Nicholas

Basque Dress

$50 – $70 rental
$475 retail
Stylist Notes

Show some shoulder in this printed Nicholas dress. Add a wide-brimmed hat to complete your look.

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 fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Printed white lace (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. V-neck. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. 38” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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71 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(19)
Small
(21)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 19, 2018
very small in the chest

I loved this dress, and I really wanted to wear it, but unfortunately it was way to small in the bust. The fit was great in the waist and length, but this was designed for ladies with a smaller chest for sure. Since I have the unlimited membership, I might try it again in a 10, but I have a feeling that it would long look looser everywhere else, and still be too tight up top.

Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Age: 29
April 17, 2018
I wore this dress to my husbands surprise 30th! Felt amazing and received tons of compliments.

Overall true to size, but the straps are super long. I had to get a friend to safety pin them just right so they wouldn’t fall down. Other than straps perfect. Loved the pockets, length, and arm cutouts.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Age: 38
April 6, 2018
runs small!

runs small!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 27, 2017
Boobs for days

I loved the dress and had a ball wearing it. However, the cleavage was all over the place in this dress, LOL. I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
October 31, 2017
Flattering and Comfortable Dress

LOVED this dress! I wore it to go wine tasting for my birthday and it was perfect for the hot weather. I got so many compliments throughout the day. I wore it without a bra as it does not have a lot of booby room (I'm an A cup). Major flaw (reason for 4 stars) --- the straps kept falling down throughout the day. They're not adjustable and I had to pin them down, thank goodness for double sided tape! If you rent this dress, be sure to make the adjustments you need to in advance for thee straps or you'll spend all day giving a near-peep show! Noticed that previous wearers also tried pinning/sewing temporary holds for the straps too.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
September 7, 2017
Sweet & Sexy -- Surprisingly Low Cut!

This dress was surprisingly low cut. The lace, sleeves and length are all really sweet and feminine but the low-cut front makes it decidedly sexy -- too sexy for some occasions! I wore this for an anniversary dinner with my husband, and he commented on my visible cleavage and obviously liked that, but it made me a little uncomfortable while out since I'm not used to showing that much. I would not have worn this around family or colleagues. The straps are long and that makes the front even lower; if I'd owned the dress, I could have shortened the strap and it would have been more tasteful, but obviously that's not possible with a rental. A bit of the lining on one side of the bust kept rolling over and showing slightly over the edge, which wasn't a big deal but it wasn't perfect. The dress definitely runs a size small; I normally wear a 6 and ordered an 8 based on reviews. I wouldn't have fit in my normal size, but the 8 was great. The dress is well-made and the fabric is lovely. I would recommend if you're OK with showing off some cleavage.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 158lbs
September 5, 2017
A bit worn, and long, but fun for a day outside

the straps fell down quite often, the sleeves hung a little lower than I wanted, and the hemline was FAR past my knees, since I'm 5'2", BUT this dress was fun and flirty and I had a great day in it. - very comfortable otherwise, and loved the hidden pockets.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 31
August 31, 2017
It was my engagement party

I should have worn a 6 but even the 8 was strange... the 8 was too big everywhere but in the mid-section. It hugged my rip cage and tightly!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Body type: Athletic
August 25, 2017
I loved it but it was really tight

very pretty and flattering

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 25, 2017
Spring Engagement Party!

Wore this for a backyard engagement party my parents threw. It was great in a spring day and offered just a touch of bridal elegance without being too bridal. Great fit and length, but I didn't end up loving the draping arm fabric.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
August 8, 2017
Perfect mix of cute & comfortable for a daytime date with my boyfriend in Miami

The waist was comfortable, the length was perfect. I have a large bust and needed to wear a bra, but the bustline showed any bra I tried on, so I just wore a cute bra and made it part of the look and it worked.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Age: 35
July 30, 2017
I wore this dress to my engagement party.

The dress prettier in person than in the picture. The lace design is so lovely. I got lots of complements on it. (Also, it has hidden pockets!) Be aware, the dress definitely runs so small. I was relieved that the backup size zipped up. However the even though the dress is a tight fit, the straps were slipping from, my shoulders. I used double-sided tape to prevent a nip/slip.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 30, 2017
Adorable sundress with flair and sexy neckline

I loved this dress. I typically wear a 2/4 depending on the fit on hips and bust. I read the reviews for this dress and wasn't sure if I should order 4/6 or 2/4 as most reviewers commented on the small fit. I opted to order 2 and 4 and I cannot emphasize enough to order UP (even 2 sizes) especially if you have a bigger bust. The top of the dress is very tight on the rib cage. I ended up asking RTR if they could overnight another size up which they did. I wore the 6 which fit perfectly up top; my only dislike was that the dress hit below my knees.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
July 27, 2017
I did not wear the dress.

I did not end up wearing the dress. As another review had said- the string straps were extremely long and not tight therefore the front was extremely saggy and it just did not work. If I had used safety pins, I suppose that would have worked ok.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
July 1, 2017
This dress got all the compliments!

Very comfortable and easy to dance in. You are a little restricted in terms of your arm movement, however, so you might want to keep that in mind. Also: the strap can fall off, so you have to be a little bit on nip-slip alert. Otherwise, I was really happy to wear it and received many compliments from people over the course of the evening!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 27, 2017
I tried to wear this dress to my engagement party

I really liked the pattern on this dress, it was a unique spin on the LWD. I am pretty much always a 4 in dresses, however this dress was tight. When I tried to move up to the 6, the straps were too big and the dress was far too low cut for a family event. I think this dress would be best on someone who is very tall and slender.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
June 12, 2017
Looks great in photos!

I wore this dress for my engagement photos and it was perfect! It is a great dress for all different types of events and locations. The material is good but it isn't stretchy at all and runs a little small. Normally I am a size 4 and that was a little too small with the 6 being a little too big. I ended up wearing the 6 and it worked out well. Also, the length is perfect, not too short and not to long. The lace was a tiny bit stretched is some parts but luckily you can't see it in photos.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
June 7, 2017
The straps are way too long! Otherwise enjoyed this dress.

I had to do some safety pin alterations to the super long straps to make the dress fit better (way too much boobage otherwise). Once I got it set though I loved the dress! Pretty and feminine.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
June 6, 2017
Love this dress but too small

This dress is comfortable and perfect for summer yet runs too small. Had trouble zipping the dress in the back so would have gone w the size 10!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
June 4, 2017
Fun and flowy!

Loved this dress! It fit my petite figure perfectly and was a great choice for engagement photos. Only problem were the straps that go over the shoulders. They were way too long and not very proportionate to the size of the dress. I had to safety pin them in the back and couldn't take any photos showing my backside. I'd recommend for photos but I definitely wouldn't be able to wear it to a party.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
May 23, 2017
Beautiful and unique dress that is great for summer.

Recommend sizing up for sure! Fit was consistent with the rest of the reviews and the size up fit perfectly. Great dress for an athletic build..extremely flattering in midsection and still had room. Very comfortable dress, didn't have problems raising arms however straps will fall down if not standing straight. Length was about two inches above knee. Dress is low cut but if you have a smaller chest like myself it fits perfect without a bra.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 23, 2017
Perfect for my bridal shower!

My only complaint would be that the dress was a bit worm in spots but other than that it was great! Comfortable and I got compliments all day! It does run a little small and I would not suggest it if you had a larger chest. I didn't have an issue with the straps falling down like some other women did. Overall, a great pick!

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 26
May 22, 2017
This was a great dress for my Masters graduation. I got so many compliments!

It is a delicate lace, and it was actually torn a little bit in the front when I received it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
April 25, 2017
Great fabric and design, just not meant for my body type.

The straps were so long they did not support me at all to the point that I could not wear the dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 18, 2017
Pretty and summery.

I wore this to a baby shower. It fit perfectly, and I didn't need a bra. The arms were a bit restrictive but it was fine, just couldn't lift them up too high. I loved this dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
April 18, 2017
Not for big busted girls

The dress was very tight in the chest but the were not adjustable and were still falling down even though I more than filled out dress. Pattern and material just were not flattering for me. Dress did nothing for me I did not wear. Zips up the back.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
April 18, 2017
SO many compliments and almost a perfect fit!

I rented this dress for my April wedding reception after I had a destination wedding in November. At only 4'11" I was skeptical that anything from RTR would work for me. Boy, was I wrong! Everyone raved about this dress and how perfect it was for the event and for me. I carry some weight in my bottom and midsection and have zero chest to speak of. It gave the illusion of a small waist and larger chest which was great and unexpected! I'm usually in between a 4 and 6 and the waist of the 6 fit like a dream. I will say this dress is not for those with large busts. Even I was falling out a bit. I had to tack the spaghetti straps up an inch so that I had a little support and so they didn't fall down all night. They still slipped a little but the girls managed to stayed in place I wore pasties just in case. Still, I got compliments all night and even the next day about how it was absolutely perfect! I couldn't have been happier if it was custom made just for me! I wish I had a better picture to show here, this one doesn't really do it justice!

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 23
April 10, 2017
Straps Too Big

I initially ordered this dress to wear for my bridal shower. The dress was so cute, just like the pictures, but I was unable to wear it due to the straps. They kept falling down and were too big for me to wear. Beautiful dress though!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 3, 2017
too big for petite

This dress was very pretty, but just too big for my smaller frame. The straps were insanely large, and the dress was too long and hit mid-shin. It just doesn't work well with smaller frames. I was lost in the dress and it just looked frumpy :( I sized up based on the reviews, but maybe should have kept my regular size, not sure if that would have helped.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
April 2, 2017
Love the shoulders

This is true to size. I love the shoulders and the length just touching above my knee (I'm 5ft 4.5). The lining is thick enough for me to wear this without a bra and supports my 34D chest. My main issue is the cut is very low and I wouldn't be comfortable wearing this for anything other than a date.

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 142lbs
March 28, 2017
Loved it!!

Loved it so much - I wish I owned it and will definitely rent again. Comfortable and the sleeves are not restrictive. Its very flattering! The top is fitted enough to get away without wearing a bra (34B).

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
March 27, 2017
Very sexy

It's definitely tight on the chest, very low cut, but very sexy!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119lbs
February 21, 2017
Not for C size and up

Beautiful details and fabric. The dress did not fit my bust. I literally couldn't close the back.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
February 9, 2017
Teeny tiny

Dress was too small to even zip up all the way. When your arms are in the lace you can barely move. Disappointing bc it's really cute otherwise. Definitely not designed for fuller busts.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
January 18, 2017
Too small!

Couldn't wear the dress. Way too small!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
December 28, 2016
Always size up for Nicholas!! I loved the dress!

I always order 1 size up in this brand. Loved this dress for dinner!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 21, 2016
Rehearsal dinner boat trip

A bit tight around the waist, but very flattering and ethereal

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 30, 2016
Gorgeous dress, but runs very small!

I rented this dress through my unlimited subscription for a vacation to Mexico. I am a pretty true size 2 and can occasionally squeeze into a zero, but this 2 I couldn't even zip. I even asked my size 0 18-year old sister to try it on and she couldn't fit into it. That said, it's a beautiful dress and the ruffles are delicate and unique. If I rent it again, I will definitely do at least a 4!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
November 18, 2016
Bachelorette wkend evening

Love this dress. The lace is very delicate and my size 10 had a rip on it but I wore it because the 12 was looser in the chest. Great dress!

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 9, 2016
This is a very elegant and sexy dress!!! Will definitely rent again!

The only bothersome detail was the fact that the straps were a little too loose and kept falling off the shoulder but other than that, this dress was the perfect length, the material was just perfect for the steamy Florida weather. You can definitely go from daywear to evening wear

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