Blue Melina Lace Maxi

$30 – $40 rental
$255 retail
Stylist Notes

A pastel blue hue gives this immaculate lace style by Dress The Population a fresh, summery twist. Accent the intricate design with the Sunrise Ring by Marchesa and a soft updo.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Loose, comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra, we recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Blue lace (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Maxi. Hidden back zipper. Fully lined. See size and fit for details. Made in USA.

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320 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(111)
Small
(39)
Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Bust size: 28C
October 16, 2018
LOVED IT!!

This dress was perfect for prom! I was getting compliments all night and it was so comfy! You can't really tell in the picture but it has gold details in the lace so I paired it with all gold jewelry and gold heels. This dress was a little long on me but I hemmed it with some fashion tape and it stayed all night. Overall, it was an amazing dress!

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Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
October 14, 2018
Beautiful dress for a garden wedding

This dress was romantic and light- perfect for a wedding! I loved the color of the dress and the golden stitching. However, the dress does run long. I am 5'3, and I found myself constantly picking up the bottom of the dress because it was still too long with heels.

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Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
October 14, 2018
This was a beautiful dress for a formal wedding! It fit well and I got a lot of compliments.

I loved this dress! There is a nude colored slip underneath which I had to adjust every time I sat/stood up, but it wasn't overly annoying. the color is really pretty with a hint of gold stitching, it was the perfect length, I'm 5'8 and wore 1 in. heels, and I didn't need to wear any kind of bra with it. One of the sizes I ordered came with a small hole towards the bottom hem, which I'm assuming happened by someone stepping on it - RTR customer service was really helpful. Overall I would definitely recommend this dress!

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Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
October 12, 2018
Loved this dress!

I received so many compliments on this dress, I loved it! I will definitely be renting again!

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Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 12, 2018
This dress is absolutely beautiful!! I felt super glamorous yet comfortable in it all night!

I honestly have no cons for this dress! I was a little nervous after reading other reviews mentioning there's no stretch and it's not meant for curves, but this dress fit like a glove! The dress is made really well and holds you in place so no need for a bra. I wore nude 3" heels and the length seemed just fine. I didn't want to take it off, the gold detail is stunning!! You're missing out if you skip on this beauty. 10/10 would, and want to, rent this dress again!

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Size worn:
LR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 11, 2018
Wish this looked better on me

Beautiful quality and color, it just didn't look good with my skin and hair color. The midsection also was not flattering on me.

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Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 143lbs
October 11, 2018
Daring neckline for an otherwise sweet dress!

I am 5'6" and wore 3" heels and length was perfect. Dusted the tops of my feet (not ankles). The slip underneath does NOT stretch, so i sausages my hips into this bad boy and hoped for the best! I'm usually a size 6/29 pant. The top half is more open than I expected! I was comfortable since I have small boobs but man, you can't slouch over or you'll give a show! Got lots of compliments and felt pretty!

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Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 9, 2018
Very whimsical!

I love this dress! It fit mostly true to size but it was a bit long despite getting the regular length and being almost 5'8" and wearing heels. The nude underneath the lace made the dress look both sexy and classy.

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Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 9, 2018
Unique and pictures don't do it justice!

This dress was great - It fit perfectly and I was able to wear a strapless plunge bra with it, which was an extra plus. I loved the sheer maxi for a hot summer wedding - it kept it fancy enough but cool and comfortable! I got tons of compliments on this dress!

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Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
October 5, 2018
Beautiful Baby Blue Lace. Perfect Bridesmaid dress

My sisters and I were bridesmaids for our older sisters' wedding and this dress was absolutely gorgeous! Really high quality and beautiful lace, perfect for a wedding event and we got tons of compliments! I am 5'3 and wore 3 inch heels and the dress was still dragging a bit, had to hold up while walking down the aisle and it does however run super small. My sisters and I all ended up using our free back-up size, so definitely size up ladies! Its hard to tell in the pictures but be prepared, the neckline is very low cut and the straps weren't adjustable so I was very paranoid I would have a boob slip the whole day.

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Size worn:
SL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 131lbs
October 5, 2018
I wore this dress for my engagement photos! You can see unedited/edited in my photos.

It runs true to size, it was very snug on me but the fabric has some stretch to it. There is a delicate gold seam on all the lace, very beautiful up close. I felt comfortable in it, and received so many compliments that I wish I owned it!

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Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
October 4, 2018
Better then expected!

True to size, for me a bra was necessary . Really pretty. The pictures don’t pick up the gold threading , which made it look better in person. The con is it is very low cut. I pinned it in the back to keep the girls in.

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Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Age: 28
October 2, 2018
Beautiful dress!

Loved this dress but it was VERY long. I had to pin it up. But it had really pretty gold detail throughout that I didn't realize before I got it- lovely touch.

Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 1, 2018
I loved wearing this dress! My BF was in the party, so I wanted to look glam next to him in a tux.

I wore this dress in a Medium, and it fit beautifully. I got compliments on it all night! I would rent it again in a heartbeat, but two pieces of advice to anyone reading: - The lace pattern made me catch my heel in the hem a few times over the course of the evening. I wore 2.5 inch heels and would suggest higher ones to avoid possibly tripping and falling if you're average height (5'5") like me. - The deep v-neck and darts of this dress made it tough to go bra-less or wear a strapless bra, so I ended up having to buy adhesive cups that clip in the front and situating it so the clip wasn't visible.

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Size worn:
ML
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
September 30, 2018
Beautiful lace!

Everyone loved the dress, so beautiful with gold mingled into the lacy blue. I ended up wearing the medium long so I could wear my 2” chunky heels, but when I took the shoes off it was just long enough not to trip when I walked/danced! Not an easy thing to find at 5’11”. The wedding was in the desert so it was nice to have long coverage, though admittedly needed a jacket once the sun went down. The built in slip was a little odd when I first put it on because it cuts off at the knees while the rest of the dress continues to the ground, but after a few minutes you don’t notice the difference. Paired it with the Rebecca Minkoff Champagne Envelope clutch for a perfect match!

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Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
September 28, 2018
LOVED IT! The lining was a bit snug but I rocked it anyways. Very comfortable!

I normally wear a small / Size 4 in dresses so I ordered the Small & Medium. I could not get the small over my hips. The medium fit beautifully all over. The lining was a tiny bit snug and it would ride up when I walked but it wasn't a turn off. Loved the color. Loved gold stitching. I would rent this again to be honest, but I would maybe get a medium & a large to see if the lining would be better on the large.

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Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
September 26, 2018
Formal

This dress is more than I had imagined, straps were short for those of us with smaller chests.

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Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 25, 2018
Great dress but lighting made some pics look deceiving

I loved this dress.... until I saw some pictures where shadows made it look like I was wearing black underwear that you could see! For the record, I was NOT.... but I think it was just lighting and how the dress hits at certain body parts. But during the wedding I got a lot of compliments and overall loved the look. The bra or no bra debate was tough but worked either way.

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Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Bust size: 36B
September 23, 2018
Family Wedding- compliments all night!!

This dress was PERFECT in every way. The fit was great, super comfortable, and was genuinely beautiful. Gold undertones in the dress were elegant. Can't wait to rent again!

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Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
September 20, 2018
Beauful and comfortable! Great for tall girls!

I loved wearing this dress, and I would love to wear it again! My chest didn't completely fill out the top, so I put in sticky bra cups to help, and it looked much better. With a smaller chest I didn't feel it was too revealing at all. The under lining is not full length and is tight fitting, which was unexpected. The lining went to about 3/4 the way down my thighs and was tight, but not uncomfortable or restricting. I'm 6'1 and it was about half an inch off the ground, which made sandals perfect. I could not have gotten away with heels with this one. Like all the other reviews say, there is a pretty gold detail you can't see in the photos. I received lots of compliments which is always a bonus. I recommend this one :)

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Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
September 16, 2018
Stunning dress and color

I loved this dress - however this snapshot was a brief moment of the night where I wasn't fighting with this dress. It is certainly not for the small chested (like myself). I couldn't get away without wearing a silicone stick bra and it required a LOT of double sided tape, frequent readjusting and my best friend being on boob duty to make sure I wasn't exposed. One twirl around the dance floor and I was over the frustration of holding this dress up. I'm sure it would be gorgeous on someone who could fill it out better.

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Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
September 13, 2018
Flattering fit, unique color, comfortable!

Loved everything about this dress! It was a great wedding gown that felt unique and special, and was comfortable for a night of dancing!

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Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
September 13, 2018
LOVED and so many compliments-but choose shoes wisely!

Absolutely loved this dress. The fit was different from what I expected. It is fitted through the stomach and hips. No stretch though!!! Absolutely beautiful color and has a gold stitching throughout the lace as well that I didn't expect. I ended up sizing down because the XS fit and the length was much better than the S for me. I wore a chunk heel after reading another review about the stiletto heel getting caught. So grateful I did, but I do wish I wore heels without a buckle. It kept getting caught in the lace. Worth dealing with though. I just held the skirt while dancing. One of my absolute favorite rentals to date, and I have rented a lot!

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Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 12, 2018
Beautiful color and design. Long enough for tall ladies!

Pros: so beautiful with the gold trim around the lace. Super long- I'm 5'9 and it drags on the ground. Cons: my *only* complaint is IMO the mid section showcased my stomach more than I like. A little weird but I stuck out my stomach (see pics) and I think if you had a small baby bump it'd be super cute! (Not much stretch in the fabric though)

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Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
September 12, 2018
So. Many. Compliments.

The dress fit me very well, I would say it's great for us small chested girls. It was little long for the flats I was wearing but still worked. Everyone was so complimentary of the dress, I felt like I was on a red carpet.

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Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
September 10, 2018
Beautiful dress!

Tons of compliments on this dress, even strangers stopped to say how beautiful it is! The gold detailing is a really nice touch. My boyfriend even asked if I could keep it!

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Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
September 10, 2018
Perfect fit!

This dress fit perfectly. I'm 5'3" so it was long but with 3-4 inch heels it was manageable. I didn't wear a bra, just some fashion tape. This dress was super comfortable but the fabric doesn't have any give so if in doubt you may want to size up.

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Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 30D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
September 5, 2018
Classy for a very hot barn wedding

I was torn between the M and the L due to the tightness of the slip around the thighs. I lift, so this isn’t an unheard of issue, but I had to tug the slip down every time I left my chair. The crotch shadow another renter mentioned is due to this fit style. My boobs are proportionally smaller, so I decided to stick with the M to avoid slippage. The dress still made me feel elegant & I’d recommend it to anyone for this type of occasion.

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Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
September 4, 2018
Very flattering!

I rented this dress for a wedding rehearsal and the style was very flattering. I probably should have ordered size small, because the XS was pretty tight and I would have been more comfortable. Length was perfect with a shorter block heel.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 2, 2018
Didn't wear - bad fit

the lining was way too tight and then the cut of the lace was weird and made me look hippy.

Size worn:
LL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
September 2, 2018
Loved!!

This dress was beautiful! I received a lot of compliments on the dress! It was very comfortable! It is quite long even though I am fairly tall, just wore high heels! Would definitely recommend this dress!

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Size worn:
LR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Body type: Athletic
September 2, 2018
Good

Fit good, top was tight

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Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Weight: 125lbs
September 1, 2018
Beautiful lace

Full disclosure, I was 10 weeks pregnant when I wore this dress and hadn't announced it yet. The small was much too tight around my ribcage and accentuated the early-pregnancy bloat/pooch I had going on. The medium gave me enough room as to not be noticably pregnant/bloated. I had to temporarily shorten the straps as they were much to long on my small shoulders and chest. At 5'7" the regular length just barely touched the floor in flats so I was not able to wear heels. With my normal measurements (5'7" 125lbs 34A) I think the small/long would have been the best possible fit. Overall beautiful dress and I was able to make it work.

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Size worn:
XSL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Bust size: 32C
August 29, 2018
I saw all of my BFFs from HS for a wedding- it had been 10 years!

This dress could not have been more perfect for the occasion and my body type. Dreamy color with gold detailing. You can't see this as much from the RTR photos but it's very elegant. The XSL fit me as if it were custom made. It's very hard to find dresses that fit well for my frame being 5'9.5 and 130 lbs. The waist is always too high up and I end up looking like a big baby. Ha! And maxis, forget about it- they never work. BESIDES THIS DRESS, Obv. Tall slender ladies, look no further.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
August 29, 2018
Tight slip underneath

Strictly talking about the outside lace part of the dress, the medium fit well, but the slip underneath was so tight that I could not wear it.

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Size worn:
LL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
August 27, 2018
even with the deep plunge I felt secure as a 32DDD

It is a bit tight in the slip but it helps keep everything smooth. The slip is double layered and the way it is sewn requires you to step into the dress to put it on, if you have to go over the head then go a size up. I wore 4 inch heels and I am 5'10'' and it was just brushing the floor. nice and long.

Size worn:
LR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
August 26, 2018
Lotta love and lotta cleavage

This dress is stunning. More glittery in real life that you can't see in any of the review pictures. Didn't have to wear a bra with this and there was a lot of cleavage

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Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 33
August 26, 2018
Perfectly long enough

I wore this to a wedding and was so worried that it wouldn't be long enough (I'm almost 6 feet tall). It fell right to the floor and looked great. The only issues was the strap length not being adjustable so I ended up having to use safety pins to tighten the straps. Other than that, it was great, easy to move in and I got a lot of compliments!

Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
August 23, 2018
I wore this for my wedding rehearsal :)

Very flattering! A little long but I wore it with high wedges!

Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
August 22, 2018
Perfect dress for a summer wedding!

I got so many compliments on this dress. The lace was beautiful and it fit my body shape so well. I was worried about the tight lining because of other reviews but it ended up being fine. It was a bit long but with heels it was very doable. LOVE

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