Lace Night Out Gown

$170 to buy
$798 retail
Stylist Notes

Get classic-inspired glam in this gown by ML Monique Lhuillier. Ladylike lace with a sultry back cutout will make for a showstopping entrance to the gala. Pair with deco-inspired jewels like Ben-Amun’s Emerald City Necklace.

Also available in navy.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - open back provides minimal support in bust area
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up 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: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black Lace Over Nude Lining (60% Cotton, 23% Rayon, 17% Nylon). Cap sleeves. Boat neckline. Trumpet skirt. Back keyhole with hook-and-eye closure at neck. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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80 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(52)
Small
(8)
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
December 5, 2013
Runs small in the rib cage area. Such a pretty choice for a formal affair!!!
This dress runs very small, especially in the rib cage. I am usually a size 6 but have been losing weight lately and was stunned at how tight the 6 was. I ordered sizes 6L and 8L and were virtually the same size except the 8L had maybe half an inch more give in the rib cage. I wore the 8L. Very elegant and I received lots of compliments. Would recommend renting up a size and as a backup and another size unless you are very narrow in the rib cage. The longer style came in handy. I am 5'7" and would have considered the dress maybe an inch short and I wore 3 inch heels. Lovely lace detailing. Not recommended for big busts!!
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
December 8, 2013
Beautiful dress, a bit too short, though. :(
I was really excited for this dress! Sadly, it was too short. I'm 5'4" and my heels were 4.5 inches high. The dress came to my ankles. :( RTR was pretty good about getting an alternate gown out, so even though I wasn't able to wear this pretty dress, their customer service is amazing!
Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
January 17, 2014
This dress is VERY elegant...I received so many compliments throughout the night!!
This gorgeous does run small, I would recommend ordering your 1st dress one size and your backup two sizes up, especially if you are bottom heavy like I am. However, with my Spanx, I was able to eat, dance, and be merry without any problems at all!! The long sizes are LONG...I am 5'7" and wore six inch heels and still found myself periodically lifting the skirt as I walked; it didn't bother me though...only added to the elegance of the dress. The only con to the dress is that it is HEAVY...much more than I expected!! It worked great for the crisp December night of my event, but I did get very warm at times!! I definitely would recommend this dress!!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
January 23, 2014
Super comfortable and classic style
I tried the 2R and the 4R based on previous reviews. I ended up wearing the 4R because I have a wide ribcage. The dress was super comfortable and I received a lot of compliments! The only thing I was medium on was the color. Since I wore this in the middle of winter, I did not have a tan. The nude colored lining underneath kind of washed me out. But I felt very elegant, and next time I will invest in a spray-tan a few days out!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 185lbs
January 28, 2014
Beautiful dress!
Great dress. Very flatering, very comfortable, and I got compliments on it all night! it was just a tad too short though so something to be aware of if you are tall!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
February 19, 2014
Beautiful!
I had order this dresses the day before my event. The other dresses I ordered were either stained or to short. I wasn't to happy when having to pick out a different dress the day before my event, but what could I do. Unfortunately every dress I wanted was in my size was already rented. I spoke with the go-girls and they helped so much. I was started to get down when they showed me this dress. To tell you the truth I was not thrilled because it was not in my top choices. I was so surprised when I put it on. It was very flattering and the boning in the front gave the illusion of a smaller waist (which every girl knows is a huge plus). The regular was fine I wish it was slightly longer, but it worked with the shoes I had. I would have gotten a 8L but they didn't have it. All in all it was a nice little surprise :) So even if you think you will love all of the dresses you pick and they don't work.... you might find a little gem that works out much better in the end.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
February 23, 2014
This dress is gorgeous. Comfortable, classy, yet sexy!
I rented both the 4L and 6L for a gala event. The 4 fit better in the chest and shoulders, but I needed the 6 for a better fit around the hips. The dress was very comfortable all night. I wore a subra with the size 6 to fill out the looser fitting top, and it fit almost perfectly after that.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
February 26, 2014
Beautiful Dress!!!
I didn't order this dress and I didn't end up wearing it. It was sent to me for a replacement for another dress I didn't receive. I was sent a 6L and an 8L. The 6L fit perfectly but it was short. I'm 5'9" and it just is the floor when I had no shoes on. Other then that it was Beautiful!!!
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
March 4, 2014
Such a comfortable dress!
After a bad experience with my first RTR order, I ended up ordering this dress last minute for a formal work dinner. I ordered the 12L but was shipped the 12R, and it was a bit short for me (I am 5'8"). The 12 ran large, but it was comfortable to wear all night. The dress was of great quality and the inner slip was a soft silky material that was so comfortable!
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 142lbs
March 16, 2014
Lots of compliments!
My first dress turned out to be too small, but the wonderful people at RTR were kind enough to overnight this dress. They were low in stock so I kind of settled for this one since it was one of few available dresses in my size. I wasn't feeling it at first...until I got to the event. I got so many compliments, I changed my mind about it and suddenly felt beautiful! I have a full bust and thankfully ordered a size up from what I normally wear. The top fit so snug that I was able to go without a bra. The dress is a bit shorter than I'd liked (I usually wear sky-high heels). I wore modest 3 inch heel which made the hem fall the perfect length just skimming the floor. The built in corset is very flattering, just make sure your back is in shape as the back is exposed pretty well. Tip! I have some very strong double-stick skin tape that I adhered to the back of the dress. I had my husband hold my back fat downward with his hand and stick the dress tape on before letting go. That way my back was smoothe and flawless. Weird, but it works!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
April 1, 2014
It was perfect for a black tie wedding. The silhouette and back of the dress was very flattering!
I'm 5'3" and the regular length was okay with 3" heels but if you want the gown t skim the floor, I would get it in Long. #blacktie #lace #elegant
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 54
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
April 4, 2014
Absolutely STUNNING! And comfortable! Classy, elegant, perfect!
I am curvy and full busted and this gown fit me like it was MADE for me! I tend to order dresses a size larger to accommodate my large bust, but this one just fit perfectly with no worries! The back is totally open which adds a little element of sexy to the gown - but it was also something that I was a little concerned about because I was afraid at my age (51) to go without a bra. I call my ample 38DD girls my 38 LONGS - so braless is not usually a good thing on me. But when I tried the gown on I could tell that I could wear it braless without worry. The way the gown is designed and lined holds you in (and up) quite nicely. I would also definitely recommend wearing the LONG version of this if you are 5ft 7in or taller. I broke my leg and am in a walking cast, so I tried to match the heel on my other foot as closely as I could - thus the height was fairly low, and even so the Long still fit perfectly in the length. Since I was traveling across country for the Gala I had the gowns shipped directly to my hotel to avoid having to rent extra days and pack and haul them. They were waiting for me at my hotel, no problem! What a convenience for me to not have to worry about packing formal gowns in a suitcase! I do have to add though that if I HAD been home and had the extra time and ability I probably would have bought and worn one of those stick on bras just because that's me, but it was really just fine without. The entire experience was perfect, and this gown was truly the shining star of the Gala. Would I rent this one again? Absolutely!
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 178lbs
April 14, 2014
If you are pear shape SIZE UP!
This dress is absolutely beautiful!!! And has a nice silky liner so it feels nice. That being said if you have hips and that's always your trouble spot with dresses I would suggest going up one size. It is very fitted through the stomach, hips and thighs. I loved the dress but in the end it was too snug to wear
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
May 21, 2014
runs true to size. this was my back up dress so i ended up not wearing it.
I am on the shorter side and the the regular was perfect for me with 3 inch heels.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 126lbs
June 5, 2014
Dress was fantastic, wore it to a black tie wedding and got lots of compliments!
Dress fit really well. Length was perfect, I am 5'3, and wore about 3 1/2" heels. I bought a low back bra to wear with it, but the shoulder straps showed at the back, in the end I realized I didn't actually need a bra as it's very structured. The dress is very well made with the nude silk, and then a lining. The lace around the neckline was a bit raggedy but I pressed it and trimmed a few threads and it was fine, and no one would have noticed. It's very comfortable to wear, and glamorous. Also good that it doesn't really wrinkle so would be good if you had to travel.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 21
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
June 12, 2014
This dress made me feel beautiful and classy. Everyone loved it!
I wore this dress for prom a few days ago and it fit perfect. Usually when I try to find long dresses they're always too long because i'm only 4'11. This dress fit me true to my size and my height. It's extremely comfortable and isn't too heavy which is good for a summer event. I would definitely recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 160lbs
July 5, 2014
The dress was gorgeous!
The dress looked amazing and I felt beautiful. Only issue was I received the day of event because there was an issue with my original order. This dress was ripped in numerous places and I had to get the dress fixed before being able to wear. Other than that hiccup, it was truly beautiful!!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 144lbs
July 21, 2014
I felt glamorous in this dress.
It is an extremely comfortable dress. Flattering for the upper body. If you are self conscience about your mid-region, remember, it is very fitted. Perfect for a black tie affair.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
February 7, 2014
Amazingly comfortable dress, very flattering and surprisingly forgiving in the trouble areas.
Fit like a glove, material has a nice stretch to it that makes it forgiving. Modest enough for a business related event, but sexy enough to make you feel special.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
September 30, 2014
Stunning
This was sent to me since my original selection was too damaged, though this dress was similar to my original choice. This dress was simply gorgeous. It fit perfectly, even the perfect height for me to wear my low 2 inch heels. The nude color nearly matched my pale skin perfectly. I received so many compliments and it was so comfortable that I didn't want to take it off (or return it).
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
October 2, 2014
Elegant
Fit was slightly large - the 2L was slightly too big overall and especially in the waist. I did not have the 0L but think it would have been a better fit. Overall, very pretty dress - I've rented both this dress and the navy lace version and received many compliments for both.
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123lbs
October 20, 2014
This was a GREAT dress! Wonderful fit & just a wonderful experience renting the runway!
It was very fitted. It made me feel extra beautiful because of the way it hugged your body & made you look! Wonderful choice!
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
October 31, 2014
Received a ton of compliments. The dress fit like a glove. It was elegant yet sexy
little hard to sit down because it was tight. A tiny bit of the lace in the back stuck out funny and people kept trying to fix it through the night by tucking it or folding it. All in all it was a fabulous dress and I loved it.
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 185lbs
November 6, 2014
Gorgeous! So many compliments!
This dress has such a wow factor. It is elegant and classy and a bit of sexy with the lace. I recieved at least 5 compliments on it. I highly recommend!
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 18, 2014
Dress was beautiful
Dress fit true to size.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 7, 2014
A cousin who NEVER compliments me told me I looked "like a million bucks" in this dress.
Can run a bit long but I had tall heels. I love the silhouette but the striping in the front definitely shows more in pictures with flash. I would buy this dress if I could. I got a few extra days for New Year's so I ended up wearing it to a party too!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
December 7, 2014
Perfect fit, great for a black tie wedding
This was my back-up dress for a black tie Winter wedding. The dress was simple but fit perfectly and looked great next to a tuxedo. It is lined with the softest satin that felt great again the skin. I am normally a size 4, and wore a 4L which fit great. The length was perfect with 3" heels. I would recommend for anyone searching for a classic looking, flattering dress.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 14, 2014
Gorgeous
I wore this for a military ball. I had been looking for something classic and form fitting. Received tons of compliments on this dress. The lace was beautiful and dress fit like a glove. I had to wear 4 1/2 inch heels. I'm 5'2 and it was just a tad long. But I wasn't tripping on it all so length was ok.
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Size worn:
4L
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
Lace-over-nude fabric felt very "now"
Fit was nice but maybe not stunning. I wore this to a formal office holiday party, so i wanted something pretty and flattering but conservative. The dress was comfortable, length was perfect in heels.
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
January 14, 2015
Classy and sexy.
LOVED this dress. I am 5'6'' and I wore 4'' heels and the long size was perrrrfect. Definitely order the long if you're planning on wearing a nice size heel. It was comfortable to dance in for a long time. The detail in the back is amazing-plan on wearing your hair up! I wore this pre-baby, but if I wore it again (now postpartum) I would recommend spanx as this was tight around my abdomen.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
February 16, 2015
The dress is beautiful and I was the center of attention!
The dress fit me perfectly. The size 8 fit, but I went with the size 10R because it was a little more comfortable. I am a 34D+ so the 10R gave me that extra room up top. I wore 4 inch heels and the dress stopped perfectly at my toes. I am 5'2 if that helps those reading this. The waist area is fitted giving this simple dress an added flare. I like things that are classy, elegant, and simple (with a little bit of sexy). This dress was just that. I have zero complaints about this dress or the process of receiving this dress. It was my first experience with RTR and it will not be my last.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
February 23, 2015
Just okay...
Honestly, I just was not blown away by this dress. I felt that it ran small, especially in the hips. Also, there are three strange corset-like stripes on the front torso that look almost like a mistake. Lastly, had the dress been a flattering fit on me, it still would have been far too short on my 5'10" frame. I would not rent this dress again.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
March 15, 2015
I was stopped and complimented on my dress all night!!
This was actually a back up dress that RTR sent me because they didn't have the right size in the dress I ordered but it ended up being better I think!!! The fit was great, not to tight but still has the form fitting aspect. It did bunch up a little bit around my hips as I walked but I have a fuller bottom half than I do upper so I tend to have that problem with most dresses. I could dance and sit comfortably. I received so many compliments about the dress and I felt amazing in it!!! It is a fantastic dress!!!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
March 31, 2015
I wore this gown to a black tie function in the entertainment industry.
Dress was great. It was very comfortable and fit true to size. Length was perfect with 3 inch heels. I am 5'4" tall and weigh 145 pounds. I wore a sheer black shawl to complete the look and cover the back opening a bit.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
April 14, 2015
Best Customer Service!!!
Beautiful dress. Lots of compliments all night. Fit well, a little baggy on top, however I'm only 5'4 and it was shorter than I would of liked, I had to buy shorter heels to wear with it.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 110lbs
April 26, 2015
The dress was beautiful and I received compliments all night and throughout the following week.
I am 5'0 and wore cowboy boots, so the dress was long. I used hem tape, and it worked great. Wearing heels would have solved the problem. Additionally, the dress was a little large in the shoulders. I had to overlap the back connections.
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Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
April 27, 2015
This dress was mailed to me at my hotel on the day of my event! Thanks, RR!
After a long hunt for a dress and many falling through, this one worked really well for me. It was a nice length, nice shape, and beautiful dress. It was a little big in the back and at the top because there were no smaller sizes when I ordered and I had not tried it on before that evening. I paired it with a nice RR necklace and it gave me a wonderful evening!
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
May 2, 2015
Great choice for a military ball that had a several "wardrobe guidelines".
I'm 5 ft 6.4 inches tall so I wasn't sure if I should get regular or long. Also, I was nervous because the event was on a boat and I didn't want to get tripped up. I requested the 12 long and 14 regular. The 14 was short and loose while the 12 fit like glove. There were some stray threads from previous wear which I cut off. I was given several guidelines for what I could wear as a guest for this particular military ball. This dress was conservative enough and I felt very comfortable with my choice.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 51
March 6, 2015
This dress is gorgeous! Makes you feel like a million bucks.
I normally wear a size 4. This 4 fit like a glove but it was very flattering. If you are wearing heels and are over 5'6" you definitely want the longer length.
RTR CustomerOctober 13, 2015
do you mind if I ask how tall you are? I'm about five six and a half and planned on wearing 2.5 - 3" heels, you recommend the longer length?
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Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 54
September 21, 2015
Got a ton of compliments. This dress is much prettier in person than it is in the picture.
This dress is very figure flattering. I got the 14R and 16R. Both fit but I went large for comfort. Only small complaint is that the dry cleaning smell is a tad overpowering. Glad I had a day to hang it outside to air it out before wearing it.
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