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:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
August 8, 2012
Not Good for Hourglass Shapes
I loved that the sleeves made the dress a little more "conservative" but wasn't expecting the dress to be that short, especially on me since I'm not tall. I didn't have a back-up plan as I was already out of state, so I wore it anyway and was tugging on it the whole day and evening. I definitely fit that hourglass shape to a T and, for me, unfortunately the dress was too big through the waist and too small through the hips - even in the size 8. Got so many compliments on the dress, though! Would totally recommend it for someone who is "straight and narrow"!!
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:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
August 13, 2012
Amazing Dress
I absolutely loved this dress. I found the overall fit and length to be true to size. I did find the length to be a tiny bit short, so I would order one size up just to be sure. The fabric and color is beautiful. I received tons of compliments on it, and had a blast wearing it. I would rent it again in a heartbeat.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
August 13, 2012
Lovely in Lace!!!
This was my first RTR experience and I am hooked! Loved the dress, very beautiful and flattering - lots of compliments. The entire process was so much fun and effortless.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
August 14, 2012
a hit!!
gorgeous shade of blue, stunning lace fabric. Exposed back zipper gives an unexpected edgy twist!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
August 15, 2012
Love this dress!
A great alternative for a black dress, wore it to a fall wedding and received SO many compliments. I wish I owned this one!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
August 16, 2012
Loved this !
I wore this for my bridal shower in February, and it fit great! Received lots of compliments, so comfy and beautiful!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
August 17, 2012
Loved it!
I rented this for a Memorial Day weekend wedding in Napa Valley. It was comfortable and I got a ton of compliments. It was on the verge of being too short, so I had to be a little cautious when getting out of cars, etc. Really pretty dress!
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:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
August 20, 2012
It was SO easy!
I was worried because designer dresses can run small but ordered a 6 and back up 8 and 6 fit perfectly! I received so many compliments, felt beautiful and comfortable!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 127lbs
August 20, 2012
Made me feel like a star!
The dress is absolutely amazing! It is a beautiful and fits like a glove. Good for all body types. I wore it to a wedding and I can't even begin to count the amount of compliments I received. The worst thing about the dress is having to give it back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
August 24, 2012
perfect dress!!
Wore this to a wedding and 4 months later I was still getting complements on it. Wish I could've bought it
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 25, 2012
Perfect spring wedding attire
I wore this to a daytime Catholic wedding in March. It was the perfect combination of fun & conservative that worked for the church ceremony and the evening reception. It was also very comfortable and easy to dance in!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 27, 2012
I didnt have to stress about the dress
I rented this for my 30th birthday party that was a mix of my friends/family/boyfriend's family. It was short enough it was sexy but long enough that it was appropiate! It looked great on and I got compliments all night on it and the next day on facebook. Th eonly thing is that it has NO giev whatsoever. It was a little tight in my arms but you couldnt notice. I would def rent it again!
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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:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
September 10, 2012
Loved this dress. I'd buy it if I could!
Great dress for a late summer wedding. Fits true to size. Received lots of compliments!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
September 10, 2012
Perfect Fall Cocktail wear!
I loved the color, lace material & sleeves on this Tibi Blue shift dress! It was very flattering & fit true to size. I got lots of compliments throughout the night on my dress! Thank you RentTheRunway.com!
BrookeAugust 25, 2013
Shoes! Where did you get those shoes?
stephanieSeptember 9, 2013
BCBG
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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: 27
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: 31
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: 21
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.
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