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I Want, I Need, I Have to Have this Nicole Miller Dress!

Intense?  Yes.  Truth?  YES.

You guys, I have been lusting over this dress for years.  YEARS.

If you happened to read when I was blogging for Weddingbee (Mrs. Quiche!), you'll notice that this dress made an appearance, as it was what I always had in mind for a wedding dress.  I went to the Nicole Miller boutique with my best friend for her wedding dress, but it was before I was engaged and I didn't want to try anything on until there was a ring on it. 

I ended up finding another dress that I absolutely loved, but this dress is still niggling the back of my mind.  We have an event coming up in less than two weeks - the Medicine Ball benefiting the Rehab Institute of Chicago.   I think this dress would be perfect for the night.  I took pictures in the Bloomingdale's dressing room the other day.  You'd think I'd have learned from my wedding blogging days that cell phone pictures of dresses always suck, but here I am, cell phone in hand.

Did I mention that this dress is made for me?  It is. There are a few problems, though.  The dress is too short for my 5'11.5" frame.  It's also over $600.   The event is in 12 days.  Solution?  Find it in long for under $600 & have it here in 2 weeks.  What did I do?  I decided to turn to Rent the Runway, a site where you can rent designer dresses, handbags & accessories for hundreds or even thousands of dollars off the purchase price.  I typed in "Nicole Miller" and they have the dress!  It's the champagne with blue band version & I love it.


I type in all of the required information, go to click on the date needed & it ISN'T AVAILABLE.  What?!  I tried a size up & a size down - no luck.  I really couldn't believe it.  I still can't believe it, actually.  It never even crossed my mind that they wouldn't have it.

Now obsessed, I've made it my mission to find this dress.  I decided to turn to the power of the interwebs to see if any of your resourceful ladies (& men?) can help a girl out.  This gown comes in a number of colors & I am open to all of them, particularly the navy version.  Do you own this dress?  (Care to lend it to me?)  Have you seen it somewhere recently?  Do you know of a similar dress? If so, please share!

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Reader Comments (5)

Oh, I've definitely had a moment like this where I was so set on getting something. I really hope you find it soon because I agree, you have to have this dress. You've waited long enough!

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkelsey

:) Thanks Kelsey!!

April 25, 2011 | Registered CommenterKristin

I hope you find it! It's beautiful. I just rented two dresses from Rent the Runway for a wedding this weekend.

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

What size do you wear? And is there any way you can wear the non long version?

April 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly | Glamour This!

I need a size 2L. I really think the long dress is more appropriate, too!

April 27, 2011 | Registered CommenterKristin

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