Temperley London

Black Embroidered Midi Dress

$1,895 retail

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Stylist Notes

Beautiful, colorful embroidery cascades down this Temperley London dress and makes it a bold head-turner. Perfect for a wedding or just brunch with the girls, throw it on and pull your hair up to make sure to show off every single piece of the intricate design.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 4-14, British sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Straight, comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Black abstract silk (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Hourglass. Partially lined. 47" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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25 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(7)
Small
(3)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
April 25, 2017
The details <3!

The dress is amazing. No give in the rib cage. Flows nice and the design is very beautiful. The colors are vibrant and the dress is simply stunning. Everyone will be stopping you to shower you with complements. I am a 0-2 and the rib cage is very tight with no give so the 4 fit my rib cage and I went with that size. The rest of the dress flows so it works.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
May 8, 2017
LOVE this Dress - Embroidered Perfection

Beautiful in every way . Loved the colors and detailed embroidery . Great dress .

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
May 29, 2017
Just not me.

Not the dress's fault - great embroidery! But I was trying to push myself into wearing something that's just not something I can pull off. I wore it and it was comfy, but two people asked if I was in a costume.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
June 8, 2017
Love!!

I had some issues getting the sizing right initially but once I did, it was amazing! In the embroidered temperley dresses, I can fit a 4 but usually opt for the 6. I found it more comfortable and flattering when I sized up. I wore it to brunch and a nice dinner but I could see it working at a summer wedding or gala with the right shoes!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
June 14, 2017
Beautiful Dress

This is a beautiful dress. Be aware that you probably won't be able to wear a bra of any kind due to plunge in front and back. Also - the rib band is not stretchy at all. Gorgeous dress! Perfect for the shower I attended

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 131lbs
July 23, 2017
Beautifully embroidered stand-out dress

Dress definitely run a little large, but due to the halter it wasn't a big deal. I used fashion tape up top and standards sticky bra cups which worked out really well. Loved this dress so much. I would recommend for taller girls as it is a middy-length. For reference, I'm a little taller than 5'7", typically size 6/8 with a 34 in bust and the 8R was on the large side. I highly recommend!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
August 17, 2018
Amazing embroidery

Incredible design and colors! Absolutely magical dress. Usually a 0-2 but sized up to a 2 and it was perfect. Wore stick on cups because a strapless would show in front and in back. Could have gone without bra too.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
December 20, 2018
Perfect for my Mexican cruise

Beautiful and got tons of compliments the embroidery was stunning!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 26, 2019
Loved!

The pattern was beautiful and very flattering. Thick but very comfortable for a tropical vacation. Fit a little large, but it worked with the shape

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
March 6, 2019
Not what I thought.

I was super excited to get this dress, but when I put it on, I was underwhelmed. It is pretty, but it is not wow. I read reviews to size up, but I have a small chest so, when I did, it was not flattering. I feel because if my smaller chest and waist I would have been fine with a 4.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
April 4, 2019
Amazing dress - Sizing is different

I originally ordered this dress in a 10R after reading it runs small and because that was all that was available (I'm typically a 4). The 10R was too big so I returned and rented the 6R. It fit well but the zipper was difficult to zip. It's an incredibly detailed and high quality dress. The embroidery is amazing. No bra needed. I wore it to a beach dinner for a company awards trip and will definitely rent it again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 159lbs
April 23, 2019
Love the pattern

Gorgeous dress, fitted but not uncomfortable, a slight annoyance with the zipper flipping down but solved with clothing tape.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 23, 2019
Great for wine tasting!

Very beautiful construction. Was a little large and I had to use fashion tape for the chest area, but otherwise felt great in it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 14, 2019
Beautiful craftsmanship

I wore this dress to a vintage fashion market- it is absolutely stunning. It just feels high quality. Only the 6R was available, and it was a little big in the chest and hips, so I would say it fits true to size since I would typically wear a 4R. I just couldn't pass up the chance to wear this dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 2, 2017
stunning, received compliments all night.

definitely fit a little big, went down a smaller size than i normally would

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 1, 2017
It was great to dance in! The bottom was beautiful when you moved.

It is tight around the bust. Normally I am a 4 in all dresses but thankfully I ordered the 6 as my back up and needed the 6 as it was very tight around the chest (not necessary because of boob size but because of actual measurements.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
May 29, 2018
Compliments galore

I wore this to a beer garden to celebrate my birthday. Friends, family, and strangers were super complimentary and it was comfortable enough for me to wear the entire day! I ended up renting two sizes up, it does run small.

Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Weight: 128lbs
May 28, 2019
N/A

This dress was amazing. I stalked it on the site for months and the minute it was available I pounced. I got so many compliments and it fit very comfortably. Great dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
April 13, 2017
Stylist Review

Definitely a fun dress. The neckline is not too revealing. I am short but on me this came about mid calf, closer to the ankles. The dress is all embroidered and quite beautifully put together. It really seems like a quality piece. I would pair this with nude heels so the dress shines.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 13, 2017
This is literally the most beautiful dress I have ever worn.

Absolute perfection.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 29, 2017
Pretty dress. Well made. Looks great. Lots of compliments.

Dress delivered in the wrong size so that was disappointing. Therefore bust was a little large and required tape. Fit was a little loose over the hip area. Overall the details are beautiful and the dress is a head turner.

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
September 11, 2017
Beautiful details with a flirty shape

I received endless compliments on this dress! It is gorgeous in person, beyond flattering and also VERY comfortable and easy to dance in. Highly recommend this dress!! I'm a size 2 and rented a UK6 (us 2) and it fit perfectly.

Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Age: 40
November 18, 2017
Stunning dress

Absolutely loved wearing this dress. Extremely comfortable and the embroidery was stunning. I was fine without a bra the dress is very supportive.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 9, 2018
RTR sent the wrong size but a beautiful dress

Sadly, RTR sent the wrong sizes - tags are in UK sizes but somehow they sent a US 10 and 12 instead of a UK 10 & 12 (US 6 and 8), despite instructions to the contrary on the order. But like all Temperley designs, the dress itself is gorgeous with beautiful embroidery. The dress is a bit low cut so probably best for very small-chested women, but a striking design that would photograph well.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
July 16, 2018
very cute

i ordered a size up after reading the reviews, but found it was true to size and too large. I wore it anyway, and I loved it. Be prepared with tape!

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