ML Monique Lhuillier

Ella Dress

$30 rental
$498 Retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

Catch your man's eye in teal! Fire up the romance in this ML Monique Lhuillier lace dress and take date night up a notch. Simply pair with Halston Heritage Handbags’ Day and Night Clutch.

Also available in cobalt, white, and purple.

Also available in sizes 16W-22W.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

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Product Details

Teal Lace (100% Polyester). Three quarter sleeves. Boat neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 36” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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142 reviews

Fit
Small 27
True to Size 87
Large 2
Photos 88
Kaelyn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Nov 24, 2014

Classy dress, gorgeous color

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The color is VERY bright in person-but gorgeous. The fit of the dress was extremely comfy-but like many reviews the arms are definitely made to fit very tight (but it wasn't uncomfortable). Just don't expect to be dancing with your hands up in the air. The material is heavy so definitely perfect for a cold weather event. Overall loved it and served its purpose for a November wedding.
Michelle
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
Nov 26, 2014

Pretty dress for a fall wedding! So comfortable too with pockets to boot.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Length was perfect, I am only 5'1" and it fell at my knee. Size 2 fit perfectly. Top was a little snug but wasn't uncomfortable. Overall was very comfortable and I loved having pockets!! The lace details were beautiful and it even looked good with riding boots when I decided I couldn't bear the pain of wearing heels.
Suzanne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127 lbs
Dec 2, 2014

Perfect fit, as usual for ML. Very comfortable, too, easy to move in. Lots of compliments.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Dress is as shown, although it's more green and less teal colored in person. Perfect fit, as always, from Monique L. Very classy dress.
Andrea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Dec 4, 2014

Wore this to my 10 year high school reunion, was a great choice!

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Party
I previously rented this same dress in purple and loved it so much that I rented it again for another event in this color. I personally think the dress runs quite small in the arms, but otherwise true to size. I have small arms and it was pretty tight on me so I went with the size 2 instead of the 0. There was no difference in my opinion between the 0 and the 2 in the body of the dress. I think the dress works best for a fall/winter event because the material is a little thick. Would definitely rent this dress again.
Lorna
Age: 27
Dec 7, 2014

Beautiful color and super comfortable!

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Party
Dress fit great and has a really nice satin lining. Great for full bust. Skirt is pretty full and wish it was a little shorter but the pockets were amazing!!
MK
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 8, 2014

Easy to wear!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The color is stunning in person and lining make it comfortable to wear. I ordered the 4 and 6 and ended up wearing the 4 (5'5 130lbs). Great length, hitting just above the knee. Yes, the sleeves are a little snug but not enough of a reason to slight the overall fit, just know you're not going to be doing jumping jacks in this. Pair with a chunky statement necklace. Fun and festive for a holiday party! Do it!
Judi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 18, 2014

A Color That POPS!!!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
LOVED wearing this dress! Fit me like a glove and the color is amazing in person! Wore it to a winter wedding and got lots of compliments. Very flattering and loved how the dress spins as well. Oh and ... it has pockets!!! Would def rent this dress again!
Lydia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 150 lbs
Dec 30, 2014

So many compliments. This color is gorgeous!!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a brunch the morning after a black tie wedding. I received so many compliments and felt amazing. The fit is snug around the ribs but so flattering in the tummy area. I used fashion tape to stick my bra straps down slightly outward so they didn't show with the boat neck. It worked perfectly. It's long enough that I didn't feel like I was flashing any one and didn't have to worry about my Spanx showing either. Highly recommended. I usually wear an 8 and it was perfect. I am 5'3 150lbs. Perfect perfect perfect. Best part.... Pockets!!
K
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 138 lbs
Jan 1, 2015

Great fit and amazing color!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Other
This dress was stunning in person. The pictures do not do the color justice. The sleeves were fitted but the fabric had some give. I'm not wide in the hip area, but this dress seriously added some hip inches. If this is a problem area for you, do NOT get this dress. The fabric is luxurious and everyone gave me compliments on the style. I wore it for a Christmas Eve party. Was knee length and I was able to wear stillettos and still be family friendly. Would definitely rent again!
Jennifer
Age: 39
Jan 4, 2015

Gorgeous color!

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was so comfortable!! The 10 fit well but the 12 just gave a little extra room in the arms. The pockets are an added bonus. The dress is extremely well made. It is a bit heavier and hangs beautifully. I had tons of compliments. Perfect with pearls and nude heels. I would definitely recommend this dress. The fit is very flattering. For reference I am 5'5", 34D, 150 pounds, hourglass shape. You won't be disappointed with this dress!
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Jan 6, 2015

Perfect. Obsessed. Everyone should rent.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I had my eye on this dress for a while, but couldn't justify the $75 rental. (I could buy something comparable for that price.) However, my sister got married in late November and I knew it was the perfect dress for her rehearsal. IT WAS SO PERFECT. I am still in love with this dress. Like the other reviews say, the arms are a bit tight, but other than that it is true to fit. I would rent this again! And if it ever goes on sale, I'm buying it! One thing, the lining underneath is satin so it looks really nice in person!
Lauren
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130 lbs
Jan 7, 2015

Runs REALLY small! Especially in arms!

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was beautiful and well made but SO TINY IN THE ARMS!! I normally wear a 4 and if something runs small a 6, but I definitely needed a bigger size. As you can see, I was able to get the dress on and it looked fine to everyone else but I could not lift my arms past my shoulders which made for some pretty awkward dancing at the wedding we attended. It's a great dress but just SIZE UP two sizes bigger than you think you need!
Ashley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Jan 26, 2015

Great Wedding Rehearsal dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was perfect for a wedding rehearsal! The dress does have some stretch to it and can can be worn with a normal bra . I loved the color and it was very comfortable to wear. I would rent this again in a different color!
Jeannette
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200 lbs
Jan 30, 2015

Tight sleeves! Beautiful dress & unique color.

Size worn: 14
Rented for: Other
The sleeves are tight!!!!! Order up a size. It's also much shorter than I anticipated but I'm tall with pretty long legs (5'9). The color was so pretty!
RTR Customer
Feb 23, 2015

Lots of compliments! Color was more gorgeous in person!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Other
Loved this dress overall! I agree with the other reviewers on the tightness of the sleeves. The material has no stretch, and the sleeves are disproportionately tight compared to the rest of the dress (still wearable for me luckily!) Normally i would be about a 6 in something like this and the 8 was perfect. Best part? Pockets!
Alice
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 23, 2015

Great dress for dancing

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Other
Wore this for a Burn's Night Gala (Scottish heritage event, hence the plaid thing on my shoulder). Color was more vivid and striking in person. Comfortable, pretty, twirly for Scottish dancing, pockets! Definitely more on the lovely and tasteful side than the sexy and breathtaking side, but for this event that was appropriate. Wouldn't mind having this in my closet! True to size, no issues with arms as mentioned by others.
toni
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 24, 2015

Classic Style for a Wedding

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress and I wish I could have kept it. I mean, who doesn't love a good pocket dress? The fit was true to size, comfortable and easy to move in. I could actually eat food without feeling guilty and it was great to dance in. I received a ton of compliments and felt great. Excellent choice for a simple and classy look.
Kat
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
Feb 25, 2015

It was Hollywood's biggest night!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress is beautiful, sophisticated, and a subtle showstopper (okay, maybe not up against the J-Los and ScarJos on the red carpet!). I did get a lot of compliments, especially for the color. I love the material used and it just FELT like such a well-made, beautifully-designed dress. I felt like I was wearing something special and I just wanted to show off. Okay, so for the "negatives"...I'm short (5'3") and I have a little bit of a longer torso, and proportionally-speaking I would say this dress was probably not the best for me. The skirt is VERY long (unlike the way it looks on the perfect model) and it's very full and it flares, which was maybe not the most flattering look on someone short and with a longer torso as it just made me look a little stumpy at times. I also agree with everyone else about the tight-fitting sleeves. My arms are probably my most svelte asset and yet the sleeves still fit very snugly. Nevertheless, I do not regret renting this dress and wearing on the red carpet. The color stood out and at the end of the day I felt like a million bucks!
Brittany
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 133 lbs
Feb 25, 2015

Loved this dress and got SO many compliments.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The sleeves DEFINITELY run small. Be prepared to have a snug fit.
Tiffany
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180 lbs
Mar 1, 2015

Absolutely loved this dress and received compliments all night!

Size worn: 14
Rented for: Wedding
The color of the dress was absolutely beautiful and it fit perfectly! The dress was very well made...great quality! I received compliments all night and felt great in it. The pockets were super fun too! In fact, I hate to send it back! Wish I could keep it!
RTR Customer
Mar 1, 2015

Overall, loved the service! Would definitely do it again!

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Other
Overall, the service was amazing. This wast first time renting and I would defiantly do it again and recommend it to anyone. I rented this dress for my godson's christening and it was perfect. When reading all of the reviews I didn't believe when people said they received compliments all night.. but turns out, it's true. So many people complimented the color and dress throughout the entire event. I am 5'2 so I was concerned it was going to be a little long but it worked out fine and fit was perfect.
Jess
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 4, 2015

Beautiful color!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
As always, got lots of compliments on this RTR dress! Even the owner of the restaurant we went to for dinner commented on it!! This dress is super cute & easy to wear :) I noticed lots of the other comments mentioning that the arms were super tight, so I did size up for my backup size. I didn't find the arms to be too constricting in the 8, though there was definitely more room in the 10. But ... the 10 had a lot more room everywhere else, too so I went with the 8 for the evening :) I think a belt helps give this dress some definition. And I could totally also see this being adorably dressed down a little with a jean jacket & some cowboy boots! Overall: another successful rental!
Katherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 8, 2015

Beautiful dress for a fun engagement party!

Size worn: 10
Rented for: Party
Gorgeous color, very comfortable and it has pockets!
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 131 lbs
Mar 8, 2015

So many compliments! Loved!

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Party
Great fit, the arms weren't as tight as the purple version. The length was perfect and not suffocating or hot.
Sammie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 9, 2015

Customer service.

Size worn: 14
Rented for: Wedding
The color was the best color I have ever worn from RTR. Kinda tight on my chest, but it's very hard to find something that is not.
Caitlin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 13, 2015

Beautiful dress! One of my fave rentals yet.

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Wedding
Very comfortable fit.
cmwh2i
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 168 lbs
Mar 16, 2015

POCKETS!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
This dress was much too small. i wore it and i think i still looked great, but man oh man was i uncomfortable!
Sharon
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137 lbs
Mar 16, 2015

Gorgeous color!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this to a St. Patrick's Day themed party...it was perfect. I love the color...green and blue mix, wish I could keep. I wore the size 6...the 8 was not available but may have fit better. I am a 34D bust and it was tight in the bust and arms but by the end of the night I did not notice. It was not tight in the waist and flows in hip area. I am 37-29-37, fairly athletic. The satin lining makes you feel like a million bucks. Very well made dress. I am in love with the color!
Catherine
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 17, 2015

Loved that the dress had pockets!!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
As others have mentioned, dress is tight in the arms. I have an athletic build, so I had to size up. The 4 zipped up, but felt tight(especially in the arms). Dress is super comfortable and pretty warm. Only issue I had was with dancing - it bunched up weird when my arms were lifted up. The skirt has great spin though!
Tracey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 21, 2015

Beautiful fit and material.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress on a Saint Patrick's Day bar crawl with friends. The dress was the perfect weight and the lace was gorgeous. I felt like it hugged me in all of the right places and gave me an amazing shape while concealing parts of my body I didn't want to flaunt. Plus it had pockets! It was perfect and I will absolutely rent it again!
Caitlin
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 23, 2015

Perfect fit!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Other
I wore this dress for my bridal shower and it fit perfectly through the waist and chest - it was a tad tight in the arms but I didn't feel restricted in my movement. The skirt flowed so nicely and I felt perfect and comfortable the whole day. The color was a bit more green than what's shown on the model but still beautiful. I would most definitely rent this dress again if given the chance!
Liz
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 155 lbs
Mar 26, 2015

Got many compliments!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I liked everything about this dress. the lining was soft and silky, the length was just right, and the neckline was very flattering! when i rented i noticed others commented on the sleeves being tight so i got a size up just in case. I however didn't find them to be tight at all.
Erica
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Mar 28, 2015

So many compliments truly felt beautiful ! It was flirty , and fun the pockets were the best !

Size worn: 10
Rented for: Wedding
This was my first time using rent the runway I am a 10 sometimes a 12 ! The 12 was not available so I went for the 10 and it fit perfect was a little snug in the arms but I usually have that problem but it was not the bad . Was def true to size !
Rachel
Usually wears: 6
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140 lbs
Apr 1, 2015

I got so many compliments on this dress all night. It was perfect for this March wedding!

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was very flattering, on me the arms were a little snug but I am thicker on my top part of my body. I loved the pockets. Also I am 5,4 and it was a little longer on me than it looked in the photo on the model which is understandable, it came just above my knees. With heels it was totally fine. It wasn't a dress I would have bought myself but it was perfect for this event. It covered everything I needed it to and was warm for the chilly March night but still looked springy :)
Gini
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Apr 1, 2015

Liked it, didn't love it

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Wedding
I liked this dress, but didn't love it. PROS: stunning real color, clearly very high quality, conservative styling CONS: the top half of the dress is snug-I felt like it kind of gave me "bread loaf" boobs; since I'm thin I typically try to play that up but this dress doesn't really showcase a svelte figure Overall I was satisfied, it just wasn't my favorite dress ever. It was a beautiful, safe choice for a wedding.
Dana
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 8, 2015

Great!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Love the dress! The color is great! Rented both 2 and 4 but ended up wearing the 4 because the size 2 was tight on the arms and the bust. Would definitely rent this dress again
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155 lbs
Apr 12, 2015

Such a beautiful dress and such nice packaging!

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Wedding
This was my first RTR experience. This dress was very well made. I ordered the 12 and the 14 as a backup size since it was recommended to size up. The 12 fit perfectly, and I had no issues with the sleeves being too tight, although I could certainly see how others could. There is absolutely no stretch to the fabric. The length was good too. Not to short. I will comment though that I have a large chest to begin with AND I'm nursing so my cup size is definitely DD, maybe even a bit bigger. I had no issues with it being tight in my chest.
Leslie
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 12, 2015

The dress fit great and I was comfortable all night!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Since I'm tall I was concerned about the length but it turned out to be perfect. I ordered a size up because other people had commented on the sleeves being tight. The sleeves were snug but there was plenty of room through the shoulders and bust that I didn't feel like my movements were constricted. The dress was very comfortable and I loved the color! (It's much brighter than the picture on the website)
Samantha
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 14, 2015

I wore this as my wedding dress on a 68 degree April spring day and it was a perfect choice.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The sleeves are a tight, but the I loved the fact that it had pockets.
dana
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118 lbs
Apr 14, 2015

Dress was statement enough - needed little accessories

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I felt comfortable in the dress and got a lot of compliments on it during the event and afterwards (in pictures). Like a lot of other people have stated in their comments, the sleeves were snug, but not to the point where it was uncomfortable. I wore this on a cool early spring night and found it to be the perfect dress choice. The AC was high in the restaurant/venue I was at, and the sleeves on the dress kept me warm.
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