Olivia Gown

$87 to buy
$598 retail
Stylist Notes

A high-low hemline modernizes this classic black tie gown by ML Monique Lhuillier. Keep the look simple-chic with BEN-AMUN's Honeycomb Stud Earrings and clean 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 - 14.

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

Product Details

Black and White Silk Faille (100% poly faille). Strapless. Straight neckline. Full skirt with high low hemline and hidden side pockets. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tabs for length. Imported.

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323 reviews
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Large
(19)
True to Size
(142)
Small
(31)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
August 18, 2017
Just stunning dress with pockets!
I bought this dress. If you are heavier on top, you will have to go up a size. I redesigned it with my tailor because it wouldn't zip due to my chest size but was loose around waist. She took fabric and added it to the sides. It's stunning and super comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Age: 30
July 7, 2017
Beautiful but didn't fit
Beautiful dress but didn't quite fit.. I couldn't get the zipper up. Also it was a little too formal for the party I was attending (company holiday party)
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
May 1, 2017
I didn't get to wear this dress to my party because it didn't fit. I was pretty upset.
Its a beautiful dress but probably runs two sizes small.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 4, 2017
This dress was a classy statement.
The dress brings class to any event. The cut and style add a sophisticated yet trendy flair. The high low bottom is just the right amount of style for the look. It is not too much but it is a showstopper. And who doesn't love pockets? I recommend this dress for proms, weddings, etc. Don't miss out!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Body type: Pear
Weight: 185lbs
March 26, 2017
Formal Wedding
Perfect dress for a formal wedding! Loved the high low. Fit was tight around the top but not fitted around the hips and below.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
February 14, 2017
didn't wear it
Didn't actually wear it - I'm pretty large-chested and should have known better, but this style just accentuated that and made one huge uni-boob and I just wasn't feeling it, so wore the back-up dress I got.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
January 25, 2017
Great for short ladies
This fit true to size and had a band across the chest with a hook & eye so no bra was required! It's really hard for me to rent long dresses because I am only 5'0" so this was great; it wasn't too short in the front and barely trailed in the back. It was a little hard to zip up on my own so definitely get help. I felt great in the dress, didn't need a purse because of the pockets, and overall loved it.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 16, 2017
Gorgeous dress!
This dress is gorgeous, structured perfectly, and I would wear it again. I got many compliments. The top of the dress does run small, so I would definitely order a size larger than you are. I had just had a baby about three weeks before the event, so I may not be the best judge, but if I were to order this dress again I would order a size up and then two sizes up from what you regularly wear.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 11, 2017
Perfect
I loved the quality and style of this dress. The pockets made it perfect! No need for a bra with such thick, quality materials.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
January 2, 2017
Fun wedding and party dress!
It was tight on the top but very baggy around. Lots of extra material at the skirt. Size up!
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Age: 32
January 2, 2017
Gorgeous high quality- size up!
Fit was a size too small, I was sad to have had to return it for something else. It was beautiful, very classy and gorgeous matte silk taffeta.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 20, 2016
This dress was so comfortable and fit like a glove. I got so many compliments on it too!
It fit true to size. My bust is rather small but my hips are a little bigger so this dress was perfect for accentuating my smallest part and hiding my bigger part. The striking color block is eye catching and so many people loved the dress. Pair it with a fun statement necklace or earrings and it'll look perfect on you too!
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Party
Age: 38
December 12, 2016
Christmas Party
The minute this came by UPS and I opened it, I felt like pretty women!!!! The necklace and earrings were gorgeous and the minute I put the dress on, I instantly felt like a princess!!! I wore it to my husbands Xmas party and so many people complimented my dress throughout the night. The pockets in the dress were a huge hit for me so I didn't have to carry a purse. Thank you RTR for making me feel like a princess.
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 185lbs
December 10, 2016
Beautiful Dress and SUPER comfy!!
This dress was perfect for a black tie gala. I received tons of compliments all night. The dress fit perfectly and has pockets which was so convenient. This was my first experience with RTR but definitely not my last
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
December 4, 2016
Holiday party knockout!
Dry fitted top with bellows bottom. Perfectly comfortable.... and... POCKETS!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 4, 2016
Fantastic!!
Beautiful simple elegant dress. Awesome pick!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
November 29, 2016
Perfect for petite ladies!
I rented this for a formal affair - the "high low" feature made it perfect for my small frame. I didn't have to worry about it being too long, which can be tricky when renting a dress. The bodice is tight enough that it stays put, but not uncomfortable.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
November 21, 2016
Chic Simplicity
Obsessed with the high low of this dress and the chic simplicity. I loved the pockets and got so many compliments. I would order a size up though.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
November 19, 2016
Great flirty dress that hid my 3month post baby belly!
I was worried about fitting into my regular size 8 so I got the backup size...the 8 fit...but I decided to go with the 10 to have a little extra room :) I got lots of compliments and felt beautiful in this dress.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
November 16, 2016
Formal Charity Dinner/Party Event
The dress fit nicely, I received lots of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
November 15, 2016
Amazing on! Better then I could imagain
Loved it was sent to fix a dress that was sent broken and I'm so glad it was! Dress was perfect
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
November 15, 2016
I didn't wear this one.
I wanted to love this dress so much! It's pretty and it has pockets (bonus!). But I'm a size 12 and I'm short. This dress added a lot of bulk, and I felt even shorter with it on. I ended up wearing something else.
Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 13, 2016
Beautiful dress!
Wore this to a black tie wedding. Amazing dress and got tons of compliments
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Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
November 7, 2016
Fabulous dress - would recommend - a great dress for those on the short size, imo!
Fit was very flattering - just a gorgeous dress, pockets were so convenient and got so many compliments!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
November 5, 2016
Size two or three up
Tried to wear this to a formal event, but it ran very small. Could not wear either size I ordered, and had to make a same day exchange. As a 32D the size 4 would not zip around by bust with a bra.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
October 30, 2016
My backup dress
Rent the runway sent this when they ran out of the 2nd size for my original choice. Has pockets and very poofy.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138lbs
October 30, 2016
Beautiful
This dress ran true to size and is perfect for a black tie optional affair. The length was a little longer on me than the model photo but still had the high/low effect. The pockets were my favorite feature! I received so many compliments and it was very comfortable to wear during dinner and dancing. Would def recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Body type: Apple
October 30, 2016
Not the fabric I expected
The pictures don't show but this is a really heavy, think fabric. The dress was just too heavy to wear for the event I needed.
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
October 25, 2016
Gorgeous Gown
I loved this gown. It is stunning, and quite comfortable. I will say that it is tight up top and definitely made for someone who is flat chested. If you are not flat chested I recommend sizing up. Other than that, it was a flawless gown.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 25, 2016
Back up dress- beautiful but not for me
I rented this for my back up dress. It was beautiful on but flared out a bit too much at my hips. I also loved my original dress too much!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Body type: Pear
October 23, 2016
Great Dress!
So, I normally don't wear strapless dresses because I have big boobs. But I loved the look of this dress so much, when the opportunity came to rent it, I was stoked. I was a little scared because I would have been more comfortable renting a 16 and 18, but alas, I had to roll the dice with a 16. I was alone when I first tried them on. I was soon convinced neither would close and I was screwed. I even emailed RTR and asked for help! However, I was determined to wear the dress. I learned getting into the dress was the work of TWO PEOPLE! You are going to want a friend to zip you up! After discovering that, I was set and feeling great! I also wore the regular length rather than the long, as it looked better as a tea-length on me than full long gown. Showed off my shoes better too. The boning stuck me in the sides and it probably was a hair too small for me, but that's my deal, not the dress. I felt gorgeous!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
October 12, 2016
Gorgeous gown!
Loved this dress, so many compliments. Comfortable and perfect fit for me.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
September 23, 2016
Stays put!
This dress was a champ for a night on the dance floor! Fit beautifully and didn't have to tug to keep it in place. Great dress!
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
September 21, 2016
I felt like royalty!
I wore this to an annual military ball. This dress made me feel so beautiful and was bump friendly!
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
September 20, 2016
Perfect Gala dress for the night
I rented this about two hours before a gala at the Waldorf and it was perfect! I'm so lucky they had something in my size ready at the store. I usually wear a size 4, but this bustier fit me perfectly in a 2L. I'm also 5'9 and was wearing Louboutins, so thankfully they had a Long. I received a few compliments on the classic style during the night, and felt it really accentuated the waist without looking too heavy. The midsection was very secure - I was more concerned with the thickness of the fabric than falling out or not breathing. Very well constructed.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 13, 2016
Class act.
Great dress. Felt very elegant and had so many compliments. I boarder between a 2 and 4. The two was just a bit too snug in the bust, where the 4 was a bit too big in the waist. Went with the 4 and was able to move around well all right. Very comfortable.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 39
September 8, 2016
Material is heavy. Better suited for a winter event.
pro: dress is very pretty cons: dress is heavy and it looks like a bridesmaid dress
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 42
September 1, 2016
N/A
Although this was a great dress and it fit perfectly, I did not wear it. This dress is great for hiding your hips and creating a slim silhouette.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
August 28, 2016
Beautiful, but Long
Although the skirt was too overwhelming for my taste, a little hem tape and in thirty minutes I was good to go. I suggest longer legs or higher heels for this dress.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
August 14, 2016
Fabulous dress so many compliments
Amazing dress, love the hidden pocket and fabulous fabric. Wasn't expecting the hidden loops in the top of the dress. I had white straps which I hooked into the loops and the top was a perfect fit. The dress is great if you have an hour glass shape. So many compliments!!! Loved it!!
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