Bell Sleeve Lace Dress

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Stylist Notes

This elegant lace sheath dress by Dress The Population, fashioned with structured bell sleeves and nude lining, is the perfect balance of classic and current.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Straight, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

White lace (100% Polyester). Sheath. Three quarter bell sleeves. Crew neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. 34" from shoulder to hemline. Made in the USA.

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86 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(31)
Small
(12)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
March 2, 2018
Tons of compliments!

GREAT FIT, perfect length, shows off the legs and is form fitting without being TIGHT

Top Contributor
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
April 2, 2018

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 56
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
April 3, 2018
Classic stylist sexy lace dress

Gorgeous Dress. Very delicate lace detailing but quality fabric. Perfect length. Wore to a Easter church service and brunch. I had to be careful with the sleeves while eating because they are big but it wasn't that big a deal. Felt very sexy and cute in this dress.

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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 25
April 4, 2018
I wore this dress for Easter. I was worried about the dress length for church, but it was perfect!!!

The dress was flattering.

Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
April 6, 2018
Beauriful, short, runs small

Looks expensive

Top Contributor
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
April 10, 2018
Unique fun dress!

Little shorter than I anticipated and definitely runs small. But loved the lace and sleeves!!! Tons of compliments.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
April 15, 2018
My husband loved this dress. He said it looked great on me and wants me to buy it.

I'm a Pastor's Wife so I wore it to church. I received a lot of compliments. My husband absolutely loved it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 110lbs
April 25, 2018
Beautiful & classic

It's beautiful and elegant but the lace material is too thick for my taste. Overall, it's classic and wonderful! You should rent it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
April 27, 2018
Pretty fabric

Pretty dress, but odd fit. I'm a true hourglass shape. I found this dress baggy in under the bust and near my armpits (32D) and tight in the middle, wore it anyway, but not the most flattering. While I received many compliments, I was self conscious. The length was good for my petite height.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
May 4, 2018
Beautiful dress

Although the dress fit me a little loose I felt like very comfortable in it. Texture of the dress is really nice.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
May 6, 2018
Fun to wear

Wore this to a Kentucky derby party. I originally rented the medium, but it was tight in the bust (34DDD) the fabric kept bunching up (as you can also see here) so I sent the medium back for a large. Overall very cute, got tons of compliments.

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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
May 13, 2018
Best dress ever!

It was great for my curves and long legs. I'm a 36 DD and have broad shoulders and it wasn't too tight. It also wasn't too short either! Best dress ever!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 113lbs
May 14, 2018
Cute and classy!

Cute, nice length. Runs slightly large. Fun cuffs!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
May 16, 2018
Stylist Review

This dress is so beautiful and feels so expensive and high quality. It was super flattering, even with a large bust. I wore my typical size Medium, which was perfect, and I'd recommend ordering a size up for your backup just because it is more on the fitted side.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
May 17, 2018
Great quality.

I loved this dress. It was a perfect fit and just felt good on. Compliments galore!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 19, 2018
Ugly lace

The lace is not as pretty in person, the amount of the tan color showing is not very pretty. Rented for bridal shower but did not wear.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 23, 2018
Unique and fun dress!

Wore this for a graduation dinner and was perfect for this event. It is a simple but elegant dress that pops with a fun style. The sleeves are great as they are designed nicely and will not be near your plate - so feel free to eat dinner in this dress! Only issue is the lace can bunch up in upper mid-torso when seated and doesn't fully lay flat after. It is not a big deal but I did tug down on it a bit.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 56
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 114lbs
May 30, 2018
I wore this for mothers day brunch at the country club. lovely!

It fit nice, is shorter, just bigger through the mid-section on me - but hey.it was a brunch!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
May 31, 2018
Didn't like the liner

The dress was loose but the liner bunched and would not lay flat.

Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 1, 2018
This was a perfect cute, yet more modest dress for a Baptism.

Fit true to size. Just had a baby, so the shape of this dress was perfect for hiding a not to tight tummy.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
June 8, 2018
I've never gotten so many compliments

I wore this dress twice. Both times I received compliments from everyone I knew and even total strangers. I'll be buying this one for sure.

Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 19, 2018
Loved it!

Loved it ! Had to wear the back up size since it does not stretch and I have thick thighs but overall loved the fit

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 46
Bust size: 40D
Weight: 190lbs
June 21, 2018
Pretty short, best for party you wont sit down!

Dress is well made, made me a bit box shaped and I am curvy. Very short, especially seated. I probably flashed everyone getting out of Uber.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 31, 2018
Loved the bell sleeves!

Super comfortable and the pattern was awesome. I was able to wear the medium and the length of the dress was not too short.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Age: 36
August 8, 2018
Lovely lace details!

Love the lace and sleeves of this dress! I wore it for my bridal shower and it fit great while I was standing up, but was very short when I sat down - was a little uncomfortable while trying to sit and open gifts with everyone watching. The underlayer also tended to sneak up a bit. But, overall it was great for the shower and I felt lovely wearing it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Body type: Athletic
August 8, 2018
Sizing was weird. Small was too small and medium was too big. Couldn't wear it.

Did not wear because it was too big in the waist and butt. Bust was OK for 36 C.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
August 9, 2018
Super Fun and Unique Dress!

I wore this dress to a fashion show where attire is listed as Urban Chic, so really anything goes! It was flirty, fun and comfortable. My only complaint is that the interior dress, slip part, bunched up a little and it looked like rolls of fat. But I got over that and had a great time anyway. The bell sleeves are cool detail and since I recently got engaged, wearing white lace was extra fun. I got compliments all night long!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
August 15, 2018
Great Bridal Shower dress!

Wore this dress to my bridal shower and I loved it! The liner is a little heavy so if you have an outside summer event it might be too hot of a dress. My shower was inside so it was perfect. Overall I loved this dress and it was really comfortable.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Full Bust
August 23, 2018
Boxy

Super big and bulky. Does not hug your body at all or give you shape. Runs large and I would go a size down for an attempt of a more fitted look. The shoulders are super Square and odd so it made you look like a box. RTR was amazing and accommodating in exchanging the dress for a completely different style.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
August 27, 2018
Bridal Shower Mishap

I rented this even after reading the reviews and seeing photos of the fit. The main issue I have with this dress is how it fits right beneath the bust. It folds up really weird and you can't fix it because it happens each time you move. The only way I got rid of it was when I stood straight as a stick and puffed my chest out, which isn't practical obviously. I tried the XS and it was very short. The S was the best I could do because I was traveling and didn't have time to get another dress. I wouldn't recommend this dress if you're worried about people looking at nonexistent rolls/pushes that this dress creates. The dress would look different under the bust each time I took a picture. Sometimes it'd only be one fold and others it'd be an asymmetrical single or double fold. It was super weird and unpleasant to know that the slip was doing its own thing with each move I made. Otherwise it was cute, but not worth the bad pictures! The lace was really thick, which didn't bother me too much, but it was a bit unexpected how thick it was compared to the thin slip under it.

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
September 2, 2018
Shower

Beautiful and fit so well! Unfortunately my skin tone matched the underlay, so it almost looked like o wasn't wearing anything underneath. Amazing otherwise!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
September 11, 2018
Old lady chic

Heavy, not flattering. I didn't wear it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
September 11, 2018
I LOVED THIS DRESS!!! So many compliments

I wore this dress to my bridal shower. It is fun, comfy, and flattering. The fabric is a little heavy, and definitely would not have been comfortable to wear if it had been warmer outside. I loved the sleeves and the lace, and I got so many compliments. It was only available in a size XL, even though the L probably would have fit me a little better, however, it worked, and I love the way it looked. I would recommend this dress to anyone who is a little bustier but with a straight or slightly hour glass body. It creates shape, which I don't usually have. All in all, a wicked cute dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
September 25, 2018
Fundraiser/Cocktail Party

Dress received many compliments, fits true to size. Incredibly poor design, I spent most of the evening pulling down the lining under the lace part of the dress. It bunches up every few steps in the front and in the back of the dress.

Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
September 26, 2018
GORGEOUS DRESS. Loved the detail.

Overall, amazing dress. SO MANY COMPLIMENTS. Super flattering, good length for shorter person. The nude liner is very thick, so do not recommend for a warm day or any event if you could be sweaty at all. But it worked well for my indoor/outdoor bridal shower on a cool fall day. Easy to wear for several hours and to sit down in. May be short for average height or tall person, as I am on the shorter side and the length fit just right. I am heavier chested and didn't need to wear a bra, since the dress is a tight fit in the chest area and there is a thick liner. Couldn't have loved this dress more.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 198lbs
October 27, 2018
Ran small

Ran small in the bust area.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
October 29, 2018
Bridal Shower hit!!

Loved this dress and was perfect for my bridal shower! If you have a large chest, or are curvy, I recommend sizing up, otherwise, no complaints! Received many compliments. Highly recommend!

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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
November 4, 2018
Felt comfortable all night & got so many compliments

Wore this dress for my engagement party. Little on the shorter side, but wasn't uncomfortable.

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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 30D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 5, 2018
Engagement pictures

Wore for my dressier part of our photos. This is the 'worst' it looked, so sharing it. It is cute! But does want crinkle when walking as shown. The rest of the photos the dress is lying flat and very figure flattering

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
November 6, 2018
XS + Extra long body = unwearable

I find, at times, that small sizes in dresses mean MUCH shorter length than larger sizes and this dress is the perfect example. I could have worn it as a shirt. Gorgeous lace and high quality material, but if you are small and tall, forgettaboutit.

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