kate spade new york

Perfect Era Dress

$65 to buy
$648 retail
Stylist Notes

The true navy tone and embellished neckline make this kate spade new york dress an elegant choice for a wedding. Bring modern flair with metallic pointy pumps.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

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

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

Product Details

Blue silk faille (75% Silk; 25% Cotton). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt with hidden pockets. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure and back key hole with button closure. Lined. 39” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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329 reviews
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Age: 28
May 12, 2016
My dress was perfect.
I loved this dress because I looked really classy. I like that I could also move around freely on the dance floor and not feel restricted in any way.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 132lbs
May 15, 2016
Cute fall/winter dress
This was really cute, but too much for a spring wedding. The material was pretty heavy. There is some serious poof to the skirt which I wasn't crazy about, but not enough to deter me from wearing it to the right event. I'm wearing a 6 in the picture even tho I normally wear a 4. I had trouble zipping it around my rib cage.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
November 16, 2014
The dress was elegant, trendy, and eye-catching. I seriously received hundreds of compliments!
I am a size 2 and the 2 fit perfectly. The top was snug, so you could wear it without a bra. It's more flaired than I thought originally, but honestly that made it more showy.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
November 19, 2014
Very pretty, but a little tight on top
The dress is beautiful, but I found the 10 to be a little too snug for comfort on top. I ended up wearing a dress of my own to the event. The skirts darts were a little awkward, forcing the dress to be fuller on one side, that combined with the tight top was too much to work with.
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 8, 2014
How many compliments I received on this dress!
Bottom of the dress was a little more poofy than I expected, but it was SO GORGEOUS! the weight of the fabric was perfect for a Christmas party. I would rent again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 13, 2014
Great!
Super comfy; docked this fab dress a star because some of the little stones by clavicle area were missing
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 24, 2014
Embrace the poof.
I tried to follow a fellow renter's advice and reinforce the pleats so the dress wasn't so poofy but I was unsuccessful. So I embraced the poof and found it to be a very fun dress for my grad school graduation. Because of my small bust and the high waist of the dress, I wore a size 2 but am usually a size 4. Very fun dress! Lots of compliments! Ooh, the pockets were amazing too!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 15
Bust size: 32B
December 25, 2014
This dress is stunningly beautiful
I absolutely loved this dress! Although, there were two problems. When I was ordering the dress there were no back up sizes available so I was stuck with only a two. The dress was a tiny bit small. Zipping the dress was a hassle do to the size. My other complaint is that there is no close up picture of the detailing on the front of the dress. The detailing has lots of pearls and if I had known this I would have ordered pearl earrings to go with it instead of the silver ones I rented. Overall the dress was amazing even with the bumps in the road. I most certainly re come d this dress to anyone who wants to feel like an elegant, glamorous princess for a night.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 13, 2015
Beautiful dress
Gorgeous dress! Loved the beading along the neckline and the deep navy blue color of the fabric. The dress is very fitted in the bust and waist. I had a hard time zipping the side zipper, but the bottom of the dress felt too big. I had a lot of people compliment me, but I didn't feel comfortable in it.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 12, 2015
The detail and fabric is absolutely stunning. I loved the fabric and classic silhouette.
The only problem was the skirt was larger than I had anticipated. I think I needed the 0 to get the tightest fit up top in order to balance out the volume of the skirt. I may try to rent a zero for another wedding I have coming up.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 12, 2015
The top decorations are dangly :-D
Great fit, comfortable, high quality fabric. I wore this for a rehearsal dinner of a black tie wedding, with the rehearsal in an older catholic church. It was perfect and the little bow in back was a great touch! Loved it!! Would love to own!! Oh, and the pearl thing at the top have dangly parts that swish as you move!!!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
February 25, 2015
This dress was perfect! I love the pockets, fabric and cut of it.
I received the 4 and 6 after a chat with a RTR stylist. The 4 fit perfectly. I am 5' 7" and the dress hit at the perfect spot above my knee. The fabric has no stretch so make sure you move well in it before picking your final size. I received compliment after compliment in this dress. I was sad to send it back. I had an amazing experience with RTR and will definitely be using them again.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 9, 2015
Complimented by Donald trump
I wore this dress to a fund raising dinner. I ended up wearing the 10 because the 8 was too small across the chest. It is a gorgeous dress! You can tell it is of high quality by the material and details. While at the fund raising dinner I was complimented multiple times on the dress once even by Donald Trump! It's a beautiful classic dress. I highly recommend it!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123lbs
March 17, 2015
So many compliments
I was so excited to wear this dress. When I got it I was a little disappointed because a few of the stones were missing. Nobody could tell except for me, but I expected it to be perfect. However, I got many compliments on the dress. The waist fit me really snug & I had enough room to wear one of those va-va-voom bras if I wanted to. The skirt was really fun & the dress moved well on the dance floor.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
March 18, 2015
I loved loved loved this dress and have never received so many compliments on a dress before..
This was my first time using rent the runway and I needed a last minute dress for a fundraiser gala. I originally ordered it in a 0 and 2 but due to a late ups train the dress was not going to arrive time. RTR sent me another 2 since they didn't have anymore 0s. In dresses I am normally a 0, but the 2 fit ok. It was a little big in the top, but not enough to keep me from wearing it. The 0 would've been much better but the 2 still worked.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 29, 2015
Love! Perfect for a black-tie gala, and brought tons of compliments from complete strangers!
Like others, I couldn't really tell what the jeweled neckline was going to be like. I expected silver or crystals, but it's a ton of pearls, most of which dangle a little bit, so they have some great movement. The bust fit pretty snug when I had a bra underneath, but it's sturdy enough material that you could go without a bra. I've also never worn a skirt this full and usually wear very form-fitting dresses, but I wanted a statement piece because I was the emcee for the event, and this flared skirt was perfect! The big skirt also made it very comfortable and I didn't have to suck in my belly all night! :) I absolutely loved it and got compliments all night.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
March 29, 2015
Everyone complimented me. Guys and girls. I felt like a princess!
Great fit. Wore to a friends wedding
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 29, 2015
Classic with some flair!
I loved this dress. I wore it to a '50s theme party, so the silhouette with the fitted waist and big skirt was great. It was a bit tight around my ribs, but otherwise it was very comfortable. With the embellished neckline you don't need much jewelry. Plus, pockets!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
March 30, 2015
First time renter and would definitely rent again. Compliments all night long.
Loved the fit of the dress. The top part was a little tight but that's what gave the whole dress it's look. The pockets and the poofiness of the skirt I absolutely adored.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Body type: Hourglass
March 30, 2015
So many compliments on this dress!
I am a 10 or 12 in Kate Spade, wore the 12 because this dress is snug in the rib cage and I wanted to be comfortable. Multiple people commented that the dress has a Mad Men flair. The navy photographed beautifully, less harsh than black. I wish I owned this dress!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 2, 2015
Classic elegance
I received so many compliments on this dress. I loved the simple elegance of it, but the bell skirt made for a fun silhouette and the beading was stunning. The dress was a little tight in the bust and rib cage but since I just had a baby a few months ago my proportions are a little off.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
April 15, 2015
This Kate Spade dress is GORGEOUS! Unfortunately it runs small & the next size up wasn't available.
The dress is fitted in the rib cage area and the material has no give, so if you're uncertain (or between sizes) go up a size. The material and detailing on the front is really beautiful! I wish the size I needed was available; I definitely would rent this one again. RTR was extremely helpful and overnighted a replacement dress in a different style so I was all set to attend a wedding.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
April 20, 2015
Came right on time, and great service
Definitely is a bit snug on the waist. It was not the most comfortable for me, but I don't think it looked small in pictures. Some of my beads were missing/about to fall off. There were gum wrappers in the pockets But over all, I've have mad compliments and it was a classy choice for my junior prom.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
May 11, 2015
Very fun dress with a full skirt.
I ordered a 4 based on reviews but I should have done a 2. I still wore the 4 and had lots of complements, but a 2 would have been better. I wore this to a formal work event and it was very easy to just throw on and go!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
May 17, 2015
Loved this dress! Got tons of compliments, it was comfortable to dance in, and it has pockets!!
It's runs small so I would recommend ordering a size or two up. The skirt is much bigger than it appears on the model. I was able to steam the dress which helped the pleats and helped it be a little less poufy. It is convenient because you don't need to worry about special undergarments for this dress and it has big pockets!! I loved it and would order it again!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
June 1, 2015
Great formal color
Lovely dress- nice color to wear instead of black. The skirt was quite full, but it was elegant
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
June 3, 2015
Classy Dress!
Rented this dress for a murder mystery party. I was to dress elegant and classy. This dress was perfect!! Pockets were the highlight as well as the classic Kate Spade bow in the back.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Body type: Pear
Weight: 144lbs
June 13, 2015
This dress is spectacular!
I wanted to love this dress so much! It was gorgeous and even prettier in person! Due to it belling out so much, the wait is a lot smaller than normal. It was very hard to zip up around my rib cage and I don't have a broad chest or anything. I originally wasn't going to wear it because I couldn't zip it up. I was able to finally zip it with some help but it was extremely tight and hard to breath. I did wear it to the wedding and immediately changed because it was unbearable and I thought I was going to bust the seams!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
June 16, 2015
This dress was fantastic, I received so many compliments
Amazing dress, 4 was a little tight, 6 fit perfectly. I got so many compliments! This dress will make anyone feel amazing
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 137lbs
June 20, 2015
Perfect dress!
Runs TTS. The size 2 was perfect everywhere but a little bit tight at stomach. Size 4 has more room at stomach but loose at armpits. I ended up with size 4 because it feels better to wear a bigger size in warm weather. I wore the dress to a concert and received a ton of compliments.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
June 28, 2015
I felt like a million bucks!
I rented this dress for a big occasion--meeting my boyfriend's entire family for the first time at his sister's wedding. This was my first RTR and it was absolutely amazing. This dress is a little snug in the waist but it's very forgiving everywhere else. I am very "hour-glassy" and normally wear an 8 or 10 in pants but I have a small waist. At first I was nervous for not getting a backup size 8 but everything worked perfectly. Definitely be sure to steam the skirt! It's super fun and perfect for twirling on the dance floor.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
June 30, 2015
Wow!!
Kate spade-you did it again. Received compliments allll night. My husband was a groomsman in a wedding so I wanted something a little special. The dresses flares out--loved that. I'm actually going to rent this for another wedding that my husband is a groomsman in this year. I love it that much.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
July 3, 2015
I felt like Jackie O!
This dress is so classy and overall classic! The fabric is fantastic with the slightest sheen. Minimal jewelry is needed since the neck detail of pearls and crystals does all the talking. I'm a moderately busted woman and this fit my chest like a glove. No need for special undergarments, regular bra works just fine. The skirt may be a bit poofy for some (it has pockets!) but, I did my hair up to help counterbalance that. I felt so beautiful and it was perfect for the closing dinner of my sorority's biennial international convention in Chicago. I rent dresses quite often with RTR, and I've never given a full 5 stars, until this dress! Rent this dress!!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
July 6, 2015
Couldn't breath
Dress was very elegant and as pictured, but the bust fit way too tight. I couldn't move my arms and it was very tight for me and I'm only a c-cup.
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
July 19, 2015
I felt like a princess in this dress!
I wore this dress for a wedding and loved it!! I received so many complements. My initial order was a size smaller. The top in this dress runs small, I'm a 36 C and needed a size larger to fit the top. Once it's on, amazing! And RTR was fabulous to work with and express me the next size up over night.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Age: 40
July 20, 2015
Absolutely stunning in person
My 1st #RTR experience & I love it! This Kate Spade dress is beautiful & so much fun to wear. I'm 5'10" & it's often hard to find an appropriately length dress but this fit the bill perfectly! 20 class reunion was the perfect setting. Thank You RTR!!!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
July 26, 2015
Endless compliments
I got a ton of compliments on this dress and the cut is super cute and on trend. I am a 36DDD and have issues with most dresses in the chest. This dress fit fine in the chest but similar to other Kate Spade dresses I have rented, it was VERY tight in the natural wait and rib cage. I have worn other Kate dresses in a 6 in the past but there is NO WAY the 6 would have come close to zipping in this one. Overall I loved it, and would rent it again (in a larger size :-) )
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
July 30, 2015
Lots of compliments throughout the night! Stood out in a sea of lace and sequins. Very red carpet.
Fit perfectly! The giant pleats were a bit overwhelming and unruly. They jut out pretty far and if you have hips it's even mor exaggerated. Be ready for the dress to wear you at times. Stuck my hands in the pockets to control the dress as I walked. Minimal jewelry if any is best.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Age: 18
August 2, 2015
I felt beautiful and became more confident wearing this dress!
I am giving this dress a four because I love the silhouette and the beading on the dress! I recieved tons of compliments from friends and other guests. I love the dress but there are some cons.. I was very disappointed with the condition of the zipper. The zipper was extremely hard to zipper and started to cut my under arm. I am a 36D bust and it was hard to breath because there was no wiggle room in the bust area. Overall the dress was a hit, but I would not re- rent this dress again. But I was very pleased with my first RTR experience!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
August 9, 2015
Great fit, comfortable, looked great.
This was a black tie wedding. The dress was so fun. Huge skirt, easy to dance in (didn't feel like I was risking showing anything off). I got so many compliments!
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