Castle Gown

$90 – $100 rental
$998 retail
Stylist Notes

Go for drama in this full-skirted ML Monique Lhuillier gown. Accentuate the gold undertones with metallic accessories.

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 & 14W-22W

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress 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 hemline (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra. We recommend a href=“http://www.renttherunway.com/shop/intimates/doublesidedfashiontape”>fashion tape.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Pear, Bump Friendly, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Gold and black lace (60% Cotton, 23% Rayon, 17% Nylon). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Back cutout detail. Hidden back zippers. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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127 reviews
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Large
(25)
True to Size
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Small
(3)
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 134lbs
October 4, 2015
Beautiful Ball Gown!
I selected this dress after my original order was returned damaged, and WOW! This is a statement dress. I was initially taken a bit back by how full the skirt was, but I think part of that was also the length. I'm five foot even, so the 6R seemed very overwhelming at first. A package of hem tape later, though, and I could walk in the dress (and even felt like I was gliding!) with 4 inch heels. Overall fit was true to size, though the top gaped when I sat down as the neckline is quite low. Some fashion tape fixed that issue, so not too big a deal. The waistline is very fitted. Although the 4R fit, and was probably a better fit up top, I opted to go with to size that enabled me to breathe. I got a ton of compliments on the dress, and accessorized with gold jewelry. OH! And not to bury the lead, but this thing has pockets too.
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
November 1, 2015
Being able to wear this dress to my recital and have a quick change made it absolutely fabulous.
This dress was extremely easy to get it and out of, I loved the opening in the back and that I didn't need to wear a bra with this dress. I'm a 36DDD so it's not often I can not wear a bra and still look good. I wore this to my senior recital and it was my second dress. I got compliments all evening from this dress and I most certainly recommend it.
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 14, 2015
Overall beautiful dress
The breast area was a little loose but other than that nothing but complements all night
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 8, 2016
New Years perfection
I wore this dress to a formal New Years party and was the most comfortable lady there! It fit beautifully and even had huge, deep pockets. I carried my phone and lipstick all night without a purse! I'm nearly 6'0" with flats on and this dress skimmed the floor. The negatives....the top gaped open all night and needed pinning. In addition, the skirt was very full and was constantly being stepped on. Styling notes....the color is close to a deep brown with gilded accents. I wore antique Victorian jewelry (it fit the gothic style) and painted my nails dark to keep it fun. Don't bother with heels, the skirt is so big, no one would see them anyway
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
January 12, 2016
The dress is beautiful! Lots of compliments and I felt elegant and regal in it.
I am busty (34DD) so the dress was snug on top. It seemed to run small compared to the size tens I usually wear. I pinned it to keep the girls in. Would have probably been more comfortable in the size 12. I am only 5'1" but the skirt just skimmed the ground with 4 inch heels. The dress would be more accurately described as black lace with hints of gold over a taupe silk lining and black tulle . The real life pictures are accurate - not the model pictures .
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Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
January 24, 2016
I felt so amazing in this dress! I love a pocket and it was so much fun to dance in! Sad to return!
This dress runs quite large. Definitely order a size down! The ONLY draw back is that I wish I could have cut the stitching in the bust to free the girls a bit, but I would totally rent it again! Showstopper!!!
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Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
February 6, 2016
Loved the pockets! Size ran large in the top. Color was off from online photo.
Fit was too large in the bustling. Color was not true to online depiction. Loved pockets! Felt the bust cut was so deep that I required a shawl all night--but fun dress! Felt like a princess!
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
March 9, 2016
Felt like a princess!
Dress fit perfectly. Skirt is big and fuller that complimented my hourglass figure. Didn't want to return! Loved it.
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Size worn:
14WL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Body type: Straight & narrow
March 14, 2016
Gorgeous cut, super flattering and pockets!!
Wore this dress for a Gala I planned at work. I wish the v neck had been a bit more open, but otherwise the cut was incredibly flattering. I was able to wear a regular bra and the pockets were a godsend for carrying what I needed to work. Length was fine with 3" heels, but it is a bit heavy and got hot as the night went on. Loved it and would definitely recommend!
Size worn:
14WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Body type: Apple
March 21, 2016
Second time renting and can't wait to find an excuse for a third rental. So many compliments!
The under layer is slate grey and the black lace overlay has flecks of gold. So the color in person is definitely off from the picture but I loved it. Runs slightly larger than what I normally wear. Was happy to be swimming in the 16 and comfortably fit in the 14. Well constructed. And with decent heels the 14 was the perfect length on my short 5'3 frame
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 18, 2016
Felt like a princess!
This dress is absolutely beautiful. I found that it ran a little bit bigger than expected and wished I would have gotten a size down instead of a size up for my back up. I did use a safety pin to close the cleavage a little since it was big, but I bet, had I worn a 10, that would not have been an issue. To echo other renters, make sure you're in the a/c because this dress is heavy and will make you very warm. Al in all very happy with this rental!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
April 20, 2016
A beautiful wedding and the hubs and I got to play dress up for a weekend getaway...kid free!!
OMG...this dress was gorgeous! My husband loved it! Unfortunately, the upper zipper had issues the evening I had planned to wear it. I ended up having to dress down in my typical pants/shirt attire. Only to discover, as I was packing it up the next day, that the tiny zipper worked fine but it was difficult in the lighting we had, to see that the zipper pull hadn't secured all the way before zipping it up. Total man fail! If I could have zipped myself into it, I could have worn it. Maybe next time. On a side note,you can wear a normal bra and it doesn't show at all with the way the dress is cut!
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
April 25, 2016
Very comfortable
The dress was very comfortable and long enough. I was able to wear 4" heels and it barely skimmed the ground. The chest was large and I am a 34G, although I am very narrow in the ribs. I normally wear a 12 or 13 size dress but the 10L fit perfectly. I had to pin the chest area together to keep the girls in considering the event was conservative. The front was otherwise very low cut and would have had way too much cleavage. Even pinned I felt very exposed for most of the night. I also felt like the dress was not very flattering. I have a very narrow waist but a large bottom which caused the dress to flair making me look a lot thicker than I really am. Overall I still loved the dress and it was beautiful.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
Weight: 220lbs
May 2, 2016
This dress runs BIG!
I wasn't able to get a backup size in this dress for a friends wedding and unfortunately the size that I ordered swallowed me. The dress looked great on most that reviewed it but it was too big everywhere for me. I ended up going with my backup dress
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 10, 2015
Unique material makes this ball gown special
I rented this for a military ball. The dress was easy to wear, was just the right amount of poofy and had pockets (which I always appreciate). The material is a thick black lace over a gold later with tulle underneath. The material scratches the shoulders and arms a bit, but was tolerable. I actually wore the 4R with flats for comfort and you couldn't even tell (I'm 5'6"). The small cutout in the back doesn't necessarily prevent you from wearing a regular bra, but I just went braless since the material is thick and sturdy.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
February 5, 2016
So many compliments. Felt so glamorous!
LOVE a dress with pockets. Very comfortable, even if heavy. If you have a very small chest, you may need tape or a pin. The pockets inside are worn down with small holes, but still overall the dress was fantastic.
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 10, 2016
Beautiful gown
This gown is truly lovely. The detailing is regal, and it is very sophisticated. However, this gown has a lot of fabric. If you are 5'8", I do NOT recommend ordering the long as I did. It was too long. Overall, I loved wearing this, and the photo attached is actually cropped from a magazine spread I ended up in for attending the event. Also, there are pockets, which is an absolutely lovely feature. If you want to turn heads while keeping a simple elegance to your demeanor, wear this.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
May 11, 2016
Beautiful but heavy
I wasn't able to wear this dress because it didn't fit (needed a bigger size), but it was quite lovely in person. It is a heavy dress, though, between the material and a good deal of tulle. Also the color seemed a bit dark for a springtime wedding. But if you have a formal event where a ballgown type dress is appropriate, this will make you feel like a queen.
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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
September 12, 2016
Fabulous Full Gown
This dress is the closest thing you'll ever think me in to a ball gown. It was everything you would want...open back, full skirt, gorgeous fabric. My only qualm was that it definitely runs big...I am not well endowed so I had to be sure not to lean over. I'm not sure if the 0 would fit but I may try if I rent again.
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Size worn:
14WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 200lbs
October 2, 2016
Dress runs big, but gorgeous.
I wear between a 14 and a 16. So I ordered one of each to be safe. The size 14 gown was too big. I was bummed since this gown was my first choice. I recommend ordering a size down from what you normally wear.
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 9, 2016
Mardi Gras
Dress was beautiful, lots of compliments. Do not recommend for a Mardi Gras ball as it is very heavy and has a train which are not ideal for dancing. Not really sure what I was thinking when I picked it. But it's a gorgeous dress otherwise!
RTR CustomerOctober 12, 2016
Question, i am planning on getting the same size, my only concern is if the back gap would be flattering on my wedges... How did it work for you?
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
October 30, 2016
Beautiful gown!
I rented this as a back up and it is a great gown. It wasn't as fitted as I would like with my hourglass figure, but it would be an awesome gown if you could fill the top out.
Size worn:
14WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 5, 2016
Great gown, glamorous feel
Great dress and was complimented all night.. down side, it was too large. I had no time to get a new gown and the fabric was so heavy safety pins just wouldn't do. I ended up having to wrap the dress around the waist and securing it with an long obi belt to make it wearable. The lace overlay was also stretched in some spots causing it to bunch oddly but these were small things that didn't detract from how great a gown it was. I'd rent again.
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Size worn:
18WR
Rented for:
Wedding
November 22, 2016
Gorgeous Dress! And it has pockets!
This dress was fabulous! I received so many compliments! It has a little train so if you are short like me people stepped on it a bit. It is on the heavier side, but gorgeous. It was a tiny bit big in the chest and has a deep V even in the larger size. Overall I loved it!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
December 11, 2016
Everybody LOVED my dress... I felt like a princess!
6 was too large in the bust and arms... 4 fit snug but looked more flattering. Hard to wear any sort of bra with this dress. I am 5'9" and 145lbs so the long with heels was perfect!
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Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
January 1, 2017
Formal Great Gatsby themed wedding!
Great dress! Great fit! Loved this for a formal Great Gatsby themed wedding! My forth time using RTR...Great experience! XO
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 194lbs
January 4, 2017
The perfect dress
Wore this dress for NYE gala in D.C.....I loved the dress overall. Unfortunately I ordered a 12L which turned out to be too long for me. I'm 5'7 and wanted to wear very high heels and figured I needed the extra length. But the regular probably would of fit me better. Other than that the dress fit me perfectly and I can't wait to try other dresses through this site:)
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Other
January 27, 2017
This was used on a photography session for a client! She adored it!
This is a very classy and elegant dress!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
January 14, 2017
Didn't fit quite right
I have small shoulders and this dress didn't work for me. Loved the color though!
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
January 21, 2017
As a 5'10" woman it's rare to find something that's long on me. This dress was very long, I wore heels as well. Unless you're 6'0" or taller, I'd recommend the regular. The size was a true fit though.
Size worn:
22WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 24+
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 340lbs
January 27, 2017
Perfect for a formal event!
Fit true to size. Has deep pockets. Very flattering. You'll need a safety pin if your big chested. Perfect length for heels or flats. Full skirt.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 30, 2017
Engagement Shoot!
This dress was beautiful and perfect for a more glamorous engagement shoot! True to size and height so make sure you pay attention to R vs L sizes.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
February 21, 2017
Gorgeous Dress
This dress was stunning! It ran true to size through the body and is very long, I am 5'10" and the lace overlay dusted the ground. #myRTR #thegorgeousunknown #washingtonsunset #weddingguest
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Size worn:
18WL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 255lbs
February 26, 2017
Waaaaay to big!
I ordered 4 dresses in varying sizes. This was my first time using RTR so I wasn't sure what to expect. customer service was amazing! I got my first dress (this one) on a Friday for a gala on Saturday evening. It arrived early afternoon but did not fit. So, I called customer service and they promptly helped me find 3 more dresses in a range of sizes because I was so unsure after my first pick (this one) was so large. Customer services promised I would have them by noon Saturday morning. I was very skeptical. I got a package at 9am! This dress was so pretty, and I loved how it fit my midsection. When I put it on my husband said "wow." The bottom skirt is very full and would've swirled around on the dance floor. I am full 38DD and the top was gaping. It's not a problem I usually have! I probably could have ordered a 14 and it would have fit. I tried to do some pinning initially, but it really just couldn't work for how formal the event was. I'm pretty sure if the dress had fit, I would've been comfortable in it. Oh, and length: I would've had to wear some pretty high heels. The lace was long and dragging on the floor. I am 5'8. It really is an amazing dress, but didn't fit my body type :( I might try to order it again in a few sizes to see if one would work.
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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
March 9, 2017
Unique dress! Color and detail in person is so much better than a picture can capture.
I originally had a 4L as my back up dress, but my first choice dresses did not come and the 4L was too big. Luckily the RTR crew was fantastic and mailed the 2L and 0L to my hotel for the wedding. The 2L fit perfect. I am a nursing mother so the top did get a bit snug as the night went on (you can see some pulling in the pic). Overall I was very comfortable and got lots of compliments on my dress! Love the little train in the back! As some others have said it IS a lot of dress and you really need to heave it around to get up flights of stairs safely!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
March 19, 2017
Princess Dress
This dress is stunning! The color is a beautiful green-gold that is hard to see in the picture. I felt so beautiful and received so many compliments with this dress, and it has pockets!
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Size worn:
14WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 29, 2017
Pretty, but ran big.
Pretty dress but I wish I would have ordered a smaller size (not something I usually find myself saying ). I think it would look great if you had a really full bust. It was very comfortable. The only downside to this dress is the outer layer is kind of this fabric, lace like, material they can easily catch on things around you I was worried it would rip.
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Size worn:
20WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 42DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 310lbs
April 28, 2017
Beautiful gown!
I love this dress! It was so comfortable, though a bit heavy. I wore it for a black tie event and got many compliments. The skirt is quite full and the outer layer is an open lace. I got hung on things a couple of times. It was a tad long for me in flats (5'6") but would be good with a couple more inches of heel. Overall, a gorgeous dress.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Age: 18
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 3, 2017
Beautiful and unique
Overall I loved the dress but if you have broad shoulders I would go a size up. I am 5'2 so it was quite long on me.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 107lbs
May 17, 2017
This dress made me feel like a princess
Fit just like advertised
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