Black Cut Out Gown

$495 retail

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Stylist Notes

Puffed shoulders and a cutout waist add just-right allure to this sleek V-neck gown by ML MONIQUE LHUILLIER.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-22W, two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hemline. Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hemline.

Product Details

Black woven (100% Polyester). Gown. Short sleeves. V-neckline. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length, 40" Slit. Imported.

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43 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(8)
Small
(15)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
March 2, 2019
Not formal enough for black tie

Pros: One of few sleeved formal dress Well made Cons: The holes are bigger than expected Not good for large busted ladies The puffy sleeves tend to widen your shoulders

Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
March 5, 2019
Classy and sexy

Beautiful dress. Unique, confortable, and just the right amount of sexy. Love the cap sleeves.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 61
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 162lbs
March 10, 2019
Didn't wear

Didn't realize this had a see through part under bust

Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
March 14, 2019
So classy and chic!

This dress is so classic. It is understated in the perfect way. It is very fitted throughout the bodice and some limited range of motion in the arms- I wouldn't recommend for dancing in. I'm 5'1, 128 lbs and wore a 4R and it fit perfect. Probably my favorite rental so far.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
March 19, 2019
Nice dress for black-tie wedding

This dress was great for a black tie wedding. The neckline and waist details gave it a little something extra, as did the leg slit. I'm pear shape and the top was too large on me, but it was fine enough.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Age: 22
Bust size: 36C
March 26, 2019
Didn't like the fit.

The length was too long and the V cut on the top was too deep for my taste.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
20WL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Body type: Pear
March 27, 2019
Dress is beautiful!

Loved it! Wish I would have taken more pics

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
April 3, 2019
Classic and comfortable!!

This dress fit really well. The fabric was a bit heavier so it laid nicely. It was comfortable and very easy to move around in - I would definitely recommend!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38H
Body type: Full Bust
April 13, 2019
Way too small!

It ran so small! I even sized up having seen the reviews and couldn't get it over my hips.

Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 176lbs
April 16, 2019
Best decision ever

This is my second review and it was just perfect. So please don't doubt your self and rent the dress. It is perfect.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 28J
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
April 17, 2019
My husband said he loved it too!

I rented this for a gala and it the fit was great. The fact that you can wear a bra is amazing. The only reason it didn't wear it was I ordered a regular and needed a long - it was a bit short on my 5'10" frame.

Size worn:
20WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Bust size: 38DDD/E
April 18, 2019
Felt like a million bucks

This dress was stunning. I felt amazing in it. The slit does spread quite a bit when you sit, but this is the only drawback.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 29, 2019
Loved this dress!

So many compliments. Special/unique black dress. A little small.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 30, 2019
So many compliments

Great fit - true to size. No need for spanx. Held everything in - and showed a little skin.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 5, 2019
I loved this dress!

The dress fit true to size, and the length was perfect. It was very flattering, and I received a lot of compliments on the style. Overall, I loved this dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 190lbs
May 8, 2019
Comfortable and stylish

You can't go wrong with a black dress, and this one is a classic. It fit well enough, but there was a little bit of bulging in lower back area. I had to keep pulling the dress down and adjusting the top front, as my bra kept showing. This dress is sexy enough without showing a ton of skin. I wore a black bra, so when the top front of the dress slipped down, it wouldn't be terribly noticeable. Also awesome was the fact that I wore my Spanx under this dress quite comfortably. Even though the midsection has a lace-like design that's intended to show skin, my Spanx came up to just under my bra. No one noticed that it was my Spanx showing through, and not my skin! I recommend this dress for any formal occasion. I'm a 38D, and size 14 in regular clothes.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
June 10, 2019
Flattering and slimming dress

Lots of compliments on this dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
March 3, 2019
Super cute dress

I loved this dress however the top was way to large making it unflattering. If you have a smaller bust you may have the same issue

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 173lbs
March 21, 2019
Lovely but size down

Lovely dress that is conservative but not overly so. I could have gone with a size smaller.

Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
April 11, 2019
Was unable to wear.

The mid section was very tight and the top was very loose.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 40C
Body type: Apple
March 7, 2019
This dress is a beauty in person - an way more elegant than you might think.

Beautiful fabric, lovely shoulder/sleeve design, and cutouts make this dress a stunner. The only problem was that it runs super small and I could not zip it up - I considered wearing a jacket for a hot second but ended up returning it instead. Will order again the next size up.

Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Weight: 155lbs
March 11, 2019
Wonderful dress for a formal event!

I loved this dress! It is simple and elegant with unique touches (like the puffy sleeves and cutout details). I'm glad I sized up - it fit perfectly. I have narrow shoulders so the puffy sleeves worked for me. It's not very stretchy but it was comfortable enough for an entire evening of dinner and dancing.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Age: 39
Bust size: 42DDD/E
March 13, 2019
Nice fabric and cut, but it ran a bit small.

Nice dress, and fit like the pictures.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 55
March 14, 2019
Returning I did not lke

Not quite dressy enough

Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Weight: 207lbs
March 18, 2019
Gorgeous!

Dress is very flattering due to the small cut out all around the waist. It runs small as I ended up getting a size bigger and doesn't have that much stretch but overall a great choice!

Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
March 26, 2019
Love the dress! It worked great for a formal gala. Recieved many compliments!

This dress was very snug at the hips which required me to wear a size up. This did cause other parts to fit a bit looser than I would have preferred, but overall still loved the dress. Please do note the bottom half of the dress is slightly a wrap style so when you sit down the slit does go a tad high.

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Size worn:
16L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36F
Body type: Hourglass
April 14, 2019
This dress was everything I wanted.

It ran a little small, so I was happy that I had the next size up as my backup. It also will give you a lot of cleavage if you are busty. However, I thought it was perfect for an evening event and is easy to dress up on down depending on the nature of the event.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 22, 2019
Beautiful Dress

This dress runs small and they didn't have a back up size. Ended up wearing a dress I had in m y closet. Leary to rent again since I spent $100 to wear something I already owned.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
22WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 205lbs
April 22, 2019
run small

tight on the chest area, no stretch

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
April 24, 2019
I did not end up wearing this dress

This dress is very pretty and would look great for any occasion, it just didn't fit my body great. I am usually a 6 or 8 in dresses depending on the style, but even the 8 was a little tight in the sleeve area and the top just laid awkwardly on me. I wish I could have worn this because it's a great dress in person.

Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
May 1, 2019
Ribcage runs small. Bust/shoulders runs large

Did not wear this. Ribcage runs small. Bust/shoulders runs large. Typically wear a 32DD bra from victoria secret and could not zip this dress up around ribcage. Length was good (i am 5’4”)

Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 36
Body type: Pear
Weight: 146lbs
May 6, 2019
The dress is very flattering on. Nice elegant details like the cut outs and beautiful sleeves

The dress was very flattering. It was my back up dress and a solid choice that I ended up wearing. It is form fitting and has zero stretch. It was a little small on me. However, I think one size up would probably have been too big. Because it was a little tight on me with no stretch I did not have full range of motion in my arms for dancing. Also the fabric is a heavy polyester so it was very warm and did not breathe. The front slit is pretty high if you are going to be moving around a lot. I was glad to have biker short style spanx in black underneath. In summary, a solid dress that will flatter your curves. Nothing to write home about but I felt pretty and look good in the pictures.

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Size worn:
18WL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
May 8, 2019
Didn't wear this

I unfortunately couldn't wear this gorgeous dress. I have a broader back and slightly larger chest and the back wouldn't fit around my rib cage. Very pretty though!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
May 31, 2019
Gown is beautiful, but she couldn't wear it!

This ML Monique Lhuillier gown has ABSOLUTELY no stretch or give in the fabric. Size up and use fashion tape for the bust if necessary. My sister is a 10R and couldn't event close the back of the dress at all to zip it. She would've needed a 14R in this.

Size worn:
20WL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Age: 31
June 9, 2019
This dress is amazing! I felt so beautiful and elegant. And it’s sexy. And very slimming!

The only complaint is when you are tall with bigger hips like me, sitting down makes the slit show everything, so I had to have my husbands jacket on my lap. I am also normally a 12-16, but I am very tall with a larger chest, so the 20L fit the best. Would rent again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 10, 2019
Colorado wedding

This is a tight fit in the midsection but SO FLATTERING in the rear! I had so many compliments on my figure and honestly it was just this dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 19, 2019
Pretty Dress!

I ordered a 2... I knew that I needed a 4 but it wasn't available. I'm typically a 2 in dresses that are just fitted in the top and a 4 on dresses that are fitted on the bottom. I was hoping I could swing the 2 but no such luck. Too tight in the hips.

Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Age: 31
April 1, 2019
This dress helped me feel classy and sexy

I have been in weddings and formal attire that made me feel huge, not like my arms in them and feel un-attractive. This made me feel sexy and classy! LOVED THIS DRESS!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
April 10, 2019
This is not for curvy girls

I have a pretty big bust, and a wide ribcage and hips. This would be better on a less curvy lady, or someone with a slighter, more athletic frame. I managed to make it work, but as soon as I could I changed out of it. I felt a bit like a sausage!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Age: 65
April 17, 2019
Didn’t use dress

Too small, I had to rent the LONG, as it was the only one available. Beautiful dress, not for me

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