Tibi

Babbet Lace Shift Dress

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$560 retail

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Stylist Notes

Look chic for your event in this navy lace shift by Tibi. A style that can be worn year round for any semi-formal event. Go with accessories like the Kenneth Jay Lane Ruby Red Drops to add dimension to your look!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra; fitted in bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Product Details

Navy lace over silk(20% nylon; 60% cotton; 17% rayon with 100% silk; lining: 49% nylon; 51% acetate). Boat neckline. Three quarter sleeves. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 34'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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390 reviews
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Large
(44)
True to Size
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Small
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 103lbs
December 5, 2014
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Wayyyy too short to wear to a company party!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 12, 2014
Elegant!
I rented this dress for a backup for a wedding and loved everything about it but ended up not wearing it. The other dress I rented was even better. I will definitely be renting this dress again for another occasion. Very flattering!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 21, 2014
Flattering shape & great color in pictures!
I loved this dress. It was a bit short but was still classy enough for a company holiday party. The fabric wasn't itchy and it photographs really well. The arms were a bit tight- if you have muscular arms, they honestly might not fit. Luckily I didn't have that problem.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Age: 27
January 5, 2015
The lace detail was gorgeous!
Definitely a short dress. I'm 5 4" and was above my knees. The dress was so comfortable to wear. Fit was perfect for me. Not too tight but nice shape around the right areas.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Body type: Athletic
April 14, 2015
Loved this dress!
I loved this dress. It was perfect for a April wedding. It does run small so I would recommend sizing up. I wish I owned it!
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
September 5, 2015
Rent the Runway is amazing! You won't be disappointed!
Perfect fit. I don't understand all the "too short" reviews. If you are petite and /or you've chosen the right size, the dress is the perfect length. I highly recommend this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
March 16, 2015
Great dress
Loved the fit & color. It was super comfy and could be dressed up or down depending on shoes/bag. There was only one negative... I think someone may have altered it and the fabric snagged so the underlay wasn't able to lay flat. That was a little annoying & a bummer...
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Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
October 24, 2011
I wore this to an outdoor fall wedding and it was just perfect. I had ordered a dress by Tibi before, and knew the brand runs a little big, so I ordered one size smaller than I normally wear. While it still could have been a little tighter on me, the size 0 fit very well, and I received many compliments. It runs big through the waist, so if you don't have at least a little curve to you, this might look too baggy on your figure. Love it - might even rent it again!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
November 3, 2011
I wore this dress to a wedding and received so many compliments on it! I think about 10 different people came up to me and asked where I got it. It definitely runs LARGE in comparison to designer clothes. I wore a 2, and even that was baggy in the waist. I usually wear a 4 in Tibi and a solid 6 in most designer clothes, so definitely order the size you would wear in standard mall clothes rather than designer.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
November 8, 2011
Honestly, RTR is known around my school for having great dresses and really being a classy dress service. My experience with this dress was my first RTR experience and it definetely lives up to this great reputation RTR has at my school. I got so many compliments and the most simple but the one that made me feel good everytime was just the "you look so good tonight" comment. I loved this dress and I had so much fun with it.
I am very curvy myself and this dress really helped me hide those unwanted curves and show off my best ones! It is really great for all body types. Only thing is that it runs a little big so I would get what you think your size is and then one size smaller. I wore it to a father-daughter dance that was themed "jazz" and it worked perfectly. But overall, I loved the dress and I really recommend it to anyone.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
November 29, 2011
Beautiful dress!
I wore the dress to a daytime wedding and received a lot of compliments on it. The navy lace is beautiful and it was a great fit. I am 5'6", 115 lbs with a very small bust/waist but large hips. I own a Tibi dress that is a size 4 but based on previous reviews I rented a size 2. The dress was a little big in the bust/waist on me- I could have worn a 0- but it was perfect on my hips. Overall it looked great and is very slimming!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
December 5, 2011
I rented this dress for a friends wedding in November. I got many compliments! Beautiful color
It was a little big in the back area so I would recommend ordering a size down.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
February 14, 2012
Beautiful dress
I rented this dress for my boyfriend's work event, and it was such a great choice. I received so many compliments on the dress, I even had girls I didn't know come up to me in the bathroom to tell me what a pretty dress it was. I am 5'3" 120lbs and wore the size 0. I'm normally a size 2 to 4. The dress was looser around the midsection and like a few other reviews I read, it was snug in the arms. I could see how it would be short for taller girls, but I thought it was ok. It was only slightly challenging getting in and out of the car. Overall, it's a beautiful dress. The material is sturdy and intricate, made very well. I also love how it is navy blue, as most lacy dresses I see are black. Would definitely rent again and highly recommend it to others.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 11, 2012
I felt beautiful in it!
The dress is stunning, I rented it for a family member's formal wedding rehearsal dinner and it was perfect. It is a bit short so you have to be careful about that. But it really is perfect for a winter wedding!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 22, 2012
Told I was "best dressed!"
I've never ever received so many compliments on one dress in one evening!! I wore it to a charity event in March and it was perfect seasonally. As many reviewers have said, it runs a little bit small. I came close to wearing the 4, but ended up going with the 2, as it fit better in the shoulders. If you are over 5'5", be careful of the short length! Skin-color bras will probably work; otherwise, you might have to go strapless. It fits pretty close to the hips. The best part was when a woman (who I didn't know well) approached me at the end of the night and said, "you are the best dressed here!"
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
June 30, 2012
Pretty but short
Cute dress, classy and nice fabric. I really liked it, but unfortunately it was just too short to wear in public. I'm not normally a modest gal when it comes to my legs, but whenever I sat down or tried to reach for something my butt peaked out. I didn't end up wearing it, which made me sad because it's so darn cute!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112lbs
July 31, 2012
I was so excited to find this dress and even more excited when I put it on! I will be renting again (soon!).
This classy little number was perfect for a late summer wedding. I received tons of compliments on this little navy dress all night! The length a little past mid-thigh on me and was well-tailored, yet forgiving. The waist is not super fitted, but it is still flattering. My only complaint was that the material of the sleeves has no give and felt a bit tight in the size 0 vs the 2 (I have pretty small arms, too!). I wore the 0 bc I was swimming in the 2 (my usual size).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
August 10, 2012
Beautiful detail
This was a back up dress for my best friend's engagement party. I ended up choosing another dress simply because the two sizes I ordered did not fit me as well as the other dress. I have a pear shape body, and like dresses to have more of a slim fit in the waist area. While it didn't fit me well, it fit my friend perfectly! She is more of a straight body type (less curvy). I ordered the dress in a 4 and 6, she ended up wearing the 4. She looked beautiful and her husband kept asking her to buy the dress! The dress runs large so definitely size down! If you're pregnant this could be a good dress to pick as it has some room in the stomach area (my friend was 3 1/2 months pregnant) you couldn't tell but I bet it would still look great on her if she had more of a bump. The details on the dress are very pretty as well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
August 10, 2012
Cute But Large
This dress was a nice fit but ran very large, even at 4 months pregnant I could have worn a size 2. I normally weight 117 but right now am 133 (pregnant). Despite the size issue the dress was VERY cute and worked perfectly for a rehearsal dinner.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
August 18, 2012
so many compliments!
I rented this dress for a rehearsal dinner. It was appropriate for the occasion and absolutely beautiful. I received compliments all night long. I'm hesitant to say that it runs large because it fit fairly well however the cut (at the waist specifically) was very straight. I felt like it would have been a bit more flattering if it had a little more shape. But I guess thats what a shift dress is. The zipper in the back was also very rigid and stuck out if you turned. That being said, I'm still very pleased with the dress and felt great in it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
August 28, 2012
I felt amazing in this dress! I outshines everyone. It's a stunning and comfortable dress and I got a ton of compliments.
I rented this dress for a Wedding and it was a hit! I looked extremely beautiful and felt amazing in it. I was super comfortable and felt drop dead gorgeous in it. It's very flattering and elegant. I am 5'2 and it was short so I'm not sure how short this looks on a taller woman; however, I liked the length of it because I thought it was fun and flirty. The long sleeves help keep you warm especially in a chilly church or reception hall. The lace details on this dress are exquisite. If you plan on renting this dress make sure to go a dress size down than you normally wear. I got the 8 but it was a little loose; however, it still looked good on me and I felt great in it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
September 19, 2012
Great
I wish I had puchased this dress. Classy but shows a little leg for a kick. sheath fit, not too tight
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 19, 2012
Gorgeous dress!
I loved wearing this beautiful lace dress to our country club's Christmas party. The fit was great...if anything, runs a tad bit big. For the shift shape, you may want to size down for your backup so it isn't too boxy.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
September 25, 2012
Beautiful and unique - perfect for a wedding in fall or spring!
This dress is gorgeous - I loved it. It runs a little large in the body, but in a cute way, like a shift dress should. The dress is cut short, but it's 'sassy' short, not 'slutty' short. It's a super fun dress and I got TONS of compliments!!
christieOctober 8, 2012
Where did you get your shoes?
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
September 27, 2012
Amazing dress for my sister's rehearsal dinner! Got tons of compliments and loved the look!
I was surprised that I ended up wearing the smaller size - so I think it runs a bit larger then you'd think.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 22, 2012
Beautiful, elegant, PERFECT for a fall wedding!
I wore a size 4 in this dress as opposed to my usual size 6. I found the dress to be very comfortable and didn't have problems with the sleeves feeling too tight or restricting, as other reviews have stated. I'm a big fan of this dress and would recommend it for any fall/winter event!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 129lbs
November 13, 2012
Fun!
The dress is a little short so if you're going to be sitting and getting up a lot, this might not be the best one. But it is super flattering! I found that it runs slightly large.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
November 26, 2012
Very pretty, runs large
I ordered this dress as my backup for a dinner date with my boyfriend and ended up wearing it, because both the sizes in my first dress were too small in the bust. It was very beautiful, but I would recommended sizing down. It was way too big in the top. Gorgeous, though, and I would rent it again, just down a size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 9, 2012
stunning dress, would definitely rent again. got so many compliments!
Runs slightly big - I normally wear a 4 in dresses but I probably could have worn a 2 for a slimmer fit.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
January 4, 2013
Loved this dress!
This is a beautiful dress that I wore to a birthday party. It does run a little large so I would definitely order your normal size plus one size smaller.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
March 5, 2013
Loved this dress!
I wore this dress for a rehearsal dinner. I usually wear a size 2, but I ended up wearing the size 0 in this dress. The size 2 was a little big in the back. I think if I was a few inches taller, I could have pulled off the 2. Anyway, I got tons of complements on this dress. It was perfect!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
March 29, 2013
Too loose, boxy cut
This was my backup dress and it just hung on my petite frame like a straight sack. Probably will look better on someone with a bigger bust or more curves to begin with. I ended up going with an old dress from my closet since neither dresses worked out for me this time.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
August 20, 2013
Very comfortable!
I rented this dress as a back up in case the Sass Meets Class dress did not fit. I wanted to wear it instead because it was more comfortable and I wouldn't have needed shapewear. My husband and daughter agreed that the other dress looked better on me because it was fitted so I went with the other dress. I really liked this dress even though I did not wear it to my event. A strapless bra is needed since the straps would've showed. It was quite loose and the armholes were much bigger than my arms. I would go a size lower if I rented this again.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
August 21, 2013
Very straight and boxy fit, but very cute.
I wore this for my bridal shower and it was very cute. But it is cut very straight so the 0 was too tight on my butt, but the 2 was too loose on the arms. However, I ended up wearing a 2 and it was still great. This is a wonderful "girly" dress.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 5, 2013
Great dress for a winter wedding!
Runs a bit big, but worked out well with the length and dancing at a wedding! Received a ton of compliments and wish I could have kept it longer. Did have to be careful with my bracelets not to get caught in the lace and did see a small snag on the larger size that I didn't wear.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 10, 2013
Beautiful dress and received a lot of compliments on it!
Loved the dress, but ran a little big as I usually where a 2 and ended up wearing the 0. It's a little short, so be careful spinning on the dance floor;)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
October 13, 2013
Liked it but wouldn't rent it again
I was really excited to get this dress because I love the look on the model however I felt the dress ran large and the size 0 was a little more loose-fitting than it is supposed to be. Don't try to lift your arms up while dancing or the crowd will get a show :). All in all it was comfortable and looked good - I received many compliments, but would choose another dress next time.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
October 31, 2013
Cute and comfortable for a fall wedding .
The dress was very pretty and comfortable. It fits a bit baggy, however the short length shows a little bit of skin.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
September 2, 2014
Wasn't able to wear this dress -- too large / baggy
I ordered two sizes: 0 and 2. I normally wear a size 0 (pant size 25, in case it's helpful to have a reference), but the 0 hung large. I could easily grab and cinch the material by 4-5 inches around the waist. Beautiful dress and I would have loved to wear it if it had fit. If you're getting two sizes, I suggest getting a size down from what you typically wear.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
April 15, 2012
I received so many compliments on this and I felt so great in it!
This dress is a wonderful style and great color. Overall fit was mainly true to size, except for some baggyness here and there. Would totally wear again!
jennySeptember 21, 2012
I am 5'10 also and concerned about the length. Was it really short?
RTR CustomerOctober 4, 2012
Hi Jenny! This measures 34" from shoulder to hem so it may be a mini on you if you are 5'10"!
virginiaFebruary 18, 2013
I have a wide waist line --would this dress be good for me? and I'm 5ft5in --would the length be too short?
RTR CustomerFebruary 19, 2013
Hi Virginia! This dress should not be too short on you if you are 5'5"! You can definitely wear it if you have a wide waist line, I would absolutely recommend it!
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