Slate & Willow

Black Trapeze Dress

$240 value

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Stylist Notes

Luminous satin bell sleeves and a paneled hemline illuminate the elegant drape of this billowing Slate & Willow dress.

Also available in Blue.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-16

Product Details

Black crepe (100% Polyester). Shift. Three quarter sleeves. Crew neckline. Exposed back zipper. 38" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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62 reviews
Fit
Large
(7)
True to Size
(24)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 2, 2018
So comfortable

Dress runs big. comfortable, but not too flattering. I ended up wearing a sweater over the dress to give it a bit more shape. Unfortunately the sweater then hid the sleeves which is one of the most fun features of the dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 3, 2017
Comfy and classy

Simple, loose, but classy option for a cocktail party. It was so easy to wear. At 5'10 it was a little short so I needed tights.

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Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
December 4, 2017
This dress fell far shorter than I anticipated and I was unable to wear it.

Very short.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 40D
Body type: Full Bust
December 8, 2017
Comfortable and flattering

I wore the 14, but am guessing the 16 would have been a better fit through the shoulders and bust (the 16 was not available in my area). It was better in person than the photos show. Only thing that would improve would be pockets!

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Age: 30
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
December 14, 2017
Looked great!

Wore this to my company holiday party while 6 months pregnant. Sized up to fit my bump, but it was so comfy. Got a lot of compliments!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
December 16, 2017
Amazing!

Got lots of compliments

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
December 18, 2017
This dress is basically a caftan, but kind of awesome?

This dress is VERY generous in its fit. I was 31 weeks pregnant when I wore it and there was room to spare. The sleeves are a lot of fabric so be prepared to feel a little like a flamenco dancer. My husband hated it because it's basically a caftan and does very little for your figure, but I kind of liked hiding under a sea of fabric for a day. The silk on the arms and the hem is a nice touch that dresses it up and makes the dress look more expensive.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 22, 2017
The dress was ao comfortable and perfectvfor the Bat Mitvah

The dress was awesomely comfortable and I could wear my own undergarments without any spanx stuff like that. Thats a huge plus for me. I wanted to be able to dance all night with my kids and I did. The dress was a little big with a lot of fabric around my hips which I thought made me look bigger than I am. But overall it was a win!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
January 12, 2018
It was an ordinary day, but with many compliments.

This is a fabulous little dress. Great fabric combo, cute swing. It’s below zero here so I wore thermal leggings and boots and still received tons of compliments. The lining kept static down and was soft and comfortable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
January 16, 2018
Too big but good quality

Was too big and didnt fit well on top

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 43
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
January 23, 2018
Not what I expected

this dress looks a lot more casual in the picture than it actually is. The sleeves are much more belled and the fabric is a lot shinier than it looks. Also, though the dress is flowy, it doesn't do much to flatter a person with hips/

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
January 24, 2018
Just ok

This dress was just ok. Was comfortable to wear but was shapeless.

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
January 24, 2018
Runs small in the arms

This dress was beautiful and just my style. Well made with a heavy fabric. Only issue was this has NO stretch. For someone with bigger arms and chest, the sleeves were way too tight. I couldn't pull it on all the way or zip it. I was invited to an event last minute and this was the only size available or I would have gone up for a backup size. But with how tight the sleeves and chest were, I'm not sure it would have made much difference. Disappointed I couldnt wear this!

Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 57
Bust size: 38F
January 25, 2018
Didn't fit

I was worried this Dress would be too short for me (it would have been) but I have big upper arms and big breast and this was too tight for me in the arms and chest. I couldn't wear it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 30, 2018
Cant go wrong!

Easy to wear, flattering, stykish.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 195lbs
February 5, 2018
Love the fit! It has a fun flare. It is very flattering!

It is very flattering!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
February 12, 2018
Roomy and bump-friendly! Good for the office.

This was a nice LBD for the office. Lots of room throughout, so good for a bump (I was at 21 weeks and had plenty of room); if not renting for a bump i would size down. The sleeves are very large and flowy, the fabric is thick but not stiff. The dress is pretty but nothing special, so I probably wouldn't rent again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 155lbs
February 12, 2018
Great alternative to maternity dress

The fit of the dress is very forgiving and I got so much compliments - it's perfect to show off my belly when i wear the same size as my pre-pregnant size. (So I would think this dress may run large for others, unless you have a large mid-section...which is also me before I get pregnant). For my company's work party, I actually purchased a materntiy dress elsewhere but the fit was horrible for my petite body frame (requires a lot of fixes by a seamtress). So I tried to see if anything from RTR would work and this dress just works beautifully. If you are short and on the edge of plus size before pregnancy like me (size 14, 5'2), this is a great dress not to miss. Large size maternity dresses tend to think the mother-to-be are tall...(so if you are tall, this may not work). The look of the dress may not be very formal but you can dress up with accessories and shoes accordingly to give that formal look. I think this is a hidden gem for petite pregnant ladies to consider if you need a LBD!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
February 14, 2018
Honestly more of a tunic than a dress

Worked well as a tunic but would be funky as a dress. I say this because there is a silky fabric along the bottom of the piece and it hits at a level that clearly makes it seem like a top. As a top, I like it! Not a great dress though.

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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Full Bust
February 25, 2018
Fun and flowy

Loved this dress! Probably my favorite RTR to date! Flowy and fun to dance in!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 50
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
March 1, 2018
Cute Fun Dress

I originally ordered this to wear to a party, but plans changed. I wound up wearing to work with thick black tights and a pair of patent leather wedges. A bit dressy for work given the satin hem and cuffs, but i wanted to wear it befkre sending back. It was a bit snug in the chest

Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
March 5, 2018
Perfect Dress for any occasion

Gained weight & I was not comfortable in anything I was trying on ~ This dress is even better then it looks online. Super comfortable very dressy and very classy. This was my first time renting and it won't be my last.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Apple
Weight: 153lbs
March 8, 2018
Comfy dress!

If you have a large chest, size up. There is no stretch to this dress. If you get the right size, it is awesome! I was so comfortable all night. I wore a regular bra. With the accessories I got to go with it, it was just the right amount of formal. Its much prettier in person & well made.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
March 9, 2018
ADORABLE, Hangs and Twirls, Black Silk Bottom - YES!

LOVED THIS! I thought this might be shapeless but it was adorable. The fabric hung so nicely. It's not fitted, it has a boxiness, but the way it falls is so pretty. The sleeves are really flattering and the silky bottom ruffle has subtle shine and spin. Wanted to buy this, would be the kind of thing you would throw on a lot if you weren't sure what to wear.

Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
March 28, 2018
Great Dress Cute tons of compliments

The arms are tight if you have bigger arms, otherwise GREAT FIT

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200lbs
April 2, 2018
Twist on the LBD

The mix of material, the bell sleeves added some fun to the typical LBD. The liner did tend to ride up a bit and the arms were a bit snug.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
April 10, 2018
Odd Fit

This dress was really cute, but it had an odd fit. The arms were perfect but the bottom was huge, too much material, so if I went down a size the arms would most likely no longer fit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 200lbs
April 29, 2018
Comfortable shift dress

With the drop waist it fit a Great Gatsby theme party but without feeling too much like a costume. It was an original look for the party and was very comfortable. I wore the larger of my sizes due to the length. It was just a bit longer and for a black tie event it felt more appropriate. It definitely had no shape as most 1920-30s dresses and having to size up for length did make almost feel like a tent. It worked out fine that it was a bit bigger because it was very warm out and so it's fit of a shift dress was cooling and did not cling at all. Very nice fabric and color. The pictures don't do it justice. It felt high quality with a nice built in slip and even down to the structure of the zipper it was well done. I would rent this dress again and maybe even in different colors.

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Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
May 2, 2018
Date night

Loved this dress! My husbands command threw a "casino night" and the attire was cocktail? This dress was perfect. True to size but it is short, I had to be careful of how far I raised my arms!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
June 14, 2018
Great Dress!

I wore this dress for my husband's work Christmas Party. It was a fun dress that I paired with knee high boots.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
July 15, 2018
chic yet comfortable!

This dress was just what I was looking for--something chic yet not form fitting. The arms were a little tight but overall this dress was beautiful and wearable all day long. Lots of long necklaces complimented this dress for multiple looks. The bell sleeve is my favorite part--fun and unique!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
August 13, 2018
I was hoping this would be flirty, but it ended up looking frumpy.

This fit very generously all over, which might be nice to disguise a bump, but wasnt flattering on me at all. At 5'3", it came down to the bottom of my knees, so even the length wasnt flirty.

Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 210lbs
September 14, 2018
Felt very comfortable in it.

Love the dress! Rented again for an upcoming wedding.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
September 24, 2018
Not for me

This was my backup and it was definitely not the right dress for me. Body runs on the larger side (as that is the style) but the arms were strange - a bit more fitted and if i lifted my arms up at all, they pulled and lifted the entire dress up. I suspect this might look ok on a tiny person with skinny arms, but was definitely not the dress for me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
October 2, 2018
Great dress for work

I love this dress. It has a swing look too it but doesn't look "big" or "boxy". I have to wear black to work and this is comfy but still chic.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
October 3, 2018
So pretty!

Nice material, swingy and forgiving. Recommend!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38DD
Weight: 170lbs
October 10, 2018
Super easy and comfortable, flattering for fall/winter event.

Runs a little large, usually wearing a 12 recently but the 10 fit well, which made me feel good! It hits above the knees, not too long, just the right amount of leg, super comfortable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
October 22, 2018
Comfy LBD!

Little tight in the arms. Pretty details in the dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
October 25, 2018
Fun to wear!

I combined this with black tights, boots, and silver/sparkly accessories. I received a ton of compliments. Will rent this again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
October 27, 2018
Big all over

Too big

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