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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293 reviews
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True to Size
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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:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
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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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.
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
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:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
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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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
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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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:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
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:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
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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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:
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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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Body type: Pear
Weight: 178lbs
January 31, 2016
Beautiful gown
The size 12 fit a little better but had a hole in the pocket so I went with the 14. It still fit great and was very comfortable. I got so many compliments on the dress. Will definitely rent from RTR again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 15, 2016
Perfect winter option for Valentine's Day event
Was tight along the bodice, but that made it feel secure for a strapless dress. The pockets and full skirt helped keep my phone and money handy all night. Was a perfect color and the fabric had a beautiful pattern. This was a fantastic second choice when my first was unavailable. It arrived by 4 pm and the event was at 5:30, so I was relieved, to say the least, that it fit so well.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 20, 2016
This dress is a stunner. I have a big bust so I needed the 6 and it was a perfect fit.
Gorgeous and perfect fit. Very comfortable and the pockets are a plus!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
February 24, 2016
Loved the color and fit
The dress does run small so I was glad I got the size 4 along with the 2. Good fit and love the pockets on the dress :) Great dress for a formal or even semi formal event. Enjoyed wearing this dress Had not rented for a while so it was nice not having to shop for a dress and worry about how the dress would look
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
February 24, 2016
Great dress but slightly awkward fit from inner bustier
Gorgeous, great quality, had a built in bustier bra
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
March 14, 2016
Great fit! Lots of compliments!
I was afraid the dress would be too tight after reading the reviews, but it is true to size. I'm a size 4 and wore a size 4. Unique high low style made me stand out for this formal occasion.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
March 23, 2016
RTR was so incredibly easy!!! My dresses came right on time and the return was extremely easy to do.
The dress for perfect. I received so many compliments. The dress has a great built in bra and almost a corset feel on the top. It's extremely comfortable as well!
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
March 28, 2016
This dress was perfect. This was my first RTR, and the whole process was fantastically easy.
The fit was true to size. The comments said it was a tight in the bust. I'm usually a dress size 10, pear shape, and a 34DD, so I got a 12 to be safe, and the 14 as a back up in case the bust was too tight. The 12 fit absolutely perfectly when it arrived. I lost a little weight by the time of the event three days later, and then it was almost too big, so I paired it with a shrug and a belt for extra coverage and support and put fashion double stick tape on the bust. Accessorized with a pearl necklace, diamond earrings, and gold shoes. Would also go well with nude or black shoes. I did not wear a bra. It had a built in bra (usually I hate these) but this one was actually good and supportive without being itchy or poking in awkward places. Perfect length, came to my knees, and I'm 5'6". Can be worn with flats but looks optimal with a heel. Pockets are hidden and useful without adding bulk to the tummy or hips = fantastic. The rose detailing on the fabric was more prominent than I thought it would be, but it looks great and photographs even better. Was comfortable enough to eat whatever I wanted in it, and dance all night. I loved this dress. SO many compliments. Would definitely get again.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 6, 2016
Incredibly dramatic dress that will stand out from the crowd!
I absolutely loved wearing this dress and did not want to return it! The top has built in support so there's no need for a bra, and the pockets are super convenient. People that I didn't even know would stop me to give compliments. RENT THIS!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
April 10, 2016
The stylists at RTR Chicago were amazing. They helped me find this dress and accessories to match!
Dress fit like a glove. I am a 4/6 and wore they 4 without a bra. Stayed up all night long without having to pull it up. Received countess compliments. It is a heavier weighted fabric so I wouldn't recommend for hot summer days but perfect for a chilly Chicago wedding. Did I mention it had pockets!!!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 10, 2016
This dress was gorgeous! I felt beautiful in it and Rent the Runway was so easy!
Both sizes fit pretty well and I chose the larger size for comfort. It was a little loose up top but no one would notice except me. I had so many compliments all evening even from total strangers on the street walking to the event! I loved this dress and can't wait to rent my next one!
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 12, 2016
Great quality!! Stunning dress!! Comfortable to wear all evening long. Compliments for days!!
Can't wait to rent from here again. Quality garment. Not too heavy. Stunning!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 61
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 104lbs
April 21, 2016
Loved being the only woman in a red dress at a gala full of black and white.
I'm usually a 2 or a 0, and this 2 fit like a glove. Difficult to zip up but once I did it couldn't have been more perfect. Corset in dress meant I needed no bra. Pockets meant I didn't have to carry a bag...kept my iPhone in my pocket!
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
November 14, 2015
I needed a dress for a beach wedding during the fall. This dress was perfect!
It was a wonderful dress! The material was heavy enough for a fall wedding but flowy enough for the beach. It had pockets which was great and a built in bra! I'm very busy and I had no concerns about spilling out of it even when I was jumping around all night dancing
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
November 23, 2015
Elegant
I got the sizes 2 and 4. I could not get the 2 zipped even though it seemed like it should fit. I was alone, so I wonder if I had some help, it may have zipped. I wore the 4, which looked great but was a little big. The material is stiff, so the movement is different, but I loved it. I got a lot of compliments. It's definitely a fun and unique dress.
RTR CustomerNovember 23, 2015
I had the same problem with the size 2. It seemed like it should fit, but the zipper was catching a bit at the seam between the bodice and skirt. The 4 was a bit too big, but worked for me.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
February 7, 2016
Loved this dress. Lots of compliments from all the wedding guests.
It was a bit snug in the chest area, but overall it was great.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
March 9, 2016
Loved the color. Didn't love the fit.
I was very uncomfortable with how the dress fit in the bust section. I'm a 38D and I felt and looked like I was overflowing from the dress. It wasn't for me. Otherwise the dress was comfortable and the color was great.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
March 24, 2016
Felt Gorgeous and Special
This dress is super supportive up top but SO comfortable. It doesn't really run super small, just a little bit because of the boning in the bust/torso area. Huge plus that you don't need Spanx or to "suck it in" but it's still not poofy in the belly area. The hem and color just make it a really unique dress that's fun and easy to wear. I highly recommend gold shoes and accessories (as opposed to, say, black--my first thought) to complement but not take attention away from the dress.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
April 24, 2016
Gorgeous color!
Comfortable fit.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 5, 2016
Gorgeous show stopping dress
I loved wearing this dress. The red stands out and is very elegant / regal. The material is thick and very comfortable to wear. You will likely need someone to zipper you in since the zipper is tricky, but it otherwise will fit fine (maybe even a bit snug in the chest). I received a ton of compliments.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
May 8, 2016
The wedding was a formal day event in Miami and this was perfect! Compliments all night!
Amazing dress. Sizing is odd for slim body types with large bust. Exchanged 8, too small, for 10 which ended up being big. Wore a strapless to fill up some space. All in all this is an amazing dress!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 9, 2016
Stunning color
Beautiful dress - very architectural fit due to the corset and the heaviness of the fabric. The color is lovely, a darker tint that it appears online. Very forgiving shape and no need for a bra due to the corset (and I'm a D! That doesn't happen often). Highly recommend.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
May 9, 2016
Classic piece!
This dress is the perfect shade of red for a winter formal event. It's a little long, so might work better for those who are taller. I opted to wear the 10 instead of the 12 as I felt the chest area was held up better and I wouldn't be pulling up the dress as the night wore on as happens often with strapless dresses. The upside was I didn't have to wear a bra, the boning was support enough. The downside was the material didn't lie as flat around the midsection. The material is a lot lighter than I was expecting, and the higher cut in the front is so fun. Overall a fantastic dress, I was told I looked like a pin up girl from the 50s by multiple people! Just remember to order a size up for your backup size!
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
May 10, 2016
Wedding attire
It was a little big up top for me but otherwise fit great. I'm 5'1" and usually wear a 12. I wore the 14 to be more comfortable and the length was great.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
May 20, 2016
Great color dress!
Thank god I got the backup size 8 because I couldn't possibly ever zip up my normal size 6. The top is very fitted and for the larger chested women like me (34DD) getting them in the dress was a little challenging. The dress looked really nice, but it was a little uncomfortable since the top is almost like a corset with all the plastic boning. You will need help getting into the dress too! Overall the dress worked for me and it received many compliments throughout the night.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
May 22, 2016
Gorgeous dress, but runs small!!
I wore this dress to a formal event, and loved the color and pattern. It flowed beautifully when I walked, and I loved the pockets on the dress. I normally wear a 6, and I could barely breathe in the dress up top - it's a corset style, so I would highly encourage ordering a size larger than you're used to. It runs very small! Very elegant though, and I loved it!
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
May 24, 2016
Gorgeous Dress!
Dress was beautiful! Used larger size because top was a bit tight. It was perfect for a day wedding with evening reception. #wedding-fabulous #
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
May 25, 2016
Dress in great condition!
Runs Small ordered one size up, beautiful dress
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
May 31, 2016
Great for formal events! Love the high low.
Wore to a charity gala. Got several compliments. Didn't love the straight across neckline, but fit well.
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