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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270 reviews
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Large
(9)
True to Size
(114)
Small
(40)
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 22, 2017
Compliments all night!
I basically used other reviews to decipher my size. The 2 fit beautifully and I didn't have to worry about pulling it up all night. It was tight enough on top for a very small cup. Got soooo many compliments!! Everyone loved this dress!!!
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Body type: Full Bust
June 11, 2017
Tight in bust
This was really tight in the bust area and I didn't end up wearing it.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 27, 2017
20th Anniversary Dinner
Such a fun dress to wear. It made our anniversary celebration that much more special. The high low hem made it feel less formal. I would definitely rent this again.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 44
May 16, 2017
The dress of all dresses!!
I cannot say enough about this dress! If you want to make a statement, rent this one!! I received so many compliments from fellow attendees at the Kentucky Derby-themed party I rented the dress for. It runs small in the bust area but is workable.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
May 6, 2017
Compliments all night but tight in the bust
I wore a size 6 and the dress was tough to zip up around my 36D bust. The cut is lower on your chest so definitely shows some cleavage. The length fit perfect with 3 inch heals and the dress was roomy in the waist. I received compliments all night on my dress. Due to the bust being uncomfortable I would not rent again But it worked well for this event and was very pretty.
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
April 28, 2017
POCKETS!
Great dress with pockets! I love this dress it was so fun and classy. I would rent again.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
April 25, 2017
Compliments all night on this one!
So gorgeous!!! More pink than the online photos! Material is awesome and it has pockets!!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 15, 2017
Absolutely stunning
I received so many compliments and felt absolutely beautiful. Wonderful quality, great length and the best part... pockets!!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112lbs
April 9, 2017
This was the most fun dress to wear! Tons of compliments all night and such a standout!
Very fitted in the rib cage and the pronounced pleats stand out just a bit at the hips. It's still a nice silhouette though. So fun and very "Kate Spade" feeling.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
April 9, 2017
Perfect breast cancer benefit gala dress!
I read the other reviews thats said to size up and as a lady with a bigger bust, I listened. I'm normally a 10/12 in dresses 6/8 in pants so I ordered the 12 & 14 as a back up. Ugh, no. The 12 was loose and I should have gone with the 10! As other said, it did get a little looser as the evening wore on, too. Oh well. It's a heavy material in a bright, cheery color. Despite the bit of extra room and thus, tugging at the top all night, it was a fun rental. CON: This may make you look like you have a baby bump. If you do have a tummy and plan to eat, then fine, it will hide it, but if you are like me and have a flat stomach (one of my few assets - I have arms like bolster pillows & 2-inch legs, I really have to show off the waist when I can!) then you'll be m-a-d when it looks like you are hiding a pregnancy under there. I wore this to a gala benefitting cancer, so the color was perfect :)
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150lbs
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.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
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:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 207lbs
December 14, 2016
Small but the color was amazing
I wore it to a fiesta themed law school formal dance. This dress was super super tight in the chest (I'm a 38D). It fit everywhere else but did require several people to zip me in since the bust was so tight. The length was a little long and I had to wear 5 inch heels in order for the back to not drag. I absolutely loved the color of it and still got compliments on the dress despite the fit issues.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
December 13, 2016
So many strangers came up to me to tell me how great the dress was!
This is my husband's and my favorite dress I've rented, and I've been renting for over 5 years! The main color is a gorgeous raspberry with a bubblegum hem. My favorite compliment was posing for the Extended Family picture (second picture here) and I overheard 2 women go "Do you see those shoes?" "Who cares about the shoes, have you ever seen a dress like that??" I'm 5'3", the shoes were 3.5 inch heels, and the hem in the back was JUST off the ground, as you can see. It was lots of fun to sweep up and hold while dancing, and my husband liked that he never stepped on my skirt (it's happened before). You will NOT regret renting this dress!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 43
December 6, 2016
This dress is so beautiful!!! I got so many compliments. Plus it has pockets!! Love love love!!!!!!
Fit was great. The back does run a bit long so make sure to wear heels. I am 5' and wore heels and it still dragged just a bit.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
December 5, 2016
great company!
good length - worth 120mm heels. felt like it was dropping a bit
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
November 29, 2016
Crowd Stunner!
I felt like a celebrity in this dress. So many people stopped me to tell me they loved it. Would highly recommend it for a formal event.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 23
Weight: 170lbs
November 27, 2016
Great night at the opera!
Everything about this dress was perfect - the length and the fit too! I received so many compliments that it accentuated my height. I felt like a rockstar all night. I normally wear a size 8, especially with the emphasis on items needing to be long, but the 10R worked beautifully for someone of my height. My first RTR experience was outstanding!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116lbs
November 22, 2016
Pretty in Pink!
Loved the color and texture of this dress. My concern when initally ordering the dress was the length but it could not have been better! I loved the snug fit in the waist line and the wire around the perimeter of the edge to keep all pleated and perfect. If smaller busted, like myself, I would recommend going a size smaller. This would have eliminated having to wear a strapless bra, pulling the dress up, and having my bra peep out. The color will make you the bell of the ball and provides a gorgeous glow.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
November 3, 2016
Dress was beyond Gorg! I felt like a princess for my 30th Birthday :)
The dress fit great. Had to iron and iron and iron, but still couldn't get all the wrinkly off
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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:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
October 15, 2016
My little cousin looked like a princess for her dance. Absolutely love her look.
The dress is true to size. You must have a full bust for the front area to fitt properly. My cousin is a size 4, 34C and 5'5" tall.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
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:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
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:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
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:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 16
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
October 9, 2016
Great prom dress, but kept slipping
This dress was amazing. I received so many compliments on it. This is a very cute and young dress. My biggest issue with it was that the dress would NOT stay up. Even after using fashion tape and countless safety pins, the material or the dress was very very heavy and I was constantly readjusting throughout the night. I would NOT recommend dancing in it for that reason. Nonetheless, I must say, I had the most beautiful dress at prom, and I felt like a princess.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
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
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:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 26, 2016
Stunning! Gorgeous dress!
Tons of compliments. The pink color of the dress is sensational.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Age: 25
September 23, 2016
What is not to love?
I ordered two sizes, I am usually a size ten however I had read people mentioned to size up and I did. I ordered a size 12 and a backup 14. I have an hourglass figure and a 36 DDD so I knew that the bust section would be a bit of a problem. The size 12 fit but it was a little bit too tight on the bust and created that muffin top effect so I went for the size 14 and it fit just right. I am 5'4 and I used 3 in heels and the dress just about touched the floor. Outstanding dress, everyone will be eyeing you all night! It was my first time using rent the runway and it all was really easy. The only catch was that I did notice the size 14 had a sizable tear on the dress that I adjusted with a couple of pins so no one would notice it.
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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:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
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:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
September 6, 2016
Feminine
If you want this dress to fall like it does on the RTR model, be sure to be at least 5'7. I'm 5'4 and this gorgeous dress just skimmed the ground with my 2-3 inch heels. The bodice was just slightly loose on me; if I hadn't planned on dancing, I would have easily skipped the strapless bra. Since I wanted to dance, I added the bra to help keep it up. The skirt is a lot of fabric, so it can be warm, so keep that in mind. The brighter pink has a nice, subtle texture to it. Overall, it is an absolutely stunning dress. I got a lot of compliments while wearing it!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 1, 2016
Beautiful dress, but difficult to wear.
This dress is beautiful in person, and definitely makes a statement, but it is not a "toss it on & go" dress. It is definitely a two-person job to get this zipped and closed properly. I was in between sizes - the 8 was just a little too tight and made me feel very uncomfortable with the amount of cleavage; the 10 fit better, but unfortunately there were some broken pieces of boning that made it unbearably uncomfortable. I was able to wrap some medical tape around the broken pieces so that they didn't scratch me or poke into me and then I was able to wear it without any problems. This dress is a good option for anyone on the shorter side who needs something for a black-tie wedding. On me this was a floor-length dress in the back - I can't rent true floor-length gowns because they are just too long, but this was perfect with a pair of heels (about 3 inches was enough for me).
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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: 125lbs
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:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
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:
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:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
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:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 138lbs
August 21, 2016
Trying it for a bridesmaid dress but its was too pink.
I love this dress! I felt like a princess and will definitely rent this again. You don't have to wear a bra as there is sufficient coverage and the bodice is pretty tight.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 149lbs
August 17, 2016
The color was so fresh and bright. I kept getting compliments on the dress all evening!
The hem has horsehair netting to help the gorgeous flair of the skirt which is easily creased during shipping. I pressed it through a towel with a dry, low iron and it uncreased beautifully. The fit was very comfortable for a long gala. I sat & danced and was always comfortable.
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