Cynthia Rowley

Charcoal Jacquard Dress

$498 retail

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Stylist Notes

A flirty floral pattern adds sophistication to this form-flattering dress by Cynthia Rowley. Accent the shimmering fabric with metallic jewelry and lace-up heels.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Grey jacquard (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt with side pockets. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 34” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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73 reviews
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 7, 2015
I felt 10 years younger in this dress!

I loved wearing this dress. I took a risk because there weren't any reviews yet but I was drawn to the style and colors and couldn't help myself. I also took a risk with the hemline as I pretty much subscribe to the "no hemlines above the knee over 40" rule. I was concerned it would be inappropriate for a family wedding. However, it looked so good I forgot all about the hemline. I received many compliments and would definitely rent this one again. I am 5'4" and 122 lbs. the 4 fit like a glove and stretched out just the right amount over the evening that it wasn't tight in the waist. It also hid my little belly!

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 15, 2015
I wore this dress for a rehearsal dinner. It was perfect.

This dress was perfect for my best friend's rehearsal dinner. I originally ordered a 4, but ended up wearing the back up dress, a size 6. It definitely runs small, and I'm glad I had the back up. The dress is very comfortable and can be dressed up or dressed down. I paired the dress with nude heels, a simple bracelet and simple earrings. I received so many compliments. I definitely recommend this dress!

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 130lbs
September 23, 2015
Gala Event

The thing that made this THE perfect dress was the pockets! Oh the pockets...! If you are looking for a dress that is super cute, extremely comfortable this is a great dress. But, I wore the dress for an event I was working and was able to keep my phone, notes, donation cards, lipstick, etc in my pockets with room to spare, and (bonus!) because the skirt has such a great shape, you couldn't tell that I was toting around all these belongings! Can you say #winning? I received many compliments on the dress, and would absolutely recommend it!

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
September 28, 2015
Stylist Review

Sophisticated and classy! The flower pattern and pleats offers a fun and young look. In addition, there are side pockets! Running true to size, I suggest sizing up for your backup. You can wear any standard bra with this dress and it is great for any cup size. It is fitted around the natural waist. However, the fuller skirt provides comfortable room for the hips. It seems to be knee length on my petite frame. I would definitely rent this dress again!

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
September 29, 2015
The colors of this dress are beautiful and perfect for fall. Received lots of compliments!

I was nervous about the length of this dress so I ordered my normal size (6) and a size up (8). I ended up wearing the 8 and it was still slightly short. The 6 looked like a shirt on me. I recommend ordering up in size, as it runs small. The skirt also flares out, making it shorter. I wore this to a late September wedding in Charleston and it was perfect for the temperature and season - summer cut with beautiful deep fall colors. It also photographs very well and I received tons of compliments! It was a really fun dancing dress too - flared skirt = fun for twirling :)

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
October 11, 2015
got me a dress super quickly and easy to return! stress free

The 2 came unhemmed which made it longer than I expected it to but overall was a great fit. I got a million compliments on it and was a total hit. I will definitely be renting from RTR again!

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 20, 2015
LOVED this dress! I received tons of compliments on it. Fit is super flattering and easy to wear.

Fit is very flattering. It's a great style for petite women who want to accentuate their waist and it's not too long. The A-line skirt is more festive and makes it feel dressier. I wore it to my friend's wedding and I received tons of compliments! It was very comfortable as well. The material is thicker so it's perfect for Fall and Winter. I don't think it would work as well in the summer. I would definitely rent this again!

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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
October 25, 2015
very full skirt

i liked this dress however my husband did not due to the very full skirt. he begged me not to wear it, so back it went!

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 4, 2015
I wore this dress to an outdoor, evening wedding.

The fit was true to size for the most part, but on the smaller side. I have an athletic build, so it was snug through the ribcage. I am average height at 5'5", and I did find it a bit short. Because the skirt balloons out, though, it was fine. Just be aware! The dress is adorable, and I got compliments all night long. Just be careful about the length if you're planning to do much dancing. :)

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
November 9, 2015
This dress is great, perfect for a winter wedding or other event!

The fabric is really pretty but definitely has no stretch at all, I would go up a size on the backup. I wore a 2, which is my usual dress size, but the waist was a little tight.

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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
November 13, 2015
A classic

Great fit for my body. Tighter in the bust and torso. Shorter length but really accentuates your legs! Wore it to a formal gala and It was very appropriate!

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
November 16, 2015
Gorgeous dress

I loved this dress. It does run small, so definitely size up. The skirt is beautifully full and it has pockets! I wore it for a gala that I had to help coordinate, so I kept a radio in the pockets along with other things I needed to keep on me. It was tasteful for a work function but unique enough to stand out. A couple of things bothered me though: the zipper was REALLY tough to get up. It hit a snag on both dresses and I actually had to add a tiny drop of oil just to get it up. For the quality of the dress, (and the retail price), this bummed me out.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 25, 2015
Extremely flattering.

I rented both the 2 and the 0. Chose the 2 because the arm holes and waist on the 0 were just a hair too tight to be comfortable all night. At 5'8" it was also on the shorter side for me personally but I wore flats and was comfortable.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 7, 2015
Wore it to Churchill Downs for Thanksgiving! Wore tights and boots, runs a little short.

Great dress. Runs small

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
December 8, 2015
Too short for long torso

I ordered the Cynthia Rowley Coral Reef in a 10 and 12. The 12 couldn't come so this Cynthia Rowley was included instead. It's pretty much the same, just a different print. The 10 and 12 fit similar, with a little more room in the back/bust in the 12. Lately I've been wearing a size 10, so sized up for length, but length was still the challenge for me in this dress. I have a long torso so the waist didn't hit me low enough and as a result, the dress was way too short to be appropriate even with opaque stockings. If I sat down, it wouldn't cover my tush. While I couldn't wear it, I can say that the material was thick and beautiful. The flare skirt was super flare-y and playful, and the lines made it an elegant silhouette.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
December 8, 2015
Got lots of compliments all night!

Fun dress and loved the pockets! However was a bit tight in the bust and hard to zip.

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
December 18, 2015
Loved this dress! The fit and print are adorable!

I rented this dress really last minute for Thanksgiving! I LOVED it! I have rented several Cynthia Rowley dresses before and this was one of my favorites. Her clothes definitely run small.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
February 25, 2016
Fun dress, amazing fabric, runs small!

I absolutely loved everything about this dress-the fabric quality is incredible and very thick, it really cinches in at the waste, colors are vibrant, and it is perfect for petites! I was glad that I read the reviews first about sizing as it does run small-I am generally a size 0 in dresses and the 2 was pretty snug and a bit tight in the chest area if you are busty. It was a perfect length on myself as a petite, so it may be pretty short for someone taller. I wore this to work with flats but am planning on dressing it up with heels to go out! Would definitely rent this one again-would be great for a wedding guest!

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
February 27, 2016
dress was a huge hit

fit was perfect. loved the pockets.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
March 1, 2016
Too Short!

I'm 5'1", an hourglass shape and ordered this for a wedding. This dress was entirely too short and flares out a lot more than I expected. I love love love the fabric and colors. Disappointed this didn't work for me.

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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
March 2, 2016
Perfect

This dress is so classy and cute! I love the print and it truly fit like a glove with a great flared skirt. I am a true zero, and I love that this really flattered my body shape. Would totally rent again.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
November 19, 2015
The fit!

Adorable dress! Runs small in waist

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 139lbs
March 1, 2016
The package arrived early, which was a surprise!

I rented this for an awards ceremony at work. The material was nice, the top was snug and I had to size up. I felt the skirt was a little short & poofy. I ended up wearing black tights with high heel booties, so I was fully covered. Best part of the dress is that it had pockets!!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 23, 2016
Fun & good fabric for a chilly night. Got to wear my purple badgley mischkas with this dress!

Fit tight on the chest and apparently not just on me, the seam was torn a bit. RTR gave me the okay to have a seamstress make the repair before wearing. It was fun and perfect for an engagement party.

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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 105lbs
March 23, 2016
True to size, nice material

I ordered a 0 which is my usual size and it fit perfectly, tight around the torso/waist. It's great for pear-shaped figures! I liked the nice jacquard material of the dress. However, the material gives the dress an almost stiff-like voluminous quality on the bottom, definitely poofs out more than in the website's photo. I was very self conscious walking around because I couldn't feel the dress against my legs. I also had to be careful when I bent over because my underwear could show. It wasn't because the dress was too short (it hit right above the knee) but because of the material, it was stiff and poofs out so the fabric didn't just rest against my thighs. Overall, it was a pretty dress but I wouldn't recommend it for an event with dancing.

Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 144lbs
April 1, 2016
Loved this dress. Wish they made one more size up. Fits very small. Normally a 10-12.

I absolutely loved this dress but could not get a size that fit. I normally wear a 10-12 but the 12 in this dress wouldn't zip once I got to my chest. I'm 5'3, 140 lbs and 36C bra. Hope this helps. It really would have been fabulous though if I could have gone up just one more size. Sadly 12 is the largest size.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
April 20, 2016
Ridiculously short

I'm a tall girl, so am used to things being a bit short - but this was beyond! It's a cute silhouette - but the extreme flare of the skirt coupled with the length made the hem come up so high my whole behind was exposed! Rented as a potential for my best friends rehearsal dinner - if it had fit, would have been cute - the fabric and pattern is beautiful!

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Age: 32
April 15, 2016
Very short, tight bust

The pattern is great but I recommend sizing up, this dress is very tight in the bust. The dress is also short so its probably not a good one to rent for work.

Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
October 26, 2015
I loved the look!

This dress definitely runs small. Thankfully I chose the 12 as a back up but even the 12 was snug! For a dress that details at $500, I was pretty pissed at how flimsy the zipper was. The stylist says its for any cup size and while she may be correct, I'd warn girls with a full bust (like me!) this dress pancaked them a bit. Because of the snugness, the skirt on this pushed out more than expected, and kind of made me feel like a cupcake. I will say there was room to dance and room to eat! Beware it is short on girls over 5'5. Overall, however, this dress was both ceremony and reception appropriate and I got compliments on the look of it! Pair it with simple gold jewelry and nude heels and you can go anywhere!

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 50
October 13, 2015
loved the dress but was too small.

loved the dress but was too small.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
October 18, 2015
Beautiful dress.

Great fit. Great length. Wonderful fabric. Many many compliments.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
October 29, 2015
I received so many compliments and had such a great time I forgot to take pictures! Beautiful dress!

The dress runs slightly small, so the 4 was perfect for me. It was super flattering, fairly comfortable, and didn't stretch out by the end of the night like some fabrics that aren't as high quality. Speaking of the fabric, it is thick but breathable--perfect for a fall wedding! I am 5'3" and the length was perfect. It may be a little short on anyone much taller. Will definitely be renting again!

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
December 2, 2015
much too puffy

perhaps this needed to be steamed, but the dress was far too poofy. it was like a cupcake. i've worn a few other rowley dresses that are this style and not one has fit so oddly. i'm typically btwn a 2 and a 4 but always a 4 with rowley. the waist was a tiny bit tighter than i rem, but i cldve easily gained some weight. either way, the pockets were nice, materials and design were interesting, but maybe because it was thinner or a diff structure i found it to be unflattering.

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32B
December 7, 2015
Stunning.

Beautiful dress. Well made. Has a full skirt (more full than on the model). Loved it.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
December 15, 2015
Pretty Print

Loved the print/fabric of this dress; didn't love the silhouette. The skirt has a pretty dramatic flare to it, and it just wasn't what I was going for. Runs true to size - I rented the 2 after reading some of the reviews that said it runs small, and it was a little too large.

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
January 17, 2016
This dress was dress was so fun to wear!

The fit was almost perfect,but it's worth noting that the heavy brocade fabric causes the dress to poof out a lot below the waist.

Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
February 16, 2016
This dress worked for me!!!

While absolutely adorable, I was a little disappointed with the sizing. I usually wear a size 6 in dresses, skirts and bottoms. I am a size 4 in most tops and sweaters. For some reason, I had to size up to a size 10 in order for the top of this dress to fit comfortably. This made it a little, too roomy in the hips and bottom. Since the dress is already bell-like, it didn't make that big of a difference. I highly recommend sizing up. I enjoyed the dress, but I'll remember to size up the next time I rent a Cynthia Rowley dress.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Age: 34
March 3, 2016
Super Cute!

This dress is awesome! It's comfortable, the texture is great, and the cut is stylish.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
May 8, 2016
Super cute. Short. Fitted up top.

Very cute with a great fit but runs 1-2 sizes small. Very short. Almost too short for work (and I'm a short girl). Would have been perfect if it was one inch longer. Still very cute and fun.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Age: 48
May 10, 2016
This dress runs small, and is very short. I am 5'9", and have long torso. It barely covered me.

The dress is gorgeous and so is the fabric. Unfortunately, I could not wear it since it was so short.

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