Philosophy

Invested Dress

$275 rental
$2195 Retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

Be bold at your next formal affair with Philosophy’s caped trench dress. Let Kenneth Jay Lane's Gold Denari Necklace peek out from the V-neckline and finish off with AV Max's Signature Cuff Set and classic black pumps.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38 - 44, Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''.

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

We recommend a black slip to wear underneath.

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38 - 44, Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''.

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

We recommend a black slip to wear underneath.

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Black crepe (54% polyester, 44% virgin wool, 2% other fibers). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Shift bodice with open side slits. Clasps at waist with button closures. 56.5” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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4 reviews

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True to Size 4
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Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Dec 12, 2014

Stunning, modern dress with a cape(!) in the back. Simple, but a showstopper. Just enough edge.

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It fit perfectly, but the slit is very deep, so sitting down was a little revealing. Also, the deep v-neck is completely on-trend, but it's not for the shy. This a real "fashion" dress that takes a good deal of confidence to pull off. I had at least 7 people come up to me at the Kennedy Center Honors to ask who I was wearing and say they loved the dress.
Sankara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 5, 2015

The cape made this vest the CONVERSATION PIECE of the night!!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this look to a funeral for my mentor who was a costume designer. I know its not the average outfit to wear to a memorial service but since it was at Howard University I got away with it. Pairing it with the Cushnie dress underneath made my look flirty, fun and daring.
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122 lbs
Feb 23, 2015

Stylist Review!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
This piece is so fun! The cape detailing is different from anything I've seen. If you are looking to make a high fashion statement I would highly recommend it! I would almost call it a long vest because you can wear it open or closed and absolutely need to wear a slip underneath. There are only two buttons so the slit goes all the way to the top of the thighs. It also has a very deep v neckline and you can't really wear a bra with it, but the extremely thick/heavy material helps hold everything in place. It runs true to size, but I would size down as backup. Love this style and will absolutely be wearing it out again!
Katherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Mar 23, 2015

Feelin' fancy and fierce in Philosophy

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It takes a certain type of style aesthetic and confidence to pull this baby off, but if you're willing to rock it right it pays off. It's quite the statement maker and pretty dramatic, but in a cool way. The material is heavy and luxurious. The cape is subtle and chic. And the clasps, which closed around my rib cage, kept the top of the dress fitted to my bust while the skirt flowed nicely to above my ankle. The neck is cut a little low so I wore a sheer black bra which peaked out a bit but also added something sexy to the look. Kept with the minimalistic and tailored look of the dress with pulled back hair, simple gold jewelry, and black stiletto peep toe mules. The bag is loeffler Randall and I rented it through RTR too. Some words of advice--make sure to wear a black body suit or slip as the slits of the dress go up very high. Go for a low cut undergarment though so that the deep V neckline can be shown off. Also, if you're not sure about the size go for the smaller option because the dress will end up looking like a sloppy coat or robe if it's too baggy.
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