Calla Lily Gown

$130 – $150 rental?
$1,000 retail
Stylist Notes

A sweeping white flower adds drama to this waist-highlighting ML Monique Lhuillier gown. Try it with a delicate necklace and pointy-toe heels.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12 & 14W-22W.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
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 strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black silk faille (100% Polyester).Sleeveless. V-neckline. Hidden back zipper. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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120 reviews
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(7)
True to Size
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Small
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 113lbs
May 23, 2017
Gorgeous material and fit!
This is a gorgeous dress, perfect for a black tie affair. I'm 5'4", 113 lbs, and the size 2 was the closest fit. It was a bit long, and I should have used hem tape. I also have a wide rib cage, so it was a bit snug there too. Otherwise wonderful dress!
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 39
May 20, 2017
Gorgeous dress - unique pattern, great design on top. Fits stunningly
If you are tall, get the L! Perfect with heels
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
May 18, 2017
Gorgeous and Elegant
I rented this for a Gala I attend for my job (we are sponsors for an event and the gala is a MAJOR part of it). I was nervous about the dress as the size 8L was the only one left and I've never fit into an 8 before, but the dress fit perfectly. I got so many compliments about the dress (the calla lily printed on the skirt was a huge hit) and I felt fabulous. It did start to get a little tight at the waist towards the end of the night (but I had eaten a 4 course meal so that's probably why). The only real con to the dress I found was the zipper, which a few others have mentioned in their reviews so I was prepared going into it. It is definitely a zipper someone else needs to zip for you, at least right at the seam on the waist. The dress fabric is very thick right there and it took some gentle tugging to get it up. Luckily, I was dressing at a coworker's home so her husband could zip it for me because there was no zipping it on my own.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
May 17, 2017
Can I give this dress 10 stars?!
This. Dress. It was not my first choice, I had to have it overnighted when my first didn't work out. It is true to size, but very long. I definitely would've been better off with the 6R. Despite being insanely long, it was so beautiful. I received more compliments than I can count. I didn't want the night to end!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
May 16, 2017
Fabulous gown, super flattering
Fit was flattering, but very long. I had to gather it up to walk normally, but found I was able to dance as long as I kept moving! Boning up the side kept the fit tight, but was a bit uncomfortable when seated as it poked into my side below the armpit. Didn't wear a bra (couldn't have) but the fit was close enough to not be revealing. I felt like a princess and got compliments all night long. Would rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
April 27, 2017
Pretty - a bit small, a touch heavy
The 10R was a bit smaller than a "usual" size 10. The zipper was difficult to zip over the seam in the back. The dress was heavier (a lot of material in the skirt) if it was to be worn on a hot summer day. Still a very elegant gown, but just ran a bit small and was heavier than expected.
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
April 26, 2017
One for the Tall Ladies!
Ok tall ladies, this one is for you. I am just over 6' tall and struggle with finding formal dresses that are long enough. I ordered an 8L in this dress and was able to wear it with two inch heels - victory! It is a very elegant dress and was perfect for a black tie event. Cons: As other people have noted, the zipper got a little stuck, but we were able to fix it pretty easily. Also I wasn't thrilled with the seams hit me at the bust but decided it wasn't too bad.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 25, 2017
I received compliments on this dress all night!
The fit was true to size, and the material was just *luscious*. It had such a nice weight to it! I wore this dress while standing, sitting, eating and dancing...and it stayed exactly where it was supposed to all night - no creeping or binding in odd places while doing any of these things. It paired beautifully with the necklace I rented (from RTR as well), and the backless stick on bra worked perfectly with the dress! Overall, an amazing first experience.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 43
April 25, 2017
Beautiful dress for black tie event
Was a little bit long, even though I am 5'7" with three inch heels. I kept tripping over the skirt. Bodice was a little tight and the zipper was hard to zip up at the waist. But it was a stand out dress- received many compliments on it.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
April 24, 2017
Fundraiser for the film office
Dress was perfect for then night. Formal but the design kept it fun. Fit was clean and simple. No pockets- only drawback to the dress
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
April 17, 2017
Beautiful black tie dress
Got loads of compliments. I'm 5'10" and wore three inch heels, length was perfect.
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Size worn:
14WL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
April 15, 2017
Beautiful flow to the gown
Absolutely beautiful dress. My only complaint was it was a bit smaller in the torso so when I sat down, the straps over the shoulders wouldn't sit properly and had a big gap. I really liked that it was long enough for me to still wear 3in heels and have the dress brush the floor.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 2, 2017
Great dress for a black tie work party!
This dress was absolutely gorgeous. I didn't want to go all black and the flower gave just this additional pop. I am 5'6" and wore 3" heels and the dress was just the perfect length. The only reason why I did not give 5 stars is because of the bust. The dress did not allow me to wear a bra (I could not have zip it up AND you would see the strap in the back) and it squeezed my breast, my 34C disappeared. So if you have a large bust, be careful.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 28, 2017
Didn't wear, but it is a beautiful gown.
The fit was small for a 4R at the waist, but it zipped fine without undergarments. This dress is appropriate for a very, very special occasion...the amount of fabric in the skirt (very significant) just made it too fancy for even the evening wedding I will be attending. I would suggest this for a Gala or Inaugural Ball.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
March 27, 2017
It was too small for me in the chest and too big in the waist.
It was too small for me in the chest and too big in the waist.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 12, 2017
Definitely classic
This was definitely a classic, mature dress. I loved the material and simple yet impressive design. I do wish it was a bit tighter across the waist and upper body to give me more of an hourglass shape and hold my girls a little more. All in all though the dress was true to size and a perfect length with my heels. Brushed the floor just enough to not trip me but to still be flowy.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 26, 2017
Way too long!
This dress is gorgeous and I was so sad that I couldn't wear it. I am 5'4" and with 4" heels it was still 4" too long!!! Boo hooo!
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
February 24, 2017
Comments all night long!
I LOVED this dress. Will definitely rent again. The only reason I gave us four stars was because the zipper is very hard to zip! Once in though, I was comfy and people were going gaga over it! Love love love.
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Size worn:
20WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Body type: Hourglass
February 22, 2017
Dress was beautiful
Dress is a little long, I had to wear my big girl shoes
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 19, 2017
Gorgeous!
I loved this dress so much, and had so many compliments on it! Someone even came up to me and said my dress was the best of the night! I felt beautiful and also comfortable all night!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 19, 2017
Incredibly beautiful and fit perfectly.
Being a slightly taller girl, the length was great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
February 12, 2017
Beautiful gown
The dress has a beautiful cut and weight to it. It was right across my ribs, so I worn the 8r for comfort. I loved it, and had so many complements.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
February 10, 2017
Didn't end up wearing
This was my first choice dress and I wanted to love it, but went with a backup instead. It fit everywhere except in the bust. I am pretty moderate-chested and it smashed "the girls" flat against my body, creating a really weird shape. I had the 12R as a backup and it did the same thing, but was loose around the waist. Unfortunate because it's really a lovely gown.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
20WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Body type: Apple
February 4, 2017
Great even at 24 weeks Pregnant!
I rented this for a formal wedding. It was actually a last minute add on when my original pick was not available. I loved this dress more than I thought I would. The fabric is thick and silky and the pattern is beautiful. I did not have a problem with the length and easily wore flats (I'm 5'7"). I was 24 weeks pregnant at the wedding and definitely had a bump. But felt comfortable and confident!! Would definitely recommend and rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
February 4, 2017
Love love love.
It was so comfortable and beautiful and just perfect. I'm 5'4, 115lb, and a B cup and it fit like a dream. I feel like this dress is best for women who are either really small and narrow or larger and super curvy. I didn't have any issue with the length, but I got the regular length. Tip: wear a strapless bra with a convertible low back strap. 10/10 would rent again.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
February 1, 2017
Great dress- leave time to iron
So fun to wear with a beautiful full skirt. Make sure you leave extra time to lightly press or steam, it arrives a little wrinkled due to the full skirt.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
January 24, 2017
This beautiful dress made me feel like the belle of the ball.
I am 5'8" and typically wear a size 8. The 8L fit great, but was slightly long wearing 3" heels. The fabric was sturdy and I did not feel like I was going to step on the dress though. I received so many compliments and absolutely loved this dress. I only have a couple small criticisms. As other reviewers pointed out, the zipper is a bit sticky, but I was able to get it to work. Also, I am a 32F/34DDD, I chose not to wear a bra and the bust of the dress flattened the girls in a slightly awkward manner. I still loved this dress and would highly recommend it!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
January 24, 2017
This dress will make you feel like a star. It moves well. It fits elegantly.
A little tight on the top - but I'm quite busty
Size worn:
18WL
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 39
January 15, 2017
..
Loved this dress and I received so many compliments. I typically wear an 18/20 or a 2x in ready to wear clothes and the 18L was perfect. I am 5'10 as well. Great experience with RTR and would definitely do it again!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
January 15, 2017
One of my favorite rentals!
This dress is gorgeous and I got tons of compliments on it. Wore to a formal Saturday night wedding. I am pretty consistently a 16 but this did run big in the upper waist and bust. I think I would have fit better in a 14. As for the hips it doesn't matter because there is tons of room, making it very comfortable to wear. Would highly recommend. A fuller bust would probably have filled out the top of the gown better, but I still loved this rental.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 156lbs
January 13, 2017
Made me feel confident, modern
A gorgeous dress if you're interested in wearing black for the evening without being boring. The bodice allowed me to show the nip in the waist. The a-line allowed me to hide hips and thighs for the night while still adding visual interest w the modern lily. Three stars for the dress running very long. even with my height 5'2" in mind it's quite long; however don't let that deter you -- The material and lay of the dress allows for easy RTR-approved adjustments/"hemming".
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
January 4, 2017
Georgeous fabric!
This was my back up dress for a black and white NYE gala and I didn't end up wearing it to the event. Still, it fit like a dream other than being a bit long without heels which I don't wear since my husband is shorter than me). The material is beautiful. I will definitely rent this for another event!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 1, 2017
YAS QUEEN
Alright, the reviews said it was gonna be tight and runs small. I personally found it to be great! This was my backup style when I ordered but I went with it. The print is so lovely and it's a good length (I am 5ft 8in). My only complaint is that it came with a small stain on the flower - but you couldn't see it from a distance. I got a ton of compliments on this!
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
January 1, 2017
Stunning and unique!
This dress was truly one of a kind and stood out amongst the other guests at the wedding. My only complaint was that I ordered a long and it ended up being waaay too long. I'm 5'8" and even with 4"+ heels I was tripping over myself. I recommend not ordering the long unless you are taller than 5'11".
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 23, 2016
Gorgeous dress for black tie wedding!
I just loved this dress! I had initially ordered a simpler gown from the same designer, but they didn't have my back up size so RTR shipped an alternate. I ordered this one as an extra backup and fell in love the Cala Lilly design. The one thing I will note is that for this designer, the L length, which I had initially ordered, was nearly a foot longer than the others from the same designer, and was impossible to wear. The RTR team sent the R length at the last minute to arrive at my hotel the day of the wedding, and it was similar to the L in the others. Thank goodness it fit and we were off! The fabric was so beautiful- I would have loved to have purchased the dress. I received a lot of compliments and felt great.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
December 22, 2016
Meh....kind of overpowered my frame
The 6r was SO long that it just puddles around me, even in heels. I wore my 'back up' style instead.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
November 28, 2016
So many compliments!
I rented this dress once before and knew it was a safe pick for me. I didn't think it was possible, but it looked even better the second time around. I cannot say enough about this dress, from the fit to the flow, it's perfect if you have a petite frame. I'm 5'5", 110lbs, 32AA chest and this dress does nothing but compliment the body.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 47
November 26, 2016
Gorgeous designer dress.
True to size. Absolutely gorgeous designer gown. I literally received 50 compliments on this dress - during and a week after the event.
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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: 38
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
November 14, 2016
Unique and fun flower print.
I own a nursery and grow the Night Blooming Cereus, so all the complements pertained to how this dress was so me. It was unique and made well. The only complaint was the top offered no support and the back was too low to wear a standard bra. I used tape and an adhesive bra to try and get my girls up to where the points on the chest suggest my boobs should be. There is no under boob support in this one. Overall once taped in it was very elegant and made me feel beautiful. I felt it fit true to size, I am 5'6" and with 3" heels the length was perfect.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 10, 2016
Beautiful dress - received a lot of compliments! Perfect for a formal/black tie affair.
This dress is beautiful though extraordinarily long. Otherwise, fit just right, true to size.
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