Purple Explosion Dress

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$850 retail

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Stylist Notes

Exclusive to Rent the Runway! Look sexy and vibrant in this to die for Robert Rodriguez Black Label asymmetrical mini! It’s the ultimate dress for a bachelorette party, birthday, or night out on the town! Go with earrings like the Badgley Mischka's Dramatic Drop Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - deep V neck reveals cleavage; fuller busted women should consider sizing up for a more conservative look
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist; ruching and sequin insert conceal lower abdomen
HIPS: Very fitted - for curvy women, size up
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Product Details

Purple silk. One shoulder neckline. Black sequin inserts. All over ruching. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. 34'' from shoulder to hem.

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85 reviews
Fit
Large
(4)
True to Size
(47)
Small
(34)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
September 13, 2012
The dress was a nice color for pictures

The dress was very straight. I have an hourglass figure and it really didn't accentuate my waist at all and was really lose there.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 15, 2012
it looked awkward

I received this dress as a backup, as the dress I originally wanted was not available. It was very narrow in the hips and the rusching was not flattering. I wore something else.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 26, 2013
Beautiful, but didn't work for me

This dress is absolutely beautiful but there is hardly any stretch or "give" in the waist/hips area. I knew I would be sitting a lot at my event so luckily I had rented a back-up (the Tracy Reese "Bardot Bow" dress) and went with that one instead. Typically I wear a 6, but had read that this dress runs a little small so I rented an 8...I probably would have been more comfortable in a 10, though then the top might have been a little big. I really wish it had worked out!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
August 8, 2013
Loved how this dress looked but was a little too tight

I rented this for NYE last year and I loved the interesting neckline and the sequin insets. However, Robert Rodriguez runs small, and unfortunately my go-to backup size (8) was not available. I would have loved to have worn this! Maybe another time.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 20, 2013
This dress was AMAZING! I got so many compliments!

The dress fits perfectly and is very flattering and the color is perfect!

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