Crimson Rose Gown

$210 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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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".)

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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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276 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(103)
Small
(71)
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
May 12, 2016
Lady in red
As other reviewers said, the top runs a little small, so the larger size fit beautiful. The dress was comfortable and beautiful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Weight: 143lbs
May 13, 2016
One-of-a-kind!
This is truly a show stopper and one-of-a-kind rental. My first time using Rent the Runway and I was beyond pleased. I have a formal event each year with a "red" theme -- in year's past I've carried a red clutch or shawl, but this year decided to go for it. Customer service, delivery and dress fit were right on, and I received compliments on this all night. It was unlike any other red dress that evening, and like any other dress at the event for that matter. Incredibly comfortable with pockets and an angled length - thick fabric meant it wasn't moving anywhere, but there was somewhat of a snug fit, so size up. I'd definitely rent this again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 14, 2016
Just gorgeous
I tried this on in the RTR store in Flatiron before renting. I never would have chosen it on my own but the sales lady brought it for me to try on. So fantastic! It looked amazing and my hubs was admiring me all night. Lots of compliments from people I didn't know. Beautiful color and cut and comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
December 1, 2015
Very classy!
Photographed beautiful. Fit beautiful
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
May 15, 2016
Gorgeous dress
Great vibrant color, design and cut. Was a little worried about the straight across neckline but it looked nice on. It is slightly tight but still wearable, just didn't leave much breathing room.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Body type: Petite
November 15, 2015
Gorgeous
I love this dress. Chic without being over the top dressy. The texture of the fabric is what makes it a winner. I have never gotten so many compliments from strangers on a dress before! So many people stopped me to say they liked the dress!! No special undergarments needed the boning and built in bra strap in the back give you all you need. I'm small chest anyways. My only complaint is that for a $700 retail price dress you think that they would have lined the "low" part of the dress that is visible. I didn't like that you could see the hem. It's one my big complaints with high-low dresses. Other than that, it's a winner and you will stand out in this red color. Wear a bright red lip and some bling around your neck and you'll be set. Very true to size. Ordered a 2&4 and the 2 fit perfectly.
RTR CustomerDecember 1, 2015
So funny- I agree with the lining comment and thought the same thing!!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 126lbs
November 18, 2015
Loved IT!
It fit well. Loved the pockets!
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
November 29, 2015
gorgeous
fit well, a little tiny in the bust it was a size 0. got tons of compliments and it was incredibly flattering! loved the color. would definitely rent again.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
November 30, 2015
The color of the dress was beautiful and the print and cut were dramatic but not too overboard.
I typically wear a size 4 and have a large bust so was surprised that this ran large. Gorgeous dress all around and I got a ton of compliments.
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
December 1, 2015
Lovely dress! A real show stopper!
I loved this dress! Very figure flattering and quite festive for the holidays. This dress looked quite formal in person (I think due to the rich color and fabric), but that was not a problem for the upscale wedding I attended. The dress was quite long in the back and thus the skirt had to be picked up when using stairs so it wouldn't drag, but this wasn't an issue. My only complaint is that the dress fit very tightly at the top. I wore a size up from my usual per reviews of the yellow version of the dress, but it was still very tight and stiff. It was comfortable to dance in, but was not the coziest thing to wear in the car! All in all, I'd rent this dress again if a fancy occasion arose!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 6, 2015
Beautiful Holiday Dress!
I rented this for my husbands holiday work party. I got so many compliments! The red is beautiful and the texture and pattern of the fabric really make the dress. The pockets were a hit too! The bodice is snug, complete with built in bra, but I felt secure and not uncomfortable. You might need some help to close the back as there are a few things going on: bra closure, zipper and hook. Overall- so happy with the dress. You will not regret this rental!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
December 7, 2015
Gorgeous dress in a luxurious fabric.
This dress is very true to size. I was nervous about ordering a strapless dress but it fit like a glove. I wore it to my work holiday party and it stole the show. I couldn't believe how many compliments I got on the dress. It was comfortable to wear all night and even has pockets. I was able to have my phone and lipstick on me and not tote around a clutch. At 5'9" I often find that many dresses seem too short on me. I loved the asymmetrical length on this one as I didn't feel like I was showing too much leg for a work party.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
December 8, 2015
Perfect dress for a perfect night!
This dress was exactly what I was looking for. Easy to dance in all night while timelessly elegant. The top was a little large on me but nothing that fashion tape couldn't fix. I received more compliments that I can count!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
December 9, 2015
Loved this dress!
The dress was perfect for a winter-type wedding -- its a rich, deep red and the pattern is beautiful. The dress photographs really well and I got tons of compliments and people asking where I got it! The shape is incredibly flattering, and a fool-proof way to rent since its not a to-the-floor gown. I usually wear a zero in dresses but the top was quite small and wouldnt even zip in the size zero. I suggest ordering a size up!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 12, 2015
Pockets!!!
Wore this for a work Christmas party-it was sooo comfortable and so perfect for a Christmas event!! It's a full skirt, so I didn't feel I had to suck in all night. :)
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
December 14, 2015
Kicking myself for not taking a picture of the full dress!! This dress was AMAZING.
I am 5'3 and was very nervous about the high-low look, but it turned out to be SO flattering! Could not recommend this dress enough. I wish I could wear it around every day!
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
December 14, 2015
Beautiful dress. Lots of compliments.
The top is a little snug. Otherwise very true to fit.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 57
December 16, 2015
I emceed a symphony concert last Saturday night. I felt glamorous and got so many compliments!
I wasn't able to get a backup size, and was a little concerned. I ordered the 0, which I normally wear, and noticed on the sizing chart that was equal to XXS - XS. I wear XS, and at first couldn't get the zipper to go up past my waist. With some help and after adjusting placement of the dress's waist on my body, the zipper went all the way up. I was comfortable, and the dress fit like a glove. I couldn't have been more pleased!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 5"
December 16, 2015
Beautiful views of NYC and a great excuse to wear this dress :)
I am a 32 D, so the 2 was way too tight on the bust. 4 fit well Don't need a bra with it I love that it has pockets. Overall the 4 was a tiny bit loose on the waist, but overall looked great!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 31
December 18, 2015
Everyone - even people I did not know came up to compliment me on this dress.
The top runs extremely small. I am a B cup and normally wear a size 8 in dresses. I wish I had gone 2 sizes up for backup. The fabric has no give and there is boning in the top so if you are thinking about "squeezing" into a smaller size don't do it. My chest was a little uncomfortable and I was nervous about wearing it but everyone loved the dress so I guess I made the right choice! Also, I normally have to wear clothing that is "petite" or "short" but the cut of this dress was perfect! I wore a nude pump and the dress not touch the ground, though it did fall below my knee in the front.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 15, 2015
Lovely dress!
Had to go one size up on this. The 4 still had the tags on it, which was a nice surprise. Fit is tough toenail perfectly with strapless and all, but it worked just fine. The fabric is pretty and it has a nice swing to it. Tough to believe it's a $700 dress though!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
December 20, 2015
Beautiful!!!
Fits true to size, maybe a smidge on the large side. Pockets are amazing! I was worried about length since I'm short, but it was great! Fabric is a great weight for fall or winter.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 25, 2015
A Crimson Christmas!
Loved this dress from the moment I received it. It's so detailed and well made. I'm 5'10" 150 lbs and the 8 fit perfectly. There's a built in bra and a rubber strip at the top for strapless support. So many compliments on the dress, my boyfriend's grandma kept analyzing the layers and commenting on the quality. Overall hit!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
December 27, 2015
Dramatic party dress
Bright color. Great condition. A bit snug around the rib cage for me, even though I had a quite a bit of room left in the chest area. I'm an A cup. I added a stick on bra that has 'volume' too and it solved the problem.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 29, 2015
Gorgeous gown that drew positive attention
Pros: Beautiful, elegant, dressy, comfortable Cons: The size 2 chest area was quite tight, so I opted for the size 4 for extra comfort, but the size 4 chest was slightly too big, so I was constantly having to pull the dress up. the size 4 felt significantly longer than the size 2. Dress is a little heavy, so be prepared. All-in-all the dress is beautiful and I loved wearing it! :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 29, 2015
Gooorgeous!
This dress is absolutely gorgeous. However, it did run small for me and I was unfortunately unable to zip it all the way up. It was kind of a blessing in disguise as I would've ended up dressing a little too fancy for a wedding I rented it for. If it had fit, it would definitely be my favorite dress rented thus far. I wish there was something else I could rent it for and get the correct size, as it is just stunning. Fabric is a little heavy, but that's great for this time of the year. I'm 5'1 and was worried about length but had a few inches before the back touched the ground. Pockets are always an added bonus and work great with this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36A
Weight: 125lbs
December 30, 2015
Great dress, perfect for a Christmas party of mixing and mingling.
As a small chested girl, I didn't have the experience others had with the top being too small - I found myself pulling the bodice up several times throughout the evening (so I personally would not be able to wear this to an event where I wanted to dance/move my arms much). Even so, I would rent this dress again.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 39
January 2, 2016
Our best friend's New Years Eve wedding!
Gorgeous dress! Loved the color and the fabric and the shape. I loved the textured detail. I got so many compliments. It was a little difficult to zip up and I was only able to get one size (2). It ended up being a good fit albeit a little tight. The hem work is a little shotty. It was not sew in at all so I had to pin it, but RTR was so great to me! Incredible customer service, can't wait for my next rental!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98lbs
January 4, 2016
Beautiful, lots of compliments!
Beautiful dress, I was afraid it might be too long but it was perfect with heels. Fabric is super THICK, but perfect for our winter holiday party. If your busty, be prepared to suck it in. The 0 wouldn't zip, the 2 just did but was definitely flattening me out. Size up as a backup if you're larger than a B.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
January 7, 2016
The dress was beautiful and well-made. I received many many compliments!
True to size fit, the pockets were amazing, and the dress was structured enough that I didn't have to pull it up/adjust all night. I wore it to a NYE wedding and wanted to go for something other than sequins or lace--this dress was perfect. Eye-catching and elegant.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Weight: 125lbs
January 7, 2016
So fun!
This wasn't my first choice dress that I rented, but I was SO pleased with it. It's so comfortable (the pockets are great too!) and really fun! The dress runs true to size. I am typically a 4 and wore a 4 no problem. The dress was so fun and I received so many compliments!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 24
January 7, 2016
super comfortable fit and was perfect for the black tie wedding I attended.
The fit was ok, a little big. The 4 would have been perfect but it was already rented.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 38
January 13, 2016
This dress was a huge hit!
This dress fit well. I'm currently between a size 8 and 10 and the 10 fit very well. I still wore an undergarment on top to give me lift but the dress was well fitted and someone could essentially go with just using what's built in. I'm short, at 5'2", so the back of the dress met my ankle while the front of the dress hit just below the knee. I did have to have the dress steamed/ironed out at the cleaners to help loosen the creases from the back. The material is like a tapestry, so it's pretty stiff. I wish this dress had more flow to it. Major Pro: fit well and is forgiving to those with wider hips and has pockets. Major Con: runs a little small and is stiff. I'd rent it again. Worn with bling earrings and tennis bracelet (no necklace but would look like with a statement piece), and nude tone skinny strap heels.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
January 19, 2016
Received so many compliments on it; very forgiving in shape as I am 14 weeks pregnant
Beautiful color and fit; added a sparkly belt and it added a beautiful touch
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
January 20, 2016
Stylist Review
Fabulous red jacquard gives this dress a black tie element. Running on the small side, we recommend sizing up for backup. With no stretch in the fabric and little room in the bust this dress is best for A-C cup sizes. Although you're able to wear a strapless bra, the thicker material does allow for you to go bra-less. At 5'7" the lower front hit at about my knees. Pair with delicate, feminine jewelry and nude or black heels.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
January 21, 2016
Show-stopper!
This dress was absolutely stunning - the high-low made it elegant without being overly formal. The fabric was stunning and in impeccable shape. The chest area was slightly large on me, but not inconvenient at all. Overall I would highly recommend it to anyone!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 25, 2016
Super flattering
I had a baby 6 months prior and this was snug in the places I wanted and comfortable in the areas I didn't want to be tight and exposed. Loved the pockets and being 5'9" the length was perfect. Would order again.
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 210lbs
January 25, 2016
This dress is gorgeous! Super fun to dance in and I got a million compliments.
It fits well, the zipper is hard to get up and you definitely need a helper to zip it. The pockets are fantastic. Absolutely loved this dress!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
January 26, 2016
This was a beautiful dress and I received so many compliments on it. Love the pockets!
This dress fit great in a size 8 and I ordered two sizes (6&8). The bust is straight across so you don't want it to fit too tight. The pockets are fun. The only downside was that it does bunch a little when you sit down at the waist but that's just the way it's made. The material is very pretty. Loved this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 30, 2016
Such beautiful material and a versatile dress!
I've rented this dress in two colors now. The dress is so beautiful and the material is high quality. A little tight around the ribs with no give. This dress can be worn to a dressier cocktail party or black tie event. Love it!
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