Purple Mikado Dress

$80 rental
$448 retail
Stylist Notes

Go playful in this mixed-textured purple party dress by ML Monique Lhuillier. Balance the dynamic details with a basic heel.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue and purple silk faille (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 38” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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37 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(14)
Small
(5)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 25, 2015
The deep V is beautiful and classy while still being sexy.
There is no stretch in the bodice at all, I would recommend a size up for back up size. The color is a gem purple which is brighter than shown in the photo with some sparkle at the top. Also I am 5'3" so it hit just pass my knee, would have loved it a little shorter but over all it was something I have never worn before, different and fun!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
October 27, 2015
Stylist Review
Loving the hidden deep v front and open deep v back on this Monique Lhuillier. Running true to size, we recommend sizing up for backup. While the natural waist is more fitted, there is room in the bust and ample room in the hips. To avoid undergarments showing through the lace we do recommend a NuBra or no bra with this style. Pair with classic heels and delicate jewelry.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 2, 2015
Beautifully crafted.
The size 2 was a perfect fit. At 17-yrs old, I wanted an "in style" look with a youthful, classy design and that is exactly what this dress delivered. I am tall with long legs so, shorter dresses are challenging; however, this dress was perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
November 12, 2015
I wore this dress to a Memory Mixer - a party to End Alzheimer's. Purple was required.
The fit of this dress is spot on. The open back is gorgeous and the waist is very flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
November 19, 2015
I love this dress.
I loved this dress! The reason I gave it 4 stars is because I have a large rib cage and this dress has absolutely no give too it. I had to have my husband help zip me into it and it wasn't super comfortable. It looked great though!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
November 30, 2015
I felt so glamourous!!!
The fit is tighter around the rib cage, so when sitting down, I had to have perfect posture. No worries about anything falling out in the chest area. The dress looks stiff, but it flows nicely. If I could have afforded to buy the dress, I would have!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 195lbs
December 13, 2015
Loved it the design and color really stood out.
Fit snug in all the right places, no bra needed.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
December 14, 2015
Beautiful dress!!
The 8 was a great fit, the zipper was a bit tricky but they are in a lot of dresses. The color of this dress was beautiful and the front cut out was just enough sexiness. I hope this dress will go on sale soon so I can add it to my personal collection!!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 16, 2015
I wore this for my company holiday Christmas party, and received tons of compliments!
The fit is pretty spot on. If you have a large bust, you might need a bigger size, but that's the only thing that would likely affect sizing. I'm a small D/large C, and the size 4 chest fit was slightly snug, but not terrible. I thought that there might be too much skin showing with the open back, but it was definitely work party-appropriate. I highly recommend this dress!!! Very flattering!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 56
January 4, 2016
I got a lot of complements on the dress
Seemed a bit small around the back. The zipper was hard to zip up.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 46
January 17, 2016
This dress was beautiful and comfortable and even had pockets for my lip and phone.
Fit was true to size and perfect for a pear shape body. I'm a 36DD, and the neckline cut of the dress left little to the imagination, but the lace over it made it appear elegant.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
February 27, 2016
Beautiful, different dress
Gorgeous dress! Beautiful material and the picture does not do it justice. It is open in the front. The lace keeps it modest but if you have big girls, this may not be the dress for you.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
March 10, 2016
Great event with great friends!
Perfect purple dress for event where I needed purple!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
April 14, 2016
Loved the color and got lots of compliments!
Can't wear a bra with it, so be mindful of that. Runs slightly longer than I thought, I am not that tall so it would've been better if it was a bit shorter. But overall it fits well and was very flattering!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
April 16, 2016
Fun and pretty!
Got lots of compliments! Fit great, has pockets and was comfortable the whole night. Loved the color and the neck line.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
December 15, 2015
Perfect color and great material!
Lace is sturdy and in good condition. Top is a little big for my bust 36b, but waist is tight, so still needed the 8 instead of the 6. I wish I could have filled out the top a bit more but can't fix that since there is no way to wear a bra. Back is too low for one. Easy to press out wrinkles from shipping and held up well throughout the night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
January 1, 2016
I was comfortable the whole night! I was worried that the dress would move too much, but it didn't!
The only trouble was getting the zipper up. I needed my roommate's help and I wouldn't have been able to wear it if she wasn't around. After I was in it, it fit great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
February 26, 2016
Unexpectedly Special!
I made an appointment at the NYC store to rent several dresses for a long Indian wedding weekend. My cocktail attire was an afterthought compared to some of the other looks required, but my stylist chose this. What felt a little "ordinary" on the hanger was an incredibly fun and festive dress on the bod. I am 5'9" and have still-nursing 36DD chest, the plunge is LOW both front and back and I needed one of those stick-on backless strapless plunge doohickeys. I'm not the no-bra type. I was still a little self-conscious but everything stayed in. Overall the gorgeous jewel tone of this dress, combined with the sexy lace paneling, made this the perfect choice for a cocktail reception.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 3, 2016
Amazing dress for a Vegas wedding!
Loved this dress because it fit so well and made me feel and look like a million bucks! The material is a brilliant purple color that looks amazing in pictures. The dress hit at the perfect spot on my waist and then flared which did a great job hiding my hips. The deep V in the front and back is sexy, yet appropriate :) I was able to wear a nude strapless bra and it went virtually undetected, despite the deep V, and see-through lace in the front. I highly recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116lbs
May 24, 2016
Pretty Color!
Loved this dress, photographed well, has pockets! The only issues were that my necklace stuck to the lace occasionally and the chest was a little loose but I think I was the only one that noticed. Would rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
May 27, 2016
Loved this dress! Perfectly sexy but not vulgar.
I actually wore a strapless bra with this dress and it worked. Super cute and fun!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
June 25, 2016
Very pretty but very small
If you are broad or have a large chest, I would recommend going up one or two sizes
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
June 26, 2016
Loved!
Ultimate meeting of sexy and classy all in one. Received a lot of compliments. No bra needed. A little snug in the ribs, but fit nicely. Wore to a wedding in June.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
August 31, 2016
Amazing dress, did not want to send it back!
Another wonderful rental from RTR! Rented this dress for an early 1960s themed formal event and it was perfect. I ordered the 10 and 12 and the 10 zipped but I opted for the 12 for more room in the rib cage. I got so many compliments! The color is such a exquisite purple and even though the V is so low in front, the lace makes it tasteful. I chose not to wear a bra and it was fine. Seriously, do yourself a favor and rent this dress! Oh! And the pockets...so cute!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 124lbs
October 19, 2016
Loved this. great color, and sexy v-neck without being too revealing.
The only "negative" is that the opening in the back is not as pictured. It does not plunge all the way down to where the skirt starts.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
November 7, 2016
It was the perfect dress for a wedding!
I felt fabulous in this dress!! It was little snug around waist and the top may have been stretched out a bit from a previous renter. If you have a larger chest this will work for you! I was able to wear a low cut bra and it was covered in the back too. The pockets were a nice plus as usual.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
November 12, 2016
Perfect Cocktail Dress!
This dress is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I rented for a Mardi Gras themed Masquerade party and this was the perfect balance of sexy and classy. AND it has pockets. Always a selling point for me. It did run small. I have a small waist for my size and it barely zipped up. But it did zip so everything worked out perfectly. Loved the dress!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 39
December 8, 2016
Gorgeous dress with a great fit
This dress is stunning. I will so though that although you don't need to wear a bra, someone with a larger chest (like me) who feels more comfortable with the psychological support of a bra (like me) can get a backless, plunge bra (like me) and solve the problem. It isn't necessary, but I felt better. And I got one at Target for 24.99. I will say that the only disappointment is that the dress wasn't properly pressed. I knew it would need to be steamed because it's being shipped in a garment bag. But, it had not previously been properly pressed so that the pleats were not done correctly. But that's a detail only I noticed. Can't wait to rent the runway again!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 156lbs
December 31, 2016
First rental was off the charts
This was my first RTR and it was AMAZING. and, POCKETS! Dress was snug in the waist but that helped the chest area fit better (I am small-busted). My hips are my largest area and I felt SO great in this dress from that perspective. Get. This. Dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
January 12, 2017
Flattering, shows off all your assets
This dress fit so well! The purple color is amazing. I wore the 6 and ordered an 8 as a backup. I word a nude strapless bra and I don't think anyone could even see it, but my fiance loved the cleavage. I wore it for NYE and the pockets came in super handy when I was standing outside and my hands got cold!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 41
January 26, 2017
Perfect evening for this dress. Everyone loved it and PS -- it has pockets!!
tight around the rib cage, but over all great fit and very comfy
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
March 14, 2017
Mardi Gras themed party perfection!
Wore this for my New Year's Eve Mardi Gras themed party and it was a hit! I never wear purple, but it was perfect! The front is super sexy without being too revealing. Loved this one!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 24, 2017
Great dress for spring wedding!
Wore this for a friend's wedding then to my 10 year high school reunion! Great dress, ended up wearing the size up since it was more comfortable, but the fit was great and i didn't need to wear a bra. Straps were a little long for me but that is always an issue so nothing new there. The lining on the inside was a little strange, hard to explain but it was like the bottom had thick elastic that was curved? It didn't affect the fit or look or anything, but just thought I would make a note of it. Overall, a great dress would highly recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
May 6, 2017
So FuN
Fit was spot on with just enough showing to flirty and still elegant. No bra required.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 6, 2017
Pretty in Purple
This dress was a winner, classic & timeless, with an illusion neckline that really brought the look together. It is very fitted around the ribcage & waist, but I would still say it's true to size. I received a ton of compliments and felt super glamorous.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 165lbs
May 9, 2017
Beautiful color, flattering fit
Beautiful dress! The color is stunning and the lace gives a little modesty without taking away the sexy plunging neckline. Fits true to size and complements all the best parts of a female body. I felt beautiful all night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
May 17, 2017
Too puffy
I loved the dress but the large bottom was not for me.

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