Black Halo

Manala Gown

$575 retail

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Stylist Notes

Tow layers of ruffles add a feminine touch to this elegant gown from Black Halo. Style with the Black Grommets Earrings by Joanna Laura Constantine.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-16, two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

Product Details

Black crepe ( 62% Polyamide, 32% Viscose, 6% Elastane). Gown. Flutter sleeves. One shoulder neckline. Hidden back zipper closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Made in the USA.

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38 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(10)
Small
(5)
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 20, 2018
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Fit too large in waist area so did not wear. Otherwise pretty dress

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Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
November 18, 2018
Too big in the chest area

The fabric and fit from the bust down was great. Luxurious fabric, very comfortable. I ended up wearing with a Cape blazer.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Body type: Pear
Weight: 116lbs
November 30, 2018
NA

Too big

Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 28, 2018
Fit like a glove!

Make sure you have double sided tape though

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
December 18, 2018
Beautiful but constricting.

This is a beautiful dress and gives a gorgeous shape. The top runs tts or even a tad large, however the bottom runs very right through the hips and thighs. I could barely walk in this, let alone walk up stairs. Also, this wasn't long enough for a true 'tall' when wearing any type of heal. This dress would be great for someone larger on top and smaller on bottom.

Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
December 21, 2018
Elegant black gown

Overall good fit. I am 5'8 and the regular was extremely short- recommend long version. I did not wear a bra, which is very rare for me. The strapped side was extremely comfortable, but my unstrapped side was pretty uncomfortable. The top line is was pretty low for my liking. But to not wear a bra and to still look normal is a pretty big deal for me. I would have bought this dress after wearing

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Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 53
Bust size: 40C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
January 1, 2019
Beautiful gown! Many compliments !

Loved it and fit ... snug with proper under garments was gorgeous.. left side was loose and bra would show o occasion but not enough to take away a star

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Size worn:
16L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
February 5, 2019
Beautiful dress

I actually ended up returning this dress because it fit snugly throughout the dress and it was a little hard to walk in. I could only imagine how difficult it would be to wear this all night. Otherwise it was a beautiful dress just not for me

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 9, 2019
I needed a dress for a photo shoot

I rented this dress after the one I originally ordered didn't fit me. I sized up to a 10. I'm usually a 6 or 8. I'm 5'4 145lb with athletic build. My waist is my problem area. The dress was pretty tight with no stretch through my butt & waist but it was enormous up top.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
February 13, 2019
Everything was perfect.

Fit was great.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
February 19, 2019
Beautiful dress

Dress was gorgeous but didn't fit my curvy hips :( It was very large in the bust and super slim cut in the hips. I needed the opposite. Luckily it was one of two dresses I rented just incase one didn't fit. It was a beautiful dress and I wished it fit me!

Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Bust size: 34B
March 2, 2019
Efficient and quick!

I loved the dress but it was bigger in the mid section and the long fit was extremely long! However, it was a nice black dress that worked great for a last minute Mardi Gras ball! Will use RTR again soon!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132lbs
March 7, 2019
Cute dress weird fit.

Top is very loose gaps under arm. The body is tight and hard to walk in. I'm 5'5 130 and the 6R was very tight I am usually a 4 or 6 in dresses. The dress is very elegant just not for me.

Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
March 10, 2019
Military Ball

Although a little large along the chest especially on the R side, it was an easy fix with a strapless bra or sticky bra. Great material that hangs well and is super comfy. I am 5'4 and wore about 3.5 inch wedges and it was the perfect length.

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
March 26, 2019
Gorgeous and so many compliments.

Absolutely loved this dress! It does run a little short.

Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
April 10, 2019
Loved this dress! Perfect for black tie wedding

Amazing fit. Material is stretchy which is helpful for all sizes. Loved this dress and received many compliments.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 29, 2019
Glamorous dress

What a perfect dress! Felt very comfortable in it. The ruffles are the best part. I received a lot of compliments on this dress. I had to safety pin the bust a bit because it was too big and I didn't want a dress malfunction. Other than that the dress was a great choice for the ball I went to.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 14, 2019
Pretty but the ruffles cut off my waist

Cute dress but it made my petite frame look boxy

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
May 22, 2019
Received many compliments!

I am 5'10" and 180 pounds. The 12L fit like a glove besides in the bust area. I had to pin the bust and use tape to keep it from falling down on the opposite side of the shoulder strap. Other than that the dress was perfect and I received many compliments on it!

Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 24
June 11, 2019
Perfect for a wedding!

Great dress, perfect for a black tie wedding. Only negative was it was a bit hard to walk in but overall awesome dress!

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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
August 8, 2019
Slimming fit that hugged every curve

I wore this dress to a Realtor Fundraiser. I like that it's formal enough for an event such as this, but can also be dressed down. My favorite part about the dress was the ruffled sleeve! It did fit well and hugged all of my curves but since the dress was a little heavier, it was also pretty hot. The top part kept slipping down a little too. Nothing that couldn't have been fixed with a little double sided tape!

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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 50
November 14, 2018
Gorgeous, but runs big in the chest

Didn’t end up wearing this. It really is a beautiful dress and the material is think and very flattering. However, I’m only a 34 A and the chest was huge. No way I could wear it. Fit everywhere else was perfect. At 5’8 thrnlong length was perfect with 2-3” heel.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 12, 2018
The chest of this was much too large, there's no way a regularly proportioned woman would fit in it.

I didn't wear it. I couldn't fit into either size. Super disappointing.

Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
December 11, 2018
Do not rent this dress if you are tall and over 150 pounds.

This dress was extremely small. I could hardly fit it above my legs. I was so excited to receive this dress, but I was very let down. Do not recommend unless you order a size or two up.

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Size worn:
16L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 225lbs
February 19, 2019
I rented this for a Junior Auxiliary Gala...I ended up not wearing it.

Even with a long size, it was still very high-watered on me!

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 148lbs
April 1, 2019
Back-up dress

I didn't end up wearing this one, but tried it on and it ran pretty small. It was very fitted around the hips (and I'm not a very curvy person) and I couldn't zip it up. Plus it was too short.

Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
April 30, 2019
Didn't fit

Unfortunately, neither of the sizes ordered fit - they were 8L and 10, and they weren't long at all. I am 5'9, 155lbs, and I read very many reviews saying that those sizes would work for my body type. Unfortunately, wasn't the case. I had to scramble last minute to find a floor length dress for the event.

Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
May 13, 2019
Wore this dress to a formal event

I ordered both a 6R and 8R. Ended up wearing the 8 because the 6 was very tight across my hips. Both sizes were big in the chest, but was able to pad the top to look okay. Dress was not as long as I thought it would be so heels probably not needed! Overall the dress and experience was great! Would recommend again!

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 32DDD/E
December 17, 2018
Classic dress

This is a very pretty and classic dress and it fit me great. A little difficult to walk in, which is why I ended up wearing a similar style by Slate & Willow. Overall a very classic and beautiful dress.

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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
December 19, 2018
Gorgeous dress and so comfortable!

I ended up wearing my back up size which was a little too big, but the 12R was a little tight in the bottom for me. The 14R was very large in the bust though- which I had read in other reviews also. Used double sided tape!

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
January 17, 2019
Black Tie Wedding

Bust was stretched out - too loose.

Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 34B
February 7, 2019
Awards ceremony at a fancy hotel in Beverly Hills! Amazing!

The dress was amazing, but I felt like I needed bigger boobs or double sided tape to keep the one side from gaping open. I wore a different dress in fear of having a wardrobe malfunction.

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 142lbs
February 20, 2019
I really loved this dress!! It was a little hard to walk in at times though.

Overall, I absolutely loved this dress and so did my date. The cut was flattering, and I had never worn a dress like it before. It hugged all my curves and made me feel really confident. My only real issue with it was that the chest part was too big on the side that didn't have the strap. I pinned it and it was just fine, but if I hadn't the whole world would've seen my bra/half my boob. Maybe the one I got was just a bit stretched out. I ordered the size 6, but then ordered the size 4 as my back-up size. Turns out, I only received the smaller size. It was very tight, but it fit just fine. It was the right length, but I had to wear slightly shorter heels (2.5-3 inch heels) than I may have otherwise. The cut of the skirt made it a little tricky to walk in, so I was grateful for the shorter heels actually. I did get used to walking in it throughout the night, but at first it was tough. Because it was tight, I found myself having to pull it down around my hips a bit as I switched between sitting and standing. Going to the bathroom was a real event because it was so tight. I also needed help getting out of it because it was so tight.

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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 35
February 20, 2019
6+ months pregnant!

I am not adding a picture because we forgot to take one... at least one of the whole dress. I am 6+ months pregnant and I normally wear a size 6R. I ordered a size 10R and 12R not knowing which size would work the best. Right now I am 5'6", 168lbs. I really would have loved a size larger.... The 12 fit, but it wasn't very comfortable. The dress came up in the front making it shorter due to my large belly. If I had it to do over I would have ordered a 14 long.

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
March 8, 2019
This dress was PERFECT! I wore it for a Mardi Gras ball and got many compliments!

This dress fit great and was true to size. The length was also perfect. I’m 5’3” and I wore a 3 inch heel and the dress brushed the floor. The only con I had was that the bust area without the strap was a bit loose, but garment tape worked great. This dress was super comfortable and I would definitely rent this one again!

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 6, 2019
I didn't wear the dress.

The dress was very long even with heels. It was a bit tight on the hips but loose through the chest. I was worried I may be uncomfortable and adjusting myself all evening so I decided against wearing the dress.

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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
May 22, 2019
Great Dress! So many compliments

The top was a bit big but i just wore a padded strapless bra and it worked.

Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
July 22, 2019
I was required to wear a black floor-length dress as a bridesmaid in a wedding.

I loved this dress! I've recently gained some weight and was feeling self-conscious about finding a dress to wear as a bridesmaid in a wedding and this one didn't make me feel self-conscious at all. The material is super comfortable and I loved that the ruffles fell in the right places. It was comfortable, easy to move around and dance in, and made me feel really great! I also got a lot of compliments by others about the dress. Overall 5/5!! Would definitely rent again.

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