Castle Gown

$80 – $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: 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. 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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122 reviews
Fit
Large
(24)
True to Size
(56)
Small
(2)
Size worn:
20WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 42F
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 250lbs
May 22, 2017
The fanciest wedding I've ever been too!
The dress fit well, the top was a little big on me, bit with some fashion tape everything worked out great!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
May 22, 2017
I really liked this dress but...
It was HUGE. I never thought to order a 14 as I usually wear a 16/18, but I could have easily worn it. The top part of the dress was obviously huge and no amount of sticky tape would hold it down. Also, I had a good 1 1/2 inches of excess material at my waist. It was beautiful and not gold and black but rather black and gray. I wish I would have tried it on in time to call RTR to have them overnight the 14.
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
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Age: 17
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:
14WR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
May 3, 2017
Wore this for a Gala in late spring.
The dress is a bit heavy - would do better in winter. It's gorgeous and very flattering. I'm 5'5, 215lbs, and wear a 36DD and still had room in the bust.
Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 59
May 2, 2017
Our Miracle baby girl, got married to her Prince!
Dress was a little low in the front for my bustline but, a safety pin helped that. It was nice to fit into a 14! Thanks for the opportunity. Liked the pockets..And everyone, even my 16 yr old granddaughter who never takes her eyes off her phone said, "Grandma, you look Gorgeous!"
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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:
22WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
April 26, 2017
A lot of dress
SO FUN! The ballgown was a blast to wear. Pockets are great/practical. However, its a lot to carry around. The stop also ships down a lot if you have less then a D cup. I was self conscious about the open lower back but it allowed me to wear a good underwear and wasn't in an area with any back rolls! I didn't have to worry about my poster a the big dress covered it.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 24, 2017
Felt like a princess & felt a little chafed
I rented this dress for a costumed ball, for which it was absolutely PERFECT. I loved the pockets, and the elegance of the neckline. However, if you plan on dancing or moving around a lot, I would maybe recommend a different dress because I ended up getting really bad chafing by my underarms, where the fabric was rubbing up against my skin :( Otherwise, I loved how this dress looked and felt on.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 24, 2017
A lacy ballgown
Because my first pick dress was not available for shipping, this dress was sent as a back up. I'm normally a 0-2 in street clothes but the 40R sent to me was huge. It seemed like the dress was wearing me, rather than the other way around. The lace overlay on the golden-brown base fabric gives the dress a certain flair as does the open back (make sure you have the right undergarments!), but it's the tulle underskirt that makes this dress feel like a ball gown. Had it fit, I would have worn it but I probably wouldn't want to rent it again.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 21
April 18, 2017
I loved the style of the dress, however it ran too large and the color is very deceiving in photos.
Great dress for someone with a large bust.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 14, 2017
Love it!
Beautiful dress! I'm 5'4" and wore 3 inch heels but the dress was still too long, I had to pin the front to avoid tripping. I normally wear a size 8 or 10 and I'd would wear again but would get a size 8 next time. Great for the Gala I went to but was a lot of cleavage so Hollywood tape is a must
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
April 13, 2017
It was a really beautiful dress for my formal. It fit well, but my chest was really on display.
The dress was for a formal event and it made me feel very slim, the only downside was how heavy the fabric was. Also my chest was very prominent and I had to pin the front shut. But all in all I would probably wear this dress again but mostly for a wintery event rather than a summer event.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
April 7, 2017
I felt amazing in this dress and it was comfortable also.
I am 5'6", 130 lbs, and a 36D bust. The dress fit perfectly. The pockets were perfect for keys, cash, phone and gloss. I was able to wear sandals with this dress also so my feet weren't hurting at the end of the night.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
March 31, 2017
it fit great and i loved it!
def low cut in front to be prepared for that. it is also much darker than in the pictures.
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.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
March 26, 2017
Beautiful dress with the added advantage of pockets!
The dress runs very long. I am 5'6"--the regular was still long even with 3" heels. I had to hold my dress up while walking (two hands for dancing). Also, the color is much darker than the photo.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
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:
20WR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
March 13, 2017
Loved it! Got Compliments all night. It was comfortable and practical.
Ran a little large. I wore the dress in my typical size, not my dress size. It skimmed the floor as I wore flats, so possibly kind of long with someone on the shorter side. I couldn't have worn heels. The top gaped a little as a sat and leaned forward, that was the only negative.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 172lbs
March 12, 2017
Gorgeous but never got to wear!
The dress itself is beautiful, if not quite as gold-toned as it appeared in the picture. It was layers, it has POCKETS, and was comfortable. Unfortunately, I misjudged the size of the cut out in the back - when I put it on, with the way it is cut and squeezes your top half, my back fat was on full display looking like a playdoh factory :( ended up having to go with a backup gown, but hoping for an opportunity to rent this again (After some weight loss )
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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
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:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 147lbs
March 6, 2017
This dress was AMAZING! Princess and bump worthy!!!
I got this as my backup, which I was initially disappointed because I'm not the most blessed in the chest and there were mixed reviews on that area. However, all disappointment melted away as soon as I put the dress on! It was extremely classy with just enough feminine detail to make a girl feel gorgeous and like a princess. Perfect for the military ball I was attending. I received so many compliments all night long. This dress was the best choice I could have asked for and was so sad to take it off at the end of the evening. Extremely comfortable! And pockets?!?! Hello?! Amazing bonus!! And to top it all off, super bump friendly (picture is me at 23 weeks)! I wore 3" heels with the dress and you could just see the shoe when walking, but standing still the dress just touched the floor hiding the shoe with no excess dragging. Highly recommend this dress to anyone. It will make you feel like a celebrity and you'll be so sad to have to return it, just like I was!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
March 2, 2017
SO PRETTY and VERY FLATTERING!
I wore this to an OSCAR Viewing Party and received so many compliments! I wore 4in heels and it was still long, but I didn't mind. The fit was so flattering, I am very pear shaped so it hugged my waist in the right spots and showed just enough cleavage :) Wore it with the sticky "chicken cutlets" and felt comfortable all night. The pockets were probably my favorite feature, felt I could carry my phone and it wasn't noticeable at all. The one thing that bothered me in the slightest way was the netting rubbing on my armpits - it was more-so because of the movement I was doing getting gift bags ready but overall I absolutely loved it!!!!
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Size worn:
18WL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 240lbs
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.
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
February 23, 2017
This is THE showstopper NYE look!
I can't explain how much I love this gown! I wore it to a NYE masquerade and got so many compliments. The dress itself isn't as gold as pictured, but it runs true to size and was very flattering. I'm 5'9", ordered the long, and wore 1" heels, and the dress trailed slightly and did get stepped on. For those of you looking to dance, the material is heavy and heats up a bit, but I was comfortable the whole night. I highly recommend for a formal event!
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Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
February 23, 2017
Very Comfortable and Flattering
Fits true to size. Was very nice. Even has pockets that fit my iphone 6s plus! I wore flats and it did drag the ground a little. I'm 5'7".
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:
18WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 16, 2017
This dress is so comfortable and pretty. You just want to swish around in the skirt!
Great all around.
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Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 220lbs
February 13, 2017
WAY too Big in the bust but beautiful material.
I was so disappointed I didn't get the wear this because this dress is even more beautiful in person. The top was INCHES too but for me and I even sized down to a 16W. No amount of pinning would have fixed this problem for me. In the waist I think i could have gone to a 14W but that still would not have solved the problem in the bust for me! Better luck to bustier women!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 12, 2017
I LOVED this dress! I got complimented on it the whole night.
The dress was true to size. It fit perfectly except for the bust area. I had to safety pin the top because it showed to much cleavage for the event, especially for bigger busts. However, that was the only con for me. I loved the fit and the style. It was fit true to size and once I safety pinned the top, it held my boobs up more. I loved the pockets on it too! I got a lot of compliments about the pockets too. The dress was perfect for the event I went to and I would totally rent this dress again!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
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:
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:
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:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
January 26, 2017
I felt like a princess!
I ordered a 0R and 2R, nervous that the R would be too long. 2R fit very nicely and was the perfect length (3.5 inch heels), but was a little bit wide on the bottom zipper area. The zipper at the upper back was perfect. 0R ended up also fitting really well, and better at the bottom zipper, but the hem at the bottom was a little messy and actually much longer than the 2R. Only issue was, having a small chest, there was a little room so that if I bent over, the fabric buckled a little. Overall, it was beautiful and I felt amazing!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 46
January 22, 2017
Formal work party.
Pretty dress, but was way too big and I couldn't wear it!
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
January 8, 2017
Too much
Did not wear. Made me look five sizes bigger.
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
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:
16WR
Rented for:
Wedding
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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