Slate & Willow

Madeline Sheath

$60 rental
$395 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Sweet and just a little sassy! This beautiful lace overlay dress by Slate & Willow is a go to style for all your cocktail party needs. Really make it shine with Whiting and Davis' Silver Lattice Clutch.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - open back provides minimal support in bust area
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - open back provides minimal support in bust area
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Silver Lace (63% nylon, 32% metallic) Cap sleeves. Crew neck. Open back. Pencil skirt. Hidden back zipper. Lined. 33.5” from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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Small 59
True to Size 750
Large 88
Photos 788
Hollie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 10, 2014

Classy yet sexy dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I chose this dress for my elopement. I wanted something that was classy yet not overly formal. This dress perfectly suited the occasion. I made an art deco style headpiece to accompany my dress, as well as a pair of earrings from express. I adored this dress, and it was a great fit for the day. The dress fit well enough and was true to size. My only complaint was that it was VERY difficult to keep the back taped down which ruined quite a few of my photos that day. If you are too curvy, I wouldn't recommend this dress. I have hips, which would cause the dress to bunch up a bit more than I would like if I wasn't very careful with my movements. Otherwise, it was a fabulous dress and I loved it!
Megan214
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 18, 2014

This dress was stunning!!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Overall, I loved the dress. The small details, the shoulders, the open back, and the fact that I didn't have to wear a bra was even better! In the model photo the dress looks like it is made of tough fabric or not stretchy. The fabric is very giving but holds in all the right places. I would recommend this dress to anyone who wants to feel fabulous!
Madison
Age: 23
Apr 18, 2014

The perfect dress and no stress involved!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great fit and so comfortable.
Livia
Top Contributor
Age: 21
Aug 18, 2014

First and best rental!!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Nothing to complain, fit great and looked great. Absolutely loved it and got compliments all might. Use fashion tape for the back though!
Rielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 1, 2015

An amazing NYE dress!!

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Party
The fit of this dress is great! The fabric is thick enough that a bra is not needed, which works perfectly with the low cut back. If you are shorter you may want to rent a size smaller so the material in the back lays flat. Got a lot of compliments on this dress!
Jessie
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112 lbs
Jan 1, 2015

Looked great. Tons of complements.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I have a small chest so I had to make sure to sit and stand up straight otherwise the shoulders would slip off or the chest would pouch out. Again lots of complements. I'm 5'2" Size 2-4 jeans, small chest.
Emily
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 1, 2015

Super fun dress - perfect for New Years Eve Party. Did have to tape the back with fashion tape.

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Party
Really loved wearing this dress. A little short, but not too much. A little tight in the shoulders, but fine. Recommend a tan if you're light skinned. I do usually wear Size zero, but Zero was too tight in the chest area and size 2 was perfect!
Rachel
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 1, 2015

I hope you have better luck with this dress than I did!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wanted to like this dress SO badly, but it just did NOT work for my body type. On a more pleasant note, this dress was very high-quality, which I was very happy about. I am also very fair-skinned, and I was wearing this dress to a wedding, so, in terms of the color, I was very nervous that I would 1.) look washed out and 2.) the color would be too close to white--neither of which were true (however, don't judge the coloring based solely on this picture, as I had to enhance and brighten the image). The biggest issue I had was with the back of this dress. I don't know WHO the designer designed this dress for, but it was certainly NOT designed for me. The dress fit me perfectly everywhere else, except for the back--not even fabric tape would hold it down (THAT'S how big the back was on me). This was very upsetting to me because I wanted to put my hair in a nice, low bun to show off the back of the dress, but, instead, I had to keep my hair down, hoping it would actually COVER the back of the dress! Since I wore this to a wedding, naturally, I was dancing, and the sleeves kept falling down--yes, the sleeves kept falling down--all because the darn back of the dress! Now as much as I'm complaining here, I didn't think this was a big deal because faced forward, the dress looked perfectly fine. However, I then saw this picture of me, and I was SO upset! If you can see through my arm, the ill-fitted back of the dress was now shifting to the front of the dress, due to the way I was posed (aka the classic skinny arm pose). This was completely distorting not just the back of the dress, but now the front of the dress! So, unfortunately, this was a not a successful dress for me, but I imagine if you have the body type for the dress, it would look killer on you!
Suzanne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114 lbs
Jan 2, 2015

Great NYE party dress!!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Perfect dress for a NYE charity party. I got tons of compliments (from guys and girls :)) Would definitely rent again. I'm very short though and the dress was plenty short on me though so if you're tall- you probably won't be able to sit down or bend over in this dress. The 0 was a bit small in the chest area so I went with the two but either could have worked. My only complaint is that the material rubbed the inside of my upper arm a bit & they were sore the next day.
Tina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 4, 2015

When my boyfriend saw me he almost had tears he loved how I looked!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit was comfy a little big on the shoulders but a smaller size would be too small!! I was very comfy and I loved that it was a thicker material
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 4, 2015

Obsessed!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for my rehearsal dinner and it was absolutely stunning. The back is so beautiful, I didn't want to take it off. So many compliments, I would definitely rent this one again!
Kelsey
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 7, 2015

Overall, loved the dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress fit really well, in my usual size. It was a tiiiny bit loose in the midsection, and I don't have a six pack... I did wear spanx under though, and I wore sticky boobs for a bra. I know other people said they didn't need one, but I think this looked better than no bra. I was at a huge event with about 1000 people and I saw a few other people wearing it which was a bummer, but I loved the dress itself!
sabrina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Jan 7, 2015

Amazing dress! Very comfortable not too short. The back cut out makes the dress.

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Formal Affair
#sparkles
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Jan 9, 2015

Beautiful dress for a formal affair!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was the perfect length for my height, with high heels on. It was a tiny bit loose which changed the way the back looked, but barely noticeable. I would highly recommend this dress, but keep in mind that it does seem to run a bit large.
Jacqueline
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112 lbs
Jan 9, 2015

Wore it for a NYE Party and loved it! It is sparkly and sexy.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Loved the dress! It is short but not too short. The back is gorgeous and it fit really comfortable. I've got a ton of compliments the whole evening and I wish I could keep it.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 10, 2015

The color and sparkle for New Year's Eve out!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Party
A little short but fit true to size - the back is awesome and even with a larger chest you don't need a bra - comfortable but short
Alison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 10, 2015

Gorgeous detailing on this classy dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I love this dress! I wore it for an outdoor fall wedding and it was perfect. The length was just right on my short frame, and I loved the back cut out. As usual with my RTR dresses, I got so many compliments, especially from complete strangers. The material was thick enough to be warm, and the inner lining was smooth so that the lacy exterior fabric didn't itch. The cap sleeves are also really flattering!
Anna
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
Jan 10, 2015

Got a lot of compliments on this beautiful dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit was perfect but can't wear bra with the open back.
Miss Meliss
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 15, 2015

Sparkly and fun!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was a lot of fun, and I stood out in a sea of black at my company holiday party. As a busty girl, I rarely wear backless dresses, but I bought a backless bra and it worked because the dress was structured enough for it to not be an issue. This is definitely a shift style; the waist was not very defined, which is okay for an apple body type like mine, but it is short so you're showing off your legs! You probably don't want to wear your highest heels if you are wearing it to an office party as I was. Would rent again!
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 16, 2015

Adorable

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress. It was so cute with black tights and booties for my winter rehearsal dinner. The back is gorgeous! However the back does cause the sleeves to skip a little and look baggy sometimes. But, I loved it!
Leslie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
Jan 17, 2015

Beautiful & Classy!

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Formal Affair
I have to thank RTR's stylists for saving the day on this one! I had ordered a different dress that was wayyyyy too short (I'm talking bum cheeks short) and freaked out late the night before my holiday party at work. One of the fabulous stylists got right back to me over email and prepared this dress to ship first thing in the am. It came in plenty of time for the party and it was even more beautiful in person! The length is short but totally appropriate and classy. The fabric is high quality and the color, though light, didn't wash me out. It runs a little big and the back didn't stay snug but that didn't bother me like I thought it would from reading other reviews. It was also perfect for the winter wonderland theme! One of my favorite rentals!!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Bust size: 36C
Jan 17, 2015

My favorite dress from RTR. Wore it for my college graduation party and was complemented all night.

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Other
I was worried the dress would fit tight but it was the most comfortable dress I have rented and is so elegant, sexy and fun.
Molly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123 lbs
Jan 22, 2015

Great Stand Out Dress for NYE

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
More sparkly in photos than in person, this eye-catching dress is perfect for celebrating NYE. I absolutely loved the open back too. I only wished my arms were a little more toned for the event.
delorbeg1
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 24, 2015

Loved it!!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Other
This dress was amazing, loved every single thing about it. Perfect for almost any occasion! Fitsperfectly.
Brooke
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 26, 2015

It was super convenient. And was easy to return! I loved this dress!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was very comfortable and the fabric is thick enough that you don't have to wear a bar if you are a small bra size. I really loved the details of the dress and I got compliments all night! I ordered a size two and four. The four ended up fitting better but was a little loose in some areas but it wasn't too noticeable! I would loved to rent another dress for and an upcoming wedding it was an awesome experience!
Sarah
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 26, 2015

Loved this dress! Favorite rent so far!

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Party
I didn't wear a bra with this dress--just some tape strategically placed. Easy to get away with it for a small busted girl!
Megan
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 124 lbs
Jan 28, 2015

Absolutely loved it!

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Party
This was one of the most comfortable dresses I've ever worn. It was very well made and hugged my curves perfectly. The open back was very flattering. I wore sticky cups since you can't wear a bra, but there was enough padding that you don't need anything if you're comfortable with that. My wider hips caused the dress to ride up a bit when I got up from sitting down but nothing that made me uncomfortable. So many compliments and I highly recommend it!
L
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 28, 2015

Dress will get you lots of compliments. Esp in lighting.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
5' 4" / 125lbs/ pants size: 7 I saw previous renters say they received compliments, but I had no idea of the extent of compliments I was going to receive. My party had lots of uplighting & I was getting so many comments about how beautiful the dress shimmers on the dance floor. (The back was a high point, too.) The size 2 was too short for an office party so I went with the 4. If it was my bachelorette party, I would have gone with the 2. The dress did not get a 5/5 because the back did not lay perfectly flat on my back, however it flapped open just a little bit. The size 2 laid flat, but again, was too short. I did love this dress and wish I could have kept it.
Mallory
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 2, 2015

The dress was so gorgeous, flattering and comfortable. Perfect fit.

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Party
The dress was extremely comfortable and wasn't too tight or short. The fabric was stretchy and was perfect for dancing. I was worried about the open back and thought I would need a sticky bra but since the fabric is so thick I was able to go without and it was very comfortable. My favourite dress that I've rented by far! I got compliments all night and felt great while I was wearing it!
Sonni
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138 lbs
Feb 2, 2015

Beautiful unique show stopping dress

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Wedding
Beautiful dress! I received so many compliments for this dress! you can't wear a bra as the back is open, I tried fashion tape which worked well enough. Would absolutely recommend
addie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 16
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138 lbs
Feb 7, 2015

Beautiful dress, so many compliments!

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Party
The dress fit perfect and was very flattering. I wore it to a friend's sweet 16. I received numerous compliments on the dress.
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122 lbs
Feb 8, 2015

Beautiful dress!!

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is absolutely beautiful. The open back was such a hit and I received compliments all night. Material was thick enough that I didn't need to wear a bra. Bottom half was a bit tight across my hips and showed some lines. Definitely need fashion tape to hold the back down. Overall, beautiful dress.
Kate
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 114
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Feb 13, 2015

Sparkle and Fit made my Engagement Party!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this to my engagement party. Fit like a glove, true to size. I liked the dress in person better than online. It had enough sparkle without going overboard. It was more of a beige color and with a spray tan looked great. I wore a sticky bra because I wanted to be more secure and you couldn't tell with the dress. I got so many wonderful compliments on it! Definitely recommend!
LynnAnn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102 lbs
Feb 15, 2015

This dress is so pretty in person

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Party
This dress runs a little big but again I am petite so that's probably why. I loved this dress though and received tons of comments on it. I'm not fussy with the fit of clothes so the looseness of the back did not bother me but( from the picture you can see what I'm referring to ) if you like a tight fit definitely size down .
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 15, 2015

So many compliments!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Party
Beautiful lace. I felt super pretty in this all night. The 2 fit my figure a bit better but was way too short. I ended up wearing the 4 for the extra length. I didn't have any trouble with the back laying flat but I am a little bit more broad across the shoulders.
Kaylee
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 18, 2015

I loved this dress so much for my homecoming dance. I would highly recommend it.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered a 2 and a 4 but the 2 was a little big so I didn't even bother trying on the four. The back of the dress was very loose so I would recommend getting fashion tape and taping the entire back of the dress down. I had originally gotten nude shoes to go with it but it is definitely more silver than nude so I would suggest you get silver shoes.
Amanda
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Feb 18, 2015

Love it!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I love this dress! The open back is so sexy but the front is still conservative enough to work for a formal event (for me it was my husband who is a fireman's holiday party). I normally wear an 8 in dresses but this ran a tad short and I wanted to be able to dance in it. I wore the ten and the arms slipped down a little bit. No big deal though. Loved this dress!
dana
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Feb 19, 2015

The dress was a perfect fit! I loved the exposed back. Classy and sexy!

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Date
This dress was beautiful and I received a lot of compliments on it. I was worried about the length being long on me, but it was perfect. I loved the open back. It was a very classy dress, yet super sexy.
Amanda
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Feb 22, 2015

This was for my rehearsal dinner. Perfect fit for in the size 0! So tempted to steal this dress!!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Loved this dress! No complaints! I'd buy this in a heatbeat...wish I could! The size 0 was perfect for me. Didn't wear a bra, just really good pasties. First time from Rent the Runway, and I'm absolutely hooked!!!
AO
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Feb 25, 2015

Perfect for My Rehearsal Dinner

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was the perfect choice for my rehearsal dinner. It was classy with the intricate design, and fun with the open back. I received many compliments and would definitely rent this again!
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