Ivory Lace Sheath

$495 retail

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Stylist Notes

An intricate floral overlay creates mesmerizing dimension on this eye-catching ML Monique Lhuillier sheath dress.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-22W

Product Details

White & black woven crepe (100% Polyester). Sheath. Sleeveless. High neckline. Hidden back zipper closure. Partially lined. 42" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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46 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 14, 2018
Date night at the Orchestra - beautiful lace and fit!

Worn for a date night to the symphony. Dress and lace are beautiful. I usually go between a 6 and 8 - went with the 8 in this dress and fit like a glove. There is no stretch to the dress, but was very lengthening and elegant.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 27, 2018
I was asked multiple times where I found this dress (we live in a small rural area). Stunning!

This is a gorgeous well made dress. I'm a 34a and the bust area has plenty of room- it was a bit big. I normally wear a 4 and I had plenty of room. Love this dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
October 30, 2018
Pretty and comfortable

I ordered one size up based on the reviews and it proved to be too large. I wore it regardless. It was very comfortable and received some compliments. The lace looks nicer in person. It fits true to size, don't order up.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
November 20, 2018
Adorable, unique dress

I rented this to wear to work. I wore it with a cardigan over it because I did not want bare arms. It did kind of ruin the detail of the sleeves, but it was still cute. I am wearing flats in the picture, but I wore basic black pumps most of the day. This dress maybe ran a wee bit large, but close to true to size. It was a long dress and may be too long on short girls. It was very professional looking.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
22W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 42C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190lbs
November 21, 2018
Beautiful dress for black tie wedding

This runs small in larger sizes. I normally wear an 18w and the 20w was just a little too tight so I went with the 22. Gorgeous dress. Lighting in my photo is off--it's pure black and white. Very well made and so comfortable. I did not need a bra.

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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
November 26, 2018
Lots of compliments

This dress fit true to size, although I usually do size up a bit for ML dresses. It was a little more flower/daisy looking in person than I realized in the photos, but everyone seemed to love it. It's a flattering dress as well.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36H
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 193lbs
December 1, 2018
Love this and frequently rent

I adore this dress and frequently rent it for important workdays, interviews, nice dinners out. The shape of this dress is perfect for my hourglass shape. The design and fabric of the dress are very high-quality and just absolutely stunning on. You can easily toss a blazer on it to wear to work. You can put on a sexy pair of heels and wear it from work to a date night. I highly recommend the dress and think everyone should try it at least once!

Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 48
Bust size: 42DD
December 6, 2018
The first 2 dresses I ordered weren't fitting, 2 additional dresses were overnighted in time!

The dress fit very well and I received many compliments! I was VERY confident!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
December 8, 2018
Stiff dress

The material is stiff. Not flattering to the body shape. Might be good as an A-Line dress. I returned without wearing it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36F
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 167lbs
December 9, 2018
Perfect for The Greenbrier!

This dress had "Mad Men" vibes to me -- classic understated-sexy. I wore this during a friend's 40th Birthday weekend for dinner and dancing at a resort, but I feel like it could really go anywhere, depending on how much you want to dress it up. The cut was very comfortable, although it has zero stretch, so you'll probably want to size up for your backup size. I was able to wear a nude regular bra with straps and it was practically invisible even in person, but that might only be because I'm so pale that my skin AND bra matched the ivory on the dress. Standard strapless would work best. Fabric is substantial (though somewhat stiff) and will camouflage lumps/bumps, etc. Probably would've been a better dress choice for an event without dancing -- the texture of the dress didn't bother me until we started dancing, and then it rubbed the underside of my upper arms uncomfortably. Great dress to flatter an hourglass! I'm 5'10, 170ish, 36 F/G, and measure 42-34-42 for reference.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
December 16, 2018
Lovely detail and comfortable

Rented this for corporate holiday party. Fit the bill perfectly. Zipper was a bit tricky but otherwise amazing. Fitted in all the right places, easy to move and dance in but fabric was thick enough to smooth out my figure. Loved the embroidery detail and collar didn't bother me. Would rent again

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
December 17, 2018
Great dress for a formal holiday party

I wore this to a work holiday party and I loved it! I received many compliments and felt great in it. The fit was great and was comfortable all night!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 19, 2018
Absolutely perfect!!!

This dress fit perfect and I felt fabulous and classy.

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Size worn:
16
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 187lbs
December 23, 2018
Classy but not quite as pictured

I sized up in this dress after reading other reviews. I might have been happier with the smaller size, but there is no stretch to the dress at all so it would have been a close thing. That said, it was big at the waist so I felt somewhat shapeless in the waist but didn't have a belt that worked. I didn't get a full length shot, but included the picture of the neckline to show that there isn't as much contrast at the neck as I was expecting from the picture. I was pleased but not thrilled. Fun for a date night at the symphony but too plain for the holiday party I had originally planned to wear it at.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
December 23, 2018
A fine dress

Pros: broad appeal, would work in a lot of situations with multiple audiences. Cons: ML's dresses run small, especially through the hips in the fitted dresses. That's true for this dress. Other notes: it's not an exciting dress, I could see it for a night time summer party or event where it's warm out and you want something a little different, but for what I was looking for it didn't do it.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
January 5, 2019
Dinner date

Fit well. Must wear a strapless bra to not see straps through the lace top

Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
March 12, 2019
A ton of compliments!

It is a tight dress. I sized up according to previous reviews and it was perfect. Typically I'm a 12 in pants and dresses. I chose a 14 for this. Absolutely loved it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 40G
Body type: Hourglass
March 14, 2019
Way too tight!

I couldn't fit in this whatsoever. It runs incredibly small :\

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
March 22, 2019
Classy and conservative but still trendy and different

I initially ordered the 8, but couldn't get it to zip my chest. I'm 36DD.no stretch at all. 10 the zipped perfect but was a little big in the stomach. Overall, was very pleased how this came out

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34G
Body type: Full Bust
April 7, 2019
Beautiful dress, received so many compliments

Runs a big long for my 5 ft 4" height. Otherwise beautiful lace and great fit

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 40D
Body type: Apple
April 11, 2019
Great quality

Great look for work

Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 185lbs
April 21, 2019
Rented for holiday get together...

I rented 16 & 18 since reviews said to go up a size. Glad I did!! Dress runs smaller because the fabric has NO "give". I received tons of compliments on it - I would definitely rent it again... Hubby likes it so much he asked where he could buy it (until I told him the retail cost!).

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
April 23, 2019
Beautiful dress

Flattering on, has an overlay of lace flowers and then lined under the lace. So pretty!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
May 4, 2019
Fitted, pretty dress

Very nice classy dress. I loved the pattern. I am petite but with a large chest so while it fit it was definitely tight by my chest.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 57
Body type: Petite
May 7, 2019
N/A

To tight in the bust did not wear

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 2, 2019
Exceeded expectations

Rented this as a back up and I couldn't have been happier! The lace wasn't itchy or hot for the humid summer. The dress laid beautifully! I wish it had a belt to really cinch that was it but the cut provided great accents of hour glass shape! I could have gone down a size but it was still a beautiful dream!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 16
Age: 62
October 4, 2018
Too tight.

Lovely dress. Ordering a size up

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
October 16, 2018
So so dress

This was an okay dress that had some good and some bad qualities. Definitely didn't knock me out and i wouldn't rent again. The shape wasn't great. Had to order a 8 so it would fit bust but then it just hung on the rest of the body. Wore a belt to give it some shape. The lace on the collar wouldn't stay standing so I gave up on it after awhile. I would just give it an "eh". Nothing too special.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
October 16, 2018
I loved this dress and it was perfect for my high school reunion.

It did run small. I usually wear from this designer a 16W and in this case I ended up with a 20W. The 18W was a little too tight. The fabric doesnt lend itself to much stretch but I did get a number of compliments. Would rent again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
January 24, 2019
So cute so classy

Perfect fit on me (I'm 5'7", a US14 in non couture fashion/Torrid/F21 etc) and so many compliments! I felt beautiful & a bit like a late 1960s-early 1970s Barbie doll / Goldie Hawn! If I didn't have so many upcoming medical expenses, I'd purchase it so fast! I might have to rent it again when my finances are looser so I can do just that actually! Another win from ML, but definitely know that all dresses by ML are junior sizing so you must size up at least one size if you are at all curvy (& not even plus size curvy, just in general, curvy) but it's always worth it. Such romantic, feminine pieces that manage to have an edgy feel to them still somehow. I chose to not wear a bra with it as it's structured enough to look and feel best with no bra and I am not a small busted woman saying this- I'm a 36D/DD (depending on the bra maker for the most part!) and felt very supported without a bra and suffered no aesthetic appeal with this choice.

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Age: 57
February 5, 2019
Nice dress!

I really loved this dress. It does run quite small, however, so be warned. I am 5'5", 138 lbs, and normally wear a 6 or an 8. The 6 was way too small, and the 8 fit but was still a bit snug. Very attractive dress though--worth sizing up.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Age: 34
October 23, 2018
it was form fitting and worked with my athletic curvy body

it photographs flat so you may not see the curves as much

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 61
November 9, 2018
Nice evening with new friends.

The lace is thick. More resilient — not easy to destroy — but not as clingy as I would have expected.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 44
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 17, 2018
Wore at work.

It was ok. Definitely a good dress for tall women. I didn't love it, it was ok. That said I did get compliments. There was a little bit too much extra material in the front by your lower abdomen - wasn't too noticeable but bothered me. I wore it once and sent it back.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 20, 2018
Charleston wedding. Beautiful

Beautifully made. amazing fit. Might be a little long for shorter girls. Perfect for a black tie optional wedding. Elegant dress.

Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 171lbs
December 3, 2018
Perfect for a semi formal event

I really liked this dress, which I wore to a semi-formal event. It's fancier-looking in person. The dress has a lot of structure (fabric is thick and holds its shape), which I like. I vary between a 14 and 16; I wore the 14 for this (with some shapewear underneath) and it was fine. The armholes were a little large, but not too bad.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 4, 2018
Fit really well and made me look tall and skinny.

It's very festive.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
December 10, 2018
It was ok.

the dress was a bit uncomfortable and stiff.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 14, 2018
Beautiful hourglass fit

quality dress

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 42D
Body type: Apple
March 5, 2019
Super cute!

Got a ton of compliments on this dress, I wish it was a little smaller but if I had gone down a size I doubt it would have fit. Very nice detail!

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