Charleston Gown

$75 rental
$365 retail
Stylist Notes

Shimmer from head-to-toe in this sequined Laundry by Shelli Segal open-back gown. The 1920s-inspired design looks best with a basic black heel and Eddie Borgo's Pave Zenith Cuff.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH:

Floor length, 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'').

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

Product Details

Black Sequins. (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Halter neckline with an open back. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. Sequin overlay. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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263 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(104)
Small
(61)
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
December 10, 2017
Stunning in pics and in person!
This was actually my backup dress for a blacktie wedding. When I tried it on, I couldn't get over how comfortable is was! I would highly recommend going 1-2 sizes up. I typically am a size 4 and got a 6. It really looks great if you're curvy! Very flattering and seriously cant get over how comfy! Length was perfect too.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 160lbs
December 10, 2017
This dress was perfect for a formal event and very comfortable!
This dress is very form-fitting, but complimentary to fuller figures. The color is beautiful and the sparkly details really make this dress pop. My only complaints have more to do with the condition the dress was in upon its arrival: there was a rip in the side seam and the inner, golden layer was ~1 inch longer than the top, black layer and that made it look a little awkward. Nothing noticeable to the unobservant eye though. I’d definitely rent from here again in the future!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 3, 2017
Dreamy, timeless classic for a black tie
Oh my god was this dress incredible! I am a very true size ten (34DD, 30 inch waist, 41 hips) and really wanted the 10 but it was sold out, so I crossed my fingers on the 8. There is just a little bit of stretch in this, and while I would have gone with the 10 had it been available, it was so flattering. Despite being tight, it was also comfortable. If you're between sizes and prefer a sexier, form fitting fit, order a size down. Otherwise it runs very true to size. I would say this was great for an hourglass shape. Good amount of room in the bust (I had room for a padded strapless bra) and the definition at the waist was great. Pretty fitted through the hips. I would not recommend this as much for less curvy shapes. I felt like a bombshell in this! The back is also gorgeous and fit like a glove. I didn't have to adjust any straps or worry about the fit at all. I liked the slightly shorter length to show off my shoes- perhaps if you're 5'7-5'8"+ and are wearing pretty high heels I would opt for the long.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
November 16, 2017
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So I loved this dress when I first saw it on the RTR app, but got a little nervous of the fit when I saw a lot of "I'm usually a zero and had to wear a size 2" reviews. I'm normally a 10 depending on brand/jeans vs dress etc, so I got the 10R and 12R as a back up. Had I only gotten the 10R I could've been fine, but it was definitely more snug in the butt/torso region. The 12R was much more comfortable, the only thing was the straps on the back were a little baggy so I safety pinned them down (it came undone once after using the bathroom from shimmying the dress up and down to use the facilities lol). But otherwise the 12 was a great fit! I was nervous of the length also because I'm only 5'1" but both were a great fit in that regard as well. I got a lot of compliments! Will definitely be a returning customer!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 58
November 15, 2017
I did not wear this dress since I loved my first choice but it was gorgerous.
I would have worn this dress for a New Years occassion since it is very sparkling, but stunning and very comfortable. runs long for my 5"4' hieght.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 15, 2017
Perfect dress for a formal wedding!
This dress was phenomenal! I felt so amazing in it. If I had another event to wear it to (with a different group of people) I definitely would. It did run small, and I'm glad I read the reviews when I ordered my sizes. I assumed I'd be okay with the 10R, but ultimately felt way more comfortable in the 12R backup - tummy area helped me with that decision! It is looser on the top and more fitted from the waist through the hips. Still a gorgeous fit and the dress had many compliments all night long. The regular length was great, but I can see how it would be too long for someone shorter than me. I wore with 3" heels and it brushed the ground perfectly.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 66
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 14, 2017
I didn't wear it, because I liked the back-up dress much better and this was too short.
I am 5'8" the size 8 was way too short. I should have ordered an 8L.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Age: 40
November 8, 2017
Sexy and elegant!
I'm very busty and it fit just right. So if you don't have a full chest it might be baggy.
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105lbs
November 7, 2017
Beautiful
I felt very comfortable and confident in this dress. Definitely a tight fit on the chest and rib cage, but overall I loved the silhouette. Got lots of compliments, too. I would love to rent this again for a future occasion. Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Age: 33
November 5, 2017
The perfect dress to feel glam, sophisticated and sexy
I loved this dress. I read the reviews prior to ordering and glad I sized up. The dress doesn't have any stretch and because I have large breast and am fairly tall it worked out perfectly that I went up a size.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 150lbs
November 3, 2017
Nice for black tie wedding!
I originally wasn't going to wear it because it felt a little too tight in the midsection, but my backup size was too baggy and long and another dress I had overnighted has zipper issues. I ended up being pretty happy with this dress and it got more comfortable during the evening. It's beautiful, and I received many compliments. However, I'm only 5' 4" and I couldn't wear the heals I wanted because the dress would look too short, but I'm pretty curvy, so that may be the reason. Overall, beautiful dress. Just be sure to size up and curvy/busty ladies be a little wary.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 2, 2017
Stunning dress that hugs you in all the right places
I felt red carpet glamorous in this dress. The halter neckline, belted waist and side slit make it classy. The weight of the sequin layer hugs your body the whole way down. It takes stunning flash photos that contrast the shimmery sequin design with the nude slip underneath. I'm 5'2. With 6" platform heels, the hem pooled around my feet by just 1-2". To straighten that out, I would pose with my knees out or stand extra tall. I did my hair in a bun to show off the mock neck and straps in the back.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 1, 2017
Wore this dress to a wedding.
It fit amazing & I felt classy and sexy at the same time. I'm glad I sized up. Usually I am between 2 and 4 and I ordered 4 and 6. I went with the 6 because the 4 was too short with my heels. I like it floor length. The 6 was more forgiving and not so tight. The only other thing I found odd was that the zipper on the back is kind of wide but didn't bother me too much.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
October 31, 2017
I wish this dress fit!
This dress is absolutely gorgeous, on a stick. I am normally a size 12 and the 14 was even too tight. It is very form fitting and not flattering on me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
October 29, 2017
Great 20s dress!!
Beautiful, classy, flattering dress. Fit like a second skin, and beautiful in photos
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 30A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
October 25, 2017
Elegant and understated
I ordered this dress as my backup and ended up liking it more than my first choice. I found it to be elegant, and classy, but also understated which was what I wanted to wear to my friend's small, but formal wedding. My body type is narrow on top and fuller in the hips and butt. I'm not sure it was the most flattering dress for my body type but it definitely wasn't unflattering... just neutral. My bra size is 28-30a, I had to wear an extra padded bra (one of the "add two cups sizes" bras from Victoria's Secret) because it was a little loose in the chest, but I would say someone with a more average size bust or even larger than average would work in this dress because the fabric had some stretch to it. I found the dress to be true to size, though not the length! The 2L barely reached the floor barefoot (I am 5'9), so I had to wear flats I wish I had it in a size 0L to try because I think it would have looked better if it were a little tighter in the hip and butt. It wasn't a show stopper for me, but overall I recommend this dress. (5'9, 123 lbs, 30a bust)
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
October 24, 2017
I wore this to a formal black tie event
Based on the reviews I thought I would be okay without get a Long because they were gone. Mistake! I am a little taller than 5'6" not quite 5'7" and the dress falls right above the ankle. In addition, the brown lining tends to hang out below the sequin mesh. If you are my height, get the Long. The dress is pretty in theory, but I wont be at my best unfortunately.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 32
October 22, 2017
1920's Glam Affair
I initially order the 8L, but due to others reviews I also ordered the 10R and it was perfect. I am 5'11, 169lbs with an athletic build, the 8L fit but it was w bit snug on my hips and even in heels it was super long. The 10 R, was perfect length and gave enough room in the hip/booty area. This dress runs small so I would recommend going up a size and it will show everything, since it zoo snug, but it's a beautiful dress. Got compliments all night.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Age: 23
October 18, 2017
The dress was stunning and beautiful. I received so man compliments
I requested a 14 & 16. I had to wear the 16 and that one just fit. The problem with designer dresses is they run small and I didn't even think about it. But in all, the dress fit snug and received plenty of compliments
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Age: 28
October 17, 2017
I did not wear this to the event
I ordered two sizes, both larger than my typical size since I saw that it ran small and both still fit poorly and were too snug. Overall the dress felt cheaply made.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Age: 23
October 10, 2017
Unforgettable Night, Unforgettable Dress!
I was a little worried about this dress rental, because the sequin fabric was too much, or going to arrive snagged. But it was perfect! It fit like a glove, true to size. I'm petite, and with 3.5 inch heels the length was perfect. The cut and placement of the sequins is super flattering. Loved! Loved! Loved! 5 stars.
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 165lbs
October 9, 2017
First RTR Experience was a Success!!
I loved this dress! It was super fitting for a vintage Hollywood glamour theme and I got so many compliments! The length was perfect for me to wear heels, and the knee high slit on the side added just enough flair to the already sequined dress! I highly recommend ordering a size up! As my "normal size" made my feel lumpy and was far too short! But overall a successful experience! I will be using RTR again!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Bust size: 34C
October 9, 2017
Really pretty dress! But not super comfortable.
This dress was beautiful! I am tall so this dress was short waisted and would ride up making a pucker above my bottom. I constantly pulled it down. I Usually wear a 6 but would have loved an 8 in this.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
October 9, 2017
Classy and Fun
I loved this dress! It was perfect for a black tie wedding. It ran small, I'm usually an 8 and wore the 10. There is no stretch so I'd order up in the back up size. Based on reviews I ordered the long (I'm 5'10) and I was so glad I did. With a small heel the length was perfect
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
September 29, 2017
Runs small and long.
This dress has no stretch to it, so don't purchase if you're not slim. It's definitely not made for a curvy girl, it's beautiful in person but requires a tall, thin stature.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 117lbs
September 26, 2017
Beautiful gown, fits true to size.
Fits true to size but a very snug fit. Classic style with just the right amount of sparkle to it.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 20, 2017
Perfect for a formal wedding
Dress fit great and was very easy to move and dance in. Was a great statement dress without being too flashy.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
September 18, 2017
This dress shined bright like a diamond.
The only bad thing I can think of is you can literally feel the sequins scratching your feet as you walk, but beauty is pain ;). It was absolutely the best dress I've worn, I felt like a princess. I would definitely recommend it if you want to hear compliments for days!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
September 18, 2017
Dazzling, sexy black dress
This dress was really beautiful and was a nice way to switch up a black dress. I saw it on RTR and waited too long. The 4R was sold out so I decided to go the 4L. I assumed it would be long so I just wore my biggest heals I had. I am 5'1''. I felt like a princess in it. Very sexy, classy and beautiful. I was disappointed the dress had a snag at the bottom but I reported it right away. I attached a picture of it as well so you can make sure to check your dress before wearing it. I didn't want to be responsible for the hole in the dress. Luckily it was at the bottom so it wasn't as noticeable as it could had been if placed somewhere else.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 17, 2017
Beautiful dress! Not much give. Got a lot complements!
Not much give. The dress also was not very long.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
September 7, 2017
Loved this dress! I received so many compliments.
True to size - perfect fit. I was able to wear a small heel for the length. The slit up the side was an added bonus and made the dress that much more appealing! I would definitely recommend it!
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
August 29, 2017
Gorgeous dress!
This was a great choice for the black tie optional wedding I attended this weekend! I'm 5'6" and the 0L grazed the floor with my 3 inch wedges. I received a lot of compliments throughout the evening. Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
August 25, 2017
Roaring 20s party.
The dress fit the occasion perfectly. Photographs great with the flash you can see the contrast between the beading and under fabric.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 125lbs
August 25, 2017
The Gala was so much fun and I received a lot of compliments on my dress!
I loved the fit of the dress! It fit me very nicely and was very comfortable. The 6L was perfect and I am glad that I ordered the long instead of regular else it would have been short and my shoes would have shown. I would definitely recommend this dress for a formal occasion.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 41
August 18, 2017
Surprisingly comfortable dress! Don't let beading and body hugging style deter from renting.
I'm 5'3 and I usually wear either a 4 or 6 petite and was pleasantly surprised that the R was the perfect length when I put on my heels. Because of the slit location, I feel it "runs small" for hourglass or pear body types. I was very glad I got this is both sizes because when I attempted the 4R, I was too nervous about the slit getting over my hips without becoming a longer slit. However the 4R in my backup dress fit perfectly.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
August 17, 2017
classy!
The dress runs small. Its very tight and I couldnt possibly wear the zero if I planned on eating. I wore the 2 and even that was slightly tight. Its not stretchy or giving at all so make sure get a backup larger size. I absolutely loved this dress. sexy and classy!!!! I got the regular length and it was perfect with heels.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
August 15, 2017
Winter wedding
Dress was perfect for a winter formal wedding. Long enough to cover my last minute shoes and my only gripe was bra situation which I couldn't go without- did strapless but would try sticky next time (personal preference)
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
August 11, 2017
Perfect for this Top 40 Under 40 Black Tie Event
I ordered the 10L and 8R just in case. I'm 5'7" and athletic build. I ended up wearing the 8R because the 10L was way too long even in my highest heels and much too big. I got so many compliments on this dress. I was really excited to show off my shoulders and if anything I wanted to keep the dress for additional photos. I wore 3 inch heels which were a perfect height. The dress looks black in the mirror but as soon as you start moving you can see the cream background show through.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
August 9, 2017
Beautiful but tight
I loved this dress in the photos and wish I paid more attention. I tried the 6R and it was too short and WAY tight in the hips and belly. I would have loved to try the 8 but feel like the top would have been too big.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
August 6, 2017
Slinky, glam, lightweight, and super flattering. Runs small.
I felt amazing in this dress. So flattering while also being super comfortable. Other reviewers are correct, it runs small (I had to wear 10r and I'm usually an 8 or sometimes a 6 in dresses). Also on the short side, I was happy to wear 2.5 heels and it worked for me (I'm 5.7) but if you want that true floor grazing look I'd go with the Long. I danced, stood, sat..all were perfectly comfortable. WINNER!
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