Back Down Dress

$45 – $75 rental
$498 retail
Stylist Notes

The illusion bodice and open back bring subtle sex appeal to this ML Monique Lhuillier — an elegant pick for cocktails. Complement the shine with Slate & Willow Southern Plantation Earrings. Then finish off with strappy black heels.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-16 and plus 16W-22W.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra. Low back may show standard bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black cotton faille (100% poly faille skirt, 100% acetate lining). Sleeveless. Boat neckline. Full skirt with asymmetric hemline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 36.5" from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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1578 reviews
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(60)
True to Size
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(155)
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 43
May 11, 2016
This was definitely the most eye catching dress at my choir banquet. I felt like a princess.

This dress is true to size. Absolutely perfect. Amazing high to low with cut out in back. Beautiful sequin top.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Weight: 155lbs
May 16, 2016
Compliments All Night

The dress was perfect. I received compliments all evening and the pockets were super convenient.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
May 16, 2016
Gorgeous, comfortable, flattering dress. Also, pockets!

This dress is incredibly flattering and comfortable. Perfect for a formal occasion. I wore it to a gala and received many compliments. Only downside is that the waist is quite narrow. Looks great with black heels.

Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
November 16, 2014
Love the look of this dress

The fit is great! Only issue is the sequins under your arm! But once you start partying and dancing you don't even notice. The pockets were amazing

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Age: 25
November 17, 2014
Stunning dress

The dress ran pretty small so I ended up not wearing it and went with something else. Although I didn't wear it, it is a stunning dress and I am considering getting it again, this time I'll know what size to get.

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 109lbs
November 23, 2014
This dress is awesome! Fits well, completely flattering!

Fit is true to size! Perfect for black tie event or cocktail party!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
November 23, 2014
High fashion feel

I wore this dress to a winter wedding and really liked it. It was great for dancing, and the beading was surprisingly not irritating where my arm hit it. I wore my hair in a high pony and wore matte red lipstick and it really gave it a high fashion feel. Would definitely recommend.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
November 24, 2014
This dress was gorgeous! I received numerous compliments!

I was nervous the dress would be tight in the bust, but it fit my body perfectly! I was extremely happy with my dress choice!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Age: 34
November 26, 2014
Everything was so easy. I loved getting the 2 sizes to make sure I was wearing the right fit for me.

Party said cocktail attire so I was worried I would be overdressed with all the beading on the dress but you can really dress this up or down with the right jewelry. The length and style was perfect.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
November 29, 2014
Awesome dress! Very flattering! Looked fancy but not too dressed up and was very comfortable to wear

I wore the size 4. It was a perfect fit. No cons to this dress at all. Very happy!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 6, 2014
Too bad it didn't fit.

I rented this for my work holiday party. Unfortunately I followed the recommendations and ordered my extra size down. And both sizes were too small. I loved the dress, but unfortunately couldn't wear it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
December 16, 2014
Beautiful. Loved the shape of the skirt and low back

Stunning dress. I was even able to wear a bra and just tape it down lower than the v in the back. Didn't want to return it!!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 21, 2014
Beautiful and classy

I wore this dress to a formal holiday event. I received so many compliments...even had someone ask if they could borrow it for a party the next day! It has very beautiful lace/sequin detailing on top. Didn't love the longer back on the bottom but that's more because I have shorter legs. The profile view was was quite flattering. though. This was my first RTR experience and it was awesome. Excellent, prompt customer service. Will definitely be renting again and have recruited others start start as well!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 23, 2014
Perfect classy dress for my husbands holiday party

I'm very small busted. No bra required which was great as the back is low cut. The dress is beautifully made. Loved the slight high low cut and always love pockets. No purse required! I received lots of compliments.

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
December 24, 2014
Perfect for a black tie wedding

I loved this dress. I wore it to a winter black tie wedding and got so many compliments. It ran a little large but was not extremely noticeable. I would order a size smaller than your normal.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 24, 2014
Festive cocktail dress!

This was a great choice for a holiday party with friends. The dress is beautiful in person. It's got some nice sparkle without being too over the top. I'm usually in between a 4 and a 6, and the 4 fit well. The pockets were great for carrying my phone/camera around. The only downside is the sequins scratched my under arms, which was a bit uncomfortable. But overall this rental was a hit!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
December 28, 2014
Pretty dress but small fit

I rented this for a wedding but wasn't able to wear it as both sizes I got were too small. It also is a little frumpy w/the high-low style.

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
January 3, 2015
Gorgeous Dress!

Tight through chest and torso. Can irritate underarms because of beading....

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
January 5, 2015
I felt so pretty!

The fit is true to size and was perfect on me. The only thing I found missing were lingerie fasteners. You can wear a regular bra with this dress which is amazing as long as it's low enough due to the deep v in the back. However, my straps kept falling and I felt it could have been prevented.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 5, 2015
Wore this for a wedding in NYC ... Was just the right level of dressy!

I'm usually a 6, but wore the 8 because it was more comfortable. Loved the pockets and the fact that you can wear a normal bra! Skirt wrinkles a bit. Overall very happy with this rental!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Body type: Hourglass
January 6, 2015
Attracted everyone's eye!

Beautiful dress! The sequins irritated the undersides of my arms and by the end of the night I was a little cut up. But that's to be expected with sequins! Flattering design and the loose skirt means you don't have to wear a shaper!!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
December 23, 2014
Beautiful dress with subtle hi-lo hem!

This dress was flattering. It was a back-up I selected after my original selection was returned damaged by the previous renter. It had beautiful beading at the top which was a tad itchy. The skirt was very voluminous which is ultimately why I decided not to wear this one. Both the 4 and 6 fit me, though I would have opted for the 4 if I had chose to wear this dress because it was slightly led poufy on the bottom. A regular bra may be worn with a bra converter to lower the back strap. Please pardon the two mismatched shoes in the pic lol.

natalieDecember 23, 2014
I love the strappy heel on your left foot.... what brand are they?
RebekahDecember 23, 2014
Those are Topshop Rosie sandals...they are not the most comfortable shoe but are very cute!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 151lbs
January 15, 2015
Very glamorous and fun

A little on the poofy side and the sequins scratched my arms when dancing. Overall a good wedding dress and definitely makes a statement

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
January 21, 2015
Perfect for a Black Tie Invited wedding!

I loved this dress! It looked very expensive and I got so many compliments! The hi-low is more obvious on the model than a normal person. The sequins were a little bothersome under the arms, but it was fine for the evening. I wore a strapless bra and a little of it did show at the back.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
February 7, 2015
Very simple and easy delivery. I appreciate that most. The return is even easier. Love RTR!

Very snug. I ordered a 2&4 not sure of what size I'd be but the 4 worked for me little tight under the arms but overall beautiful beautiful dress. So many compliments from wearing it. Classy but not super formal, the A line makes it playful too. Would definitely recommend.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168lbs
February 7, 2015
I loved the Hollywood tape and gum add on!

I felt like a cupcake.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 182lbs
February 8, 2015
A sophisticated twist on the LBD!

Wore this to the Grammys and got so many compliments! The cut and sequins lends well to edgy accessories (for example, wore boots instead of heels which paired well!). The dip on the back meant no bra for me, which was fine. Felt supported and comfortable. The sequins make it a little itchy under the arms, but that's my only complaint. Very flattering!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 134lbs
February 22, 2015
Lots of compliments on this dress!

Fits true to size. A little scratchy under the arms. Loved the fit and that I could wear a regular bra.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
February 24, 2015
Loved the long back and short front!

The dress fit true to size and I got many compliments throughout the night!

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
February 26, 2015
I felt very pretty in this dress and got a lot of compliments.

I wore this dress to a formal gala. It's a gorgeous gown and I felt beautiful. I normally wear a size 10, I needed a size 12. I loved the pockets! And the back of dress, too. It shows almost your whole upper back, but high enough I could wear my regular bra. (That's definitely a plus, since I am large busted.) I gave the dress only 4 stars because the sequin rubs under your arms a bit.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
February 28, 2015
This was such an easy process. From delivery to return.

I am 5'3 117lbs bust 32B, this dress fit perfectly. I got many compliments all night. Loved it, especially the pockets!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
March 1, 2015
Beautiful dress! Fast delivery! Perfect price! It was so wonderful to go out in something "new"!

Fit was great. True to size. Looked beautiful on and surprised many with the fact that I rented the dress! Loved the full skirt and the roomy pockets...no clutch for me tonight! Can't wait to rent for my next event!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
March 3, 2015
Gorgeous black tie dress!

This was a great dress that is definitely black tie appropriate (and is not long!). Some notes: I loved the sequins, they made it fun and dressy, but I had some serious painful irritation on my arms by the end of the night. Also I am usually between a 4 and a 6 and the 6 was definitely more comfortable.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
March 8, 2015
Fun dress

I got the size 4 and back up 6. I wore the 6 even though the 4 fit better (the 4 was not cleaned and smelled). The 6 was loose on top and pretty full on the bottom.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 15, 2015
I got so many compliments about this dress! It's so beautiful :)

It is a little tight around the waist and itchy in the under arm area, but nothing I couldn't ignore. It was such a great dress!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Body type: Full Bust
March 22, 2015
This dress was amazing! Super comfy, figure flattering & the pockets were a huge plus! Love it!!

Fits true to size, the width in the hips makes for a flattering figure piece. The pockets made for a comfy, elegant dress. Love love love this dress.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 22, 2015
It was a one of a kind dress, nobody had anything like it at the event I attended !

The dress fit great. The top fit snugly so I didn't need a bra. The under arms did rub some but not too bad. I got a lot of complements and the pockets were wonderful.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 24, 2015
Love love love this dress!

I wore this dress to a black tie wedding and it was a huge hit! I received compliments galore. It's very classy and the low back gave it just the right amount of sexy. The only negative is the sequins irritated under my arms, but that wouldn't stop me from renting the dress again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
March 25, 2015
Beautiful and beautifully made.

LOVED this dress. Incredibly comfortable. Impeccable fabric and craftsmanship; not a sequin out of place. Also loved the subtle allusion to nudity with the flesh colored lining of the top. Deep V in back was especially sexy, but be aware that it does not allow for a bra. The asymmetrical hem was less exaggerated on me because my bubble butt offset it, but I was actually quite pleased by that.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 137lbs
March 29, 2015
Perfect dress for a wedding!

This was my first time with RTR so I was nervous as I like to try things on a million times! However, I was so pleased! I am usually a 4 and the 4 zipped right up. The dress is just as it looks in the photo and was the perfect length... The front hitting just above the knees. I am a true pear shape and this was great to hide the hips and thighs! My only complaint would be the top sequins do rub under the arms but it was manageable. I was able to wear a regular bra with just an extender strap. Definitely recommend this wonderful dress! I paired with the Chamak by Priya Kakkar - Crystal Snake Eye Bangle Set, FYI!

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