Hervé Léger

Lilac Infused Cocktail Dress

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$1,050 retail

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Stylist Notes

Strut your stuff in this figure flattering Herve Leger purple power dress. It's sexy and will certainly turn heads at the party. Stick to minimal accessories and let this dress be the show stopper.

Also available in navy.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sizes XS,S,M,L. Size XS=0; S=2,4; M=6,8; L=10,12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen and hips
HIPS: Very fitted - very fitted at hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Purple stretch bandage. V neckline. Scoop back. Cap sleeves. Asymmetric hem. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 36'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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53 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(40)
Small
(10)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 25, 2014
Great dress...with a little fussing.
The color of this dress is stunning, it is a bright mid-toned purple, I wouldn't really call it a lilac. However, the fit is weird. Despite other reviewers comments, I would urge you to size down. Herve dresses are not flattering if too big, and mine definitely had some spots where I would've liked it to hug closer and "suck me in". It's possible that the size I ordered was stretched out, but I wish I had purchased a size xs. The cut of the neckline is also very odd, it's higher than I think is flattering and smooshes you down. I pulled the top down and hoisted my chest up for a more flattering fit. I also didn't find it to be too short at all. I am 5'6" and wore heels
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 119lbs
November 10, 2012
Great for a last minute dress
I rented this dress on a Wednesday and got it that Friday. It was not my first choice dress but it was perfect for the event and RTR got it to me so fast. The dress looked slightly worn and stretched out in certain places which made it fit funny.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
March 4, 2013
Got so many compliments. Wore with neon orange accents (bag, lip, nails)
So easy to wear!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100lbs
August 12, 2012
Sizing was way off!
I am very tiny and I ordered XXS and XS and neither one fit me! Material is heavy and uncomfortable for summer.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
August 17, 2012
ran small
xs prob comperable to a 0- usually dresses run a bit big so i find i need to go down, in this case ran small, pretty color though
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 129lbs
November 15, 2012
Perfect dress for my bday!!!!
This dress was very comfortable. I danced all night long with ease. This was my first time renting with RTR and loved the ease of ordering and returning. I will be back for more gorgeous rentals:)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 30, 2013
Sexy - maybe a little too sexy!
This is a beautiful dress, but the small was VERY tight on me - I usually wear a size 4 dress. I wore it to dinner, but couldn't last in it for long afterwards! It was also very short on me, so I felt like I had to keep tugging it down. Still, it's a beautiful, extremely sexy dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
February 4, 2014
Vibrant color, very sexy in front
Great looking dress, I can usually wear a small in Herve but this was really small! I got away with it but it was tight, the front hemline makes the dress shorter so being 6 foot tall it was almost to short to be comfortable. Beautiful color!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
March 10, 2014
Didn't end up wearing it, but how convenient!
Herve leger dresses are famously skin tight, and this dress definitely lived up to the rumors. I am very skinny, boobless girl, and this dress was entirely too tight for my comfort level. It would have looked awesome on a curvier girl. Also, just a side note, the purple color is definitely darker in person that it seems online.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 27, 2014
Meh. Did not end up wearing it.
I loved the look of this dress, but I think maybe the bandage dress is just not good for my body type. It fit, but barely (usually a size 8 and I ordered the medium). Ended up going with another dress. The color was gorgeous though!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 21, 2012
I didnt wear it...
The dress ran very small, I would recommend ordering a size up for your second size. I ended up not wearing the dress because the color looked off to me. It was very dull and just didn't look right so I ended up wearing something else.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
January 7, 2013
Really showed off the curves!
It definitely sucks you in and accentuates the curves. The color is electric - so pretty and eye catching without being obnoxious. My boobs however, were a little obnoxious because this dress is tight and "binds" you up. They have no choice but to swim fast to the surface for air ! haha Overall loved it though. Wore it in Vegas and it was a head turner.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 28, 2014
Didn't end up wearing but it was lovly!
Great dress, worn a different one but I will rent again to wear. Color is gorgeous
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 9, 2012
Loved it!
Got so many compliments and the dress was so comfortable and sexy!
LaurenApril 25, 2012
Do you have pictures you wouldn't mind sharing!? Thanks!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 16, 2012
Feminine and sexy!
I'm pretty curvy but I have a small waist. This dress fits like a glove and is stunning. I felt super confident!
KatieApril 27, 2012
I would love to see where the dress hit you on the leg!
SandyMay 31, 2012
On this leggy model the dress looks very short. I wonder what the length would be for someone 5'3"?
RTRJune 4, 2012
Hi Sandy, this dress is 36'' from shoulder to hem. Take a quick measurement to see exactly where the dress will fall on you!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
July 17, 2012
I felt great in this fun color and flattering dress!
I tried this dress on at a Rent the Runway employee party and felt like wearing it out that night! The tight fabric was very flattering and I felt as if the dress would stay put and looking great through out an entire party. It can be worn with an normal bra or without if you are comfortable which is very convenient. It was a bit longer then I was expecting and I would have sized down for back up.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
July 17, 2012
great color!
I wore this at our Rent the Runway Employee Party - it was the first Herve I've ever tried on and wow - i get what all the hype's about! I wore the XS but could have easily gone a size up, it was super tight and flattering but really good at hiding any "flaws". Definitely a thumbs up for a bachelorette, night out on the town, date (lucky guy!), etc
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 14, 2012
A little short for a 5' 10" ga
I liked this dress, since all HL dresses are amazing, but it was a little shorter than what I had hoped for. I ended up not wearing it since it wasn't appropriate for the party I was going to- but would have been a great clubbing dress!
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 19, 2012
Not very flattering on my hips
The color was exactly as it looks on the website, very pretty. I didn't like the lines going down my hips or the way the sleeves cut into my armpits, it wasn't very flattering. It was a good length for my height, not too short not too long. I ended up wearing the other Herve Leger dress that I rented.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 154lbs
October 10, 2012
I wore it for a garden wedding in Malibu. Very chic.
A bit on the short side but shows off your curves.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
November 23, 2012
Made me feel like a MILLION bucks !
Tight around the mid section. Would definitely wear Spanx.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
December 13, 2012
Addicted to RTR & Herve Leger! All Herve Leger dresses are amazing! RTR is the best!
Can't explain how much i love this Herve Leger dress. It's not too revealing, very sophisticated. Dress is a bit worn out (too much rentals i guess) but it still looked ahh-mazing! RTR's service is always excellent! They called me that my dress was not available 2 days before my rental but they were able to send me another replacement the next day! It worked out perfectly because i like this more than my original rental! Amazing customer service, keep it up RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XXS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
January 21, 2013
Talk of the party!
Herve Legers dresses are always so flattering, no matter what size you are. I got so many compliments on this dress. The color is even more fabulous in person.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
February 25, 2013
Beautiful color, looks great in pictures. Dress looked a little worn and stretched out.
Beautiful color, looks great in pictures.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
June 3, 2013
This color was a showstopper!
Like most Herve' dresses, this one fit like a glove. I'm tall but my shape is very pear so it is not always easy to find dresses that fit. I always feel sexiest in a bandage!
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
July 24, 2013
I have a very athletic build...however this dress made me feel feminine and sexy!
I have a very athletic build...however this dress made me feel feminine and sexy! Great dress for my bachelorette party! Typically dresses do not fit me right. The hips end up on my waist and the chest part of the dress hit up to high on my neck. This dress pulled in all the right places.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 21, 2013
Great Dress
Beautiful jewel tone color. It hugs and cut in all the right places.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 15, 2013
loved it. Wore it for a March of Dimes event, perfect color. No need for Spanx! Great fit
zipper had a little wear on it, color was coming off, but you couldn't tell unless you were the one zipping, great fit! Loved it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 11, 2013
Pretty in Purple
Wore this for a date night to a Broadway musical. Usually wear a size M, but wanted to more breathability since I knew I would be walking around town a bit after. Got many compliments as usual with this designer.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
December 17, 2013
I turned 30 in a purple Herve! Enough said!
I ordered a S (wishful thinking) and a M. Both dresses were ok, but I didn't like the fact that you could see my inny belly-button in the small. :) I wore this at my 30th birthday party and it was perfect! Purple is my favorite color and while I thought I ordered a different dress, this one turned out to be perfect! The hem detailing on the bottom of the dress made it unique as well as the neck and shoulder lines. While I was mindful while talking pictures to make sure I "sucked" it in at the flash, I was not worried about my dress at all. I was comfortable and best of all I felt beautiful.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 30, 2013
Not very flattering for my hips and tummy area
This is a very tight fitting dress, and shows off any lump or bump you may have. So it wasnt for me. It made my hips look extra wide, and made my tummy look a lot bigger than it really is. I have a long torso, and usually I dont have that problem, but for some reason this dress, hugged me in all of the wrong places. Which was a bummer, I was really excited to wear this. But RTR staff was amazing and sent me another dress that I can not wait to wear for NYE! Can not thank them enough, I dont think I've ever experienced amazing customer service like this.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
January 7, 2014
NYE dress...fabulous, felt like a million dollars!
Fit very tight around bust, fit perfect everywhere else, I did manage to put a bra on underneath for some lift as the dress squashed my bust a little. The dress has a heavy, quality feel and shows off all the curves in the right places, color is fabulous, would rent again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
March 12, 2014
Girls night out in New York City
It's a great dress for a night out or party. Very flattering on the curves. Looks great in pictures. The color is a perfect alternative to LBD.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
March 16, 2014
Looking and feeling incredible in this gorgeous purple!
This dress is so flattering and the color is great. I wore it for a night out with girlfriends and I never wanted to take it off! It's form fitting and tight, but the material is stretchy so no need to really wear spanx with this dress.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
March 19, 2014
Just ok
Dress seemed worn out and was I'll fitting - especially the straps. Wanted to love, but had to send back.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 26, 2014
Perfect fit, hugged my curves in all the right ways!
When I received the dress, it was a little stretched out, but when I put it on you couldn't tell at all. The color is very unique and stands out in a crowd and the fit hugged my curves and sucked in the belly. I'd never worn an Herve Leger before, and what I really liked was that the bottom of the dress never rode up. I wore this dress to my sorority's semi formal and it was absolutely perfect. I highly recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143lbs
April 23, 2014
Great dress to wear for a formal rooftop Chicago summer wedding!
Amazing fit!!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
April 26, 2014
Looking at the pictures I am so happy I chose this dress
The color of this dress is absolutely beautiful ... I received dozens of compliments on this dress !!! I hated to send it back honestly . I can't wait to order again ... I might just find an occasion to wear this one again !!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
April 28, 2014
Awesome fit and color! I loved this dress!
This was my first time renting a Herve Leger dress so I did not know what to expect but I was so happy with it! I wore this dress to a wedding and I felt great in it all night! I wore a size small and it was fitted enough that it hugged my curves in all the right places but I was still able to move around and dance all night. The color is a great shade of purple. I got compliments on this dress all night long. I would definitely recommend renting this dress and already look forward to my next Herve rental for another wedding next month.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105lbs
April 29, 2014
Stunning!
I wore this dress for my bachelorette party, and it was absolutely stunning! Definitely hugs every curve, but not so tight that I couldn't breathe. It also has a bit more of a conservative top than some other Herve dresses, which made me feel more comfortable given my larger chest size. The color was also beautiful, especially if you are looking to stand out in a crowd. Would rent again in a heartbeat!
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