Merlot Sheath

$55 – $75 rental
$498 retail
Stylist Notes

An open back and hide-and-peek hem make this body-skimming ML Monique Lhuillier sheath luxe Accent the merlot hue with gold jewelry.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-14, one length available. Regular measures 50'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6'')

We recommend Braza's Reusable Strapless Backless Adhesive Underwire Bra.

Product Details

Red lace (60% Cotton, 23% Rayon, 17% Nylon). Long sleeves. High neckline. Straight skirt with back slit. Open back. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 50” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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137 reviews
Fit
Large
(14)
True to Size
(69)
Small
(4)
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Age: 32
September 12, 2017
Loved this dress! Wish I owned it!
Fit perfectly! Got so many compliments on this dress. The open back is a beautiful accent.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
September 12, 2017
Gorgeous
Loved this dress, I have a broader back and it still had room in my normal size and looked great (I am between sizes in a way, so I went with the larger of the 2 sizes I normally wear.) I am tall and the cut was beautiful. The zippers on the sleeves were heavily worn so I just think this dress has been rented a ton but you couldn't even tell while wearing it.
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 5, 2017
Lady in Red
I should have gone a size smaller but this dress was amazing. The open back was so sexy for new years and the color was more burgundy which i absolutely loved. Wish i could have kept it!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
August 17, 2017
Surprisingly very comfortable! The only annoying thing is the stick on bra, but the dress was great!
Nice, stretchy material, not too tight where I was it was uncomfortable to move and dance around.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
July 2, 2017
May wedding
I got lots of compliments. Someone actually wanted to buy it from me! The length is definitely not as pictured on the model. It fit me more at the knees. Pretty fitted. Overall nice dress. I wore it in the beginning of the summer and was a little warm in it. Better for a fall wedding.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 25, 2017
Lovely color and really comfy!
Dress was beautiful, really loved the color and lace. It was almost too stretchy so the smaller size worked better, overall great though :)
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 190lbs
May 21, 2017
Baby bump approved!!
I rented this when I was 21 weeks pregnant. In order for it to fit over my baby bump I went with the size 14 but by the end of the night it had stretched and became saggy in the arms and chest area. The next night I decided to wear the 12 and it still fit over my baby bump and fit my arms better by the end of the night. I loved that it had zippers by the wrist to make easier to pull on sleeves.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 30D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
May 21, 2017
I got so many comments!!!
It fit really well. Sexy yet covered up. Great for spring weather, the thicker fabric keeps you just warm enough for a early spring wedding.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 135lbs
May 17, 2017
This winter wedding was FREEZING but I felt somewhat warm, thanks to the sleeves, yet still sexy!
I ordered the 6 and the 4; the 6 was a bit loose in the arms and middle, but the 4 fit great. I sometimes feel lace is itchy, but didn't in this dress! I loved the open back, which added a sexy feel despite the high neck and long sleeves, and it was fitted throughout without feeling restricting or uncomfortable. I highly recommend for a formal winter affair!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 148lbs
May 16, 2017
Unique, beautiful and classy
It was a great fit, my only complaint was that i had to keep pulling it down for the dress to fall perfectly on my hip and back. But overall it was a great dress. I felt beautiful wearing it. The color, style and fit were amazing.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 52
April 9, 2017
Mother of the groom dress
Perfect fit! Slimming, elegant, classy
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 3, 2017
Everything is beautiful...the back, sleeves, color and neckline. Perfect for a fall wedding.
Not much give but fits pretty true to size.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
March 23, 2017
Classy and sexy!
Great dress for winter wedding! Color is beautiful. Mine hit me at the knees, not mid-shin like the model. Only issue was the fabric in the back would sometimes bulge out when sitting down - I am shorter, so it may have been my body type. All in all, comfortable, fun, and ok to wear around grandma. Wear your hair up to accent the back!
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
March 22, 2017
Amazing color and lace!
I rented an 8, the size I normally wear in dresses and a 10. I ended up wearing the 10, but it was loose above the behind and in the armpits. This dress might be better suited for girls with no hips or butt. It didn't look bad, i I was the only one who noticed. I loved the open back! I didn't have to wear a bra, although I am small on top. Lots of compliments!
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Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 52
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 210lbs
March 21, 2017
True to size, beautiful dress, received lots of compliments! Loved how comfortable it was...........
Comfortable, great dress for hourglass figure. Would rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 139lbs
March 20, 2017
Perfect fit!!
This dress was beautiful! The color was stunning and it fit perfectly. The open back was an extra touch! So many compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 16, 2017
The Perfect Sultry Dress for a Winter Party
Fit like a glove. Loved the open back and high neckline. Received compliments throughout the night.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
March 2, 2017
This dress was a great fit and definitely a head turner. It was elegant yet sexy, would rent again!
The only comment would be that the sleeves fit a little snug, everything else was on point!
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
February 27, 2017
Wore this dress to my husband's Christmas party and the dress was a show stopper!
Fits pretty true to size however the zipper is in the rear so for curvy women you'll need a little extra room. The back cut out was beautiful and the fabric was thick and perfect for winter time. The fabric on the stomach was a bit bunchey when you say but other than that, it was perfect.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
February 23, 2017
Showstopper!
I needed a dress to wear as a guest to a winter wedding, and so glad I rented this. It's an absolutely beautiful merlot color, and the *gasp* keyhole, makes for a gorgeous dress. It's snug in the right places, and the length went below my knees. Loved it and will probably rent again for another event in the Fall/Winter!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 9, 2017
Magic in Manhattan!
The dress was wonderful! It fit perfectly and had an awesome open back! My boyfriend proposed the night before at the Rockefeller center and I wore this to a broadway show to celebrate! I paired it with the Adrienne Landau black rabbit capelet; perfect pair!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
February 2, 2017
I wore this dress to my engagement photo shoot, and it was amazing!
The color of the dress really popped in a natural environment, and it photographed beautifully. It was surprisingly comfortable, and easy to move around in. I seriously considered not sending it back!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Body type: Petite
February 2, 2017
Beautiful and comfortable
I ordered both the 2 and 4; the smaller size fit perfectly. The dress is a little tricky to fasten by yourself so have an extra pair of hands to help. I got a ton of compliments.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Body type: Hourglass
January 30, 2017
Gorgeous Dress!
Wore this dress for a winter wedding. Got so many compliments on it! The color is gorgeous and the dress is extremely comfortable. Ended up wearing a backless sticky bra with it because of the open back. The sleeves were beautiful and definitely my favorite part! No complaints!!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
January 22, 2017
Loved this dress!
This dress was absolutely beautiful! The color of the dress, lace detail, and open back made this dress classy and sexy at the same time! After reading the other reviews I ordered the 6 and 8. The 6 fit like a glove! There wasn't a huge different in size between the 6 and 8, but for some reason the 8's sleeves were really short on me. There's no room for spanx or a regular bra because of the large open back, so if you prefer to wear either this isn't the dress for you! Loved this dress!!
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Body type: Hourglass
January 18, 2017
Loved the lace
The dress overall fit well. The only con is that there was a little gapping in the back of the opening. I like that it didn't hug onto the stomach area. It was just right. I would order it again
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 16, 2017
Lovely dress but runs too big. Get a size smaller.
details of dress was great. nice color
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
January 15, 2017
Perfect dress for the occassion
I attended a special concert and party for New Year's Eve. The event was "black tie admired, but not required" so I was looking for a dress with a combination of New Years glam with the sophistication fitting a symphony. This dress fit the bill! I ordered a size 10 with a 12 as my backup. I am a true pear shape with wide hips, curvy butt and narrow shoulders/smallish bust (full B, small C cup). The 12 was too loose on top but fit well in the hips. The 10 was perfect on top and slightly snug through the hips, but I went with the 10 and was perfectly comfortable throughout the evening. I'm glad the 10 worked because the 12 was looking a little worn around the hem. I am 5'7" and the dress hit my knees. Anyone taller may not like the length of this dress. I was very pleased with my RTR experience and the compliments I received that fun evening! *note: the dress is a beautiful merlot color in person. My photo is misleading in color*
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
January 6, 2017
I stop compliments all night
Loved this dress! I was hesitant and not totally excited about wearing this to a company party but it really was a stunning outfit. The open back turned heads because it's unexpected. The lace design was so beautiful that everyone kept checking it out
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
January 6, 2017
I would rent this again!!
The fit and style were very flattering without being too sleezy, still very classy. The color was perfect for a winter wedding at a winery. Only disappointment was the trim at the bottom seemed to be a little fringy and tacky, not hemmed completely. I still loved it and got so many compliments!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 4, 2017
Beautiful Color and Fit!!!
Loved this dress, it was a little loose around the abdomen area, but it gave me eating room so I can't really complain.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
January 2, 2017
Loved the midi length.
The only down to this dress is that I had to size up for my butt but that made the top a bit roomy.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 140lbs
January 2, 2017
I loved this was an excellent class rental!
I loved this rental so much. Both the 4 and 6 fit me, but I went with the 6 becuase it had more room in the shoulders and the sleeve lenght looked better in the 6. I wanted to be able to move my arms. I loved the open back and the fact that it was still fancy and appropriate for winter in Chicago. It hit me square at the knee, with my height I didnt get the midi-effect but that was to be expected. I would rent this again in a heartbeat, my favorite rental so far!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143lbs
December 24, 2016
Beautiful wine dress
I received compliments all night, very flattering.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 23, 2016
Beautiful Dress!
I loved wearing this dress. The color was beautiful and it really is an amazing merlot color. The dress actually came up to my knees and not my shins like the model. The first problem that I had was that the liner kept getting bunched up so I had to keep pulling it down all night and the back did gap a little but nothing significant. Overall I would recommend for a wedding or another formal event. The front is conservative but that back shows just enough skin.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Age: 29
December 21, 2016
Beautiful color! fit is a bit large in the arms and waist
great with DVF fur clutch, sexy yet eligant
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Age: 34
December 18, 2016
Gorgeous!
I loved everything about this dress! Gorgeous color and fit. The open back was perfection and cut was very slimming at the waist. I would highly recommend.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 18, 2016
Classy
Was large on top due to my small chest, 34AA, which caused a gap in the lower part of the cut out back and widened my waistline from the front view. Dress would lay flatter for longer-torsos, again an issue for the cut out back and waist line. But it's made out of such beautiful lace and feels amazing! Dress stretches just a bit throughout the evening, so it's good for eating in!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
December 17, 2016
I rented this for Valentine's Day and it was perfect!
Excellent, true to fit dress. Enough give to allow for dancing & dinner and enough shape to show off your body in all the right places. Would rent again!
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
December 15, 2016
.
This dress wasn't my first choice, but had it sent after my initial jumpsuit was damaged. The stylist helped me pick a few options based off my requirements... formal, lace and holiday colored. It was 15 degrees that night, so I was happy to be covered while still showing off a little skin with the lace openings. Tons of compliments the entire evening. The dress definitely runs big... I could have gotten away with the 6 but it wasn't available. Even thought it was a little big, no one could tell!
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