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Cedric Charlier

Taking It Back Dress

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$880 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Step right off the runway in this mod sheath by Cedric Charlier. Black and white are a classic pairing to make you look slim and chic. Simply add Sequin’s Dance Til Dawn Ring.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down and sizing down in back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38 - 46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size - ample room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down and sizing down in back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38 - 46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size - ample room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Black and White Stretch Crepe (88% Polyester, 12% Polyurethane). Long Sleeves. Crew neckline. Pencil skirt with deep V back and seaming details. Exposed back zipper. 34” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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29 reviews

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Small 1
True to Size 5
Large 23
Photos 3
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 3, 2013

STYLIST REVIEW

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
This Taking It Back Dress is amazing for a night out! The construction is a difficult fit, with the open back, so I would recommend sizing down for your free backup! I would also recommend wearing the nubra or no bra. It's an excellent fabric, and perfect for the fall/winter season!
Maggie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Nov 7, 2013

Pretty dress- just WAY too big.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is massive. I rented it for a fraternity formal in Aspen, and I didn't end up wearing it. I generally wear a zero and I was swimming in the 38. The sleeves also had an awkward fit, but that could be because it was too big. Bummer, because it really is a pretty dress. I just wouldn't recommend it for petite girls/smaller frames.
Brittany
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 20, 2013

Hugs curves, feels expensive and is super sexy for cold weather!

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for my birthday in New York City and it was a HIT! The open back is a show stopper and it hugs the curves just the right way to accentuate your figure. The dress does in fact run big though. I'm so happy I read the reviews before I ordered my size. I'm normally a size 6 or 8, but after reading the reviews, I ordered a 4 and 6 (40 and 42) and the 4 was perfect! Definitely size down 1 to 2 sizes. I wore the dress with black necklace and sheer black tights. If you're looking for a stunning new year's eve dress and don't want the typical sequins, then this dress is perfect!
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 25, 2013

Classic dress with a sexy twist

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
From the front this dress looks pretty conservative, but the low, open back definitely gives it more of a sexy feel. Typically I'm a size 8 in anything that is fitted through the hips, but since you cannot wear a bra with this dress, I opted for the smaller size and I'm happy I did. While it was a little snug, the material was thick enough to conceal any problem areas and it stretched so I didn't feel like I was wearing the wrong size. If you are smaller busted, this may not be the best fit for you just bc it will gap at the top. Otherwise, I'd highly suggest!
Nastashia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 9, 2013

Conversation starter!

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress looks SO elegant from the front, and it's stunning and people are surprised by the back! I usually wear a 2/4, i wore the 2 and still wished i had gotten the 0 (38) the top because it is open in back is wide and large, the sleeves are VERY long but i folded them under and in and you couldnt even tell.
Bethany
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Dec 13, 2013

Beautiful dress but way too big

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I ordered this dress but ended up not wearing it. I am typically a 6, so I took the site's advice and sized down, ordering a 6 and a 4. They were both huge. Even if I had ordered the smaller size, the sleeves were way too long on me - past my fingertips. I guess this dress is meant for taller women!
Elle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 10, 2014

Loved it!!

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Super cute dress for the winter months
Rachel
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Jan 24, 2014

Very comfortable, just the right amount of 'sexy'

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
The dress absolutely runs large. I'm really glad I read all the reviews before renting. I wore the dress to my 25th birthday dinner and received tons of compliments. It was really comfortable and easy to wear. The back adds a fun, sexy element too. My only complaint is that the back did not lay flat like it appears on the model. My roommate had to help me safety pin the back so that it wouldn't 'bubble.' I don't know if this happened because I'm shorter or what, but be prepared to do a little taping/pinning with the back.
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 107 lbs
Feb 15, 2014

This dress was WAY too big. The back of it also has an "inside out look".

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Pros- Photographs well -If it fit well it would be a flattering dress -thick fabric Cons-Back seams look different in person than in pictures -Runs large
alilcope
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 17, 2014

Runs large- seriously!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Love the idea of this dress but it just didn't work for me. The dress was too big and the sleeves too long.
Leighle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 19, 2014

Not for athletic type bodies!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
It definitely runs small. The equivalent to a size 2 fit my body perfect, but I have really broad swimmer's shoulders and the fabric has zero give so my shoulders just couldn't quite fit. The back was super baggy on top though. It just didn't work for my body type. It would look beautiful on someone with slimmer arms and shoulders though.
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 20, 2014

The back of this dress is so sexy! It's the SURPRISE! I went with the smaller size bc of fit!

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I have hips and thighs and the two was a perfect fit. I'm tall and the length in sleeves and skirt height was very appropriate with black stockings for my Engagement Party! Stunning
Hillary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 26, 2014

Stunning dress, exposed seams a bummer

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was so excited to get this dress because of the back. When I put it on my boyfriend was convinced I had it on inside out. After teasing him for not knowing what he was talking about, I took off the dress to check and noticed the exposed seams on the entire back of the dress. The hem on the sleeves and skirt are also unfinished. Of course this is just the style of the dress and in no way does is take away from how well made the dress is or how classy it looks when it's on, just be aware. I am pretty muscly so the sleeves in the 6 were a little tight. I also think my big shoulders made the large sizing of the dress not an issue. I would recommend ordering a size down if you're not muscly or broad up top, otherwise the back will slide off your shoulders. Even with the exposed seams I would order this dress again.
Arielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 4, 2014

Very bizarre fit

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress looks really pretty in the picture - but I don't really know what kind of body you need to have for it to fit you. I sized down since the reviews said it ran large - which was a good idea in theory. However, while it fit through the body, I could have fit another person in the top with me. It was falling off. This was my back-up dress, so it wasn't a huge deal, but I would definitely not rent this on its own.
Calina P
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
Mar 18, 2014

Simple and sophisticated in the front, stunning & sexy from the back

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I wore this dress for a date night out with my boyfriend on Valentines day. I'm a smaller bodies person and the arms were quite long on me. But I just tucked them in and no one would have know otherwise. My one con is that the back was a little big since it's so open. It messed up the silhouette a bit depending on how you moved. I didn't mind much, because I loved how exposed the back was. The body was very fitted so the larger back wasnt too inconvenient. I enjoyed wearing the dress especially because it was so cold out!
Nicole
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Mar 25, 2014

Didn't wear because of size.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
Dress was very pretty, however I recommend sizing down possibly even two sizes.
2ofHearts
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 118 lbs
Apr 7, 2014

Lots of compliments

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Vacation
Beautiful dress. I was going to use fashion tape to secure the back, but my BF told me that it was supposed to look that way. Lol I did leave it the way it was (no tape) but I felt odd because I couldn't feel much of the material on my back. That made the dress a little uncomfortable to wear. HOWEVER, he was totally right and I got compliments all night! The photo of the model from the back does not show how it actually looks in person. It has more of a flow in the back.
Kat
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 13, 2014

Unfinished

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I ended up not wearing this dress for the wedding I rented it for. Although it runs large it has a very flattering fit. However, as other reviers have stated the hem and seams have an unfinished look that I wouldn't wear to a formal event.
Lyndsay
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
Apr 17, 2014

I wanted to forget I rented the dress! Never wore it because it was so massive!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was massive. The smallest size hung on me like a garage bag. The construct of the dress was equally terrible. It looked like it was sown inside out. I would not recommend this dress to anyone with a small frame !
Colleen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 27, 2014

I did not wear this dress.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
The dress runs 2 sizes to big and is not the most flattering dress.
Surfergirl
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
May 20, 2014

Beautiful in pictures.

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was beautiful but it's not as fitting as the pictures.
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155 lbs
May 21, 2014

Awkward shape

Size worn: 46
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I am normally a 6-8 and I ordered an 8 (46). The arms were way too long and the dress was kind of shapeless. Not fitted like the picture. But I didn't have a 6 to compare it to. I also did not like the exposed seams in the back of the dress. Made it look and feel cheap. I ended up not wearing the dress and returning it. Too bad. Looks like it would be so sexy, but it wasn't.
Jenn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
May 29, 2014

Classy and quality fabric

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Loved this sweet little dress. It was perfect for a downtown date at a fancy restaurant. It was slightly itchy but other than that perfect. It looks better in person than pictures can show. I think it's the high quality fabric.
Maria
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 1, 2014

Couldn't wear it unfortunately!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit was large and boxy and the quality wasn't up to par!
Fashionlover
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Jul 7, 2014

Great dramatic back and color blocking that make this dress a standout.

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This was a fun little party dress that I wore to a bachelorette party/rehearsal dinner. The dramatic open back and black and white design made it unique and a hit. The cons are that I had to wear the smaller size (40) that was almost too tight to zip up because the opening in the back is so large. The bigger size (42) which fit better gaped to much and did not look as good. So because I wore the smaller size and am tall I had to do a bit of dress pulling down through the night but it looked great. I also did not wear a bra but you couldn't tell at all. The material is way more sturdy than you think.
Danielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 10, 2014

I didn't get to wear it :(

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress wasn't what I was expecting. It was far more structured than I thought. Also the details on the stitching were unexpected. It reminded me of a wetsuit. Definitely runs large. Get a size down and don't rent it if the second size down is unavailable.
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 4, 2014

I didn't get to wear this dress at all because both were too large :( I was so disappointed!!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
It was very large and gappy in the back and even large in the chest (which mine is huge)! Definitely get a smaller size than you normally would.
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 158 lbs
Aug 16, 2014

Better for buster girls with narrow hips.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Did not fit my body style at all
Kaitlin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 10, 2014

Nice

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Great dress. Short. Could not wear because the sleeves were a bit discoloured!
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