Black Lace Shannon Gown

$695 retail

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Stylist Notes

A waterfall of ruffled lace chics up this gown by ML Monique Lhuillier. Pair the look with the Nocturnal Blue Sugarbush Petal Ring by Lele Sadoughi.

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.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Floor length, three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

Product Details

Black lace (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Tiered ruffle gown. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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111 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
November 17, 2016
Stylist Review

The lace added some pretty femininity to an otherwise very edgy dress. I loved that the waist was fitted, but the rest was very loose and comfortable. It wasn't heavy even though there were lots of lacy layers. The dress was a little loose around the bust, so I would recommend sizing down for your backup size. One thing worth noting is that the sheer areas on the skirt are not as see through as they look on the model. This will look great with an updo and a fancy bracelet!

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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 6, 2016
I was super comfortable!

For me there was no cons in this dress. The length was great and fit was perfect. Although it made me look slimmer than I was. Which was also great. Kinda runs straight and narrow.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 41
December 18, 2016
I thought this dress might be a bit too goth but it was stunning!

The photos show it as more see through for the legs, but its really not - I wore it to a masquerade ball and it was perfect - fun to dance in and easy to move around in.

Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
December 20, 2016
Lovely Dress

I think this dress runs a tad small. The bust area in the size 8 was definitely too small (I'm 36DD), but the size 10 had a rip in the lace and I couldn't wear it. With the dress being black, the fact that my boobs didn't exactly fit in the allotted space wasn't super noticeable, but I definitely would have gone with the larger size if it wasn't ripped.. Over all I loved the look of this dress and I thought it was perfect for a winter wedding. Definitely pay attention to the length of this dress. I chose it as my optional upgrade without looking at the sizing and should have chose the "long length" sizes. I'm 5'7" and had to wear flats with the regular length.

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 47
December 5, 2016
Lots of compliments on this dress - it stood out from all the shorter black dresses

The length was perfect with heels (I'm 5'4); it's a slim fit that worked well for me. The top was slightly big on me but I'm very small-busted. I wore a backless, strapless bra with it since the back has see-through on the top half. Very comfortable fit.

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
December 29, 2016
Great fit. Beautiful, romantic look.

True to size, and 6R was perfect for 5'6" and taller heels. Back is totally sheer, so be prepared with the adhesive bra cups.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
January 2, 2017
Perfect dress to ring in the New Year

I wore this to a New Years Eve party. It was actually my back up dress, and I knew the moment I tried it on that it was a winner. It got perfectly and is extremely slimming and sexy while still being elegant and comfortable. I had people stopping me all night to tell me that I looked beautiful. I'd rent this again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 5, 2017
Perfect Dress for my brother's NYE wedding. The detail is gorgeous!

This dress is stunning and received so many compliments on it while at the wedding. The top and back are so detailed and extremely flattering. Highly recommend to be able to dance the night away - the comfort level was perfect.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
January 9, 2017
"Short Supermodel", as my friend said

Fits true to size. There was some bubbling in the back. Was recommended by Tabby, an RTR stylist, and I died from falling in love with it. Pictures do this dress no justice. It is stunning!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 129lbs
January 11, 2017
Beautiful

Loved this dress. Fit beautifully. My first dress choice did not fit, so thankful I ordered this as a back up. Wore this to a masquerade Bal and the lace detail looked awesome with my feather mask. Arms are slightly snug but dealt with it fine all night. The picture makes the bottom look way more sheer than it really is.

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
January 14, 2017
Easy return, earrings and dress at your doorstep, gorgeous!

Fit was soft and comfortable. Beautiful romantic feel. You would need a backless strapless bra. I did not have to wear one due to my small chest. Loved the fit and length.

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 19, 2017
It was the first debutante ball I'd attended AND the first time I ever waltzed with my husband.

The dress is beautiful. However, it isn't very friendly a fit for women who work out. I ended up having to wear the 10R because of my back. It fit loosely elsewhere, i.e., waist and hips. I am only giving this 4 stars instead of 5 because it arrived with a small but noticeable tear in the bodice (left, front).

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 3, 2017
Seriously so stunning and flattering

This dress was a backup pick and man am I so glad I got this one. I cannot describe how incredible this dress was. The detail was exquisite, the dress was comfortable, no one else had it, perfect for drinking and dancing. My boyfriend loved it and the fit was perfect. I'm 5'3, wore one inch heels and the length was perfect so don't be shy about ordering the long length.

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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 3, 2017
I felt like a celebrity in this dress!

This dress was gorgeous! The stock photos do not do it justice. Elegant, so many beautiful details, light and comfortable. Also very slimming. You can't actually see through the bands at the bottom of the dress which I was happy about. The back is all open lace and the front is lower than a bra so be prepared with clear, stick-on cups. I did not wear a bra and it was fine. I am 5'6", 140 pounds, 36C, usually a 6 or 8 dress size and I wore a 10R, so it runs small. I wore a 3.5" heel and the length was perfect. LOVED this dress and the whole RTR experience! Can't wait for my next event!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
February 6, 2017
Great dress

Runs small

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 8, 2017
Classic black dress with a slight twist

This dress was a last minute pick for a black tie wedding after my original rental did not work at all. I did not choose this dress at the NYC RTR store, but I'm glad one of the stylists picked this for me when she saw I was struggling to find a dress. The dress was a little tight in the ribs, but they did not have a 6 for me to compare sizes. The dress is also not sheer like it appears on the model, it is very subtle. I'm 5'2 so I had to wear HIGH heels (3.5-4 inches), and even then the dress was just touching the ground. I gave the dress a 4/5 because although the dress is beautiful, I was constantly worried about ripping the delicate lace.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
February 6, 2017
I felt like a princess!

I tried on this dress at a RTR store, and immediately fell in love with it. The pictures do not even come close to doing it justice. I wore this for the official commander's ball for the 2017 Inauguration Ball and it was perfect! I received compliments on it all night long. I wore silver sparkly heels to add a little flair and my hair was up so you could see the beautiful detail in the back. Since the back is all lace, I did not wear a bra, which was OK for me since I'm small chested. I honestly don't think this dress would work for a large chested girl. Also, it definitely is form fitting in the chest and stomach area. It did gap a little where the zipper is in the back, but was easily fixed with some double sided tape. The one I tried on at the store also had that problem. I'm assuming it's maybe something with the design. I would definitely rent this dress again. It's stunning!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
March 1, 2017
NYE with Lace

This dress was suggested by a RTR stylist. I never wore lace for NYE but it definitely stood out from the sequence crowd. Classy and fashion forward!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 49
March 1, 2017
Stunningly beautiful and easy to wear

This dress was a replacement for the Black Gemini dress that became unavailable and it was incredible. The lace on the front is beautiful and the back is stunning. The bodice fit perfectly but my bust did require a little boost with some duct tape. In fact, my husband hated the dress before I did that. The ruffles on the skirt fell perfectly. In person it was hard to see through to the legs in the two more 'translucent' sections. This dress did look similar to nearly every other dress at the event with the exception of the back and for that reason I loved it. Would definitely recommend. My stats: 134 pounds, 5'6", 34B bust

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 5, 2017
Great dress, glamorous but comfortable

This dress ran a little big. I wore a zero even though I'm usually a 2. Got lots of compliments! Definitely recommend.

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
March 7, 2017
Lifelong friends

Beautiful dress and details, from the sexy, sheer lace back to the drape of the ruffles. Definitely a stunner as you walk in a room. Dress is long so I wore 5" heels.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Body type: Full Bust
March 9, 2017
Beautiful and Comfortable

I LOVED this gown. Wore it to a Mardi Gras ball and felt absolutely beautiful. It's very flattering if you have a super curvy figure. I'm top heavy (32DD) and have a narrow ribcage but wide hips and this really flattered my figure. The back is completely sheer but no need for a bra as the front bodice is thick and tight enough to hold you in. This was my favorite RTR rental.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
March 27, 2017
So comfy and stylish for working the Oscars

I loved the fit and look of the dress, and the fact that it didn't require a bra or special underwear. It was actually a replacement for a dress that was unavailable. The only drawback: Someone else was wearing the exact same dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 129lbs
April 20, 2017
Celebrity wedding

The pros: the dress is GORGEOUS. I paired the 4R with 5" heels and the length was just right. The lace back is gorgeous, but you cannot wear a bra. I tried it with a nubra, but it made the fit too tight so I had to go with good ole fashioned boob tape (aka duct tape). I received tons of compliments all night. Now the cons: THE ZIPPER. The zipper is a nightmare. It took 2 people to get it to zip up!! For some reason, perhaps because of the way the seam is sewn, the zipper gets stuck midway up. Other than that minor detail, the dress is gorgeous and flattering. I would definitely rent it again!

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 34
April 25, 2017
So many compliments! So glad I picked this dress!

Loved this dress! The sheer lace back was a fun detail. Had an air of mystery without showing too much skin. I thought it ran a bit small, but held everything in nicely. I didn't wear a bra or shapewear with it and still felt it was flattering on my body. I got so many compliments and felt really beautiful :)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 26, 2017
Stunning!

Perfect for a black tie wedding- Super Comfortable and easy to move in!

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
April 28, 2017
Love this dress

Gorgeous dress, but I wish I had a long. I'm 5'9" and with heels the dress was too short.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
April 27, 2017
Extremely comfortable.

I'm an hour glass shape. Fit perfectly. I'm 5'3 and ordered the 4R and it hit the floor just right. It's a subtly dress with a bang.

Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 2, 2017
Gorgeous, quality, comfortable.

This dress was a dream come true. Rented last minute for an event and was a little nervous it might not flatter my "boxy" sort of figure--not the case at ALL. Not only was it flattering for my shape, but it was ridiculously comfortable. I'm typically an 8 in dresses, and I wore the 10, which is why I say it runs small--but I have broad shoulders/back and the 8 was just too tight across my chest to breathe comfortably. The 10 was absolutely perfect. No spanx or bra necessary! So many compliments. Wish I could own it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
May 10, 2017
Wonderful dress

Loved this dress! I wore the 8 and with heels I'm about 5'9 or so and I did step on the dress a bit, but I loved this dress. It's very flattering with the multi lace layers. Many compliments and felt so special all night!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
May 30, 2017
The dress was beautiful and looked exactly as it does in the photo.

It was true to size and fit well. I loved it!

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
June 10, 2017
Perfect for a Great Gatsby themed event.

The dress fit perfectly. Very classy and sophisticated.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 143lbs
June 15, 2017
No go

The back zipper created a hunch back and there was a slight damage around the back. Need to return and look for a new dress last minute:(

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 19, 2017
Great dress, but a little worn

I was talked into this dress by a stylist at rtr and I'm so glad I listened. I wore this dress to a black tie wedding at the New Orleans museum of art. Received a ton of compliments and it was just enough classy, formal, interesting to make a good statement. Only problem was the back zipper buckled from too much wear. Would recommend trying on in store first as that didn't happen with the dress I originally tried on.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 22, 2017
Mexican wedding

Wore this to a fancy wedding in Mexico. With the Spanish-inspired details this was a hit! Lots of compliments!!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 25, 2017
This dress is the bomb!!

Love, Love, Love this dress. Wore it for my birthday celebration in Jamaica and received so many compliments. Fits perfect. No bra needed because the back is sheer. No drawbacks to wearing this dress. You will stand out in it. The material is also so soft and feels good against your skin.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 35
July 11, 2017
Beautiful and romantic

I ended up wearing another dress, but I loved the dress very much! I just didn't think that it would photograph as well and I don't always like to wear black to a wedding. Besides that I loved this shear back and detail and I thought that the dress was very flattering to my straight and narrow figure, it made me look curvier than I am in a good way and I didn't need to wear a bra. It fit perfectly. I want to find another event to wear this dress to because it was really so special.

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 13, 2017
Very comfortable

I came to NY for a fitting and felt confident I was going to have a successful fit but when the dress arrived it was way too long, even with very high heals! It was extremely stressful, given the lace bottom, trying to figure out how to shorten the dress so I could wear it. I finally accomplished it and made it through the night without any mishaps, but clearly I should have had a 2Petite if there is one. Or a different dress. : ( The dress was beautiful

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 9, 2017
Comfortable and Gorgeous

I rented this for a black tie wedding - I am fairly short (5'4") so I was very concerned that all the gowns would be too long on me. I rented this in a 6R and an 8R - the 6R fit perfectly and was super comfortable all night. The length was great - I wore ~3.5 inch heels. The 8R was slight looser/baggier through the stomach area and it was too long. I loved the sheer back and sheer bottom of this. I wore a sticky bra but probably could have gotten away without it - there was boning and good structure to the front underlay. Tons of compliments - loved it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
September 21, 2017
Simple, Elegant, Timeless, and Classic.

I had signed up to go to a Gala months prior and forgot all about it until 2 days before the event. I realized that I needed a long formal gown ASAP. I remembered my friends using RTR in the past and quickly browsed through last minute options. I came across this dress, ordered it, and it was on my doorstep in 48 hours. While the zipper was a bit bent from prior uses, my husband helped zip it up. Once it was zipped, it fit perfectly. I have a bigger chest and the dress made me feel pretty! I didn't even wear a bra and it provided appropriate support. The length was perfect with 3 inch heels and didn't need anything taller. The fit was loose enough where I could dance the night away (and really boogie!) It's a simple and elegant dress that will look great in photos, make you feel comfortable, and without the large price tag of the original cost. It sure got me out of trouble and in a short time frame! Thanks again, RTR. Would use you again!

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