Slate & Willow

Alissa Dress

$73 to buy
$370 value
Stylist Notes

Go for chic simplicity in this draped mini by Slate & Willow. Eye catching and super flattering, this dress will get you noticed everywhere you go!

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: XS-L.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted – dress fitted throughout midsection with little to no give
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra. We recommend fashion tape to close deep V.
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Athletic, Hourglass, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black matte jersey (100% rayon). ¾ length sleeves. V-neckline. Faux wrap with ruched pencil skirt. Lined. 37.5” from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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271 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(136)
Small
(86)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
October 28, 2015
Overall this is a simple LBD that you could wear to any event. VERY comfortable!
The fit is true to size. I initially wanted a Large since I'm 5'8" and was worried about it being short. But the medium fit just well. The fabric was thick enough to keep me warm at a fall night wedding.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 25, 2016
Lovely bachelorette party in DC.
Must have/buy body tape to wear this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
March 15, 2016
Very fun dress to wear on a day out with friends!
I loved the cut and style of the this dress. My only issue was how open the chest area was. I didn't have fashion tape, so I ended up using a safety pin which wasn't ideal, but it was fine. Would definitely wear again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
March 27, 2016
Perfect party dress!
I wore this for my birthday party! It was perfect for standing out without being overdressed. The slit in the front is very low so I pinned it with a safety pin which was perfect. It's a very flattering shape. Highly recommend this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
May 12, 2016
Flattering dress
This was actually very flattering. I wore it out in Vegas. Forgot the fashion tape but it didn't matter! It is tight in the arms.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114lbs
May 20, 2016
So, I rented this for an evening work event. THANK GOODNESS I got a bigger size!
This dress was great, very comfortable, but I absolutely freaked out for a minute. I had ordered both a small and a medium, and was extremely lucky/grateful that I ordered a size larger as my extra! The small was SUPER small! I had to wear control top panty hose to make this work, but since it was a work event and I wanted to look appropriate, I had planned to wear black tights anyway. The top was a little bit tricky, but the fashion tape worked really well. Just make sure you order a size (or two even! ) up from what your normally wear!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 11, 2016
Very comfortable.
Wore it for a bachelorette night out. This dress hides all of your imperfections. Little too baggy up top though.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 30
August 9, 2016
Wore this bachelorette party
the fit was perfect. A little loose on top, hid my tummy perfectly. I would rent this again for another night out.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
August 26, 2016
I wasn't able to wear it because the bottom rides up a lot but the quality is great!
The dress runs true to size fit wise in my opinion. The material is thick and flattering, but the dress is shorter than expected. Normally, I love a short dress because I like to show off my legs but the bottom of the dress has a ruching effect that rides up with every movement. The top of the dress I'm in love with the most because it comes down further in front than the stock photo and that fits my style. If you can get the dress to stay down it's a win because it is a classy look with black heels!
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Age: 26
September 2, 2016
Perfect Vegas Dress
I wore this dress on a night out in Vegas and it was so flattering and sexy! It was also very comfortable and I got many compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 10, 2016
Great dress for night out in Vegas
Great dress - lower cut than shown in picture. Make sure you have fashion tape! It was more open than I would have liked, but worked for a night out in Vegas. Anywhere else, I would not have felt comfortable...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 25, 2016
Wore this for a Bachelorette Party. Sophisticated & Sexy!! I went braless and used boob tape!!
If you're busty boob tape is a must!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
November 13, 2016
Awesome dress for a night out
I wore this with a pair and of sheer tights and over the knee boots. I absolutely loved this. The only thing I would note is that the snap closure in the front didn't really hold, so I had to use safety pins which wasn't a problem. Loved this dress and felt sexy without being over the top
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 30, 2016
Great dress for a fancy date
As did most other reviewers, I had to safety-pin the top together, and the arms were a little snug, but I still loved this dress!
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Age: 29
December 13, 2016
My hubby and I went to a West in Vancouver for a fancy dinner on a long weekend.
The dress is not stretchy. The small fit snug, looked hot, and I was planning on wearing it, but I got makeup on it so I switched to the medium. It still hugged my figure in all the right places and the cut was forgiving to my hips. I used fashion tape to secure the front so that I could choose how much cleavage to show. I never worried about it the rest of the night. My husband couldn't keep his eyes off me ;)
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
December 26, 2016
Lots of complements!
The top part of the dress felt a little big. TAPE TAPE TAPE is your best friend.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
March 6, 2017
Comfortable
The fabric was comfortable and stretchy, however the front falls open. Definitely need a safety pin or double-sided tape to keep everything in place!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
April 10, 2013
Sexy, fun dress for a night out!
I loved the idea of this dress but the top part (neckline) is not sewn together so it's completely open! Fashion tape or safety pins are a must! Other than that, I loved it. It's sexy but not too short and I'm very picky about the length of dresses. I wore this to Rent the Runway's Capstone Weekend Girl's Night Out event and it was perfect! Great going out dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 22, 2013
I didn't wear this dress
I ordered this with another dress, and opted for the other one. I didn't have any issues, this just isn't my style. I prefer fitted, structured. This is pretty flattering. You would need body tape to hold down the front of the dress. It is also very short - I am 5'1" and the XS is short - I would have worn tights.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 24, 2013
So bummed
This was a my back up dress, seemed safe but still cute for the party I was attending. When my first pick didn't fit I figured this would be the one. Unfortunately no such luck. It runs super small through the arms and waist. The waist line has NO stretch so it was awkward to get on and off. The section of fabric on your upper back is wide & bulky. It was just a complete miss for my shape.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
April 30, 2013
Weird Proportions, Didn't Fit
This was my back up dress but, sadly, when my first dress didn't work out my back up didn't provide any help! This dress was too tight in the hips - it fit but it was a struggle to put on - and it lacks a zipper to make it easier to pull on and off. The top, on the other hand, was too large and the wrap portion wouldn't stay closed. It would definitely need to be taped or pinned if I had worn it. The length of the short skirt paired with the billowy top portion just made my body look weird and disproportional. My husband said it looked like something Snooki would wear and I don't take that as a compliment! I'm not familiar with this designer and took a risk in renting it that ultimately didn't pay off. RTR is always great and was super helpful with my return. I'll continue to rent - I just won't go back to this dress or its designer.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 30, 2013
Would definitely rent again. Great for girls night out.
This dress was just what I was looking for--a sexy, but not strappy going-out/party dress. I didn't end up wearing it (my event got cancelled), but I would definitely rent it again. Like other reviewers have said, it has very little give in the waist and the need to order a size up is mostly due to that. BUT, once you get it on, it makes your waist look really tiny! The rest of the dress is quite stretchy and will definitely fit over larger hips and butts. The arms are snug and fitted, but still stretchy. I have fairly broad shoulders, hips, and butt, but a small waist. Once I struggled a bit to get it over my shoulders, it fit fine. Usually I would be in between a small and medium in this type of dress and I was DEFINITELY a medium in this. The top area is completely open, but easily secured with fashion tape or a black safety pin. Overall, I would highly recommend this dress, but advise ordering a size up in back-up size.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
May 10, 2013
ran way too small. I am curvy and it was just too short. Kind of wasted money on this
Fits way too tight. The descriptions made is seem that it would be able to stretch but it really didnt. This was my first dress I ordered from the site and I am so disappointed.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 12, 2013
super flattering!
I rented this dress for a cocktail party, and loved it. I needed fashion tape and safety pins to hold it together in the front, but overall it was really comfortable and flattering. I would rent again!
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 15, 2013
This was my first time using RTR and I thought it was a great idea and extremely easy.
I wore this dress to my best friend's engagement party and got a lot of compliments. However, it is VERY short! I'm usually a medium but tried the large on first and when I saw how short it was I didn't even try the medium. I've never needed to use fashion tape because I have big boobs that fill out any dress but this neckline is very open. Tape is a must! Top is baggy and bottom is tight, but it rouches on the side of the hip so is very flattering through the waist. I wore it with black wedges and a statement necklace and it worked, but I would not wear it again just because of the length.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
June 14, 2013
Didn't make it out the door
In theory this dress is great, and if it had been executed correctly it would be a very flattering, versatile dress. The ruched skirt is very tight and holds everything in, but the top is way too large. I tried to hold it together with a safety pin but it never looked right. If the top had less fabric the dress would be a definite hit.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 19, 2013
Cute Dress
This was my first RTR experience, and it was a super easy one. However, I don't know that I would go for this dress again. It is super cute and I got compliments, but I feel like I could find something like this at an H&M or Forever 21. It felt kind of cheap and I don't even think it was worth spending $50 on for one wear. I don't know, I did really like it, though. Just an okay dress for me, I guess.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 29, 2013
Ended up not wearing this dress.
I'm typically a 0 in dresses and even the S was too small for me. TIGHT on the rear and LOW in the front. If you want a s-e-x-y dress this is for you. Unfortunately, I was in the market for something less so.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 9, 2013
The dress would be a great fit expect for the neck line
It runs really short. I am 5'10 and it was super short as well as the neckline falls to the side as if it has been stretched out. The fabric is a bit to heavy for fashion tape to hold it all night so there were a few wardrobe mishaps that night!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
September 14, 2013
Fun LBD!
I didn't end up actually going to the event, but this dress was perfect! I was supposed to go to an Atlantic City birthday party, but never ended up going. When I tried this dress on, it was perfect! It was tight around the hips, which was a perfect fit for me. The top portion definitely swings open a little more than I'd like, but I just used some tape. Great little black dress!
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110lbs
September 23, 2013
Perfect LBD! Comfortable and fit like a glove!
Fit was perfect. I recommend getting the double sided tape because the top of the dress is not connected but the tape held my dress in place the entire night. I wore this dress to a wedding and even with all the dancing I never had to worry about the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
September 29, 2013
A great rental. Perfect for dinner and a show in NYC
I wore this out for my birthday dinner and a show in NYC. I paired it with pink Kate Spade earrings and bag. Very flattering. I taped the front together so I didn't flash all night. Would rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
October 4, 2013
This dress is great. Somewhere between classy and sexy!
The fit was true to size. The neckline is PLUNGING so you need to pin it or wear a cami underneath ( i did this cause I linked the drape). It is also pretty short, though I think it feels shorter than it looks. Overall. its somewhere perfectly between classy and sexy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
November 6, 2013
Comfortable but Flattering!
Great dress! Comfortable, fun, flattering! Fit like a glove. Very low neckline nothing that double sided tape can't fix. If you are larger on the bottom there isn't much stretch so you may have to go up a size. I wore it for a date night with my husband. It's a dress that you can dress up or down, shoes, tights with booties, etc....
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 15, 2013
We stopped by the showroom to try on dresses--I would never have picked this dress otherwise!
This dress looked great with black tights and high heeled booties, although I wore it with combat boots and a long cardigan the next day and it looked even better. Beware--it has very little stretch, even though it's a knit. Once it bunches up nicely around your hips, it's shorter than you think it's going to be. (The upper arms were a bit tight, but I have flappy heybabies, so no real surprise there. I don't wear sleeveless for just that reason!) I had no issues with the deep v, even without fashion tape. Getting it on was a bit of a squirm, but once it was on, everything stayed put and looked terrific. It definitely runs small, though. I'm generally a 26 or a 27 in jeans, and the large fit comfortably across my hips but didn't fit a friend of mine who is more of the traditional hourglass shape. My husband thought I looked gorgeous, and I got lots of compliments from men and women at the party.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 19, 2013
Sexy and comfortable!
I rented this dress for a birthday party in Atlantic City. I am OBSESSED with this dress, I want to own it! The fit was great, very tight but flattering on the bottom and loose enough on the top. All the reviews I read said fashion tape would be needed however I am a size 34 D and wore a slightly padded push up bra and did not need fashion tape for the top. I wore tights so it was not an issue for me but the dress is on the shorter side so I can see where some people might be a little uncomfortable. Over this dress was a huge success!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
November 21, 2013
Great change of pace from what I usually wear
PROS: The quality of this dress is really great. It's a heavy fabric with little stretch. It was different from what I typically wear to weddings, so I felt really sexy and fun. People complimented me all night on the dress and my boyfriend loved it. I actually really liked how low this dress is cut in the front. It's much lower than on the model. You could get a away with wearing any kind of bra, if you have fashion tape. I didn't, so I just went without. CONS: RTR didn't include fashion tape, which I was expecting because of what I read on other reviews, so I had to constantly check to make sure I wasn't falling out. That was kind of a bummer. It's also VERY short. I'm only 5'3 (on a tall day) and found it hard to sit and bend over. I probably wouldn't have worn this dress without tights. In the end though, the pros outweighed the cons and I still loved wearing this dress. I would recommend it, but be prepared for it to be quite short AND how off your chest. (would be really fun in Las Vegas!)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
November 28, 2013
Gorgeous dress
Loved this dress and was complimented all night on it. I loved the dress. I have a really interesting shape- I'm a 36d, size 4-6 on bottom and have extremely wide hips. Some dresses look awful, but this was perfect. It is a little short and the top had a tendency to open up a bit but that was quickly fixed with an adjustment to the top. Overall loved the dress. You won't be disappointed.
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 16, 2013
Sassy!
This dress was very comfortable and subtly sexy. I wore the medium even though the small also fit - based on the venue (a nice dinner) I chose the less tight option (medium).
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
April 27, 2013
Very Sexy.
Had to wear fashion tape and spanks (thong version b/c of length). It was fun for a night out with the girls!
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