Scarlet Candlelight Dress

$75 – $115 rental
$550 retail
Stylist Notes

Rich red lace makes this ML Monique Lhuillier dress alluring. We love it with T-strap heels.

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: Works best for A to C cup sizes - open back provides minimal support in bust area
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Red lace (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Sweetheart neckline. Sheath dress with criss cross back. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 51” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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92 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(30)
Small
(8)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 30A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 5, 2017
Loved the color. The back is low enough to be fun but still classy!
I usually go between a 0-2 but ordered a 2-4 after reading reviews. The 2 fit perfectly! The material doesn't have a lot of stretch to it so it was tighter in the hips than the top.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
October 30, 2017
If larger than a C size up!
Not as impressed. Challenge to get on and then once on if you have a larger chest good luck.
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112lbs
October 28, 2017
Love the lace detail and the back of this dress
This is not the most comfortable dress because it doesn't have a lot of give so when sitting the dress gathers at the waist but standing it looks amazing. I received many compliments and would rent this again.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 17, 2017
Loved!
I loved this dress!! I feel it ran a little big in the straps, but everything else fit so nicely! I got so many compliments also.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
October 12, 2017
BEAUTIFUL dress!
(Sorry for the bathroom shot) This is a gorgeous dress! So many compliments and I felt beautiful. I wore it to my boyfriend's company Christmas party that was "Old Hollywood" themed. I wore a size up due to the bust fit being better but in this size the hips were definitely roomy. Overall, it was a comfortable fit. Not a true red color. Great dress for curvy girls.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 11, 2017
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
October 10, 2017
Didn't wear was back up dress
Fit great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
October 3, 2017
You look like Marilyn Monroe!
Is what a few people told me while wearing this dress. I am pear shaped and this dress fit me great. It accentuates your curves but is very flattering, with a material that is thick enough to make everything smooth. The only reason I'm not giving this 5 stars is because of the fit in the bust. It was a little too big for me and I felt a little uncomfortable when dancing. I do have some cutlets that I wanted to use for padding but wasn't able to make it work/wasn't patient enough to make it work without wearing a bra that would've shown. That being said, I was sad to send this back and would definitely rent it again! I didn't get a good picture, it definitely is more of a dark crimson red in person.
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
September 11, 2017
Felt like a showstopper in red lace! Perfect dress while my date was in the wedding. Classy & sexy!
I can range anywhere between a 6 and 10 depending on the designer and because I have a booty! Because other reviews had mentioned it running small, I went with an 8 and 10. Felt a little bloated the day of the wedding so I went with the 10 which was perfect! The heavier fabric was very flattering for someone during their "time of the month". I do recommend using a sticky bra & strong dress tape as the top does gape a little when you bend over. I absolutely recommend this dress 1000%!! I felt stunning and received a million compliments in this dress!! Another RTR win!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 27
September 6, 2017
Super comfy and slimming!
I felt amazing in this dress. Only complaint, as others have mentioned, is the bodice area - it's made for a full chest. I purchased the cup size fillers with this dress after reading about the issue. Definitely helped my Bs fill out the top.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
August 31, 2017
Awesome dress
Loved this dress, hated to send it back. I'm 5'10" and I thought the length was perfect -- offsets the somewhat revealing back and décolletage, making it wedding-appropriate. Didn't have to wear a bra or babysit my boobs - the shelf bra and coverage of cups were supportive enough. Beautiful color and lace. Back is gorgeous. Fit well everywhere.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32DD
Weight: 115lbs
August 29, 2017
Beautiful but straps are too loose.
This is a gorgeous gorgeous dress. What I loved: the color - oh my gosh, it is perfect! the material - super high end, felt so good. What I did not like: the straps are too loose. It would have looked much better if I could have them be an inch shorter. The clasp (for the side zipper) was bent and kept poking me. Really, otherwise, great date dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 23, 2017
Truly a showstopper
I felt like a complete bombshell in this sexy number! I wore this for an anniversary dinner with my boyfriend. His jaw dropped when I walked into the living room! Looking at the fit, it definitely runs on the small side. The 4 wasn't available, and I was just able to squeeze into the size 2. Mostly the top of the dress is where the tightness comes from, and it eases it's way down from the hips to the hem. I have bigger / curvier hips, and this dress was surprisingly forgiving in that area! Would rent again, just maybe not for a big steak dinner :)
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105lbs
August 20, 2017
Haute Havana Nights
Great piece. The size 2 fit me everywhere except around the chest (I have a particularly wide rib cage). I wore the size 4, which meant the crisscross straps on the back were looser than I would have preferred, but it did make it extra comfy! The red color sways more to the burgundy side. Gorgeous! The lace detail on the face of the dress was in good condition. I was a bit nervous about snagging it - but I ended the evening unscathed!!
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
August 16, 2017
Great piece
Great quality dress, invisible zipper is tough to do by yourself and felt like straps stretched as night went on
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 131lbs
August 12, 2017
Lady in red
Fit true to size. Any help in the boob area is def a plus. Fashion tape, cushion, etc...makes it better!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 17, 2017
Amazing, flattering dress
The material of this dress was very flattering even though it is form fitting. As others have suggested, I wish I would've gone a size up to be a bit more comfortable. However, this dress looks great and was amazing. Two thumbs up!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
July 10, 2017
Felt absolutely FLAWLESS in this dress.
No I normally wear a size 8 however this dress does run a little small. I was able to wear the size 10 and absolutely LOVED it. Def kept me secure and i was able to dance and have a great time. Would absoultely recommend sizing up for this one.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
July 5, 2017
felt comfortable in this dress
beautiful and elegant for an wedding or a formal affair but it is not a good fit for a small busted woman
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 5, 2017
So easy to wear!
Such a beautiful dress that fits so nicely. I did not have to wear a bra with this. Color is strikingly gorgeous.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 30
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 2, 2017
True to Size
I'm very short, and the dress still hit a few inches above the ankle, so it will be a midi dress even if you're very short. the top was a bit low for a petite person, but overall it was a great dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
June 19, 2017
nice night
I'm 5 foot 3, petite, with no butt, and 32 DD bust- I thought the dress fit wonderfully. The clasp was bent out of shape, but it was fine anyway. Comfortable to dance in all night even in the summer (it is on the heavier side). I got many compliments. I would guess that if you have small breasts this dress might not work as it does have padded cups that may lay weird if not filled. I also think the skirt might be a little tight for anyone more blessed in the booty department than myself. Overall, I would rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Age: 31
June 19, 2017
No stretch so it has to fit perfectly on your body
I wanted this dress to work for a holiday party, but with a larger chest, the top was really small and the rest was pretty big. I am 34C and wore a size 4 despite requiring a size 2 for the waist and hip part. Overall, I think unless you feel confident that your body is well proportioned, this dress could be risky to get since there is no stretch in the fabric.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
June 15, 2017
I wore this to my fiancee's friend's wedding.
Overall, a great dress. It did run a bit large on me but I'm petite. The lace was a bit frayed in some areas from excessive wear, I'm assuming. It was big on me in the bust area (I'm a 32A) and I think I had to pin it....or maybe I over stuffed the top (lol) can't remember. It did fit snugly around my waist and hips though and was very comfortable. Love the midi length! Great dress overall!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 13, 2017
A little too tight
Beautiful dress, but a little too tight. Would go a size up.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 13, 2017
Amazing!
Amazing dress! Raspberry colored in natural light, red in photos - beautiful shade for blondes! Wanted some cleavage for the top - some push-up inserts did the trick! Beautiful lace detailing, quality fabric but not too heavy for summer outdoor wedding (80*F).
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
May 22, 2017
I LOVE this dress!!
This dress is very comfy and sexy! I was like a Hollywood star. And my Husband was so proud of his wife:))
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 130lbs
April 24, 2017
This dress is hot! Sexy but not too showy.
The color is absolutely amazing. Length was a bit below my knee, perfect. I had a bit of trouble with the bust. I didn't fill it out enough and it flopped a bit. Had to use fashion tape so I didn't pop out. Overall a great dress if you can fill out the top a little more.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 12, 2017
Beautiful dress, great color!
This dress was so flattering. It showed very curve but was a thick enough material that it covered everything nicely and just looked amazing. The red was true to the screen and stunning. My only challenge with this dress was the top. As others have mentioned, it leaves room for more full chested ladies but those of us on the smaller side have extra room. It wasn't a deal breaker for me but in the future, I'd get something to help fill out the top. You can't really wear a bra with this dress. Bottom line, I loved this and I would absolutely rent it again.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
April 7, 2017
Lady in Red
I felt great in this dress. Fit true to size. I typically wear a 4 and opted for the 4 in this style. I'm curvier on the bottom and had no issues with this dress. I'm a 34C and needed a sticky-bra to help fill out and feel secure in the cups of the dress.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
April 5, 2017
Difficult Sizing
I wanted to love this dress. the length was odd on me. i am usually a 6R but the 6R was loose in the bust area. I also had the 4R a a back up size and it did fit better. So if you are smaller chested, consider sizing down a size. someone else at the gala i attended wore this. i went with my back up this time.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 5, 2017
Lovely Lace With A Flirty Flare
The only negative to this gown was that the straps were rather loose and long and it made the bodice sag a little. It wasn't horrible and I would definitely rent this dress again. The length is so in fashion currently and the back offers a little more flirt to balance the length.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
March 6, 2017
I wore this dress for my rehearsal dinner/welcome reception.
I love this dress! I wanted to wear something a bit on the sexier side for the night before my wedding because my wedding dress was pretty wholesome and classic. This dress fit like a glove, was the perfect length, showed off all the rows I had been doing in prep for the wedding, and made me feel beautiful. The only thing I was a bit uncomfortable with was the bust area. I am between a B and a C and don't have the perkiest of ladies. I was able to wear sticky boobs and pull this look off but I had to stand up straight and carry myself well otherwise my bust would have looked sad in this dress. I just don't have enough chest to fill this dress out perfectly; it still looked and felt amazing though!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
March 3, 2017
Comfy, sexy and unique
This was a last minute backup for an amer heart assoc gala and I wasn't too excited about at first. I wanted a wow dress and don't typically love lace. I was wrong! This dress fit amazing and I didn't have to wear a bra. It was the perfect mix of sexy and comfortable to eat and dance in. The color is beautiful and the length is surprisingly nice. There ended up being people dressed less formal, so I was relieved not to have a red carpet gown on. This dress was stunning and my stylist was so awesome to suggest it. Wore it with nude heels, sparkly necklace and stud earrings. Was gorgeous and I felt beautiful! Thanks RTR!!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 28, 2017
It was so comfortable and I felt great in the dress!
I felt GREAT in this dress. It was true to size, but I do have smaller boobs and that was the only part that was a bit big on me. The length was great for a wedding or special occassion. I received multiple compliments on the dress. The material was super comfortable, stretchy but also tight in the right spots. I have nothing negative to say about this dress!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
February 27, 2017
Beautiful!! I always wear black so this was a nice change!
The back was gorgeous! Very comfortable fit! I was very out of my element because I always and only wear black!!!!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
February 26, 2017
Sweet & Sexy
Didn't get a chance to wear this one - I was attending an outdoor June wedding in Philadelphia and the material was simply too heavy. The dress was comfortable and would have been perfect if the temperatures were just a little cooler. I'll definitely give this one another chance!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 26, 2017
Stunning!
I usually wear a size zero but some reviews suggested to size up so I ordered the 2 and the 0 just in case. But the size two would not zip up all the way. Thanks to RTR excellent service I was able to exchange for new sizes. I revived the size 4 and 6 but the six was easy too big and the 4 was just perfect no an inch more not and inch less. The dress has no give. Although it's a stunning dress and I felt sexy and very Jessica rabbit. The area right under my busy was very very tight, the clasp dug into my side and I am a small chested girl (32B). The bust was a little loose. Overall it look gorgeous but a bit uncomfortable, but I felt so sexy lol.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
February 16, 2017
Beautiful but no give.
The dress was so beautiful and surprisingly comfortable to wear. I didn't have to wear a bra which was awesome, however I have wide hips and this dress has absolutely no stretch to it. Still looked great, but something to keep in mind if you're heavier on the bottom.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 131lbs
February 8, 2017
Beautiful
Fit was great, lace overlay was beautiful. Can't say enough good about this dress
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