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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 121lbs
September 14, 2012
Adorable!
Wore this for a Thanksgiving dinner- felt sexy yet very comfortable. Wore 5" patent heels w/ it so it was short, but I paired it w/ opaque tights & it looked great. I agree w/ previous comments about sleeves being a bit tight since there was no "give." I had expected the lace to have a bit of stretch to it, but it didn't.
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: 31
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:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
September 19, 2012
Super cute, but they didn't have the size I needed
Super cute
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 19, 2012
it was a great dress. i felt comfortable, classy, yet sexy. understated but had a lot of ummppph...
i'm 5'2 110 lbs and size 0 was perfect. the length was perfect i would consider it a mini dress sheath dress that is just fabulous. the color was unique, because it's like a midnight blue with a neutral slip.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
September 19, 2012
I loved this dress! It fit perfectly and I received compliments all night!
It's true to size and I loved the nude under the navy lace. Absolutely gorgeous- I highly recommend it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
September 20, 2012
This style fit in perfectly with a Bostonian summer wedding!
The fit was perfect for me and my preferences--sheath shaped to hide my tummy, fitted on my noodle arms (but not tight) and the length was very appropriate on me, even though I'm short. Highly recommend in the size 0 for a very petite, slim and flat-chested person with a preference for uncinched styles.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 20, 2012
Unique and tailored look that made me feel classy without too much effort
The dress speaks for itself! Received a lot of compliments. This dress is perfect for a day at the office or an interview, or even a night out in NYC, which is what I ended up wearing it for since I cancelled an interview. This dress fits true to size; I could probably have even gone down a size because it's not too tight and I would have maybe liked it a little bit shorter since I am so petite.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
September 20, 2012
Classic dress with beautiful detail. LOTS of compliments. Perfect for more reserved occasions.
I love the color and detail on this dress, but I didn't like that there is NO give in the arms, which are all lace. I had to end up wearing the 4 to accommodate my arms (which are honestly quite slim...), which then meant that the body was a bit loose. I liked the way the 2 body fit better, and just wish it has been a bit more comfortable overall. I like stretchier dresses, and this one is quite stiff. However, everyone that saw this on me said I should buy it. It's very classy and covered up, but still feminine and special.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
September 20, 2012
This dress was perfect and stunning without being flashy!
This dress was perfect for a rehearsal dinner and I got tons of compliments. It fit true to size! I am only 5'3 and the length was great on me. I tried the 2 but it was a bit large in the armpits and around the waist. I would highly recommend this dress to everyone! It was class and sexy without trying to hard or stealing attention from the bride. I also rented the earrings, which were the perfect addition to the outfit! I will absolutely rent this again! RTR has been a fantastic experience for my first rental!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 21, 2012
Obsessed with this dress!
I was worried about it being too short, but when I tried it on it fit perfectly! It's very conservative yet elegant dress. It was very difficult to return!!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 24, 2012
Beautiful and Chic
This dress was phenomenal. I wanted to keep it because it felt lovely, was the right amount of dressy, and it drew lots of compliments. The only issue I had with it was there was not a lot of give, so it's not a curve hugger. I have a smaller chest and it really didn't do much for me in that sense.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 25, 2012
Great dress for a spring event
I wore this dress to my college graduation and felt great! The only issue was that I have a full bust so it didn't really 'hang' as nicely as it would on someone with a smaller bust. I was worried it would be too short, and it was a little on the short side, but I still felt great in it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
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:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
September 26, 2012
Great for a fall outdoor wedding. A little short though!
Loved it and got a lot of compliments.
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:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
September 28, 2012
A little short, but overall comfortable
I wore this for my 30th birthday night out celebration. It was a little too short, so I couldn't bend over or put my arms up to high. I would rent this dress again though!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 1, 2012
Perfect for a girls night out!!!
I wore this dress to an evening of dinner, drinks, and theatre. I was kind of inbetween a size 2 and 4. Because there is no definition in the waist, the 4 technically fit better but gave me absolutely no shape. It kind of looked like i was wearing a sack. I chose to go with the size 2. I had to have my boyfriend zip me up because the arms were tight and i couldnt reach my back. And it was a little on the short side. But I received so many compliments that night from my girlfriends! The lace was perfect and did not feel fragile at all. I loved the color and the nude underlay made it a little sexy! I paired it with nude pumps. Overall, the dress is flirty and fun, but the fit wasnt my favorite RTR selection so far
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
October 1, 2012
Perfect dress for a cool, early fall wedding.
Fit perfectly, loved the sleeves for a cooler evening. I got compliments all night long. Loved his dress! Couldn't have asked for a better experience with RTR
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
October 2, 2012
LOVED THIS DRESS! Will rent again!
This dress has a way of making you feel sexy but comfortable. Will definitely be keeping in my favorites for future events.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 2, 2012
This dress was perfect for my event!
The dress was elegant and simple. I stood out from all the other girls and got many compliments! The material was a little restricting in the arms but overall this was a great choice!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 3, 2012
Knock out gorgeous!
This is a beautiful dress -- sexy but not showy. It was fun to wear and different from anything else I've worn. Love the length and the 3/4 sleeves! I'll be renting this one again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 3, 2012
Loved wearing this dress!
Super feminine and sexy at the same time- can't say enough good things!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
October 8, 2012
LOVE!
i rented this Tibi dress for a rehearsal dinner in NYC and absolutely loved it! I usually wear a size 6 in Tibi, but chose to go with the 8 in this dress, as it was a tad longer and more appropriate for the occasion. this was my first RTR experience, and i would definitely do it again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 9, 2012
so many compliments at the wedding - even the caterer pulled me aside to tell me she loved it!
fits true to size and amazingly flattering. i'm 5'7 and was somewhat worried about the length but it was fine. wore grey suede pumps which helped make it fallish (sept wedding). wished i could have kept it, will definitely rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
October 9, 2012
I want to own this dress!
I wish I could justify purchasing this dress full price! It was very flattering. The color was a true navy color with a champagne colored lining. The only gripe was that I couldn't put my hands over my head when I danced because with the sleeves the whole dress lifted up. I quickly got over it because the dress was super cute. Definitely recommend this.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112lbs
October 9, 2012
Gorgeous!
Loved the fabric, cut, and color of this dress. I wore it to an outdoor wedding and received lots of compliments. I was between the 2 and 4 and wore the 2 because it was a little more fitted. The sleeves do not give much but it was not uncomfortable.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 12, 2012
Perfect for a May wedding
Wore this to a wedding in May, was perfect for not only the occasion but the temperature as well. I got compliments on my dress all night long! One of the best dresses I have ever worn.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 14, 2012
Beautiful dress!
I rented this dress as a back up for my cousins wedding. I did not wear it to the wedding because I decided to wear the other dress. However, I tried it on and it was gorgeous! I wish I could have worn it anyway!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
October 15, 2012
I got a ton of compliments on this dress. It was very comfortable! Highly recommend!
It is on the short side (but I love mini dresses) And, it is snug around the butt. Not in an awkward way though. It fit true to size for me and I loved it!
JenJanuary 17, 2013
this looks great on you, however i would recommend heels. Sandals can be a bit awkward looking with a dress this short (especially with the 3/4 sleeves) but you look absolutely fantastic :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 113lbs
October 21, 2012
BEST DRESS FOR ANYTHING!
I wore this dress for dinner while in San Diego-- this dress is one of the best dresses I have rented it is one of those that you wish you owned for good!
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:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
October 22, 2012
Perfect for fall wedding.
Tibi comes through again - this dress was perfect to wear to an elegant, fall wedding! The sleeves fit a little tight at first, but the lace did give in after trying on the dress. Overall, this is a beautiful dress that was very hard to send back.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 27, 2012
this dress was absolutely stunning! I'd totes rent again!
5'2", 34b, 110 lbs and i wore the size 2. The dress is short, but the looser cut and 3/4 sleeves balance it out. There is no stretch to the lace so I went a size up. Other than that, it was Soooo comfortable and received so much compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
October 28, 2012
In this dress I felt comfortable and confident!
I rented this dress for a wedding. I was meeting a lot of my boyfriend's family, and in this dress I felt extremely confident. The dress was comfortable and fit great. Both sizes could have worked, but the arms were a little baggy in the bigger size. The clutch was also a great choice! I'm hooked on RTR!
brittanyNovember 5, 2012
Beautiful!
eftalyaJanuary 1, 2013
I love the way you combine the clutch with the dress, it looks so stylish.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 116lbs
November 7, 2012
This was a great dress! I felt so beautiful in it and received a ton of compliments!
Rent the Runway was a great experience!!! The dress arrived at my hotel with 2 sizes to try on. The 2 fit perfectly. It was a bit short, especially when sitting, but the rest of the fit was great! I felt like a star in the dress! My husband loved the look and many guests complimented the dress! It was perfect for a fall wedding. I will definitely rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 11, 2012
As usual, tons of compliments on this RTR dress.
Not my favorite RTR rental. I felt pretty but I don't think this dress is very flattering for girls with a large bust. Looks great on "boyish" figures.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
November 12, 2012
loved this dress, many compliments :)
ordered the 0 and the 2. The 2 didn't fit right and the 0 was perfect. Felt a little short on me, but others said it looked fine. a little hard to dance in since you can't put your arms up or the dress comes up too high! received lots of compliments though, and I wish I could own this dress to wear it again :)
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 12, 2012
Amazing dress, many compliments.
The only downfall of the dress was that the sleeves seemed a little tight and the length shorter than I'm use to.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 12, 2012
dress was so comfortable and i got compliments all night!
i wore a size 6. i am 5'9" and was worried it would be too short but it fit great.
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