Madame Damask Dress

$65 – $85 rental?
$598 retail
Stylist Notes

This ML Monique Lhuillier damask patterned dress will have people turning heads all night long. The hi low hem calls for a pair of fab shoes!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: 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'').

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

Product Details

Blue Silk Taffeta (100% Silk). Strapless. Straight neckline with boned bodice. Full skirt with asymmetrical hem. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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326 reviews
Fit
Large
(16)
True to Size
(199)
Small
(55)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 225lbs
April 9, 2017
RTR's Customer Service ROCKS
I had Fit problems with my dress. RTR customer service was quick to help with an overnight shipment of a new dress in a similar style. This dress was GORGEOUS. Well made and super luxurious. That said, I was unable to wear it. Upon trying it on, the zipper got STUCK. As in I couldn't get out of the garment stuck. My husband had to strip the zipper to get me out of the dress. It was horrible. I called RTR and they assured me I would not be charged for the damaged garment. Upon return of the dress, I received a credit for a future rental. The customer service and the quality of their products keeps me coming back to RTR over and over.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
April 7, 2017
the color and the style
True to size. Wore 4R with 4" hill and the back barely touched the ground. I am 5'8 and bra size is 34D. Didn't need to wear a bra, everything stayed in place. The color is navy (but almost looks black) with gold design. Would rent it again and recommend to others.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 4, 2017
A comfortable and beautiful dress for any formal event!
This dress was a great choice for a grad school ball. It was true to size and I didn't have to deal with any issues that usually come with a strapless dress. Even though it was a little long for me (I'm 5'2"), it wasn't a big deal at all. Additionally, I loved having pockets! I would absolutely recommend this dress to anyone.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
February 17, 2017
Perfect dress!
This dress is comfortable and true to size. It was perfect for a black tie wedding!
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Size worn:
10P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
February 7, 2017
Great dress, lots of compliments!
The dress fit well. I was glad to have ordered the 10P as a back up. They were out of the 8R and the L was too long and didn't have enough room in the bust. The 10P fit perfectly (although hit a little longer than shown on the model). I got lots of compliments and felt comfortable in the dress all night. Perfect for an evening winter wedding!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
January 24, 2017
Made me feel like a princess. Loved how the gown felt and how it looked.
Got great. Only negative was how difficult it was to get it zipped up. It was impossible to do it on my own and I had to ask my date to help.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 22, 2017
Cinderella Dress!
The dress fit perfect and was beautiful. I was able to get the hem to fall out by pressing both the hemline and the skirt. Loved the fit. It is long but worked well for my height 5'8.5" so consider that when you order. I wore 4 inch heels.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
January 20, 2017
brining a backup dress
the zipper was an issue. I am 5"4 and the dress ran a bit long
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 139lbs
January 14, 2017
Lovely and effortless
This gown was delightful to wear. I toned it down a bit with soft hair, nude heels and statement earrings as it was a transitional wedding (late afternoon to evening). I received many compliments and loved the subtle gold undertones. Lovely for an autumn black tie event.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 12, 2017
Great for a tall girl!
Very comfortable and I received many compliments. I am tall (5'11") so I went with a high-low because I hate full length dresses that show the feet and I don't want to wear flats. This style is perfect to avoid that fashion faux pas (personal opinion). Halfway through the night I had to go back to the hotel to change into the 8L because a piece of boning in the 6L was poking out of the fabric and drew blood. I don't blame the dress though! Loved it! Perfect for dancing, eating, sitting, and enjoying the event to the fullest.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
January 9, 2017
I wore this to the Governor's Inaugural Ball and loved it!
I ordered the 4R and 6R and ended up wearing the 6R. I thought the fit was true to size. I didn't have the full high low effect but it was perfect that it didn't drag since it was raining that night. Lots of compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 20, 2016
Beautiful dress with pockets!
Fit great! Held my boobs up! Loved the pockets. Felt like a princess all night and got hella compliments. Definitely needed help zipping up the back but it's all good.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Body type: Pear
Weight: 177lbs
December 18, 2016
My son's childhood friends winter wedding. The dress was perfect for the venue.
The pattern, the color and the fit were absolutely stunning . I felt gorgeous and received so many compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 11, 2016
Winter wedding perfection
This dress was just everything. Fancy, beautiful and heavy for a winter wedding, but light enough that it didn't just fall off. The pockets are always perfect, especially to keep the red lip going strong :) if you are smaller chested like me, I would definitely recommend some extra help in the top with this dress. I found myself pulling it up around there a lot but it was worth it. I felt so beautiful and received compliments all night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
November 8, 2016
great support and fit . . and pockets!!
i loved the way this dress wore - extra secure top with inner hooks. i was comfortable all night and having pockets in a formal is amazing!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
November 3, 2016
The conservative elegance of this dress and comfort was great.
Comfortable. A little longer than on the the model because I am only 5 foot 4 inches and curvy so the larger size caused the dress to be longer. I would recommend the 14P but the 14R was the only one available. My heel did get caught a couple if times in the hem. It went well with my husbands military dress blues.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
October 26, 2016
The dress was pretty!
The dress was pretty and runs true to its size. I got this dress but didn't end up wearing it to the wedding as I liked the other dress I got better. The fabric was soft and comfortable. Overall a great dress.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
October 24, 2016
Pockets!!!
Loved the dress and it fit perfectly. I did have some trouble with getting the zipper up all the way as it would get stuck in one specific spot.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
October 23, 2016
Classy and Comfortable
I rented this dress to wear to a wedding. It was easy to move and dance in and was super comfortable. My only complaint is the boning was sticking out under my arm and irritated my skin. I received many compliments and wish I had another event to wear it to.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 19, 2016
Not for the short torso!
BEAUTIFUL GOWN! I would recommend this gown to anyone with one caveat - this is not for those with a short torso. As pictured, the torso is fitted through and slightly below the waist. For me, it hit at the hips, which just caused the dress to flow right over my hips...with extra volume. However, I'm a 34DD/36D and a 29.5" waist, normally wearing an 8/10. This dress fit perfectly in through the waist. I would imagine it would flow nicely over the hips if I had a longer torso. I'm 5' 2" and front of the high-low hit just above the ankle. The back flowed just enough to skim the ground, but not drag as a real train. The pockets are wonderful though. The color is beautiful! It's hard to describe, but the damask embroidery just shimmers, and the blue is dark enough that the print is not overwhelming at all! It's truly beautiful, just wish I had a longer torso.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
October 7, 2016
Perfect dramatic look
I wore this to the ballet. As other reviewers noted, the boning does dig into your hips, but otherwise it was pretty comfortable. The zippers on both sizes got a bit stuck where the bodice met the skirt, but it worked with a little help. The boning was SERIOUS--probably the first time I didn't have to wear a bra. I got compliments all night and loved twirling in this dress. The skirt is dramatic and moves beautifully. Highly recommend and would definitely rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
October 5, 2016
Perfect dress!!
This dress has POCKETS!!!!!! This dress was amazing!! The fit was great without a bra. The bones helped keep it up. It helps hide a belly if you have one without wearing spanx.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 4, 2016
Great Dress really comfortable. I got a ton of compliments.
The zipper is a bit flimsy and hard to zip over the waste seam. Took an extra set of hands to get it zipped but I was comfortable all night in it. LOVE the pockets.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
September 11, 2016
So elegant with an edgy vibe!
I really liked my rental of this dress. I was 14 weeks pregnant and had no problems with my little bump fitting in the dress. I would not recommend this for larger chested girls though. I'm well endowed to begin with (36D), but with the swelling due to pregnancy, the dress was almost too tight up top. I didn't clasp the inside corset because it would've been uncomfortable. If I were to rent it again I would go one more size up (I wore the 10). The dress never fell down though (ha)!! The pockets were great for storing my phone, lipstick, a room key, and some cash! I also loved that the bottom front was short and showcased my shoes. Perfect for shoe lovers!! The material is thick but not too hot (I wore this in September) and it felt very expensive. I eventually changed into flats and the dress did drag the floor in the back just a little (I'm 5'7). I would recommend renting this dress. It's beautiful and fun!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 5, 2016
Real life cinderella experience! But more bad ass.
In dresses I can vary from a size 2 to 6 depending on the cut, style, fit, etc., and in this dress I was a 2. The fabric is on the heavier side, so I sized down, which helped me feel more comfortable that the dress would stay up. The dress has great boning, and essentially an inner corset. I was able to dance all night without worry. This dress is a slight high-low cut, which I didn't notice before. I loved it, great for showing off shoes.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 27
August 3, 2016
This was the first (and probably only) time I would be invited to the Tony Awards!
The dress fit too small for me to wear to the awards. If I could have gotten it in a size up (wasn't available), I think it might have worked perfectly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
July 15, 2016
First Rental And It Was A Winner!!
I rented this for my 25 th birthday party and it rocked. The detailing was just right, wasn't a dramatic hi low effect which I was glad about. I'm on the taller side and with heels it was just at the floor might be a tiny bit long if you don't wear heels.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
June 19, 2016
The dress fit perfectly especially for a shorter person!
The dress fit well and I felt beautiful in it. Being 5'1" I often struggle finding a dress that doesn't need shortening. Although this dress is midi length on taller women this dress was perfect floor length on me! The front hit right at my ankles showing off my shoes and left a small train behind me. The dress also had pockets which is always a win in formalwear. The only negative I can say is the boning was in both the front and back and the back boning dug into me a little bit. The zipper was also a bit difficult where the upper and lower sections of the dress came together. I would definitely recommend the dress especially if you are short and looking for a formal gown!
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
June 15, 2016
Lovely!
Loved this dress for a Black Tie Wedding- tons of compliments! Im not entirely sure how to rate fitting as Im 8 weeks postpartum. Compared to more casual dresses Ive worn post baby I had to go one size up. It was very forgiving in the belly area and fit my chest great - I didn't have to wear a bra which was fab since I dont have a strapless bra that fits currently! Also it has pockets! Great dress for a formal event or black tie wedding!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 29, 2016
Beautiful design and cut that stood out. Very elegant and fun to wear. Enough weight but not heavy!!
No cons. Was extremely comfortable to wear. Perfect for smaller chests. Wore to a fall Wedding. Was warm enough and had a lovely thick material that felt soo royal. Flowed beautifully!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
May 16, 2016
Should've ordered the regular length
I like this dress, and may order it again in a different size and length. I chose not to wear it because it was a little too snug. I was singing at this event, so the ability to breathe is key. I thought the dress was a little too awkwardly long. I'm 5'8" and I'm all about high heels so I ordered the long, but it hit at kind of an awkward place on my legs. I also wish there was a little more support in the bust. It made me seem a little flat.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 114lbs
May 16, 2016
Pretty fabric
I'm usually a 2 but it was unavailable and based on some of the reviews I thought I could get away with sizing up but I was swimming in it. The zipper was also messed up on mine so even if it had fit I don't know if I would have been able to wear it. The material was very heavy but absolutely gorgeous! I loved the pattern & the pockets! I may try to rent this again in a smaller size for a different upcoming wedding if available. I definitely recommend going with your actual size or even down a size (unless you are extremely top heavy) as its not fitted in the hips making it somewhat forgiving!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
May 1, 2016
Really wish this had fit
Based on information from other reviewers with my body measurements, I ordered the 10R and it was way too small (especially in the chest area). I should have gotten a 12 or 14
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
April 20, 2016
This was my first RTR experience and it couldn't have gone better. Loved the fancy bag!
The length was a little longer in the front than it should have been because I'm petite and the sizes were only regular. I was worried that it would be awkward and wish the hem was 2 or 3 inches shorter, but I pulled it off and got a million compliments. I'm a 32DD and didn't need to wear a bra because the built in support was great. Pockets were awesome! I didn't even need a clutch.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Age: 28
April 18, 2016
Dress was stunning in person and fit great. The regular length is a little longer than shown.
Dress fit great and was beautiful in person. Length was a little long compared to photo and I had the regular. But it was perfect for our event and I had many compliments about it. Came on time and SO easy to send back.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 179lbs
April 15, 2016
So many compliments on this dress!
Unfortunately I was having too much fun at this wedding and forgot to get a photo of this dress :( Fit great, although I knew it would. I wore the 10L since I had already rented the black and white color blocked version of this dress for another wedding last November so I knew it would fit! The blue and black color is beautiful, the pattern is beautiful, and the fit is very flattering especially for someone who is smaller on top and bigger on the bottom! The only complaint about the dress itself is that my heel kept getting caught in the back hem of the dress when I walked. Luckily I never tripped! Maybe the hem needs to be sewn up better or tighter so it doesn't catch I don't know. The only reason I had to give this 4 stars instead of 5 was the service. I was getting out of town Thursday after work and was still waiting for the dress at 5pm. I know they only guarantee delivery up to 8pm, but I was willing to chance since I've rented here enough and they always delivered around 5pm. Well, when I got on the phone with RTR they advised the dress hadn't left the warehouse in NJ yet and they can't deliver until 8pm. I ended up having to leave work early and heading to the messenger service to intercept the dress off of the truck when it got there around 6pm. After a lot of waiting for the messengers to comb through everyone's orders the finally found it and I was able to catch my train! So it all worked out in the end, just had to deal with some last minute stress that I may have been left with no dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
April 8, 2016
Easy to wear and very elegant
The fit was great and the dress is structured enough that you can go without a bra without having to pull it up all night. Pockets in a dress are always a nice addition and I was even able to hold my iPhone 6 Plus in the pockets. The top is very slimming and flattering.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 5, 2016
Love this dress! Perfect for a black tie wedding/ event.
I rented this dress for a black tie sunday night wedding and it was perfect. I'm petite and have hips, and this dress was a perfect fit. The base of the dress is a dark blue with black accents. Like the other reviews mention the fabric is a bit heavy however it was a 40 desgree day and worked out perfect. If you need a dress without much hassle this is perfect!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 25, 2016
Wore this to a black tie wedding & everyone loved it! Got so many compliments.
Top has a corset within the dress, which makes it stay up really well for a strapless. Was a little longer than I expected, but with heels it was perfect. Heavy fabric, but so much fun to dance in.
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
March 16, 2016
Loved this dress! Very warm and small on top. Loved the pockets!
I ordered the 8L but ended up wearing the 6L backup. I'm a true pear shape with a small chest and this fit perfectly. I'm 5'10" and wore 2 1/2 inch heels and the back of the dress still touched the floor. The fabric is very heavy. It was probably in the mid-60s outside and I was comfortable so definitely not a dress for the summer heat. Loved having pockets and the fabric is really pretty and forgiving.
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