Crimson Rose Gown

$98 to buy
$700 retail
Stylist Notes

The asymmetrical hemline on this ML Monique Lhuillier dress makes it both elegant and fun. Pair the crimson look with black pumps and an upswept hairdo.

Also available in pink, teal, and yellow.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - built in boning for support
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Red jacquard (60% Polyester, 16% Acrylic, 16% Wool, 7% Silk, 1% Nylon). Sleeveless. Straight neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. Boned bodice. 34” from shoulder to shortest hemline. Imported.

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289 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(108)
Small
(73)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
August 28, 2017
Absolutely perfect
This dress was absolutely perfect for a summer wedding. I felt amazing in this dress and would absolutely rent again!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
July 22, 2017
Felt beautiful and glamorous!
I really loved this dress for a formal wedding in January. It fit true to size, was comfortable, and flattering. I'm 5'3'', 110 lbs, and 34B with more of a pear shape and the size 2 was perfect. The length in the back was great - close to my ankles. The full skirt means that it hides a tummy well too. This was my first RTR rental and I was very satisfied.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
July 19, 2017
Better for small bust
This dress is stunning. Unfortunately, it was not made for my body type. The 2 was perfect at the waist but was way too small for my chest. The 4 was too big for my waist but I couldn't get that to zip up at my chest either. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone bigger than a C, but highly recommend to anyone else. It truly is a beautiful dress.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
July 12, 2017
Corset inside the dress is not stretchy. Go up a size if you have a wide rib cage.
I am 5' 0" and about 130 lbs. I LOVED this dress. The high low is amazing and really makes a statement. The only issue I ran into is that the corset inside the dress isn't forgiving or stretchy at all. I have a very wide rib cage so I had to get an 8 when I usually wear a 4-6.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 25, 2017
Statement!
This dress was perfect for a castle wedding in Kentucky on derby weekend. Got so many compliments and literally felt like the salsa emoji!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
June 22, 2017
I got so many compliments with this dress!
It was both comfortable and stylish. I truly enjoyed wearing this dress.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
June 19, 2017
It was an amazing dress! Everyone was complementing me all evening, I felt like a million dollars.
It fit very well- secure through the bust and loose around the hips. It was a little longer than I anticipated, but that worked out super well. I felt very secure in the dress- as a larger-chested woman I sometimes have issues with strapless dresses staying up, but this one fit amazingly. Would highly, highly recommend
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
June 18, 2017
Formal & elegant.
Thick fabric, comfortable and has pockets! Ordered a 6 but didn't end up wearing as couldn't zip - top portion has inner corset (no need for a bra) and then outer zipper but NO give to either layer of fabric. If you tend to find dresses are tight in your ribcage then size up if ordering this dress.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
June 14, 2017
The food
Loved the high-low cut. Normally don't go for strapless but this dress was pretty structured in its design in the bodice and materials, so it wasn't an issue. I hate having to pull it up the whole time, but this dress ended up being so comfortable and light I forgot about it after I put it on. The material is unusual; I don't think I would want this in a regular article of clothing I wear daily, but for the event it was perfect! I got lots of compliments and I loved how I look.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 126lbs
June 13, 2017
This dress was perfect for an evening, black tie wedding!
I loved how this dress fit. It was perfect for dancing, as the hi-lo bottom never got in the way and the supportive boning on the inside held up the strapless top for a worry-free evening! I was able to comfortable wear it without a bra, but the top was pretty tight and held everything in place.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
May 26, 2017
The dress was great but it does run small!
I loved the dress but was unable to wear it since it ran small. I ordered sizes 2 and 4 but really needed a 6. The 4 fit but was tight and uncomfortable in the bust. I will definitely order this dress again for a future event, just in a bigger size because it was beautiful and very well made!
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
May 20, 2017
Fall wedding
Perfect fit for petites! The dress barely dragged on the ground. The dress is very structured. I received compliments all night long.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 7, 2017
Belle.
I felt like Belle in Beauty and the Beast in this dress. The red is beautiful and try to color. I felt they ran a little small but fit well enough where you have to pull the dress up all night. The length was perfect for being shorter.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
May 2, 2017
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE
Fit like a glove, bust was snug enough not to need tape and not to feel like I might pop out. Love that it has pockets. I felt pretty and comfortable - who can ask for more than that?! The detail is amazing. LOVE THIS DRESS.
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
May 2, 2017
Beautiful Dress
Order came in on time and the dress was gorgeous! It was perfect for a less serious formal event and allowed me to move easily. Plus, there's pockets!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 167lbs
May 1, 2017
Unable to wear - kept drooping :(
I ordered a different dress for a fundraising gala, but RTR replaced it with this dress. It is beautiful, but I was unfortunately unable to wear it. I am usually on the bubble between size 12 and size 14, but I think I could have gone down to a 10 in this dress. The 12 was comfortable when I tried it on, but I discovered while getting ready for the event (and wearing it for longer than 5 min) that it kept drooping - no matter what I did, I just didn't fill it out enough in the chest area. :( I was really bummed, but ended up changing into a dress that I had in my closet instead. If you order this dress, I would recommend sizing down, and I would NOT recommend it if you are not well-endowed!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
April 30, 2017
An all time favorite - perfect for a Napa wedding
This dress is very structured which is why I say it runs a bit small. Otherwise I'd say true to size. Love this dress. The pockets are great. It is a very high quality material too. Love love love it
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 24, 2017
Obsessed with this dress!
I got it as a backup dress for a philanthropy event but ended up wearing it because it was so beautiful! I put "true to size" because I feel like it probably is for most women, but if you're like me (very large chest) definitely order up a size. I'm usually a 4 and I was squeezed in reeeeeal tight wearing the 6. Other than that, super flattering fit and amazing color.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 10"
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 110lbs
April 23, 2017
Great dress for a wedding!
Beautiful dress. Def runs small through the ribcage. I usually wear a 2 and went with the four even though it ended up being a little loose around the bust. I am 4,10 and 110lbs. Good for shorties. Long in the back (floor length) but elegant and not overwhelming on a small frame. Nice detailing. My friend in the photo also wore RTR and looked great.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 23, 2017
Weird fit on the bust
Didn't wear this dress because it wouldn't lay flat along the bust and the hem was falling out of the back, which you could see from the front. I may have just gotten one that was past it's peak and overly dry cleaned, but I wouldn't recommend this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
April 21, 2017
Perfect Dress for Formal Ball
Beautiful dress. The color was true to the photos - a beautiful red. Definitely tight and flattening in the bust, but it ultimately fit. Perfect for my law school ball - formal, but not too formal.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
April 11, 2017
WAY too small... couldn't zip it up and I got a size up! need to get a few sizes bigger
I think it runs too small.. I normally wear a 12 but this 14 size didn't fit at all.
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
April 9, 2017
Loved it!
I wore this dress to a black tie wedding in the Fall and it was absolutely perfect. I got so many compliments all night about it. The color is stunning and the fabric is really unique. So comfortable and easy to move in. It fit slightly snug in the waist but overall it fit like I expected it to. Definitely recommend!
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
April 9, 2017
The pockets!!
This dress is beautiful but runs very small. I usually wear a size 8. After reading other reviews I got the 8 & 10 but both were too small. When I called they did not have a 12 to overnight to me so I went with a 14. It was big but I made it work. Loved the fabric and pockets. Received many compliments but wish it would have been the right size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 5, 2017
The dress was was perfect. I
I got many complements and felt it was perfect for a wedding. I liked it so much that I've rented it twice.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 3, 2017
Gorgeous true red color and texture detail made this unique.
I opted to go a size up since I was fearful of the dreaded armpit fat but I could have gone down a size. I was very comfortable all night- the strapless was able to stay up even after dancing. I am on the shorter size so the back of this hit the floor without heels.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
March 29, 2017
Perfect color, rich fabric - so fun to wear!
I loved wearing this dress to a fall wedding. The color and fabric were so rich and the high-low is a favorite look for me. It was a bit big in the bust but not too bad. I was sad to send it back!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
March 28, 2017
Wonderful for Formal Affair
Love the length. For true to size, tight enough to stay up strapless. Not super breathable, so maybe don't eat a huge dinner after you put it on. It's perfect for dancing. I could take off my shoes and still not step on it. 10/10 I had a great time in this dress and got tons of compliments.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 28, 2017
The dress was perfect for the event & made me feel like royalty!!!
Fit great, loved the variance in skirt front to back...great material!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
March 27, 2017
Love this!
I rented the stress for a formal wedding and it was definitely a showstopper! I would say it runs very true to size maybe a little on the bigger and especially on top. It has a built-in bra so you don't need to wear one which was awesome, it also has pockets! I'm pretty sure I sent my lipstick back with my rental hope the next person enjoys it. I got so many compliments.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 26, 2017
Made me feel like a princess
Runs small. The fabric is beautiful, heavy and high quality. The dress was very comfortable to wear, no corset ribbing poking me in the stomach, etc. it stayed up all night and did what it was told. AND it has pockets!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
March 25, 2017
Gorgeous Material
This dress was extremely comfortable! Has pockets and a built in corset top! No bra necessary. Loved the dress!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 19, 2017
Raised money for a great cause - Boys and Girls Club
I ordered my regular pant size and the size above. Neither fit!!! Need to go at least 2-3 sizes higher than normal pant size. Disappointed I could not wear this to the event!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
March 11, 2017
Sleek and chic
perfect for both cocktail and formal attire
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
March 10, 2017
Fabulous dress for Casablanca themed party!
This dress was AMAZING! I received a ton of compliments and I loved wearing it! The fabric is thick but not heavy, and the design is just enough to make the dress standout without sequins or sparkle. The back of the dress can drag if you aren't tall enough or heels aren't high enough, just FYI.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
March 9, 2017
Perfect for a black tie charity event.
Built in bra, pockets, flattering cut. Great with Rent the Runway jewelry too!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
March 6, 2017
Couldn't wear it. The back wouldn't zip. Not for those who have broad athletic backs.
The dress was beautiful. but, could not wear due to zipper not zipping up. not for those with broad backs/athletic builds.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Age: 28
March 1, 2017
I love this dress!! I wanted something different for my engagement pics and this was perfect!
I think it runs small, but then again I could have just grown because I used to be a size 2. The dress was so much fun and it definitely turned heads! photography: jami clayman :)
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 127lbs
February 27, 2017
Dress was gorgeous and I received tons of compliments.
I wore this to my husband's law school prom. I didn't know how formal it was going to be and this dress was perfect when you're straddling the cocktail/black tie line. It works for both. As a short person, this was a great length too. 10/10 wish I could afford to buy the dress in retail.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 25, 2017
Flattering fit
Fit really well and got so many compliments!
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