High Impact Gown

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$900 retail

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Stylist Notes

Win best dressed at the gala wearing this stunning Carlos Miele gown. Simply beautiful!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 34-46. Brazilian French Sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with removable sash
HIPS: Not fitted - fuller skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'') and long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a standard 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 up for backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 34-46. Brazilian French Sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with removable sash
HIPS: Not fitted - fuller skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Floor length - Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'') and long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a standard 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

Navy charmeuse silk (100% silk). Sleeveless. Cowl neckline. Self fabric belt. A-line skirt. Hidden side zipper. Lined (95% polyester, 5% elastane). Imported. See size and fit tab for lengths.
Belt not included.

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16 reviews
Fit
Large6
True to Size9
Small1
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
June 11, 2015
A very forgiving dress!
I'm usually an 8 or 10. 5'10 160# with super long legs. With 3" heels this dress was the perfect length. The top was very large on me but it comes with a bow to tie around that can adjust and easily hide mistakes. I felt like I sized down and still could have gone to a 40. Can wear with a regular bra. It also has an open triangle in the small of the back for a little extra detail. The wedding was in super humid/hot eastern KS and the fabric was great for an outdoor reception!
Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
November 11, 2014
This is a very beautiful and classy dress. Fabric feels great and very comfortable.
The dress fit me big but still worked beautifully. Lots of compliments. I wore 3.25" inch heals and hem rested on the floor. The belt moved quite a bit. I would recommend using dress tape to keep it flat and in place all night. I would've ordered one size smaller but it wasn't available. I would rent this dress again. This is a classy dress and very comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 11, 2014
meh...
This was my back up dress so I did not wear it to my event. When I tried it on it was too big overall, mostly in the top. The color is nice, but the rest of the dress is kind of blah. The dress came with some heavy creases, so plan time to iron/steam before you wear it.
Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 147lbs
November 1, 2014
Absolutely stunning dress. I received many compliments!
Fits true to size. The opening in back is was larger than I expected.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 29, 2014
..
Beautiful dress. It is very classic/elegant in the front and the cut-out detail in the back gives it an edge. I received many compliments throughout the night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 10, 2014
Not For Me
I'm sure this dress is beautiful on someone, but not me. The material was very nice, however, it resembled a draped sheet :(
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 29, 2014
Excellent customer service...
Just too big! Would've loved the 2.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
36L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
April 30, 2014
Gorgeous fabric
The most beautifully made dress I've ever worn. The fabric and fit were perfect. Rented for a debutante ball and it was just the right amount of formal and modest. I will definitely be checking out more Carlos Miele in the future.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
March 26, 2014
Wore this dress to an inaugural ball. The dress was classic and prefect!
the dress was not sent with the belt but it looked great without it. Even though I got the long, being 5' 10" sill meant I couldn't wear heels
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 25, 2014
Dress runs VERY large.
Ordered my usual size, four, and the dress swallowed me. To put in context, I usually order a 4 & 6, and the 4 was too big!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 13, 2013
Lovely and sophisticated.
Dress was perfect for a formal affair. It is very sophisticated and the back is a little playful with the cutout. You absolutely can not wear a bra with this dress as the cut out is much larger than it looks like in the picture. I did wear spanks that came up to my waist and didnt have a problem hiding them.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
February 10, 2013
Amazing Fabric and Fit
Loved the length, color, and sophistication of this dress. The self-fabric sash was very pretty. I did have a little bit of difficulty "hiding" the top of my Spanx because they had to sit at the right place on my hips because the opening in the back is larger than it appears on the model, but other than that it is a very flattering and forgiving fabric. The back opening was probably an 8" triangle instead of 4" as it appears on the model, but I could still wear a normal bra. Definitely true to size. I wore a Bauble Bar necklace with it, and it was perfect. Definitely need some sort of statement necklace, because otherwise the front is fairly plain.
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Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
February 4, 2013
Wore to Rebuild Hoboken Gala at the W hotel.
Loved the dress. The material and the style was beautiful. I ordered a 42 & 44. I wish I would have ordered a size down (40) as it was a little big and the belt wasn't included with the order so maybe this would have made it better. However I wore and loved the dress and received plenty of compliments. Can't wait to rent another dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
January 31, 2013
Beautiful Dress
I rented this as my back up dress for a formal ball. The dress details and fabric are beautiful. The cut out in the back is larger than shown on the model. I should have sized down for a better fit. Also, the dress did not arrive with the belt so I could not wear. This dress can not be worn with hign waist spanx because of the back cut out and you need to be careful of your bra as well. The cut out was open above my bra strap to the top of my undies (bikini not granny). I am a size 6, 134 pounds and 5'6" tall. Regular build with 34C/D top. This dress would be flattering with the correct undergarments and the belt. Happy shopping!!
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
December 27, 2012
I loved this dress and received many compliments on it throughout the night.
I'm typically a size 6 in everything I wear but this was a little bit loose in natural waist so it didn't drape as much as I would have liked on top. I wish I would have done the backup size in a 4 vs. the 8 to see if is would have draped more by catching more at the waist. I also had a difficult time finding a good bra because the opening in the back was larger than I expected and non of my strapless bras worked. . I'm 5'6 and the 3 in heel I wore made it the perfect length.
AmyJanuary 23, 2013
do you mind if i ask how much you weigh
Top Contributor
Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
August 6, 2012
Loved this Gown!
This dress was beautiful in person! The fabric is really elegant and the back cutout detail made the dress really unique! I also loved the way the belt cinched my waist. I wore the 36R and it was slightly big on me; however,I would still size up in your backup size because this dress as no stretch! I wore this gown with the Yours to Keep Emerald Earrings to add a great pop of color!
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