Slate & Willow

Midnight Navy Gown

$550 value

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Stylist Notes

Go for simple elegance in Slate & Willow's cap sleeve gown. Use the navy backdrop to show off a simple piece of jewelry.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-16.

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: Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue crepe (100% Polyester). Cap sleeves. Sweetheart neckline. Gown. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Made in USA.

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79 reviews
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Large
(0)
True to Size
(35)
Small
(12)
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 157lbs
October 31, 2016
Gorgeous!!

I ordered this as my backup dress for a gala. I didn't wear it to the event but only because the other dress suited me better. This dress fit me like a glove and was so comfortable. I'm a solid size 10 and wore the 10. It's like it was made for me. Perfect for hourglass figure.

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
November 8, 2016
Turned heads the entire night!

This dress is so gorgeous! It looks plain but put it on and you're transformed into a curvy, sexy, elegant showstopper! I gave it 4 stars because it was barely long enough and I had to wear flats. But you couldn't see my flats as the dress flares out at the bottom and has a small train. I can't tell you how much attention I got in this dress!!! I was actually embarrassed from all the looks I got walking around Philly to and from my friends wedding venue at the Ritz. I am 5'9.5" and about 185 lbs. 34C and athletic build.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 10, 2016
Great dress, I give it a B+!

This dress fit well on my curves. I was worried about the bust area but it was just snug enough to keep the girls in place, without causing any "spillage". I suggest wearing some heavy duty shapewear with this material though. It was thinner than I was expecting and shows any small dimple or pudge you might have. I ordered an 8R and 10R and the 8R fit but was a little tight on my bust, so I went with the 10R. Overall, it was definitely what I was hoping for!

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34DD
November 12, 2016
Stylist Review

Gorgeous dress and amazing fit. I love the cap sleeves and the neckline is very flattering - be sure to rent a necklace to go with it! The fabric is really stretchy, which is my go-to feature. This can be worn with a regular bra as well! Wear spanx too - this dress hugs all your curves! I'm a typical hourglass body type, so it ended up looking like a mermaid fit, which is fine!

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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
November 17, 2016
Amazing fit!

Fit like a dream! I am very short, and have a lot of curves happening. I couldn't believe this dress when I put it on since I thought this would look terrible. It was the perfect length with a platform heel too. And didn't show a mark the next day despite getting stepped on a few times. I'd rent this again 1000 times.

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 20, 2016
Elegant and classic

This dress fit like a glove and I felt like an old Hollywood movie star in it. Perfect for the fall vineyard black tie wedding we attended! I tend to teeter between size 8 and 10, but I found the 10 just a bit more comfy to move in. The fabric hugs your curves and isn't super thick so I wore Spanx and a regular bra to help out. If you're busty the neckline can either work for you if you like to show off or against you if you're going for a conservative look. I am taller so I got the long size, but it still was not as long as I would have liked and I was unable to wear tall heels. Great dress for hourglass figures and will make you feel like a million bucks!

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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
November 21, 2016
Great dress!

Really flattering! Wore regular bra and spanx and felt comfortable all night.

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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
December 6, 2016
Excellent dress. Received many compliments. Super comfy.

I normally wear a Size 6, but have a wide rib cage/back, so ordered the 8 and 10. The 8 fit, but felt like it was sprayed on. The 10 was better as the fabric draped and it was super comfortable. The color looks black in the photo but it is actually a midnight blue. I wore it to a black tie dinner at the Natural History Museum, and I received a lot of compliments about it. It really is a stunning dress. I rented a necklace from RTR as I left mine at home in North Carolina. Would highly recommend!

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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
December 7, 2016
Awesome dress - really comfortable.

Fits well, even with a large bust, just a really flattering and easy dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
December 28, 2016
I wore another dress

Too tight in the hip area

Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
January 7, 2017
Gorgeous fit

This dress was beautiful and very comfortable to wear. I definitely suggest high heels if your shirt because the dress is longer then I would have hoped for. Overall fit was amazing

Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
January 10, 2017
Loved it but should have secured my bra with dress tape. The shoulders moved around just slightly.

The dress was gorgeous and I received a TON of compliments. I had 3 inch heels and ordered a "long" but definitely could have gotten away with a regular length. I'm typically a side 4 but the 2 fit great. I'm 135lbs with an athletic build and this dress flattered all the right places.

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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 170lbs
January 12, 2017
I attended a Gala and Auction for my work.

This dress was stunning on! It fit me perfectly! I'm 6'0" without heels and the length was just right. The neckline of this dress is cut in such a way that your bra straps may show. But that didn't stop me from being the Belle of this Ball!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
January 15, 2017
Drop-dead gorgeous gown!

This was one of the first gowns I was drawn to for the black tie wedding I recently attended, and I am so glad that I went with my gut and ordered this one! The gown was so beautiful in so many ways--it fit like a glove, covered me up in all the right places (I hate my pooches!), was a perfect weight for this winter wedding, and the color was gorgeous. I felt so glamorous wearing it! I typically wear between and 8 and a 10 in dresses, and the 10 fit perfectly. I also have a 36C chest and wide-set shoulders, which the cap sleeves and full back covered beautifully. I did not need a bra because it fit so securely at the top. A few times throughout the night, it did feel a little chesty. Yet, with a quick lift at my shoulders, the dress settled again into position and overall fit perfectly. The spandex in the gown's material stretched so perfectly and gave me great curves. I paired it with the Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Leaf necklace from RtR, and they went perfectly together. The sexiness of the neckline and curves the fabric created on me rocked! I would definitely borrow this gown and necklace combo again.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
January 30, 2017
Amazing cut, super flattering!

I loved this dress so much, I might buy it! I got so many compliments -- the fabric is super forgiving and the cut is really flattering. Absolutely loved it!

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Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Body type: Full Bust
February 2, 2017
Perfect black tie dress

So well made and fits like a dream. I'd rent it again in a heartbeat!

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Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 10, 2017
Dress was delivered on time, returning made easy, and dress was true to description.

Dress was for annual charity Ball and although simple by design the overall look was elegant and classic. Material very moveable and not heavy.

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
February 13, 2017
Felt glamours in this dress for our military ball.

This dress was amazing. The cut, weight and color were perfect. It was extremely comfortable to wear!

Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 195lbs
February 20, 2017
Classy but just a little sassy!

This dress was perfect! It did fit snug but that is because I normally wear an 18. The length was great I'm 5'2 and was wearing about 3.5 inch heels. I wore a real bra and you could see the straps a little but not enough for it to look odd. I did wear spandex but like I said I'm normally a size18. I defiantly recommend this dress if you have larger boobs( I'm a 40D) you will have plenty of room for them! Overall great dress!!!!

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
February 26, 2017
Perfection

This gown was absolutely stunning and was so comfortable. It's perfect for curvy girls and the fabric has a little stretch.

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
March 3, 2017
Gala Night

Stunning dress made from quality fabric. Unfortunately it was too snug in the tummy region for my liking.

Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
March 12, 2017
Got so many compliments

This dress was amazing! Would have been hard to hide bra straps if my hair wasn't as long. Might be renting this one again

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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
March 20, 2017
A dress I could dance in!

Form fitting, but giving material.

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
March 27, 2017
The dress looked like something I would never wear on the hanger, but it was beautiful and classy.

My mom order this dress for me I am 5'2" and 125 pounds the dress was very long but with a decent heel I was okay to wear it without stepping on it. I would have liked a 0 because the 2 was slightly big in the belly and the top. The dress hugged curves and was very comfortable all night.

Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 61
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
April 22, 2017
Comfortable, flattering, for any figure.

The stretch in it is just enough - both sizes fit so I went with the most comfortable size. Low neckline, but great coverage for my age.

Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Age: 36
April 23, 2017
Rented the dress for a Gala.

Rented a 12R and a 14R for the event. I'm normally a solid 12 however, the 12 was tight. I ended up wearing the 14R to have some comfort during the night. The dress was the perfect length with heels for my 5'4" frame.

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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 30, 2017
An elegant and simple statement that will turn heads.

The fit is snug and does not leave any room for spare tires or love handles. I was not necessarily at my best weight, but it sucked me in a tad with my spanx. Overall, a very nice fit all around.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36H
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
May 3, 2017
Perfect Dress for a Groomswoman

This dress was absolutely perfect for the occasion. I was standing on the groom's side of the bridal party, they were wearing navy suits, the color and cut of this gown worked perfectly. Form fitting and feminine, yet simple and tailored enough to match menswear. It was super comfortable, wore it all day and night with no complaints.

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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 51
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
May 15, 2017
The event was a military charity ball.

I didn't wear this dress. It's lovely. It's very fitted and I have a tummy that even spanx couldn't contain for this dress. This is a dress for someone with a slender, less curvy figure.

Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 31, 2017
Rainy wedding day in N. Carolina, but this dress carried me through!

This was my back-up dress, but it was a nice replacement! Usually a size 8, I nearly panicked after accidentally ordering a 6 and 8 rather than 8 and 10. Luckily the 8 fit well enough (very form fitting) and I felt more comfortable throughout the day. I definitely would have preferred a 10 though. I wore 3 inch heels to add to my 5'3 height and still struggled with a small 1/2 inch of extra material when going up or down stairs. At first I was really nervous because the neckline was more revealing than I anticipated, but, again, I became more comfortable with it throughout the day. I skipped the bra to avoid dealing with the lines and straps that showed. The dress also shows underwear lines so make sure to find a no-show pair! I really appreciated the cap sleeve which forced me to sit up straight! Finally, the bride was super relaxed about the bridesmaid's dresses and we went with Navy and found our own way; this dress was luckily a true Navy and we looked like we shopped together!

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 5, 2017
Beautiful dress for a fancy night out

Rented for Navy Dining Out. Material has gorgeous drape and falls beautifully. The neckline is killer; classy and sexy at the same time. I'm 5'1" so I knew the dress would be long but I pulled it off with 4 1/2" heels. Easy to wear with any bra. Felt fabulous all night. This was my first rental and I'll definitely be renting again!

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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Athletic
June 13, 2017
This dress was very slimming while accentuating all the right areas.

The bottom of the dress flowed wonderfully for easy mobility. The fabric was slightly elastic for more comfort.

Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
June 20, 2017
I got so many compliments on this dress!

The fabric was thick enough that you do not have to wear a bra with the dress! I usually wear a size 12 dress, but for this dress, I ended up going one size up because it was tight in the midsection for me. It was looser in the shoulders and near the bust, which made me more aware of my posture and occasionally uncomfortable. Overall a great dress, and would recommend!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
June 26, 2017
Perfect fit, very long

Wish I had bought tape to lift up the bottom, the 6r was too long for me. It wasn't noticeable in pictures but I kept almost tripping all night. This dress is right in the bust and waist but I wore spanx for the waist and my regular bra. Loved this, my husband loved it, it was perfect for a black tie optional wedding.

Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
July 27, 2017
Fantastic dress- nothing but compliments!

I have a *really* large chest, so finding a dress that fits everywhere is a challenge. This one was outstanding! The best part was being able to wear a regular bra with it. SO many formal dresses are strapless and/or backless, and with a chest like mine, that just won't work. It looked fantastic on, and I didn't even have to bother with Spanx.

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 31, 2017
This was a lovely dress to wear. Very simple and classic.

I wore this gown to an ROTC Navy/Marine Corp Birthday Ball. This dress is a form fitting for sure. I have a small little tummy and I am not self conscience of it because I am a curvy women. I ordered 6R and 8R as my back up because it recommended ordering a size up as my back up dress. Wonderful gown, received several complements. I am 5' 5" and was about 140ish pounds when I wore this gown. I think I wore about 2 and half inch heels with the dress and it fit perfectly. I am large busted, 32DD, so it definitely highlighted my chest but there was no slight so I thought that was ok. Overall, I would definitely rent this again if I had another important formal occasion to go to. The only thing I had an issue with, but I figured it would be an issue when I rented the dress because of the cap sleeves, is that it is hard to lift your arms up all the way due to the sleeves. But if you aren't a huge dancer then the arms thing won't bother you. But when I went to go dance I could raise my arms up all the way.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 7, 2017
Wedding at the Ritz - back up dress won

This dress is super plain (in a good way - think statement jewelry) with a fun neckline. Ultimately I ended up wearing my back up dress because it felt too good to pass up but wish I had gone with this one. At 5'7 this dress would have been a smidge short with heels I think. Neckline is fun but a little risky if you are well endowed and prefer a conservative look. Fit was true to size but the dress is meant to fit you close - still a flattering look.

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 61
September 10, 2017
Beautiful dress!

I wore this dress to my stepdaughter's wedding. I'm usually a size 8 and the 10 fit perfectly. This is a very flattering, form-fitting dress that made me feel beautiful. At 5''8", I ordered the long, but then had to wear 3" heels. I would have been more comfortable in the regular with a shorter heel. I didn't rate the dress the full 5 stars because it was a tad too low cut for me, but my husband, of course loved it! The dress works with a regular bra, but you may have to tape the straps to the dress to keep them from showing.

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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34I
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168lbs
September 23, 2017
Love this BUT

I absolutely LOVED the style of this dress. But unfortunately I had to wear my back up style instead of this one, as it was just too tight. I'm 189 pounds, 5'5", and a 34HH. In this photo I'm wearing a regular bra (though I probably would have had to use tape to keep it covered if I'd have worn this, maybe just because it's too small) and the Spanx higher power shorts in a size XL. I loved this style, the weight, the cut...but it was just too tight. I think a 16R would have been great. (I ended up wearing another dress from RTR and it was a 14R with plenty of room.)

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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Age: 46
October 9, 2017
Just enough elegance for formal attire without looking like I was in the wedding party.

The dress fit perfectly. I got the 8 day rental in case the shoes I already owned didn't work with the length and I had to find time to shop, but they did. It was *slightly* wrinkled after shipping and the steamer I used didn't take the wrinkles out, but they were barely noticeable. For some reason I never received a backup size, so it's a good thing this one fit!

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