Solace London

Black Piper Gown

$55 – $75 rental
$460 retail
Stylist Notes

A trifecta of high drama details make this Solace London gown eye-catching. Pair the sultry look with the Midnight Drama Drop Earrings by Slate & Willow.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 4-14, British sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (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: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Black crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Halter neckline. Gown. Hidden bottom back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. 33” from shoulder to top of slit. See size and fit tab for full length. Imported.

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74 reviews
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(3)
True to Size
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Small
(6)
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Weight: 118lbs
December 14, 2016
Great for holiday party!

Great dress! Very flattering on a slightly curvy figure. Was a little long, but otherwise no complaints :)

RTR CustomerDecember 14, 2016
oh my goodness! thanks for your post! I've been dying to know how it fits a real person! What height were your heels? How does the waist fit? Is there much support for your bust? Did you wear a bra or was it necessary? I'm sorry for my crazy amount of questions. I just am trying to decide on this dress. Kudos to you for being so brave to rent without reviews. You look stunning!!!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Body type: Straight & narrow
January 4, 2017
Stunning dress! Compliments all night!

The dress was a bit small in the top so I wore the larger size, which provided more chest coverage. The dress was stunning and very comfortable. I received lots of compliments- it was perfect for a NYE formal wedding.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124lbs
January 14, 2017
Perfect NYE dress

The stretchy material really helped since I have larger hips and a smaller chest. I was able to move at ease and received lots of compliments.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
January 23, 2017
Perfect!

Wore this for a black tie / gown event. I am 6ft tall and the length was perfect. The boob area fit a little weird, I never did figure out where it was meant to lay, but it didn't bother me and it didn't show in pictures. Great fit and I got a lot of compliments!

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 14, 2017
Grammy Worthy Dress!

I wore this dress to the Grammy's and it was absolutely perfect! The quality of the gown is superb, the cut is sexy but classy and best of all-- it's super comfortable. No need for a bra and with heels, it was the perfect length. My favorite dress I've ever rented.

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
February 17, 2017
Elegant

Beautiful. I'm in between a 4/6. I would size down. I wore 10L and it was a half size too big. I'm tall (5'9) -- definitely recommend ordering in long if you're taller. I still only was able to wear kitten heels. I am 34D and the bodice fit really well.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 22, 2017
Classic , chic, and oh so worth it

I ordered this dress in a 6R US size and when I received it the dress was 6R in British sizing (US 2) so I was very surprised that I was able to fit in it. I was very thorough when reading the other reviews and information on the dress. I called the company a day before my event and the sent another size in the dress overnight for the wedding on Saturday. Sadly it did not arrive until Monday and was immediately returned. However I will say the customer service was impeccable. Nonetheless, I couldn't miss the chance to wear this gorgeous piece and the dress was amazing plus so unbelievably comfortable all night long! I got so many compliments on the dress and how great it looked... no one could believe I rented it! The overall experience with Rent The Runway was a success and I can't wait to have a reason to use it again and I only wish I would have used this service sooner. My overall recommendations are to remember it is British sizing and rent this elegant piece if you get the opportunity and I promise you, you will not be happier or feel prettier than you do in it. Great piece and I even had my best friend tell me I needed to purchase it because it looked so incredible!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 11, 2017
10/10

I wore this to prom and got a ton of compliments! The fit and material was absolutely perfect . 10/10 would recommend (:

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 33
March 21, 2017
Such an easy process!

Other reviews helped me determine what size to order. I ordered sizes that I don't normally buy but it fit perfectly.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98lbs
April 30, 2017
Sexy as hell

I ordered pretty last minute so they didnt have the dress in my usual size (0) but i ordered the 2 and with a few pins it worked wonderfully. i got compliments all night and i felt wonderful!

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 16, 2017
LOVE

I'm normally a size 2 in US sizing and the 6 fit perfectly. I'm 5'9 and ordered a L and it hit the floor perfectly with 3 inch heels on. This dress is pretty hard to get on so make sure you figure that out ahead of time. There was also a little bit of side boob so this may not be great for those with a big bust. Otherwise it was perfect and I got a lot of compliments!!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
May 26, 2017
Perfection

Fit like a glove. Very sexy. I garnered a lot of attention :)

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 136lbs
June 1, 2017
Love this dress!

Highly recommend, but it's revealing.

Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
June 7, 2017
This was the most beautiful and comfortable dress at the same time!

Wore this to a black tie wedding. Definitely would recommend! Got so many complements.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 21, 2017
Fun dress!

I'm a 32dd and was fidgeting with the top all night, not enough material to cover well. But I really liked the style and fabric! Would def recommend!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
September 12, 2017
Beautiful but not for me

I was really torn on this dress because it fit nice and looked great but it showed just a little too much side boob for my comfort level. I don't have a large chest but still it didn't cover my tan line so I decided not to wear it and go with something I felt comfortable in.

Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 3"
Bust size: 32B
September 16, 2017

I wore this dress for a very fancy sweet 16, I am about 5'3" and 135lb with bigger hips and a small torso/chest. I was able to wear it without a bra but it shows a little bit of the side of your breast. It's heavy too like everyone says but worth it! I got so many compliments! Remember it's European sizing so don't be alarmed by the larger sizes.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 113lbs
October 30, 2017
I sized half size down and it fit snugly but was very flattering! Material has a bit of stretch

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
November 22, 2017
Sexy and Sophisticated

I wore this dress to perform at a black tie event. I received many compliments! The dress is sexy and classy at the same time. I noticed other reviewers mentioned "side boob" and this is a little accurate. I'm only a size A so it wasn't as noticeable for me, but if you have a larger chest I could see you possibly tugging throughout the night. The other comment I have to agree on is that the neck can be a little tight when you sit down. But otherwise it was a very comfortable dress and I had no major issues being able to move wearing it. I ordered a regular because that's all that was available in my size, but standing at only 5'1" and wearing 3" heels I still wish I could have had the petite. Overall, I highly recommend this dress!

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Bust size: 38C
November 25, 2017
Super comfy, classy, and the perfect amount of sexy!

This dress is stunning. It was unbelievably comfortable and stretchy ( perfect for drinking merriments and dining good food ;)) the only con is having to to re-adjust my side boob throughout the night but not a deal breaker. Paired with gorgeous earrings and red lipstick, and you're set!

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
November 26, 2017
I got compliments all night. The dress was very comfortable. Perfect for a night of dancing

Runs small so I went with the 8R, I'm usually a 6 but it was too tight in the breast area. The length was perfect. I'm 5'4 and wore a 4 inch heal

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 4, 2017
Fun and comfortable

Loved this dress. It was a great twist to the typical black dress. The material was thick but was fine for a summer wedding in chicago. I loved the back.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 9, 2017
Showstopper!

This dress is hot! Prepare for compliments all night if you rent this dress! I am 5'10 and with 3 1/2 heels on, it hit at a good length. I am not a busty gal but I had to tape the girls down and use fashion tape to make sure that everything stayed in place. Once I got everything locked in, I was good to go and it was a no fuss dress for the rest of the night! One thing to note: while you do step in to the bottom of the dress, the top must be pulled overhead. I had my hair styled but was able to keep it from getting messed up. Just somehjng to be aware of. I was very sad to send this dress back (and so was my husband)!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 13, 2017
You need confidence if you are curvy and rent this

I loved it. It basically is backless and the high front slit (and cutouts) make this extremely sexy. I probably would of worn this over my other choice but my 32DD did not fit in the 4R (0 American size). So it was a tad big in waste hips in 6R (American 2).

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Age: 26
January 2, 2018
Perfect mix of sexy and clasy

My first rental was a huge success. Im 5'5 thin/semi athletic build and wore the US 0 regular to a NYE black tie wedding. The fit was absolutely perfect. Does expose side boob - i used fashion tape to make myself feel secure and comfortable. Wore 3 inch heels and the dress fell at a perfect length. Paired it with the wesley faux fur jacket.. loved the look and got lots of compliments!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 23, 2018
NA

Wore this for a Mardi Gras and recieved many compliments. RTR never disappoints!

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Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
February 14, 2018
Gala Dress Effortlessly Chic

Beautiful dress for a chic look. Many Compliments. Fit in torso sat loosely. Downsize if you have more of an hour glass figure.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
February 20, 2018
GLAM!

The top is a little awkward, idk if it was bc i have a small chest but still experinced 'side boob' regaurdless its a stunning dress and no bra necessary

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 149lbs
February 27, 2018
Fantastic dress! Rented for 30th birthday!

I would definitely rent this dress again, it was stunning! Length was perfect and i loved the cutouts on the sides and the back! Putting it over your head can be a bit tricky, so if you have your hair done or anything just be mindful to make the neck opening a bit wider before putting it on!

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 27, 2018
Easy to get into!

Most dresses require complicated zippers that are nearly impossible to fasten yourself. This one allows you to simply slip on. It runs true to size and fits like a glove. My only complaint is that the seams in the bodice didn't lay flat. They curled up, making the dress have some strange creases, but it was only noticable to me. I'm 5'9" and the dress would have been too short for any really high heels.

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
February 27, 2018
Difficult Dress

I am 155 pounds and 5'9" and I wore the 10L woth high heels. I loved the dress, but it was a nightmare. The fabric is thick and the material will NOT stick to dress tape. Its also impossible to wear a bra, I even tried a backless/strapless sticky bra and it was visible. Unless you have perky breasts smaller than a C, DO NOT RENT THIS DRESS. I literally had to duct tape my breasts up against my sternum after 1.5 hours of attempting to make this dress work. Not for curvy women. Not for breast heavy women. I wod not recommend this.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 5, 2018
Comfortable and classy!

This was rented for a black tie birthday bash! It was so fun to have this dress which was so comfortable yet so classy. I got so many compliments. Great for dancing! The slit in the front and the open back were great and still kept the class because of the high neckline. I have a bigger chest but they fit in this size easily! This was so great!

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 7, 2018
Wow! Sexy and elegant dress

I ordered this for a wedding in SF that I couldn't make in the end due to bad weather in NYC, sadly. Instead, my boyfriend and I dressed up to watch the Oscars, just so I could wear this stunning dress! We both loved it! In hindsight, it may have been inappropriate for the wedding. It bares a lot of skin (full back, side boob, leg) and is perfectly form-fitted. I will definitely order this again, but for more of a party environment.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
April 18, 2018
N/a

This dress is pretty and fun to wear... but you have to be okay with side boob. I was not.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 26, 2018
Sexy but elegant

Fit was perfect. I am 5'8/9 and needed the long, with heels it's definitely needed, but doesn't make it super long. I would rent this dress again no question!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
April 29, 2018
Not the right dress for me

Sadly I couldn't wear this to a recent wedding. I loved it but it didn't fit properly in the top. It exposed way too much where it was inappropriate for the wedding I was attending. I also felt it was super tight around the neck where even had it worked out, it would have been uncomfortable. A fun gown, but not for me.

Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 15, 2018
Absolutely Stunning!!!

I wore this dress to a wedding in Punta Cana and it was definitely an attention grabber!!! I originally decided on a different dress but there was a slight issue with my back up size not being available therefore I ending up choosing this one and I'm sooo glad I did!! I will say it is kind of confusing getting into it but after a few minutes I figured it out LOL. The overall fit was perfect. The dress was just a tad bit long (I'm 5'1) but with my heels it worked out.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 96lbs
July 19, 2018
Backless beauty

Loved the fit minus the neck. It can be choking like. So many compliments!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 17, 2018
Ohmygawwwwd I loved this dress

So amazing! Felt so beautiful and had a lot of compliments. Not too heavy and I danced al night

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
August 26, 2018
Amazing!

I loved everything about this dress. I got compliments all night and felt very comfortable. I usually wear a size 2-4 but went with the 8R in this dress due to the European sizes.

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