Astonishing Amethyst Gown

$119 to buy
$795 retail
Stylist Notes

Exquisite and breathtaking! Rent this Nicole Miller Astonishing Amethyst Gown and pair with Chamak's Black Ice Bangle Set and Dannijo's Ismene Bib Necklace to finalize the look.

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 in bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout bodice; ruching augments lower abdomen - wear with SPANX to cinch in waist
HIPS: Very fitted - very fitted just below hips then becomes looser at thigh
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 2 sizes (Regular, Long): Regular for heights 5'3" to 5'6" (measures 59" shoulder to hem)- Long for heights 5'6" and taller (measures 62" shoulder to hem)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; dress has boning in bodice
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10'')

Size & Fit Notes

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 in bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout bodice; ruching augments lower abdomen - wear with SPANX to cinch in waist
HIPS: Very fitted - very fitted just below hips then becomes looser at thigh
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 2 sizes (Regular, Long): Regular for heights 5'3" to 5'6" (measures 59" shoulder to hem)- Long for heights 5'6" and taller (measures 62" shoulder to hem)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; dress has boning in bodice
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10'')

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Length Chart

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Product Details

Purple silk chiffon. Sweetheart neckline. Ruched bodice. Draping detail from waist to hip. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip.

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119 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(97)
Small
(16)
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
December 20, 2010
I really loved this dress and recieved compliments on the color and shape. Only problem I had was with the rouching - the dress needed some help so I had to get it steamed and pressed before I wore it. Another $20 bucks spent but was still well worth it!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Body type: Petite
January 19, 2011
The dress was an absolute compliment to me. The color and style was me all the way. Perfect gown to stand out!!!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
February 7, 2011
Loved this dress, it fits true to size and was great because I love highlighting my waist while wearing something forgiving in the hips! Very comfortable!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Body type: Pear
February 14, 2011
Looking Fabulous on the First Night Out Post-Baby
I really liked the dress. II wore this dress to a formal gala a couple of months after having my first baby so I was a little nervous about selecting something that I hadn't tried on first. However, the RTR stylist was great at helping me select a size that would work for me. I think it was a little darker than it appeared in the picture. Also, I agree with the others that the hips are a little snug.
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Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Body type: Hourglass
February 16, 2011
This dress is horrible. Arrived SO wrinkled that even if it did fit, I wouldn't have been able to wear it. Also, it does not look like the pic AT ALL. It had these two drappy loops hanging on the sides. I'm assuming they were supposed to be laid across the dress, but they were haning down (like sleeves that weren't in your arms).
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Body type: Straight & narrow
February 18, 2011
I really loved this dress. The color is just fab! The fit is perfect for almost any shape and the sweetheart neckline is a plus! The only part I thought was weird were the the two sashes on both side that aren't pictured here. It was like have two handles on each hip. Really strange. Other than that the fit is pretty much true to size.
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Body type: Athletic
February 24, 2011
unfortunately it didnt fit. and what threw me back was that it had some dangly bits in the front and side that are not in the Picture. as another reviewer said about the Strapless red dress. if there is a change done on the shoot or during photoshop it would be nice if it would be made public to the costumers who are renting it. i had to run to Nordstrom and buy a size 12 dress for my event. by the end it all worked out. learning experience xx
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Body type: Hourglass
February 28, 2011
This dress was fabulous! Another reviewer mentioned the two loops hanging down, they are supposed to go through the dress and cross over. You can see how when you zoom in on the picture. Whole service was brilliant!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 28, 2011
This was worn to a recent gala & I loved it! The fit was absolutely perfect- I didn't experience any riding up like some of the other reviews mentioned. There is a built in bra that is very supportive and the whole piece is very comfortable. The color really pops- and is a nice change from the black dresses you see so often. The dangly/ loopy pieces that others mentioned are shown in the picture! They are the pieces that cross around the models crotch area. I would wear this dress again in a heartbeat!!!!!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Body type: Petite
March 5, 2011
The dress is incredibly beautiful. It runs true to size, but if you are short, even if you order the Regular it will probably be a little too long. My first size 2 that was delivered had a hole, so RTR was awesome and they overnighted another size 2 that was perfect! I recommend it!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
March 7, 2011
Beautiful dress. It was actually my second choice, but I ended up going with it cause of the fit and I adored it (Black Tie Wedding). I'm very slender so I'm always afraid of clothes being big on me, but the size 0 fit me well. Some reviewers made comments about the dress riding up on the hips. I knew I wouldn't have that issue (smally hips) which is another reason I rented it. The wiring on the bust was a bit off (I guess from the last rental) and there was a small stain on the bottom which wasn't noticeable unless you're REALLY looking. All in all I had very positive experience w this dress.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
March 10, 2011
I am a size 6 and the dress was true to size. It fit great and the built in bra came in handy. The pieces of the dress that hang down are supposed to criss cross and wrap around the dress. Count on having to have the dress dry cleaned when you receive it as it was terribly wrinkled and had fuzz, lent, and hair all over it. But, after a rush trip to the cleaners, the dress came out great and looked great and I received several compliments.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 27, 2011
Absolutely AMAZING! The dress was a little long on me even at 5'5" with 4" heels on. But it wasn't a problem. I received several compliments and felt like a real show-stopper. :) If I wasn't in so many pictures I would rent this dress again. The fit was perfect in the bust and hips. I didn't feel like a stuffed sausage and it didn't ride up or fall down. Loved it!!!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
April 3, 2011
I was a little unhappy when I received the dress because it was pretty wrinkled and I had to take it to get steamed but the 0 fit me fine... definitely needed 4-5" heels or else it would be too long. I felt like wrapped area around my hips made me look wider but the color was fab on my olive skin tone. I got a lot of compliments. It's really fun to dance in because the fabric flows really nicely. The shape of the bust boning was a little weird on me but no one else seemed to notice. I'm a 34B.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
April 4, 2011
Pieces arrive to you a bit worn out but none the less beautiful. Although I could not rent my size (I'm petite I rented a reg.) I still managed with the reg. sized dress. It is very flowy and elegant. My only complaint is that it's a bit worn out. And if they do not have your size do not rent the dress. I have learned.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Athletic
April 7, 2011
This dress was a beautiful color, and had soft flowing fabric. However, the bodice does not have boning and does not tightly hold in any tummy bulge! Since it is tight around the bottom of the bodice, it will accentuate any tummy that is not completely flat. Did not wear this dress, even though it was my first choice.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
April 12, 2011
Loved this dress, but the loopy thing came a bit ripped, which wasn't so fantastic, but I LOVED it otherwise!!!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
April 22, 2011
This was a fabulous dress. You can't tell in the picture, but it has a beautiful train in the back. It runs true to size. Since I am so tall, I ordered it in the long size, and it worked perfectly. I recommend renting the long if you are taller than 5'8.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 2, 2011
This dress was absolutely stunning -- paired it with the Noble Nadia Necklace. The only "complaint" I would have is that I ordered a size long (I'm 5'11" without shoes!!) and I felt that it was still too long / was dragging on the ground. However, this was a minor point - received many compliments on it and felt fabulous!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 5, 2011
Absolutely stunning dress. I was very impressed with the quality of the material and the fit. Even though I did not have major hips to fill the dress out, it created an illusionary hourglass figure that was flattering. Absolutely pleased with this rental!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Body type: Hourglass
May 10, 2011
This dress looks so much better in person! The color actually looks much lighter, but it still looked beautiful. The two straps threw me off at first, but their supposed to be criss-crossed in the front of the dress. Overall I was satisfied with this dress. I felt like a princess! Definitely worth renting.
IvyNovember 22, 2011
What size dress did you order? I am the same height & body type that you are & I would love your advice :)
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Body type: Hourglass
May 11, 2011
This was my first choice dress and I think it is beautiful. However, I thought the colour was not as deep as it is shown here which was the most disappointing thing. The fabric also laid weird on my hips. I will not end up wearing this one.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Body type: Pear
May 19, 2011
Beautiful dress, and customer service is AMAZING. It was a little tight on my hips and tended to ride up. If you're hippy, you might want to order a size up. But I wore it to a Military Dinner so luckily I didn't have to move too much. This dress said "classy elegance" without being ANOTHER boring black dress. I already ordered another rental for another event next week because I had such a great experience. Thanks RTR.
JennieDecember 1, 2011
Also wearing it to a military dinner : )
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 22, 2011
Height: 5'8" Weight: 115 Event: Prom I discovered this website a couple weeks before prom and decided to rent this dress as a backup in case my actual dress didn't come in time. Thank god, because my dress didnt -- and still hasn't -- come in! My RTR dress came right in time, and it was perfect! I ordered a size 0 and 2. The 0 fit perfectly. I did have to pull it up a few times throughout the night just because it's strapless and I have a small bust, but it was very flattering. I received tons of compliments, and everyone thought it was super cool that it was a rental. I believe I rented it for $60 when the rental price was $75. I googled RTR coupons and found a -$15 one! If you plan to rent this dress, get it one or two days before your event. It did come in pretty wrinkly, like many of the other reviewers have said. I received my dress the day before the event and had my friend steam it for me the day of. Other than that, everything was perfect! :)
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Body type: Hourglass
May 23, 2011
Overall, the dress was nice but I had a few problems. When I first received the dress there was a tear at the top of the bust on the left side. As well at the underwire and over wire of the dress were out of place so I found myself pulling the dress under the wire because it would scratch my skin continuously! And because my boobs are big I had to CONSTANTLY pull the dress up. & since my butt is big, the design didn't fit over like it was supposed to! It was really baggy in some areas, but despite all the mishap I liked it! It wasn't worth a 75$ rental though.. More like 45. Size/design wise = 4 Appearance of the dress = 3
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
June 6, 2011
This dress runs true to size. It was so comfortable to wear and I got so many compliments. I rented the 6 and 8 and both fit. Wore the 8 just b/c it fit a little better in the chest. Like others said it needed to be steamed but I was prepared for this so it was no big deal. The RTR experience was so easy I will definitely use again !!!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
July 1, 2011
i'm pretty curvy and this dress added a little too much "bulk" to my stomach and butt area. if you're on the curvy side, i highly recommend spanx!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 118lbs
July 17, 2011
Beautiful dress!! I rented a 0 and 2 and they were both big! i'm 5'7 and 120 with 34C and it was big all over. sadly couldnt wear it but its just a beautiful dress. def best for fuller figures
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
August 3, 2011
Let me begin by saying how gorgeous this dress is! The color is spectacular and the material is whimsical. However, the fit is very precise. Meaning, your torso and hips need to be specific in order for this dress to fit correctly. I believe it shapes weird around the hips. It flattens the booty or in my case, it cuts it in half. Not sure how to explain it. It isn't a dress that will flatter everyone.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
August 15, 2011
Rented this for a black tie wedding. Beautiful but runs small and did not flatter me and the generous booty I've got (as the ruching stopped right over the middle of my rear end...) Wish I could have worn it as this would have been a beautiful dress. If you have hips, size up ladies... size up! :-) On the plus side, the long is definitely a *true* long length (unlike some of the other "long" dresses that still end up being too short on my 5'9" frame), so get your cute heels out tall ladies and party on.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Body type: Hourglass
February 19, 2011
I did not like this dress at all.The color was not the same as on model,it had loops on each side(not shown)that I had no idea where they went. I was confused by the dress. So happy I had a backup dress which was FLAWLESS.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
September 5, 2011
Stunning dress! I ordered the long length and it was perfect for my height.
PaigeApril 15, 2012
did you wear heels? would it be good for dancing?
RTRApril 20, 2012
Hi Paige, we recommend flats to 2" heel if your taller than 5'10. This dress is super comfy for dancing!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 10, 2011
I wore this gown for a black tie event and got a ton of compliments. I really enjoyed having the inner bra and even though I am busty (36D) I felt really comfortable. I ordered the 8R and wore 4-inch heels and it was perfect! I would rent this dress again!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
September 12, 2011
I wore this dress this weekend for a gala and got tons of compliments! The color is beautiful but unfortunately the dress did show some signs of wear. The ruching over the stomach area was flat when it arrived and the dress was a wrinkled mess. There were two straps of random fabric hanging down in the front (the criscrossed fabric over the hips in the picture) that definitely drew attention to the hips and butt. I immediately took it to the dry cleaner and they were able to make the ruching and criscrossed fabric look quite a bit better. I also put in bra cups to fill in the bust. The length was perfect with a stacked heel. It does fit tight around the hip/butt area and did ride up a little bit. Overall a beautiful dress that was perfect for me and my event but be prepared to spend the extra money getting it pressed at the cleaner.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 3, 2011
I am a size 8 with a full bust and an hourglass figure (34DD), the size 8R fit both my bust and my hips but was lose around my waist. There was lose fabric just drawing attention to that area and making me look larger. While the dress could zip I would not say that it fit. Perhaps this dress works better on straight frames who's wasit does not nip inwards. The dress is gorgeous and the length with heels was perfect. I wish it fit!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
October 5, 2011
I felt amazing in this dress and received compliments all night long! The color was perfect for a late fall wedding!
Loved wearing this dress and received complements on it all night! I felt like such a princess! The one thing to plan for though is that when it arrives in the bag it will be very wrinkled. This was easily fixed by borrowing a friend's clothing steamer-but just something to think about!
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Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
October 13, 2011
Beautiful dress. I'm rather thin but have boobs and butt for my thin frame and this dress showed them off nicely. My only complaint was that the inner layer had some bra like closure that was slightly awkward and didn't seem to help keeping the dress up for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
November 21, 2011
Overly Worn
This dress needs to be retired. It was very embarassing for me to have to wear this, as the boning kept popping out all night. The backup dress that I ordered was way too scandelous. Aside from the boning all of the fabric at the top of the bust has been worn off, it looks like too many times of dry cleaning.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
November 30, 2011
Smashing dress
I wore this for my birthday and I got tons on compliments.
elisabethJanuary 14, 2012
I'm also a size 12. I want to wear this to a mardi gras ball. Was it very tight? I'll be drinking and dancing in this dress all night, is it easy to move in?
RainaJanuary 21, 2012
Yeah I want to wear this for a valentines day gala, and Im a 12 as well, was it comfortable?
RTRJanuary 27, 2012
Hi! This dress does have a tight bodice and would not be the most comfortable to dance in! I would rent a dress that is a stretch jersey so it is easy to move in!
rocioFebruary 23, 2012
how tall were your heels ?
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 102lbs
December 1, 2011
Feeling stunning in this beautiful dress.
Nicole Miller is one of my favorite designers. I saw this dress on RTR and couldn't wait to find an occasion to wear it for. I ended up wearing this dress for a black tie wedding. It was absolutely perfect. I am 5'4" and about 100 lbs. The length was rather long but I wore 4 inch heels though and it was manageable. Also if you aren't super busty, you'll need a good push-up strapless. The dress did need a good pressing before I wore it. But it was all worth every penny, I've never gotten so many compliments on a dress before.
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