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A Formal Affair Dress
Rental $40 Retail $1575
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Give your style a sparkling lift with Carlos Miele's light gold strapless sweetheart dress. Pair with one standout accessory for a statement look.
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Light gold silk. Sweetheart neckline. Built in bustier for support. Fortuny pleating detail with crochet inserts. Hidden side zip.
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This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Brazilian French sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - bust is very fitted so full busted women should consider sizing up one or two sizes
WAIST: Very fitted - ruching detail cinches in waist
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt runs narrow so curvy women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a standard bra or no bra; wear SPANX to cinch in hips and backside
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

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arianne
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2422
Feb 25, 2014
This dress was amazing! I got compliments the whole night!
Size worn: 34
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I'm very petite so the dress was a little loose in the stomach area, but only I was able to notice. You will have to pull the dress up when dancing cause its strapless, but it isn't a big deal.
Mercy
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 4624
Feb 19, 2014
Love the dress
Size worn: 34
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Too short on the bust so kind of uncomfortable
DanielleJoyce
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5533
May 3, 2013
Loved the color of this dress..
Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
I thought this dress was beautiful. I loved the color and the fabric. It did run small and was a little uncomfortable to move around in. I chose not to wear a bra because the material of this dress was thick enough for support but I had to be carefull when raising my arms or bending down to not have a wordrobe malfunction.
lauren
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3343
Nov 12, 2012
Pretty Dress
Size worn: 38
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Although I liked the dress alot, the picture is a little deceiving. The fabric is not quite as elegant as it appears in the photo on the website. I did still love the dress and received many complements. I ordered a 34, and 38 (I needed a 36 but it was already being rented) I usually wear a 0 or 2 dress size. The 34 fit, but was short on me, and too tight. I ended up wearing the 38, and it was big, but more appropriate for the wedding. Overall I really enjoyed my experience with rent the runway, and liked the dress a lot.
Tabs
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Straight & narrow
Canonical User Type: 5541
Sep 24, 2012
It was my rehearsal dinner dress. It was absolutely gorgeous.
Size worn: 36
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
It was a little tight on the hips and around the middle. I was hoping it would have fit a little looser. The neckline dropped a little lower than I would have liked, but all in all it was a gorgeous gown and the fabric/design was beautiful.
Danielle
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3524
Apr 28, 2012
It was so fun to get dressed up for a red carpet event!
Size worn: 36
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The 34 was too small. It was tight in the hips and there wasn't enough room for my breasts in the pre-made cups. The 36 was about 1/2" too large all over, but I wore it anyway. I usually have all formal wear altered, so maybe RTR isn't a good idea for me. One of the dresses also smelled faintly of smoke.
Candice
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Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2423
Mar 27, 2012
My mother's husband asked, "how does it feel to be the most beautiful woman in the world?" ... hello! That moment feels good!
Size worn: 36
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress the night before my wedding for our dress rehearsal. I felt beautiful, it was the perfect dress to be the last one I would wear before the "one" that I would wear to begin my new life. I normally am a "0" and was glad I to have both sizes in this dress, I went with the 36 over the 34.
Sara
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3433
Mar 24, 2014
Beautiful but did not fit!
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This was my first unsuccessful Rent the Runway experience. The dress was so pretty but just ran so small!! I even had my (smaller) roommate try it on to make sure the dress was just small and I had not put on weight-- she could not even get it zipped either!
tt
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3433
Feb 22, 2014
great evening, so-so dress
Size worn: 34
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Like everyone else, I felt the material was way less luxurious than it looked in the picture. Fit was not flattering either, it was bunchy and loose in the bust area, and offered no support. Dress definitely doesn't look and feel like a designer dress, it almost felt like something you could get from a high street retailer.
Kristen
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Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2433
Jan 13, 2014
First dress I rented from RTR. Extremely flattering and perfect for a formal affair.
Size worn: 34
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was great. And it ran true to size. Very elegant.
Rachel
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Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2322
Dec 17, 2013
I never wore this dress, it came as a back up dress.
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I didn't wear this dress, it came as a back up. Beautiful in person but just was too long for my taste and didn't fit me right. I was disappointed because I like my dresses shorter and I just remember this one being a little too long and too big.
Stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6434
Nov 18, 2013
Gorgeous dress but a weird fit
Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was seriously beautiful, but I felt like I was between the 2 sizes I received. This dress has ZERO stretch, so it was tight on my hips but too big on top. I got some fashion tape to hold up the top but without that tape, this dress would not have been wearable.
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Canonical User Type: 7433
Sep 9, 2013
Looks great on the model, not on me
Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Beautiful dress but just didn't fit right.
Danielle
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Canonical User Type: 3533
Jan 18, 2013
The dress is a stunner if it fit correctly, but the top of dress didn't fit right in either size.
Size worn: 36
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The liner rolled over the bust line and looked like a bra was showing in two different sizes, so it wasn't a matter of the dress not fitting but seemed to be an issue with wear. RTR refunded my money because of the inconvenience and, luckily, I had a second dress option that worked perfectly!
Alexandra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6424
Dec 18, 2012
Didn't work for me.
Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress looked good on the model but I wasn't even able to wear it to my event because it made my breasts look flat and unflattering.
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 155 lbs
Canonical User Type: 6441
Dec 11, 2012
Beautiful dress but tight at hips and butt.
Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress but it was definitely tight around the hips.
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4433
Sep 19, 2012
Really nice in pictures, dull color in person
Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I didn't love this dress, but still ended up wearing it. Larger size too loose to be flattering and smaller was a little tight on hips and bottom area and since it has the tighter bands that criss cross, those sort of cut into my body in a way I thought wasn't great. Top was a little loose too. That said, I did get a some compliments, so maybe not too bad.
L
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Canonical User Type: 4541
Aug 1, 2012
Perfect Summer Formal
Size worn: 36
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to a summer military ball and it worked perfectly It was a snug fit but what I expected. If you are blessed with a but I wouldn't pick this dress. I felt like it flattered me but I am very small up top and tall. It's true it's more of a shimmery beige and not gold but I loved the color :)
julianna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Canonical User Type: 2233
Apr 18, 2012
not really what i expected
Size worn: 36
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
It was a very pretty dress however not what i expected.. The dress looks gold however is a more champagne color and the fabric is not as shiny. Also, I usually wear a 34 but the fabric had no stretch and I had to wear the 36 instead.
me
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5544
Nov 14, 2011
awful proportions
Size worn: 42
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I thought this dress would be the winner for a music awards event I was attending, two thumbs down. I'm 36-28-35 and a D Cup. I ordered an 8/42, but RTR didn't have a backup size. It was the largest 8 I've ever tried. It was too big @ the breast and waist, and too tight on the rear, which to me suggested the cut was off or rather not made for an hourglass or pear body type. Very disappointed, especially given the more expensive rental price.
MJ
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 3423
Jul 20, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
I'm a small gal, who finds it difficult to find formal wear that looks good on someone my size. The dress came below my knees, but I was okay with that. I found it to be a great fit except that my bust is too small to hold up the bodice of the dress so my bra showed during the evening I wore it. But I definitely out shined all the other girls at my event, ;)!
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140 lbs
Canonical User Type: 5544
May 9, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
I rented this dress in addition to a second dress for an evening wedding. I wanted two options becaues I didn't know how they would fit and feel. I ended up NOT wearing this dress. I rented the size 40 (equivalent to a 6) and the 42 (equivalent to 8) based on the recommendation of the fit specialist. I tried on the smaller size 6 first and it was large underneath my breasts and upper stomach area. I didn't like the way the way the fabric sort of "puffed out". If I had gone with a smaller size it would have fit better. It's a beautiful dress. I chose not to wear it because my back-up dress looked better on me.
LA
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 1531
Mar 26, 2011
Overall fit: True to Size
I'm a 2-4. The 2 was too small and the 4 was way to big! Gorgeous dress but it was thick and awkward and didn't work for my figure.(curvy 125lbs)
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Canonical User Type: 6443
Dec 1, 2010
Overall fit: Small
This dress was gorgeous however I could not wear it because it runs extremely small in the hips. If you have wider hips and larger thighs I would not recommend. I ordered it in my size and a size up and it still was too tight. If you are straight, narrow, and tall, go for it and enjoy!!
Ashelyn
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Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 1431
Aug 24, 2010
Overall fit: True to Size
I needed to wear a padded strapless bra as I am lacking in the dept. but it was gorgeous for my anniversary. I am very narrow in the hips and it fit!
AF
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Canonical User Type: 3323
Aug 12, 2010
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
AMAZING dress! If only I were a few inches taller!! I am 5'2" and the dress was below my knees. I recommend this dress for women 5'5" and taller :)
Alissa
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Canonical User Type: 1431
Aug 12, 2010
Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Beautiful dress! Great for a night out! While the bodice does run true to size, if you're bigger in the chest I would recommend ordering 1 size up!
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