Francesca Gown

$105 – $140 rental
$900 retail
Stylist Notes

The semi-sheer neckline gives this ML Monique Lhuillier gown a classic feel. Pair the navy look with pearl earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 16.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - open back provides minimal support in bust area
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), 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'').

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

Blue silk faille (100% Polyester).Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Illusion neckline. Low back. Boned bodice. Fully skirt with side pockets. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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199 reviews
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
September 20, 2017
Beautiful Dress
The event that I rented this dress for we ended up not being able to attend. I got to look at the dress and it is indeed beautiful. Just wish I could have worn it and show it off!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
September 19, 2017
I was made of honor. Excellent for a wedding
The only negative thing is that the boob area is very small so if you have boobs it wont give you support. However i am very flat so it worked perfectly! This dress will definately make you glow. Everybody complimented me. The dress is also very lightweight so you can move very comfortably. You wont regret it!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
September 18, 2017
I felt like a total princess the entire night!
I wore this to a gala the I was actually working at, I felt like a princess the whole night and I got so many compliments. The pockets came seriously in-handy, MAJOR plus! And the little leg slit in the front was a fun surprise. I would make sure to get an accurate size. I got a 4 when I usually wear a 6 and it was quite snug, the straps are also very thin so I was a little paranoid about ripping them. Length was perfect, not too long not too short!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
September 17, 2017
Really beautiful!
This dress does run small... I always always always am a 4 and the 6 fit me like a glove. I got a ton of compliments and felt really great in the dress. Something to note... the back doesn't dip as much as it looks in the photo. It's definitely for formal events where you want to feel 'beautiful' not 'sexy'
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Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
August 30, 2017
Beautiful details and back on the dress. Very princess like feel. it was too formal for my gala
Nice fabric but wrinkles a bit. Beautiful color. Covers feet
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 126lbs
August 30, 2017
Classic!
This dress is in great shape and looks beautiful on!
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
August 26, 2017
Beautiful dress, both comfortable and gorgeous
I tried on so many different outfits before I selected this gown - and it was worth it! Absolutely gorgeous dress, and super comfortable. Fits well on the body with a slit in the front and large pockets. Very flattering cut for any body type. The wide skirt made me feel like a princess and I got so many compliments! My only complaint is that the back is not as low as it looks in the photos. But even without that, complete stunner. I wore it all night at a wedding reception and it was perfect.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 21, 2017
This dress is absolutely gorgeous!!! I felt elegant and well dress. Runs a bit small on top.
I wore this for gala. Pros elegant and sexy. Cons runs small on top.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
August 7, 2017
Black Tie Wedding
While I ended up wearing another gown, this was beautiful. I had a 6 and 8 sent to me, and I really, I couldn't tell the difference. I wore an 8 in the other dress, and the 8 in this. It was tight, and hard to zip. It has POCKETS and a cute slit in the front. I wore 3 inch heels it still puddled, but the slit in the front made it easy to walk.
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Size worn:
10P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
August 6, 2017
Elegant and comfortable
This brand runs small compared to other brands on rtr. I wore the 10 and normally rent an 8/6. The petite length was perfect for me. Barefoot it would've been touching the floor, with 3" heels it floated above which was super nice for dancing at the wedding and touring the museum it was at. It's tight at the point the skirt joins the bodice. I wore a sticky bra and the dress was right enough I never had a problem all night. Overall comfortable to sit, stand, walk, dance and party all night in.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
July 28, 2017
Absolute Stunner!
This dress is perfection! I wore this dress to a black-tie winter wedding. The top is fitted enough, that I was able to go bra-less without feeling like I needed to watch my every move. The dress cinches nicely at the waist, which automatically gives the wearer an hourglass shape. The full skirt is super easy to maneuver since it has a discrete split up the front, so walking and dancing are not cumbersome. The best part has to be the pockets, no clutch for me! The dress is beautiful, I can not tell you how many times people complimented the dress. The only catch is the zipper in the back, which is a little tough in the section where the material switches. But that is typical of dresses that use two different material types, so not a deal breaker. Overall, get this dress if you have super formal event where you want to wow!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 210lbs
July 26, 2017
Stylist Review
This dress is even more beautiful on. It does run small, so I would recommend sizing up. It's mainly fitted in the bust and probably works better for A to C cups. It's fitted at the natural waist, but looser in the hips with a fuller skirt. It's floor length and should be worn with a strapless bra due to the lace top. A black bra also works on darker skin tones. Definitely recommend this dress for a more formal event.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 160lbs
July 11, 2017
Gorgeous dress that was slightly too small
I rented this dress but it was just slightly too small so I was unable to wear it. The dress itself is beautiful. There are pockets on the side, and a slit in the front of the skirt that's not too high. Would rent again in a size up
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
July 9, 2017
Flattering fit! Comfortable all night!
This dress was extremely long! I wore 5 inch wedges cause they were my highest heels...and the dress still dragged the floor. The material is also very heavy at the bottom. Having said all that, I felt sooo elegant and received compliments all night!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
July 5, 2017
This was an eye-catching dress for engagement photos
The back is not low like the website pictures show - it zips up to the shoulder blades and could be worn with a strapless bra. I also wasn't aware of the slit in the front. Loved the pockets.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
July 3, 2017
It's a beautiful dress, but constructed a little more poorly than you would expect.
The fabric is more of a couch fabric than the beautiful, shimmery fabric pictured. It runs pretty small in the pits, but if it fit, I could have looked past the fabric make discrepancies.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 25, 2017
Great Fit!!
This was my backup dress for a blacktie wedding in Chicago this weekend. I was upset I wasn't getting my original dress but this one turned out better than expected! The color was great and it wasn't very heavy like I imagined. The back sits higher than the pictures show which was a relief. Pockets were a nice feature of course, and the slit in the skirt was great for cooling off from heat (ha!) Definitely a tighter fit under the bust than above/on- I got the 4R and 6R and the 6 fit better in that area but the bust was way too loose. (This seems to be a common review for most). Otherwise I would say that at 5'7 the dress just touched the floor and I would of rather had the long had I of known, I wasn't able to wear heels with the dress which was a bummer. Overall great fit and lots of compliments! Would recommend!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
June 25, 2017
Fit beautifully
The fit was nice. There was absolutely no difference in length between the 4petite and 6 regular. (Those were the only 2 options available) I was going to wear the 4 petite but the zipper kept getting stuck halfway up. It was very frustrating. After a half an hour of no luck, I tried the 6. It also did not zip. I had no choice and I went to the event which I had to coordinate with it not zipped up. I got 2 people to get it to zip during the event. I refused to go to the restroom all evening because I did not want to unzip it. It really was a beautiful dress. I love Monique's dresses. I would not rent it again due to the inconvenience it caused. I gave it 4 starts because I love the dress. If it did not zip I would have given it 3. Beware of the zipper.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
June 22, 2017
felt like the belle of the ball!
I'd ordered the 2R, with 4 being the back up. Thank goodness! I ended up wearing the 4 because of the extra space needed in the bust. this gown is amazing! so comfortable and movable, without sacrificing a polished look. adored having the pockets available, and the subtle slit up the front. very very classy look, received compliments the entire evening! definitely recommend. :)
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 54
June 19, 2017
event was work awards ceremony. dress was easy to wear, comfortable and very elegant.
fit was true to size. I am 5'8" and about 160lbs in this pic. it was a bit short so I wore a low heel shoe. If wanted to wear a higher heel would have needed a long. did not need a bra.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 142lbs
June 13, 2017
Just the perfect dress!
This dress was just the perfect fit for me! I always struggle to find a good fit because on the top i can wear a size 6 but my bottom needs size 10... Talk about pear shape! I'm the perfect example. Knowing that i ordered size 6R and 8R. Because of availability I only receive the 6R. Thankfully it fitted very well! A lot of people that knew me actually asked if I had lost weight... When ordering it I was concerned about the lenght. I'm 5'2" so dresses are usually too long. But with heels of 2" it was perfect! I probably could have worn higher heels but that wasnt too bad. One feature that i Loved was the pockets!! I had my phone and small wallet on me the entire time and hands free. The split on the front was barely noticeable while standing. But i great little feature when seating so I wouldn't get my feet stuck in the dress and get to show off my shoes! This was a very comfortable dress, easy to dance with. The only challenge was walking up the stairs but that's expected with any gown. This was my Cinderella moment. I felt like a princess with all eyes on me. And then came midnight I had to return it but the memories (and pictures) are remaining... I would recommand this dress to any women for probably any body shape!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 59
June 2, 2017
Perfect fit, Perfect Choice
This dress fit perfectly right out of the box. My husband loved it. It is just sexy enough without being too revealing. It is quite long--I am 5'9" and needed 4" heels to make it work. There was a slight rip in the seam where it opens in front. I tacked it so it didn't rip further. It's easy to move in and didn't wrinkle badly when I sat for the wedding ceremony. But it is most stunning when standing. I would rent it again.
Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
May 30, 2017
Beautiful location and wearing a beautiful dress made me feel super confident!
I loved this dress. I knew it was more fitted in the upper torso so I used my measurements in that area to determine the size dress to order. It was comfortable and elegant looking!
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 25, 2017
Compliments all night
The dress was very flattering. Showed off my waist and was conservative in the chest area. The details in the chest were beautiful and it flowed so easily when I walked.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
May 24, 2017
Absolutely stunning dress.
The color and cut are gorgeous, flattering in all the right places. Renting for a black tie wedding. The fabric is heavy and the skirt is a little fuller than I anticipated, but it was really beautiful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 22, 2017
Princess dress
Perfect for gala type event. Easy to wear, conservative but beautiful.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 57
May 16, 2017
Simply Stunning! I ordered this dress for my daughters prom. She was so happy with her pick.
My daughter is 5' 7. We ordered 10R and 12L. both dresses fit her(the 10 fit better but was a bit short with heels) so she wore the size 12L. It was good to know the zipper was gonna be a challenge so we didn't panic when it got stuck. She was simply beautiful!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 17
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 9, 2017
Prom
My daughter loved this dress and received a ton of compliments on how elegant she looked. She also loved the pockets! The material has more of a matte look then the picture shows but it is gorgeous!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 22
May 7, 2017
Too Small
When I ordered this dress, I was really excited because I loved the low back of the dress, but when it arrived, not only were both the sizes too small, but the dress looked completely different than the picture. I am usually a size 12-14, and I saw from some reviews that the dress runs a little bit small, so I ordered a 14 and 16 and BOTH were way too small. I am very disappointed.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 7, 2017
Love this dress!!!
This is the 2nd time I rented this dress. I love the fit and think its beautiful. Its easy to wear, very comfortable and I received compliments all night.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
May 5, 2017
Amazing dress. I was so comfortable and felt like a princess!
I rented this dress for my cousin's black tie optional wedding in January. I was skeptical about the slit in the front because it seemed random but it wasn't really all that visible. It was a chilly night so I wore leggings underneath, which no one could tell. I am 5'9" and wore the 6L. I wore flats and it was definitely on the long side, but not too long. The pockets were super handy and I was so comfortable the whole night. Overall an awesome dress.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
May 2, 2017
Pockets
Prettiest dress ever. So comfortable. Has pockets.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
May 2, 2017
I got compliments all night on this dress. It was a winner and I felt stunning in it.
The dress fit like a glove. The zipper can be a bit of a pain though. Make sure you have someone there to help you with it. Definitely a show stopper though. Loved it.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 18
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
May 2, 2017
It was amazing!!!!!
I'm 5' 10'' and wore 3 inch heels and even then the dress still covered my feet. In the picture, they do not show a slit but there is one and it is very helpful for walking and dancing. Also looking at the picture, I thought I would need a special bra for the low back, but it is actually not that low and I was able to get away with a strapless bra. The pockets were super convenient for carrying my phone and all my friends were envious. The dress wasn't very heavy, but if it is super hot, I would go for a lighter dress. Thankfully it wasn't where I was and this dress made my night.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 2, 2017
Princess dress!
Loved this dress! Looked amazing and was comfortable. I would 100% rent this dress again
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
May 1, 2017
Perfect dress for a perfect night!
This dress fit perfectly. The only issue I had with this dress was that it was hard to zip because the zipper continuously gets stuck where the fabric changes from bottom to top. Other than that, I LOVED this dress and would definitely consider buying it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
April 30, 2017
Prom dreams come true!
This dress was excellent in every way. Only drawback was the bottom hem had several non-ironed or poorly pressed edges. It arrived on time and fit great! It helped make prom the dream every girl imagines. Jewellery was a nice touch too! Reviews helped us feel we were selecting the right dress! Pockets were an added bonus. Everything is set up so easily. Thank you for making this possible for us!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
April 27, 2017
Was my sister's wedding, it was MAGICAL!
This dress is so wonderful. The reviews said to go with the long if you are wearing heels. I would disagree the dress was way long even with heels. Should had gone with the 6R instead. Other than that it was perfect. Got so many complements, the pockets were a score, and the front slip is a great little surprise! LOVE!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
April 26, 2017
Dreamy
This dress was amazing. It has pockets which is the best! Monique dresses vary so much in size. In one style I was able to wear a 6 and this style I had to wear an 8.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
April 25, 2017
Beautiful and sophisticated gown for a black tie wedding.
I received a size 4 with a backup size 6 (as some reviewers had noted that the bodice didn't have much give) but the size 4 ended up fitting perfectly. The dress has a full skirt and so I would recommend sizing for the bust area--for reference I am a 34B and the size 4 fit great with just a little extra space. The dress is gorgeous, HAS POCKETS, and at 5'6" with 2.5 inch heels the length was perfect at just slightly off the floor. I was sad to take this dress off, it was so gorgeous and I felt (and looked! :) amazing! I would definitely rent this dress again.
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