Gladiolus Dress

$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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285 reviews
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(10)
True to Size
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Small
(40)
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
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:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
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.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
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:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
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:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 28
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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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: 38
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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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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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
Usually wears: 6
Age: 43
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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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

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
Usually wears: 4
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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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
July 12, 2016
Too small in bust, couldn't wear :(

I was so disappointed. I'm usually a 4, but not even the 6 would fit in the bust. Had to get an emergency shipment and wore something else

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 30
August 1, 2016
Felt like a princess all night.

This is a fairytale dress. The color. The way the train whisks and glides with every step. Even the bride asked where I got it! I'm giving it 4 stars because my chest would not stay tucked in all night and I constantly had to readjust. Also, part of the built-in bra was broken and plastic pieces jabbed my skin all night which was painful. Despite this, the dress was amazing, and fits true to size. I generally wear size 8 because I like looser fitting clothing but the 8 in this dress was too big. I would highly recommend it along with a pair of very high heels if you're short like me! (I wore 7")

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 136lbs
August 3, 2016
Showstopper with pockets

This dress is stunning on and as everyone else says it has pockets which was awesome at a wedding for my phone etc. there is a boning in the chest area of the dress that stabs into you and scratches you. That was uncomfortable but I was willing to put up with it for how it looked on me. You do not need a bra it has a built in bra.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 138lbs
August 4, 2016
Flirty, fun dress

I didn't wind up wearing this. I just didn't love how it fit me on top even though I sized up, which you should definitely do if you're bustier. Super fun high-low and hit me just right even though I'm short.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
August 14, 2016
Fun dress!

It fit well and was fun for a black tie optional wedding in the summer. The bodice in the dress begins to hurt by the end of the night but otherwise no complaints!

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 167lbs
August 21, 2016
Compliments about my dress all night long!

That dress is stunning. I ended up wearing the 10R and it was perfect. It came in a little wrinkly so I had to drop it to the dry cleaner for a quick press. $8 later it was beautiful and silky again! I had so many great compliments all night long, it was a show stopper. If you want to make a statement, go for it!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
August 22, 2016
Statement dress!

This dress absolutely makes a statement! Wore this for my SIL's formal rehearsal dinner, I received countless compliments. Perfect dress for a "formal" event that doesn't call for a floor length gown.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 160lbs
August 23, 2016
Great dress

I went up 1 size than my usual size. I don't have boobs so I got some sticky bra cups from target and that worked out. I could see if you have boobs there could be a problem - the top of the dress doesn't go up too high and they could spill out. The rib cage area was snug but still flexible. The front of the dress was perfect and the back was a tab bit long with 3in heels, but I am 5'2". All in all, great dress.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 24, 2016
Very snug on chest, but beautiful dress!

The bust of the dress was VERY tight. I wear a 34A bra normally, and it was uncomfortably tight on the band. There is a bra clasp inside the bra, which I was relieved to find at first (having a small bust, I'm usually stuck pulling up strapless dresses by the end of the night). I would definitely go up a size if you're bustier than 34A. It was a little hard to steam out the wrinkles from being shipped, but all in all, it was a gorgeous dress and I received many compliments! I recommend this for maybe a younger girl (I'm 26 and felt a little too princessy for my liking) but it is an elegant dress and I felt like I looked great!

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 9, 2016
Stood out in a sea of black

The other reviews said this dress was made a size or two smaller, especially if you have a large chest (36D) so I was extremely nervous by just renting the 10 & 12. Im usually a 10, but the reviews made me feel like I may even need a 14. I tried on the 12 first thinking there was no way the 10 would even zip. The 12 fit a little loose up top to the point where I had to keep pulling it up as I walked around my apartment. The 10 fit perfect. I didn't wear a bra with it, but I could have. I liked the snug fit Bc I didn't have to keep pulling the top up all night. I received tons of compliments on it. I would have given 5 stars except both dresses had stains on them and were picked - just not really noticeable unless I pointed it out.

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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 178lbs
September 18, 2016
Showstopper

Received a lot of complements for the dress. Has a built in bra. Not too long I the back. I felt like a million bucks!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 26, 2016
Stunning! Gorgeous dress!

Tons of compliments. The pink color of the dress is sensational.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
September 27, 2016
Fun elegant and modern

I don't think I've ever had so much fun in a dress or garnered so much attention. I received compliments for days on the color and style of this dress. It photographs so beautifully. And best of us, it has pockets!! If you are even considering this dress, pull the trigger right now. U won't regret it!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
October 4, 2016
Too tight through chest. Needed a larger size fit chest. Really bummed it did not work.

Too small

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 9, 2016
So many compliments! I wish I could keep it!

I absolutely loved this dress. I have rented from RTR like a million times now and this was by far one of my favorites. I received tons of compliments all night and it definitely was a head turner. The only con was that it kinda felt like it was falling down a few times from the chest area- but I have pretty tiny boobs, so it would probably work if yours are bigger! Haha but anyway, I would highly recommend this for a spring/summer wedding.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
October 14, 2016
Felt beautiful!

I wore this dress to a gala and got so many compliments! It was tight in the bust and the hook closer above the zipper was bent so it dug into my back. But overall it was very comfortable and so pretty!!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 14, 2016
Never ending compliments from strangers!

I am 5'6, 125lb and 36c. I ended up wearing size 6R. I have a wide back so I could not zip size 4 up. The length was perfect with four inch heels. The dress is definitely a show stopper and I got a ton of compliments. Couple of things to consider: material is thick and not silky like it may seem from the pictures; no bra was necessary since the corset is attached to the top but just like couple of other reviewers mentioned the wire kept poking my rib cage. I also had to steam the skirt. Overall, one of the best dresses I have ever rented and if you want to be noticed - that's the dress to rent.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
October 26, 2016
Such a pretty dress! Loved it!!

The dress was amazing! I wore it to a wedding. Lot of people told me it looked really pretty and asked where I had bought it from. I found it little light around the chest area which was uncomfortable, but otherwise it was pretty great. It looks much better in person than in pictures.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
March 11, 2017
Beautiful

It's suck a beautiful piece. Bust area is a little tight.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
March 27, 2017
Statement dress

This was a backup style and I didn't end up wearing it, but it was gorgeous. It was pretty snug in the waist but I was able to zip it. It makes more of a statement than I expected - it is very bright and the high-low makes it quite short in the front. The only reason I went with a different dress (Erin Fetherson mint mosaic) is because the mint was more comfortable and flowy. Also, I enjoy flats and this dress style requires a heel. Definitely would order this dress again the next time I want to make an entrance.

Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 12, 2015
This dress really is a scene stealer. If you want to be a wallflower, this is not the dress for you.

The fabric of the dress is quite thick and it's well-made. It was a bit wrinkled when I received it, but I steamed it and the wrinkles came out easily. I wanted to wear the 8, but it wasn't available. I got the 10 and it was a little roomy in the bust for me. I'm a 34D. Overall, the fit was good with an interior bra, so I didn't have to wear any additional support. I'm 5'5 and then back of the dress was just above the floor with a 4" heel on my YSL platforms. I had multiple people stop me and compliment the dress. It's an attention grabber, so not something I'd buy, but totally a great rental.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 24, 2015
I received so many compliments. The dress flows when you walk and has pockets!!

I was worried about the fit, but it was very comfortable and the bust was lined so no bra needed. The color shows great in pictures and it a heavier material that lies well.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Body type: Athletic
April 27, 2015
Just the right amount of drama without being obnoxious

A Last minute invite to a gala and of course the first thing I did was go to rent the runway. Since I was limited on style and siZe and options , this dress was slightly big up top, but I made it woks since the night was chilly so i kept my jacket on . Goregeous dress that got compliments from both men and women , young and old! I plan on renting it again for a summer wedding, but this time in the proper size .

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
April 27, 2015
Compliments all night!!

I received complements all night long in this dress! My husband and I chaired a fundraiser not black tie, but I wanted something other than a black dress. I definitely stood out! Great dress- I am 5'2" so it was a tad long, but still worked, even though I wore kitten heels knowing I would be on my feet all night. The dress was a bit big around the bust, but not enough that I was pulling it up all night. Rent this dress!!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 3, 2015
Love the dress!

Runs a bit large on top- a 0 would have been perfect. I have a narrow and small ribcage though.. Is also a bit long - I'm 5'6" and wore 4" heels and then it was perfect but if hadn't been would have trailed on the floor.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
May 5, 2015
Stunning color!!

This dress was beautiful! There were a few things that kept it from being perfect: the hook above the zipper was sewn wrong and unusable (along with the 2R). This was difficult because the dress was already big on me. I ended up wearing a big push-up bra underneath (even though there is a built in bra) and tying a thick ribbon around my waist. It also got weird creases from being packaged so I had to press it in order to get the beautiful waves in the skirt. Other than this it was a great gown! I felt like royalty, especially when the wind blew or I walked down stairs because the skirt billowed perfectly. It was also easy to walk in and I was never stepping on it as I danced the night away. Perfectly femme and fashionable and elegant for my senior prom.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
May 6, 2015
The dress is made by an amazing designer!

Wore this for my bridal shower and loved it! Great material and fit!

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