Katerina Dress

$93 to buy
$498 retail
Stylist Notes

Embrace your inner ballerina in this fantastical cocktail dress by ML Monique Lhuillier. Accent the shimmering bodice with sparkly jewelry and complete with nude heels.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - built in boning for support
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips. Fitted Slip under tulle skirt.
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Blue tulle (100% Polyester) Strapless. Sweetheart neckline. Full tulle skirt with fitted skirt underneath. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. Boned bodice. 39” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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20 reviews
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(0)
True to Size
(8)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 18, 2016
Sweet
Nice strapless, sweet, fun party dress. Wore to a girlfriends party. Soft light blue color.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 133lbs
July 31, 2016
Didn't end up wearing this dress, but...
This dress was sent as a back up when my original back up size for a different dress was unavailable. I did try this on, and though I wouldn't have ended up wearing it (I just liked my original choice better) this dress was really cute. It's very fun, and the bodice has plenty of support. It was a size too big for me (I usually wear a four) and wouldn't have been able to pull off the 6 because my bust is too small. I really would have needed the extra bust to hold the dress in place. Still, super cute choice for a wedding event or a cocktail party!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
July 12, 2016
Princess-perfect dress for a black tie optional wedding!
Loved this dress! I was worried it was going to hit me in an awkward place because I am petite, but it ended up looking fine (perhaps it was the fluff of the tulle). I never wear strapless but was very pleased with the sweetheart neckline and support of the bodice. Great dress and beautiful color. Super fun to wear to this black tie optional wedding!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
June 5, 2016
Great service & a princess dress!
Because this was my first time ordering, I was able to get a free second size. I didn't end up using it, but it DID ease my mind a bit since I was set to receive it two days before my event: PROM! It came in a beautiful cloth bag with very easy instructions on how to return it. I had never worn a strapless dress before, but this had an adjustable hook kind of like a bra hook inside it, so I was able to make it snug enough that it wouldn't slide down all night. It was also structured enough that I didn't need to ear a bra! One thing to know about this dress is that the inner lining on the skirt is a little on the tighter side, you can't really bend down all the way (I had to ask my handsome boyfriend to take my shoes on and off for me!) but if you hike it up sitting isn't uncomfortable... All night people kept telling me I looked like a fairy princess and that is pretty much my goal in life so I was totally pleased. :) Overall, the tulle is beautiful and floaty, the top is perfectly draped, and I was comfy and felt like a princess all night! Such an easy process, I will definitely be ordering from RTR again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
May 9, 2016
Fun and girly formal dress
Rented this for a black tie wedding - fun twist on formal attire! Felt fun to wear a tutu type skirt but still felt elegant with the satin bodice. Was concerned that I would look too teeny-bopper but in the end it was fine.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
April 9, 2016
Pretty good, tight skirt
This dress wasn't my first choice, but it ended up pretty great! I had worn it to my school's homecoming. This fit was good for myself, but walking/dancing had a good amount of trouble. I have long strides so it was definitely restricting there. The opaque skirt underneath was what was tight. It kept sliding up about 2 inches because of any movement. It's still 4 stars because you couldn't tell the skirt had moved so it look normal. It's very pretty and dainty.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180lbs
March 20, 2016
Beautiful, dreamy, fun, small.
I wore this as a Cinderella costume (disneybound) for my birthday at Disneyland. Paired it with a jean jacket to dress down. I can not tell you how many people complimented me but specifically said how beautiful & pretty I looked in my dress. This dress is just that -- stunning. I turned 28 but I looked particularly youthful in this style, and might have been the drinks but two people even thought I was 20! Hello! I'll take it. The color is whisper light blue. The top has sheen & is sort of pleated & rouched in the most flattering way. The tulle is 4 layers, extremely delicate & light as air over a fitted pencil sheath. Extremely flattering all around especially for the tummy area where of course you could not see a thing. I loved how the lining was pencil fitted but the delicate tulle created a modestly a-line silhouette but in some pics could still see the pencil silhouette. Interior waist band was necessary. Zipper sticks at the waist seam like most do. However I found this dress to be typical designer sizing which fit like two sizes smaller than street sizing. Like I could not zip it up all the way but I had a jacket so no one ever knew. This would make for a perfect formal dress for anyone with a fantastical youthful spirit. & you can dress it down too don't forget! Sad to say goodbye but like Cinderella I have to return my dream dress & accessories at midnight. *A dream is a wish your heart makes*
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
March 1, 2016
Beautiful dress super elegant and well made
Very pretty dress Very well made The liner of the tulle skirt was a little too fitted for my taste so it rode up when I walked or sat down. Other than that, i got plenty of compliments on the dress and it looked beautiful
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 17
December 10, 2015
It made me feel like a princess.
The skirt was surprising puffy but it still looked amazing.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 7, 2015
Shipping and returned was so quick and effortless, enjoyed Homecoming 2015 so much more
The fit was great and sleek!! Loved it!!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 27, 2015
Such a lovely colour and style!
I fell in love with this dress the instant I saw the photo and it did not disappoint. I ordered a size up after reading other reviews, but because of my smaller bust I ended up wishing that I had ordered a size smaller. The colour is absolutely gorgeous and the tulle is so beautiful. I received many compliments and was told I looked like a modern day Cinderella more than once! The one downside to this dress is the tighter skirt underneath the tulle. Because of my wider hips the skirt tended to rise up and crease as seen in the photo, although when I was dancing it didn't matter! The top was a bit too large, but because of the high quality it didn't slip down at all. I wore the dress with a pair of nude heels and a pearl necklace and couldn't have been any happier with my final look. I definitely recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
September 24, 2015
My favorite dress so far!
This was a BEAUTIFUL dress! I just loved it. The fit was perfect, the color was beautiful. I got so many compliments. I was comfortable wearing it all day. I would definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
September 14, 2015
This unique dress was whimsical and fun!
Loved this dress. I normally can pick up any size 4 in street clothes and be good to go. However, in this dress I needed the size 6 to get the zipper all the way up in my torso. The sheath underneath is fitted but comfortable. I did not wear a bra, just a little spanx on my lower half. The color is a little more metallic-esque than the stock photo- but still a lovely blue. I needed to let the dress hang and do a light steam to release the wrinkles. I received tons of compliments, especially by all the people wearing the standard black dress to the gala. I would rent it again if I had to do it over! The RTR process is really fun and I was impressed.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
September 3, 2015
n/a
Would be great if you are younger.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 11, 2015
Super cute, very "youthful"
I'm 36 years old, and this was probably a bit to young of a look for me. I wore it to a children's event, and everyone loved it, but for an adult event I probably would have felt out of place. It is a really unique and elegant, feminine color. The fit was fabulous!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
July 27, 2015
Stylist Review!
While a tulle skirt is not typically my style, I loved the playful look of the Katerina Dress! It ran mostly true to size but I would be sure to size up for backup, especially if you have a full bust and/or hips. As someone with a pear figure, I found the fitted skirt beneath the tulle to be a little snug and would have had the perfect fit with a size 6. This style is an attention grabber but should still be given some sparkle with the perfect accessories. Pair it with bold, yet delicate crystal accessories to complete your look!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
July 13, 2015
Beautiful color but not a great fit for me.
The dress is so pretty but it didn't fit me in a flattering way. The top part of the dress seemed short on my torso and the skirt started up too high. It didn't look right. The skirt is full and almost seems like a ballerina tutu. I wore my back up instead.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 24, 2015
Not for bust size over b cup
Nice dress not for curvy figures
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
June 23, 2015
GORGEOUS! Makes you look like an angel, a ballerina or both.
This dress is perfectly crafted - as you would expect from an ML. The color is to die for and the romantic tulle bottom is everything you would hope it to be. I didn't wear it because it was 100 degrees the day of the wedding I attended and I didn't want to ruin it, to be honest. Will definitely rent again.
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
May 24, 2015
Due back tomorrow by noon, but bc it's a holiday, RTR allows returns Tuesday. Wonderful!
Went with the zero; perfect fit up top. Sadly, the Katerina was not made for this pear shaped girl. There is a pencil skirt underneath all that tulle. Tight while standing; downright alarming while sitting.

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