Black Lace Tower Gown

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Stylist Notes

An illusion neckline puts a chic twist on this black lace ML Monique Lhuillier gown. We love it with an updo.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12 & plus 14W-20W.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. 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, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black lace (100% Polyester). Long sleeve. Crew neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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128 reviews
Fit
Large
(10)
True to Size
(48)
Small
(16)
Size worn:
18WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
October 20, 2016
Even the gorgeous bride stopped to compliment me... TWICE.

The fit was perfect! The length was a little short for my height. I'm 5'7" but I don't wear high heels. I wore 2" ones and I was fine. I got so many compliments. Everything arrived on time and as described. The lining for this in dark purple not black.

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
October 21, 2016
Very cool

Okay so I wore this to a military ball and it was a hit. Got so many compliments. However I have wide hips and a butt, so it was very very tight on those areas. Made dancing a little difficult but I managed. Also I have 36DDD boobs and they fit fine but I had a little trouble zipping the dress the first time.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 15, 2016
Fast and easy service

I'm 5'7", ordered a long and the length was perfect with short heels on. Overall fit was true to size. But the arms was so wide and large, it was just too baggy. If the arms had fitted well I would've loved it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
November 14, 2016
An amazing dress for a wonderful night

From the past reviews, some say that the arms were a bit long and I have to agree. Other than that, the dress fit wonderfully. Wore it all night and was comfortable. A beautiful dress that was perfect for the military ball!

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
December 4, 2016
Awesome dress

Dress was perfect for a winter military ball. I am 5'8", wore heels, and the length was perfect! Sleeves were just long enough! No complaints regarding this dress! Awesome!!!!!!!

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 29, 2016
Flirty 30

I initially rented this dress as part of a holiday costume but ended up wearing it for a birthday shoot instead. It hugged my curves in all of the right place and gave the perfect hourglass silhouette. The purple underneath the lace added a nice pop of color that made the dress very unique. It's even more stunning in person.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
February 6, 2017
Received a million compliments

The dress was great! Everyone loved the back of the dress and it was perfect for a ball. The dress isn't as long as I thought. I wore flats because if not, you would see my heels (which i am not a fan of this).

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 14, 2017
Back detail beautiful

I rented this for my sons school gala but didn't end up wearing it. The back detail was beautiful and I loved that the slip underneath the black lace it was a different color but overall didn't feel like it fit well and the arms enough to wear it for the event. Will rent again for a future event possibly. My husband liked how it fit my hourglass figure. I am 5'6" and the L was perfect with 4" heels

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Size worn:
14WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 57
Bust size: 38J
Body type: Full Bust
March 30, 2017
Fabulous

This gown was comfortable and amazing

Size worn:
16WL
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 20
Body type: Pear
May 8, 2017
How easy and fast the whole process was!

The dress fit like a glove. Being 5'10 I thought the regular and the long were still going to be too short, but they both were perfect and went to the ground. The dress was kind of heavy when I first put it on, but you get used to it throughout the night. I thought the purple was going to be noticeable, but that really isn't either it was a deep purple almost black. Overall the dress was just amazing if pure thinking about getting it I highly recommend that you get it!

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Size worn:
14WR
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Body type: Apple
May 29, 2017
The fabric and fit of the dress

#prom

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
July 12, 2017
Elegant & Sophisticated!

Wore this gown to a black tie gala. It was floor length on me. Sleeves were long and somewhat tight. Could not wear a bra with this gown and it had no support in the chest area. Gown flares out at bottom, was not form fitting in the waist area. Beautiful black lace overlay, deep purple sheath underneath. I received many compliments. Did not feel it was most complimentary to my petite frame.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
July 26, 2017
Runs short

This dress was beautiful. I got tons of compliments all evening. I'm 5'4" and couldn't wear heels if I wanted it to dust the ground, (which I did) I wore about a 1-2 in heel and was able to get it to touch. I would suggest the long option so you can wear heels. I'd rather it be too long instead of too short.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
October 12, 2017
Gorgeous Gown, Beautifully Made

This dress is just beautiful, I wanted so badly to wear it to the opera. I'm between a 10 and 12 in dresses, but ordered the 10 as the 12 was unavailable. If I didn't have to sit for hours, it was beautiful for pictures, but I would have needed to size up for comfort. The lace lays beautifully and the dark plum lining is just beautiful.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 19, 2017
Intricate laces omg in love!

Details about me I am 5'0 weight 130 bust 34B waist 28 hips 39. The size 6 fit me well but the back zipper wasn't smooth oppose to the 8 which was perfect. It hugged my curves without suffocating me and the length was perfect with my 3.5 in heels. The material is amazing it's thick and has two layers of laces sooo beautiful.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
November 5, 2017
1st Time user 100% satisfied

Initially, I was nervous about using this site in case the dress did not fit. However when I tried the dress on, it fit me perfectly. I am 5'9" so I ordered the long length, and it was long enough to dust the floor perfectly. The dress itself is beautiful, although it does not have much give or stretch.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34G
Body type: Full Bust
November 12, 2017
Beautiful dress

Unfortunately, even the 10 didn't fit and I️ almost always fit into an 8 or 10 - the 10 barely even fit over my hips and it didn't even get close to zipping up. A big letdown as I️ was super excited for this dress and it was my number 1 pick.

Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 175lbs
November 13, 2017
So many compliments

This dress was absolutely beautiful. It was the perfect length with my heels and I️ would recommend this for any formal occasion.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
November 15, 2017
Beautiful gown

This dress was so beautiful! It's such a nice quality of lace it doesn't snag easily, and wasn't itchy! I have a pretty small bust so it puckered a little in the bust area while sitting, but other than that it was perfect! I would definitely rent this one again!

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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
December 3, 2017
Beyond Classy

Wore for a wedding in December at a winery.. received many compliments. A true Melania Trump classy style dress. Beutiful purple /deep blue color underneath black lace. I orderd the long as i read other comments said it runs short but the long was a bit too long and had to lift up when walking. Im 5'6" 120 lbs and the 0 fit perfect. Heels tend to get caught in lace when too long but it gives a long silhouette

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
December 18, 2017
Winter Black Tie Wedding

Great dress! I received compliments all night long.. note the back is very sexy and you cannot wear a bra with this.. you can wear a backless bra but i didnt think it was necessary as the dress holds you pretty tight in the front. Enough that i was even dancing braless all night long. The purple underlay is also very beautiful and adds greeat depth. I do wish i ordered the LONG.. i am 5,6 and i wore 3.5 inch heels and the dress hung a bit short as a result- would have loved for it to drape a bit on the floor. Also you will need to find a friend to help zip you up.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
December 19, 2017
This dress hugs you in all the right places. It is not for bustier woman- no bra can be worn with it

#firmal affair

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
January 21, 2018
Beautiful dress, fits true to size

I did not end up wearing this dress but it fits beautifully. Fits true to size. Very mature dress, I went with my backup dress because it was slightly more fun and better suited to my event.

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Size worn:
18WL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 55
Bust size: 40D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 235lbs
January 29, 2018
Elegant and Comfortable

The dress is gorgeous, however I wish I had ordered one size smaller. It was too big and would have looked much better had it fit me properly. My mistake. The long length was perfect--I am 5'9" and wore a 1" kitten heel. I wore control top pantyhose which kept my tummy in check and didnt show; the lace back means no bra or high waisted shapewear. The fabric in front is heavy enough for modesty; I did wear a stick on bra for a bit of lift for "the girls". I would rent it again for a winter event, next time in a 16 with a 14 back up.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
February 21, 2018
Black tie wedding

I normally wear a 6 but the lace didnt have much give to it so i went with the 8 for a better fit (on my arms and waist).

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
March 7, 2018
Great Dress!

I loved this dress and got compliments all night long! However, the liner was way too small. I had to hike it up underneath the lace. When I attempted to pull it down, I was unable to walk and didn't even want to try to sit down. Despite this, you could not tell that the liner didn't fit, and it looked like it was supposed to be that way. Overall, I would rent this dress again.

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Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
March 29, 2018
Gorgeous & elegant

I attended the Amethyst Ball in Chicago and this dress was PERFECT! The peek a boo "pop" of purple combined with the beautiful lace was quite appealing. It was just the right length for me too (I'm 5'2 and wore 3 inch heel) as it wasn't hitting the ground. I thought the lace would be scratchy but it was soft and comfortable. The back sheer plunge was also a huge plus. I had to go to the actual store downtown to pick it up and thankful that I did! I always get a size 6, back up 8 in my dresses but the inner lay was fitted (and i picked up a few inches in my mid section) and I had to go up a size more. Needless to say, I'm back in the gym lol!

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Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 3, 2018
Photoshoot dress!

Fit true to size! Photo by Ed Sochacki at Ohio state reformatory

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 50
Body type: Petite
April 22, 2018
Beautiful and elegant dress. Received many compliments.

Great dress but didn't realize that the contrast color was purple. Received many compliments. Very elegant and appropriate for a black tie wedding.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 7, 2018
Beautiful but fit was off

Gorgeous dress, especially the back detail, but it didn't fit quite right. Arms were long and sleeves were a tight material.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18WL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
June 16, 2018
Amazing back

I rented this for my mother in law for a formal event and she loved it! She literally felt like a million bucks and she looked it too.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
June 30, 2018
Beautiful dress

Rented for black tie affair (summer, indoors). I have to wear long-sleeves due to tattoos and this was perfect. The arms are a little big and weren't tight on me, but not baggy enough to look frumpy. Bust-area was a little large on me but the fabric is pretty structured so it didn't bother me.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
October 22, 2018
Didn't fit, so I never wore it.

No stretch and too small for me

Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32DD
November 5, 2018
Elegant and perfect fit

I rented this dress for a Halloween party to dress as Morticia Addams. This dress fits so well, is so elegant and long. I am 5'3" 110lbs 32DD. The 0R fit snugly and was long (I am wearing flats here). Love the shape of the dress. Would not recommend for any kind of dancing, it is tight and fairly warm. This dress is simply beautiful.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
November 19, 2018
I was confortable

Everything was great except the sleeves were a little loose.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
November 24, 2018
This unfortunately did not fit me

Unfortunately did not fit

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 40D
Body type: Hourglass
November 30, 2018
Heavy black lace

I didn't even zip this dress up as I overheat easily and the lace sleeves were heavy- they also have a zipper near the wrists that was bothersome to me. I will say I was happy the sleeves fit me as I have trouble sometimes fitting my arms into these kinds of dresses.

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 1, 2018
Lovely and elegant

This dress was amazing. Fit great and blew everyone away.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 149lbs
December 2, 2018
The dress fit perfectly and I felt like a million bucks :-)

True to size Material is great

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 15, 2018
Elegant and comfortable black-tie dress but be sure to size up

I rented this dress for my fiancé's black tie office party this weekend. The dress was beautiful and very comfortable throughout the evening. After reading the reviews, I sized up but was almost nervous that I needed to size up another size as well- it is form fitting without any give, and I couldn't wear a bra with it. Overall happy with the dress and my experience but wish I would have ordered a 2nd size up as well.

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