Invite Only Dress

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Stylist Notes

Fall in love wearing this Nanette Lepore cobalt blue lace dress on that first date. Complete your look with stunning accessories like Whiting and Davis’ Gold Mesh Glam Clutch.

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: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, 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 back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

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

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Product Details

Cobalt and black lace (60% nylon and 40% rayon). Cap sleeve. Crew neckline. Full skirt. Invisible back zipper. Lined. 37 ½” from shoulder to hem.

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42 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(38)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
June 10, 2016
I wore this to my step sister's wedding.
The dress was comfortable and fit well. Great length and easy to move around in.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 2, 2015
A Good One
Wore this to a winter evening wedding. Loved the color and fit. A very comfortable dress to wear. No complaints from me and lots of compliments from others.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 172lbs
June 4, 2015
Great dress! Got multiple compliments.
Fit was pretty good. It was slightly large around the wait area even thought it came with a belt. The belt was basically the same material as the dress so I wore a different black belt to add a little more to it. The dress was slightly short for me. I prefer a bit longer.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
October 19, 2014
Good conservative dress
Nice lace. It is tight under the bustling. Good for a conservative event
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 152lbs
October 13, 2014
Periwinkle blue, not purple dress -- got lots of compliments
Wore this to a work function. It was bluer than I expected, but in retrospect it matched the picture relatively well, so not sure what I was expecting :) Got lots of compliments, though, so all in all it worked well.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
September 27, 2014
Nice style and comfortable!
This was a nice, comfortable dress to wear for a formal event. There was some stretch to the material which was nice. I received lots of compliments!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 27, 2014
Too big to be flattering on me.
This dress ran LARGE. I tried to make up for it by tightening the belt but unfortunately, it still looked like a glorified t-shirt.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 149lbs
June 10, 2014
My husband picked this one!
Love the bright blue with the black. Fit was true to size. Only drawback was I wasn't the only one in a lace dress,
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127lbs
June 9, 2014
I felt so beautiful in the lacy dress. I love the color (the shade of blue is very on trend).
Very comfortable fit. I'm 5" so the skirt hit my knee (not mid thigh like the model) which was just fine for me.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 3, 2014
Great dress for a laid back event
I rented this for a more formal event, but it was not very dressy. did my best to dress it up with jewelry and heels, but it had more of a casual look. fit was true to size. flattering, no need for spanx :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Body type: Petite
May 11, 2014
A birthday wish come true!!
I rented this dress for my birthday get together with friends! I loved the dress and the way it felt! Everyone loved the dress as well! I received so many compliments! I rented a size 2 and 4 and tried on the size 2 first. It fit beautifully, so I didn't even bother to try on the size 4! The dress was comfortable around the arms, bust and waist. The length of the dress hit maybe about 1-2 inches above my knees. The dress was perfect too for a beautiful day out as well!! Thank you RTR for making my birthday beautiful and fun!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
May 8, 2014
A dress for many occasions!
This dress is definitely more fitted across the top than the hips, so keep that in mind when ordering a size and a backup size. The 10 fit, but was just too tight across the shoulders to be comfortable, and the rest of the dress did not fit that differently between the 10 and 12. Overall the dress is very comfortable and has some give to it, especially for being lace. It's nicely lined, good length, hit about 3" above my knee and I am 5'6". It's very forgiving and flattering. I would wear this dress again, but of course I will want to try others!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
April 30, 2014
Flattering dress!!
It fit wonderfully, but was just a little short.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
April 17, 2014
Great dress
Was a great dress lots of compliments and the necklace went great with the outfit
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
April 13, 2014
I wore this to a bachelorette party and got tons of compliments.
This dress fit really well but it has a dropped waist piping. It is still really cute, just different.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 3, 2014
Nice dress just not for me..
The dress is very nice, a little too conservative for the cocktail party i rented it for. I choose this one because it was for a work related event but in the end i needed something a little more daring. The dress fit nicely but the bust was slightly tight on me (I am a 34 C) I could have worn it but decided to just wear something of my own instead for this event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 131lbs
March 25, 2014
Love the lace
I wish I had brought a black belt to wear with this; I'm sure it would have looked a lot nicer with one. But it's a pretty dress anyways and I liked the lace. Fits true to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
March 3, 2014
fun dress
great fit! wore to a dressy luncheon and it was perfect!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
September 30, 2013
Loved this dress! Wore it to a military wedding and it was perfect.
The dress fit perfectly for the size 8. Usually go between the 6 and 8. Fit right around my hips which is always my concern area.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
April 22, 2013
I wish i could keep it!
This dress fit amazingly. It draws the eye to the tiny waist and the bold color and lace are a to die for combo. I wore this for my wedding shower and received complement after complement. The dress does not come with a belt, which is why the 4 stars instead of 5, so you need to have your skinny black belt ready.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132lbs
April 12, 2013
I loved it.
I received a lot of compliments from my co-workers. My boss wanted to literally wanted to steal the dress from me!
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 62
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
April 12, 2013
Was not unforgettable, since I did not wear.
This dress was very pretty but ran way too short-waisted for me, so I could not wear it. The zipper on both dresses was also VERY sticky, I could not zip it up once I had it one without help, and being alone in a hotel room in another city made that a potentially big problem.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 25, 2013
Perfect transitional dress
This dress looks great with or without tights, which is nice if you are in between seasons. It fits true to size and the cut is very flattering. Like all of her dresses, it makes a statement while still looking classy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
March 12, 2013
Very flattering and classy!
This dress is super flattering! I usually wear a size 4 and it fit perfectly. I am 5'9" and was worried about it being too short, but it was a cute short. I also wore it with black tights. The belt belt loops hit above my natural waste so I didn't use them and just tucked the loops under the belt.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
March 4, 2013
Was very pleased with the dress, quality, color, and fit.
The dress fit perfectly. The color was amazing. Most of the guests wore straight black so I was glad I selected a blend with color, made me stand out and added glow to the wedding pictures. Soft lace material. Belt was a cute addition to break up the dress sections. Received many compliments on the dress too, including one from my husband!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
February 24, 2013
I ordered this dress for a formal event, it was too matronly for my taste.
I wore the size 6 in this dress. It fit, fine and there is elastic in the waist, no need for spanks or supports for tummy control. The dresswas a bit matronly looking, not my style at all. I didn't add the belt because I felt it was too much. I did wear it to church on Sunday and some of the older parishoner's told me they liked it. Wouldnn't order it again, looks better on the internet
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
February 21, 2013
Could work for a conservative event, work or church? It runs a little large and is long.
This was a little baggy for my taste, I got a six and would have gone for a four to have it even form fitting, not tight. The color is really bright and lovely, and the lace is not too old fashioned. It was nice but I felt a little like a grandma at a wedding with old college friends when I wanted to be a little more contemporary and sexy. It wasn't a great fit for a state of mind at the time. I would have loved this at a work event. it also ran a little long but I'm sure the 4 would have done the trick. It really does need the belt, or a belt, and accessories. Get a large necklace!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
February 19, 2013
Looked fabulous for an important meeting!
I rented this for an extremely important business meeting (I'm in a creative field, so this style was appropriate) and the first thing I was told was how great my dress looked. The belt cinched the waist to be flattering and the color is gorgeous. Not sure if it was the dress or my business pitch, but I was extraordinarily confident that day!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
February 12, 2013
Gorgeous
Very elegant and unique, and the cobalt color (the picture makes it seem more purple than it is in actuality) is right on trend.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Body type: Straight & narrow
February 3, 2013
First time renting from this site! Loved my experience, happy with the dress!
Felt great and stylish in this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 31, 2013
Beautiful color and fit!
Great dress for fuller hips, as it is more of an a-line. The color is a bit more blue than purple, but it fit beautifully.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 24, 2013
A little too cute.
Fit very comfortably and was easy to wear. Looked perfectly nice, but was just a little too cute for an evening cocktail party. Would have been great for a daytime or early evening wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 154lbs
January 10, 2013
Even more beautiful than it looks online!
As soon as I pulled this dress out from the RTR bag I was in love. The color is just gorgeous. I rented it to wear to Thanksgiving festivities, and not only did I feel phenomenal, but it was super comfy and allowed me to eat a normal Thanksgiving Day meal without feeling like the dress was squeezing me in. The belt created a very pretty natural waist line. Although the dress appears to be a lacy material, it was super-soft and comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
January 8, 2013
Pretty dress, short, cute, but nothing too too fabulous. Wore it to a client event.
Runs true to size, it is a great dress but not fancy or fabulous enough for a special occassion. I wore it to a client cocktail event and it did the job. I would purchase the dress and keep it as a good stand by dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
December 31, 2012
Beautiful for many events!
I got this dress for a friend's bridal shower and it was perfect. I dressed it up with a black belt, opaque tights, and high boots since it was late December. Many compliments were received by friends and family members. It was perfect to move around in and fufill by bridesmaid's duties on that day. After the shower, I got rid of the tights and boots and replaced them for high heels just to see what it would look like. If I was going to a more formal event, this dress would have worked well also. I would recommend this dress and would rent it again.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 30, 2012
Fit great and its a great color!
Had a baby a month ago and so ordered a size 0 and 2 ( I usually wear a aize 0). A big snow storm hit and the dresses were stuck in Kentucky the day before the event! So RTR called me and said they'd ship me whatever dress in stock I wanted. They happened to have the same dress but only in a size 0 but they told me it would get here before the wedding reception. I received it next day, and it fit great! I also ordered the necklace but decided not to wear it. Loved the dress, the fit, very comfortable!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
December 28, 2012
LOVED it...perfect fit and it was a great color!!
perfect fit. bright color.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 10, 2012
Ran a little small, but overall not too bad
I wore the size 8 of this dress to my office Christmas party. Normally I would wear a size 6 or an 8 - the size 6 fit perfect until the zipper hit the bust line then it was TIGHT. I ended up wearing the size 8 and had to keep adjusting it during the evening as it would ride up as even the size 8 bustline was a little snug. I am a 36C which I didn't think was that busty! I probably would not wear this dress again due to the need to keep adjusting it most of the evening.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 10, 2012
I wore this dress to the American Giving Awards and it was the perfect choice!
This dress is AMAZING! Nanette Lepore is one of my favorite designers. Elegant, comfortable, and I wish I could keep it! I wore it to the American Giving Awards, presented by Chase. The non-profit I founded, She's the First, was one of the honorees. The dress happened to match the Chase Community Giving logo colors -- black and blue -- so I felt beautifully on brand. My first-time Rent the Runway experience was flawless; I hope you get this dress and create your own once-in-a-lifetime memories!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 14, 2012
Flattering fit and great color!
The color in person is wonderful! The cut of the dress is really flattering too. I was able to wear a smaller size than usual due to the cut but if you are bustier I would size up! Great style!
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