Black Halo

Charla Sheath

$375 retail

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Stylist Notes

Rippling ribbon-like ruffles add playful pops of color to this dense Black Halo sheath dress.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-16

Product Details

Black and blue crepe (62% Polyamide, 32% Viscose, 6% Elastane). Sheath. Long sleeves. Crew neckline. Hidden back zipper closure. Partially lined. 42" from shoulder to hemline. 31" from shoulder to top of slit; 11" Slit. Made in the USA.

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48 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 13, 2018
Trendy LBD

I loved everything about this dress but the slit is just too high. It basically runs up your entire leg when sitting down. It is difficult to get away wearing it at work (I still did, but was constantly making sure I wasn't showing too much leg, even with black tights on).

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
September 15, 2018
Beware the 11" slit!

Everything about this dress is professional and conservative...except the 11" slit that extends to the upper thigh and is curved so it can't even be pinned. Impossible to wear to work.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
September 30, 2018
Slit is too high for work

Very pretty dress but I didn't wear it because the slit is excessively high and not appropriate for work

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 166lbs
October 2, 2018
High cut

The slit on this dress is really high. Inappropriate for work (for me) high. Could I have mitigated this with a larger size? maybe. But the sleeves were already loose and long; a bigger size would have made it worse. I loved the look it just wasn't right for work.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
October 12, 2018
Rented for work

The slit was too high for work. A strange feature for an otherwise really conservative dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
October 21, 2018
I didn't wear it. It was too small.

I should have sized up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 23, 2018
Sexy high quality dress

Gorgeous dress, made me feel tall and slim and polished. Slit is sky high, which made it inappropriate for the wedding I was attending, but would wear this in a heartbeat to a trendy work formal or a dressy date night. Would not recommend for busty women, I'm a B cup and the dress was comfortably tight enough and thick enough to go with or without a bra. Go with drop or sparkly earrings, and both blues in the dress are amazing if you want to pick up the color.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32DD
November 2, 2018
Not appropriate for work!

I should have listened to reviews. Slit on the side is way too high and shows your entire thigh when you sit down. Such a great dress otherwise, just couldn't wear it to work. Black Halo runs small, always size up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
November 3, 2018
Ran small Could not wear

Beautiful But ran small

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
November 5, 2018
Perfect date night dress!

Loved the fun blue ruffles. FYI the slit is very high and revealing especially when sitting down. The arms were a little loose at the wrist (not too noticeable) but overall a beautiful dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 21, 2018
Amazing quality but runs very small

Sadly I couldn't wear this. I pulled it on and it looked amazing but the back didn't come close to zippering. I would say go two sizes up but the arms are very big. You'll most likely have to roll the sleeves under and note that they will probably be a bit baggy. But the dress really is awesome and worth a try.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
November 30, 2018
Could have gotten away with it..

I rented for work and if I could have gotten it zipped I would have worn it- slit and all!! Very pretty - will have to lose some more weight and try again..! I'm a solid 14 and sleeves were too long so a 16 may zip but would probably not look right.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 18, 2018
Love this dress!

Cute for work, slit makes it sexy but not too out there. So many compliments, it's so comfy, makes you look good, and flattering. Rented it multiple times!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 18, 2018
Simple yet sexy

Fits right across chest. Slit on the side is so high when u sit down it goes all the way almost to your underwear. But overall nice thick well made dress w hint of color

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 30C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 121lbs
January 9, 2019
Not for me

It's huge in the waist and hips narrow in the shoulders ... not for me

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 156lbs
January 10, 2019
Pretty but small and slit was too high for work.

Slit on side was too high for work. Didn't notice it when I ordered it. Couldn't wear it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
January 31, 2019
Slit outta control

The slit was not evident in the model picture, but it is REAL and makes this dress unwearable for work.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
February 6, 2019
never received dresses... not sure i will use RTR again.

never saw the dresses so don't know!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
February 12, 2019
Side slit

Beautiful dress, couldn't wear to work slit on the side was to high.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 24, 2019
Great option for winter work wear and day-to-night

As other reviews have said, this dress runs small. I am between a 4 and a 6 in most brands. I rented a 6 and it was tight! The slit is also very high. I was able to wear it to work with opaque black tights but otherwise it would have been inappropriate for a professional setting. But with tights it was perfect. Got lots of compliments on it and was able to wear it both to work and then to a social event at a wine bar in the evening. Worked very well for both.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
March 6, 2019
Slit too high

Ordered for work but he slit it almost to my hip. Dress runs true to size and would be beautiful but not appropriate for work

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 177lbs
March 10, 2019
The slit on the left side runs high on the thigh -

The slit on the left side runs high on the thigh - a little too high for a conservative office - worse with black tights and boots

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 118lbs
March 10, 2019
Slit way too high

Great dress, perfect fit. NOT work appropriate so I did not wear it

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Body type: Pear
March 23, 2019
Fantastic blue detailing

Great material, got compliments on the structure and look. Was a great length as long as I was standing. A bit short when I sat.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 6, 2019
Like a mullet hairstyle: conservative up top, scandalous below!

Really nice fabric, lined, adorable ruffles. This would be great for an event where it is ok to show thigh up to the level of your pubic bone. Otherwise, don't make this selection.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 176lbs
August 15, 2019
A friend exclaimed "do you have to look THAT good?!"

The slit is ridiculous. This can be overcome with a strategic slip as shown. This dress is classic and simple with a bit of elegant flair. It is comfortable though tends to be warm because of long sleeves and the material.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Body type: Full Bust
September 12, 2018
Not Work Appropriate

I rented this since I thought it would be cute for work. Unfortunately the slit is way too high to wear to work and I am on the shorter side. It is cute but I wore the sleeveless version last summer and the slit seemed high on that as well even for an event.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
October 18, 2018
Would be better for a party not w. Has a huge slit up the side that made it inappropriate for work.

It was cute but not great for work

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Age: 48
October 25, 2018
I didn't wear it, runs small.

Did not wear it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
December 10, 2018
Runs small to size. The slit is VERY high.

I ended up not being able to wear it because i couldn't zip it up. get a size bigger than you usually wear. The slit in the leg is very very high. i had it for work and even if it has fit, i would have been uncomfortable wearing it to work due to the slit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 179lbs
December 21, 2018
Beware of SLIT

I rented this dress for work, but I should have looked at the comments/pics of other renters. On the model, you can't even tell there is a high slit. This dress runs small and the size 12 did not zip and even if it had, I couldn't have worn it to work because of the high slit. Cute dress though. I would want to size up next time and wear it for date night, but definitely work professional work environment appropriate.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 200lbs
January 4, 2019
Classy + Sassy

Loved the color pop and the dress is remarkable - but whoa - the side slit goes WAY up. I have a long torso, so this dress was likely shorter than it would be on someone else - but the way it fit me the slit was unacceptably high (to my hip).

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
January 13, 2019
Super high slit, not appropriate for work

The dress is pretty but the slit is super high (I'm not that tall at 5'6"), there is no way I could have worn it for work.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34DD
January 14, 2019
.

very cute dress. a big snug in hips. felt slit too high for work.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Age: 44
January 19, 2019
Too tight and no stretch

Didn't even wear. Too small and tight.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 159lbs
January 28, 2019
Slit all the way to top of thigh makes it impossible to wear.

runs 2 sizes too small.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
February 4, 2019
The slit is way WAY too high for any sort of professional function

Otherwise, great material, cute ruffles

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Body type: Apple
February 6, 2019
Extra sexy...need lots of confidence!

It was extra small to me, and though I read about the infamous slit, I didn't expect it to be as high as it was. In my mind, I could pull this off, but I couldn't get there to wear on this go round. MIGHT rent again for an out of town date night...somewhere where I won't run into anyone I know!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200lbs
February 22, 2019
I did not get to wear the dress.

Runs small for hippy women.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
September 13, 2018
WARNING: SLIT IS INAPPROPRIATELY HIGH!

I ordered this dress for work because the pictures make it look totally conservation. Boy was I wrong! I slipped it on this morning to wear for work and the slit literally went up to my upper thigh - NO JOKE! I had to laugh it was so ridiculous. So sad I wasted a rental on this dress. Hopefully this review will save others from renting it. Read carefully...the slit is 11"!!!! If you are a model walking on a red carpet, it may get you some attention from the paparazzi but if you are a normal person, you'll get fired from work :)

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