RED Valentino

Black Pleated Tea Dress

$795 retail

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Stylist Notes

Overhaul your LBD wardrobe with this RED Valentino style. Fall in love with crisp pleats that sway with each step and with romantic lace that adorns the hem. Pull your hair up to show off the ultra-chic look.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 36-46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted, comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Black silk crepe de chine (65% Acetate, 35% Polyester). Short sleeves. Crew neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. 34.5” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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61 reviews
Fit
Large
(16)
True to Size
(8)
Small
(2)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
January 13, 2017
Beautiful detailing

This dress is just lovely. Simple & elegant with a lightweight fabric and gorgeous pleating, it's a no brainer work look. The waistline is much less fitted than it seems pictured on the model.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 18, 2017
Boxy dress with cute details

The fabric and lace finish is adorable but the waist was sort of meh to me. It really has no shape so its forgiving if you have a large midsection. I felt comfortable wearing it but it wasn't anything special.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 23, 2017
Great quality. Simple but unique

I loved this dress. I loved the feminine lace and the breezy movement of the skirt. It's kind of a shift style dress in the way that it's really loose in the waist. So, if you want something from-fitting this isn't the dress for you. I absolutely loved it, though! But I might try sizing down next time I rent it which will hopefully be soon!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 30B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
January 31, 2017
So cute but long on my short legs :(

I was so excited about this dress, and normally Red Valentino fits me quite well... unfortunately this dress was a bit long and a bit loose in the waist, so I didn't wear it. The material is nice- sillier than expected. The dress is well made and really cute. Would be adorable on someone with slightly longer legs!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 11, 2017
Very feminine

This dress has a boxy fit and runs a little on the large size. Loved the sleeves and the simplicity of this dress. It's a great LBD with a twist.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 1, 2017
Girly and Chic

This dress is the perfect mix of feminine and sophisticated, making it a staple in my work wardrobe. The pleats and lace are so pretty, but the structured top is perfect for business occasions. I rented it as part of my Unlimited subscription and will definitely re-rent it. This particular cut seems to run a bit large. I rented the 40 and had a fair amount of room in the waist. I would definitely size down.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
March 9, 2017
Fits Large

Super comfortable but fits very large. Size down.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
July 28, 2017
Loose fitting and classic work dress

I've rented this dress a few times through unlimited. I would consider buying it but the retail price is way too high.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 1, 2017
Goth and dainty at the same time.

Really liked this dress. Lace detail is beautiful. Only criticism is that the waist falls in a funny place. this ran large - should've gone for a 38 (I'm normally a 2)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
August 7, 2017
Super cute

Great high end details that make this simple dress sing. I really loved the subtle pleating at the shoulders. It's a conservative length good for the office.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
September 25, 2017
Wore for my Sunday out on the town.

This definitely runs large through the waist. I definitely could have gotten away with a size or two smaller. Though the sleeves are a little snug, at least on my upper arms.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 2, 2017
Classy

I sized down due to other reviews. I was at first skeptical about this dress thinking it looked a little like a maid outfit but received many compliments. Very comfortable and does not wrinkle. Runs short.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
October 18, 2017
Easy to wear

The dress was truly effortless. It was too big for me, id rent a smaller size next time. I loved the length for being work appropriate!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 26, 2017
Amazing dress-very flattering!

Such a cute dress and extremely comfortable. I paired it with a leather jacket to make it more business casual than formal. Does run very large. I typically wear a size 6 and ordered a 42. Could have gone down another size actually.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 131lbs
November 10, 2017
Great Day to Evening Event LBD!

Loved it! Wore it to work and then to an evening event. Got compliments everywhere and even told it was a little gothy (haha I don't mind this at all). Fit was great. Excellent shape. Sleeves a little tight, but not impossible to deal with. The lace was so feminine, definitely made a standard LBD something special.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
November 13, 2017
Lace makes the LBD

Easy to wear! Nice length and plenty of compliments. Just a really comfortable dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
December 4, 2017
Cute but on the short side for me

Wore this to work. It was on the shorter side but was still able to make it work with tights. Very nice dress

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 156lbs
February 25, 2018
Pretty lace detail amps simple lbd

Loose fit. If you have a larger cup size, it may make the skirt part billow out more. Its a cute dress and the lace hem is super pretty.

Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
February 28, 2018
Does this make me look like a french maid?

Fit was a little big- i usually wear a 0 or 2. I liked this dress for work but it definitely wasnt a showstopper. Basically this is a nice dress but it doesn't acomplish anything special

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 144lbs
April 18, 2018
Nice but runs big

This was nice, but runs really big. I probably needed two sizes smaller than what I received.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
May 16, 2018
Simple yet sophisticated

Loved this dress. It was easy to wear and simple. I decided to stay safe with pearls and a red lip. It could be dressed up or down. It was a little tight on my crossfit biceps but still fit. I went with the smallest size and was happy I did.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36F
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
June 7, 2018
No waist

I don't know what this dress is supposed to look like -- on the model it looks like a fit and flare, but in person it has no shape/waist whatsoever. It was also huge on me. If you want a waist, size down and you'll have to add the waist with a belt (but beware that the fabric may bunch where it's cinched in, b/c there's so much of it). If you want a shift dress leaning towards a mumu, then get your regular size and get ready to be extremely comfortable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
July 21, 2018
Easy to throw on

Not as unique as I hoped

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
September 27, 2018
Comfortable

Good fit with some room in the waist.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
September 29, 2018
2 sizes less!

The dress looked way better in the pictures. It's to the top of the knees (5'4") and I had to use clips to pinch it tighter. Like 3 -4 inches

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 10, 2018
Beautiful pleats, big on waist for me

Great details! I have a smaller waist so it was big on the waist for me. One could wear a skinny black belt around the waist if you have the same issue. So cute tho!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 30, 2018
It was a classic piece, and so effortless!

I thought it was going to be a tight fit but it was loose, more than I am used to. It I would have gotten smaller the shoulders would have been tight. Overall, it was a beautiful dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 28, 2018
Too long...even with heels

Too long and not fitted enough in the top half for a petite person like me. The length needed to be an inch or too shorter, it hit at an awkward length.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 122lbs
November 30, 2018
Feminine/Conservative - OK for work!

Rented as a "plan b" for a work function. It's cute but not as fitted as I would have liked. I probably would have worn it if my first choice didn't look better.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 2, 2018
Great dress!

I love this dress! I've rented it twice. The waist isn't very well defined and the pleats weren't very clear, but it is cute and easy to wear. I've opted to wear it with a belt.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Age: 29
December 14, 2018
Roomie

The fit was lose and a bit baggy. Adorable dress if you're looking for that fit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
46
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
January 18, 2019
Holiday party

Really pretty dress. I got the wrong size though and it was hugeee on me. I paired it with a black fabric belt to cinch at the waist because it would have had a babydoll vibe. Way too big though and couldn't wear it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
February 24, 2019
Loose fit, looks cheaper than it is

Cute in concept but not great in execution. Loose fit makes it less formal for a scenario like work and the lace gave a little bit of a maid or Victorian vibe vs girly. Dress itself looks a little old / has seen some reps.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 159lbs
April 20, 2019
Runs small

Loved the dress ran small will rent again in a size up

Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 102lbs
May 2, 2019
Lovely comfy dress

Beautiful fabric with pleated swing skirt, and the lace flounce on the bottom is great. However the fit is odd. The waist is quite generous. To get the waist small enough, you need to size down. But then the shoulders and bust were a tad tight. That's why I gave this a 4 instead of 5. It worked fine for me but there was no room to spare on top. A gal more endowed that me would have an issue with this dress, sadly.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 18, 2017
Beautiful quality!!!!!

I love this dress. I misread the sizing and accidentally ordered a size too big but I've sent it back and anxiously await the correct size. The quality is the best part, the dress I had still had the tags on it it was brand new!!! Fit is perfect and flattering. Can't wait to wear this!!! I don't think I'll return it for a while

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 18, 2017
Not a perfect fit

This dress was beautiful and the quality was great. Unfortunately the fit was off for my body type. The shoulder area fit great but it was quite large in the waist. I did not wear the item due to the awkward fit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
January 31, 2017
Day at work

Really pretty, easy, simple dress to wear, but runs a bit large. I rented the 38 and am normally a size 2 and this was a bit roomy. Lace detailing and pleats and moderate length make this classic for work - I am 5'7" and it was longer than it is on the model.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 14, 2017
Beautiful, but not for petites

I normally wear a size four or six in petites, but I ordered the equivalent of a size two in this dress, and I was swimming in it. Not only was it too long, but the shoulders were too wide, and the body of the dress was a lot baggier than I wanted it to be.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Weight: 130lbs
April 11, 2017
Lovely fabric and design. Not quite my style.

Really wanted to love this. My sig. other even encouraged me to wear it. The fabric and accents were lovely. This would easily transition from work to night. I just could not get over the lack of structure in the waist section. I could definitely see this working gorgeously on a curvy woman. If you have an athletic or slim build, it may not be that flattering.

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