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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75 reviews
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True to Size
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Small
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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:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
January 2, 2017
NYE Black Tie Wedding

The dress overall fit great and was super comfy. The material felt like I was in my most comfortable yoga pants all night... though the fabric was thick I felt a little warm. Backless dress paired with the high neck was super flattering. I got so many compliments such as "that dress is on point". Highly suggest it to any chick with a little waist and thicker tush!!

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
February 9, 2017
I didn't expect to love this dress, but I did!

I found this dress last-minute at the store in Chicago. I wore it to a formal NYE event, and was SO happy I chose to do so! It's a unique style, and very flattering. The material is structured and slimming, and the cut-outs are classy. The back was my favorite part! I wore a 12R because that's what they had in store, but would've preferred a smaller size for my frame. I had enough length in the R size for the 2" heels I wore (I'm 6'0"). Would definitely rent again!

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 146lbs
February 12, 2017
Hot hot hot !!This dress is a show stopper! Loved it!

I rented the U.K. 10R which is actually the us size 8- so be careful don't get confused . I am 5"8 and weigh 146. Normally wear a 6 or 8. I also wear a 34d bra and had to go braless. That wasn't a big deal at all other than having to keep tucking them in the sides and bottom - but it really didn't bug me much . I'm somewhat between a d and dd but since my girls are real so they lay flatter without a bra - I think if you had implants and were a dd or bigger this would not work and would be too tight - there is just not enough material or stretch . Dress was a show stopper - absolutely radiated hot all night and the material fit nicely . Hugs you but not too tight or loose. I wish I could buy this dress !

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 12, 2017
Not a good fit for a larger Chest

I was excited to try this dress but it was way too small around the chest area. I ordered the US size 2 and the top was just really awkward. I am a 32DD and couldn't pull it off.

Top Contributor
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.

Top Contributor
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:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 22, 2017
Loved this. Keep in mind that these are European sizes. I got SO many compliments!

Fits perfectly

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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 28
February 27, 2017
The event enabled me to see many people I know and dance the night away with my boyfriend!

This dress looked amazing for my formal event! I received tons of compliments, and my boyfriend adored the dress :) I wore an adhesive bra underneath the dress which I'm glad I did! I also used fashion tape for the top portion so that it laid flat on my chest without any peek-a-boo areas. I wore 4 inch heels and am 5'8" and the length was perfect! I wouldn't recommend getting the long size even though it's suggested. I'm so so happy with this rental!

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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:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Age: 25
April 8, 2017
Super flattering cut, and very comfortable!

It's a little tough to get on/off so def do your make up with it on!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 113lbs
April 10, 2017
I got SO many compliments on this dress. It was sexy, but not too scandalous for a gala with my dad.

This dress has a little bit of stretch, so it's comfortable to walk, sit, and dance in. The slit makes it really easy to walk and use the restroom. I ended up sizing up to my backup size because the smaller size exposed some side boob and choked my neck. My only complaint is that the "x" shape in the back crosses a little too far up and is a bit tight around the neck.

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
April 24, 2017
Absolutely loved this dress, perfect for a formal event.

Amazing dress, something different but still appropriate for formal events. Personally since I have a narrow chest measurements but full bust the top showed a little more side boob than I would've liked. But that can be fixed with fashion tape.

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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:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 1, 2017
It was the perfect dress for my taste. Black, sleek, simple, and elegant. Absolutely LOVED the dress

I'm 4'11'' 115 lbs, 32B, and petite and wore a size 2 regular (US sizing). I wore the dress to my junior prom and I received a lot of compliments even though it seems to be a simple dress. I loved the open back and the slight side-boob; nothing was overexposed. Because I'm so short, the dress left a trail but it was easily fixed by 5 inch, nude pumps. It was easy to move in, but the hot environment caused some sweating since the fabric is so thick; however, a bra is not necessary since it's thick. When I first tried on the dress, I thought the turtle neck was a little bit tight but I fooled around with the straps and it was fine. Overall, I loved this 5 star dress.

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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Weight: 140lbs
May 2, 2017
This dress was absolutely perfect and so flattering!

I am about 5'7'' and 140 lbs and this dress fit me perfectly. I wore 3.5" heels and it could have been a little longer, but it fit pretty perfectly and I think the long would have been too long. The 10R is the UK size and this was a 6R in US sizes. I would wear this dress again!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 122lbs
May 8, 2017
Great dress but a little risky for a work event!

I likely should have ordered the 6, but was nervous about the other reviews and went a size up... I wore the 8, which was a little big in the bust... It required a lot of tape!!!!!! Also the dress was a little more revealing than I'd expected... Lots of side boob ladies...

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Age: 50
May 10, 2017
The fit was phenomenal.

I LOVED this dress. Ordered two sizes: 4R and 6R (in case the chest was too small). The 4R fit perfectly. I have a very muscular, athletic build, and it complimented me in all of the right places aside from the top side-boob. I'm a 34C, so I always have issues fitting into the chest area. I chose the shorter length dress even though I'm 5'7; I wasn't tripping or stepping on my dress while dancing.

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
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:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
May 22, 2017
This dress was a huge part of making my prom night unforgettable!

High quality material dress and it was very comfortable; the 4r size fit perfectly! The width of the bust was a bit small and I'm also a 32B, but it still fit me (I'd imagine this dress would be a tighter fit for larger busts) The backless-criss-cross was one of my favorite parts about the dress, but the criss-cross goes into a high neck and that did choke me a little. Other then that, I got a lot of compliments and the dress was unlike the others at prom :)

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Top Contributor
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 136lbs
June 1, 2017
Love this dress!

Highly recommend, but it's revealing.

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 4, 2017
Got so many compliments on the dress!

True to size. The material is a little heavy but extremely comfy.

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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:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 27, 2017
This dress was absolutely amazing and worked well for the occasion !!

I was a bit worried about using this service since i'd read some bad reviews online but i decided to take the plunge and give it a go. First of all i received it promptly (next day delivery) . I loved the fact that they send you that back up size. It was well packaged upon arrival and clean. I loved the quality of the dress - it was just thick enough so you don't have those underwear lines printing through and the fit was just right . This dress shows quite a bit of side boobage and there is no way to wear a bra (mind you that i'm small around the bust so this may not be very comfortable on some one with a fuller bust). I loved the slit in the front to show off cute shoes ! My only issue was that the strap was becoming loose from the dress (the threading that was holding the strap to the front bodice) but customer service was excellent on their part ! They offered me a partial reimbursement and was very polite . The rep (Kayla T) even gave me some advice as to how to keep it intact with out damaging the fabric since i did not have time to do an exchange . This is a perfect way to wear a jaw dropping dress and make a memorable appearance without breaking the bank for a dress you may only wear once in your life . i would definitely recommend this business :)

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
August 11, 2017
this dress looks super expensive, is sleek and chic. Also very forgiving!

make sure you get it smaller!

Top Contributor
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:
10L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 154lbs
September 10, 2017
Beautiful gown!!!

I wore the gown to a black tie event, its beautiful but a bit more revealing that I'd expected (my event was more conservative then I expected anyways). I'm glad that I considered the previous reviews and ordered a size down (usually a size US8-12UK and ordered US6-UK10). Although I didn't mind, the top revealed a bit of side cleaveage and I'm small chested, so its something to consider. Beautiful gown nonethless!!!

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:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 5, 2017
Sexy but classy black-tie dress

I wore this to a black-tie wedding in September in NYC. At 5'4 with 3-inch heals, the regular length was perfect. The material is also thick enough that you don't need a bra (which is a good thing, because the only bra option would be stick-on cups). I loved this dress and felt so sexy in it, but it's still classy enough to wear to a wedding. Warning - If you have anything larger than a B cup, the top might not fit. It was perfect for me, but anything larger you might have a lot of side "spillage" or it may not even fit at all.

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Top Contributor
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:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 31, 2017
Perfect Fit!

Perfect fit! I'm 5'5" and with 3 inch heels the dress was a perfect length. Its a little revealing around the side boob area but with some stick on cups and tape I was able to keep everything in place and feel comfortable.

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Top Contributor
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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