Slate & Willow

Carlene Dress

$30 – $50 rental?
$265 value
Stylist Notes

This Art Deco-inspired Slate & Willow dress channels the elegance of the twenties. Pair the sequined, body-skimming sheath with pointy-toe heels.

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. Note open back provides minimal support in bust area.
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Gold and black sequins on mesh (90% Polyester, 10% Spandex). 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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513 reviews
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Large
(1)
True to Size
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Small
(77)
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
March 1, 2016
The delivery was fantastic and simple!
Fits like a glove and took some engagement pics in this
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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Wedding
November 9, 2015
Loved the dress and Felt confident throughout the night
Absolutely loved everything about this dress! Although there are sequins all over, the material was comfortable and stretchy. Ordered a large and extra large but ended up wearing the large because it fit like a glove. Received many compliments on this dress and was sad to give it back.
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
February 20, 2016
Loved this dress. Was comfortable going braless which I never do.
Was snug on the arms but manageable. I loved that I could not wear a bra (I'm a 34d) and it felt fine.
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 158lbs
October 26, 2015
Show stopper
Material is stretchy just have to take time to pull on sleeves. Dress is very unique and beautiful. Easy to move in and stays in place. Loved!!!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 30, 2015
Great party dress. detailing is beautiful.
this is a stretchy, body-con dress with amazing shiny details. The open back is gorgeous which doesn't allow for a bra so make sure you are comfortable with that or have individual cup supports. I wear a S or M and ordered a S - it fit well.
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
November 1, 2015
I felt like an actual Bond Girl in this cocktail dress.
This dress runs small, it's stretchy but no one wants to feel like a sausage because of really tight lining which is why I went with large. Gorgeous detailing and photographs very well in all lighting. Would highly recommend.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
November 4, 2015
Stunning dress, but runs extremely small!
Rented this for Halloween to go as Daisy from The Great Gatsby. It's a quality dress. However, it runs extremely small. I wore my backup size (S) and I typically take a 0/2. The sleeves are very tight so unless you have tiny arms like I do, plan to be uncomfortable. I could've easily worn a M. There is a built in slip and the low back isn't that low. I wore it with a black "X" back bra and the "X" was all you saw which I was ok with. No need to Spanx, this dress will hold everything in. I think it would be great for NYE too. Might rent again, but in a M.
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
November 4, 2015
Glamorous party dress!
I received this dress after my original order was unavailable at the last minute. I received complements all night, and it was comfortable. My only complaint would be the sleeves, they are a bit tight and hard to put on. Otherwise, the back is gorgeous and you feel insanely glamorous. Very Gatsby. I chose the small, the XS was pretty tight.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
November 11, 2015
Dress is even prettier in person. Fit like a glove and was very comfortable. HIGHLY recommend.
True to size, I found some of the bedding on my floor after walking around my apartment in it.
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 13, 2015
AMAZING DRESS; GATSBY INSPIRED
This dress is a show stopper. The sequins on the dress have more of a matte finish so you won't look like a complete disco ball... but hey, nothing wrong with that! The fit of this dress runs small, however, it does have give in the thigh booty area, so if you're looking to accentuate those areas, this is the dress for you. Additionally, the sleeves are very tight which is what made me go up in dress size. Although the dress has give, their is very little to no give in the sleeve area. I would normally wear a Small, but for this dress I wore a Medium due to the sleeves being so tight. Pros: Sparkly, Show stopper, Low Back, Long Sleeves for the cooler weather, Comfortable Cons: The dress was so amazing, I got unwanted attention from men that I was not interested in. Ha! Another con about this dress is that is so gorgeous that another woman at the party I went to was wearing it. The ordering process was fast and easy and shipping was FREE because I am a PRO member. I received my dress the day before my event, got here right on time! WARNING: If you do not like attention, I would advise not renting this dress. ;)
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 19
November 15, 2015
I got tons of compliments and it was an overall a beautiful dress!
The dress is beautiful and I received tons of compliments!! It is a snugger fit so you may want to size up if you are worried about it being too tight around the stomach area. Makes your butt look fantastic!
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 16, 2015
Center of attention!
fit tighter around the hips and a bit loose on the shoulders but very flattering and comfortable
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Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
November 16, 2015
Awesome dress! I got numerous comments all night!
The dress fit true to size and the sequins stayed on really well. You do have to take your time with putting on the sleeves. I only had to pull the dress down a few times. I did not wear spanx with the dress. The fabric was forgiving and held me in well!
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Age: 26
November 18, 2015
Well made lining gives a flattering fit and no sequin irritation.
The Art Deco print on this dress made me a modern standout at my company's Gatsby party. This dress had enough weight to give a snug seductive silhouette without feeling too tight. The neckline was a bit hard to get used to but it added a touch of class. The sequins on the dress were dazzling in real life (receiving so many compliments) and also photographed well; they may howler be uncomfortable for anyone trying to snuggle in close, but the silk lining prevented any discomfort during the night. The low back kept the dress modern, but did prevent me from wearing a bra. Overall I really loved this dress!
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 49
November 21, 2015
I wore this for formal for my sorority and it was great! It was perfect for the occasion
I usually wear a medium but this dress was pretty fitting and was more comfortable and longer for me in the large. It's VERY heavy and gets pretty hot, but overall pretty stretchy and comfortable. Also tricky on the danced floor cause I was always scratching people with my sequins. Overall though it got tons of compliments and I really stood out! L
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Age: 42
November 22, 2015
I loved that dress
Fits great, very forgiving fabric, perfect Vegas dress, especially for chilly evenings in the winter time.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
November 24, 2015
Gorgeous show stopping dress
I originally ordered this dress in a size M and L. The medium became unavailable but the rent the way was fabulous at making sure I still had a dress I could wear. The Large actually ended up fitting but the dress was just not right for the event. I had a 1920's themed black tie gala for work to attend and while the dress was on target with the theme, I just did not feel appropriate in it. It is extremely form fitting and while not overly short, the amount of leg and back that was shown made me uncomfortable. Which sorry for the bathroom photos but I wanted to be sure viewers could see how low the back runs (keep in mind I have an extremely long torso as well). However, this dress was gorgeous. If I had a wedding or something less professional to attend, I would have absolutely worn the dress. The pictures truly don't do the design justice and for the right event this dress is a showstopper. My only suggestion is ordering a size up as your backup. The medium is supposed to be for sizes 8-10 and I am typically a 6-8 and I cant even imagine how tight and short the medium would have been on me. I would definitely rent this dress again for the right occasion!
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
November 25, 2015
I got so many compliments!
This dress fit me so perfectly. I'm tall and always have a problem with dresses being too short and this dress was the perfect length. The sleeves were great considering how cold I always am. Love this dress!!!!!
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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 27, 2015
I felt like a supermodel (for the night!) lots of compliments from men and other women.
Dress runs small. I am generally a 6/8 or medium in dress and large fit like a glove. Surprisingly it was long enough and covered my backside. Beware it does ride up though so I had to pull down consistently throughout night. Dress is very form fitting and sucks you in. Sleeves take a little extra time to get on because of how fitting they were. Wore this out to Hakkasan in Vegas.. It was perfect!!
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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
November 30, 2015
I wore this dress for my boyfriends formal. For beautifully, and I received tons of compliments
It's ride up a little when walking but otherwise, perfect. I wore a large for more comfort in the sleeves; however a medium would have been fine too.
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 1, 2015
Amazing dress. Complements all night long and even the next day!
I actually wore this with the low back bra strap that rtr sells and it worked- I ended up using a couple safety pins to just make sure it stayed. The dress was gorgeous and would definitely rent this one again.
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
December 2, 2015
I got to visit the flat iron RTR store to pick the dress! Best customer service!!!
Rented this dress for a great Gatsby themed wedding. #gatsby #wedding #sequins #glamorous
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 5, 2015
Holiday Party Perfection!
I have to admit, I was a little nervous when I tried on this dress at home. I'm typically a true to size Medium for cocktail style dresses, and this "Carlene" beauty was no exception. My hesitation wasn't in the fit of the dress itself, but the length. It was just appropriate enough for my formal hospital holiday party, but I definitely had to do the "bend test" in the mirror a few times before feeling certain about the decision to wear it. I am 5'10", so if any taller ladies are hesitant about length, I would suggest sizing up. Ultimately, this dress is an absolute stunner! The front is classy and the back is just sexy enough to add some edge to the Gatsby-esque vibe. I had a sticky bra that only held for about thirty minutes, but even after removing it I felt completely comfortable allowing the thick material of the dress to lend support. Despite some functional considerations with the dress, it was absolutely beautiful, photographs like a dream, and I received nonstop compliments all evening.
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
December 6, 2015
This dress is fabulous and flattering; I didn't want to return it and received endless compliments!
I ordered this for a November weekend in Vegas. I found the fit to be perfect for my body size, I'm a 34DD and the dress was snug enough to keep my breasts in place. The material is thick and very forgiving, it kept me warm while walking to and from the hotel in the cold and it's a bit cinched in the abdomen area which accentuated my curves . I don't recall having to pull it down while walking or dancing. I wore the dress with black heels and received many compliments from women and men! I'd rent this again in a heartbeat, it's very flattering and I felt absolutely beautiful!
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 6, 2015
Made me feel like a celebrity!
It is true to size, I am broa in the shoulders and small in the bottom, I wore the medium, it's a tight fitted dress but the material is thick so it's very flattering, the length was about mid thigh. I received many compliments all night! Def would rent this dress again or one from this designer, this is the second dress I rented that was Slate and Willow always a great choice!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
December 6, 2015
Compliments all night.
Wore this dress to a Christmas party and I absolutely loved it. The dress does ride up a little bit, but overall it was a great experience!
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Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
December 7, 2015
I wore this dress to my company holiday party- this dress blew everyone away!
I absolutely LOVED this dress! I am sort of in-between sizes.. I am between a 12 and 14, and was worried that this dress wouldn't work on my body. However, it was super flattering, and comfortable too! I ended up going with the XL, and that helped for the sake of length (it ended up hitting me about mid thigh). If anyone is considering this dress- I say go for it! I was stopped over and over by my coworkers, who couldn't believe how stunning it was. :) I highly, highly recommend this rental.
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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
December 7, 2015
Needed a great dress for a photo shoot. Found it!
Honestly, it fit me perfectly. Wore a corset under it and you couldn't even tell it was there. Yes I'm a drag queen :P
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
December 8, 2015
The dress was perfect! The art deco style would be perfect for a gatsby party.
The dress was amazing! The fit was a little tight, but I think that was just the style. I got an xs for back up and would have liked to try the medium, but probably would have worn the small either way. It was a little shorter than it looks on the model. It ended right at my finger tips, but had a tendency of riding up a little. Overall, LOVED the dress, I received endless compliments.
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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 8, 2015
RENT THIS DRESS! You will not be disappointed.
I went to a holiday party and then a bunch of bars/clubs afterwards, and I received compliments on this dress everywhere I went! It fits like a glove and is really comfortable. The sequins are more like a bronze/champagne color, but it's beautiful! I am really tall and have long arms so I am always having issues finding dresses that fit me. But this was true to size (8) and was long enough for me to feel comfortable in it (even with me being 5'11"). You definitely can't wear a bra with this outside of the strapless sticky ones, but the lining is thick enough that you can get away with wearing nothing. All in all, I would have bought this dress in a heartbeat if I could!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 9, 2015
The sequin pattern on this dress is so flattering!
This dress is stretchy and fitted but runs a bit small. The Small was a good fit .
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
December 14, 2015
Amazing dress! Received so many compliments, especially on the pattern and low cut back!
Dress was "heavy" due to sequins and is tight. Thank gosh I ordered the L as it fit best! Definitely recommend with some order or tights or Spanx. But nonetheless stunning! Made me feel like a movie star!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 15, 2015
Lots of compliments on the dress. The back of it is low and gorgeous.
The small was a bit tight and I order xs and s based on previous reviews, but should have ordered small and medium because I am normally a small or medium. Small ended up fitting fine but was tight! I wore 5" heels with it and the length was short but not inappropriately so. I wore a stick on bra with it because of the low back. The pattern on it hides any unflattering body areas. Loved the dress.
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 16, 2015
This dress is simply gorgeous.
This dress is very form fitting. It hugs every curve on your body. When you sit it does ride up a bit but you can easily just adjust before you get up. The low back doesn't allow you to wear a regular bra, but with all the detailing on the front, I didn't really need to wear a bra. All in all this was the most perfect dress to wear to my company Christmas party!!! It was gorgeous!
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
December 16, 2015
Loved loved loved this dress..Received many compliments and was comfortable...Its also warm :)
The dress is stretch which helps ....Could not wear a bra though...
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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
November 25, 2015
This was perfect for my bachelorette! It made me feel special, curvy (in a good way) and beautiful!
It's definitely form fitting, so plan for spanx and a bra with no back. I did have a few scratches on my legs the next day from the sequins but it was worth it!
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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 20, 2015
I rented this for a formal Christmas party! It was perfect!
Size ran small. I'm usually a 4-6 and ended up wearing the large. The length was perfect! Being 5'7 I was nervous it may be too short but when it came in the length couldn't have been better. Stayed in place all night, even while dancing. Also very warm! Love love love! Will rent again!
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Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 185lbs
December 21, 2015
It's comfortable, flattering, and SUCH a fun dress!
It's a little short (I'm 5'9), but the long sleeves balances the length really well. It was such a showstopper! So so so many compliments :)
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 21, 2015
It fit like a glove, runs small, so please size down (Medium fitted like a 4 to me).
I received so many compliments on the dress, definitely a show stopping hit of the evening.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 26
December 21, 2015
This dress is a showstopper!
I feel like I've sold my soul to Slate & Willow. The second I put on this dress, I fell and love and didn't want to take it off. It fit like a glove! It looks amazing on and is comfortable to move around in. The material is fairly thick which is ideal on cold winter nights. Definitely a great buy!
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