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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77 reviews
Fit
Large
(9)
True to Size
(42)
Small
(19)
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: 29
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138lbs
November 24, 2013
Worn for a Junior League gala. I got so many comments on this dress!
The lace overlay was just the right touch. Great length and fit great. Used fashion tape to hold the strapless in place and it was perfect! Worn with a bracelet that RTR sent me, no name though. No necklace needed, just some fun earrings and heels!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
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.
PeachAugust 8, 2014
Shocked to hear you didn't like the fit--this looks stunning on you!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
December 16, 2013
Received a ton of compliments on this gorgeous, glam dress!
I rented this for a friend's fabulous 30th birthday party in mid-December. I rented the 6 and 8 as a backup. The 8 fit ok, but wasn't as flattering as the 6. It also had a tear in the lace overlay on the side, which was annoying. This is the kind of dress you'd want to fit really snugly. The boning helps keep the structure, but at the same time, it was a bit constricting. The 6 looked BOMB on me, but to be honest, I could barely breathe. I was certainly not inclined to eat anything (not the best sit down dinner dress). I have wide shoulders and ribcage, but this dress helped minimize the appearance. Waist down, this dress was a breeze to wear (yay for narrow hips). Didn't have to wear a bra with it. Wore Wolford black thigh high tights to avoid having to deal with extra layers. Paired it with crazy high gold-beaded peeptoe platform stilettos and the rentable INGE CHRISTOPHER Corsica Scale Clutch. I received a ton of compliments from the guys and girls all night! Despite the discomfort, I loved this dress. It's wonderful for a "stand up"-heavy cocktail event.
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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.
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:
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:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
January 2, 2014
Great dress for semi formal party
I rented this for a pre New Year's Eve black tie optional affair. Fit great, true to size. The sheer lace has a great flattering effect & makes this dress very versatile.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 123lbs
January 11, 2014
Tons of compliments, hard to move in
I wore this dress to back-to-back holiday parties on a Friday and a Saturday, and got a ton of compliments on both occasions. It looked great and fit well. I felt beautiful, and was glad I chose it. However, the dress has absolutely no stretch, and came almost to my knees, making it hard to move in. At the first party the slit seam tore a little, but that fortunately was not noticeable. Then, at the end of the second night when I was getting into my husband's (very low-to-the-ground 2-seater sports) car, the dress completely ripped up the back seam, all the way up, almost to my tailbone. Fortunately I was wearing a coat and was done for the night. Glad I rented this one, and hadn't paid full-price! This is NOT the dress to wear to an event with dancing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 53
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 7, 2014
Didn't get to wear it
Tried it on, it fit well everywhere except my butt. Apparently a size 6 means you aren't suppose to have a butt, but it did leave ample room for my bust area, which is just as not flat as my backside. I wouldn't have been able to sit in it. Such a beautiful dress, even though it didn't fit 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.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
March 6, 2014
I got so many compliments on this dress! I would for sure rent it again for another formal event!
I am short (barely 5'2) and so I thought it was a little on the longer side...hit right at the bottom of my knee. If I owned this i would have it hemmed an inch or so.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 29, 2014
lovely dress - but I felt it was for an older type...
beautiful dress - I felt it was a bit mature for my 34 years. A modest lady in her 40s+ would love this.
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
April 24, 2014
Gorgeous Color, Beautiful Lace
The dress has a very flattering silhouette. The lace and sheer top are feminine but not too revealing. I selected this dress for Christmas eve mass. I'm 5'3" and the length was right at my knee which was ideal for this occasion. The lace is a gorgeous olive gold - perfect for the holiday! My husband said that when I left the pew for a few minutes, the woman seated next to him immediately got the attention of her friends in the surrounding rows and told them to look at how beautiful my dress was!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 69
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
April 29, 2014
Perfect
I loved this dress! It fit comfortably (I passed up the smaller size in favor of breathing and eating at the wedding!). It was elegant, sophisticated, and different from anything else I saw among the guests. I wore diamond earrings and a gold bracelet with it, which was all the accessorizing it needed, in my opinion. The only negative - and a very minor one - was that it was extremely difficult to find the hook and eye closure. My husband did it for me 4 times before he actually got it hooked.
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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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 9, 2014
Beautiful dress for a fancy dinner and night out dancing, but a less than great fit
I wore this for a birthday dinner with my father. It was very pretty - the lace overlay gives an elegant, striking effect. The fit was a little strange - it was snug in the chest but it loose through the stomach, probably made for someone with a longer torso. The boning made it stiff rather than curve-hugging. It was a bit long for me and generally would be better for someone taller. I was happy enough with it, but I'll be looking for something stretchy next time.
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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:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 26, 2014
I got tons of compliments. This dress was so different and beautiful
The dress had a tiny tear but nothing serious. I seriously ft gorgeous in it
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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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
September 28, 2014
the dress is beautiful
I rent it for my BD party, this dress fits true size but i'm a petite, so on the top it looked a little big. Dress it self looks gorgeous, i got a lot of compliments , unfortunately for me, it had a little hole on the back of the dress close to zipper side and since i was out of time for my party I had to go with that defect , it was not that visible but still i felt a little not comfy i thought every one noticed. Overall it looks great.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 60
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
October 7, 2014
Loved this dress, felt very chic and elegant. hugged my figure and no spank's needed.
It ran true to size and the length was perfect.
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
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
November 3, 2013
It fit beautifully, and I received many compliments on the dress.
It fit true to size. You do need a stick-on bra, though, because I was worried that a strapless bra would ride up in the back.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
October 26, 2014
Very comfortable and complimenting I think for anyone.
Only complaint was the lace would snag on my jewelry. And sometimes the button behind neck would unbutton. But loved the fit and design for a fall wedding.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
November 6, 2014
Lots of compliments
Loved this dress. Agree with the other reviews that there isn't much stretch, but the fabric and boning helped give it structure. Wore it to a Great Gatsby themed gala and received tons of compliments!
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:
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:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
November 28, 2014
Beautiful dress, not for me
This dress is undoubtedly gorgeous! It just didn't fit my body type. I have very narrow shoulders and wide hips. On top it looked like a sack and on the bottom it was perfect, but I know an 8 still would've been too big on top and then tight on bottom. Might want top skip if you are Hourglass or Pear!
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