Carlos Miele

Amazon Rain Gown

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$950 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Make every jaw drop when you walk into the gala wearing this stunning Carlos Miele gown.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Brazilian French Sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size - dress runs slightly large in bust area
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. 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 strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Brazilian French Sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size - dress runs slightly large in bust area
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. 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 strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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

Product Details

Purple matte charmeuse (100% silk). Sleeveless. One shoulder neckline with bow detail at shoulder. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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36 reviews

Fit
Small 14
True to Size 20
Large 0
Photos 12
RTR Customer
Age: 32
Jun 15, 2015

Beautiful color, beautiful dress!

Size worn: 40R
Rented for: Formal Affair
Wore this to a black tie affair for my husbands work. At 16 weeks pregnant I appreciated the way the empire waist hid my growing belly. I went up a size from what I would normally get to make sure I accommodate my pregnancy and weight gain. It fit well and the length was perfect for my 5'4 frame with 3 inch heels.
Lindsay
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126 lbs
Dec 24, 2014

Classy dress for a black tie wedding!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I actually received this as a back up dress when my original pick was malfunctioning- and I'm so glad this was my back up! I wore this for a black tie wedding and the material is perfect-silky and flowy. The dress is a deep/dark royal purple and photographed beautifully. I am 5'4 and my 2.5-3 inch heels made the dress the perfect length. The dress is very fitted in the waist (the zipper was a little tough to get up) but it was very comfortable to wear. I received many compliments through out the night and would highly recommend this dress! :)
Megan
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 20, 2014

This dress was perfect!

Size worn: 38R
Rented for: Wedding
I ended up ordering the 36R and 38R and ended up wearing the 38R. I am about 5'5" and 135 pounds and the 38R fit like a glove. It wasn't too long with heels and was very comfortable all night! The only issue is the zipper is a little hard to zip up so you will need some help. I would recommend this dress though in a heartbeat. Hopefully I can rent it again.
Emma
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 15, 2014

This dress is beautiful and I got compliments all night!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fits pretty true to size. The top is a little tight, so I would suggest sizing up if you are larger in the chest or waist. The dress falls nicely and is very forgiving. The suggestion was to size down for your backup, but if you are between sizes, I would size up. The waist was a little tight on me, but sizing up would've been too large in the sleeve. I didn't have to wear a bra with it, as there is a little padding and layering on the top of the dress. The length was perfect! The heels I wore to the wedding were uncomfortable, so I switched to flats before the reception. The regular was a little long with just flats on, but I was careful to hold the dress up a little when I walked or danced, and it didn't slow me down at all. The color of this dress is beautiful! I was a little worried the purple would be too bright, but in person it is a very elegant purple. This dress was perfect for the formal wedding I attended and I received complements on it all night! I was very sad to have to return the dress. I would love to rent it again!
Athena
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 23
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 6, 2014

25th American Cardinals Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm 5'1" and wore 4 inch heels and got the regular length and I was able to walk in this dress well. There were a few times where I had to hold it just to make sure that I wouldn't trip over it but I didn't step on the dress the whole night. This fit was perfect but I did have a little trouble getting the zipper over the waist seam. The built in bra was fantastic as we'll. Otherwise, I absolutely loved this dress and would wear it again for another occasion.
Lindsey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Sep 3, 2013

Beautiful color/fabric/fit

Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved wearing this dress! The color is so pretty in person and the fabric is just lovely. I'm 5'3" and wore about a 4 inch heel and the dress just barely skimmed the ground, I bought hem tape but ended up not using it...although it could have been a smidge shorter. The length, however, didn't interfere with dancing or walking. Overall the dress was wonderful - would definitely recommend renting it.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
May 18, 2013

Classic glamour fit for a queen!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I received this dress in addition to the Carlos Miele Ocean Olinda gown because they ended up not having my backup size days before my pageant - I was extremely impressed with their quick and knowledgeable customer service people! I wasn't expecting to love the dress so much - it just seemed like a good backup dress - but it was an amazing cut and I was so happy that I chose it! I ended up wearing both dresses for the pageant - this was the perfect dress for the first half of the evening. The purple color was gorgeous and the cut was very slimming! I would definitely suggest getting a backup size in a larger size with this one - while it fit perfectly for a 6, a few pounds either direction would have made a big difference.
Justyna
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Feb 16, 2013

Stunning gown!

Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I had a little drama because the zipper was very tricky and I thought that the gown was too small, but when I finally figured it out, it was flawless! Beautiful color and very comfortable. Highly recommend!
Melissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
Feb 6, 2013

Walking into the official Inaugural Ball and feeling like I could stand next to anyone in my dress!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was fantastic -- a bit tricky to zipper but only because it's an invisible zipper. Extremely comfortable to wear. Flowy and elegant. The color is rich and unique.
Lea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 30, 2012

Fabulous dress!!

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was a great dress! I wore it for a black tie party and it was perfect. It is simple but gorgeous. It fit me very true to size. I am 5'-3" and wore 4 inch heels and it was still a little long. I was worried the bow on the shoulder won't lay correctly but I didn't have any problems. Loved it!
Sam
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 27, 2012

Gorgeous color, easy fit!

Size worn: 36L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This Carlos Miele gown is a beautiful deep purple color (it looks slightly blue in pictures, but it is actually purple in person!) and is a super easy dress to wear. It fits true to size, maybe a tiny bit big so size down in your backup. It is such an easy shape and the fabric felt amazing - I could dance around in this all night!
LTous
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 1, 2015

Didn't love it, hung funny.

Size worn: 38L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Stitching seemed off to me, I needed to order a different dress,
Katie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 15, 2014

This dress is amazing!

Size worn: 36L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress is even more beautiful than the pictures. I received a lot of wonderful comments on the dress. The color is veryvibrant
J
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110 lbs
Jul 17, 2014

Beautiful fabric and comfortable fit

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Didn't end up wearing as it was a backup but honestly it was a hard choice!!! it has a conservative and comfortable fit. really gorgeous fabric
Amalana
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 129 lbs
May 21, 2014

Love the color!

Size worn: 36L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The 36 was good but a bit small for me. The lenght was perfect (36L) with high heels.
erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 19, 2014

Great flow and fabric.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I didn't wear this dress because the replacement dress was even more beautiful. However, the dress was easy to wear and looked gorgeous as I walked in it.
Keri
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Feb 15, 2014

Great dress for the occasion!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress fit true to its size and was a great change from a traditional black dress. I would recommend this dress to anyone!
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 28, 2013

Very comfy and received so many compliments!

Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress. I wanted a conservative gown for a black tie wedding, and this fit the bill perfectly. I am always concerned with my large bust fitting into gowns, but this was roomy enough to accommodate. I wore the regular length and it fit great! Would definitely rent again.
Meredith
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Oct 27, 2013

Ordered as my backup dress - didn't wear, but loved it!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I really liked this dress, however I ordered it as my backup and didn't end up wearing it. I ordered the 34R. It was tight in the rib area and at least 2 inches long on me with 3.5 inch heels. It may not have been a huge problem though, I just would have had to hold it up while walking. The color was beautiful!
Amelia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 23, 2013

I wore this to an inaugural ball in Washington, DC. The color is fantastic!

Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was great except for the length. Even with heels I had to use the hem tape - it worked pretty well but felt a bit awkward. Next time I need a long dress I'll stick to ones that come in petite lengths.
Heather
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Oct 21, 2013

Too Plain

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Rented this for a wedding, really liked it online but once I tried it on it just seemed a little too plain. I ended up wearing the backup dress I ordered which I *loved*
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Aug 31, 2013

Beautiful Color, great material.

Size worn: 44R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is absolutely gorgeous. The color is so original and rich. The dress is so light. The biggest size available was a 44. It fit body wise but I was unable to zip it up (zipper is on the left side). Although I didn't get to wear it, I would recommend it.
Kristen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
May 29, 2013

SIZE UP! Bust runs extremely small

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered this dress as a last minute back up when I found out my Badgley Mishka beauty was too close to the MOH's dress for comfort. Good thing I brought my own back up because I could not squeeze in to this beauty to save my life! If you are large in the bust (I'm a 34 D) SIZE UP! Possibly 2 sizes. I'm a true 6 and this was no whe close to fitting me in the chest. Beautiful color, lovely fabric, just be cautious of the fit.
Carson
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
May 3, 2013

loved it but runs small for large chests - had a hard time zipping but comfortable once in it!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
really pretty, was disappointed when it arrived bc it looked bridesmaid-y but once i had it on, i loved it.
Allison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 146 lbs
Apr 25, 2013

Gorgeous Purple Gown

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a beautiful dress that I would definitely rent again. The fabric is so soft and moves and hangs beautifully on the body. Sadly the size 4 did not fit, I could get the dress zipped up. There is no stretch to the fabric at all. I am typically a size 6 but I have a very small waist and I am probably a true size 4 from the waist up and I figured since this dress would hang loose around my hips that the 4 would be fine.
CC
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165 lbs
Apr 10, 2013

GORGEOUS, felt like a princess

Size worn: 44R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress. The stylist tried to steer me away from this designer thinking that my size 10-12 body might not fit, so I chose something else as my main dress but I couldn't resist getting this as a "backup" dress. I am so glad I did as it was just exactly what I was looking for. The color is more purple than blue, as previously mentioned by other reviewers but it still went beautifully with my sapphires like I had hoped. It does run a bit long, I had 3.5" heels and wished that it were just 1/2-1" shorter, but I was able to walk easily - just had a little trouble on the dance floor. In my particular dress, the zipper was tricky, so I needed a friend to zip it up for me but once I was in it I felt fantastic and comfortable all night.
Francis
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 152 lbs
Mar 21, 2013

"Tricky" zipper made this dress unwearable.

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I normally wear a size 8, but I do have a wide rib cage. The trick zipper on this dress made it terrible - I even tried on a 10 and I still couldn't get the zipper to zip up. The material on the dress was also a little cheap and showed wrinkles easily. The good news about the dress? If you have a bit of a stomach, this dress would be flattering - it concealed my stomach well.
Sarina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Feb 19, 2013

I couldn't wear it - it was way too small. It must run really small because I am normally a size 6.

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The color was pretty and it looks just the picture. The material also felt comfortable. I just couldn't zip it up because it runs so small.
Catherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 18, 2013

It was a 10 and did not fit. I could not zip up over my ribcage

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful dress and length was perfect but it was too small around my ribs to zip
km56
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Feb 11, 2013

Beautiful dress with true-to-description length, but TINY waist!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a beautiful dress, material, and color, but it just did not fit me right. Thankfully RTR allows returns for fit and they were very nice and accommodating. The waist is TINY compared to the rest of the dress. I am extremely pear shaped, so in good news it will fit most pear-shaped women in the hips. But even with my (comparatively) small waist, the six waist was too tight for me. It fit everywhere else (bust and hips), just too small in the waist. And my backup (size 8) still had a super tight waist; I could zip it, but then the bust was too big! It might work well for someone with a tiny waist and larger chest. Also, a note on length. I am 5'7" and ordered the regular. It was fine with 2 1/4" heels but I couldn't have gone much taller. For someone like me who is in-between the regular and long sizes, the decision on this one will depend on what height shoe you plan to wear.
Vicky
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147 lbs
Feb 6, 2013

Rented for a Mardi Gras ball- this was a last-minute swap out as my first choice became unavailable.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I usually wear an 8 and couldn't even begin to get the 10 more than halfway zipped up. It is a gorgeous dress, but if you are bigger than maybe a B cup I don't think it would be a good choice to count on :(
Anne
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145 lbs
Feb 4, 2013

No one had the same dress as me!

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It was a little tight in the middle but not unbearably uncomfortable. Next size would have been too big. The bottom hem is just a surged finished. The temporary hem tape I have would not stick since the fabric is silky. Did not have time to sew a temp. hem. No one noticed bottom edge anyway.
Y
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 129 lbs
Jan 22, 2013

BEAUTIFUL, flattering, makes you look thin and flows really well when you are walking. No static prb

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful, feminine and classy. I wore it to the Presidential Inaug. Ball in DC, and it was really unique and made you stand out
R.S.
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Jan 3, 2013

Beautiful color and style

Size worn: 44R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I received this dress as a back-up and its gorgeous. I typically wear a 12 or 14, and the 44R fit perfectly. The color is a deep purple, but it does photograph more blue.
Krystle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165 lbs
Dec 28, 2012

Not the best for apple shaped ladies as the waist is tiny!

Size worn: 44L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I had hoped to wear this for my mother's wedding, but the waist was too tiny that even after I squeezed myself in, it just felt too constrictive. LOVELY gown. The color is beautiful and I loved the shape and had it fit just a tad bit better it would've worked.
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 14, 2012

Pretty in Purple

Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a lovely dress. It was my backup but I didn't end up wearing it. The color is beautiful! It is brand new! I did notice that the zipper sticks a little but I'm sure that with time, it will be ok. Very flattering on anyone, I would recommend this dress. Rent the Runway is fantastic!
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