Proenza Schouler

Black Carwash Pleat Dress

$300 to buy
$1,250 retail
Stylist Notes

Carwash pleats add movement to this Proenza Schouler dress. Wear the look with bold heels.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-10.

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Loose, comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Loose, comfortable room throughout midsection
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Black crepe (74% Acetate, 26% Viscose). Long sleeves. High neckline. Shift. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 38” from shoulder to front hemline. Imported.

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30 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(10)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 17, 2016
Car wash... working at the car wash yeah...

Initial elation at this dress' gorgeousness was deflated as I got dressed for work and realized the sash tie was missing and I had no way to close it. A lucky rogue drawstring saved me and I was on my way (disappointed for sure, though). One of the most luxuriously stylish women at my office commented on how great this dress was and I knew I had a winner. I really love how high fashion this looks. I wore my hair down with some Topshop brogues and felt like I could take on anything that came my way.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
March 7, 2017
My favorite dress

Loved this! It's just as stunning as in the picture. It came missing the tie for the back (a common problem...) but I used a white ribbon instead. Everyone loved the white ribbon!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
March 11, 2017
So WOW!

Unique and incredible. Never had a dress like this. Looked like $1m. Loved it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 19, 2017
Chic!

I LOVE the top, it's open in the back and hangs just right. The skirt flaps really were like a car wash! It did kind of make me feel like a cheerleader... which I don't know how I feel about. FYI there's no white "peekaboo" pattern, but the inside lining is white. I'm not sure how they took this picture.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
April 4, 2017
Hip dress

A little short. Would fit someone two inches shorter perfectly. Super cute dress got heaps of compliments.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 30C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 108lbs
April 28, 2017
Loved this unique piece

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 13, 2017
The LBD gets an upgrade!

I can't say enough about the brand. Anything you get from PS is guaranteed to fit and look absolutely stunning and unique at the same time. I wish I had a better photo! The movement of the dress is so fun. I paired it with knee high platform boots for a work meeting in NYC. I'd rent this again in a heartbeat.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
October 14, 2017
Understated statement piece

Great unique dress that is really unusual but is still basically just a little black dress.  Quality is superb – the fabric, cut of the shoulder, raw sleeve hem, keyhole back, all of the details are really beautiful.  In the end, I don’t really love the “carwash” hem, but it is cool how it moves and reveals the white back-side of the fabric.  Fit: there is a thin under-skirt which is essentially the actual skirt since the outer layer is cut loose, it is relatively slim-cut and tight so size up if you need space in the hip/thigh.  It is also rather short but ok for work with black tights.  Cut sort of straight through the body so it isn’t really fitted through the bust to waist area. 

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
December 22, 2017
Obsessed

Coolest dreas ive rented. Fit weill and looked amazing. Slightly tight and annoying in the neck but not unbearable. I called this my goth cheerleader look - or it wednesday adams was a cheerleader.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 144lbs
March 8, 2018
Boxy black

Great fabric, fun to twirl. Boxy black cut with flirty back. White didnt show much. True to size maybe a lil small

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
May 8, 2018
Great fit and perfect for work!

Loved this dress. I wore it to work and while it looked professional it also had some flair! I received lots of comments and will definitely rent it again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
July 18, 2018
Loved the dress but small part torn on side. I still wore it and it is so fun!

Fit was wonderful a bit tight around neck though

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 3, 2018
Cute and Different

This was a fun and different dress. I thought it looked cute, but I will note that it didn't really get a ton of attention or compliments so not super extra.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
December 1, 2016
missing ribbon, great customer service!

the dress looks really cool, but like the other reviewer, i didn't receive the ribbon and was traveling so cldn't use the dress. i have unlimited and the customer service was really great. i chatted with RTR to let them know about the missing ribbon and they immediately offered to send the same style or something different. i cldn't use the dress i have, but the rep was very helpful and reassured me that another item would be sent asap. the dress was very interesting, but i believe it is too large for me, i wld size down if i were to get it again

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
January 2, 2017
Stylish and a little retro

I wore this dress for fashion-related meetings and felt stylish and comfortable. The quality was fantastic, as one would expect from this brand. The silhouette is boxy--sexy it isn't--but the white-backed black "flaps" that form the skirt gave the dress great movement and visual interest. I'll rent it again, though next time in a 0 as it was roomy across my shoulders and the sleeves were a bit long.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Weight: 110lbs
February 21, 2017
Cute, but not worth wearing twice.

THe fit was very loose and the arms were long. The dress is very unique though and the baggy silhouette worked well.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
April 29, 2017
I ordered this for work and often wear a size 2 however I needed a size 0.

Heavy material, boxy shape.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 31, 2017
Arrived without tie at back of neck, couldn't wear it

Mice detail, runs large, couldn't wear it because the tie at the back of the next was missing, as I've seen in other reviews as well.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 10, 2017
This is a unique dress

The carwash detail is cool and the back is interesting too. It runs very large, it was too big for me to wear. The material is nice for work and would look good with heels or boots in the winter.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
December 24, 2017
sassy and fun

runs super small... ordered 10, very small at chest

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
September 15, 2016
no event- just work

a really cute, different dress. My only complaint is the zipper end inside the dress was TERRIBLY scratchy!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
September 21, 2016
Really like car wash!

The skirt did look and move a lot like real car wash, and the ribbon at the back of the neck was cute. It'll be nice for a night out in an urban, sophisticated setting.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
October 21, 2016
Great, unique work piece

This dress was perfect for a big work meeting I had. I received tons of compliments! It's so different. I loved breaking out of my boring comfort zone and trying it out.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 9"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
November 13, 2016
Unusual dress- looks like the high end designer dress it is. Beautiful and interesting fabric

So many compliments- the white on the inside is exceptional. Unfortunately the ribbon to tie in back of the neck was missing- be ready with a black ribbon just in case.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
December 30, 2016
Not a typical LBD

The pleating in this dress is really cool and the back is also partially open. It's a great wear to work and then out for drinks piece.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 7, 2017
This is a modern, comfortable dress. I wore it to dinner and got a number of compliments.

This dress is well made and has a great shape. It's a little sexy because of the swish of the fabric and the shorter length...but it will keep your arms warm. It's also different from any other dress. So there's no chance someone else will be wearing it. Stylish and comfortable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 15, 2017
Great spin to a standard black work dress.

There were a few cons with this dress but I would still rent it again because the detail is hard to beat! The back opens up more than expected so wear a tank if you choose to wear in a more conservative setting. Also, I found myself pulling the front of the shirt because the neck became too tight when sitting.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Age: 41
March 26, 2017
Flattering

It is really cute, however, I have shorter hair and the keyhole in the back made me uncomfortable at work.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
October 1, 2017
I had nice compliments on this dress.

The tie for the back is in the garment bag in a pocket!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
October 17, 2017
Chic and warm

Love everything about this dress - the car wash skirt has great movement (and the white lining is awesome in this regard). A touch short (I’m 5’7”) but perfect with tights and boots. Will definitely rent again!

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