Garden Lace Dress

$595 retail

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Stylist Notes

Decadent detail draws the eye to this demure dress by ML Monique Lhuiller that’s styled with skinny shoulders straps and tie waist.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-16, one length available. Regular measures 53" from shoulder to hemline.

Product Details

Black printed lace (100% Polyester). Full skirt. Sleeveless. Square neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 53" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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138 reviews
Fit
Large
(20)
True to Size
(40)
Small
(11)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
March 14, 2018
Great rental

Would recommend for taller ladies since it's a heavier fabric and right at tea length for my height, falls straight down and doesn't hug curves if you're worried about that. It would definitely overwhelm petite ladies. I thought the lace detail was gold, but it is an almost pastel green and mauve so I didnt wear it for my event this time around, but will definitely rent it again in the future for a black tie optional event in early spring or fall.

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 19, 2018
Great dress!

Definitely need someone to help zip you up, otherwise a great dress. I am usually a size 4, but I wore a 2 in this dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
March 21, 2018
Caught in that formal but not formal enough middle zone

Really well made and luxe. I wore it for a fancy Oscar party. But in general it's formal style but not super formal in my opinion. Fabric is thick but hangs well.

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Top Contributor
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 21, 2018
Great dress!

I rented this dress one size up from my normal size as I am 5 months pregnant. Worked great! Got lots of compliments. Nice heavy lace, flattering skirt on the bump. I actually wore it strapless with the tiny straps tucked in...was very comfortable. I'm 5'6" and it was tea length on me.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 25, 2018
Beautiful dress for a spring/summer wedding

I loved this dress and got soooo many compliments at a spring wedding in Texas. Really beautiful, high quality fabric but light and breathable. I could dance all night! The zipper is a little sticky with the fabric; but it worked and fit well. Definitely smaller through the bust but I wore it without a bra and it fit perfect.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 55
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
April 3, 2018
Beautiful dress!

This dress fit like a glove. It's heavy, but lovely. I ended up wearing another dress that fit the theme of our event better -- but I would definitely rent this again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 225lbs
April 4, 2018
Ordered this as an Easter option

Pretty dress but the fit through the chest area was small so I was unable to wear the dress. The dress is also kind of heavy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
April 11, 2018
Ended up not wearing

Dress is beautiful. A bit full in the bust so might want to size down. The fabric is stunning and hung well. I would have pressed the lace flat across the chest as it was curling every which way but I ended up not wearing it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
April 23, 2018
The Perfect "black tie optional"

I wore this dress to a black tie optional wedding in Florida. It was breathable even though it was sturdy fabric and I felt comfortable in it all night. The length could have been better. I felt it was a bit long for me at 5'4" and not the T length it should have been but overall I would recommend the dress!

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Age: 25
April 24, 2018
Dress is SO comfortable and flattering. I got complements all night.

I got the smallest size (0R). It was still slightly too large, but the straps and the details made it still look great. I wish it were just tighter/smaller in the bust and torso. Otherwise LOVED it. I'm 5'7" and the length was perfect with 3 inch heels.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Age: 33
April 24, 2018
Beautiful and different!

I received so many compliments on this dress. The only complaint was the lace did irritate my arm pits a little.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
April 29, 2018
This dress made me feel amazing! It was perfect for the mid morning wedding and lunchtime reception!

This dress was perfect for Houston's mild, spring weather! It's heavy material but it breathes. The straps are easy to hide if you don't want to wear them. I'm 5'5" so it was a little longer than tea length but heels help to lengthen the look. The petals and leaves on the dress are a pastel pink and pastel green. I got so many lovely compliments on it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
April 30, 2018
Great texture. Perfect for black tie optional wedding.

It's a little tricky to do an arabesque in the dress given it isn't the stretchiest material, but it's flattering and comfortable and I got compliments all night long.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
May 4, 2018
Classy and flirty

This retro styled cut was so feminine and lovely

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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 177lbs
May 15, 2018
Beautiful flattering dress, heavy fabric

I usually wear a 14 in dresses and that is what I am wearing in the picture! The fabric was heavy and the straps were too big to fit properly but overall the dress was beautiful! I got a lot of compliments. Looking forward to renting another dress again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
May 15, 2018
Didn't love the fabric

The only one available was one size too big, but I decided to try it anyways, and I was swimming in it. More than that, the fabric was a bit worn and not nearly as pretty in the picture- more pink/green tones in the lace than what it looks like in pictures, making it less formal than what I needed.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 64
Weight: 195lbs
May 17, 2018
Pretty dress.

Did not fit me properly

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
May 19, 2018
LOVED THIS DRESS

I rented this dress for a beach wedding in Miami and I absolutely loved it. I felt so beautiful in it and got lots of compliments on it. It was so unique and different from what any other wedding guest was wearing. The fabric lining under the flowery top layer was heavier than I expected, and might have been too heavy if it was middle of summer. I loved the length of this dress- for my height it came down to the tops of my feet but didn't hit the floor.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
May 22, 2018
Runs big

I was unable to wear this because it runs big and looked like a tent on me. Dresses are sometimes tight on me through the chest area so I thought a 10 would work, but I definitely could have worn an 8 or maybe even a 6. The dress itself is really pretty though! Would recommend for flat chested people

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 40C
Body type: Hourglass
May 30, 2018
I didn't end up wearing it because it was my back up dress!

Fit was tight in the chest area, a little long for my height in my opinion. Zipper was next to impossible to go up because of how thick the fabric was. However, nice quality material and beautiful lace brocade pattern/colors!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 162lbs
May 30, 2018
Perfect dress for any occasion

Was so beautiful and girly, yet comfortable. Would rent this dress again - the overall fit was a little loose, but I think the next size down (4) would have been too small. Perfect for someone who's tall - hit tea length.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 57
May 31, 2018
Pretty fabric.

A little too much for the event I was attending, but will rent again. Beautiful fabric and neckline! Very well made.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Weight: 125lbs
May 31, 2018
This dress was so much more beautiful in person!

This dress fits true to size and hit me at the ankle perfectly. I am 5’6. It’s a beautifully made dress perfect for a wedding!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
June 2, 2018
Was swimming in my normal size!

The dress itself is absolutely stunning! The colors are very different than I expected (though, TBH, I can't recall if I read the product details on colors before ordering). I thought it would be tan and a deep blue/black, but it was pale pink, green, and silvery-grey with dark accents. The lace and material were stunning. The downside: an 8 was falling off of me. A 6 may have been better, but I used my backup on another from this same designer! I do foot between a 6&8, but the 8 worked in the other dress by the same designer. I'm shorter and the dress was down to my ankles and was in the awkward length between tea, ankle, and full.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 2, 2018
Wide hips

I don't have especially wide hips but look like I have HUGE hips in this dress. Did not wear. The rest is good but it falls oddly on my waist and the fabric gathers in a very unflattering way!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
June 3, 2018
Stunning and unforgettable pattern

This dress ran big in the waist and top- I added a belt which helped. The pattern is stunning and the dress works with and without the straps. It was the most beautiful I've ever felt in a dress and I considered buying it afterwards. Highly recommend for formal affairs!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 5, 2018
I was swimming in this

The dress is a thick, quality material with beautiful detailing. But it's not for petite people! Wow this was way too big.

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
June 13, 2018
Ran large, very heavy fabric

Unfortunately this dress didn't work for me. Although it is a pretty dress, I was overall disappointed when I received it. The colors are not as vibrant as it appears in photos. Colors are dull and muted, flowers are muted pink and mint, not at all bright or white as it appeared online. The dress also ran very large as other reviewers have mentioned. I'm usually a pretty true size 6, but ordered a 4 as my backup. If I had worn the dress, I would definitely have worn the 4, however, it still fit sort of frumpy on me. It is a straight fit, not at all fitted, so was not flattering. Fabric was also heavy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
June 20, 2018
tons of compliments!

This dress was great! The length was nice for me being 5'8", but I can see it being too long on anyone shorter. It was somewhat tight through my bust, so again might not be great for someone with a fuller bust. It was SO hot out at this wedding and the dress was cool, and I never got uncomfortable. The colors are more of a grayish/green and a very muted pink. I ordered one size up and it was definitely too large in the bust so I went with the smaller size even though it was a tad snug.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
June 25, 2018
Beautiful, unique dress

Loved this dress! It's really different from anything I've worn before, and I got a ton of compliments. Be aware - the fabric of the lining and the embroidered layer are rather heavy -- would only recommend for indoor summer events. Would be really lovely in the Spring or Fall though!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
June 28, 2018
Runs way too big

This dress runs way too big

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 151lbs
June 29, 2018
It widened me

I do not have a narrow waist, and this dress really emphasized that. Between the heavy fabric and the pleating at the waist, this dress was doing me no favors. It really was very unattractive. Definitely didn't pick this one for the event. I'm also pretty tall and this was ankle length on me. No idea who it's tea length on.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
July 6, 2018
Beautiful dress for a wedding or special occasion!

I absolutely love this brand, and this dress was no exception. It was such a pretty and fun dress to wear to a wedding! It would be so perfect for any formal affair! The sizing runs a little large. I'm usually a 4, but the 2 fit me perfectly. The length is somewhere between a maxi and a midi. I'm skittle under 5'4" and it hit at my ankles.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
July 8, 2018
Gorgeous Dress

I didn't end up wearing this to a July wedding because I rented another dress that was lighter and more flowy - better for the heat. This dress was gorgeous though, I will definitely plan to rent again! Slightly on the slimmer side although not particularly fitted. Beautiful fabric and colors, almost ankle length

Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
July 9, 2018
Gorgeous Dress. Wrong fit.

This dress is beautiful. The crochet lace like overlay is so gorgeous. There's even a slight pink hue to the white. But if you have a larger chest/shoulders or trunk you'll have to size up so it'll make your hips huge. I tried convincing myself to wear the dress and my family talked me out, thankfully. Basically this dress is for small chested people, it'll hide their hips if they have any too.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
July 19, 2018
Beautiful dress, perfect for day time wedding

This dress was very comfortable and worked well for my event. I had no fit issues. The dress looks more luxurious in person than in the rtr pictures!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Body type: Full Bust
July 25, 2018
Large

Large and long I literally rolled the skirt into the bust to keep it on

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
July 27, 2018
Even prettier in person

Beautiful fabric with green, grey, blush pink and black - something you can't see well from the photos! This dress is beautiful and fits just like on the model.....it doesn't have a TON of shape to it, but it's really nice and comfortable on. Definitely a heavier fabric but would look nice in summer or winter. The straps were too short for my shoulders but I tucked them in and plan to wear it strapless to a wedding next weekend.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
July 28, 2018
Cute dress but very thick

This dress is pretty but very heavy & long. It is not forgiving at the zipper so sizing down will not work.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180lbs
July 31, 2018
Loved the structured fabric

The overall fit was great. Very flattering and the thick fabric made it forgiving. Its a little more green in the floral than the pictures let on but it was still gorgeous nonetheless. I didnt end up wearing it since I liked one of my other picks better, but I would definitely rent again for another occasion.

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