Halston Heritage

Bahama Mama Dress

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$395 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Rent this perfect Halston Heritage dress for your exotic getaway! Pair with bright and colorful accessories to spice up your look.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Not fitted
HIPS: Fitted - curvy women should size up
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'11''. )

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Not fitted
HIPS: Fitted - curvy women should size up
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'11''. )

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Product Details

Purple floral print charmeuse. Strapless neckline with sarong knot. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 30'' from top of bodice to hem.

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27 reviews

Fit
Small 14
True to Size 12
Large 1
Photos 6
marytom
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Jan 20, 2013

Fun print, feels more laid-back then party-ish.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
For me, the twist-knot neckline just didn't work or do anything remotely flattering for me. I think the person that should wear this should have a shorter neckline-torso ratio/proportion so it doesn't feel giraffe-y on top. The print is beautiful and I think I would wear this to a Summer clam bake or something a little more laid-back.
Jaymee
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 24, 2012

This dress was the perfect pick!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was extremely comfortable, but it fit very strangely. I typically wear a 0 and had to wear the 2 because the draping on the 0 looked really strange. The dress was tight in the chest and butt. It is not fitted at the waist, but if you go up a size it drapes really pretty.
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 4, 2012

The only thing is that depending how this fits you (curves) it could bunch in the front to make it look like you have a stomach (note picture 3)

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was a plan B option for a wedding this past weekend. I ended up wearing it to a nice dinner the night prior and loved it. It was beautiful yet comfortable and casual. I dressed it down with flip flops and minimal jewelry.
Erica
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155 lbs
Jun 24, 2012

My mom said it was the most flattering and gorgeous dress she'd ever seen on me. She recommended I try to purchase it from the website!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
For my first RTR experience, this dress knocked it out of the ballpark. I tend to wear a size 10 or 12, and the 12 fit like a dream-- and in a very flattering way, for a girl with curves. The stylist sizing suggestions were spot-on as the hips are very fitted. The bust was an absolute wonder-- a secure, comfortable fit that did not require adjusting *at all* over the course of the evening. I received compliments throughout the day (it was an afternoon wedding) and I felt like a million bucks. The colors are gorgeous, and the dress hits just above the knee-- again, flattering for someone with thighs they'd rather not draw attention to. Would certainly rent again!
Morgan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Apr 1, 2014

it is ok

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
this dree did not fit me right- it was little tight on the top and it did not do anything for my waist line- I think you need to be very thin and tall to pull it off. It is a pretty dress through
Nicole
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 14, 2014

Lots of compliments - great for a summer wedding.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Beautiful dress but was a little tight in the chest area where I have a little more muscle tone.
Lesley
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132 lbs
Sep 19, 2013

Adorable dress! Would definitely rent it again.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Doesn't have much give/stretch, but ran true to size
Siobhan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Sep 17, 2012

Didn't Impress

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress looks great on the model on RTR, but did not impress me at all once delivered. I usually wear a size 4 and ordered the 4 and 6 and tried both on. The four i could fit into standing up, but I wasn't able to sit down without making adjustments and being very careful for fear of ripping the lining. The 6 fit me much better in the hips, but was too big in the bust so it would crinkle up in odd spots that was just not flattering. This is definitely not a dress for a pear shaped woman. The length was great for a tall person, but there is no give in the hip area at all. I ultimately returned both sizes.
Jackie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 1, 2012

Beautiful and Vibrant

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved the colors of this dress! It was flowy, silky, and perfect for a destination wedding. My only qualm about it was that it kept rolling down in the front and revealing the black sticky lining that was supposed to be sticking to me!
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 60
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112 lbs
Aug 13, 2012

Didn't work for me

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Vacation
Beautiful fabric but very strange fit. Did not work at all for me. I'm a size 2, C cup - Not the right dress for me.
allison
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 10, 2012

Great dress, bad fit

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered this dress thinking it was going to be great. Sadly it was very tight around the hips and thighs. I suggest sizing up in this.
Lisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Jul 31, 2012

Gorgeous!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
"Stunning" "Gorgeous" "Beautiful". These were the words used by others at the event when commenting on this dress and how I looked. Dress was awesome. Loved the look and the material. I am a size 10 and rented an 8 and a 12 (no 10 was available) I ended up wearing the 12 with no problem although the 10 would have probably fit better. Another rent the runway homerun!
Amber
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 30, 2012

Love this Dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I LOVE this dress. I have a small chest and wide hips. This dress is extremely flattering for a pear shaped body type. It accentuates smaller chests really well! I got a million compliments on the dress. It is very fitted, so I would definitely suggest choosing a size larger for your second size. It is baggy in the stomach area, but fitted at the hips and thighes. And it does not fall down at all...you will not have to keep pulling this dress up all day long. It is the best strapless dress I have ever worn. I didn't want to return it :(
Ally
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160 lbs
Jun 8, 2012

No room for rumps

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I rented this for a day time summer party. I'm usually between 10 & 12, but not in this dress. The color was vibrant and perfect for summer. The lining of the dress was too tight around my bottom and made for a very awkward fit. The bottom of the zipper also stuck straight out and it was too tight around my bust. Sadly, it did not work for me at all, so I sent it back.
Shell
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 30, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I did not want to take this dress off! It was gorgeous. Yet, so comfortable. I felt exotic and beautiful, like I could wear this on a romantic trip to an island somewhere. I wanted to keep it!
JL
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Body type: Athletic
Sep 18, 2011

Overall fit: Small
I loved this dress!!! I got so many compliments on it. The only problem was that it was really tight in the chest. I usually wear a size 4 it was very tight and im a A cup!
Summer Wedding
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Aug 24, 2011

Overall fit: Large
I got this dress, and ended up wearing the back up. I was disappointed that it was a little baggy, and that the fabric was joined in the front and so it had a weird line down the middle of the dress. The material was nice, but it just didn't fit/look the way it seems.
Slice
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 2, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I wore the Bahama Mama dress for my sister's bridal shower, and I received many compliments. The color and fabric are gorgeous and very high in quality. This dress fit beautifully. I might recommend against this dress for curvier girls, though.
Lori
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Body type: Athletic
Jul 13, 2011

Overall fit: Small
Unfortunately, this dress was indeed too snug in the hip area to drape properly. I have been a size 0 or 2 for years so I was surprised at the fit.
AJ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 28, 2011

Overall fit: Small
I agree with the other reviews - if you have bigger hips or a bigger butt I'd look for another style. It just runs a bit tight in those areas.
Jenny
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
Jun 25, 2011

Overall fit: Small
I rented sizes 0 & 2 and couldn't even zip the 2 up! In most normal (non-designer) dresses those sizes always work for me. If you have any sort of hips I do not suggest trying this dress, overall I was very disappointed. So happy that RTR took it back and gave me full merchandise credit!
Wendy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Jun 21, 2011

Overall fit: Small
Definitely disappointed with this dress. If you have hips at all, order larger than you normally would. I ordered my normal size, plus the size above me and it barely fit. It didn't look good, so I returned it immediately and had to go with Plan B for a wedding I was attending. Also, I am small-busted and the top was even snug.
Whitney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Jun 13, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I am not large-chested, but couldn't get it zipped up over the chest; the hips are really baggy and the dress does a strange pooch where the fabric gathers in front, right around the belly. Think this dress would be great if you're pregnant and just starting to show.
Melissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
May 23, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
LOVED this dress! It broke my heart to put it in the mailbox yesterday :( I'm small busted but with average hips so "hourglass" my be pushing it. Maybe I'm more athletic? I never know what box to check lol. I'm 5'8" 120 lbs (+/- a few depending on the day!) and I carry most of my weight in my hips and thighs. That being said, I was able to wear the 0 without any hip tightness. But the dress! I wore it for law school graduation and it was perfect. The dress was so comfortable for being strapless. Being fully lined, I felt completely comfortable taking pictures in the sunlight. Oh, and the color was PERFECT (especially since purple is the color of law). The colorful detail made finding the perfect shoes super easy, too.
seedubs
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116 lbs
May 9, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
This was such a fun dress to wear. It ran true to size and was very comfortable. I'd rent it again!
Monika
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155 lbs
May 9, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Very cute dress. I wear either a 6 or 8 typically. In this dress I wore the 8. I am 5'10, straight figure with a D chest, 135 lb. This was comfortable to wear.
Jenn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
May 5, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Easy breezy. Perfect for a trip to the beach and flattering for a larger chest. I would not recommend for larger hipped ladies.
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