ML Monique Lhuillier

Make Way Gown

$80 rental
$675 Retail

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Stylist Notes

The crowd will part when you walk in wearing this fuchsia gown by ML Monique Lhuillier.

Also available in black.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
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 without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
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 without a bra. We recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Fuchsia Faille (100% Polyester). Strapless. Straight neckline. Ruched bodice with boning. Trumpet skirt. Hidden back zipper. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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26 reviews

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Small 5
True to Size 15
Large 2
Photos 25
Marisa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Jan 14, 2015

Best Dress I've Ever Rented from RTR!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was, in a word, stunning. I've rented many beautiful dresses from RTR, but this one took the cake- I got compliments all night, and my husband said I looked the best he'd ever seen me. I was a little bit worried about the trumpet-like skirt as I am definitely a pear-shaped girl, but this was elegant and not overwhelming. LOVED IT and highly recommend.
Lisa
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Jan 14, 2015

Service was great and the dress arrived on time.

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The color is beautiful. The dress wasn't in the best shape when I received it. Many of the darts on the fabric were missing or had come undone so therefore several of the "folds" on the dress weren't tacked down. Other than that the dress was beautiful and fit true to size.
Cori
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175 lbs
Dec 23, 2014

Felt like a queen! The color was absolutely stunning!

Size worn: 12R
Rented for: Formal Affair
This is the second time I have used RTR and I have to say I am a huge fan! I ran into some snags initially when my original dress (this red Monique Lhullier) was unavailable at the last minute in my requested size of 10R due to a previous renter having returned it in poor condition. RTR was unable to get a hold of me to select a different dress myself, so picked a similar dress they thought I would like and shipped that instead. I contacted RTR when I discovered the shipment was on its way and advised that even though the back up they'd chosen was beautiful (a black Badgley Mishka), that I highly doubted it would fit based on my full thighs vs the description/reviews of the dress. My stylist, Zoe, was so helpful and wanted to make sure I had exactly what I needed when she heard my concern. She even helped me with additional backups just in case my back up still didn't work. She was extremely timely and responsive, and although my timeframe was dwindling down for a substitution, I had no fear I wouldn't be covered since Zoe made it clear she was doing everything she could to get the new items to me as soon as possible. One of the dresses I selected as a back up was a larger size of my original dress choice--this ML in red, but in a 12R. I was nervous that it would be much too large in the bust, even though I am a 38D, based on other reviews I had read. It was very generous in the bust once I'd received it and tried it on, but I was able to pin it just right from the inside to ensure a snug fit. I am only 5'3" and the regular length with 4 1/2 inch heels worked perfectly. The dress had so much personality! I lost track of how many compliments I received throughout the evening. The dress was comfortable and definitely enhanced when you naturally have curves--someone with an hourglass shape or pear shape would rock this look. The only con besides needing to pin it for a snug fit was the occasional feel of needing to pull it up and back into place to ensure my cleavage was never too much. Although I am not one to repeat a dress, I would definitely rent this one again, but in a 10R. It truly is stunning and very easy to wear.
Yukyong
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 3, 2014

Good shape, great fabric

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Wore the dress for a gala. The size was bigger than normal so I looked heavier with the additional fabric. Otherwise, the color has a wonderful fuscia undertone which made the dress stand out. Plus, the bustle in the front was not attached when I got the dress, but I managed to do a mock up with safety pins.
Stephanie
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Sep 29, 2014

Beautiful but not for me

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
It's a beautiful color but for me it ran large. I am a 36DDD and it was still too loose in the bust. My backup size was one size down but it wasn't sent due it not being returned on time. Luckily my replacement dress was phenomenal.
Joy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Aug 27, 2014

modern romance!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Even with 4.5in heels there was about 1in of material dragging in the front. However, it is because i am so petite (5ft) and the 4R was more fitting than my usual 2R on the waist. The 2R would have fit better as dress length. I recommend getting a size up as backup, and using fashion tape if the front is still lengthy. One inch was not a problem for me, i just picked it up if i needed to. Everyone was complimenting the dress. The color really stands out. I kept with a simple jewelry and hair do because the dress is definitely the statement piece.
Lynn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 10, 2014

Stunning dress! I received many compliments!!! (People thought I'd spent a fortune!)

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was the perfect dress for a black tie wedding! Everything about it was beautiful - the fuschia color, the hourglass/mermaid fit, the ruched bodice, and the flowy bottom. It went extremely well with the Slate and Willow "Take the Throne" necklace. The only negatives I can think of were that, with all the layers, it was a bit hot dancing, and with ~3 inch heels, I did trip over the bottom a few times. I would recommend higher heels. Other than that, everything was perfect! We'll definitely rent from here again! Plus I recommended Rent the Runway to many others. The company was very easy to deal with.
Magdalena620
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
Aug 9, 2014

Okay, not great

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was way too long on me and I had the 0 regular( even with 3.5 inch heels). The bust was also huge, so I had to light stitch hem the bottom and I also safety pinned and sewed the top of the bust to better fit my small chest. In the end it looked fine, but I think this dress is best for bustier girls. The rest of the dress fit true to size. I'm 5'4, 110 lbs, 32b.
priti
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102 lbs
Jul 22, 2014

The dress fit, color and fall were beautiful and I received many compliments!

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
While I loved the dress and received numerous compliments, there were 2 major disappointments. The first was one was the hemming job. I am very short so definitely needed to get the dress hemmed. I went on Thursday before the event and waited 30 minutes for the seamstress who took a different lunch break (430-5pm) than what is advertised (4-430pm). The RTR staff was extremely apologetic and felt bad that I was waiting for 30+ minutes. Luckily, my office is a few blocks away and it was late in the day so it ended up not being a big deal. When the seamstress finally came and was pinning my dress for the hem, we talked about how she would also hem the lining and the tulle under the dress (obviously right). Since we had explicitly discussed this, I didn't check the dress when I picked it up the next day. On Saturday (day of my friend's wedding), I was absolutely shocked to see the lining had NOT been hemmed. It was an hour before I was supposed to be at the venue and so in a panicked frenzy, I began to pin the lining and tulle myself, but it was just so difficult to do and kept sticking out from under my dress. I kept tripping over it and it definitely was in the way most of the night. Although it was not noticeable by most people unless they stepped on it, was a disappointment. The second thing was that there were wires coming out of the top part of the dress (i.e. the bust area) and they kept poking me!! It was uncomfortable and painful at times and looked weird when I was sticking my hands in my dress from the top to adjust and push the wires away.
Smileykf19
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150 lbs
Jul 15, 2014

I felt so confident in this dress!! Best way to spend my last sorority formal! :)

Size worn: 8R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress is great for a girl with an hour glass!! Hugged my curves just the way I like!! :) just beware it is a bit tighter in the hips.
Amber
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Jul 12, 2014

Compliments all night!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Ordered this gown for our military ball and although I had some issues, customer service was top notch! The dress runs true to size although the chest ran too small to wear a strapless bra with it. No bra needed... This dress is very flattering. I'm 5'3 120lbs 34D and it fit great except the length was still a bit long. I wore 5 inch heels which worked just right. The compliments rolled in all night!
Jorjann
Age: 29
Jun 23, 2014

Fun dress & pretty color!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Love the magenta color. Dress is great for hour-glass shape. I wore the 2r because it fit more smoothly over my midsection & bust, whereas the 4r was slightly looser in those areas. Fairly easy to walk, sit, dance... Overall, highly recommended!
Vanessa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 9, 2014

Beautiful color and style!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit of this dress was great! I went with the 2R and felt pretty comfortable all night. I gave 4 stars because the initial 2R I received needed a repair and had been fixed by the last renter with a giant safety pin. Not exactly the look I was going for. However, the customer service was great and they overnighted me a second 2R. This one was pretty good...only a few minor issues (ripped lining in a few places) but externally it was good to go! I received a ton of compliments and look forward to renting again!
Sarah
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
May 17, 2014

Stunning dress!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The fit was very true to size. Length was perfect. The color was AMAZING. This dress is gorgeous on and even more beautiful in person. Great RTR customer service and experience all around!
Rosalie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
May 9, 2014

Loved this dress!!!

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Rented this dress to emcee a pageant. It was gorgeous! Until about halfway through the pageant when the gathering at the knee came undone and I had to pin it back up! Still I adored the dress and got tons of compliments :)
Tonya
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110 lbs
Apr 28, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous dress!! I got compliments all night long!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Not only is this dress beautiful, but it is so flattering! I'm not very curvy, but it made me look like I had hips, and I loved it! I'm 5'2, 110 lbs, and a 32C. I will say it runs a little small if you have more on top than the average person. I figured I'd be a 0R, but they only had the 2R for the date I needed it. I was shocked to find that the 2R was perfect. I never would've been able to zip the 0. I wore 5 inch heels & the dress was the perfect length! I absolutely loved this dress! I would recommend this dress to anyone & everyone! I had random people coming up to me all night & complimenting me on the dress. I wish I could wear it again! Thanks for making my night even more memorable, Rent The Runway!
Elaina
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113 lbs
Apr 28, 2014

My overall confidence made prom that much better

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I LOVED the dress. I dont have much of shape and it made my figure look beautiful. It does run a bit small so I recommend sizing up.
Jennifer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132 lbs
Apr 27, 2014

This dress was stunning! I received many compliments on it through out the night. Rent the Runway

Size worn: 4L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I am 5'11" and 132 lbs, I ordered a size 4L and a 2L. The 2 was definitely too small, the 4 was perfect. It was a little hard to zip through the rib area and maybe a little big through the hips but overall just perfect. The length was great without shoes but I could not wear heels. I found a really cute pair of dressy sandals that worked great. I would pick this dress over again, just amazing!
Jessica
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
May 11, 2015

Tons and tons and tons of compliments on this dress ... and friends have asked to borrow it.

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fit very true to size, if not a little small. I had to wear the larger size because the seam was pulled out from the front of the dress, resulting in a very odd front train before I realized what was going on. Absolutely gorgeous, but be careful walking in the dress because easy to catch a shoe and pull out.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Mar 13, 2015

Not the dress for me

Size worn: 4R
Rented for: Formal Affair
I did not wear this dress, thank goodness I ordered a back up!! The style just does nothing for your figure and it was a little too puffy for me at the bottom. I also did not really like the color at all. Just not my best pick on here.
psychchick86
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 26, 2015

WOW

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
There are no words to describe how hard I fell in love with this gown. The color is so vibrant and it shows off your curves like no other. If you have an hourglass figure, like I do, give yourself an ego boost and rent this dress! Sizing can be a bit tricky; I tried on the 10 and the 8(long) in the store. The 10 was too big and the 8 fit like a glove, but only the 6 was available for the day that I needed it. After two weeks of watching what I ate and hitting the gym, the 6 worked out perfectly and I felt like I was worth a billion dollars!
La
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 25, 2015

Beautiful dress!

Size worn: 4R
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress fit like a glove in the 4R with a strapless bra underneath. I'm a 32DD--the bra was needed despite the well made bodice. The 6R was too big all over. I'm 5'4" and wore the regular with flats. Loved it! So much more comfortable than heels and could dance all night. Lots of compliments!Material is beautiful. Great dress! Both sizes had tricky zippers. The gathers on the front (knee level)fell off before I even left the house and required quick repair before the event.
Emma
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 17, 2015

Nice dress just did not fit

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress runs small in the bust area. The size 4 fit perfect around hips, waist, but could not get it to zip up at top. Very small bust and no stretch in the material. Had to return it.
Lara
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Sep 6, 2014

I wore this as the maid of honor for my sister's wedding.

Size worn: 0R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress is lovely and fits well. I'm a 32 C and the bust was a little big. The butt was flattering. It was overall pretty flattering. I'd recommend it but wear comfortable heels because when you take them off to dance in flip flops, the train drags on the ground.
tristan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 14, 2014

too short

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm 5'10 and I ordered a long. it was wayy too short, couldn't even get away with wearing flat shoes. It was a gorgeous dress, but not for anyone over 5'9 unless you want your feet showing
kayla
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jul 6, 2015

Great, dress hugged in all the right places.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I'm 5'6 and it was a little short in length, if you're my height or taller I'd suggest going with the long if you plan to wear a decent heel (say, over an inch). Little roomy in the chest area, but a nice padded bra should do the trick. The two was tiny so I went with the four and it fit very nicely.
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