Nicole Miller

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'')

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
(17)
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
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
December 7, 2011
LOVED
I loved this dress SO much and I was excited to get it! I was hoping to wear it to the Marine Corps Ball in CA. However, I got it and it was was way too big for me! It could have worked but there is so much fabric in the front for detail that it made me look way bigger than I liked. This dress is so beautiful and was bummed it didnt fit!
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
July 30, 2012
Beautiful!
This was my back-up dress so I did not end up wearing it, but I really liked it! Gorgeous fit... and I am very hippy yet this hid it well. The built-in bra was extremely comfortable! The only negative i saw was that all the ruching and draping fabric around the middle seemed to add a bit to my waistline, though maybe for some if you were trying to camoflage a tummy it could work....
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
August 21, 2012
Way too big
I rented the 2 and the 4. The dress was so so big I could barely try it on to see exactly what it would look like on me. Also, It sits very weird on the hips. Luckily I ordered a back up dress that I loved. Love RTR for that! The only thing I say positive about the dress is the color is very pretty.
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
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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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
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:
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: 42
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).
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
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
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
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
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
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:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
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:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
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: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
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.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
May 23, 2013
liked the dress overall
pretty, fit oddly and had small tears at hem
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
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:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 136lbs
August 14, 2012
not what it seems
this dress arrived and i was excited to open the package because my pass rentals were great. i was disapointed. the dress ran really small in the bust (im a 32DD) and it didnt look like the picture. it also had some wear and tear to it. would not recommend this if u have a bust bigger than a B cup.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 20, 2012
Weird fit
I had this shipped to me as an alternate because the other dress I requested didn't have the second size I requested. You have to have a certain shape for this to look good. The bottom of the drap wraps around weird and didn't fit right. I think this dress would look the best on a curvy figure.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
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
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 205lbs
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
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: 40
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: 4
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
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:
True to Size
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
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
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
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: 33
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: 30
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: 32
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: 30
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: 26
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: 25
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: 28
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: 24
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 :)
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