Lilac Bloom Gown

$130 – $150 rental?
$995 retail
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, two lengths available. 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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40 reviews
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True to Size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
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: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 133lbs
April 18, 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: 30
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:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
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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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 20
April 27, 2016
The luster of the dress is so pretty
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
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:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
May 5, 2016
Non stop compliments!!
Perfect fit, super comfortable and stunning!!! I would recommend it in a heartbeat.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 8, 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:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
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:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
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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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
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.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
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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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
June 19, 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: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
June 30, 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:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 19
August 28, 2016
this dress is absolutely beautiful !! It was so comfortable and I felt amazing in it !
It fits true to size and the pockets are a plus !
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
October 13, 2016
Perfect Dress
The dress fit awesome! It was so comfortable and was a great color. The only thing I would warn about is it came very wrinkly and I had to wear it straight out of the mail and so I didn't have time to finish steaming it all the way.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
October 17, 2016
I felt like a princess the whole night, and had endless compliments.
I felt like a princess the whole night, and had endless compliments. I ordered both sizes 10 and 12. The 10 felt too tight so I thought I would need to size up to the 12, but after some tricky maneuvering, the 10 ended up being perfect. The bodice is just tight and you may need someone to help you get it fastened. The hidden pockets were a special treat so I could carry around my cell phone to take photos all night.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 44
October 29, 2016
it was a pretty dress, but it looked terrible on me- I didn't pick it- it was sent as a replacement
I didn't pick this- someone sent as a replacement because It was the same style. However, the others were A-line, and this was at the waist. A very different fit for a girl with no waist....
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
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.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 5, 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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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 18
November 12, 2016
So much prom fun.
It was just so elegant and nice to wear, plus the pockets made the dress better. I'm a short person so it was long, but other than that it made me feel like a princess at prom.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Weight: 95lbs
December 3, 2016
elegant, simply beautiful, the tube top part stays perfectly in place.
I feel this dress allowed me to stand out among party attendees because it is not just "fancy". Its simple elegance can make you look "a notch" above the average party goers. I received lots of good feedbacks from other guests across all age groups. It looks good in bright as well as dark lightings.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 61
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 18, 2016
Received so many compliments. Paired it with a silver shrug as it was -5 when I wore it.
The bodice is on the tight side- we had trouble with the zipper and finally discovered there were threads blocking the way. After several tries it worked fine. The pockets were wonderful and the dress fit so well- easy to move in. I did need 3 inch heels and I am 5'6- still there was length on it. The dress steamed out very easily for me
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
January 6, 2017
I worse this dress for the annual Jingle Ball.
This dress is beautiful and received a ton of compliments on it. The pockets were perfect for stashing my phone. The only problem is that this dress is REALLY LONG. Even after I used temp. hemming tape to hem it 2 inches, I was still tripping on it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
January 8, 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:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 41
January 14, 2017
Made the back cover of my debut solo album Jenn Gambatese: Cockeyed Optimist! Just a magical dress!
It was a bit long for my 5'4" frame, but since it was for a photo shoot it was fine.
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
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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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 17, 2017
Senior Prom!!
This dress was awesome. Fit well, stayed up (strapless!!) and made me feel like a million $!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 18
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 185lbs
March 12, 2017
Compliments all night!
I rented this dress for my junior prom. It was my first time using RTR and was so impressed by everything. It was hard to tell exactly what color the dress was but it was closer to a purple than a blue. The pockets were amazing! My mom had to pin up the tulle because some of it was showing from beneath the the bottom of the dress. I was worried about it being strapless but it stayed put even while I was dancing. It made my night so amazing!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
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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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
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!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 18
April 9, 2017
Beautiful and unique color and design. Classic yet contemporary. Well constructed and stayed put.
Great fit and stays put. You will need a friend to zip and unzip the dress. A little on the long side even with heels. I'm 5'8" size 4 fit perfectly, but a bit long.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 50
April 11, 2017
Wasn't able to wear it...
Dress was really long - I couldn't wear it. Color and style was beautiful though.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
April 27, 2017
Beautiful colors, stunning on
No complaints, come with pockets!!
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 24
May 1, 2017
Perfect dress for Barrister's Ball.
Great Dress. Beautiful color and the pockets were amazing. The length is a little long if you are a little shorter so be prepared to wear a decent size heel.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
May 11, 2017
Ordered it for a wedding but did not end up picking it.
I ordered multiple dresses and did not end up choosing this one, but the quality of the dress is great and perfect for a very formal occasion. The only con for me was that it was tight from my chest, I am 34DD and could not fully zip it up, the dress size was 4R.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 11, 2017
Didn't want to take it off!
I wore this for a staged wedding photo shoot for my best friend, event planner The Party Goddess. I was the "older bride" in the scene but also got pulled into photos as the bridesmaid. I wore the dress for two hours after the photo shoot. It felt so good and looked amazing! I hope that I get to rent it again!!!!
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