ML Monique Lhuillier

Make Memories Sheath

$45 rental
$398 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Dazzle them in this lace sheath by ML Monique Lhuillier. Perfect to make a ladylike impression at the wedding reception! Accessorize in style with Kenneth Jay Lane’s Clear Drop Earrings and Whiting & Davis’ Birdcage Clutch.

Size & Fit

Sized: 16W - 22W

Size & Fit Notes

Sized: 16W - 22W

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Product Details

Navy lace (60% cotton, 23% rayon, 17%nylon). Cap sleeves. Boat neckline with scalloped lace edge. Pencil skirt with scalloped lace hem. Keyhole back with hook and eye closure. Lined. Center back zipper. 37" from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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49 reviews

Fit
Small 24
True to Size 18
Large 0
Photos 26
Emily
Age: 23
May 31, 2015

Effortlessly Elegant!

Size worn: 16W
Rented for: Wedding
I found that this dress ran true to size. I ordered the 16 and 18 and found the top on the 18 to be way too big. I wear a B cup and had a little trouble filling out this dress. Because of the large top the lace sleeves acted more as a shaw on me, but I kinda liked that look better anyway. This dress is a beautiful navy, even though the picture looks black! I felt beautiful and my family didn't even recognize me! This dress hides imperfections while still making you feel sexy and elegant. Would highly recommended!
Kelly
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Body type: Full Bust
May 12, 2015

Amazing dress!! Would rent again!!

Size worn: 18W
Rented for: Wedding
Fit snug in the hips - had to go up a size.
RTR Customer
May 9, 2015

I rented this to wear to the high school prom that my husband and I were chaperoning.

Size worn: 18W
Rented for: Party
It fit a bit small as others said. The fashion tape came in very handy to help the lace stay in place. I wore a sticky cup bra that worked well.
Stephanie
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 205 lbs
Feb 22, 2015

The back of this dress is unforgettable. #showstopper

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was beautiful! The detail was gorgeous and the back was so unique. The sizing is tough because the bodice is snug, but the top was very lose. It is hard to wear a bra because of the open back. I am very large-chested and I ended up going with my smaller size so I could forgo a bra (something I NEVER do). It worked out, but I was obviously self-conscious all night. I have since lost over lbs and am renting this dress again in another color a few sizes smaller. It really is quite beautiful!
Alissa
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Feb 1, 2015

I felt great in the dress and it made the night even more spectacular than I could imagine.

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Overall ran a little small .The 16 (which is larger than I usually wear) was just a little too tight, so I wore the 18. It was super comfortable but it was a little large in the shoulder/chest area. I absolutely loved the dress though and got amazing compliments all night.
Ashley
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Nov 4, 2014

Gorgeous dress

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I typically wear a 14 or 16, but being burned by online purchases before, I ordered both the 18 and the 20 to be safe. The 18 was a little tight which surprised me, because I never wear that size. I would have worn the 18 but the hook was stretched out and it was missing the clasp, so I couldn't get the zipper to stay up. So I had to wear the 20, which was way too big. It's amazing, though, how drastic a difference one size was. So although I felt the dress was too big and too long, I still wore it and got many compliments.
Jsaaved23@yahoo.com
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 215 lbs
Nov 2, 2014

Very easy

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved it fit great
Theresa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 215 lbs
Oct 6, 2014

Love the detail on the back!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I usually wear a 14W/16W but sized up on this one. There's boning like a corset in it so that may be why I needed to size up. You can't wear a regular bra. I wore a strapless bra with an elastic wrap around that pulls it down in the back. It wasn't very comfortable. If I wore this again I would try a different kind of backless bra. The top was a little large and didn't lay right so I had to keep fixing it. I got a lot of compliments on it though and it was flattering.
Jennifer
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Sep 27, 2014

Great dress for a dressy affair

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress really does run small, especially if you carry weight through your midsection and hips. I have a fairly straight body, so I thought it would work fine for me. I was surprised when I had to size up. The dress was snug across my back, even with sizing up. I normally wear a 14 or 16. I have a broad back though. That being said, I loved the dress. I wore it to a wedding, and I got lots of compliments on it. The back is beautiful, and it's a very classy dress. I would recommend it.
Megan
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 195 lbs
Sep 20, 2014

On time delivery, and easy return

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was amazing! I loved it! Fit true to size. Got so many compliments #renttherunway #amazingdress #ML
Mena
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 196 lbs
Sep 15, 2014

I got compliments on my dress all night!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fit great! It's fine to wear without a bra, I definitely felt supported. I was worried about the exposed back showing back fat but the opening is high enough that it covers. It's also high enough so that you can wear spanx without it showing as well. The dress was absolutely stunning and perfect for an evening wedding. I paired it with a gold clutch & nude peep toe t-strap pumps!
Angela
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200 lbs
Aug 19, 2014

I was not where I wanted to be as the Step-Mom of the bride, but this dress made me feel beautiful.

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Dress fit true to size, but the back closure could of come in a couple inches to fit and support the front better, since a bra could not be worn with it. I received several compliments when turned around on the surprise back.
Sarah
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Apple
Weight: 249 lbs
Jul 28, 2014

Very Flattering for plus size ladies, elegant and received a lot of compliments!

Size worn: 22W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The lace was beautiful and made me feel feminine and elegant. The dress fit great but was a little snug in the hip area. Bra can be tricky, I was able to wear a regular strapless and just pull it low enough so it did not show in the back. Some other reviews stated they went braless but it I tried that and it was NOT an option!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185 lbs
Jul 23, 2014

I love this dress! I never would have picked it out for myself, but it was perfect!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I'm short and curvy, and this dress was really, really flattering on me. I was nervous about the open back (you have to either go braless or wear a strapless), but I was really happy with how it looked. If you have broad shoulders or a larger bust, be careful moving your arms too high or too fast, because the lace felt like it might rip if you stressed it to much.
Kate
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200 lbs
Jun 27, 2014

I'm an event planner and I chose this dress for my biggest event of the year.

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I had actually tried to rent this dress for an event and both the 16W 18W were both too small. I am off the rack 16W so I was a bit troubled having to go up two sizes but I loved it so much I went ahead and ordered the 20W and 22W. The 20W was a bit big on top but overall the dress was perfect. I received so many compliments throughout the night, too!
Caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200 lbs
May 22, 2014

RTR is incredible!!This was not even the dress I chose and it fit me the best!!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This is a stunning dress! The material feels like luxury. It fit like a glove and it must fit just right as one is not able to wear a bra! I am a 38D and I was fine without a bra as it fit snugly under my breasts. The back of the dress is a pleasant surprise especially for my friends when I turned around. Comfortable, pretty and a little sexy. I would buy this dress if I could. LOVED IT!!
Erica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 215 lbs
May 11, 2014

Great dress for a wedding!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Loved this dress especially the top and back. Only issue was the hip/butt area that made me use the size up.but in doing that it made the top a bit bigger where as my size had fit just right at the top. Nonetheless I still loved the dress but forewarn to get one size bigger if you have bigger hip area. I love the open back. I went braless, despite my 38D cup, and it worked out fine for me! Overall it was beautiful and comfortable which is a win win for a young cocktail wedding!
RTR Customer
May 6, 2014

I wore this dress to a friends wedding! I received compliments all night on great I looked!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fit like a glove! I would recommend this dress to everyone!
Elizabeth
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 230 lbs
May 5, 2014

I received so many compliments wearing this dress and I felt fabulous!

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
First this was not the original dress I chose but I was extremely happy this was sent to me as a back up! A previous review mentioned that the dress "gives" a little bit and they are right. Given the design of the back, I would suggest one size down if you can. I wore this to a ballroom dancing event and had issues with the top sliding down my shoulders, but if you are well endowed this will not be an issue. Ladies, I do recommend a backless strapless bra with this dress as the back is the best part of this dress. I dislike showing my arms but did anyways because of the back!
Isaura
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 235 lbs
Apr 17, 2014

It was a beautiful wedding and fun.

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
It runs a size smaller but it fits beautiful and it gives you a beautiful shape. It gives you that glamerous look.
Renter
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Apr 11, 2014

So cute

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is a navy blue lace sweetheart line dress ! Both sides of it are gorgeous . At first it fit perfect not to tight or loose but after a few hours the dress seemed to stretch (?) so I probably would size down next time to keep the body hugging look of it the hook and eye closure above the zipper of the dress didn't work well my husband said something was wrong with it overall I liked the dress and would order again
Kelsey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38B
Weight: 220 lbs
May 27, 2015

Stunning dress that will gets tons of compliments

Size worn: 18W
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress for a day time wedding and it was absolutely perfect. So comfortable! It does run a tad small so I recommend ordering a size up just to be safe. A backless bra is also necessary since the back is so open. I received endless praise on the dress and I will absolutely rent this dress again!
Ellen
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Body type: Hourglass
May 21, 2015

Great dress!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit true to size . . . the top was loose. I used fashion tape and overlapped the back pieces. Definitely have to get created in the bra department.
Elizabeth
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Apr 23, 2015

Very classy! I received a lot of compliments.

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Overall the the dress fit pretty well -- only the back clasps were a little loose, but that did not affect the look of the dress.
LM
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Body type: Full Bust
Apr 14, 2015

The dress looks great on the model but didn't look good on me.

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I have a rather large bust, and I almost always fit in an 18W. I ordered the 20W, tried in on, and it fit very tight around the bust. The sleeves were way to big around the shoulders and I wore it almost as a boat neck. I am a size 44 DDD and wore a strapless bra and kept having to have my fiance pull the dress up in the back so my bra wouldn't show. I wish it fit better!
Karen
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180 lbs
Apr 6, 2015

Class and elegant dress with a twist of trend. I enjoyed wearing this dress for an evening wedding.

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit was pretty spot on. The bust line was slightly roomy but a sturdy strapless bra assisted with filling out my shape.
Bridgett
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 230 lbs
Mar 24, 2015

Beautiful dress, unfortunately wasn't able to wear it.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress runs small FOR SURE. I normally wear a size 16, and it was way too small. They did not have this dress in an 18 for me to try, so I can't say how the two would differ. It was very tight from the stomach down, and almost loose in the chest area (I will add that I have wider hips, so that is always a trouble area for me). The dress its self is beautiful, and the open back is in a flattering area. Unfortunately I don't have the ideal body shape for this dress so I wasn't able to wear it.
Hillary
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Jan 21, 2015

Gorgeous Neckline!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Overall, a beautiful dress! Very pretty color and beautiful neckline. However, the fit of the neck was a bit loose on me - maybe because I'm not too busty or wide up top. If I were more industrious, I might have pinned it up a bit to be smaller. I'm in that hard place between a 14 and 16, but this 16 fit well - I don't wear my clothes very fitted, so I liked the way this fell on me.
Shirley
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 22
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 270 lbs
Dec 27, 2014

Did not wear:(

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Wedding
Didn't get to wear this beautiful dress. It did not fit in the bust area. It is truly a beautiful dress but I was disappointed with the measurements. I have large hips and it never happens that a dress large enough for my hips has a smaller bust.
Lisa
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 55
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 9, 2014

Loved the dress, it was just way too small.

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Way too tight around the hips
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Body type: Apple
Nov 27, 2014

Gorgeous dress in theory

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Wedding
I didn't get to wear this dress because of the fit. I read reviews and saw others said it ran small and to order up . I'm normally a 16 but since I had my baby a few months ago I have been a size 18. So I ordered a 20 and 22 knowing it would run small ... The 20 was still too tight to zip so I tried the 22... I was able to fit into it but the fit was terrible really from fitting across my middle hips and butt that wasn't very flattering and then I could not wear a bra with the dress because you could see it in the back with the backless feature which is actually gorgeous . I tried a low back bra but you could still see the straps on the sides . So I tried without a bra but although the bottom was very from fitting the top was not and offered no support ( probably because it was a size 22) and it just didn't work for my body . Maybe when I lose the baby weight I would try again cuz the dress was gorgeous in theory just not fitting my post baby body well at all :( ... Deep navy color gorgeous and very well made lace . I wish I could have worn it !!
BestInBlue
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 240 lbs
Nov 26, 2014

This was the perfect dress, color was great & I got so many compliments!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress ran true-to-size if you like a more snug fit, a little on the smaller side if you like it a bit looser. I wore it without a bra and it just worked (I'm a B/C cup) but for bustier women, that probably will not work. I'm 5'5 and I was a little worried about the length, but it fell right above the knees, which was great. Fabric was nice and didn't catch on things, even though it was lace. All in all, a pretty comfy dress for a formal event.
CC
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Oct 30, 2014

Beautiful dress, but couldn't wear it.

Size worn: 20W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Loved the opening to the back of this dress, however, my back didn't. The dress actually made me look slimmer in the front, but as I feared, my back fat became something I couldn't get past. So I never ended up wearing it.
che
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Oct 30, 2014

I got so much compliments when I wore this dress. They could not believe its a rental!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I'm a pear and I wear a 16W. Since the reviews mentioned that the dress runs small, I ordered an 18 as a back up size. The 18 was very loose around the neckline. I needed a fashion tape to make it wearable. Luckily I fit the 16. It was a little snug around the hip area but after I squeezed into my shapewear it fitted me well. It did not look tacky and hugged my figure very well. I completed the look with gold jewelry renting Star Light Star Bright necklace and matching bracelet by Nicole Miller. My aunts and cousins could not believe my transformation. They said I looked very elegant. I knocked off one star because the neckline would not stay flat on my neck area. It would roll down. I'm not sure if this is because of overuse. It also arrived on time. I had it sent to our beach house in Hawaii where the wedding was to take place. And it arrived on the day I had requested. I am pleased with the RTR and will definitely rent again.
Nadine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 230 lbs
Oct 19, 2014

Love this dress ... But....

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I rented a 16 & 18. I have a large bust -36F. Dress ran small on the bust in a 16 and swimming on me in an 18- love the style and fit perfectly at the hips- but unfortunately no good for me.
Ali
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 15, 2014

It was beautiful!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress! It was a little snug but with some spanx it ended up being perfect. I took the advice of others and wore a sticky cup bra and it, along with the dress' structure, gave me the support I needed. I got so many compliments on the dress and I wish I could have kept it!
maria
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 215 lbs
Oct 9, 2014

Loved the dress, I felt amazing and I received many complements!

Size worn: 18W
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Had an amazing time! I was able to wear a strapless bra without it showing in the back, The dress was very comfortable, but I felt beautiful!
Kel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Sep 24, 2014

Beautiful Dress, Too Long

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Rented this as a back up dress for a wedding...it was beautiful! However I thought it was too long and (even with the sexy back) looked too matronly. It hit just below my knee... I'm quite tall too so I was surprised! If this was a few inches shorter...I would LOVE it.
Jill
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 16, 2014

This dress was perfect for a fall wedding!

Size worn: 16W
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was super comfortable all night! The dress fit well but was a little loose in the bust/shoulder area. The back is very flattering - revealing, but also covers any back fat, which is always good! This was my first RTR dress and I would definitely do it again!
Joanna
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Apple
Sep 4, 2014

GORGEOUS dress. Unfortunately this dress runs small so I was unable to wear to event

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Too small in chest to zip
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