Blue Melina Lace Maxi

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Stylist Notes

A pastel blue hue gives this immaculate lace style by Dress The Population a fresh, summery twist. Accent the intricate design with the Sunrise Ring by Marchesa and a soft updo.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Loose, comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Floor length, three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra, we recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch

Product Details

Blue lace (100% Polyester). Maxi. Sleeveless. V-neckline. Hidden back zipper. Fully lined. See size and fit for details. Made in USA.

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441 reviews
Fit
Large
(7)
True to Size
(145)
Small
(67)
Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Age: 32
April 19, 2017
Blue lace for days

This color and lace on this dress was beautiful, perfect for a spring wedding! This dress does run small, I decided to go up a size. The long length was perfect for a 4 inch heel.

AllieApril 19, 2017
how tall are you? did you get regular or long?
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Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 32D
April 26, 2017
Perfect & Romantic. Tons of compliments

I wore this dress to an outdoor wedding in Florida. It was perfect because of the underlay of the dress being like a cocktail dress- so it had the formality of a long dress but was comfortable, light and airy. It does have a plunging neckline that is super flattering. Also, the fabric has gold on the outline of the lace- which is not visible on the picture online and is even more beautiful in person. I would definitely recommend this!

AllieApril 26, 2017
how tall are you ? did you get regular or long?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
May 1, 2017
Not a great fitting dress

Dress is very pretty but there was absolutely no give in the material and it puckered in all the wrong places. Didn't even wear this dress had to use one of my own. Would not recommend to anyone.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 1, 2017
Stylist Review

Such a cute lace dress for the summer! This style runs true to size, but is fitted in the bust and waist so size up for back up. There is also no stretch in the fabric, but plenty of room in the hips. This style will work best for A-C cups, and a deep-V strapless bra or a sticky bra should be worn. At 5'7, this is a floor length dress on me. Silver or gold accessories would work well.

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Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 3, 2017
Very unique and perfect for spring!!!

Loved this dress! It fit true to size (MR), but definitely does not have any stretch. I'd size up for your backup! It was a tad long, but nothing beautiful heels didn't fix. I know it's new on the site, but just do it! You won't regret it!!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
LL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
May 3, 2017
I felt beautiful in this dress on my anniversary and received many compliments!

The medium fit, but was tight on my thighs, so I wore the large. The dress showed more cleavage than I anticipated. This dress was great for the hot FL weather because even though it is long, the lining is short. I was nice and cool on a breezy evening. The dress was very flattering on my less than flat "mommy tummy" without wearing spanks or sucking in. I am 5'9" and wore 4 inch heels; the long size was the perfect length.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Age: 32
May 9, 2017
Stunning dress

Beautiful dress and Very flattering. However I would not suggest for large chest like myself. I was Constantly feeling like my boobs were going to pop out, which I knew was going to happen but I loved the dress too much not t to chance it!

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Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Other
Age: 20
May 14, 2017
Very easy process and loved the dress!

Wore this dress for my senior prom and it was fabulous! I received a ton of compliments. There are gold embellishes along the lace that you can't see in the picture and makes the dress 10x better. It does run a tad small and is not stretchy so I would recommend sizing up. I loved this dress!!

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Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
May 17, 2017
Everyone loved this dress! It perfectly rode the line between sexy and classy.

I'm 5'10 and the long length was perfect with a 2 inch wedge. I'm typically a size 6-8 in dresses with a slight pear shape and can wear a smaller size in a-line dresses. I wore this in a medium long. The under-skirt was snug but I was able to dance and move around well enough. I am a 34-B bra size with a muscular back and lats. If my boobs were any bigger this would have been too small.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
April 30, 2017
Birthday rental

So beautiful, the lace detail and gold is so pretty. Too long for a short person.

iheartmmApril 30, 2017
I'm 5'2 as well. Did you still wear it? Does the length work with heels?
Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 21, 2017
Great Dress for a Garden Wedding

Really great dress, compliments in the right places. Popular dress because someone also attending the wedding wore the same dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
May 22, 2017
Beautiful, feminine dress - tons of compliments

I loved this dress! So beautiful and got lots of compliments. Looks stunning with the camera flash on per the photo I have. Only issue is that the chest area was really exposing - more than I thought it would be. Despite tape and bra cutlets, it kept moving and I was afraid I would spill out of it if I wasnt standing up straight. Just something to be aware of.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
May 23, 2017
Would rent again

The under liner was TIGHT. difficult to dance in. Didn't require any type of bra. Was quite long. I'm 5'6" and got the regular and wore 4" heels

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Size worn:
SL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
May 24, 2017
In love!

I loved this dress! It was perfect for a semi-formal outdoor wedding in California. I was torn between wearing the small and medium, but ended up wearing the small to get a little more support in the bust. I will say, this dress is long, so it's great for tall ladies! I'm 5'10, wore 1.5 inch heels, and it still touched the floor. I could've work 3 inch heels. My husband loved it as well, and I would definitely rent again!

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Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 144lbs
May 29, 2017
I felt like a princess!

I wore this dress in ML size for a wedding at a farm/barn and it was really appropriate. I'm It was really hot but I didn't feel that the dress made me feel warmer at all. The ML size is extremely long, I'm 5'6 and I was wearing really high heels with platforms and it was still long. Overall, the dress fits beautiful and I got tones of compliments. I matched it with nude shoes and clutch, and gold accessories.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 30, 2017
Great dress

Fit was great. I normally wear 0-2 and The XS was perfect. Only down side due to the low V neck I couldn't find a strapless bra that didn't show. And tape might be needed to ensure there aren't any accidental wardrobe malfunctions. Wore it for a barn wedding and it went perfect with my cow girl boots. The length gives a formal drama, and the lace see through bottom half also makes it feel casual. I would rent again

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
May 30, 2017
Friend's Wedding!

The dress was true to size - definitely order up if you are busty! The slip underneath hit me at about my knees and was the tightest part of the dress which is why I went a size up. I loved the color (blue/gray) and especially the gold lining around the lace. People were complimenting it all night!! Definitely see why this is a top seller. Also, keep a safety pin handing in case the "V" is a bit much for you. That's what I had to do because I thought it was more appropriate for the wedding. I wish the straps could be adjustable as that may have solved the problem. I also paired this with the sunburst ring and it was perfect!! I wore Jack Rogers sandals with the dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 166lbs
May 31, 2017
The dress is beautiful. I felt a little Courtney Love vibe going on! Paired it with gold accessories

I am a pear shape and the Medium fit me perfectly on top, but was too snug on the hips. The Large fit me great on the bottom, but was too large on the top. I opted to wear the Large size. I bought a low plunge sticky bra thinking that would add some bulk to the top, but I was unable to wear it with the dress because it showed. I ended up just using sticky tape. I thought I would feel uncomfortable not wearing a bra, but it was fine. But I still wish the top had fit me better.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 4, 2017
Just gorgeous!

I didn't end up wearing this dress to the wedding but I would have if the bride didn't think it "showed a lot of boob". I didn't mind the deep cut neckline personally, nor did my husband ;) the lace was gorgeous, the color was unique, and I'm not a tiny person by any means and the dress was so flattering. I'm keeping it in my hearts for other formal affairs in the future.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
June 5, 2017
Easy Breezy Beautiful Lace Dream!

I rented this for a formal wedding at a ranch so I felt that the vibe of this dress was perfect! The under lining is cocktail length and pretty stretchy so it was comfortable and never got too hot. The fabric even has gold shimmer in it which you can't tell from the pictures but it added a nice shine. The fit was true to size but the only thing was the bust was a little big for me. I am 32B and the cups were still a little loose. It's probably a good idea to get a Nubra to fill it out if you are small chested! Overall wonderful rental and received a lot of compliments.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
June 6, 2017
Very flattering

Loved this dress and so did everyone else! It was very flattering and comfortable. I would, however, suggest it to women with a smaller bust- as it is very low cut. I was sad to send it back and will rent it again!

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Size worn:
ML
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
June 7, 2017
This dress deserves 10 stars!

This dress was perfect for an outdoor wedding that I attended! What you don't see in the pictures of this dress is the gold stitching it has all over, it really makes the dress that much more beautiful in person! Also, I'm pretty tall and the length of the medium long was absolutely perfect with flat sandals for me. The only down side was the straps were cutting into my shoulders a bit. Other than that, I received compliments all night long and I wish I owned this dress. I would absolutely rent it again!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
June 7, 2017
This dress is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVED it, and received so many compliments.

I felt this dress ran small. I have a smaller bust, and it was very tight in the upper abdomen and chest area. I would recommend sizing up.

Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
June 8, 2017
Weddings are always a blast and I got SO many compliments on this dress. Would rent again.

The fit is definitely snug but it fit well. I have a larger butt and "thunder thighs" so the under layer was a little tight around those areas but other than that, it was perfect.

Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
June 8, 2017
Perfect for a Spring wedding.

Fit was true to size, however definitely better for an A/B cup. It was a bit long, I wore 4 inch wedges to compensate. Overall, super cute and got lots of compliments.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 11, 2017
Wedding perfect

Beautiful dress and fit, I didn't quite fill out the top even with a deep plunge strapless bra but other than that it was flawless

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Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
June 12, 2017
Loved this dress! It's classy but fun and perfect for a spring/summer wedding.

Straps were a little long on me but other than that the dress fit perfectly!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 149lbs
June 13, 2017
Beautiful!!!!

One of my favorite rentals yet- so unique and felt really good in it! Little long on me, but I wore wedges and it was totally fine. Also, there is gold stitching in the fabric I didn't realize until it came in the mail.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
June 15, 2017
Great dress great price

This obviously is a very low cut dress. I'm a 34DD and I had afew wardrobe malfunctions while sitting down. If you're busty then I highly recommend dress tape to keep everything in place. Also I debated between pumps and wedges...if you wear pumps with this dress then you will risk getting the heel caught into the lace when you walk.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 18, 2017
Beyond obsessed with this dress!

This dress is absolutely amazing. I wore it to a black tie wedding in Nashville'e July heat and it was perfect. It's not too heavy and the under layer is short so it was cool to wear. There is fine gold detailing on the dress which shines in photos. I had people coming up to me all night asking about the dress. Would definitely wear again. It was a little on the long side (I'm 5'3" and wore 4.5" heels and it was still a good two inches too long) but other then that a perfect dress.

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Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 19, 2017
Prom!!

I wore this to my senior prom and so many people complimented me. I stood out among the very simple black and navy blue dresses which was important to me to be able to do without a million sparkles. I have a larger chest size and I was able to go bra-less and dance for hours without worrying about anything falling out. It was 80° the day of prom also so the light lace was really great. I definitely recommend especially if you have similar coloring to me.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 21, 2017
Great dress! Formal enough for a summer black tie event!

I loved this dress but it was a little different in person than online- the lace flowers all have subtle metallic gold stiching around them which I wasn't expecting. I wore the dress to a hot summer black tie wedding and it was definitely formal enough without being too hot. The lining only goes to the knees so the bottom is slightly sheer which adds interest and makes it best for spring and summer. I am 5 foot 7, 125 pounds, usually a size 2 or 4 and I ordered the S and XS regular length. I ended up going with the S, which fit great, though on the smaller side. The length of the regular was perfect with low heels or flats. If I had wanted to wear really high heels I would have needed the long. The dress is VERY fitted in the bust and rib area and loose in the hips so size according to this area. Fabric is thick enough that I didn't need a bra which is good because the dress is more low cut than I was expecting as well. Loved it over all and got many compliments all night! Beautiful color!

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Size worn:
XSR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
June 22, 2017
I received SO many compliments on this dress! People could not get over how gorgeous it was!

This dress fits true to size. I'm 5'5" and 109 lbs and wore an XSR- I probably could have gotten a bit shorter of a dress because with 4 inch heels it still was a tad long. This dress is definitely not made for busty women, as I'm a 34B and it felt revealing at some points during the night. The gold details on the dress- not really pictured- make this a standout and knockout of a gown! Not only does it have the beautiful accents but the cut is so flattering. I wore this to a summer wedding and even in the sweltering hot church, it was light and airy because the slip only goes knee length! This is a gorgeous dress and I would definitely recommend it to any of my friends going to a formal summer or fall wedding!

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Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
June 22, 2017
Compliments all night long!

I loved this dress--I felt beautiful and received compliments all night long! The fabric is perfect for warmer weather and was perfect for a summer wedding. There is gold threading that gives it an extra shimmer. However, I have wider hips and a smaller bust and the medium was a little snug around my hips, while the large was way too big, and both were loose on top which required pinning and dress tape to fix. Overall it was great, came on time and was definitely a crowd pleaser! I would rent again!

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Size worn:
SR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 124lbs
June 23, 2017
The dress is super cute and got lots of compliments. There is gold embellishes along the lace that y

I did not like how my boobs were constantly popping out. I have a small chest but I had to be cautious the whole night to make sure my boobs didn't just pop out. You need a lot of boob tape for this dress!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
LL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 27, 2017
Princess dress

This is my fave rental so far from RTR. Such a beautiful dress and I received so many compliments. I felt like a princess in it. I'm larger chested and there's no way I could go braless, so I took advice from other reviews and did the "Kim K boob trick" to keep the girls looking good in this dress. A+ rental!

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Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Weight: 140lbs
June 28, 2017
Perfect dress for wedding at botanic gardens!

So much fun to wear this dress to a wedding! I received a lot of compliments both during and after the event. It's easy to style and the lace and stitching is very high quality. I'm pear shaped with a larger hip and butt area, and this dress was very flattering. Warning: The bodice is tight! I would not recommend this dress for large chested girls. If you have A to low C cups, you should be fine with the chest coverage. I wore nipple covers just in case of a slip, but that area was tight enough to hold me in. Also, the slip underneath is snug as well. If you order a backup size, order up.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
LR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
June 28, 2017
Stunning Dress! Wore to outdoor semi-formal wedding.

Loved this dress! I ended up wearing the large since I'm a little hippy. The large was a little larger then I would have liked up top but did what other users recommended and used some fashion tape to keep the girls in place when seated. Got compliments all night! One of my favorite dresses!

Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 143lbs
June 29, 2017
Everything and more

Absolutely fell in love with this dress, although it did seem to run small. I wore the medium and once I got it zipped, it was more than perfect!!

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Size worn:
MR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
June 29, 2017
Loved the color!

The length was great, and I'm tall so that's usually my first issue with long dresses. The bust area was tight but everything was snug and didn't need to wear a bra, but i was adjusting a lot through out the night because I was scared of having a nip slip. Overall I liked it and got a lot of compliments!

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