Tena Gown

$130 – $150 rental
$1,000 retail
Stylist Notes

Pockets give this full-skirted ML Monique Lhuillier gown a modern feel. Try the purple look with silver pumps.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12 & 14W-22W.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: 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'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Purple and navy jacquard (60% Polyester, 16% Acrylic, 16% Wool, 7% Silk, 1% Nylon). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Full skirt with side pockets. Back cut-out detail. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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452 reviews
Fit
Large
(72)
True to Size
(193)
Small
(8)
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
August 4, 2017
Perfect for a gala
I rented the 10L and 8L and am pretty sure I received the 10R and 8R. Both fit well enough, the 10 was loose and the 8 a little tight....but I ended up wearing the 8 because it was longer than the 10 which I could tell someone had hemmed. I'm 5'9" and really wish I had received Long sizes. The dress is heavy, I would recommend only for a cooler weather event. It is really lovely though.....I was actually able to wear a normal bra with this.
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Size worn:
22WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 24+
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Body type: Apple
Weight: 294lbs
August 2, 2017
So many compliments!
Hands-down one of the most beautiful dresses I've ever seen or worn. I definitely needed tape for the bustline and even then it wasn't perfect, but the fabric is gorgeous and it was an overall amazing choice for a black tie wedding. I normally wear between a size 22 and a 26 depending on the brand, which is why I think this ran true to size. It was snug at the tightest point of the waist, but the full skirt was very forgiving. Plus, it has pockets!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
July 30, 2017
Felt like a princess when I tried it on.
This is a beautiful dress! I did not wear it, but I would order it again for another wedding. It is heavy, so I would not recommend it for an outdoor event in the heat.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
July 24, 2017
Stunning gown! Photographs great too
I wore the 0R and it fit perfectly, I am 5'2 110 lbs. I was able to wear 3.5 inch heels however it barely touched the floor. I would have liked it to drag just a little.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 20
July 18, 2017
Gorgeous color and great fit.
I got so many compliments on this dress! The color looks beautiful in person and really pops. My only complaint about it is that the neckline is very deep. When I was standing, it wasn't really a problem. However, when I saw down, the front of the dress slouched a bit and I had to be very careful to not flash anyone! Invest in some fashion tape and you should be fine!
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Size worn:
20WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 39
Bust size: 42DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
July 18, 2017
Best Dress ever.
The Dress was perfect for the Bridal Party. The only problem I had was the breast area you will need some tape. The pockets are perfect for cell phone and lipgloss. Wonderful dress.
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 44
July 18, 2017
Super comfortable!
Being 6 feet tall I loved that the dress just skimmed the floor which made it easy to walk in and was long enough for me. I had no problem with the plunging neckline and never felt uncomfortable about it. Wore it to a formal ball and was comfortable all night long.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 164lbs
July 17, 2017
"I LOVE that dress!!" ...all night long!
This was a back up dress and like always, RTR chooses something perfect for me! I am tall and adored this dress. The fabric is gorgeous and catches the light in so many spectacular ways. It's so comfortable and the pockets were AMAZING!! Pack a safety pin if you have little gals up top. Get ready to love it!
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
July 15, 2017
Perfect Recital Dress
I wore this for a classical recital that I sang in. The dress was so comfortable and elegant that I didn't want to take it off!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
July 11, 2017
The dress is stunning and I got many compliments. Runs a little big
The colors reflect beautifully in the light and the fabric it's outstanding quality. You'll feel like a princess in this outfit. Order an extra size one smaller
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
July 4, 2017
Gala elegance done just right
This purple number was a lovely pick for a gala event I was to attend. The length was just right. No issues with fit! It was snug enough that I only needed double-sided tape and no bra. Very comfortable! Bonus points for the cheeky pockets. The night of the gala I got to take some awesome photos with ~celebs~. I was really happy to make the most of this dress!! The only reason I wouldn't rent it again is because I have enough photos of me in this gown! 5 star dress.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
July 3, 2017
Amazing!!!
Loved this dress! I wore this to a formal dinner and several after parties. It was extremely comfortable and was a showstopper! My only complaint was the bust area but I used dress tape which helped. I may have been able to size down to a 6 but made the 8 work. I highly recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 19
June 30, 2017
One thing I loved about this dress was that I felt like a princess. Everyone loved the dress.
The fit was a little big. I am 5 "3 so when I took off my shoes to go dance, it was very long. If you wear high enough shoes it was the perfect length. Not too long and not too short just right. I went with the 0 because it was a little to big in the chest. I didn't even wear a bra it's just a preference what ever you feel comfortable with. But overall the dress is gorgeous. The fabric is very thick but you totally feel like a princess.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
June 30, 2017
Absolutely loved the dress, and the low neckline gave it that extra pop while remaining classy.
The dress was true to size. I am 5'7" and weigh 150 pounds and the size 4 fits how it does on me for any other dress. No cons. The pictures don't do it any justice looks amazing in person.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
June 28, 2017
SHOWSTOPPER!
I LOVED this dress. Fits true to size, has pockets and is comfortable for an long night of dancing and fun. Did I mention it has pockets?
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 250lbs
June 25, 2017
Gorgeous detail
I loved this dress. Unfortunately it was too big. I wish they had a smaller one so I could still wear, but will definitely look for it next time I need a fancy dress.
GabrielaJuly 22, 2017
What size did you order? I am the same weight and bust. I order a 18W and 20W. Should I do 16 W and 18W?
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 23, 2017
Stunning dress for a glamorous evening!
I wore this dress to the Metropolitan Opera's Opening Night Gala of the 2016-17 season, and it was the perfect dress for the occasion. I received many compliments on this dress throughout the evening (even the celebrities loved it!), and everyone wanted to know who designed my dress. I am typically a dress size 4, which is the size I needed in this gown, but because I am tall I chose the 4L size, which was the perfect length with 4" heels. This dress does have a plunging neckline, and even though I have a smaller chest, I felt like I was spilling a bit when I sat down. Other than that, this dress was a hit and I definitely recommend!
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Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 21, 2017
I attended my son'a senior prom and looking age appropriate was key. This made the night special
The dress ran rather large for me around the waist and bust area. I could have sized down to a 14 and been comfortable. The material was very luxurious and the color was beautiful. It had an triangle cut out that hid imperfections well. It was just amazing.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 20, 2017
Pockets!
Fit true to size, and has a sexy décolletage. One of the most fun gowns I've rented.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 19, 2017
Felt like a princess!
This dress is gorgeous! I got so many compliments and felt like a princess. It runs pretty much true to size, slightly on the short side--I'm 5'7" and wore about 2.5in heels and it didn't quite hit the floor. It's comfortable and fits beautifully especially for ladies with smaller busts.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32F
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
June 15, 2017
I rented this dress for a work event of my husband's.
The fit is definitely large. I wear a 12 and this 10 fit perfectly to my hourglass figure. This dress requires another person to help zip you into it. I wore flats with this dress as I am 5' 7" and though it was slightly long, it wasn't enough to trip me up. People WILL step on the slight train at the back but I just learnt to pick up the dress in large crowds. I have a large bust, (UK 32H), so I ended up taping up my boobs, a la Kim Kardashian. Use athletic tape though, not duck tape. Duck tape will hurt the skin. I got so many compliments about the dress, you will love it!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Age: 37
June 12, 2017
Everything about this dress!
Fit large enough that I could go a size smaller. We went to a wedding in DC in March! It was cold, very very very cold. But the dress kept me warm and cute! I received compliments ALL NIGHT long! It was long enough that I could take my heels off when my feet started hurting and it didn't drag but covered me perfectly!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
June 12, 2017
The dress is low-cut, but if you're OK with that - you'll love this dress!
Got tons of compliments and (once I got over the initial shock of the low cut) had a blast floating through the party in this gorgeous dress. I'm pretty short and small heels did the trick in terms of length. A little tight around the waist for me, but I'm usually an 8 (which wasn't available). So happy I rented this dress!
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
June 12, 2017
Belle of the Ball
I typically wear a 4 L but this dress runs a bit large. The 2L fit perfectly. This dress was so comfortable. I loved the details of the pockets and the open back. I was told I had the best dress at the event! I would definitely recommend this again!
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Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
June 9, 2017
Elegant, yet fun!
I wore this to a friend's wedding & absolutely loved it! I had to pin the top so that it kept a good amount of coverage, but I didn't need to wear a bra with it, which was nice. I loved the little peek-a-boo cutout in the back and the pockets were great! I got so many compliments & felt like a princess!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
June 8, 2017
VERY BOOBY! If you have a chest be prepared to flaunt it.
The color was amazing and the key hole in the back is a fun addition, just not something to wear in front of your grandparents.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 17
June 7, 2017
I felt absolutely fabulous in this dress! I rented it for Prom and received so many compliments!
It fit perfectly and was surprisingly comfortable as well!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
June 7, 2017
Perfect gown
I wore this gown to my rehearsal dinner and I loved it. I got so many compliments. This was actually not the gown I ordered, but a backup because my original wasn't available in my size. The 8L fit perfectly, with a little bit of pinning. I have a smaller chest so if I didn't pin it closed I would definitely be flashing everyone all night. I was able to wear a normal bra, but I had to pin the back of the bra to the dress so it didn't peek out! I'm 5'8" and it was the perfect length with 2.5" heels. I felt like a princess all night.
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
June 5, 2017
True to Size for me
I read through the reviews and ordered my true size (10), and one down (8) because reviews indicated that it ran slightly small. The 10 ended up not being available and I was sent a back up dress. The 8 would have fit beautifully if I did not have a wide ribcage. The bottom section zipped fine, and I was able to zip the top section with help from my husband, but it really squeezed tight and created a roll below it in the peek a boo section. So, I ended up wearing the back up. In regards to length, I am 5'6.5". I ordered the long to wear with heels and that length was perfect.
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 47
June 5, 2017
Beautiful dress!
This dress is so beautiful! I got so many compliments and I felt comfortable all night. I'm just under 5'8 and with my heels, the long dress was just the right height. I had to use a safety pin in the chest area because it was too low cut for my school's prom but it held up all night and was seriously beautiful.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
June 4, 2017
This dress got all the compliments, fit incredibly well and really was exactly what I wanted!
The pockets were a huge plus. Also the dress fit perfectlly around my waist and chest in the size 2. I had ordered a 4 as well based on hip and other measurements, but since it's such a full skirt the 2 was the perfect size and the 4 would have been overkill especially since I have a small chest. Because of the open back I still on the wear the stick on bra - but other than that it was comfortable. I'm 5'5 and 125 lbs.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
June 2, 2017
It was an amazing dress - loved wearing it!
This dress was PERFECT for a formal, black-tie fundraiser for our mission trip to Haiti. I got so many compliments on the dress and felt like a princess for the night! Ran true to size, I had to use double stick tape and a few pins to make it a bit more modest for my taste, but a beautiful dress over all!
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
June 2, 2017
This dress is beautiful! I loved wearing it and felt like a princess.
If anything, it was a little loose. The back had some extra space, which wasn't a problem while wearing it, and I taped the front to avoid gaping because it's pretty open. I thought I had ordered a backup, sized up, but it never came so I'm glad the 12 fit! I would size down from your regular size as a backup.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
June 1, 2017
I wore this to a beautiful New England wedding of a dear friend.
This dress is lovely! It runs big, but I ended up having to go with my true size because I needed the material at the top-its low cut. It is a lot of material, but is not overwhelming and the pockets are awesome. The dress is stunning and I loved it so much, I wanted to wear it to work until it had to be returned :)
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
May 30, 2017
I wore this for a charity gala and received a lot of compliments!
The 6R and 8R both fit but I went with the 8 so I could be a bit more comfortable. Overall this dress was really comfortable and fun to wear, but it also felt very regal. And it didn't show my tummy after eating and sitting for awhile, which is always a plus. One thing to note is that if you're busty this dress is REALLY lowcut. I ended up having to pin the front closed because I couldn't be showing that much cleavage at the charity event. I noticed that many other women had pinned/sewed the front closed in the same spot I did, so it was an easy fix.
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Size worn:
14WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Weight: 175lbs
May 29, 2017
Beautiful purple dress with pockets!
I wore this dress to a formal wedding. It was beautiful, but very low cut in the front. I tried pinning it a few different ways, but that made it a little tighter on top and I just wasn't comfortable. I ended up wearing a black tank top under it which took away from the open back but I was much more comfortable with the coverage in front and not having to worry about a wardrobe malfunction. The purple color was gorgeous and I don't think anyone realized the black tank top wasn't part of the dress. The fabric is heavy so it might be a little too warm for hotter weather. I'm 5'6" and wore flats and the length was perfect. And pockets are always a great bonus!
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Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 210lbs
May 26, 2017
The wedding was beautiful
The bottom of the dress fit well, but the top, not so much. It was veery loose on the top and i had to wear an undershirt. I didn't see anyone else with these issues, but I made it work. Got compliments all night and it was a beautiful dress. I enjoyed wearing it.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Weight: 164lbs
May 24, 2017
Fun
I love this gown. Great quality, fit, comfort. I felt classy and chic. Love the pockets and the back detail.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
May 21, 2017
This dress!
It was a little too low cut. Had to use "press ons" for a bra. Felt like a princess!
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 24
May 20, 2017
Perfect fit and so many compliments!!
I rented this dress for an inauguration ball, and I received so many compliments! It was so unique and really stood out from other dresses. I'm 5'9" and typically an 8, but my tiny chest size forced me to wear the 6L instead. Even so, the dress fit well, and I didn't need a bra which was so ideal. Also, POCKETS. Definitely would rent again!!
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