Astonishing Amethyst Gown

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$795 retail

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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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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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118 reviews
Fit
Large6
True to Size96
Small16
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
April 27, 2014
I don't even know what to say about this dress. Very awkward.
When I received the dress, I was super excited. However, when I took the dress out and proceeded to put it on, I honestly couldn't figure it out. Once I did put it on (I think, lol), the zipper sloped off of my bum like a little tail. Complete fail!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 25, 2013
I felt like the belle of the ball
I wore this to a fraternity's formal New Year's Eve party. The crowd spanned generations and I received complements right and left on this dress. I wore it with a dramatic necklace and cuff, like in the photo. The fit was perfect and the length was just right. I had on 4" heels (no platform) and didn't worry about tripping/stepping on the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
November 12, 2013
Tight in the hips
I have a big booty. the dress was tight in the hips and butt so I wore my backup style. Turned out great but I wish this dress would have fit as the color is stunning in person.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
November 8, 2013
A perfect evening with a dress to match!
I rented this dress for my back up for new years eve 2012 and it was absolutely gorgeous. I didn't end up wearing the dress because my first choice was absolutely stunning and more the look I wanted for the event. The material was very light and comfortable. The way the top is made is somewhat different and the dress I received did have some wear and tear. The sizing seemed pretty spot on and I loved that it was available in long since I am 5'9" and wanted to wear heels. Also I was about 165 lbs and a 38C at the time so the size 12L fit great. I would definitely consider renting this dress for another formal event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
October 4, 2013
Beautiful purple!
Perfect length! Very pretty. Light and sexy.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
October 3, 2013
I made an entrance
Although dress came a little damaged. I was able to temporarily fix it. Dress fit beautifully
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Weight: 130lbs
August 27, 2013
I didn't end up wearing this dress because it was too short
The length is pretty short if you plan to wear heels. I also didn't end up wearing this dress because I received it just before the event and it would have needed steaming in order to look like it does in the model picture... my guess is that after being worn multiple times it didn't naturally lay as intended.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
August 20, 2013
Absolutely stunning dress. Need to actually put on to see it at its best!
I wore this to a charity gala. I was nervous when I first saw the dress b/c it looked kind of "stringy" with all of the wrap pieces going around the dress, but once I put it on, I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY! This dress is gorgeous in-person and on-camera. The color is a deep purple. I wore it with green emerald drop earrings (also rented from RTR). Length was a little long. Didn't wear a bra, but added inserts to help get some extra cleavage :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
May 24, 2013
Great Color!
I rented this dress for a black tie ball and the color of this dress is gorgeous. The fabric ruching is very complimentary. The only issue I had with the dress is due to having a long torso, where the dress is supposed to line up with your hips, hit at an awkward level on me.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
May 23, 2013
liked the dress overall
pretty, fit oddly and had small tears at hem
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 6, 2013
This dress is stunning and fits like a glove!
I got real lucky with this dress! The upper bustier portion of the dress really molds to your body.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
March 29, 2013
"I felt good wearing it but hated how I looked in pictures"
I thought that it fit pretty well. The top was a little too big but nothing that I couldn't deal with. Everyone loved the dress and complimented it all night. It was very long though and I was afraid that even in my 4" heels, I was going to rip the bottom. When I saw the pictures from that night, I was a little disappointed. I felt that the bottom was too tight and was not very flattering on me.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 4, 2013
I loved the uniqueness of the dress, I felt like I shined at my prom
The dress fit properly and it even made my bust look amazing
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
February 21, 2013
Not an ideal rental
The draping and dropped waist on this gown is really, really awkward. I had to return it and get a replacement immediately because the fit on this dress was so bad. I think it's probably best on a body with zero curves, as I suspect the dress has to just hang on a frame to look good. Great color though
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
February 18, 2013
Very pretty, but top was a pain
tried to use tape to keep the top from rolling down... think it was worn out a bit, the sweetheart line kept rolling down. did a lot of yanking the dress up. photographed well!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
February 10, 2013
The dress matched the coloring of the event. It was perfect.
The fit was great, the style was great, everything about it was great! If you are looking for a great looking formal dress this is it! the the purple is the exact color that is in the picture.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
January 28, 2013
Great Dress!
This was my backup dress and I did not end up wearing it, but it was still a fabulous dress. The boning for me was a little wired in the chest area but I have a very wierd frame.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 18, 2013
I love that they send 2 sizes. SO helpful.
I wore it for my senior prom. It was the perfect length for my 6' body!
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
January 10, 2013
Great dress! Amazing color.
The top fit perfectly. I got the long length which was perfect for me at 5'11''. I also loved the style suggestion of wearing a larger necklace with crystals. I definitely recommend it!
View photos (1)
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 28, 2012
Loved it!
Got tons of compliments!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 26, 2012
Red carpet worthy!
This dress was perfect for the Mardi Gras ball we attended. It fit perfect and I didn't have the problem of tugging on it all night like some strapless pieces. It was easy to move and dance in and had a great vibrant color. Definitely recommend this for your next formal occasion!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
November 22, 2012
It was a great dress but I should have gotten the size 10.
When it came it does need to be steamed. You can tell that the dress has been worn many times but for such a beautiful dress it is worth it. The only con I have for it is the top. It does need double sided tape.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 12, 2012
Confusing dress
The dress arrived and it looked disheveled. I didn't understand how the dress was supposed to look. It did not come out looking good. Didn't use it for my event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 12, 2012
Sorority Formal
This dress was a big hit for my sorority formal. I loved the color and it fit perfectly. The only part I was not happy with the neckline and directly under it. The fabric was a bit wrinkled and didn't sit quite right but other than that it was a great dress. A little bit on the long side but I am a little bit on the short side!!! I would definitely rent this dress again.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
October 23, 2012
Soooo many compliments!
This dress is very comfortable, the material is light and soft. The gathering and criss crossing of the material put me at ease, because my mid section is my least favorite area on my body. I highly recommend getting this dress! It was perfect for my event, the 25th annual Gala for Golisano Children's Hospital!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
October 22, 2012
Beautiful, form-fitting dress.
Ran a little snug in the hips, the material that wraps around the hips is not very forgiving. Other than that it was perfect!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
October 22, 2012
Pretty but too tight around the bust
This dress would have been very pretty but I couldn't get it zipped up over my bust. There is NO give in it on that count. This was a size 8, and I consider myself to be a 6 or 8 depending on the cut. Ironically, my back-up style fit perfectly as a size 6 and the size 8 was too roomy and too long. So you have to pay careful attention to the notes by raters and the discussion with a stylist was very helpful. Also, be prepared to do a lot of steaming of this dress. Very carefully packaged, but it is just the type of material that wrinkles if you look at it.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Full Bust
October 17, 2012
Absolutely loved this dress!!
This dress was beyound amazing! Got so many compliments all night!! I would definitely recommend renting this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
October 13, 2012
Great service and fast delivery
Not ideal if you have wider hips, but lovely color
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
October 11, 2012
STUNNING
There is only one word to describe this dress: Stunning! It was my first time attending a black tie wedding and I was very apprehensive about dressing up to par. I couldn't have made a better choice! The only thing I would have done differently is to get an 8L since my toes peaked out a little. I am glad the 6, size i normally wear, was sold out and I got the 8 or my chest wouldnt have fit in the dress. Wearing this dress made me feel gorgeous and, other than the bride, as if I were the bell of the ball!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 8, 2012
Too complicated of a dress for me
I am so glad I ordered a back-up dress, because this dress definitely looks a lot better on the model. There are two pieces or straps that are hanging off the dress, and everyone who saw it were confused as to how there were supposed to lay on the dress. Girls who are curvy - this is not the dress for you. The cut stops right at the hips, and there is NO give or stretch, so if you're an hourglass or a little fuller on the bottom - this will not work for you. Lastly, this dress comes very very wrinkled. Be prepared to have a steamer with you. There are so many layers of fabric, ironing it will be difficult.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 6, 2012
Loved the dress! Am 5'9, wore heels, fine w/ reg. length, has some stretch to it, which was great!
It fit really well, in formal gowns I usually wear a 4 or a 6, the 4 was perfect. I didn't even need a strapless (but have a smaller bust), has a built in bra with it anyway. I rented this for my law school prom event. I received lots of compliments, wore it with a big turquoise necklace of my own which went well, it's a really pretty jewel-toned purple. Loved it!!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 3, 2012
This dress was so comfortable and it looked so great on!
The skirt was long and delicate so I would suggest wearing shoes that are not so thin. The bottom of the shoes kept getting stuck in the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 100lbs
October 3, 2012
Elegant gown sure made a statement!
I wore this dress as my talent gown while I sang. It fit beautifully and even though I'm petite (5'2) the drop-waist didn't shorten me at all. Very comfortable and looked wonderful onstage.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 1, 2012
Gorgeous color
I had a mixed experience with this dress so I will try and break it down. First off, I am a classic pear shaped size eight, meaning I am 8 on the bottom and more of a four on top. Typically I stick with stretchy fabric to make up for this, but after reading several reviews from other pear shaped women I decided to try this dress out. This turned out to be a BAD idea, the top was too loose and the bottom was too tight. What made it more complicated by this was the fact that the bodice was missing boning on the left breast and right ribcage, so not only did I not fill it out properly and it lacked the support it would have otherwise had. In the hip area there is a hard stop with the fabric and if your hips aren't small enough, that dress is not draping properly. I ended up tucking that part of the skirt inside the bodice so the upper part didn't turn in to one blob of fabric and let it ride for the night. it turned out ok but I honestly wasn't sure if I should post a photo since it actually looks good with my tuck job, ultimately I wanted others to see how it looked. At 5'1" my 4" heels were totally great for the length, but going forward, unless you are more straight and narrow I would be wary of this dress. Also, I like defining my waist, and I found that all the extra draped fabric made me look bigger than I am through the most narrow part of my body.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
September 29, 2012
Wore this dress to my college graduation Commencement Ball, it was beautiful. I would rent it again!
I am normally a 6, however this dress was a little too large in the midsection/bust area. Should have ordered a size once side down.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
September 27, 2012
Gorgeous dress! I got SO many compliments on it!
This dress was beautiful! I usually wear a 0-2, but ended up wearing the 2 because the 0 was only available in long. It was a little bigger in the bust as I am small, but still wearable. The color is just as vibrant in person. The drop waist sat a little strange across my hips, but looked better once I steamed it. I would absolutely recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 23, 2012
Beautiful deep purple gown
the color is much darker than the pictures show, but is an amazing color. The fit was great, and it was long enough for me to wear 3" heels no problem. Love the Nicole Miller dresses on here, great for tall girls like me!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 20, 2012
Belle of the ball.
Pretty but seemed a bit worn. Shirring and draping are probably more flattering on someone less curvy.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 20, 2012
It was really easy picking out a dress I liked from RtR. I loved my dress. And It came on time :)
I ordered the dress in a size 4 and size 6. But was only sent two size 6 (by mistake). The six was too big on top and around the waist. I think the four would have fit perfectly. I liked the lenght and the color was so pretty. The material was great and light so it never felt heavy which is important with a strapless. Overall I loved it :).
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