Milly

Southern Charmer Dress

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$470 retail

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Stylist Notes

Rent this flirty Milly halter, printed dress. It is perfect for any bridal shower, graduation, or dinner date with that special someone. Accessorize with a gold toned accessory like the Erickson Beamon's Gold Digger Ring.

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
WAIST: Fitted - dress is fitted throughout; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in waist
HIPS: Fitted - fitted at hips and backside; consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; consider wearing with SPANX
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Product Details

Black and ivory print with gold foiling. Front sweetheart neckline. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. 40'' from shoulder to hem.

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153 reviews
Fit
Large
(11)
True to Size
(85)
Small
(55)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 25, 2015
Total love; total hate

The dress was amazing. Colors were beautiful; fabric was perfect for a summer wedding; fit was perfect. I felt beautiful in the dress. However, something was off with the lining. The dress kept spinning around my hips, to where the slit in the back would twist to the front. I spent the majority of the night trying to twist the dress back in to place. It was very annoying, but I would almost rent the dress again because it was so beautiful.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
January 4, 2013
Runs small!

Gorgeous dress and awesome design, but it hugs EVERYTHING and it was constantly adjusting. Not the best choice for curvy women or anyone with a larger bust.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 18, 2012
Had high hopes

I rented this dress in both the 8 and the 6 in hopes of wearing it to a friend's wedding but I was disappointed to find neither size fit me well. I'm 5'11", about 150 lbs, with a 32DD bust and the 8 was way to big in the top. The 6 fit better in terms of sizing but the dress just didn't offer enough support in the bust area to stay up; even with a very supportive bra on the dress slid right down immediately and bunched at my waist. It was a bit snug in the hips but some spanxs would have fixed that. A 4 might have been tight enough in the bust to stay up but would have been way too tight in the hip area. Straps would have probably solved the problem but I think RTR would have had a problem with me sewing my own on. I don't think this dress is really but right for those of us who are more of an hourglass shape but the fabric was beautiful and it would look great on someone with a straighter shape.

Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
August 19, 2012
Cute but worn

I received compliments, but this dress has seen better days. It was definitely worn and a bit too big for my frame.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
November 28, 2012
The dress was too big and I couldn't wear it.

The dress runs big, especially the top. I usually wear a size 4, but the dress literally fell down on me when I put it on.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
January 4, 2013
The dress was ill fitting

I usually wear size 2 and the dress was a tad small in 2 but ill fitting in 4. The top section did not fit very well.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 7, 2013
Unable to wear

I rented the dress for a formal affair and was unable to wear it. I ordered a size 2 and 4, the 2 was too big. There was a lot of extra material in the stomach area which made me look pregnant. It was a little tight in the chest, but it would definitely stay up all night if I had the chance to wear it. It's longer than what it shows on the model, it came down to my knees, maybe a little below them. It was a gorgeous dress, just wish it fit better.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
March 26, 2013
The perfect semi formal dress!

The pattern on the dress is adorable. I received many compliments. The dress fit well, but was too big on the top. The dress could have used a clasp near the zipper to keep it from coming unzipped as well. Overall, the dress was very nice, but I think a size 2 may have been a better choice.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Body type: Athletic
March 29, 2013
Beautiful dress! I got tons of compliments

When in doubt, go down a size (especially if you have a smaller bust). I can often wear a four, and the four in this dress was very loose, especially in the chest.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 102lbs
October 29, 2013
Too big on top

I didn't end up wearing this dress because it was too big on top for me. It literally fell off. The fabric is beautiful, though.

Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Pear
Weight: 110lbs
December 10, 2013
Loved the fabric, but wish it fit better!

I wore this dress to my school graduation and subsequent graduation celebration. Although I loved this dress and wish I could give it 5 stars, the fit was just awkward. If you are tall and slender, I would be cautious. For me, it did not feel fitted at top unless you hook the bra that is inside. When I did, it felt perfectly snug... but the problem was this caused the back to gape out like 3 inches. So it was fine when I wore a little black cardigan over it, but when I took off the cardigan I had to unhook the bra, and even with my own strapless bra I did not feel perfectly comfortable dancing and whatnot. Also the waist area could have been a little more fitted. Although it wasn't a perfect experience I am still excited about Rent the Runway and I also have to mention i loved the box that the dress was delivered in. :D

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
July 16, 2012
Definitely fit the bill!

I wore this for a nice summer wedding. Very appropriate for the occasion. It's not my favorite rental, but I got a ton of compliments on it anyway! The dress was a bit looser around the hips on me (and you can even notice that on the model). It's made of very nice material and has flecks of gold throughout. It looks great paired with a bold choker. I cinched the waist with a thin gold belt. The only problem was that my boyfriend didn't like the fact that it wasn't skin-tight... MEN.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
April 25, 2012
Pretty dress but odd fit

This dress fit true to size in the waist, but was WAY too big up top. I have a big chest, and the 6 was still too loose. It kept falling down all night. There is a built in bra strap, but there is no hold in the very top.

Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 3, 2011

Everywhere runs true to size except for the top... I'm about a 36B and normally 4-6 fit me, but even the 6 was a bit tight in the top area. So, if you have a large chest or just a bigger ribcage make sure you get the larger size when choosing (if you are between sizes). It's a gorgeous dress though! Sad I didn't get to wear it.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
January 17, 2012
So sad I couldn't wear it . .

Loved the look of this dress. I'm a bit bigger in the bust and hips than this dress was willing to accommodate though. I usually wear a 4 or 6, but both were too small for me in both the hips and bust, also I am petite and this dress didn't sit properly, there was too much fabric in the waist which bunched. So if you have hips and larger than average bust definitely size up!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 10, 2012
Beautiful Dress

I usually wear a size 2-4 depending on the cut of the dress, but I would definitely have been more comfortable in a size 6. I found the bust and hip area to be a little snug. I ended up wearing my back up size 4 which was still tight, but wearable. I love that a bra is not necessary with this dress because it has enough built in support with an elastic cinch in the back of the dress. This dress also has some boning along the rib cage so I did not have to keep pulling it up all night. The pattern is definitely more beautiful in person than in the photo. Would rent again!

KimberlyApril 10, 2012
could you please post a picture? i just rented this but i'm getting nervous now and I want to see what the length looks like...
LauraApril 10, 2012
Kim I'm about to rent it, but could you please tell me what the length was like? That's what I'm worried about too! I don't want it to be too long
RTRApril 10, 2012
Hi Laura, the length of this style is 40'' from shoulder to hem. It will be knee length on anyone 5'5
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
June 11, 2012
Being able to get amazing dresses fairly inexpensively for any occasion is invaluable.

It is definitely true that this dress runs small. I typically wear an 8 but it was a tight fit in the hips and somewhat restrictive. However, the 10 was also slightly too large for my size 34C boobs. The fashion tape RTR provided came to the rescue and the dress definitely impressed at my friend's residency graduation banquet. This is the first time I have rented for RTR and I am very satisfied. The experience was easy, the dress (and back-up size) were delivered on time, and it looked great. I am now an RTR fan!

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 5, 2012
No one could believe I rented the dress because it was in such great condition. Perfect for being on a grad school budget :)

I got so many compliments on this dress! I ordered it in a 2 and a 4, and the 2 fit better up top but for some reason was several inches longer than the 4- it went past my knees! So I used the bra clip in the 4 to help it stay up, although this did make it gap a bit in the back and I didn't have any fashion tape to fix it. Other than that it fit great and was comfortable to be dancing in all night.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Body type: Petite
July 16, 2012
Great dress for a Wedding!

This dress was gorgeous on! I thought it ran a little small so I had to size up from what I normally wear.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 10, 2012
Sophisticated/classy dress

A sophisticated, classy choice for a wedding. The dress is sexy without being overtly so; the length (to my knees) compensates for the fact that it is form-fitting. I usually do not like strapless dresses but this one fit great. I was told by a random wedding guest that I "definitely had the best dress" at the wedding (aside from the bride, I'm sure!). I have a fairly broad back (36B) so I was glad that I ordered an 8 as my back-up size. The 6 fit, but was a bit too snug to be comfortable for the entire evening.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
August 12, 2012
Runs Very Small

I am definitely hippy and knew this was a gamble based on the cut but this dress was tiny everywhere. The material is gorgeous and the dress is beautiful, but the one I rented had to go unworn.

Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 160lbs
August 16, 2012
Beautiful dress

Beutiful dress. I would love to order it again, I'm actually a size 10, but ordered both a 10 and 12. both didn't fit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
August 19, 2012
Wore for an evening wedding. My friends dresses are also from RTR.

I'm normally a 4 but it was way too big. 2 fit great however. It was a little worn out though and the black almost looked dark blue in bright light. Got a lot of compliments and looks great with a tan.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
August 31, 2012
that I wore it to 2 weddings in 1 weekend!

I wore this dress in Chicago to 2 weddings! I had a friend's wedding that Friday night and then my cousin's wedding on Saturday night. I got soooooooo many compliments both nights. I was so happy to share that I had rented it and wore it 2 weddings.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 7, 2012
Gorgeous but not for big busts

Even though, as other commenters detailed, this dress is snug in the hips, I thought it made the fit even better because it accentuated my curves a little more. Gorgeous fabric, great length - but the top! It was falling down ALL NIGHT. I was pulling it up every five minutes, which certainly took away from how great the dress looked, I'm sure. It seemed like it would be snug up top, but it just didn't happen for me. If you're small busted, though, do it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
September 9, 2012
I received many compliments on this dress! A lot of my friends had never heard of Rent the Runway, and could not believe how easy it was to do!

I absolutely loved this dress! The style was simple, and the print was so fun! I loved the gold detailing. I would say that in natural light, the black did turn a bit navy-looking, but still very pretty. It did fit a little tight up top, but I was still comfortable enough to have a blast on the dance floor all night! I rented the Kate Spade gold clutch to go along with the dress, and was very happy with it. It was the perfect size for what I needed, and was big enough to fit a pair of flip flops for later in the night. Very happy with my first Rent the Runway experience!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 113lbs
September 17, 2012
BEAUTIFUL NAVY AND GOLD LINEN MILLY DRESS!

This dress was so classy and elegant, I wore it to a wedding and got many compliments on it!! I have a larger bust so I ordered a size up which was perfect!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 24, 2012
underwhelmed

I expected a higher caliber fabric, though I'd imagine that most people find the fabric to still be nice. Its for a much 'narrower' type body as the hips dont forgive at all. Material also kind of stiff, so wouldn't lay well on everyone. Sent it back and bought a dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
October 2, 2012
Dress got lots of compliments, however, the fit was a bit off.

I am usually a solid size 10. The 10 fit me perfect in the top but was too snug in the bottom so had to go up a size to 12. The top was huge! Luckily i was able to pin it to my strapless bra to keep it from falling down. My only other complaint was that the length difference between the 10 adn 12 was about 5 inches! the 10 fell about mid thigh on me which was great...but the 12 went to my knee. I held them up against one another and there was a 5" difference! Im not sure if someone had gotten the 10 hemmed or what, but that is a BIG difference!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 129lbs
January 2, 2013
A fabulous NYE '13!

This dress wasn't my favorite but still looked great. I loved the colors and sparkle, but the material was a bit uncomfortable and had no give - definitely ran smaller than noted. It especially was tight around the waist, and awkwardly pushed upward when I walked. Also, the zipper in the back had no clasp and kept falling down - my boyfriend had to put a safety pin there so it wouldn't anymore. Overall had a great night and RTR experience but wouldn't rent this dress again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 4, 2013
Gorgeous Fabric, Meh Fit

I rented this for a wedding but ended up wearing my back up dress instead. It was simultaneously too big and too small. While the top "fit" though a bit roomy (okay with a padded bra), the bottom was too snug on the hips.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
March 29, 2013
Beautiful dress!

I really enjoyed wearing this dress. I wore it to a night wedding and felt beautiful! It was a bit tight, so I would recommend sizing up.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
May 15, 2013
I was complimented all night on this dress.

PROS: Unique design; complimented all night; flattered my form. CONS: Runs very small!; uncomfortable material

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 27, 2013
Dresses arrived on time! Ordered this one in two sizes and a backup in one size.

Ordered this dress and a shoshanna dress for a wedding. This one was too tight in the hips but fit in the 4, and the 6 was too big up top. Just had a funny fit... didn't end up wearing it. Really pretty and good quality though. Would probably work better for a bustier person.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 17, 2013
RTR offered to send the next 2 sizes up free of charge for overnight delivery when dress didn't fit

I rented this dress for a friends wedding. I received the dress the day before the wedding and both sizes were too small. I immediately jumped on the website and asked if there was anything I could do. They offered to send the next 2 sizes up overnight free of charge. They arrived just in time and fit great! This was a beautiful dress and I received tons of compliments on it. I will warn everyone that it does run small and there is no hook and eye, so we had to use a safety pin to keep the zipper from falling down.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
July 29, 2013
Pretty for a formal wedding

I thought this dress was black, but it is navy blue and gold. Very pretty, but i think it is time to retire it. Mine had a lot of piling and seemed over worn. The fit is a bit awkward. The difference in length between the 2 and the 4 was a lot...the 2 hit 2 inches above the knee and the 4 went 2 inches below the knee. I was in between sizes, but I ended up wearing the 2 because the 4 was way too big on top. Not my favorite dress that I've rented, but it worked out okay for a formal wedding.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Body type: Straight & narrow
August 17, 2013
The colors looked very nice - royal blue with shiny gold accents. Great for a summer wedding.

The fit is small around the waist, so be sure to have your back up size be a size up. Not as comfortable as I had hoped, but still got lots of compliments!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
August 28, 2013
I was very unhappy with this dress.

The fabric has NO give whatsoever, it is woven, and it looks like it is very worn. I usually wear a 4 but had to switch to the 6 because it was very tight on top and was not flattering for my bust. I wore the 6 thinking it would be better up top but I was pulling it up and was very uncomfortable all night. This is not a dress that is good for girls with large busts. I will definitely keep this experience in the back of my mind for next time. Stretchy is better.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
September 17, 2013
I got tons of compliments on this dress - I wish I owned it.

I normally wear a 6 because i have a hard time getting anything smaller over my hips. In this case I wore the 8 because the 6 didn't zip around my waist in the back. However the 8 was a little loose around the bust. Nothing too terrible but not the perfect fit around the bust. I'm pretty tall and it rode up a little short from time to time. But the sweetheart neckline was perfect (a fav of mine) and the amount of shimmer was just right for my brother's wedding rehearsal dinner. Hey RTR, if you need to get rid of this thing feel free to gift it to me.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
November 18, 2013
A little tight but super sexy!

Hugs you in all the right places. Too tight and sexy to wear out. They didn't have it available in a six, but the 6 would have been perfect. The dress is never available! So snag it if you can!

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