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ML Monique Lhuillier

Isabella Dress

$30 rental
$498 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Attend the cocktail party in a dress that hits all the right notes. This gorgeous style by ML Monique Lhuillier is the perfect way to catch his eye. Dress it up with Kotur’s Silver Margo Minaudiere.

Also available in blue.

Also available in sizes 0 - 14.

Size & Fit

Sized: 16W - 22W

Size & Fit Notes

Sized: 16W - 22W

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Product Details

Teal over nude lace. (100% nylon). Short sleeves. Crew neckline. Full skirt with pockets. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 38” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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34 reviews

Fit
Small 14
True to Size 12
Large 1
Photos 23
Gabriela
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Jun 17, 2014

Gorgeous, flattering dress!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is beautiful - the color is even prettier in person, I got a ton of compliments, and I loved wearing it! It definitely runs small (I usually wear between a 14 and a 16, and I ended up wearing the 18), but mostly in the bust (because it is an A-line style, the skirt is not at all tight/clingy). It's really comfortable, but it is definitely not lightweight; it has several layers, including a tulle petticoat which is darling, and it is lined with silk, so keep that in mind if you are going to an outdoor event in the summer. It is also a little short, but I'm 5'3" so that wasn't an issue. It has pockets, so that was an added benefit. It is incredibly flattering. Overall, it was perfect - I wish that I could buy this!
Andrea
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 255 lbs
Jun 18, 2014

Didn't wear it....Too Short!

Size worn: 22W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Sadly, I was unable wear this dress because it was just too short. I tried to make it work, but I just didn't feel comfortable. If you have any kind of J-Lo butt or hips then this dress will ride up in the back. I tested it out by going up and down the stairs, and sitting in and getting up from chairs and every time the dress just showed too much. I was surprised to see that it was so short on my 5'4" frame. It was such a shame because it fit me well....I did have to size up from my normal dress size. It is such beautiful dress but just too short for it's own good.
Scarlett
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 51
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 7, 2014

Looked really nice

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was my back up dress for my son's wedding. I ended up wearing a different dress with my own belt because the company didn't have one to go with my first pick. I wish I had two events to go to, because this dress looked great on me, I ended up opting specifically for the other dress because it was an outside wedding and the other dress was sleeveless. If it hadn't look so close to the other dress I would have worn this to the rehearsal dinner. Loved it.
Sarah
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180 lbs
Jul 14, 2014

A lot of compliments!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I was able to try on dresses at the Henri Bendel showroom in NYC. Service was great! Dani, my stylist, was great in picking out several dress options for my body type. The only thing is the elevator doesn't go up to the mezzanine and I had a baby stroller with me. Luckily, hubby was there to help me haul it up the stairs. The dress was a hit at my sister-in-law's bridal shower, which I also hosted. As a stay at home mom, RTR is such a practical and fun option! If I bought clothes for special events, I'm pretty sure I won't be wearing them again. And it's nice to wear such lovely designer dresses after wearing sweats/gym clothes all the time :) Returning it is so easy! Hubby just dropped it off at the local UPS Store on his way to work. I can't wait to go back to RTR for my rehearsal dinner and wedding day outfit!
Christi
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Aug 13, 2014

The color was gorgeous!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Pros were it's a beautiful color and not too short! Cons... I was outside in august in tx and the material and dress were thick and heavy so it was very hot!
ROD
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Aug 16, 2014

i was not happy with the dress AT ALL.. chest area was tight. the dress is definitely not for curvy.

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
order a size up, dress is not for bustywomen
Katrina
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Aug 26, 2014

Constant compliments all evening - loved this dress!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I think I ordered too large but it wasn't an issue. I am a GG cup size and had plenty of room.
Meg
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 240 lbs
Sep 19, 2014

I wore this dress for a colleague's daughter's Bat Mitzvah. Perfect for the occasion.

Size worn: 22W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I love the color and style of the lace on this dress. It really is beautiful and well made. There are several layers of lining, which gives the dress a little poof, without being too puffy. I also loved the fit and flare style of the dress which is flattering on my body type. I normally wear an 18 or 20 but read reviews that this dress ran small and I have heavyset arms, so I ordered the 20 and 22. I'm glad that I ordered a size up. The 20 was so tight that I couldn't zip it around my chest (I'm a 40 DD) and it was extraordinarily tight on my arms. The larger size was still fairly tight on my arms but very comfortable to roomy elsewhere. The length was a little on the short side. I would've been more comfortable if it was maybe 2 inches longer. I had read reviews that it was short, but figured that I'm on the short side, so it'd be okay. It's not an inappropriate length, but again, just wish it was ever so slightly longer. Overall, if I was going to purchase a dress in the store, I would've moved on from this one, but I felt like it was fine for the occasion.
Kel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Sep 23, 2014

Great Dress for a Fall Wedding!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Rented this dress for a fall New England wedding and loved it! I'm on the taller side and thought the dress was a perfect length (just above the knee)! The dress has some weight to it which made it perfect for an outdoor cocktail hour. I was stopped many times by other guests telling me how much they loved it. One of my favorite rentals!
Alex
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Apple
Sep 24, 2014

I loved the color, and I got so many compliments all night long!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was actually my backup dress, but I loved it so much I decided to wear it to the wedding! It fit perfectly, and I thought the cut was very flattering. The waistline hit at just the right place for me! I also found the length to be perfect, which is sometimes a struggle for me because I'm relatively tall. The color is even prettier in person, and the dress has pockets, which I love. The material was fine for an indoor wedding, but I probably wouldn't want to wear it at a summer outdoor event, because it was a little on the heavier side. Overall, I absolutely loved this dress; it made me feel confident, which is always important!! (Side note: that's my mom in the second picture with me, rocking her own RTR dress!!)
Allyson
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Oct 10, 2014

beautiful dress, love it so much. I got so many compliments

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
perfect dress for a wedding. Theres a lot of layers so its a little on the heavy side, but still perfect
Kerry
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 50
Body type: Apple
Nov 10, 2014

Got tons of compliments on this dress, the color is so pretty great for fall/winter evening affair

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
As others have said if you have larger arms the sleeves are a little tight but overall the dress is a great fit. More suited to cooler weather with the lining, but it was perfect for our October evening (loved the pockets!) Perfect dress in every way for our Black tie optional event. My first RTR dress and will definitely be renting again!!!
Kat
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220 lbs
Nov 20, 2014

Comfortable and tons of compliments

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a November wedding. The long sleeves and multiple layers kept me warm. I got so many compliments throughout the night. It's a shape that will flatter any body type. I am a 38DDD so I was concerned about it fitting over my chest but there was plenty of room. I usually wear between a 16 and an 18 depending on the dress. I wore the 20 in this, may have been able to get away with an 18 but I didn't even order it based on reviews. The pockets were a great feature. I really loved it.
terishamc
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 220 lbs
Nov 28, 2014

Beautiful jewel-tone dress

Size worn: 18W
Rented for: Wedding
I ended up going with the larger size because sleeves run tight and felt restrictive. Otherwise, really loved this dress and received lots of compliments. The color was a more teal green than what I was expecting, but looked great with my nude pumps. And the lace was right on trend! With the extra linings, I did get warm on the dance floor. Also, there are pockets! Loved the pockets :)
Gretchen
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200 lbs
Dec 5, 2014

Love love love!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I love this dress! The lining is so beautiful I didn't want to take it off. I wore this for my rehearsal dinner and it was comfortable all night long! The sleeves were fine on me too. I felt it was a tad short even though I'm 5'6" as I did a little dancing (and twirling)
Melissa
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 215 lbs
Dec 6, 2014

Constant compliments!!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I typically wear a 16 but it was a little snug in the arms and shoulders. The 18 fit just right! The dress was absolutely gorgeous in person and I received multiple compliments. Beautiful dress! If i remember correctly there were pockets too!
cpm
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 250 lbs
Dec 15, 2014

Perfect for a New Orleans winter wedding

Size worn: 20W
Rented for: Wedding
Dress had pockets which I loved! The arms are not too tight and the length was perfect on me.
Lori
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
Dec 16, 2014

This was a great dress for a work Christmas Party.

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is awesome! I have never received so many compliments on a dress. It fit true to size, was not to short, and has pockets - how fun!
Michele
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 215 lbs
Dec 18, 2014

Adorable, sweet cocktail dress

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The dress does run small (as do other ML dresses), but was a great fit once I was in the correct size. It was a great dress if you plan on dancing because there is a lot of freedom to move in it. The color is more green in person and was gorgeous. I would also worn complicated necklaces tended to get caught on the lace, so keep it simple up top with the accessories. I received great feedback and felt wonderful in the dress..
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 220 lbs
Jan 2, 2015

It didn't work for me, but a luxuriously-lined, fabulous dress

Size worn: 22W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I'm biggest right under my chest (like when you're pregnant) and this beautiful dress sadly hit me right there. The quality was to die for, with all the luxurious linings, the length was perfect (which is hard to say for someone who's 5'2") and the sleeves were comfortable and covered nicely and the bonus of nice, hidden pockets! But, I wouldn't have been able to sit down all night and breathe at the same time. So, with much disappointment, I opted not to wear it.
Nicole
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200 lbs
Jan 4, 2015

Loved the color and fit!

Size worn: 18W
Rented for: Party
I have big arms, so I had to wear the 18, body wise the 16 would have fit.
Nikki
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Feb 17, 2015

beautiful color.

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Ended up not wearing this dress because the pockets accentuated my hips too much. Perfect length, not too short.
Sybil
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 217 lbs
Mar 10, 2015

Believe it, the arms are tight.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I'm a size 14/16 and couldn't get the 18W to fit properly. Had to order the 20W that didn't come in time because of the snow storms. The 20W was looser in the waist, but fit well (a little snug) on my arms. I think it is greener (more emerald) than the picture shows.
Lakeya
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 16, 2015

Banquet Dress..

Size worn: 22W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore it to a banquet and EVERYONE loved it! I cant's get a picture to load...that is my only complaint with this site.......So here are the details....this dress has several layers....and it will get hot if your doing alot of dancing or for a summer rental. I read a few people saying that the sleves are tight but I didnt have a problem with that...and I do have chunky arms. I rented sizes 20 and 22....I wear a 18/20 normally. I tried on the 20 andthe length and waist were perfect...however I couldnt get it to zip past my boobs! So if you have larger boobs (40DDD) please opt for a size or two bigger!! The bigger size was nice but did fit a little ackward around the collar area...a little too big in that area I guess? All in all the dress was a hit! Tons of compliments and I would rent it again!
Catherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 250 lbs
Apr 9, 2015

Wore for a fraternity formal; the dress received so many compliments and color is gorgeous!

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Like others, I have to mention that this dress is really warm. It's fully lined and it would be an absolutely amazing dress for a winter event. It was cool and rainy in Pittsburgh for most of the night of my event so I didn't even need to bring a jacket which was nice! I usually wear a 16-18 but only the 20 was in stock and I'd read it ran a little small. It was pretty big in the waste/bodice but I think the 18 would've fit just right. The dress looks pretty teal in person but in photos it ranges from green to teal to some shades in the middle. The lace look is gorgeous and the dress really is striking in a sea of black dresses! I would definitely recommend it, especially if you get the size right! It was also on the longer side for me, an inch or two above the knee. I'm guessing on a shorter woman it might feel too long.
Meagan
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 205 lbs
Apr 9, 2015

I felt beautiful and my confidence was at 110%!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The dress fits fantastic!! I loved it so much that I am actually considering buying it. If you're doubtful about this dress, don't be! It was a little on the short side in the back but not too short to not wear it.
Natalie
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 184 lbs
Apr 14, 2015

The dress was absolutely gorgeous! I received many comments on the vibrancy of the color and the cut

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was perfect for my frame. I have a shorter torso so the dress hit at just the right spot to define my waist and not over accentuate my hips. The length was a nice knee length on me. I did find the sleeves and shoulder area to be a little tight when I first tried it on, but it got more comfortable the longer I wore the dress. I wore nude peep toe wedges and simple pearl jewelry that allowed the dress to shine on it's own.
Jennifer
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 235 lbs
Apr 20, 2015

this is a great dress!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This is a really beautiful dress and it was perfect for the wedding I wore it to. I got so many compliments on this whole outfit - it was unbelievable. It's lined beautifully and it was very flattering. It wasn't quite as short as it looked, but I wouldn't recommend leaning over too far....
Sharon
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 53
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175 lbs
May 7, 2015

Loved the dress and helpful RTR customer service.

Size worn: 16W
Rented for: Wedding
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.
alicia
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200 lbs
May 29, 2015

Beautiful, elegant, comfy...with pockets!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is so beautiful. The picture doesn't do it any justice. Paired it with nude shoes. Wonderful for my friend's rehearsal dinner at a vineyard. I am normally a 14/16R, but the 18W fit perfectly. Others had reviewed that it ran small, and I'm so happy I ordered a size up. Arms were still a little tight, but the 20W would have swallowed me whole. Got compliments all night. Definitely didn't want to send this one back.
Allison
Age: 35
Jun 11, 2015

Super comfortable and a great color!

Size worn: 16W
Rented for: Wedding
Felt amazing in this dress. I probably could have gone down a size - it gapped a lot in the chest. Overall a beautiful dress. I received compliments all night!
Kelly
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180 lbs
Jun 23, 2015

Super cute! Was a perfect length and entirely appropriate for a wedding. Great color & had pockets!

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Lace was easy to be caught on everything, but ended up with no snags, thankfully. Was kind of tight in the armpits -- chest so I went with the larger size that I rented. It may not be a great fit for a bustier girl but my guess is that it wouldn't be great for someone entirely flat chested either.
kirsten
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 220 lbs
Jun 24, 2015

Loved the dress so much!!!

Size worn: 16W
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was absolutely perfect. I wear a size 16 pants and the 16 dress fit perfectly. It was comfortable the entire night. I got A ton of compliments on it.
Heath
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Jun 28, 2015

Great color and fabric. Was perfect for a friends Spring rehearsal dinner. Got lots of compliments!

Size worn: 16W
Rented for: Party
Fit was great, very comfy, pockets were a plus!
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