Tibi

High Tea Dress

$75 rental
$495 retail

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Stylist Notes

This prim and proper Tibi dress gives the classic sheath an update with modern stripes and a trompe d'oeil lace print. To make this look extra feminine, pair with the Kenneth Jay Lane's Clarion Crystal Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so fuller busted women should size up
WAIST: Fitted - straight cut at waist may be looser on Straight & Narrow while more fitted on curvy women
HIPS: Not fitted - fabric conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'8" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'10'')

Product Details

Printed pale lilac and black striped silk twill with trompe l'oeil lace pattern. Crew neckline. Cap sleeves. V back. Gathered waist detail. Hidden back zip. Hook-and-eye closure. 32'' from shoulder to hem.

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361 reviews
Fit
Large
(45)
True to Size
(298)
Small
(18)
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
July 8, 2014
Ended up not wearing the dress because I din't like the fit.
Material was not as structured as I had hoped it would be. The dress was shorter than expected. The dress was not flattering on.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
July 13, 2014
Beautiful and sophisticated
Loved this dress!! Tons of compliments. Perfect to stand out in a sea of LBDs but not obnoxious. If you plan on lifting your arms a lot I would rethink this dress though, it doesn't leave much room for arm movement. Very true to size. I'm 5'2 and the length was about an inch above my knee. Very sophisticated but the shorter length kept it youthful and sexy as well. Very happy!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
July 14, 2014
So pretty!
The color in person is a little more purple than silver but very pretty! Loved how it was on the short side!
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Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
October 4, 2011
Too big for me stnading at 5'1" and 100lbs with a small chest. Just loose overall especially at the waist.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
February 6, 2013
Amazing dress for a beautiful fun night!
I wore this dress for a night out at the ballet. I wanted something classy, sophisticated, with just a hint of sexy, and this fit the bill perfectly. I paired the dress with nude heels and red accents (lips, purse, and nails) and loved every minute in it!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
January 5, 2015
Pretty dress.
Pretty dress, but I couldn't wear it because it was a little too tight for me.
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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
October 6, 2010
ADORABLE dress!! Perfect for countless fall events. Do know that this dress is not black and white - refer to the product details before ordering!
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Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Body type: Petite
October 21, 2010
I wore this to my wedding shower. I am pretty petite and was at first nervous about the sleeves. They stood out farther on me than on the model. But I wore it and got a ton of compliments. Its a really pretty dress. I do think it looks best with some sort of layered necklace.
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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 28, 2010
This is a great dress but I don't think it works well on tall girls. I'm 5'9 and my measurements are 33/27/36. I ordered a sizes 4 and 6 because I was concerned about the length of the dress. The 4 was big around the waist and way too short, when I lifted my arms up my butt was showing! I probably needed a size 2 to fit my waist, but I'd imagine that would be even shorter. Very sad that I this didn't work out. Shorter girls will probably have luck with this but us tall chicks need to find something else.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
November 7, 2010
Loved this dress! It is so adorable, people were dying over it. I will absolutely rent again!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
November 16, 2010
Loved this dress so much it was hard to send back! I wore it for my bridal shower and got a ton of compliments. Perfect length for a petite figure (5'3). A little tight around the bust, but not uncomfortable.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
November 19, 2010
I loved this dress, although I have broad shoulders, so the sleeves would creep up over my shoulders when I lifted my arms at all. Beautiful design.
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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
November 21, 2010
I read the reviews that it can be tight in top/shoulders but the size 2 fit me perfectly (34B). A fashion designer complimented the shoulder detail!
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 44
Body type: Petite
December 26, 2010
I LOVED THIS DRESS! It was a little big around the waist but it was totally my fault in ordering the wrong size. Perfect for a petite girl, my measurements are 34, 28, 37. I should have ordered a size 4 but ordered a 6 anticipating that I gained a couple of pounds during Thanksgiving. Oh well, my bad. But it still looked great! Highly recommend the layered necklace look too! Perfect accessory!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Body type: Petite
December 30, 2010
I really love the look of this dress, and for being a shorter girl, the length was perfect on me. But I found even the size 0 to be way too big in the chest and waist. I normally fit into a size 0/2 and I was disappointed I couldn't wear this because it really is an amazing dress.
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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 3, 2011
Amazing dress! Definitely note that it's not black and white, but black and a light lavender (very pretty!). The dress is made of great quality material. Fits well all around except for the sleeves when you raise your arms, but it didn't bother me enough to regret renting it. I got a ton of compliments all night. I didn't wear it with a necklace, but a bangle and a black beaded belt instead. I highly recommend this dress, it's unique and beautiful!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 14, 2011
Family time over the holidays!
I loved this dress - it fits true to size (maybe a bit big actually), is really comfortable and can be casual or a bit dressy depending on how you accessorize.
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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
January 16, 2011
LOVED this dress. Wore it for a date night with my boyfriend and got tons of compliments in the restaurant. Wore with black tights to "dress down" a little. My 2nd dress didn't work out so I ended up wearing it again for NYE and got tons of compliments again. Pearls were perfect with it. Wore with sheer black hose like the ones shown. Will definitely rent again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
January 31, 2011
Wow!
This dress is beautiful, and definitely has a more purple tint to it than is shown online. The lace pattern is gorgeous - from far away it looks like real lace. The only reason I didn't give this dress a five star rating is because I found that the fabric snagged easily, so renters should be cautious. Additionally, the structured shoulders were a bit big on me since I have pretty narrow shoulders.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 93lbs
February 18, 2011
I felt like Audrey Hepburn!
I had read the reviews that said the dress was not black and white, which was true, but the lavender color is so light that you can barely tell. I actually wore the dress to a black and white party and got away with it. Not one person called me out on the fact that it was lavender. The dress was great length wise, but it was not as fitted as I would have liked it. It was loose on me. It still worked for what I wanted. I ordered the size 0
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Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Full Bust
February 19, 2011
I wore this dress on my birthday and got a dozen compliments. It has a slight sheen to it so I wore it with black stockings and flats to dress it down. I'm 125 lbs and a 36DD, normally anywhere from a 4-8. I didn't know if there was any stretch to the fabric, so I went with just read that everyone said about the dress running large and having plenty of room in the top and ordered a 4 and 6. The 4 was perfect. Moral of the story: adorable, able to be dressed down or up, plenty of room in the bust, and overall runs large. Get a size or even two sizes smaller.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 21, 2011
I got a date with a really cute guy over this dress ;)
I loved this dress. It is beautiful and flattering. I normally where a size 4 - and the 4 fit great. The structured shoulder were almost a little too broad for me; if you have really petite shoulders, this dress might not work for you. I am a 34D and the bust was a little snug, if you have larger breasts then that, you might have a hard time. All and all, I enjoyed wearing it a lot :)
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
March 11, 2011
This dress is flattering and classy. Totally pretty. I don't recommend wearing this dress if you need full mobility in your arms. The length is appropriate, not too short, which is usually an issue for me. I thought the dress was b&w, not lavendar...
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
March 16, 2011
This dress was perfect for my engagement party! I wore a chunky multi-strand pearl necklace from J Crew and it went perfect. I usually wear a 6, but I ended up wearing the 8 because I couldnt lift my arms above my head. This might be because I have a very large bust. Either way this dress was great.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
March 28, 2011
I loved this dress. It was elegant and sophisticated. I rented a 4 and a 6 . The 6 fit better around my bust and stomach area. The 4 created an illusion of a large stomach and had extra fabric above my butt in the back area of dress in a size 4. The 6 fit perfectly. I had fun wearing this dress. I could not have made a better decision for to wear this to attend the wedding of a high school classmate of mines. Chic and timeless. I loved.
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
April 6, 2011
I loved this dress. I wore this to my wedding shower this past weekend and received so many compliments. I think the dress runs a little big. I'm small but also fairly curvy so I sometimes wear a 2, but in this dress the 2 hung off me and the 0 fit perfectly. It definitely needs a necklace or something similar to soften the neckline, so I rented one similar to what the model's wearing.
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
May 12, 2011
I have a full bust but i'm also petite, so it was a little tight in the bust, but everywhere else it fit perfect to my size. I got a lot of compliments on this and would rent it again.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 16, 2011
I was really happy that I read the reviews before I rented this because the dress is not white! It was good to know that ahead of time. The dress was really cute on and I got a lot of complements; however, I could not lift my arms above my chest because the sleeves were really restricting. I wouldn’t recommend renting this if you are going to be doing anything active, like dancing. It’s a “sit there and look pretty” kind of a dress.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 109lbs
June 6, 2011
I can't say enough nice things about this dress! I wore it to a work event and got sooo many compliments. It is flattering but very classy and conservative. I highly recommend it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 22, 2011
Aside from the fact that I wore it to my wedding rehearsal (kind of a big deal!), this dress was classy, comfortable, and unique. I wish I owned it!
I rented this for my wedding rehearsal and LOVED it - it fit perfectly, spot on in terms of sizing. As per usual with RTR, I got tons of compliments (and not just 'cause I was the bride, I'm sure). Definitely recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
June 22, 2011
When I won 1st prize for most fascinationg at the event I wore the dress to!!
This dress is so classy! Made with very fine fabric! Fits big, my normal size 2 was loose and long fitting. 0 was perfect. No problem in arm area as others complained? I have a very small bust. Color is awkward, faded white (pinkish color) so a simple black shoe was better than nude. Nude attracts too much attention from the main event, the dress. No necklace made for more classic look. Complimented by a simple pair of pearl earrings. I felt like the belle of the ball. I wore this to a Kentucky Derby themed event with a pair of short black booties to give a tab bit of edge with a black lace fascinator all pulled together with Chanel red lips...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR UPSCALE AFFAIR.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
June 28, 2011
LOVE THIS DRESS!! I'm a size 34A and normally a size 2 but fit into a 0 here. the arms can be hard to lift, but who cares when you look this good!!!!!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
June 28, 2011
I LOVED this! I wore this dress to a rehearsal dinner and it was a hit! The dress is lavender and black but its subtle. I also found that the dress ran true to size. I didn't want to send it back. I will rent it again for sure. Enjoy ladies!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 7, 2011
This dress was so great! I wore it to my sister's high school graduation and received compliments ALL day. I agree that the sleeves are a little restrictive, but it's just the cut of the dress. Also it is lavender. I got the 0 and the 2. The 0 was a little tight on my bust but fine without a bra, and fit perfectly. The 2 was too big everywhere.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
July 13, 2011
I wore this dress to a dinner cruise for my office. My only complaint was that it was a bit short on me. I was suprised it was a pale pink instead of black & white coming out of the bag, but overall looked great and I got quite a few compliments.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 30, 2011
The pictures do not do this dress justice. So adorable, classy and the perfect dress for any occasion. I thought this dress ran a little big, inordered a zero and it was a bit big in the chest. All in all loved this dress!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 24, 2011
Super cute dress. It was perfect for my bridal shower without the necklace. The color is a light grey lilac where it looks white, but still super cute. The only thing I didn't like about it was that the lace isn't a real lace overlay, just part of a design on the fabric. I got lots of compliments and it fit perfectly.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
September 17, 2011
This dress is really cute in person. It's a light lavender and the black "lace" is printed on. I was afraid the shoulders would be a bit too much but it's very subtle. The dress fits true to size (I'm 5'5 and 130lbs) and a 4 fit perfectly. I wore it to a fall wedding and received many compliments.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
September 21, 2011
GORGEOUS dress that fit like a glove! While it looks like lace, it is just a lace pattern - but I thought it still looked fab. The material is wonderful and I was comfortable the whole night through. Be forewarned that at 5'7" I found it to be a little short, but it wasn't TOO short. I could still sit comfortably and not look indecent. Also, don't plan on doing a lot of dance movements that require your to raise your arms over your head - the cap sleeves are just a tad bit restrictive in that situation. But overall, I loved it and I had a hard time parting with this dress!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
September 21, 2011
This dress really is great. I wore it to my bridal shower, which was a brunch held at a restaurant in the city. It was completely appropriate and I received a lot of compliments. I think it's pretty versatile and could be worn for many occasions throughout the fall.
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