Slate & Willow

Carlene Dress

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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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
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: 41
Bust size: 34C
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: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
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:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 32B
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
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
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:
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:
M
Rented for:
Party
Age: 28
November 19, 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: 51
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
Usually wears: 0
Age: 44
November 23, 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:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
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: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
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: 24
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: 31
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: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 34
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
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
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: 45
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:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
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
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
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:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
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:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 12, 2015
Perfect for a holiday event!

The sleeves do run a little small so you have to really work to get them pulled up all the way (do not attempt with fresh manicure!) If you plan on doing any dancing be aware that it does ride up. The low back made it impossible to wear a bra, even with the low back extender, but the NuBra was fine with it. Great holiday dress, tons of compliments. I would order it again.

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Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
December 24, 2015
Sequins galore

Beautiful dress being tall I think it looks better without leggings but I wore them and it made the dress tighttttt I suggest getting spanx. It was a hit for our event

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
January 2, 2016
This dress is beautiful!!!

I wore this dress for a NYE party/event/concert in Vegas! The medium was my backup size, and the size I ended up wearing. I have broad shoulders and with the open back the small was a little tight. Love, love, love this dress!!! Very comfortable for a long night of dancing!

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 34DD
January 3, 2016
Show stopper! This dress is attention grabbing.

I would have preferred a size larger, but overall I loved the dress.

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Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
January 4, 2016
It was the perfect pop for a great NYE black tie wedding! I got LOTS of compliments and felt gorg!

The dress was a true fit. I normally wear 14 and XL was perfect. Im slightly petite, so the dress was a perfect length for me, but may be a little short for those with longer legs. I was even able to wear a regular bra because the back was juuust low enough.

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 14, 2016
I got so many compliments all night

Tons of compliments and the dress was very comfortable. Classy and sexy. Perfect for a work party. I feel I have normal to small arms yet got bruises on the inside my elbow from hold a drink and having my right arm bent most the night. Didn't hurt but noticed the bruises the next day from the beading pinching there. Overall loved the dress very much. Normally can wear a size small in body con type dresses but this was just the perfect snug fit for me in medium.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 15, 2016
Very nice, classy and sexy dress.

I rented this as my backup dress and absolutely loved it. I didn't end up wearing it because I got the large and definitely would have needed a medium. It does run a little short, but do-able. Depending on the occasion, you could consider tights. Easy to wear no bra or a sticky, cup bra. I will definitely rent the dress again for my next event (in a size medium)

Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 16, 2016
Tight but fit like a glove.

Little tight but was perfect for NYE in Vegas.

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
January 17, 2016
This dress and it's open back are sensationally sexy!

I am 5'4" and wear a size 4. I ended up wearing the size medium as the dress runs small. I wear a 32D bra and due to the fit of the dress, I didn't even need to wear a bra (which was easy and comfortable) and made the open back of this dress very sexy.

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 17, 2016
This dress was amazing and I got so many compliments! I would order from here again!

The dress stood out amazing! I sparkled all evening! Luckily they had sent a small and a medium (I ordered the small) and it fit a little too snuggly. The medium fit well but I could always use that in-between size of the two! Overall! An amazing night with an amazing dress! So comfortable and easy to dance in.

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 21
January 19, 2016
For my last winter formal I wanted to have the perfect form fitting dress & this dress was PERFECT!

It fit every curve and I got many compliments on how pretty the dress was all night. I was very pleased and advise everyone to try this dress if you're looking for a form-fitting sparkly dress. I loved it!!

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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 38D
January 20, 2016
I received a ton of compliments on this dress for a 20s style Gatsby party I went to!

The fit was tight, especially the arms. I usually wear medium but I'm glad I rented a Large, which I ended up wearing. I also didn't wear a bra with it, but it was still a very comfortable dress! This is a great dress for a 20s style Gatsby party. Received a ton of compliments! It also kept me warm as it was pretty cold outside.

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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
January 23, 2016
This dress is stunning and very comfortable. Got tons of compliments on it.

Definitely runs small, so size up if you are unsure. I usually wear a medium/size 6 and had to wear the large in this dress.

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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Age: 25
January 25, 2016
Everything!

I was a little nervous about this dress since I couldn't try it on before hand. As soon as I tried it on I knew that I had made a great decision. I got so many compliments and the dress fit like a glove. I highly recommend.

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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
January 26, 2016
Stunning!

I absolutely loved this dress! I was afraid that it would not fit because sequin dresses usually are very stiff but this dress was nothing like that. It stretched to fit my curves and complimented my body shape well!

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Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
January 27, 2016
This dress will turn heads...

I wore this dress to my company's holiday party and it was perfect!! The color and sequins add just the right amount of drama and the shape keeps its sophisticated. The arms are a little snug but I still was able to dance comfortably.

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
January 30, 2016
This dress is truly a statement!!!

Love this dress! I ordered the small and medium and the medium fit perfect!! I'm 5'7 and 140 pounds. It's very sliming!! Deff would rent this again!!

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Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Party
January 31, 2016
I love the extra dress in a different size idea for free . Both dresses arrived on time. Thumbs up

It's perfect for and hourglass body type. The dress has stretch room. I wore a size XL . If fit's my body like a glove.

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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 1, 2016
Really classy dress. Sophisticated sexy.

I rented this for an engagement party and found that it was beautiful in person. Unfortunately only size available was a small. Other posts are correct it's very difficult to get your arms through as there is no give to the material. Since it's got an open back I probably would've benefited getting the medium. I could make it fit but didn't end up wearing it. The open back design is stunning however. I will rent it again when my size is available! Not too short and very comfortable besides the tiny sleeves!

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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
February 3, 2016
Beautiful dress, runs small

I usually wear a medium/6 in every dress, but this dress runs small. it is very pretty and thick, very warm when you're dancing.

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