Rachel Roy

Charleston Dress

$45 rental
$448 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Look classic and oh so chic for the wedding you are attending by wearing this gorgeous Rachel Roy ruffle sheath. Accessories like the WGACA Vintage Vintage Chanel's Quilted Shield Earrings and Ciner's Antique Cascading Crystal Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly large. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 2-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted at hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs slightly large. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 2-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted at hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Printed silk. V neckline. Draped ruffle front. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 38'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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37 reviews

Fit
Small 0
True to Size 19
Large 16
Photos 7
Lindsey
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 21, 2015

Beautiful and very flattering dress!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Date
This dress fits true to size and is very flattering. Use caution if your location will be windy (I was in Las Vegas) as the front of the dress has a tendency to fly open. It was also prone to static but that was easy enough to remedy. Loved this dress and got lots of compliments!
Celeste
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 26, 2014

This dress was great!! Really, really light fabric so great for the Southern heat!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
It ran a size big and was a little high waisted, so it you have a long torso, it won't wk.
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Jun 10, 2014

Bizarre cut. LOTS of clevage, photo is misleading.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I think the dress looked nice, but it was such a bizarre fit. I had to surprisingly size down to the 6 when I ordered an 8 because the waist fit better, but the top/straps were still too large. If I wasn't careful about my posture the straps would slip down my arm or hang very loose and look sloppy. I was also very surprised at how low cut the top was. I normally don't mind cleavage, but it was wide cut in addition to being very low.. the girls (and I'm only a B) were very "in your face" so I ended up wearing a bandeau swim top that was a light pink and I thought looked like a part of the dress. The back of the straps are sheer, so a nude bra was mostly not visible, but white or any other color was really obvious. Unfortunately, I also didn't notice until the event that this wrap dress loves to blow in the wind. As I would walk (inside or out) the layer would open up and there is NOTHING underneath or to the side. You could very easily flash everything your underwear in one brief instant. Bah. So, you have to walk with basically one arm keep the dress closed. I chose this dress because on the model it looks fairly modest while sexy and the light flowery pattern made it a great choice for a family wedding, but nope. With the cleavage and the near flashing, it was skanky. It was pretty and I think the photos turned out well, but it was hassle to wear constantly having to keep it from billowing up and keeping my shoulders back to keep the straps in place.
Morgan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Dec 17, 2012

I had lots of compliments throughout the whole wedding about how beautiful the dress was!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I had high hopes for this dress--and it ended up being ok! The dress was really pretty, but I thought that the fit was strange. I felt like the top of the dress kept gaping open. I had to try to pin it so my bra wasn't showing which made me feel a little uncomfortable for the night. I liked it, but I wouldn't rent it again.
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Aug 13, 2012

Survived the August heat in this one!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a wedding as a replacement to an order that was no longer available and was overall very happy with it. The material was super light weight which was perfect for a hot, muggy August wedding and I didn't have to worry about wrinkles because the pattern concealed them so well. My only complaint was that it was a little roomy in the top for a 12 (I'm a 36F and I'm usually squeezing into this size) and when I was dancing I had to hold down my girls a few times to make sure I wasn't being indecent. Probably should have used some fashion tape. I thought the rest of the fit was flattering though because it nicely concealed my hips. Would recommend to others.
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
May 30, 2012

My husband kept commenting on how much he loved this dress!!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a wedding and loved it! The different colors in the dress are more pronounced than in the picture, but it paired beautifully with nude pumps, a light gold clutch and gold pashmina. I agree with the other reviews that the dress did need a little work. I used fashion tape to close the gap under the bust and to try and fasten the skirt closed. The material is lighter than I expected and a strong gust of wind could have caused a problem, but just invest in some fashion tape and you will be fine!
Erica L.
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
May 14, 2012

The dresses are always more than what I expect. It's always a nice surprise ordering a dress for RTR.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a wedding and I received many, many compliments. I am between sizes so I ordered both the 4 and 6 but ended up wearing the 4. The dress is a little long in the torso but not too long that it would prevent one from wearing the dress. The dress photographs very nicely. The only thing to note is that the construction of the dress does not take into account the wind. If you are attending an outside event where there is a chance of a breeze, this is not the dress for you.
Angela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190 lbs
May 3, 2015

Definitely made for slim figure with average size breast. Need a tan to wear.

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Party
Need to be slim, no large breast. Color will easily wash you out if not tanned. Very light and airy. Summertime dress.
Anna
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Sep 3, 2014

Beautiful, lightweight dress.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is gorgeous, but a little longer than I expected, since I'm short. My only complaint is that the front wrap-around part isn't secured in anyway, and the fabric is light, so a slight breeze will send it flying up and expose your lady parts. Otherwise, it's super flattering and didn't over-accentuate my broad shoulders.
Rachayl
Age: 26
Jul 4, 2014

It was an easy process.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
It was great overall. The only downside was that the second size fit better but the fastening at the bust was torn when I received it so I had to wear the larger dress.
Elizabeth
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Body type: Full Bust
Oct 12, 2013

Pretty, but super awkward fit and weird material!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The material was really light and weirdly stiff, like it was covered in starch. The colors are a lot less vibrant than what's online, but still pretty nonetheless. The fit, however, was bizarre. The dress I got looked like it was sewn at one point at the top.. but in a weird place. The zipper was really hard to use and kept getting stuck. Worst of all, the top sagged in weird places and flattened my boobs in a really unflattering manner. Tried it w/ and w/o a bra, and also a long-line strapless bra to no avail. And it's not like I didn't fill the cups.. my cups runneth over! Overall, I'm very disappointed with this rental.
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128 lbs
Oct 4, 2013

Very pretty dress and very flattering!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit really well and the material and colors made it perfect for an early fall wedding. The only thing that would make this dress better is either thicker material or a lining. Also, the flap in the front can blow open on a windy day, so I definitely took advantage of the double sided tape to help keep it from blowing open.
Megan
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Body type: Pear
May 17, 2013

the dress was beautiful!!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
the dress fit great and true to size! after what could have been a nightmare when the dress got lost on the return, everything still turned out fine! RTR customer service did a fantastic job!
Olivia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Mar 3, 2013

So nice having a dress that no one else had!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was a beautiful muted palette. I am pretty small on top and the 8 was way too big. I had to do some strategic taping. I still felt a little uncomfortable. Be careful with the bottom - one little breeze and everyone will get a peek! The cut is pretty forgiving. Also, i am hoping they "retired" my dress since it was starting to look a little worn out. Overall a beautiful dress. Very unique.
Tracey T
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 27, 2013

Not my favorite

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Unfortunately this dress didn't work for me. I rented it to wear for Mother's Day at church. It was very low cut & the front is just a very light fabric part that comes open easily when you sit.
dcg
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158 lbs
Jan 13, 2013

Fun to wear

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Lots of compliments at this outdoor summer wedding. The chest area was awkward and had to be pinned, which was difficult because the material is so satiny. Overall, it looked great.
Jas
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 167 lbs
Nov 25, 2012

Used for a photo shoot

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress for my models to wear for a lookbook shoot - they were the bridesmaids in a bridal scene. The dresses fit great and they looked amazing!
Meghan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 29, 2012

The dress is very pretty. It looks a bit more subdued in real life but lovely!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was great. I thought it was a bit longer than I expected (even thought I'm quite tall). It is great for a more casual event.
Jessica
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
Oct 14, 2012

I wasn't WOW'd by this dress -

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
it kind of looked homemade. I think it was the material/style
Melissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 13, 2012

I did not wear this dress at all.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The style and fit of this dress is a bit awkward.
Erika
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Oct 12, 2012

Super Flattering!!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was very pretty and flattering. The material does feel very cheap and would go up if there was a gust of wind.
Mya
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Oct 12, 2012

No go for pear-shaped body

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I had to return this dress. It was so baggy on top although fit well on the bottom. Made for people with big chests, C cup or higher. It would have been the perfect dress for a wedding otherwise.
jordan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 1, 2012

Cute style but runs very large. The neck line v's lower than you expect. Was too low cute for me

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Fabric is very thin
Ilsa
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Sep 25, 2012

Beautiful dress but fit runs large so size down!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Got so many compliments on this dress at the wedding I wore it to this past weekend! However, there is normally a clasp by the bust but on mine it was broken so i had to safety pin it together. Not a big deal but I had to scramble to find one. Loved the back strap detail with the see-through fabric. Huge hit!
ecanlas
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180 lbs
Sep 18, 2012

Better off on the hanger

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was my first RTR and I was very excited to try this on. The fabric is really thin so be careful if you plan on wearing this outdoors. The 10 didn't zip along my side and the 12 was kinda snug around my stomach. It was loose in the bust which made the fit look awkward. It took me less than 30 minutes to open the bag, try the dress, put it in the return envelope and mail it back home. :(
Heaven
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 4, 2012

Cute dress; weird fit

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Loved the overall look of the dress and received compliments on it at the wedding I attended; however, the dress ran quite larger than expected and I really neeed at least one size smaller than normal. I am an hourglass shape and the waist was too large. The thick straps of the dress were also too long and I had to use fashion tape and safety pins to alter it so the top of the dress fit as pictured. In short, if it fit correctly it would've been a 5 star.
Tara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Aug 22, 2012

chest huge

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
My first time using RTR and impressed with the process. Very easy. However this dress was unwearable. I am a 4 true to size and ordered a 2 for backbup. The size 2 was ridiculously huge in the chest not true to size couldnt wear :( although dress was beautiful.
Alexandria
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Aug 19, 2012

Perfect Graduation Dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Wears very well. The side panel of the dress will blow up in wind, so be careful. Overall I would buy this dress if I could!
samar
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129 lbs
Aug 16, 2012

Loved it :)

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this for my rehearsal dinner ! I received so many compliments love love it. Only issue if the wind blows you will show the world your goods :) no protection there !
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122 lbs
Aug 14, 2012

Runs Large, but otherwise cute

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I am usually a 2, sometimes a 0 and in this dress I would have needed the 0, hands down. It ran very large. Unfortunately the 0 wasn't available, so I ended up wearing a dress I already own. Would have been cute if it actually fit.
Sara
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150 lbs
Aug 13, 2012

cute!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was so pretty, but like the other reviews it does run large and sadly the 6 was still too large on me (ordered an 8 for the other size) mostly in the bust area so I needed A LOT of fashion tape. Also the draping across the front does fly up and could expose you if you have not taped it well. Loved the dress, just wish it was my own to alter.
Renee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Jul 24, 2012

Weird Fit

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was beautiful but just didn't fit right. I ordered both the 4 and the 6 and neither fit. The 4 was too small and the 6 too big. It was also past knee length on me. If I could have had it tailored I would have loved it!
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
May 22, 2012

Beautiful dress, tough rental

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I did end up wearing this dress with a LOT of toupee tape (my trick for double sided alterations tape) and safety pins. It is absolutely stunning and I got so many compliments. However, it was very difficult getting it to look like it fitted me. It runs big and I'm not sure this dress would look its best unless it were tailored. The front flap is not secure and flies up as you walk. Also, the fabric doesn't work with double sided tape (too slippery, doesn't stay). All that being said it was still such a gorgeous dress that once I got it all secured, I absolutely felt comfortable and fabulous! Would have been 5 stars but all the work dropped it down a notch.
Ally
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
May 17, 2012

Cute, but lots of static!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I really liked this dress--and received a lot of compliments--but as it's a very thin fabric, I spent most of the day trying to peel it off of my legs and backside. I'd definitely recommend a slip or anti-static spray! Also, the color is much more white than the photo would have you believe...
Min
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115 lbs
May 10, 2012

Cute Dress, but needed work

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I rented this dress for my bridal shower and I made it work only because I refused to let $125 of dress and necklace go to waste. They sent me a size 2 and 4 and the first size 2 was defective. So they immediately over-nighted me another size 2. Both size 2's were larger than the size 4. So strange. Also, I have a shorter torso and longer legs, and the dress was way too long in the chest area for me. I made do with fashion tape, etc. Also, there was a part where the fabric bunches and you can see your skin on the middle top portion of your stomach. It kept annoying me all day long. Ultimately I made this dress work. It was a pain but I did end up looking really nice in it and was happy with my appearance in the end. I loved the necklace I rented A LOT though and it goes perfect with this dress. Customer service was excellent, I'm talking Zappos and Nordstrom type customer service. I would definitely rent from RTR again, but I think next time I need to be more careful about renting dresses. Dresses are hard for me period, so I should have known.
Lee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Apr 28, 2012

Beautiful but runs large

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I couldn't wear this because it ran so big on the top, I usually order a 10 because I am a pear but this dress I should have ordered a 6 or 8. If you are small up top size down. If you a pear, like me the fit is fine on the bottom, no need to size up. So sad this is a beautiful dress, I wish I could have worn it :(
Debra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114 lbs
Jun 24, 2015

family

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was amazingly comfortable! I did have to wear a camisole bra under it, as it was too low-cut. Love the ruffle in the front!
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