Rent the Runway

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.

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".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

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.

Share

Got A Minute?

Share your review (upload a pic, too!) and help others select the perfect style and fit.

195 reviews

Fit
Small 32
True to Size 111
Large 3
Photos 125
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: 138 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
Top Contributor
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: 34
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: 39
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
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
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.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Apr 21, 2015

Loved the dress. Only negative - tight in sleeves!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Everyone loved my dress! It photographed really well, and was very comfortable. I tried on the 6 and it fit everywhere but the arms, so I ended up going with my larger size. Definitely size up just because of that part of the dress!! The 8 worked out well though - was a little big at the top, but allowed me to move around a lot better than the 6 would have. Body and length fit very well, was worried with length as I am 5'9, but was right at/above my knees. Would definitely rent again and try a different color :)
Jvd1202
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165 lbs
Apr 22, 2015

Great dress!

Size worn: 14
Rented for: Wedding
Great fit! True to size! Received so many compliments on this dress that was worn to an early morning wedding in Central Park, NYC!
Kate
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165 lbs
Apr 28, 2015

Simply a fantastic rental!

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Party
It fit very well, has pockets, and was so comfortable!
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160 lbs
May 2, 2015

So pretty and girly!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Wedding
I don't normally wear skirts that flare out or have pleats but the way the top is so fitting & the skirt is structured, I really liked it. It was a little tight in the top & arms but worked.
Heidi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160 lbs
May 3, 2015

This dress was beautiful! Great color! I got compliments all night!

Size worn: 14
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Micheal
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 152 lbs
May 3, 2015

I received many compliments on this dress.

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Wedding
A little tight in arms but was fine.
Adina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170 lbs
May 5, 2015

Beach wedding.

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was great! Comfortable fit and great color for a beach wedding. The pockets were a hit! I normally wear a size 12, but opted for the 14 for comfort. The lining is soft and comfortable and it paired well with a neutral color shoe and pearls. Would rent it again for sure!
Andrea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 165 lbs
May 7, 2015

I wore this for an outdoor bridal shower at the park.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore the ten and had no issues with the arms being tight like others had stated. I did try on the 12 and the arms in that were tighter than the 10 I wore. I assume it depends on the dress and how often it has been worn. I got many compliments and even had a friend ask me all about RTR because this dress would be perfect for a wedding she will be attending.
Dana
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
May 8, 2015

I wore this dress for my engagement pictures.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress was very true to size and comfortable. The color looked great in pictures.
Airize
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
May 8, 2015

Got a lot of comments!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I needed to size up .. 4 perfectly fits me but if you have big bust.. It will be comfortable to size up. Length was perfect.. It wasn't too short (5"1)
Eve
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
May 9, 2015

Great color, fit, and pockets!

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Jessica
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 117 lbs
May 10, 2015

Vibrant and fun, perfect for an outdoor wedding!

Size worn: 2
Rented for: 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.
stacie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138 lbs
May 17, 2015

Very unique!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Formal Affair
Super comfortable and color is beautiful! A little plain but great for a casual type event!
Haan
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
May 24, 2015

The color and overall fit of this dress was amazing!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered this dress as my backup and once I opened my order I knew I was going to wear this dress for the wedding. The dress was as comfortable as it was beautiful and I received compliments all night long. The color was vibrant and gorgeous and I can't wait to order this dress for another event.
Michelle
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 153 lbs
May 25, 2015

Great dress! Great color!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Laura
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
May 26, 2015

I needed something for a work party and this dress worked great!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Work
I never even tried on the 4, tried the 6 first and knew the 4 would be too small. The arms and ribcage were snug as others have mentioned. The dress is not as short as it looked on the model - which I liked. The material was great. I loved the layers of the skirt and that the A-line added a waistline that I don't really have. I felt great in it all night and got several compliments.
Cassandra
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Pear
May 28, 2015

LOVED this dress. I received so many compliments from my friends and people I didn't know as well.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Dress is very true to size. I liked the sleeves and the dress was the perfect length. It was nice for a spring outdoor wedding.
Lindsay
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
May 31, 2015

This dress is so beautiful in person, and I received many compliments.

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Whitney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 124 lbs
May 31, 2015

Classy, comfortable dress

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Date
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.
Keri
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 10, 2015

Perfect color. Bright and fun

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress came pre-stocked with complements. My favorite part was the pockets for my phone and car keys and it was a handy place to stash a camera's lens cap when I took pictures at the wedding. The dress is comfortable, flattering, and you can't tell in pictures how bright and expensive it really looks close up. I was in Florida at an outdoor wedding and I wasn't too hot in this dress. I loved the cut too - very flattering for petite girls. It didn't make me look shorter and the 3/4 sleeves were great. Some people say the arms are tight, but it was not restricting for me and felt right. If you have larger arms than average maybe size up, but overall a perfect fit. This was paired with Kate Spade green earrings (suggested by RTR) and they were perfectly matched. I was going for "modest but fun" and it was great.
Kellu
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Jun 17, 2015

The color of this dress was great!

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Molly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175 lbs
Jun 17, 2015

Great fit, love the color

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I teach 12th grade and May means a lot of events, so I did an 8-day rental and used the dress for our senior luncheon and graduation at the US Naval Academy. It was perfect for both and I received plenty of compliments on both occasions. I run between a 12-14, so I went with the 14 and was quite comfortable in this dress, even in the arms (which some people commented on). I would rent this dress again.
Carri
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Jun 17, 2015

Great dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Like everyone mentioned the arms run small. I ordered a size up and was perfectly comfortable to dance the night away. High quality material. Wore to an outdoor summer wedding and I was a little bit warm when in the sun but as soon as the sun went down I was glad I had a bit of sleeve and a heavier material. Color is great and I paired it with coral accessories (earrings and a clutch) to give it a bit of pop. I know it comes in lots of colors so I would definitely rent again!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Jun 21, 2015

Beautiful dress and I lucked into matching with the wedding colors!

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Wedding
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.
See more reviews:

NEW! Add your favorites to a shortlist to organize for upcoming occasions.

Click a <3 to start!

×

We created a shortlist for

Click the <3 to save your favorites

×