Fame & Partners

Black Cole Dress

$269 retail

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Stylist Notes

Bonded scuba material softly structures this strapless Fame & Partners dress that's styled with a double-layer asymmetrical hemline for a fun bit of flounce. Play up the movement with the Wind Chime Earrings by Lele Sadoughi.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Straight, stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH:

Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Black neoprene (100% Polyester). Hourglass with asymmetric hemline. Strapless. Straight neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. Boned bodice. 43.5" from bust to hemline. Imported.

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93 reviews
Fit
Large
(18)
True to Size
(37)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 36
November 15, 2017
Great for th occasion.

It fit great but was a heavy dress to wear. Heavy on the hanger.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
October 17, 2017
Gorgeous dress for a wedding, but make sure to size down, it runs large!

Runs too big in the bust. Great dress though, with heavy fabric. I wore it to a black tie wedding.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Age: 30
October 19, 2017
Wore this to a wedding; received lots of compliments!

Great dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
October 25, 2017
Perfect little black dress!

Amazing dress! Runs big though, normally wear a 6 and ended up wearing a 4.

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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
November 1, 2017
Great dress! It was well made and got lots of compliments! I didnt know my size so it was very big.

Loved it! Perfect for a dressier wedding. It is very heavy, so make sure to know your size. Mine was way to large and hard to keep up. If I had the right size, it would have been perfect!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
November 1, 2017
beautiful dress , great cut, different yet not strange

very heavy fabric, great length, a bit bulky and too large. I should've sized down

Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 36
November 2, 2017
Fit well and was very flattering

Hard to see the details in the photos, but I loved it!! It fit well and was flattering for my mom bod!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 11, 2017
Never had to pull it up

sticky liner held the dress up all evening, didn’t get the full 5 stars because the material/liner was really thick with little ventilation and it was very warm

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
November 14, 2017
Fantastic dress

I wore this dress to a formal wedding at 18 weeks pregnant. It was amazing at hiding the belly. I am over 6 feet tall so I was concerned it would be an odd length, but it was actually great. My only complaint is that I am small busted and it kept on sliding down on the top.

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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34I
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 15, 2017
Easy process to rent and return!

Dress fit very well over my large chest which was a pleasant surprise. Longer on me because of my height but that was fine since it was a pretty formal affair. Material is very heavy so I did have to readjust the dress some throughout the night. Long straps inside for keeping it on the hanger so I used fashion tape to keep them down so they would not slip out during the event.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Age: 39
November 18, 2017
Love at first sight!

This dress was amazing! It fit perfectly...super comfortable! Very flattering!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
November 19, 2017
Good fit

Rented as my backup style. Fit well but I️ have a smaller chest and would've been pulling it up occasionally. Would rent again if I️ required a black dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
November 23, 2017
Great fit, amazing fabric

I rented this in the 6 and the 8 and the 6 fit wonderfully. I never had any fear of it slipping down and the fabric felt expensive. It was perfect for a black tie optional because it wasn't floor length but was still formal and structured. LOVED IT!

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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Age: 48
November 25, 2017
Perfect dress when you don't want to wear a gown.

This dress was the perfect fit for my body type. I am large chested so most dresses my size are too small in the chest. This dress is amazing quality, made with a heavy weight fabric, but has quite a bit of stretch making it incredibly comfortable. The added layers of fabric in the front were perfect for hiding my mid section, while extenuating my waist. It looked great with scrappy heels and statement earrings. I would definitely rent this dress again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
November 29, 2017
Subtle Elegance! Perfect for Rehearsal Dinner. Dressy, comfortable, stretchy!(able to actually eat)

Slightly large in top, could see it being hard to dance in?? I wore my "thicker" strapless bra and was fine. Again I wore for rehearsal dinner so not too much movement. The cut and layers makes it super flattering to all body styles!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 158lbs
December 8, 2017
Did not wear because it was too big.

Runs really large.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
December 10, 2017
Gorgeous dress

I rented the 6--fit great..a little on the large size so I would size down for your back up. Didnt end up wearing it because I also rented a long dress and thought it was a better option for the formal event. I will definitely rent this one again--maybe more for a summer formal wedding. The material laid very nicely and had a slimming effect

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 10, 2017
Nice, classic dress...runs a bit big

Ordered for a work formal. Its a nice heavy, quality material. It doesnt stand out as a showstopper but classic. Ended up wearing something a little more eye catching. Biggest issue was it was huge in the chest. Maybe if I ordered the 8 it would have been better.

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Age: 48
December 14, 2017
Good quality, unique design, and comfortable

Rented this for a formal Christmas party. My best friend was jealous she didn't do the same and get a dress from RTR. I'm happy it came with 2 sizes. I normally wear a 4 but got a 2 just in case. The 2 fit perfectally. The only complaint was the boning on the left side of dress was poking out a little and stuck me in the side. Easy fix was 2 band aids over it and voila fixed. I danced in the dress from 730-11 with only a couple breaks for water. The dress never faltered. Thanks, RTR! I will rent again!!

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 18, 2017
Classy

Fit very well, did not need to hold the dress up all night. A little boxy, but that might just be my body type. the fabric and make of the dress was very well done - the dress was a bit heavy but the material was great feeling.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
December 22, 2017
Love the angles!

This dress had angles in all the right places!! I received so many complements on the structure of this dress! Perfect for my company Christmas Party.

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 34
January 15, 2018
A beautiful dress for a beautiful venue!

The dress fit amazingly. It is VERY thick and heavy, which seems odd for strapless, but between that and the many asymmetrical layers, it's very flattering. I got a lot of compliments throughout the evening, and felt good in it.

Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
February 1, 2018
Loved this dress!

Very flattering and comfortable. The structure was so fun and the fabric was very nice. Had a little stretch to it, which is always great. Can't wait to rent this again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
February 9, 2018
Runs big. Order down.

I couldnt wear this bc it was too big.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
February 16, 2018
I loved the dress. I already want to wear it again!

The fabric was a little heavy and the chest area was a little big on me but a different bra choice might have avoided that problem. Beautiful dress!!

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32F
February 26, 2018
The dress was perfect for the event.

Loved the dress! The only issue was that the boning was coming through the the bodice and it was razor sharp! Luckily, it didn't make contact with skin. It is also a heavy material, so in a warm weather environment might be a bit much.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
March 7, 2018
Awkward fit

Stunning dress. Good fabric. Great length for someone tall. It was formal, but not full length gown, black tie formal. I was looking forward to this dress, but it just didn’t work with my body type. I needed a 12 to go over my hips, but I was swimming in the top with my small bust. I should have know better than to go for the strapless. No picture because I wore a backup dress.

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Age: 26
March 12, 2018
Beautiful dress, but too big in the chest for me.

The material is beautiful, very sturdy, and hides all sins. I am pear shaped (5'10, 135 lbs.) and the 4 was falling off of me. I ended up not being able to wear it! Dress would be better for someone who is bustier than I am - wish it would have worked because the dress and quality are great!

Top Contributor
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 215lbs
April 8, 2018
Black tie gala

Perfect fit. Very comfortable. Fabric has some stretch to it.

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
April 9, 2018
Stunning! This dress is elegant, well-made and just a little bit different with the tapered lines.

Fabric is heavy but dress is very well made. Tapered lines add a lot to the black dress concept to make it just a bit different than all the other black dresses at the Gala. Very well-made.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
April 11, 2018
Tough zipper!

I liked his dress. It was my backup for an event, but I found I was between sizes and neither the 12 or 14 fit like I wanted. The zipper was really hard to close, even on the larger size that was too loose. Material is heavy which is good in that it camouflaged any bumps, but it didn't lay smoothly either. I did not end up wearing it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Weight: 140lbs
April 16, 2018
unable to wear this as it was too big.

I was not able to wear this dress. Firstly - if you are short like I am, it did not look the way it should as it was too long. Secondly, it was too big. This dress is quite heavy and needs to fit just right or it will fall right off.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
April 22, 2018
Work Cocktail Event

event at a fancy hotel downtown- cocktail attire, very pretty and appropriate. i'd suggest sizing down though- i wore my normal 8, and i have a larger chest and it was still a little big

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 3, 2018
Beautiful material, looked very classy

Usually a 6, wore a 6, however the dress kept feeling like it was falling down while I was dancing because the material was so heavy. Regardless it looked amazing in the pictures and I loved the dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
May 3, 2018
High-quality fabric. Much heavier than I expected but just not the right fit for me.

I didn't end up wearing this dress because I thought it was a little too long for me and not very flattering. There's almost too much fabric and it's so thick I thought it made me look several pounds heavier. For a strapless dress, it did stay in place well when I tried it on. I wouldn't have had to keep tugging at this like I do with most strapless dresses. Beautiful dress just not right for me.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Age: 44
May 7, 2018
The fit was perfect, but it was surprisingly heavy to be a strapless gown

too heavy too long, I am 5'"

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
May 14, 2018
Dancing the night away with my life

Soooo I'm 5'10 1/2 and I wear a size 4. I'm about 137 lbs so I'm small frame. My biggest concern was the length and the asymmetrical cut of the dress made it work. The only catch was that I'm a 34a. I didn't have a padded strapless soo although it fit snug, it wasn't my preferred snug. It was a ball and I didn't feel like wearing a floor length gown. Glad I chose this.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Pear
May 15, 2018
Heavy

The dress was pretty, fit well, but the material was heavy. I felt I was being weighed down, and ended up changing for the reception.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 27, 2018
Top is huge and stretch out

This was so big! I kept pulling it up all night. Failed dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 150lbs
June 8, 2018
Great dress but did not end up wearing. The fabric is heavy for a summer wedding!

The dress fit well, the fabric is very heavy so the top folds over a bit. I was looking for a dress for a summer wedding and this was too heavy! Would be great for a fall or winter event.

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