The Kooples

Lace Stripe Shirtdress

$310 retail

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Stylist Notes

Menswear-inspired details like a pintuck bib and contrast collar beautifully balance the lace-striped sleeves on this demure dress by The Kooples.

Size & Fit

Sized: XS-L

Product Details

Black printed crepe (100% Polyester). Hourglass. Long sleeves with lace. Shirt collar neckline. Partially lined. 35" from shoulder to longest hemline. Imported.

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39 reviews
Fit
Large
(13)
True to Size
(9)
Small
(0)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 7, 2017
Lovely dress - runs large

The dress is lovely, good lining and material. I️ am 5'4 and it comes down to my knee. It has a pretty loose fit and isn't tight even at an XS size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 147lbs
November 9, 2017
Great arm details

Really fun dress. Loved the lace along the arms.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
December 9, 2017
Nice for work

Fit nicely.cute details. Looks professional but on trend for work

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
December 11, 2017
Cute, but not the look I expected.

Rented as part of the 3 for 1 sale so I only had one size. No reviews online when I ordered so i thought I'd play it safe and order up (usually wear a 4-6). Well, picture is not flattering at all and does the dress no justice,but you can tell that if fit very loose. The waist was big and the sleeves long (but cute with the lace insets). The waist fell a little high, so I went with it and considered it almost a babydoll dress. Very comfy, appropiate for work, just not the fitted dress I expected.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
December 21, 2017
Very cute!

Loved this dress! Wears kind of like a babydoll dress so I had to put a belt on it to make me look like I had a waste. But super cute and great quality! Got a lot of compliments!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
January 19, 2018
Pretty with unexpected detail

I really liked this dress, the sleeve has a strip of lace, which is really pretty and unexpected! I wore the large, which was a little big, since im not very chesty, im guessing if you have a bigger bust it might be a better fit. If you are pear, and between sizes, i would consider sizing down.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
January 19, 2018
Cute details, frumpy shape

This dress is pretty cute - I like the pleat and lace details, and I do like the babydoll shape, but beware that while the waist appears to have a shape, it is a bit of an illusion. It is not fitted on top or bottom or at the waist, so if that's something you are looking for this is probably not for you. But it's cute and comfortable for work or the weekend.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
February 7, 2018
Great work dress!

The dress was a little difficult to get on; the buttons are small and not easy to loosen. After getting it on love the fit and got several complements.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 19, 2018
Disappointing

I will start by saying I got many compliments on this dress. The polkadots and white collar detail are fun. That said, I was disappointed by the overall fit which is slouchy but doesn't look intentional. Not a slimming look.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
March 17, 2018
I hate polyster

I love the design of this dress. It was a lot: lace, polka dots, white collar. I even wite it with a tie. But deslitenthe cuteness the fit eas off. There is no side zipper and it skips over your head so waist isnt very fitted. Also the fabric does NOT breath. Definitely can only wear in winter

Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
May 9, 2018
Day at the office

Cute dress with a great fit. Loved the lace detail on the sleeves. Just disappointed it came with several buttons missing

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 28B
Body type: Petite
October 15, 2018
Perfect for work

It was a great work dress but not super flattering or fun. Great if you have a more traditional work meeting

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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
October 30, 2018
Adorable dress, great fit!

Great dress -got a ton of compliments . I wore it to a fall baby shower!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
November 3, 2018
Great work look

Fun look, but wish it was a tad shorter

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 30G
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 7, 2018
Cute but late and long

I wanted to love this but it overwhelmed my 5ft frame. It would have been okay if shorter but it came almost below my knees and I don't think a size down would solve that problem. If you're taller though I'd go for it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 5, 2018
Loved it! Super easy and great for work travel

I wore this dress probably 6 times. Daytime work as well as evening work dinners. It's adorable but has some edge due to the lace sleeves. Perfect length, not too tight through the waist (so I could eat in it!) and doesn't wrinkle. Perfect for a work trip!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
December 18, 2018
Not flattering

Dumpy Wednesday Adams.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 9, 2017
Perfect work dress

Comfortable, cute & swingy/relaxed fit. Lace on sleep is a nice detail

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
January 4, 2018
What all the other reviewers say—this is more of a shift than a cinched-waist dress.

The lace on the sleeves look as lumpy as they do in the photos. The fabric is fine, lightweight, feels synthetic. I'll be able to wear this to work, but it doesn't feel special.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
January 11, 2018
Fun dress, but runs large

It was very comfortable and cute - loved the lace on the sleeves. However, I was swimming in it! I wore it to a Thanksgiving dinner, so it fit the part perfectly. The look was right and it was so loose, I could eat seconds and not bat an eye :-)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
February 13, 2018
Cute but runs big

I'm a size 2 and the XS was too big in the waist - size down for sure! I fixed it by belting it and wearing a black cardigan so still got plenty of good use out of it for work. You can't really see in the pictures, but there's a lace detail along the sleeves that's open and changed the feel of it a bit - I didn't really like it but it wasn't an issue since I wore it with a black cardigan that covered the sleeves, but I would probably only rent it again in winter. My co-worker said I looked like "Wednesday Adams goes to work" while wearing it with the black cardigan and black tights, but I was for it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 26, 2018
Terrible fit, not at all flattering.

I couldn't send this one back fast enough. Dress was huge and in no flattering!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 101lbs
April 13, 2018
N/A

Looser fit and longer, but great for a throwback grunge look!

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Age: 44
October 23, 2018
did not wear it

too big

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
November 13, 2018
great for work

ran big, had to belt it

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 19, 2018
Too big to wear

Too big to wear

Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
November 27, 2018
Cute for work - got a lot of compliments!

This dress does run really large - I wear a medium (6) normally and when it arrived I thought I was sent the wrong size by accident. I exchanged for a small and that one fit a lot better, although it was still a little big in the waist and I might have needed an XS even. Overall though, I got a lot of compliments on this dress at work, and really loved the lace detailing on the sleeves.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 63
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
December 14, 2018
N/A

the dress was comfortbale but not flattering

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 110lbs
December 17, 2018
Beautiful dress and details BUT

Great details (sleeves have lace) and the quality is very good, but the dress runs big. I am usually and XS, but this dress was so big I could not even make it work by using a belt. Perhaps if you are tall it works better.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 17, 2019
cute dress for work

This ran a little large, but was a cute dress for work - especially with a cardigan to cover the lace on the sleeves.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
November 9, 2017
cute dress, but slightly odd fit

I was excited to try a collared work dress, and this was the first one I've found that I actually wanted to wear out of the house. I paired it with a fitted blazer and grey heels for a court hearing (I'm an attorney) and a day at the office. It was a hit among my colleagues and I got many compliments! My only complaint is that the waistband was rather loose (not helping emphasize my waistline), while the bust area was very tight. Sorry for the awkward bathroom mirror selfie, but hopefully you can see the pulling at the bust. This might be better on someone with a smaller bust. But overall, very happy I tried it!

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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
November 12, 2017
Wore to work

Comfy and professional enough for work. The sleeves we're a little long, but I am 5'3. The pattern is just enough!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
January 10, 2018
Great day at work!

Lovely fabric that looks light and airy, but has the weight and heft to also be professional. Lace details on the arms are fantastic!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Body type: Hourglass
January 25, 2018
Easy comfortable dress

Good for work or the weekend; like the lace detail. It did gap a little in the bust, but had plenty of room. I did feel like the waist was a little high from my natural waist so was glad I rented for unlimited -- definitely one of the bonuses -- trying all kinds of clothes. Not sure I'd rent again, but did get a lot of compliments.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
February 27, 2018
Got lots of compliments on this at work!

It's a little bit short but I wore it with black tights and it's so cute! Looks adorable buttoned up all the way or open with a cami under it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
April 4, 2018
Loved it. Super comfortable and flowy.

Maybe fits a wee bit big. Fabric is heavy and comfortable. Adorable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 10, 2018
It's very cute for someone younger. Nice quality.

Too youthful with peter pan collar. Fit nice though.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
November 28, 2018
Great fun, Wednesday Adams-esk dress

A little big around the waist -- which i got the XS

Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
January 10, 2019
Great for work with a blazer.

It's hard to tell from photos but there is a lace that runs along the arm that is a bit odd. That said, it looked great on with a blazer over top.

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