Susana Monaco

Tala Dress

$216 retail

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Stylist Notes

Crisscross ties make an of-the-moment sleeve statement on this minimalist sheath dress by Susana Monaco.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Tight, fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Tight, stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Purple jersey (86% Nylon, 14% Lycra). Sheath. Long sleeves with crisscross ties. Crew neckline. 40.5" from shoulder to hemline. Made in the USA.

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76 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(31)
Small
(5)
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Age: 29
May 31, 2018
this dress is great for work and after work

This dress felt lovely on me but you will need to go up a size

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
December 5, 2017
Pretty but lining is odd

I wanted to love this dress! The sleeve detail is great and I am all about this color right now. It comes just below my knees and I am 5'7". Unfortunately I didn't wear it because it comes with a lining for the chest, that doesn't act like a build in bra but just a lining and where it stops you can see it through the fabric which looked super odd.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 7, 2017
Pretty Dress.

This was a very pretty color and a very cute dress. The sleeves were a lot of fun. I gave it 4 stars because the dress is not very forgiving. I had to wear shape-wear pantyhose just so my underwear would not be completely visible. The pantyhose took care of the issue though. Over all it was very pretty.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 9, 2017
Interesting sleeve ties...that get in everything ;-)

This dress is beautiful - the style is hot and sleeves are as interesting and eye-catching as you'd hope. It's body-con, but double lined, so not terribly unforgiving. Loved it, but had to like, triple knot the ties and sometimes tuck them in to keep them from getting in everything...lol. It was an awesome look at happy hour when I was simply standing, serenely holding a wine glass... It would be a great winter date night dress! Hit me at the knee - I'm 5'8, size small fit; I wouldn't go smaller - I'm a chubby 2/4 right now. (Too many happy hours...ha!)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
December 10, 2017
Great for an awards luncheon.

I was accepting an award at womens luncheon at 35 weeks pregnant! I felt classy and secure in this dress. Material is thick and has a lining at the top bust area. Great dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
December 11, 2017
The sleeve detail makes this dress stand out!

This dress is high quality, but it is definitely a body con dress. If you have curves, be sure to wear a good body shaper.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 11, 2017
Discussion piece!

I loved the fit of this dress! The length hit just below my knees and was perfect to pair with tall boots. The lace up detail on the arms makes this dress. I received so many compliments! The color of the dress also made it a discussion piece.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 12, 2017
Great Desk to Dinner Dress

Fun dress. The fabric was very nice and comfortable. I wore the large, and it fit in the chest and was a little loose below the waist. The laces do get into everything, so be prepared for that at the dinner table. It does look more brown that red in person.

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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 1
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
December 17, 2017
Loved It!

Rented for a company dinner party. It was classy & sexy. My husband loved it & so did I. It's flattering & so comfortable! Would definitely rent again & would buy it if I could.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 59
Bust size: 30G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
December 25, 2017
Not for Petite Women

Very pretty dress, lovely brownish burgundy colour, but it was huge on me, the shoulders hung off me and the waist draped strangely, with inches of extra material, because the torso was far too long, it would look great on a taller woman, lots of room in the bust and you can wear a regular bra.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 31, 2017
Beautiful dress with unique sleeves!

I would definitely size up. I'm a 2 and got the S after reading other reviews. The S was perfect.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
January 2, 2018
Perfect perfect perfect! Beautiful winter dress, bump friendly

This dress is amazing and so flattering! At 20w pregnant, I found this dress comfortable and flattering. The arm tie details are very unique. Only con is this might not be a great dress to wear if you needed to use your hands a lot --- the tie strings get a bit in the way. Almost kept this dress. Will probably rent again!

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Age: 29
January 4, 2018
Slinky and fun

Tight but well proportioned. Beautiful color.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 9, 2018
Plain Jane

The color appears to be a jewel tone purple online, but it actually has a brown hue to it which I did not find flattering. It was true to size. The material was stretchy enough so it was comfortable to move around in. As other reviewers mentioned, there is a second layer of fabric that ends underneath the bust that you can see depending on the lighting. It's a decent dress but will not wow anyone, so I wouldn't recommend it for a special occasion.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
January 21, 2018
Subtly Sexy

Felt like the Beyoncè of my office in this dress

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 21, 2018
Love the color

Ties are fun! Didnt want too snug since i was wearing to work. Could have went smaller. Dress has shape so it didnt look big. Loved it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 146lbs
January 24, 2018
Very nice!

I did have to steam this. And the arms look shrunken like they are only 3/4 length, but then they are fine once you put it on!! Its body-con but tasteful & comfortable. The medium was right for my size 6-8 self.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 24, 2018
Not my fav

Not my fav. Matrrial is thin... shows every inperfection. I wish it was snugger.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 25, 2018
Fabulous dress, love the arm details...

Loved this dress! It fit like a glove, and I wore Spanx leggings with it so everything looked smooth. The arm detailing was sexy but not trashy...I wore this out over the weekend and liked it so much I wore it to work the next week. The only con was the bows around your wrists are long and annoying. I tucked them in. If they were shorter the dress would be perfect. The length is also appropriate/conservative enough for work. Has stretch, but very form fitting...if you are uncomfortable with body hugging dresses, this is NOT for you.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
January 30, 2018
Stylist Review

I was so in love with this dress! I loved the color and that the thicker fabric made it more forgiving than expected. The sleeves are really cool and will definitely get you noticed! This dress is really stretchy and does run true to size.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Apple
February 2, 2018
RTR Stylist Review

I love this dress! I've worn it a few times and its just so comfortable. You can dress it up or dress it down. I've worn it with strapy black heels and converse! It does hug every nook and cranny so I would recommend Spanx to make it all smooth.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 9"
Age: 41
Bust size: 30C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
February 3, 2018
Great dress!

Since I'm 4'9 it's slightly longer and loose

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 205lbs
February 19, 2018
Love the color of this dress!! It's a deep plum color that went WONDERFUL with my skin tone.

This dress fits every curve yet flattering around my tummy area. I love that it was lower than my knee, a true midi dress. The strings to the sleeves are extremely long so if you are of average height you may want to double tie the strings.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 22, 2018
Work to date night

I am in love with this dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 22, 2018
So many compliments!

I got double duty out of this one! Loved the lace up detail and fit. Great dress!!!!

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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Age: 50
February 25, 2018
The event was a worthwhile cause and the dress was perfect.

This very fitted dress is flattering in every way. It creates a smooth, sleek figure line from top to bottom and flatters without fear of anything being too revealing. I wore this dress to a charity benefit and it was perfect for the occasion.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 1, 2018
Horrible sizing

The dress is not proportionate at all. I usally wear a medium but it was super tight in the arms and gappy in the back and body.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
March 6, 2018
Date or work event perfect

Sexy and elegant. A little longer than expected--I'm 5'5" and it came below my knees.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
March 6, 2018
Very Sexy!

Loved the fabric and the fit, however it was a little too sexy for daytime and too clingy for a full bust. Lovely color too, just not perfect for me!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 13, 2018
This dress made me look amazing

I wore this to a work night event. They took a group photo and I was like DAMN - That dress looked good. It definitely hugs and you should put the ends of the strings up the sleeve because they can get annoying when eating. I was comfortable and sexy. It has a longer length which made me still feel appropriate but looked great.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
March 14, 2018
Except for the ties on the sleeves; it was perfect. I got tons of compliments.

The ties at the ends of the sleeves are very long and "kinda" weird. I wrapped them around my wrist several times and actually received a compliment that it was a nice look. LOL

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 15, 2018
Pretty dress

Rented this dress with my unlimited membership, 22 weeks pregnant and I felt great in it! Sleeves were a nice detail, and bump friendly but I assume it would be gorgeous without a bump too!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Body type: Full Bust
March 12, 2018
Love this dress

So sexy the arm detail is to die for. I wanted to buy this ... i still may!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
March 21, 2018
Simple, sexy dress

Loved the that thick stretchy material of the dress, helped make this bodycon dress be flattering. The one downside of the lace up sleeves is the ties were right at your wrist so it was hard to tie solo and they always got in the water when I was washing my hands.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 57
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
March 21, 2018
Comfortable and warm for winter.

This fit like a glove, but the sleeve detail is what makes it sexy -- almost a bit much for work, especially if you are in a more conservative setting. Loved it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
March 24, 2018
Amazing

Fits like a glove

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 188lbs
March 29, 2018
Thicker fabric than anticipated

Very tight and form fitting. Very long almost went to my calves. Fabric is like spandex.

Top Contributor
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
April 1, 2018
Great Valentine's Day dress

Overall the dress is fantastic! Very flattering, thick material so it was great in colder weather. I docked one star because the sleeves are a bit weird. There was way more excess string around the wrists then the picture leads on to...I had to wrap it around my wrists 4-5 times before tying in a bow. It didn't look bad at all just kind of weird.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
April 5, 2018
Funky fun midi

Love the unique arm details. Typical thick susanna monaco material that covers all flaws. Fell just below the knees on my 5'6 frame.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
April 6, 2018
Fit like a charm, sculpted my curves and I rocked it on the high seas!

This dress is comfortable, fits your curves and smooths imperfections out, since the material is relatively thick. The deep burgundy color had me looking like a glass of Merlot. I got compliments all night! The most important thing for me is that I felt at ease in the dress. The sleeves add a layer of sassiness. I did have to rig the sleeves a bit, as they were long, but it was not noticeable to anyone but me. Enjoy this daring, yet conservative and chic dress ladies.

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