Slate & Willow

Charles Dress

$65 rental
$400 value
Stylist Notes

A full skirt and plunging neckline makes this tuxedo dress by Slate & Willow super flattering. Finish off the playful look with classic heels like pumps and Elizabeth and James Accessories' Serra Gold Cuff.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Black crepe (100% polyester). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Hourglass bodice with four gold button closures. Lined. 34” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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44 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(18)
Small
(8)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 2, 2017
Great professional look!
It fits beautifully! I'm a little busty (32DDD) so it pulls near the chest but otherwise is great! I can comfortably lift gowns all day (I sell wedding gowns) and it doesn't make the dress too short anywhere. When sitting, it does part a little high so watch that! :) Very happy with this! Definitely recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
December 7, 2015
A fabulous party & Dress
Slim fit through the chest and waist, flairs out at the waist. Very flattering but I would suggest for a smaller chest. There is a shoulder pad detail that I did not love but you don't really notice in the sleevless dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 126lbs
December 9, 2015
Classy and fitted but flattering...
The dress is a heavier fabric and it is lined. It was definitely quality. It had a nice look that was dressy/formal enough but not over-the-top for my office holiday dinner and party. It fit nicely and I felt it flattered my figure. I have a wide rib cage and this dress is very fitted in the rib cage and waist. There is no give. It still looked great and wore well throughout the evening but it was tight there. I normally wear a size 4 but got the size 6 as my alternate as suggested. The 6 fit ok in the waist and rib cage (a little wiggle room) but the bust was way too big and gaped open on me (even with an impressive push-up bra). The 4 was definitely tighter (as mentioned above) but it was a better overall fit for me. Length was not as short as it looked on the model and was a nice length for my office holiday party. The only actual issue I had was that some padding in the right shoulder was wadded up and it is unaccessable as it is sewn into the dress. I was able to smooth it out a little but not completely. Still looked nice but it needs to be fixed. The size 6 didn't have this issue. Overall, though, loved the dress!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
December 30, 2015
I needed a dress for our holiday management party at work . I received tonnes of compliments.
I wear size 4 or 2 based on the dress. I fitted perfectly into size 2.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
January 6, 2016
Great friends, great dress
This dress is very comfortable, forgiving and easy to dance in. Fabric is thicker than expected but it was perfect. Works well for small busts. Only advice is to be aware when you're sitting, the skirt opens in the front due to front buttons. Overall I was very happy.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Weight: 135lbs
January 7, 2016
It's classic, beautiful, and elegant...made me feel that way as well!
Have to have a smaller chest...if larger the dress will fall too far open.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
January 7, 2016
It was just ok...
Every dress I've rented before gets loads of attention and complements but this one was a little flat. It might have been the event (New Years Eve party). Great thick material but has not stretch. I didn't feel it was too short either. I was ok with the best area being flaunted for the evening so I would recommend it for an event that would call for a modest look. It was a good dress, but just ok for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 3, 2016
Not for the big breasted and watch out for the bunched up shoulder pad
I ordered 2 dress in a size 8. One was extremely big and this one ran small and didnt even fit my girls. I suggest this dress for women with a large B cup and below. It had the potential of looking really hot with a couple exceptions. The shoulder pads are sewn into the dress and are not able to be fixed. I saw a recent review with the same issue so it seems like this is a constant issue with the dress. If your hair covers it, you should be fine but I felt like the hunchback of Notre Dame. Also, you should probably have a really long torso if you rent this. I had about 2 inches between the top of my shoulders and the shoulder pads of the dress riding up. Overall I thought this dress was small in the wrong places but did have potential to look really cute if you have the right body type for it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
January 26, 2016
Wonderful for Work
Wear with a bandeau, a little low cut
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 10, 2016
Great style!
Unfortunately, I ordered a size up (6) & it was too large in the bust area for me. I was unable to wear this. I would definitely order the smaller size for another time!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 19, 2016
Great Dress for Work, but Need to Watch Cleavage
I wore this dress to work with a blazer. I think it was likely a bit big for me as it only buttons at the waist. When wearing this dress, you need to be careful with the openings around the chest and legs to make sure the fabric doesn't slip and over expose you.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
March 1, 2016
Cute dress, but big in the bust
I'm a size 8 in most dresses but this dress is made for women with a larger bust than I have and smaller hips. I did not end up wearing it because it gaped too much in the bust area for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
March 4, 2016
I love this tux dress. It fit well and I received compliments all day long. Sophisticated look!
All pros and all compliments. I don't have any cons for this piece. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures. I will be renting this again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 5, 2016
Cute dress for Valentines dinner
This dress was really cute. I went with a larger size than normal (a 6 rather than 4) and it fit great. The material is thick and looks nice but has zero stretch.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 7, 2016
A great winter outfit for any occasion with a black turtle neck sweater.
A great choice if you wear it with a turtleneck inside. Otherwise, the shoulder pad will make you feel awkward.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 28, 2016
Loved this one!
This dress fit like it was made for me! It was absolutely adorable on! I will probably write this one again and again!
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
April 30, 2016
The dress was beautiful
The dress was beautiful and I got good compliments on it. It was big in the chest area and when I sat down my legs were a tad too exposed but overall it was sexy, classy, and cute. I'll definitely be renting again
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
November 24, 2015
Adorable!
It fits true to size and hit right above my knee, unlike the photo, because I'm much shorter than the model pictured. It's so cute and I got so many compliments. I paired it with black hose and booties and it was perfect for the semi-casual event!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
March 21, 2016
Not for me
My expectations weren't met with this dress. Not for girls with large busts. I ended up not wearing it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
June 1, 2016
Unique and stylish
The dress looks better in person. I thought I would wear the 4 but the 2 fit so much better and hugged my waist better. I didn't like the opening of the dress underneath the buttons. When you sit down the split opens up and exposes a lot of leg. I wouldn't recommend renting this if you are going to be sitting on a stage or sitting without a table. Other than that the dress is beautiful.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Date
Age: 39
June 2, 2016
Fun classy and sexy
Love this dress! Is very flattering.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
June 9, 2016
Perfect for a fun black tie party
I really LOVE this dress. It was on my list of favorites for quite awhile and finally, it seemed a perfect choice for a black tie New Years party. I had shied away from renting this dress previously because I was afraid with a larger bust that it would bow around that area or show way too much. It actually doesn't at all. I found it to be more conservative up top than I had expected. The problem is that the dress has no give at all, so unfortunately, around my hips it was just too tight and I was afraid that I'd be uncomfortable or worse yet one of the buttons (there are no zippers on this dress, just one button on the inside and the two on the outside) would pop off. A 14 probably would have fit perfectly, so I would definitely recommend sizing up.
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
June 28, 2016
So classy!
I'm 5'1 and it really fit me good, not too short, not too long.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
August 5, 2016
...not applicable
I returned the dress after trying it on. The double breasted cut does not work well with larger breasts. Too bad it's not offered in a size 14. I'm rating it highly because I'm sure it will look lovely on someone smaller up top.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
August 9, 2016
Fun!!
What a great spin on a classic male look. I felt sexy and strong in this!! I would TOTALLY rent this again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
August 9, 2016
Beautiful dress
I lover the fit of the dress.. It was a little open at the bust but I didn't mint it.. Wouldn't have worn it to work but worked perfectly for the dinner. 😍
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
August 10, 2016
Sleek and Flattering for Date Night!
I wore this out to dinner with my fiance and received a lot of compliments. The material is very sturdy and hangs very well. I am small on top and larger through hips and seat and this dress fit perfectly. It was fitted through chest and waist and flared just slightly enough for it not to be tight in the hips. This is great for pear shapes! Be warned that while this dress looks very work-editorial it only has the two buttons pictured so make sure to wear some black hot-shorts under because, when seated, this can open. I didn't feel like it opened inappropriately when I crossed my legs but just enough to give a little peak of leg. The top had a tendency to gap so you may also want to pair this with a bandeau top. I have a feeling I will be renting this dress again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 10, 2016
Cool dress, runs large!
I wear a 6 or an 8, depending on the designer/store, but the 8 was a tent on me! Very cool dress, edgy and interesting. Size down if you rent.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 21, 2016
Nice!
Nice dress! Flattering/ true to size. Dress is thick though so best to wear in spring or fall
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
October 4, 2016
Classy but sexy black dress!
This dress was a classy dress with a sexy touch! I wore it to a bridal shower. I wore a size 2, which is my usual dress size, however this dress was a tad bit big in the chest and upper body area. I don't think a size zero would have been better because it might have been too tight overall, but it would have been nice to have a zero for my back up size instead of the size 4 just to see. It is a sneaky low cut, so be careful! I just wore my bra and I was fine for the most part. Also, there is a not much coverage at the bottom of the dress, the slit opens wide when you sit down so be careful! Overall a great dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
November 3, 2016
Flattering fit!
Wore this for halloween and loved it! The 0 was the perfect fit. My only complaint is the shoulder pads. Could definitely do without.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
November 8, 2016
Classy but sassy
This dress is a bit more difficult to maneuver when you have a full chest, but with a few safety pins, it looked gorgeous. The 4 was smaller than I anticipated and the material isn't stretchy in the slightest. It did loosen up a bit while wearing it, though. Overall, the look was sophisticated with a hint of sass.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
November 29, 2016
Beautiful!
Really liked this dress! I am usually a size 2 though, and thankfully had a backup size in 4. Because 2 was definitely too small, and too short on me to be appropriate for work. I enjoyed wearing it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
December 5, 2016
Perfect for a holiday party!!
Wore this for my cousin's annual holiday party. Beautiful and comfortable fit. Was a bit revealing up top, but nothing a pin couldn't fix! Pockets were a bonus!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
December 10, 2016
Great dress, formal and sexy. Perfect combination
Opens up to show a bit higher than your legs
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 151lbs
December 24, 2016
Flattering!
This dress was super flattering - accentuates waist while disguising stomach. Heads up: It was slightly lower cut than I thought it would be (probably because of the wrap style), but wasn't too revealing. Will rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
December 27, 2016
I got styled by Kristina A. and she was amazing
I wore the dress to a business award event. The fit was perfect and was exactly what I was looking for. Sexy with class. I also purchased the Tamara Mellon heels in the NYC Flagship store after trying them on with the outfit.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
January 2, 2017
Loving the tuxedo look!
Overall a good fit! A little loose in the bust area, nothing some fashion tape can't fix! Also, I was not a big fan of the shoulder pads. Wish they were removable but I made due. Look fab with my Stuart Weitzman thigh highs which was my ultimate goal. Got lots of compliments!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
February 10, 2017
Looked great, but too big
I loved this dress but it was too big for my thin frame. Ended up pinning it in the back. The look was amazing, thought. Everyone else loved it, but I felt a little frumpy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
March 19, 2017
Loved this LBD!
Wore out on an evening date. Loved that you can wrap the dress in both directions. The fabric is thick and the dress was very comfortable. The shoulders are slightly padded which I could have done without but it didn't look bad. The overall look was slimming. A great dress if you want comfort and an LBD that's a little different.
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