2013
Bright and adorable!
Love the colors of this dress. It was bright and fun for a summer party. Best of all it's super comfortable. Though I'd recommend sizing sown if you have a smaller chest. I'm more of a busty gal and I was surprised to have a lot of room in the chest even in a size 4.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 29, 2013
Adorable!!
Super cute and flattering. Runs big so size down!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 118lbs
April 20, 2014
Easter Fabulous
I am 116lbs and a 32D+, based on others reviews I ordered the dress in a 2 & a 4. In hindsight, I wish I would have ordered a 0 and a 2 because the dress run large. Pros: the dress was very comfortable, perfect for springtime, and I received a ton of compliments. Cons: the dress runs small, the boning/wiring inside the dress did not bother me, but I can see how it may bother others. Also, if you are fairly petite this dress would most likely be too big for you.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
April 23, 2014
I got so many compliments on this dress
It fit well and was figure flattering
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
May 2, 2014
Cute dress for a Spring Horse Race
Great dress! I usually hate strapless dresses and very very rarely wear them because I feel like they fall down. I took a chance on this one because it was so cute, and I'm so glad I did! This bodice has boning, and the waist is very fitted before it 'floats' out, so it sits atop your hips (however if you don't have hips that might still present a problem) which keeps everything right where it needs to be. I never once had my bra show, had to pull it up in front, or anything. I forgot it was strapless! I'm somewhat busty but not terribly so - anyone with bigger than a D chest might have issues with it still, because the boning isn't extremely heavy duty. So, keep that in mind.
GraceMay 5, 2014
Also, size up for your backup size - order your normal size for your main, but go up for your backup. I ended up wearing my expected size because it fit like a glove, but if it were much tighter I could see that the boning would push into your hips and be painful. Also, I could see that if you are well endowed, the extra pressure on the boning might cause it to dig into your hips. So, tread cautiously for girls who's "girls" are on the larger end.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
May 5, 2014
I got so many compliments on the dress! It was bright and colorful and perfect for a sunny day!
The dress fit pretty well but seemed to run a little larger than normal. Perfect length for shorter girls!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 6, 2014
This dress fits perfect!
I love this dress! I wore it to Easter church!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 7, 2014
Perfect Easter dress!
Get dress, perfect for spring.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 15, 2014
I received loads of compliments
The dress ran pretty large in the bust area & waist. I was pulling the dress up quite often. However, the dress itself was adorable! I received numerous compliments.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
May 18, 2014
Perfect for Easter
This dress fit great and I would love to rent it again. I wore it for Easter and it was perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 25, 2014
Not my favorite
I rented this dress for a Hawaiian vacation. I wore the 4 but it was so large in the bust I had to wear my VS add 2-cup sizes bra. It was cute but not my favorite rental.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
June 12, 2014
Cute sundress
Wore this for my baccalaureate and it was perfect. Easy dress to throw on and look cute. great for a summer party
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 27, 2014
Wore this to my Bridal Shower and got SO MANY COMPLIMENTS!
I wore this to my "Tea Party" Bridal shower and absolutely LOVED wearing it! It was fun and flirty and perfect fit! It was comfortable, perfect length (short & fun, but still appropriate) and definitely larger on top- so helps to have something to hold up the dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
July 4, 2014
Wore this for the brunch following my wedding - it was comfortable and easy to wear.
I'm pear shaped so i went with a 6 because the bottom is very forgiving for hips and thighs and the 8 didn't stay up on me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
July 6, 2014
Adorable dress! Wore to a rehearsal dinner in CA.
Fit like a glove. I am usually a 2 but went with a 0. My top is smaller than my hips and the bottom half of the dress is not fitted so the smaller size worked perfectly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Body type: Pear
July 13, 2014
Cute and Comfortable!
I wore this to a beach a wedding. The colors and style were perfect and I got a ton of compliments! This was my first time wearing lilly and i loved every second of it! I do wish it had pockets but other than that a great fit!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
July 16, 2014
Very bright colors!
This was worn to a bachelorette party. THe colors are very bright and fun. It was called the "Easter" dress once or twice but it was still adorable. Runs a little big.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 22, 2014
Love this dress!
This dress was so comfortable and summery. I wore it to my engagement BBQ and received many compliments on it. It was extremely flattering and I'm actually considering buying it. Another RTRW success!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
OO
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 29, 2014
Cute Easter Dress
I rented this dress for an Easter party that I hosted and it was perfect. I felt like it was a grown up version of the Easter dresses I wore as a child but obvi more stylish. I wore the 00 and it was still a little big on me which is amazing as it's the smallest size it comes in- I'd definitely recommend ordering a size or two up. This would be a great dress to wear to any spring or summer affair!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124lbs
September 9, 2014
Best Customer Service!
RTR has the best customer service. My backup size wasn't available and I only received one size in my order. I was going to dinner and wasn't sure which size would fit better a 2 or 4. I called RTR for assistance and the stylist was very helpful in finding me a different back up size dress. She had it shipped overnight. It would appear that I am in between a size 2 and 4. I wore this dress in a size 4, but it fit a little large. This wasn't one of my favorite rentals, but it is very pretty and perfect for Spring/Summer. I'm very appreciative of RTR being so helpful and understanding.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 17, 2014
Great Dress
Loved it! Fit great and received so many compliments!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
May 3, 2014
The dress is beautiful and it was perfect for my sororities founders day!
It was a little bit big in the chest I kept having to pull it up maybe I should have gotten a smaller size. It worked fine other than that. It's very vibrant!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
January 4, 2015
Great sundress--colors really pop!
I wore this to go wine tasting with some of my girlfriends. The day turned out to be freezing, so that was too bad, but not the dress' fault! I carry most of my weight in the hips so the usual size 6 might be kind of misleading for a dress like this, but I'm a 32D and the size 2 was by far better than the 4, so smaller busted girls might want to keep that in mind. Overall, a really fun and tasteful dress for a summer party, wedding, or outing!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
April 3, 2015
Comfortable and Pretty!!
This dress can be dressed up or down. It was fun and so comfortable. I received tons of compliments and my husband even said to buy it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 6, 2015
Perfect for Easter
Very cute dress, perfect for spring. I wore it for Easter. The boning hurts you a little after wearing it for a while. Fit well, has a little liner underneath to make it fuller in the skirt area which I liked.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
April 26, 2015
Bright + Cheerful
This dress was perfect for my boyfriends graduation in the spring. A lot of compliments were given to me from students and parents! I usually have a problem with dresses sliding down, but this one was okay...Lilly is one of my favorite brands!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
May 9, 2015
Perfect for the Easter dinner in Hawaii!
I wear a 6 and this fit perfectly snug on top.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 11, 2015
Bright and fun!
Rented this dress for my college grad. Super fun, bright, and was complimented on the dress. Overall fit large in the top for a 4. I had to wear a padded strapless bra to keep it from falling down but it could have been worn without a bra. Great dress, would rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 15, 2015
This is the PERFECT Kentucky Derby Dress
Rented this for a Kentucky Derby party I hosted and couldn't be happier with it! The bust ran large but a strapless took up the extra space. Dress is very flattering - fitted on top and flared on the bottom. It's not nearly as short as it appears on the model. I would rent this dress again in a heartbeat - either for a themed party or just a hit summer night. It's a perfect dress.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 23, 2015
Wore this dress to a rehearsal dinner. It was cute, fun and bright. Very preppy and fun for summer.
Comfortable, true to size and good length.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 28, 2015
I wore this for a bridal shower and received compliments!
I found myself pulling up the top throughout the day, and for that reason wouldn't have purchased the dress, but it was very fun and cute for the day!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
OO
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 104lbs
July 12, 2015
Perfect dress for summer.
Fit perfectly and stayed up well. Very comfortable and super cute.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 5
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
July 21, 2015
I didn't actually wear this dress as it was slightly too small.
This dress would be perfect for someone younger and for Easter - it reminds me of an Easter Egg! Cute but too small and youthful for me. Also, the colors are much brighter in person than reflected on photos.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 26, 2015
Cute dress for a baby shower guest
Runs a little small, so get a size bigger as your back up size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 16, 2015
Beautiful everyday dress!
I loved this dress and received tons of compliments! The bottom fit was perfect but the top was a little loose but not too loose that it wouldn't stay up. The boning was a plus!
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