Susana Monaco

Thunder Darla Dress

$198 retail

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Stylist Notes

Tiered ruffle sleeves lend an of-the-moment look to this stretchy matte-jersey sheath by Susana Monaco.

Also available in Red.

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: Fitted, stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted, stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH:

Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Blue matte jersey (86% Nylon, 14% Lycra). Sheath. Long sleeves. High neckline. 39" from shoulder to hemline. Made in USA.

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82 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(42)
Small
(3)
Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
October 22, 2017
Wonderful dress for a wedding

I rented this dress for a wedding. It was very comfortable. I would rent again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 105lbs
November 5, 2017
Great conservative go to

I loved the cha cha element of the sleeve. The waist was cut a little too wide for me which made the dress seem slightly boxy on me since the rest of the dress is skin tight. I think this dress is a great option for any pregnant renter looking for a comfortable dress. The material is think and super stretchy.

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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
November 13, 2017
The fit was perfect!

If you want to eat a large dinner, don't wear this dress. Even though it's a stretchy material it fits pretty snug. It's a great dress to dance in or go out in the town. Loved the bell and ruffle sleeves!

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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 30D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
November 27, 2017
Cuttteee

Medium weight material - nice and fitted to the body. Comfortable to move in and wear- did not have a coat in high 60 degree weather. Beautiful fall blue color- fun sleeves - wore with flats - must rent !

Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Age: 41
November 29, 2017
Tons of compliments on the dress!

Size: 4; 5'4"; 112 lbs. Fit was perfect! Super cute dress and love that the color is a universally fkattering jewel tone. Would definitley rent again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
December 30, 2017
Sleeves make this dress

Sleeves make this dress!! I wore this to work and got lots of compliments. Its def form fitting (but very comfortable) so be prepared for that.

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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 4, 2018
Don't let the turtleneck fool you!

Love the sleeves, style and color. This dress fits like a glove and is very comfortable. Turtleneck and length were perfect for work but the super-stretchy fabric hugs all your curves from all angles. If you are not comfortable in an ultra-fitted look, this dress is not for you ;)

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Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
January 11, 2018
Great fit & comfy

The arms are very flattering. The material is cery comfortable. I had 3 events that day and it went from each one seamlessly and with many compliments. Will rent again!

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 17, 2018
Elegant and different

I wore this dress for an outdoors daytime event in winter. The color is steel blue more than navy blue. The fabric is soft and hugs your body. Wear it with a Spanx to erase the inelegant underwear lines, and choose a larger size, as it's going to hug your curves anyway, and it doesn't look good if too tight. The bells on the sleeves give it a nice contemporary touch.

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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Age: 36
January 17, 2018
Great dress

Great dress - showed a little more than id like on the tummy area but overall very satisfied

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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 177lbs
January 20, 2018
Fitted and sexy

I dont usually enjoy wearing fitted clothes, but this one is very sexy and unique. I felt very confident wearing it.

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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
January 24, 2018
Comfortable Dress, Rich Color...

I wore this dress for a book signing this dress was comfortable and stretchy. Love the color on a snowy day it brightened up my day.

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 146lbs
February 2, 2018
Fun to wear and comfortable

I was really happy with the length of the dress! It's longer than it looks on the model, hitting below knee on my 5'7 frame, and then at knee after my tights caused it to scoot up. Pretty purple/blue and sleeves and short turtleneck not annoying at all. Very easy to wear!

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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
February 3, 2018
This is one I will purchase!!!

Rented this for a daytime event at the Kennedy Center. I received many compliments. Great color!

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Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
February 16, 2018
Maternity review - amazing dress!

This dress is a dream and perfect for maternity, because there is so much stretch. At 27 weeks, I sized up 1 size to an XL (normally a L or 10). The sleeves are super fun and made me feel gorgeous. Would happily rent again! Highly recommend.

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 27, 2018
Fun and trendy but conservative enough for work

Really pretty and fattering color and fit. Nice and long (at bottom of knees for me) for office but plenty trendy with "Cuban Pete" sleeves.

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Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
April 1, 2018
Looks amazing!

Loved this dress so much! I was a bit skeptical about the sleeves at first since the ruffles are so large but it worked with the dress. The fit of the dress was excellent. Fitted over the body but long enough and high-necked enough that it felt appropriate for work and a family event. Great choice and was very figure flattering.

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 18, 2018
This dress is very comfortable. I wore it to Keeneland racecourse on a very cold 35 degree

The fit is great! It was a very cold day when I wore this dress. It was April, but the temperature high was 39 degrees. Having to be in and outside that day, I wore long underwear under the dress and no one knew. Boots and black tights look great with this dress on a cold day.

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Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Body type: Hourglass
May 21, 2018
Fun frills!

The sleeves on this dress are great although they run a bit long. The dress hugs all your curves, so I wore spanx underneath. I got tons of compliments in this dress. Navy is a great change to the standard black dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
May 25, 2018
En fuego

I really need to start taking photos of the stuff I rent for work because this particular item was FIRE. But like, appropriate fire. Pros: super stretchy comfortable fabric; great cut and length, fun sleeves! Cons: 99.9% of ladies will want to wear spanx with this and I hate spandex so it is a con in my book. I styled this with neon yellow rockstud pumps - that's it!

Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
August 21, 2018
Great maternity dress!

Wore this dress for my baby sprinkle at 38 weeks pregnant and it fit really great and was so comfortable!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 13, 2018
THIS DRESS IS AMAZING!

This dress fits true to size and is very flattering. Loved it so much I purchased it.

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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Bust size: 32DD
November 23, 2018
Subtle elegance! The sleeves are incredible and the color pops!

It fit true to size and was very comfortable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
November 5, 2018
Cute and super comfortable!!!

Fits great - very stretchy. Worked well with my 25 week TWIN BUMP

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Size worn:
XL
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
November 28, 2018
Color is great!

Beautiful and very flattering!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
January 19, 2019
Great dress. Fun for work

This was a great dress. The medium fit easily with my 25 week bump (138 lbs). Good color and fun sleeves.

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 21, 2019
Received a ton of compliments!

Great fit on a long lean body. Accents bust so not good if you're heavy up top.

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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
January 23, 2019
Classy. Sexy. Comfortable!

Wow is an understatement! This dress was gorgeous and classy, and perfect for work! So comfortable too! Received many compliments! Material feels very nice which is a huge bonus. I think I'm going to purchase this dress!

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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
January 25, 2019
Crazy comfy, excellent color, appropriate length

Soft material, super stretchy and fantastic normal length for professional work place and being a single mom constantly on the move / carrying small kids. Received lots of compliments. Color is a beautiful deep blue/purple. Only downside is that it shows all your curves so just be ready for that! Went light on lunch, ha. Absolutely love this dress.

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Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Pear
February 8, 2019
Too thin

Very thin and unlined which made me uncomfortable - I love the dress and fit just wish it was a little bit thicker

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Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Body type: Straight & narrow
February 20, 2019
Didn't end up wearing this beautiful dress!

#TooCute

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
February 24, 2019
Size up

Unless you're rail thin, side up or wear shape wear

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Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 156lbs
March 5, 2019
Perfect fit and super comfortable

Color was great and I felt good in the dress

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Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 6, 2019
Elegant and classy

Flirty ruffles are a beautiful touch to amp up the work style

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
March 12, 2019
Simple with a flare

Loved this dress. The color is gorgeous. Fits true to size. Flare sleeve give it a bit of spice. I wore this for a reunion in NYC

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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
November 17, 2017
Love this dress!

Love this dress! It's so stretchy and soft and pulls on overhead. I'm petite and worried the sleeves would be too long, but they go just to meat of my thumb. I'm not sure how forgiving the material would be for curvier ladies as it's pretty thin, but I loved it. I'm 5'2" and usually wear a 0/2P and this goes just above my knees.

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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 155lbs
October 23, 2018
Not too tight, perfect length

Great dress. Comfortable material and not too clingy

Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 54
December 9, 2017
My beautiful friend got married

I ordered this as a back up dress. It is lovely but perhaps a larger size would have worked better. It fit but was super clingy and apparently I am super lumpy. The color is great, a deep royal blue. Sleeves were a nice current look without being too trendy.

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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Age: 39
March 2, 2018
Plenty of room to order a size up

If you are on the curvy side like me go up one size

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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Bust size: 32C
February 9, 2019
Cute Sleeves, runs tight/small

The arms on this dress are adorable, pretty color - but it is INSANELY form fitting. I'm a smaller person but was very uncomfortable with how sticky tight this fabric was.

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