Nicholas

Navy Lace Insert Dress

$495 retail

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Stylist Notes

The intricate lace detail and subtle ruffle hemline on this dress by Nicholas is immaculate. We love to style it with a red clutch and drop earrings to complete the look.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted, comfortable room for 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, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Navy crepe (100% Polyester). Sheath. Long sleeves. High neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. 34" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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43 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(10)
Small
(13)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 146lbs
September 18, 2017
Very pretty but runs small

The lace sleeves felt like tourniquets.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
October 3, 2017
Loved this dress. What a hit!

I wore this dress for a wedding and got 1 million compliments. It's very very elegant.

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
October 15, 2017
The sleeves were amazing!

Great fit - wore for high holidays at temple

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
December 7, 2017
Even better in person!

At first I had passed over this dress online, but I happened to fall in love with it when I tried it on at the store! It's more form-fitting than it looks online (in a good way). They only had the 4 in store so don't know if the smaller size would have worked too, but generally Nicholas runs a little small so I'd recommend sizing up.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
December 31, 2017
Lots of compliments! Not made for athletic body types.

I rented this dress for a rehearsal dinner- the dress was beautiful, looks great in photos, and i received a ton of photographs. The dress however is NOT made for athletic body types. There is no stretch at all in the arms. I could not get the size 4 past my biceps. I was able to wear the 6, however it was very large in the body. I was still extremely constricted in the arms and shoulders. Bottom line, beautiful dress but only functional if you have a slender upper body.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 4, 2018
This was my birthday dress!

I loved the dress, the lace was uncredible.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
January 6, 2018
Such a cute dress but runs small!!!

I am a true sz 2 and it was WAY too tight in the bust and bottom. Order a size (or two) up!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
April 23, 2018
Not your cookie cutter cocktail dress

This dress is so pretty, very feminine with the ruffles and lace but still understated. It runs fairly small (the lace in the sleeves has no stretch) which was actually fine and ended up being more comfortable than I thought. If you're looking for a nice cocktail dress that's fun and unique I highly recommend!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
November 5, 2018
Constricting Arms... Ugh

This dress was adorable and flattering but the arms kept me trapped like a vice. After debating back and forth I ended up deciding against wearing it out because I wouldn't have been able to do what I had to do at work, which was so frustrating because it's so cute.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
November 16, 2018
Loved this number

Enjoyed the style and size.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 148lbs
November 18, 2018
This was my 40th birthday!

The fit is a little snug thru the arms but other than that, perfect fit!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
November 26, 2018
Too small, but would have been good...

Item was too small. No stretch in material... would fit like a glove if it did

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 8, 2018
Just ok

This dress is very pretty, nice quality. Unfortunately, the ruffle on the arms made me feel like a linebacker. I just don't think it would be very flattering on anyone. Maybe if you're pear shaped and want to balance out your bottom half, but if you have broad shoulders at all, probably not the best

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 1
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
December 20, 2018
So many positive comments;)

Fit perfectly, no need for a bra and no issue with coverage, actually comfortable!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
February 4, 2019
Fun, forgiving dress

True to other reviews, the lace arms are very tight and I had to size up to the 6. Thankfully the arms fit because the dress was so cute and comfortable, although I wish it fitted better in the body, (as I'm sure the 4 would of fit, had i of been able to get my arms into the sleeves). I'm 5'4", and it was short for the event that I was attending, so I wore with black nylons.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
February 26, 2019
Lacy beauty

Runs small through the arms and is short. Great for a rental. Wouldn't rent again, but glad I did the once :)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
June 22, 2019
Runs small

Beautiful dress, I am always a 2 but was a 4 in this dress (especially for a work event). However, the 4 seemed too big. I will rent again in a 2 for a non-work event.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
November 2, 2017
Didn't wear

Didn't wear. Too baggy in the abdomen

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
December 6, 2017
Loved this dress but it was too large under the bust, while in the bust it was perfect at size 10 wi

Loved this dress but it was too large under the bust, while in the bust it was perfect at size 10 with a 40" bust, 34" waist

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 15, 2018
Amazing dress!

This dress is amazing. I felt like a million dollars wearing it. I ordered up to a size 6, but probably could've gotten away with a 4. You will not regret this rental.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
September 10, 2017
Size UP !!!

This dress is gorgeous with lots of pretty details but the lace sleeves are very, very tight. I'm a true 0 or XS and this dress barely zipped.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
October 10, 2017
If you need to YMCA, don't get this dress LOL

This dress is SO cute......I read other reviews and sized up to a 4, I can see why you need to size up....you cannot lift your hands above your head LOL So, make sure your hair is done, and have someone ready to zip you.....and don't go to an event where you need to YMCA or do the wave, because you won't be able to. I struggled to even take a selfie in it LOL. Sizing up definitely makes the waist bulkier, I just wish this was a better fit because it's adorable. :)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
December 16, 2017
Wish the sleeves fit!

I really wanted to wear this, but I could barely move my arms around, because the sleeves were so tight. The lace material and detailing is beautiful, but there is no stretch to it. I loved the ruffle at the bottom, so I was sad I didn't get to wear this dress. Even tried sizing up based on other reviews, but still a no-go.

Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Age: 50
December 18, 2017
This was perfect for our annual Christmas party, which can be business casual to dressy!

Cons were as others noted, it runs small. I usually wear an 8. Pros were that it is a beautiful dress. I got a million compliments all night. It was a tiny big big in the chest (I am a B cup), but not ridiculously so.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 3, 2018
Definitely size up!

I usually wear a size 4 across the board, but thankfully sized up to a 6 after seeing the reviews! The sleeves are pretty snug and I have thin arms. Super cute, flirty ruffled skirt part without being too boring/conservative. It's a little short, but I thought that made it more fun/flirty. The ruffles down the sleeves are a fun touch too. The fabric is slightly stretchy and the lace parts are not itchy at all. I wore this with gold heels and loved it.

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
February 15, 2018
Didn't fit...too small

Couldn't get it zipped

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
December 14, 2018
So cute

Adorable, but I didn't wear it, it was too small in the hips.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 28, 2018
Too Small

I’m always a 6, sometimes a 4. Couldn’t even fit my arms in the 6 or zip it up. Oh well : /

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 52
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
January 29, 2019
didn't actually wear it

the fit was snug and I didn't think it was the right cut for my shape

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
March 13, 2019
Run very tight!

runs very tight!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 112lbs
March 13, 2019
Way too small and tiny

So cute on line but in person was not good. Way too short and also not shaped well. big in waist but super tiny in shoulders and arms.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 137lbs
April 16, 2019
I am short, so the length of this dress was perfect, it hit mid thigh. Style and size were perfect.

Arms are tight!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 15, 2019
So cute but super tight arms!

Couldn’t even put my arm on my hip for a pic!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 23, 2017
This dress was amazing, Great with a nude heal and a great pair of statement earrings!

RTR STYLIST REVIEW I loved this dress! I wore a size 8. I would recommend sizing up for a back up size due to the long sleeves and high neck, it's always good to have a little more room in those areas. However, there was a lot of room in the bust/midsection area. It was very comfortable throughout . I am 5'3" and this dress hit me mid thigh, it was a very comfortable length. This dress is perfect for a Fall/Winter Event. It has a classy feel to it, but is also edgy and cute!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
October 7, 2017
Such a cute dress; really shows off the legs, without looking too short!!! Loved it.

Great color, and dress was well cut. Loved the ruffle on the bottom, really a nice touch. Able to show off the legs, without looking like that's what you're trying to do. Give this dress a whirl, it's adorable.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
December 6, 2017
Loved the fit throughout the body. I actually could have sized down to a size 4.

The lace neck and sleeves made sizing down impossible. I’m lucky I have relatively small arms or I’d be in trouble. The body of the dress is super flattering and I loved the bottom ruffle.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
December 6, 2017
The Dress was fabulous

I really loved the details, the sleeves are amazing.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 37
December 15, 2017
Excellent

Many compliments

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
September 4, 2018
Loved this dress

As others mentioned the sleeves have no stretch so while it is really chic... there is no range of motion.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
September 17, 2018
Good vibes

Fabric on sleeves does not stretch

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