Cynthia Rowley

Amethyst Dress

$49 to buy
$298 retail
Stylist Notes

This silken Cynthia Rowley dress features bold cut-out details at the waist and a flared skirt. The fabric's sheen gives the alluring details an elegant spin.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

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: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Purple faille (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt with side pockets. Side cutouts. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 34” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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103 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 151lbs
May 14, 2017
This was a fun party dress for a work gala.
the fit was good, only thing is that I have long legs and with the tulle to help the skirt flare put the length slightly shorter than expecting. but it work for the environment for my companys gala. (Casino)
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
April 20, 2017
I got so many complements and it was really fun to dance in!
Fit perfect for me; I could understand how someone may feel self-conscious about the cut-outs. If so, order a larger size.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 16
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
April 19, 2017
No one else had this dress.
Great dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 27, 2017
I love this dress
I wore the green dress back in October for a wedding and love the style of it and purchased the purple to keep for myself. I love the cutouts on the sides and the skirt. It also has pockets!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 27, 2017
LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress!! the detail on the side was perfect and the pockets are functional
The fit of this dress was flawless! I am 5'6/ 130lbs and the size 2 fit perfectly. I have wider hips so the pockets made me nervous at first but they were so well hidden you couldn't even tell--they were big enough to keep my phone, lip gloss, and gum hidden.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 18, 2017
Perfect for a small Sonoma wedding!!
This dress was perfect for my boyfriend's sister's small wedding in Sonoma! I was not part of the wedding but also didn't want to wear something that clashed with the wedding party so the color was perfect! It had pockets which I thought was great to hold lip gloss/phone/etc. The cutouts were low enough that I could wear a normal bra, in which I also criss crossed in the back because of the narrow straps. The wedding was in October and a little chilly so I also paired the dress with black tights and black heels. This dress was perfect!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
January 31, 2017
Slimming and comfortable!
I rented this for my husband's Christmas party. It fit so perfectly! I received many compliments and I didn't want to return it! LOVE This dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 16, 2017
Care for an edge with that class?
Slim through the waste with a nice flare at the hips. It was a little loose in the bust, but manageable. I was worried that the sheen of the fabric would make it too nice for a holiday work event, but it turned out great. It hits about mid-thigh for my height, so did require some thought about tucking the dress under when sitting. I think it was fine for a holiday work event, it was just edgy enough.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
January 9, 2017
Beautiful wedding with lots of family presents. My family from out of town LOVED the dress.
Dress fit like a glove, beautiful material. True to size. Got tons of compliments on it. Would highly recommend this dress to others.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
January 8, 2017
A fun cocktail dress with flirty appeal.
I'm obsessed with this designer. I've worn her a few times because I love the cut outs in the dresses that provide flirty but not too in your face appeal... and her dresses have pockets. Along with being able to wear a regular bra, you really can't ask for more! The purple is so vibrant and deep, but it didn't photograph well in dark lighting. The skirt has weight to it which helps keep any wind issues at bay. I wore the size 2. My measurements are 32/24/34, and the 2 fit like a glove without any skin spilling out the sides when I sat down. I just can't recommend those designer enough!!!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Age: 31
December 29, 2016
This was my first rent the runway experience and I loved it. My stylist was great!
I loved this dress. I am 5'5" and about 155 lbs, size 32 DD bust and would describe my body shape as curvy. This dress flattered my waist and flared out at the hips nicely. It fit my chest and allowed me to wear a normal bra which I loved. It was a great dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Weight: 120lbs
December 18, 2016
Great color! Fun flare!
My favorite part about this dress was the color. Great length for a formal event! I rented a 0 and a 2 and definitely had to go with the larger size. The bust area was pretty tight and the sides hugged your ribs, so it isn't a piece I would want to wear for an extended period of time. The flare was very fun but a little heavy. Overall, I was happy with the dress and it served its purpose!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Weight: 135lbs
December 16, 2016
Everyone mentioned this dress was so striking!
I loved this dress! It fit like a dream, was elegant in it's simplicity, and the dress flared beautifully.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
December 16, 2016
This dress is fantastic. Beautiful dress!
This dress was great for the event that I attended. The color is a gorgeous purple. I am usually between a 6-8 depending on the cut of the dress. I decided to go with the 6 because the 8 felt a touch loose around my chest. I will say that the fabric does not have much give so I would be sure to get two sizes in case the rib cage area is a bit tight.
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
December 13, 2016
Sexy yet classy dress!
Beautiful dress! I will say it was a snug up top of you are large busted.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 131lbs
December 3, 2016
fun party dress
I was worried from the reviews that this dress would be too tight on my broad ribcage/shoulders - but the 6 fit perfectly. I think it would be more flattering on people with a more defined waist. I didn't wear a bra with it and it felt great. A regular bra made it too tight and the straps stuck out. The color is gorgeous and the weighted, wavy hemline really does twirl.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 18
November 14, 2016
Comfortable Dress
Ordered 2 and 4 normally wearing a 2 and it fit true to my size wasnt tight around the torso at all which was my only concern, great for a school formal/homecoming.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
November 3, 2016
I got plenty of compliments on this dress! It was perfect for my birthday party!
The silhouette was just right for my body type! I have a full bust so I felt supported in the dress while I showed off my legs. Be sure that your bra fits under the dress so it doesn't peek out of the cutouts. The skater style skirt/bottom of the dress adds feminine flair to the dress. Don't swing too hard in this dress or you'll show your business, lol! I tried on the emerald green as well and both colors were lovely.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
October 26, 2016
Loved dancing in it!
It was fitted in the waist but it was a fun dress for dancing in! The length was perfect, not too long but not too short. I loved the bateau neckline because I was able to wear a statement necklace with the outfit. The cutouts on the side gave it a modern feel. I also got lots of compliments on the color of the dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 53
Bust size: 40DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 225lbs
October 20, 2016
Fit beautifully
Got this for my daughter for homecoming. We had two sizes, 0 and 2, shipped to our local boutique and the stylist was very helpful. Dress was snug through the chest, but fit perfectly everywhere else. She did try on the 2, which was still a little snug in the chest, but too loose on the hips. Returning the dress was easy and we will be back to shop for prom and a summer wedding that we both will be attending.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
October 17, 2016
Perfect for a wedding with a church service and evening reception.
The dress was a bit snug on top, surprising since I have a small bust. Otherwise, it fit great. Hit just above the knee. The pockets and slits made it a bit more fun. The skirt was fun too, the bottom is a bit weighted which is nice if there is wind.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
October 15, 2016
This Cynthia Rowley Amethyst dress is vert comfortable and beautiful on me.
This Cynthia Rowley Amethyst dress in size 6 features cut-outs at the waist and has a flared skirt and is sleeveless with a crew neckline and has side pockets with a hidden back zipper with an hook-eye closure. I love this dress it is super cute for a party!! This dress would great on any body type(s) such as straight and narrow, pear, and petite.
MelissaNovember 10, 2016
You look beautiful!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 13, 2016
Loved this dress and the color!
I wore this for an after work networking party. I received so many compliments. The dress is very flattering and the cutouts are flattering. The length was perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 168lbs
October 11, 2016
Very cute
Runs a smudge small, very comfy! Great bright color!
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Athletic
September 30, 2016
Super fun for Cocktail Party!
This dress fits pretty true to size. I got a ton of compliments! The 10 fit, but the 12 was more comfortable in the ribcage area. I have a larger chest, but did not need to wear a bra because of the thickness of the fabric. The skirt is really fun and flirty. I would definitely rent this dress again. I wish it came in more colors!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 27, 2016
The slits are super sexy!
Super cute fit...made me want to twirl around all night. I got this for a work event and loved the coverage with the pop of skin showing on the sides. A shopstopper for sure...I received compliments all night. Oh yea and it has pockets <3
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
September 26, 2016
Fun dress, great color!
Wore this for a September wedding. It was elegant but the bold color and cutouts made it stand out a bit. The fabric was thick but nice.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 25, 2016
Hemline Issue
I rented this dress for a wedding, but was sadly disappointed when it arrived in less than pristine condition. The fabric is thick with the hemline even thicker and stiffer. It was bent in a funny way. I was unable to iron it back in place. Whole the remainder of the dress was gorgeous and fit great, I was bothered we by the hemline issue and chose not to wear it.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 10, 2016
Worth not having to go out and buy my own dress!
Fit worked out great! It was a little shorter than I would have liked but it worked out for me. Wore a comfortable, regular bra and it didn't show. I typically wear between sizes 8 and 10 for a dress. I went with 10 and 12, the 10 worked perfect for me.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
August 30, 2016
I received lots of compliments on this dress! It's playful and I loved the cut outs.
There was not much of a difference in size between the 6 & 8; I'm typically a 6 but sized up in this dress for a little bit more space.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 25, 2016
Fun party dress!
Wore this dress to an evening wedding and had so much fun dancing the night away! I was worried about the bust being too small, but it fit perfectly throughout. Skirt is fun and flirty--definitely has movement to it. Color was great and I loved the cutout details--would definitely recommend renting this one!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Age: 26
August 18, 2016
Got so many compliments on the dress! It was super vibrant
So pleased with this dress! It flared out just enough, hugged in just the right places and you could tell it was quality material!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 110lbs
August 17, 2016
Always perfect!
This dress is always perfect, I've rented it multiple times for many occasions. It was perfectly hidden pockets, great flow, looks super chic and fun! You can wear a normal bra with it which is always a plus!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 147lbs
August 14, 2016
My 25th wedding anniversary
I ordered this dress and another one with RTR but this one just was super cute with the cute cut-outs on the side and the flattering way it hid my tummy bulge (no girdle needed!) I chose this color because it matched our original wedding colors. I especially loved the pockets where I carried my lipgloss and cell phone! Ton of compliments all night! I would definitely rent this dress again. The only reason why I did not give it 5 stars, is the hemline seemed a bit off with the hard material. I think when it shipped it somehow got smashed. My husband helped iron it out but it was still a bit off. Nevertheless, the dress did it's job. Thank you for making me look so beautiful!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 31
August 11, 2016
I LOVE THIS DRESS!!!
Great pockets, cutouts, and color!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
July 22, 2016
LOVE LOVE LOVE! I got soo many compliments on this dress and wish I didn't have to send it back!
This dress was perfect for a wedding. The satin gave it a formal touch and it was very comfortable to move and dance in. I loved the shade of purple and the cutouts added something without being too revealing. I would definitely rent this again :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 137lbs
July 17, 2016
Loved the subtle cut outs!
This dress was perfection: gorgeous color, flirty flippy skirt, pockets, good price. The best part? The flattering cut outs at each side. What a subtle and classy way to show a little skin! I am normally a size 8, which fit me okay, but I wore the 10 to ensure no skin squeezed out the cut outs. I wore this to a friend's birthday party and would 100% rent it again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
June 28, 2016
Super cute, fun and classy!
This dress definitely looked better on than it did when I took it out of the garment bag. Lol. I didn't think I was going to be a fan, since the model on the RTR webpage shows the skirt part looking very flowy and puffy. It had a slight puff, but it didn't look big which I liked! I got a ton of complements on this dress. I was glad I was able to wear a regular bra with it too! The dress had pockets which was cool to put my phone in when I wasn't taking a picture. It's a comfortable dress! The cutouts felt fun and sexy without being revealing.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 21, 2016
Very cute
A little tight on the cutouts, but not too bad, 8 would have been too big. A lot of material for someone as petite as me. Hides hips and rear section which isn't a problem normally for me, but would be ideal for a pear shaped woman. Liked it but not in love with it!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
June 11, 2016
Elegant with a Peek of Sexiness
Loved the dress! I actually ordered another dress and had it shipped to the Georgetown store for pickup. I tried on that dress but didn't loved it so tried on a few more and found this gem! I'm a short girl - 4'11" - and the dress was a great length for me. I'm usually a size 4 but for some reason this size 8 still fit me well (it was the only available size at the store). The dress is very flowy at the bottom and perfect for dancing, especially salsa or swing. Also, the dress had pockets which I didn't realize until halfway through the night - definitely a bonus! The slits on the sides made me feel sexy but not too revealing, and they can be covered for more conservative shots (like the one I posted). Overall very satisfied! :)
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