Tracy Reese

Betty Dress

$80 to buy
$448 retail
Stylist Notes

An electric hue and black straps modernize this 1950s-inspired party dress by Tracy Reese.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Pink jacquard (82% Polyester, 11% Silk and 7% Acrylic). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Full skirt with tulle underlay. Fully lined. Exposed zipper with hook-and-eye closure. 45” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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28 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(18)
Small
(2)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 12, 2015
So many compliments!

Very flattering fit! I have a large bust and small waist, and this worked perfectly. Wear a bra that sits low in the cleavage and use double sided tape for the bra strap and black shoulder strap, and it is perfect!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
May 9, 2015
Gorgeous color...feminine yet flirty

It was snug around the ribcage but a larger size would have been big in the shoulders. I didn't wear a bra...it is low pretty low cut. Fabric is gorgeous and the crinoline beneath held up beautifully

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 1, 2015
Terribly easy transaction. Very satisfied.

This dress is absolutely stunning! I ordered a size 4 and 6 initially but both were too large, upon contacting RTR they only had a size 0 available - everything aside from the chest area fit like a dream. It hugs everywhere in the right places and feels really nice on; it fits as a proper dress should. I was complimented left and right. (Missing from the photo is my statement clutch that pulled the look together.)

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 61
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
August 3, 2015
I felt glamorous

I love this dress. It was perfect for a wedding at a botanic garden in 95 degree, very humid weather. My hair and makeup melted quickly, but the dress held up perfectly. Even after two children were sitting on my lap together there was not a wrinkle in sight ! I don't understand other people with about my bust size wearing a much smaller size of this dress. I could not zip up the size 10.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 59
May 25, 2016
Wonderful dress

Loved the fit. Very comfortable. Would rent this dress again

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
September 18, 2015
Beautiful, bright pink dress

What a lovely dress! Only problem for me was it was too big. I am usually between a 4 and a 2, but the reviews said it ran small so I went with the 2. Sadly, it is still too big for me on the waist/torso area, and a little on the long side (although a good pair of heels would take care of that.) I didn't think to order a 0 due to that being a size I very rarely wear, but it would have been the right choice for me for this dress. However, for someone with a thicker waist/broader ribcage, this might work a little better. The fabric is thick, luxurious and lovely, although more bright pink than shown on the photo. Hopefully someday RTR starts allowing you to rent three sizes at once, because I've found that I am anywhere between a 0-6 in their clothes, depending on the dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Age: 48
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
June 20, 2016
Gorgeous dress, definitely runs large. Go down a size. Straps fell off my shoulders a bit.

Stunning dress. Almost a florescent color. Go down a size as others said. Also, might be better fit if your shoulders are not narrow. Just happened to match the honoree's suit!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
February 2, 2017
Absolutely stunning

Only regret is to not have ordered it in a smaller size!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 158lbs
October 5, 2015
Very Classy

If you have larger breasts go up a size, but otherwise it was very classy. Got lots of complements. Glad I got the free extra size!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 60
Weight: 136lbs
April 20, 2016
Very small across the chest

This is a beautiful dress, but the bodice was too tight. Order a size up is you have a larger chest or rib cage. Would be terrific for a wedding.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 6, 2015
The fabric of this bright orange dress is really outstanding!

I was the first customer for this lovely dress, I cut off the tag :) I wore the dress to a formal dinner, and maybe I was a little over dressed but it was splendid! It's silky and very very puffy like an old fashioned disney princess ^_^ I recommend this dress to all outgoing fun-loving brave souls (and maybe not so much for square people who want to be subtle)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
April 3, 2015
I wore this to a spring gala and received a ton of compliments on the dress. I highly recommend it!

It fit well - slightly tight around the rib cage and smushed my boobs down a bit, but otherwise very comfortable. I loved how girly it made me feel.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
May 1, 2015
This dress made me feel truly beautiful! It was fun, but elegant and accentuated the right areas.

This dress is good for ladies on the taller side. I am 5'8" and wore 3" heels, which was a good idea. If you're on the shorter side, definitely get higher heels. The fullness of the skirt makes it dressy, long with the neckline, but the pink color and black straps add edge to it. The bodice definitely gives you a nice shape and the lower back shows off muscle tone. I'm smaller chested and the front showed off my cleavage just the right amount. I definitely recommend this dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
May 6, 2015
Vibrant, feminine dress that I wore to a Kentucky Derby party.

Pros: The dress has a beautiful silhouette, excellent construction, and vibrant color. Cons: WOW was there cleavage on this dress - to a degree far more than other photos indicated. I needed to wear a shawl for the family portion of my event. Also, while the black straps do a lot to keep the dress in place, they give it a bit of a "I'm wearing a sports bra under my gown" look. Several people asked me what they were throughout the night, commenting that they looked a bit odd.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
June 17, 2015
The perfect dress for a 50's themed fundraiser!

This dress fit true to size. I wore it to a 50's themed hospital fundraiser and it was a hit. The black straps are weird, and after trying it on, I decided to pin them to the dress so they couldn't be seen. After pinning the straps, it was a hit!

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 30
August 30, 2015
Loved this dress! Super comfortable and flattering!

Fits true to size, if anything slightly big. I don't usually wear bright colors, but because I was renting I went with this dress and was very happy with my choice. Definitely recommend it.

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 46
October 7, 2015
Unexpected gorgeous color. The bodice was fitted which added sexy to the fun & flirty skirt.

The top was fitted but comfortable with some stretch, and the full skirt has lots of crinoline but was still flattering. Great length. The color was great for my skin tone and perfect for summer or spring. Not sure I would rent in the winter (unless somewhere warm) but I would definitely rent again. Lots of compliments from friends and strangers.

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
October 27, 2015
Wore this for a black tie event.

Loved the color, and the black straps added a fun little interest. Nice shape and comfortable. Fit true to size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
November 15, 2015
I looked great in this dress - felt like a princess!

Dress arrived and was 6 inches longer than the one I tried on in store, and had straps that were 2 inches above my shoulders. Taped the straps down, and showed up to a cocktail party in a gown. But it was absolutely beautiful! Fits a little tight across the chest.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 21, 2016
Great fit! Wonderful service!

Wore it for my graduate voice recital. Just enough stretch in the material to be comfortable for singing. Love having the option to rent beautiful dresses to wear for a one time occasion instead of buying them.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
October 10, 2015
Beautiful dress!

I loved this dress! Unfortunately, just didn't have the right event for it. To see more pictures, visit here: http://www.sincerelyjennie.com/tracy-reese-dress/

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 144lbs
April 2, 2015
Got lots of compliments!

This dress is super fun! If I owned it, I'd remove the layer of stiff crinoline in the lining - it's very poofy and has a lot of volume. Both sizes sent to me still had the tags on! I have a size-A chest, and the 4 was a little too tight around the ribs, so I wore the 6. I don't think this dress would work if you have a large bust, but for me it was perfect. The color is true to the photo. I've never worn anything tea length before, so this was a nice departure from the norm.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 40
July 13, 2016
Eh...didn't feel beautiful in it!

I'm not a big person and even in a size 4 I felt "wide". I didn't feel pretty in it. The color and detail was beautiful, I liked the shoulder cut, but the fit around the waist was very strange. I looked "wide" in all of the photos, maybe it was because there was more material than needed? I would not rent this dress again and was very happy to get out of it at the end of the night. It's too bad because I wore it to my brother in laws wedding reception, a time when I was hoping to feel good!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
July 25, 2016
I was looking for something unusual, not too formal, I could move in. This dress was a great choice.

The color was just as vibrant as it looks in the pictures. Shape was very flattering for an hourglass/curvy figure, and the fit was perfect-- very comfortable to move in. The material was a little heavier than I'd anticipated. The cut of the top could be quite revealing for someone who was very large-chested.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 6, 2016
It was great and I had great compliments

I was only a couple month post baby and this dress flattered well and was fun to dance in

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 146lbs
March 19, 2017
Great find from the clearance sale!

The dress fits *beautifully*. I have a pear-shape, so this is a dress I need to take on and off over my head. It flows right over my hips, which can be a problem area for me. It's absolute exquisite. I tend to not buy formal dresses anymore since Rent the Runway exists, but I'm thrilled I can keep this dress forever.

Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
May 3, 2017
Retro style. Chic and comfortable.

Dress fit well. Fabric was thick and slimming.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
January 6, 2019
It is a beautiful dress

I loved earing this dress. It as a very cute dress and I have worn it a few times

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