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
Fit
Large
(42)
True to Size
(53)
Small
(1)
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
November 14, 2015
The perfect dress for a wedding by the sea!
Great fit, lightweight, adorable detail.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 4, 2010
Cute dress! Fit true to size!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 14, 2010
Great dress that is unbelievably comfortable and fits so well. I wasn’t playing with it at all during the wedding, which was on the Cape in August. It was perfect for the occasion but is probably past its prime now that fall is here. I ordered a size 8 and it fit true to size.
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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
September 20, 2010
Super cute style that was perfect for a wedding brunch the morning after the main event. I didn't like the same-fabric belt tie, so I ended up using a canvas-type belt that was the same color as the rope detailing. If you're a little busty, beware that the top will poof out a little. But the skirt is beautiful and flowy.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Body type: Petite
November 17, 2010
Very cute on and very comfy! I wore it to a bridal shower and got alot of compliments on it.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
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
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.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
January 18, 2011
I usually order a 6 and 8- if the second size option is available-, because I have a larger than C chest which can sometimes be hit or miss with a designer. I was able to wear the 6 (normal dress size) in this dress for an outdoor casual dress rehearsal dinner in July '09 with the Ivory Summer Fun Earrings and the Pave Jewel Bracelet- both excellent accessories to bring out the ivory color in the "whiter than ivory" rope embellishment accenting the dress. The navy sash adds the understated touch of chic and doubles as a cover up for the elastic at the waist while the length falls right above the knees. As usual for my rent the runway purchases, I got tons of compliments on my outfit.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
February 17, 2011
AMAZING DRESS!!!!! Wore it for my engagement pics and had so many compliments!!!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
March 14, 2011
I completely agree with the other reviewer who said this is the "easiest fit ever." Beautiful dress! I am normally between a 2 and 4 and the 2 fit me perfectly! The rope detail makes it look more expensive. I got a lot of compliments again thanks to RTR!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
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.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 23, 2011
Beautiful and perfect for a beach cocktail party. I usually wear a 4 but the 2 fit perfectly.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
May 11, 2011
I was a bit worried when I couldn't order a second size but this ren true to size and I got many compliments. I would def order this dress again. It went perfect with nude platform heels
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: 36
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.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 129lbs
June 28, 2011
This dress is really cute. I am petite so renting dresses is pretty scary for me because of the length, this dress was perfect for me! I rented it for a yacht party and I felt great in it. I rented the 2 and the 4 and ended up wearing the 2. The elastic waist and conservative top let me wear my smaller size. Great for a summer party!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 2, 2011
I usually wear a size 6 in Milly dresses, but was able to wear the size 4 in this dress. I wore it to a summer wedding and it was a big hit and perfect for the occasion. Rent it!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 5, 2011
Loved this dress - easy fit, so comfy! If anything was a tad big. I normally wear an 8, but probably could have used a 6 in this. The details are beautiful.
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
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: 38
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:
True to Size
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Body type: Full Bust
August 8, 2011
True to size, wore it to a bridal shower about a year ago. Very cute!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
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: 30
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.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
October 4, 2011
I wore this dress to my engagement brunch paired with a little white cardigan (it was a bit chilly out). The fit was super easy, I'd say you could even size down if you have a smaller bust. The fabric was light & airy and the rope detailing was too cute. Just a little shorter than I was hoping for, but so is everything when you're 5'11".
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
October 19, 2011
I wore this for my engagement photos & thought that the dress was FABULOUS - Couldn't have been happier with my rental!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
November 2, 2011
I loved this dress! Wore it to a dinner dance and got so many compliments. I'm 5"10, 145 pounds and a B - I ordered a 4 and 6 and wore the 4. It was a tiny little bit tighter in the armpits, but didn't bother me too much - the 6 wasn't as flattering overall!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
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: 31
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: 41
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: 30
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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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
May 30, 2012
Perfect for a summer wedding rehearsal dinner at a yacht club!
This dress was perfect for a wedding rehearsal dinner at a yacht club! I felt beautiful in it and received several compliments! I would definitely rent this again. It also went great with the Lauren Merkin clutch I rented for the weekend!
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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:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
July 11, 2012
Anchors Away
Totally loved this dress. I originally ordered an 8 because the 6 was not available, and it did fit a little big, but an added belt really added to the look and fit of the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
July 16, 2012
This was a much more special look than shorts and a tank top without being over the top.
I rented this dress for a party at the lake - I took the nautical theme literally! It was casual, comfortable and got lots of compliments. I liked that the material was heavy enough not to blow around and was not sheer. I did not like that the dress was much shorter on me than I was expecting. I am 5'8" and it was several inches above the knee. Also, the belt was a darker blue than the dress. I ordered the 8 and the 10 and wore the 10. The 8 probably would have fit too but the eleastic waist was totally stretched out. Overall I enjoyed wearing the dress but would not recommend it for anything more formal than a party.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 16, 2012
Everyone was in love with the dress. They thought it went perfectly with the wedding color theme and the bride and maids of honor (my boyfriend's sisters) said it's the favorite of the many dresses I've rented this summer!
I wore this dress for my boyfriend's sister's wedding - I was running around taking pictures and arranging desserts for the reception. It was a great dress to be moving around a lot in and it fit perfectly for the size it was. I normally fluctuate between a 2 and a 4, but the 2 wasn't available so I went with the 4. I was sooo happy there was a belt with it! The dress itself is great! I received compliments on it all night. The maid of honor said she wants to find it and buy!
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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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