Carlos Miele

Of Royal Status Dress

$95 to buy
$675 retail
Stylist Notes

Go for that classic lady like look for the dinner rehearsal wearing this Carlos Miele sheer sleeve style. With it's clean lines and braided waist detail, you'll be named best dressed...besides the bride! Shown here with the Ben-Amun's Crystal Cambon Pearl Bracelet and Gerard Yosca's Crystal Clear Nouveau Drops.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Brazilian French Sizing. Sized 34-44.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt runs slightly narrow; curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Navy blue crepe (100% polyester). Long sleeves. Crew neckline. Straight skirt with origami detail along waist line. Keyhole back. Hidden back zipper. 38” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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83 reviews
Fit
Large
(7)
True to Size
(49)
Small
(18)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
October 1, 2012
I wish they had size 11….
I loved this dress, it looks elegant and is perfect for a work dinner party. I have no waist but this dresses gave me one. I ordered size 42 and 44 (10 and 12). Size 10 looked great in the front, but the back (see picture) the zipper keep moving to one size. Size 12 it was way too big and a little baggy, the sleeves were really long. I guess a size 11 would have been great. In the pictures I’m wearing a size 10.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 1, 2012
Elegant!
This dress was stunning with understated elegance. It was very comfortable. I ordered size 6 and 8 (38 and 40). The 40 just made it around my hips. I recommend sizing up as back up size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
October 8, 2012
Ended up being too conservative.
I ended up not wearing this dress and using my backup instead. It was very pretty but felt a little too conservative. I also didnt love the open slot in the back. The sleeves were very long. It was very figure flattering but I ended up going with a little bit sexier black lace dress that I rented instead.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
November 1, 2012
Business in the front, party in the back!
I recently wore this dress to a wedding rehearsal dinner. It was absolutely perfect! Just sexy enough, without being revealing or showy. It looks fairly conservative from the front, but I got so many compliments on it once I turned around! I had actually rented another dress, which became unavailable the day of my delivery. RTR upgraded my order and sent me this dress instead (their stylists must have used my rental history to select something I'd love, because this was a winner off the bat!). I was a bit wary at first, because chiffon has no give. The 36 fit (but just barely), but I went with the 38 for comfort. It fell perfectly over my hips, with no pulling or puckering. I felt wonderful in it, and may even rent it again, I enjoyed wearing it so much (that is, unless it goes on retirement sale first!).
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 14, 2012
I wore this dress for my friends mountain wedding in Oct - it was perfect for the occasion.
Fit true to size I thought. I ordered the smaller size too (2). Thankfully, my normal size (4) was the one that fit. I have what I call "regular girl" thighs and the smaller size (2), although it fit me in my waist, arms and boobs, was WAY too tight in the thigh area. If you are afraid this might happen, order one size up or your normal size and it should work.
Size worn:
34
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 55
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
December 2, 2012
this dress was perfect for a winter wedding in a formal setting.
i was surprised that it was navy, not black but loved it anyway. the sleeves were a little hard to button and the button cover popped off one sleeve at the first try. otherwise it was perfect. seemed true to size (the 34 fit like a 0), length was to the knee. wish i owned it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
December 3, 2012
Happy Accident!
This dress was a last minute upgrade because I ordered a cheaper size 6 long sleeve navy dress. By looking at the picture or even seeing it on the hanger, this isn't something I would've have picked out for myself. HOWEVER, this dress is is wonderful! It's sexy and classic so you could wear it to all sorts of events. Also, I have larger than average arms but the sleeves weren't tight at all.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
December 10, 2012
Disappointed!
Do not rent this dress if you have any hips! The bias cut slip of the size 6 got hung up on my normally size 4 hips, and it would not lay down. Very unfortunate...
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Body type: Hourglass
December 30, 2012
Not being able to wear the dress.....
I was so in love with this dress and was so sad not to wear it! The size that fit was the smaller of the two that you sent to me. In this dress the inner charmeuse dress was not tacked to the outer chiffon on the right side. I did not have a needle and thread with me and sadly had no time to fix it. I tried the "Hollywood tape" that was sent to me, but that did not hold it. I could not wear it because it restriced my movement when it draped down my upper arm. Would I use this service again? Probably, but I would really inspect the garment closely before committing to wearing it. This was my mistake because I did not have enough time to do so. Other than that your shipping was right on time.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
February 10, 2013
Great dress arrived exactly when expected.
Dress looked great, the reviews were very helpful. My usual dress size is between and 8 and 10. Based on the reviews I ordered the 42 and 44. The 42 was perfect. My friend was also wearing a rent the runway dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
February 21, 2013
Gorgeous! Got many great compliments!
This dress is beautiful. I wore it to a fall wedding and received so many compliments on it. It has just the right amount of skin showing to be sexy, while still looking classy and elegant. This dress fit me almost perfectly (it was just a little tight in the chest area). Overall, I loved it and wished I could keep it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 2, 2013
Beautiful and Elegant! No stretch but very flattering for the right body type!
This dress is classy and elegant, yet due to it's length, still fun and appropriate for daytime events. I wore it to a Naval Change of Command Ceremony on base, and to the evening reception afterwards. The material is very pretty, but also strong, only gaining a wrinkle or two from sitting throughout the day. However, the 'belt' looks a little cheap. I didn't love the loophole online, but in person, it was just the right amount of character needed for such a conservative dress. It fit me very nicely, although a little snug on my hips and not any real give (wore spanx). You can see the outline of undergarments underneath, so chose something seamless. Overall, the dress was perfect for a conservative event where I wanted to show respect, and honor our military. I would definitely rent this one again. I received a ton of compliments! Hopefully I'll add some photos soon!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 4, 2013
This is an understated, elegant dress. I felt very classy in it. Good for a work function.
The dress is not as sheer on as it looks in the picture. I was more "covered up" than most others at this event. The back detail is nice, a little "business in the front, party in the back" dress. It is a very pretty dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 27, 2013
The dress was perfect for a fun, elegant fall wedding.
Initially I was a little confused about how to get it on, but I eventually figured it out. I received few compliments about the sleeves and the back. I wore the size 38, though it was a little big. But it was comfortable.
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
December 27, 2013
easy to decide what to wear!
i loved the fit of the dress. it was perfect for christmas!! told my sister & sister in laws all about rtr!!! dress was not quit in perfect condition… the button was off the left sleeve, but that will not deter me from rave reviews.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 30, 2013
Elegant and versatile
I picked out this dress and found out later that my event would be a little more casual than I was anticipating. I dressed it down by pairing it with black riding boots and sparkly black tights. Got lots of compliments! :) The long sleeves are nice for cold weather but the dress is not overly warm once you get indoors. The skirt is narrow; I have curvier hips and needed a control garment to fit the skirt in my regular size. The lining was a touch clingy on me. The notes recommend a strapless bra, but I was able to get away with a low-back style with clear straps.
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 143lbs
December 31, 2013
This dress made me look old and frumpy. Although I am old, I am not frumpy! :)
The long sleeves and high neck were not youthful. I just didn't like the way it looked on me.
Size worn:
34
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 63
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
January 1, 2014
The dress was truly unique and perfect for my occasion. Work on New Years Eve morning
I have slim hips and am 5'6" tall. The size 0 was a perfect fit in every way. The length was perfect. It was neither too lose or too tight. I wore it for 8 hours and was perfectly comfortable the whole time. I got tons of compliments on the dress. Of course I told everyone about your website, my daughter told me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 2, 2014
I loved how pretty and regal this dress made me feel!
The material doesn't stretch at all. It runs very true to size so I didn't have a problem but if you're between sizes I'd definitely go with a larger size to maybe give yourself some extra room. The lining tended to move over to one side no matter what I did--I eventually had to use fashion tape to keep it in place.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
January 8, 2014
Beautiful dress that everyone loved!
This dress was my third choice for NYE but I'm so glad I went with it. The dress reminded me of a Downtown Abbey era and the long sleeves were enough to keep me warm but sexy being sheer. The fit was enough for definition but not too tight where eating would make you uncomfortable. I actually wore pasties with this dress as the style didn't call for cleavage and my bandeau bra showed in the back. I paired the dress with a grey cutout clutch, black tights and heels.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 18, 2014
Classy dress but runs large
I didn't wear this dress because it ran too large all over.
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
February 18, 2014
I especially loved the sleeves and back of the dress. Received many compliments.
Fabric doesn't stretch.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
April 12, 2014
Love the band around the waist.
The sleeves are a bit long and the fabric isn't too forgiving. If you have hips it will be tighter around that area. Since I'm only 5'2", I wish this came in petite! The top is a little larger than I would like and a little longer than is ideal. However overall I did like this dress! I got comments and like the whole dress style. I would recommend it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
April 29, 2014
I love this dress. It's very classy and conservative, very Kate Middleton.
The dress was true to size. The length was about two inches above my knees.
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
June 24, 2014
Modest & Chic!
I loved the vintage, yet classy feel to this dress. My one qualm was that it was a bit on the large side. I think it could have been a lot more flattering. I am a size 6 in dresses and based on other reviews got the size 40 (4), and it was still slightly loose. Though it made for a more comfortable night since I didn't have to wear any shape wear. With such a beautiful and intricate waistband, I would have thought it would have been more tapered in the middle. Didn't show off the curves as much as I would have liked. The fabric is great and I absolutely loved the sleeves! I paired it with nude heels, which worked perfectly!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 19, 2014
Pretty dress
I ordered this dress as a back up in case the other didn't work out. It is beautiful but does run a bit large. If a 40 is a 6, I'd have ordered the equivalent to a 4 or even a 2.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
March 7, 2014
A little tight thru the hips but with right under garmet worked well
A little tight thru hips
Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
July 26, 2014
perfect fit
this dress was worn to a work event and it was true to size. GORGEOUS
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 22, 2012
Beautiful and royal dress as the name suggests.
The dress is perfect for an Opera Show at The Met. I wore it to go see the Barber of Seville- it was a perfect fancy evening dress. The only thing I found a little bit annoying and scary at the same time was how to put it on - I was afraid to tear the fabric- it can get a little complicated. Also - *DO NOT* wear a padded strapless bra with this dress - I wore a thin strapless and it was perfect. It was freezing in NYC that weekend so I ended up wearing boots with the dress and tossed the tights. I wore size 36 because they didn't have the smaller size available. The sleeve length was a little to long for me (I'm short - 5'2'').
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
September 29, 2014
Beautiful and flattering
Received this as a backup. I received a ton of compliments and felt great! Here are some details: Fit--as noted in the details, this is a narrower cut on the bottom. My measurements are 41-30-40. It was snug in the bust and hips but it wasn't too tight. Overall it fit nicely and was very flattering. Materials and condition-the color is a deep navy with beautiful waist detailing (waist detail is part of the dress-not a separate belt). The back detail with the keyhole and exposed satin is really lovely. The chiffon was just a little worn looking on the left cuff but it was barely noticeable. All in all-would definitely recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
October 11, 2014
Such an elegant dress
I did not have a lot of time to get ready--I was running late from work to get to a party--so I just threw on the size 38 (the 36 was my back-up) because a fair number of reviews said the dress ran small, particularly in the hips. The 38 worked but was a bit loose around my mid-section and breasts. I *think* the 36 would have been better fitting in the top, but may have been too small in the hips since the 38 seemed to fit perfectly around my hips. But, again, I was rushing so I just didn't have enough time to try the 36 on. I was happy with the 38. The dress is so easy to wear, very comfortable, and so very elegant. I felt pretty in it--even without having time to re-do my makeup or create an updo with my hair. In fact, I felt so pretty in this dress that I imagine I'll rent it again. The decoration around the waist is attached to the dress and isn't too tight. The opening in back adds just a touch of sexiness, and while the hips are somewhat narrow, the dress does have some give and stretches a bit as you wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
October 15, 2014
Love, LOVE this dress
I wore this to a formal office cocktail party/dinner, and it was perfect. Very elegant without being too showy for a business occasion. I received many compliments on how beautiful it was. Super comfortable. I wore a strapless bra and had no issues with it. Highly recommend.
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
October 17, 2014
I wore this to a week day fundraising gala. I'm 5'11" perfect fit & look. Many compliments!
I was very comfortable all night. I was very happy with the fit around the waist and the length of the sleeves.The length was a tiny bit shorter than I would've liked, but still very appropriate. I loved the sheer sleeves and details in the waist and back. I wished I owned this one! :-)
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
October 21, 2014
i wore this dress for a baptism
I read that this dress runs large. I am usually a true 4 sometimes a 6. when I read that it runs large instead of ordering an extra size in the 6 i went with the 2 instead and i ended up wearing the 2. my butt and thighs would have been more comfortable in the 4 but the top was totally too big. especially in the back where the zipper ends to the open back detail, there was large gaps with the size 4 and usually i am pushing it in a size 4. so i wore the 2 and dealt with it being a little snug in the booty area. not the most comfortable dress because the lining and the overlay dont work together nicely. also it is ANNOYING as heck to take on and off, you have to put it over your head and avoid sticking your head through the back opening and risk messing up hair and makeup just to get it over your head. overall i want thrilled with the dress but it was one of those i dont care events so it didnt matter too much. just something to put on.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 24, 2014
Beautiful elegant dress. I received a lot of compliments.
Fits true to size.
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Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
December 8, 2014
I did not wear this dress.
Fit great, but it made my shape less flattering since the dress really has no shape to it. Not good for a holiday party.
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
December 19, 2014
I aboslutely loved this dress and was very sad to have to see it go!
This dress fit perfectly. I was blessed with curves and I felt like this flattered all of the right places. It was conservative, but sexy at the same time. My husband loved it. My only regret- having to return it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
December 26, 2014
Small and too plain
I am a pretty standard 8, sometimes sizing up or down depending on the designer. I ordered the (converted) 8 and 10, and I couldn't get either of them over my hips. The dress is pretty, but it is VERY plain... it definitely needs a statement necklace or something. I would even suggest a different belt or sash type situation to go over the embroidery. I didn't wear this and just picked something out of my closet instead... what a disappointment.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 21, 2015
Classy and comfortable
This was my first RTR and it was fabulous. Loved the style of the dress and received many compliments. I would say it runs slightly large as I got a 40 for backup, wore the 38 and likely would have had a perfect fit with a 36... The 38 fit well enough that it wasn't worth exchanging. Super comfortable and easy to dance the night away in!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
34
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
January 21, 2015
Pure classic stunner.
The dress was simple, clean lines, classic with a hint of sexy. Ran a little large and was a little tricky to get on however it was perfect for an evening wedding. Excellent rental.
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