Runway Purple Bandit Gown

$100 rental
$415 retail

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Stylist Notes

Rock this cobalt purple gown at the black tie affair by Theory. An edgy but sexy choice for the event. Go with similar color toned accessories like the Rodrigo Otazu's Sapphire Crystal Stunner Earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane's Polished Gold Links Cuff, and kate spade accessories' Sapphire Treasure Chest Necklace.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - room at bust but a NuBra is recommended due to the exposed back
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at empire waist with elastic band
HIPS: Not fitted - full length skirt conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Floor length - One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'2'' to 5'7'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or a NuBra due to the exposed back
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch except for the black banding
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, 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 backup. (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized P-L.

BUST: Great for any cup size - room at bust but a NuBra is recommended due to the exposed back
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at empire waist with elastic band
HIPS: Not fitted - full length skirt conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Floor length - One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to hem(recommended for heights 5'2'' to 5'7'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or a NuBra due to the exposed back
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch except for the black banding
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow 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 crepe. Ruched scoop neckline. Low back with black cross straps. Imported. See size and fit tab for length.

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54 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(49)
Small
(0)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
PR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Petite
September 5, 2012
Great Dress
A very simple and elegant dress, wore it to a wedding. Received tons of compliments. While the color indicates purple its more of a royal blue tone.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
PR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 2, 2012
Purple passion!
When I was asked to wear purple to read in a friend's wedding, I knew this dress would be perfect. But as anyone with any kind of boobs can attest, going backless is a little terrifying. NuBra saved the day on this one. I found a style that looks like a regular underwire strapless bra, but has transparent super-stick sides. You could see the edges of them only very slightly when I moved my arms, but it was SO much more supportive than those stick-on cups. The NuBra stayed up all day and night (4pm - 1am) even as I got more than a little tipsy and danced the night away, and the dress looked great. Comfortable, easy, so cool from the back -- perfect for an outdoor late-summer wedding. Length was perfect on me with 3.5 in. heels.
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 24, 2012
LOVED this dress!
Super flattering and elegant. The open back was classy but also sexy. I felt great the dress all night.
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
August 22, 2012
wedding guest
Dress was gorgeous, received tons of compliments. Flattering and able to be dressed up or down.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
August 22, 2012
didn't get chance to wear it
this was my backup dress, and i wish my other dress hadn't fit properly so i could have worn it! i was so torn between the two since this one is so beautiful. the only comment i have is that the fabric is very thing -- definitely a spring/summer dress, and not in A/C. also, be careful with undergarments because of how thin the fabric is -- it tends to cling to anything that's not super thing
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
August 21, 2012
Wedding
I liked the dress a lot wore it to a wedding. I am a 36C size 6 in most dresses. I got the SR and MR ended up wearing the MR it fit better on top.
Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Body type: Hourglass
August 20, 2012
a
I wore the dress for my junior prom and i enjoyed the dress. However, the horizontal black band under the bust was a little to uncooperative. it always folded over on itself and got twisted up throughout the night. But over all, i liked the dress
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
PR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
August 14, 2012
Too long, thin; beautiful
Overall a nice fit. Fabric was a pretty silk. It was too long, even being 5'1" in 5" heels. Had to tape the hem. A few small stains, but they gave me a discount for that- great customer service! Although they didn't send my backup size, and didn't warn me about it; fortunately didn't need it. Wore the sticky fabric bra, which was difficult to place (should have practiced), a few wrinkles showed. Would not rent again though. Not as elegant asI thought it would be.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
PR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 23, 2012
My order was at my hotel waiting when I got there (meaning I didn't have to transport my dresses the 6 hour drive!) and I felt comfortable and fabulous in both dresses. I got tons of compliments on both dresses I ordered.
I absolutely loved wearing this to my friend's wedding. It was pretty wrinkled when I got it but I fixed that by leaving it hanging in the bathroom while I took a shower and the steam did the trick. I also had to wear those little petal nipple covers but it was 7 bucks for 3 pairs and they worked perfectly. I felt absolutely beautiful and I got compliments all night long!! I ordered the SR and the PR as a back up and ended up wearing the back up. I would have been just fine wearing the other one but the PR fit me better in the bust area. All in all it was an amazing experience and even my boyfriend has been telling people about it! He thinks this website is genius and believes I will save lots of money over the years instead of buying dresses that would sit in my closet after wearing them once. He is absolutely right! I LOVE YOU RTR!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 60
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 21, 2012
Great rent!
Overall really beautiful dress. Very comfortable to dance in as well. The only difficult part was the fabric; it's very thin and with a low back finding the right support was hard even though I hardly have a bust.
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Body type: Petite
July 2, 2012
I wore this to a black tie wedding and felt amazing!
This dress fit great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
June 18, 2012
The overall experience could not have been better!
I absolutely love this dress! It was one of the simplest dresses to put on and wear. The silk was so comfortable and the straps were elastic! I wore a 2R with 3" wedges and it fit perfectly. I would either wear a nubra or none at all, and spanx to make sure that the dress falls smoothly. I had trouble parting with this dress. It is incredible!
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Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
May 12, 2012
I had trouble finding a prom dress that didnt look tacky, and was also in my price range until I found Rent the Runway, I was so happy with my look, and got tons of compliments from everyone!
The dress fit perfectly, it is a very forgiving fabric, and the back isn't as low as it looks in the picture, and i am 5'5. If you rent it, you will probably have to steam it before wearing because it gets very wrinkly in transit.
MonicaNovember 11, 2012
What color did your date wear to match you?
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Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
April 23, 2012
prom dress-worked great
I rented this for my prom, and I was very happy about it. It was a bit long but it was not a problem. I did not realize the black strap under the bust line could be moved, which was actually a plus. It kept me fairly cool on prom day, which happened to be 85 degrees! Also, if you are planing to match with a date on color, be specific on color because I assumed it was quite purple, but the dress looks a little blue in person.
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