Gladiolus Dress

$95 – $115 rental
$798 retail
Stylist Notes

This bright feminine dress by ML Monique Lhuillier feels fresh with an asymmetric hemline and pockets. Try Kenneth Jay Lane's Silver Leaf Earrings to help dress up and finish off the look.

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 - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: One length available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'')

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Pink and blush faille (100% Poly Faille). Strapless. Straight neckline. Asymmetrical contrast hemline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. Imported. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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273 reviews
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Large
(9)
True to Size
(114)
Small
(40)
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Body type: Athletic
September 21, 2015
I received so many compliments about this dress during and still after the event I wore it for.
I used some pads to fill in the bust area, even for a strapless it's low so wanted to be sure it was filled out. This was extremely comfortable all night long, and it is a long evening for me. I would definitely recommend and wish I actually owned it now.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 25, 2015
I have never felt prettier than I did in this dress!
Beautiful, fitted bodice. Full skirt lets you enjoy a good meal. Received so many compliments and more importantly, I felt just beautiful in this dress! Love the pockets!
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 26
November 24, 2015
I loved this dress but both sizes I ordered were too small in the chest area.
It was small in the chest but the rest of the dress was great. Wish it would have worked out.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 28, 2015
I felt like a princess.
I ordered the 4R but ended up wearing the 6R. The 4R would have been perfect except for the fact that the top of the dress was too small, so I had to go with 6R, which wound up being a tad bit too big, but overall was fine. So, keep that in mind if you are a bit top heavy. Also, the dresses were a tad bit wrinkled.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 40
December 1, 2015
Would not order this dress/style again. Top was too small & waist was very short.
The waist was very short (almost empire style) so the dress looked maternity on me. Not flattering at all. The color was beautiful & the flow of the dress was nice.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
December 31, 2015
Gorgeous color. Perfect for a summer formal wedding.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 15, 2016
I got SO many compliments this evening. Highly recommend this dress (and RTR, for that matter!)
Fit perfectly! I needed to iron it before wearing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
April 4, 2016
Stunning at a silent auction!
Wore this dress for a charity event and got SO many compliments. The emcee commented about how I was the best dressed of the evening.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
May 2, 2016
I received so many compliments on this dress! I would definitely recommend it!!
I wish I had ordered the 4R as my backup size instead of the 8R. I am busty and was worried after I read all of the reviews that this dress was not for busty girls so I went up a size. The 6R worked out but I would have liked the bust to have been slightly smaller. Regardless, it's still the most fantastic dress I have ever worn and a great Rent the Runway first time experience!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 3, 2016
I got so many compliments on this dress. Perfect for the formal beach wedding I attended!
It was a bit snug on top. The fabric arrived wrinkled so plan to iron it before your event. Overall, I loved the dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 6, 2016
Unique, beautiful, and great for a wedding
This dress had a lot of fabric - it took up a ton of space when I took it overseas for a wedding, but it was worth it. Paired with gold heels, it looked great for the occasion. There's a lot of fabric in the skirt, so if you plan to do a lot of dancing, you may want to choose something else. I got a lot of compliments on the dress and really liked wearing this!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
May 7, 2016
I wore this for a formal wedding and it was perfect! I'm a 32C and it fit very snug on my waist.
I'm a 34C and it fit very snug on my waist which I liked. I didn't feel like I was pulling the dress up all evening.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Pear
Weight: 137lbs
May 9, 2016
Loved everything about the dress. So many compliments
I ordered the 4 and the 6 and ended up going with the 6. The 4 was tight around my 34C chest. The dress was comfortable and absolutely stunning. I received so many compliments on the dress. I would definitely order this one again.
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 10, 2016
Show stopper!
I rented this dress for a family wedding. The color is incredible and would flatter a wide range of skin tones. I was concerned about the high-low hem since I am so short but it was not an issue - in fact I ended up in LOVE with it. The fit however was an issue. I found the dress to run large - especially in the bust. As a 36C I have never had a problem filling out a bustline. Unfortunately I felt uncomfortable the entire evening and spent a lot of time tugging the dress up. Because the fabric is very thick, we could not get pins to help with the slack. Despite the dress being too large, I received a ton of compliments. I would absolutely rent this again...just in a size down next time. If you are considering this dress (and you should!) order your normal size and one size down.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
May 11, 2016
This dress was gorgeous! We went to a black tie event and everyone complimented me.
Fit true to size. I didn't have to wear spanx and could eat, which is a huge plus.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 113lbs
May 15, 2016
Tight around the bust
I loved this dress, it is very tight around the bust which I need because I have a very small bust. It helped the dress to actually stay up. Also the dress has a texture that is difficult to see in the pictures but that is really beautiful. It was very elegant too, even being pink
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 22, 2016
Beautiful shape and color
Received many compliments all night long. The color and style really stand out. The material is also a very nice satin that flows nicely when you walk.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
May 25, 2016
Simply amazing!
It was super comfortable and I received a lot of compliments, I used it for a wedding.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 22, 2016
I have never received so many compliments
This dress is PERFCT. It's young and fresh yet still classic elegant Made for small chested women (I'm a 34b and it was fine) but has a built in bra which is really nice, along with sticky stuff to keep it up so you aren't tugging on your gown all night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
May 29, 2016
Beautiful and fun dress!
This is exactly the type of dress I love from RTR because it's gorgeous and fun, but it would be tough to wear again! I had someone take a picture of me in the parking lot because they loved the dress so much!! I had to size up, because of the girls. I am a 36DD and the 12 didn't want to zip up. I was very hesitant about wearing this dress at first because it is cut low, and I felt like I was hanging out. But my girlfriends convinced me that it was the appropriate amount of boobie and so I was in. We danced all night and although I was pulling up on the dress a bit, it was more because I was self conscious and not because the dress was falling. Oh and, pockets!!!!!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 2, 2016
I LOVED how fun this dress was. I got tons of compliments on it! The pockets are a huge plus.
Runs a little small in the bust, but the length was perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
June 4, 2016
Stole the spotlight
This dress was beautiful! I received complement all night including from strangers walking down the street. The boning poked through and was extremely uncomfortable but once I put band-aides at the ends of the plastic it felt better for dancing. Would definitely recommend this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
June 6, 2016
Wedding on Martha's Vineyard for my fiance's college friends
The hue of this dress is not as "dusty" or "light" as it seems in the photos - it's definitely got more of a pop. But it's totally amazing! I wore the dress with 4.5 inch heels, which were perfect. (I'm a short 5'6".) The dress has a internal strap to help keep you in tight. I ordered a 4 and a 6 and, after trying on only the 6, decided to wear the 6. However, for whatever reason, I felt like the 6 was actually a little loose the day of the event - I should have gone with the 4. With that said, it was an amazing dress - I got so many compliments on it! I was really happy with it and I wish I could have kept it!
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
June 7, 2016
Showstopper!
I rented this dress for a formal wedding. I normally wear a 10/12. Ended up wearing the 12, as it was a little tight in the bust. As a shorter girl (4'11) this dress was perfect. The dress has a built in bra, but I still needed to wear a strapless bra. I got so many compliments. People were even stopping me on the street asking me where I got my dress. I can't wait to rent this dress again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 7, 2016
Fabulous color!
Took some work to get the dress to lay right but after some steaming and a couple of safety pins, it looked great! Love the movement when you walk. Perfect for a spring gala!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
June 9, 2016
Felt amazing!
True to the size. It looked amazing. I felt amazing. I had to send to dry cleaning before using it. Was wrinkled on the bottom. But RTR covered the cost.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
June 9, 2016
Summer perfection
I wore this for a wedding on the water and this dress was perfect. I had so many people ask me where I found such a beautiful dress. It was comfortable, easy to dance in, and looked like summer. I wore a size 8 and it fit great, however, I think it runs a little small. This dress does need to be steamed before it is worn in order to not have wrinkles in it, so plan ahead.
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
June 14, 2016
Fit and style is amazing !! Did not want to return !! Loved pockets !
Runs small ordered 8 and 10 wore 10 !! Would rent again !!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
June 16, 2016
Pretty dress but the bust is small
I rented this dress for a wedding but I did not end up wearing it. While the fabric and color of the dress were beautiful, the bust was far too tight! After reading previous reviews I ordered a size larger than I normally wear to make sure it would fit in the bust, and it still did not fit. I'm a 36D and I was barely able to fasten a size 14 over my bust. It's too bad though, it was a beautiful dress and I would have loved to where it otherwise.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 17, 2016
LOVE.
Boning is nice, pockets are on point! Loved the color. The bottom has a structured (horsehair?) material that makes it have a fun shape. There were itty bitty tears on the pockets and some small snags on the material if you inspect the dress up close. This was my first rental so I called to make sure RTR knew I didn't do it! I wasn't looking for a new dress or anything, just wanted them to be aware, and the customer service rep was SO nice- she sent me a $25 credit on my next order because it wasn't in pristine condition. No one else would have been that close to the dress to see the minor imperfections, but the rep insisted on sending a credit to try RTR again. Great experience, great dress. Lots of compliments!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
June 18, 2016
Dress
Perfect fit, loved how unique it is. Lots of compliments, great pockets
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
June 18, 2016
I'm not boasting but I SLAYED!
This was my first-time using RTR and it could not have been a more fun, simple and seamless process! Now about this freaking A-MAZZZZ-ING dress - it was a nice cotton blend with a satin finish. I ordered the 4p and 6p based on other reviews. I'm 5'4 and 125 lbs with most of my weight in my butt and thighs. Because I'm itty-bitty up top (34a), technically the 4p fit perfectly but the train didn't flow the way the 6p did. So I went with the 6. There was a faint semblance of a built-in bra but it didn't help anything. I found myself pulling it up a few times throughout the night, especially when dancing, but as gorgeous as it was, I just went with it. You can get some cups or tape to alleviate the issue but trust me, you want this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 19, 2016
THE most amazing dress, ever!
This is not a dress I would normally choose for myself - I don't usually like strapless dresses on my body and pink isn't always a color I gravitate toward - but this dress was absolutely beautiful and flattering in every way. The fabric is sturdy and structured, and the shape of the dress is incredible! I discovered the pockets after receiving the rental which was awesome at a wedding.. I got compliments all night long, I cannot say enough about what a successful rental this was!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
June 23, 2016
Photogenic, great color, high drama skirt... loved it.
a little tight in the bust, super flattering, really easy to wear.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 27, 2016
Obsessed!
Ultimately this dress ended up being too dressy for the wedding I was attending, but I was heartbroken that I couldn't wear it! It is sooo beautiful and so well made! I am now hoping/searching for a reason to wear it! I do agree with the other reviews to size up, especially if you have a larger chest. I'm usually a 4 and rented a 6 which worked perfectly
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 198lbs
June 29, 2016
pretty, well made, runs small
it was too tight for me around the upper waist and boob area, normally a 16, might need 18
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 15, 2016
Loved it!
Fun to dance in, tons of compliments. I'm 5'4" and wore 3 inch heels and it was just barely off the ground. You will need to iron it upon arrival
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 174lbs
June 30, 2016
I never thought a 14 would EVER run this small but, it did!
I read the reviews and saw that it was small in the bust and to order up. But, I NEVER thought a size 14R dress would EVER be too small on my usual size 10-12 self. It wouldn't zip over my boobs AT ALL. Crazy unforgiving material. No give in the fabric at all. I do have a 36F bust but still surprising. If you have a smaller chest though, it's a gorgeous color and style.
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 190lbs
July 4, 2016
The dress was beautiful. I received compliments all night.
The bust was a little big, maybe stretched out from previous uses. I should've ordered a 12 instead of a 14. The bottom of the dress needed to be pressed out. It came pretty wrinkled.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
July 10, 2016
Compliments all night!
Show stopper dress Definitely made for shorter girls, I'm 5'3" and the bottom just skimmed the ground with 3" heels. My 5'9" friend tried it on and was way too short. Great for a smaller bust, went bra-less due to inclosure in the top. Pockets are a huge plus! Didn't need a clutch! A little heavier material than I imagined, may be too hot for a midsummer outdoor wedding.
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