Black Halo

Cream Carolina Dress

$345 retail

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Stylist Notes

A timeless tie neckline adds an elegant flourish to this simply chic fit-and-flare dress by Black Halo.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-18

Product Details

Cream crepe (77% Polyamide, 16% Viscose, 7% Elastane). Hourglass. Sleeveless. V-neckline with tie. Hidden back zipper closure. Partially lined. Front pockets. 46" from shoulder to hemline. Made in the USA.

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92 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 27, 2018
Great for work!!

Love, love, love this dress! This is a new item and mine still had the tags on! I am partial to bow collars and this did not disappoint. Fitted torso and flared skirt that falls below the knees...works so well at the office...classy, and little sassy! Can't wait to rent again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
June 29, 2018
Very pretty but some drawbacks

I rented this to wear to work. I loved the tie neck and I got a lot of compliments. I tried to style this with various jackets and blazers and most did not fit well with the style of dress - where the waist hit, the neckline and shoulders cut, etc. I ended up wearing a cardigan. The dress is very long. I am 5'9" and thought it was almost too long. It is also slightly sheer - not lined. The pretty blush color means you definitely need to wear nude undergarments. I wore full spanx to smooth things out and be sure you couldn't see anything untoward. The sizing on this is true to Black Halo sizing and runs on the smaller side. I am between sizes and sizes up. It is cut a bit narrow in the shoulders - I would have liked it to come a little farther out. This is not really an everyday dress but it was fun for a good day at work. I wished I had an evening event to continue wearing it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
June 29, 2018
Stunning and so well made

I'm in love with this dress. It's very Kate Middleton! Fits perfectly, including for those who have a bigger chest! It's a perfect tea-length cut on me (I'm 5'4). Only thing I don't love is that the keyhole is a little low cut for work. The bow covers it decently well, so not a huge problem.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 40H
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
June 27, 2018
Didnt wear. Very small in the bust area

Didn't fit. Didn't wear it

Size worn:
18
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
July 9, 2018
The perfect Bridal Shower Dress!!

This dress was absolutely stunning. It fit me like a glove and was true to size. The 16 fit as well I ended up going with the 18 to allow for more wiggle room in my rib cage. I ordered this dress after the first dress I rented didn't fit. Thankfully a stylist helped me find this dress and had it shipped to me the next day. I got all kinds of compliments. It was the perfect length for my bridal shower. I didn't have to worry about my dress being too short. My only concern was the dress isn't lined and you can see through it a bit. I would suggest Spanx or a slip under the dress.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Age: 33
July 10, 2018
Cute, but too long and too much cleavage

I liked the style. But it was a awkward length (I'm 5'8) I wanted it to be about 3 inches shorter. And surprisingly way too much cleavage- I wore to a work event, but started to feel uncomfortable/inappropriate.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
July 15, 2018

Perfect professional summer dress. A very light peach/beige color. Great fit.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170lbs
July 17, 2018
Beautiful but small

Loved the style, length and fabric of this dress but it was way too small in the breast area. Couldn't zip it up!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
July 23, 2018
Classic beauty.

This dress is stunning. Clean lines and nice fabric. I'm normally a 4 but wore a 2 and it fit like a glove. I do wish the shirt was lined like the top so you do need a slip underneath.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
August 5, 2018
Work wear

Flattering and great for work presentation

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
August 5, 2018
Beautifully made and fit. Sophisticated fit and color and fit commands room

Excellent fit for pear shaped

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 6, 2018
Did not wear, too long

Very long

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
August 7, 2018
Loved this dress!

This dress is perfect for work. Flattering and feminine. I am size 6 usually but with this dress I went a size up and I am so glad that I did! I will definitely be trying more dresses from this label. Oh-it does wrinkle a LOT but I was sitting down for most of the day.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 0
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
August 7, 2018
Too long.

This dress was probably jut too big for me and I should have gotten a size 4. It was way too long and too loose so I didn't even wear it

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 8, 2018
Perfect fit. Loved the lines

Great dress. Many compliments

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
July 26, 2018
Elegant but long!

Too long for me and the tie at the neck was awkward. Beautiful though...just wish I was taller.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36G
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
August 17, 2018
Runs a little small, perfect for tall hourglass figures!!

Such a beautiful dress! The material was a bit thicker than I'd anticipated and not very breathable--probably best for a spring or early fall day (especially with the neck tie!). The pockets were perfect and I felt like it was super flattering for my hourglass figure (I'm usually between a 12 and 14 and the larger size was perfect).

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
August 21, 2018
Love

Flattering fit. Fabric is thick so it's not great for summer, perfect for a cool day.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
August 23, 2018
Tons of compliments

This dress is lovely and sophisticated. I am an 8/10 - I needed the size 8. Ran a little big, particularly in the chest.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
September 14, 2018
Great! Classy, stylish.

Great, classy fit and style.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
October 3, 2018
Super Comfortable

Great dress! It wasn't too low cut on me and the bow covered some of the space nicely. Fantastic length and the material is a bit thicker. The zipper was a pain..super hard to zip past the waist area when on AND off the body so had to be an issue with the zipper itself. However, I loved this dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
October 9, 2018
Not very flattering

Bland

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 161lbs
October 10, 2018
Looked great

Classy, polished. Tea length, could be work for work or for a more formal affair

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 19, 2018
Was too tight in bust area - everything else fits true to size

It was very pretty - didn't fit - true to size other then bust area

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
October 21, 2018
Great work dress!

Fits a little tight across the middle so size up if this is a problem for you! Otherwise, fun dress for work!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
October 24, 2018
So small in the torso, couldn't zip it up!

Beautiful and thick material, would be great for work. But I couldn't zip it up past my bra strap.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
October 25, 2018
What's not to love?!

AMAZING! Absolutely loved this look. I felt like Olivia Pope - a complete regal boss! I wore this to work and afterwards to a gala. The length, fit and color were superb. Another RTR fave that I’ll have to rent again.

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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180lbs
October 29, 2018
This dress was great for my apple shaped frame.

Ordered 14 while I normally wear 12. It fit perfect. This was great for dinner while on vacation. Not too dressy but dressy enough. Can easily be worn with a cardigan if needed. Color is more pinkish cream than cream.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
October 31, 2018
Runs small

I rented this dress to receive an award. The top of this dress is soooo small. Couldn't fit over my boobs.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Body type: Hourglass
November 13, 2018
Standout dress

This dress fit very well and the full skirt was very comfortable. The fabric was a little tougher than I was expecting, but I suspect that is a function of it having been worn/washed a few times. Not really a work look for a conservative office but for my conference it was great.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 30DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 122lbs
November 23, 2018
Very Marilyn and very pretty.

Heavy classic fabric with nice draping and pockets

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
November 29, 2018
Loved it. Plaster linen type fabric. Small chest!

Like other people mentioned, the chest is very small! Didn't wear a bra so I could zip up, but was thick enough fabric could still wear to work. Got tons of compliments! Beautiful movement

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 30, 2018
Cute

This was a pretty dress. The fabric was beautiful and the length was good. Hit right mid calf and I'm 5'6". Wore to the office for our big quarterly meeting

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
December 4, 2018
Will definitely be getting a bigger size

Gorgeous cut, but was a little tight around the chest area. I'll definitely be exchanging for one size bigger. The perfect work outfit!

Size worn:
18
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Body type: Full Bust
December 11, 2018
Fit perfectly aaanndd complimented my skin tone. Hard to keep wrinkles out though

Con: gets wrinkled easily

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 12, 2018
So So, pretty color but weird fabric

The dress was a nice beige color and I liked the longer midi style (I needed a relatively conservative dress for a baptism). However, the fabric was thick and kinda weird. Pockets are almost always a plus, but these hit at a weird part of the waist that made my hips look big

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
December 15, 2018
Great work dress! Comfortable and has pockets!

Great dress. If it were available I would have gone for the 0. The 2 was just a little big.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Pear
December 16, 2018
Super chic

Sleek dress that works from day to night. I'm pretty busty so it took some strategic placement of the ties to keep from revealing too much. That being said, the cut is super flattering and I received numerous compliments. The skirt is unlined, so works best with a slip or tights underneath.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
December 16, 2018
The work compliments I got!

Lovely, classy piece, tailored nicely. High quality material.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32DD
December 24, 2018
Not flattering if you're short.

Not flattering if you're short. It was way too long, so it looked awkward. Black Halo also runs very small, always size up.

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