Unlock the Love Sheath

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$448 retail

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Stylist Notes

Get elegant in lace for the party. This gold infused dress by ML Monique Lhuillier will be a cocktail showstopper! Really make it pop with accessories like Kenneth Jay Lane’s Ruby Red Drop Earrings, Cara Accessories’ Gold Dress Me Up Bracelet and Whiting & Davis’ Hollywood Boulevard Clutch.

Also available in sizes 0-14.

Size & Fit

Sized: 16W - 22W

Size & Fit Notes

Sized: 16W - 22W

Plus Size Size Chart

Plus Size Size Chart

Product Details

Black and gold lace (98% polyester, 2%,metallic). Illusion cap sleeves. Illusion lace boat neckline. Pencil skirt with scallop laced hem. Hidden back zipper. Keyhole back with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 40” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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36 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(6)
Small
(26)
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Age: 31
April 8, 2016
I normally wear an 18, I ordered a 20 and a 22 as back up, and I still couldn't get this dress on.
RTR gave me credit and I am really happy with their customer service, I would just recommend to anyone to know their measurements and make sure the dress will fit!
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 57
March 5, 2016
Lights at the banquet so perfect for all the sparkle in this blk/gld pc. I found exact match polish.
True to fit, I'm 44.5 C-45-48, 5" 3-5" 4. The top of the dress has netting so it matters which bra you wear. I had found a perfect polish for it, exactly, blk with beautiful gold sparkles. That never happens! I looked like an on trend laser show!! So many compliments all evening. Many actually asked where I got it! Wonder if they ever tried Rent The Runway for themselves? That banquet alone happens every year! My partner now is the Superintendent of the prison who holds this banquet...hmmm... Maybe I'll have some pull for where my dresses come from...πŸ‘ŒπŸ’•πŸ’žπŸ’•πŸ‘Œ
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
May 3, 2015
Pretty but too big.
I think I would have liked this dress if RTR had my size. I ordered 16W since the 14W was not available and the reviews said the dress runs small. It was way too big on me.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
March 1, 2015
Beautiful detail, but tricky fit for a curvy body.
I went with a size up and it was still tight across the hips while a little baggy on top.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
February 21, 2015
Not designed for plus-size proportions
This was a beautiful dress, but ultimately, I couldn't wear it. The proportions were way off -- the back and shoulders were baggy, but the stomach and hip areas were far too tight.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 183lbs
February 11, 2015
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
January 2, 2015
New Years Eve
Great fit, surprisingly comfortable and great for dancing all night!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 214lbs
January 2, 2015
This was sent to me because the back up size of the style I ordered was unavailable.
This was a substitute for the backup size of the Kay Unger Jazz Club Sheath I ordered to wear to my Roaring 20's bridal shower. Despite being a size up from what I normally wear, this dress fit snug. I did not like this dress at all.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
December 25, 2014
Beautiful dress but too tight to wear
I can wear anywhere from 14-18 in sizes, but this dress was way too small for me in the 14. Really pretty lace / gold detail.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
December 22, 2014
This dress was beautiful. First time renter but not my last.
The fit was perfect. I had no problems at all. The length was good. It sucks in my middle alittle bit. I love this dress.
Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 210lbs
December 21, 2014
This dress was a winner! Perfect for my work holiday party!
I was worried the dress wouldn't fit my wide hips but it actually fit great. The only area that didn't fit well was the underarm area. It was very loose and I had to keep my arms down the entire night so you couldn't see the gap. Overall a great party dress! I received many compliments on the fit and the dress itself.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
December 11, 2014
Runs quite small
I ordered this for my sister who normally wears a 18-20 in dresses. It would not even zip. While we considered having her stand against the wall all night to cover the gaping zipper we figured that would be no fun. Needless to say--she didn't end up wearing it but the fabric and style were gorgeous. I wish RTR went up to 24 in this size so my sister could have worn the dress.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
December 9, 2014
Birthday Dress
I rented this for my birthday but was unable to wear it because it was a little too small. I would recommend going up a size, but this is a beautiful dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
December 9, 2014
Being able to wear a beautiful dress on a small budget
This dress was beautiful. I agree with the other reviewers that it does run small. It has a snug fit and sucks you in where you need it. I didn't wear it as it didn't feel party appropriate. It's more suited for a wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 210lbs
November 10, 2014
Beautiful fabric & pattern but runs small and is very straight.
Luckily I ordered 2 dresses bc this one was too snug to move in. Ordered an 20, barely could get it zipped and there would have be no sitting down in it! Dress was long, below the knees so it might work better on someone 5'6"+. The dress by itself was really pretty, mesh overlay and gold pattern/detailing looked classy but the dress had no shape when on...looked like a long tube. Had my friend try it on that is a 14/16 and even though it fit her better and she's taller, this dress just didn't do anything for her figure. Definite disappointment compared to the model in the picture.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
November 8, 2014
It looked expensive on and photographed gorgeously.
It looked expensive on and photographed gorgeously. All my friends thought it looked comfortable and well tailored to my body. It was casual enough that I didn't upstage anyone at the wedding -- very important -- but glamorous enough I felt like myself.
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Full Bust
October 20, 2014
This was my first experience with RTR and it was so easy and the dress was clean.
The dress was beautiful and I got lots of compliments on it. However, the neckline was lower than I thought and even with the lace I was pulling the dress up the entire night. The dress runs small and I'm glad I read the other reviews and got a dress size up. Very pretty but wouldn't recommend wearing if you want to dance or move around a lot. I will be renting again - just maybe a different dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 227lbs
September 22, 2014
Too small
I rented this dress for a wedding, but was not able to wear it becuse it ran so small and therefore did not fit. Definitely size up at least 1, maybe 2 sizes!
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
September 14, 2014
Classy and flattering
I loved it! I was worried because I'm two sizes bigger in bottom than on top, so sheath dresses are normally a bad idea for me, but it was so pretty that I couldn't resist! It looked beautiful! The spacious bust area wasn't noticeable because of the way it was cut, and it was comfortable, which isn't normally true for me with dresses that don't stretch. :)
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 61
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 210lbs
September 13, 2014
I couldn't,t wear the dress. It was to small.
The dress is beautiful but the cut around the hips is to small. I am 5' 10" and weigh around 210. I got the dress on but it was really tight around the hips. I had to go to another store that night and I purchased a dress in size 16 that fit perfectly but wasn't,t as pretty. Very disappointed. I did call to see if they could ship the next size but it was unavailable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 240lbs
August 25, 2014
This dress was too short for me but I really loved it! Wished I could have worn it.
Runs small. Beautiful dress though!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
August 18, 2014
Didn't end up wearing
Ran small and didn't have next size up available, but thought the dress was still really pretty!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 185lbs
August 4, 2014
Great fit and sparkle for a night on the town!
This ran a little small, but was a great fit overall. I got a ton of compliments from strangers! The sweetheart neck did dip a little low exposing my strapless. If I wore this again, I would definitely need a black strapless.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
July 26, 2014
The dress was absolutely perfect for the occasion.
Before renting I am glad I looked at reviews. It is a smaller fit so one size up was perfect. Had a blast rocking it all night!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 214lbs
July 17, 2014
Runs small size up!
This was a back up to my back up dress. It came and I tried on right out the box couldnt even get it over my hips. I got the 16W. Which should of worked. LOL but didnt.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 215lbs
June 17, 2014
Classic Elegance
I looked at the sizing for this dress before renting and went bigger since it ran rather small. I could probably have gone a size smaller, but this still fit nicely. Great elegant LBD that's jazzed up a bit with the illusion neckline and gold lace. Loved!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Body type: Hourglass
June 16, 2014
great dress!
I loved this dress. it looked great on my hourglass figure and with a little help from a sticky bra, it made my cleavage look fantastic, but it was a bit more modest with the lace on the chest. Sitting was a little uncomfortable, but otherwise I felt great in it. My only complaint might be the excess material in the under-arm area that was just too loose. Gorgeous dress, though and I definitely recommend it!
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 188lbs
June 3, 2014
Graduating Day
Everyone loved my dress. The only thing is there is a hook on the back of the dress that kept coming undone luckily I had long hair so it was not noticeable. I was able to wear both sizes the 16 and 18 however the 16 was a little snug which I wore have gotten but I was going tot a graduation and I did not want to rip the dress. Size 18 I felt comfortable but the dress was a little big.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 245lbs
May 22, 2014
Beautiful but no give
I loved this dress so much, however when I got it, I couldn't wear it. It fit but had no breathing room. It really had no give at all, and I was afraid that if I tried to sit down it could rip!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 71
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 215lbs
May 14, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous dress.
I didn't wear it because it was too dressy for the occasion. I would rent it again for a more formal occasion.
Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
May 4, 2014
Great dress for any party or wedding. I was getting compliments all night.
Beautiful dress, but had to order a bigger size. There is absolutely no give to the material. The staff at Rent the Runway were very helpful and sent me a bigger size in time for my event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
April 1, 2014
Looked great at a friend's wedding!
This dress is SO elegant and gorgeous! It was very flattering, though I couldn't wear any of my shapewear underneath it due to the low neck/backline... but it was heavily lined and boned so that no lumps/bumps showed at all. I had people complimenting me all night, asking me if it was vintage, telling me it was just gorgeous - I am not used to that kind of attention! My husband was grinning from ear to ear having the star of the night (well, besides the bride ;)) on his arm! Thanks again, RTR!
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Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
January 3, 2014
No stretch. Size up if you have any curves. Lace detail was gorgeous.
No Stretch Size Up Lace Details
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 200lbs
December 18, 2013
So pretty -- but small through the hips
Beautiful gold overlay! But this dress is not for the pear-shaped. I wear 16M jeans, and the last dress I bought was a 14W, so I figured the 16W would be fine -- It's really more of a 16M. Fit through the bust and waist (my waist is fairly thick right now, so this was a surprise), but the 16 was so tight on the hips I couldn't bend over. The dress has no give. Go at least 1 size up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
December 16, 2013
The ability to order to order 2 sizes to insure the right fit.
I got sick and was unable to attend the event for which I rented this dress. But it was beautiful. I ordered both the 16W & 18W. The 18W fit but was still snug (my spanx made it work though). If you are very hippy, you will definitely have to go up at least one size. In most fitted dresses, I wear a 16W.
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 66
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 174lbs
November 22, 2013
Not what I expected, one size too small and the other too big-have to go shopping immediately
If you are a larger women with a bit of a stomach and hips this isn't the dress for you - had to return it.

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