Knock Em Dead Gown

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$2750 retail

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Stylist Notes

This stunning Carlos Miele gown is a not to be missed black tie statement piece. Add delicate accessories for an elegant evening look.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Brazilian French Sizing.

BUST: Works best for C cup sizes and bigger - bust runs slightly large; straps run long so consider wearing with fashion tape to secure
WAIST: Fitted - fitted below bust and through midsection; dress cinches in waist
HIPS: Not fitted - draping conceals lower abdomen
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long): Regular is for heights 5'6" and below. Long is for heights above 5'6." Regular measures 58" from the top of shoulder to hem. Long measures 60" from the top of shoulder to hem.

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn without a bra; consider securing with fashion tape; dress has built-in padding in bust
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Brazilian French Sizing.

BUST: Works best for C cup sizes and bigger - bust runs slightly large; straps run long so consider wearing with fashion tape to secure
WAIST: Fitted - fitted below bust and through midsection; dress cinches in waist
HIPS: Not fitted - draping conceals lower abdomen
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long): Regular is for heights 5'6" and below. Long is for heights above 5'6." Regular measures 58" from the top of shoulder to hem. Long measures 60" from the top of shoulder to hem.

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn without a bra; consider securing with fashion tape; dress has built-in padding in bust
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Black silk chiffon. V neckline. Cap sleeve with pleating and chain detail. Silver chain trim on bodice and back. Accordion pleated skirt. Hidden back zip. See Size and Fit tab for length.

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61 reviews
Fit
Large
(7)
True to Size
(36)
Small
(17)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
36L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Body type: Full Bust
November 30, 2011
Great black tie dress!
Wore this for a black tie wedding and received tons of compliments! Loved the fit and detail of the dress. The long length was great with heels.
Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
November 2, 2011
Knock-Out Dress
This dress was stunning at a black-tie wedding. It was sent on time and ready to wear. It definitely lived up to its name. You will receive many compliments when wearing this dress. Thanks M.M. for findng it.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 57
Body type: Apple
October 26, 2011
Although this dress certainly lives up to its name, you must be very tall or at least long waisted to wear this gown. The torso portion exceeded my waist to shoulder span and I could not wear it. Gorgeous dress if you have the right proportions to wear it.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Body type: Pear
October 14, 2011
I wish I would have ordered the second size smaller. The issue is that it is not necessarily the bust that is so big but the span from shoulder to armpit. The shoulders are these heavy pads that slip right off. There is no way to keep them on. PLUS the chain in the back. The side panels are also pleated and don't rest well at the hips.
KaitlynSeptember 24, 2015
oh and did the 6 fit well on your waist (like where the cut out is). Or where did you think the 6 was running on the bigger size? Sorry lots of questions just can't decide to order up or down!
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 59
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 3, 2011
I received a four and a six; usually I wear a four. This four was too small and the six was tight but not uncomfortable-- except the bust, which was unacceptably tight and squashy. Both dresses looked a little care-worn, too--fabric was a little tired and sleeves that should have stayed up on my arms (like the photo) drooped down, leaving a gap between the shoulder pads and the bottom part of the sleeves. Made the shoulder chains stand out, which looked a little funny. Length was fine, though. Overall dress did not live up to the photo; I had to send this one back.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
July 25, 2011
This dress is drop-dead gorgeous!
Got this dress as a replacement for a lost order and I really did love it! I have a large bust, so this dress fit nicely, but I see how it could be a problem with smaller breasts. I felt gorgeous in this dress. Definitely a show-stopper!
MicheleFebruary 27, 2012
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
July 12, 2011
Customer service was great, items sent on time and in great condition.
I wore this to a black-tie wedding. Everyone loved it, even the bride. It wasn't too over the top, needed little jewelry, fit was amazing.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Body type: Pear
July 5, 2011
I was very disappointed with this dress. Mine did not have the chain in back and the skirt did not have any pleats. The whole thing looked messy. It was definitely a waste of money.
RTR CustomerSeptember 23, 2015
Did you wear a bra with it? If so, what kind? Thanks!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
June 12, 2011
Much more fabulous in person. Had this as a back up dress that I ended up not wearing but will rent it again....this time to actually wear!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 8, 2011
Got tons of compliments
Love this dress! Received hundreds of compliments and was even told by a reporter that I was the best dressed (impossible, but I'll take it) I'd order one size bigger than normal. Also the chain is awesome..the pics don't do it justice. And I loved the long length..it let me wear heels and it still graces the floor. Being 5'9" I hate when dresses end up being too short when I wear heels.
Jona April 30, 2012
I'm 5'9 and would be wearing 3.5 inch heels and am not sure where this dress will hit, length wise. What size heel did you wear?
RTRMay 2, 2012
Hi Jona, the Long length measures 60" from the top of shoulder to hem. I would have a friend take a quick measurement from the top of your shoulder to see exact length of where the dress will fall!
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Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 10, 2011
Easy to wear, flattering, and super comfortable. Long length was perfect with platform heels.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
April 20, 2011
it was a beautiful dress... except the fact that it came to me ripped!!! :( i was soo upset and couldnt wear it.. i left several messages when i called but no one returned my call.. so i ended up paying a fortune for a dress i never wore!! Yet to hear from them :(
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Body type: Full Bust
March 21, 2011
I'm a curvy size 8-10 and this was a bad fit for me. I tried a size 10 and it was too big in the waist but fitted well on the hips. It's impossible to wear a bra with it so if you have big, natural boobs I'd steer clear. But an absolutely stunning dress for the right figure. Instead I opted for my second choice of the 'I Dare You' gown and it was amazing.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
February 28, 2011
I absolutely LOVED this dress from the moment I found it on the RTR website. When it arrived and I put it on I felt nothing short of a movie star. It is trendy and sexy yet very elegant. I ordered the long but the regular length would have worked. I'd recommend the fashion tape for the shoulders. Even though I did not have any wardrobe malfunction it would have been great to have that reassurance. Amazing dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
34R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
February 10, 2011
Elegant
This is a wonderful dress! I received so many compliments all evening. I am a full C and most of my dresses are a 0, this dress was very small around my rib cage. I should have gotten the 36, which is a size 2. My bust fit perfect in the 34. I would highly recommend this for any black tie party. It was a huge success!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
December 20, 2010
This dress looks difficult to wear but its not. Ran perfectly true to size, great for a larger bust, goth-goddess like! Smokin hot.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 7, 2010
This dress is lovely. Its quite heavy but comfortable. It flattering and the fit is perfect. My only negative comment is that I thought the edging was a rhinestone trim but it is actually chain which added an edgyness to the dress.
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Body type: Hourglass
November 23, 2010
This dress is gorgeous and well worth the money to rent. I am 5'7" and usually wear a size 2 or size 4 in dresses. I rented the 36L (2 long) and it fit perfectly. It was beautiful!!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 18, 2010
Gorgeous dress. Bust was a little big, may need fashion tape. Loved it though.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
November 3, 2010
This is a beautiful gown! This is red carpet glamour at its best. Unfourtunatley, this dress was very large in the bust area.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 10, 2010
This gown is worth every single penny to rent! It was fashion at its best and a total knock out. If you want all eyes to be on you, this is the dress to wear!
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