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Milly

Sara Lace Shift

$30 rental
$430 Retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

Looking for a modern take on a classic lace dress? Look no further! This gorgeous black lace Milly dress is lady-like with a contemporary feel. Simply pair with Lulu Frost’s Gold Drift Earrings to complete your look!

Also available in teal.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at the bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - slightly fuller skirt allows for comfortable room at 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: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, 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 back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at the bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - slightly fuller skirt allows for comfortable room at 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: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black lace over nude lining (70% nylon, 20% rayon.). Three-quarter sleeves. Boat neckline. A-line skirt. Exposed back zipper. Lined. 37” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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371 reviews

Fit
Small 82
True to Size 258
Large 13
Photos 194
Rachael
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Nov 12, 2013

So many compliments!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented an 8 and sized up to a 10 based on the other reviews -- was worried about the fit and the sleeves being too tight. The 8 ended up fitting perfectly! (The 10 was a loose around the waist and not as flattering; also had a small hole in the lace on the left sleeve.) The dress is super comfortable and fits great if you have an hourglass shape like I do. The pleats in the skirt hide everything -- I felt confident enough to go without tights! All in all -- really happy with this dress!
Mackenzie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
May 6, 2014

Beautiful, classy dress!!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress for beautiful and fit very well. It runs true to size. It was comfortable all night (even after a big meal!)
Kimberly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Weight: 140 lbs
May 6, 2014

I wore this to my 20 year high school reunion.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress. The zipper up the back is a little cheap looking but loved the pockets. It was a very unique twist of the little black dress that everyone had.
Kristen
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
May 12, 2014

I wore this dress to chaperon the prom and got so many compliments from my students!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was as great as everyone described. I was glad I ordered the 2 and the 4 because the 2 was a little snug in the bust area. The dress was very comfortable and was great for busting a move on the dance floor. I would definitely order this dress again and I look forward to renting more dresses.
Oneida
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
May 22, 2014

I loved my dress, it fit perfectly but true to the comments, its tight around the arms

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress was in perfect condition, the 4 was too big. The 2 was perfect, the only negative is that I wore to graduation and it was super hott that day and I was melting, its not a dress you want to wear on a hot day.
Melissa
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132 lbs
May 23, 2014

Classy Dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I decided to try this dress for a recent May wedding (I was a little unsure of how hot or cold the weather would be in NJ since it was still May). I was so happy with my decision! The length was just above the knee and the sleeves were a nice touch to not have to wear a jacket. The weather turned out to be in the low 70's (60's at night) and I was still very comfortable. Everyone said to order the backup a size one up because the sleeves are snug. They were definitely fitted but I would not say uncomfortable (not to mention they loosened up as the night went on). I wish I ordered the 4 as my backup instead because the body of the dress wasn't as fitted as I would have liked. The pockets were great but they almost made my belly look like it was bulging out a little. Other than the few cons, I received a lot of compliments and the dress was a hit! Would def recommend and the whole RTR process was convenient and smooth!
Judi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
May 25, 2014

Stunning lace number for a Black Tie Gala!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I love lace and loved this dress!! It's a little tight in the arms and the lace was a little ripped on one sleeve when it arrived, but it wasn't very noticeable. I got a ton of compliments. I'd order a size up. I did a 4 as my back up and wore the 6, but it was really tight in the arms. However, it was lovely and I felt great. Will definitely order again!!
Lisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 109 lbs
May 26, 2014

Wore it to a rehearsal dinner for a good friend's wedding. It was classy and pretty, felt great.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress looked great. Fit exactly as expected. The lace arms were flattering (not too tight) and the length was just at the knee...very classy and comfortable.
Heather
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 113 lbs
May 27, 2014

Very Elegant!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Wore this dress to a business cocktail party/dinner. It had just enough coverage to not show any cleavage for the business function and an appropriate length but enough style to make me feel amazing. This dress was awesome!
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 10, 2014

I wore this dress to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year Gala.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress and received so many compliments. It's the epitome of class. The only complaint I have is that some of the lace was unraveled or torn, probably due to this dress being worn so often.
RTR Customer
Jun 12, 2014

Loved loved loved this dress! What a great fit.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I am athletic build and found it a little snug in the arm/shoulder area however it was just a slight annoyance and it never bothered me once I got used to it.
Darcy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 23, 2014

Classy!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was so classy and elegant, perfect for a fall wedding! Also very comfortable.
Cady
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 27, 2014

I got so many compliments on this dress, and the pockets are awesome!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Honestly, there wasn't too much of a difference between the two sizes, but my shoulders were far more comfortable in the 6 instead of the 4. If you have narrow shoulders and usually wear a 4 then it will be just fine, but if you typically buy sweaters a little larger for the sleeve length and mobility then the 6 is the way to go. Looks great with heels or flats!!
Julia
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jun 30, 2014

I wore this for a Valentine's Day date, and the dress made my evening wonderful.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
The fit ran pretty true to size and was comfortable. The sleeves of the dress were oddly a bit snug, but not uncomfortable, and as the night went on it was not bothersome at all. Just for a little something extra, I tied a white ribbon around the waist and added a red beaded necklace, but tried to keep it simple because it really is a beautiful and delicate-looking dress.
RTR Customer
Jul 7, 2014

The package came on time and was perfect! I got lots of compliments and just loved this dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
My top was small in size 8 since I have a fuller bust, so I ended up wearing a size up.
Amanda
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Jul 16, 2014

Perfect

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I got so many compliments! This was one of the most comfortable dresses I have worn in a while. It is perfect for any occasion!
Zoe
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 3, 2014

Beautiful dress for a winter wedding.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Beautiful dress for a winter wedding. I love the lace detail and the neckline. Definitely ran true to size, and hit just above the knee on me. (Sorry I didn't have a full length picture).
Tatiana
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Aug 11, 2014

Classy and easy to wear, got lots of compliments on this dress. A little worn out on the edges

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is a classic. It has pockets as a bonus. The lace is is a little worn out by the zipper in the back and around the neck but it is not too noticeable.
Jill
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Aug 18, 2014

Loved the dress!! --gorgeous lace and so elegant.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Beautiful dress and the lace was just gorgeous. My first rental, and it was a great experience. The dress was in excellent condition and fit true to size.
Claudia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 18, 2014

This dress is stunning!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I cannot stop thinking about this dress, I felt great in it and received so many compliments. The size 4 gave me a little wiggle room which was perfect for a wedding where there is dancing. I paired it with cluster earrings and black pumps. Be careful when putting on the sleeves since they can get snug, there were some small tears around the armpit area from previous users but nothing too drastic. I would highly recommend this dress!
Nikki
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Sep 7, 2014

This dress was super comfortable! Very elegant!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress! It was very flattering and very comfortable to wear for 9+ hours. The one and only con is the arms are a little tight and I had limited movement when dancing. Other than that, it was amazing and I would definitely rent it again!
Adrienne
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
Sep 12, 2014

beautiful dress!!!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was so nice and I got compliments all night. I studied the pictures, but I guess I didn't realize that the back is low, which is really nice since the front is so high. I wore this to a wedding in early September and wasn't too hot with the sleeves. Very pretty dress!!!
Janice
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127 lbs
Sep 15, 2014

Lovely Lace!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was wonderful for a fall wedding. I felt very pretty and feminine in the black lace. The dress did run a little smaller and was a little snug in the arms. Other than that it was a great fit and I was able to move around and dance all night at the wedding!
Lisa
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143 lbs
Sep 20, 2014

Great dress for an event!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The arms were a big snug, but I didn't consider it uncomfortable, it just took a while to loosen a bit. The pockets felt high, but fun to have I guess. I didn't actually use them though because they WERE so high and maybe also because the sleeves were snug. The length was great for me at 5'2 for a wedding, so I never worried about it riding up too much. I got a lot of compliments so I consider my first Rent The Runway a success. I've already ordered another dramatic gown for an upcoming photo shoot and I can't wait!
Melissa
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Sep 23, 2014

Loved the dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
A little tight in the arms, but a beautiful dress overall!
AC
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 24, 2014

Perfect for a winter wedding

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Loved this dress. Elegant and flattering. I would have preferred to wear the 4 as it fit me better overall, but it was tight and restricting in the arms. The 6 was a little baggy in the body but at least I could move my arms enough to hug people and dance.
Katie
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Body type: Petite
Weight: 119 lbs
Sep 24, 2014

Received several compliments. Pretty dress. Fairly comfortable.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
It was a pretty dress. Unique and sophisticated. The top was snug. Very. This made me have to go up a size. And the bottom was a bit full? Just flared a tiny bit. But enough. Wasn't my favorite dress at all, but a good one for the $$. People said it was very pretty! Was a good choice for a church (aka conservative) party.
Elissa
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 28, 2014

I instantly fell in the love with the pockets on this dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this for my senior homecoming and absolutely loved it! It runs a little small in the arms and bust but other than that it runs true to size.
Lindsay
Age: 29
Oct 1, 2014

My first time renting and I couldn't have been happier with the dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Dress was true to size and exactly how the pictures showed it! Was perfect for a New York wedding!
Juliana
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136 lbs
Oct 1, 2014

Wore this dress to a formal charity gala and it was great.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was so fun to wear. I got a lot of compliments. A very chic and elegant choice.
lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128 lbs
Oct 3, 2014

Lace was beautiful and the dress was well made!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Very pretty dress overall. I did find this dress to run a bit small in the bottom half. I am a pear shape, however, so it could just be my body type.
Angela
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
Oct 4, 2014

Very classy. Perfect for the occasion. Tons of compliments.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Tighter around arms, but still fits well.
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Oct 8, 2014

Compliments from both my husband and fellow wedding guests. Can't get much better than that!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Definitely fitted in the bust and sleeves, so I would recommend sizing up for larger chested women.
Casey
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 9, 2014

This was my first rental! Rent the runway made it so easy and so much fun!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This fit a little snug on me. Arms weren't a problem. Had to go with the larger size and it's pretty short. I was tugging on it a little in the church!
Teghan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128 lbs
Oct 14, 2014

Perfect for a fall or winter wedding

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a fall wedding and loved it. It was a little tight in the chest area, but I found it to be okay. As other reviews have mentioned, it's difficult to raise your arms in this dress, but it's such a pretty dress that I didn't really mind.
Hannah
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110 lbs
Oct 17, 2014

The perfect dress for winning an award!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I thought this dress ran true to size. Sometimes I can wear a size zero but they didn't have that size available as a backup. However, based on previous reviews I was pretty confident that the 2 would fit, and it was perfect! It was slightly snug in the rib cage, but not uncomfortably so. I received tons of complements all night long! It also has pockets!!
Sara Maude
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137 lbs
Oct 23, 2014

Beautiful and timeless!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was beautifully made and I did not have issues with the lace being worn-in. I ordered a 4 and a 6 and wore the 6, which didn't surprise me since I own 2 Milly dresses in size 6. The dress was a little loose around the waist, but the 4 was a little tight in the shoulder/arms. I opted for comfort and quite frankly the looser waist didn't bother me. I had a lot of compliments the night of and on Facebook afterwards. I opted for a classical look with big double-pearl earrings and red lipstick. It was perfect for fall and since my husband was a groomsman and had to wear a tux, it was a perfect match!
Sara
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Oct 25, 2014

I got so many compliments on this dress! It was beautiful and I would absolutely rent it again.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered the 6 and the 8. The 6 fit great on my bottom but was extremly tight on top, so I decided to wear the 8. It was so soft in the inside and did not feel or look too short. It was hot and sticky when we were outside so I would not reccommend for an outdoor wedding.
Soph
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 2, 2014

Kate Middleton Dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I wore this to a Halloween Party where I was dressed as Kate Middleton. I felt the arms were rather tight so I sized up from a 6 to an 8. The rental fee is appropriate for the dress... and overall I was pleased.
Joanna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
Nov 6, 2014

Tons of compliments!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
All the other reviews were correct in saying that the arms were tight. I definitely do not have big arms but the lace was a little restrictive in the shoulder and upper arm area. Luckily, it didn't look that way ( and it certainly didn't stop me from dancing!). I got compliments all night on this dress, would love to buy it if I could! Also, if you are 5'6" (or any taller) or have long legs this dress will be VERY short when you sit down.
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