Milly

Southern Charmer Dress

$82 rental
$470 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Rent this flirty Milly halter, printed dress. It is perfect for any bridal shower, graduation, or dinner date with that special someone. Accessorize with a gold toned accessory like the Erickson Beamon's Gold Digger Ring.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - dress is fitted throughout; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in waist
HIPS: Fitted - fitted at hips and backside; consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; consider wearing with SPANX
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - dress is fitted throughout; consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in waist
HIPS: Fitted - fitted at hips and backside; consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra; consider wearing with SPANX
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

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Product Details

Black and ivory print with gold foiling. Front sweetheart neckline. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. 40'' from shoulder to hem.

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152 reviews

Fit
Small 55
True to Size 85
Large 11
Photos 81
Linda
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 117 lbs
May 7, 2012

Being able to love something at a reasonable price for just 1 night. Easy transaction.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this in a size 6 for the Philadelphia Magazine Wine Festival. The reviews here helped me pick my size. I am a 34D bra size and 5' tall gal weighing 117 lbs. and it fit perfect! The dress comes with built in bra that is not padded which helps support the bust. My waist is 28 and it was roomy around the waist but not large. The size was perfect because it fit my bust. It went down past my knees. The dress itself is very pretty. It has gold details that are embroidered which make it look even better in person. It has ribs built in to provide tummy control. Over all a good choice at a good price. I loved it and returned it!
Alexis
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
May 25, 2012

All the compliments I got!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered sizes 0 & 2, both fit well (without the built in bra-thing, more on that later), but the 0 was just a bit more snug so I went with that. After eating and drinking at a wedding, the boning in the dress was very uncomfortable, so think about that before you eat a lot. The dress came with a built in bra, that was super tight even on the loosest setting. I chose not to close it because if I did the back fabric was loose and looked weird. It was a great length, I was able to sit without worrying about it being too short. I had gold, black & tan accessories that went great with the dress.
Casey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Jun 11, 2012

Being able to get amazing dresses fairly inexpensively for any occasion is invaluable.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
It is definitely true that this dress runs small. I typically wear an 8 but it was a tight fit in the hips and somewhat restrictive. However, the 10 was also slightly too large for my size 34C boobs. The fashion tape RTR provided came to the rescue and the dress definitely impressed at my friend's residency graduation banquet. This is the first time I have rented for RTR and I am very satisfied. The experience was easy, the dress (and back-up size) were delivered on time, and it looked great. I am now an RTR fan!
Steph
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112 lbs
Jun 27, 2012

Ordering/returning was super easy, and love that I got another outfit w/out taking up room in my city-sized closet. Was my first order, but I will be a repeat customer!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Ordered this for a summer wedding in Santa Fe. LOVED the dress, but the fit was a bit concerning at first. I'm usually a 0 or 2, but after reading reviews that it ran small, I ordered the 2. Was worried it was huge until I realized there was an inner bra. Once that was hooked (and I slipped a padded strapless bra in--apparently it is meant for bigger than a B cup!), it was great. Was worried the print was a bit "sparkle on bad french toile curtains", but loved it in person.
Erin
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jul 5, 2012

No one could believe I rented the dress because it was in such great condition. Perfect for being on a grad school budget :)

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I got so many compliments on this dress! I ordered it in a 2 and a 4, and the 2 fit better up top but for some reason was several inches longer than the 4- it went past my knees! So I used the bra clip in the 4 to help it stay up, although this did make it gap a bit in the back and I didn't have any fashion tape to fix it. Other than that it fit great and was comfortable to be dancing in all night.
angela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
Jul 8, 2012

Awesome customer service!!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Milly is a go-to designer for me. So I wasn't taking much of risk here. I wore this to a wedding and got tons of compliments on it. Everyone was so surprised I rented it because it fit so well! My only complaint is the under wire was popping out of the built in bra and it hurt! also the built in bra doesn't fit. There's a big gap between the bra strap inside and the outside of the dress. looks weird. so I wore my own bra inside and there was a lot of shifting going on through the night because of the friction.
Trang
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105 lbs
Jul 16, 2012

Definitely fit the bill!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this for a nice summer wedding. Very appropriate for the occasion. It's not my favorite rental, but I got a ton of compliments on it anyway! The dress was a bit looser around the hips on me (and you can even notice that on the model). It's made of very nice material and has flecks of gold throughout. It looks great paired with a bold choker. I cinched the waist with a thin gold belt. The only problem was that my boyfriend didn't like the fact that it wasn't skin-tight... MEN.
Joyce
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Aug 1, 2012

a standout

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
size 0 & 2 truthfully I thought I would need the size 2 (since my ribs are big) but nope! :D as mentioned before the inner bra strap does make the back a bit weird. The size 0 dress is worn out, the gold lining was falling apart (i had to trim the lining that was ripped and drooping). the black is actually a Navy Blue, the white is a creamish yellow. I wore a push up bra and with the built-in bra it really made my chest popped ;) I wish the length of the dress was a tad shorter (or my legs suddenly got longer) as you can see in the picture it is directly right above my knees. 3 stars because the dress was worn out and the gold lining was just coming off. But overall it is a pretty good dress. p.s. don't expect to get down and dirty in this dress.
KS
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 19, 2012

Wore for an evening wedding. My friends dresses are also from RTR.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I'm normally a 4 but it was way too big. 2 fit great however. It was a little worn out though and the black almost looked dark blue in bright light. Got a lot of compliments and looks great with a tan.
BL
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 107 lbs
Aug 26, 2012

Such a cute dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress! The pattern is really pretty in person and goes well with gold accessories. I wore the 0 and it fit well, but I probably could have used the 2 to tone down the cleavage. However, the 2 was significantly bigger through the midsection and hips and was several inches longer - below my knees! So I went with the 0 and just didn't snap the built in bra. The dress was tight enough to keep everything in place even through a late night of dancing!
amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137 lbs
Aug 31, 2012

that I wore it to 2 weddings in 1 weekend!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress in Chicago to 2 weddings! I had a friend's wedding that Friday night and then my cousin's wedding on Saturday night. I got soooooooo many compliments both nights. I was so happy to share that I had rented it and wore it 2 weddings.
Steph
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Sep 9, 2012

I received many compliments on this dress! A lot of my friends had never heard of Rent the Runway, and could not believe how easy it was to do!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I absolutely loved this dress! The style was simple, and the print was so fun! I loved the gold detailing. I would say that in natural light, the black did turn a bit navy-looking, but still very pretty. It did fit a little tight up top, but I was still comfortable enough to have a blast on the dance floor all night! I rented the Kate Spade gold clutch to go along with the dress, and was very happy with it. It was the perfect size for what I needed, and was big enough to fit a pair of flip flops for later in the night. Very happy with my first Rent the Runway experience!
Kimberly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 17, 2012

this dress was stunning!!!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
didn't need a bra. was a bit snug but totally worth it for a night of dancing!
Kati
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114 lbs
Sep 17, 2012

Great for busty petites! I received several compliments on this dress and its fit!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am short, petite and busty which makes finding the right fit tricky. This dress held me in & up. It was not too long and hit my curves just where they needed to be flattered. By the end of the evening my ribs were feeling a little squashed and I was ready to take it off but it did not keep me from dancing until 1am! ALL in ALL would rent again!
Abigail
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Sep 18, 2012

Perfect blend of sundress and cocktail dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Pros: Hard to find a dress for a September wedding, especially one that goes from day to night. This dress fit the bill. I tend to wear a 2 or a 4 - the 4 fit perfectly, although there was a little room to spare up top (I wear a 32 or 34B). I appreciated the built in strapless bra, but was annoyed that when clasped on the tightest clasps, the dress almost bagged out in back, so you could see the bra! Maybe made for someone bigger up top. Overall, I wish I owned this dress, I can think of a million occasions for which it would be appropriate. Would love to buy!
sovy
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123 lbs
Sep 25, 2012

love the gold detail, the sweetheart neckline is flattering, but be aware that it may slip down.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved it, it was flattering and beautifully detailed. love the gold, it was just enough sparkle, but not soo much that you were "trying' to hard. I'm 5'3, and the length was just right above the knee. Would totally recommend this dress! It is very fitted...very, maybe order your back up a size up if you're in between?
Karenia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 30, 2012

Elegant for bridal shower

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress for a bridal shower brunch with a white cardigan, pearls, and nude pumps. The dress was a hit! I was surprised that the material was as lightweight as it was and had a gold thread that looked gorgeous in the sunlight; both an added bonus. The boning in the dress helped to keep it up and maintain a nice snug fit against my waist. The hemline hit just below my knee which was okay since it was strapless and the added hemline length kept it modest for sitting. I wore a strapless bra with the dress and that seemed sufficient enough although I'm sure a Nubra would've been more comfortable in retrospect. Overall I got lots of compliments on my dress!!!
LSG
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Oct 6, 2012

having fun wearing something fabulous!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Honestly, this was not my favorite RTR rental. First of all, it was tight across my hips but oddly loose around the waist. The lining was somewhat twisted causing me to constantly readjust the dress all night. And it almost looked like the front of the dress was black and the back was navy blue (but that might just have been due to wear over time). I still felt pretty and my husband liked it but overall not my favorite and I would not rent it again.
Molly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 9, 2012

Love, Love, Love

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was amazing!!! Fit amazing, felt amazing, excellent condition. I received a ton of compliments. Winner! I love Milly dresses!
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Nov 12, 2012

Formal Affair done right

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Renting this dress was the best decision I made. It fight perfectly to my body and I received compliments all night. The one problem I could see would be the built in bra area, if you are bigger in that area it could be a little snug and irritating. I would 100% rent this dress again. I kept the whole look simple and I paired it with a Rebecca Minkoff handbag, also rented from RTR. This is definitely a dress that I would recommend to all my friends and family, it makes you feel amazing!
Susie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 15, 2012

Everyone kept coming up to me and telling me how gorgeous I looked!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved this dress, it's really beautiful, very glamorous and classy- I wore this to the hospital ball where I am a nurse at. This dress is definitely for someone looking to make a statement. The nitty gritty: for an hourglass shaped woman, the fit was a bit weird. I'm 5'8" with a regular size torso- the cut seemed to be for someone with a short torso- the hips really were up higher than where they were supposed to be, so the dress kept bunching up. The coloring: the dark part is a dark navy blue, not black. The length was perfect for someone my height, this dress would definitely be too long for someone shorter than 5'6". All in all, besides the cut, I was very happy with this rental.
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Body type: Straight & narrow
Dec 16, 2012

Got tons of compliments on this dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Unique, fun, stands out in a crowd!
Mary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 18, 2012

Everyone LOVED the dress got great compliments.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Fits true to size, fitted a littler small on me but luckily it fitted. It has a bra strap which is great because it holds your bust and its not needed to wear a bra. The top is like a bustier and after the waist is loose fabric. I wore it for my fiancee corporate christmas dinner party.
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Mar 15, 2014

Decided not to wear

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Fabric was pretty stiff - I should have gotten a size larger. The length hit just above my knee, but couldn't quite get it zipped.
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Mar 20, 2014

This is for extremely straight figures.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Very pretty on the hanger, but not on me. BARELY went over my seat but was baggy at the waist. Again, super straight girls will love it. If you have ANY junk in the trunk get another dress :)
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 22, 2014

Fits well, beautiful fabric

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fits true to size and the fabric has a fun shimmer. I didn't end up wearing it because it wasn't formal enough for a NYE event. The fabric is thinner linen and has a summer feel.
renee
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 26, 2014

fundraiser

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful dress! Gold detail is exquisite. Didn't wear this one as it was a little tight in the back. Size 8 was rented or I might have chosen this one. Really beautiful.
Kathy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Mar 27, 2014

Nice dress, would not rent again.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I really loved this dress in the photos, so when I got it, I ended up being a little disappointed in it. It was really tight in the bust area, but also pretty long. I wasn't ever entirely sure what color it was (I think navy..) and it definitely looked different in different lights. The dress was not in great shape when I got it (just typical wear and tear), but nothing that impacted the way it looked. Overall, I'm glad I rented this, but would not rent it again.
Brooke
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 144 lbs
Apr 1, 2014

pretty dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Nice dress but I read the other girls comments and ordered a size up bc they said it ran small. Unfortunately, my breasts were hanging out and I had to keep my jacket on the whole time at the baby shower. Im not sure if that mean the dress was too big or too small up top. Not on my top 10 of favorite rentals.
Aria
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 1, 2014

Nice design cant say the same for the material...

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The overall design was very nice but the material had not stretch to it whatsoever. The bust ran small. Its definitely more for a slimmer figure and summer occasion.
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Apr 9, 2014

Loved the built-in-bra! This dress was linen, so it didn't have much give.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore the 2 instead of the 0, although I'm normally a 0. I wanted to be comfortable when dancing. This dress was a great length for a 5'2" petite person with heels. I got compliments all night. Additionally, the dress is actually dark navy, although the photo looks black (still very cute!)
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Apr 15, 2014

Didn't fit so didn't wear...too small

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Top is too small and meant for small busts. I didn't end up wearing because I would not have felt comfortable that the dress would've stayed up all night. Every Milly dress I've ever tried on I've been a 6...so it was quite surprising that the 6 was too small. Order a size up.
Alexis
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Apr 24, 2014

Gorgeous but tight around the ribcage, bulkier in other areas

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The colors of the dress were beautiful together. My problems were that the zipper kept sliding down (the hook of the hook and eye apparatus were missing), the dress was tight around the rib cage and then baggy in other areas.
Adrienne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
May 3, 2014

Form fitting, sexy elegance!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this for my best friends wedding rehearsal dinner. It fit perfectly. It was form fitting, wore some spanx to lend a hand, but the material was the perfect weight to hide some imperfections and not make me feel self conscious. I have 36ds and the neckline accented the girls perfectly. All eyes on me (second to the bride of course) :)
kelly
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
May 14, 2014

For small chests only.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I loved the look of the dress, but I couldn't wear it. It's for very small chested women.
Ash
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 9, 2014

The dress is beautiful and photographs so well, though it looks less impressive on the hanger.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
As many reviews point out, the dress has no give but it has a flattering fit and good length. If you have a bigger bust, expect a lot of cleavage (good or bad, you decide).
angie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 19, 2014

Stand out!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This is a beautiful dress that I wore to a wedding. I definitely got a lot of attention because the print was so different. Someone even said I rivaled the bride which was not my intentions at all. Overall lots of compliments and fun to wear!
Jen
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Jul 14, 2014

It was so elegant!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit perfectly. True to size, and I got a ton of compliments on it! Worth the purchase! It is a tighter fit don't expect it to stretch to your body. You don't need to worry about the dress falling or having to lift the top up because it fits perfectly.
Therese
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 15, 2014

The dress was damaged before I even got it, BUT RTR called to let me know before it was shipped.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was damages before I even got it, BUT RTR called to let me know before it was shipped and took care of everything. Their customer service it top notch!
Anna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 3, 2015

Wasn't available

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wished I had been able to wear it, but learned at the last minute the dress I was supposed to receive was too damaged to send out. I guess someone else had way too of a time in it.
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