Slate & Willow

Ruffle Me Red Dress

$27 to buy
$225 value
Stylist Notes

Daring ruffle details. Elegant cutout design. Bold red hue. This full skirt dress by Slate & Willow is packed with confidence. We love to pair it with drop earrings and a black clutch to complete the daring attire.

Also available in Black.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Straight, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH:

Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Red crepe (100% Polyester). Full skirt. Short sleeves. One shoulder with ruffles. Hidden back zipper. 43" from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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23 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(10)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 135lbs
August 2, 2017
The shipping was fast, just in time for my shoot!

I love this dress but the fitting is kinda awkward though.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
August 9, 2017
Terrible fit!

This dress looked so lovely on the model but it has terrible proportions. While the waist and hips were a true size 6 the shoulders were more like a 0. I do not have broad shoulders at all but I could use the sleeves at all. I'll be avoiding this rtr house brand.

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
September 7, 2017
Fun and flirty but still wedding appropriate.

The waist fit great! And the full skirt hid my less flattering characteristics. The shoulders were a bit of a mess, though. They were fine during the ceremony when my arms were down at my sides but the minute I tried to start dancing they were SUPER tight. Couldn't lift my arms up and finally had to move all the arm pieces up to my shoulders just to allow for normal range of motion. Overall good though.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
October 13, 2017
Super strange fit!

As some other reviewers have noted, the fit on this dress is very strange. The color and fabric are actually beautiful, so it's a shame. The dress runs very small, but also is just ill-fitting. It's short waisted, and the sizing on the sleeves is bizarre. Don't expect much arm mobility. I'm not sure exactly who this dress would work for, unfortunately!

Top Contributor
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
November 16, 2017
Awkward top part

Top part didn't really sit well. It was pretty though and unique looking.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
December 2, 2017
Really fun dress

Rented this for a trip to Hong Kong, was a fun easy dress. Fabric was a little thick for the heat but I did not care because I was having fun.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
July 16, 2018
Being told that the color and dress was perfect. And that I looked beautiful.

The fit was perfect. Very true to size. The style and detail of dress was perfect. Loved the dress. Got tons of compliments all night.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Bust size: 34A
October 11, 2017
Great formal event dress!

Runs large

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
May 8, 2018
Really stand out in the crowd!

This dress was perfect for the party I attended last weekend. It was formal, but I loved that it was knee length- especially now as we are going into warmer weather. The top did run a little big- I'm glad my backup size was a size smaller. Overall, plenty of compliments throughout the night. The red color really pops in a crowd! My only negative comment is that because the top is very elaborate, in some photos it did make me look bigger on top than I really am (I have a pear shaped body- so my upper body is much smaller than the bottom).

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
September 6, 2017
I was not able to wear it.

Pros - the color is exactly like the picture, the flirty frilly parts are beautiful, the length is perfect for a classy look. Cons - It runs small, so if you think you'll fit a size 6, get a 10. I'm a 6 and the 8 was still too small. The side with the off-the-shoulder strap is uncomfortable. You can't really raise your arm because the frilly part is tight around the arm. It bunches on the sides, so you end up looking lumpy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
September 16, 2017
Didn't even almost fit :(

Beware runs small!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 5, 2018
Stand out dress!

I really enjoyed this dress - it's a bright red shiny material but not garish. The neckline and sleeves make it unique but the length also makes it somewhat conservative. I am normally a size 6 without many exceptions - but this was tight on the rib cage. I had to size up which meant the shoulders and waist were a bit big, but fit in the chest/ribs. Wore a strapless bra. Received compliments and would recommend, but definitely make sure to get a backup size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
December 21, 2018
I loved the color and weight of fabric, not to heavy. But the fit/cut is very odd for a short person

I loved the color and weight of fabric, not to heavy. But the fit/cut is very odd for a short person. I normally wear a 6 and even the 10 is unzippable around my chest. I think it's supposed to sit lower on the waist, but then it doesn't make sense. I can't even get it to a point to take a picture to share, just weird.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
August 8, 2017
Stylist Review

Such a pretty dress! I love how unique the top of it is. I especially love that this look is super fun, but classy thanks to the conservative length. This dress runs true to size, & I recommend sizing up for the back up size. The full skirt allows for comfortable room for full hips. The fabric has no stretch. A strapless bra may work out best with the particular dress. Overall, this is a gorgeous dress.

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Weight: 155lbs
September 20, 2017
Beautiful fabric and color

I wear a size 8 in Banana Republic and Loft. I wore a size 10 in this dress. My pic doesn't do the dress justice but it's the only whole body pic I took. The ruffling at the shoulders is unique and feminine. The fabric is good quality and is a beautiful color. Thick enough that I didn't have to wear a bra (I used silicone stick-ons). I'm 5'5" and it hit at the knee.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
November 13, 2017
So fun to wear a stunning, red dress to a gala!

Very comfortable all night long! Loved the tea length as well. Very stylish and classy.

Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Weight: 140lbs
December 2, 2017
Love the details!

I was so happy with this dress! As soon as I walked in the door I got compliments on it. When I selected it, I was worried because the reviews were mixed, but I found it to be easy to wear and an accurate and flattering fit! I am actually thinking of renting it again for Christmas Eve! As a short person, it hit me below the knee, but the straps and shoulder pieces were a good fit. The color is a bit darker than pictured. But the shine of the fabric photographs so well!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 3, 2017
Would rent again for a more formal event, might order the black version soon!

Beautiful dress but the long length made it more conservative than I wanted.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
February 12, 2018
Fun and comfortable dress!

The neckline was flattering and the whole thing was just plan fun. Comfortable and twirly and a nice bold color.

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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
April 23, 2018
I got so many compliments on this dress and it was the perfect combo of sexy yet classy.

I have a very straight body so I don't have much of a waist, and there isn't much give on the waist band. The fabric is gorgeous, and the length is very classy. You can't raise your arms very well so if you really want to dance wild, this isn't the dress for you.

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 135lbs
July 31, 2018
Subtly unique dress for a Wedding

I'll echo a lot of the other reviews; the fit of the dress is a little strange. I was expecting to need the backup larger size, but my normal size fit very nicely, not even snug. I think because the waistband is pretty high up, and my rib cage isn't the widest part on my torso that the dress worked for me. I should mention that the majority of my height comes from my legs, and the length was still pretty perfect. This was a backup dress that I ended up needing for my friends wedding and I was the Maid of (questionable) Honor for. For a July wedding, the fabric wasn't that bad - the texture was fun! Even though it's a little confusing when you first put on the flutter sleeves, a huge positive is that it obscures arm pit sweat!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 30, 2018
Wore this for an 80's party and it was awesome!

I did wear to an 80's themed party, but I would have worn this to anything else, too. The color was a bit more towards wine, than bright red. The fit was just right.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 12, 2018
True to size everywhere except the shoulders

I'm a street size 4, designer size 6, and I only tried on the 8. I would say the 8 felt comfortable in the bust and shoulders, but I still had room in the waist, which is my problem area. This is probably because the skirt hits well above the hips. Since I purchased, I'm going to take it to a tailor, but feel like I could have made the size 6 work. This might be ideal since it's easy to bring in the waist vs. fix the shoulders. Also, the tea length isn't the most flattering for such a short waist. I'll probably have the tailor take care of that as well. Despite all the work I'm going to do to it, it's still a good dress, as is, but not perfect. P.S. I notice one girl just put her arms through the first straps and let the lower sleeve ruffles just hang below the arms and it still looked decent. Might be something for people to try if they love the dress but want an alternative to the sleeves.

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