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Carlos Miele

Deep Sea Storm Gown

$175 rental
$1000 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Take the event by storm in this gorgeous Carlos Miele organic blues print gown for the gala. A stunning choice to win best dressed award. Shown here with the Kenneth Jay Lane's Opal Destiny Ring and Elizabeth Cole's Jet Ombre Bacall Earrings.

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 - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted at hips with flared skirt below hips
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'1''-5'6'') and long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7'’-5'10'').

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

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 - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted at hips with flared skirt below hips
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'1''-5'6'') and long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7'’-5'10'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, 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

Printed silk chiffon(100% silk). V neckline. Twisted straps. Low back. Hook-and-eye closure. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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28 reviews

Fit
Small 0
True to Size 25
Large 3
Photos 20
Amanda
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
May 19, 2012

Prom night 2012! I got so many compliments on the dress and how unique it was.

Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress. It came the day before my prom and I was worried about the fit, but it was absolutely perfect. The length and everything was great! I wear about a 34c for a bra size, and this dress seemed a little loose in the chest area, but besides that it was amazing! It looks exactly like in the picture, the coloring is no different in person.
Natalie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 17, 2012

How amazing I felt in this dress.

Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is one of my favorites, mainly due to the fabric. But, since there is no zipper and they use elastic around the bust area, it is very forgiving. The maxi aspect is also very flattering to the figure.
Jane
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 20, 2012

It's such a pretty dress, I felt amazing in it!

Size worn: 36L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This is one of my favorites from RTR!! It is a very easy fit and looks gorgeous on!
lmanicci
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Aug 1, 2012

My husband smiled every time he looked at me.

Size worn: 42R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore a 42R to my cousin's wedding -- so glad I did! I typically wear a size 10 shirt and size 12 pants. This dress drapes so nicely I recommend going with your shirt size -- your hips will give you gentle curves. I did have a little trouble with the straps; they were too long. I am 5'4'' so I had to clip the straps together in the back to bring the front up enough for decency. :-)
Alice
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 13, 2012

The service is really amazing.

Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is gorgeous. The fabric is stunning and the cut is very flattering for those of us with more junk in the trunk. But I'm a busty girl, 34D, and I had to seriously wrangle my girls with a nu-bra and an enormous amount of double-sided "Hollywood Tape." I was paranoid I was going to fall out of my dress all night. Also, I have a really short torso (I always need to get straps shortened) and there was no way for me to do that with this dress, because the straps are braided and can't be changed. I ended up tucking them under and clipping them (didn't want to pin because the fabric is delicate silk) and I was messing with them all night. I am 5'3" and the dress length was perfect with 3" black heels.
Jessica
Age: 37
Aug 13, 2012

Dress fit but was damaged

Size worn: 42R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered the size 40 and 42. The 42 fit but it was noticeably damaged and dirty. There was a stain on the interior left breast and the bottom was torn. Although it appeared as though a repair to the torn dress was attempted, the damage was so obvious that it could not be worn. I wore one of my own dresses instead and thankfully, Rent the Runway refunded my rental charge in full.
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Aug 14, 2012

I'm so disappointed that I don't have a better picture. This photo doesn't even come close to capturing the beauty of the dress.

Size worn: 34R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I have rented many dresses from RTR and this one takes the cake!!. I rented it for a 4th of July party and the colors were perfect. The dress flowed beautifully with the beach breeze and was so elegant. It's a total knock-out, no one else will even come close to you
Emily
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Aug 17, 2012

Gorgeous dress!

Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Great fit, I didn't even really need the fashion tape (but I used it anyway). Flowy and gorgeous. I should have gotten the long version because the R was too short for the heels I wanted to wear. I ended up wearing strappy 1 1/2 inch heels instead of the 4 inch heels I had planned to wear with this dress!
audra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Aug 22, 2012

The ease and fit of this dress made my evening perfect, THANKS!

Size worn: 38L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was a stunning dress for a formal summer wedding. I ordered the long becasue I am very tall, but it fit like a glove and seemed as it was made JUST for me!
Julia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Aug 29, 2012

I don't have any good pictures of the dress from wearing it out but, I was sure to get some the next day so I could post a picture of the fit!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
This dress fit me perfectly! Definitely size up if you are bustier. This dress is great to be dressed up or worn casual! I wore it with sandals but if I wore heels I would definitely need the longer length! Gorgeous print, love the twisted straps and flowing fabric in the back!
Mindy
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Sep 4, 2012

The RTR stylists were really helpful when I realized the R length would be too short for me and I would need an L instead. Loved the delivery box too!

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved the dress and the unique look - it def stood a part from the other dresses from the black tie wedding I attended plus it photographs well. The only reason for 4 stars was the strap kept falling and I had a hard time securing fashion tape in the chest to make sure there wasn't any wardrobe malfunctions. But overall other than having to fuss with the dress a little, I felt gorgeous in it!
Alyssa
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Sep 6, 2012

Lovely dress

Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was very lovely and fit perfectly... I would suggest this dress for a fall or winter event only because it was a lot of heavier than I thought it would be. Otherwise I loved the dress and the ability to have different sizes to try was a great plus.
Jenny
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 20, 2012

Beautiful!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fit perfectly and it was subtle but beautiful. I loved it!
Amanda
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 26, 2012

This was the most beautiful dress I have ever worn! I didn't want to send it back!

Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was true to size for me, I ordered a 2 for a backup but opted to wear the 4. I could have worn the 2 as well though. It is very flattering and I imagine it would be great on many body types. The only thing I suggest is if you have anything larger going on up top (which I do not) to use fashion tape. I imagine that fuller busted ladies would need that. I had no problem though. Also, the length for me was just long enough to wear heels. If you are much taller than 5'5'', you might want to get the longer size. Definitely rent it! It is really beautiful, classy, and flattering!
Heather
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
Oct 27, 2012

Fabulous dress, plethora of compliments, felt like a million bucks!

Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was great for a beach wedding in October. Almost everyone I encountered commented on how beautiful it was. A complete stranger approached me at the reception and asked me how it felt to be the most gorgeous woman in the room. (I am assuming the dress had something to do with it, along with the fact that the man was well intoxicated!) Nevertheless, the dress is a stunner. I give it 4 stars because both of the dresses I received (34R and 36R) had imperfections in the delicate fabric, obviously caused by previous wearings. Luckily, the print camouflaged these imperfections well enough that I could live with it. I could have worn either size, but prefered the fit in the back on the 36R, as well as the fabric print. The dress was very comfortable and easily worn throughout the night.
Jennifer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 7, 2013

I really loved this dress, but have size D boobs and felt the dress was too revealing for my event.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved the pattern and the flow of this dress. Would have totally worn it to a small party with friends, but thought it was too busty and revealing (in bust area) for my more formal event.
Mary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Mar 15, 2013

Beautiful print and gorgeous cut.

Size worn: 36R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was so comfortable to dance and eat in. The braided straps and top portion were very sexy and classy. I had to use fashion tape to keep my chest covered. This won't work with a regular strapless bra because the strap will be exposed in the back.
Debra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Jul 12, 2013

NEED to rent again!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
The dress was the perfect maxi dress to wear on my honeymoon. It was super comfortable to wear for dinner on my cruise. It was flowy and flattering and my husband loved it too! My only issue was that since you cannot wear a bra with the dress, I had to pin back the straps a little bit.
lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 17, 2014

I did not end up wearing this dress.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved the colors and really wanted to wear this to my senior prom, but the fit did not really do anything for me. It was not very fitted at all so it did not hang well on me since I am pretty short.
j.
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130 lbs
May 9, 2014

The pattern was absolutely gorgeous -- I felt like I'd stepped out of a Van Gogh painting!

Size worn: 34P
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress definitely shows off the décolletage. Since I am not very busty, I felt as though my girls were prone to make an appearance all night. (Thankfully wearing pasties prevented some unnecessary immodesty). Definitely consider some double-sided tape or using safety-pins to shorten the straps (they are not adjustable). The fabric is also not stretchy (sheer with solid overlay underneath), but still very light-weight and comfortable. Works well with high heels!
Somer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122 lbs
May 15, 2014

Fabulous, easy, bright dress

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Really great dress - no cons for me. Flowy, easy to dance in. Color really pops - I got a lot of compliments on the blue. I found nothing wrong with it, it's perfect for a wedding or party that is outside or somewhere hot.
Cricket
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168 lbs
Jun 5, 2014

Beautiful, flowing, and comfortable

Size worn: 42L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
It is very low cut, so I couldn't find a bra that would work with it. As I am a 34D I wasn't thrilled with going braless, but it looked ok. I think it would be be a bit more flattering on a smaller chested woman. Having said that it felt great on and very comfortable. I enjoyed wearing it!
Sienna
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 13, 2014

A lovely fundraiser for my school.

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Pro- Beautiful Dress, Great Quality, Easy to Wear Cons- Bra not really a manageable option, which is okay because the fabric is thick, but be aware that the straps are long. Some Fashion tape would have gone a long way to making me feel like I didn't have to stay straight backed all night.
Brooke
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Jun 19, 2014

lovely dress

Size worn: 42L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I wore this to my HS reunion and received tons of compliments.The straps bothered me a bit because they were a bit too long however I got used to them during the evening. The dress ran a bit big in some areas for me but was very comfortable! Would rent again.
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 24, 2014

A Must-Have Ensemble

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress so much when I was trying on dresses for my sister's wedding that I had to find an occasion to rent it for, so when I needed something to wear to my cousin's wedding I made sure to rent this one. I wanted this dress so badly that I risked same day shipping since it wasn't available the day before. The dress arrived around noon to my hotel and I was (relieved I had something to wear and) over-the-moon with my choice. The dress is great and perfect for an outdoor wedding. If you're looking for something that will set you apart, look no further than this Carlos Miele. I got so many compliments and no one was wearing anything remotely similar, which can be a concern when you opt for something more traditional. The material is beautiful and, at 5'8", I was able to wear the regular with flats. The only issue I had with the dress was that it seemed like the straps were loose from being over-worn. I would recommend some fashion tape to make sure you don't have to keep adjusting throughout the night. I didn't have a wardrobe malfunction, but it was a concern! That being said, I loved wearing the dress and I was very sad to have to send it back.
Betsy
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Jul 30, 2014

could have worn either size I was sent, I would definitely rent again!

Size worn: 42R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
under bust was elastic and no zippers so it was a very easy fit. I had to secure and shorten straps slightly with a safety pin, they were a bit too long for my upper torso.
Marissa
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 104 lbs
Aug 19, 2014

Would've been better if RTR sent me the correct size

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I picked up my gown in the store and was given a size 38 which the salesperson explained is equivalent to a size 0 (it's actually a size 6). I was in a rush and didn't realize what was being said so by the time I got to my affair and put the gown on, the straps were way too big. I had to use fabric tape to shorten them. This helped, but the straps fell down a few times throughout the evening. I did however get several compliments on the gown.
Renee
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 1, 2014

Fun dress that's a little different than the average

Size worn: 42R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Got this dress as a back up when another one didn't have the 2 sizes that I needed. I ended up wearing it for a more casual party the night before a wedding. Liked the dress but wasn't crazy about the fit. The fit and pattern combination didn't do a lot for my figure. Didn't love the dress but it was fun and something different!
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