Monroe Twist Gown

$140 rental
$730 retail

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Stylist Notes

Marilyn is your muse in this breathtaking gown by Nicole Miller. With a shape built to accentuate your waist, this style will give you confidence from the minute you glide into the event!

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 - deep v provides minimal support in bust area
WAIST: Very 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 with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, 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 - deep v provides minimal support in bust area
WAIST: Very 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 with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Length Chart

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

Product Details

Antique white satin. (100% silk). Sleeveless. Halter neckline with open twist back. Column skirt. Lined. Hidden side zip with hook-and-eye. See size and fit tab for lengths.

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31 reviews
Fit
Large0
True to Size22
Small8
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
October 29, 2015
This dress was so comfortable and made me feel beautiful on my big day!
The dress runs a little small if you have bigger hips or waist I would recommend sizing up.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
August 12, 2015
Rent it.
I'm a size 6, but the 8R was the only size available at the time and it fit perfectly. Shape wise. Drape was. Length wise. Material wise.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
July 29, 2015
Great fit for after-wedding party
Picked this dress for the after wedding party, but ended up keeping my actual wedding dress on the entire night!
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 101lbs
May 11, 2015
Fit like a glove
Great dress for Prom
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
May 2, 2015
Wore this for my legal ceremony before my destination wedding and it was perfect!
I wore this as my wedding dress for our legal wedding ceremony before the destination wedding. I told my husband I was renting a simple dress and he was blown away. It fits like a glove and super flattering. It was very sexy and beautiful. I usually wear a size 2 and this was a little snug. You can not wear anything underneath since it is such a sheer fabric. It did get wrinkled after sitting right under the bust area, but overall it is perfect for a wedding dress.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
April 29, 2015
Dress
Amazing dress. So flattering
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
December 29, 2014
Wore this as my reception dress!
Very sultry cut.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138lbs
December 15, 2014
Great dress received lots of compliments
Pros never felt so good in a satin dress or have it fit so well. Cons very busty and shows the girls ALOT! So be careful and have the boob tape ready! Wore 4 inch heels and couldn't wear a bra with this one but it held them in well.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 135lbs
December 4, 2014
AMAZING Dress!
I was so worried for no reason, I'v lost 25lbs and didn't know what size I would be, I am now 135lbs...it fit great! I ordered the 8P and the 10R. The 8P fit better in the top and waist but way to short, the 10R was longer and worked fine with flats. The 10R would have been too short if I wore heals. Like others I needed tape to keep the dress in place in the breast area, it was a bit big there. It was very comfortable, and I wore the Camando Briefs to just smooth out a few bumps. This dress has 3-4 layers of fabric so you don't need much. We had a beautiful wedding day! The shipping and return were easy. I also rented the earnings, perfect! Downside: Stretched out on the top so it was loose. You could tell by looking close it has been worn a ton, may be time to retire this one.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 2, 2014
The dress
Dress was beautiful, but hip seam was off. I overall loved the dress!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
November 11, 2014
The perfect prom dress
The dress made me feel like an old hollywood movie star! You can totally tell it is a designer dress. The fabric is such great quality and white satin is not the usually the easiest thing to wear but this dress didn't pucker or show any unflattering bumps. I felt so much more elegant than the other girls at prom. THIS DRESS IS PERFECTION
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
October 23, 2014
The dress fitting perfectly and receiving so many compliments
This dress fit perfectly !! LOVED it. I originally ordered a 4L but the 2L fit even better. I am 5'6 and the 2 regular was just a tad short in the front even barefoot. The Long was really long but I liked it.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 8, 2014
Beautiful Dress!
I wore this dress to my Prom and got compliments all night long! Very good quality dress, and it's surprisingly comfortable. Loved it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
September 22, 2014
Beautiful but didn't end up wearing it...
What I liked about this dress was that it was sexy yet sophisticated and it gave me wicked curves. What I didn't like (and the reason why I ended up not wearing it) was the length. I'm 5'3", 5'6" with heels, and this dress would've presented a lot of tripping opportunities as it was too long. The color was also not white as it appears in the photo, it's more cream or off-ivory - almost a vintage-y color.
RTR CustomerJuly 9, 2015
Hi! I'm your exact size- 5'3, 115, 32B and am considering renting this dress. Is it really that long? I plan on wearing for the after party after my wedding and I don't want to have to wear heels given my feet will probably be exhausted!
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
September 22, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous dress! I got compliments all day!
Pros, despite the reviews that it ran short its actually reached the ground and I am 5'8. Im usually a 2 but I'm glad i got the 0! Con, I did notice that in the bust area it gave a little towards the end of the day. I did which it was about an inch longer but overall it was great.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
September 16, 2014
This dress was fabulous!
Perhaps slightly short in the front if you plan to wear heels. Was fine for me as I'm only 5'4" and I went barefoot but something to consider.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 10, 2014
Wore this for my wedding, gorgeous dress
Beautiful dress, needed to use copious amounts of fashion tape to keep top of dress in position over bra-slip (d'Mondaine Rita). Length was very short on 6R and wore backup 8R because it was a little longer (otherwise fit was similar between 6R and 8R) - was barefoot or in flip-flops for photos and length was ok. Notice short train on dress. Wore heels for first dance and no problems with length of train. The material is creamy silk, and pairs well with gold and pearl. Be aware this dress needs to be steamed prior to wearing.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
August 12, 2014
dancing the night away with all my sisters! LIOB PHI MU!
fit like a glove! so perfect, even thought it was the regular length is was still long, so I wore some serious heels! great dress, I usually do not wear white but am so glad I did! I received a lot of compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
July 17, 2014
Perfect for Vegas Vow Renewal
This dress is beautiful. I normally wear an 8R, but ended up in the 10R with this dress - which usually means the top is too big if I fit the hips. No problem in this dress! A bit of dress tape and off we went. There is a bit of a train on this dress, and I taped it up so it wouldn't drag. Absolutely loved it. Perfect for a 10 year vow renewal!
CardenAugust 3, 2014
wow, you look stunnng!
AlexsaAugust 28, 2014
You do look stunning! Help me make my decision on my 10 vow renewal. Thanks!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
July 12, 2014
did not get to wear
didn't get to wear because the girl before me trashed it. Frustrating that I found out only a few days before my event, but RTR helped me find a new dress that worked perfectly!
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
June 19, 2014
I did not end up wearing this dress... but luckily I had another option!
This dress was very short especially in the front. I am 5' 6", and it was about 3 inches or more to short. Also, I could not fully close the zipper, which is due to having a 32E cup. Otherwise, it had very nice fabric and would be comfortable for someone with a smaller chest and who is shorter (unless you have the longer version, which I could not order because it is damaged.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
June 9, 2014
Small
This does run small. Especially of your bust/ribcage is larger. I wear a 4 usually, 2 in certain designers and the 2 wouldn't even zip up. Fit from the waist down well. Very pretty dress, just size up if you have a wider ribcage.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 1, 2014
Not what I expected
I found this dress while scrolling on RTR and I fell in love with it. I was sure for months that this was THE dress I would wear to my senior prom. However when it arrived it was much different from what I expected and I didn't end up wearing it for prom. First of all, there were many layers of silk which made the dress heavy and hot. It also was loose around the bust and the fabric stuck out awkwardly there, which could have probably been fixed by fashion tape. It is definitely a beautiful dress in pictures, but I would not recommend it for an occasion with dancing. It is most likely necessary to wear a stick bra or petals, as the fabric around the bust is not supportive on its own.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
May 30, 2014
How comfortable it was
It was perfect! Size true to form, comfortable and allows me to dance all night. I chose it as a second wedding dress for my reception and it was a hit!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 13, 2014
Loved it
Kinda tight in some areas but it's a gorgeous dress
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 20
Body type: Straight & narrow
May 13, 2014
This is a beautiful dress, but there were many complications.
I ordered this dress for my senior prom. At 5'9", I ordered the "long" length. When I finally received this dress, the front was WAY too short. It went to my ankles. Due to the length, this dress was unwearable, so ordering from rent the runway really made my prom stressful considering I had to go and buy a dress the night before. Tall ladies, I would not recommend this dress.
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 27, 2014
Loved this dress! I would definitely rent it again. Beautiful and so classy.
Runs small so I definitely had to wear an 8. Fit was perfect. The back is gorg.
BrendaMay 2, 2014
Hello, I'm wearing this dress for my wedding. Could you please tell me how you made the train look shorter ..
WhitneySeptember 2, 2014
you look gorgeous!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
April 17, 2014
I loved this dress' really flattering fit & flare style and beautiful fabric!
The only issue I encountered was that I didn't notice the dress' small train in the RTR photos, so I don't recommend this dress for Prom-style dancing (I used double sided tape to hem the back which ended up working fine). Note: I wore a nude strapless backless plunge bra (Victoria's Secret sells them) with fashion tape to make sure the cups didn't show.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 15, 2014
It was a Barrister's Ball (law school prom) and the theme was Great Gatsby. The dress was perfect.
Everyone loved it! I am pretty small with small curves and it didn't hide my curves at all -- it was flattering. I think it is great for small breasts because you can't wear a bra with it. With that said, the top is solid and supportive so it should work for bigger breasts. It is absolutely gorgeous though. The only problem is that the bottom drags a little in the back. I am 5"5' and I wore 4 in heels but it still dragged a little.
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
April 13, 2014
Great dress
RTR overnighted me this one after my other style didn't fit, and thankfully it fit perfectly. Everyone picked up on the "Marilyn" look. Very pretty dress but make sure you get your size because it is NOT stretchy at all (silk). I got a long and it was NOT long on me, I wore flats most of the night at 5'8" and the front was an inch or two above the ground. There is a train in the back, though.
UserDApril 14, 2014
Would you say that it's very shiny? Will I look like a bride? Also I am 5'8.5" and I would really like to rent this dress, but will even the 0L/2L be too long for me?
AshleyApril 15, 2014
It will probably be a little short in the front, but the back is plenty long. It is a train and it will very likely hit the floor. The front came about an inch off the floor for me. It is a little shiney (silk) but it didn't make me feel bridal.
UserDApril 15, 2014
Thanks for the prompt response! That's very weird that it was short even thought you wore flats....I'm thinking of wearing this to prom. Is that a bad idea?
AshleyApril 16, 2014
I wore it to a ball and it worked well. I'm sure it would be fine!
AliceApril 17, 2014
UserD: I wore it to Prom and used double sided tape to hem the back for dancing, which worked out fine!
xoRoxMay 15, 2014
Hey Ashley, I was wondering what you felt was the best type of bra support for this dress. Could you wear a bra? Thanks!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
March 24, 2014
The dress was perfect for the night
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KatelinMarch 30, 2014
is it a shiny silk?
natalieMarch 31, 2014
is the silk shiny? and would you say the dress is form fitting?
LApril 3, 2014
very nice - she has a fuller figure and I think the dress looks better on her than on a thinner frame. Sexy!
BenghieApril 4, 2014
The dress was silk and form fitting. I loved every minute wearing it.
RebeccaApril 4, 2014
Is this dress ok for gala? Or will I look like a bride at the wedding...
KatelinApril 5, 2014
I know it is silk but was it really shiny?
BenghieApril 7, 2014
I wore the dress for a gala. It was shiny silk, but not too bright.
MorganJanuary 15, 2015
My hips are about 36"....was it particularly constraining around the hips at all?
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