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Nicole Miller

Mystery Gown

$70 rental
$770 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Turn heads at the gala by renting this insanely chic Nicole Miller black, leather back draped gown. With this open back gown, add Braza's Reusable Strapless Backless Adhesive Underwire Bra for a little extra support.

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: Works best for A to C cup sizes - exposed back cannot be worn with a standard strapless bra
WAIST: Very fitted
HIPS: Very fitted - dress runs straight throughout so curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Floor length - Available in 2 lengths. Regular measures 56'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'1''-5'6'') and long measures 59'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'6''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra; SPANX and seamless underwear recommended
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, 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: Works best for A to C cup sizes - exposed back cannot be worn with a standard strapless bra
WAIST: Very fitted
HIPS: Very fitted - dress runs straight throughout so curvier women should consider sizing up
LENGTH: Floor length - Available in 2 lengths. Regular measures 56'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'1''-5'6'') and long measures 59'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'6''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra; SPANX and seamless underwear recommended
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10''.)

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Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

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

Product Details

Black silk crepe de chine. V neckline. Draped overlay with leather racer back. Imported.

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26 reviews

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Small 0
True to Size 25
Large 1
Photos 13
Becca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 19, 2011

I got a ton of compliments on this dress. I oozed elegance that night!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am a size 4 and this dress fit like it was made for me. It hung beautifully everywhere, I did need a little fashion tape, I'm only a B-cup but the girls were trying to escape as it was a scoop neck. I wore 4 inch heels I ordered the regular size and it just hit the floor perfectly, there is a slight train which a few people stepped on throughout the night but all in all I was completely satisfied with this dress. I loved it and I would rent it again. One thing though, I originally wanted to wear a slimmer under the dress but the material the dress is made of is very thin so you could see any lines from underwear or slimmers right through, I would recommend undergarments with no seams to wear under this dress.
Kelly
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 27, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
I wore this dress to a formal ball last weekend and absolutely loved it! I am 5'6" and slender and went with the 0L and it fit like a glove. I wore 4" heels and the lenght was perfect. I agree with the comment below, the fabric is very thin and you have to wear undergarmets that are seamless. Overall the dress was very flattering and hugged my curves in all the right places.
Blondie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 136 lbs
Dec 9, 2011

The elegance and uniqueness of the dress!

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
LOVED this dress! I received several compliments! Very sexy and stylish. I wished I had ordered the 0L in addition to the 2L because it runs a little large. Definitely would recommend ordering the long because it just barely touched the ground.
Sunshine
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 21, 2011

***

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress fit suprisingly well. I have a larger bust and the drop was a little revealing in the front. Also, it wasn't as long as I expected. I am 5'8 and luckily the only heels I had available were like 1 or 2 inches. Close call... But overall I enjoyed the gown! It was fitting but not too tight at all.
LJ
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 152 lbs
Jan 9, 2012

Gorgeous but could not wear

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Caveat - I'm small (4) with a large chest - 30 DDD. On me, the draped neckline stuck straight out forward like a shelf instead of draping the way it needs to. Sadly this made it unwearable, it just looked too odd and would not flatten down. Stunning dress though, but didn't work for my shape.
LeTricia
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 46
Body type: Athletic
Jan 29, 2012

My girlfriend and I looking amazing in our RTR gowns.

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I couldn't be happier with my RTR experience. This Nicole Miller gown hung beautifully. The black leather detail on the back adds just the right amount of edge and really shows off your back. The draping in the front and back really accented my lady parts in the most tasteful way. Thanks!
elizabeth
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 17, 2012

lovely

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
beautiful dress--only 5'6" but definitely need the long. very comfortable and elegant.
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127 lbs
Aug 10, 2012

Fun Dress, but plain in front

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is a great, simple dress, but it was a little plain for me. Very flattering though!
Sarah
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Sep 4, 2012

Great first RTR experience! The compliments were pretty constant, I couldn't pick a favorite!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore this dress to a black tie wedding and absolutely loved it. I'm 5'10" and needed the Long - I wore flats, it probably would have been too short for heels. I'm between an 8 and a 10 and the 8 was perfect.
Christy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 21, 2012

STUNNING!

Size worn: 0L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I love this dress. I want to own it. Every single person I met told me how stunning I looked in this. It fit me perfectly. If you have some curves, this dress will show them off in the best possible way! I ended up with the 0L following the advice of other reviews that it runs slightly large on top. The dress has some support in the middle to hold everything in and the back... the back is truly spectacular. I HIGHLY recommend this is you want to turn heads!!
Antonina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 29, 2012

So chic!

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Ordered this in 2L and 4L. The 2 was ever so slightly snug, but the. 4 was super comfortable. With my 4" heals this dress was barely long enough. Wore this to a black tie wedding and received so many compliments. For a simple black dress this sure stands out.
Amanda
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Oct 26, 2012

It was just the right amount of GLAM mixed with a dash of ROCK-N-ROLL!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a recent wedding and received compliments all night. The front is quite simple, very plain except for a little draping at the bust. However, you're not purchasing/renting this dress because you want to make a grand entrance. With this dress, you're looking to make a grand exit. The back is stunning and I absolutely love how it provides the dress with lots of movement. It was tasteful and simple yet sexy and edgy. Loved it. The size was perfect too, with 4 inch heels of course! Would definitely recommend.
KC
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143 lbs
Nov 19, 2012

LOVED IT.

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was terrific! Body skimming, but not tight and soft and stretchy all over. The front follows your shape and the racerback detail hangs away from your waist so your figure is not obscured. I had ordered the 10 as a backup but didn't even try it on. Wore it with a slip-style shaper up to the waist and the backless/strapless bra, as recommended. It was reviewed as being on the short side, and it was--but I was able to wear embellished black flat sandals, which just added to the comfortable fit. The neckline is simple, but not boring-it complements the edgy back details rather than competing. It hangs pretty low in the front, so I wore a statement necklace with a low-hanging crystal. I did use the complimentary fashion tape to fasten the neckline to the bra for insurance. It was absolutely unique at a gala with some 2200 people in attendance. I felt glamorous and edgy at the same time. The second photo is of my 3 co workers-who all wore RTR gowns. As you can see-four big smiles!
Tracy
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 146 lbs
Dec 20, 2012

Compliments galore!

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Chose this dress for a formal black tie event. The fit, material, and details really made it stand out. My boyfriend loved the back of the dress. Caution for you fuller busted women the front drape can get a little low so keep an eye on the "girls".
Niki
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 26, 2013

Would have loved to wear it but it was too short!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am 5'11" tall and 140lbs, The dress is quite lovely and fit very well (I went with the 6L). However even with my bare feet the dress was at least to mid calf, and did not look anything close to the length on the model. I would not recommend this dress for taller girls even if you get the Long length - it was very short & i would not have been able to wear heels - ended up wearing a different dress all together. However, the top fits beautifully and the dress is well made, so would recommend in all other aspects!
cathy
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 114 lbs
Feb 9, 2013

Beautiful gown... lots of compliments. Gave me that Audrey Hepburn vibe. I so love Rent-the-Runway!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Perfect fit.
Mary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105 lbs
Feb 26, 2013

it made me look sexy, yet elegant. My husband said it looked like the dress was made for me.

Size worn: 0L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Not many cons except it was just a bit longer in the back than I expected and there was some deodorant marks on the dress. Pros everything about the dress was perfect from cleavage to the back side.
Laurie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 126 lbs
Apr 12, 2013

The back view is the eye-catcher! Terrific for showing off toned arms and back!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I ended up needed the next smaller size, as I have lost a few pounds recently. Nevertheless, my husband still said it looked terrific on me. Need great jewelry to jazz up the front view, but the design of the back speaks for itself. I ended up wearing Spanx just to have a really clean look, as the dress will show seams. One caveat - the back drops lower than a normal bra by 2-3 inches, so know you are going to need a special bra. I didn't feel like a standout since it was basic black at a spring occasion, but people definitely noticed the back once they were up close and complimented me on the dress.
Madeleine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 20, 2013

formal gown with just enough interest

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
wonderful subtle leather detail! definitely warrants an up-do
Robby
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Nov 14, 2013

Beautiful!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This was actually my back-up dress, but I absolutely LOVED it. Only issue was the length; I'm only 5'3" but it still barely touched the floor. I chose to wear my first choice dress largely because it covered my pumps. I'll definitely be considering this for another formal event!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Mar 16, 2014

Arrived in the morning day before my event. Packed very nicely.

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful gown, fit like it was made for me. So happy. The only thing I regret was not taking a picture of myself showing the side or back of the dress. The back is the WOW effect. I wore the 8 regular being that the long seemed to drag on the floor behind me. The regular was perfect even with heels & I'm almost 5'9 . Glad I didn't get the long
sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 27, 2014

LOVED IT

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wrore this to a balck tie wedding in mahattan. There were a lot of black dresses. Mine definitally stood out the most. I loved it and so did everyone else. My husband kepts saying that my dress was his favortie. I got the long size cause it was the only one available and I would say if you wear high heels definitally get the long!
Rachel
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117 lbs
Sep 9, 2014

The dress fit me like a glove! It was easy to wear and easy to dance in!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was perfect. Not too big, not too small. I was also expecting a much longer dress, judging by previous reviews but it was *just* right. I was wearing flats and it hit the floor without any fabric dragging. My one complaint is that there is a mini train in the back with the fabric draping from the leather T-back and a few times I stepped on it while dancing and people walking close behind me also stepped on it.
Colleen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Oct 28, 2014

The back detail on this dress was GORGEOUS!

Size worn: 2L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I originally ordered this as my backup, and I am SO thankful. I'm 5'7" and wore 4" heels - highly recommend you go with the "Long" if you're my height or taller.
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Nov 22, 2014

Not Great if You Have Small Breasts

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was my backup dress in case my first choice did not fit. It's very sexy and pretty flattering but it would look better on someone with larger breasts to fill the top portion. Because the front of the dress drapes a little, I would have been in danger of a nipple slipping out and it was too low-cut to wear a bra that looked right. It was also too revealing for a wedding which is the occasion I rented this for but it is certainly a sexy dress!
nicole
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 11, 2015

fit true to size, but the long was short.

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am 5'8" and it was a little short in the front when i want wearing heels so when i did put them on it looked a little funky.
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