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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116 reviews
Fit
Large
(9)
True to Size
(34)
Small
(19)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 158lbs
September 12, 2017
Flattering to waist, skintone
Wore to a family wedding and loved it! The shape and size of the skirt are impeccable and while a little skin shows at the waist, it's appropriate for all kinds of events. Would absolutely rent again.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
September 12, 2017
Loved this gown!
Fits true to size! Stunning gown, received so many compliments on it. Considering renting again for photos. You need a strapless bra for this as the top is more sheer than shown in photos.
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
August 27, 2017
Super cute and comfy- pockets!!!!
Super fun and comfortable to wear! I loved having pockets- who doesn't!! I liked the bit of see through at the stomach too. Just the perfect amount of sexy to a pretty dress that doesn't show anything.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
August 15, 2017
A stunning red number with pockets!
This dress fit me really well. Perfect around the waist, but was a tad loose in the back area. The fabric is durable and elegant and I was getting compliments all night (and into the next day after I posted this photo online). It was a little long as a 5'2er but I actually liked the length and found it to be a bit different than most of my past looks!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
August 9, 2017
Wedding wonder.
Rented for the Mother of the Bride. Fit way too big for the advertised size. Did not wear because of this.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
August 7, 2017
I felt like a bombshell!
I earned a huge bonus at work, and decided to spend it on a first class dinner for my boyfriend and I on Valentine's Day. I also decided I wanted a bright red dress to go with it, and I'm so happy this is the one I found! The material on this dress is thick which was great for a February night in Ohio, but might have you sweating in the heat of summer. I didn't need a bra wth this, but you'd need a strapless bra if you wore one because of the see through lace (though you could probably get away with a nude bra with straps). It hit just below my knee at 5'9", so great for tall ladies. I wore the smaller size, but after dinner I wished I had chosen the bigger size to give me a little more room. And the color is a really beautiful scarlet red! This dress was amazing and a stand out for our date. The pockets made it even better, and I will be looking for any other occasion where I could rent this again!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 28C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 30, 2017
Runs long on my 5'2" frame
Pretty dress and flattering cut. Two problems: it was tea length bc of my height (not ideal) and it was tight on the boobs/rib cage (I'm a 36 D-ish). Will be returning from my unlimited account.
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 240lbs
July 30, 2017
Who doesn't love red?!
I absolutely loved this dress! It ran larger for me but I still rocked it. So many people complimented it and loved how vibrant the red was. It was super comfortable and easy to travel with. I wear an 18 jeans and this 16w was still a little big. #wedding #red #glam
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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 40DD
Body type: Apple
Weight: 250lbs
July 29, 2017
Stood out in a sea of black cocktail dresses
I wore this dress for a wedding in February and received a lot of compliments on it! I loved the pockets and the detailing of the top. It worked really well for the event and I stood out from all of the black cocktail dresses everyone else wore. I'm 5'4", 40DD, and typically wear a size 18. I wore the 18W and probably should have sized down. The dress was looser on the top especially around the shoulders and waist but fit well at the bust. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone bustier than me or it would probably be too loose at the waist. The dress came down to mid calf on me, which was good for the winter.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 25, 2017
High quality material, gorgeous fit, incredibly flattering, timeless look!
Although this dress wasn't the one I ordered (it was a backup), I got compliments literally ALL night long. As a shorter girl (5'3"), I never thought I could pull off something calf-length, but this dress made me think otherwise. The material is SO nice, you can go braless (WHAAAT awesome), its dance-able and movable all night with a full skirt, and was perfect for a black time optional wedding. I really recommend, even if you think it isn't quite your style.. this dress can be.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
July 24, 2017
Definitely a winter look
Such a fun dress - lace, satin, pockets! Unfortunately rented this for a summer wedding thinking that the lace top would be warm-weather appropriate but it really reads 'holiday' or 'winter' with the weight of the skirt. The lace is see-through in parts of the top but the cut and the skirt make it pretty conservative and good for a work or family event. Would rent again for a holiday party.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
July 17, 2017
Loved this dress and received so many compliments. Comfortable with a little sexiness
Fit well. The 8 was a little small for me. The sheer part in the mid-section adds a little sexiness
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
July 16, 2017
Perfect for a wedding
The dress was gorgeous! The fit was pretty good. If you have a larger chest it may fit a little tighter on top. Also the zipper is a little difficult to use. Overall I loved the dress it was so flattering.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 220lbs
July 10, 2017
Very cute!
Fits true to size with really cute cut outs on the sides and back. I am 5'10, and the dress was a good length for me, but might be long on shorter people. I love the pockets! Very easy to dress up or down!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 7, 2017
Lady in red
GORGEOUS dress! Wore to my friends Fourth of July wedding. Definitely go up in size, especially if you're curvy. Enough support to go bra-less and such a vibrant red to make you stand out! I'll absolutely rent this beauty again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 6, 2017
I got a zillion compliments!
I was scared when I tried this on after it arrived that I wouldn't be able to wear it for an evening because it was so tight. Size 6 is my normal size and I didn't get a backup. In the end it wasn't too uncomfortable for the many hours I wore it. I ended up wearing some flesh toned shapewear to make sure that my skin didn't blob out through the mesh at the waist. I also wore a strapless bra since at 50 my girls need a lift. I felt extraordinarily glamorous in this dress.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
July 6, 2017
True to size - for sleeves.
Beautiful fabric. Vibrant color red. This dress is luxe! I did not end up wearing this dress because I rented another dress that I preferred. The box skirt detail would be very flattering on an apple/pear shape. This is a true A-line with full skirt. Sleeves have NO stretch, which is why I say that sizing down would be a problem (even if you had a smaller chest). Very pretty dress. Would rent this for a Christmas party in an instant.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
June 29, 2017
Very flattering silhouette
This was perfect for a conservative wedding. I wish it had been available in petite sizes cause it was a little long in the hem and the torso, but still received several compliments.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 70
June 29, 2017
Great dress but unfortunately didn't work for me
I loved this dress but unfortunately it was too small - I think it runs a little small. I ordered a size 12 and the backup was a woman's size 14W--it floated on me. If they'd offered a size 14, it would have worked perfectly. I am a true size 12 (and the dress I wore instead was a size 12) but I understand that all dresses are not sized the same. I will definitely rent from rent the runway again--Beautiful material....
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
June 28, 2017
Creative black tie
This dress is my favorite rental so far! Thick, gorgeous material and deep pockets. I chose to wear the larger size because it is a little hard to lift your arms with the structured bodice. Got compliments all night, and felt like a million bucks at my creative black tie event.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 21, 2017
Glam lady in red...
I wore this to my husband's weekend work conference. At the end of the night there were drinks on the porch of the hotel and a dress code. This dress made me feel completely elegant but didn't go over the top. I absolutely loved the skirt and pockets. Definitely one of my favorite rentals!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
June 17, 2017
The dress was great and the color vibrant. I received lots of compliments.
I am small busted, so the top was a little bit loose. I ended up wearing a regular bra, but wish I hadn't. You couldn't really tell when I was walking around, but in the photo you can see my strap and it just took away from the photo a little ( at least for me). The top of the dress was a little bit loose. It probably would have fit better had I worn a padded bra, but it was not enough for anyone to notice - I still received tons of compliments. The fabric is a little thicker than I thought, which worked out well since it was a November event - but it wasn't so thick that it would have been uncomfortably hot during warmer weather. The top part is see-through which I did not know when I ordered it, but it was not so much so that I could not wear a nude bra (see comment about that bra situation earlier in this post). Overall it was a great dress, fit well enough, great length, would wear again. I wore this dress to a Gala.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
June 14, 2017
I LOVED this dress!
I am quite reserved and traditional -- The peek-a-boo midriff was just enough va-va-voom!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Age: 34
June 12, 2017
I got so many compliments on the dress. Good for my work event with a hint of sexy.
It fit great!
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 124lbs
June 10, 2017
Looks great on EVERYONE!!
This dress is definitely an attention grabber!! The color is beautiful and vibrant!! You can't go wrong with A-line. The only possible downside is that the bodice has no stretch and feels a little restrictive. On the other hand it could be a plus for some. I really, REALLY love this dress and would definitely wear it again. If you select this dress you'll look amazing in it!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 58
June 7, 2017
I received so many compliments on this dress. It was comfortable and fun to wear.
The dress was true to size.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
June 6, 2017
Great wedding guest dress-felt like Taylor Swift in a music video
Loads of compliments on this one--just a few things to keep in mind. The top like others said is tight but manageable. I was able to still wear a strapless bra underneath which was great. On my height ( 5'1") the dress fell about an inch below my knees but did not look too long. FYI the lacy bit is not very forgiving so if you're fluffy in the midsection be ready for a bit of a roll (I sucked in during photos) but it was easy enough to readjust the skirt so it fell on my natural waist after so I could eat and not worry--the lacy bit bunched up but was otherwise fine. Also, keep in mind that lace section does get itchy if you get too hot or hit the dance floor too hard, so be careful if you have sensitive skin! Otherwise definitely a good dress to rent, great pockets, and a good spinny skirt!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
June 4, 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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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
June 2, 2017
Wore this to chaperone Prom at my school. The dress is pretty but runs small (The bodice was tight).
Wore this to chaperone Prom at my school. The dress is pretty but runs small (The bodice was tight). It has pockets and overall the dress is flattering. I wasn't in love with it because of the fit, but the color was beautiful. I am 5'1" so the skirt hit me below the knee. Beautiful red color.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 31, 2017
The dress was fabulous. I wore this to my engagement party and received compliments all evening.
The other reviewers were correct to point out that the lace part at the top fits fairly snugly with little room to give. I found little difference between the 6 and the 8, but the 8 fit a little bit more in my broad shoulders, so I had more range of motion. The dress was a total slam dunk though: eye-catching, but not too flashy, festive, but not too elaborate.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
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:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 42F
Body type: Apple
Weight: 215lbs
May 28, 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:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 45
May 23, 2017
My tiny-waisted 13-year-old daughter looked lovely in this dress.
This dress is a beautiful color, and the skirt drapes gracefully. This was a lovely dress and appropriate for a young teen who didn't want to wear a really short skirt.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
May 22, 2017
Beautiful dress but runs small
Runs super small. I couldn't fully extend my arms upwards. Getting one size up is a MUST! My zipper didn't fully close. I usually wear 4-6 but an 8 would have been perfect. The pockets are fun and so convenient. You can fit a lot bc the skirt has volume and hides any bulges. Compliments all day long!
Size worn:
14W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
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:
16W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38DD
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
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.
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 12, 2017
I wore this dress for an awards dinner at a work conference.
I loved the detail on this dress and just felt pretty in it. I love that it has pockets!!! I got so many complements. I would definitely rent this one again!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 42
May 10, 2017
I LOVE this dress!!! I received several compliments from perfect strangers!!
The fit was great! I believe it ran true to size. I am 5'4" and am happy with where it hit on my legs.
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