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Philosophy

Charlotte Chiffon Combo Dress

$87 rental
$1230 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Classic and sophisticated, this Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti dress can take you anywhere. Wear with sheer stockings for a sexy, modern look.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions).Italian sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with belt detail
HIPS: Fitted
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra - wear with SPANX for additional cinch at waist
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions).Italian sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with belt detail
HIPS: Fitted
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra - wear with SPANX for additional cinch at waist
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black ponte with sheer silk chiffon. Crew neckline. Ruffle detailing at neck. Grosgrain ribbon seaming detail. Leather belt at waist. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. 33'' from shoulder to hem.

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27 reviews

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Small 11
True to Size 16
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Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Sep 14, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
I wore this to fashion week and felt like a million bucks! It has stretch & gives you an hourglass figure. The sheer bit has lining, so no bra issues!
meli
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 2, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
WOW!! Wore it to the Finale of Chicago Fashion Week and was stopped by three people who loved it!! Great dress! Fit is great, the fabric makes it a very wearable piece, and I will probably rent it again because of the way it made me look and feel!
KT
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 8, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
Did not end up wearing it because it was not as "fun" as the other dress I got (Halston Sequin Dress). Fairly conservative dress--the best part is the back. The front is fairly plain. Would rent again if I found the right event. Beautiful fit.
Rae
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Body type: Petite
Dec 14, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
Loved this dress. Perfect for work events- sexy yet still professional. I will likely rent again. Great for shorter women.
TA
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 27, 2011

Overall fit: Small
I am *almost* always a size 2, but decided to wear the size 4 - good thing we can order two sizes! - because though the smaller dress was wearable, it was a bit tight around the hips and VERY snug around the boobs (though I am a C - D cup). This is a very classic / classy dress, but the stretch gives it some added sexiness that you can't see in the picture. I agree with the other members who said that the front looks a little bit boring / conservative, but the back definitely makes up for it. Perfect dress for a cocktail event and I got a lot of compliments (especially from the guys who did a double take after catching the back)
JM
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 8, 2011

Overall fit: Small
This was actually my second choice dress, but I loved it more than the Milly dress I thought I would wear. It's really flattering. I wore it to a wedding and received a ton of compliments. It's simple but elegant and fit really nicely. I was really happy with it and would rent it again. It ran small, so I would recommend ordering up.
mona
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Aug 16, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
i like the back design of this dress. hugs the body so shows off curves. however, it covers the contours of shoulders so it made my arms stand out thus making them appear bigger. probably would have been ok if it weren't for the foul smell of the fabric.
Elaine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 137 lbs
Sep 10, 2011

Overall fit: Small
Love this dress! It is the perfect mix of sexy and sophisticated. Not for clubs or Vegas, but great for a fancy dinner when you want to look elegant but not boring. The fabric is thick and hugs the body. The top is fairly small. I have a small bust and often wear size 4, but the armholes on this wouldn't fit in 4 so I'm wearing the 6. Still a great dress and I may rent it again.
carrie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 28, 2011

Overall fit: Small
I wore this to a wedding, and loved it. Comfortable and adorable. I got both sizes 4 and 6, but I ended up being a 6. That's what I used to be, but sizes seem to be smaller in the US, so I'm normally a 4 here. So I would size up.
Julie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 13, 2011

Overall fit: Small
The BACK of this dress is the show stopper! Can hardly see it in pix, but it's so cool! My size in this was too tight in the bust to zip completely on the side. Also if you are LONG WAISTED like I am, this dress is not for you. The waist & hips of the dress were about 4 inches too high, and butt of this dress was in the middle of my back! Great thing about the dress though is that the sheer part on top is actually lined so you can wear a bra with straps & they'll be hidden.
RL
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
Feb 16, 2012

Classy and elegant dress

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress looked great and I got a lot of compliments. One thing that wasn't great was the piece of free-flowing fabric which hangs down in the back exposed a bit of the underlying beige fabric. I had a few people come up and tell me that something was showing from underneath the dress...but overall, it looked very nice.
Deb
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Mar 20, 2012

Stunning

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
This dress runs small in the bust and larger in the hips. However, the roomy hips didn't show at all because the dress is so well made. A classic for a special evening.
FL
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
May 13, 2012

Perfect Graduation Dress

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this for my law school graduation. It fit perfectly. I felt sexy yet sophisticated.
CL
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
May 24, 2012

A feel good dress

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Wore it for an engagement party and got a lot of compliments. It's kind of sexy by showing your curves, yet classic by not revealing too much legs or upper body. It's a little tricky to put on with the side zipper, which is why its runs a little small, but doesnt feel tight or uncomfortable. I would re-rent it.
lucky
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 67
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 108 lbs
Jun 11, 2012

runs small

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Beautiful dress with lovely detail on the back. Tried it on, ran very small.
Lydia
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jul 28, 2012

Adorable dress!

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was amazing! I wore it to a work Christmas party and it was perfect; a little sassy, classy and very cute. I got tons of compliments and felt awesome. I was afraid it might be too short, but it was very appropriate for a work event and it fit beautifully, even in the smaller size I ordered. It is the perfect "little black dress" with a little flair on the back with the detailing on the skirt. I highly recommend this dress!
Alice
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Body type: Petite
Sep 11, 2012

Nice but runs small

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was really pretty, but it was heavy material and ran pretty small, so order a size up.
Jen
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 9, 2012

I looked fantastic and made me feel super confident!

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I loved the dress. It was a little short for me, but I felt really good in it overall!
Melissa
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127 lbs
Dec 19, 2012

Great and unique little black dress

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Ordered this dress for my boyfriend's company holiday party. The dress code was cocktail attire. The dress is strechy and fits very flattering at the waist. I was afraid it might be a little short, but it was mid thigh on me. I highly recommend it!
Liz
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 97 lbs
Feb 11, 2013

Great LBD with a twist

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
Great dress for a fancy dinner at an upscale restaurant filled with more senior adults. I would describe the dress as conservative, but it is a bit short, even for me, and I'm 5'2". The dress hit me mid-thigh. I counterbalanced by wearing dark hose, and it was fine. I loved the belt, and of course, the beautiful design in the back. The material is fairly thick, so it works well for fall/winter. Loved the ruching and sheerness in the front and back. Keep in mind that just as RTR says, the dress does run small, so definitely size up for your backup. The 38 (US 0) on me was pretty tight. This was my first RTR experience, and I will certainly be doing it again. The process was easy, and the dresses arrived on time, freshly dry-cleaned and in great shape.
Steph
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 13, 2013

perfect interview dress!

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress for a big interview I had at a fashion company in nyc. I'm so glad I did! It showed off my curves and style but was still conservative with the chiffon collar and longer in length. the model makes the dress look short, it hit me about 1-2 inches above my knee. I felt confident and strong during the interview!
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118 lbs
Mar 1, 2013

It was cute BUT did not fit :(

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Way too tight in the chest . . . I tried on a 38 and 40 - was a very pretty dress up just did not fit well. Seems like all of my experiences with Rent the Runway are bad :(
Bel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Dec 8, 2013

Engagement Pictures

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for my engagement pictures. I usually wear anything between a 4-8 it totally depends on the fabric and if its a tight fit, This dress is beautiful and really comfortable. I somehow ended up receiving an 8 & a 10, and I feel like the 6 would of been a lot better. But over all the dress itself is great and classy. I really loved it. The material is stretchy so you can go a little tighter.
Beca
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 14, 2014

This was my first rtr experience, the ease and simplicity of the transaction was such a relief!

Size worn: 44
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress fit great, arrived in excellent condition and most importantly, on time! No issues at all.
jaime
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
May 3, 2014

You will love this dress

Size worn: 42
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Benefit for OMS foundation Mother/Son dance, had a great time, and in such a wonderful dress. The dress was true to fit in the chest and waste, but had lots of extra tummy room that I did not need, so the material bunched a little bit. It looks completely different than what is shown on the model. The fabric is nice and soft and comfortable. Had a great night!!
Maggie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
May 9, 2014

Comfortable, cute, covers everything

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
If you're someone who likes to not worry about what you're wearing, this is the dress for you. i was able to wear a normal bra with it and not give a second thought to my dress the whole night. The only thing is it's shortness. I'm 5'6" so it was fine on me; if you're taller it might start to get too short.
Alexis
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Dec 31, 2014

Very nice dress

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
not over the top; great dress to look good in at a modest event.
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