Bordeaux Peeking Lace Dress

$90 rental
$550 retail
Stylist Notes

Peekaboo lace details add femininity to this dark red and black ML Monique Lhuillier mini. Match it with the Black Pleated Satin Minaudiere by Sondra Roberts.

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.

BUST: Great for any cup size - deep v provides minimal support in bust area
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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 and red jacquard (100% Polyester). Cap sleeves. V-neckline. Full skirt with lace underlay. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 32” inches from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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51 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(20)
Small
(3)
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 185lbs
December 5, 2016
Would have been perfect!

They didn't have my size in stock so I tried a size up and down and unfortunately neither worked. The 'ribbon' section is snug so I couldn't get the smaller size to zip over my ribcage. I'm 38-29-34 so the 12 would've been perfect but the 10 just wouldn't work :(. Otherwise the material is great; little scratchy feel but that's what it's supposed to be. Definitely will try to reserve it earlier for my next event!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
December 28, 2016
Different than expected, but beautiful

I can't say I was disappointed with this dress, but it didn't blow my expectations out of the water either. The neckline is definitely not as low as it looks on the model, but if you have a bigger chest I would recommend sizing up as it felt and looked a little small on me (I'm a 34D). The hemline is also not nearly as short. And at 5'9", that's saying something. I would have been comfortable wearing this dress without tights if the weather had agreed! I didn't like that the dress wrinkled easily. It showed up wrinkled from shipping, and steamed easily. But by the end of the night, the hemline was completely wrinkled and the cap sleeves wouldn't sit flat. It wouldn't have bothered me so much (I understand that sitting/standing/dancing is going to cause some wrinkling to occur) if the lining wasn't sticking out of the bottom. The lining material doesn't wrinkle, so it ended up longer than the outer material, and it's a champagne color so it was very visible against my tights. I did love the color and the lace, though it was darker than expected. The red is more of a maroon than it is a true red. It fit true to size like the other ML dresses I have worn, and you can probably wear a normal bra (I'd go with black) though I chose not to wear one and was fine. I did not expect the skirt to be quite as full as it was, but I love a full skirt so I was pleased by it. Oh, and the pockets were fantastic!! Overall, I'm not mad that I rented this dress. I got a ton of compliments and I think it's beautiful, but for the first time in all my rentals from RTR, this is probably not a dress I would rent again.

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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
January 3, 2017
Perfect NYE!

I loved this dress so much I didn't want to send it back. I wore the smaller of the 2 dresses as there was a huge difference in the one size larger, and was much too baggy at the shoulder area causing the dress to slip off. I was afraid I'd be uncomfortable after dinner in the smaller dress, but I was fine. I received so many compliments and I think it stood out among all the sparkly dresses you usually see on NYE. I will definitely rent this dress again. I took many pictures and depending on flash/lighting the dress looks more of a burgundy in low light and a brighter red in bright light. The picture I posted is more of an accurate depiction of the color. There are 3 layers to the dress. A champagne inner layer, black lace and the red. Also, I needed to steam the dress.

RTR CustomerJanuary 3, 2017
Where you able to wear a bra with this dress without it showing in the back?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 158lbs
January 3, 2017
Very pretty dress

I wore this dress for my New Year's Eve dinner date with my boyfriend and loved it! The deep red and black go perfect together and the fit of the dress was great. I felt amazing and it didn't hurt that my boyfriend kept saying how pretty I looked. I would definitely rent this again!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 15, 2017
Unique dress! Perfect to stand out as the hostess

Rented this for my annual holiday party I host. Such a festive dress. The neckline is gorgeous. I have bigger girls that were a little squished in the 4 but got lost in the 6 so I went with the 4. No need for a bra. Only complaint is that the neckline didn't lay right so it sometimes looked like I had a nude bra showing. So great to have pockets too! Lipgloss & phone were always right there! Big fan of this dress!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
February 13, 2017
Back up dress that didn't make the cut

I had ordered this dress as my back up dress. It fit well and was cute but looked a little cheap. It looked as though it had been worn a lot. I ended up wearing my other dress instead.

Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
March 1, 2017
Graduation party

I rented this dress for s graduation party. It was perfect from head to toe!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
April 12, 2017
It was literally falling off

So I didn't wear it! But it was pretty

ElizabethApril 12, 2017
We are similar sizes and this is my fear - was it falling off your shoulders?
Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 42DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 310lbs
April 28, 2017
Flattering fit and flare

Runs a bit large in the top. I sized down and was very comfortable. My regular size was too large in the shoulders and gaped in the bust. Size down fit quite well. The fit and flare shape is flattering and the plus size neckline shows just the right amount to be appropriate but still show off a little bit of cleavage.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 167lbs
May 30, 2017
A bit worn looking

Had an issue with the dress which looked a bit worn but luckily it has a vintage look so it almost looked on purpose. A bit snug in the chest but then again I'm pretty full there 34dd

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
June 19, 2017
Beautiful in person

I took a risk on this one and was glad I did! Perfect unique holiday party dress.

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 42DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 205lbs
July 1, 2017
Beautiful Color in the 3 Layers!

I usually wear an 18, so I got a 16 as a backup incase it ran big. Well to my surprise I put on the 16 and it fit me pretty big. I ended up adding an elastic belt to the waistline and had to safety pin the shoulder straps to my bra so that they would stay put. I'm a 40DD so it was weird for me to feel like my chest wasn't filling out the dress in this area. I'm 5'5" and it hit just below my knee. Beautiful dress though, definitely cute color combination and puffy silhouette.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 8, 2017
Love this dress

True to size... love the cut and was fitted in all the right places

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
August 22, 2017
Compliments

Beautiful dress with a vintage feel. This particular dress fit well however the beige lining did peek through at the bust. I wore it anyway. It still looked fine and did not detract from the beauty of the dress.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 25, 2017
Awesome dress! (With just a couple negatives)

I loved this dress! I'm usually a 6 and this dress fit me way better in the 8. It got a tad tight towards the end of the night, but considering I wore it for almost 12 hours without much complaint, I think that is pretty good. It wrinkles super easy, so keep that in mind for sitting. The sleeves were also a tad annoying since they would not lay flat! Otherwise, this dress was perfect. Great color for a fall wedding, and light material for this weirdly warm September made it much more comfortable to wear outside!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
October 2, 2017
Mixed feelings

I have mixed feelings about this dress. It looks beautiful from afar and is flattering but... The specific dress I received seemed pretty worn. It was pilling around the flowered details. Not enough so that it would be picked up in pictures, but I would not have worn it during the day. It did not ship well- it arrived pretty wrinkled. It has bright red hanger straps, which seems insane. It seems that RTR should remove the original branded hanger straps and replace them with neutral hanger straps that match the dress since I'm sure everyone who rents this dress takes issue with the bright red straps.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
October 19, 2017
Not as pictured

This dress is not the same as the dress on the model. The cut was different, the quality was poor and it fit very odd. The lace and silk slip hung way too low under the fabric, the sleeves were not cut precisely and the cut is not a deep v. It was also sewn so that it made the breast area look very pointy. Very disappointed with this dress. I don't recommend it.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 25, 2017
Sent back on same day

Before I even tried this dress on, I saw that the sleeves and hem were frayed, which is understandable because those parts are delicate. I felt like the dress looked average...not enough of a statement maker for me. Ran slightly big, but probably not enough for me to go a size smaller. Will not rent again.

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 14, 2017
Love this dress!

My original option didn't fit, I'm so happy I got this as a back up and that it ran true to size. Has a very romantic/chic look to it. LOVE the pockets, and was very comfortable in this dress.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
December 15, 2017
Unfortunate fit

I say it fit true to size because it fit in the waist; however the fit in the bust was atrocious. Im a larger B cup and while the size 4 fit well in the waist the bust area had very unfortunate seam placement that made the overall look less than flattering. Dont recommend this dress for ladies with a smaller waist and anything larger than a small b cup bust.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
January 4, 2018
Wish I hadn't rented this dress - didn't end up wearing it.

This dress fit really strangely and looks different in person than in photos. Im usually a 6, but I couldn't zip it up without feeling like I couldn't breathe. It also has a weird flare at the skirt that made me look larger than I should. I think it could work on people without any curves and are super tiny. Disappointed with this one!

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
January 17, 2018
Disapointed

Dress looked gorgeous in pictures but when it arrived in the mail it was absolutely the opposite. Fabric was tough, curtain like. Extremely disappointed.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
February 15, 2018
Fun wedding!

Fits great! Ordered as a back-up, didn't wear it, but ran true to size. Vey flattering.

Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
April 4, 2017
I received sooo many compliments on this dress. I paired it with Balck kitten heals

It was a bit to large in the bust, but otherwise gorgeous dress. Highly recommended.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
June 6, 2017
I am a true s 14 and this was way too big for me

Bummer because I loved this one but the 14W was way too big

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 28, 2017
Very sexy and fun dress.

This was my back-up dress and I did not end up wearing it because my other dress was even better. But, this is a great dress and I would have gladly worn it. It is not as revealing or short as it looks on the model. It has a dramatic, flamenco-like flair which I really liked. The dress runs a tad large. I'm between a 2 and a 4 in a dress and the 2 was plenty comfortable. The burgundy color is great. The fabric was a little stiff making the shoulders puffy, which I didn't really like because my shoulders are already relatively broad, and making it a little less comfortable for a full night of activities. Overall great option.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124lbs
November 6, 2017
I felt feminine, girly, but with an edge, in this dress!

I am usually a size 4. I am 113 lbs, 4'9 and a 36C cup. Based on reviews, I thought I would be okay with a 4, but thank god I decided to get the 6 as a backup. While the 4 fit fine, my ribcage felt constricted when I sat down. I wore the 6 and felt more comfortable, except that the dress' sleeves kept moving around, due to the larger fit. I would rent this dress again, but as annoyed, that the size 6 was rather wrinkled in comparison tot he 4. However, all in all a gorgeous dress.

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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 40C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 225lbs
December 14, 2017
Nice quality dress, well made. Fabric is heavy.

I ended up not wearing the dress. I usually wear an 18w or 20W. This dress was too big in the shoulder and bust area.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 29, 2016
Classy with little details!

This dress is great. Very classy. The sleeves and the lace detail really make it stand out. It runs a little small. I am typically a 4 in dresses and found the 4 to be very snug. I have a small bust and it probably would have fit better and been more flattering if I had a larger bust. The v-neck is not as deep as the picture makes it look.

Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 15, 2017
A fun flirty dress perfect for a date night.

It was a really beautiful dress, a bit shorter than I was expecting and WAY more cleavage than I planned for. It also ballots out a bit more around the waist than it looks like it does on the model. The shoulders ar nice and stay in spot quite well.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 22
January 19, 2018
Loved it but tight around the waist

I wish it fit. The detail of the dress is very pretty. Loved the vintage look with the little bit of black lace showing.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
November 21, 2016
adorable cocktail dress

This dress fit true to size and was adorable! It is beautifully made, and the layers of the dress are beautiful. I was worried about the cap sleeves, but they looked fine on my not super skinny arms. The V of the top is not as deeply cut as pictured, and you could probably wear a bra under if you wanted to, although I didn't because the top fit snugly enough. The bell shaped skirt is probably best with high heels. And pockets!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Body type: Full Bust
November 30, 2016
STYLIST REVIEW

This dress really Surprised me with how well it fit. I was certain that my chest was going to spill out of it, but for the plus sizes, it seems that ML took that into account. There was ample room in the bust. If you are a plus size with a small bust I would be weary because while it may fir in the waist the bust may be large. The V wasn't so deep that I felt uncomfortable. I am 5'4-5'5 wearing 3.5 inch heels. The shoulder flutters were flattering and fun. Fit and flare is great for anyone who is curvy in the hips. The waist is fitted but comfortable. I would rent this for my next cocktail part for sure.

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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
December 12, 2016
Subtly festive and a little bit flirty

I normally wear a size 2 in dresses, but because of the full skirt on this one, the 0 actually fit me better, particularly in the bust area (I'm small chested). It was not nearly as low-cut on me as it appears on the model (which was probably good; I wore it to a family wedding and was worried it might be a little too risqué. But I DID think I would have liked the plunging neckline, for the right occasion?). The cap sleeves were a bit restrictive for dancing, but not terrible, and overall the dress was very comfortable. The 2 arrived in pristine condition (I think it was brand new? It still had the tags on!), but the top layer of fabric on the size 0 was extremely wrinkled (I steamed it and it helped substaintially) and the zipper stuck several times each time I zipped/unzipped it. Despite those two things, I still felt the fit was better on the 0 and opted to wear that size.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
December 20, 2016
Doesn't look like the picture

While this is a cute dress, the picture doesn't look like the actual dress. In the picture, the V neckline meets at the empire waist. On the actual dress, it's several inches above. I was getting it specifically for it's mix of cute - flared skirt, capped sleeves - and sexy - deep V plunging neckline. No plunge, so it was just cutesy. If you're looking for that blend, this dress isn't it. It's the first time a RTR dress wasn't as advertised, and it just didn't work. Disappointing.

ElizabethDecember 20, 2016
Is the back also not cut as low as the pic looks?
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
December 29, 2016
Perfect holiday dress!

I'm normally a size 2, but got the 0 and 2 in case the bust was too big...and it was. So for smaller chested ladies I'd recommend going down a size. I didn't wear a bra, but the back is high enough that you could easily wear one. As others have mentioned, the v-neck is not nearly as deep as pictured on the model. Overall very cute and festive.

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 20, 2017
Super cute dress

Fit well all over, lace details were very nice. Did not end up wearing this dress.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
February 28, 2017
Pretty and sassy, black lace at bottom makes the dress.

The shoulders were too wide for me, nearly falling off, and I have fairly broad shoulders. It could have worked with a strapless, low back bra but I didn't have one. I wish I could have worn it, it was really cute.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 2, 2017
Great Dress and Many Compliments!

The dress fit really well. It was a little tight for me in the bust area but not uncomfortable. I received many compliments!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 8, 2017
This dress photographed well and was perfect for a wedding. Beautiful fit and comfortable!

This dress fit well in a zero, and was true to size. It was not as short on me as it looked on the model, so it was very appropriate. It was perfect for a ceremony into the reception and got a ton of compliments. Would wear it again for sure!

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