Lilac Bloom Gown

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Stylist Notes

A sweeping floral accent makes this ML Monique Lhuillier gown dreamy. We love it with a delicate necklace.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-14, three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

Product Details

Blue faille(100% Polyester). Strapless. Straight neckline. Fully lined. Boned bodice. Tulle inlay. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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70 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 30, 2016
The color is beautiful in person!

It fit great and I got so many compliments!!! The only downfall is that when I received it, it was soooo wrinkled! Took quite a bit of time to steam it. Other than that I LOVED IT!!!!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
May 6, 2016
Non stop compliments!!

Perfect fit, super comfortable and stunning!!! I would recommend it in a heartbeat.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 141lbs
May 18, 2016
Stunning AND comfortable!

Absolutely loved wearing this dress! It fit my torso perfectly and held everything in place and up the entire night. Love the hidden pockets! No one could tell I had my lipstick and cell phone on me all night. Got a TON of compliments. ONLY complaint is the length is super long. Recommend getting this 2 days prior to your event to hem all 3 layers.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Body type: Hourglass
June 20, 2016
So many compliments!

The dress is beautiful, definitely more on the purple end than blue. I rented a size 4R and 6R, I went with the 4. The 6 was just way to big, the 4 was a bit snug in the chest, I'm a 34DD, but fit everywhere else very nicely. I received a bunch of compliments on the dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
July 1, 2016
Princess dress

The dress is way prettier in person than in the photo. It ran long for me even with heels, so be careful! Great flow - had pockets! - beautiful color and I got non stop compliments. Tight for my bust size (32FF) but any bigger and I would have had to pick it up all night.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 6, 2016
Belle of the ball!

I absolutely loved this dress. The color was a bit darker and more vibrant than the picture but it definitely stood out among a sea of dresses. I got many compliments and felt like a princess the whole night. Keep in mind that it is very long. I had to pick it up while walking and dancing. I wore the dress to the USMC ball and felt elegant and regal the entire time. I normally wear a size 6 but I am full busted so I needed to go the next size up. The dress comes equipped with a built in adjustable bra and pockets on the skirt. I paired it with a silver shoe and clutch. 10/10 would DEFINITELY wear again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
January 9, 2017
You will feel like you are a movie star in this dress!

I rented this dress for the Governor's Inaugural Ball, it was amazing. I got the 12 and 14 and wore the 12. I could have worn either, but I liked the tightness around the bodice with the 12. I received non-stop compliments from strangers all night. The gown is absolutely stunning on and really stood out in a sea of black dresses. I have a little extra around my stomach and was worried about the fit - it was fabulous. I looked so elegant and felt beautiful. I was able to wear super comfortable black heels because you can't see them at all. This dress is true to size and if you are contemplating renting it - go for it, you won't be disappointed. There is a built in bra and don't forget the best part - pockets!! I felt like a movie star in this dress.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 34DD
January 17, 2017
Beautiful dress

Great dress, loved the pockets. A little tight in the bust but that is usually the case for me. Built in bra was very supportive. Beautiful dress, received many compliments. This was my backup dress and I am so glad I chose it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
March 26, 2017
Belle of the Ball

This dress is much richer in color than the stock photos. So refer to the review photos. It has pockets which is great and a built in bra with a clasp for added support. The zipper is hard to get up due to the folded fabric at the top, have someone on hand to assist. I am 5,9 and wore flats (which I NEVER do) but I wanted the floor length ball gown effect. Overall a great pick for a Cotillion Ball.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
April 27, 2017
Beautiful colors, stunning on

No complaints, come with pockets!!

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 157lbs
July 26, 2017
Husband was "wowed"

This dress is gorgeous. I couldn't wear it because it runs long. Even with 4" heels, I kept getting tripped up. Of the three dresses I tried, my husband loved this one the most. Too bad I couldn't wear it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 18, 2018
AMAZING!!

I really want to keep this dress...it was true to size and perfect

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 6, 2018
Gorgeous but long!

Fit perfect except too long. If it wasnt snowing/slushy i wouldve worn it anyway but thought it would risk ruining the dress. I ordered a back up lace dress but reallyyyy loved this.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
March 14, 2018
I wound up in the NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY FASHION SECTION wearing this dress.

Its a complete princess dress option. I received compliments non stop wearing this dress - including - being feautured in the NYT fashion section - amazing !

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
March 16, 2018
Beautiful but too small

I never ended up wearing this. Im a true size 8 but could not even get the zipper up half way. I should have ordered a 10. The print and color is gorgeous-definately dissappointed it didnt fit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 7, 2018
Princess Level Gown!

I have never felt as beautiful as I did in this dress!! It is made of amazing thick fabric with plenty of oomph underneath!! The color is so much richer in person; I would call a bluish lilac. On the plus side this dress has an amazing built-in bra and was extremely comfortable. Despite a full night of dancing, I did not have to adjust this dress once! And, of course, it has pockets!!! The only negatives are that the dress is quite long (I stepped on the tulle underneath multiple times) and that my particular dress had part of the bodice dig into my side, so I had to place a patch of moleskin there to prevent that. Overall, though, I absolutely loved wearing this gown and would definitely recommend it! If you can commit to picking it up a bit when you walk, you are in for a full night of compliments and feeling royal!!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 60
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
August 6, 2018
Did not wear it.

Runs small and too long and too heavy. Not suited for any summer formal wedding.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
January 5, 2019
Dress was way short! And I'm already super short!

RTR sent me a 2L by mistake. Way too tight up too and the length of the gown was only appropriate for someone who would have hit 5'10" in heels or higher. So I ordered a replacement in 4 Regular and it was SO short. I'm 5'3" and had to wear tiny 2 inch heels so the dress wouldn't be too high off the floor and ruin the sweeping gown look I was going for. Felt like I was wearing high water pants at times. Not really impressed with this dress. Though I did love the blended storage; best part of the dress was, hands down, the pockets!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
March 31, 2019
I DID NOT WEAR IT!

It was SUPER SMALL! It didn't fit. I'm usually a 4R-this fits more like a 2R. #iLoveRTR #MsMo

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 137lbs
May 6, 2019
Stand out in a sea of black dresses

Read the reviews and got the petite size, which was the perfect length - kind of crazy as I'm 5'5" / 5'9" with heels. Great option, especially if you think black dresses are boring. Runs true to size.

Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 32B
April 11, 2017
Wasn't able to wear it...

Dress was really long - I couldn't wear it. Color and style was beautiful though.

Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
July 18, 2017
Stunning!!!

I received this dress as a backup because my original dress was unable to be delivered after changing the dress size 3 times! I had this dress in my favorites list and luckily it was available. I wore the 2R and it fit perfectly, but it does run large and is VERY long. I would recommend sizing down at least 1 size, and you need to choose your size based on your measurements from the waist up because the skirt and lining is full. I am 5'71/2" and with 2 inch heals it was still too long but manageable. The built in bra is amazing, no other under garments needed and the dress stays in place, you won't be pulling it up. The color (it is more lilac than in the picture) and the fabric is perfect for summer. I wore it to a black tie wedding and received compliments all night!! The dress is simply stunning!!!

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 70
Bust size: 32D
June 26, 2018
.

I am 5'2'' and this dress was way too long. I imagine it would be great for someone at least 5'7'' who wears tall heels and who is looking for a princess type look with a full skirt.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Body type: Athletic
September 30, 2018
I loved the dress

I really loved this dress! The top part was beautiful and I loved the color of the dress for my skin tone (dark tan). But unfortunately the dress was too long for me and there was only size 2 available so I had to return it...

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
January 19, 2019
Do not recommend

I couldn't wear it because it runs very large. So unflattering and so long. I'm 5'4 and there was no way I could use it, not even with 5 inches heels. I'm normally a size 10, and luckily I got another style on that size. That other dress fitted me like a glove.

Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
April 26, 2016
Georgeous dress! Felt like a princess!

Ordered a size 8 and 10 Wore the 10. Holds everything in.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
June 3, 2016
This dress made me feel like a princess! Beautiful color and feel to it.

The dress fit rather tightly. I own another Monique Lhuillier dress in size 6 and it fits me slightly big. This dress was very tight on me. Also, the length is very long! I am 5'4" and wore 4" heels and the dress still was too long. I ended up hemming it 4 inches and it was ok.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Weight: 140lbs
June 4, 2016
Beautiful but quite long!

I got this gown as a back-up for another Monique Lhuillier. The color definitely reads more lilac (purple) than blue in person; it's unique and gorgeous! I opted for my first choice so I didn't wear this one out, but I did try it on and the 10 fit well (I usually wear an 8). The skirt is pretty long, though, so if you're short, plan on wearing heels and/or consider getting a shorter length.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 146lbs
November 1, 2016
Gorgeous Color

This dress is definitely nice. My rental came in boxes, so I didn't have all of the wrinkles that I read about through other reviews. I had a steamer on-hand just in case, though! I ended up going with a different dress that wasn't as elegant, but the other dress had my husband drooling. If you have boobs, size up. I would have had to wear the 8 and it would have been slightly hard to breathe. A 10 would have made my rib cage more comfortable, but the waist would have been too big and I would have been pulling the dress up all night. I hate that look - all girls know what I'm talking about: how many times have you gone strapless and been caught in too many pictures with your hands pulling up your top? This would be perfect with someone who has hips and can hold up the top of the dress without worrying about it falling.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32DDD/E
March 27, 2017
The dress is completely gorgeous and is princess worthy- I wish I could have worn it!

I read the reviews and I normally wear a 6 so I went a size up. I have "unlimited" so you do not get a back-up dress or size. No size would have fit the ladies. It has a built in bra which would have been great if the description gave the measurements for the bra. I was so excited when this arrived a day before my gala and I immediately put it on and zipped it up (has a pretty low cut back) and I could not have stuffed the girls into it...I tried, my husband tried, we really tried to make this work but it was not just showing too much bust it was showing EVERYTHING! If you are really a 34 D then you cannot wear this dress. If you are a Victoria's Secret 34 D then you probably can. I went the size up and I am a 34 DD not vanity sized and I doubt that size 14 would have covered my top half!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
June 18, 2018
I didn't wear it - too small

The dress is pretty and very full, however the chest is small and due to the fact that I have a broad back and a large chest, I couldn't zip it up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 15, 2016
STYLIST REVIEW

Gorgeous black-tie gown! One thing to note is that the color is more vibrant in person. Running true to size, we recommend sizing up for backup. There is no stretch to the fabric. Built in bodice allows for you to go bra-less. There is comfortable room in the bust area. This style is fitted in the natural waist and loose throughout the hip area. Pair it with statement earrings and silver or nude heels for your next formal event!

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 9, 2016
This dress is BEYOND!!

Stand out in a crowd with this stunner. Smitten for pockets. The length in a regular is still very long I had on 4" heels and I'm 5'8". The Oscar de la renta asymmetrical earrings were perfect. The dress is an ombre of purple but the blue 2 tone earrings were a perfect mate.

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 133lbs
April 19, 2016
The dress was so stunning. I got compliments all night. Bell of the ball!

I normally where a 6 but figured it would be cut small at the top so I ordered an 8R and 10R. I ended up wearing the 8 however it was super long. I'm only 5'3, I wore 4in heels and still had to use hemming tape. Gorgeous dress though and I'm so glad I Rented the Runway!

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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
April 19, 2016
Gorgeous volume and vibrant color!! The pockets were the cherry on top.

Top feels like a corsette. I ordered the long and you definitely need 3-4 inch heels to make sure it doesn't drag on the ground (for reference I'm 5'6).

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
April 27, 2016
The luster of the dress is so pretty

..

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
April 30, 2016
Beautiful color, flattering fit, and it has pockets!

This dress has an interior bra and is fully lined, giving it plenty of support even with a large chest. The dress has tulle under the skirt to ensure that the skirt has fullness, and there are pockets on both sides that are invisible, yet very handy. I am 5'7" tall and love heels so I ordered the long instead of the regular, which was perfect. With Badgley Mischka 4 1/2" platform heels, the 8L dress met the floor at exactly the right spot. As far as looks of the dress went - I received compliments all night, and nearly 2 weeks later am still receiving compliments on my dress. Many guests I knew at the event reported that they were asked who I was by those who didn't know me at this event because the dress made me stand out amongst the crowd. I would definitely recommend this dress to anyone wanting to make a statement. However, you will need a steamer or time to get it to the cleaner to have it steamed because shipping causes quite a bit of wrinkling in the skirt that needs tending to.

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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 9, 2016
I loved this dress and got tons of compliments. It also had pockets to hold my phone!

It was a little big in the chest for me so I got those stick on bras. The back drops down so a regular bra will not work. The length was perfect and I'm 5'7". It was a lot of dress but I was able to dance all night long.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 124lbs
June 3, 2016
The event itself.

PROS - The gown has a built in bra that you can adjust. - The color of the gown is just perfect. It was neither bright nor dark. - The length of the gown was too long for me, since I'm only 5'4", so I wore 6-inch heels. CONS - The gown fit me well from waist down, except for the top part. I already maximized the options for the built in bra, but it was still a little bit loose. - Front bottom part of the gown had a couple of red tapes (I'm assuming the hem was broken by a former renter) when it arrived. Good thing we checked the night before, or else the front bottom part would have showed. What I didn't like about it is that it wasn't fixed.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
June 14, 2016
This is gorgeous dress that made me feel like I stepped out of a fairytale.

I regularly wear an 8 or a 10 on top, but I was worried this may run small so I ordered a 10R and a 12R. The 10R fit perfectly, just right on top with no pinching or pulling. The dress is long, but I don't particularly like wearing heels, so I wore kitten heels that are probably 1.5 inches and that worked just fine. The color is gorgeous and the slight sweetheart top was very flattering. I received compliments from strangers throughout the night and couldn't have been more pleased with this dress!

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