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Look royal in this purple eyelet dress by Tracy Reese. A flattering V-neckline and full bodied skirt will hide your flaws and flatter your curves in all the right places. Pair with metallic accessories to make it country club chic.
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Purple 100% silk floral lace. V-neckline. Gathered full skirt. Small crinoline petticoat for fullness. Hidden back zip. Fully lined. 38" from top of shoulder to hem. Model's height is 5'10".
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This dress runs true to size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout bodice
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt and petticoat conceal hips and backside
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10")

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Rebecca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 7344
Jun 7, 2011
An intricate and flattering dress!
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved everything about this dress! It is true to size and works especially well if you are busty. The shoulder straps make it easy to wear a bra with straps for extra support, but strapless would work too because the back is not too low. The color is even more vibrant in person and photographs very well. However, be warned that the outer covering of this dress snags easily so it may show some signs of wear. Make sure to prepare yourself for tons of compliments because this dress is a showstopper!
Precious J.
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3523
Jan 22, 2011
Beautiful color and rich fabric!
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Such a fun dress to wear! The lace fabric is heavy and the skirt has several layers, including a section of tulle which gave the skirt a nice poof. Very sophisticated, but fun to wear.
Kate
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4432
Dec 12, 2010
Perfect for a summer wedding!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The waist sat a little higher than I expected (despite my short torso), but it maximized the skirt-twirling potential. This is probably my favorite dress I've ever worn.
Traci
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 4431
Oct 19, 2011
October wedding
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was beautiful! I received so many compliments on it. I wore it to a friends wedding and it was fun to twirl around on the dance floor all night! The straps were a little big, but I was able to pin it up. I would definitely wear this dress again!
Dana
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5432
Dec 8, 2011
It was awesome not having to shop in stores to find this dress! And I received so many compliments on it.
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
As some of the other renters described, there were a few loose threads here and there, but it was nothing that a bit of trimming couldn't fix. The color is really rich and stood out beautifully at my company's holiday party, where most people were wearing black. I really enjoyed wearing this dress and would recommend it to others.
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 3334
Apr 17, 2011
It was a great dress-- very me! May have to rent it again!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered my usual size 4 and a size 2. The size 4 dress I received had a broken zipper, so I couldn't wear it. Luckily, the 2 fit but I think the 4 would have fit better. It was even hard to zip up the 2 cause the zipper would get stuck. Also, it snagged easily. All of that aside, I still loved the dress for its retro vibe. I wore it with black Michael Kors wedges, curly hair, and Nicole Miller earrings I also rented from the site. I recommend renting this dress but make sure you order 2 sizes in case one of the zippers is messed up!
Erica
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2323
Apr 13, 2014
The color and details made it shine above the other prom dresses
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It has been years since I have rented this dress and never placed a review about it. I am sorry, ladies, but I don't think I have a picture of it anymore. However, I can tell you that it was very flattering for my petite figure. The color purple was vibrant but not overly bright. The V-neckline was my favorite because paired with the lace, it adds an elegant and graceful look to the dress. If you want a dress that is fun but still covers up, I think this one is perfect!
Bee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5433
Nov 17, 2012
The dress .. go the best reviews loved it
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Runs large for sure but feels lovely
Jill
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3433
Nov 14, 2012
Loved this dress
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is so perfect for a summer wedding. Loved it and would definitely recommend!
Jess
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3432
Oct 10, 2012
Got tons of compliments on the dress, was comfortable to be in for hours and for dancing.
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The back dips down, so I opted for a backless bra. The bodice was only the slightest bit snug (but the 4 would have been too loose), and the cut is very flattering - ate a huge dinner and it was well hidden! ;)
Very VaVaVoom
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7444
Oct 1, 2012
Not good for full busts and small waists.
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for a bridal shower. It was a lovely deep purple and I found the lace detail to be sweet and whimsical. Unfortunately, the fit was very wrong for my body type. I am a 32DD and with a small waist. I normally need to buy a 10 and have it taken in. Finding a dress to accommodate my bust and my stomach takes work and this dress didn't work. The midsection didn't tuck back in and made me look wide and boxy. The V on the neckline is high, which is nice for a more conservative look but it smashed my boobs down like a sports bra. Again, lovely dress but a poor fit for me personally, if you have a hourglass figure, stay away. This would be a better dress for a more boyish top frame.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Canonical User Type: 5533
Sep 24, 2012
I loved the color and the shape.
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
It was beautiful, but it was too big for me to wear. If you're deciding between two sizes, go with the smaller size.
Jenn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Canonical User Type: 5544
Aug 8, 2010
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
A super girly-feeling, very comfortable dress. I felt like twirling the entire day I wore it. It minimized my chest and allowed me to wear a bra.
Sam
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 126 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3433
Sep 2, 2012
It'll make you float!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress got me more compliments than I can count - it was a super fun dress with the very ample skirt, and looked great dancing. I seriously consider buying this dress!
Onyema
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 6433
Aug 26, 2012
The Rehearsal Dinner
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I love the lace pattern of this dress and the deep purple color. I'm glad that I ordered two different sizes because the smaller size did not fit well. The bigger size fit better but was too big around the bust for me. Otherwise I'm happy that i chose the dress. It was great for the rehearsal dinner.
Anastasia
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4534
Aug 21, 2012
Perfect Fit
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The color on the computer does not do this dress justice. It's a beautiful jewel tone color. I received plenty of compliments.
Kerrie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5433
Aug 17, 2012
Gorgeous color
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a September wedding and it was perfect for the occasion. The color and detail of the lace were wonderful. The skirt was also great for dancing- fun to twirl around in without exposing too much of yourself :). I am usually a size 6 but only a size 4 and 8 were available the weekend needed, so I rented both. I couldn't zip the 4 up and the 8 was loose on the top half. I wore the 8 and pinned the straps of the lining to my bra (had to wear a special bra for low-backed dresses). So even though the 8 was a little too big it still looked great.
Sabrina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5543
Aug 14, 2012
Fun and flirty!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
What does one wear to a destination beach wedding? THIS dress! It's so cute and flirty. It has enough give if you eat that extra slice of cake and enough movement for you to shimmy to one more Journey song. You can even twirl away and get some good oompf in your twirl and not worry about anything moving around. Can wear a normal bra with it and there's enough layers that you can wear normal undies too. The purple lace has a nice floral detail that you can't really see in the photo but its a really detailed, fun, dress.
H PINNY
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3432
Jul 30, 2012
Loved this dress!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was my backup dress, and was so sad I was unable to wear it (my first choice worked out perfect). However, will definitely be renting it again. The vibrant purple is amazing!
Kathryn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6424
Nov 27, 2011
Awkward fit
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is really cute but as soon as I opened the package I knew it was going to be too big. The over all fit was ok it wasn't too tight and i felt comfortable in it but it went way past my knees. The waist also hits lower than your natural waist and cuts across the stomach. I'm sure it works out much better on taller girls, it just wasn't right for me. Also the skirt is A LOT fuller than it looks in the picture.
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4533
Oct 26, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
Dress was very feminine and really beautiful. Wore it to an outdoor Miami wedding and it was perfect. It hit a little above the knees on me and I did not have to wear a bra (the back is a little lower than a standard bra and the front is high enough that there's no need for any push-up action and tight enough so there's no jiggling). Also didn't have to wear spanx b/c of the loose skirt! I like it for a wedding b/c it's pretty and demure. Would rent again.
Ginny
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6524
Oct 18, 2011
Overall fit: Small
The lace looks pretty in the picture, but cheaper up close. Luckily it was my back-up dress, so I didn't have to wear it. I wouldn't suggest for someone with a large bust.
NY J
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 1421
Oct 17, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
Wore this gorgeous dress to a friend's wedding in September and I absolutely adored it. There were a couple snags in the lace but trimmed them down and it was perfectly fine - not noticeable at all. The dress is much lovelier in person, I loved how it gave me a defined waist, and I felt so pretty in it throughout the event. I wished I could've kept it!
EmilyB
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 1421
Oct 14, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
This dress is adorable! I'm 5'3'' 118 and the 0 fit perfectly! I"m a B cup and I would recommend this dress to those who are small chested. Its very fitted up top and makes me look so tiny! The lace is beautiful and has a little bit of shimmer to it. Got it for a bachelorette weekend in Savannah and its just what I was looking for. Definitely will rent this again!
Cait
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2422
Oct 6, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
I love this dress! I have rented it twice - once to wear to my bridal shower (with a cardigan) and another time for a wedding. I received compliments on it both times. Since I'm short (5'2) the dress came to my knees, but with heels it still looked proportionate. I am 5'2, 110 lbs and the size 0 fit perfectly. I recommend this dress!
MegP
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2523
Sep 21, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
I was nervous about this since I'm so short, but the dress really was cute, even though it came down to my knees. The 0 fit great, although there was some wear & tear on the zipper right at the waistband that made it almost impossible to zip even just to put it back on the hanger - I was on the verge of googling "how to zip a stuck zipper" when it magically went up, and luckily I was able to get it back down with no problem at the end of the night. There were also a torn threads on the outer lace layer of the skirt, so I was a little disappointed that it wasn't in perfect condition, but I don't think they were bad enough for anyone but me to notice.
Elle@SurviveWeddingSeason
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 5543
Sep 13, 2011
Overall fit: Large
The color, cut and style of this dress is gorgeous. The fabric amazing and the cut very vintage and sophisticated. I wore it to a baby shower and now I want more deep purple clothes. Lots of compliments on this design so that made it even more fun to wear. My only issue was the delicacy of the dress (which is undoubtedly what makes it so fabulous) but there were loose threads and parts where the trim was starting to come undone. I wore it very carefully but not comfortably because I was worried the whole time that someone would snag the thread with their jewelry. Thankfully I left the party unscathed, but I think it might be time for this dress to visit a seamstress for a lil pick me up so that others can try out its fabulousness.
Jenna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4432
Sep 12, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
I loved this dress! It did fit a little big, so good thing I made sure to get a size smaller than normal. The color is so rich and was great for the wedding I attended.
Maggie
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 1421
Aug 31, 2011
Overall fit: Large
Dress is gorgeous, loved the lace and the neckline, wasn't too low cut or revealing. However, I usually wear a 2 and the 2 was too large for me. It may have been because I am very short. I was unable to wear it because of the proportions. On a taller woman though I am sure this would be beautiful!
Elena
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3424
Aug 29, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
Unfortunately, the back up size of a 2 wasn't available, so I went with a 4. For my body (5'2, 125lbs, 27 waist, 34D), it wasn't the most flattering. My top heavy body didn't do so well with a dress with such a full lower half because I just looked "full" all over. Maybe it would've been different with a tighter size 2, but I wasn't a big fan. Loved the color and fabric though!
Sumaya
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 19
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 1321
Aug 8, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
I loved this dress. It looks even better in person, the color is gorgeous, and the fit is very flattering. This was a present to myself for my 17th birthday dinner, and it was more than worth it!
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Canonical User Type: 2434
Aug 2, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
This dress was flattering in all the right places, and classy while still being a bit sexy. The size two fit perfectly. There were a few loose threads when I received it, but it didn't get caught on anything throughout the night. This is one dress I may actually rent again!
Erin
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 4
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 1234
Jul 17, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
I was really worried about this dress because I had read a review that said they needed a bigger size than normal. That being said I was really happy to say that a 2, which is sometimes even a little small on me, worked great. The zipper can be troublesome but aside from that, this dress was awesome. I am a true hourglass, 35-25-35 measurements and it was so beautiful. I am a 32DD so sometimes dresses are difficult to fit into but this one fit like a dress. So great, will definitely rent again!!
Nycgirl
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Pear
Canonical User Type: 1431
Jul 1, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
kristinad
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4434
Jun 14, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
Such a pretty dress... only complaint was that the zipper was extremely hard to close (as the lace kept getting in the way). However, I LOVED twirling in it, and got so many compliments on the dress, it really is beautiful! The 8 fit perfectly in this, while a 4 in a Nanette Lepore dress (go getter) fit amazing, so do your research on sizing!
Beth
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Body type: Pear
Canonical User Type: 1531
Jun 6, 2011
Overall fit: Large
The dress is beautiful, I felt like an absolute knockout in it. Perfect for the summer wedding I wore it to, I got so many compliments! Swirly skirt, fitted bodice, really comfortable. The dress is made for someone with a longer torso than mine (which is v. short), but that was a very small con in a big heap of pros. Highly recommended!
Shelly
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 1531
May 30, 2011
Overall fit: Large
I am in love with this dress. I wore it to a wedding rehearsal dinner and was like a walking advertisement for Rent the Runway. I don't think I've EVER received more compliments on an outfit IN MY LIFE. The dress is cute and comfortable. I'm usually a size 8 or 10 in pants, and I ordered the size 8. I thought the fit was fine, some of my friends thought I could have gone down a size. Also, even with the cute V in the back, it was no problem to wear a strapless bra. In the end I didn't want to send this dress back!
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 5324
May 29, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
Fit perfectly and made me feel like a princess! It is just as stunning in person as it is in pictures -- a very beautiful color and a great fit! I would definitely recommend renting this dress! I wish that I owned it!
JuliaKatherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 5444
May 16, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
I wore this dress to a wedding and loved it. The color and lace are absolutely beautiful. The dress was incredibly comfortable to wear. I would say the dress runs true to size, but the zipper is a little finicky because of the lace work. It was definitely helpful to have the extra size.
MissCoJo
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
Canonical User Type: 1531
Nov 23, 2010
Overall fit: True to Size
My size wasn't available so I wore the next size up and it was pretty loose. Based on that, I'd say my correct size (6) would have been right on the money. Even wearing the next size up (with a fawn colored cardigan), I adored this dress! I received so many compliments it truly made my day/decision to rent it! It was really a unanimous crowd pleaser. I wore it to a wedding brunch at a fancy old hotel in San Francisco and was complimented by both young fahionistas, men, and mature women like the very stylish mother of the groom alike. Someone else mentioned that this is easy to snag and that put me on the alert so I didn't have any mishaps, but it is true. Don't go wearing that bracelet with the sharp rhinestones with this one.
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