Red Contrast Top Ballerina Dress

$550 retail

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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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263 reviews
Fit
Large
(14)
True to Size
(80)
Small
(46)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
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: 29
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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
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: 40
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:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
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:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 42
November 10, 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
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: 46
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 21, 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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Bust size: 36C
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: 34
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
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.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
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:
16W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
January 5, 2017
Comfy, Runs Large

This was a comfortable dress that was fun to wear. I am a 16 at least with a very large bust and I could have gotten the next size down.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
January 14, 2017
Bright Red

Rib cage was rough almost didn't zip. LOVE THE POCKETS!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 17, 2017
LOVED

Rented for our family portrait. The size 4 fit well although the midriff was a little sheer for my taste. Gorgeous color and very well-made. Photographs great!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 27, 2017
Compliments galore!!

I felt like Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wearing this dress. Received many compliments stating how regal I looked. It is an absolutely beautiful, conservative dress with a touch of sexy (the sheer mid section). The dress doesn't have any give so I had to size up to fit around my tummy. I also wore a strapless bra without issue. Would definitely recommend!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
February 12, 2017
Such a great, versatile dress!

I wore this to a school dance and it was even better than I expected! So cute AND it has pockets!!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 21, 2017
The color!

Perfect fit-- recommend at least 4 inch heels if you're 5'4 - 5'5

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
March 6, 2017
I was known at the wedding as the "girl in the red dress."

I received so many compliments! Loved the pockets!! The fit was perfect, top was a little tight/uncomfortable but it was worth it!!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
March 29, 2017
Little red dress

I love this dress and wish I could have wore it but ended up being too tonight.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Body type: Apple
April 2, 2017
So many compliments

Gorgeous and unique red dress. Took off one star because the fit was a bit large on me, I definitely could have worn the 12. But it was so comfortable and I was glad for the pockets, and I had a great time twirling the full skirt on the dance floor!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 129lbs
April 4, 2017
Perfect Little Red Dress

I'm usually a 4, but this dress ran a bit small - wish I went one size up. Regardless, it is a great little red dress. Perfect calf-length, and just the right amount of sexy. Loved it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
April 17, 2017
It has pockets !!

The top "open knitted area" has no stretch so u can't raise ur hands too high and the stomach area stretch was just about right. He bottom part is "satin and shiny" beautiful play of contrasting materials. Otherwise it's a beautiful dress very classy, it has pockets and a small opening in the top back area where the closure snaps. Order in time to steam it at home because it wrinkles in transportation.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
April 22, 2017
Love this dress!!!!

Like what other review said, there is no stretch on the top for this dress. Honestly for those busty sisters out there, i don't know if it'll work.. overall I loved the dress! It was a nice classy red, tea length, and pockets are a plus!! I wanted to keep this dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 1, 2017
Perfect dress for a rehearsal dinner party!!

Got this dress for a rehearsal dinner party and everyone got something to do with it! I loved being complemented all night long! Dress was comfortable and i do love me some dress with pockets! Absolutely amazing!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 8, 2017
It was a stunning dress and something I wouldn't have the opportunity to wear a lot.

Like the other reviews mentioned, the top is not very flexible but not uncomfortable. Only issue I had was the zipper in the back bunching and pressing into my back when I sat against a chair for too long.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Body type: Hourglass
May 10, 2017
So pretty

I love this dress! This is the second time I've rented it and always get lots of compliments. My only issue this time is that both dresses I received were looking pretty faded and dingy in the bodice. I think it might be time to retire this dress, sadly.

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 13, 2017
Perfection

This dress was absolutely perfect! I wore it for an awards dinner for my husband. I really wish I didn't have to send it back, that's how much I love it! I would highly recommend it. The top does have no give but it was comfortable, it ran true to size also.. plus the skirt has pockets! Who doesn't love pockets!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
May 14, 2017
Unable to wear

I really wanted to wear this dress, but it was too big. I ordered the 14 & 16. My problem is that I wear a true size 14 (not 14W). Generally I find that the 12 is too small and the 14W is too big. I wore my back-up dress. I did like this dress though & may order it again to see if the 12 might possibly fit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 40DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
May 14, 2017
Stunning color

I loved this dress! It ran a bit large but still worked great. And the color - fantastic!

Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
May 19, 2017
Ran a little big but looked nice in pictures!

I wore this dress to a military cocktail party. The dress code was semi formal and I felt it was perfect for the occasion. I ordered a size 12 and a size 14. The size 12 was way too small, and the 14 was big. The main issue was that it felt very long and heavy, and too big in the chest area. Also the section that is see through seems like it should fit right under the breast area, and for me it was over my stomach. Overall it looked nice in pictures and I liked the rental experience!

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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 42F
Body type: Apple
Weight: 215lbs
May 29, 2017
Beautiful but big

I am not super short, but this dress was pretty long on me, mid calf easily. I love the detailing and the color is beautiful, really a show stopper. It was comfortable and I was complimented many times. The unlined section under the bust is kind of odd on a bigger girl and the waist was a little low for me, so I belted it. This is definitely longer in he waist than other dresses I've ordered. I am a solid 18 and I could easily size down. There is plenty of room in the arms and bust, where I have the biggest problems with tightness. Overall it was lovely and I'd recommend to anyone looking for something to wear to a slightly dressed up event.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
May 30, 2017
Size up

I was extremely worried about the size after reading reviews, especially with my larger bust. While I did have to size up, because my normal size hardly zipped, it fit like a glove. Additionally, the arms were totally fine for me and I had no trouble moving in it. It's for sure a knock out dress.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
June 5, 2017
I received a ton of compliments!

The dress was absolutely beautiful and the red is stunning in person. It definitely runs small. I am a size 4 in practically everything but definitely needed the 6 here. So if you are busty, size up. The material isn't very comfortable but worth it for all the compliments I received.

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