Rebecca Taylor

Work Hard Play Hard Dress

$35 rental
$295 retail
Stylist Notes

Have a dinner to go to after a long day at work? Remain stylish wearing this Rebecca Taylor teal, pleated skirt dress. A fab clutch like the Lauren Merkin's Eve Clutch is all you need to complete this look.

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; stretchy fabric allows for comfortable room
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Teal and grey ponte (75% Polyester, 20% Rayon, 5% Spandex). Cap sleeves. Crew neckline. A-line pleated skirt. Exposed back zipper. Imported. 33” from shoulder to hem.

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105 reviews
Fit
Large
(17)
True to Size
(72)
Small
(0)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
September 25, 2012
Easily transitioned from day to night.
Soooo comfortable. The fabric feels like sweatshirt material and the cut doesn't require any special undergarments. Paired with a long sleeved shirt and flats for day then switched to a blazer and heels for night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 1, 2012
I got so many compliments on this dress!
This dress is perfect! The length, cut, style. So cute! And it's really comfortable. I wish this dress could be mine forever.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
October 9, 2012
Dress fit perfectly and was structured so well
The dress fit perfectly and did not run large in the slightest. The zipper was easy to handle by myself and the bottom of the dress was beautiful and flowy. The dress was absolutely perfect, no complaints at all. I received a lot of compliments while wearing the dress.
ACOctober 21, 2012
Hello there, Can you please tell me where the bottom of the dress fell on you? Was it above your knee or below? If above how above your knee was it approximately? I'm also 5'0" and a lot of dresses always fall below my knee and make me look shorter. Thank you!
NancyOctober 27, 2012
Angeline, I don't know how to reply directly to your comment so I hope you see this! The dress fell right above my knees. I don't remember how much above the knee or have any pictures of the entire full length. Hope that helps!
ACOctober 28, 2012
Thanks Nancy! Very Helpful as you're 5'0" just like me!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 15, 2012
It was fun and girly - perfect for a bachelorette party!
I got a 2 and fit a little loose but overall it was great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
October 16, 2012
Loved it!!!!!
This dress is amazing! I wore it to an engagement party in October and it couldn't have been more perfect. The dress runs true to size and is very comfrotable...it is almost like a sweatshirt material. You can definitely dress this up or down depending on the occasion.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 23, 2012
Fantastic dress for a work event. Sophisticated and Fashionable.
I rented this dress for an industry event and its perfect! the fit is great, its incredibly comfortable and well designed. it comes to right above my knee, and with black tights, its perfect for a professional yet stylish look.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98lbs
October 25, 2012
Comfortable dress that goes from day to night
The dress fell 2 inches above my knee. The material was thick but very comfortable. The dress was a bit baggy on my petite frame - but worked well enough. I saw a girl with more curves wearing the dress and I thought it looked better on her. I wore it to work with a cardigan and black tights and received many compliments. It transitioned well to an evening cocktail party.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 25, 2012
Work and Play!
I worked in this dress all day and then wore it out that night with friends. If I was any taller I wouldn't have worn it to work or would have paired it with some tights from Spanxs. I was able to wear a real bra - which is always a plus and was able to move around without being constricted. This is a great dress for the fall with flats, booties, boots, pumps - you name it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
October 27, 2012
Backup dress.
I might have worn this dress over my other dress but for the waist. It hit my in the wrong spot and made me look like I didn't have a defined waist. The pleats didn't help. Otherwise, the dress was super comfortable. I am short-waisted, so I would recommend this dress to those who are bit more elongated in their torso.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 8, 2012
So many compliments
Received more compliments on this dress I wore to the rehearsal dinner than my dress as a wedding guest. Perfect for petite girls. So flattering.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
November 13, 2012
Overall, good
Only negative is that the skirt flares more than I'd like but it's a nice dress and a good length for a short woman. I'm petite and the smaller size hit my waist better than the size I normally wear. The fabric has a business casual feel and it looks less dressy in person than in the picture with the model. It's perfect for work and can be dressed up for a cocktail party. Here, I paired it with a bolero sweater I own.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 5, 2012
good day to night!
Great dress that you can wear at work and hop to a party in. Runs true to size. Better dress for girls 5'5" and under. Can be a little short for anyone over 5'6".
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Body type: Petite
Weight: 119lbs
December 9, 2012
Perfect to hide post baby weight
I loved it! My favorite thing is that it is reslly short. It made me look skinnier, especially since I just had a baby 7 weeks ago, and I am still 5 lbs over my normal. The skirt hides any extra lbs you might have on your belly. The only thing which is not a big deal is that the sleeves (gray part) is like knit type of fabric.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 12, 2012
This dress is amazing.
Seriously, it may not look like much at first glance, but it is the perfect party dress. It not only makes you look teeny, but it is festive and fun. You can wear a normal bra and it is seriously one of the most flattering dresses I've worn.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
October 22, 2012
Love!
So cute and comfortable! Fit true to the size I always wear in Rebecca Taylor.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
December 26, 2012
Cute comfy dress!
I wanted something comfortable but cute to wear to my HS reunion. The skirt was a little fuller than I thought it would be. Also I thought adding a black skinny belt helped to pull together the look.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
January 2, 2013
Absolutely loved it!
I wore this dress to a NYE party. The color was amazing and photographed really well. It was extremely comfortable all night and got a ton of compliments. Loved it!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 137lbs
January 16, 2013
Very cute dress but very short
This is a very cute dress and very flattering fit. The size 4 fit well but was too short. Someone under 5'5" or under 25 years old would be able to wear it. But someone my age and 6' with heels? no, the dress was way too short, it's too bad because it is very cute. Needless to say I did not wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
January 20, 2013
Cute
Rented the 4 because the smaller size was not available. Was a little big but very cute. Paired it with a leather jacked and it looked great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
January 28, 2013
I had compliments all night.
It was a little big over all but it still worked. The colors are different in real life then in the photo but still pretty. This is a more casual dress, prefect for a party or date.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 29, 2013
Everyone loved my dress and kept asking where I got it! I was so happy to tell them it was rented
The ponte knit fabric was so comfortable for a long night of dancing and mingling. I have a small waist relative to my butt so this circle skirt paired with a waist-defining contrast detail was perfect for my body shape. The cap sleeves gave nice balance to the fuller skirt, and they didn't bother my armpits like most cap sleeves do on me. I dressed it up with some glam jewels since the knit fabric makes it a bit more casual.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
January 31, 2013
Super cute dress!
This dress ended up being a little small for me as I usually wear a size 2, but it still fit fairly nicely. Since I wore it when it was cold, I ended up pairing it with a black cardigan, tights, and some booties. It is a super cute dress though with a lot of attention to detail. I did agree with other reviewers that the pleating by the waist makes the skirt flare out and gives you the illusion of bigger hips. It is also very snug around the middle so if you plan to eat/drink a lot, it may be a good idea to wear some spanx underneath. I liked the other dress I rented for a separate event more, which is why I gave this one a lower rating, but I probably would've liked it the same if I was able to get the size 2 as a backup.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
March 4, 2013
Very comfortable.
Since it was short (which is what I like since I'm only 5'2") and it flared out, I wore a pair of short spandex running shorts underneath. They kind of worked like my daughter's playground pants that she wears under her dresses. It just gave me a little more security in the privacy area. It was very comfortable and the arm holes were just open enough that they didn't chafe but still didn't show any bra.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
April 26, 2013
Loved the dress. Fit perfectly and was incredibly comfortable! Perfect day to night dress
was the right length, which is hard for someone to find when they are only 5'-0". waist hit at just the right point and the darting on the bodice created really nice lines along the torso.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 136lbs
May 3, 2013
Didnt like it.
I didnt like the way the skirt looked like it needed to be ironed. I don't like to look sloppy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 19, 2013
Looks amazing in person
Pictures don't do this dress justice! It's completely adorable in person, runs true to size, and can be dressed up or down. The material is quite thick so I wouldn't recommend it for hot weather. It could potentially be work appropriate if worn with dark tights (it's a bit short for the office with bare legs). It was a tad roomy in the waist - which I don't mind at all since I had to sit most of the time I was wearing it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
May 26, 2013
This dress was a fun way to spice up dinner on vacation!
The material of this dress was much thicker than I thought it would be. The bottom does flare out a bit. The top fit very well. This ran true to size for me. It was also very comfortable as the material had some stretch.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
June 7, 2013
Great balance between sensible and playful
I wore this to a college graduation award banquet. The dress was the perfect balance between formal / respectful and playful. The semi pleated skirt is lovely because it gives the dress a youthful flair and shape. It's a little short than what I am used to (about 2 inches above my knee since I'm short). I usually prefer to wear floor length dresses if the occasion allows it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
August 8, 2013
Loved this look! Fit great and felt great in it. Wore it to a Christmas party.
Fit great. Felt great. True to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 4, 2013
Fantastic dress but not if you have even a slight midsection!
I received my usual size 6 as a replacement dress for my original rental that was returned damaged. It fit like a glove- unfortunately! This dress is very simple and casual (like I wanted)… the material is incredibly comfortable. The only problem for my body was that the black waistband hit slightly above my natural waist (which was fine) but then the material below is very fitted (right at the love handle area) before it flares out for the skirt portion. Given I have recently put on a little extra weight in my midsection, the fit of this dress highlighted that area! I would not recommend this dress if you have ANY extra skin… this silhouette is definitely for ladies without curves! A gorgeous, casual dress… too bad it didn't work! I must add that RTR was incredibly helpful in assisting me during the whole replacement inconvenience!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
November 9, 2013
Cute and comfy dress but very short!!!
Rented this dress for a casual party and it was a hit. I paired it with a bib necklace to glam it up and received compliments all night. My only complaint is that it is very, very short!! I wore black, opaque tights and it was fine but definitely could not have worn the dress without!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 2, 2014
Great dress, way too short!!
I rented this dress for NYE. The fabric is thicker and stretchy. I was planning to wear black tights and possibly a black long sleeve underneath - the temp was below zero! Unfortunately, the length was too short, I would have had to wear leggings or pants! I am 5'9'' and my tush was hanging out.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
January 31, 2014
Only for work if you are 5'2 or a stripper
I wouldn't have even needed to bend over for someone to see my butt. If anyone even walked by and lightly brushed against me there are all my parts to be seen, I like short dresses but this was border lining on being a long shirt!!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
March 4, 2014
perfect same-day rescue dress!
This dress was an emergency replacement for a dress I received that was damaged. RTR was extremely helpful in sending me a new one free of charge. This dress wasn't my first choice, it wasn't even a second or third to be honest but I loved it. I wore it to a Sunday afternoon bridal shower. Paired it with black tights and black suede booties. It was perfect. I am very short and this dress was a perfect length for me. It fit comfortably in the waist and bust - however it was a little loose around my back/neck. I have long hair that covered it though so it was fine. Like I said, the length was perfect for a 5'1" girl! It wasn't too long that it stunted my height and it wasn't too short that it was inappropriate. Had the weather been nicer I definitely would have skipped the tights. The material is super soft almost like a sweatshirt. It didn't really crease, even in a 40 minute carried and through a 4 hour party! All in all I think this dress was perfect for the occasion and I think it was fate that I ended up with it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
April 15, 2014
Legginess
Super cute fit and flare dress. Gave me some shape. Thick fabric, which was perfect because the weather was a bit cold. Neckline is high but skirt is short, so it's leggy without being too sexy. You could dress it up with heels or dress down with pumps.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 2, 2014
Perfect for work cocktail party
I loved this dress... I felt classy without being overdressed. The material was super comfortable. I would absolutely rent this dress again for a different client function. I also paired it with a black belt and it pulled it all together.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 4, 2014
A SHORT dress that hugs you in all the right places!
This dress was SHORT! Definitely not my usual "mom-appropriate" attire but super fun for a date night out! At 5'5" and a 31" inseam, I wasn't expecting it to be as short as it was. Thankfully, the rest of the dress is just so darn comfortable that you don't even notice. Due to the flattering cut, you're not constantly pulling it down like you would with tighter form-fitting dresses because it's flares out so nicely and never rides up. I didn't expect the fabric to be so thick but it made for a very flattering dress (and super comfortable). It's made with a jersey-knit type material that is warm and soft but still comfortable in our California summer weather. I think this is the closest you can get to feeling like you're wearing comfy sweat pants on your date night! I also was surprised to see the beautiful pleat detailing at the waist of this dress. Such a nice little touch that shows your dress is designer.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 14, 2014
So adorable!
Wore this on a date and it was so cute and perfect! I definitely think a 2 would have fit better (RTR didn't have the size available) but I'm still really happy with it. Wish I owned!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 19, 2014
Perfect for casual outdoor wedding
Loved this dress for a casual outdoor wedding. I'm usually a size 6 but preferred the size 4 for this. The 6 sat a little bit weird on my hips. If definitely recommend it. It's really comfortable but a bit short.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 126lbs
June 5, 2014
So adorable and chic, but runs way too short for me
Loved this dress but unfortunately it was too short for the event I rented it for :(
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