Slate & Willow

Alessia Sheath

$30 – $35 rental?
$265 value
Stylist Notes

A scoop-back adds drama to this dark, sequined Slate & Willow sheath. Pair the shimmering look with black pumps.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Full Bust, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue sequins on mesh (90% Polyester, 10% Lycra). Long sleeves. Boat neckline. Sheath bodice with low back. Hidden back zipper. Fully lined. 34” from shoulder to hemline. Made in the USA.

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193 reviews
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True to Size
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Small
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 37
February 19, 2016
I wore this dress to the 58th annual GRAMMY Awards. Was fantastic.
Loved the beautiful sparkling blue. Great fit - very comfortable. Was tight enough (but not too tight) that I could skip the bra. A+, would rent again.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
November 23, 2015
I would buy this dress in 10 seconds if given the chance.
I got compliments on this dress all night because it was so stunning. The dress is made of really heavy material, so it makes you look really formed in all the right places. I typically wear a medium, but was able to get away with the small because the back was so open. (The medium wasn't available for the dates I needed, but I got extremely lucky with the small). I would highly recommend this dress for someone who is looking to stand out in a classy and elegant way. Hope this helps!
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
December 5, 2015
The look on my husbands face when he saw me in the dress
This dress fits like a glove. It did fit a little tighter than expected but I'm glad I was able to get two sizes . I got a small and a medium but the medium is what I wore to the holiday gala that I attended. I received many compliments on the dress throughout the night. This dress definitely shows off your curves so I will say that if you have any belly fat just know that it will show the bumps and lumps. The low back makes it hard to wear any sort of full coverage spanx or girdle so if you are on the thicker side I would suggest sizing up. All in all the dress was very comfortable and easy to dance the night away in. This was my first RTR experience and it was lovely . The packaging was so professional and the dress was beautiful!!
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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
December 8, 2015
This dress was absolutely gorgeous, I received compliments all night long!
The fit was true to size and it was not even remotely itchy (I expected it would be). I am tall and the length was perfect! I also still carry baby weight in the stomach so the large was more comfortable on me. I have a smaller chest so this top was a little big, I was adjusting the shoulder area often, but otherwise this dress was perfect! The back is open, however I was able to wear a strapless bra with it, without it showing. I would def recommend!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 26
December 9, 2015
I got so many compliments on this dress! I loved it and felt like a celebrity.
The dress fit perfect. I am usually a 2 or 4, so I wore a small. So many compliments on the dress!! This was the best idea for the Christmas party I wore it to. I wish I could keep it and I am tempted to wear it again to the other Christmas parties I am going to. Loved it!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 11, 2015
STUNNING!
The rtr staff chose this for me after the dress I wanted was not available at the last minute. They really got it right with this one. Perfect length, the back is amazing, and it really accentuates your bottom half in a sex/classy way. The sleeves were not itchy and (incredibly) long enough for my gangly arms. Got compliments all night at the "funk" themed gala we attended.
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Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 28
December 12, 2015
Will get you a lot of second glances!
I wore this at my work holiday party. I am a size 12, so I knew to get the XL. I also ordered the Slate & Willow Gold Danae Sheath because I wasn't sure if I wanted a long dress with short sleeves, or a short dress with long sleeves, but the sequins were scratchy on my biceps and made my decision for me. I had never worn a dress with such a large open back, and being big chested, this made it difficult for the fabric on my shoulders to stay on. I also have a bit of a stomach, and even with spanx, this dress shows every flaw. I'm sure I was the only one who noticed, and luckily it was a dark color. The dress looks just like the picture, and was in great shape when I received it. No loose sequins and great quality.
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 15, 2015
I love RTR!
This dress is amazing! I received compliments from everyone. Even strangers. Great for my work holiday party.
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
December 16, 2015
Fantastic Holiday Dress!
Great tight fit (but comfortable) and I love the business in the front, party in the back look. Super sparkly! Straddles the appropriate line for a corporate holiday party but I received tons of compliments. I wish I was a little bustier because the front was a little loose because I have nothing to fill it with :)
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
December 17, 2015
The right amount of sexy and classy
I rented this dress for my husbands holiday party and it was definitely a dress I wouldn't normally pick for myself but I enjoyed wearing it and it made me feel sexy. It's very fitted - I normally wear a size 2 or a 4 and the small fit perfectly. The only thing that was a bit weird was the length of the sleeves. They were really long on me so I had to tuck them under. I'm petite up top, so I think if I had broader shoulders it would have been fine. This dress is short, but not so much that you'd have to wear tights or something, although if you plan to do much walking around in it, you'll be pulling it down all night. You really can't wear a bra with this, and if you wear spanx, they can't be the full coverage ones since they will come up too high and peek out the back. This dress is not scratchy at all but the sequins do get caught on each other at times when your arms are down at your sides. It's a thick, warm dress, especially since it has long sleeves so it was perfect for our Christmas party!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 25
December 18, 2015
Wore this to a holiday work event.
The shoulders were a bit big but the waist was snug. The open back was a fun difference to a classic cut. Overall a very nice dress!
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
December 20, 2015
Sparkled on my 30th birthday!
So glad I chose this dress. The fit was nice and comfortable. I also liked it wasn't itchy, which is how some sequined dresses can be. The small fit, but I have a more muscular frame and felt better in the medium. It was definitely still form fitting, which is what I wanted. The blue color also has hints of black, so black pumps were a great match.
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Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 43
December 23, 2015
I felt comfortable, and confident . This dress would make anyone feel fabulous.
All Pro, the fit was great and hit in all the right places.
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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
December 24, 2015
I received tons of compliments all night! Really flattering dress and felt like I stood out!
I usually wear a medium and I felt this dress was a bit tight/short so I went with the large. Either can't wear a bra or have to buy a backless bra for the night.
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
December 27, 2015
Just enough glitter for the holidays
Loved the low back and the long sleeves. I wore this to my husband's law firm holiday dinner and it was perfect! Conservative enough but sassy enough to be fun.
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Wedding
January 1, 2016
I'm wishing I could keep this dress
This was one of the most flattering dresses I've ever worn. The Xs fit me perfectly. I wore this dress to a NYE wedding and I received multiple compliments throughout the night! This was my first time using #renttherunway and I can't wait for another reason to rent again!
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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 2, 2016
Loved this dress! Wore for NYE and got so many compliments. Felt beautiful all night!
I was almost 16 weeks pregnant so the large ended up fitting better. The back is low so I didn't wear a bra. Heavy fabric, so don't plan to wear this to a warmer event. Overall loved this dress!! Fit great! Material is somewhat stretchy so it has a little give.
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
January 2, 2016
Amazing Dress!
I love this dress! I wore it on NYE and received so many compliments from both men and women throughout the night! It was surprisingly comfortable (for a sequin dress) and was easy to dance in all night. The inside lining was very soft. My only two recommendations would be to wear a sticky bra (or go without one) and to wear your hair up! The night I tried it on, my long hair kept catching in the sequins. Perfect dress!
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 2, 2016
Great NYE dress!
I love this dress and would definitely recommend it to others. It was a little tight fitting, so I'm happy that I got the medium. I'm small on top, but bigger on the bottom. It didn't ride up too much while dancing and I felt confident and pretty in it!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 146lbs
January 2, 2016
The absolute perfect New Years Eve dress! By far the most comfortable sequin dress I've ever worn!
I loved the way this dress fit. The lining made it really comfortable. This dress does show a lot of leg, so if you're not comfortable with that don't get this dress. My husband really love the way I looked and he's not a huge fan of bling. I wore this dress with a ton of sparkle, did glitter smoky eyes, gold shinny clutch, crystal shoes, and gold glittered tip nails. Amazing New Years Eve and I highly recommend this dress to anyone who loves to shine!
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Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
January 2, 2016
Perfect Dress for NYE
This dress was everything I had hoped for. I was nervous that it might be one of those super stiff sequin dresses, but this had so much stretch that I felt comfortable and glamorous all night. The low back is super sexy but does not allow for a normal bra to be worn. I am lucky to be able to get away without one, but just a warning if you cannot. I thought this might be a little short for my 5'9" body, but it was the perfect length for a sexy and glamorous New Year's Eve outfit.
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
January 3, 2016
Perfect NYE dress!!
This is a gorgeous dress, loved everything about it! The color and sparkle made it so fun to wear for a New Year's Eve bash. Get it--you won't regret it!
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 4, 2016
Perfect for NYE!
I am in the middle. This dress fit perfectly and was very flattering. I have never worn a full-sequin dress because I have always felt it adds too much bulk for my midsection but not true for this one. I felt confident! Definitely lent to a festive feel for the evening. Highly recommend.
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 6, 2016
This dress is beautiful, flattering and fun!
LOVED this dress. The sequins are different hues of blue to a blue/green. It fit like a glove. I'm a curvy girl with a larger chest (34E) and I think this can work for most shapes. It's a thicker material and snug to hold you in (which I really like) but has just enough stretch so you can move around easily. I don't really like showing my legs and was worried this dress would be too short (as it looks on the model) and it ended up being "just right". Sadly I did not get to wear this dress (my first rental too!) We ended up going to a very casual New Years Eve party. I could only prance around in my apartment for 30 minutes pretending I was Cinderella at the Ball. Would LOVE to wear this again some time!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 8, 2016
This dress rocked NYE
Great dress that hugs every curve. The fabric stretches and covers flaws and pantylines, so I felt comfortable all night. The back is low so wore pasties and it was perfect. It rode up a little as I walked, but I chalk that up to having a "full" backside ;) The blue sequins were just enough sparkle without being over-the-top disco ball.
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 26
January 10, 2016
I didn't want to take it off!
This was the most perfect dress! I ordered a small and an extra small and both fit really nicely! I ended up wearing the extra small because it fit just a bit tighter. The fabric was comfortable (even though it was covered in sequins) I loved the high neck and low back. I wore a sticky bra with the dress but I honestly think I could have gotten away with not wearing one at all. SOO beautiful. If you're looking for a showstopper this is the dress for you.
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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
January 10, 2016
Perfect sparkly party dress!
The stretch made it comfortable for a sequined dress, and the sequins weren't too scratchy. The length was good for tights or without, and it looked cute with a long fur vest too!
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 117lbs
January 11, 2016
Sparkly stunning perfect for a night out
Loved this dress, it is very fitted and short, I'm 5"2 and 109 and the S was tight! Absolutely loved it though.
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Weight: 115lbs
January 15, 2016
Loved this for a red carpet event!
I'm 5'4" and a 34A, both the XS and S fit, but the XS was a bit better in the shoulders and under my arms, since I have a small chest. I had to buy a backless/strapless bra to give myself a little shape upfront, otherwise it would have been lost in the sequins! It was short and tight but not uncomfortable. It was great all night!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 34
January 20, 2016
.
Back is low. Wasn't able to wear it with a regular bra. It fit great but since i didn't have the right bra had to go with my back up dress.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
January 21, 2016
Tons of compliments with this dress.
Originally thought the small would fit however the medium was a much better fit.
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 134lbs
January 25, 2016
It fit like a glove and I couldn't stop getting compliments!! Loved it
No complaints!
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 28, 2016
Sparkles !!!
Loved this dress !!!! I thought that the medium fit me perfectly ! I wore it with sheer black panty hose and black patent heels. I received compliments on the dress all night while at a cocktail party which was being held at a casino. We were playing craps later on in the night, and when it was my turn to roll, the nickname given to me at the table was "sparkles" because that is what this dress does a lot of when you wear it !! So much fun ! Would definitely recommend it!
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Age: 51
January 28, 2016
Gorgeous!
I wore this to a black-tie optional event. The color was beautiful, the dress was very well-made and extremely comfortable. The dress had a thick lining so that the sequins did not irritate at all. I did not find much difference in size between the extra small and small, so I wore the small because it was just a bit more comfortable. The open back was stunning, and I would rent this dress all over again.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
January 28, 2016
Definitely a show stopper. It was a great dress for a NYE wedding!
Runs a little tight but warm fabric and a great dress. The sequins kept getting stuck to my wrap, so just beware.
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Weight: 100lbs
February 2, 2016
Fabulous touch for New Years Eve!
Snug fit, thick material - didn't need a bra, keeps you warm for a cold evening. Accentuates curves to give you a great figure. Sparkly enough to shine but color is perfect so that you don't steal the show. Felt like a million dollars!$!$!$!
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 17
February 3, 2016
Rented for HS winter semi-formal - perfect dress for the weather. Many compliments!
True to size. Comfortable. GREAT look for a 16-year old.
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
February 5, 2016
Sparkles without being over the top
Loved the way this dress sparkled. It was sexy without being over the top and the low back made it a nice surprise. You cannot wear a bra with this but the material is thick so nothing shows through it. It's not extremely short and I didn't have to keep tugging at it all night thinking my backside was going to peek out. For having sequins it's comfortable and not scratchy, my only downside was that the arms were sooooo long, so it was scratch on my wrists and because it's tight it's extremely hard to pull it up on your arm. All in all I felt amazing and it was a great dress for the event
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
February 15, 2016
Show Stopper!
This dress was the perfect fit. I typically wear a Medium or Large, I wore a Medium and it fit great. A bit snug around the lower half, but the dress didn't ride up at all. I was able to dance and move around all night. The long sleeves and open back were very elegant. I got countless complements all night. Great for any holiday party!
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
February 15, 2016
STUNNING
I'm usually a 2 in dresses, and I felt like if I were the slightest bit bigger this wouldn't have fit. The small was nice but I probably could have worn a medium. I'm 5'2 and 120lbs (lean and muscled.) The sequins are beautiful and I LOVED the cut of the back. Not itchy, didn't ride up, and overall a good choice.
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