Slate & Willow

New Derek Dress

$55 to buy
$515 value
Stylist Notes

Metallic lace and a scalloped hem bring charm to this mini party dress by Slate & Willow. Add elegance with Ben Amun's Deco Crystal Teardrop Earrings .

Size & Fit

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

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

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

Product Details

Black and silver stretch lace over navy ponte (67% Nylon, 27% Metal Fiber, 11% Spandex). Cap sleeves. Crew neckline. Open back. Fitted skirt. Hidden side zipper. Lined. 34” from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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84 reviews
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Large
(4)
True to Size
(58)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 8, 2014
Just enough sparkle for a holiday party!
Overall the fit was great, maybe just a smidge on the big side. I'm typically a small or between a 2-4 dress size. The lace overlay is black and silver, but the fabric underneath is a navy, it's a gorgeous dress. I received compliments the whole night on best dress at the party. Definitely a classy choice with a bit of sass in the back. I highly, highly recommend using fashion tape to secure the back in place, otherwise you must have excellent posture and don't get too hyphy on the dance floor. I'm beyond thrilled with my choice for this particular event. The dress would be wonderful for weddings and other formal events. If you're questioning between this one or another one, you can't go wrong with this Slate and Willow stunner.
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112lbs
December 9, 2014
Felt like a million bucks
Loved this dress, and I got so many compliments. I wore it to my husbands office/client Christmas party (with probably 500 people there). I think it's even prettier in person. It cinches in at the waist, and also hid my little mommy pooch, which is the area I am always most concerned about hiding. It fits true to size. The inside lining is a bit stretchy. It is also conservative in the front, and sexy in the back. It's a good way to be sexy for a conservative event, without showing the boobs off. Only cons were that it's itchy, but I would still wear it again. If you have small shoulders, you may want tape to keep the back from slipping off at the shoulders.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 1, 2015
Classy sexy sparkle
I was so pleased with this dress! I have an ample bosom for how narrow my ribs are so I was happy with the amount of support this stretchy backless dress supported my girls- that's almost unheard of! The lace was a bit itchy at the edges of the dress, not a over, but that is easy to deal with when you see how great you look! My husband didn't want me to return it ;)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 12, 2015
Beautiful and classy with just enough edge
Runs large, the zipper on the small was broken, but my husband was able to work with it enough to make it wearable. A little scratchy but not unbearable to wear through a dinner date. The metallic lace is gorgeous and the back is stunning. Was able to get away with no bra due to support of the stretch in the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
February 17, 2015
I was complimented all night! The front was classy and the open back made me feel sexy :)
A little stretchy so it was comfortable fit! A little scratchy but it didn't really bother me! Overall a great dress in great condition!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
March 10, 2015
Dress arrived early,made feel at rest, I was at rest I'm really small and most dresses are big on me
Absolutely stunning dress, got hundreds of compliments ! Perfect fit , I just used a little tape to keep shoulders in place since the back is completely open. Will use Rent the Runway manny more times !!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
May 16, 2015
Stiff and scratchy lace dress.
Medium looked awkward and large would not stay on my shoulders. Did not feel/look like a designer dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
May 17, 2015
Classy dress, loved the open back
This dress was a nice fit. The material was thick which made it flattering. It was also very comfortable!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
May 28, 2015
Such a fun dress!
Fit true to size and I didn't need a bra which is always a plus! There's some of the sparkly material on the inside of the dress which was really itchy so I wore some high waisted spanx and it was better. I wish I owned this one!
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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 2, 2015
I really liked this dress. It fit my curves well and was playfully sexy.
The back is sexy, but when sitting down the shoulders would fall slightly. My boyfriend mentioned it looked a little big in the back, so tape might be helpful next time. It was also itchy at times not the most pleasant material.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 24, 2015
The dress fit perfectly, I absolutely loved the back of this dress and the way it looked!
I was nervous since my back up size was not available but it worked out great! I LOVED this dress and got so many compliments on it. A lot of reviews say that the back did not stay flat even with fashion tape but I did not have that problem. You will definitely need the tape to keep it in place but it seemed to hold it just right for me. I only wish I had a picture of the back of it on me.
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 4, 2016
Perfect party dress
True to size and not too short. The dress was form fitting without being too tight.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 10, 2016
Fast, many choices, and great customer service!
Beautiful dress! This dress is very classy! I ordered it for NYE and fell in love with how good it looked on me. Low cut back, but not too much. Sparkly and a good cut.
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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
February 28, 2016
Easy process , arrived on time.
The itchy material didn't bother me much. Great colors for for winter wedding
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
August 8, 2015
Xmas party dress
Wore this to a Xmas party. The dress was beautiful and the fit was great, however I did not give it 5 stars because the back would not stay flat even with fashion tape! Any movement of the arm, as you can see in the picture, the fabric felt loose and would bunch up. Received many compliments on this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
August 18, 2015
Great dress for the occasion
I wore this for Valentine's Day in Chicago and loved it! It was longer than expected but it worked out because it was snowing and the extra warmth was nice. The sleeves are a bit scratchy but worth it. Definite yes for tall girls!
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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
May 19, 2016
Perfect for formal event
Comfortable
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
June 14, 2016
JA Gala
The dress fit great and fit true to size
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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
September 19, 2016
Pretty for a winter wedding
This dress was really pretty and perfect for a winter wedding because it was thick. The hem was falling out a bit though so I had to use some tape. The shoulders were also a little lose so I used double sided tape to make sure they didn't slide off. Was a little itchy too but nothing unbearable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
June 19, 2017
Beautiful and flattering
Dress was gorgeous in person and hugs you in the right places!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 13, 2017
Sparkle!
This dress fits well - maybe the slightest bit tight, but not enough to say it runs small. I love the open back! Only issue is it is hard to raise your arms above your head for dancing but that's not too big of an issue.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 15, 2014
A lot of compliments but, not for small chested women!
This is a very pretty dress. It's actually a navy slip under black and silver lace. The back doesn't hit as low as I thought it would so it just made it more appropriate. I have a small chest so this dress probably wasn't the best for me. The bottom half fit almost perfectly. It was form fitting and hit an inch or two above the knee. The top however was very large. I wore sticky boobs hoping that would help some but it didn't. It was gaping in the back so when I wasn't standing a certain way you could tell it was too big. Also, I had to keep pulling the dress down because the top was too big.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
December 15, 2014
Company holiday party at the American Museum of Natural History!
I love how this dress looked and made me feel (glamorous!). The dark color looks black in photos, but in proper lighting it is a dark navy blue. I paired it with a cropped black blazer from Topshop, since it was a bit cold out and it went perfectly. If I were in a brightly lit area with this dress, I would have tried to find a bright cobalt blue blazer instead. I had to buy body tape just in case I wanted to take my blazer off. The back was a little loose when my arms were down, so it caused a little slouchiness that could be fixed easily with tape. The medium would have been a perfect fit but it wasn't available on the dates I wanted. The large fit well, but was a little loose on my shoulders, which are already broad. There is some lace that makes its way inside the dress' darting which causes it to be a little itchy. If you can find a slip that won't be visible with the open back, I'd suggest wearing one. If not, no big deal, it can be overcome. (: Overall, this dress was a success. I danced all night and didn't fear it riding up on me.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
May 19, 2015
Beautiful and conservative in the front with a sexy backless back.
I loved how this dress looked on. The backless back really gave this dress the needed "oomph". It was a slightly bit large in the bust, and I'm not small in this area, so someone with a smaller bust may find this dress hard to wear. I definitely recommend fashion tape on the back to keep the shoulders in place. I got a lot of compliments! It was a tiny bit itchy, though. Loved the dress though!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 11, 2015
Got many compliments on how beautiful the dress is!
The bottom fit really well, however the back pieces to the top had a little too much fabric and fell to the sides. It wasn't ideal, but it wasn't too bad that it couldn't be managed.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 33
September 11, 2015
more comfortable than expected. length was great since I'm super tall.
back was the best part have to wear no bra or sticky bra since back is low great for tall gals, length is perfect (I'm over 6 feet tall) fancy but not too dressy
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
September 16, 2014
Really pretty dress and was perfect for the wedding I attended!
The overall fit was true to size. I would size up in the back-up dress. I'm 5'9 and the length was great. You have to wear a nu-bra with this dress since the back is low. I also rented the Juliet & Comany Silver Lilliana Earrings which dressed up the look.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 125lbs
September 27, 2014
Pretty with an open back
I received this dress because the original dress I ordered wasn't available due to prior damage. The color of this dress in photos is a bit deceiving. The underneath is navy blue, with a black and silver lace overlay. The back is open, and a backless bra must be worn if you plan on wearing one. I got compliments at night, and did like the way it looked, although found the lace to be quite itchy.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 1, 2014
Itchy, uncomfortable, and too big in the chest
I rented this dress for a friend's wedding in an XS and a S, but I asked RTR to overnight me a different dress to wear instead. This dress is pretty, but it's not very comfortable and it fit me weird. The back is sexy but the chest area was so big that it gaped so there was absolutely no support. I couldn't imagine wearing this dress without a bra the way it fit me. I think it's probably better suited for someone with a bigger chest--someone who could fill that part out better, as long as you're comfortable going bra less. I did not end up wearing this dress because, even with a nu bra, it would not be comfortable or appropriate dancing at a wedding. The fabric is a bit itchy, but it is also stretchy so it's easy to move in. Overall, this was not my favorite rental.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Bust size: 36B
October 4, 2014
The dress is stunning! The back really gives it that WOW look.
The dress is absolutely gorgeous. I wore it to a wedding, & received so many compliments. It was comfy & I was able to dance around with no problems. It's elegant and the back gives it such a WOW affect! Best rent so far!
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
October 6, 2014
Got many compliments, great dress!
The dress was made of a great thick material and was very flattering. The dress is definitely more navy than black. Overall I would definitely recommend this dress. RTRs customer service is also unbeatable
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105lbs
October 6, 2014
Beautiful dress!
I loved this dress and so did everyone else! The bottom fit perfectly, but I did find the torso and shoulders a bit large (certainly not enough to take away from the beauty of the dress or make me feel uncomfortable, though). Highly recommend for an elegant fall/winter look!
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 7, 2014
Classy in the front, party in the back.
I wore this dress to a wedding I attended with boyfriend's family in early October. The medium was an easy fit and comfortable, and I threw a black blazer on to cover the open back while at the church ceremony (pictured). The slip underneath is navy, and there is black/silver lace on top (It made it a bit more interesting than just black/silver, plus, I matched my bf's navy bowtie!). You'll need to wear a Nubra/backless bra due to the open back.
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
October 11, 2014
cute, but itchy!
This was not the dress I originally ordered, but instead was swapped in because the extra size was not available. Still, I decided to wear this one over my original selection because the dress was so flattering. Loved the open back with the relatively modest front. It fit perfectly and, unlike my original selection, it was not too short. My only complaint is that the seams inside were EXTREMELY itchy. I got over it because I liked the dress so much, but it was itchy to the point of being uncomfortable all night.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 12, 2014
Gorgeous dress that was even more beautiful in person!
I have narrow shoulders so needed to put a bit of fashion tape at the back to prevent the shoulders from sliding off, but the dress was flatteringly curve-hugging otherwise. Also, you can only really see the navy color in bright daylight or in a camera flash; the black/silver lace overlay makes the dress look black for the most part. Wore with a NuBra and strappy silver sandals.
PhuongNovember 1, 2014
Did the hip area have any give? We have the same roughly the same stats and my hips are pretty wide (40" all the way around).
djNovember 25, 2014
it's not "stretchy" per se, but the fabric does have some give (like a jersey dress) so you might be OK. i'm actually not sure what my hip measurements are but I'm a 26 in pants if that helps?
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
October 15, 2014
Wonderful Dress!
I absolutely loved this dress and received numerous compliments throughout the night. I wore it to a wedding in September and it was perfect for the occasion. The length is perfect and the low back makes this dress sexy, sophisticated and classy. I typically wear a size 0 and the XS fit perfectly. My only complaint was that the material is a bit itchy and you can't raise your arms past your shoulders due to the nature of the dress. Would highly recommend!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 170lbs
October 28, 2014
Great experience would rent again
Lots of compliments on the dress. Comfortable to wear even though there was no back, & being large chested. It actually made my chest look smaller than it is, which was a huge plus. I wasn't pulling it down, or adjusting through the night at all.
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
October 28, 2014
Love this!
This dress is great and the back is very sexy! I got so many compliments. It was comfortable and worked great with a sticky backless bra. Great for a fall/winter wedding.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 8, 2014
Got so many complements
Fit wonderfully. Tight, but super classy. The back was beautiful. I got a ton of complements on the dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 9, 2014
I felt like 'a million bucks' in this dress when my teenage daughter said 'wow, Mom...you are HOT'
This was my first experience with RTR and it was wonderful from beginning to end! I had read the reviews for the dress, and appreciated the suggestion that a blazer be worn to cover the bare back when attending a wedding ceremony in church. The dress arrived on time, both sizes were in excellent condition! It was very flattering, I felt beautiful and got compliments all day and night long. The dress was extremely comfortable, we danced for hours. Two observations, the zipper is a little tough to get over the seam at the waist (side zipper) so you might need a second pair of hands rather than forcing it. Also, because the back is so open, I found the sides gapped a bit and sometimes slid off my shoulders, even with the snugness of the dress. I didn't wear a bra, but those who want to wear one will definitely need to use something that won't show in the back. Lovely dress!!
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