Milly

Prim and Proper Bow Dress

$50 rental
$385 retail

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Stylist Notes

This flirty and feminine Milly dress recalls Audrey Hepburn's lady-like style. Finish off the look with sparkly accessories to channel your inner movie star.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly big. We recommend going one size down for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for B cup sizes and bigger - bust runs slightly large
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout bodice - waist band, bow, and full skirt conceal lower abdomen
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt is not fitted on hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with a standard bra with fashion tape or with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Product Details

Black cotton and silk Mikado. Scoop neckline. Satin waistband with bow detail. Full skirt. Satin band at hem. Hidden back zip. 34'' from shoulder to hem.

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308 reviews
Fit
Large
(101)
True to Size
(192)
Small
(15)
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 104lbs
September 3, 2010
This dress looks cute in photos but runs VERY large. The zero was huge all over. I had to return it and find something else.
AmandaAugust 22, 2015
how did you feel wearing it in the summer? Is it hot at all underneath?
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
September 8, 2010
Love this dress! I found it to fit true to size and is very flattering on a curvy shape.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
September 27, 2010
This dress was pretty, but a little overwhelming on a shorter person because of the full skirt. I ordered a size 4 and the waist seemed to fit true to size, but the bust was a little large and the straps were a little long.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
October 4, 2010
I always wear a size 0 in dresses, and this dress fit perfectly. I wore it to a wedding and received many compliments. The material is a little thicker, so it was great for a chilly fall evening.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
October 10, 2010
I absolutely loved this dress, though it ran extremely large. I am usually between a 2 or 4 and I was swimming in the two. It is a gorgeous dress though and I received many compliments on it.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 14, 2010
I wore this to a wedding and it was a dream! It fit me like a glove and was delivered in perfect condition. My friends pleaded with me to actually buy the dress! Great dress!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 18, 2010
Wore the dress to a cocktail party and loved it! Very flattering and found it fit very well. The bow wasn't as defined as it seems in pictures though.
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Body type: Athletic
October 27, 2010
I ordered this in a 0 and 2. The 0 was still huge. I'm a 32D and the top was still gaping. My waist is 25 1/2 in. and the dress just hung on me like a sack. It was also a little too long on me and very bulky. I wish I would've read the reviews first!
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
November 1, 2010
It was perfect for a fall wedding! I am usually an 8 but needed a 6 in this. It's actually not as short as it looks on the model, which I was happy about.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
November 8, 2010
I loved this dress! It is a perfect lbd. It does run a little large. The 2 was way too big all over. The 0 fit in the waist but I needed my most padded bra to fill out the top (and I am a 32D)
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
November 8, 2010
I fell in love with this dress and HAD to have it for my date function! I am 5'2" and the dress hit me right above my knees, but I wish I had a longer torso because the straps kept falling down. But other than that, it was a wonderful, classy dress and I received so many complements! Also this dress does run LARGE, I was going to get a size 2 and 4, but ended up getting a 0 and it fit perfectly!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
December 6, 2010
Definitley runs big! I am glad I read the other reviews before ordering. I am 4 months pregnant and was a 0 before getting pregnant, I have an obvious baby bump and the 0 still fit in this dress. It's very cute, I wore it to a wedding and got a lot of compliments on it!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Weight: 122lbs
December 14, 2010
This dress fit amazing! Anyone taller than 5'5 I'd imagine it will be very short, however at my (short) height it fit perfectly! I paired it up with black pumps and the "Bling It On" necklace from RTR as well - received many compliments at the winter wedding! This dress will be flattering on any shape!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Body type: Apple
January 16, 2011
This dress is fabulous! It is very flattering and fun to wear. Perfect for a cocktail attire wedding. And, RTR has the BEST customer service. Alissa was great to work with. I will definitely rent more dresses in the future.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
February 7, 2011
I wore this dress to a New Years wedding and it was a hit. I'm usually a size 6 so I ordered the 6 and the 8. The 6 fit but was a little too tight in the bust so I went with the 8. If you have a larger bust you might want to go up a size.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
February 14, 2011
I liked this dress a lot, but it ran huge in the chest. I had previously rented another Milly dress (the Paris Love dress) in a 2, so I rented a 2 again. The waist was ok, maybe a little big, but the bust was gigantic (I am a 32B). The straps were also quite long, which didn't help. I ended up not being able to wear it because the fit was so off, even though I love the style.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 21, 2011
I danced the night away with a gentleman who was in looovveee with my dress!
I rented the size 4 and 6 - my measurements are 34 - 27 - 36 128lbs. The 4 fit better than the 6, but the bust was slightly large. I made it work, but def had to play with the straps the entire night. Length wise it hit right above the knee, very appropriate for the Gala I attended. Overall, great little black dress with a modern/classy twist.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 8, 2011
classic
I was in the house party for my friend's wedding where we were instructed to wear black so I used RTR for the first time and fell in love! The dress was absolutely perfect although the fit was a little large. Bottom line, if you need a classic dress and have the boobs to fill it out, Milly is the gold standard.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Straight & narrow
March 8, 2011
What a great, classic little black dress! It's super flattering and runs true to size. It was so comfortable for a long night out and I got tons of compliments on it. I would definitely reccommend renting this dress!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
April 7, 2011
Dress is super cute, but like others have said, it runs very large! I, too, ordered a 0 and couldn't even wear it because it was literally falling off me. I haven't ordered anything else by Milly, so I'm not sure if it's their line or this particular dress. I would definitely order down, if possible.
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
April 8, 2011
Dress runs a little large, but I found that to be preferable for my body type. I received many compliments on this dress, and found it to be flattering.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Body type: Athletic
May 9, 2011
Very cute dress. I am 36, and it looked a little young for me. Ended up not wearing it, but it fit very true to size.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 9, 2011
This dress was very cute and it worked out, but the top runs very large. Would not necessary recommend for a small busted person, or order a smaller size.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
May 16, 2011
This picture was a little deceptive since the bow seems to pop out a lot in the picture and the dress that arrived had a very limp bow which made the dress a little frumpy. I rented a size four and it fit great, although a little tight in the boobs (I'm a size 34D)but it ended up making the dress a little sexier (in a good way!)
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 22
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
May 16, 2011
The straps were a little long, and I found myself having to constantly pull the dress down so that it would fit right on my shoulders. Other than that It was adorable, and I got lots of compliments!
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 4' 6"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
May 25, 2011
I loved this dress - I had found it in stores to try it on before I rented it - The dress fit well, except I have a short torso, so the straps were a little long on me, which meant I was adjusting the dress all night - other than that it is a very flattering shape!
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
June 7, 2011
I absolutely loved this dress!!! It ran almost true to size - It was a little loose around my ribcage, but it was wonderful and fit my curves! It was perfect for going out and dancing in - I wish I could have kept it!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
September 1, 2011
I'm 5'6", 130lbs, with a large A, small B cup. I rented this dress in a 2 for my friends wedding, and ended up having to go with a 0 because the bust was so big! Even with the 0, I needed to be careful of my posture, and was careful to wear a black bra to conceal slip ups. All in all lovely, fun dress, but it's loose up top!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Body type: Apple
September 12, 2011
This dress was my back-up that I thought would be a sure fit and conservative choice for a wedding, but I ended up being disappointed. In person, the bow has intention frayed edges, but they don't look good. Also, the top of the dress so big I couldn't even keep the straps up. This would be better for a busty gal. I'm a B cup, size 4, 5'3, but the top couldn't even be salvaged with safety pins for me.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
September 19, 2011
This is a very flattering dress, but does show a lot of cleavage. It also has snaps on the straps for you to connect your bra. This allowed me to wear a regular bra instead of a strapless, so it was even more comfortable! It's a very lady-like and precious dress!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
September 21, 2011
I usually wear a 4 or 6, and I ordered the 0 and it fit like a glove. I have a small chest (big b small c cup), small waist and large hips so it worked out perfectly! What everyone says about the straps is true, they fell down all night long, but that wouldn't keep me from renting this dress. I got many compliments from random people all night long.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
September 22, 2011
I LOVE LOVE LOVED this dress!! It is a perfect tasteful length! I didn't have problems with the top being big, and I'm not busty (34 A-B), I just wore my push up bra and it fit great! I got it for a sorority formal and I showed my roommate who then promptly rented it for a wedding she was going to. Overall AMAZING!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
September 28, 2011
Gorgeous and classy. I wore this dress to my fiance's brother's wedding and it went so well with my fiance's black & white tux. People kept saying I looked like a classic movie star (I played up the Audrey Hepburn look with a high bun). I would definitely recommend this dress. Usually a 4 or 6, 4 fit great.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 10, 2011
LOVED IT! One size smaller than usual fit perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
October 25, 2011
My dress was amazing and I wore it with black stiletto spike pumps. It was the perfect dress for this occasion. I was already wondering when I could rent again!
AMAZING DRESS!! I couldn't believe how cute it was in person! I received so many compliments. Incredibly flatter and perfect for any celebratory occasion. I got it in a size 0 and it fit perfectly. The only thing I would say is that the straps on top were a bit lose, but the rest of perect.
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Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 27, 2011
I usually wear a 4 or 6 so i ordered a 2 and 4 in this dress. The 2 ended up fitting a little snug but looking perfect. this dress is very classic and sophisticated and I got a lot of compliments on it. I wore it to my sorority semi-formal but it would work for a lot of different occasions. However, the boning does dig into your side a little bit, but hey, beauty is pain.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
November 21, 2011
Lovely!
I absolutely love this dress! It was perfect for the formal college dance I went to at the Seattle Art Museum. It is very classy and sophisticated and I received a ton of compliments! Though it was a bit longer than I was expecting and the straps were a little lose, so if I rent this dress again I will definitely go down a size. But overall a lovely dress and the material was very high quality.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
November 28, 2011
LOVED IT!
I needed a little black dress for a "Casino Royale" party. This dress was absolutely perfect. I am usually a 10 and got nervous when I was told at the last minute that the 10 was unavailable. (RTR sent the Magnolia Lace dress in a size 10 instead and it is far cuter in person than in the photos, even though I did not wear it). However, I tried the 8 and it fit absolutely perfectly. I thought that the bow hung a little lifelessly, so I used the clothing tape RTR included in my package and it looked great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
November 29, 2011
Timeless, Classy Dress
This dress was perfect! It was very classy because of the color, the cut, and the skirt, but the bow made it cute at the same time. Also, the bodice fits fairly tight and it made my chest look great--classy and sexy at the same time? I'm in. Would definitely reccommend this for almost any formal event... I will probably rent this again for my sorority's preference ceremony. At the time I wore it I was about 140 lbs and I'm 5' 5" so I ordered a 6 and an 8 and I went with the 6 but even though I wasn't wearing a 4 at that time I felt like I could have gone to a 4... for this dress you want the top part to be really tight. I would order a size down in this if I were you.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 7, 2011
classic dress, classic styling
This was my first RTR item- I couldn't have been happier! When deciding dresses, the reviews really decided it for me. The 4 fit great, slightly tight in the bust, but not too much, although it was lower than I would have wished. I styled it with chunky pears (very Audery Hepburn) Perfect legnth, and not uncomfortable, the fabric is satin and easy to dance in!
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