Scarlet Candlelight Dress

$65 – $85 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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66 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(24)
Small
(3)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
April 13, 2016
Team RTR Review
Great color and lace! This dress fits true to size and is form faltering creating a nice hour glass shape.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 114lbs
April 14, 2016
RTR Team Review!
This is quite the bombshell look - sexy but sophisticated. Although it is very curve-hugging, it also was forgiving b/c the fabric is a little thicker and structured. In fact, it has a built in cup, so it would be great for someone with a fuller cup size. So, everything felt very "in place". Also, FYI the red is a little darker, almost like a blood red. Highly recommend for when you want to make an entrance as the lady in red!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 53
April 25, 2016
This was a fabulous dress! Beautifully cut, very flattering. Gorgeous color.
This is the favorite dress I've rented from RTR by far. It was beautifully made and fit great. Gorgeous color, the cut of the back was stunning and it was comfortable to wear. I wore it to a wedding and was able to dance the night away with no worries.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 27, 2016
Classic, comfortable, stunning
Loved wearing this dress; not that I live and die by compliments :) ... but received so many in person and then later in photos. Was concerned from the web pic that the red would be a bit much for a more casual wedding, but it isn't flashy or over the top at all. Fit was perfect with the addition of a nubra... more low cut than I thought it would be (good news is, it doesn't budge). Could see wearing with black shoes for winter, but wore nude and it was Spring-appropriate.
LisaApril 30, 2016
Was this too long for you? I'm just as tall as you are and concerned it will hit me in an awkward spot on my calves!
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
May 16, 2016
An Unforgettable Red Dress
I rented for a black tie wedding and absolutely loved this dress! It fits true to size and the cut of the cleavage wasn't too revealing for my D cup either. I got a lot of compliments, would rent again in a heartbeat!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
May 8, 2016
Ah-mah-zing
Dress was beautiful and got so many compliments. You need a bust to fill it out, otherwise the top will gap. Straps are super sturdy and for the most pet will keep you in place all nice. Lace is heavy and super forgiving and lays beautifully. All in all take a risk and rent this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 206lbs
May 26, 2016
Beautiful
This dress really is lovely in person. I chose not to wear it in the end because it was a little tight, if there was a size 14 I would have ordered that. Very curve hugging and a nice back.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
May 31, 2016
I felt sexy and classy in this dress.
I got so many compliments. No picture really does the dress justice. It fit perfectly and has an old Hollywood feel with a little something extra. It was true to size and accentuates bust.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
June 4, 2016
Amazing dress!
I love this dress. It fit well and was very flattering. The only thing is that it is thickly lined so it was not ideal for the island wedding I attended.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
June 9, 2016
Sexy sophisticated fun!
Seriously the most elegant dress ever. I got so many compliments all evening for my Black and White birthday party. I didn't think the length (hitting at the calf) would be flattering, since I generally hate how big my calves are, but it hit right below the bigger part, so it actually was pretty flattering. The dress has padding in the top so I rocked braless and it was super comfortable all evening long.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
June 15, 2016
Didn't end up wearing. Ran small
Amazingly gorgeous. Too small
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Body type: Petite
Weight: 98lbs
June 15, 2016
Great dress. Elegant sexy
I thought the torso fits perfect which means it probably runs like a petite size on the top. Padded bra is great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Age: 26
June 15, 2016
Really elegant
This dress was perfect for a night out to the theatre. While it was a little bit longer for my taste (which made it a little bit more "mature") the dress was great quality and loved the shade of red!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
June 20, 2016
Standout dress.
Classy and sexy. Great fit throughout. Definitely wouldn't recommend for ladies with a larger bust. The color is beautiful.
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
June 22, 2016
The dress that will turn heads as you walk by.
I'm petite and curvy all at the same time. Luckily a size 10 didn't look too big on my small frame but covered my boobs for the most part. If you have the confidence and love yourself more than anyone else's opinion, then rock this dress like there is no tomorrow! This dress will attract all the single groomsmen and catching the bouquet won't be necessary. I would recommend this dress to anyone who wants to look sexy and classy all at the same time.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
July 5, 2016
Showstopper!
This dress is hands down beautiful. I rented the 2 and 4 and went with the latter, which fit like a glove. The bodice is form fitting, but the bottom doesn't hug your legs. I liked this because it made walking up stairs and dancing so easy. I'm a 34D, but the top was not too revealing. Like others have said, the red is darker in person, yet still beautiful. I got compliments the whole night and on my pictures the following day. If you've ever wanted to wear a knock out red dress, this is it!!
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
July 11, 2016
Athlete goes fashionista
The dress was stunning! It fir really great on my athletic body type. No need for a bra, but anything smaller than a full B may need some filler. I was able to make it work bc I have big shoulders which helped keep my boobs in place. Very large boobs will likely not be flattering. Great for curvy women. I'm 5'8 and it his me perfectly just below the knee. Not stretchy by easy enough to dance in. The dress was a big hit and will absolutely rent again. The material is thick so I would not suggest it for any place super hot or tropical.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
July 12, 2016
Great costumer service and Amazing dress selection to choose from
This dress runs true to size I got it for my sister she is 5'4" 145 and the size 4 fit her well. Only problem she had to use silicon to stuff the front so that her bobs won't show when she bend over. Over all she loved the dress and it's a great fit ! This fabric has no stretch and I would only recommend for small boobs and small frame
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
July 15, 2016
Odd fit
This is absolutely gorgeous, but the fit was a little off for my body. It ran way too large in the chest although I wear a 34C, and it was incredibly too tight across my hips. I typically wear an 8 in dresses, and the 10 barely zipped. Ended up replacing it with another dress for my event last minute. Gorgeous dress, but just not for my body type.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
August 9, 2016
Elegant and sexy all at the same time!
Overall this dress was very formfitting. I normally can't fit my bottom half into a size 4, but this dress had a nice amount of give. Size down if you are more pear shaped. The cup structure was great because I didn't feel like I was filing out the dress on top but if I stood up straight it looked perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
August 9, 2016
This dress made me feel so confident!
This dress was amazing! I wore it to a black tie wedding that was all inside and it was perfect. If the wedding was outside the fabric would have been too hot. This dress is feminine and fabulous! It hugs your curves in all the right places and gives you a 'va va voom' look to remember! Rent it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Age: 37
August 10, 2016
wore for elegant night on cruise...got a lot of compliments
very form fitting
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Weight: 115lbs
August 11, 2016
The most gorgeous dress i've ever worn.
Not even kidding! I'm not usually a confident person but this dress made me feel great. It hugs you in all the right places & even if it is a form-fitting dress, the lining hides everything it needs to. There is not much stretch to the dress but it is still very comfortable. The bust area has padding so i didn't even need to find a bra that wouldn't show. This is by far my favorite rental!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
August 11, 2016
This dress is a total stunner. It's the perfect mix of classy and sexy!
It's a snug fit, but made of a thick material that smooths out the unforgiving areas. As I'm fairly short (5'2), I was worried that tea-length would wind up as a weird maxi, but I was pleasantly surprised it hit a little below mid-calf (as pictured on the model.) The built-in padding fit a little strangely, but nothing that some fashion tape couldn't fix. Highly recommend!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
August 14, 2016
THis dress really made my waist look small. I wish it had more support for my bust
Pros: great fit, slimming on the waist Cons: does not provide enough support for bust, and you cannot wear a bra with it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
August 21, 2016
Such a comfortable and fabulous dress
I felt amazing all night in this! It was incredibly comfortable and easy to move around in. I got a ton of compliments on what a beautiful dress it was. I honestly didn't want to take it off!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
August 22, 2016
Great dress but big in the chest.
I rented this for a gala. It was gorgeous on, however on my petite frame the chest was way too big. I ended up pinning the straps back but it didn't help quite enough. If I were a couple inches taller this wouldn't have been an issue. Short girls beware.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
August 29, 2016
Beautiful Dress!!! Got tons of complements :-) Great to dance in!! The color was on point.
It was hard for me to zip up but luckily my husband helped me. When I was trying to ship it the zipper from the bag broke so I had to pay extra for a box to send it back in.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
August 30, 2016
The dress was perfect for my formal summer gala. I felt like I looked like a celebrity!
The dress fit great! I am curvy, and it hugged my curves in all the right places. The top was padded enough to easily wear the dress without a bra. I received lots of compliments both on the dress itself and how well it fit me. I was traveling alone, so I didn't have anyone to assist me in zipping it up, which was a bit tricky, but I managed.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 138lbs
September 4, 2016
Amazing color
Beautiful, elegant dress. Only con was bust area. Strange fit. Definitely can't wear bra.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
September 5, 2016
Amazing lace and color
Dress was amazing! However I wouldn't recommend it if you have a larger chest like myself. I wore the 10 which was too tight on my chest but loose on my stomach. Got so many compliments and felt great the entire night.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 2, 2016
Pretty dress
Very pretty color and style. Fit true to size and fit all the right curves. I received a lot of compliments. I didn't give it 5 stars because the top was alittle low and had strange padding built in - wish the straps were adjustable.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
October 2, 2016
Showstopper
Wore this beautiful dress to a wedding and received compliments all night! Flattering length, thick material which feels expensive and beautiful strappy back. The only downside was that my chest did not fill the top completely. I am a B cup and felt I could have used more support - I had friends on the lookout for a wardrobe malfunction! Luckily everything stayed in place.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 7, 2016
Head turner!
I had my doubts about this dress but it was absolutely perfect - everything I wanted. SO many compliments on this dress and it was very figure flattering. Probably showed a little more cleavage than was appropriate for the ceremony in the church but otherwise this was the perfect rental for a wedding. I am usually a size 0-2 depending on the dress but I went with the 2 ultimately and the length was fine with heels. The 0 was too tight around the rib cage to be comfortable all night but the 2 was a little too loose for my small hips - would be flattering on girls with more shapely hips. Overall this dress was a total showstopper and would highly recommend if you want to be the "lady in red" at any event!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
October 11, 2016
Dress is a perfect mix of class and sex appeal. The back is amazing! Received so many compliments!
The lining is thick enough to nix the bra and the halter and back of the dress provide plenty of support - but smaller busts beware you may want to insert cups to fill. Dress was comfortable and transitioned well from the cocktail hour to evening dinner. I would definitely rent again.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
October 12, 2016
I felt like very glamorous
the dress is gorgeous. I got tons of compliments. The bodice was a little tight on me but I have a wide torso. overall it looked great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
October 31, 2016
Perfect Fit!
I rented this dress as a last minute Halloween costume. It was fabulous. The 0 fit like a glove (rented the 2 as a backup, wore the 0). The demure length balances out the revealing top. The bra cups of the dress fit me perfectly - though I can imagine a bustier or flatter girl may have issues with the fit. Loved it, highly recommend it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 12, 2016
Great dress - awesome back
Beautiful dress - definitely more of a pink than a red in my opinion though. Totally would recommend this one - perfect length for me too!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 128lbs
November 14, 2016
One of the best fitting rentals yet!
Love the lace and sculpted cups that give your girls a boost. Elegant and sexy. Beautiful!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
November 21, 2016
Absolutely Stunning
This dress fit like a glove - an amazing glove (not the kind you can't wait to take off). I received multiple compliments and felt like a star. I normally wear a size 6, but recently lost a few pounds and was nervous on what size to get as my back up (especially since I'm more pear shaped and everything is always tight through my hips). All the reviews said to go up, so I did. I ended up wearing the 6 and it was perfect! I didn't want to take the dress off at the end of the night and I was really sad when I had to return it. I would rent this dress again in a heart beat!
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