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
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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:
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:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
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.
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!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
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:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
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: 34
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:
Large
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
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: 31
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:
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.
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: 34
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:
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:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 10, 2011
LOVED IT! One size smaller than usual fit perfect.
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: 24
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: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
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:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
December 13, 2011
Adorable
This dress is absolutely darling, flattering, and just feels well made, however it does run quite a bit big. I'm usually a 0/2 and the 0 felt almost a size too big.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 134lbs
December 15, 2011
Beautiful, but runs big!
This dress is so elegant and beautiful, I got tons of compliments! I wore it just like the model in the picture - with shear black tights and sky-high patent pumps, and silver sparkling jewels. BEWARE: dress runs VERY big! I usually wear a size 6, but was glad that I ordered a size down for my back up. In fact, I could have used a 2 (chest runs very big, as does the waist). Overall, great dress and it's always nice to fit into a smaller size :)
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
January 3, 2012
One size down was perfect.
This dress runs large. I usually wear a 4, 6 or 8 depending on brand. I ordered sizes 6 and 4, and ended up wearing the 4. This dress has a very cutesy/ girly silhouette- but it was very flattering and I received many compliments. The bust fit me well with a little bit of cleavage showing (I wear a 30FF bra). The dress straps hid my standard bra perfectly. It fits snug in the waist and has a full skirt- which isn't too short (It's winter, so I wore the dress with black tights which made me less sensitive to skirt length). Don't forget a nice necklace to adorn that wide open neckline!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
January 16, 2012
Classic, Chic, & a bit of Sexy
I have to say my renting experience with RTR was phenomenal and I've been chattering on about it ever since. I ordered the dress for the wrong date & realized it two nights before the wedding. They shipped it out immediately and I received it about 4 hours before the wedding (nothing like a little drama). On to the dress. My style icon is Lauren Conrad and I was immediately drawn to this dress. After I flipped through the pictures.. I wasn't sold but for some reason, I just kept coming back to this dress. I usually wear a size 4, however after reading reviews on it running large, I ordered a size 2 as my backup. That's the size I wound up wearing. It was a little tight under my ribs but I'm small chested so I'm used to that :) I paired the dress with blingy jewels (which I never normally wear) and the outcome was gorgeous! I think more people complemented my dress than the bride's lol. It was so classic and elegant with a touch of sexy. I was able to dance, drink, dine without feeling uncomfortable at all. The worst part was having to return this dress :( So in love and would recommend it to anyone with a classic style.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132lbs
February 17, 2012
Adorable
Great dress, I wore it with sparkly black tights and black shoes. It was a little baggy in the bust so I had to use fashion tape to prevent gaping. Probably could have fit into a size 2.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Weight: 115lbs
February 22, 2012
order a backup size!
Runs big - I usually wear a 4 but definitely needed the 2. Definitely order the back up size in a smaller size just in case.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124lbs
May 2, 2012
So pretty!
I loved this dress. I wore it to my sorority's formal; I picked it because I wanted something pretty not sexy, and this fit the bill. It was the cutest little party dress, and I got so many compliments on it. I am not sure why it is listed under the summer weddings section as the material is pretty heavy, and it is better suited to the winter.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 6, 2012
Sophisticated
I wore a 4, but could have fit in a 2. It runs large, so go down a size or two. It was a fantastic dress. Well fitted, emphasized my small waist and long neck. It was a perfect prom dress, but could easily have worked for anything. Very sophisticated and classy, I loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
June 10, 2012
Very stylish dress & perfect fit!
Great first rental! Usually between a 6-8 and the 6 fit perfect. Definately get the size down as your second size.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 110lbs
June 24, 2012
Feeling beautiful post baby!
I had a baby recently and still have a belly. This dress hid it so well and was very flattering! It showed more clevage then i would have liked but other then that i love it. I thought i would be a size 8 but ended up wearing the 6. The 6 was a little tight in the bust but the 8 was way too big.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
June 27, 2012
I was so happy with the entire experience. Just getting to wear a dress that made me feel beautiful was well well worth the price. The stylist recommended the right size because it was known to run large, and the fit was just right. I can't wait for my next excuse to dress up and use RTR again.
I loved this chic LBD! I wore it to a black tie summer wedding and just felt beautiful. I have broad shoulders and was worried about the fit, but because the top does run large, the 0 fit perfectly. This was a great dress for dancing all night long in.
LisaFebruary 13, 2013
Thinking sheer black tights with this dress for a winter wedding...what type of shoe would be best?
RTR CustomerFebruary 13, 2013
Hi Lisa! I would suggest black patent pumps or black booties if you are going to wear tights!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 17, 2012
I felt great in my RTR dress!
I wore this dress to a wedding and felt gorgeous! However, I went a size down from my normal size and it was still a bit big. I loved the snaps designed to hold your bra in place, which I would have never known about if I hadn't read the RTR dress reviews.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
August 13, 2012
GRADUATION
I loved the dress, it looks so great on and it's comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
August 14, 2012
nothing
I should've got a smaller size, it did run a little too big. But I liked the style very much
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 127lbs
August 21, 2012
Gorgeous Dress!
After reading several reviews that said the dress ran large I decided to order the size down as well. I ended up wearing the size 2 typically I wear a 4. The straps were a little loose otherwise perfect!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
September 5, 2012
Loved!
I'm 5' 4", and am quite larger on top. this dress was great! I actually wore it without a bra, which was a first and it was super comfortable and flattering.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 117lbs
September 12, 2012
Elegant, classy, yet sexy dress!
I'm usually a 2 but I read that this dress ran large, so I ordered a 0 with a back up of a 2. Well the 2 didn't come, so I was stuck wearing the 0 which was too small for me. Other than that, I really did love the dress. If I had the 2 it would have been the perfect size for me. I didn't even have to wear a bra which was a plus!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
September 19, 2012
Beautiful dress just not beautiful on me.
I am very slender and tall. The length was perfect but the top of this dress did not fit at all. I got the 0 and the 2 and the 0 was so big on the top. I think this is made for ladies with a little more cushion up top. I was sad that this one didnt work out because it really is a classy and beautiful dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
September 20, 2012
Perfect post maternity dress for wedding
What a fun little dress! I got it for a fall wedding at Deer Valley, UT I recently had a baby and the full skirt and waistline helped flatter. Loved the fit- though the chest area is a little big. Super fun and you can't go wrong with this classic dress!
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