Nicole Miller

Deep Violet Felicity Gown

$54 to buy
$485 retail
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".)

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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58 reviews
Fit
Large
(10)
True to Size
(34)
Small
(1)
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 3, 2015
I put this dress on and it fit perfectly.
I'm 5'7 and ordered the 6L which fit perfectly, without a bra on, and it covered my heels.
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Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
July 6, 2015
Beautiful!
This dress fit perfectly. Loved the color too. The only thing is that it's kind of boobalicious. But it was great nonetheless.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D+
September 25, 2015
Pretty
This was my back up style since I didn't know the formality of the wedding thanks to my date. I ordered a cocktail length and full length dress so I could make a game time decision. This was nice and stretchy so it felt great
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
October 4, 2015
Very pretty and flattering
The dress fit very well and was quite beautiful. I got lots of compliments! I will say that it seems like the one I got was a bit worn. It also had some wrinkles that were very hard to iron out.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
February 17, 2016
Got a ton of complements on the dress. It was very comfortable.
Has enough stretch so you are comfortable all night.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
March 7, 2016
I felt so beautiful
I rented this dress 6 months pregnant. It was flowy enough that I didn't need to size up (in fact the 10 I rented fitted nicely as well, but it was petite so it was just too short). I did have to pin the upper back because it was way too loose but otherwise it was perfect. Like other reviewers have said, the dress does run short, I'm 5'3" and the dress just touched the ground without shoes on. I loved this dress, especially being able to wear it while pregnant!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
August 24, 2015
Left Military Ball early to get McDonald's with friends :)
Fit my 5'5'' frame perfectly along with everywhere else! The only part about this dress that I did not like was how deep the chest plunge is. It doesn't look as bad on the model because she doesn't have boobs, but for me everything was spilling out.
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
March 6, 2015
Arrived right on time and in great condition. Directions for returning or exchanging we're clear.
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 21, 2015
Pretty dress
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Body type: Petite
June 1, 2016
Baby bump friendly and true to pre-preggers size
I usually wear a 2P or 4P, but I rented the 4R due to the baby bump and it fits perfectly! The neckline is way too revealing than I would have wanted, but due to the pregnancy I was fuller in the bust area than usual. Overall, I received many compliments and the dress showed off my 37 weeks baby bump beautifully!
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 30, 2016
Beautiful dress
The dress was beautiful and worked well once I safety pinned the back. The dress was too large through the shoulders and I think an 8 would have fit much better. Length was good with my heels.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 9, 2017
Just as described!
I didn't end up wearing this dress but it was only because I had another option I liked the tiniest bit better. I was 24 weeks pregnant and it truly was perfectly bump friendly! The 2 fit wonderfully in the shoulders, etc and not had just enough give in the belly. Color is stunning, back is awesome. Regular length was perfect for me (5'4") with kitten heels. This is an awesome choice whether you need it to be bump friendly or not!
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
March 12, 2017
Beautiful, comfy mama
This dress worked wonderfully with my 6 month baby bump at a formal wedding at a winery. Even at 25 weeks pregnant I felt sexy but at the same time comfortable, and it's flattering in all the right places. I couldn't wear a regular bra but it wasn't a problem with a backless sticky kind. I took somebody else's advice and pinned it at the neck in the back or else it would've been a little big in the shoulders. I wore 2" heels and the length was perfect. Would definitely recommend!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
March 3, 2014
Beautiful color and flattering cut!
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.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Body type: Full Bust
March 25, 2014
Wore this to a law school event.
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.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 173lbs
April 25, 2014
Liked it, didn't wear it.
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.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
May 17, 2014
way too big
beautiful color but definitely order a size down. I was swimming in the size 2, which is my normal size
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 163lbs
January 14, 2015
Dramatic and comfortable
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.
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Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 123lbs
September 16, 2015
it was a nice color, but I was not in love with the dress.
runs large, it was comfortable but was not as flattering as I would have liked.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
December 18, 2013
Wore it for a work gala (black tie).
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.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
May 26, 2014
I have never received more compliments on a dress...
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!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
March 8, 2015
Very pretty, comfortable dress!
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!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 28, 2016
So comfortable!
A simplistic, sexy, yet comfortable dress. Had fun dancing in it. This dress ran big everywhere for me, bust, back, waist, you name it. It wore well considering I had no idea what the actual dress code for the wedding was that I was going to..... considering it was Black Tie. (I felt a little under dressed.)
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
September 10, 2014
Dress is a beautiful shade of purple/blue
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
April 13, 2014
The dress was beautiful and flattering.
Very low cut but extremely flattering. True to size and length descriptions. Perfect dress for the manager ball it was worn to.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
September 22, 2014
Didn't actually wear the dress.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
October 15, 2014
Not for a lady with a tummy
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.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
October 18, 2014
Perfect dress for a black tie 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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
October 22, 2014
Great dress, beautiful color.
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.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 5, 2014
Perfectly Purple
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.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
December 6, 2014
pretty color, cleavage too low
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.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Apple
December 17, 2014
I loved this dress. I wore it when I was 6 months pregnant and it was a great fit.
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.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 37
Body type: Pear
April 14, 2015
Enjoyed the dress a lot!
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.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
April 3, 2015
Many compliments on the color- the plum was a big hit in a sea of black gowns!
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!
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 6, 2015
This dress is GORGEOUS! Simple but spectacular, and falls perfectly.
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.
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
April 29, 2015
I got compliments on my dress all night!
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!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
May 8, 2015
Very comfortable.
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 =)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
May 10, 2015
Comfortable and sexy
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 3, 2015
I wore this in a concert as a soloist for the symphony, and got so many compliments. Great color.
I picked this one because I have a little 18-week baby bump, and it was perfect. I was actually expecting blue from the picture (I know, it's purple in the title), but I was actually thrilled with the color. Only thing is, I had pretty high heels, and I should have gotten a 4L. The hem was floating well above my ankles. It definitely needs a stand-out necklace to go with it.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
June 9, 2015
Perfect for a black tie wedding and 4 month pregnant belly!
I needed a dress for a black tie wedding that also fit my 4 month pregnant belly. This dress is ideal for anyone pregnant and would definitely recommend it. The material is flexible and there is plenty of room in the front for a larger belly. It's fitted in the back so you still have some nice contouring. I went up one size and it fit pretty well. Chest is cut low so I had to use a bobby pin to secure the dress to my bra so it wouldn't show. The dress is definitely a dark purple. Not navy as it looks in the picture. Very comfortable as well!
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