Milly

Such a Doll Dress

$89 to buy
$395 retail
Stylist Notes

Rent this sparkling bow back dress by Milly for a holiday cocktail party.

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- high neckline so larger busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not fitted - fuller skirt conceals hips and backside- curvier women should consider sizing up for length
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra or NuBra due to low back; wear with SPANX for additional cinch around waist and hips
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'9".)

Product Details

Black sparkle matelasse. Crew neckline. Deep scoop back with bow detail. Full skirt with pleating. Hidden back zip. 34'' from shoulder to hem.

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213 reviews
Fit
Large
(42)
True to Size
(145)
Small
(19)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 30DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 14, 2015
Didn't wear, event didn't end up being as formal as I had expected.
Would order again for sure! Bought it as a back up for a rehearsal dinner, but it ended up being much more casual of an affair. The only downside I saw was that the seams in the front (that run from the waist to the center of each breast) were a bit pulled so instead of black/silver shimmer all-over, you could see the seam lines that looked like two silver lines running up the front. The size 4 didn't have the same issue, so likely a one-off but not a deal-breaker.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
October 19, 2015
ADORABLE, fits perfect and super flattering
I didn't end up wearing this dress to my event because it came in late and I was already gone, but tried it on for future reference and I LOVE how this dress fits! I'm not in my favorite shape of my life and it was still so flattering. Perfect for a wedding, holiday event, etc (sparkly but not over the top).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
December 9, 2015
Cute dress but not for me!
This is a cute LBD but it just wasn't right for me. I like a heavier fabric and this one was a little light. This dress runs small IMO. I wear a size 8 and the 8 was WAY too small and the 10 fit, but not comfortably. I ended up wearing my back up dress and it was perfect!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 7, 2016
Wore it for a black tie optional work event - the bit of sparkle made it perfect!
Fit true to size, wore a stick on bra which worked just fine. Nips in perfectly at the waist and is the perfect length for running around while working and for dancing!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
June 18, 2016
A gorgeous dress
This was my first RTR and was very pleased. I was the officiant at my best friend's wedding and wanted a dress that was modest but beautiful. I felt glamorous and sophisticated in this dress and was also able to dance! It ran a bit small through the rib cage area so make sure you size up the extra dress. I ordered a backless, strapless bra because of other reviews but it turned out I could wear a regular strapless bra with it. The fabric is nice quality with a hot pink lining and has just enough sparkle.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
July 17, 2016
Great, flattering dress
I wore this dress to my work Christmas party when I was 15 weeks pregnant. The style really camouflaged my belly! I would normally wear a 4, but the 6 fit just fine with my increased size (I gained about 8-10lbs in my first trimester).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 9, 2016
This dress was fun, but I thought it would be tighter in the skirt.
I wore this dress for my birthday, and it looked good but it wasn't my favorite rental. I thought the skirt would be tighter and slightly shorter.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
August 16, 2016
Bachelorette party
The fit was great except for in the shoulders was a lil big. I loved this dress def love how it sparkles, was perfect for a night out with the ladies for a bachelorette party. Def love the bow in the back. The only thing is the fabric is kinda heavy so it was a bit hot to wear in August dancing the night away. Overall great dress and I would rent again! Great first time experience with Rent the Runway!
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
December 17, 2010
This dress just arrived for my weekend of holiday parties and I LOVE it! Seriously - rent it for your holiday parties now if you can. It has a little more of a pouf at the hip/skirt than is obvious from the pictures, but that balances out the neckline well. Not too short like many Milly dresses, the 4 was a great length on me and I'm 5'7". Probably wouldn't be great for larger chested girls? Definitely recommend it though, can't wait to wear it!
Overall fit:
Large
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Body type: Petite
December 21, 2010
Loved the dress. The only problem i had with it was the shoulders were a little wider then normal.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 30, 2010
Felt amazing in this dress!
This dress is SO adorable on! It was my first rental and I was thrilled with it. I wear a size 6 usually and the 6 fit perfectly (I got an 8 as well and didn't even need it). The fabric makes it look very fun and fancy in person and the cut it very flattering. It assumed from the picture that I wouldn't be able to wear a bra with this dress - but I was able to without it be being visible! Highly recommend this dress for a winter wedding/event!
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
January 3, 2011
I really loved this dress. It has a beautiful shimmer that I didn't notice when I rented it, but LOVED when it arrived. I have pretty narrow shoulders, so that was a little tricky for me. I didn't want to pay the $50 to rent the necklace pictured, so I went with the RJ Graziano "Dress Me Up Necklace" and got tons of complements.
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 9, 2011
This dress is very pretty and sophisticated. I wore it to a wedding and received many compliments. The low back with the bow makes it special. I usually wear a Milly size 2, but could have worn the 0 in this dress. It was slightly big around the waist. Otherwise, it was comfortable and very easy to wear.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
January 16, 2011
fitted
was very fitted at the top but adorable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
April 18, 2011
My birthday night was made extra special with this dress!
I LOVED this dress. It was perfect paired with a pair of nude heels and was picture perfect the whole evening. I was also able to wear a regular bra with the low back, which made me happy since I didn't have to go out and guy a new one. Would rent again in a second! Pretty true to size, maybe a little large if anything. Perfect for almost any event.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 25, 2011
I was so disapointed with this order! I ordered both a 2 and a 4 to wear for a wedding. The 2 was too big and ran large around the bust and shoulders. It also doesn't drop very low in the back and it came clear to my knee. I thought I could jazz it up with a fun necklace like the model but my husband told me it looked like a dress his mom would wear. Not the look I was going for so I returned it without wearing it. The lining is hot pink tho!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
May 9, 2011
Fits perfectly in all the right places!
This dress is amazing. It was just a little tight in the waist but otherwise perfect. I have larger hips so I was worried about that but it was no problem. Wore it to a family wedding with a different necklace- that I thought showed off the dress better. It has the cutest pink lining. I seriously wanted to keep it.. would've been my go to LBD.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
June 6, 2011
This dress was cute, but the fabric is too heavy for the summer, and even though I got this in two sizes, both were too large.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 53
Body type: Hourglass
June 13, 2011
Perfect LBD. I wore my own multi-strand, pearl necklace. I ordered it in an alternate size 10, but wore the size 8. The back was bit tricky, but I avoided my bra strap from showing.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 19, 2011
Adorable dress. Definitely runs large. Rent the necklace, it makes the outfit!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 29, 2011
Beautiful dress! I love the fabric, although it feels like it could snag easily. Lots of extra room in the bust for me (34B), and all around I could have sized down (like many of the other reviews say; trust the reviews). I got a size up for my extra dress incase the original was too short for my height, but the length is just fine, and would probably have been equally fine in the next size down. The dress is still so flattering, and the back is just stunning! Love this rental.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 4' 6"
Age: 43
Body type: Hourglass
October 6, 2011
Perfect dress!! I rented this for my Homecoming dance and I loved it! Fit perfectly...I rented a size 2 and size 4...the 2 fit perfect. I'm 5'5" - the dress was the perfect length...not too short, not too long. Renting was so easy! I'll definitely rent again :) I made my own necklace just like the picture. Turned out so cute and totally made the dress!
MandyJune 24, 2015
I have a bust about the same as yours and am wondering with the shear panel in the front, how did this affect bra selection/wearing one at all?
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 13, 2011
It was a little big around the top and the waist, but it still looked great! However, I am petite so that could be the reason. I loved this dress other than that! Very Classy! It was a great length. I wore it a wedding and got many compliments. It has a shimmer to it, which adds something. I would definitely recommend renting a large necklace with it. I also bought a Braza with it, but you could wear a regular bra with it and be fine.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
October 20, 2011
This dress was absolutely AMAZING!!! I loved the shimmer detail in the dress made it even better! I would definitely suggest renting this dress! It is the perfect LBD with a little kick because of the shimmer, plus that little back bow detail is adorable!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 24, 2011
true to size mostly, a tad wide in the shoulders, after much dancing it was slipping off, and a tad narrow in the hips. nothing terrible though. Other than that the dress was great! Perfect lbd! I received several compliments on it! Wouldn't mind owning this one!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
October 26, 2011
This dress is amazing! I got tons of compliments on it, for my height it is the perfect length. The top part runs a little big in the neck and shoulders,but still, if you are bigger in the hip area you need to go up a size. Fabulous, perfect cocktail dress!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 18, 2011
perfect for the occasion
I wore this dress to do a reading at the church part of a wedding. I paired it with the RJ Graziano Dress Me Up Necklace. The length was perfect the dress had the prettiest shimmer to it. The back is gorgeous and it fit like a glove!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
November 28, 2011
great dress!
Rented this dress for a friend's wedding, it was perfect. Milly seems to run big, I normally wear a 2 or 4 but needed the 0. Perfect black dress and the silver adds a little something to make it stand out. Received a lot of compliments! Was a little worried about the length given my height - but it was totally fine.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
November 30, 2011
Great Dress
I ordered this dress of a semi-formal and loved it! I have longer legs and was worried that this dress may be too short, but it was the perfect length (about mid-thigh). I would recommend getting a backless bra because of the cut of the back, but that was the only "tricky" thing I encountered.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
December 3, 2011
runs big, not for long waisted
such a cute dress ... but alas i could not wear. I rented this one and the 0 was large on me. I am long waisted and the waist didnt fit in the right place and looked puffy around my waist and was baggy. I messaged RTR and they told me to send back - They were nice and I am awaiting my credit It also has a red lining inside ... that was a surprise and I thought I would note.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
December 6, 2011
runs large
way too big to wear for me, and also not as stunning in person as it is on the model. still, a classic fit and had potential.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
December 8, 2011
After 3 hard years of law school, I felt accomplished and beautiful at our Dean's Reception held at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum! It was the perfect dress for a proud moment.
This was my first rental from RTR and it was wonderful! I rented it for my law school pre-graduation reception. It was the perfect dress -- eye catching, yet conservative enough for such a formal event. The back is low, but so cute with the bow! I did have to buy a special bra (although, on second though, I should have just used my Nu Bra!). It is truly a comfortable dress - not too tight, but flattering.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
January 3, 2012
Great Party Dress
I'm a pretty standard size 6 (5'8", 36-26-36), and this dress fit perfectly. The back of the dress has a pretty low scoop, and when I first saw it, I didn't think I could wear a bra with it. Turns out a regular bra worked fine for me. Length was great, too - I wore 4" heels, and it hit just about mid-thigh. The bright pink lining had a tendency to show at the hem, when I sat down, but otherwise - great dress! I'd rent it again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
January 3, 2012
I wish I owned this dress
I wore this dress to my traditional Christmas dinner date with my boyfriend to Gotham in NYC and got compliments from the coat check girl, the hostess, and bartender! Super cute and I wish I owned this dress! The back is low so get a bra that would be appropriate b/c going braless probably wouldnt work. Its a bit loose on top. I ordered the 4 and 2 and went with the 2, but could have worn a 0.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Full Bust
January 4, 2012
Fits awkwardly
I have a full bust and a short torso and while the dress fit, it was large in the shoulders - the straps felt like they were going to fall down, and there was extra material around my midsection. It just really didn't do much for my body, unfortunately because it is a stunning dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
January 14, 2012
Classy, yet sexy
Wore this dress for Christmas eve dinner. Received so many compliments from my family and friend. Perfect dress to dress up or down. I am 5"10 and the length was just perfect. I opted for the size up just for that as I am usually an 8 and they didn't have that size. I am a bit bigger in the hips and the 10 was a bit lose on me, but I was definitely okaynwith that since i was going to be eating alot of food One thing that I would mention is that I am a 34a and the top was a bit loose, but if you have the right bra, it fills it out perfect. Enjoy!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
February 4, 2012
Nice Dress!
I wore this dress to a radio ball. When I got it, it looked a little more formal than I had expected. I dressed it down with knee high boots and tights, and it actually worked out quite well. The top of the dress was a bit on the larger size, it would be good for women who are bustier. I choose to size down and the dress looked great on. My one big complaint is that the red underskirt of the dress stuck out the bottom the whole time, which was really obnoxious. If I owned the dress, I would do as far as actually cutting a few inches off that underskirt, it was just way too long.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
February 18, 2012
nice dress
i ordered this for a semi formal and it was great, the waist is a little lower than i expected on it also the material is very shiny which i couldn't tell in the picture. overall i really liked it!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
February 23, 2012
Great Dress!
I love this dress and received a lot of compliments! It does run big. I probably could have gone down a size, but because is was black and not supposed to be form fitting you couldn't really tell it was big. I do have one negative though, the pink liner of the dress showed the entire time. I had a few people tell me my slip was showing... I then had to explain it was the liner of the dress. Other than that it is perfect for a small waisted gal, with hips! :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 12, 2012
So quick and easy to order, receive and send back! Made my busy life very simple!
Fit perfectly! Could have worn the 4 or the 6 (usually wear a size 2 but this dress is a bit tight/ short) Wore it to a five star restaurant for NYE with my boyfriends family and was the perfect dress - family appropriate yet still fun, sparkly and flirty for NYE. Received a ton of compliments not to mention was able to eat everything on my plate and dance the night away without a care in the world!
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