Facade Sheath

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Stylist Notes

Channel the Victorian age in this ML Monique Lhuillier dress. Black lace is a great backdrop for a statement necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black lace (60% Cotton, 23% Rayon, 17% Nylon). Sleeveless. High neckline. Sheath bodice. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure at neck. Fully lined. 37” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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189 reviews
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Large
(19)
True to Size
(95)
Small
(3)
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Age: 44
November 24, 2015
It was on time and exactly what I ordered

Fit like a glove. Classy and comfortable.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Age: 30
December 7, 2016
So many compliments!

Absolutely loved this dress. It was beautiful and well made. The layer beneath the lace has a beautiful metallic pattern that shines through the lace and makes it extra luxe. It was a hit at the Christmas party. And it fit like a glove. Absolute perfection. My boyfriend LOVED it and didn't want me to return it! RTR never disappoints. So many dresses I want to try out but I might rent this one again later! It was everything I wanted.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
December 6, 2015
Amazing!

Wore this for a winter wedding and it was perfect. The dress is thick enough without being too hot. It was beautiful and I received so many compliments!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 13, 2015
Love the collar and the sheen

Wore it a a couple holiday parties and received so many compliments! Sophisticated but fun and sexy at the same time! Would definitely rent again!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 39
January 1, 2016
Was the perfect winter wedding dress. Very classic and pretty

It was bigger in the bust for being a size 4 and because there is no underlay in the back it makes the bra situation difficult, but I made it work and received many compliments all night.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 6, 2016
Surprisingly comfortable, love the style

This dress was surprisingly comfortable! The waist wasn't as form fitting as I expected so I sized down. The lining is slightly pink and shiny, worked really well for a NYE wedding. My only complaint was that the neck is large and sits a little strangely.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 18, 2016
Sophisticated yet sexy

I wore this dress to the Grammys. It was perfect for the occasion as I was working and needed to keep it professional, but still add some character. Loved the high neck cut and length. It was comfortable, even after wearing for 12 hours. My favorite was the subtle see through lace back. I would definitely rent again!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
March 19, 2016
Dress was perfect for an awards ceremony

I'm not that tall so the dress hit a little lower on me than it does on model in picture. I'm also a top heavy girl so it for comfortably in that area, but I had to adjust the butt area a little throughout the day. Got a lot of compliments on the dress. Very classy.

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
April 12, 2016
Perfect fit, super comfortable

Fit was perfect and generous for ML... Loved the sparkle underneath. Would rent again!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
April 13, 2016
My favorite dress yet!

This dress fit like a glove!! I felt amazing in it. It is elegant and comfortable. It wrapped around my body perfectly. I'm a 34D, if my boobs were even slightly bigger it would've flatten my chest a bit. It was pretty snug in the chest area. This is my favorite RTR dress yet!!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 26, 2016
This is an awesome dress, the lace details, the neckline...very classy!

Fits true to size...a little roomy ( the material wouldn't work if the dress is too tight) but still giving you a great shape. I am short (5'3") and the dress hit right on my knees which was perfect for work.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
March 5, 2016
Very elegant, yet sexy dress! Don't underestimate because of the neckline!

Fits true to size, and enhances your curves. It's sexy even though it seems long with a high neckline. The material is a bit heavy but luxurious (it has an elegant shine to it) and it really makes your arms standout so make sure this is something you want to accentuate.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 168lbs
April 6, 2016
This dress was beautiful, lots of compliments at a winter wedding.

The dress was fitted and not stretchy, but true to size. Loved it!!

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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 230lbs
March 7, 2016
Too wide

I rented this for a company holiday party. It's so pretty in the picture but on me it was frumpy looking. I could have used a regular 14 not 14W as it was too big on the hips.

Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
March 18, 2016
I have not received so many compliments on one outfit in a long time. Love the dress!

Honestly, should have done the 18 as the backup. The 20 was just a touch big especially in the chest area. We tried to safety pin, but were afraid about damaging the material. Overall, amazing dress lots of detail, would recommend to anyone looking for a LBD. When I get a full length photo, I will post.

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
May 10, 2016
So many compliments! It's a good classic dress.

Fits true to size, need a Nu bra as the back is all lace (wasn't aware of that when I rented it), overall great fitting and looking dress! Perfect length as well - I'm a bit more modest when it comes to showing thigh.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 11, 2016
Love this dress! Tempted to buy it :/

Great quality fabric with subtle detail. The slight gold shows through the black lace. The lace is uneven on the bottom making a very classy touch! This dress can be worn to a formal or anywhere a little black dress goes!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 16, 2016
Beautiful and well made

Gorgeous dress and the material is high quality. I did not end up wearing this dress as it bunched up at the back. Maybe because my torso is too short. The length is over my knee yet still sexy/classy if you wear stilettos.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
May 29, 2016
A must rent dress!!

Rented this via my unlimited subscription this dress is an absolute show stopper! So comfortable and flattering and gorgeous down to every last detail. I rented this for a work cocktail party, I would absolutely recommend it!! True to size.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
May 31, 2016
Great fit

Lovely lace and elegant cut.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
June 13, 2016
Lace and shimmering bronze fabrics create depth to a LBD

Hem of dress is scalloped which is only one of the few details that make this LBD stand on its own. The black lace overlay on a shimmering bronze crinkled fabric add so much depth. When light casts on the dress, the dress is more alive than a standard black dress. Fitted in the bodice and nice A-line flow.

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
June 19, 2016
Too boxy

Beautiful dress but very very boxy. I usually wear a 16 and I rented a 16W not knowing what a big difference that would make. I am not as heavy as this dress makes me look

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
June 20, 2016
No spanx needed :-)

Dress is incredibly beautiful and well made. Wore it to a lavish wedding and fit right in.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
June 22, 2016
Love is in the details.

Wow! This dress is the most beautiful twist on the classic LBD. Absolutely stunning in person. Wish I owned it. I never rate anything 5 stars unless it is perfection. And this, is perfection. Wish I had a picture!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 28, 2016
Great LBG!!

Dress fit well and true to size and so comfortable to wear!!! Would definitely rent it again. Beautiful black lace with goldish flower pattern underneath. Didn't need to wear a bra!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
August 10, 2016
Beautiful dress..

Everything fit fine except the neck. The neck ran large and did not lay right. I ended up picking another dress.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
August 29, 2016
Simple, beautiful and forgiving

Great dress ... Fits true to size and is forgiving of imperfections. Very simple and well made. A great go to for a little black dress.

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
September 18, 2016
Gorgeous and even a little loose!

Wore this to a humane society gala. It's been in my "hearts" folder for a while, and I'm so glad I got it! Runs big, especially up top. Granted, I'm a B cup. I could've easily gone down to a 14 but it wasn't available, so I cinched it at the waist with an unassuming belt. Love love LOVE this dress!

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Body type: Full Bust
September 25, 2016
Classy, stunning, fun!

I love this dress. So so many compliments. I would buy it and wear it over and over if I could. The neckline is sophisticated and people kept comparing it to a Jackie Kennedy dress. So fun! I wore it for a big night, my husband was receiving an award, and it was perfect. Bust runs big, otherwise fit is spot on.

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Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 60
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180lbs
September 25, 2016
Wonderful choice!

Loved this dress! So comfortable which was a bonus! Many compliments because of the shimmer (the slightly purple lining under the lace) no need for much jewelry the dress shines on its own. Could wear regular bra, length was just below the knee. A ver y classy yet sexy feel!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 38D
October 3, 2016
Beautiful dress, but couldn't wear it

The dress is beautiful! The lace & material are gorgeous and a little thick. I usually wear a 14 in this designer, but this dress was huge - I could gather more than a handful of extra fabric. Also, I was hoping to wear a strapless bra that goes low in the back, because the back is sheer; however, the sheer area goes a little lower than the photo shows (or it did on me) so no bra could have been worn (which is not a choice with 36D).

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36I
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
October 9, 2016
Fits Like a Glove

So pretty and the pic doesn't do it justice. The fit was perfect and it was actually comfortable! I have a larger chest and it actually minimized me a bit, but comfortable (not uncomfortably tight feeling). Got compliments all nite and I want to rent it again!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 16, 2016
Easy!

This dress was a great rental. Perfect for evening wedding. The lace is beautiful and it has a mauve color lining underneath which you can't really see in picture but very pretty. I loved the conservative neckline and also the hem line. Easy to wear and move in. True to size but would definitely size up for you backup. I sized down and I could zip that one up.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 10, 2016
Great option instead of the LBD.

Heavy weight material, good quality. Was nicely fitted. The lace detail was super cute

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
November 14, 2016
Beautiful!

This was my first choice but did not get to wear it. The size I needed was not available. I ordered a 16 just in case it might fit. It did not. I put true to size because this dress was a true 16 which I consider a good thing. If you have a chance to rent this, do it! Note that it is heavy so I'm not sure it works for hot weather events.

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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
December 7, 2016
Elegant look for a Winter Wedding

I ordered this dress for my cousin's wedding and it was a big hit. The neck was a little loose, but other than that I have no complaints. This dress doesn't require much embellishment or jewelry and it has the right amount of shimmer. I would recommend this dress for a formal or cocktail event.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
December 14, 2016
Loved this dress, favorite RTR so far

I loved this dress, it fit perfectly, my friends thought I'd had it tailored to me. I wore it for my work holiday party and it made me feel great. It hit me right around the knee which was perfect for a work event, but I would say too long for something less conservative like a night out with girlfriends. Definitely considering renting again next month for my husbands company party.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
January 2, 2017
Christmas Dinner at Fancy Restaurant

This dress is gorgeous! It's actually kind of thick and warm. The under layer has a gold shimmery design with the thick lace overlay. It is classic and a fantastic. Spin on the little black dress. Loved it.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 120lbs
January 2, 2017
Fancy, classy & comfortable!

I wore this dress for a new year party. The fabric is thicker, true to size, confortable, love the shimmer, the dress shines beautiful

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
February 2, 2017
Gorgeous alternate to an LBD

So so so sad my size didn't come in time to wear. This dress ran really big for me. I am a typical 6/8 and the 6 fit like a sheath dress and a little too loose. Had the 4 come in time I would have worn it! Will try for another occasion in the future.

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