Bordeaux Peeking Lace Dress

$70 – $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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60 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(22)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
April 24, 2018
Definite showstopper!

This dress is fitted through the waist to a fun full flared skirt. I am small chested so there was some gaping going on on top until I stuffed a NuBra in there. Got serious compliments all night! Really wished I owned it. My only complaints are that dress arrived incredibly wrinkled so I had to steam it like crazy for it to be even remotely wearable. Also, this is clearly a popular rental bc the dress is starting to show signs of wear.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 11, 2018
Not as pictured, and IMHO needs to be retired.

I rented this for a Heart Gala but it was not wearable. It was not the deep V as shown to the empire band. The sleeves looked like they had one too many dry cleanings, and was not wearable. This is one that should be retired.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 23
Bust size: 28C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
April 5, 2018
Loved this dress. Tons of compliments!

Beware that the V is low and the length from the shoulders to the bust is long so you will have to constantly remember to keep your shoulders back in order to ensure you chest won't be exposed (not that keeping your shoulders back/standing tall is necessarily a bad thing). Skirt fell at my knees which was much longer than anticipated but ended up looking fine. Would definitely rent again!

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Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
March 28, 2018
Such a lovely dress, but couldn't wear it

This dress has no give so be sure to order up.. it was a squeeze to get into my normal size. What prevented me from wearing it though was the very narrow placement of darts at the breast .. they were in by 2 inches each side creating a weird buckle in the fabric (like a couple of extra narrow boobs). So bummed because this dress is ADORABLE and has POCKETS. I'm very petite/ thin but have a wide rib cage. Maybe the next size up would have the seams that line up with my actual breasts. Hope to try again in the future... my alternate dress was a perfect fit so my overall experience was great.

Top Contributor
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190lbs
March 27, 2018
Disappointing

The dress was sooo long it did not fit as the picture. The dress went down post my knees. The top was so loose that my bra was exposed. I basically looked like clown/whore. Couldn't wear it.

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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 123lbs
February 11, 2018
Perfect fit !

Accentuated my waste and the neckline is very flattering... would totally rent again!

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
February 5, 2018
Great dress for a formal February wedding

Fit: The look is definitely what I was going for and the length was just right. I didn't fill out the bust enough and the straps were loose. Nothing dress tape didn't fix. Pros: Great fabric- not too heavy or stuffy. Great dress if you're in between sizes or are trying to conceal a tummy. Definitely was flattering. Got lots of compliments for wearing something unique and classy. Cons: The straps and bust were loose. The dress tape fixed that problem, but that can be time consuming if you don't plan for it. Even if I did fill out the straps the bust, I would've still used the tape to hold down the inner lining that kept trying to peek out. The other issue was that I had to steam the dress before wearing it- especially the cap sleeves. The nature of the fabric and structure of the dress didn't make it hard to steam it- in fact, I did it pretty quickly, but it definitely had to be done or it would've looked sloppy.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
January 30, 2018
wish it could have worked

The dress seemed to have a really short torso. I could barely get the waistline down over my breast.

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.

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.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Age: 37
January 4, 2018
I rented this for a post-Christmas wedding at a local brewery.

I loved this dress on, in the smaller of the two sizes I ordered (I got a 14W and a 16W, and in dresses wear anything from a 14-18 depending on style). Like other reviewers noted, the dress was not as short or as low-cut as the picture leads you to believe it would be. I was pleased with that. However, as other reviewers noted, the underlying lining did show through the dress. I wasn't willing to wear it given that.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
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!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 210lbs
December 21, 2017
Plus size version is not as nice as the regular size version

The plus size version is a lot longer and has a smaller V-neck than the regular size. I didn't wear it because the sleeves kept falling off.

Top Contributor
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.

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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.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Age: 34
December 4, 2017
Gorgeous color, fit pretty good.

I ended up not wearing this dress to my party. It fit very poorly in the bust area and the way it was sewn made my boobs look very pointy and odd shaped. It fit great everywhere else.

Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 240lbs
November 29, 2017
Seeing all of my grade school friends that came from all over the country.

After reading all of the reviews on here, I had a pretty good understanding that this dress would not look like how it looks on the model; and they were right. I am 5'9" and this dress was almost down to my knees!! I appreciated the length, but you think they could make the dress look a little more realistic on the model. Also, as you can see in my photo, the neck line doesn't go near as low as it looks on the model. Just like a couple of other reviews I read, I had to steam the dress before the ceremony. When it arrived, it had completely fallen off the hangers and was crumpled at the bottom of the bag. The dress wrinkles very easily, so you can imagine the state it was in. One of the little sleeves was sticking straight up! Lastly, because the sleeves are only an inch or 2 long, the garment loops kept falling through the sleeves. At least half of the pictures I took have the little red loops showing :( It would be best if they made one garment loop on the back where the tag would be, so that it doesn't fall through the sleeves. On a positive note, the dress was very flattering. It was slimming around the waist and I didn't feel like I was showing too much skin. Moreover, I got a lot of compliments throughout the night. Overall, I think this dress is a fantastic example of how helpful reviews can be. Though I did think the dress was pretty, I wish the pictures on RTR were a little more accurate.

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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
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.

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
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:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 13, 2017
Loved this sexy, flirty, vintage style!

I wore this for my sister's wedding reception. It was a great sexy yet romantic/vintage style. I recommend wearing a low cut/plunge bra or no bra. I loved the way it flattered my shoulders/chest and back. The only problem was that when I received it, it was worn looking and one of the sleeves was ripped. Since it was a last minute repair, I could only stitch it up by hand and the stitching came out by the end of the night. I got tons of compliments and loved wearing it!

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
November 13, 2017
Pretty pattern and color

Fit was a little snug, but overall flattering. The lace detail on the bottom was pretty!

Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 182lbs
November 9, 2017
A nice semi-formal option that’s both comfortable and eye-catching.

Rented this dress for a semi-formal for all the graduate students at my university. Between the 10 and 12, the 12 fit be better up top; but it also looked nicer in general as the 10 arrived very rumpled and wrinkled. The dress satisfied my need but it’s far from my favorite rental I’ve had. The cut isn’t quite how the model is pictured and the slip (which is a golden-ish color) somehow peeked through the bottom until it was pinned / tucked on the underside of the dress. Not sure what that whole thing was about. But otherwise the dress looks nice, fits true to size, is comfortable to wear, has the right about of cleavage to spice up an otherwise very “sweet” silhoutte, and there’s pockets!

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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Top Contributor
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.

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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
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:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 40D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 210lbs
September 25, 2017
gorgeous color and the packets are always a fave!

Absolutely gorgeous in every way!

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:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
August 29, 2017
Was a back up sent to me, strange fit

So this dress was sent as the back up dress as my first choice was not available, so they sent me both sizes of this dress plus the original dress I wanted which was amazing and makes me love RTR even more. So I am going to be very honest about this dress. I did not take a photo and I should have. In the bag and on the hanger it is a beautiful dress and I am going to just chalk it up to its not the right cut for my body type. When I put the dress on it just looked strange , it fit it wasnt tight but it made my boobs into that squished square look. In the photos its a deeper V cut and it just didnt do that for me. Being totally honest It looked like a bad prom dress gone wrong on me. It felt stiff and just not for me, now thats not saying it wont be great for someone else maybe a smaller frame as I am on the bigger side and I have a G chest. When I choose my dresses I always read reviews and look at the photos and look for the larger gals like myself bc not everything looks good on a size 14 as it would on a size 2.

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: 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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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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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.

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:
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

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
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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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 36
May 25, 2017
that sexy cute go to!

Dress was very playful and flattering- perfect amount of sexy and fun in one

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
May 16, 2017
So pretty for holidays!

This dress and the fabric especially was so pretty! The neckline was low enough but still overall classy and fit a small bust very well.

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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