Babbet Lace Shift Dress

$71 to buy
$560 retail
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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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".)

Size Chart

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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
(277)
Small
(62)
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
July 10, 2014
Gorgeous dress.
I rented this dress for our family photos. It fit perfectly and I felt beautiful in it. It is simple elegance.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116lbs
July 16, 2014
Just what I expected!
The sleeves were tight. Aside from that, I got compliments all night long at the wedding in Colorado that I wore this to.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 17, 2014
Stunning Dress
Once again, renting in haste proved to be a mistake. The dress is beautiful, but it has no give whatsoever... being bloated did not help me either.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 22, 2014
The dresses arrived on time and sending them back was super simple
I loved this dress! It was a little short, but since the sleeves are long and the neckline is modest I think it's OK to show off a little leg!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
July 24, 2014
Got lots of compliments.
The knit overlay was ripped on the shoulder, but it was easy to fix with a little thread.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
August 3, 2014
Love this dress and so did others!
This was the first time renting from RTR and my experience was very positive. I have a hard time finding dresses that fit me well that aren't in the Juniors department due to my small frame - 5'1" and 106 lbs., and this dress didn't disappoint. I wore this dress to a summer winery wedding with nude pumps and rented the Star Light Star Bright bracelet to accessorize. The only con would be that the dress is short so you'll have to be mindful of the length when sitting down, raising your arms, etc.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
August 14, 2014
Loved this dress!
Perfect fit!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
August 28, 2014
I'm 5 ft tall and the hem hit just below mid thigh, good length. The blue looked great too!
I really liked the look of the dress but unfortunately it didn't fit too well with my shape. The back zipper puckered the entire time at my lower back because of my larger booty and it was a bit bothersome having to fix it throughout the night. In my humble opinion, it might fit better on a more slender body type. Still loved the dress though!
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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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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 10, 2014
Great dress! I couldn't believe how "brand new" it felt! Loved it!
Great dress. Beautiful color and lace. Flattering across arms and neck. Thought it was a little tight across my booty. I typically wear a size 4 dress, but I went up a size so the back wouldn't be too tight / too short. Lots of compliments!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
October 7, 2013
Great dress for a fall wedding!
I wore this dress to an early October wedding on the East Coast, and it was a bit warm with the long sleeves! Would have been perfect in cooler weather! I thought the fit was fine, except the length! I thought that the dress would be longer on me since I am petite, but, as I read in other reviews, it was a little shorter than I would have liked. I may have even gone down a size if the dress had been longer. Fortunately, I was still able to dance without worrying about it too much! Overall, this was a great dress! The detail in the lace is beautiful!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
September 19, 2014
Beautiful dress and color, a little short so went with the size 6 and it looked great,
I ordered the 4 and 6. The 4 was a little too short and tight along the bust so went with the 6 and fit and looked great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
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!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
April 7, 2014
Loved this dress!!!!
Perfect for a fall wedding
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
September 24, 2014
It was a beautiful dress that I got a lot of compliments on!
It was a great dress and super comfortable, perfect for a fall wedding. I'm usually a 0/2 but I wore a 2 in this dress because it seemed a bit snug in the shoulders.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 113lbs
October 13, 2014
Couldn't wear this dress..
I'm usually a 0 or a 2, and while they couldn't ship me the 0 (previous renter returned it in poor condition), they shipped the 2. Even the bigger size was too tight and too shorts, per the other reviews. Wish I had ordered a 4, as I couldn't wear the 2.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
October 15, 2014
Love this dress!!!
I wore a size 4 because the 2 was unavailable and it worked. It is such a pretty and easy to wear dress. I'm 5'6 and 115 lbs. for reference. It was short but def not too short. I had soooo many compliments on how I looked. I love the bluish color and I love that I felt hot without feeling overdone. The zipper in the back looks cool too. Rent it!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 18, 2014
Beautiful dress!
Runs small, too tight even with a larger size, and too short for a wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
October 21, 2014
Too Small
I was really looking forward to wearing this dress; however, it was a bit snug and I knew I would feel uncomfortable all night. Also, the lace was stretched out in areas due to wear. The dress is very pretty and I loved the color.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 2, 2014
great dress!!! so many compliments! very classy and elegant - perfect dress for a wedding
i ordered a 6 and an 8. wore the 8 and probably should have worn a 10 - it was tight and a tad short however with the long sleeves, the length ended up being okay. i typically wear a 6 or 8 so would definitely say this runs a bit on the small size. overall, loved the dress! definitely recommend it!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
October 28, 2014
I wore this to a father daughter dinner and it the dress received many compliments.
Perfect dress and fit true to size!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Body type: Full Bust
October 29, 2014
Fabulous dress and quality! I received many compliments on it and it was very comfortable to wear.
Loved this dress and how it looked!
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
November 3, 2014
Pretty dress but short.
The dress was really pretty but didn't end up wearing because it was really short....and I'm petite! It also kind of "bubbled in the back". Didn't really lay right.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
November 12, 2014
The dress is beautiful and I got tons of compliments on it. Would definitely rent again.
I am really short so I expected to have no problems with length. I was really surprised how short it was on me. Also the lace sleeves do not have a lot of give to them so if you raise your arms high enough above your head the dress will come with it. I tried on the 2 to compare it for length but that was really baggy in the waist.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 22, 2014
LOVE this dress!
I felt like the dress ran a bit small. I can usually fit in a 4 or 6, but needed an 8 for this dress. LOVED the dress though. Hated to send it back. I would have worn it again and again!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 12, 2014
awesome dress
i was so happy i got the second size in a 2 when the 0 barely fit over my hips! the 2 fit well, but it's not a loose, flowy fit. the arms don't have much give, so i don't know how it would be to dance in it. that being said, i wore it to a rehearsal dinner and got a ton of compliments!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
December 12, 2014
..
little baggy (had to wear the 2 because the 0 never arrived). But also a little short.
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:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
December 19, 2014
Beautiful but bunches on the backside
I loved this dress but only rated 3 stars because of the bunching on the backside. The size 6 was tight through my hip area and the size 8 would have worked but unfortunately it wasn't a smooth fit/silhouette on my body.
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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:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 22, 2014
really beautiful dress, perfect for a slightly fancier short dress
this dress was slightly small and pretty short but i was so happy i wore it. a little tight in the bust. i got tons of compliments and would definitely wear it again for a wedding
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
November 4, 2014
tight in the hips area, not a fan
i keep hoping to become a huge fan of RTR but thus far haven't been sold. this dress came and i found that although it was the right length it was quite large in the back and didn't fall smoothly at all. i ended up wearing the 10 because i found the 8's arms were just way ttoo tight / the butt area was way too tight. dress sizing continues to confuse me as i just bought a size 6 dress from saks in this brand.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
December 30, 2014
This dress was perfect for a wedding.
I loved this dress. I would buy it if I could.
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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.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
January 8, 2015
Fits true to size
Based on the reviews of this dress and seeing other women with similar body types as myself, I ordered a 2 and a 0 when I should have ordered a 2 and 4. The 2 fit, however it was a little tight in the hips and when i raised my arms it pulled the dress to far up. I could have worn it, however I would have had to be very cautious all night so instead I opted for a LBD i had in my closet. This dress most likely fits to true to size and does not run big at all.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Body type: Hourglass
October 21, 2011
Best compliment of the night - "Nice legs!"
I usually wear a 6 or 8 but for this dress the 8 was perfect. I'm in my 30's and thought it was a perfect length where it was short but appropriate. Fit well in the arms, bust and all over. Loved it so much I rented it twice!
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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!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Body type: Petite
October 27, 2011
I wore this to a casual rehearsal dinner for my sister's wedding and got compliments all night long! I'm 5'4 and a size zero fit me very well. It was the perfect length (mid-thigh.) The sleeves did make moving slightly uncomfortable but they didn't bother me that much - I wouldn't want them any wider since the rest of the dress is not meant to be form-fitting at all. I would definitely wear this one again!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
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: 21
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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