Jadore Contrast Gown

$229 to buy
$598 retail
Stylist Notes

The black and white color combination gives this ML Monique Lhuillier timeless appeal. For a polished black tie look, pair with Ella Carter's Riley Earrings and classic pumps.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 16.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black and white Faille (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt with beaded waistline. Cross strap back detail. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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434 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 18, 2015
Beautiful
I rented this dress as my back up dress and immediately fell in love. I highly recommend for a black tie wedding
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
February 12, 2016
Classic glamour!
This dress was a last minute replacement, but thankfully it fit like a glove. The only problem was the length - I'm 5'3" and even with 4" heels it was still a bit long. Still, the dramatic back, sweeping skirt, and sparkly belt garnered compliments all night long. Also: pockets. A must rent!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
April 9, 2016
Perfect for a black tie event
RTR provided this to me when the backup size for my main rental became unavailable. I didn't wear it because it was tight in the waist which made the top bunch. It was also too formal for the event I was attending.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 155lbs
April 10, 2016
Princess dress
Fits nice and is very good quality- quite poufy. If you have back fat you may want to keep looking. The cut in the back shows any imperfections back there!
Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 195lbs
May 18, 2016
The dress was perfect for the occasion.
The dress fit in the waist however , from the stomach up it was slightly big and could have been tailored a little for a neat fit.
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 19, 2016
Amazing dress
Dress fit great and I got so many compliments! The material was really nice and the back so beautiful!
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
May 22, 2016
Old Hollywood perfection
Following the advice of others I zipped up prior to hair and makeup to avoid the struggles of getting this one on without messing up hair or getting makeup on the dress. Pockets were fabulous. I recommend getting your normal size to ensure a "glove like" fit on top. I cannot emphasize enough how beautiful I felt in this gown. LOVE!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 23, 2016
Classy gown for a formal outdoor wedding by the ocean!
I loved this elegant dress. I felt so classy and beautiful. Slightly large in the bust for me but it flowed beautifully and was very comfortable. I'm almost 5'6" and the dress slightly touched the floor so I was able to wear flats and dance all night!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 29, 2016
Classy
Looked super classy and went great with a tux... Only problem when I received the zero the belt was coming apart near the zipper on the size that fit me but luckily it wasn't very noticeable. The top also runs large in my opinion
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
July 1, 2016
Was stunning!
The fit was excellent and the pockets were a nice touch!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
July 6, 2016
My favorite rental ever
I love love love this dress! I rented this black and white version and the solid black one multiple times! This is my go-to gown for weddings and formal affairs. Tons of compliments every time Pros: beautiful/heavy material and beaded details, the back of the dress is super fun. I usually wear a 6 but for this silhouette the 4 fits better. The fit is perfect and I don't need to wear a bra at all. I am 5'7 and the longer length is perfect with heels. Cons: need 2 people to pull up the zipper
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Body type: Apple
Weight: 115lbs
August 20, 2016
Absolutely elegant! I received so many compliments that night. The dress even has pockets!
pros: shows off the shoulders really well cons: chest area can be a little roomy if you're petite
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 19, 2016
Absolutely loved this dress!!
I love love loved this dress. I didn't have to press it at all, loved the pockets, loved the back (not pictured unfortunately) and got a ton of compliments. It was a great heavy fabric but not too heavy that I got hot. I'm almost 5'10" and wore the 6long (Im about 145 pounds) and it was slightly snug but worked, and JUST hit the floor with flats. Great dress!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 230lbs
October 30, 2016
Runs small
This dress was too small! It would have been beautiful had the fit been right.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
November 6, 2016
Love this!
This dress is stunning! I got compliments all night. The cross cross back is a fun detail that adds a modern flair to this classic dress. The dress was a little long, but I wore 4 in heels. The heavy material is really high quality, and the beaded band gives just enough sparkle.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
November 8, 2016
Cinderella went to the ball!
Absolutely loved this dress. A few hiccups but overall this company went above and beyond to accommodate me. Everyone loved the dress and I felt great in it. Rent The Runway is a great company. Thank you for making my night even better.
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Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
Body type: Hourglass
November 7, 2016
Beautiful dress
This dress was absolutely gorgeous. It is the perfect amount of class for a formal affair with just the perfect amount of sass (beaded at the waist, cross back) to stand out. One note about sizing: I am in between sizes (12 and 14) and found that the waist was pretty tight while the top ran large. I had to safety pin about an inch of fabric under each arm in order to wear this. I am also 5'10" and there was no way I could have worn heels with this. The dress barely touched the floor in my flats. Another note: you will need a second person to zip you into this dress because the zipper gets stuck on the beading. You should also do your makeup and hair (if possible) after you put the dress on, as the neck hole is quite tight. I learned the hard way.... my beautiful blowout curls were smushed before the event began!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 157lbs
November 9, 2016
Evening Wedding Guest
Gorgeous dress.!! Very classy and elegant. No bra needed, long length and still work 2" heel that wasn't seen. Very formal dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 144lbs
November 9, 2016
Loved it so much I didn't want to return it!
This dress was everything I was looking for in a floor length gown. I ordered both the 2R and 4R and both actually fit me well. The 4R was maybe a little roomier in the bust area (I am a 34B) but still looked stunning on. I ended up wearing the 4R for the sole reason that the zipper on the 2R kept getting stuck. The length of the dress was perfect in 3-4" heels and surprisingly very easy to walk in. Material is well made but not overly heavy like some gowns. Overall, I loved how classic this gown looked in pictures and the beaded belt gave it a little extra something.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
November 12, 2016
Beautiful dress I got compliments all night
It fits true to size and I loved the pockets. The only thing is it's a little tricky to get in and out of.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 21, 2016
I wore this to my husbands USAF Pilot Training Graduation graduation and didn't want to take it off!
I'm a little over 5'10'' and ended up wearing the 4L. It probably could have been an inch or so longer but overall I loved the dress! I got so many compliments, and everyone loved the pockets. They came in so handy for just a few things and you couldn't even tell they were in there. I wear a 32c and the size 4 fit perfectly across the top! This was my 1st time using RTR and I will definitely be using it again in the future!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
December 4, 2016
Beautiful ball gown
Beautiful flattering dress, unique design makes it stand out. The back is the best part of the dress. The pockets are great. I wore it to a holiday ball, got compliments all night and felt glamorous in it. Would definitely recommend it for a formal affair.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
December 13, 2016
Best dress YET!
This dress was a showstopper. I got compliments all night long. The fit was perfect. Recommend wearing a nu bra since the back is open. I wore 4 inch heels and the length of the dress was perfect. Love this dress!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 14, 2016
Perfect dress for the Christmas Party!
I wore this dress for my office Christmas party. The dress was perfect! It is exactly as pictured online. The best part is the pockets! It did run long, but I wore tall wedges with it and it was just right. The back is amazing too. I got so many compliments all night long. I would definitely recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 2, 2017
Loved this dress and all the compliments!
I'm 5'6" and was happy to wear flats otherwise the length would be too short for heels. So I recommend the long length if you're wearing heels. Just a beautiful elegant gown I felt so glamorous!
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
January 2, 2017
Fun dress w lots of complements
The dress fit great except the top was boxy on my pear shape. It was fun and elegant. I was struggling with weight gain so it made me feel comfortable and not as bloated and blah as I felt.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
January 2, 2017
NYE to remember!
The dress is amazing and comfortable. The back with the criss cross lends itself to compliments. I rented this for a black tie NYE party and it was perfect. The length was great. I'm 5'6 and wore 5" heels so the long worked well. The pockets were huge so I didn't have to carry a clutch. Comfortably lightweight as well. Definitely a show stopper!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
January 27, 2017
Stylish, classic gown, stood out amongst all of the metallic on the Oscars red carpet!
Because I have a smaller chest, the back criss cross was slightly loose. With 2 inch heels, it was a little higher off the ground than I wished. Otherwise perfect, and looked great on the red carpet. Can't go wrong with pockets.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
January 28, 2017
Stunning, feminine, glamorous!
Originally I had rented a Marchesa dress for this black tie gala and it didn't work for me. RTR is my favorite and I am an unlimited client as well as I rent in addition for specific events. RTR sent me this dress as a backup and I instantly LOVED it! The fabric is high quality and felt luxurious. The cris cross back was a splendid touch. The length and pockets were perfect with a 4" plus platform heel. My boyfriend and strangers gave me compliments all night. I highly recommend this dress! And as always I am most grateful to RTR for their incredible customer service!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
January 30, 2017
Very tasteful
I wore this to a gala that was held by clients. This dress was flattering and tasteful. If you are looking for a conservative formal gown, this it! And, it has pockets!! The four fit me, but it was tight right at the waits band and since there was a lot of sitting at the event I opted to wear the 6. But I did feel like the 4 looked more flattering.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
February 25, 2017
Elegant Dress
This dress was very elegant and flattering! Wore this beauty to a black tie wedding in Miami! RTR mailed the dress straight to the hotel so I didn't have to pack this heavy dress. High quality, great fabric. Loved it!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
March 3, 2017
Classically elegant dress that is so flattering!
I wore this to a black tie wedding and it was so classically elegant. I received so many compliments and loved the back of the dress (sorry the pic does not show). I am more curvy on the bottom so I found this dress to be very flattering as well.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Body type: Hourglass
March 6, 2017
Simple and comfortable
Easy dress, simple and comfortable.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 27, 2017
True to size, but a little big in places
Dress was true to size. However, it was a little big under the arms and on the back where the straps meet the black material. It was almost too short, so if you're over 5'6 I would recommend getting the long.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 29, 2017
Absouletly Stunning!
I rented this for my best friend's prom and it fit perfectly. It was gaping a little on the sides but it really was not noticeable. The length of the dress was perfect ( I am 5'4 & wore 4 inch heels). Overall, I am was so happy with this rental & would rent it again! So beautiful & I loved the back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
November 21, 2014
Odd proportions
The dress is really pretty and I love the black/white contrast but the top part of the dress runs very large. I am a pretty consistent size 4, have a bust but not huge and a small waist. This dress was perfect at the waist but the bust and back were way too big. I tried to see if it could be pinned or taped in place with temporary seam tape because I really wanted to wear the dress but it juts wasn't going to work.
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
November 21, 2014
Elegant!
Stunning! Very classy and elegant. Got many compliments throughout the night. The back is gorgeous. I'm 5'9 130 lbs and wore the 2L. I was able to wear 4 inch heels and the dress was perfect length, which was something I was worried about.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
November 23, 2014
This dress is gorgeous!
If you are bustier like me, I would suggest sizing up for your second size as the top didn't quite fall flat for me. The dress hides all the right things and I felt like a movie star. Tons of compliments. Would love to rent again!!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
November 25, 2014
The quality and detailing of the dress.
I rented this to attend a gala. The dress was gorgeous. Like the other reviewers said, the zipper is difficult to pull up near the beaded waist and I had to have my boyfriend help me to get it on and zipped. But once on it is comfortable and looks stunning. I got a ton of compliments. I would recommend wearing hair up to show the cutout in the back of the dress and a black clutch and closed toe black shoes w/ small heel looked best IMO. Also i am tall (5'9) and would recommend getting the size long for others in this height range.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 3, 2014
Having Hilary gumbel compliment my dress
Fit basically true to size, though on the 2 the top was too big. I didn't feel much of a difference in the waist size of the 0 or 2. The length was perfect for me at 5'6 in 3 inch heels. I got a ton of compliments on the dress and would rent it again in a heartbeat.
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