Slate & Willow

Madeline Sheath

$40 – $60 rental
$395 value
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".)

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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1598 reviews
Fit
Large
(117)
True to Size
(1042)
Small
(100)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
August 21, 2015
Bachelorette party hit!
I wore this for my bachelorette party and it looked wonderful, received soon many compliments! Sexy, without showing off too much; very comfortable to wear. I loved it; I wish I had to to wear all the time!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 28
September 5, 2015
fit like a glove, felt so sexy.
a little short.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 27, 2015
Rent the Runway was such an easy process. I loved the dress, and so did everyone else!
The size fit perfectly! I was afraid that it would be too short but it ended up fitting just right. I was able to do the 'shout!' without giving everyone a show. I received so many compliments on this dress. I can't wait for the next event so I can rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 129lbs
September 30, 2015
So many great comments.
Great fit. I wore no bra with just those front bra cups and it worked out well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 108lbs
October 27, 2015
The dress is super comfortable and very beautiful!
Fit: I'm 5'7'' and I thought the size 0 was long enough, mini-length/mid-length. It's a bit large around the waist and the back needed to be taped. Fabric is lightweight and soft. Definitely invest in a backless bra! Overall, it's a gorgeous dress
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 1, 2015
The back of this dress is amazzzzing!
Definitely get some fashion tape to secure the back ;)
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Weight: 105lbs
December 23, 2015
Loved this dress!
I loved this dress. I wore it for a formal dance and received a lot of compliments for it. I can see it being appropriate for a wide variety of events. A size 0 is petite friendly - I am 5'1 with a small frame, and it wasn't too long or big at all (a rare find for me!). I didn't need any fashion tape and felt very secure despite the open back. I was able to wear it without a bra. The material is surprisingly thick and comfortable. Since it's a pretty neutral color, you can wear it with almost any make up and shoe combination, and the open back keeps it fun, interesting, and unique despite the neutral color. The dress came on time clean with no wrinkles, and returning was super easy. Would definitely rent again!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
January 21, 2016
Wore it for valentine's day! Really fun to wear
I debated between the 0 and 2 - went with the size 0 sans bra. Fit fine and was fun to wear! Flattering. Great material
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
January 28, 2016
Did not end up wearing.
This dress is SHORT, I sized up after reading the other reviews because I knew it was short, did not realize how short! Did not end up wearing because it would not have been appropriate in any setting!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
February 7, 2016
Perfect fit and dress for New Years!
This dress fit well and no backless bra was needed (I wear a C cup)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 17, 2016
Classic and flattering
I LOVED this dress and found it extremely flattering on. My only complaint was that the back had some gaps in where the dress was flush with the skin, but I think next time I would rent this in a size 6. For reference, my measurements at the time of this rental were 37-28.5-39.5. I received several compliments on the outfit and how flattering it looked - I would definitely rent this again!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
February 25, 2016
Second time renting!!
I love this dress! I've worn it once to a formal charity event and this time to a I wore it to a yearly "black tie" party that no one really wears black tie too, just really formal short dresses. The sparkle in the fabric is just enough to get noticed without being over the top and still feels very elegant! The fabric and lining are soft and stretchy but thick enough to hide most of the "lumps or bumps" in the back area, even though the skirt fits tight. I'm normally a 4-6 and wore the 6 in this dress. The 4 fit better on top but was too tight in the hips. The 6 worked great even with the back being a little roomy. The open back is beautiful and comes up high enough that I was able to wear a pair of spanx without them showing. Not necessary but made me feel a little more secure. Nude or silver shoes are the perfect touch!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
March 3, 2016
This dress was so fun to wear and made me feel beautiful!
Great fit and very flattering, even for a shorter girl. Very elegant, but you can still move around and dance in it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
March 8, 2016
Adorable, way too short for husband's work party
If I would have found this dress ten years ago, I would have worn it 1,000 times. It was just a bit too short for my husband's military function. It's super, super thick which was also an issue because it was summertime in Florida. You cannot wear a bra and the back is gorgeously open. It's a super flattering shade of gold, beige-y, silver. I wish I could have worn it!
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Age: 27
April 16, 2016
It was a great night - but would have been better if I'd been able to wear this dress.
I didn't end up wearing this because the size 4 was too large in the waist and gaped in the back - I had to wear a dress of my own. Upsetting as a first experience with Rent the Runway. The dress is very pretty, but I don't think the fitting information is accurate. Do NOT size up. Size down if anything.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
November 12, 2015
Friends wedding and reception... was perfect! Dress got tons of compliments!
Fit perfectly on my larger busted but petite everywhere else frame. Wore a size 4 and it was perfect! The low back is incredibly beautiful. Didn't have to wear a bra underneath which was a new thing for me! 32DD size and it held in place perfectly. I would wear this dress again and again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
May 8, 2016
Classic dress. Elegant and lovely open back.
I wore this dress for a wedding. Received several compliments.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
May 8, 2016
I loved this dress! I have a long torso so the dress was a tad short on me but I still loved it
The fit was true to size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 11, 2016
Great wedding dress
Wore this dress for a wedding and it was a huge hit! Got a lot of compliments. The open back makes it unique. A little too short for me. When I was dancing and sitting down I felt that I had to keep pulling the dress down. Really loved the dress and definitely recommend!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
May 11, 2016
Fun & Flirty!
I wore this for my Bachelorette in Las Vegas and LOVED IT. The open back is the best part about this dress. I went braless but I don't have much to work with so I had no problems. It is definitely short, i'm 5'5" so if you are on the taller side be aware of that. It is not white, as i've noticed other reviewers mentioning that. It is definitely more of a taupe with silver beading. Love, love, love. Would definitely recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
May 12, 2016
Loved everything about this dress!
I wore this dress to an evening wedding on the eve of my 39th bday. Before I received it, I was a little worried it would be too short or showy for a wedding but it ended up being perfect. I've never received so many compliments on anything I've warn before. It made me feel like a million bucks. I debated between the size 2 and 4. Both fit but the 2 gathered kind of weirdly around my upper thighs and I kept having to pull it down. I'm so glad I decided to wear the 4. It was much more comfortable. I'm 5'4", 129 lbs and usually wear a 27 in jeans.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
May 15, 2016
Anniversary date night
This dress was very cute. My husband and I went out to dinner for our wedding anniversary. I liked this dress a lot
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 17, 2016
This dress made me feel beautiful!
I wore this dress for one of the nights out during my batchelorette weekend in NYC. It has a great "Sex in the City" vibe, and I received many compliments! The material of the dress is thicker so I didn't even need to wear a bra with it. I was skeptical that the shoulders would bother me, but everything stayed in place perfectly. I would definitely recommend this dress to anybody looking to make a sophisticated, classy statement at a party!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
May 17, 2016
Love love love I felt so amazing in this dress!
I rented this for my bachelorette party and absolutely loved it!!! I wore the 8 only because I wanted to be able to dance and not worry about my booty showing! First pretty true to size. I received so many compliments on this I wish I could have bought this dress!!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 18, 2016
Loved the dress!
It was super beautiful and I received many compliments in it. The only thing I wasn't prepared for was what type of bra to wear with it. Be prepared!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
May 21, 2016
Great fitting dress
I wore this for Valentine's Day date. Boyfriend loved the fit and back of the dress. Might feel short but does not look like it. The open back made me feel sexy and classy. The size 2 felt tight but the 0 fit perfectly? Weird but I wore the 0
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 22, 2016
Beautiful, crowd pleasing dress!
The mullet of dresses in the best way possible! Beautiful from the front and party in the back! I wear between a 2 and 4 and the 4 fit like a glove. The 2 was a little snug and short even on my petite frame so I went with the 4. Received many compliments from strangers on the street, felt beautiful all night long!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
May 22, 2016
It's a head turner!
Very cute dress. I have worn this one before and it's always a hit and I receive lots of compliments. It's very, very short, but the high neckline offsets the length so it still feels classy and sophisticated. Both the 6 and 8 fit, but I wore the 8 for a little more comfort with the length (it was still short), which made it a little looser on top. I'm a curvy 6, so the i felt more appropriate in the 8. Will continue to rent this one - it's a tried and true stand by.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
May 24, 2016
Awesome dress!!
Fit amaZing.. Felt pretty and got a lot of compliments :)
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 22, 2016
The dress had really nice fabric and was a statement piece.
I wore the size 6 for the wedding I was attending. Unfortunately, the size 6 had an issue with the zipper and barley was able to zip it all the way up. I received a lot of compliments though it was fairly short, especially when you add 3" heels.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
May 23, 2016
Super comfortable to wear and received a ton of compliments!
This dress was amazing - glitzy without being over the top....received a ton of compliments all night. Definitely ran true to size.....and the fabric was thick enough that I was not uncomfortable going braless on a cold night and it was fairly forgiving. It killed me to send it back and I would definitely rent again! Note - I'm petite but if I were a few inches taller, this dress would be uncomfortably short. I found myself tugging on it when I sat down.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 26, 2016
Stunning dress!
This was my favorite dress I have ever worn. It fits true to size, not too tight, but I would order a size up just in case. Received so many compliments and I was told I had the best dress at the wedding. It works really well with silver shoes and accessories.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 26, 2016
Such a fun, flirty, and classy dress!! Your heart will explode over this little number!! <3
This dress was perfect for my after party, the night of my Bellagio, Vegas wedding! It showed a lot of leg...so fun!! Heads-up, it fits a little snug in the shoulders, but it's not restricting. I absolutely LOVED the back! I'm sorry I don't have a photo of the back...but trust me, it's HOT! This dress is a game-changer for sure. I am going to rent this again in July for our summer lake reception in Montana!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
May 28, 2016
The color, fit and back made this dress so much fun to wear!
LOVED this dress. Was worried about how the 0 would fit since I have a larger bust size, however the slip fabric of the dress was very forgiving so I fit nicely. No issues with the back puckering like others had. Overall I had a great time in this dress and it was perfect for the special occasion .
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Weight: 140lbs
May 30, 2016
My first rent the runway experience couldn't have been better!
Dress was fabulous. Fit well, and I received lots of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
May 30, 2016
Fun, but very short
Ordered to wear to my wedding shower, but didn't wear. Very short dress, would be better for the bachelorette party.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 31, 2016
Hot little classy number
Like other reviews mentioned, it can ride up a little and the shoulders aren't super secure so they slip a little bit nothing that bothered me all night. It was comfortable to dance in and I did a lot of dancing that night. I am nearly 5'4 so it didn't fall short on me at all. Tons of compliments. Wore a soft gold heel, worked well. Not sure how this does in the heat since the wedding was in Savannah, Ga but it rained so it was a cooler temp. I would recommend this dress and would wear again
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 31, 2016
Wedding Shower Bliss
Wore this for my wedding shower at a chic champagne bar. I got SO many compliments and it made me feel so special on such a wonderful day. Wish I owned this!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
June 1, 2016
I loved this dress! Perfect for a rehearsal dinner or dinner party!
Fits true to size. I am 5'8 and the 0 was a little too short.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 5, 2016
Hot little number!
This is a super-flattering, fun, sexy dress. BUT it is REALLY short. I am 5'6" and literally did not have an inch to spare. If you're any taller, you won't be able to sit or lift your arms. Other than that, it runs absolutely true to size. The material is thick, so no sticky bra needed, and the lace is excellent quality. It was a really fun look for a wedding and it got compliments all night.
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