Milly

Sail Away Dress

$50 rental
$425 retail

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Stylist Notes

Milly's navy dress with white rope detailing is a super sweet Springtime look. Shown here with silver accessories and a white pump.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - elastic waistband is fitted with belt at natural waist; bust allows adjustable waist fit - flattering on all body types
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt is not fitted on hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types

Product Details

Navy silk with ivory rope appliqué. Nautical rope trim detail. V neckline. Tie waist. Gathered skirt. 34" from shoulder to hem. Model's height is 5'10".

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96 reviews
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Large
(42)
True to Size
(53)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
January 4, 2011
A beautiful dress and very comfortable. Its great that its roomy around the waist and the elastic waistband definitely helps because you can adjust it, but it wasn't fitted enough from the chest area. It was too roomy on top. Overall a great dress during those days where you want to just be comfortable and wear something that has some room to give.
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
January 10, 2011
I loved this dress and it fit so well. I usually wear a 12 but the 10 fit me perfectly. I wore it to an engagement party and I got so many compliments on it. I would recommend this for any occasion.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
April 7, 2011
Rented this one TWICE!!!
I thought that this dress did run a smidge big, but it was so comfortable! It's a great day dress, and loved how it flowed! The only thing, is that the "rope detailing" on the shoulders has definately had some renters, and was more brown than the rest due to wear. Overall though, a great dress that was comfortable and gorgeous.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
May 25, 2011
I would recommend going down a size in this if you are smaller on top. The full skirt is very forgiving for wider hips. I felt like the elastic band hit me in a strange spot - more over my ribs than at my natural waist. I liked the dress but wouldn't rent it again.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
June 12, 2011
This dress was really pretty, fun and comfortable. I wish I would have worn my own belt as the sash seemed a little silly to me and made a bow in the back. It was great for a classy spring wedding.
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Body type: Full Bust
July 8, 2011
This dress runs a bit large. My mother in law was able to fit into the extra size 8 I got, and she's really a 12. I fit easily into the size 6 with a G cup bra. So perfect for summer, and no special bra necessary!
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
July 13, 2011
I loved this dress! It was my first time renting the runway and I will do it again. I wore it to a wedding in Newport, RI and received so many compliments. It definitely ran large so I was glad I got a smaller size. Super comfortable and the details are fabulous! Can't wait to rent again!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
August 12, 2011
My one caveat with this dress is that it runs a full size smaller than every other Milly Dress I have rented. Usually the 8 is correct size in Milly, but in this dress the 8 was a bit to roomy. Also, I would recommend getting the fashion tape to keep bra straps in place on this dress. Overall I got many compliments on the dress.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 1, 2011
I rented this dress to wear to a wedding at the beach. Hurricane Irene cancelled the beach wedding which then became a fancy hotel wedding. The dress was alot baggier and larger than I thought it would be. I normally can fit into a 0 but am more comfortable in a 2 and the 0 was huge on me. I didn't end up wearing the dress b/c of the change of venue but I don't know if I would have been very happy wearing at the beach wedding either. Just not what I expected from the picture.
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Body type: Hourglass
September 1, 2011
I'm normally a 6, and very rarely a 4, but the 4 fit well, so I would order a size down. I couldn't tell from the picture that the white detailing is rope, so that was a pleasant surprise. I wore it to a very casual beach wedding, where I didn't want to be too dressy, so this dress was perfect. Like other reviewers have said, the fit is really easy because the style and the elastic waist. I'm small up top, but it's supposed to be kind of blousy, so I thought it looked fine.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
September 30, 2011
I absolutely loved this dress! It was so perfect for the summer wedding rehearsal dinner I wore it to! It definitely runs large. I usually wear a 6, but only the 4 was available. I decided just to get the 4, and it was actually a little big. The tie sash that the dress comes with helps fit the dress at the waist. The only thing is that the dress is unlined and a little sheer, but I wore a slip and it was fine.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
November 12, 2011
Rehearsal Dinner
I wore this for my rehearsal dinner and got rave reviews! (I also loved it!) Just a couple of notes for future renters - the embroidery is NOT white. I was planning to wear white shoes but it was more of a khaki. Ended up wearing some nude wedges and it worked fine. Also - it appears it should come with a belt as there are loops but there was not one to be found. And I paired it with a cropped khaki jacket as it was a little cold and it worked really well! :)
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
April 9, 2012
I was at a wedding for one of my best friends from high school. Spent the entire night laughing, dancing and celebrating... and I looked good doing it, thanks to Rent the Runway! :)
I wore this dress to a day time wedding, spent the entire day in it, then the reception was at night. It was perfect for both occasions. The roping looked like it was supposed to be white, but definitely showed "wear," and was more of a grey-ish color. Runs VERY large. I normally wear a size 2, and i wore the 0, and it was still slightly big. You can see some gaping in the picture. But overall, I was happy with the dress. I felt comfortable and stylish.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
April 28, 2012
Easiest dress to wear ever!!
This dress is beautiful and I loved how easy and comfy it is. It runs large I'm always a 4 and the 2 fit perfectly. Thanks to everyone's reviews I picked the right size!! If you are looking for a stylish hassle free dress! this is the one
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
May 21, 2012
cute dress
I wore this dress to a semiformal brunch. It was extremely comfortable and very cute. I received lots of compliments. The dress runs large, and was a bit loose on the top. I have large hips though, and the a-line skirt is great for pear-shaped bodies.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
May 25, 2012
Great experience!
I got this as my backup dress, and I was very glad my first dress fit. I ordered another Milly dress as my first choice and a 0 fit like a glove - this dress on the other hand, I was swimming in it. It also felt very heavy when I first put it on, not really a light and flowy dress. I was expecting the rope details to be a tan color, but found out that they were grey as well, so I didn't have the right shoes to wear. Overall, I ended up liking the dress, but it definitely was more casual than I was expecting. I wore it the day after the wedding to explore the boardwalk, and don't think I would've felt dressed up enough to wear it to a wedding.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
June 12, 2012
Classic
I loved this dress. Perfect for a casual outing, great detail, classic. BUT it runs REALLY large. It felt like I was wearing a tent. Had to send back, but would order again in a smaller size. Great dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Body type: Pear
June 19, 2012
Great Casual Outfit
Outfit is cute! I am in between an 8 and a 10. Definitely size down as outfit has plenty of room. You can see a lil bit of of used in this dress. The nautical design is beigy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
August 5, 2012
I felt like I fit right in on the New England coast!
I rented this for a beach wedding up in Maine; I loved the subtle sailor vibe. I booked the rental more than a month in advance and was sad to see I couldn't get my backup size (8) even with that much notice. It is the height of wedding season, though. It was too big for me, especially in the top, but it was nothing the belt and some wardrobe tape couldn't remedy. The red wayfarers packed in the garment bag were such a great surprise, and really added some zing to my nautically themed look (and matched my red toenails to boot). I wore them all over the place that weekend.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 29, 2012
Nice dress
I loved the dress, but chose the other to wear to this wedding. RTR really needs to extend their service to Alaska.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
August 31, 2012
Sweet and Unique
Very cute dress! I would size down for your back up size. The elastic waist is forgiving, yet perfectly concealed by the sash. Absolutely adorable for my boyfriend's graduation!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
October 7, 2012
Adorable and flattering dress that was perfect for an engagement party
I rented this dress for a "casual attire" engagement party. I dressed it down with flats. It was really adorable. A bit lightweight though, so I wore a cardigan. Also I would definitely recommend sizing down for the back-up. The elastic waist gave some flex room, so while both sizes fit, the smaller looked better on me (the bust wasn't as loose, the waist more cinched, and the length above the knee, just like on the model).
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
October 16, 2012
I wore this to my graduation at Cal Poly. Many compliments!
Length was good (I was worried about that because I am short!). The bust, however, was awkward... I know I am small there, but it was so big the fabric folded over the cute little rope belt! But, very cute, very well made, felt expensive. Glad I didn't have to buy it because of the fit in the bust, though!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
October 31, 2012
Embroidery is so pretty!
I thought this dress ran big. I should have gotten a 0 for my backup size. It was light and flowy and perfect for my bridal shower! The embroidery was great, my mom really loved it too.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 13, 2012
Preppy and adorable
Super easy and comfortable dress. The one thing to note is the roping is not a bright white - more a cream or tan shade. Still, I'd rent this dress again. My husband thought it was really cute!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170lbs
November 28, 2012
So many compliments!
It was comfy and so cute.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
November 19, 2012
It served it's purpose
This dress was GREAT! Perfect for a Beach BBQ Wedding. SUPER COMFY and easy to eat lots of BBQ and still feel ok. It runs pretty big, I could have easily worn a 6.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 29, 2013
Wore this for Thanksgiving dinner.
This was my first rental and everything went smoothly. The piping was a little bit worn looking - blue color of the dress had tinged it a bit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
April 26, 2014
Very comfortable
I wore this dress to my brother in law's wedding. I had a baby a month before I wore it. It was nice and comfortable and not tight.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 134lbs
June 20, 2011
Loved this dress! Very comfortable and perfect for a "dressy casual" summer rehearsal dinner. I'd say it runs a tad large, so if you're in between sizes, consider the smaller one.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
June 30, 2011
Because of the elastic band beneath the belt and loose fit, most could probably size down in this dress! very flattering and comfortable! Loved it!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 9, 2011
For taller and bustier women. I usually fill out the tops of things but this one gapped at the sides. This particular dress also seemed a bit worn and past its prime. The rope trim pulled at the silky fabric. The dress seemed dowdy and frumpy overall.
LakeyaAugust 12, 2015
Thank you so much for saying it didn't feel Christmas like...I was worried about that!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
April 5, 2012
Want to rent again!
This is such a cute, easy to wear dress. The way it flows is so nice. The fabric just takes it up a notch from a regular little sundress. Do not make the mistake of thinking the trim is white though. It is more natural. Looked perfect with nude wedge sandals. Absolutely loved this little dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
April 23, 2012
Better in person
I thought the dress would be more casual looking, but I was pleasantly surprised that it looked fancier than I originally thought. The dress doesn't appears as "nautical" in person, which makes the dress more versatile, in my opinion. As mentioned, the rope detail is not white - it's definitely more khaki. The dress definitely runs large, so it's best to size down at least one size. Having a large bust, I was thankful the top was quite roomy, but if you are small-chested, you may be able to size down two dress sizes. Would definitely rent again!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 8, 2012
Great casual dress
This was a backup rental I didn't end up wearing, but it is really cute. I normally wear a 2 in Jcrew, and this was a bit large for me. Cute dress overall, though.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
August 20, 2012
Perfect for us "larger" gals!
I have an extreme hourglass figure, and this dress is perfect for it. If you have a large bust or hips, this is a great choice. It runs VERY LARGE. I wear an 8, but I rented a 4 as a backup based on reviews. If the 4 was even an inch longer, I would have worn it instead of the 8. I also felt that it was maybe not dressy enough for an evening wedding, but the fabric is silky so I think I got away with it!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
August 23, 2012
Perfect ant dress code dress
I rented this dress for an outdoor wedding, where the dress code was unspecified. I dressed it up with pearls and heels, and it was perfect! I received many compliments on it.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
September 25, 2012
Rented this for nephew's baptism, very comfortable and easy to move in. Lots of compliments.
Ran a little bit large in the waist. The unique rope detailing got a lot of people's attention. The rope color was not as light/bright as in the photos on the site. It was more like a khaki/light tan color that to me, looked a little bit dirty. Others didn't seems to notice, but that did bother me a bit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
October 1, 2012
Perfect for Cape Cod!
The fabric is very stretchy, silky and forgiving. The details in the front are really cute. I wasn't a huge fan of the ribbon sash -- it could be improved with a a slim red, orange, or yellow belt.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 12, 2012
Love the rope designs
This was my backup dress and I didn't end up wearing it, but it was nice. You can't tell how lightweight the material is in the picture. And the designs on it are really cool in person. It didn't end up mattering because my other dress worked out so well, but I got a call from RTR the night before they sent it saying that it was missing its belt (in their defense, they offered to replace it with another one OR if I wanted to try one of my belts with it they would overnight a different one to me if it didn't work out-- good customer service). The few belts that I have looked really goofy with it and it is a moo moo without a belt. I recommend using their belt with it only. Also, I'm usually an 6-8 and 4 fit just right in this dress. SIZE DOWN.
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