Sunshine Day Gown

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Stylist Notes

Catch the sunset in this charming yellow dress by ML Monique Lhuillier. Accent the shimmering fabric with some sparkly jewelry; try Elizabeth & James' Astral Earring Jackets and nude heels.

Also available in pink, teal, and red.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - built in boning for support
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 58'' from shoulder to longest hem, 35'' from shoulder to shortest hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''.)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Yellow jacquard (60% Linen, 40% Polyester). Strapless. Straight neckline. Full skirt with high low hemline and side pockets. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. 35” from neckline to front hem. Imported.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 47
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 16, 2016
Sunny yellow on a rainy wedding day!

Loved this dress! It was beautiful and a perfect sunny shade of yellow on a rainy wedding day. The pockets truly made the dress! It runs a little small so while I'm usually a Size 6, I wore the 8 and with the corset underneath didn't need a bra. The boning on the corset did dig in a little, enough to make it uncomfortable. But as beautiful as I felt in the dress , it didn't even matter! Relieved lots of compliments on this dress...totally recommend!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 14, 2015
I got so many compliments--people were calling it an oscars dress!

This dress fits small--very small on top. I am usually a size 0-2 and the 2 barely zipped up, I had to have my BF help me into it. It was a little frayed at the hem too, but nobody noticed. I was worried about the length; I'm 5'0" and have a hard time finding dresses that fit, but the midi length worked well. The color was also gorgeous, perfect for an evening garden wedding. Oh, and... pockets! Would definitely rent again.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 13, 2015
Super fun dress to wear!

Sorry for the blurry pic ladies, best one I had of the full length. I was worried about the 8 fitting up top, but I was held in just fine. The fabric of this dress is also so much prettier in person, the pics don't really do it justice. Perfect fit and prettier in person- can't beat that! Oh and it has pockets- always a fun surprise!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 133lbs
April 19, 2015
This dress is perfection, they told me so!

So so many compliments on this gorgeous dress. It definitely stands out among the crowd. The top is very flattering while the bottom leaves room to eat. I couldn't be happier that I picked it for an outdoor spring wedding. It is a little on the fancy side, so I just wore modest jewelry and shoes.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 5, 2015
Vivid yellow stands out in the dark wedding crowd!

I wore this dress for a wedding and really liked it. I'm a standard size 6- smaller up top then bottom and felt this ran a bit small thru the bust and waist. In order to zip and fasten everything I had to actually hold my breath and help a friend with the zipping process. Once on, it looked great. Very flattering and lots of compliments! Definitely on the tighter side- but that just kept me from eating 3 pieces of cake... Instead of 2. :)

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
May 6, 2015
Bright sunny yellow color!

Beautiful textured fabric that doesn't convey in the photo, and stunning bright shade of warm yellow. I paired with orangy-red shoes for a pop of color. I usually wear a size 4, but the size 4 had been way over worn (very noticeably so) by girls more busty, so I opted for the size 6 that was new/never worn with the tag still on. The shape makes this dress fun and unique, and the color photographs nicely.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
May 11, 2015
A stand out dress for wedding! The low part of the skirt is so much fun on the dance floor!

Tight in the above the waistline. So many compliments on this high quality dress. Many compliments all around, especially on the fabric and the dramatic hi-low skirt. Lovely on the dance floor, about 2" above the floor with heels. Nude heels best. Deep pockets!! Stand out dress for a wedding!

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
May 15, 2015
Eye-catcher !

I rented the 6r and the 8 r. I could not zip the 6 but the 8 fit perfect The dress is fun and flattering. I received so many compliments Choose this dress if you are ready to stand out in the crowd !

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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Date
May 17, 2015
Statement dress perfect for any evening event!

I LOVED this dress and got tons of compliments on it! I would recommend that if you are well endowed in the bust area that you size up for this dress because it is quite snug in the top. But the dress itself is stunning and I will definitely rent it again. I wore this to a production of Beauty and the Beast and felt like Belle! It was so fun!!!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
May 20, 2015
I received so many compliments on this dress!

The size 4 fit me perfectly! It was nice and snug up top which made me feel comfortable and secure! I'm 135 lbs and 5'6 and sometimes wear a 6 but the 4 was great! Wore this to a black tie wedding and it was perfect!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 30, 2015
The dress arrived perfectly on time and looked in person exactly how it appears online.

I wore this to a black tie charity event and received so many complements from strangers, I was starting to feel like a celeb! The dress was pretty comfortable, too. Not once did I even touch it to adjust anything throughout the night, like so often happens with strapless gowns. There are lots of grips and some boning sewn to the inside, which worked great to keep everything in place. I wore the dress with gold jewelry and clutch, and light blue shoes; though I really thought red-violet or lavender heels would have looked even better :).

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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
June 7, 2015
Tons of complements and was told "best dress of the evening" by one woman.

I am a bigger girl but still love fashion. Ordered a 12 and 14. 12 fit me better up top but a bit snug at waist/hips. 14 was a little big in bust - but was more comfortable so I went with 14. I got so many complements on the dress. It was for Mardi Gras theme cocktail party and paired dress with nude shoes and Mardi Gras colored feather headpiece that i wrapped around ponytail. Added feather boa later. Felt good and loved all the complements.

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Size worn:
16R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
June 8, 2015
Loved the color of this dress & how it flowed through the evening as I walked! Lots of compliments!

The ML dresses run small so I'd order your regular size and a size up! It has extra straps in the dress to prevent you from having to pull it up which is usually my apprehension with strapless dresses. Also the color was phenomenal! Take the risk, it's so worth it. The pockets were so handy for my phone to capture pictures during the night. I was so sad when I had to return it!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
June 8, 2015
The color and asymmetric bottom make the dress!

I ended up wearing 1 size up from my normal size due to the size of the top and it fit really well! I didn't have to pull it up all night. It was such a fun, different dress! Highly recommend.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
June 13, 2015
This dress was stunning.

The fit of the dress fit me perfectly. I received so many compliments all night from everyone. I was nervous being so busty and not having straps, as I love to dance, but the dress literally stayed up and against my chest all night without constantly having to pull it up. The length was also perfect since I am 5'4 and a 1/2. I loved this dress and wish I could keep it! The pockets on the dress are also a great feature!! Overall I would recommend this dress and using Rent the Runway, my experience with both was perfect and made my event a very smooth one.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
June 15, 2015
This dress made me feel incredible!

This dress was absolutely beautiful! The fabric was very luxurious. I received many compliments (even from strangers) throughout the evening! It's wonderful for busty girls because you don't feel like you're falling out! I'm a 32DDD and wear a 4-6 in every day clothes, so I'd say this dress runs small. Overall very beautiful!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 52
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 185lbs
June 15, 2015
The customer service was excellent.

First, let me say this dress is an absolute stunner and can be worn for all types of events from semi formal to formal when glammed up. I rented the gold yellow color and got compliments taking it right or of the garment bag. ladies if you are full busted you may need to order up a size. I ordered the 14 which is my usual size. Unfortunately, this was the largest size. having read many of the reviews, I knew it taking a chance. The sizing was perfect except for the bust. I'm a 38DD. It was a beauty and I was very disappointed not to mention in a panic because I had book backup and planned to wear the dress the next day for a 4o'clock wedding. thanks to the great customer service at RTR, I was able to call customer service and speak to a stylist who sat on the phone with me a assisted me with several suggestions. She helped me choose an outfit with just a few minutes to spare before shipment deadline. I received my choice which was overnighted and received by by10:30 the next morning. this was my first experience with RTR and overall it was great,. Take away……Utilize the RTR stylish if in doubt or carefully read the dimension and suggested body types and reviews for your garment choices.

Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 15, 2015
Beautiful cut and color - a memorable look!

I wore this to my brother-in-law's early June wedding and I can't say enough awesome things about it. I have always read RTR reviews where the reviewer says "I got so many compliments." And I just assumed they were pleasantly exaggerating. So when I tell you I got so many compliments please know I am in no way exaggerating for the review's sake! This dress is so high quality and unique that you absolutely stand out as a fashion-forward stunner where ever you go. The color was darker than I thought it was going to be, closer to mustard but still, stunning. I wore nude peep toe shoes, bangles from RTR, and statement earrings. I felt like I was getting ready to walk the red carpet. The fabric itself is thick and high quality but the hi-low cut combined with the strapless look means it's comfortable even in warm weather. If you're on the fence with this dress I would say go for it!

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
June 28, 2015
So many compliments!

Fit perfectly and true to size. It was very comfortable and provided so much support. Did not even have to consider wearing a bra. Definitely a GREAT choice for a summer wedding.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 28, 2015
Stand out!

The top is tight but stays in place very well. Otherwise, fits true to size. Fun for summer weddings!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
July 1, 2015
Beautiful Dress with pockets!

The dress was very cute. It was a little bit on me so I called RTR customer service and they same day shipped two other dresses for me to try on in their flatiron store. I had three dresses to choose from essentially but still stuck with this one. Built in bra inside and pockets. I can't say enough that the whole process was easy and made me feel comfortable that no matter what RTR was going to ensure that I was happy with a dress for my event!

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
July 5, 2015
Easy and chic!

This was a last minute back-up and I'm so glad I found it for a summer chic wedding. The color and style were so flattering and I received many compliments at a formal, high profile wedding. I would definitely rent this again for another affair!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
July 10, 2015
Easy & flattering

A touch plain for my taste, but this is a great dress. Comfortable, flattering, & would be beautiful with big, bold jewelry. You can see the inside back hem from the front. Small detail, but I didn't like that. Fabric showed some wear - not enough to ask for another dress, but just an FYI - some dresses still have tags on & this may not be one of them, depending on your size. I went with another dress, but I may reorder for different occasion.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
July 13, 2015
A very unique dress

I went to the RTR store in Chicago and the stylist and I picked out this dress and necklace. I loved it in the store. When it was delivered it had more wear than I'm used to seeing when I rent. Other than that it fit well and I received a lot of compliments. The necklace was awesome too.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
July 19, 2015
Beautiful dress- runs small

Definitely runs small, I was nervous that I wasn't going to fit into it. Ended up fitting like a glove and went bra-less. Very comfortable for a wedding- because the waist is aline. Material is very heavy, too much for a summer wedding.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
July 26, 2015
Tiny and Wierd

I could not zipper the bust and even if it did, I would not wear it. It has a quilt-like pattern that reminds me of a 1970's bedspread. Blech...

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 29, 2015
I felt like Belle

This dress has it all! The color and quality of the dress are absolutely gorgeous! I didn't want to return it, it was that special. I wore it to a wedding at the MCA in Chicago and got tons of compliments. It does run small but I was never uncomfortable in it, even after dinner. Just stunning!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 2, 2015
Many compliments on the dress. Even voted "best dressed" by my friends! Felt elegant and playful.

The only reason I didn't give the dress 5 stars was because of the hem. It can get caught on heels while dancing if not careful. But overall it fits nicely on top, I didn't have to adjust it even with vigorous dancing (always the fear with strapless dresses and boobs of any size). The other consideration was the weight of the fabric, which is thick so forgiving, but also hot for a summer wedding (granted it was 100 degrees so no dress could fix that!). The back top zipper clasp was broken/missing when received but it didn't effect the functionality of the zipper, which stayed up just fine without it. You will definitely need help with clasping the built in support and zipping up.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 21, 2015
Such a fun dress, and it has pockets!

The dress looks bright yellow in photos, but it is actually more of a golden yellow in person. You can dress it up or down, with jewelry and shoes. I wore the big blue beads to down play the dress a bit because I was attending a barn wedding. I ordered a 2R and 4R, but couldn't even zip the 2, so definitely go up one size when you order. Pockets were the best part!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
August 28, 2015
Gorgeous dress!

This dress was such a surprise. My original dress fell through and RTR Georgetown helped me pick out this replacement. It fit perfectly! So many compliments too! Would definitely recommend to anyone :)

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 2, 2015
Awesome dress for a more formal wedding!

This dress was perfect for the semi formal wedding I attended. I didn't feel out of place being overdressed but was able to still add a necklace to complete the look. The dress ran true to size but was very snug in the chest area. I didn't mind this as it ensured it didn't move while on the dance floor! Lots of compliments!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Age: 33
September 2, 2015
Rehearsal dinner perfection

I wore this for my rehearsal dinner and I got so many compliments. It was very unique. The top fit snug with a built in bra which was a bonus. A bustier physique in this size may be difficult to pull off.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34DD
September 2, 2015
Customers service was amazing!

It was perfect for a day into night wedding outdoors. Elegantly fun!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 3, 2015
Perfect for a southern summer wedding

Fit was true to size. Material was a bit heavier than I anticipated, but added to the overall structure of the dress. Everyone said it reminded them of Belle from beauty and the beast. The dress was quite yellow, but it was really a great choice for a summer wedding. I got a lot of compliments, and would definitely recommend this dress.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
September 7, 2015
Beautiful color & fun style! Received many compliments!

I usually wear a size 4, and this dress was no different, contrary to other reviews. I wore a NuBra as was recommended, but I think that was more for comfort rather than fit. That said, anyone wearing larger than a C cup may want to go up a size. The dress does run slim in the bodess, but that helps keep the dress up. I never had to pull it up as with other strapless dresses. I loved the color and it was perfect with a sun tan and gold jewelry accents! I also loved the style of the dress: the high lo was absolutely perfect for a semi-formal ballroom wedding. I received many compliments! The only reason I'm not giving the dress 5 stars is because the fabric wasn't quite what I was expecting; I loved the detailing and texture but it was heavier than I thought it would be and it arrived quite wrinkled.

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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 210lbs
September 27, 2015
Great dress, tons of compliments

The only thing I will add is that the dress was very heavy, it was a very hot and humid day that day, it's more of a quilt like material.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 32
October 12, 2015
It was the most comfortable dress! Flaw hiding fabric! I got so many compliments

It fit perfectly and I honestly didn't want to return it

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
October 20, 2015
Beautiful tea length!

It runs small for sure but is a really well made dress! Loved it. One note is that the yellow is a little less bright than I expected but still beautiful

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
November 4, 2015
So many compliments. Even the bride loved it.

Fit perfect and held the girls in.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
December 14, 2015
Stunning textural fabric. Comfy fit. Classic lines.

Tight corset top and full skirt with pockets. Very comfortable.

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