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ML Monique Lhuillier

Sweet Candy Apple Sheath

$70 rental
$398 Retail

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Stylist Notes

For your next engagement party go for a look that is elegant with a sultry flair in this lace sheath by ML Monique Lhuillier. A ladylike style with a bit of intrigue, pair this dress with kate spade's Opening Night Statement Earrings.

Also available in cobalt and navy over nude.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Rose lace (60% cotton, 23% rayon, 17%nylon). Strapless. Sweetheart neckline. Trumpet skirt. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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154 reviews

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Small 30
True to Size 110
Large 3
Photos 93
michelle
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 6, 2014

I cannot count the number of compliments that I got on this dress! I felt so fabulous =]

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It fit me perfectly in the top, but was a little baggy in the stomach area (I'm not complaining though, I did a lot of eating so I was grateful for the extra room!). I was able to dance around just fine. The only problem I had was the lining popping out from underneath the lace, but that was hardly noticeable.
Carrie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 9, 2014

Great dress for a wedding. Conservative but open back and lacy top make it youthful.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I really like this dress, but it didn't fit as well as I hoped. I wore a 6, which was too big on top. You can see in the picture that the lace around the neckline isn't as tight as it is supposed to be. The four fit much better on top, but was too tight on the bottom for the amount of dancing I was planning on doing! Anyway, I think it was a great dress, and I still wore it, but it just wasn't really made for my body type so I probably wouldn't rent it again.
Juliana
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 171 lbs
Oct 12, 2014

Sexy but classy dress that was great for an evening wedding!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I LOVED this dress and have never gotten so many compliments from strangers! As a busty girl, I always feel like I'm revealing a lot in clothes that might look conservative on other people. Well, this dress made me feel sexy, but not self-conscious of my cleavage all night, and it was so much fun to dance in. The back definitely does not allow for a bra, but even with 34DDD/34F boobs, I felt concealed and supported enough to be comfortable. It hit me just at the knee (I'm 5'4.5") and the quality simply felt beautiful. I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be able to resist renting this one again very soon! Such a winner.
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Oct 13, 2014

Lovely lace detail

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Elegant and classy, this dress is perfect for any formal affair. Like others, I love the red color and intricate lace details. The neck line is a little loose but otherwise this dress is 100% fabulous.
Jo Ellen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 13, 2014

Perfect Dress for a Tea Shower.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress for my future daughter-in-law's Tea Shower. It was perfect for the event. I usually wear a 4, but it was a little tighter than I liked, so I went with the 6. If you are unsure, I would go a size up.I wore a "sticky" bra, and that worked great. Some women may not even need a bra, there is good coverage and support. It seemed a little loose in the neckline, but was not an issue. This is my first Rent the Runway experience, and it was a success. I am renting a dress for the wedding, and I hope it works as well as this!
Maura
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Oct 15, 2014

Flattering dress in both colors!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I got a lot of compliments on this dress, and another friend at the wedding had on the same dress in blue! I think it fits true to size. I ordered the 8 and the 10, and ended up wearing the 10 as I felt like I had a little bit more wiggle room. Comfortable to wear, and beautiful red color in person. The blue was very nice too! Definitely recommend.
Sarah
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 16, 2014

Elegant and classy.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Wore this for an Austin wedding that was naturey/not super formal. Ordered two sizes, 4 & 6. Wore the 6 opposed to the 4 due to having broad shoulders, the bottom was then more 'danceable' with the larger size. I will note, that the two dresses I received were NOT the same color at all. The 4 was a magenta/pink and the 6 was the what was pictures online. Thankfully, the 6 fit. I wore a adhesive bra due to the back and it kind of flattened my chest which made me :(. I guess I should have worn a push-up adhesive bra for lift!
Jill
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 26, 2014

Beautiful color!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is perfect for a wedding. The red color is gorgeous and the back is beautiful!
victoria
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 31, 2014

You can't imagine how many compliments I received on this dress! Made me feel so glamorous!!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Rented this dress for my brother-in-laws wedding. It was a fall evening event in the Midwest. I was looking for something stylish but conservative enough to wear in church and around my in-laws and a color to compliment the navy blue tux my husband had to wear as part of the wedding party. This dress fit the bill and was beyond perfect. The fit was flattering and the color was extremely wearable. I don't wear a lot of red but the compliments I received on this dress might change my ways. The lace showed signs of wear in a few places, particularly the armpit area but none of it was visible to others. Helpful hint: I used my hair straightener to flatten out the raw lace edges around the neckline, back opening, and sleeves. This made all the difference in showing off that detail.
louise
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Nov 2, 2014

Gorgeous rental for a formal wedding.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I'm usually an 8 and thought that the 10 would fit just right but it was still a little snug. The cut of the dress required a larger size and the fabric doesn't allow for much stretching. I was slightly uncomfortable but wore the dress anyway because it was so beautiful. A 12 would have been perfect. I would rent this again in a different color.
Jenna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Nov 4, 2014

Great backup dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This is the second time I have rented this dress. The first time, in blue. This was actually my 3rd choice but my other 2 fell through and were not delivered on time. RTR made it right though - as they always do. Would I have liked to worn a different dress? Yes! But this is a great standby since I already knew how it would fit.
Gretchen
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145 lbs
Nov 13, 2014

I wore this to the morning events of a large Indian wedding in Toronto.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was fabulous! The fit was great and the color was gorgeous. There was one clasp missing from the back, but it was not noticeable. I want to rent this in another color! :)
Nathalia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127 lbs
Nov 21, 2014

Beautiful dress

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Formal Affair
It definitely runs a little large. I'm usually a size 6, but even the 4 was a little loose on the shoulders. But the color is beautiful. I didn't wear a bra, but I could have. Got tons of compliments!
Mackenzie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127 lbs
Nov 21, 2014

A ton of compliments!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I received a ton of compliments in this dress while wearing it to an awards banquet for which I was a nominee. People actually came up to me throughout the night just to tell me how much they liked it. However, the only issue was that I had never rented before so I ordered a 2 and a 4 because I didn't know which one would fit. When the order arrived, I only received the 2. The dress was very tight on my frame, I contemplated not wearing it. In the future, it would be nice to receive the 2nd backup size because I think the 4 would have been better.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Age: 32
Nov 25, 2014

I felt really great in this dress and I got a lot of compliments!

Size worn: 10
Rented for: Wedding
My sizes in dresses vary depending on the brand and can be anywhere from a 6 to a 10. I'm glad I took the advice of others and went up to a 10 for the 2nd dress. Who cares about the size as long as the dress fits well and looks good!
Beck
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 163 lbs
Nov 30, 2014

So many compliments. The dress is slimming, vibrant, and the window back is so lovely. Two thumbs up

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I'm 5'8" 160lbs with a big bum and bust, and a size 10 fit impeccably, really showing off my hourglass shape. I wore without a bra, and the dress supported my size D chest just fine. The boning on the front is slimming, and the lace window in the back is gorgeous. The color is red-pink more than it is red, but no one really made notice (my bf was wearing legitimate red). Loved it!
knov
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 1, 2014

Beautiful lace dress that is comfortable and elegant. Got a million compliments.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Dress was gorgeous. I'm a bit on the short side so the torso was technically a bit too long but it wasn't noticeable. The dress is a very beautiful and rich red color and is a dream to wear.
Caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 6, 2014

I felt elegant and sexy wearing this dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Loved that I didn't need a bra and the length was great for me (5'10"). I would absolutely rent this dress again.
Deb
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126 lbs
Dec 6, 2014

Tighter than Marlo Thomas' Face

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I am normally a size 2/4 but after reading the reviews decided to rent a size 4 with the free size 6 as an added extra. DANG am I ever glad I did! Even the size 6 was a struggle to zip. And you can't wear even a strapless bra because the back will show. I opted for pasties because the dress was so tight it acted as a compression garment. Just like everyone else commented, when you sit down, the attached red lining hangs out. For such a designer name, this dress was a complete disappointment!
Anna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Dec 11, 2014

Compliments All Night Long

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This is a gorgeous dress. I rented for a friend's fall wedding and it was perfect. Got tons of compliments. People told me I should wear it everyday, and that it was the best dress at the event (besides the bride of course!). The only minor complaint I had is that it bunches up when you walk, so I had to be sure to smooth out the wrinkles for pictures. I didn't want to return this one, and my fiance asked who made it so he could try to find it online to buy. Would recommend and rent again in a second.
RTR Customer
Dec 13, 2014

Beautiful dress! Perfect for the holiday company gala. Be careful and order a size up.

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was perfect for my holiday company gala! Unfortunately, when the size 4 and 6 arrived I tried on the 4 and it was completely stretched out, baggy, and ripped on the sleeve. Luckily the 6 fit nicely, but I did have to pin the lining on the dress from hanging below the lace. I would definitely recommend ordering a size up with this dress. I received tons of complements and felt comfortable all night. My only complaint is that RTR should be ordering new dresses to send out.
Laurie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
Dec 15, 2014

Hubby's holiday party

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Great fit. Very comfortable
Rebecca
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 114 lbs
Dec 18, 2014

Not the most comfortable, but a strikingly beautiful dress and very flattering.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I normally wear a size 2 so I opted to get a 2 and a 0 delivered to me. The 0 was way too snug with a push-up bra (I need a little help from padding or else I look totally flat). I tried on the size 2 and it was actually way tighter in the abdomen than the 0. I could barely breathe, but the upper back was crazy loose. Weird. So I went with the 0 with a strapless bra that had minimal padding. It was still a little snug all night, but not horrible. Got lots of compliments and I felt pretty in it.
Sarah
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Dec 28, 2014

Compliments all night

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was a beautiful color and perfect for a winter wedding. I got tons of compliments all night. I ordered a 4 and a 6. The 4 fit well in the waist but was too tight in the shoulders. The 6 was a little looser through the abdomen, but I could fasten the upper lace portion. However, the upper lace portion was loose and kept coming unhooked throughout the night. Overall it was a great dress and I would wear it again!
Natosha
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 29, 2014

Stunning dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to a holiday work dinner, and absolutely loved it. It fit well, but as others have said in reviews, you cannot wear a bra with it. I opted for a backless bra and it worked perfectly. I would definitely rent this dress again.
Kathleen
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 30, 2014

Beautiful color - perfect for a Christmas wedding!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The lining was a bit worn on the bottom. It wouldn't lie flat and was hanging out a slight bit below the lace of the dress which bothered me as I had to keep adjusting it .
Arla
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Dec 30, 2014

Sexy, beautiful dress

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress! It fit just as it should. The lace was gorgeous and I received many compliments at the wedding that I attended.
NLVL
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Jan 8, 2015

I wore this dress for New Year's Eve.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I really liked this dress a lot. I usually wear ~10, but I went with the 12 this time. The photo makes it look tighter than it actually felt on me; I didn't have any trouble zipping it and I didn't feel like it was too tight. However, the lace did not reach the same length as the lining, no matter how I tried to arrange the dress. That was the only disappointment though.
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Body type: Straight & narrow
Jan 9, 2015

Great fit and color!!

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Formal Affair
I got this as my backup dress, but everyone fell in love with it over my first choice... As did I! I got many compliments at the event. I wish it was a little bit shorter as it went below my knee. Awesome dress!!
Nina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 160 lbs
Jan 12, 2015

This dress looked great and was comfortable!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Super easy to wear, great length. The only problem was that it was hard to find a bra that fit with the dress and didn't stick out. Everyone at the party I was at loved the dress!
Astrid
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 14, 2015

The Red is Bold and Eye Catching!

Size worn: 10
Rented for: Party
The dress is great! So many compliments. I wore my own red jacket over it to dress it down for the daytime event we attended. The dress runs small. Normally an 8, but required the 10. The neckline is not as firm as the picture. Had to steam it to stop from flopping forward. Comfortable.
Cassandra
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Jan 20, 2015

My sister's wedding was fabulous.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I received so many compliments. I couldn't wear a bra because the back was too open to hide the straps, but you couldn't tell that I didn't have one on. The dress was a little longer than I would have liked, but I'm 5'4, so genetics. ;)
Laura
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142 lbs
Feb 5, 2015

Gorgeous color and perfect fit

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Wedding
I loved everything about this dress! The color is so beautiful and I loved the modest top for my bigger chest while having the open back. It was comfortable and the thicker fabric felt really supportive in the top and throughout the bodice. Monique luhllier can do no wrong!
Amanda
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 148 lbs
Feb 9, 2015

This dress completely fit the occasion--an outdoor wedding reception at a garden club

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered both an 8 and a 10 and while the 8 fit nicely, I ended up wearing the 10 because I wanted to eat and dance more comfortably. I opted to accessorize with nude pumps and clutch. The gathering at the neckline was a bit loose (kept having to adjust it throughout the night) but the cut-out in the back was very flattering without being overly sexy. Spanx are a must and you have to make sure your strapless bra isn't showing, but overall I felt the dress, while not a showstopper, was worth the rental.
Teah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175 lbs
Feb 18, 2015

eye catching

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
This is a beautiful dress in a rich color. I normally wear a 10 in real clothes, but a 12 in RTR dresses. I rented the 12 & 14 as a backup. The 14 gave me better length (but the 12 wasn't too short by any means) and more room in my hips, but the open back was gaping. I ended up wearing the 12 & investing in spanx. I felt pretty in this dress, but it wasn't a knockout. I would recommend for women who are apple shaped, not pear. There seems to be way more room in the bust than the hips
Susan
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 54
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 19, 2015

Perfect for Valentine's Event

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
First time renting from RTR. Great experience. Both sizes fit, but I chose the larger dress since the fabric wasn't stretchy.
Brittney
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Feb 25, 2015

I felt absolutely stunning in the this dress, and got compliments all night long!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is awesome especially for the ladies who are blessed in the curve department! It is a little tight around the stomach and bust area, so if that is something you tend to be self conscious about, I would go a size up. It's a great length, and is very classy!
Andrea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148 lbs
Mar 5, 2015

Perfect dress for a fall wedding!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to an October wedding and thought it had some great lace detail.. It has a vibrant red color and great fit. The bodice is stretchy so I felt comfortable dancing throughout the night. The only drawback was the lace in the shoulders. It obviously has no stretch and was quite tight. If you have broad shoulders this might not be the best dress but otherwise I was really happy with my rental.
Laura
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122 lbs
Mar 31, 2015

Went to a Red Ribbon Gala, so this dress was perfect.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I love how it fit! The hooks on the back were stretched out, but I was able to work with it. Overall fit was flattering, and I received a ton of compliments from strangers. Size seemed to run small in the waist/ribcage, as I generally wear a 4.
Jenna
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 20, 2015

Beautiful detail and fit

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is great for any formal affair or wedding! I ordered both the size 0 and size 2 for a spring time wedding. The 0 was a bit too tight around my hips so I went with the 2, which fit gorgeously. The lace detail is beautiful and red color isn't too glaring in pictures. My favorite part of the dress was the open back, which made the dress romantic and classy. The dress fell just above my knees. It is a little tight around the ribcage, as the fabric isn't designed to be stretchy. This was my first rental from RTR and I was so happy with it!! Will definitely be renting again and I highly recommend this dress.
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