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
(299)
Small
(18)
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 45
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
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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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.
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.
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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Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
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:
Large
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
September 21, 2011
This dress was perfect for the rehearsal dinner I attended last weekend. Got tons of compliments - very cute! Was a tad bit large, but was short also so was probably best that I went with the 2 rather than the 0. Was surprised that the lace was just a print and not actual lace, but was very cute nonetheless. Would definitely recommend!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
December 14, 2011
Lovely and classy
I rented this for my office Christmas party, and it was perfect -- although you probably will want to wear tights under it because it gets super short whenever you lift your arms. I usually wear a 2, but it was the size 0 that ended up fitting me perfectly. So I'd recommend renting your size plus one size down. The shoulders are a bit wider than they look on the model, but the dress was still super cute. Also, the lace is a pattern on the dress rather than actual lace -- which I preferred because that means less snagging. Would definitely rent again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 27, 2011
Classy- great for work party!
I wore this for our office Christmas party and received lots of compliments. I am ordinarily a size 8, I typically buy that size in dresses off the rack and am good to go no matter what. I was glad I read the reviews and ordered a size down because the 6 fit perfectly and was what I ended up wearing. I paired with the Cynthia Rowley two tone tights, and layered several of my own pearl strands to replicate the look in the photo on here. It was a hit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 124lbs
January 1, 2012
I wore this dress to a formal New Years party and received SO many compliments! The best complements I received were, "You are so beautiful" and "You look amazing"!! This dress was really fun to wear. Be prepared to feel confident and rock it!
I wore this dress to a formal New Years party and received so many compliments! Compliments all night. This dress was really fun to wear. Be prepared to feel confident and rock it! I said the fit runs large because I ordered a 2 and 4 and the 2 fit a little loose. I usually don't wear a 0 but could have. The 2 worked fine though and gave me room to move around and dance! I wore with non-sheer black velvet panty hose and black pumps.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
March 12, 2012
If it looks like I'm "glowing" in my picture, it's because I wore this dress the night I found out I was pregnant with our 1st! And here I'd thought the special occasion was my birthday... =)
The dress was everything I expected, although it seems to have the slightest tint of pink in person - or maybe it's just more ivory/pearl than white. It's also by far the largest size 2 I've ever worn, so I'd definitely recommend ordering 2 sizes just in case! Overall I am very pleased with my rental - thanks, RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 108lbs
August 14, 2012
Perfect for my sisters engagement party!
This is a really cute, dainty and sweet dress! You cant really tell from the picture but its like a really really light lavender which was really pretty. My only problem with it was that it ran alittle large around the middle and tried everything in my power to cinch it in. Anyways, i was successful and i got compliments all throughout the night!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 17, 2012
Great service, beautiful dress!
This dress was perfect for a southern wedding, the color in real life is more of a dusty lavender, but in photos it looks very much like the what you see on the model. I ended up wearing the 4, and still have a tiny bit of room in the waist ( I am very small chested and small waist, with hourglass hips). I will say if you plan on dancing, be careful the arms can be constricting, I couldn't really lift my arms up past chest level all night! Received many compliments on this dress, I would rent it again!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 129lbs
August 17, 2012
wish I owed this one
rent this now! I loved everything about this dress! Perfect length, perfect bust for large (me) or smaller and shoulders add a touch to make you stand out. I usually wear a 2 or 4 and wore the size 2.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
August 21, 2012
Adorable dress, funny fit
This dress is so cute! The print is really adorable, and the colors are great (note- the picture looks black and white but it is really more of a light pink/lavender and black) The lenght, shoulders, chest, etc all fit me really nicely except for the wasit. The waist was really big on me. I ended up throwing a wide black belt over the scrunched seaming at the waist and that looked great. I would have prefered to wear the dress without the belt, which is why I deducted one star. A little tricky to make work, but too cute of a dress to pass up. I've rented this dress twice. It is great for winter with black tights.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 119lbs
August 30, 2012
Felt unique in this style dress.
I loved wearing my hair in a high bun and pearls with this dress. I was going for a Breakfast at Tiffany's look. The dress runs big. I wore a 0 and it still felt a little big.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 114lbs
October 25, 2012
I got compliments all night!
This dress definitely runs large. Right now, I'm a pretty standard size 2, but I found the 2 to be way to big. The 0 actually fit perfectly, and wasn't small anywhere - even in the arms, which other reviewers sounded like they had issues with. I was able to dance - until late into the night - without a problem. I was stopped about this dress over and over. One girl even asked if it was from RTR! It was a unanimous hit! I loved pairing it with ladylike hair and tougher gunmetal/pearl accessories. I'd definitely wear it again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
November 8, 2012
Great dress for my sorority's semi-formal
Runs a bit big, so try the size smaller! Love the cap sleeves!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 14, 2012
Adorable dress - was being asked where I got it all night!
This dress was adorable and perfect for an outdoor summer wedding. The sleeves make it a little difficult to raise your arms while dancing (if that's your thing), but other than that, the dress is really comfortable and looks so elegant! Ran slightly large, so size down. Great because you can wear a regular bra, and don't need spanx or anything. You can eat all you want with no worries.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Body type: Pear
December 16, 2012
Got many compliments on this dress!! Perfect for a work holiday party.
Wish I had gone with the size 4. I am usually a 6 in dresses but it still fit well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 103lbs
December 17, 2012
Dress is pretty, but too big
I wasn't able to wear it because it's too big on the waist. I am 5'4", 103 pound, 24" on waist. I usually wear size 0p or 00p depending on the brand. This dress is way too big on the waist.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
January 1, 2013
Super cute dress for going out or even going to work!
I rented this as my backup dress for a wedding and my main dress was great, so I did not wear this to the wedding. However, since I rented it I wanted to wear it so I wore it out to dinner. Paired it with black tights and pumps and it was great for a night out. Not too fancy, and I would have worn it to work too with flats and a scarf if I wasn't on vacation break. Fit wise, it was a little big on me all over, i.e. if I owned it I would want it one size down. Also, it's a grayish white versus bright white, which I considered to be a pleasant surprise. Overall though I LOVED it...very versatile.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
January 28, 2013
I LOVED this dress. Got so many compliments.
I am a size 8 with a larger lower half. I was afraid the skirt would be too tight, but there was plenty of room. Not form-fitting like I thought it would be. It was actually a little large on me! The material was so soft. It's a very comfortable dress to wear.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
January 28, 2013
Memorable Wedding Day at the Courthouse and dinner reception at The Coterie Room
For some reason size 0 fit perfectly than size 2 without feeling too snug. This dress gives enough extra room to move around. I LOVE this dress. Paired with a bangle, earring and clutch from RTR compliments were received left and right! You would love this dress to death!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
February 17, 2013
Adorable
I typically wear a 4 but ended up wearing the 2 (my backup order). The dress is pretty short, but the material is thick and great quality, and the dress is adorable. I have seriously considered purchasing this dress for keeps!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 28, 2013
Such a gorgeous dress if only my shoulders weren't so broad!
I rented this dress for a wedding and it was a stunning dress. But, I have somewhat broad shoulders and the way the cap sleeves were cut I legitimately couldn't move my arms more than 2 inches away from my side. So I wasn't able to wear the dress, but I wish my shoulders were smaller because it is absolutely gorgeous! Shoulders aside, the dress runs a little bit large, so going up to my backup size didn't help either. But as always the customer service was amazing, and if you have more narrow shoulders this dress is absolutely amazing and worth renting!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
May 13, 2013
Perfect for my work event! Classy and comfortable!
It was really flattering, and I felt great in it - easy to wear!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
August 29, 2013
Beautiful!
I thought the dress was beautiful and I loved the fabric. The sleeves were tight and the middle was a little big.
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
March 18, 2014
Adorable if it fits
Ordered for my graduation. Got a back up dress. The material was all print but it was still very pretty. However, it didn't fit, kind of just hanging on me.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 123lbs
April 11, 2014
I wore this for a fundraiser at my sons' school- I got compliments on the dress all night!
The fit was a little big- I am typically a 4 and the 2 was snug but more flattering.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
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.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 25, 2010
This dress was perfect for the 2pm fall wedding I attended. I felt it was big through the bust and the sleeves were restrictive when I was dancing, but I got a ton of compliments.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 31, 2010
Very cute!! Super comfortable but does run a bit big around sleeve area.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 39
Body type: Petite
June 6, 2011
The dress is really cute. I think it's a little more appropriate for winter or fall. The color of the dress is more of a cream color.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 96lbs
January 9, 2013
This adorable Tibi dress was absolutely perfect for my 21st birthday dinner!
Initially the dress fit a bit big and was a little long for my small frame; easily solved with double-sided tape to temporarily hem it up about 3 inches. If I were to purchase the dress I'd definitely take it in a bit at the waist but I was still able to wear it and received SO many compliments!!
SamFebruary 4, 2013
Are you really 5'0" i want to buy this dress but i want to make sure its not to long since im the same height
RTR CustomerFebruary 5, 2013
Hi Sam! This dress will be perfectly fine on you if you are only 5'0! I am the same height and this dress works for me!
RTR CustomerApril 24, 2013
what kind of shoes are you wearing would black pumps be ok
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 4, 2010
It looks like actual lace, but it's not! Just a print. This is not a typical Tibi-style dress, but I like the structure... makes it hard to look fat. The sleeves work, trust me. But beware of the size, this dress definitely runs big. People stretch it out. I should have gone 2 sizes smaller than what I normally am, instead of 1, as the RTR rep suggested. I wore it with the suggested necklace. Bigger earrings work, but if you're a 0-4 size, get a necklace with less layers. The pearls are a lot more than they look! - but still, it works. :) good luck.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 20, 2011
I wish I owned it!
I can't even describe how much I loved this dress. I have been looking to buy it since I rented it... I wore this to my bridal shower tea party with lots of pearls, kind of like in the picture. It was a little big on me, but it didn't really matter - I belted it with a skinny black patent waist belt and it was adorable. I got compliments all night!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 26, 2012
Perfect Engagement PArty Dress
This was the perfect dress for my engagement party. It's a great balance of sophisticated and fun. I typically wear a size 2, but the 0 fit perfectly. If ordering 2 sizes, I would recommend ordering a size down.
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