Black Bell Swirl Dress

$90 rental
$595 retail
Stylist Notes

Made from mixed lace, this ML Monique Lhuillier LBD is both classic and eclectic. Wear it with pointy-toe heels.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-14 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: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black lace (100% Polyester). ¾ sleeve. Crew neckline. Hourglass. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. 37" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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23 reviews
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(0)
True to Size
(8)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Age: 37
June 30, 2017
I wore this dress for a date with my husband, felt like a million bucks!
Great quality, beautiful dress, true to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 225lbs
May 10, 2017
Did not wear the dress
The dress was beautiful but it was just so heavy n the fit was just to big.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
May 8, 2017
Perfect gala event dress!
Dress fit well but was very heavy.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
April 24, 2017
I loved it.
I loved it. It was comfortable. Got lost or complements. Definitely rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
April 3, 2017
I wanted to love this dress
But as a tall woman with big hips it just didn't work. The dress itself is gorgeous and beautiful quality. But it's a full short skirt, and the proportions just didn't work at all for my body.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
March 27, 2017
Lots of compliments at my graduation!
This dress was beautiful. I loved the bell sleeves and sheer lace top. I wore my size down back up, mostly because the skirt had so much fabric, it looked bigger when I sized up so for that reason I would say it runs a little big, especially for the size down to fit me across the shoulders and back. Overall loved this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
March 26, 2017
A perfect replacement dress!
This dress was not the original dress that I had ordered, but, a replacement dress, and it was picked by one of the stylists, so, I was a bit skeptical at first, but, I ended up loving this dress, probably better than I would have liked my original choice. The lining of the dress is a light beige color almost white, so that was a nice highlight of the dress, a bit of a sexy element. The material/dress is very heavy, so perfect for a winter event. The bell sleeves were the highlight of this dress for me, although be careful, as the lace may get caught on things. I paired the dress with lighter black tights, almost panty-hose like material and they looked really great with the dress. I would rent this dress again.
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
March 26, 2017
Such a classy black, lace dress
This dress is AMAZING! I wore it to a black-tie wedding in DC and received so many complements. The fit was so flattering, and I felt like a princess wearing it. I am keeping my eye on this dress if it is ever available to purchase. Rent this dress! You won't be sorry... Not one bit. I can't wait to rent it again. :)
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Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
January 26, 2017
Amazing Dress!
What a fabulous dress! I never realized what amazing fabric can do for a body type! This dress was gorgeous. It was so well made. It fit perfectly. It's a bit heavier so it is great for a winter event. I have a hard time finding dresses that I feel comfortable and confident in, but this covered both of those things. I had so many compliments on it. I highly recommend renting this dress.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
January 20, 2017
The event was my friends wedding.
The dress itself is pretty but both sizes I received were either too small or too big. Didn't wear the dress but still paid for it. :(
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 8, 2017
Great compliments on the dress; warm (it was 12 degrees outside) and very flattering!
The fit was snug on top but you could still move your arms well, flares at the waist which is flattering for girls with bigger hips/bum!!! (5.4 and 130lbs)
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
December 18, 2016
Very comfortable. For a December work cocktail party it was perfect!
Fit was great. I'm 5'8" 135 lbs and I wore a size 4.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 14, 2016
Great dress for cocktail event for work
This dress was awesome, I got so many compliments! I wore it for a cocktail event for work. It's a very thick material which was great since it was cold outside. I wore Spanx with it but didn't really need to as it's very flattering. Wish I could buy it and wear again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Pear
Weight: 230lbs
December 10, 2016
This is the perfect, elegant black dress. It is so comfortable to wear and is made wother superb li
This dress ran slightly big in the waist section for me so I ended up grabbing a slim black belt in my closet and synching the waist. It worked beautifully. I wore a flesh toned bra with straps and was absolutely fine, you couldn't really see or notice through the gorgeous brocade fabric. The inner lining is heavenly and done well. This dress is so comfortable to wear and would be perfect for a lot of occasions. I received so many compliments on the dress tonight and felt a million bucks.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 3, 2016
Fun dress for a December wedding!
I wanted something with sleeves, but still youthful and fun and this dress totally delivered. I'm 5'8", so the size 6 ended up being a short, fun length on me which was a nice contrast to the high neckline and sleeves. The full skirt made the dress very comfortable for sitting and dancing. Just know that although the fabric is exquisite, some nice statement jewelry would really help it pop.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
November 29, 2016
Dancing super easy in movement friendly number
Brand new dress with flared sleeves. I felt appropriately conservative at a fancy work event. Paired with nude high heels.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
November 29, 2016
Scottsdale wedding
Loved! Received fabulous comments! It's heavy so gets warm.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 21
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
November 22, 2016
Adored it!
I loved this dress so much! The quality was fantastic. The fit made it feel youthful, but fun. I wore this to work, which probably sounds crazy, but pairing it with tights & ankle boots made it a cool outfit for work. I got compliments on it all day.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
November 3, 2016
LOVE!
I loved this dress, the length, lace, bell sleeves, and so much more! I loved how it twirled when I danced, and it was a beautiful dress for a fall wedding. I am seriously considering renting again for another event!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
October 28, 2016
This dress just isn't compatible with my body... :(
I am in between a size 14 and 16. I originally ordered this dress in a 16w, and it was too big on me. I returned it, and ordered the 14 and it was too small. The dress is really cute, but I would probably need the non existent 14w. So sad because I really wanted to wear this dress! :(
Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Body type: Apple
October 24, 2016
First time renting- definitely a success!
This dress was great and I received tons of compliments. The sleeves were a bit longer on me and the fabric was very heavy, so I skipped wearing tights and it worked out perfectly on a cool fall evening. The top is sheer, so don't forget to wear a strapless bra.
RTR CustomerOctober 25, 2016
Did you feel that it was true to size?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
October 24, 2016
Absolutely Loved!
The bell sleeves were my favorite part of this dress. I loved wearing it.
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
October 22, 2016
Great for an October Wedding!
This dress was gorgeous on and was comfortable to wear for 8 hours. The slip underneath was a champagne color and the lace was a heavy lace, but still breathable. The ONLY thing that was really irritating about this dress was that the dress rubbed the base of my neck really bad. But I came up with a solution before I had to wear it & ended up putting a band aid right where the dress hit my neck & you couldn't even tell. Also, I do have a small chest & I felt the 2 was rather tight for having such a small chest. The dress does not stretch at all, so I couldn't really lift my arms up too high either.
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