Katie May

Dove Layla Gown

$295 retail

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Stylist Notes

A timeless, curve-hugging silhouette is updated with a modern asymmetrical neckline on this refined Katie May gown. Pull your hair back in a sleek bun to show off the entire look.

Size & Fit

This gown 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: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH:

Floor length, three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

Product Details

Grey crepe (97% Polyester, 3% Spandex). Gown. Cap sleeves. One shoulder neckline. Hidden side zipper closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Made in the USA.

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174 reviews
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Age: 30
September 28, 2017
I got a lot of compliment on the dress during the wedding!

Everyone kept telling me that they had gone to different weddings this season and that this bridesmaid dress was the best. I was classy and a great color. I ordered two to be sure on the sizing. I went with the bigger size because I felt the material (while stretchy) was clinging to my body. I would recommend a size up.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 130lbs
October 5, 2017
LOVED IT

I absolutely loved loved this dress. Beautiful on the body, perfect size, looks very expensive. I got lots and lots of compliments! :)

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
October 14, 2017
Classic beauty

Gorgeous show stopper

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Size worn:
18L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 190lbs
November 8, 2017
Perfeeeeeccttt!

This dress fit perfectly. I'm usually between a 14 and sometimes 16, so I'm glad I ordered the 18 as an additional size. It was a great fit, and I got so many compliments on it. My only complaint was the fit on the shoulders.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 11, 2017
Flawless!

Such a beautiful and well made dress. The size fit perfectly and it was beyond comfortable. If you're looking for something classy and one of a kind, then this is the dress for you!!!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
November 12, 2017
Love, love, LOVE this dress

I️ got stopped by so many people who told me that they loved the dress. I️ normally wear a 00, but I️ rented a 0R and it fit like a glove. So I️ would advise anyone to rent a size up from what they normally wear.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
November 26, 2017
Pretty but runs small

I typically wear a size 0 or sometimes a 2. I ordered the zero and four seeing as that was all that was available. I wore the four. Unless you want to look like you've been tightly wrapped in Saran Wrap, size up! Got lots of compliments on the dress!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 27, 2017
Beautiful, classic dress

Wore the 2R because the 0R was very difficult to zip. Was about 1 inch longer than I would have liked but otherwise fit like a glove. Loved the color and cut and really enjoyed wearing. Would rent again!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
December 1, 2017
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Beautiful dress. I ordered size 8 in four dresses i tried on. This was the only one that didnt fit. Runs really small.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Age: 41
December 7, 2017
Loved the Simplicity of the dress

Dress is beautiful! Loved the color and material but ladies it does run small- I normally wear a 2 so I am glad I read the reviews and ordered up.

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
December 11, 2017
Stunning Dress for a formal event!

This dress definitely runs small, I typically wear a 2-4 and wore the 6 so all of the reviews are right on track! It was a perfect shade of grey that stood out among all of the black and red dresses at the black tie wedding and so incredibly ellegant! The dress shows most undergarment lines so I would suggest a spanx that goes from the bra to lower thigh!

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
December 11, 2017
Not the best Choice

I rented this for a black tie wedding! I am 5'6 , 130 lbs and 34DD. I am normally a 4 or 6 in dresses. I ended up having to wear the 8. I could not even wear a bra with the dress due to it being so tight in the ribcage. I love form fitting dresses, but I felt like I was wearing a banana peel. This would be a nice silohuette for someone with a D or smaller chest.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 119lbs
December 11, 2017
Stunning fit

Unique color stands out. Perfect length. Loved it

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Age: 30
December 16, 2017
Fabulous dress!!!!

Absolutly amazing dress!! A timeless beauty. Many complimants and was very comfortable. Wore it for my husbands work holiday party that was a Hollywood theme and definitly felt i fit in on a red carpet :)

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Age: 40
December 19, 2017
I felt like Cinderella

This dress fit me perfectly. I'm slender and 5'10 so I was worried the dress would be too big but it fit perfectly. I ordered a size 2L and the length was perfect with a 4 inch heel. The color stands out so all eyes will be on you!

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 144lbs
December 24, 2017
great dress!

I wore this dress to a debutante ball, and it was perfect for the event! At an event when most other people wore black, this gorgeous gray stood out. I loved how simple the dress is, and the off the shoulder feature is really nice. This dress, like others have mentioned already, does run small. I rented a four regular length, and a six long as a back-up size. I could barely get the four zipped up past my hips, but the six was perfect. I am also glad that I ordered this dress in the long length, as the regular length would have been much too short for me to wear heels. I am about 5'6"(measurements 34"x27"x37", C cup), and the long length in this allowed me to wear about 4 inch heels and the dress just skimmed the floor, just like I like it. The fabric of this dress has quite a bit of give and stretch, and is a pretty good weight--definitely felt high-quality. My only complaint is that the fabric shows every curve and bump and wrinkle, so I had to be very careful of what undergarments I wore (read: went without lol). I could have used Spanx just to smooth everything out, but the dress still looked great without them. This is the third time I have used Rent The Runway, and this was yet another success! I will definitely be renting again!

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
January 1, 2018
"And the award goes too..."

I felt like a Academy Awards presenter! The dress was perfect. I used to wear 4/6 but obviously I've grown. The zipper was a challenge on the 6 but an 8 would have been too loose. The off the shoulder fabric is cute but can get outof shape if you're dancing like a crazy woman as I do! Overall it was gorgeous!!

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 2, 2018
Stunning dress for NYE

Great dress for a black tie NYE party. I'm just under 5'6" and the 2L was perfect with heels. It's not a forgiving dress or one made for dancing (there's no slit), but its perfect for looking elegant and statuesque.

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
January 3, 2018
beautiful dress!

this dress was perfect for a black tie wedding. i loved the fit. great for the curves. the dress does run small so do the next size up. very comfortable dress had a little stretch to it.

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
January 6, 2018
I felt like an old hollywood movie star!

The dress is goregous. Its soft and has a slight stretch to hug all the right places. The ONLY Annoyance, The liner kept twisting through the night but a quick bathroom trip and easily fixed. I got compliments all night, and Im sooo happy I choose this dress. I normally dont wear tight, form fitting clothes or dresses but it made me feel confident and BEAUTIFUL! I did wear a spanx to smooth my torso and upper thighs and also because I could not find any underwear that didnt show lines, So I wore the spanxs minus underwear. Im 5'2.5 and went on a limb and ordered the 12l thinking it was going to be so long I might have to pin it, however with my low hills I was able to keep from dragging it(I was not wearing my hills in the photo)

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
January 14, 2018
Great dress but was afraid to wear!

I'm normally a size 0-2 but the 4 was too tight for me. I felt it was too tight for a black tie function for work. Loved the dress but i didnt wear it.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 29, 2018
Too small

Beautiful dress but tan too small in the bust so I could not wear it

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 30, 2018
Blah

My skintone was too light to wear this color. This dress was pretty but plain. Maybe for another event. Size up though....it ran small.

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
February 4, 2018
Gorgeous dress! Wondeful fit. Very elegant. Great for hourglass figures. I felt like Jessica Rabbit.

Im 5'7'' and glad i got the Long

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
February 8, 2018
This dress is amazing!

Everyone is right - size up!! AND if you like taller heels you should consider ordering the Long in your chosen size if you want your dress to skim the floor. I am 5'4" and 115 lb - I usually wear a 2 but wore the 4L and the dress had just a hair of length touching the floor with 4 inch heels. I could have probablt worn the dress in the 2L but would have felt self conscious all night. The 4R fit great but was too short. Dress is so flattering, doesnt wrinkle easily, and would definitely rent again!

Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 33
February 8, 2018
Elegant & Classy

Loved this dress which actually was my back up. Wasnt sure based on reviews how it would fit but loved the style. I am usually a 4 and went with a 6. It fit like a glove so i would suggest a size up. I did long too i am 5'7 and the long was perfect with a decent heel. This dress was very classy & elegent, recieved lots of compliments.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 18, 2018
Stunning

Tons of compliments on this dress! Great color for a winter wedding.

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 147lbs
February 19, 2018
Oscar Worthy!!!!

This is officially my favorite rental to date!!! It fit exactly like the picture!!! Defi tly size up on your backup though...i probably should have gottwn a 10L and 12L which is odd bc i usually get 8 and 10

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
February 21, 2018
Everything was spectacular!

I am 5'9, 151lbs...the overall fit was great. It definitely conformed to my body. The length was perfect not too long and not too short even with my heels. #TSSBall #NOLA

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
February 23, 2018
Flattering!

I received tons of compliments on this dress; it fits beautifully on a curvy woman. However, I would recommend sizing up 1-2 sizes; I normally wear an 8,but had to order a 12 at the last minute because of the very tight rib cage/stomach area where there's a fitted band. Overall, loved the rental and the mermaid look!

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Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 185lbs
March 9, 2018
Felt like a movie star!

I'm normally a 10/12, but reviews said it ran small so I got the 12L & 14L. I wore the 14L and it was still very snug. Besides running small, this dress is gorgeous. Several people described it as "regal" and I got compliments all night. I'm a 36C and they were smashed in there. This is better for small chests. I'm 5'11, 180lbs. I wore 3in heels and wished it was a tad big longer. Overall, I loved this dress and would wear it again!!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 177lbs
March 10, 2018
Goregous even if didnt fit

My original order of this dress was routed incorrectly by UPS. It was only available in one size and not my back up size when I redordered it. Of course its the size I couldnt get that I needed. But even still this dress was simple elegence...if only I could've gotten the zipper up the last inch and a half. I'll definitely rent again for a future event if the next size up is available.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 14, 2018
Very flattering but super tight!

Im 5'5", 138 lbs, and a 34 D. The dress was extremly flattering and gives a great hourglass figure to the wearer. However the side where the zipper was (side with the lower drapped sleeve) puckers and since the dress was so tight it would cut into my side a bit. I would also reccomend getting a long if you're over 5'4" and plan on wearing heels over 3 inches. Overall a wonderful dress but size up one to two sizes than your actual size!

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
March 18, 2018
In love

Loved this dress, perfect fit!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 18, 2018
So elegant

Needed to size up to an 8! I wear a 4 in commercial dresses, but i sized up based on reviews. I needed another size up. Gorgeous color screaming for accent jewelry.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 5, 2018
Engagement shoot bliss

True to size. Length is ideal with high heels. Not the best for an occasion requiring you to move alot because its hard to walk in and move arms around without messing up the look, but super great for a photoshoot or very formal affair. My engagement photos are perfection!!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
April 13, 2018
So many compliments!!!

I felt really bodacious in this dress, I'm 5'2 and have a 24 in waist so it's hard to find a dress that fits perfectly, but this dress was really close!! a little long, but I couldn't wear heels that were too high because I was singing. if I wasn't singing I would wear higher heels and it'd be perfect! but I absolutely love this dress and I wanted to keep it!!!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Petite
Weight: 146lbs
April 15, 2018
Beautiful dress.

The dress is beautiful but I needed spanks. It was pretty the fabric seems thinner so it would be nice for a warmer environment too! This was my backup dress. I liked the other dress better so I didn't end up wearing it. I would recommend Spanks even if you have a little muffin top.

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
April 16, 2018
Military ball

I ordered a size 0 and a 2 in this dress. The 0 ended up not being available leaving me with the 2 and a back up dress. Luckily the two fit perfectly! I'm normally a size 0 so this dress does run a little small, I would just go one size up. The material is very stretchy and comfortable. The length of the dress was also perfect for my height which is a rare thing when your only 5'3. The color is beautiful and I got compliments all night!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 161lbs
April 23, 2018
Disappointing.

As stated in previous reviews this down runs small. However even ordering a size larger the ground still did not fit.

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