Sidecar Gown

$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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62 reviews
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True to Size
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Small
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
May 12, 2016
The dress was too small for me in the hips :-(
The dress is gorgeous and is made of a quality heavy fabric, however I should have read the reviews on it before I ordered it because the dress does run a bit small in the waist and hips like many other reviewers suggested. If you have any "hips" at all like I do, this dress may not be the one for you. Had I gone up a size to accommodate my hips, the top portion of the dress would have been too large.
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 142lbs
May 15, 2016
So much better in person. This dress won the night!
Ladies, do not be afraid of this dress! It is dramatic, but absolutely gorgeous in person....much better than online. My date kept laughing because I got stopped all night by women telling me how much they loved my dress. I normally wear a 4, but the 6L fit best. I did order the 8L too, but it was damaged in the front panel and also too big on top. I have a very small busy and a slight pear shape, so this accentuated all the right places. It was so fun to wear and a great first experience with RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 6, 2015
Gorgeous Color and Elegant Design!
Beautiful dress and color! It's tight in the hips and thighs, so size up one or two sizes if you're a little bottom heavy. There is a LOT of fabric and the side embellishment adds weight and girth to your silhouette if your concerned about that. I and wearing a long in the picture with no shoes - I'm 5'11" - it didn't touch the ground. There isn't really a train and you don't need a bra either. It's a very thick and durable fabric - I didn't wear it though! Too small!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
November 9, 2015
I LOVE this dress. I felt like a Barbie Doll in it all night long.
I have an athletic build but small waist, so while the 4L fit, I had more room in the hips area to move (i.e. sit and dance) in the 6L. The details on this gown are wonderful! The bow was so elegant, it hooks on the side (it did come unhooked a few times at night, but it was more because of how much I was moving than anything else.) The slit at the top of the dress wasn't noticeable until I put it on - it was the perfect touch for a classy yet sexy look. The fit through the hips and butt was great - I got so many compliments on how great I looked in it. I didn't want to take it off! It's perfect for a formal/black tie event and the color makes you stand out all night! I'd definitely recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
November 9, 2015
Compliments on the fabulous gown!
Dress fit slightly snug - it's a fitted dress around the hips! It was a beautiful dress, and my mom received tons of compliments. She got both a 2 and 4, but the 4 gaped too much around the bust.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
November 14, 2015
Showstopper!! Gorgeous, elegant and unique.
I usually wear a size 6 and this was true to size. Snug through hip and thigh but highlighted my assets nicely. The dress has an ever so slightly elongated train. I'm 5'8" without heels and was able to wear a 3 inch heel with the regular length dress and it draped perfectly. The bodice has an angular cut out that is barely visible but provides a nice touch. I wore a strapless bra without a problem. Such a unique dress, I received so many compliments and not one other woman had on this dress or anything close to it (which can be hard to do at a military ball). Photographs beautifully, I paired it with simple teardrop earrings from RTR. I felt like royalty in this dress and would rent again in a heartbeat for another formal function.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 121lbs
November 15, 2015
The dress was a big hit at the Marine Corps Ball. Beautiful and elegant!
The dress ran a bit small through the top portion. I'm a small C cup and it should have fit easily. The snug fit allowed me to wear the dress without a bra and still look classy. The length was great, but the slip underneath was too long and I caught a heel on the slip going up the stairs. The zipper was difficult to pull up and down (not on the extra dress), but once it was up the dress fit like a glove. The dress is elegant and the extra material cinched at the waist looks beautiful. The dress has a mermaid fit so if you have a big butt the backside of the dress will be tight!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
December 16, 2015
Thankfully, I took advantage of a back up dress. This dress runs small.
This is a beautiful dress, but runs VERY small in the hips. Be sure to rent at least 2 sizes up if you are "hippy". The quality is lovely, just runs small.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
January 8, 2016
The perfect last minute replacement!
Perfect fit. I'm a size 10 in most clothes but very busty - 34G. I was amazed at how well this fit through the hips and bust. Came in nicely at the waist too. No bunching or pulling.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 9, 2016
I received so many complements wearing this dress! Just perfect!
This dress was just perfect for the event I attended. The dress fit like a glove, looking and feeling like it was tailored especially for me. I wore 3" heels to make it the right length in the front. The train was a perfect length. I was told all night that I 'looked like a princess." Beautiful dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
February 10, 2016
Lots of compliments!
I wore this to a Mardi Gras ball. It does run small (especially for we curvier women). But it was very flattering on. I loved it! I am short though (5.2) and if I would've been a couple inches taller and worn heels it might would have been too short. It was the perfect length for me wearing flats though. So tall women, watch out!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 15, 2016
Beautiful deep peacock colored thick winter weight fabric, but it has no give, so it was too small.
I wear a 8 or a 10 and have formal dresses this size that I wear, but the 10 did not fit me in this dress. The fabric is heavy and maybe I need some stretch in my dress! It's beautiful though. Sad I couldn't wear it
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
February 22, 2016
I loved this dress! I had some many comments on how beautiful my dress was!
I would go up a size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 2, 2016
Beautiful dress.
Heavy fabric that helped hide any postpartum flaws. I received tons of compliments and even had my picture in the local newspaper. But there was no give to the fabric, so make sure to err on the side of larger. I wore a 2 inch hill and it fit perfectly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
April 4, 2016
Beautifully Made
I should have ordered the longer length. In bare feet it just barely touch the ground. Great for hiding your mid section! The material is top notch. It definitely runs a bit small in the chest region so order up a size just in case!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
April 5, 2016
This dress makes your body look curvy
The fit was perfect, true to its size , was very comfortable & the color beautiful!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 21
April 12, 2016
This dress was so beautiful I felt like Cinderella! I wore this to the naval academy I-ball!
If you have an hourglass figure definitely go up a size. I could not get the 4 (my normal size) over my hips. I am 5'6 and some change, so the regular length would have been short for me if had tried to wear heels.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 23, 2016
Compliments all night!
I rented this for a formal event where I served as emcee. It was perfect in that it required zero attention once it was on. It was a bear to steam it out, and you will HAVE to have help zipping it. The color is beautiful, and the cut is very elegant. Had I not worn the L my shoes would have been showing.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
April 29, 2016
Gorgeous dress, got lots of compliments.
Fit was true to size and comfortable, easy to move and dance. I'm only 5'3" and regular length was fine with heels - taller girls may want to get the long.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 8, 2015
Beautiful!
Fit is true to size but the hips are a little tight so sitting can be awkward you have to wiggle the dress up a bit to be comfortable. At 5'3" and in 3" heels the regular skimmed the ground. You can wear a strapless or one shoulder bra or nothing. The color is fantastic and really pops! This dress really makes your curves look fantastic! The dress is heavier than I expected and the skirt fuller but not uncomfortably so and I did not get hot in it. This dress is such a show stopper highly recommend!!!! Because of the materiel it is made out of I recommend steaming it when you get it, it gets creased fairly easily and being in a box did it no favors but the dress arrived in perfect condition.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 7, 2015
I wore this dress to a black-tie holiday party and received compliments all night long!
The dress runs small, so I suggest ordering up one size. I am 5'2'' and wore the 4R. I would regularly wear a size 2, but the 4 fit well. There was plenty of room for my 32D chest in this dress. It was a little loose in the waist, but not noticable (I would normally wear a 0 in the waist, probably a 2 for this dress). The length was too long without any shoes, but I wore 4 inch heels which made the dress even with the floor. There was plenty of room for my 32D chest in this dress as well. The zipper can be difficult to zip up because of the weight of the sash, but my date was able to zip it up easily for me. One downside is that the fabric holds wrinkles. I steamed and pressed the dress twice to get all wrinkles out after shipping, then it was good to go all night long. My pictures show the dress with a blue color, but it does have a hint of green, as the model shows. Overall, I loved this dress and would recommend it if you find the right size!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
March 8, 2016
Absolutely stunning!
This dress is even more beautiful in person than in the pictures. The color is incredible. The fabric is thick and luxurious. It's structured enough that there's no need for a bra or spanx! I got compliments all night.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 13, 2016
Not for me
I wanted to love this dress...it is beautiful on the hanger. However, I am a curvy six 6. This dress made my hips look huge! I think this dress would work well for a straight figure, but I didn't feel like it was flattering for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
December 20, 2015
Wearing for dance competition
Hard to zip. Did not end up wearing. Pretty gown, but not as pretty as picture
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 22, 2016
I wore this for a ballet gala, and it was very appropriate for the event.
The fit was very tight through the hips and thighs, and 2 inches too short for me so I had to wear flats.
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Weight: 174lbs
May 9, 2016
Beautiful and elegant dress perfect for formal affair
This dress runs small, typically I'm a size 12 but wore a 14 and it was still a bit snug, but it was very slimming. The one negative about this dress is the length, it was super short. I am 5'4 and it just touched the ground with no shoes, I ended up wearing 3 inch heels and it still felt very short. Other than the length everything else was great, it was an absolutely beautiful dress!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 25, 2016
Beautiful and elegant.
Okay so truthfully this dress looks like a mom dress in the picture but in person it is absolutely beautiful. The color is gorgeous, the cut is regal and extremely flattering. The over the shoulder look is so complimentary to the dress and the tight waist makes you look very curvy. Although it was beautiful, there were a few downsides. The bottom was slightly wrinkly from being in the bag (understandable), and the dress really is fairly short. How the cut is, it doesnt look SUPER weird if it doesnt touch the ground in heals, but if you are looking for that gown that will trail behind you, this isnt the one. Also the dress is extremely tight from your waist to pretty much your lower thigh. I didnt mind this that much since it made the dress very flattering, but it made sitting down quite difficult. All in all, highly recommend! I wore this to prom by the way. For some reason its not letting me update my body info so heres the details that are important to the dress: -height: 5'11 -bust: 32B -size worn: 6L -body type: kind of hour glass kind of pear shaped btw my stomach is not flat but if I had any more pudge the dress would probably show it
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Weight: 140lbs
June 4, 2016
Classy and Gorgeous for a Military Ball
This gown is a striking color, like that of the blue in a peacock feather, and it complemented my husband's Army dress uniform very well. The combination of the hue and the cut hit just the right note for me: understated and classy, yet stunning. I usually wear an 8 but was most comfortable in the 10R, which was a good fit, albeit snug around the hips (most noticeable when sitting). The substantial material disguised my not-so-flat belly, and even made it possible for me (as a 34DDD) to go without a bra. The skirt just cleared the floor when I added a 4-inch heel to my 5'5" self. I received multiple compliments and felt amazing the entire evening!
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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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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:
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:
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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Top Contributor
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:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
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:
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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Top Contributor
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:
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.
Top Contributor
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:
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.
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.
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