Sidecar Gown

$80 – $100 rental
$785 retail
Stylist Notes

Oversized details make this ML Monique Lhuillier gown supremely elegant. Pair the electric blue look with subtle jewelry and an upswept hairdo.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-14, three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

Product Details

Blue silk faille (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. One shoulder neckline. Full skirt with ruffle detail. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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68 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(15)
Small
(20)
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
September 14, 2017
Stunning color and fit
This gown fit like a glove. It was perfect in every way. I rented 2 dresses and this gown was my 2nd choice with no "free" backup. I read through all reviews to choose 4L. Thank you ladies for the feedback. It was extremely helpful. I wore 4" heels.
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Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
July 16, 2017
Terrific dress for fancy events - especially pops on the red carpet.
Runs a little long for my 5'4" frame, I had to wear with 4-inch heels. Fit like a dream otherwise. Nice and snug through the torso without binding.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119lbs
July 5, 2017
This was a beautiful gown, but it didn't work for me.
This dress is a gorgeous color. The fabric is a very nice quality as well. I decided not to wear it because at only 5'3" the style was a bit overwhelming for someone of my size. I think if I were a few inches taller it would have been great. The sash on the hip and all of the pleats are a lot, but on the right person it would be beautiful. I do think it runs a little snug. I found it a little challenging to squeeze in it, and I normally wear a 4 (the one I tried was a 6). I think this would look amazing on someone who was tall, slender, and who had a smaller chest.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
June 26, 2017
Loved the dress!
Fit perfectly in all the right places. The color was gorgeous.
Size worn:
10P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 46
June 4, 2017
Beautiful Dress
I received so many compliments on this dress. It runs true to size and fit great. However, like some of the other reviews stated, the zipper is very hard to get up....even with an extra set of hands. It is a very pretty color. It looks Royal blue in the pictures but has a little hint of turquoise in person.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
May 19, 2017
The dress was beautiful and comfortable!
It does run small as I usually wear a size or two smaller. I am 5'3" and was able to wear flats with this dress and loved it!
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Age: 47
May 18, 2017
This dress is sooooooooo pretty but beware it runs very small I am a solid size 4 and the 6 was snug
Pretty did not wear it liked my other one better but really loved it but got 1-2 sizes up I am a solid 4 usually lose and can go to a 2 but the 6 was even snug...
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 17, 2017
Unforgettable
This dress was gorgeous! I wore it to a work awards ceremony- it was drop dead gorgeous and appropriate! I couldn't have picked a better dress!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 2, 2017
Gorgeous color
Should have gone with my gut and gotten a smaller size instead of bigger for my backup. The 6R was too big! It still looked amazing, and I got tons of compliments. If this dress had existed in white, I would have gotten married in it! I just wasn't comfortable at the event because it was gapping at the top and felt too loose. Lots of dress tape! I had a baby last year, so the other reviews saying it ran small worried me. Next time I'll do my measurements ahead of time!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
April 26, 2017
This was an alternate
This dress was very snug and runs small. I am usually a 6-8 and I got an 8. It was too small. Luckily my one of my other dresses fit.
Size worn:
10P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 56
April 19, 2017
It was for a charitable event.
Very comfortable dress.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 126lbs
April 10, 2017
Loved wearing this gorgeous dress!
This dress was one of the 2 dresses that was overnighted to me because the original dress I rented (different style) had a stain on it and the backup did not fit. I absolutely LOVED the look, feel, and color of this dress. It is GORGEOUS and really makes your curves stick out! I tried the dress on with and without a bra. There wasn't much room with the bra and it was much more comfortable without one, so I went without. Since the dress is well lined, I didn't need a bra anyway. I wore 4-inch heels and I wish that the dress was just 1/2 inch shorter or that I was that much taller- then the length would have been perfect. I am normally a size 6 in formal dresses and this dress fit, but was fairly tight in the ribcage. I did have some red marks when I took off the dress (but they were totally worth it). Issues: I recommend having a steamer on hand because I did have to steam the dress to get the wrinkles out (understandable) and then it looked perfect. The hook that attaches the hanging material to the back of the dress (near the waist) would come off whenever I sat down, so I would have to reach back and re-attach it periodically. This was my first time using RTR and there were some stressful moments with 2 stained dresses and 1 that didn't fit (not their fault), but RTR's customer service was great. I will use RTR again.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
April 6, 2017
Maid of Honor
I felt so so fabulous in this dress. Based on reviews I knew I needed a 2 or 4. Without a bra on, the 2 fit alright but I prefer wearing one and the 4 was perfect! I'm glad I ordered the shorter hem; I am 5'4" and wore 3" heels and it was dead on.
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 185lbs
April 4, 2017
Stunning! Felt like a GODDESS
Rented for formal night on a cruise. The fabric of the dress is substantial and the cut is very flattering. It was curve hugging and did wonders for my waist, which is normally rather thick - I became an hourglass! The side ruffle helps to hide the tummy area too. Normally somewhere between a 12 and 14, I went with 14 and it was on the tight side, but not uncomfortably so. I did need a helping hand with the side zipper, partly because of the thickness of the fabric. I was comfortable sitting through dinner and strolling through the ship, I didn't try dancing in it though. I'm 5'8" and would have preferred a long length, the hem didn't reach the floor even in flats. All in all, I would rent it again. It was a head-turner!
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Size worn:
10P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
March 30, 2017
Classy and glamorous.
My husband's job is having a huge black tie gala for their 100th anniversary. I rented this dress through unlimited to be sure I'd have it in time and it fit. My husband doesn't usually complement clothes but he called this dress "smokin". I love the fabric which is not forgiving but it's quality and makes the dress lay well and look rich.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
March 19, 2017
Felt like a million bucks! Had SO many compliments on the dress from random strangers at the event!
I normally am a 0-2 in dresses. I rented the 0R and 2R. The 0 was just right in the bust but too tight in the rib cage. The 2 was just right in the rib cage but too big in the bust (32B bust). I wore the 2 with a regular push up bra and one of the straps tucked in. It fit perfectly this way. I wore ~2 inch heels and it was the perfect length. I would rent this again!!
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Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
March 17, 2017
Gorgeous, unique, extremely flattering.
Beautiful dress! I love the tight fit with fabric that holds its own and really pull your curves in, in all the right places. Makes you look like a movie star, walking down the red carpet. Truly stunning. The only problem is that I received the dress AFTER my event, which was just awful :( I love this dress and wish I could have worn it. Ended up borrowing a friend's backup dress instead, which was okay I guess. Make sure to order with enough time to spare! This dress will make you the star of the party, for sure. The bow at the side is so incredibly unique and balances the off-shoulder look very well too. So brilliant!
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Size worn:
10P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 133lbs
March 2, 2017
Stunning and flattering but runs small!
Gorgeous color and it gave me a waist! Glad I read the reviews because I am between a 6 and 8 depending on style and needed a 10. I managed to make the petite work by wearing short heels.
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Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
March 2, 2017
Got a ton of compliments! Its more of a peacock blue but photographs more royal blue.
Its true to size. The dress was marked 4R but wore like a 4P, since I am 5'1", wore 4" heels, and the front of the dress length was just barely above the floor. There is an angled slit in the chest area that isn't shown on the photograph of RTR model but you can see it in my dress comparison photo. The slit shows only a small amount of cleavage, just enough to give interest to the dress.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
February 26, 2017
This dress was gorgeous on and really stood out in a sea of black.
I received so many compliments throughout the night. The fit was perfect and I was so comfortable all night in this.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 12, 2017
Runs really small!!
This dress is beautiful, color is gorgeous! I did not end up being able to wear even the bigger back up size because it runs so small! I have rented before and never had any trouble with sizing. This gown was super tight in the hip area and I couldn't even get my back up size zipped up :( so if you have hips at all be careful!!
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 12, 2017
Stunning fit and color!
Loved loved this dress! Loved the color and fit. Felt like a million bucks-many compliments all evening! Will rent again!!!
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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
January 31, 2017
Beautiful Gown
I rented this gown for a gala. The regular just reached the floor without shoes and so was a bit short in heels. However, it fit well. I could have had a size smaller, but it wasn't too big and really was comfortable. I received many compliments on the gown's style and color.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 29, 2017
So glad I read the reviews! Size up and enjoy the compliments!
I wore this to a fundraising gala. I am so glad that I read the reviews and ordered a size up. I normally fluctuate between a 4 and a 6 but after reading the reviews I went with a 6 and an 8. I could not even get the zipper all the way up on the 6! The 8 fit like a glove. Being 5'5" I wasn't sure on the reviews about length but I knew I would be wearing heels so I went with the long instead of regular. Probably wasn't necessary for my height, as the train draped on the floor. I'm very "average" 5'5" 130lbs hourglass figure. So glad my vanity didn't keep me from ordering this dress just because a larger size was needed. I received compliments all night long. It was comfortable and classy. A timeless dress. :)
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
December 27, 2016
Ruffles
Really small. Almost two sizes
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
December 24, 2016
Beautiful!
Loved it! Great for holiday photo pose!
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Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
November 22, 2016
Looks great on stage - stunning color and very flattering!
I rented this for a concerto performance with a symphony orchestra. This was my backup dress, and it was only available two sizes larger than my normal size (I usually wear a size 10) so I opted to chance it since other reviews stated that this dress runs quite small. This 14 was just a tiny bit loose around my ribcage (but I appreciated the room to breathe). From the waist on down, it definitely was too big - a 12 or perhaps even a 10 would have fit me better. One thing that the pictures don't make clear is that this dress has a bit of a mermaid cut to it - not A-line. The dress is cut to cling to your rear, but since it was loose on me, that effect was lost. Overall, I was happy with my rental. The length was perfect for me (I'm 5 ft 5 in, and I wore this dress with 3 inch heels and the skirt just skimmed the floor), and I got so many compliments on this dress! It is quite figure-flattering and forgiving, and the color is even more stunning in person.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 39
November 19, 2016
Beautiful gown
I needed up choosing another dress, but this one was in very close second - it was simply a toss up! It does run small, but is very beautiful.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
November 8, 2016
Great dress, even for the full figured woman - however runs short. Wish they had a 12L.
5'5 and it just touched the floor with flats. But they didnt have a 12L, just 12R. I weigh 163 pounds so it fit just right. Usually I wear a size 10. the dress is hip hugging which can be an issue for larger hipped woman like myself, so you have to go up from your normal size.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 41
November 1, 2016
Very flattering dress
I wore the size 8 because size 10 was too large in bust. I was disappointed that hip sash was missing on size 8 but dress still looked amazing. Fabric is luxurious and did not wrinkle at all. Color is just a gorgeous in person as it appears in pictures.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
November 1, 2016
Stunning dress!
This dress fit like a dream! I wore it to a ball and received many compliments. I don't normally go for mermaid dresses, but this one was flattering. The single shoulder with peep hole bodice gave it a little bit of extra that was classy and sexy. I literally shimmered like a peacock all night. The dress was overall wrinkled when received, so I had to have it pressed. This was not wrinkled from the shipping box...it looked like it had been washed and dried, but not pressed. Also, the hem isn't actually hemmed, but serged. I'm used to a proper 5/8" hem, but I guess most women wouldn't recognize or bother with such a detail. I am 5'2", 135 lbs and wore a 6R. I normally wear an 8. It was the correct length and allowed me to show my silver peep toe heels a little when I walked. It was very comfortable and not too fussy. I paired the dress with a pair of BADGLEY MISCHKA OCEAN MOON EARRINGS, an ELLA CARTER JESSE BRACELET, and the SONDRA ROBERTS SCOTT HANDBAG. I was very pleased with my rental and hope to use RTR again.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 16, 2016
The dress was beautiful and I received several comments on how pretty it was.
There weren't any cons. This dress was great.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
September 21, 2016
The dress is gorgeous. I love that I felt beautiful, while not showing a bunch of skin.
The dress is VERY fitted and runs a size small. It is extremely flattering and I would get it again.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 160lbs
August 31, 2016
The dress was amazing! It fit me well. True to size.
True to size.
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Body type: Pear
August 20, 2016
Beautiful Dress
Rented this dress for a Mardi Gras Coronation. I'm glad I read the reviews as the dress runs very small. I normally wear a 6 so I went up two sizes. I ended up wearing the 10L. Also I'm 5'6" without heels and I always rent the long. However this dress was very short and I could not wear a heel of any kind. All in all the dress was beautiful, over all fit was good and I received a lot of compliments but it was too short.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
August 14, 2016
Pure Hollywood Glamour
I loved this dress! Crazy that this dress was a replacement for a damaged dress. It arrived about 30 minutes before my event. All the stress was totally worth it! I felt absolutely beautiful. The dress was extremely flattering and comfortable. Of course it's made very well and arrived in excellent condition. If you want to be the belle of the ball then rent this dress! I wore it with a corset bra (36 DD) and 4.5" heels for a perfect fit.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106lbs
July 18, 2016
Winner Dress!
Rent The Runway never fails! I rented this dress for NAM's state pageant competition in Vegas. It was killer and helped me get 3rd place in the pageant♥ It fit perfectly. Like it was made for me. No bra was necessary, and I really did feel like a princess. It was a bit wrinkled when I got it towards the bottom, but hanging it up in the bathroom during showers for a day or two helped steam it out. No complaints at all. It was perfect.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
June 27, 2016
How great I felt in this gown.
I am 5 feet tall and usually wear a 10Petite. I wore 4 1/2" heels and the gown was only about 1" too long. I received so many compliments in this gown! The color looked amazing. Although the gown was wrinkled, I called RTR and they are reimbursing me $20 to have the dress pressed. I will definitely rent the runway again.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
June 21, 2016
Stunning
This designer runs super small in the bust and rib cage, and true to size everywhere else, once I got the dress zip it fit like a glove. It is beautiful and elegant, the bow is a little floppy, but fun.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 15, 2016
Elegant gown in a beautiful shade of blue - good length for those under 5"6'
While I did not end up wearing this dress to my event (hence the pic with gym hair and a Fitbit as an accessory). I thought this dress fit well and true to size. The length was perfect for me - 5"4' - with 3.5" heels. Would have been comfortable and not a constant tripping threat. I find that many of the RTR gowns in regular length are just too long for anyone under 5"6". I made sure to mention this in my title because I find myself scouring the reviews for dresses that the talker women complain are "too short." This one shouldered gown is very comfortable and doesn't require any heroic undergarments as do so many of the strapless, cut out and backless options. A normal strapless bra will do the trick! It has a timeless and sophisticated feel but the color takes it beyond basic.
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