Odyssey Gown

$115 – $135 rental?
$900 retail
Stylist Notes

Black lurex gives this feminine gown by ML Monique Lhuillier a sultry and glamorous appeal. Try polishing off the look with dangling earrings and evening heels.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 16.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
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, Full Bust, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black lurex jacquard (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. One shoulder neckline. Asymmetrical full skirt over sheath bodice. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tabs for lengths. Imported.

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421 reviews
Fit
Large
(12)
True to Size
(198)
Small
(57)
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
May 25, 2017
Great dress
I am 5'8 and wore the 8R, the tall would have worked better but was not available. I felt like the regular was just a little short. The inside skirt is snug but doesn't matter in this dress.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 25, 2017
Dress was perfect for the masquerade ball we went to. So many compliments.
The dress fit great(like a glove no stretch). It shines without being gaudy. It was perfect for the ball I went to. My only complaint was the back zipper. Had such a hard time with it--invisible zipper got stuck midway and material made it hard to reach or turn(why do they made them in the back --impossible to get dressed by yourself). On a side note, Rent the runway customer service was super helpful when I complained. I would definitely recommend.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
May 24, 2017
Gorgeous dress!
This dress was as great as I had hoped! It was my first time renting from RTR, so I was really nervous about the fit. I ordered a 12R and a 10R based on reviews from others about my size. The 12R was happily way too big up top (I'm between 34DD and 36DD), but it fit great over the bottom. The 10R still gave me a little wiggle room up top, but I was comfortable in a strapless bra. The bottom skirt was a little snug but not uncomfortable. I'm about 39" around the hips. Loved the fabric, which was flattering and comfy! I'm 5'7" and wore about 1-inch heels. It didn't hit the floor, so I probably could have tried the long and worn higher heels, but it worked nice!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
May 20, 2017
Gorgeous dress! I got a lot of compliments for the NYE party.
The inner skirt of the dress was tighter than I expected so I had to wear my back up size which I barely fit into.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 18, 2017
This dress for prom, and I was called a queen and goddess all night! This dress is a show stopper!
This dress is true to size. As someone with an hourglass figure, the waist fir perfectly, whereas the chest and hips were rather tight. In order to dance during the night, I pulled up the lining and went through the night with an amazing sense of confidence. I would suggest ordering a backup size one size up (my circumstance didn't allow me to). I love Love LOVE this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 136lbs
May 18, 2017
Dress was perfect for the event: a semi-formal annual Chamber of Commerce dinner & I got an award!
Loved it. I usually wear a size 6 but glad i got the 8. I wore a 3 inch heel and just simple earrings. No necklace needed. Great dress to receive an award in. I felt like i was at the Oscars.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
May 18, 2017
Really comfortable!
I was probably between a size 4L&6L. I ended up wearing the 6L, but had a 4L as my backup. The 4L fit my bust the best, but there was NO room for hips. The 6L was just a tad big through the bust, but allowed lots of movement and the ability to sit well for my size. Smaller bust sizes should be cautious about sizing up. I wouldn't recommend this dress if you're pear shaped. Overall the dress was really pretty, I received great compliments, and as a tall girl the length was great! I only wore a small heel, but easily could have worn a high heel and still had a long enough dress.
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 45
May 17, 2017
Great dress for prom, danced the entire night. Comfortable and elegant.
Fit Well, some stretch in the material.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 16, 2017
the flow and texture of the dress were amazing.
the inner skirt was a little snug around the hips so had to wear the larger size (6R). however, there was plenty of room in the bust.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 14, 2017
I got tons of compliments and felt beautiful in this edgy yet classy dress!
It was so fun to wear this dress to the opera with my husband for our anniversary. I loved the unique style of the dress and the fabric was more forgiving than you'd think. I was comfortable the whole night. I'm thinking about renting this again for an upcoming formal work event because it's such a unique dress!
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Size worn:
14P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
May 8, 2017
The moment i walked in i received compliment after compliment
fit true to size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 156lbs
May 7, 2017
Perfect dress
This dress was nothing short of spectacular. The material was not too heavy and not too light, it fit perfectly. I received so many compliments and felt like a star in it.
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
May 3, 2017
Dress is gorgeous and so much fun! Everyone loved it. It's classy, elegant, and fun!
Fits true to size. Long allows you to wear high heels. If your heels are shorter go with regular. It flows lovely. Will accent any body size and shape! The dress is a show stopper! Will certainly rent again!
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 43
May 2, 2017
Great company
The fit was perfect
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 143lbs
April 30, 2017
Dress runs small!
I so wanted to wear this dress. I normally wear a size 4 or 6 in work clothes (Ann Taylor, Calvin Klein, etc) such as suits and dresses. The description suggested wearing your normal size or a size down. Unfortunately, the dress fit my booty and waist, but couldn't zip up all the way over my rib cage. I workout and have strong lats/upper body, probably more muscle than your average bear but not overly so. The dress is lovely, I wish I could have worn it! Customer service was great though and I was able to have a back-up dress shipped overnight, in time for my event. Would have likely needed a size 8 or 10 in this dress.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 18
April 30, 2017
I loved this dress! So did everyone else!
I was originally going to wear a 4; however, because the underskirt was a little tight it made the zipper pop up. I am so glad that RTR sends you 2 sizes, and I would definitely use this service again.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
April 30, 2017
Timeless, dramatic, show-stopper
I wore this for a black tie gala for work (HUGE hospital function). I was one of the best dressed and received compliments all night. The way this gown moves is breathtaking. I felt amazing all night. Please note: there is NO stretch on this material and the underskirt is more of an asymmetrical pencil. If you have hips of any measure, size up. Very memorable, highly recommend.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
April 28, 2017
Gorgeous
Gorgeous gown. Unfortunately the zipper on mine was ruined so I couldnt wear it but it was very pretty
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 25, 2017
So fun and glam!
I loooooved this dress for a red carpet in Vegas. Perfect mix of awards show classy with an edgy side. The fabric is heavy but not too much and there's a great shimmer to this dress. Stayed in place all night through tons of moving around and was pretty comfortable. One of my faves!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
April 24, 2017
Simply beautiful
I wanted something that was kind of flashy, yet simple and this dress was it! I wore the 4R which fit perfectly and I felt great! I wanted something black because it's a timeless color, but I liked that the material had a subtle shine. If this dress ever goes on sale I would love to buy it! The dress was hemmed already and so the half slip was longer than the skirt, but all I did was roll up the slip and it worked out. If I could wear this dress to work rather than my uniform, I would've just to make the most of the 4 day rental
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
April 23, 2017
Prom
It fit great!! Zipper was virtually impossible to get up, we actually had to get pliers out to get the dang zipper up!! Other than I got numerous compliments all night!! 10/10 would recommend this if the zipper was not so bad.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 22, 2017
Showstopper!!
Fit was great! Absolute show stopper. So many compliments
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
April 21, 2017
Amazing dress!
This dress was perfect! I wore it to my co-worker's wedding and it was non stop complements. Even people I didn't know were stopping me to tell me how beautiful my dress was. It was amazing! It fit true to size. The only thing I could say is that I thought the dress was shinier than what it actually is but it wasn't a problem. The dress fit incredibly well.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 19, 2017
Gorgeous Dress!
I wore this dress to a fundraiser for our local animal shelter and omg, this dress was AMAZING!!! People kept stopping me to compliment the dress...I felt fantastic! I'm just shy of 5'8" and I wore almost 5" heels and the 6L still gave me just the slightest train in the back of the dress, which added to the glam factor. I thought the dress was true to size and was the perfect mix of classy, slightly edgy and very sexy. Perfection!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 13, 2017
This was such a fun style of dress!
This dress was amazing, fun style and had a sparkle to it. It fit a little tight in the bust but i went a size up just for that reason. It also was a little heavier of a dress but not a big issue. I received so many compliments and would rent this again for a special occasion.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 9, 2017
Absolutely gorgeous and unique dress!
I got this dress for prom, and it was my first time renting from RTR, so I was nervous (especially about sizing) but excited. The 4R fit like a glove! I more or less had compliments on my dress all night, and I really felt like I stood out in a sea of otherwise very typical prom dresses. I really loved that in dark lighting, it really shimmered (as you can see in my photo). This dress is definitely a little lighter than how it looks in the model photos-- it's a dark gray that looks black when it's darker out. If you have legs to show off, this is for you, especially when it comes to photos sitting down, with the longer parts of the dress fanned out :) As far as cons go, the dress was a little harder to zip up-- it was less about tightness and more about how thick the fabric was. However, it wasn't overly difficult, and just took a little bit of help to get it up. Also, for those of you who are shorter, it may be a little long, so you should be careful stepping backwards. I'm 5'5" and wore 4 inch heels, which was just about right-- though my feet did snag at some moments.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Body type: Pear
April 9, 2017
Elegant and edgy
This was my first RTR and I can't wait to use the service again. This dress was elegant and edgy. The black and long train made it perfect for a formal affair, the one shoulder, sparkle and short in the front gave it the right edge! I wish it was my own dress, was sad to send it back. I caution the short girls though, this dress is quite long and it doesn't come in petite.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 40
April 4, 2017
It was my 40th birthday party!!
This dress is amazing! I received so many compliments, it photographs beautifully, and I was truly the belle of my 40th birthday ball! It definitely fits true to size, I'm so glad I had the backup size!! If you are looking for a black, elegant, chic and simply flawless gorgeous gown, look no further! This is THE one!!
RTR CustomerApril 25, 2017
This. Dress looks amazing on you
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
April 3, 2017
Loved it - tons of compliments!
Tight across the chest (32DD) but doable without a bra.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 43
April 3, 2017
This dress was amazing! I received lots of compliments.
I cant think of any.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
April 3, 2017
It is a very sleek dress that makes a surprising impact. Received compliments all night.
The dress does have a subtle shimmer to it that doesn't quite come through in the photos online. The top fit really well so I didn't have to worry about spilling out over the top of the dress. The dress moves really well, billows and shows some leg when you walk.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
April 3, 2017
it was a great night!
dress was beautiful and super comfortable. would definitely recommend. i was worried about getting into the 8 because there was no stretch to the dress, but thank goodness for spanx. perfect for a black tie wedding, got tons of compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
March 27, 2017
Taking LBD to another level
This dress was so much fun to wear! It was comfortable, just a bit edgy, and still classy.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 40
Body type: Hourglass
March 24, 2017
Something Different
This is a stunning dress. I got a lot of really great compliments on it. The skirt underneath is quite short - if you're looking at wearing spanx tights under it they will show! It was comfortable to wear all night and through dinner. Not the easiest dress to zip up on your own though - it took a lot of contortion to get that figured out! It is very well structured though, and while I would normally never go without a bra, it was possible in this dress.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
March 22, 2017
I went to a black tie charity ball and wore this dress. Though the dress is pretty not for tall girl
The long is NOT long! I am 5'11", 142 lbs, 32D and the 6L fit well--I usually wear a 2/4. Also the dress was too short--I could not wear it with heels so scrambled to find flats that worked with it, which I hated! I love heels, especially for formal events :/
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155lbs
March 19, 2017
This dress was definitely eye-candy for my awards acceptance event . Loved the chic stylish dress.
Perfect fit, it accented my best features and was the showstopper for the evening.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
March 14, 2017
This was a beautiful dress and very comfortable. The fabric is good quality and heavy.
I was comfortable the whole night in this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 154lbs
March 12, 2017
Love this dress!
I choose this and 2 other dresses for a gala I was chairing. This was my one of my favorite but ended up going with another rental. It is beyond flattering. I would recommend it if you are larger in the chest. I love the front slit and the mini underneath. I typically wear a size 8 to 10 and the 10L fit perfect! Was long enough for me to wear high heels. Next time I have another formal event I would choose this one.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 9, 2017
Beautiful
Comfortable and beautiful. Black is a classic color but then the pattern/texture to the fabric and the high low aspect set it apart.
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 179lbs
March 6, 2017
Red carpet ready
I rented this for my family's annual Oscar party. The fabric was lovely, had just enough shine. The cut of the skirt is perfect if you are smaller of stature. I felt very comfortable in this dress, it was great for such a long night.
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