Ella Dress

$30 – $80 rental
$498 retail
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.

Also available in cobalt, white, and purple.

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 & plus 16W-22W.

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".)

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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534 reviews
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Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 236lbs
February 7, 2016
Smooth transaction and a gorgeous dress!
This is my first experience with this company and I feel like it's the beginning of a beautiful friendship.... My sister chose this dress for me and what worried me was the size. What sold me was the option of ordering an extra size free! I'm so glad for that because I ordered a 16 and because 18 wasn't available I got a 20 as my backup size. Again, so glad that happened. These dresses run small and I ended up wearing the 20 (NOTE it may say 16w or 20w but there was no "w" on the tag. Maybe I missed something haha). Anyway, the dress was an absolute hit. The color is even more beautiful in person and I received so many compliments on it. I definitely felt pretty and can't wait for my next rental. Crossing my fingers it'll be just as successful! Thanks RTR!
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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 218lbs
December 6, 2015
Very comfortable, great compliments all night!
I thought the fit was great. The arms weren't too tight and the length was great! I wore the dress to our annual work holiday party and got great compliments all night. Wore with silver sparkly shoes and accent ring. The only thing I would bring to the attention of others is that the dress does not do well with photos if you are in front of a green screen (the dress will photo with whatever background is on the green screen. It was a great laugh, and we had a good time with it. I didn't think of it and maybe would've rented in a different color).
Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
November 5, 2015
The dress photographed beautifully for my engagement photos!
I rented this dress for my engagement photos after realizing the purple version was sold out. I was weary at first, because I don't typically wear green, but the color was gorgeous--especially for a fall engagement shoot! I got so many compliments from random passersby. It was comfortable, modest, and offered the right amount of warmth while we were taking pictures outside at the end of October in Minnesota (it's heavy). I accessorized with a gold necklace, gold cuff, and nude heels.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
October 8, 2015
Runs very small (3sizes) - order up!
Loved the lining and overlay, and the fact that my arms were covered. Hides tummy problem area flawlessly. Runs VERY small! I wear a 16 and the 22 fit me the best. I didn't end up wearing it bc I found one I liked better, but this was a beautiful dress! Color was fun too!
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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
September 27, 2015
Great dress! Loved the color!
Great fit for a curvy girl! I'm 5'11, 190, and have 36h bust.hit all the right places, and felt comfortable dancing the night away! Got compliments all night :)
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Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 230lbs
August 18, 2015
Celebrated in a lovely classic dress!
The length was perfect for that roomie feel and it made me feel taller. The dress didn't feel heavy which can I thought it might be but fit wonderfully. First time wearing this color and Ioved it.
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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
July 26, 2015
Got lots of compliments!!! LOVED this dress!!
True to fit, beautiful dress and very comfortable!
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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 55
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
May 7, 2015
Loved the dress and helpful RTR customer service.
Dress was lined so no need for a slip. Material was easy to move in ( made dancing easy). Fit was a bit snug in arms so the bigger size worked better for me.
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
November 20, 2014
Amazing dress!
The dress fit true to size a and was perfect for a daytime event. I paired it with a faux fur scarf and cowboy boots. I got so many compliments! Great dress! I would definitely rent again!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 4, 2014
Wore this to my 10 year high school reunion, was a great choice!
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.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Age: 29
December 7, 2014
Beautiful color and super comfortable!
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!!
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
December 11, 2014
The shimmery gold underlay makes this dress even more beautiful in person.
The color is more beautiful in person. Pockets are a bonus! The dress is heavy & wouldn't recommend for a warm weathered outdoor event. Skirt length & fabric makes it more formal.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 22, 2014
Not a flattering cut on my body type.
I rented this dress based on all the fabulous reviews and unfortunately it could not have looked less flattering on my body type. I felt frumpy in both the 4 & 2.. Only not great experience with RTR so far, thankfully they refunded me with no problem.
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 200lbs
December 25, 2014
Dress was amazing! Color is gorgeous and the dress is heavy enough to wear in fall/winter.
I ordered a 12 (my normal size) and 14, the 14 fit perfectly! Watch out for the sleeves, they do not give much stretch and just barely fit on my athletic shoulders and arms. Would definitely rent this dress again!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 138lbs
January 1, 2015
Great fit and amazing color!
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!
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 41
January 4, 2015
Gorgeous color!
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!
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
January 30, 2015
Tight sleeves! Beautiful dress & unique color.
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!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
February 23, 2015
Lots of compliments! Color was more gorgeous in person!
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!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 23, 2015
Great dress for dancing
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.
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
March 1, 2015
Absolutely loved this dress and received compliments all night!
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!
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
March 1, 2015
Overall, loved the service! Would definitely do it again!
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.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
March 8, 2015
So many compliments! Loved!
Great fit, the arms weren't as tight as the purple version. The length was perfect and not suffocating or hot.
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
March 9, 2015
Customer service.
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.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
March 13, 2015
Beautiful dress! One of my fave rentals yet.
Very comfortable fit.
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
March 29, 2015
Great color and very comfortable
Very comfortable. The arms were snug on me but manageable but I could see how it could be an issue for women with muscular arms. Pockets were great.
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
April 1, 2015
I got so many compliments on this dress all night. It was perfect for this March 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 :)
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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
April 1, 2015
Liked it, didn't love it
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.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 14, 2015
Great length for tall ladies!
Being 5'8", it's always a challenge to find a dress that doesn't look scandalous once I put it on. This dress is a lovely length that wasn't dowdy, but very appropriate for a baptism in a church. My biggest complaint would be the pockets. I know people love them, but for me they never lay right and just add weird bumps and bulk to the skirt, right in the hope where I do NOT need it! I'm happy to keep my things in a purse! Also, as others have mentioned, the arms are TIGHT! If a bumpy hip silhouette doesn't bug you and you're not going to be dancing or moving a ton, go for this dress! It was very comfortably lined, a gorgeous color, and I got lots of compliments!
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
April 15, 2015
Comfy, fit well and had pockets!
I acted as wedding planner for my friends outdoor wedding. I needed something that looked great but I could run around in. This dress fit the bill. Bonus: the pockets were big enough to store my iPhone, which was a must for me this day. Small downside: it was pretty thick and warm.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165lbs
April 28, 2015
Simply a fantastic rental!
It fit very well, has pockets, and was so comfortable!
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Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
May 3, 2015
This dress was beautiful! Great color! I got compliments all night!
This dress is really fun! It's pretty and the pockets are a great addition. It was a little too big in the back for me, but a size down wasn't available so I made it work! I got compliments on it al night and everyone wanted to know where I had gotten it!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 3, 2015
I received many compliments on this dress.
A little tight in arms but was fine.
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
May 9, 2015
Great color, fit, and pockets!
This dress looked beautiful on the website and in person. It was true to size, but has stretch so didn't feel too tight or loose. The sleeves felt a bit tight at first but weren't a problem. I wore this for a work event - a gala I was producing, and it was easy to work in and look great. The lace pattern, though pretty, was almost a bit much on my 5'10" frame, so I broke it up with a nude belt and then paired with nude heels. Worked perfectly.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 117lbs
May 10, 2015
Vibrant and fun, perfect for an outdoor wedding!
This was my first RTR rental and I was beyond thrilled! The color is amazing and really popped compared to the numerous littles black dresses at the wedding I attended. Loved the swing skirt bottom, it made the dress perfect for dancing. I agree with other comments that the sleeves are uncomfortably tight. I went with a size up just for that reason. Everywhere else for true to size. I received compliments all night and felt very glamorous! I would definitely rent this again.
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
May 17, 2015
Very unique!
Super comfortable and color is beautiful! A little plain but great for a casual type event!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 153lbs
May 25, 2015
Great dress! Great color!
There was no give to the dress. I highly recommend getting 2 sizes to try. It is comfortable though. Love the pockets, got many compliments. Fun dress!
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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 31, 2015
This dress is so beautiful in person, and I received many compliments.
The fit was true to size for me, but I can see why others had to size up for the arms being a little tight. I'm a sucker for a dress with pockets, and these added a touch of fun to a beautiful dress. The color is much more vivid in person than in an pictures I've seen. I can see myself renting this dress in other colors in the future. I loved it!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
May 31, 2015
Classy, comfortable dress
The fabric of this dress is so gorgeous in person. The lining is gold, not nude as it appears in pics. Very classy and perfect for a fancy dinner. As others have said, the sleeves are snug, but I didn't need to go up a size for that, although I definitely needed help zipping. The pockets added more bulk than I'd hoped around the hips. While super comfortable, I didn't love the shape with the extra fabric on the sides. Overall a very nice dress.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 17, 2015
The color of this dress was great!
The dress fit a little tight in the arms and was a little hot for a summer wedding. The color was beautiful and overall the dress was very pretty.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 21, 2015
Beautiful dress and I lucked into matching with the wedding colors!
Fit well. Had a beautiful flow for dancing and spinning. Loved that it had pockets; and they didn't mess with the flow of the dress at all. It was a touch warm for a Miami beach wedding, and as such, hadn't been my first choice, but it really worked out beautifully. The sleeves were definitely on the tight side which is the main reason I only gave it 4 stars.
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