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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97 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
June 23, 2018
The color, cut, and pockets!

Phenomenal cut. This dress has pockets! Beautiful fabric. I would rent again. This made me feel like a glam 1950s lady.

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

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
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:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
July 6, 2018
Flattering dress!

I rented this to attend a work-related event after work. This dress had just arrived to RTR and there were no reviews yet so I wasn't sure how it would fit me. When I received the dress from RTR, it still had all the tags on it. The dress is not lined but the material is solid and the dress is made well. I wore spanx for my belly but slimmer ladies may be able to wear this dress without shape wear. I felt sophisticated and a bit glamorous in this simple fit and flare dress. It had a bit of a retro feel to it. The top of the dress is fitted with little to no stretch and may be problematic for ladies with large chests, so if you are large chested, you may want to size up. I had to wear a thinner bra than I normally wear so that the dress wouldn't be too tight on top. Also, the darts on the chest area are a little pointy but I'm not sure that other people noticed. Overall, this is a beautiful, flattering dress that I would rent again.

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:
18
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Body type: Athletic
July 10, 2018
Not great if you are tall of have a long torso.

I think this runs a bit small. The arm holes and waste line were not cut for someone tall, in my opinion. Color and fabric are very pretty and I think this would look great on someone shorter.

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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Top Contributor
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: 50
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: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
August 8, 2018
Perfect fit. Loved the lines

Great dress. Many compliments

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 59
Weight: 117lbs
August 9, 2018
Elegant dress for work or an event.

I really loved the dress. Very elegant. There was a black stain on the front of the dress at the bottom. I wore it anyway. Noticeable to me, but probably not to others. Might note it to the cleaners before you rent again.

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: 37
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:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 161lbs
August 21, 2018
I didnt wear it

The dress was too dressy for work and a bit bland

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
August 23, 2018
Matronly

This dress has potential, but the thick fabric, neck tie, and extra long length (past midi length on me) made it look matronly. The color is a pretty pale blush, and maybe it would work for someone very tall!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
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:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 130lbs
August 31, 2018
Very chic, summer work dress

This dress is stunning--very elegant and simple, yet stands out. It runs slightly small in the bodice area, so if you have larger chest, I would size up.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 18
Age: 43
September 6, 2018
nice dress. heavy fabric.

runs small

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168lbs
September 7, 2018
Pretty dress

This dress looks beautiful on this model, but frumpy on me. Too much material and the color looked more like an ivory toward yellow-cream than ivory toward pale pink. Didn't end up wearing it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Apple
September 10, 2018
so many compliments!!

I wore this dress to event in Texas in September heat! The fabric is not as thick as other reviews made it out to be. I am an apple shape and it fit me perfectly! I received so many compliments! Would definitely buy this piece!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
September 11, 2018
Great and comfy work dress.

Great work dress. Classy and fun. Nice light material. A few light stains on the dress, noticed as I was steaming it out. Nothing that was too noticeable though. I received complements.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
September 14, 2018
Great! Classy, stylish.

Great, classy fit and style.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
September 18, 2018
This is a beautiful dress.....but runs small.

Gorgeous dress. I read the reviews and went a size up because it runs small. I could get in to it, but the waist down was a little snug and the shoulders/bust was too big. Sad. I really wanted to wear it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
September 18, 2018
Obsessed with this dress

Very flattering. Gives you instant waistline

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 19, 2018
Gorgeous

Love the dress. Thick material. Would be great for spring or fall. Got a ton of compliments. Felt like a very classy teacher. There was only an 8 available when usually I'm a size 2-6. It was big but still made it work.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
September 20, 2018
I wore this for the baptism of my 2 boys.. it has pockets which is so helpful as a mom!

I found this dress to be comfortable and practical, but also beautiful. I am glad I sized up as I'm very large chested at the present with breastfeeding boobs in full effect. I usually get a 14, but got an 18 in this.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
September 27, 2018
Great fit, no issues!

Loved the fit! It was a bit tight up top and more cleavage than expected, but it looked great!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
September 30, 2018
,

understated and crisp.

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:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Age: 62
October 10, 2018
Didn't fit

Didn't fit well in the bust area.

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