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Charlene Dress
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Take a walk on the wild side in this Elizabeth & James dress. With exposed shoulders and back, you're sure to rule the night! Add jawdropper jewels like Kenneth Jay Lane’s Gold Shadow Bib Necklace.
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Black stretch synthetic knit (85% polyester, 15% spandex). Long sleeves. Crew neckline. Mesh cutout details at shoulders and waist. Pencil skirt. Exposed back zipper. 34” from shoulder to hem. Imported.
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This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 10.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Dana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4443
Apr 15, 2014
Perfect dress for an outdoor, night wedding!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit perfect. I'm 5'10" and it wasn't too short. I typically wear a size 4 and this dress fit true to size. I have a smaller chest, so I opted so go with no bra, but if you have a bigger chest a strapless bra would work just fine. I would absolutely rent this dress again. I received so many compliments on it.
TSV
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 7524
Apr 11, 2014
Sexy & chic dress
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was nervous about this dress because of the cutouts, since I am not thin like most of the girls who have reviewed it (I'm 5'2" and about 150 lbs) and I thought the sheer panels might show lumps and bumps, but I think it ended up looking great. It's the perfect dress if you feel like embracing your curves. For undergarments I wore a strapless bra, which worked totally fine - just make sure you have a black one because it sometimes did peak out at the waist cutout. Also I wasn't able to wear spanx, which freaked me out since I don't have a flat tummy and don't want my bellybutton showing in a dress. I tried several types of spanx but they all cut me off about an inch below the waist cutout and created some weird roll above my waistline. So, I wore high cut thong panties instead that covered my middle but didn't cut me off at the top like spanx. The arms were literally 3 inches too long but I just folded them under. Also the length on the bottom was perfect on me but I still had to tug it down at times and I'm only 5'2" so I'm not sure how taller girls are pulling this off! Overall, I was really happy with this dress and would love to own it. BTW Sabrina at RTR - thank you!!!!
Laura
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5433
Apr 7, 2014
Fabulous, unique LBD - lots of compliments!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
For a tight fitting dress, I felt very comfortable in it. My friends told me it was a very flattering dress, and I loved the sheer parts for a little bit of sexy! I felt great and glamorous in this dress for my birthday outing. The only thing negative was that the sleeves were a little bit long, but it was nothing that would stop me from wearing the dress. Great LBD!
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6534
Apr 7, 2014
Suited the evening; wore for my bachelorette party
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I had to wear the smaller size but wish I had the length of the bigger size.
KD
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4424
Apr 2, 2014
Great fit, sexy but not skanky!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
A little long in the arms but not bad, a very flattering dress overall
Summer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3323
Apr 2, 2014
This dress actually wasn't the one I ordered, it was another option I was sent and I loved it!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this to my athletic banquet/formal and it was great! I have broad shoulders and a small bust so it was a bit loose at the top, but overall the fit was great! I am pretty small and the dress stopped right above my knees so it wasn't too long. I got tons of compliments all night long! I would definitely rent this dress again!
Mallory
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2433
Mar 31, 2014
This dress was comfortable, sexy, and stylish. I felt confident and adored the dress!!
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fits true to size and looks great! It shows every flaw in the stomach so I would recommend having some sort of spanx. I wore the new Haute Contour Shorty and it was perfect. Tight enough not to wear a bra, but petals or strapless bra would work perfectly.
Andrea
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3423
Mar 26, 2014
Perfect party dress! I felt comfortable and sexy!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress for my bachelorette party and it was absolutely perfect! The fabric is flattering but the cut-outs in the middle and along the shoulders make it sexy. I normally wear a size small or 2 so I ordered this in the 2 and it fit perfectly. It was actually a little bit long, but I am very short so that is to be expected. The dress was comfortable and stayed in place all night. I didn't even need to wear a bra underneath which was great. Overall this is a great dress!
Torie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4432
Mar 11, 2014
Gorgeous little black dress I rented for a classy night out on the town in Vegas!!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
Comfortable fit (compared to a Herve). I will say if you plan to walk at all, it does start to ride up. I had to pull my dress down all night. Mesh detailing is small but very sexy. I was able to eat dinner and not feel uncomfortable in the stomach / waist area. I felt gorgeous and got a lot of attention all night. And my boyfriend popped the question!
Anna
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 4431
Mar 4, 2014
Amazing! I adore this dress! It fit perfect and wish I didn't have to send it back!!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
#Perfect
Allison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 20
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 4341
Mar 2, 2014
constant compliments, too much fun!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for my sorority formal and rented both the 2 and the 4. The 4 fit and was slightly longer, but the 2 was less baggy up top so that was the one I went with. I absolutely LOVED this dress and it seemed everyone else did as well - I was constantly being complimented! I am usually not one for tight, body fitting dresses, but felt completely comfortable in this sexier dress so do not fear the fit!! Definitely recommend it!
Megan
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 6433
Feb 27, 2014
The fabric of this dress is AMAZING! I wanted to live in it!
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I love love LOVE this dress. I was worried about the mesh details but the placement was figure flattering and dare I say, sexy! I was able to wear shape wear underneath, which I do suggest. But, I have never felt more comfortable in a body conscious dress. The selves were long but I did not have an issue with that. I got so many compliments on this dress. You could accessorize this dress in so many ways. I will be trying to find another occasion to rent this LBD
Nikki
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 6443
Feb 24, 2014
Rented this dress for my 25th birthday party and everyone loved it!
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress is super stretchy and very comfortable! The mesh details in the dress, and along with the long sleeves, make it unique which I loved. I'm very tall as well (6 feet) and the length of the dress was perfect. The sleeves were a little long but I also have long arms so I was happy about that. I don't think anyone could go wrong with this dress! Amazing!
Erin
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 5421
Feb 20, 2014
Perfect LBD for a friend's wedding in Vegas!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The sleeves are a little long for petites, other than that it was a perfect fit, hugged in all the right places. Sexy without being too revealing.
Kate
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4442
Feb 19, 2014
Loved this dress. It was comfortable and the fit was great!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I was looking for a fun, edgy dress that I could wear to a party. This dress can be dressed up or down depending on the shoes and jewelry you wear. I dressed it down by wearing casual black booties. The material of this dress is great. It's comfortable and so flattering. I ordered a size 4 and a size 6 because I was afraid the dress would be too tight, but it's true to size. It's tight in all the right places! I noticed that the sleeves were fairly long, so if you are petite and have shorter arms this could be an issue for you. I would definitely rent this dress again.
Sophie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4433
Feb 6, 2014
Great dress for a boat party!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
It fit great and definitely had a slimming effect. The material is sturdy and smoothes out any lumps or bumps. Also, the little mesh areas revealed just enough to look classy and sexy at the same time.
Laura Hill
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5343
Feb 3, 2014
Awesome Dress
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
RTR did an amazing job and overnighted my dress in both sizes I had originally ordered because a snow storm kept my original order from arriving on time. I ordered the 4 and the 6 because I was worried about length, but there was no need because the length of the 4 was perfect. I almost wish I had gotten the two because the four was a bit loose in the waist. However, the 4 fit perfectly on my arms, bust, and hips. I would love to own this dress - great job RTR.
Karen
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4431
Jan 27, 2014
Great dress - trendy and sexy without being overbearing!
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I ordered a size 2 and 4 and both fit similarly as the dress is fairly forgiving. The 4 was a little baggier in the shoulder/chest area so I went with the 2.
Melanie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4434
Jan 26, 2014
AMAZING DRESS AND CUSTOMER SERVICE
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Okay, words cannot describe how much I love this dress. This was my first RTR experience and I will for sure be renting again. The customer service was beyond amazing. The first dress I rented didn't fit and the stylists were so sweet and helpful and overnighted me this dress. This dress is super flattering. I got so many compliments all night. It does ride up, so tall girls beware! I want this dress to be my LBD go to. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
casey.cowan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7434
Jan 10, 2014
Felt HOT!
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I rented this dress on New Year's Eve for a bar in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I have a butt & big bust, so I was nervous about the open back and the stretchy material working for my body type. The material is so figuring flattering and the sheerness of the top still allows for easily wearing a strapless bra. I felt gorgeous all night, got so many compliments, and was able to dance and move. Wore a size 10--very true to size. Definitely another RTR success.
Calvin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Canonical User Type: 4444
Jan 7, 2014
A Must-Rent LBD!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Amazing dress! Wear this style with a NuBra and a great pair of statement earrings by Oscar De La Renta! The Dress has lots of stretch and is very comfortable. Can be worn with Spanx for a smooth look. Definitely recommend renting this dress for a party!
Jessica
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 6323
Jan 3, 2014
I absolutely LOVED this dress! I got so many compliments. I would definitely recommend this dress!
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Dress is true to size, I''m 5'3" so the dress ended almost right above my knee. It was extremely comfortable and Spanx aren't really necessary
Arabella
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3433
Jan 2, 2014
Great customer service!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Sizes 2 and 4 fit about the same. The sleeves on the 4 were a little longer. The dress was very comfortable and slenderizing. I loved it!
Caity
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Canonical User Type: 5444
Dec 29, 2013
Hottest dress EVER!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I am beyond obsessed with this dress. I wore it to my company holiday party and I got so many compliments on it and I wish more than anything that it was still in my closet right now! The funny thing about it is that it's not the dress I originally ordered- the Elizabeth & James Such a Tease was, but the size I ordered came back beyond repair so the wonderful ladies of RTR (thanks Sheridan & Calvin!) found this one for me and I could not be happier! The dress does have stretch but it is tight- I didn't eat a lot a couple days before because I didn't want a pooch showing! Lol but it was worth it because like I said, it looked amazing & I got tons of compliments. It is certainly not for the timid or conservative, though! I would definitely recommend this dress to any girl who's not afraid of a little attention ;)
Alexandra
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2423
Dec 16, 2013
Wore to a black tie event- perfect. Sexy while elegant.
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very form fitting, true to your normal dress size.
Taylor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 6343
Dec 14, 2013
I wore this dress to the Beyonce concert and it was PERFECT! I kept getting compliments all night!
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
It fit perfectly! The dress had a good amount of stretch and was super comfortable to wear. Even with the cutouts it was still possible to wear shape wear (Spanx), which I do recommend so that everything looks smooth.
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4533
Dec 11, 2013
Sexy and Classy!
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Absolutely loved this dress! I had actually ordered the Katrina Dress but I received a phone call from RTR the day before my dress was scheduled to arrive and they advised me that the Katrina dress in the size 4 was returned damaged and they would never send me something like that. They had a 6 available and said it would probably work since the dress was very form fitting but I didn't feel comfortable just receiving the 6 so they offered to send me the Charlene dress in a size 4 as well as the Katrina in the size 6. The Katrina dress in the 6 was too big and the Charlene was a perfect fit! Great material, super form fitting and sexy. I got tons of compliments and felt great in this dress.
Erica
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Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2433
Dec 5, 2013
Such a fun style!
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress is perfect for a night out! The material is comfortable and stretchy and I love the mesh detailing throughout. A strapless or racer back bra is a must but other than that it could not be an easier or more fun style! Can't wait to rent it again.
Lily
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Body type: Full Bust
Canonical User Type: 5321
Apr 12, 2014
It was really nice to be in the vegas showroom and get to try on lot of dresses!
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
They ran out if size 8 in vegas showroom but I really love the style so I got size 10 instead. It was a big long on the sleeve but overall it was really comfy for the whole night partying in vegas!
Kathleen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 143 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5443
Apr 8, 2014
This dress is awesome!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this for my first day at my new job and it was amazing!! I wore it with tights and boots and a cute jacket but it looked awesome. It's pretty long and I looked very put together and stylish.
Heather
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6424
Mar 30, 2014
Perfect little black dress!
Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is amazing. The sheer cutouts & racerback make it classy but fun! Wore this for a bachelorette party in AC & was comfortable but felt great all night. The sleeves are definitely long but you can easily roll them under. I ordered an 8 & 10 but decided to wear the 10 just because it was a tad bit longer. I would absolutely rent this dress again!
j
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 4524
Mar 25, 2014
Want to rent it again,
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Great update on the LBD! Sexy and sophisticated. The 4 fit ok but the 6 gave me room to eat pasta. Only issue waste sleeves- they were super long, even on the 4.
Alice
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6433
Mar 25, 2014
This dress fits great and was flattering! You can wear with a strapless bra
Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
pretty tight with long sleeves but you can role them up
Kim
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3533
Mar 24, 2014
Night out in Vegas
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress for a nice dinner and night out in Las Vegas. The dress is sexy, sophisticated, and comfortable. At first I thought maybe the dress was too covered up for Vegas, but the sheer panels and fit make it sexy. It was a big hit with my husband.
Shia
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2422
Mar 17, 2014
I ordered two dresses and I never wore this one. The dress is very nice in person.
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This dress runs big. If you do not have hips it's will give you no shape. The sleeves were extremely long.
Sandy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3423
Mar 13, 2014
Great simple dress
Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits perfect on anyone, great details
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2431
Mar 6, 2014
Great Dress
Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Awesome, form-fitting dress. Very flattering and received a lot of compliments. I went with the 2 instead of the 0 as it is body-hugging and that was more comfortable.
Kimberly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5444
Feb 25, 2014
Fun party dress!
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Loved this dress. A bit short for the taller girls but nothing to scandalous. Super comfy and cute!
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4433
Feb 20, 2014
Beautiful
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Super comfortable!
samar
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4531
Feb 17, 2014
Great for a girls night out in Puerto Rico !
Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Loved this dress..this was my back up back up ! Loved the way the dress fit. I usually wear a 4 but a 6 was perfect ( I have hips :) ) I wore it for a bachelorette party in Puerto rico and it was perfect
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