Carlos Miele

Sao Paulo Beauty Gown

$70 rental
$1200 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Be queen for the night in this regal- not to mention flattering- Carlos Miele gown! Accessorize with a statement piece like the Ciner's Antique Cascading Crystal Necklace at your next black tie event.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 34 - 44, Brazilian French Sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 34 - 44, Brazilian French Sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

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Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Navy blue fortuny pleated silk chiffon(100% silk). One shoulder neckline. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. Imported. See size and fit tab for length.

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45 reviews

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Small 27
True to Size 16
Large 2
Photos 13
Katherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 160 lbs
Apr 29, 2012

Feeling confident and comfortable in a stunning dress, meeting local politicians and celebrities, and dancing the night away!

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm 6' 0" with a long, lanky body and a small 34C bust. This dress in size 40L was perfect on me with 2-inch heels. It fit like a glove, and I could not have asked for a better rental. It fit tight (but not uncomfortably so) on my chest, so I had no worries of any wardrobe malfunction! Because I'm pretty small-busted I didn't wear a strapless bra. I felt great in it all night long, and my husband kept telling me how beautiful I looked!
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 122 lbs
Sep 6, 2012

Extremely small on the bust

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this for a wedding and couldnt wear it because i couldnt clasp it around the bust, even without a bra. Its so very very small. I wear a 34B/32C and I was about 4 inches from being able to get this one. The dress is otherwise gorgeous and flowy and the perfect length if you are 5´5 with 3 inch heels.
Susan
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 14, 2012

This dress was stunning! Very flattering with the empire waist. More purple than cobalt.

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I wore this to my daughter's bat mitzva which was a red carpet theme. It was exactly what I was looking for - somewhere between cocktail and formal. The fabric was a light silk crepe. The cut was incredibly flattering. The way the one shoulder started closer to the center instead of by the armpit was very attractive (sexy?). I think of myself between a 4 and a 6 so I ordered the 36L and the 38L. Didn't even try the 36 on. The 38 fit perfectly with 3-4 inch heels. There was boning so I didn't even have to wear a strapless bra. Super comfortable. I had never rented a dress before - I would absolutely do it again. What a great experience!
K
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Sep 23, 2012

Exceptionally Elegant and

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress. I wore it to a USMA West Point formal and it was perfect! The length was amazing. It's usually so hard for me to find dresses that are long enough to wear with decently high heels, but the long size was great. The material was super soft and comfortable to sit and dance in all night. The color is richer than the picture portrays, but is absolutely beautiful. I got tons of compliments! Definitely recommend.
AB
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Sep 29, 2012

Received compliments on the dress all night!

Size worn: 36
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Bust fits small, I'm usually a 0 but could not zip the smallest size up. Length seems to vary, the smaller size was a longer length. Overall the color is very pretty in person, not navy like the picture. Nice material.
Christina
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 143 lbs
Oct 12, 2012

Fit like a glove and was so incredibly, comfortable!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It fit like a glove and was so incredibly comfortable!
Nancy
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Oct 22, 2012

Great dress - well made.

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Didn't need ironing. Wouldn't be good for large chest.
Jessica
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 25, 2012

This chiffon dress made me feel very elegant!

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a beautiful dress that pictures cannot do justice. The only con is that it runs small, very small. I am 5'4", 115lb and a size 2 with a 34C bust. The 34 and and 36 (which I believe is the equivalent of a 2 and a 4) were ridiculously small, I could not zip them up. Rent The Runway was great and overnighted me size 38 and 40. The 38 (size 6) fit perfectly. So I would say order 2 sizes above your normal size when ordering this dress.
Eva
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 18, 2012

Beautiful dress but regular length was too short!

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was beautiful. I rented it for a black tie wedding in Miami. The color (which is fairly purple) was lovely, and it was a nice light weight fabric. It fit perfectly, but it was too short! The 40 fit me perfectly, and I am usually about an 8 depending on brand. You can also wear a strapless bra underneath, which is nice. After reading all the reviews, I thought the regular length would be the way to go. I'm 5'7", and this dress was too short even with bare feet. I wouldn't even have been able to wear it with flats. Luckily, the second choice of dress I ordered fit perfectly!
Alison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Dec 14, 2012

Gorgeous dress but oddly sized

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
The 12 was gigantic and I couldn't zip the 10. Mysterious huge gap in sizing!
C
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 23, 2012

So pretty and so flattering

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
It runs quite short. Anyone taller than 5' 7" needs to size up from the 40L. It just touched the ground for me. I could have worn the 38L but it was too short.
kimberly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Jan 14, 2013

LOVED but SOOOO small

Size worn: 38L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Ok seriously - you need to order at least 2 sizes up! I'm usually a 0-2 or XS - S in RTR dresses and I couldn't not even zip the 36 up. The 38 was a tad bit big in the bust for me but still worked great. I'm a 32/34 B and weigh 120 pds for anyone that might want measurements. Seriously - go biggers or you will be disappointed. Also if you are 5'6 or above and plan to wear heels that are at least 3 inches - get a long! The regular size was only an inch or so past my feet when I wasn't wearing heels. Overall - I loved the dress... it's just difficult to pick the right size!!
Sarah
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 22, 2013

Stunning gown!

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This gown is beautiful! However, as others have said, it is soooo small in the chest area! I couldn't even zip it up. (There's a zip under the arm) I so wanted to wear this dress because the color is stunning! But I had to return it unworn b/c no matter how hard I tried, there was NO way it would fit my chest area. I may reorder a larger size for a future event......that is how much I liked it!
Katie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 30, 2013

It was a gorgeous dress!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
It was gorgeous and the color was richer than it looks in the photo, however the 4R was really tight around the ribcage and I probably couldve squeezed into it but i didnt want to be uncomfortable all night so I didnt end up wearing it.
Laura
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112 lbs
Mar 4, 2013

Just like all the other reivews ITS REALLY SMALL!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I got this dress as a backup because I wanted a 4R but they only had a 2R available. I usually wear a 0 so I thought it might fit but it was about an inch from being able to zip up. I do not have a particularly large rib cage or chest so definitely make sure to pick your size accordingly! I was pretty sad because the dress was such a beautiful purple color!
Caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 12, 2013

Very comfortable, elegant dress

Size worn: 38R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
As most other reviewers mentioned it does run a bit small in the bust. However, I'm a 32DD or E and ended up wearing this without a bra -which i have never done EVER in my whole life - and i was snuggly zipped up for the night and it looked great. Color is really beautfiul - i rented the necklace shown on the model and was equally happy with it.
J
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 13, 2013

na

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
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Heather
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Apr 3, 2013

Ran very small - couldn't even wear it!

Size worn: 36L
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Gorgeous dress, but to tiny to zip
Gina
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 14, 2013

Couldn't wear dress:(

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Received a size 38 and 40. Beautiful dress, but runs very small and couldn't wear either. Luckily my back up dress fit perfect!
Allison
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
May 15, 2013

N/A

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Runs very small.
Carrie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Jun 20, 2013

Did not even zip up!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I had read the reviews about this dress being small in the bust. Having a small bust, I thought it would be just fine. The length was ok, but I couldn't even zip it up! And this was a back-up dress that had to be overnighted to me because I found out at the last minute that the dress that I really wanted was not available. Unless you are REALLY small up top, I would not recommend this dress. It is also much more of a royal blue color than the picture depits. The only thing it had going for it was that it was light and flowy.
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 16, 2013

so comfy I danced the night away!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Looked great in all my photos!
Monika
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 30, 2013

Perfect Fit. Stunning Dress. Insanely Comfortable.

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was insanely comfortable. I'd rent it again in an instant and I wish I owned it. I danced like crazy in this dress and felt great all night long. The fit was amazing. It's an expensive high quality dress and it shows and people definitely noticed and asked about it. Compared to my back up dress, the quality of the fabric was amazing and there was really no comparison.
Ginnie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 55
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129 lbs
Sep 20, 2013

Dress was great and fun to wear to a black tie wedding.

Size worn: 38
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress worked beautifully for occasion. This picture is 100% RTR so things worked for every age group. The Carlo Miele dress ran small on top but worked for my body shape. I'm 5'6" and needed the long and the 38 - usually wear a size 4. Coupled with rhinestone accessories, it was great for dancing, dining, and accruing compliments!
CK
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200 lbs
Sep 24, 2013

Didn't fit my bust, had to return.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Lovely dress, very flattering, runs a bit small in the bust area. However, I am large busted, so while it fit my waist, it would not fit around my bust.
Rachel S.
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 7, 2013

So many compliments!!!

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit perfectly! Wore flats, and the long was a perfect length
Kimberly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 4, 2014

Got compliments for the dress when we were strolling around for the photo session with the bride

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It fitted me perfectly! It's the right length for my height (4R for 5"2) and enhanced my broad shoulders and flat chests. The empire waist hid my belly well too. Love the color and flowy fabric.
Jordan
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 4, 2014

I wore this last year to junior prom! Very Pretty!

Size worn: 40L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit very well, the only complaint I have is that the dress is made so that you do not have to wear a bra with it, and the wire that rounds the bust tends to stick out a little. I played with it for a little bit and it ended up looking fine. Overall a very pretty dress!
Cheri
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
May 9, 2014

Gorgeous dress!!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is SO beautiful and elegant. It was my first choice. Unfortunately it was too small and too short. I ordered a 6R because that is all they had. I think if I would have been able to get a 8L it would have been perfect! This is my first time using RTR and as a result I have had a very hard time finding a dress to fit BUT the people who work here have gone above and beyond in trying to help me find a perfect fit and I will definitely use them again having more knowledge!
Naomi
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
May 16, 2014

This was so small!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm usually a zero and I couldn't even zip it up. Very disappointing.
Lindsey
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 10, 2014

Pretty dress, weird bust fit

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was pretty, but I unfortunately couldn't wear it because the bust was way too tight and made the dress almost impossible to get on despite fitting really well elsewhere.
Kathryn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Jul 5, 2014

Pretty dress

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I selected another long navy dress for a wedding, and RTR sent this particular dress as my back-up. I assumed the back-up size in the dress I selected wasn't available. I don't have a picture of it because I didn't wear it. I did try it on, and it ran a little small. The material was very nice; it was a solid dress.
Buttercup
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Jul 20, 2014

Runs very small

Size worn: 40
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I got this as a backup for a formal affair. It runs really small! I thought I had the right size (European sizing) but there was at least a six-inch gap when I tried to zip it up! The boning was funny, too. My husband described it as a bridesmaid's dress (not a compliment). Glad I had another dress to wear.
Alexandra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Jul 21, 2014

Fits a little awkward up top, but moves in beautiful flowy way

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The fit on the upper was pretty small. I'm a bcup and had difficulty with the zipper. I rented a regular length and am pretty short (5'4). I'm used to long gowns flowing to the floor. On this dress you can definitely see your feet/heels completely so that was a little odd. I thought the dress looked OK and even considered not wearing it, so was shocked how many compliments I received...has a nice feel to it and flows so it looks cool while you're dancing. So overall, when it came I didn't think I would like it but I did! Have to have faith in the RTR! :)
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Aug 27, 2014

Couldn't zip it... but ordered one size too small

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
They didn't have this dress in an 8 or a 10 - bummer! So I gave the size 6 a whirl... unfortunately I couldn't get the dress to zip around chest. Really liked the look of the dress and was definitely bummed they didn't have my size - really pretty color! I'm pretty sure the 8 would have fit perfectly....
Danielle
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 90 lbs
Sep 16, 2014

I love the color and I got a ton of compliments on my dress!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered the dress in a 0 and 2, but was super surprised that the zero was too small, considering I'm a smaller 0. Luckily the 2 fit me perfectly! The dress is small through the chest area, so if you have a larger chest size, I would suggest going up two sizes. This was my first time renting from RTR and I was very satisfied. I had a great time and the dress was perfect for my event! I will definitely be renting again for my next event.
Rachel
Age: 25
Oct 8, 2014

I loved the flow and the details of this dress. I wore it to a black tie wedding and loved it.

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress runs small especially in the top. I am a 34C and found it hard to zip the dress. Once I was in, it fit great. It is shorter in the front so make sure you have shoes that you want to be seen. The ribbing on the sides and it the breast area were a tad uncomfortable. Overall, I loved this dress
Mallory
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Nov 14, 2014

WAY TOO SMALL

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I have no idea who this dress could fit. Maybe a pre-teen. I always wear a 0 and am my smallest around my upper body. This dress was about 5 inches from zipping up top. I would've had to go at least two sizes up. I never had the chance to try on a bigger size as they were unavailable. Otherwise, I LOVED the look of the dress and its great for petit girls as it is not too long. I was devastated that I couldn't wear it but it wasn't even close to fitting.
Kristen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 19, 2015

Runs very small and short

Size worn: 40R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ordered a size up based on the other RTR recommendations. The top half "fit" but I would have preferred a little more room. I'm actually much smaller on the top (small rib cage and chest) so this was surprising. Plus, the wire stuck out in an awkward way. The bottom half flowed beautifully but it was WAY too short. I'm only 5'4" and the dress was ankle length on me. I ultimately decided not to wear the dress and instead traded it for another option. This might work well on a really petite person under 5'2".
kris
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 111 lbs
Jan 30, 2015

This dress runs really small!!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I was so disappointed not to fit into this dress. It would have been stunning!
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