Sao Paulo Beauty Gown

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$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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48 reviews
Fit
Large2
True to Size17
Small28
Top Contributor
Size worn:
34R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
February 8, 2016
Very small
I could not zip this dress up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
36P
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
June 9, 2015
I didn't wear the dress. Too small.
I didn't end up wearing the dress, although I loved the look. It was a beautiful color and style. I am petite and usually wear a size 0 but this dress was very tight on top. I could barely get it zipped. I would have ordered the next size up but it wasn't available.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 59
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 104lbs
April 18, 2015
No other dress this rich purplish color at my event, although there were many one-shoulder gowns.
I'm small and sized up 2 sizes from my J Crew size (usually a 0, and in this gown a 4 fit perfectly.) It's cut small in the bust, with a line of boning, which made me feel secure and trim, wore it without a bra. Needed help zipping it up! The fabric looked heavier and pleated in the photo; it was actually a wonderful light chiffon, and gathered, not pleated. Well-lined. Wore 2" heels and it puddled on the floor about two inches.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 111lbs
January 30, 2015
Stunning for business gala and NOT BLACK!
I previously rented this in a 36 and was so disappointed that it was too small. So when I had another event, I rented the 38. Wow! It's a stunning dress, in a deep purple-blue color. Rented the necklace shown in the model picture and it is the perfect accessory for this dress. Lots of compliments, Length of the 38P was perfect with my 3 inch heels.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
January 19, 2015
Runs very small and short
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".
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
November 14, 2014
WAY TOO SMALL
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.
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
October 8, 2014
I loved the flow and the details of this dress. I wore it to a black tie wedding and loved it.
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
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 90lbs
September 16, 2014
I love the color and I got a ton of compliments on my dress!
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
August 27, 2014
Couldn't zip it... but ordered one size too small
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....
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
July 21, 2014
Fits a little awkward up top, but moves in beautiful flowy way
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! :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
July 20, 2014
Runs very small
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
July 5, 2014
Pretty dress
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.
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
June 10, 2014
Pretty dress, weird bust fit
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.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
May 16, 2014
This was so small!
I'm usually a zero and I couldn't even zip it up. Very disappointing.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 9, 2014
Gorgeous dress!!
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!
Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 4, 2014
I wore this last year to junior prom! Very Pretty!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
March 4, 2014
Got compliments for the dress when we were strolling around for the photo session with the bride
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.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 7, 2013
So many compliments!!!
Fit perfectly! Wore flats, and the long was a perfect length
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200lbs
September 24, 2013
Didn't fit my bust, had to return.
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.
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 56
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129lbs
September 20, 2013
Dress was great and fun to wear to a black tie wedding.
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!
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 30, 2013
Perfect Fit. Stunning Dress. Insanely Comfortable.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
August 16, 2013
so comfy I danced the night away!
Looked great in all my photos!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
June 20, 2013
Did not even zip up!
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.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
May 15, 2013
N/A
Runs very small.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
April 14, 2013
Couldn't wear dress:(
Received a size 38 and 40. Beautiful dress, but runs very small and couldn't wear either. Luckily my back up dress fit perfect!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
36L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 3, 2013
Ran very small - couldn't even wear it!
Gorgeous dress, but to tiny to zip
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 13, 2013
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
March 12, 2013
Very comfortable, elegant dress
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.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
March 4, 2013
Just like all the other reivews ITS REALLY SMALL!
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!
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 30, 2013
It was a gorgeous dress!
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.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 22, 2013
Stunning gown!
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
January 14, 2013
LOVED but SOOOO small
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!!
Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
December 23, 2012
So pretty and so flattering
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
December 14, 2012
Gorgeous dress but oddly sized
The 12 was gigantic and I couldn't zip the 10. Mysterious huge gap in sizing!
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 18, 2012
Beautiful dress but regular length was too short!
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!
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
October 25, 2012
This chiffon dress made me feel very elegant!
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.
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Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 22, 2012
Great dress - well made.
Didn't need ironing. Wouldn't be good for large chest.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 143lbs
October 12, 2012
Fit like a glove and was so incredibly, comfortable!
It fit like a glove and was so incredibly comfortable!
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Size worn:
36
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 29, 2012
Received compliments on the dress all night!
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.
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 23, 2012
Exceptionally Elegant and
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.
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