Self-portrait

Lace Illusion Midi Dress

$615 retail

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Stylist Notes

A deconstructed design adds an avant-garde air to this captivating Self-portrait lace dress styled with sheer sleeves and floral lace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Straight, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH:

Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Black lace (100% Polyester). Hourglass. Long sleeves. High neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. 50" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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31 reviews
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Large
(1)
True to Size
(10)
Small
(3)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 1, 2018
STYLIST REVIEW!

SO detailed!! This dress is truly like no other. I would definitely say it ran on the small side and has no stretch, so size up! Works best for cups A-C since the bust is fitted and lace. The cutouts in the stomach/waist area adds some spice to the dress without it being too revealing. Will definitely be renting this in the future!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 8, 2018
Black lace lovers!

Dress is beautiful, kinda difficult to zip up alone. The cutouts give it a very sexy vibe. Length is slightly long for someone like me I'm 5'3

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 11, 2018
Good

Nuce fit

Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
April 21, 2018
Engagement shoot perfect

This dress was perfect for our engagement shoot. We were going for a classic and fashionable look. Loved this dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
June 8, 2018
Amazing Dress; Received Many Compliments!

Gorgeous dress with a slightly A-line skirt. The black skirt underneath is less A-line and can be a bit tight/short if you have bigger hips/are pear-shaped.

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
June 26, 2018
I received compliments all night on my dress.

It was so tight that I had to wear the size 4, and it was still uncomfortably tight. I was also paranoid about the skirt underneath due to it being very short.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 27, 2018
Beautiful but small in the hips

Love this dress, ordering the next size up. Not sure if the labels are UK or US.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
July 10, 2018
Cute dress.

The slip underneath is a bit short. It was too short for my figure.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
October 17, 2018
Great dress for an evening wedding. I got lots of compliments-fun but sophisticated!

Dress fit well-slightly on the small side. I am generally a 2-4 and got a 4R in this dress, and it was just right. Only thing that bothered me were the pockets-they stuck out from underneath the dress and made it look a little bumpy.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 41
Bust size: 30DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 21, 2018
Not for short/athletic build

This dress is beautifully made if you are 6 feet tall and weigh like a model. It was NOT flattering at all!!

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
October 23, 2018
I absolutely love this dress

Perfect fit . Gorgeous dress

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124lbs
November 7, 2018
Eye catching detail

The detail was amazing. Formal but stylish. Got compliments the moment I walked in the door.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
November 7, 2018
Weird fit

So the fit was all over the place for me. I think my bust was too big for this because they fit, kinda but the rest was too big. There was no shape to the dress honestly and I loved the way to the top part and the arms looked but the rest was just blah for me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 14, 2018
Obesessed with Self Portrait

I'm obsessed with this brand and own a few pieces. I was so thrilled to see self portrait get added to RTR. The quality of Hans dresses are unbeatable. Thick lace, modest with the right amount of edge. I loved the cutouts and length of the skirt. I am usually a 6 or an 8 but for self portrait I always go for an 8 because the under layers can run a little small and there isn't a lot of give. This dress is a 10

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 30C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
November 30, 2018
Photographs well!

I rented this for a date to the museum. I knew we would be taking pictures, and the dress really shows a lot of detail with all the different textures. I didn't wear a bra with it, but you can probably get away with a black or nude strapless bra, although it may show a little. It was definitely a fun dress to wear.

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
December 4, 2018
Runs a bit small; but incredible dress!!

I was a bit nervous, as this was my first rental from RTR and my original dress came in ripped. However, the customer service was amazing and they overnighted me (this) replacement, as my original dress was out of stock. There weren't many reviews, but this is a STUNNER. it's gorgeous in person (the pictures don't do it enough justice) and incredibly comfortable to wear all night long. It is a bit small, I'm usually a 2R in dresses and went with the 4R for this dress. Can't recommend enough. Only complaint is the pockets do stick out a bit, but only noticeable to the wearer.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 146lbs
December 6, 2018
Christmas Party Dress

Didn't wear. It was too small.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
December 9, 2018
Great details, very small

I got lots of compliments on this dress, but despite going up a size, it was still too tight in the arms, chest, and shoulders. The details of this dress are great and so is the quality; it's really well made. Definitely made for a small bust, though. By the end of the night, I felt like it was suffocating me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Age: 32
December 13, 2018
did not wear

did not wear

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
December 17, 2018
Wore this to a winter wedding and got compliments all night!

I am 5'2" and 105lbs. Usually wear petite size clothing but the 0R fit great. I wore this to a winter wedding and at first was unsure whether or not the dress would be too revealing with the cutouts. I ended up choosing conservative accessories (black pumps, pearls earrings, minimal jewelry) to class it up and am happy I decided to go through with wearing the dress. I received compliments all night and it was also very comfortable to wear! I would definitely rent this dress again!

Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
January 1, 2019
So many compliments!

I wore this dress to a NYE wedding and although many other people wore black, it really stood out. I received compliments all night long, and felt great! I recommend going one size up from your regular size, because the dress doesn't have any stretch. If you're a smaller bust size, you probably won't need a bra, which makes it more comfortable. Loved this look and will definitely rent from this brand again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 122lbs
January 2, 2019
Stunning! My favorite rental to date!!

Simply wow! Received tons of compliments all night. Love the elegance of the fabric, the classic silhouette and the edge of the cutouts- such a perfect combo!! Would love to rent this again! Note: fabric has zero stretch making the dress a bit constricting and very challenging to zip by yourself.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
January 4, 2019
The design is really outstanding. It looks great in person.

Definitely could have sized up in this from a 2 to a 4 as my big butt kept the liner riding up but all in all a very beautiful dress of substantial weight.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
February 4, 2019
Perfect remix of the the LBD!

Wore this for a dinner party and it was an absolute hit! It fit like a glove, beautifully made, AND it has pockets:-) What more could a girl ask for?

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 12, 2019
Unique approach to a high-neck lace dress!

I would not have chosen this dress off a hanger, but it truly changed my mind one I tried it on. It looks conservative in shape, but is young and edgy with the lace overlay and cut outs. I wore this to a rocker-chic Grammy event and received tons of compliments! Pros: True to size. No need for extra jewelry because the high neck and sleeves are already great details. Keeps you a bit warm with the lace overlay...it's something for cold nights. TBD Pro / Con: Classy under-boob? Up to you, ladies! Cons: The clasp on the neck makes it quite tight.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
February 18, 2019
for a camera-shy girl, i can't stop looking at myself in the photos

delicate details but so well-made i didn't worry about tearing it while tearing it up on the dance floor. kept me warm enough, didn't sweat, breathable, comfortable, if you're worried about a full-length dress fitting a petite body, don't!it's the perfect length and sat surprisingly well on my hips and waist. paired with a 3/4 sleeve-length, hip length cocoon coat and ankle booties. OH AND YES THE CUTOUTS! AND POCKETS. ok, I'm hyper, obsessing, but not going to purchase - definitely a one-time event dress to me. PS have to brag that i got low got low, jumped around, pulled off a few handstands...it stayed on without riding up, maintaining full coverage.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 12, 2019
Just ok

Very little coverage in chest, and not great if you're tall or have a longer torso. Lace is pretty heavy and stiff.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 12, 2019
Overall you will get tons off complements!

there is a lot of black so i wore bright earrings to contrast. it is perfect for winter and summer because it has sleeves that are long but the holes allow some ventilation. super flattering without showing too much!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 28, 2019
Strange. It was long and large. The cutouts fit more along my lower abs than where the photo shows.

Would only recommend for tall gals with long torsos. I'm 5'4" and the cutours hit in all the wrong places. The dress was also very large and the material was stiff. I'm sure it looks great on a select number of tall, medium sized gals who can fill it out in the right places. If you are petite, I would avoid.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Age: 34
April 1, 2019
Wasn't able to wear

Dress had a gothic style to it and made my chest look extremely flat. It was also received with a noticeable hole directly in the center of the abdomen.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
May 13, 2019
Love how different and cool this dress was.

I sized up because of everyone's reviews but the 8 was way to big. Got a 6 last minute luckily.

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