Charleston Gown

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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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341 reviews
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Large
(2)
True to Size
(121)
Small
(85)
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
September 16, 2015
Fit like a glove!! TONS of compliments!

Fit perfectly. I didn't even have to wear a bra.

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
September 27, 2015
Felt super glamorous

Wore the 12L with 1.5 inch heels and it was perfect. Finding a dress to fit my chest is hard (34G, the thing here doesn't go that high) so was delighted the dress fit and was cute. Got compliments from strangers on the street. Perfect for a black tie wedding.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 39
September 30, 2015
Elegant but doesn't hide anything!

Didn't end up wearing this dress. It's very elegant but a little too curve-hugging for me. And, the neck clasp on the back was out of place, almost hanging by a thread.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
October 25, 2015
Perfect dress for a formal event!

It ran really short (I'm 5"9) and a little tight in the hips. I would suggest renting a size up and if you are over 5"7 ordering the Long size.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
November 1, 2015
Easy to use and the dress was in great condition!

The fit was perfect! There was no stretch because of all the sequence but it wound up fitting perfectly on my chest.

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 1, 2015
So many compliments and was such a simple dress to wear! Any accessory compliments this dress.

The long hit the floor and I was comfortable sitting in this dress. The fit is very flattering and I loved the shape it gave me.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 167lbs
November 4, 2015
Elegant and beautiful

Rented this dress for a roaring 20's Halloween party. Got a ton of compliments. The dress was easy to wear and fit great. I felt sexy and beautiful. Thanks !!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 8, 2015
Unique elegant gown

This gown was beautiful and not nearly as flashy as I thought a sequined dress may be. Was elegant and unique - the dress was perfect for a black tie wedding. Just the right amount of sparkle and fit well.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
November 9, 2015
Felt slim and glamorous in this stunning gown.

Fit was true to size I'm 4'11" so it hit the ground a little bit I had to keep picking it up. But it was really comfortable all night.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
November 16, 2015
I got compliments on my dress all night!

This dress is beautiful and the fit is very slimming and sexy! I got so many compliments, not to mention about a million FB likes! I would say the dress runs pretty true to size. It was definitely snug in my tummy and hips area where I have a little extra meat, but not too tight or uncomfortable. If you are slender with big breasts this dress will fit you like a glove, if you're curvy like me, this dress could be a hit or miss. Also, I would say to go with a size larger for your free second size. Hope you love wearing this as much as I did!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
December 3, 2015
I got so many compliments on the dress!

It fit me perfectly and it was just enough glitz for an evening wedding.

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 192lbs
December 13, 2015
Roaring 20's Fundraiser WIN!

Everyone has already said it...and I agree, there is NO give on this dress so go a size up. For an hourglass figure it's perfect. I'm curvy in the breast and hip/backside dept, and it showed off everything perfectly without coming across trashy. Perfect for the 1920s theme, but would wear it to any event. It's a showstopper.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 1, 2016
A simply stunning gown!

This gown fit PERFECTLY! I wore it to a masquerade ball on New Year's Eve and got so many compliments. Aside from the dress, RTR's customer service is incredible. 5 out of 5 stars!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
February 10, 2016
Beautiful but runs small

This dress runs small!! I'm usually a size 0 and I could barely zip this up. It's a beautiful dress though and the beading is gorgeous.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
February 10, 2016
I felt gorgeous in this dress! Very elegant.

Unusually wear a size 6 dress and this was an 8 and fit perfectly. #notyourmomsblackdress

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 141lbs
February 14, 2016
The dress is so beautiful!! I received many compliments at the 1920s themed gala I was attending.

As many other reviewers noted, it is tight in the hips. I don't have a very significant derrière, but it was snug on me!

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
March 4, 2016
Great dress for a formal affair

Dress was gorgeous. A little tighter on the hips than I expected so I had to wear the larger size

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
March 22, 2016
Tons of compliments!

Fits true to size. If you are tall I'd definitely go with the long though. I'm 5'8 and with heels it was a little short, even with the long size. Overall it was a beautiful dress, I received compliments all night.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
March 23, 2016
This dress fits amazingly! It's classy but different!

There are no cons. This dress was beautiful and perfect for the occasion. I wish I could have kept it. It fits very well, it's rather fitted and snug around the lower ribs, but did not cause me any issues. I would say it's true to size, maybe a bit small. But perfect for myself! You won't regret the decision.

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
March 27, 2016
This was my first shipment. Can't wait to have another reason to rent again! So easy!

I felt like an Old Hollywood film star in this dress. The silhouette was perfect for my tall stature and curvy figure. Definitely a head snapper!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Age: 29
March 29, 2016
Absolutely gorgeous dress, but runs small

Absolutely stunning dress, however- it runs incredibly small in the hips. Only wish the next size up was available for my dates, unfortunately it was not. Guessing by how the dress fit, I probably would have needed two sizes up. I do have curves though! Good thing my back up dress was a stunner as well!

Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Bust size: 36C
April 3, 2016
The package came on time with both size of the dress I think this is a great app!

The dress runs a little small in the hip area so I had to go one size up. It came with a little rip on the left hip nothing noticeable. The dress is a little darker in person than in the picture. I received so many compliments at my great gatsby themed party. I would definitely recommend renting it!

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
April 3, 2016
Love this site and this dress! I will definitely be renting again.

I wore this to a 1920's themed fundraiser. It fit true to size and the length was long enough too!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112lbs
April 3, 2016
No need to go dress shopping and try on a ton of dresses...

The dress zips up to your mid back- the widest part of my back- so the zero would have fit better but I couldn't get it all the way zipped. So many compliments on it though.

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
April 12, 2016
Lots of compliments!

I wore this dress to a wedding and received many compliments all night! I ordered a long which was the perfect length for me to be able to wear 3-4" heels and still have the dress hit the floor (I'm 5'10") As soon as I switched to flats for dancing the dress was dragging, so if you plan to wear flats and you're around my height, I'd say go with the regular length. The dress fit me like a glove, although the top was a little loose which was a bit annoying because I kept pulling the neck up and waist down so it wouldn't bunch up. The 8 fit me better in the chest but my hips are very wide so the 10 was more comfy around my waist. I still loved the look and feel of the dress and would recommend it for formal occasions.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 17, 2016
Elegant and classy black tie affair

This dress was gorgeous! I rented a 2 and 4 but the. 2 was not available last minute. I was extremely happy because the 4 worked out well. It fit well but runs a little small as the fabric along your ribs has no give so order one size up for your backup. It was perfect for the black tie wedding we attended. I didn't have any issue with the sequence causing irritation like other reviewers mentioned. I received compliments all night, will rent again!!

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
April 21, 2016
Fit like glove

Loved the dress and renting experience. Only problem was that going to the bathroom would be a two person job because of the two clasps in the back.

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
April 24, 2016
Beautiful dress for black tie wedding

The long was perfect for me at almost 5'9" with about 1.5in heels. It didn't drag but was close to hitting the floor. The band around the waist does not have any give, but fit comfortably. It is very form fitting- can't hide anything. I have a very flat chest but felt the dress worked great as the top still fit snugly.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 25, 2016
Amazing dress

I'm usually a 6-8. The 6 fit a bit too snug for comfort, but the 8 was perfect. The dress feels expensive and the length was better in the 8 anyways. You can easily wear a strapless bra and underwear with this.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 1, 2016
This is a greatest idea they could have came up with I love this dress. I'm always going so where.

This dress fit so good on me , it's was just rite.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
September 20, 2015
Perfect for a Military Ball, got compliments on the dress all night

Great length, not too long so I didn't need a very high heel

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Age: 33
October 12, 2015
Perfect dress for a vintage 1930's party

This dress fits true to size. I had to get a size up because my size was unavailable. It was a bit big but the belt doesn't have any stretch so the dress stayed in place. It was a head turner. I loved it and felt glamorous!

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
November 22, 2015
Gorgeous dress

Loved this dress, got many compliments, but it was very tight on my thighs and therefore kept riding up and showing the slip underneath. I'm usually a 10 or 12 and the 12 barely fit, but I couldn't resist. Absolutely love the material and the cut of the upper body. If you are wider in the thighs/hips just get a size up!

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
December 15, 2015
Great occasion to get all dolled up and this process - being a newbie was very easy.

I ordered the 8L and 10L - although the 8L fit me much better in the chest area (34B) I ended up choosing the 10L due to the length. Even though I got long, I'm 5'7'' and I could have used another few inches on the length to wear some adorable heels. I ended up having to get 2in high heels and I still felt 1in heels would have been better. The dress was very pretty as I wore to a military ball. The dress is darker - more black in person. Overall a great rental; just wished it was longer.

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 17, 2016
This was my first RTR experience and it was so so easy.

Very snug around the middle. Had to make sure my posture was excellent all night to avoid a little pouch... But overall a gorgeous dress. I'm 5'7 and glad I got the long. I wore 3 inch heels and the length was perfect. Couldn't imagine a regular length dress.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
February 10, 2016
This dress is even more stunning in person!

Loved this dress so much! My first time using RTR and I was nervous whether the dress would fit or not. Received it in the mail right on time and it could not have fit better! Wonderful and very easy experience. Thanks RTR!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 6, 2016
The fit of the dress and the ease in making the order, receiving the order and returning to order.

This dress was very elegant! I gave birth six months ago and this was the first formal event I attended since. It was important that I felt beautiful and looked classy; this dress was absolutely amazing at getting the job done! The dress fit great (I'm 5'5), the length was just right with a pair of heels and was sleek/form fitting. I received many compliments; I even spoke to about three other woman who RTR and looked absolutely amazing in their dresses! I'd definitely RTR again :)

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
April 12, 2016
RTR sent out extra dresses immediately & we're very responsive!

I had a blast wearing this dress! I was a little worried when RTR said they couldn't get the dress to me in 12L. But the 10 fit perfectly! They also sent me three more dresses just in case!!! I love RTR! :)

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 4, 2016
My dress fit perfectly! I couldn't have asked for a better dress.

Based on the online picture, I did think the brown would be a bit more noticeable than it really was. Other than that it was perfect.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 41
May 19, 2016
Great dress. And so easy.

The dress fit perfectly and was so comfortable to wear. Highly recommended.

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