Nothing But Lace Dress

$45 rental
$448 retail

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Stylist Notes

Show off your shoulders in this ML Monique Lhuillier dress. Gorgeous black and gold lace is classy and feminine! Simply pair with Gerard Yosca’s Starry Skies Tassel Earrings.

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 throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Gold and Black Lace (96% Nylon, 4% Polyester). Lace cap sleeves. Illusion lace crew neckline. Pencil skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Keyhole back with button closure. Lined. 38.5” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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78 reviews
Fit
Large
(9)
True to Size
(42)
Small
(19)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 27, 2014
Beautiful dress. So many compliments!
Wore this piece to a friends wedding. I felt so elegant and I received a lot of compliments throughout the night. Comfortable enough and runs true to size. Might be weird sizing for women who have curvier hips.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
December 6, 2014
Not for my body type!
I received this dress when my original pick had arrived damaged. The stylist Juliette was super helpful and we picked this dress and it was over Overnighted. I've worn Monique before and loved it and thought I knew the fit but this fit was all wrong for me. It was snug across the hips and waist but baggy and large in the chest area. So while it is a beautiful dress it just isn't met for someone with my shape.
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
December 15, 2014
This is a stunning dress, but unfortunately it runs small in the bust.
I ordered this dress last minute for an event. It is stunning, with beautiful detailing and boning. However, as it was a last minute order I couldn't get a larger backup size and the 10 was too small around the bust to zip up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
December 30, 2014
Very pretty fabric with subtle gilded details.
A little longer than I find flattering on me. It hit me around my knees. Loved the fabric but it did tend to twist around so I had to straighten myself often. Very pretty details though and I got a lot of compliments.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
January 2, 2015
RTR gave me a great option for NYE! Can't wait to rent again!
I loved getting this in the Mail and was so excited to try RTR for the first time. The dress I had originally wanted was not available for New Years so this was my 2nd choice. The dress is very pretty and the size 6 fit well, I didn't even try the 8. I am a size 34dd and the bust was a bit restrictive, but fit. This dress has no give, but was true to size. I liked it, however felt it was pretty matronly, the top is a classic, shape, with sweetheart liner beneath the lace and the cap sleeves are lovely. I would have liked it more had it been more fitted on the bottom. I have long legs and looking at he photos of myself in the dress, I don't think it looks flattering at all. I know what works for my body and thought this would be perfect, but it was just too boxy on the bottom for me.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
May 23, 2015
The gold detail on this dress is really beautiful
I rented this as a back up dress for a wedding in. May in Chicago. Had it been a bit warmer, I would have preferred this one even though the one I wore was amazing too. I would say it's better for more formal events, but get it if you like some shine. Will definitely rent again.
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
December 9, 2014
The look on my boyfriend's face when he saw me!
This dress was so beautiful! I got so many compliments! It is a very tight fitting dress with no stretch, so if you have curvy hips and a booty be mindful of that. However, the structure of the dress plus the lace overlay are SUPER flattering, and I would definitely rent this dress again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Age: 36
December 30, 2017
Not good for petite women
Unique style and overall pretty dress. Was too long in the torso, so the shoulder area was a bit loose. Would've been perfect if it came in petite size
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 111lbs
December 20, 2013
Perfect for a work holiday party!
I thought the dress was great for a work holiday party. For a sexy night out on the town, it's probably not short or form-fitting enough. I was surprised that the zero ran on the larger side for me. It fit fine in the bust area, but the waist was too big and it ended up bunching up a bit in the front, as another reviewer noted. The material is also more lace and more demure than I had expected. Not so much sparkly or iridescent. Overall I was pleased with the dress, but not ecstatic. I have ones in my closet that are a better fit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 17, 2014
Pretty dress but just not for me.
Runs big.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
June 1, 2014
Lovely dress but I had to return it.
This dress ran way too big in the hips, the tops was fine but once it got to the waist I was swimming. I at least had two extra inches maybe even 3. It is better for curvier women.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 104lbs
June 19, 2014
Would have loved this but it swallowed me whole and at 5'4 it hit way too long on my knees.
Need to be taller to wear this!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
October 15, 2014
I wore this as a bridesmaid dress for my sister's wedding.
This dress fits very funny in the stomach...it's a beautiful dress and cut, but the midsection was so baggy I had to pin it. Maybe go down a size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
December 15, 2014
Perfect Dress for a Holiday Party
This was the perfect dress for the holiday party I attended. I received so many compliments. It did run a bit big, so I would have probably worn the 0 if I had it. It photographs very well too :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
December 23, 2014
Great dress. Didn't end up wearing it, though.
I rented two dresses for a semi-formal party. This was a great dress. A size smaller would have been better. I would rent again for another occasion.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
December 29, 2014
Beautiful neckline - a little big
The neckline of the dress was beautiful with the lace overlay and the gold shimmer in the black lace. It really made the dress. However, I ordered the 2 and the 4 and the 2 was even a bit too big and resulted in some bagginess throughout the bodice that made it look a little bit frumpy over all. I would have definitely been happier with the dress in a smaller size.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
January 8, 2015
lovely details, peculiar fit
This is a beautiful dress and it arrived in mint condition. I found the sizing to be peculiar. Typically dresses are too large up top and tight in my hips. This dress fit me great up top but was way too loose from the waist down. I am an A cup so to anyone who is slightly busty I would be leery of renting this one. Again, beautiful dress just slightly off in fit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 24, 2013
Gorgeous Gown!!!
I absolutely loved this dress. It was perfect for the rehearsal dinner I attended. Very fancy and elegant (something Blair Waldorf would wear). I would definitely recommend it. However, it is very fitted at the waist but it gives you an hourglass fit. I am usually a size 4 and that's what I ordered, I barely got in the dress (even with spanx) I would recommend sizing up. The gold lace isn't super bright, more of an olive golden color. Overall, I loved the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Body type: Pear
November 26, 2013
Unfortunately it did not work
This dress is great for someone with no curves. Although I am petite, I do have a pear shape. The overall git is narrow and the fabric does not have any give or stretch.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
December 6, 2013
Beautiful dress, not so beautiful fit!
The dress was really beautiful but i thought the fit was terrible. I am pretty consistent with size four dresses, and the 4 in this was extremely tight around my hips and ribs, but loose in the waist. I wore the 6, which was still tight across my hips (and I don't think I have large hips, but who knows) but better around my ribcage. The fabric around the waist was SO loose, though. From a profile view, I looked pregnant because it just poofed out in the wrong area. The fabric does not stretch at all, so if the dress fits as if it was made for you... you will look stunning! But be prepared to have it be tight/loose in the hips/waist/chest, depending upon your body type. Overall though, I got so many compliments on the dress and it was perfect against the snowy/Christmas-y backdrop.
PeachDecember 6, 2013
Shocked to hear you didn't like the fit--this looks stunning on you!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 168lbs
December 16, 2013
Not true to size, not a stunner.
This dress did not fit me the best. I was able to wear it, but it was too big in the waist, too tight in the bust and thighs. The fact that the lace overlay was stretchy hid the fact the sheath was a bit tight. I was not uncomfortable, but knew I could not go up a size because then the waist would have been huge. The lace overlay is sewn to the sheath at the bottom of the black seam that runs down the front of the dress. Unless the sheath and lace overlay are PERFECTLY lined up, the lace overly appears to droop down and bulge at the hemline. Any amount of walking causes the two to become misalinged and the bulge to appear. I was not very happy with this dress and wished I had ordered a second style along with it so I would have had an option.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
December 27, 2013
This is a beautiful dress . Better than how it looks on the picture.
Runs small but this is gorgeous dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 54
Bust size: 40D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
January 14, 2014
Pretty dress that I rented for my daughter to wear to my bday party but it was too small
Pretty dress that I rented for my daughter to wear to my bday party but it was too small
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 24, 2014
Beautiful dress, bad fit.
I was so disappointed in the fit of this dress. The fabric itself is gorgeous, but the fit was all off. I am usually a 6, which was a little tight in the bust, but worse was how the fabric bunched up in the hip/waist area. I hoped that the 8 would work better but then it was just baggy in the midsection. The bottom of the dress was also pulling so I felt maybe the layers were not aligned properly.
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Bust size: 34B
February 26, 2014
The customer service was great.
This dress was disappointing. It was I'll fitting and unflattering. The chest and bust area was far too large, while the hip was beyond tight. I couldn't even walk. I ended up wearing my back up dress to the event. Not well suited for girls with any curves.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
April 17, 2014
I didn't wear this dress.
This fit me everywhere except for my bust area. I had to wear a minimizer bra underneath it and it definitely didn't look good. I actually decided against this dress at the last moment, because I couldn't sit down in it without my breathing being restricted.
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
August 25, 2014
I wanted this dress to work so bad!
I wish I could have worn this dress as it was my original pick. The 12 felt tight at the hips and ok at the top. The 14 felt fine at the hips but way to big up top. Not a dress for a pear shaped woman.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
August 26, 2014
Loved It
This was a gorgeous dress and I got a TON of compliments all night. I did feel like it ran a little small - the cut is very tight and hugs your body closely.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 26, 2014
Perry Awards worthy dress (They are the Tony's of community Theatre)
I felt glamorous and could not bend over. Like all the other woman said, it is tight in the hips and the butt. I tried on my usual size of 4 and it did not even get halfway over my booty. Defiantly get a size up. The 6 worked but it was a snug fit and I was pulling it down a lot of the night. Also the back below the sheer is very low, I wore a black strapless so you could not really tell, but if you wore a nude bra; you would be able to see it.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 22, 2014
Fun night out dancing with friends despite poor fitting dress.
This dress did not fit the way I expected. The lace looked cheap and the dress was overall too long. In addition, the lace at the top was quite itchy. Not impressed with this dress at all.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
December 12, 2014
Pretty dress, slightly too much fabric in back
The dress was beautiful. Delicate lace, cute cap sleeve. However, it seemed like there was slightly too much fabric in the top of the back. It's hard to explain, but it did not lay entirely flat. Not a huge deal, but frustrating nonetheless.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 22, 2013
Beautiful and sophisticated
This dress was beautiful. I am busty and typically wear a 6, but needed the 8 in this dress. It fit snugly, but not too tight. My only minor complaint is that the lace is not as delicate as it appears in the photo. The black background portion is somewhat like a fishnet and it is a little bit scratchy, but not so much that it made me uncomfortable. Be warned that you cannot wear a bra with this dress though. The solid portion dips much too low in the back to be able to wear one.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 9, 2014
Wasn't able to wear it...
I usually wear a 6 so I rented the 6 and 8. I couldn't get the 6 anywhere close to on and the 8 barely zipped. I couldn't wear it - wouldn't have been able to sit. It is a beautiful dress and I love the fabric, but I definitely recommend sizing up (one or two) because there isn't any stretch.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 155lbs
June 20, 2014
Getting compliments!!!
I usually wear size 2 dress but for this dress size is tight on the chest area that's why I wore the size 4.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
July 6, 2014
Really pretty - but not for short or short-torso'd gals
Beautiful, well made dress. Wish I could have worn it - but there was just too much fabric. Because I'm hourglass shaped, the fabric bunched between my hips and chest - not a cute look. Gals without curves will look gorge in this. Have to say that RTR couldn't have been more helpful in helping me exchange. Had a new (great!) dress within 24 hours. Got several wedding guests to sign up for RTR!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
October 7, 2014
Lovely but too small
The dress is great and I love the splash of gold to up it from a standard LBD but while the size 2 I tried on fit great on the top it was simply too tight to wear across the hips. Made for someone with a little leaner bottom half.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122lbs
October 27, 2013
This was a backup style chosen by a RTR stylist when the dress I requested was damaged. Great job!
This dress is so much more beautiful in person, and the fit is incredibly slimming. I received tons of compliments, and really felt great wearing it. The material has no stretch, or give, but it was still very comfortable. I usually wear a 4, but I did wear this in the 2, and it just barely fit.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
November 9, 2013
Little black dress with a twist.
This dress was both comfortable and beautiful. The gold details were much prettier in person, and really made the dress stand out in a crowd of other black dresses.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
November 18, 2013
Not meant for the 5'4 and under ladies
I was so upset that this dress didn't work out! It's an absolutely beautiful dress but it was way too long on me. I'm 5'4 and it came to my knees but the lace overlay made it appear below my knees. I rented a 2 and 4, the two was too tight on my hips and I knew I'd be dancing so I tried the 4 instead. That was a little boxy. If you are 5'5+ I'd say give it a shot because it's very pretty but anyone below that it can look a little frumpy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 19, 2013
Pretty, feminine
This dress was beautifully made and looked very classy and elegant. I wish the dress would have been a tad bit shorter. I'm tall and the dress still hit me barely above the knee. Besides that, it was great!
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