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Southern Belle Dress

$53 to buy
$420 retail

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Stylist Notes

Rent this adorable Tibi embroidered cotton dress. Great for a graduation, rehearsal dinner, or bridesmaid's shower. Go with simple but colorful jewelry pieces like Kendra Scott's Nyla Emerald Earrings to add just enough pop!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural to high waist; overlay conceals lower abdomen
HIPS: Not fitted - loose fit in skirt
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural to high waist; overlay conceals lower abdomen
HIPS: Not fitted - loose fit in skirt
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

White embroidered cotton with cut-outs. V neckline. Cross-front detail. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. 35'' from shoulder to hem.

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30 reviews
Fit
Large3
True to Size22
Small5
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119lbs
June 11, 2015
Suited for Spring, but ill-suited for me
This dress is tight! Make no mistake. I wore my backup size, and even so, the bust left little room for even a bra (the straps are also short). From the waist down, the shape and fabric are more forgiving (and quite dainty), but this dress has thick seams that truly grab hold, no matter how much you shimmy to reposition. I wore the dress for my college graduation, so the white color and eyelet fabric helped to balance the less-than-perfect fit, and the length was appropriate, even with four-inch heels. I wouldn't rent it again, nor would I recommend it to a friend, but in the end, I did wear it, rather than leaving it in the box, so rent with caution!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
January 17, 2015
The material has a nice texture and the floral design was great
It was a bit loose on my waist but quite tight around the chest
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
October 1, 2014
Perfect for my Bachelorette Party!
This dress is adorable, I actually ordered it for the bride to be as a surprise for the evening. (I'm a 6!) She has NO boobs and always wears a size 0 but it would not zip at the chest. Even the 2 was SOOO snug. I think she was a little uncomfortable all night. However, it was adorable and she looked like a million bucks!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 151lbs
September 4, 2014
Beautiful casual dress.
The top was too small for my chest so was unable to wear, but the dress is beautiful!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 24, 2014
fun casual out door summer dress
very easy to wear and only problem was by mid day the zipper was really driving me nuts....it was sticking into me even though the dress wasn't tight.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 17, 2014
Wore this for our casual backyard engagement party and LOVED it.
Great dress - fit is a little tight in the bust but complements nicely. Loved the intricate design in the skirt and got so many compliments. Definitely one that I wish I owned!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 21, 2014
Fun white dress for a casual Bachelorette night
Dress has great details and is a flattering cut. I wore the 6 even though I rented the 4 also because the 4 was snug on my wider hips.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 4, 2014
Tiny top
This dress fits extremely small/tight (on top). I went one size above what I normally wear, and it still didn't fit/look right. It closes, but the deep V ends up showing more than you'd like (and you can't pull it down or do anything about it). I ended up returning the dress immediately.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 25, 2013
Flattering, Beautiful, Comfortable
Love this dress. I had so many compliments on it. I wore it for my bridesmaids luncheon, and it was perfect for the occassion
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 21, 2013
I wore this dress to a southern summer christening. Just right!
Made me feel beautiful for a beautiful event. Thanks, RTR
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
August 1, 2013
Looks great with boots!
I was going to a concert that "required" cowboy boots. I chose this dress because I thought it would look good with boots, and I think I was right - I got a bunch of compliments from people on the street and at the concert. I wore the 0 instead of the 2 because it was snug enough in the top that I didn't need to wear a bra. The photo is a little awkward, I took it at the end of the night in my apartment. Really cute casual white dress!
View photos (1)
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
May 24, 2013
It was the perfect dress for the occasion!
I wore this dress for graduation and loved it! It was a little tight in the bust area though!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129lbs
February 17, 2013
I wore this to a post-wedding brunch/ croquet tournament. Super cute!
I loved wearing this sweet, girly dress. It was perfect for the daytime event I was attending, and I got lots of compliments on it. That said, there are two things to keep in mind if you are considering renting this: it has an empire waistline- the skirt flairs out from right under your bust, not at the natural waist, so if that isn't usually your cup of tea, it might not work for you. Also, the skirt is pretty short. I'm 5'9" and the skirt hit mid-thigh- so maybe 8-10" below my butt in the back. I wore it to play in a croquet tournament, so I had to be very careful to remain ladylike while bending over, etc. No big deal- it wasn't obscene or anything, but if you're tall, it's not quite as demure as it looks in the picture.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
February 5, 2013
Wore this dress for my sorority's initiation.
Runs small on top.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
January 13, 2013
I wore this for my bridal shower and I got lots of complements.
The only thing I didn't like was how it puckered on the stomach area, so from certain angles it wasn't as flattering as I had hoped.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
November 16, 2012
Great dress for a summer "white" party
Beautiful, comfortable, loved the cut-outs
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 117lbs
September 19, 2012
perfect for bridal brunch
I usually wear a size 0 or 2, and for this dress, I went with the smaller size. I wore this dress the morning of my wedding to a bridal brunch. It was the perfect morning of the wedding dress, comfortable, casual, with a touch of textured elements to stand out. Overall, very happy with the fit and this dress. Would also be great for a casual summer party.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
September 19, 2012
CUTE, FUN and FLIRTY!
Great dress for a day party. I wore this to a family BBQ. My only complaint was that the dress was a little tight in the chest area.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 19, 2012
Post wedding day brunch
TIBI dresses run true to size! For smaller chested (A) women I recommend size 2. Larger busted ladies (anything more than a A) may feel more comfortable with a size 4. I couldn't fill out the top in this particular style, so I wore the 2. Luckily, this dress is very generous in the hips and stomach area, perfect for a "pear" shape. Very nice material, no worry about see-through.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
August 17, 2012
Not what I expected
Stiff fabric. Zipper kept getting stuck. Bottom was not flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 123lbs
August 11, 2012
Great dress
Loved this dress! Perfect for summer!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
July 20, 2012
Poofy in the middle section
Loved the way the top fitted. Did not like the poofy middle. Made you look preggers. If you are pregnant = great dress for you. Fitted in the hips though. Loved the fabric and overlay. Didn't wear it unfortunately.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 13, 2012
Clean, relatively conservative
Overall, this was a nice dress but not a WOW dress. It is appropriate for when you need to be a little more conservative. The fabric is heavy and the dress' fabric does not hug your body (although it did fit closer on my legs than the picture let on). I wore this for graduation, and it worked, but I was left desiring something a little different.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
October 19, 2011
I was not a big of a fan of this dress as I was expecting. It definitely is not as A-line as the picture shows - much more straight - accentuating my hips more than I expected. The fabric is much heavier than the picture shows - I looked/felt like I was wearing a table cloth.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
October 3, 2011
the dress was very flattering on me. i hate my love handles... and the dress accentuated my bust and hid my hips! i loved it. I wore it for white linen night in New Orleans and received compliments on it all night!
Overall fit:
Large
Age: 29
August 16, 2011
This dress runs very large in the stomach. I tried two different sizes and they both looked like they could have been a maternity dress. Unfortunately I had to return it without wearing it.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 100lbs
July 22, 2011
This dress is adorable! I got so many compliments. Be warned, if you are well endowed up top, then you'll have tons of cleavage in this dress.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Body type: Athletic
July 8, 2011
This dress is adorable! I got it as my alternate but I loved it so much that I ended up wearing it. It fit really well and made my boobs look absolutely amazing! The only downside to this dress was that it was slightly stretched out in the stomach area, but I was able to fix it quickly with the adhesive tape that RTR sent with the dress. I paired it with some wedges and got more compliments than I ever would have expected. If you are going for instant hotness I definitely recommend this dress!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Body type: Pear
June 17, 2011
I rented this for my graduation and I loved it. Fit was perfect after fiddling with the zipper for a second or two. I rented an 8. I am a 36B, and ended up wearing a strapless bra, but could have gone either way. Let me say, if you have a large bust I would steer away from this dress--or order a size up. It's very revealing, so I'd take that into account depending on what occasion you are renting for. For those who are pear shaped, this dress is perfect. It slightly flares at the bottom and I had plenty of room. The pattern of the dress is extremely pretty and more intricate than the picture shows. Overall, I loved this dress.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
May 23, 2011
This dress is so cute! I wish it had fit my body better. The 0 was still a little big in the waist (115lbs), and the v-neck was too low cut for the occasion on my 32D chest. Still, if I hadn't ordered a back-up dress I would have been happy to wear it!

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