Karen Millen

Embroidered High-Neck Mini Dress

$119 rental

$545 retail



Style Notes

Add a touch of drama to your cocktail ensemble with this dress by Karen Millen. Cut in a flattering fit-and-flare shape, it features black velvet applique embroidered onto a fine tulle mesh. Partially lined with a strapless blush pink underlay, the semi-sheer yoke shows off just the right amount of skin. Finished with scalloped cuffs and a Victorian-inspired neckline, rent this for a dinner date.

  • Black velvet applique on fine mesh
  • Paneled skirt with fluted hem
  • Semi-sheer yoke with scalloped cuffs and high neckline

This dress looks beautiful on all body types. The cut draws in the waist and skims off the hips for the perfect cocktail silhouette. Keep it simple with a black heel and a matte black clutch to store all your essentials – let the intricate applique be the focus! Read our blog post for the ultimate cocktail event style guide.

If you’re looking to hire something similar, try our little black dresses

Main Fabric: Polyester

About the designer

Founded by Karen Millen in 1981, her namesake label has become a staple in wardrobes internationally. Based in London, she is known for her signature aesthetic that is distinctively fresh with a focus on impeccable cut and tailoring. From abstract prints to the tried-and-true colour block, the label is under creative direction of Gemma Metheringham and continues to have a strong global following.
Size & Fit

All dresses listed are in Australian sizes.

Model is wearing size 8


BUST: Fitted around the bust. Refer to the size guide for specific measurements.

WAIST: Fitted.

HIPS: Slim fit.

LENGTH: This dress is mini length. Please note that our model is 5’9”.


UNDERGARMENTS: As the dress is partially lined, consider a strapless bra to eliminate visible lines.

FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch.

GREAT FOR: Narrow, Hourglass, Pear body types.


Dress Size Guide

  AU6 (cm) AU8 (cm) AU10 (cm) AU12 (cm) AU14 (cm)
Bust 82 87 92 98 104
Waist 63 69 74 80 86
Hips 89 94 99 105 111

Size Conversion Chart

Australia AU6 (0) AU8 (1) AU10 (2) AU12 (3) AU14 (4)
International XS S M L XL
UK 6 8 10 12 14
US 2 4 6 8 10
EU 34 36 38 40 42

Since sizing and cut varies between dresses and brands, please use this chart as a general guide. The sizing in this chart applies to this dress ONLY. If you need assistance selecting the proper size, please contact our friendly customer service team.

Delivery & Return


Estimated standard delivery time is 1-2 business days - depending on your location & the time you submitted your order.
We recommend you select your delivery date 1-2 days before your event to make sure everything’s perfect.
Same-day delivery is available in Sydney Metro area.
If you place an order on a weekend or public holiday, your order will be processed on the next business day.
Standard delivery fee is $9.95 for all rentals except Try On orders. Try On orders are free of shipping cost.


Returning your rental item is very simple and free. Simply place your item in the pre-paid return bag provided by GC, and drop it at your nearest Post Office or the yellow Express Postal Box.
If your rental period ends on a Sunday or a public holiday, just drop your item in the nearest yellow Express Postal Box on the return date. It will be shipped back to us in the next business day.
We take care of dry-cleaning too so you don't have to worry about it.

Late returns

In the unlikely event that you returned your rental item back late, you will incur late fees.
Please see FAQs for more details.

Try On

You can book up to two dresses to try on within the convenience of your home for $30. For more information on our Try On service, please visit this link

Try On service is only available for dresses. Please note that we are unable to hold dresses for your actual event date until a booking order is placed.