Nicholas

Basque Dress

$40 – $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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67 reviews
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(2)
True to Size
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Small
(19)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 33
July 10, 2016
Pretty lace but challenging fit.
Runs very small and not much stretch in the dress. Not a great style for women with large busts but could be really pretty on someone with a smaller chest!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 120lbs
May 12, 2016
Team RTR Review
Unfortunately I couldn't wear this dress because the straps were way too long so they kept falling off. You definitely need to have broad shoulders and a long torso to wear this dress. It also runs small, so definitely size up for your backup size. It's also low cut, which is not a problem for smaller busted ladies but will definitely show cleavage on larger busts. So sad I couldn't wear it because I LOVE everything about the dress- off shoulder, white lace, a-line cut.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
May 15, 2016
Non traditional white dress.
Wore this for the first night of my bachelorette. Love how different and delicate it is. I'm usually a 6/8 and the 8 was too large. I had to tie the straps up and that seemed to do the trick.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
May 16, 2016
Cute and comfy dress
The straps are a bit long but I just tied the straps to shorten it. Dress was super comfy, didn't quite suit my body type. I think you have to be super petit or wiry framed like in the photo (I am 5'10" 160) to pull it off but I wore it anyway.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 18, 2016
Straps are very long and not adjustable but other than that this is super cute.
Runs tight but I was able to zip it up. Only problem is the straps are very long and not adjustable. I rented this for my rehearsal dinner tomorrow so I am going to try and tie the straps if I can get away with it. It is very low cut so I'm not sure if you can even wear a strapless bra.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 21, 2016
Runs small
This dress runs really really small. I say go up a size or two if you have any breasts at all. My 34 B did not fit in the 2 or 4. While beautiful, I did not get a chance to wear it. :(
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 25, 2016
Stylist Review!
This dress by Nicholas is the perfect summer sun dress. Featuring a printed white lace, the dress is light and airy with a girly flair. The neckline is a little deep, and this dress works best with A to C cup sizes. Running true to size we recommend going one size up for a backup as the lace has no stretch. This is perfect for a brunch with the girls or for a bride to be. The delicate dress should be paired with your strappy black heels or espadrilles and silver accents, for a warm summer day to night look.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Weight: 160lbs
May 27, 2016
RTR Stylist Review
This gorgeous dress was perfectly unconventional! Running true to size, we would recommend sizing up for the backup. This dress has incredible lace detailing, and felt absolutely amazing. Due to the lack of stretch to the fabric, this dress would work best for A-C cup sizes. This dress should be worn with a Nubra or no bra. We definitely recommend sizing up for women with a larger bust. The straps were running quite long though, and would have to be safety pinned or secured for the night. This dress was fitted in the waist area, but left plenty of room for my pear-shape body. At 5’7” the size 8 dress hit just above my knees. This dress made me feel stunning. Pair with colorful accessories to add some color to the look!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
May 27, 2016
Perfect graduation dress!
I loved this Nicholas dress! It was perfect for my graduation paired with tan heeled sandals. I ordered a size 2 and 4 but ended up wearing the size 2. Both sizes fit but I thought the straps and the length of the dress were too long on the 4. The only issues I had were that the straps kept falling down and it was really low cut, so I would recommend it for taller people ( I am 5'4). Other than that, I really liked this dress and will definitely be renting from RTR again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 132lbs
May 29, 2016
Perfect summer rehearsal dinner dress.
It's a very different dress. I received compliments all night in it. Be ready to go braless.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
June 20, 2016
Super cute little white dress!
Nicholas runs small so size up! The lace on this dress was soooo pretty with the cutest little details! As other described, the sleeves are slightly on the longer side but it didn't look bad to me. However they were a little snug on my arms. Probably cuz I'm too heavy. Otherwise I loved it!!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 26, 2016
Beautiful dress!
I rented this dress for my garden themed bridal shower and the fabric was beautiful showed well in pictures. Not a 5 star since the fit was off. I wore with a nubra and had to safety pin the straps to be tight since its so low cut. Tight fitted around the waist. Can't lift arms up very high but the pretty factor outweighed all the bad!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
June 28, 2016
Beautiful fabric, some fit issues
Not my favorite. Cute idea for a dress (beautiful fabric, interesting cut), but just not that flattering of a fit. First of all, ran small. I probably could have worn my usual size, but ended up wearing the 6 for comfort since the zip was quite tight on the 4. The skirt flares out awkwardly from the stomach, and I felt like it added unnecessary bulk there. The sleeves were a little high maintenance and I had to keep pulling them up all night. Difficult to dress down, which was my intent.
JulieJuly 15, 2016
Hi! You mentioned the waist had extra fabric, so do you think it could work for a baby bump at 7months?? (Assuming I sized up probably 2 sizes from my pre-preg) Thanks!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
June 29, 2016
Late night after-party dress for my wedding
I changed into this dress before going to our wedding after-party. It was super comfortable and really cute with some white chucks. I got a lot of compliments on it through out the late night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
July 19, 2016
stunning
the perfect summer dress for any affair. got so many compliment's on it and was super comfortable. the only issue is the straps were already tied up more and I couldn't shorten them, so the straps would slip off occasionally.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
July 23, 2016
LOVED!!
This dress was great!! I was a little nervous how it would fit but I ordered up a size and it was great! I have a pretty large bust and was worried it wouldn't fit up top but I actually didn't need to wear a bra and it was great!! I didn't want to take it off!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
July 27, 2016
This dress is really cute and has beautiful detail.
Overall the dress was beautiful but the sleeves are really hard to have on if you plan on moving your arms at all. I wore this for a shoot and ended up taking the "extra" sleeves off because I couldn't move my arms even a few inches. It was a cute dress but I would not rent it again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
July 29, 2016
Beautiful but runs small
Beautiful dress but runs small (I didn't end up wearing the 0 out as it was too tight) and not flattering for small chested women.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
July 30, 2016
Shower dress
For is true to size. Felt great on, I did not have strap problems like other reviewers. If this dress is too big or small I could see the straps being a problem.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 10, 2016
Tight in the Bust
This dress is very cute but very small in the chest. I typically wear a 4/6 and ordered the 6 in this. While it fit in the waist I couldn't get it over my boobs! I'm a 34D. Just be aware...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 14, 2016
In 100 degree heat, was perfect!
Other reviews said this ran small, so I sized up. The 8 was not available, which probably would have fit better. Beautiful dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
August 17, 2016
you'll get tons of compliments...
...If you can fit into this dress. I still have my birthday dinner to go to that I rented this dress for, but after only wearing it to run some errands earlier today I already had 3 people tell me they loved my dress. I was only outside for 2 hours, guys. When most reviewers say a dress runs small, for petite girls like me it's music to our ears. However, this dress runs REALLY small. I'm actually a 32AA (that's not a typo, two A's!), and a 0 was still very tight in the bust with a strapless bra. Since I'm so small on top, going up a size probably would've been too big honestly, unless you like a looser fit -- but then you might show too much up top. Another thing, while I'm small on top I have 36" wide hips, the lining on the inside is cut more closely to the body and was actually riding up the majority of the time while wearing it. The lace overlay is more flowy and covered up this issue, so it didn't bother me much, but if you have large hips just be aware of the lining being smaller. A nice bonus I found though are the pockets! I love dresses with pockets and only found them after trying to fix the lining lol. Overall, I'd buy this dress if it was on clearance, in the meantime I'd rent it again. It fit my frame well despite it being on the tight side and not being able to move my arms as much.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 25, 2016
Favorite rental so far - can't stop wearing it!
Fit like it was made for me! No bra required but beware larger-Chester ladies. Fun, sexy and sweet. I've worn this 3 times and still don't want to send it back... Thinking about wearing it to a wedding in a few weeks and I'm sure I'll find use for it in the meantime. LOVE!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
August 26, 2016
Showstopper - so beautiful!
I ended up sizing up due to other reviews, but I could've easily worn the 8. I'm pear shaped, so I think this dress would be true to size for anyone who is an 8 in the torso/chest area. I got a ton of compliments on this dress - it was romantic and easy for summer!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Weight: 150lbs
August 20, 2016
Super cute dress to wear to my bridal shower.
Other reviews seemed to complain about the straps, but I opted for a snugger fit and the straps fit perfect. It's one of those dresses that hug the upper ribcage and make your boobs look good, but tents the second half of your body, not in a bad way...actually helpful if you're planning on doing a lot of dancing. Tons of compliments, even from strangers, and a fu dress to wear.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
September 3, 2016
So beautiful and so perfect!
I wore this to a summer festival and received so many compliments. It's THE perfect summer (or vacation) dress. Fun, flirty, and super sexy I loved everything about it. I will definitely rent this again
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 6, 2016
Would def rent again!
So pretty and well made. Reviews recommended to size up, usually I'll go with a 2 but 4 was snug on chest. A lot of material around the bottom so not for you if you're trying to show off hips/legs. Pretty and elegant and can be dressed up or down!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Weight: 140lbs
September 15, 2016
Chic and on trend
I felt beautiful and unique but a bit annoyed as thin straps kept falling down.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
October 4, 2016
Rehearsal dinner dress! Super flowy and cute
I wore this to my rehearsal dinner in South Carolina. It was a cute yet slightly sexy dress. I loved the sleeves and the slight bit of cleavage. I am 5'2" and the length was perfect. The bottom is not form fitting but it doesn't look bad. I did not need to wear a bra which is kind of scary for me but honestly if you wear this you don't need one!
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
October 21, 2016
Long straps
I loved this dress, the straps were a long so I used a safety pin to tuck them in...otherwise a great dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
November 2, 2016
Didn't fit, but great quality and dress!
Got for an engagement shoot and needed a size up, couldn't get it zipped over the bust. I am a 36D, so I suggest going up a size if you are well endowed :)
Top Contributor
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
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:
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:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
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:
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:
0
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
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:
NONE
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
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:
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:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
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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