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Nicole Miller

Deep Violet Felicity Gown

$75 rental
$485 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Looking for an easy and flattering way to go formal? Slip into this jersey gown by Nicole Miller. Add kate spade new york accessories’ Opening Night Necklace and Whiting and Davis’ Gold Mesh Glam Clutch for a look that is gala glamorous.

Also available in red.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Purple Stretch Matte Jersey (88% Acetate, 27% Polyester, 5% Spandex). Cap sleeves. V- neckline with knot at chest. Straight skirt with gathered waist. Keyhole open back. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Imported. See size and fit tab for lengths.

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30 reviews

Fit
Small 1
True to Size 18
Large 8
Photos 15
Di
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175 lbs
Dec 18, 2013

Wore it for a work gala (black tie).

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very flattering and comfortable. The color looks much brighter in the picture. I needed short heels to make it work, though. If you plan on wearing really high heels, you might want to order the long one.
Erin
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Mar 3, 2014

Beautiful color and flattering cut!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this to a black tie fundraising gala... I liked this dress a lot - the violet color is gorgeous, very much a dark blue-purple, and very flattering.I ordered my regular size and a size smaller for backup - I wore my regular size because it fit better in the bust, but fit easily into both (the fabric is very stretchy!). The dress does show a lot of cleavage, so if you're uncomfortable with that amount of skin and/or have a large chest, just be aware! If you have a smaller bust, however, I'd definitely size down as this dress has a ton of extra room in the waist/hips. I wore a strapless bra with a single halter strap for support, and used some dress tape on the edge of the neckline - it worked out great! I also found that the yoke of the dress was pretty big - and I have fairly broad shoulders - but I used some garment tape to tighten it up as well. Last thing, this dress was pretty short! I'm only 5' 5" and wore my lowest pair of heels (about 3 1/2") and the dress was about an inch or two off the floor. If you're any taller than I am and want to be able to wear high heels, I'd definitely recommend getting the longer length. All in all, this was a very pretty dress in a flattering cut and color, but it definitely had some fit issues. Not bad, but not a knockout.
Rachael
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 25, 2014

Wore this to a law school event.

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
LOVED this dress. I did have to use tape along the bust to make sure my bra didn't show, but it fit well. If you want to wear heels, definitely order the longer dress as I had to wear flats. If you are smaller in the chest, I would also recommend sizing down as the dress was large in the shoulders and had LOTS of room at my hips.
Patti
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Apr 13, 2014

The dress was beautiful and flattering.

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very low cut but extremely flattering. True to size and length descriptions. Perfect dress for the manager ball it was worn to.
Stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 173 lbs
Apr 25, 2014

Liked it, didn't wear it.

Size worn: 12R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I ended up not wearing this dress, as it was a bit too big for me in the shoulder area and felt too plain. It was definitely gorgeous and very soft. I should have sized down to the 10, but thought the 12 would have been OK. It was the perfect length for me though, with 3" heels.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
May 17, 2014

way too big

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
beautiful color but definitely order a size down. I was swimming in the size 2, which is my normal size
Carolyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
May 22, 2014

Very flattering for a pear shape!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress! I rented it for a formal affair at a Newport mansion, and felt that it was fancy enough without being too over the top. It was so flattering and made my chest look great! I am 5'4'' and originally ordered the dress in a 6R, but when I got it, it was way too short to wear with anything but flat sandals. RTR overnighted me a 6L and the length was great. That being said, if you're taller than me and want to wear heels with this dress, it may not be the right one for you as the long size was perfect for me in my 3.5 inch heels.
Netti
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
May 26, 2014

I have never received more compliments on a dress...

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I have recently lost some weight, so sometimes I am a size 8 (because of my large rear end hehe) , and other times I am a size 6. The size 6 of this dress fit well, so I can assume the dress sizing runs a tad large. The material was soft and I was comfortable all night long. I did however have to use a bit of fashion tape to make sure my bra did not slip out. Other than that the dress was perfection!
Kaitlyn
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 3, 2014

Gorgeous and comfortable dress!

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress and felt absolutely beautiful in it. However, it was extremely low-cut and I looked extra busty in it. That would have been fine had I not been attending a gala for work. The back was a sexy addition and the dress was very comfortable.
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Sep 10, 2014

Dress is a beautiful shade of purple/blue

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was very tight in the arms (I have broad shoulders) and I felt that it highlighted my love handles (a region I'm sensitive about). I ended up returning it and wearing something from my closet.
Lisa
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170 lbs
Sep 22, 2014

Didn't actually wear the dress.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The 10 was a smidge too tight in the hips - just kind of clingy and not particularly flattering. The 12 was too big in the bust/back area. The neck line plunged waaaaaay too deep on the 12 basically because the dress was just too large. Pretty dress though.
Jamie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 27, 2014

I wore this dress two days before I had a baby, and it was wonderful!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to a formal event just two days before I had my baby, and it was perfect! I got SO many compliments. It is super comfortable and the color and fabric are great. The zipper does stick a little. I normally wear a 4 when I'm not pregnant. I had no idea what size to get while 40 weeks pregnant. I picked this dress because it looked stretchy and not form fitting. It was perfect! I am here to tell you that you CAN wear beautiful designer fashions while pregnant! I have rented from RTR with both of my pregnancies and I always have a great experience. I ended up wearing a 10 and it worked great. Definitely get the R if you are not tall (I'm 5'5 and the R was still a little bit long on me). I loved this dress!
Anne
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Oct 15, 2014

Not for a lady with a tummy

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit nicely and was very comfortable. Unfortunately, it made me look pregnant from the front. My waist isn't very small at the moment, as I had a baby 10 weeks ago. If you have any kind of a tummy, this dress will not be flattering. Also, it wound up sliding down more and more in the front as the night wore on, which gave me a ton of cleavage. I would have preferred less cleavage for the family wedding I was attending.
Beth
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103 lbs
Oct 18, 2014

Perfect dress for a black tie wedding!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was beautiful! The color was richer than pictured online. I would recommend a strapless bra. At 5'3" and wearing 3'' heels, the dress was a bit long but easy to hem with tape. I would definitely recommend this dress! It was also very comfortable.
Meghan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136 lbs
Oct 22, 2014

Great dress, beautiful color.

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was a great dress and worked well with my almost 6 months pregnant belly. I am typically a size 4, and the size 6R fit, but was short especially with the bump, so the 8R worked well. You need a low cut bra. The fabric is a little stretchy which was nice and made the dress more comfortable.
Alison
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 5, 2014

Perfectly Purple

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Perfect length for a shorty like me, very comfortable, and the color is brilliant. Only complaint is the lower front showed off more cleavage than a company Holiday Party calls for. It felt like anyone a little taller than me could look down and see stuff.
Lily
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 6, 2014

pretty color, cleavage too low

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit was OK, empire waist was forgiving, but the cleavage was very low and I couldn't find a bra that would work with the dress. I tried it on w/o a bra but that didn't work either. Ended up returning it and wearing a dress from my closet.
Amber
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Apple
Dec 17, 2014

I loved this dress. I wore it when I was 6 months pregnant and it was a great fit.

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I noticed that many women ordered this dress when they were pregnant. I did as well; my only advice is to order the "long" version if you have a belly. The front was a few inches to short because of my baby bump. I got many compliments. Works well with almost any necklace.
sabros
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 163 lbs
Jan 14, 2015

Dramatic and comfortable

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This is a great dress that can be worn by different body types, but especially curvier women. The ruching will hide a bit of belly, and the fabric is stretchy but thick enough not to cling so much as to look cheap. Be aware that the dress does run big and the top is extremely low cut. Even wearing a slip, I felt a little self conscious about the level of cleavage going on. You may wish to experiment with different under garments to meet your preferred level of modesty :) That being said, pairing this with a bold necklace makes a big statement, and I got a lot of compliments on this dress.
Jenny
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Mar 6, 2015

Arrived right on time and in great condition. Directions for returning or exchanging we're clear.

Size worn: 12L
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm 5'11'' and the long was just long enough to wear flat-ish sandals with it. The overall fit was nice. It does show off the chest a little, but it's fine if you're expecting it. I wore a deep plunging strapless bra with it, and it worked great. I was also 15 weeks pregnant when I wore this dress and while it is very roomy and comfortable, I wouldn't say it "hides" a belly at all. Which was fine, I was over that weeks ago!
Kayla
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138 lbs
Mar 8, 2015

Very pretty, comfortable dress!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to my fiance's law school formal, and I thought it was a great pick. It does run a little large though. Still a beautiful dress, and I'm happy with my choice!
VGW
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Apr 3, 2015

Many compliments on the color- the plum was a big hit in a sea of black gowns!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fit like a dream. the gentle fold hid my troublesome tummy area and provided a sleek silhouette. Would absolutely try this again - maybe in another color!
Andrea
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 3, 2015

I put this dress on and it fit perfectly.

Size worn: 6L
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm 5'7 and ordered the 6L which fit perfectly, without a bra on, and it covered my heels.
Annie
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 6, 2015

This dress is GORGEOUS! Simple but spectacular, and falls perfectly.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The color is more aubergine / eggplant vs. navy but it is really a wonderful color. Honestly, no cons at all. I got more compliments in this dress than I ever have in my life. It is low cut but completely classy (I wore it to my boyfriend's father's office gala), fitted at the top but loosely flowing (so you don't have to worry about eating that extra piece of dessert!), and is just phenomenal all around.
Catherine
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Body type: Pear
Apr 14, 2015

Enjoyed the dress a lot!

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit great. Was true to size for me and was very flattering in the mid section area. I am almost 6' tall, and the Long size was almost long enough...would have loved for it to have been a tad longer. Overall was a very great fitting and flattering dress.
sunshine
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147 lbs
Apr 21, 2015

Pretty dress

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Formal Affair
I didn't end up wearing this dress. It was extremely low cut. It was low enough that it showed the center of my bra. The mid section was very flowy which would disguise any flaws you may want to hide in your tummy. It ran a little short for me.
Kaisey
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Apr 29, 2015

I got compliments on my dress all night!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress absolutely fits true to size. I have a bigger bust so I was worried I might be falling out of it, but it was just the right amount of cleavage without being slutty. It's a very comfy material and an easy dress to dance in. Because I'm 5'9 I couldn't wear heels with it, but it was still perfect for my evening!
Joy
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
May 8, 2015

Very comfortable.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It was a little longer than expected. I'm 5'2" and wore 5" heels and had to hold the dress for walking or stairs but otherwise loved it. Danced all night with no problems =)
BeachyKeen
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
May 9, 2015

Gorgeous, deep violet dress - very flowy and grecian!

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Really loved this dress; flowy where I needed it to be and very flattering. I loved the cap sleeves. As others mention it's very revealing at the bust - I had to pin it quite a bit - but once pinned is great. I know others have stated it runs large, but if you have a large chest I'd highly advise ordering a dress true to size! Any smaller and I would've been squished. It's a gorgeous deep violet and I received a ton of compliments. If you're 5'7" or up, and plan to wear heels, you'll definitely need the long. Really recommend it!
Lindsay
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180 lbs
May 10, 2015

Comfortable and sexy

Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit is really nice, It hugs nicely from the waist up and is nice and loose from the waist down. This dress shows a lot of cleavage so you may want to have some double sided tape handy to keep things from becoming too revealing.
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