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Cerulean Duchess Gown
Rental $80 Retail $1500
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Walk into the gala wearing this stunning cobalt blue Carlos Miele gown. Go with same color tone accessories like the Coralia Leets' Sapphire Druzy Ring and Kendra Scott's Gwen Blue Agate Earrings. Add Kate Spade's Putting on the Ritz Bangle to make your outfit shine.
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Cerulean chiffon with satin inserts. (100% silk). V neckline. Cross back. Draped skirt. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. Imported. See size and fit tab for length.
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This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions). Brazilian French Sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes- bust is very fitted and open in the back
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at under the bust line and at mid-section
HIPS: Not fitted - fuller skirt may be more fitted on curvier women
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (Recommended for heights 5'1-5'6''). Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(Recommended for heights 5'6'' and above).

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or a NuBra due to exposed back
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

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jen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2441
Mar 25, 2014
Royal blue color was fit for a royal occasion. Stunning.
Size worn: 34L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm tall and was concerned the dress would be slightly too short with heels - not the case. Definitely the dress for tall, slender women. Look no further!
Bonnie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3533
Feb 23, 2014
Elegant, amazing hue
Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a black tie wedding. The color is so deep, and the fabric is gorgeous. It was quite tight around the waist, but didn't feel uncomfortable until the end of the night. The fabric is so soft and the rest of the dress is incredibly comfortable. Added bonus, there are lightweight bra pads that make it so that you do not need a bra. I literally have never gone without some type of bra, but the pads and shape if the dress made it comfortable and easy to do so. Really an elegant, unique gown!
alison
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3433
May 23, 2013
When my husband's jaw dropped! I felt so beautiful in this dress!
Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress. The deep blue color is gorgeous and it was so comfortable to dance in!
Summer Crockett
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5543
May 23, 2013
I knew that all I had to do for this event (besides fix my hair!) was put this dress on.
Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved the color -- especially how well it photographed! I loved how comfortable I was in this gown. It moved with me, and I was able to dance all night in it! :) A definite recommend on this one.
Bailey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2423
Mar 1, 2013
LOVED this dress! Got so many compliments and felt very glamorous.
Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fabric is very unforgiving, so order a size above your normal one instead of below. I ended up going one up. The dress was hemmed to the floor...I usually expect dresses to be long because I'm pretty short (5'3"), but I had to wear flats.
Julie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3534
Nov 22, 2012
Wore this to the Marine Corps Ball and was very pleased, it fit with the other beautiful gowns!
Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered a size 34R and 36R and ended up wearing the 36R. The smaller size wouldn't zip around the bust. I ordered Regular lengths because I don't wear super high heels and I thought it would be ok. It was shorter than I would've liked but it wasn't a huge deal. If you're 5'8" or above, definitely get the long, even if wearing flats. Other than that, it fit beautifully and it moved very well. I felt beautiful in the color and I got many compliments : )
MrsBianca
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Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Canonical User Type: 8534
Nov 12, 2012
Outstanding color and moved well when I danced
Size worn: 44L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
If you are larger in your rib area, this dress is unforgiving. The color is incredible! I received many compliments because of the color. The draping is flattering on the lower half, but the upper part is a bit saggy. I'm not sure if it is the crepe-like overlay or what, but still nice. The front does dip really low, so be sure you have adequate support (and your chicken cutlets!) I am 5'7" and typically wear a size 12 dress. I wore 4" platforms and wore the L version. The regular was too short with flats.
Clare
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2533
Nov 11, 2012
I loved this dress.
Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The essential measurement on this dress is about two inches below the bra line---the waist of the dress cinches right around the lower rib cage. If you can get your lower rib cage in the dress then there will be plenty of room for chest and hips. I wear bra size 34-C. I ordered dress sizes 34R and 36R and wore the 36R. I had to hold my breath to get the zipper past the bottom of my rib cage, but once I got the zipper up the dress fit beautifully!
Martha
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Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2433
Apr 10, 2012
Even though I ordered a different dress that RTR ended up not having in stock, they sent me a dress that was similar to the one I had ordered (that cost more) and made me pay the original dress price.
Size worn: 34R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am about 105lbs and a little more than 5'4 and this dress fit perfectly. I wore 3 inch heels and the dress just barely touched the ground. Very pretty gown!
Angie
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3434
Mar 1, 2012
This dress was definitely a head-turner!
Size worn: 38L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wish I owned this dress! The color is great- and a true deep deep blue, though my roommate thought it looked like a deep purple. I usually wear a 4, sometimes a 2 and even more rarely a 6 (especially if something is tight in the bust). I ordered 38L so that I could wear 6'' heels, a plan that worked perfectly as the dress just grazed the floor with my shoes on. My backup was 40R since some people said it was fitted in the bust. I actually found my 38L loose in the bust. It gaped a little on the sides, and I am a 32D. My thought is that it can hold up to a D cup size easily, but my smallish rib cage (32) didn't fill it out all the way around. I wished I had ordered down a size for my backup. It's true there isn't much give room in the near-empire waist, but in my case down a size in my backup would have been good. The material is gorgeous, with just the right amount of shine and matte to make the dress very adult but fun.
Kat
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5533
Feb 22, 2012
I wore this dress to my first Mardi Gras ball, and felt elegant, but not boring. The color was great, and the dress was simple enough to wear some of my beloved vintage jewelry with it!
Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I agree with the other reviewers who commented that the dress is a bit big on top. I got two sizes: the 38L and the 40L - the 38 fit better on my chest/upper body, but was a bit too tight across my hips, so I wore the 40. It looked fine on top, it just didn't feel as snug as I'm used to across the chest. I also agree with the other reviewers that the dress runs short. I got the Long, and the length was perfect with 3" heels - it skimmed the floor, but I wasn't tripping on it (I'm 5'6"). Overall, I have to say that I was extremely happy with the dress! I loved the color (deep purple!), and the dress was VERY comfortable (no pulling or digging in or rubbing anywhere)!!
angelique
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3533
Dec 5, 2011
I loved this dress, felt like a goddess..best part is that its flowing so dancing in it was comfortable!
Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a friend's wedding with flat roman sandals. I am 5'4" and with flats it definitely grazed the floor the way it does on the model. Unfortunately, I went a size up, and had to use the fashion tape to hold me in. Im usually a size 2, and the38R( size4) was definitely large on the bust area when I wore it. I wore it with no bra on, thankfully the fashion tape held!
Chris
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6632
Jan 27, 2014
I was very disappointed in this dress.
Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The reviews said it ran small in the top, but it was baggy on me. I am a 36A and usually a perfect 8. It was baggy on top and I had to wear a VERY padded bra to be able to wear it at all. It was still a bit baggy though in the top. It runs short too. I am 5'7" and it barely reached the floor without heals. I had to wear it because the back-up that I ordered was worse, but it was overall a disappointing experience.
Mary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6424
Oct 14, 2013
Beautiful dress, but weirdly cut.
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I'm not sure what type of woman this dress is best suited for, but it is not for anyone with boobs. While others said the top runs large, I actually found it to be a little snug, but the crepe overlay was saggy making my chest look really awkward. And while it was short enough for someone petite, the top was very long and as someone with a short torso, I just couldn't get it to work. If you are thin and athletic I think this dress would be perfect for you! One of the dresses I received was also damaged. I hope RTR does a better job of checking those things!
Caitlin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 4433
Jun 11, 2013
I wasn't a fan!
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I was sent this dress instead of one of the other dresses I ordered because RTR sadly had a problem with sending me the dress that I ordered. They were more than accommodating though and will still rent again. Customer service was awesome!!! The dress just wasn't for me!
Elle
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2432
May 13, 2013
Gorgeous color, but runs small.
Size worn: 34R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This gown ran small. I could barely zip up the top and I usually wear a 0 in dresses. I was hoping the hips would not be as snug (I am pear-shaped) and the fabric clung in a very unattractive way but the color was beautiful.
Daisy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3423
Apr 24, 2013
Gorgeous, but small up top
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was gorgeous, but very small at the top for girls bigger in the chest. The material is also chiffon-y, but the color is really beautiful.
Abhita
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3433
Mar 23, 2013
Didn't wear it.
Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Pros - nice color, and great material. Cons - not for anyone with hips!! I ordered the 34 and 36 (should have ordered 36 and 38), but the 36 didn't look flattering at all. Definitely better for longer, straighter figures.
Alison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5533
Feb 22, 2013
Gorgeous color but short length and runs small
Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I did not wear this dress to my event but it is a beautiful color. The dress runs pretty small I would go at least a size up maybe 2. The biggest issue with the dress is the length. I am 5'5 and the dress hem hits above my feet before I put on shoes or heels. It looks odd at that length so I did not wear it. Get the long if you order the dress. Also one of the straps in the back had a slight tear in the chiffon. Thankfully I had another dress that worked perfectly thanks to RTR.
K
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4633
Jan 23, 2013
This is a gorgeous dress and VERY comfortable. I love the color and a great choice from black.
Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am glad that I ordered two sizes! I had gained some weight and thought I could still fit in the 4, but it was too tight! Luckily I ordered the size up. Although it was a bit big in the top since I am in between sizes it worked very will fashion tape. I got tons of compliments and danced the night away.
Nell
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 53
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 113 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3633
Jan 2, 2013
Too tight in the ribs.
Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Like many reviewers, I found this dress too tight in the ribs even in the 36R. I was able to hook it under the arm and zip it over my waist, but could not get it zipped over my ribs. The color is beautiful. I would have given more stars if it had fit.
Megan
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3522
Dec 20, 2012
Beautiful color, easy movement for dancing
Size worn: 34R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Received many compliments on this gown for a formal wedding on Miami Beach. Due to my small shoulders, however, the straps were somewhat loose. I recommend using fashion tape in the front to keep everything in place. Length was perfect, even for short girls in moderate (3") heels.
Armelle Joan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Body type: Apple
Canonical User Type: 4421
Nov 30, 2012
great color!
Size worn: 34R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The color really pops out without being too obnoxious. Great dress for the wedding I attended. The draping is very flattering and I would highly recommend this dress
Deborah
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6633
Nov 25, 2012
Fabulous color created a stunning entrance. Didn't want to send it back.
Size worn: 42L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The smaller size fit perfectly in shoulders but couldn't get it zipped over ribcage - had to wear larger size which was slightly large in shoulder area.
Jane
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4533
Nov 6, 2012
WAYYYYYYY too small!
Size worn: 34R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I didn't actually order this dress. I received it as a backup when the second size of the dress I originally ordered was unavailable. I had ordered the other dress in a 4R and 2R and this dress was a replacement for the 2R. Bottom line: I would have had to shrink my rib cage by at least 3 inches in order to fit into this dress. I usually wear either 2 or 4 in dresses and a 32B in most bras but I think the 34R of this dress would have fit someone who is normally a size 0. Beautiful dress but I wish I had received it in a size that was somewhere close to fitting.
Jenny
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Body type: Full Bust
Canonical User Type: 7531
Sep 25, 2012
I had to return it because it was too small. It is a beautiful dress though!
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I had to return it because it was too small. It is a beautiful dress though!
Teddy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6433
Sep 20, 2012
Gorgeous dress, big on top
Size worn: 42R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is absolutely stunning. It's a deep, royal purple with a lot of blue in it. It was a tough fit for me as I am bottom heavy and there is no stretch and it's a pretty straight fit. I ended up wearing a size up (10) for my hips/rear, and tying the straps together (halter-style) in the back to make up for how big the top was. I also wore flats with it as I had an 8-hour event to attend-- it was so comfortable, but at 5'6" if I had worn heels the dress would have been too short. Definitely go for the long version if you're 5'6" or above while wearing the shoes you plan to wear. Recommended!
Shannon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5543
Sep 19, 2012
Fits like a drape.
Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Huge, all over, and definitely short in the length, even if you order the "L" version. I could maybe get away with flats, but who wants to wear flats when you're getting all dressed up for a formal affair?
Linda
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 57
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4633
Jul 17, 2012
never got to wear it
Size worn: 34R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I chose this awesome dress for Mother of the bride. Although the other dress I rented in size 4 fit perfectly for the rehearsal dinner, I could not get the zipper up for both size 4 or extra size 6. I had to frantically find another dress in my closet for my daughters wedding. It was my rib cage which I could not change. I was so sad, but I pulled it off finding some other last minute dress in my closet. I was not reimbursed because of the timing, but I truely was sad I could not wear this dress, as I ended up having to wear a dress that was shorter and I did not like how my knees looked. Oh well , such is life
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3423
Mar 30, 2012
Not for the short waisted!
Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wanted to love this dress for a Mardi Gras ball. I ordered this and another Carlos Miele gown and neither worked for me. I'm about 5'3, and quite short waisted, and the straps on this gown were just entirely too long to wear, and there was no good way to pin them. It was very pretty in person, but neither of the sizes I ordered even got close to fitting, between the straps and the large chest area, since I just wear an A.
Isabel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3333
Feb 16, 2012
Definitely for big chests
Size worn: 36L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was going to wear this dress to a formal event, but unfortunately I couldn't because of my smaller chest. I'm a 32B, so it would probably be good for C or D cups.
EmilyAnne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 6543
Nov 14, 2011
purple
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
in this photo online, the dress looks blue, but its really purple. also, the chest/upper body part of the dress is huge! i couldnt wear it. advise getting a size smaller than normal.
Caroline
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5333
Nov 13, 2011
Beautiful but strange fit
Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was gorgeous and comfortable. The color was even more vibrant than the picture, and fabric was light and soft. Unfortunately, it was short. I am 5'5", ordered a regular, and couldn't wear heels! Thankfully, it was ok with flats. It also had very long shoulder straps. I have broad shoulders, yet I still had to pin it in the back. So... Although it is beautiful, it is big in the shoulders and too short.
Kathryn
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 5543
Nov 9, 2011
Not for tall women!
Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress itself is gorgeous and the color is more vibrant in person. Luckily I rented another style for the event I was going to because this dress was WAY too short to wear. I ordered the long but it still hit me about 3" above my ankles, not a good look. Would look great on someone under 5'7" and under.
ozzie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3534
Oct 27, 2011
Overall fit: Small
Dress is even prettier in person! Runs pretty small, as a 2 I ordered the 38. Built in cups so you don't need a bra and great with silver RTR jewelry
essa
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 5521
Oct 26, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
The chiffon draping on this dress is gorgeous and the satin material is super soft. It can look purple in different (or lack of lighting) but doesn't take away from its beauty. Loved it!
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