Bam Pow Dress

$179 to buy
$510 retail
Stylist Notes

Wear this ultra bright purple Diane von Furstenberg dress for a night out on the town.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Very fitted
HIPS: Very fitted - dress runs narrow throughout
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra; seamless underwear recommended
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Product Details

Violet wool jersey. Boat neckline. Cap sleeves with keyhole opening. Exposed back zipper. 36'' from shoulder to hem.

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57 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(43)
Small
(8)
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 57
Body type: Athletic
May 9, 2011
I am normally a size 8 but had to use the 10 in this dress. Very flattering. I have a small bust but it worked great.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
July 2, 2011
Great dress. Definitely recommend renting a size up; I am 4 in most department store gowns, and the six fit exactly. Got lots of compliments. Great gown to dress up or down. Many praised of the vintage vibe (if you fill out the dress a bit more than the model, it looks very much like a fitted dress ala "Mad Men"). Very comfy, too!,
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Body type: Pear
August 9, 2011
this dress is so classic and beautiful. it runs true to size and shows off your curves.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
September 16, 2011
I LOVE this dress. I wore it for a luncheon with some of the best dressed women in the city and got so many compliments! The color is beautiful, the structure is perfect and it fit like a glove. The 4 fit like it was made for me. (My typical size is a 2-4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
June 2, 2011
My first work banquet. Great dress
Rented this dress for an award banquet. It was gorgeous yet still elegantly simple. It fit slightly on the smaller size (I ended up wearing the 6 instead of the 4 and I am usually a true 4 dress size) Great length, just above the knee. Beautiful material and great color. Love the sleeves--they are cap but split in the middle
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 16, 2011
I wore this for a TV segment in Miami and the dress was just as hot as it was outside -- absolutely loved it!
Great dress - loved the color, dress and fit. Would definitely recommend it especially for the spring/summer -- it's an amazing color with to wear with a tan.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
February 23, 2012
loads of compliments for a (surprisingly) comfortable dress!
Absolutely loved this dress! I got so many compliments on the color alone, which is much brighter and bolder than the website depicts. I am typically a 2-4, and the 4 fit me perfectly. Definitely size up for backup! I tried the 2 on in a store and it was way too tight!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
April 24, 2012
Gorgeous dress!
Perfect dress for going from work to a nice evening event. Highly recommend. Love the color and fits very well!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 27, 2012
Love it! Rented dress 4 times!
This is my all time favorite dress on RTR. I have now rented it four times (should probably look into buying it. The fabric is nice and heavy with a little bit of stretch. The color is a little darker than it appears in the picture but is still beautiful. Every time I wear it I feel beautiful and sophisticated.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Body type: Hourglass
September 3, 2012
Thanks RTR! You made made look great on tv!
Thanks RTR for the fabulous dress! I rented this one for a tv segment on a local talk show. It looked great on television and I received lots of compliments. To see the entire clip visit www.mtskids.com.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
September 24, 2012
LOVE!!!! I felt so sexy and sophisticated at my bachelorette party.
This dress is a stunner. It is short and has an amazing back, but isn't low cut, so you're not giving too much away. I wore spanx and I think that was needed to smooth everything out since the dress is tight, but oh so flattering! Also, any dress that can be worn with a regular bra is a huge perk. I would definitely rent again and would buy it if I ever won the lottery. A MUST-RENT in my opinion!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 29, 2012
Nice dress
Very nicely cut dress, fits great, looks in person better than on the pictures.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
November 8, 2012
Classy, but sexy!
This dress is beautiful! I rented it for a bridal shower and it was classy but still sexy. The color is bold and gorgeous and really pops! I rented a 4 and a 6 but was only shipped the 4 due to a mix up with hurricane Sandy and the 4 ended up fitting perfect. It accentuates your curves very well! May I also say the Rent The Runway team gave superb service due to the circumstances on the East Coast... you guys are wonderful!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
November 12, 2012
Amazing color!
First and foremost....the color of this dress is amazing. It's a deep vibrant royal purple and definitely makes you stand out in a crowd. The skirt hit me about 2 inches above the knee. I ordered the 6 and the 8 and ended up wearing the 8 for the wedding, but probably would have gone with the 6 for date night for a sexier fit. Overall beautiful dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
December 5, 2012
Very pretty-beautiful purple color!
This dress fit true to size and the seams were very flattering. Normally I hate cap sleeves (because I have broad shoulders) but I still thought it looked great. BEAUTIFUL purple color. I ended up wearing something different for my law school graduation, but this would be perfect for another event, such as an office party, etc.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 8, 2013
Incredibly flattering dress!
I rented this for my bridal shower, and while I wasn't sure at first if I would like the color, this is my favorite dress that I've rented so far! I've tried to find it to buy it, but haven't had any luck. Such a great dress!
SarahMarch 18, 2013
So cute Mo!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
March 13, 2013
Classy But Fun
The length of this dress is great- I have longer legs and feel self conscious in short dresses but this hit nicely mid-to-low thigh. The fabric is a bit stiff, and I ended up wearing a 6 rather than my standard 4 so that I could eat and dance without feeling like a stuffed sausage. It's a great bright color!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 26, 2013
Chic, colorful, perfect!
This was my first RTR rental, and I am pleased at how well it went. I rented a 6 and an 8, and both ended up fitting. I chose the 6, which was a bit snug but nice for date night. The dress looks classy and fits well. The color is a much more vivid purple in person, but I loved it! I wish I could find it to buy. I also got the Badgley Mischka Falling Leaf earrings as a stylist surprise, and they were big, blingy, and fun.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
April 19, 2013
Beautiful color for a beautiful dress!
I rented this for my daughter for a fundraiser event. The length, the design & style was perfect and appropriate for such. She looked so beautiful and classy! she and everyone loved it!! Thanks RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
June 17, 2013
Awesome color that really popped! The fit was great -- totally made my figure more hourglass shaped
This was my best RTR experience yet -- the dress was super easy to wear and loved loved loved the color!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 26, 2013
Beautiful color, sophisticated but not too stuffy!
I loved this dress, and so did everyone else! The color is better than the images on the site, and it fit really well!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
July 30, 2013
Perfect dress for a wedding or night out!
I wore this dress to two weddings in one day! It was very comfortable and easy to move around in. The fabric has a great stretch to it, and it's very flattering. I would highly recommend for anyone looking to pull off a classy yet trendy look. I ordered the 6 and the 8, but the small seam tacking the black lining around the inside of the neckline was broken on the size 6. When I tried it on, it didn't seem to look quite right as you could see the black lining showing. So I went with the 8 instead. It was a little looser in the hip and thigh area, but still looked great! The dress is fitted enough, I would recommend going one size up for the back-up in case you aren't as comfortable with such a form fitting dress. The fabric is nice and thick, so it should be flattering on all body types!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
September 13, 2013
Loved it! Would love to buy.
I wore this in Vegas for my sister's bachelorette party. It was super comfortable, cute, and I received tons of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 30, 2013
Great color. Perfect for lots of photographs.
Very flattering fit and cut with simple, charming details. Runs true to size. Go with a statement necklace and nude or black heels. BAM. You'll be the hot chick at the party.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
November 28, 2013
The bright color of this dress is perfect for a hot, summer look!
When I read the other reviews on this dress, I decided to rent up a size. This dress was a bit big actually and I should have stayed true to my regular RTR size of 2 and 4. Otherwise, it was perfect and loved the color.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 167lbs
February 28, 2014
Made me feel sexy yet covered up.
Fits true to size. Showed my curves while still being classy. Not too short and not too long. Loved this dress!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
May 27, 2014
Perfect
Perfect color and fit for my sister-in-law's Bachelorette Party! This dress will work for any occasion.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 10, 2014
Didn't get to wear this but great customer service experience to find alternative
I never received the dress. There was an issue with the size I ordered. I still gave this review 5 stars because I stylist promptly contacted me about the issue and assisted me with finding a more than suitable alternative (honoring the same rental price although the replacement was priced higher) in a crunch. Thanks, RTR!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
June 14, 2014
Not forgiving in the midsection. Not worn.
I ordered this as a backup dress and I'm so happy the first dress fit because this did NOT work for me in a size 4. I thought that the midsection would be somewhat forgiving given the way it was made (seemingly criss-cross fabric), but it was not. My little tummy bulge stuck out. This may have possibly worked for me in a 6, but I'll never know- I doubt I'll ever try to order the dress again. I would put it on and take and post a picture, but I don't want to- it really looked THAT bad on me!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 29, 2014
Great color, great dress!
I rented this dress for a bridal shower. I ordered two sizes because depending on the dress, the sizes I wear vary. I went with the 6 because it fit more snug and looked better, the 8 was too loose. The dress was very comfortable and a great color. I wore a black necklace with it because I felt it was too plain without one.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
August 5, 2014
Such a comfortable yet pretty and unique dress!
I loved this dress! It was great for a casual night out in Vegas - the color is gorgeous and there was a fun little detail with a tiny cutout on the shoulders and underneath the top of the dress at the collar is a darker purple leather layer that when it peaks out is cute! Super comfy and stretchy and true to size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 14, 2014
Not my usual, but nice.
Everything about this dress was great, it just wasn't my style. It has a pretty high neckline for my taste, so it was weird for me to get used to, but I'm sure there are people that don't necessarily like low necklines all the time. The color is great and I felt I looked good while wearing it to a beautiful steak dinner.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
August 15, 2014
Beautiful Color!
Loved the color of this dress, it's even more vibrant in person. The 6 fit like a glove but I opted to wear the 8 so I would feel more comfortable. The black lining around the neckline sometimes showed which was slightly annoying
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 10, 2014
Gorgeous purple & fit
I wore this to be a bridesmaid. This dress is a beautiful deep purple & photographs really well. Good fit - very comfortable to run around in doing wedding chores, wedding , & dancing all night.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
January 13, 2015
Beautiful fit and fabric, great dress for professional event.
I'm 5'2", 128 pounds, generally a size 4. The size 4 was a body-con fit on me, which would have been perfect for a date or wedding. I opted to wear the size 6 since I was going to a business event. Beautiful color and fabric; very comfortable and low-maintenance.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 153lbs
October 21, 2013
Turning heads!
This dress was surprisingly sexy and showed just the right amount of curves. The color was perfect and my date had to hear people compliment me all night. Loved it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
March 20, 2015
Great color not too good at hiding the belly
I loved the color of his dress...great alternative for Valentine's Day instead of the sea of reds and blacks. The fabric was thin so didn't have much help in shaping well for me. Should have worn spanx :-). Wore with black pumps.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 144lbs
April 7, 2015
Bright and comfortable
This dress just fit like a glove and was super comfortable to dance in. The dress looks great in photos because the color is so vibrant. I liked the detail on the cap sleeve.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 11, 2011
Loved this dress. Definitely VERY body conscious. I rented it for a former VP's wedding this past weekend. It was a great dress for early spring. Got a lot of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 9, 2014
Cute, bright purple dress
The color is much brighter in person and very pretty. Very comfortable and fun. If worn outside on a hot day, it can be a bit hot and clingy.
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