Raspberry Romance Gown

$90 rental
$595 retail
Stylist Notes

Make it memorable in this luminous off-the-shoulder ball gown by ML Monique Lhuillier that's fitted at the bodice before flaring into a voluminous hemline.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-22W, two lengths available. 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'').

Product Details

Pink silk faille (100% Polyester). Gown. Cap sleeves off the shoulder. Off the shoulder neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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18 reviews
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Large
(2)
True to Size
(5)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
December 3, 2017
Beautiful gown!

I loved wearing this dress. The fit was fairly true to size but maybe just at tad small. I am usually a 4-6 and the 6 was snug on me. I actually would have considered the 8 for more room in the torso but the top would have been too roomy. You cannot raise your arms very high in this dress so its not the best for dancing but it sure is beautiful! It has pockets and is a great color! It was great for a black tie dinner.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
December 7, 2017
Beautiful dress, tons of compliments!

I loved the look of the dress on site snd in person! I was very happy with the color. Another review mentioned the restricting off fhe shoulder sleeve and id have to agree it was chalenging to work with. I had trouble dancing and eating because i couldnt really life my arms very high. The skirt was very full snd a little cumbersom. I wore this dress for a charity gala and recieved many compliements though :) Althought very tight in the arms, plenty of room in the waist and thighs! The 2L fit but was really long. At 5'7" the R was really the correct size for me, I was still able to wear the 0 with 2" heels! Overall happy with rental but beware upper body restriction for the evening!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
December 9, 2017
Small but gorgeous

The dress was a little small in the bust since there is absolutely no stretch. It was amazing though for my event and gorgeous in person. Also runs a little longer, which made it difficult to walk

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34F
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 10, 2017
Flowy & Classy -With Pockets!!

I wore this gown when there was only ONE review saying not to get it because the sleeves kept your arms glued to your sides. Well. She was right. BUT! I still wanted it and I made due by tucking the sleeves into my armpits (nobody could tell) and it made for a killer strapless gown! Here are the pros and cons of this dress-- PROS: The color is a rich merlot wine color that looks absolutely stunning. It has delicious flow to it and as a 5'10" woman I could wear heels and it was still long. Woot!! The pockets rule. The boning on the boddess is sturdy and helps you feel supported. As a 34F I chose the 10L over the 8 (see cons) and still wore a bra under it. CONS: The material, while thick, is itchy and I had absolutely zero give/ stretch. I am normally a 6-8 but I have big lungs and chest and could barely breathe let alone zip up the 8 -- so I went with the 10. But by the end of the night the 10 had stretched some and I was wishing for the 8. I also needed to wear spanx under just so the dress wouldn't itch. And then there's the sleeves. There was just no way of wearing them for an evening --when you DO move your arms it pulls on the material across your chest and is oh so unflattering....so plan on doing the tuck like I did! Overall it's still an absolutely gorgeous gown- just needs a few adjustments here and there to make it work. :)

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Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38DDD/E
December 20, 2017
Built in Bra-like support!

I rented this gown for some formal engagement photos and it did not let me down! I wish I had a real function to attend with this dress because it had pockets. Also, being on the bustier side, I was nervous about a strapless bra, but I didn't even need one and I felt super supported. I also wasn't constantly pulling it up! It is stunning and I felt like royalty! This gown will not dissapoint!

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Size worn:
14WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Age: 19
Bust size: 36DDD/E
December 21, 2017
My favorite dress of all time!

This dress was gorgeous! I wore it for a play called Rumors and I was Claire Ganz. I originally order the 16W and 18W but the 16 was a little loose so I had them ship me the 14W and it fit me perfectly. Definitely if its a wide size I would order your usual size and the size down. The 16W fit but the 14W was absolutely perfect. The dress cinches in at the waist and flares out. I love love LOVE this dress and would definitely rent it again.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 26
December 27, 2017
A real princess dress, if you don't mind not lifting your arms much!

The dress was lovely! Im glad I ordered a backup size in a 10 (I'm normally an 8), as there was no way I could have fit into the 8. The biggest con about this dress is the restricted upper body movement--I could not lift my arms even above my chest in this dress, but as long as you're not at an event that involves dancing, you'll be fine! Also, I'm 5'5" and the regular length was way too long, but I solved that with some of the temporary hem tape that is RTR approved.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
December 29, 2017
I got several compliments on my dress! The fit was great.

I am 5'7 and 140 lbs. I loved this dress! The arms were restricting but well worth it. I probably could have gotten away with wearing the regular instead of long with shorter heels because I would occasionally step on the front of the dress when walking. I usually wear a 6 but because of the aline style a 4 fit perfectly around my waist. The color is beautiful and richer in person. The pockets were handy too!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
January 4, 2018
Beautiful formal dress

Beautiful dress, runs a bit small so size up. You can not use your arms in this dress but too pretty to care. Like you can't reach for the salt and pepper. Great rental.

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Age: 28
January 24, 2018
I loved how comfortable the dress was and how beautiful it made me feel in it!

This dress was everything! Everyone loved it on me. I felt like a princess in it! It fit true to size and I loved the hidden pockets.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Age: 31
December 26, 2017
a difficult fit

would recommend getting multiple sizes

Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Age: 19
January 22, 2018
It's hard to move your arms. I ordered it as a backup and ended up wearing the other dress

big in the top part on me but I'm small chested

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Weight: 140lbs
December 20, 2017
AMAZING DRESS!!

I wore this dress for a black-tie optional gala and it was perfect! It does run a bit small, so I would definitely get the next size up (at least as your back-up size), as I typically wear a 4 and went with the 6 for this. The length of the 6L was also great - I'm 5'9" and was able to wear 3in heels and the dress still reached the ground. Only note of caution is that you can't really raise your arms at all in this dress - my husband tried to spin me a few times while we were dancing and that was a no-go...

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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Age: 34
November 29, 2017
This dress made all of my Christmas card dreams come true! I can’t say enough good things about it.

The fit was impeccable and very true to size. Material was amazing, loved every second of wearing it. I sized up thinking it was going to run small but I’m so thankful RTR gives two sizes bc I would’ve been SOL if I hadn’t gotten a smaller size!

RTR CustomerNovember 29, 2017
How was mobility in the dress? I want to get this dress for pictures but the other review is making me really nervous
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 11, 2017
Nice color, but doesn't fit well

I couldn't wear this dress because the 6R was too big. I am definitely between a 4 and 6, but I'm sure the 4 would have been to small because the sleeves were very tight.

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 28
December 17, 2017
The dress was so beautiful. I didn't want to send it back! Everyone commented how elegant I looked!!

The dress fit perfectly. What others say is true, you can't lift your arms to twirl or dance but I am not a big dancer so that didn't bother me. The dress came perfectly steamed and the zipper was a little hard to zip up but my fiance lended a hand. I wish I could keep it forever.

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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Age: 41
December 21, 2017
Beautiful ball gown!

This dress is pretty on. The color stands out, although in some pictures it looks more red than cranberry. The color in the official picture is accurate. It was really long on me - I am 5’3. But it was so pretty and I got over 300 likes on FB(the most I have ever had for any picture) and lots of compliments!

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Size worn:
20WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 22
Age: 60
February 5, 2018
I felt AMAZING in this dress

I ordered to 22 and 20 because I wasn't sure how big or small the dress ran based on the reviews. The 20 was the perfect fit. I have a smaller bust size (40B) and it fit perfectly and was extremely flattered. I am pear shaped and the natural waist fit made me feel carefree!! The color is gorgeous and I wanted to wear this dress all day and night! The arms were not too tight, I could still dance and feel elegant! I hope to find another event so I can wear this dress again. Thank you for having plus sizes!

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