Karla Dress

$45 rental
$650 retail

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Stylist Notes

Get the ultimate in cocktail fab wearing this full skirt stunner by nha khanh. Delicate black lace and cloud-like tulle make for a ladylike look worthy of envy. Simply pair with Juliet & Company's silver Lilliana Earrings.

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: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
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, 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: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
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, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Black Lace and nude tulle (70% Polyamide, 30% Viscose). Sleeveless. Crew neckline with scalloped lace trim. Peplum detail at waist. Layered full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 34” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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813 reviews
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Large10
True to Size496
Small86
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 26, 2016
Elegant and romantic dress
Loved the dress -- I wore it to a fall wedding and received more compliments that night and when the pictures went up on social media than anything I've ever worn before (and I wear a LOT of dresses). Apparently it's very popular among my friends who happen to have rented it before! Dress runs true to size -- but for a tall (5'8 size 0), the dress FELT short -- but did not LOOK too short. Especially with the flare, you do have to be mindful before stooping over or walking near stairwells :). Overall -- absolutely loved the dress and made me feel like a modern day princess all day & evening.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 24
Weight: 140lbs
May 25, 2016
Beautiful wedding
Fit great, received lots of compliments. I am very short and the size 10 was a good length on me, so I could see this being short on taller girls.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
May 22, 2016
Received numerous compliments!!
I loved this dress!! Had so many people stop me and say how much they loved my dress! It was very short, mainly in the back I had to be careful when bending over. But, the tulle made it look so classy even though it was short! Tall girls can still wear this dress! Just wear some spandex short shorts under it just in case haha!! The 4 and 6 both fit I just chose the 6 for added length. Both sizes in mint condition too! #showstopperdress#classy
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 22, 2016
Show stopper!
I wore this dress as an MC for my school's fashion show. The dress was so light and airy. It was incredible. I received compliments all night on how great the dress looked. I especially loved the comfort.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
May 20, 2016
Super cute!
This was the cutest dress ever! I was a little upset I didn't get to ware it. I was miss informed of the dress code for the party :(
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 16, 2016
Perfect Party Dress
Rented this for my daughters Senior Prom! It was amazing!! All the cons- working w/ RTR was excellent, dresses came on time, super simple to send back. Dress was in great condition, it fit her athletic form perfectly. The only issue we had was the zipper was a little hard to get moving, my husband put something on it, and then we had not problem. The hem of the dress was a little uneven, we were trying to lay it flat, and I'm not sure if it had been torn, cut, or is suppose to be a little jagged. You couldn't tell unless you were looking for it. The dress is short, my daughter is only 5'4 and she wore little sport shorts under the dress.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 16, 2016
Dress perfect for a teen!
I am a boudoir and contemporary glamour portrait photographer and I recently shot a mother/daughter contemporary glamour session--the daughter is turning 13 and I needed a dress that was age appropriate--not too grown up and not too little girl--and the Karla dress was perfect! (Momma wore the Scroll Down Sheath.) The dress fit true-to-size and was a lot of fun for my client to wear. http://shannonhemauerphotography.com/
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
May 14, 2016
Fun and flirty, Cute and Girly!
I'm a High School Assistant Principal and I wore this to my student's prom. I was a little concerned by the underslip b/c it kept riding up when I sat down, luckily I stood up the majority of the time! I wish it had more or thicker tule so the underslip wasn't necessary. However a size 14 may have been a better fit for this dress, but I had fun with it anyway!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 13, 2016
So flirty, so cute! Loved the Tulle
Did not wear it because it was so so so short. Not the tulle, but the lining underneath-- it barely covered my butt! It's too cute though. Maybe if someone didn't have hips or a butt it would lay differently
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100lbs
May 10, 2016
Looking beautiful and feeling beautiful!
This was for my 14 year old daughter's 8th grade formal. The dress was very age appropriate and fit her beautifully. It was great for her to have a dress that was so different from the other girls who had shopped locally also!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
May 8, 2016
I felt like a princess all night!
This dress was absolutely beautiful and I received compliments all night long on it! It was very elegant and classy...perfect for one of the Kentucky Derby formal events I attended. I saw variations of this dress on others, but none compared to THIS one! It fit perfectly and looked just as I had hoped it would. I teeter between a size 4 and a 6 in formal/designer dresses and while the 4 fit, it was a bit short in the backside, so the 6 couldn't have fit any better and that's the one I chose to wear! Would definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
May 8, 2016
Such a pretty dress! Got compliments all night!
The skirt is made of tulle and is pretty poofy, which got a little uncomfortable sometimes. However, it photographed SO well.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
May 6, 2016
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Loved the dress and got great compliments.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
May 6, 2016
Fun dress for an outdoor wedding
The dress was super cute and I'm glad I rented it. I normally wear a size 4 but had to size up to a 6 as the arms were a little tight on the 4. The length was perfect for a wedding, long enough to be appropriate but stopped a couple inches above my knees for easy dancing. Got lots of compliments!
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 168lbs
May 4, 2016
Gorgeous dress. I had so much fun flaunting that I forgot to take a full sized photo. Oops!
I typically wear and size 8 and maaaybe a 10. I had a major freak out when this dress arrived the day before my event and the 8 wouldn't smell my body and I could barely breathe in the size 10. Fortunately RTR overnighted a size 12 which was perfect. Maybe the dress runs small...maybe I gained a few pounds and had no idea. Regardless, it was stunner.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Age: 48
May 2, 2016
Love this dress!! So much fun and I received many compliments!! Did not want to send it back!!
I rented this dress for an evening bat mitzvah party. Both the 4 and 6 fit but I decided the 4 had a better proportion for me. The 6 was slightly longer and seemed like a little too much material.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 2, 2016
SO MANY COMPLIMENTS!
Alright... So I was worried this dress would be way too tight in the top based off of other reviews and the fact that I have larger than average shoulders for my size, so I sized up for my backup size... This was totally unnecessary since the 2 fit like a glove - just fitted enough without any pulling of any kind (thank goodness for a smaller chest in this case) and perfect amount of volume in the tulle skirt. You may have a difficult time with this dress if you are tall or busty/broad in the shoulders. I found it perfect for length, but it would have been too short for my comfort at a Catholic wedding if I were taller. As far as the details of the dress, the lace is gorgeous. The high neck is not itchy at all, which is so nice - no necklace needed! I will say... There was one small hole/tear in the back/side of the skirt, but it was completely unnoticeable. DO NOT wear any jewelry that might snag the fabric - the tulle is very delicate! Even my wedding band got caught once when I was smoothing out the skirt, but THANK GOD there was no damage. The skirt was a little clingy on the inner layer, so get some static guard! The poofiness of the skirt is perfect, but a little high maintenance... You do have to smooth it out quite a bit every time you sit down/stand up. Besides a little skirt smoothing, the rest of the dress stayed put and was very comfortable and easy to dance in. Overall, I would recommend this dress. It is STUNNING - the perfect amount of girly/ballerina meets fancy. I got complimented by almost everyone at the wedding both old and young, and was told by several people that they thought I was the best dressed! To me, it is not a dress you could wear more than once or twice because it's actually that unique and special, so thank you RTR! You will feel amazing if you rent this dress!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 1, 2016
Went 80's glamorous for a gala!
This dress was a beautiful dress, but I did not find it very flattering for my body. I felt like the puffy tulle added weight/made me look wider than I am. I wore the dress for an 80's themed gala and wore with lace gloves and legwarmers - it worked well! I would recommend this dress to someone tall/thin but if you carry any extra weight in the middle, this dress may not be suitable. Also, I am 5'4 and while the tulle hit at knee length, the actual dress itself was a good 2 (3?) inches above my knee - I was not able to bend over in this dress. It fit the bust area fine, but did cut in a little at a the waist. Overall, the dress worked for what I needed it (basically a costume!), but I would not rent it again for an event.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
April 30, 2016
Very unique dress, I received several compliments.
Fits nicely.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 28, 2016
Best Short Dress at the Prom.....!!!!!!
I rented this dress for one of my 13 year old's 8th grade Prom and it fit perfectly....!!! She loved it & so did everyone else..... !!!!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
April 27, 2016
This dress fit perfect! I loved how girly it was! I got so many compliments on it!
Fits true to size. Perfect length for a petite woman.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 23
April 27, 2016
LOVED this dress. Made me feel beautiful! Perfect for a 1930s Circus theme party.
A little short on me, but wore shorts underneath.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Weight: 105lbs
April 24, 2016
This was fun, flirty and classy all in one.
I usually wear a 0 and the 0 fit perfectly. It is short, so you just have to be careful of your posture and movement. I received so many compliments from people of all ages. This was perfect for a lakeside wedding in a gazebo. Wore with a pair of nude stilletos.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
April 20, 2016
Love the fabric. Wish it was about 1" longer
This dress has no give and runs small. I'm 5'7", 133lbs - normally a size 2/4 and ended up wearing a 6. It was super short and I think I could've even gone with a size 8. Tons of compliments and felt like a princess.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 20, 2016
When I put on the dress I felt like a princess!!!
The dress fit beautifully! I would totally rent this again! After I returned the dress I was watching the oscars and one of the presenters was wearing the same dress!!! Thanks Rent the runway for this amazing dress!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Weight: 145lbs
April 18, 2016
Everything! The dress made me feel beautiful all night long!
I was worried it wouldn't fit because of my big bust, but it zipped and looked great.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 34
April 17, 2016
Lots of compliments on this dress, gorgeous in person.
The only difference between the size 4 or 2 that I could tell was the length, what was odd is that the 2 was longer than the 4. The zipper gave me a little trouble in the size I wanted to wear because it was broken when I received it, RTR has outstanding customer service and rectified the situation and I got a rapid response. Even with wearing my backup size, the look of this dress was still flawless.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 122lbs
April 17, 2016
The prettiest dress I've ever worn.
I am a bit high waisted with a 34" bust, 27/28" waist, 35/36" hips. I normally wear a 4/6 in real life, though I tend to size up for special occasion dresses. Based on the reviews, I ordered a 4, with a size 6 as my backup. The 6 ended up fitting me so perfectly that I didn't even bother trying on the 4. It is hands down the prettiest dress I have ever worn. I cannot count how many compliments I got on this dress. It's gorgeous. The tulle was a bit bunchy and crinkled when I got the dress, so I ended up steaming each layer of tulle individually (starting with the bottom layer first), and it looked brand new!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
April 13, 2016
Don't size down on this one
I based sizing loosely on reviews and my precious RTR experience and ordered a size 2 and 4. Monique Lluillier dresses fit me in a 2. The 4 in this dress fit me very snugly at the waistline and while I could've made it work, it just wasn't comfortable. I'm not sure I would have loved a bigger size on me either as the bottom poofiness of the dress was already quite poofy :) and I don't have a teeny rear. Cute dress but didn't work for me, I pulled something out of my closet last minute for my event.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 12, 2016
It's a bummer but I didn't like this dress.
I loved the look of this dress in pictures but it runs small. I tried on the 8 and it didn't fit right. The waist was too high even though I have a shorter torso.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 11, 2016
Super fun dress!
I love this dress and have had my eye on it forever. However, the waist was not flattering on me (a little high and tight on my post baby midsection). So I didn't wear it. Actually, the dress might have run a little bit small, but only a little bit.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 14
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
April 11, 2016
Super gorgeous, stunning and cute all in one
This dress for as expected and was such a stunning dress
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
April 10, 2016
Beautiful princess dress
Rented this for my daughter's sweetheart dance. It was absolutely beautiful! She looked like a princess. She rented the 2 and the 4 and ended up wearing the 2. The 4, strangely enough, was shorter than the 2. She was comfortable in it all night and received many compliments! There was a slight tear in the tulle, but not noticeable enough to care about. Would consider renting this again! She is 5'2" and weighs 120lbs with a 34B bust.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
April 10, 2016
Love this dress! Received compliments all night.
Very comfortable! The tulle kept bunching up in the back whenever I sat down and then stood back up but other than that this dress was amazing! I wish I could keep it!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 9, 2016
Feel like a ballerina !
Absolutely loved this dress and wish I could own it! A perfect poofy little number for an engagement party !
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 8, 2016
Very classy, very feminine and pretty.
I rented this dress for my daughter's formal HS dance rather than purchasing an over-priced dress she'd never wear again- good idea! It was beautiful and fit her small, size 0 frame perfectly. Dress length is as pictured above the knee (she is 5.5 tall 110 lbs). We had to take about 30 min shaping the bottom mesh when the dress arrived, as it was mashed flat, but that should be expected with the packaging. Turned out lovely. Keeping this one in the favorites and will rent again.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 6, 2016
Formal yet fun!
Rented this for Barrister's Ball and it was perfect! I was worried it would be a little short, but the fit was as expected and it was formal while still having a bit of flair. I was sad to return it - would definitely rent again.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
April 6, 2016
Adorable dress, but unfortunately too short for me to wear to a wedding
The 10 fit true to size, however the skirt was really short and barely covered my butt. Otherwise was very cute on, just wish it was a bit longer in the back.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 24
Weight: 127lbs
April 5, 2016
Classy and chic
The only bad part about this dress is the seam between the black top and tulle bottom-- no stretch at all. An 8 wasn't available so I wore the 6 which I have worn in a previous dress from this same designer.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 6"
Age: 42
Body type: Pear
April 4, 2016
Lots of looks, compliments
Different and flattering than traditional LBD, lots of compliments. Moves well, comfortable but pretty short. Be prepared to show some leg!
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