Odyssey Gown

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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: Full length, three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hemline (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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586 reviews
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
December 7, 2014
This dress was amazing. It was a little sparkly and very comfortable as far as formal gowns go.

I ordered the 8 and 10 and wore the 8 although there really wasn't much difference. The bodice was structured enough that I didn't have to wear a strapless bra, and spanx made me feel better, but I'm not sure it made much of a difference. Would definitely wear again. This was my second choice after the first two were too big but it was amazing!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
December 26, 2014
I've rented several RTR dresses, and this one was by far the most complimented one I have ever had.

The dress is amazing! I rented this for a black tie gala, but wanted something a little more edgy for the event. I decided to try this one even though I had not seen any reviews for it. The dress was the perfect length in a regular for my height. The cut was amazing flattering to show off the legs, and the fabric was thick enough I didn't have to wear a bra with it. My only major compliant about the dress was the zipper. The dress for just fine, but the zipper was so new it wouldn't want to go up even on the hanger! Overall though if anyone is looking for a formal dress for an event this one is it.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Bust size: 28B
December 30, 2014
So fun!

I didn't get to wear this dress because they didn't have my size (4). I had to rent the 6 and it was too big. The dress was a show stopper for sure! Wish I could have worn the dress. Rent this dress! Great customer service!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
December 30, 2014
Felt like a queen

I am usually a 0 or 2 depending on the dress. I ended up wearing the 0 and it still felt a little large in the chest (I wear a 32B). I was worried the short under-part of the dress would be too short for a formal affair but it wasn't; it hit just above the knee. It looked beautiful dancing or when the wind was blowing. It's hard to tell in pictures but the dress has a little bit of silvery shimmer to it in the light, which I liked because it looked more cheerful for a wedding. The dress arrived a little wrinkled but I hung it in the bathroom while I showered and the wrinkles fell out.

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
January 10, 2015
Great Dress

True to size. Used for a formal event. The dress was very flattering. The hem sometimes caught my shoes when dancing but otherwise it was a perfect dress. Love RTR.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
January 11, 2015
So many complements!

The dress for perfectly and was true to size. I'm 5'9 and wore the 4L with tennis shoes (theme of the event), if I were to have been in heels I'm sure the dress would have been long enough. Overall my experience with Rent the Runway was smooth and easy, I will definitely rent again!

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 25, 2015
Don't wait until the last minute!!

True to size, don't second yourself. It hold EVERYTHING very well, heavy fabric. I am between 8 and 10, lost a couple of pounds and should have gotten the 8...

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Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 185lbs
February 5, 2015
Dress was beautiful! It is almost a gunmetal black with shine. Wore it to a Mardi Geas Ball

I very tall and pear shaped. Was a little big on top bit workable. Dress is very well constructed and very flattering for curvy girls. I was nervous about short/long but it made the dress a standout at a very formal black tie Mardi Gras ball in NOLA. Lots of compliments. I will absolutely use RTR again. So impressed with the ease, price and quality of product.

CatherineFebruary 5, 2015
Was the regular length long enough since you are 5'8''?
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 161lbs
February 12, 2015
Unique fabric and design. Hides baby bump.

I loved the thick fabric. Hides imperfections on rear and waist. I usually wear 10 or 12 jeans. The 10 dress fit perfect except the length. I am 5'7 and wore 3 inch heels. It was probably 2 inches too short. But, I didn't have time to return shoes. Not too noticeable due to design of hem. My only wish is that it was a different color. Too many black gowns at the police man ball. It was funny that Taylor Swift wore the same design (kinda) to the Grammies the next night;)! I love RTR. I saw at least four others with RTR on at the ball.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 156lbs
February 28, 2015
It made me feel like a million bucks!!

I usually wear a 6, just the top was a little tight so the 8 was perfect. At 5'4" it was a little long but nothing to not wear it! So many compliments on the dress! Perfect for the Opera!

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
March 11, 2015
I felt so glamorous! Jaws were dropped.

It fit like a dream! I'm always a little nervous about sizing, especially in terms of length, but ordering the 4L was best for me. I highly recommend this for anyone who is tall and isn't afraid to show off a little leg. Also, keep in mind that the material is a bit shimmery/glittery so when camera flash hits it or if the room has fluorescent lighting, it tends to look more like a charcoal gray instead of black. If you're wearing this to an all-black event, it'd be a shame to have to keep explaining the real color to folks! The dress worked wonderfully for me, I got so many compliments and lots of praise. It was certainly a show stopper.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 12, 2015
Glamorous but comfortable dress!

I normally wear a 6 or an 8 depending on fit in the bust area, and this fit me perfectly in the 8. I loved the weight of the fabric. This has a train and you don't have to worry about it ripping when someone steps on it, and they will. Everyone remarked how beautiful the dress was. I got it in the long size because I am 5'7". I think I could go either way at my height since I don't typically wear super high heels, but definitely get the long if you are 5'8" or above.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
March 18, 2015
Love this dress! Will be renting it again!

Sadly, this dress didn't make it in time for my event due to poor weather. I will absolutely be renting this again. I loved everything about it. It's a bit long for me in the torso but it would have worked ok. I can't wait to have another chance to wear this!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 190lbs
March 24, 2015
I love RTR but this dress due to sizing issues was a flop. Beautiful dress runs VERY SMALL.

This dress runs about two sizes smaller in the bottom skirt part. The waist is extremely small too. After three shots at sizing- I had to go out and purchase a dress for my function. Headache.

Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 139lbs
March 25, 2015
Gorgeous and fun to wear!

This dress received many compliments. It fit me perfectly and was fun to wear. I wear a 34 C and there was no need for a bra (dress provides enough support and snug). I wore a 4-in heel so getting the 6 Long was perfect. I had no problem dancing the night away but did need to pick up the bottom of the dress a bit occasionally since it has a little bit of a train on it. The dress has a shimmer to it that I really liked too. This was my first experience with Rent the Runway and it was awesome!

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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 117
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 162lbs
March 30, 2015
Black Tie Masquerade Ball Stunning outfit, many compliments!

The color of this dress shimmers without being flashy. It is true to size and comfortable even though the material is a bit thick. The short dress with the diagonal hem is sexy while the overlay of the gown makes it elegant. I'm 5'9 and the regular length fit me perfectly with 3 inch heels. Simply gorgeous!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
April 28, 2015
A few glitches in sizes, but everything worked out perfectly!

Loved this dress. It was a little tight in my hips with the mini skirt, and there is absolutely no give in fabric, but I still loved it. It was the perfect length for a train and it didn't get in the way. It is quite sparkly, but fun for a special occasion. I wish I would have sized up to try the 6 so the mini skirt for better. Bodice fit beautifully. Great experience. My first couple dresses did not fit and RTR were fantastic.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 29, 2015
Loved that I could just get the dress for the weekend I needed it!

The zipper is very tricky where the waistband inches in. I needed two or three people to help me put it on. Very heavy fabric! Was around 60 degrees outside and was very warm. Wear cute shoes with it! They'll show the entire time.

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Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Age: 33
May 6, 2015
Loved this dress!!! Recommend to all!

Runs just a tad small at the waist and bust but overall pretty great fit!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
May 10, 2015
Felt beautiful and comfortable!

I'm 5 ft 1 and about 115lbs. The 2R fit like a glove. Wore 5in heels and it drug the ground just right. So comfortable. Thick fabric so didn't have to worry about see through or lines. First RTR experience. Great!!!

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
May 14, 2015
Beautiful Dress!

This was sent to me as a backup and I wish I read the reviews a little more before choosing a 2. I am in between a 0 and 2 and am smaller on top and larger on bottom. This dress was HUGE in the top, and I had to do some fashion taping. If you don't have a large chest, size down the boning isn't forgiving either ( but makes you look busty as a plus!) I am a 32 B and was swimming in this, while the bottom fit perfectly. So when in doubt, size down!! Perfect dress otherwise and something fun and different! Highly recommend!!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
May 14, 2015
The dress is absolutely gorgeous I know it's going to be great at prom !

It's just an amazing dress! Gorgeous on and off.

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Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
June 22, 2015
I looked and felt fabulous!

Fit was perfect - comfy dress, didn't need shape wear, I got lots of compliments and the dress had enough drama that I really stood out.

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 30, 2015
Lots and lots of compliments!!

This dress is awesome!!! It fits well but was a little big in the bust.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 26
July 6, 2015
Received compliments all night long!

Loved the dress. Truly a show stopper!! I got compliments all night long on it. It does run a size large though. I'm usually a 4 so I'm glad I ordered 2 as my backup because I ended up wearing that. Extremely flattering! Loved the fit, and made me feel like a million bucks.

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 5, 2015
Great shape!

Rented this as my backup dress for a formal dress wedding. The color is a dark charcoal black with a hint of method sparkle. I loved the asymmetrical top and the shape of the skirt. I was worried the 6 would be too large, but it fit fine. Unfortunately I did not wear this dress out because I preferred to wear my first choice blue mermaid style dress. Would love to rent this dress again for another event!

Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
August 30, 2015
Customer service was very accommodating.

It was true to size. I received a ton of compliments on the dress. It was very heavy fabric. I had ordered a different dress that never showed up. It is not a dress I would have picked off of the website but I did end up loving it and would totally wear it again.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 150lbs
September 21, 2015
It was a perfect fit, & I felt flawless

The best compliment is when your asked if your dress was a custom design because it fits you perfectly. This dress was the talk of the night and I felt like a superstar! The size runs large, but I grabbed one size below and it was perfect. I wouldn't change a thing!

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 12, 2015
This dress fit beautifully. I received many compliments throughout the night :)

The dress fit true to size. In the website photo it doesn't show that the dress has a little shimmer. I like it as it made it more formal. The dress is a heavy material which is good to cover any trouble areas :)

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 18, 2015
Unique gown with drama

Fabric has a lovely texture and shimmer. Ran a tiny bit big on top. Gorgeous

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
October 27, 2015
Classy with a bit of sassy!

Not your average black dress...Fit like a glove. The material is wonderful, thick and well constructed with a bit of sheen to it. I wore it to a black tie outdoor/ evening/oceanside wedding in Miami in October and it was perfect. The best part is that this dress is comfy! Nothing beats dancing in it and a breeze catching it to reveal a little leg. It's very dramatic and eye catching, without being over the top.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Age: 41
November 2, 2015
I definitely made an entrance at my Masquerade Ball in this dress! I received so many compliments!

I tried the size 6 and 8 and chose the bigger size for my bottom half. I felt very comfortable sitting, dancing, and sashaying through the party in this dress. The fabric wasn't too heavy but the zipper was a little difficult getting up even when I took it off to prepare to send back. It gets stuck somewhere around the waist area. Otherwise, I felt like an elegant super heroine at a ball especially with my mask! My first and definitely not my last time renting the runway!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
November 3, 2015
I think this dress was perfect for the wedding. It was elegant and very feminine.

I wore size 0R and fit wonderfully. There was a little space on the bust. I'm a size 34A. Without my heels this dress would have dragged in the floor. This dress is not for short women. I received lots of compliments about the dress. I would recommend it if you want to be the star of the event.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 7, 2015
This was my first RTR experience and I loved it!

I LOVE this dress--it was true to size! I was a little worried about the fit because I am a crossfitter and between back and booty muscles and a larger chest (34d) I was convinced it wouldnt fit--so I ordered a 4R and 6R. The 6 never left the bag!

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 175lbs
November 8, 2015
Simply stunning!

Stunning gown, gorgeous fabric, beautiful shape... Loved the flowing back. Perfect dress for the fundraising gala that I attended. I'm short and kind of curvy and this gown kept all my bits and pieces secure and the regular size just hit the floor with 3 inch heels on.

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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 11, 2015
Glamorous dress!!

Wore this beautiful Monique gown for a fundraising event benefiting Castleman Disease Collaborative Network. Dress is stunning and photographs well. Love love love the design, classic with a modern twist. The short front adds sexiness and edge, while keeping a classy elegance. Fantastic design to show off your legs! The dress has a subtle shimmer to the fabric, without being a glittered, sequined mess. Paired this dress with Oscar de la Renta Devora pendant earrings, stunning combination. 100% satisfied.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124lbs
November 16, 2015
Understated elegance with a bit of edge!

I wore this to an art gala. I ordered the 4R, but it definitely didn't look like it fit on the other 5'2" girls. I had 6 inch heels on and it was still dragging behind me, but I got SOOO many compliments on it anyway. The zipper was really tough for my husband to zip up. It took some elbow grease to get it to budge past the seam. I loved the fabric and just happened to have a pair of heels that looked like they were made for the dress! It was definitely a show stopper!!

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D+
November 23, 2015
What made my experience unforgettable was that I opened the box to crinkled, torn, smelly clothing.

The dress fit true to size, but I was dissatisfied with the material, the smell and the rips on bust.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38C
December 4, 2015
Did not wear b/c it was too short.... Sigh

This dress is a show stopper, but made for someone petite! I am 5ft 7 and it was just too short. For the dramatic effect this dress has it needs a few more inches!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 6, 2015
This dress was flawless! Just perfect.

I rented this for a work holiday party. The fabric is have but it's great for a winter party. I was never cold. The zipper gets stuck a bit when zipping up but nothing major. I had so many compliments on it. I was scared the 4R would be too small but it was perfect. My legs are pretty long and the length of the dress was just right with my 3 inch heels. Still got a bit of a train but not too long. My bust is actually a 32DDD or 34DD & I had no problem fitting them into the dress. Very flawless!

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