This Is It Gown

$60 – $80 rental
$798 retail
Stylist Notes

Look flawless in this elegant gown by ML Monique Lhuillier. You'll feel like royalty as you flaunt your hourglass shape in this dress.

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: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. 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: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Navy Crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. V-neckline with beading detail. Cutout back. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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215 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(160)
Small
(21)
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
November 12, 2013
Beautiful dress, got tons of compliments on it!
It was rubbing on the shoulders and underarms, but other than that it was perfect!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
November 20, 2013
Beautiful dress
I didn't end up wearing this dress bc the 4R was so long on me that only 5 inch heels would make it so I wasn't tripping and the 4P wasn't available. But, it had a great weight to the fabric and was beautiful. It was clearly navy with black on top which I didn't realize when I ordered but I really liked.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
December 2, 2013
Very elegant!
A little tight around the armpits
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
December 18, 2013
I was nervous about renting, but so happy I did. The dress was gorgeous and fit like a glove!
I choose this dress because I thought it would be the safest style for my first rental. I was attending a black tie wedding and wanted to make sure that the dress fit and would be comfortable (not a strapless style I tug at all night). I definitely made the right choice! I felt beautiful and comfortable and got compliments all night long! Here's what you need to know: This dress has a beautiful line with high quality deep navy blue fabric. There is beautiful black lace with bead detailing across the neckline. The 2L was a perfect length for me (5'8) in my 2 inch heels. The fabric is form fitting, especially at the chest and butt. I am slim and have a very small chest so it fit nicely on me. If you have a larger bust beware that this dress is snug up there with little stretch. The bottom of the dress flares out with a slight mermaid style at bottom. I highly recommend this style for a straight and narrow body type. I had a great rental experience and would rent again should the occasion arise! I told my friends at the event that I did Rent the Runway and they were all so jealous! They wished they had, too!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 20, 2013
I received so many compliments on my dress. I felt really special wearing this dress
The dress was very comfortable. The weight of the material was great.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
December 23, 2013
I received so many compliments throughout the night and the best part is no one else had my dress!
I typically wear a 4, but since the hips were so fitted, I opted for the 6. As noted, the beading is a little bit itchy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
January 16, 2014
Surprised by the the bottom of this dress.
I loved the top of this dress, but the bottom trumpeted out a bit which doesn' t show on the model. This made it feel a little too pagent-y for me, especially with the heavy fabric. The 8 fit, but the lace on it was bent and didn't lay nicely, so I ended up wearing the 6. It was a little tight but I didn't have an alternative for the NYE wedding I was going for. Overall, I wouldn't recommend. The bottom of the dress ruined it for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 20, 2014
Absolutely stunning!
I ordered this dress as a backup for a formal wedding in Mobile, Alabama and ended up wearing it to the event. I decided the cap sleeves and more modest cut made it more appropriate for the conservative event than the original dress I ordered (which I also loved!). I ordered a 0L and ended up wearing my highest heels with it (4 inches- I think?). The slight train made it a little long so I was careful to hold the skirt up in my hand while walking. For someone my height I'd recommend the normal, those heels were definitely too uncomfortable for a long event! On the dress though, I got a ton of compliments and felt so elegant! I definitely did not want to change at the end of the night!
NicoleFebruary 3, 2014
How high were your heels? I am 5"8 and looking to do a long/
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 21
Body type: Athletic
February 4, 2014
Very Beautiful!
A lot more gorgeous than the pictures!!!!! Loved it!!!!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 12, 2014
Elegant dress, gorgeous fabric.
I usually wear a 6 and ordered a 6 with 8 as backup. The dress is very fitted through the hips and felt a little tight in the 6 so went with the 8. The Long did drag on the floor a bit, even with 6" heels at 5'7". This was a formal, conservative fundraising event and I felt very elegant and appropriate (like the fact that the back was out of the dress). I'd rent this again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
February 12, 2014
Best dressed goes to me! Beautiful, elegant, understated dress.
This dress looks amazing and fits really well. The material is very flattering and hugs you in all the right places. I felt confident mingling with fancy upper class New Yorkers and got lots of compliments! I'm 5'5" and the dress was long; I wore 2-3 inch heels and that made it fit just right, but the shoes became pretty uncomfortable later on. The beading can also rub a little big under the arms, so if you're going to be doing a lot of dancing, consider something else. This was perfect for my occasion. I styled it a little differently than this picture, but you will get the idea.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
February 17, 2014
Lovely, conservative
This was my back-up dress and I did not wear it, but I will keep it in mind for upcoming events. Great for someone who is small on top and wants attention focused on their petite upper half. Fit is slimming and lovely.
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 24, 2014
Elegant look.
I chose not to wear this dress as it was a little tight through my chest area. I have broad shoulders though, not because of large bust or anything. Otherwise, it was very slimming and a beautiful dress.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 39
February 25, 2014
The dress was a dream .. The fit was perfect ... Couldn't ask for anything more
So the dress runs a little small on the top but overall great fit
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100lbs
February 25, 2014
I felt like a celebrity on the red carpet without upstaging the bride!
I thought this dress was tailored for me! I've never had a dress fit so well. It was heavier than I expected but was very comfortable. I danced all night long with no problem!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
March 4, 2014
I'm between a 4 and a 6 and this 6 was too small in the chest. It is not true to size.
The dress is beautiful but if you have a chest, don't get it. It would not zip over my chest.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
March 12, 2014
Not for the Broad Shouldered or Busty!
I rented this dress as a backup, but fortunately my primary pick worked out. It's a beautiful dress, and would've been a great choice for the black tie work event I was going to. The fabric was much heavier and more substantial than I anticipated. It fit perfectly on the bottom, but I couldn't even come close to fastening the top! I have fairly broad shoulders and a D cup, and I couldn't get the top fastener closer than an inch apart. It was also very tight around the armholes. There is basically no stretch to the fabric, so I would order up if you have broad shoulders and/or a large chest. It's still a lovely dress though!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127lbs
March 25, 2014
Classy.
This dress was slightly snug in the hips, but overall had a great fit. the fabric was nice and heavy so it laid really well. The back was stunning.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 26, 2014
Not what I'd expected
This dress was lovely, but wasn't what I'd been hoping for. The shoulder area was very itchy and the back clasp kept coming undone if I moved naturally. As a fair-skinned redhead, it wasn't the color for me either. I didn't end up wearing this dress, but I'm sure it would've been beautiful on someone else!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
March 30, 2014
This is a nice, conservative dress. I wore it to a military formal event. It's a safe way to go.
It was a little tight on top and I tried to get the regular length, but it wasn't available. the L worked with the heels that I was wearing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Weight: 120lbs
April 7, 2014
Really pretty dress!
It was quite uncomfortable due to the embellishment on top but very pretty!
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 8, 2014
Felt like a princess!
The fit was very true to size and very flattering. The only con was the rubbing of the back lace portion.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
April 11, 2014
Great dress for black tie Gala
This dress fit great. Dress was a little long even with 3in heels I was stepping on it. The material was thick so it hides any flaws without having to wear spanx. I would definitely rent this dress again.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 109lbs
April 14, 2014
Super Fabulous
I am size 0, 5'3, 32A cup size and the 0R fitted perfectly. It was almost as if it was made for my body. I wore it with 4inch heels and the length was perfect for me. I didn't trip and was able to move like crazy on the dance floor. Very flattering and I received a lot of compliments.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
April 14, 2014
Stunning gown!
The dress was perfect for a black tie wedding I attended last weekend. It fits like a dream, and was comfortable to wear (and dance in) the entire evening. I am 5'3", and with 3" heels the dress was a bit longer than I would have liked, but I expected that. It is absolutely beautiful and I'm so happy with my decision to rent it for this occasion!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 30
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
April 16, 2014
STUNNING!
The perfect dress for my arts organization's annual gala! I got so many compliments on it and everyone was shocked that I rented it. It does run a little small so I'm glad I got an extra size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
April 16, 2014
This flattering dress and gorgeous fabric made me feel so glamorous!
This was my first rental and I was thoroughly impressed with my RTR experience. I was nervous about it fitting, so many dresses look beautiful on the rack but don't fit quite right, but this dress exceeded my expectations. I wore it for a Black Tie Optional Gala and I felt so glamorous! The dress is very fitted but the fabric gives enough, which was perfect for me because I'm wider in my hips. Like other reviews mention it's a bit tight around the arms but this didn't bother me at all. I will say I should have gone with the long length instead of the regular. At 5'-7" I'm right on the fence between the two but with heels on the regular length felt short (I could see my shoes more than I wanted to). Even with that little issue I had the best night in the most gorgeous dress I've ever worn!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
April 23, 2014
I danced the night away feeling comfortable and classy!
I ordered my back-up size a size up knowing that Monique can run a bit small, yet the size 8 actually fit like a glove. I am glad I ordered the long as it was the perfect length given my heels. It's very classy gown that, given it's shape and detailing, was a show stopper. Though this was my back up gown, and slightly more formal than the other I had in mind, I have no regrets wearing it... It worked out well being slightly over-dressed in such a dress. My only (and very minor) concern was with the state of the embellishments, though not obvious there are definitely stones missing here and there.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 121lbs
April 25, 2014
Formal and very elegant. Loved the blue! :)
Con:I am pretty lean and do have defined shaped arms. The black sleeves were tight around the armpit! By the end of night, I couldn't wait to take it off. Bit, overall I felt great and beautiful in this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 26, 2014
Elegant, classy, demure dress with a little sexy in the back!
It fit fabulously! I love the little opening in the back. The length was perfect and the skirt of the dress was very flirty. I love RTR because I always get so many compliments when I wear the dresses! Even in a room full of women wearing evening gowns, I still got a lot of compliments! Love it!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
April 28, 2014
Rented this dress for prom and received so many compliments. the dress is absolutely gorgeous.
The dress does fit snugly across the chest. I'm not sure if it would work as well for large-busted women.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
May 3, 2014
Most compliments ever! My all time favorite dress so far from RTR!
My mother picked the dress for me online, and at first I wasn't sure, but this is by far my favorite rental. Very Elegant, very Kate Middleton. The color is perfect, a deep blue, with black lace. The material is a nice thicker material. The cut is very flattering. I have considered renting this dress again, but didn't want to wear the same thing twice. Perfect formal event dress.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
May 4, 2014
Loved this dress so much!! It was so flattering
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 65
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 5, 2014
good dress for dancing
fit was good
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
May 11, 2014
Perfect dress for a black tie wedding. Made me feel stunning and sophisticated.
This dress was perfect for a black tie wedding. It fit beautifully and was the perfect length with 4" heels. The beading detail around the shoulder was lovely. However, I did feel that the armhole was small and dug in a bit so be aware if this tends to be an issue. Overall this dress made me feel stunning and sophisticated.
KimberlyMay 22, 2014
How tall are you? Are you normally a 0? I am 5'8" and about 125 lbs... And I usually fall right between a 0 and a 2. I'm a 0 in my waist and bust, but a 2 typically in my hips.
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Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 198lbs
May 20, 2014
Wore this dress for an 85th birthday at a country club and I got a lot of compliments on it.
I could have easily worn the 12L had there been a bit more room in the bodice as it for my hips and butt fine, however the top was tight across my bust, which is a 36B/38B (and in this case a 36C in the Chantelle strapless bra---runs small!) depending on the brand of the bra. I could have also maybe gotten away with the 14R because at just 5'6" this dress even with a 3" heel for me was just a little long. The good news is that the back of the dress did stretch a bit as the night went on, but I am not sure I would rent the same dress again. If you do rent this dress in the summer be warned it is on the heavy side.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 22, 2014
I loved this dress and got sooo many compliments on it!
It runs a little long. I didn't wear heels so my dress got stepped on a few times but that was okay! It's difficult to wear a bra with, but other than that the dress was perfect!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
June 2, 2014
Classy, comfortable, flattering
A bit tight across the chest and shoulders, it cut into my armpits when I raised my arms. As a 5'1"ish girl wearing 4-5 inch heels, I still had trouble with the length. It wasn't terrible, but I did have to lift my dress up when walking around to avoid tripping. Also, a lot of people stepped on the bottom of the dress. I'm not sure if taller people would have the same issue, but the cutout in the back was low and my bra straps were visible, which was kind of annoying. Otherwise, I was very happy with the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
June 4, 2014
Very slimming dress, would definitely wear again
Ran a little small around hips. Other than that was a great dress!
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
June 9, 2014
Comfortable, classy and beautiful!
After many hours trying to choose what dress I'd wear to this black-tie wedding, I decided to go with this one. It was true to fit. I order a 2L and 0L. Decided to go with the 2L since to 0L was a hair too tight on my hips. The straps we're a bit tight on the 0L but didn't notice any discomfort when wearing the 2L. Very comfortable and easy to walk in. The length was perfect with my 2inch heels. I recommend this dress!
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