Milly

Black Lace Combo Dress

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$380 retail

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Stylist Notes

This girly Milly frock features geometric lace for a feminine update to a mod-inspired style. Simple add the Whiting & Davis' Black Mesh Glam Clutch to complete this look.

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: Great for any cup size- fuller busted women should consider sizing up in backup due to high neckline
WAIST: Very fitted - Fitted at natural waist with bow belt
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt runs narrow- curvier women should consider sizing up for length
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra and SPANX to cinch in waist, hips, and backside
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10''.)

Product Details

Gold metallic brocade with black scallop lace overlay. Boat neckline. Back open slit with button closure. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. 30'' from shoulder to hem.

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360 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(223)
Small
(128)
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Age: 32
December 9, 2014
Awesome dress!
Dress was a bit small in chest are so I sized up. It was long enough to be comfortable, since I'm tall this is important!! Loved the dress was perfect for my husbands holiday party! Would rent again the whole RTR experience was fantastic!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
June 18, 2015
Photographs well but awkward cut
dress was not flattering for my chest, I was able to zip it up but it squashed my girls into a weird shape. Material was not very yielding. And scratchy to the touch. Did not end up wearing it out.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
December 20, 2014
It was very easy to rent from and the two size options made it extremely convenient
This was a beautiful and unique dress. I absolutely loved it. A little snug around the hips but it still fit. I'm usually between a 4 or a 6 and wore the 6. I got a lot of compliments on this dress.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
February 26, 2011
I got two sizes and had to wear the smaller size as it ran a bit big in the shoulder/chest area (and I wear a 34 D. Dress was a great length even for a super short gal. Wore it for my work xmas party and it was perfect.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
March 15, 2013
I wore this to my sorority's winter formal, the gold sparkle+the lace was perfect!
I got a size larger than what I usually wear because a lot of reviews said it was tight across the hips. It was big on me and I needed to wear a belt with it. Still looked great and loved it
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
January 4, 2013
The perfect New Year's Eve dress!
The dress was even more beautiful in person. The top portion is slightly more gold than it appears online, which I actually liked better. I got compliments all night and love the way it looks in my pictures. However, the dress was quite large on me. I really could have used a 00, but luckily I had a belt that matched perfectly so I could cinch the waist in.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 9, 2013
Great dress!
This is the second time that I am renting from RTR and I loved this dress! I ordered a size 2 and 4 for a 5:00 wedding...both fit, but I ended up wearing the 2. It was comfortable and my husband liked it! The only thing that I didn't like about it was that it was a little loose in the neck area. I wore a regular bra, which was great. I can't wait for my next event to rent again.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 27, 2010
This is a lovely dress, but I was unable to wear at all. It is very short and probably better if you are 5'5'' or under. I found the top portion of the dress even in the smaller size was too large and I would have had to wear a different belt as it was swimming on my waist. Ultimately because there was a lot of sitting at my event, I choose not to wear it because I would have been uncomfortable with it hiking up all evening.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 7, 2011
Festive winter dress
I wore this to a charity event and got tons of compliments. It ran a little large on top and the belt was so big around the waist I had to opt not to wear it.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
October 15, 2010
I know others say True to Size, but it was a bit snug on me, perhaps b/c I am a pear. Had to wear the larger size - and even that was close! It was lovely & I received many compliments, but it was a little big on top and snug on bottom. I still recommend though!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
December 22, 2010
Too short for me (I am 5'11") but overall a cute dress. I find Milly runs tight in the hips and bigger on top which can be tricky.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
January 2, 2011
New Years in this dress can't be beat! Until next year...
I wore this dress for a New Years party and it was perfect! I have D boobs and a bit of a belly, but the dress fit beautifully. Milly runs small in general, so I usually wear a size 8 but actually had to get a 12. The 12 was a little lose for me up top, but fit the rest of my body well. You can also take the belt off, which I did, and it still looks great. I would definitely recommend this dress!
CharmeishaApril 19, 2012
you sized up form a 8 to a 12-so would you recommend I try a 4 with a backup of a 8 or a 6?i'm a 34D &5'2 so not far from you
AnneMay 25, 2012
Should have listened to you. I'm also usually an 8 and ordered an 8 and a 10. Even the 10 was too snug, so 2 sizes up would have been perfect. Definitely missed out by not going up 2 sizes and didn't get to wear the dress. :(
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 195lbs
January 18, 2011
This dress is even more gorgeous in person than in pictures, but it was WAY too short - even with tights. Luckily I rented a backup after reading the reviews. If you are shorter, I would highly recommend renting this dress!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
February 7, 2011
I felt gorgeous and I had a great time!
LOVED this dress! So many compliments and so easy to rent!
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 6, 2011
This was my first RTR dress. I usually wear a size 4 but I had to go with one size up because it was a little snug on the hip. Since the top is covered, you couldn't tell it was a little loose on top. I wore it at at a birthday party and I have never gotten so many compliments in my life. I felt so classy and sexy at the same time. It was the perfect dress and I would rent it again.
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
May 31, 2011
I rented the dress for a friends wedding and got so many compliments on it. It is a wonderful dress to wear and looks great in person. I have a full chest and went up a size to accommodate that, but all in all I would highly recommend this rental.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 58
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
August 30, 2011
This is a pretty dress for the right person, but not for me - probably because it was a little young for me and didn't suit my figure. The smaller size looked a little too small and short for me and the larger size was too roomy and a bit dumpy on me. I think it was more that it didn't suit my body because it is a very pretty, well made dress.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 5, 2011
This dress had the strangest fit, very narrow and tight through the hips, but the bust area was HUGE! I don't consider myself to have big hips, but i could barely squeeze the dress over my hips. Then, I have a fairly small bust so the fabric bunched in the front and the back and because the hips were so tight I couldn't pull it down so that the top wasn't so baggy. The fabric has ZERO stretch whatsoever. So unless you are extremely thin with large boobs, don't rent this dress. The fabric/dress itself was gorgeous though!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
November 21, 2011
Wedding Bliss
I wore this fantastic dress to a wedding and absolutely loved it, I received many compliments! The sizing ran a little small, making me go up a couple sizes bigger than my true size. But it was totally worth it! Definitely going to being using this website again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
December 30, 2011
Beautiful sparkly dress
Rented for NYE. Perfect cocktail dress with a sparkle. The black lace overlay tones down the shine. Suggest sizing up if you have a large bust as the 10 was tight in the bust and the 12 was a bit loose. Went with the 12 to allow room for breathing. It is not too short (I'm also petite) and does not cling.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 152lbs
January 6, 2012
New Year's Eve Party
The dress was super cute and formal enough for a black tie optional event. For hourglass or pear-shapes, the dress hugged the hips a little but the size up was perfect!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
January 7, 2012
Absolutely Renting Again!
Size 0 fit my petite shoulders and bust (32A) perfectly! Was snug throughout the hips and fell at an appropriate height above my knee. The dress itself is beautiful with intricate and delicate detailing; the gold fabric is a type of tweed that is not inexpensive looking nor does it look worn at all. The black is a thick eyelet-like fabric that makes this dress so perfectly appropriate for both winter or summer events. I will absolutely be renting this dress again-- if not buying it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 8, 2012
Should have gone a size up
I rented this dress for my brother's rehearsal dinner. It was gorgeous!! Unfortunately, the larger size wasn't available for the date that I requested. I took a chance with the 6, and it was too snug. I have wide hips and more of an athletic build. I would definitely suggest going a size up when renting this dress.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
February 15, 2012
LOVE LOVE LOVE
I rented this dress for my birthday dinner and think its AMAZING!!! I would definitely get it again and may even consider buying it if I can find it somewhere. I am usually a 6, but wore an 8 because I felt that it fit a little better in the arms because this dress runs a bit small so I would definitly recommend going up a size. The size difference isn't that much, just makes it a little more comfortable.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
May 25, 2012
Sadly, too small!
This dress was super cute, so had to give it a few stars, but I unfortunately never got to wear it. Disappointed it didn't fit properly and I didn't get to wear it to my event. The dress runs very small in the hips - so if you have any kind of curves in that area, I'd suggest sizing up and going up 2 sizes for your backup. My one size larger that usual was very tight in the hip area and thus created a bit of a pooching effect in the lower back. Also it is super, super short. Perhaps this was the result of the hip problems, but it would have made it nearly impossible to dance or sit comfortably.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
July 29, 2012
I received the American Courage Award in this dress in Washington D.C. It was professional enough and sexy and elegant all in one. My husband, after I was finished giving my speech, said "you look absolutely amazing! "
I was receiving an award at a prestigious ceremony in Washington D.C. I loved this dress but I must say it felt tight around my chest and underarms. I wore a size 4, but with hindsight,I would suggest to anyone, if you have a full bust I would recommend one size up. That would have helped me feel more comfortable. The fabric does not give and is not flexible. But it's certainly stylish and elegant--and you can get away with it for professional occasions!
SamanthaJanuary 7, 2014
Are you wearing tights or nylons? I like that they seem to be not as thick as tights but not crazy thin as nylons. Would love to know so I can copy!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 31, 2012
not for hourglass!
This dress was very tight in bust and bottom.I am usually a true size 6. If you have a large chest go up to next size and get a thin black belt for the waist. This was my back up dress and couldn't get zipped past ribs!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
September 7, 2012
Beautiful dress, but too short
I rented this dress for a fancy evening wedding. However, after I trying it on I decided not to wear it. It was too tight on my legs and was uncomfortably too short when I sat down. Even worn with tights, I did not feel appropriate wearing something so short to a wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
October 4, 2011
My future father in law told me I needed to own this dress, he loved it so much!
Great dress.I wore it to a fall wedding. A little short on my tall frame but I wore opaque black tights underneath and that made it a bit more conservative. Got a ton of compliments, wore it all day, and was very comfortable. I would highly recommend renting this one.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 59
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
September 16, 2012
We were honored guests at a party following a religious ceremony. The dress fit both events.
The dress ran small on me. I wear a larger cup size and that was the area that was snug. I went with the larger of my two sizes--the six. The dress was rather short as well, I tugged it down every time I took a seat. This may have been a better length for a younger person. I pulled it off, I am told, but not in my head.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 19, 2012
It runs a bit large in the bust and a bit small in the waist. The colors are fantastic! Great dress!
Absolutely gorgeous dress. Beautiful colors and wonderful fabric. I wore it with sheer black hose and a mid-heel as I am 5'7". I also read that someone had bought a ribbon and tied it at the waist. I did this and loved the look. I had a tremendous amount of compliments and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The lady I worked with by telephone, Caroline, could not have been more wonderful!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
September 23, 2012
A backup dress that I almost wore instead of my first choice!
I picked this dress as my second dress, since the backup size of my first dress was unavailable. The dress is even more beautiful in person - I almost wore it over my first choice! It was a bit short on me (almost a mini), and I was planning on wearing tights with it if I ended up wearing it. I usually wear an 8, and decided to rent the 10 because other reviews had said that it runs small, and it fit perfectly. I would have paired it with a black belt if I ended up wearing it. The only reason I didn't wear it was because I thought it would be more appropriate for a fall or winter wedding/event... but still, a very lovely dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
October 4, 2012
I loved the look of this dress
Apparently I can't wear size 12's in Milly's dresses. :(
KathrynJune 10, 2014
Try another -- this one runs exceptionally small, in my opinion
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 13, 2012
RTR was a fun, stress-free experience! Loved this dress!
Overall, I really liked this dress. It is unique and very pretty. I found that the hip area was a little tighter than the bust area of the dress, which made the overall fit not completely perfect, but it was not a big deal. I recommend to anyone looking for something a little different and fun, yet classy.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
October 26, 2012
If you are pear shaped, this dress is not for you.
I LOVE this dress and really wanted it to work but it was too tight on the bottom and too lose on the top. I vary in dress sizes from and 8-10 and the 12 was even too tight on my backside.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
November 4, 2012
Did not like the fit
Could have just been me and being in between sizes, but I felt dowdy and heavy in this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
November 5, 2012
Really cute dress!
I loved this dress, although it does run a little small.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
November 25, 2012
I didn't end up wearing it. I choose a different RTR dress!
I ordered 2 dresses and ended up wearing the other one. I liked this dress but felt like the size ran small.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 26, 2012
Beautiful dress, but didn't get to wear it :(
The dress is lovely! Unfortunately I didn't get to wear it because the sizing did not fit me at all! I ordered a 4 and 6 and neither one fit. I normall wear a 6 and have other Milly dresses in a 6, but this one just didn't fit. It really is pretty though. Order a size or two up, especially if you have curves!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
December 3, 2012
Wore this dress to a sorority formal, so many compliments!
Would be slightly short for a more formal event, i usually wear a 8 or 10 and this dress fit perfectly on my torso but was slightly big around my neckline. Overall, great dress, really comfortable and super cute!
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