Clemence Gown

$175 rental
$1,200 retail
Stylist Notes

This ML Monique Lhuiller mermaid gown will have you feeling super feminine. Pair the chic silhouette with pointy-toe heels and a shimmering necklace.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-14, 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'').

Product Details

Silver silk faille (100% Polyester). Strapless. Sweetheart neckline. Mermaid skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. Boned bodice. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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190 reviews
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 19, 2016
Dont need bra in this dress. The corset stays in please and the shimmer is perfect for pics.

The belly area of the dress is not wires like the top is so it sort of placed my belly in little ball shape specially when seated. Looked like baby bump. Everything else about This dress is perfect. I didn't need a stylist because the dress gave me all the glamour I needed. Also gets a little tight at the buttocks area. So if you have big buttocks get a size up.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 8, 2015
I ordered another dress and that one was damaged so they overnighted me this dress which was amazing

The dress was amazing! People couldn't stop staring! I will say that it is just a bit small up top and I was unable to wear a bra with it (if I wore the bra it would have filled the chest part a bit better). The boning in the dress is great and I wasn't tugging at it at all, it stayed put! Overall I will say that this is an amazing dress and make sure someone else is driving because there is a lot of fabric at the bottom to get the mermaid look!

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 23, 2015
LOVE THIS DRESS!!!!

This DRESS was EVERYTHING .. I received compliments every 5 steps LOL .. The dress doesn't give so if you are going to dance the night away be prepared to alter your dance moves LOL .. The only bad part of the dress is that the material that makes the mermaid puff perfect continued to get caught in my heel .. I love Monique Lhuillier .. She sure knows how to make a girl feel Beautiful .. THANKS RTR

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
December 10, 2015
Fun dress for a black tie party

Great silhouette- much shinier fabric in person than it shows in the photo. I wasn't uncomfortable wearing it but it much more sheen than I expected. Fit, but wasn't snug through the body but still fell nicely. I recommend fluffing the tulle underneath before wearing.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 14, 2015
Christmas bling that wows!

This dress was truly a showstopper. Got tons of compliments all night. It is very tight around the hip area. Could have done a size bigger there but in the chest area it would have been too big. I made it work and I'm glad I did! Also if you are short you will need high heels.

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
December 21, 2015
How fast they were able to overnight a different size.

I am a size 8. However this dress does run small. I requested a size 10l but they didn't have one so they mailed out a 12L. The 12 was a little big but I made it work. I do think the 10L would've help with the curves. But the dress was perfect. Stunning. The whole night everyone kept giving compliments. Felt like it was my wedding. I used this dress for a gala. Stunning stunning stunning. Worth every penny.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 13, 2016
I'm obsessed with this dress. I felt like a queen!

Amazing dress!!! So many compliments. Perfect for a New Year's Eve formal wedding. I loved the soft silver sparkle.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Bust size: 32DDD/E
January 24, 2016
Perfect for the occasion

The dress was sent with a missing clamp to hold it together and the tulle under the dress was torn from the person who ordered it before me. After I fixed those problems the dress was amazing. I would rent it again.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
January 30, 2016
So many compliments!

Dress fits small, but defiantly form fitting. The color was prettier in person, photo doesn't it justice. I have a small chest so the fit was perfect for my 34C bust , took other reviews into getting the 2 sizes. 4R was way to big, unless I wanted baggy material around the hips. Also the length was great, I'm 5'7 and always wear platform heels, I had no trouble with length. Worth the rental!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 40
February 2, 2016
Stunning dress. Gorgeous fabric and lots of fun to wear.

I loved this dress. I received it as a backup when the 6R was not available in my original dress. Even though the 4R in the original fit, I wore this one. The fabric has much more shimmer than in the stock photo and stands out without being shiny or overwhelming. There is no give to the fabric, but once the dress was on it was comfortable to wear, though I did have to be aware of the train. The length was perfect with 2.5" heels. I didn't want to send it back! Would definitely rent this again.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
February 14, 2016
Loved it! Compliments all night.

Loved this dress I'm 5'2 and I wore 3" heels and the dress looked great. I didn't wear a bra the structure of the dress is so nice and supportive. The dress looks great on the outside the underneath (crinoline) was a little rough but that was the only con.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Weight: 145lbs
March 22, 2016
The mermaid skirt is very dramatic when you walk. Loved wearing this dress.

Not much give when you sit down.

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
March 23, 2016
Best dressed!! After the bride of course...

This dress was absolutely gorgeous! It does run a bit small, I'm usually an 8 but it wouldn't even pass my hips. If you're curvy and have a lot back there, I suggest a size up. I'm 5"7 and the 10L was perfect with heels. It does have a corset inside with a bra like clasp so you really don't need to wear anything under. Uncomfortable to sit down, definitely no slouching in this dress. The bottom part was a bit annoying to dance in, you had to pick it up and hold it if you didn't want anyone stepping on it. Even with all of these things I was still 100% satisfied with this dress! Got so many complements all night and people couldn't stop staring! The dress is more metallic-y than in the picture but still looks beautiful. Perfect for evening events in my opinion.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
March 24, 2016
So gorgeous but too small

I really, really wanted to wear this but it was too small and I didn't get a back up size in this one. I will order it for a future event in the bigger size! I am a consistent size 6, including in this brand, but the 6 barely zipped, created unattractive back pudge, and i don't think I could have sat down! So, size up, and then rock the night away in this sparkly stunner!!

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
April 6, 2016
The staff at the DC location was amazing!!! I'll be headed back very soon

Make sure to order your size but also a size up! The dress is absolutely beautiful! And earnings! I revived compliments the entire night !!

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 23, 2015
Stunning

This dress was stunning! LOVED wearing it. I wore 3" heels and moved around perfectly. Fit was true to size.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 14, 2016
I got compliments on this gown all night.

Fit true to size. It may be a little big in the stomach area but you will need that space to sit down.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
April 17, 2016
Felt like a million bucks

First off, if you're considering this dress, just pick it because it is gorgeous. I wore it to my boyfriend's senior prom. I'm usually a size 8. I got the 10 as a backup because everyone said it ran small. The 10 simply had too much extra fabric and didn't give the gorgeous, mermaid look that the 8 did. It was tight but I wore a piece to hold in my belly so everything looked flat. Sitting down, though not super pleasant, wasn't impossible. I knew I'd be dancing through the night and wanted it to stay fitted and not fall down, which is exactly what happened. I even went bowling afterwards in it. Length wasn't an issue, I'm 5'7" and wore the L with an 1" heel. Honestly it has a nice train-ish back but wasn't stepped really at all, maybe one or two times. It's worth the higher rent price than others on the site because you will see the difference in quality and feel it in the boning and fabric. The subtle glitter appearance is woven in so it isn't itchy at all but gleams perfectly to make the dress pop. I'd recommend this dress to anyone as it perfects one's figure and makes you stand out. I really did feel like a million bucks.

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 17, 2016
Show Stopper!

This dress was absolutely gorgeous! I received compliments all night! It was perfect for the Black Tie Gala that my husband and I were Co-chairing. The only complaint I had was that the dress wasn't comfortable to sit in, but that was a little expected for the form fitting style of the gown. Overall, it was a win!

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
April 25, 2016
Stunning dress! Beautiful in photos

I got so many compliments while wearing this dress. I'm 5'5, 155 lbs, 34A, pear shaped. I wore the 4L and I have a tummy so I probably should have tried the 6L, but wore with a pair of spanx and it was fine. The length was a little long but wore with 3 inch heels. If you are shorter than 5'5 you should go with the shorter length or if you plan to wear flats. Even though it has a corset top inside I wore with a strapless bra pulled down in the back for extra cleavage. But can be worn without a bra upto a C cup without problem. Loved this dress and looked great in pictures, definitely worth it!!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
January 21, 2016
Fun details on a classic cut gown

Wore this to a black tie event and was the perfect amount of shimmer and details to stand out in a crowd of black gowns. Does run small and even the larger size I ordered was very tight--the bodice is structured on top of running small so sitting down to dinner was a challenge! Beautiful dress with plenty of compliments throughout the night!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
February 8, 2016
Felt like a superstar

Great dress, fit like a glove and stayed in place all night. The tulle underlay can be a little tricky at times.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
March 27, 2016
Great dress and shipping was great!

Absolutely loved the dress! I'm very small in the bust area so I had to pin the top but it fit perfectly in the hips. Great dress and great material! Be careful if you're short because it's easy to walk on the slip.

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
November 11, 2015
Love it!!

Small in bust area...recommend one size up

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
December 21, 2015
Love this dress. Wish it would have fit!

Dress runs very small!! Recommend ordering 1-2 sizes up.

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
March 21, 2016
My Butt was Too Big!

Saw this dress online, read the reviews and got my size. Unfortunately, even though I'm losing weight, a small 14, 12 in some jeans, this dress was just not going to fit my booty! Very sad as that was a main accent to the piece due to it's mermaid shape. Fit great in the waist and top, just too tight to sit and have the proper form. Also, lesson learned, 14 is the highest dress size for this dress. High compliments to the style team as they were willing to work with me to find something else! Just wasn't going to happen with this dress.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 21, 2016
Perfect for smaller chested ladies

This dress would be perfect for someone with a smaller chest, I'm a 34D and it wouldn't zip up. I'm a size 2 and the body of the dress fit perfectly but the top of the dress was designed for someone with much smaller breasts. The fabric was pretty but VERY VERY thick like a rug. This would be great for an evening out on a snowy winter night. PRO the rent the runway staff are SO HELPFUL I explained everything and they over nighted me another dress !!!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
April 17, 2016
Gorgeous dress but didn't work for me unfortunately.

The lines of this dress focus your eyes directly to my waist which is my problem area. I just didn't feel pretty in it so went with a backup dress.

Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Other
May 9, 2016
Prom

Fit great!

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
May 13, 2016
Felt like a Queen!

So Glam! Endless compliments all night!

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
May 16, 2016
The dress was stunning, and it was so comfortable!

It was tight around my assets, but loose around my stomach. It gave me room to move and breathe, but still look fabulous! I absolutely loved it!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
May 17, 2016
Perfection!

This dress was perfect. I'm not even 5'2 and m my 4" heels worked out perfect for the length. I got so many compliments throughout the night. The bride loved my dress as well as it was a black tie wedding.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 24, 2016
Compliments all evening!!!

This dress was gorgeous and even had a built in bra. I never felt like I had to adjust the dress at all. It hugged my curves in all of the right places and made me feel confident and beautiful! This was a last minute dress that RTR sent because my backup dress size wasn't available and they took GREAT care of me and made everything right!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 25, 2016
Glamourpuss!

It's a classic beauty of a dress. Perfect for a curvier gal, the material is thick and structured. I loved that it held me in but also felt comfortable. It worked perfectly for my old hollywood themed photo shoot. I'd happily rent this dress again for any formal event.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
May 29, 2016
Runs small

This is a beautiful dress. Very elegant and nice thick fabric. Unfortunately was unable to wear it as my size in this dress was too tight. If you have a little extra weight, most definitely size up. The dress has no stretch. There was room in the mid section for me, and it also accommodated my rounder bottom well. My trouble was in the torso (36DD) as this dress hugs your upper section tightly! I recommend for a more slender figure and toned back/arms as many of other reviewer photos show.

Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Bust size: 34B
May 30, 2016
MOH for my sisters black tie wedding...dress is one of kind and to die for!

#ORLANDedtheOne

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
June 14, 2016
Gorgeous Dress

From the moment I saw this dress I knew I needed it!! The shimmer made it perfect for the NYE wedding we were attending but the fit was not right for me. I'm a 32 DDD and do not have large hips or a butt so the mermaid is a difficult style for me personally. The 2 was very tight but the 4 was huge. I went with the 2 and sacrificed my ability to breath for the night, no one else could tell though because the dress was a hit!!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 20, 2016
Gorgeous, shop stopping dress

Loved the dress for my event, the style was great and hugged the right curves and had a beautiful crafted lower strapless back than many other dresses, that stayed put all night. Took the recommendation of a strapless and backless bra as others have suggested and that worked perfectly. It is pretty much true to size and the waist area hugs the right curves however it seemed to fold in an awkward area near the belly button and may require a bit adjusting. Wore with an undo, simple neckwear and received compliments all night!

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 14, 2016
Compliments on compliments

Had to order this dress last minute when my other gown didn't work.. Turned out to be way better. Made for girls with little more butt, I just steamed it in a little Bc I'm not so fortunate. Perfect for any black tie affair. Got crazy compliments

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 14, 2016
Va Va Voom!!

I'm short, slightly curvy, and very petite. This dress fit perfectly! I wore 5" sandals and the dress would have dragged the floor in anything shorter. The length was perfect in my tall heels and a backless bra is necessary if you have a smaller bust. This dress accented my curves and turned many heads!

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