Red Contrast Top Ballerina Dress

$65 – $100 rental?
$550 retail
Stylist Notes

A full skirt gives this ML Monique Lhuillier shape. Wear it with peep-toe heels and the Aurora Spark Bracelet by Elizabeth Cole.

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 and plus 14W-22W.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very 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: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Red lace (100% Polyester). Short sleeves. Crew neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. 41.5’’ from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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81 reviews
Fit
Large
(7)
True to Size
(27)
Small
(11)
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 230lbs
September 19, 2016
LOVED this dress but just didnt fit well.
This dress was stunning! I loved the lace detail on top and the ball skirt bottom and the pockets...everything about it was amazing! the problem was that I am 5'2" so really just didn't fit me well at all. It was supposed to be knee length but for me was more like a midi. Top was also a little boxy on me - I actually think that maybe if I went down one more size it might have been ok. It really is a beautiful dress so I am sad I didn't get to wear it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 148lbs
September 20, 2016
Big hit
I loved this dress and got compliments all night! I'm between a 6 and an 8, so I'd say it was true to size though a little tight throughout the rib cage. Maybe size up for your back up size. It was unique and Romantic. Didn't need to wear a bra and was able to comfortably dance all night.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
September 27, 2016
Loved this dress more than life but it was too small!
I was about 5-10 pounds from making this dress work but I just couldn't. It's really beautiful though - just size up for your backup!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 28, 2016
Beautiful dress but very fancy!
I ordered this dress for a wedding rehearsal dinner. It fit beautifully and was truly a gorgeous dress. I adored the contrast of the lace and silky skirt. However, the skirt is very thick and very full- much fuller than it looks in the picture. It felt too fancy for my event so I opted not to wear it. I would definitely recommend this dress for a more formal event.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
October 2, 2016
Unique dress!
Loved the dress...good subtle cutout. The material of the top is very rigid, no stretch at all so I wore the bigger size and could move my arms more freely.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Weight: 145lbs
October 5, 2016
What a fun dress to wear! You will get compliments all night.
I have athletic shoulders and arms, so I was a bit concerned how it wold fit through the back. It was tight, but not so much that I couldn't move. I have a small chest, but could imagine with a larger chest it might make it really tight if you have buffs arms and shoulders. I'm 5'8", so the length was perfect with me and hit me right below the knees. If you are short it might be long. Pockets are awesome, as well as the detail on the top part. The skirt was a little fuller than I expected. Still, this dress was amazing!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
October 10, 2016
Beautiful and perfect for a wedding! Modest enough with the high neck/long skirt while still sexy
Fit true to size; material is stiffer with ZERO stretch but very flattering No need to wear a bra with this dress given the padding/coverage in the front I have slightly shorter legs but I found that this did not hit above the knee; it was more tea-length
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Age: 30
September 27, 2016
I had the best 30th birthday in this dress!
I wanted something that made me feel beautiful but sexy. Flirty and thirty! I am short so the skirt was a little longer than I had imagined but still super comfortable!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 148lbs
October 2, 2016
Lady in Red!
This dress was fun and classic. Hugged in all the right places. If you like a dress with shape you will love this dress.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
October 14, 2016
NA
Oh my gosh...I wanted this fit to fit! It is stunning, so cute and adorably red! Everything up to this point of trying dresses had run small, so I sized up to the 18...and it was waaaaay too big. I was so sad that they didn't have a smaller size at the time for me to rent, because I would've gotten this one back in a heartbeat.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
October 16, 2016
Striking color and beautifully made.
I typically wear a size 2-4 dress. The waist on this dress was extremely snug. I have had two children and it hits right in the evidence of that :) Also, the waist is sheer, which I couldn't quite tell from the photo. I received many compliments on the color and style. It was a great dress for a fall event!
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Age: 30
October 19, 2016
Overall, stunning dress with a few drawbacks
I wore this dress for the first part of my engagement session, in Georgetown. The overall quality was incredible; beautiful illusion/lace bodice with a heavy billowy skirt. Grade A+. But i will say, this dress is not made for someone under 5' 7". The bodice was very long for my 5' 4" frame and didn't end at my natural waist. The skirt was more of a midi than on the model so beware. Regardless of the fit issues, I still decided to wear it and really love the results. I can't imagine a skin tone, this color red wouldn't be fantastic on! Thanks, RTR!
RTR CustomerNovember 19, 2016
Hi, just wondering if you were comfortable sharing your measurements? I am unsure what size dress to order and we have similar body types. Thank you!
BrittanyJanuary 26, 2017
Oh no! I'm so sorry, I just saw this question. I am not sure of my measurements but I will absolutely check if you are still looking! Please let me know!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 22, 2016
Everything is right about this dress
Any time a dress has pockets you've won me over. This fit great even with my muscular arms and smaller chest. I did not have to wear a bra which is always amazing. So comfortable and just the right amount of classy and sexy.
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
October 24, 2016
It was a fundraising gala for the Auditory Verbal Center and its theme was the Kentucky Derby.
It fit beautifully and it has pockets!! I received so many compliments on it and the color is perfect!! Thank you so much!!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
October 26, 2016
I received dozens of compliments on this dress. Very flattering, beautiful color.
Beautiful dress. Perfect for an evening event, such as a wedding. There were two surprises with the dress. First, the top is only lined to cover the chest. Your skin will show through above and below. So, be prepared to wear a strapless bra with a low back or an adhesive bra, which is what I wore. Second, the skirt had fold marks or wrinkles in the front, which I steamed out. Also, I had to go with the larger extra size that was sent to me. If you're between sizes, or have a larger waist, go one size up.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
October 26, 2016
Dress is super glam but not for petite frames/short torsos
What is not super clear from the photographs is that there is a semi-exposed midriff on this dress covered with the lace netting which has more give than the satin fabric on the rest of the dress. Unfortunately because I'm petite, the position of the waistline meant that this caused some weird bulging creating a muffin-top effect with the lace. I had to compensate by wearing high waisted spanx to smooth things out a bit. And I'm glad I sized up, because I've worn a size 6 from Monique L'huillier before with no issues. This was cutting it too tight. If you have any belly fat or a short torso, this may not be the dress for you. That said! The dress is gorgeous and very dramatic. It was too long for my liking (hit about mid-calf on me at 5'2") but would be great for someone taller. And, of course, it has pockets!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
October 27, 2016
Gorgeous dress!
I loved wearing this dress! The quality is amazing and it was perfect for an early fall wedding. I am usually a size 12 and wore a size 10 which fit well. Definitely recommend renting!!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
October 27, 2016
Overall, I really liked this dress! Great combo of classy & sexy
I was really scared this dress was going to be huge based on the other reviews, so I ordered a 2 and a 4. I typically run between a 4 & 6 in dresses. I wish I had gotten the 6 to try on. The 4 fit fine, it was just a little tight in the arms for me. It was also just a little bit long. I'm 5'7 and it fell a little past my knees. I LOVED the fact that I didn't have to wear a bra and that it had pockets. I felt really pretty!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 27, 2016
Tons of compliments
At first I wasn't sold on the dress (the length seemed awkward since I'm 5'3"). I ended up going with the dress and wearing it to a wedding - I got tons of compliments on the dress and felt great in it. The dress was really comfortable for dancing and the perfect mix of classic and fun!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
October 28, 2016
Overall just a stunning dress!
Pros: It's honestly such a beautiful dress and the color is so vibrant (exactly how it's depicted in the picture). I received so many compliments on this dress. It has pockets which I'm a huge fan of and kept forgetting because it's such an elegant dress you wouldn't think it'd have pockets! I'm current in between a size 4 and 6 (4 up top and 6 on the bottom) but I needed the size 6. The size 4 was just a bit too snug (I'm 5'5; 132lbs). Another pro - unless you have large boobs, you don't need to wear a bra! Cons: The way the sleeves are, it limits range of motion just a tad but that's really the only con I could find. The material is actually quite heavy even though the top has some see-through parts so I would be weary of wearing this in hot temperatures.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
October 31, 2016
Beautiful dress but....
Not made for women with larger busts. Couldn't fit into it and wasn't able to wear.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
November 2, 2016
Beautiful dress but definitely runs small, especially if you have a larger bust.
Beautiful dress but definitely runs small, especially if you have a larger bust. Fabric has little to no give. High quality and the best part is that it has POCKETS! :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 2, 2016
Eye catching red dress
I received so many compliments on this dress. The red is very eye catching. I typically wear a 4 and I had to wear a 6, so it runs a little small. The best part, it has pockets! Overall, I really loved this dress. The only negative is that the fabric isn't super giving, so when I sat down it was a little constricting at the waist, but that was honestly a minor issue.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 157lbs
November 6, 2016
Beautiful, but tight
Beautiful dress, incrediably upset at the tightness in the chest. Wasn't able to wear it nor about to order a back up size.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 24
November 7, 2016
Great dress for a fall church wedding!
As a taller woman, I was looking for a dress that would be conservative AND fun for a fall wedding. This was the perfect choice, as the length came in right at my knee, but the paneled top did a great job of showing a little skin. I went with the 8 (my standard dress size) and the 10 for my backup. The 8 fit nicely, but I wish I would have gone with the 6 for my back-up. I still had to wear a strapless bra because the top wasn't tight enough without it (bust size is 36C). But overall, awesome dress and great experience with RTR!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 40
November 9, 2016
Best dressed wedding guest!
I read the other reviews which warned of no give in the top and they were right. The dress is comfortable and made of sturdy, high quality fabric. The length was perfect and the pockets were fabulous. I felt well put together and confident and that made for a fun night. Since the dress is red you'll need minimal accessories.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
November 14, 2016
Great dress, just too big
I loved this dress, but it was huge on me. I'm usually a pretty consistent size 18 in dresses and I was swimming in it. The bottom is very full, I would order a size (or two) down, depending on how you carry your weight. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to wear it as it was that big.
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
November 14, 2016
Gorgeous dress, but ran a little small in the bust
Had rented this as a backup option for a wedding. Absolutely beautiful dress, but didn't leave very much room in the bust. The 2 was a perfect fit in the waist. Was hoping there'd be a little give in the lace but there isn't. Better for small busts- I'm nursing so I needed something with a little bit of give! If it fit, I definitely would have worn it!!
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 20, 2016
Fun party dress!
Read the reviews and was nervous about the size as many people said the top runs small and you cant move your arms. There is some restriction with the arms but it's not terrible. I am a 10 and wore a 10. When I ordered it, I didn't realize the waist was not lined and it shows your skin at your waistline... was turned off at first but it looked fine. The pockets are great! I put my lipstick, credit card and phone in them - no one could tell. Didn't need a purse!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
November 22, 2016
Perfect Holiday party dress!
The color of this dress is striking! It fit nicely and was comfortable. I stood out in a good way in a sea of LBDs! :)
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
November 28, 2016
Tons of compliments!
Dress fit great and was super fun to dance in. The mesh on the stomach gave it a nice contemporary touch!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
December 1, 2016
Nothing Beats Red For The Holidays
The dress was a prefect fit. I'm am six feet tall and slender build (110 lbs.) and this dress was a great fit. Length wise, it hit me right below my knee caps with a very flattering skirt. The top was snug, I wear a 23C and I did wear a strapless bra, however could have gone without and been perfectly fine. The color red was a great shade, overall a wonderful dress. I would definitely rent again.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
December 8, 2016
Endless compliments!
I wore this dress with silver heels to a work Christmas party and the compliments were unreal! I had a baby 5 months ago and I'm not completely back to my regular size (mostly in my hips and thighs) so I ordered my current regular size and one size larger and ended up wearing my current regular size. I had a little room left in the chest (thinking a B cup would fill this out perfectly) and the arms fit just right but I could see it being too tight if I had a large chest or bigger arms. It was also slightly longer on me than the model - it came just below my knees. It did a great job of hiding my post-baby weight in my hips though!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 12, 2016
Beautiful, vibrant dress with vintage feel!
Got SO many compliments at a vintage themed Chrisrmas party. I did not want to take it off or give it back! I felt like Carrie Bradshow. So gorgeous!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 49
December 13, 2016
Sorry to say, I didn't wear it.... :(
Being a plus size woman, I got myself freaked out that the sizes would run small. I'm normally a 14/16 dress and ordered the 18 and 20 as my backup. That was a mistake. The 18 basically swam on me and there wasn't anything I could do to to make it work. I loved the pockets on this dress and believe I could have gotten away with a t-shirt type of nude bra as I'm large chested and strapless bras just don't work. To the other reviews, there is about an inch, inch and a half where the skirt meets the top that you can see skin. I was handling that through spanx, but you do see skin. This would have been a great dress for my company's Holiday party!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 50
Body type: Hourglass
December 13, 2016
Festive!
The color is bright and very festive and the fabric of the skirt is a little more dressy and formal. Perfect for a holiday cocktail party! It fit true to size and was pretty flattering. I'd rent again :)
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
December 21, 2016
Would have loved to wear it.
The dress is beautiful but more formal than I thought, due mostly to the length. I ended up not wearing it because it was not appropriate for the more casual event I was attending.
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
December 21, 2016
This fit like a glove. I received so many compliments! I felt beautiful in this dress!
The dress is very forgiving and gives a great shape. I'm curvy and busty and it fit very well.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 198lbs
December 23, 2016
RTR STYLIST REVIEW
Its the perfect Red Dress! Felt girly and so so pretty! Better yet, it has pockets!! The cut on this dress is very fitted. Because both materials on this dress have no stretch, I would recommend sizing up as your backup size, especially for extra room on the arms. The mesh overlay on the top of the dress is beautifully detailed and subtly revealing. It cinches right at the natural waist and flows out perfectly. This dress photographs so beautifully as well! Received so many compliments at the party!
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Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
December 27, 2016
Fit great!
Ran a little large, but I received many compliments.
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