Tadashi Shoji

Illusion Lace Dress

$79 rental

$449 retail



Style Notes

Imbued with classic elegance, this cocktail dress features a sheer embroidered lace layer that reveals an alluring sweetheart neckline underneath. A grosgrain ribbon belt creates an hourglass effect. This stunning dress is perfect to rent for a mother of the bride or a formal cocktail occasion. 

Pair this elegant number with nude heels and a stylish updo. Consider wearing one of our strapless bras to minimise lines. For similar styles, take a look at our collection of designer mother of the bride dresses for hire. Read our '10 Unique Wedding Dresses For The Non-Traditional Bride' for more bride-to-be inspiration. 

Main Fabric: Cotton/Nylon

About the designer

Tadashi Shoji is a Japanese-born American fashion designer. Shoji is particularly known for his red carpet gowns and evening wear. Today, the Tadashi Shoji collection is globally recognised and loved by devoted women ranging from busy working mothers to red carpet gracing celebrities. Tadashi Shoji’s collections are infused with glamour and ease, while tailored masterfully to flatter women of all figures. 

Size & Fit

All dresses listed are in Australian sizes.

Model is wearing size 8

Model is 5’9’’/83cm-Bust/63cm-Waist/89cm-Hips

This dress measures 163cm from shoulder to hem and is recommended for women with heights of 170cm - 180cm (5'6" - 5'9").

Dress Size Guide

  AU8 (cm) AU10 (cm) AU12 (cm) AU14 (cm)
Bust 88.9 91.4 93.98 96.5
Waist 69.9 72.4 74.93 77.5
Hips 96.5 99 101.6 104.1
Full Length 160 160 160 160

 Length Guide

 Your Height 170cm - 175cm 175cm - 180cm
Recommended Heel Height 3" - 5" 0" - 2"

Size Conversion Chart

Australia AU8 (1) AU10 (2) AU12 (3) AU14 (4)
International XS S M M/L
UK 8 10 12 14
US 4 6 8 10
EU 36 38 40 42

Since sizing and cut varies between dresses and brands, please use this chart as a general guide. The sizing in this chart applies to this dress ONLY. If you need assistance selecting the proper size, please contact our friendly customer service team.

Delivery & Return


Estimated standard delivery time is 1-2 business days - depending on your location & the time you submitted your order.
We recommend you select your delivery date 1-2 days before your event to make sure everything’s perfect.
Same-day delivery is available in Sydney Metro area.
If you place an order on a weekend or public holiday, your order will be processed on the next business day.
Standard delivery fee is $9.95 for all rentals except Try On orders. Try On orders are free of shipping cost.


Returning your rental item is very simple and free. Simply place your item in the pre-paid return bag provided by GC, and drop it at your nearest Post Office or the yellow Express Postal Box.
If your rental period ends on a Sunday or a public holiday, just drop your item in the nearest yellow Express Postal Box on the return date. It will be shipped back to us in the next business day.
We take care of dry-cleaning too so you don't have to worry about it.

Late returns

In the unlikely event that you returned your rental item back late, you will incur late fees.
Please see FAQs for more details.

Try On

You can book up to two dresses to try on within the convenience of your home for $30. For more information on our Try On service, please visit this link

Try On service is only available for dresses. Please note that we are unable to hold dresses for your actual event date until a booking order is placed. 

Illusion Lace Dress is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect dress for Vintage theme wedding ceremony This dress is a very elegant choice for a formal wedding ceremony. It is comfortable to wear and yet figure-hugging. Tadashi Shoji has become one of my favourite designers!
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dress for Christening I rented this dress for Saturday but I didn't like the design (personal preference). Elle helped me got the replacement dress on time and she is a legend! Everyone thought the dress is a stunner! The review for Tadashi Shoji's is on its page. Thank you GC!
Date published: 2016-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable & sophisticated (but fun) dress I rented this for a work dinner and received so many compliments! It was comfortable and easy to wear. It can be quite warm so would recommend for evening wear during summer.
Date published: 2016-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from classic conservative look This dress is classic and timeless but the color didn't suit me (I am really pale).
Date published: 2016-04-16
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