This Is It Gown

$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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221 reviews
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Large
(6)
True to Size
(161)
Small
(22)
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
September 11, 2016
That moment when people you don't know approach you to tell you they love your dress!

Loved this dress, it was very flattering and elegant, perfect for the fundraising gala I attended.

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Size worn:
6P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 55
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
October 16, 2016
A rare glam evening

This was the perfect dress for a black tie wedding. Many other women were wearing gowns and it was fun to feel glamorous even though I'm not sure when I will have a similar occasion. This dress has just the right amount of bling and the midnight blue felt like a great evening choice. I might have gone up a size even though I ruled out the 8P which would normally be too big. The 6P fit but JUST. The 4 ( which is a size I regularly wear) would not have been even close! Next time will pay better attention to measurements!

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Size worn:
10P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 27
February 1, 2017
Gorgeous dress!

The dress was very comfortable and form fitting in the right places. Very elegant dress. I'm 5'4" and the Petite was a little short. I ordered it because regular wasn't available. I wore a lower heel than I would normally wear and it wasn't bad. Overall loved the dress!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
December 5, 2014
It's a beautiful dress but I could not wear it

The dress is beautiful. I ordered a size 0R but it was too long in length, even with a 5 inch high heel. This dress probably fits better for tall girls. I'm 5'3 feet tall and this dress didn't work for me. It s a classy and elegant dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
December 15, 2014
Loved the dress.

This dress was fun with the sparkles at the top, but still so classy for the event I went to. The length was perfect for me. I'm 5'7 and I generally wear 3-4" heels. My only complaint is that the waist area was a little high for me; it didn't sit on my true waist, so there was a little bit of extra fabric in a weird spot. I have a long torso, and this is a common theme for me in dresses, though.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
December 23, 2014
Great dress, comfortable, makes you feel like a star!

The dress is a bit long, I'm 5'3 with 3 inch heels and the hem was still long. Otherwise it fit great, the slip underneath is soft. I got tons of compliments. The back opening isn't an issue, I wore a regular strapless bra.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
February 15, 2015
This dress made me feel amazing! It fit perfectly and was long enough, which was my biggest concern

This dress is fantastic! It fit perfectly. I am 6'1 and the L was perfect length with the flats I wore. I was worried about the length but it was absolutely perfect.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
February 15, 2015
Beautiful fit, elegant and comfortable

I wore this to a formal event and loved it!! I recd so many compliments and best of all my hubby loved it!! The dress is very formfitting so if you are uncomfortable with your stomach I would opt for another dress. A regular strapless bra worked perfectly and the back gives the dress a unique and sexy feel. I found the dress to be so comfortable . I wear a size 4 pants but usually got for a 6 dress bc I am 34 c and the 6 fit perfectly, I am 5'4 and the regular was the perfect length with heels. The only con of the dress was the beading scratched a little under my arms but not a deal breaker. I loved this dress!!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
March 2, 2015
Super comfortable! I got so many compliments! Gorgeous dress!

I chose not to wear a bra with this dress, but I tried it on with a strapless bra and could have worn it if I wanted to.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
March 23, 2015
"The most well dressed besides the bride" I couldn't ask for a nicer compliment!

4R fit tighter than the 2L for whatever reason- I was just happy to have the backup. The dress is so beautiful!

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
March 23, 2015
Loved this dress....so comfortable and classy.

Dress fit great, which was fortunate because backup size wasn't available. Hugs in all the right places, no need for a bra, no pinching or sagging providing a great silhouette. Heavier material is perfect for winter or early spring event. Love RTR!!

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
March 25, 2015
Very elegant

This dress was my original selection for a black tie wedding and it did not disappoint! It fit like a dream and I received lots of compliments. The dress looks even better in person than in pictures because you can appreciate the color better. If I were to rent this dress again in the future, I would consider getting the regular length. I had to pick up the bottom a few times and the back got stepped on once or twice. Very happy with my rental overall!

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Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
April 1, 2015
So many compliments!

This was my first RTR experience and I'll definitely be back! I loved everything about this dress!! The size was very true. I'm 5'7 and weigh 195. I was nervous to order this because of the limited reviews with pics on the larger sizes but was happy I did. This was a 14L and I was able to wear spanx and go bra less (with a large chest DDs). The material is thick and there's a lining which took out any unflattering bumps! The back fit with no problems and wasn't nervous about pulling the lace. The bottom had a great flow to it too. I would absolutely recommend this!

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
April 2, 2015
Pretty Dress

I enjoyed this dress but it was also just a smidge too short with my heels. I kept having to pull it down most of the night. But it was a great material for a November wedding! I also was able to wear it without a bra! I was a G cup at the time!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
May 30, 2015
Lovely shape, and great back detail. Very comfortable!

I'm 5'2" so this dress was really long on me, even in heels. But the fit was great and super comfortable. The dress had a nice subtle almost a-line flare that made the overall shape look great, and made dancing fun!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
August 24, 2015
This dress and I were just not meant to be.

It was too tight around my chest and stomach, so it would not zip. It was also waaay to long in my 5'5'' frame. The material is extremely heavy, itchy, and uncomfortable overall. Thank goodness I had ordered a second dress along with it.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 20, 2015
Stunning dress

Fit nicely, very comfortable and really slenderized my figure. Super classy dress. Beading was a little worn in some areas but overall nice dress.

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 27, 2015
Efforts made re: order issue exceeded my expectations.

Loved this dress. Much heavier than you would think though. Definitely glad I ordered the long and probably could have gotten away with the 8l. the 6l was fitting with more room in some places than others. Was complimented all night. Felt like a million bucks. Only complaint is, on the drive home from the wedding, the hook and eye on the lace part fell off. Just thankful it happened then and not on the dance floor. There was a bit of a snag with my order at the last minute but RTR made their best efforts to make it right. Wound up not being as big of an issue as anticipated and everything worked out very well.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
January 24, 2016
Great, classic look!

Overall, fit was great, though it was surprisingly long! I wore the 2R, and I'm 5'4.5", and I still needed 4.5" heels to keep the dress from dragging! I am small-chested and was able to go without a bra as the top was fairly fitted and structured. Great, classic choice for a formal affair!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 33
April 6, 2016
Very elegant and comfortable

Monique L'huillier really understands a woman's body. Any dress from her has always been amazing and this one is no exception. The material is luxe and durable and the form accentuates your best parts. There was no need to wear any shapewear underneath. And just the right amount of sparkle. I wore it to the opera and received compliments --from strangers. I felt beautiful and elegant in this dress. I love it and may rent it again in the future.

Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 7, 2015
Very comfortable and classy

Fitted but not too tight. Breathable! Perfect for a black tie event. Classy, comfortable and the back gave it a little edge.

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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
January 31, 2015
I received so many compliments on this dress. It fit great and I felt great!

I am 6'1 and was worried about the fit and length; however there was no need for worries. This dress fit perfect ... Even with 3 in heels! This was my first RTR experience but will not be my last!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 1, 2015
Dress was appropriate for the black tie ball event we attended. Very comfortable

Forgiving fit. Hugs all the right places but not uncomfortable

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 22, 2015
The unique back made a lovely statement!!

Fit was great. Was able to wear a normal strapless bra under. I was super comfortable:)

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 34C
November 16, 2014
The dresses came on time.

When I tried he dress in, it fit fine on top but was way too baggy throughout the waist and hips. Luckily I had rented more than one style dress, spin had back up options.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
December 6, 2014
This dress made me feel amazing! I felt like I was ready for the red carpet!

I was nervous this dress would be too tight and I'd have to "suck it in" all night but that wasn't the case, I had no reservations once I put it on and felt outstanding and confident in this dress. Great first RTR experience! Worn to a fall NYC wedding.

Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
May 1, 2017
Perfect for the Red Carpet

This gown is absolutely stunning. I generally wear a 4-6, but, like all of the Monique Lhullier dresses I've worn, I fit a 2. The dress fits like a dream, though larger-busted ladies may struggle a bit--it is quite snug in the chest. As other reviewers have said, this dress is tricky to get into by yourself, but it is doable. It was comfortable and I received compliments all night. This dress made me feel gorgeous--I was sad to have to return it. Absolutely felt at home on the red carpet. One final note--it does show the shape of any undergarments, so boned corsets/bulky bras may not be ideal with this gown.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
May 10, 2017
Senior Ball

Absolutely beautiful dress, it fit so well to all of my body and wasn't too long. It was really comfortable to wear throughout the entire night.

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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Bust size: 32B
October 22, 2017
Totally glam dress - perfect for the occasion

I am a 0 in JCrew, but was nervous the 0 would fit me. It did! Phew!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 46
November 5, 2017
This dress worked!

Reading prior comments, I thought maybe this dress would run large, so I ordered a 4 (usually wear a 4/6) with a 6 as the back up. I'm 5'5", 125- but am more of an apple shape. The 6 worked well, including the length with low heels (just a tiny bit long). I received compliments all night-the back cutout was a nice detail. I wore a normal strapless bra- the picture made it seem like it rode lower than it does . I was very happy with this dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
December 28, 2017
Great dress, a little short

I loved the fit of the dress but the regular length was too short for me (5'6") in heels. I ended up wearing my usual size with lower heels. Really comfortable, classy dress. Would rent again and get the longer length.

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Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
January 3, 2018
Flattering, comfortable and formal

This dress fit nicely- it was easy to wear (no bra issues, etc), and flattering. It is a forgiving dress and would look nice on most people. Its a good dress to rent because it is really no-fuss so you dont have to run out and buy new undergarments and shoes. I even wore flats because the dress is long and you can't see your shoes! Im short (5'3") and I was not tripping over the dress. I will say that it is not a show-stopper: basically no one commented on my dress. However, I certainly felt that I looked nice and I was quite comfortable and able to dance all night!

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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.

Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
November 9, 2014
I wore this dress to a military ball and it made me feel beautiful all night long!

I usually wear about a 2 in dresses and I ended up wearing the 0 L. The 2 was a sort of baggy but the 0 fit like a glove.

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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
December 15, 2015
The dress looked beautiful, but the size 4L was much too big on me.

I am between a 2 and 4 in most dresses and the 4L was much to big on me. The size 2 was all sold out so I went for the risk, but I had to wear a friends dress instead.

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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 2, 2014
I wore this dress to the Drama Desk Awards and felt like a star! Got so many great compliments!

This dress was great! This was my first time to rent from RTR and I will definitely rent again. I started off thinking I needed a size 4L. I'm top heavy and have curves. My backup size was the 2L and it fit like a glove, but wasn't too tight. It was long enough for me to wear pretty high heels and my toes still didn't show. The embellishments on top were a little itchy, but not that bad.

RTR CustomerJune 2, 2014
Were you able to wear a bra of any kind with it? I'm considering this dress but I am also top heavy and worry about not being supported.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 15, 2014
Perfect fit and style for a formal gala!

Absolutely perfect. This fit like a glove and was so elegant with just a bit of sparkle in the neckline and back to glam it up. It was also long enough to wear with 3" heels which is always a bit nerve-wracking for a tall girl. I ordered in both a 6 (my normal size) and a 4 and preferred the fit of the 4, so I think it may run just a touch big.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
May 9, 2014
Didn't end up wearing

This dress is definitely fancy. The material is heavy and the bedding is very nice. The top was a bit big and also the bottom was very long. I was going to wear this for a black tie wedding in Florida and ended up wearing another dress I brought just in case, as I had these sent to the hotel. Definitely for someone taller I am 5'1 and didn't work for me.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 2, 2016
Not for a short torso.

This dress didn't fit my body type. Waist portion of the dress needed to be lower on me but my hips were there, so it bunched up and caused the dress to be too short. Even if the dress fit me better, the length would have been a problem. For anyone taller than 5'2 or 5'3 and want to wear high heels order the Long.

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
May 27, 2016
Loved the navy and black together, pairs very well with a black tux! Loved the flow of the fabric!

runs small

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