Orange Floral Midi Dress

$550 retail

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Stylist Notes

Striking embroidery stuns on this ML Monique Lhuillier midi dress styled with a sweetheart neckline and A-line hem.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-12, one length available. Regular measures 52" from shoulder to hemline.

Product Details

Orange floral lace (100% Polyester). Hourglass. Sleeveless. Sweetheart neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 52" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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75 reviews
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(4)
True to Size
(26)
Small
(3)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 174lbs
April 18, 2018
Nice material

I received this dress brand new with tags and couldn't wait to wear it. The material and pattern was so beautiful, but it didn't fit. It hugged me in places and made me look like boxy and unflattering.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 5, 2018
Tahoe Wedding

I usually wear a 6 or 8 but the dresses I pulled in a 6 would not zip up. I grabbed this one from RTR SF in Nieman Marcus. The straps were in disarray when I received it. Thin straps supporting a heavily embroidered dress. I will say this was perfect for keeping things contained and is lined beautifully so you can keep your silhouette after dinner. I paired this with a black pashmina and the vibrant colors really popped. I received so many compliments on this dress.

Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
June 3, 2018
Beautiful, unique, and classy dress!

Loved the detailing, got a lot of compliments, well made, and unique coloring. I tried it on at a RTR store so no surprises in fit. I'm usually a 6-8 in dresses and the 8 fit me perfectly, but the 6 was not too much smaller. The length is technically tea length but was longer on me since I'm 5'3", but I thought it still looked great and worked well with heels. I thought the dress was super flattering and just the right amount of form fitting. The detailing is GORGEOUS and super intricate, though it does make the dress a bit heavy. I wore it to a black tie optional and dressed it up with accessories, but you could definitely dress it down for a more casual event. Would highly recommend!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 12, 2018
Obsessed

This dress is stunning in every way. The embroidery and colors are so beautiful and vibrant. I️m between a 0 and 2 and the 0 fit perfectly. Highly recommend.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
June 13, 2018
Beautiful embroidery

Really pretty dress, vibrant color, intricate embroidery. Perfect tea length on me (I'm 5'11). Waist was perfect, roomy in the bust though- I didn't quite fill it out. I ended up not wearing it because the dominant orange and yellow colors weren't great with my coloring and it is quite heavy- not what I was looking for in a summer wedding guest dress. Would be perfection in the fall with a light wrap!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
June 27, 2018
Just a beautiful unique dress

Loved it. Rented this size Based on availability, but could have sized down for better support. Nonetheless pretty comfortable. Just a really fun flattering colorful and unique dress. I highly recommend it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 144lbs
June 28, 2018
Pretty but heavy

Gorgeous detailing, but the straps are thin relative to fabric weight so they dig in a bit. Not bra needed.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
July 9, 2018
Good quality but not flattering

Heavy dress material that did not flatter my height or pear shape

Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
July 7, 2018
Beautiful!

Beautiful dress. So many compliments. Fit my larger chest (34 ddd)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
July 22, 2018
Loved wearing this for Indian wedding

Beautiful detailed dress in heavy embroidered tapestry like fabric. Vibrant colors. Worked beautifully for an Indian wedding.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
July 21, 2018
Great dress for daughters dance recital

Love the embroidery on this dress. Very thick fabric. Not very much room in the chest area but still doable

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
August 14, 2018
So. Many. Compliments. GREAT DRESS!

Okay, the dress looks pretty in the photos, but the real wow moment is when you see the embroidery. It's so beautiful and bright! Very well made dress and the fabric is heavy enough keep the silhouette. I got compliments from so many people on this dress. Great choice!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
August 22, 2018
Great late summer fancy-but-not-OTT dress

First, the straps, while very skinny, are adjustable-- anyone short-waisted like me would appreciate that. It's beautifully made and the cut is flattering. The dress I received looked a little older-- scruffy bits in the embroidery, etc.-- but from a distance it was fine. No need for a bra.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 25, 2018
Beautiful Embroidery

I got so many compliments on this gorgeous dress. It was perfect for Napa wine tasting on my birthday.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
August 28, 2018
Cute but formal

The fit was a 6 but with no forgiveness. I loved the dress and the detailing work looked much better in real life

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
September 11, 2018
Love!

Love everything about this dress! Color fit and quality!!!

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
September 30, 2018
Amazing detail and SO comfortable

This dress is so beautiful and fun! I got so many compliments! The dress is extremely detailed- the stitched flowers added another level to the look. The dress is slightly heavy but I did not feel like it weighed me down. The fit is very flattering. Worn to a late September wedding.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
October 3, 2018
Beautiful colors, good quality fabric

I rented this for a late October wedding, thinking the colors were reminiscent of fall trees. However, when I tried it on, my boyfriend said "oooh, tropical," so back it goes. That said, the fabric was a beautiful texture and weight, and the designs are embroidered with a thick thread so it really feels expensive. I wish I had gotten this for an Indian wedding I attended a few weeks ago - it would have been perfect

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
October 4, 2018
RTR Team Review

I love this dress for a fall wedding. I actually wore it to an Indian wedding where a lot of other guests wore saris, and felt like it fit right in! It fits true to size, but has no stretch. I'm 5'2" and it came to just an inch or so above the ground on me- a slightly awkward length but not enough that it looked bad. I have a narrow rib cage so it was a little loose on me standing. Though I ended up being glad about that after dinner. As many other reviewers have noted, you don't need a bra because the fabric is thick and somewhat structured. I was worried the skinny straps would dig into my shoulders but it wasn't a problem.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 8, 2018
Obsessed!

When I first placed my order I had my sights set on this dress but it wasn't available in my size for the dates I needed. The dress I picked after came damaged in both sizes and they sent me a backup that I didn't choose. Customer service was extremely helpful in resolving the issue and to my surprise and excitement this dress was available in my size. They overnighted it to me and it got to me in time for my 3:00 wedding. Got SO many compliments on it! The embroidery is absolutely stunning and the dress was heavy enough to keep me warm at an October wedding on the water. The only thing I was nervous about was the straps being too thin to support the weight of the dress but it was totally fine. I didn't want to send the dress back I loved it so much!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 11, 2018

The dress was beautiful, absolutely gorgeous, but there were issues with the zipper. I had a little difficulty getting the zipper up, not much. Then it would never come down pass a certain point. I spent 30 minutes trying and thought I was going to have to live in the dress. I had to take it off over my head. Even as my mom was helping me though, she commented on how good it looked.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 15, 2018
Retro Dress for Fall Wedding

Wore this dress for a wedding that requested colorful attire. Most of the night I kept my coat on (outdoors) which hid that it was a bit snug around my rib cage, and I am a true 10. Otherwise beautiful - would rent again!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 17, 2018
Modern but just what your 5 year old self dreamed of

I loved this dress! No need for a bra, or even heels (5'4", 130 and was 2R). It was totally stunning and silky and nice against the skin. Ended up being warm on a cool night and cool during a wedding sitting right in the sun, because the fabric is thick but the spaghetti straps give you room to breathe. Wore it with really tremendous huge gold earrings and matched with the fall leaves :)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105lbs
October 23, 2018
Gorgeous

Indian party chic! The detailing is to die for. Very happy with this beautiful dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
November 3, 2018
Great structure

Fit so well. Holds everything in at the top.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
January 6, 2019
Head turner

Wore this to a Cotillion presentation. This is a thick fabric so it's very flattering to your back. However, it doesn't give and I should have ordered one size up for my backup. I was able to dance in this. The ultimate compliment was that a college guy sent my daughter a Snapchat of me and said "Your mom looks pretty"! I stood out in a sea of moms in black gowns. Note that I'm close to 5'7' and it went to the top of my heel NOT tea length but more formal.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34H
Body type: Full Bust
March 1, 2019
Colorful and unique dress!

This dress was perfect for a wedding in Cartagena! The dress is heavy, but it was so comfortable to wear all night long. I got a ton of compliments and was sad to return it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
March 13, 2019
Gotta love adjustable straps!

Wore this to an awards gala. Loved that it has adjustable straps since I'm short. Dress was more ankle length in my 5'3" frame. Very comfortable and flattering.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
March 29, 2019
Beautiful pattern dress

Dress fell around my ankle so I was able to wear heels or shoes. Loved the pattern and feel. I do wish the waist had been a tad tighter to give the waist a more sinched look but that's just me. The pattern is lovely in person but watch out for loose threads on the embroidery.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 30C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
April 15, 2019
Not for me !

The embroidery is gorgeous, but the fit was kind of odd. The chest was a little too big and awkward fitting, while the waist was really form fitting. Really wanted to love this dress, but it just didn't work for me!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 7, 2019
Magical Floral Harvest Dress

This dress was magical, and won the evening. I wore it for a late spring wedding at a rustic vineyard and received compliments all evening long. It fit beautifully and was so beautifully made. The weight is great and the fabric has a beautiful gold glow in the right lighting. I felt like a floral Harvest Princess!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 28, 2019
Beautiful coloring and detail. The perfect summer dress!

Fit perfectly. Usually between a 6 and 8, went with an 8 and it zipped up like a dream!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127lbs
May 25, 2019
Casual? Formal?

Great bodice fit and shape, beautiful fabric, quite long, making it unwearable as a day dress yet the style is too casual for evening.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
June 4, 2019
Summer Sunshine

Absolute favorite rental by far! Received endless compliments on this dress all night. Despite a thicker and heavier material, I never felt overheated, even in the North Carolina heat! I was able to wear without a bra. I vary between sizes 8 & 10 and had to go with the 10 on this as the back was tight to close. I'm 5'9 and the dress went just above my ankle

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 7, 2019
Beautiful detail

I've had my eye on this dress because of colorful detail. I'm normally between a 4 and 6 in dresses, so I went with the 4 on this one and it was a little too small in the rib cage area. If I rent again I will definitely size up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 9, 2019
Beautiful embroidered fabric

Wore this to a summer outdoor wedding with a "funky formal" dress code. The tea length was perfect for being outdoors and the dress was a huge hit. Was able to go braless but some lift tape helped with how things sat. The heavy embroidery on this dress makes it really beautiful in person. I did not find it to be oppressively warm as some other reviews mentioned. Black trim makes it easy to match shoes, bag, etc. This one's a winner!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 25, 2019
Beautiful but heavy

Beautiful dress but had a few challenge points. One, the zipper does not work well because of the heavy knit material. Two, this is NOT an easy coast summer dress. It is a very heavy material. Maybe good for a winter or fall weekend but is very hot and sweaty in summer. Third, the top is not fit for my body. I am a size 4 small chested lady and this dress would fit best someone with much bigger boobs.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 28, 2019
Perfect for indian wedding!

Wore this to garba and I fit in well without having to be in actual indian clothes. Very comfortable! A bit on the heavy side but wasn't a problem. Beautiful dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 143lbs
July 9, 2019
So pretty and fit so well.

Loved the embroidery even though it did make the weight a bit heavier. Fit so well in all the right places. Wish I would have had a more perfect place to show it off.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
July 9, 2019
Beautiful fabric

Beautiful dress and runs true to size. Only issue with the dress is the fabric is extremely thick. This would be a perfect fall dress but I didn't end up wearing it on the weekend I planned because it was too hot. Would definitely rent in the future when it gets cooler out!

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