Cowl Neck Sleeved Dress

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$350 retail

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Stylist Notes

This sexy stunner from Alice by Temperley in a simple and sultry style that’s a perfect party piece.

Size & Fit

This dress runs very small! We recommend sizing up one or two sizes (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Very fitted - dress is very fitted throughout - fabric slightly cinches in abdomen and ruching detail conceals lower abdomen
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt runs very narrow - size up in backup size for fuller hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs very small! We recommend sizing up one or two sizes (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Very fitted - dress is very fitted throughout - fabric slightly cinches in abdomen and ruching detail conceals lower abdomen
HIPS: Very fitted - skirt runs very narrow - size up in backup size for fuller hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Size Chart

Product Details

Black matte jersey. Cowl neckline. 3/4 sleeves. Ruched body. Hidden side zip. About 37" from shoulder to hem.

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97 reviews
Fit
Large5
True to Size43
Small49
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
February 5, 2015
too small!
I was unable to zip this up! i normally wear a 0 and got this in a 2. It didn't even cover my rear and I was unable to zip it. It's a lovely dress but size up!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
January 24, 2015
This is a great LBD. It was perfect for my cousin's winter wedding!
The dress hugs your curves in all the right ways. It runs a little small, but it does stretch out as you wear it. I am still working on losing some baby weight, and this camouflaged my midsection well with the way the rucking across the middle. It also feels almost like there are built-in Spanx because of the lining of the dress. I would definitely rent this again.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 22, 2015
Fabulous LBD for any occasion!
What a fabulous LBD! I loved this dress so much I bought it when it went on clearance. My only complaint is that it does run a little small, I'm usually a 4 or 6 and the 6 was super tight. I wish I had considered going up to an 8. Pro: the inner lining and rushing details are slimming! No shapewear needed
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
January 5, 2015
So slimming, and love the sleeves!
This definitely runs small, so I would get a size up from what you normally wear. I wore one bigger size, and even that felt a little tight. But the rouching over the stomach is very flattering, and it wasn't so tight that I felt constricted. The sleeves were fantastic - I am always cold, so the sleeves kept me from having to wear a sweater and hiding the dress. It was a little short for my taste - I'm 5'8, and the dress only came to my mid-thigh, not just above the knee like in the model photo. I would absolutely rent this again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
December 30, 2014
I got this as a replacement dress was looking for something pretty and simple
arms were a little tight but overall flattering dress
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
December 30, 2014
I ordered this dress but ended up returning it unworn.
I ordered this dress for my 10 year high school reunion and thought it would make the perfect dress. When I pulled the dress out of the box, I noticed the sides were totally ruched (which I did not see in the picture) and it ran so small that even the larger size wouldn't zip. I would have had to order at least a 10 (I'm normally a 4) to make my legs not look like sausages. The dress was very elastic but did not have a lot of give. I was extremely disappointed in this dress and ended up sending it back for credit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
December 23, 2014
Simple enough 4 a b-day dinner. Sexy enough 4 a date
The 10 wasn't available, so I had to size up. However, because of the material and ruching it was not noticeable. Overall it was a great black dress! Simple with just enough sass!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
November 9, 2014
Once zipped, wonderful
It is a great dress once it's zipped up. This could be worn to all kinds of events. I kind of wish I owned it. It's a perfect lbd.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 139lbs
October 29, 2014
Cute.. more going on that I thought..
Rented this for a cocktail party and loved the idea of the sleeve length and neckline. There is so much ruche-ing that it did not work for my body type. Also, this dress is for someone with a medium to long torso... Mine is very short. I am 6 months postpartum and that did not help with my bust size. The dress was VERY cute and comfortable, but it just was not for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
October 27, 2014
Super small order 2 sizes up
This is super small for its size. I am an average size 8 in dresses. This size 8 wouldn't even zip. Next time I am going to order a size up and an even bigger size for back up. The dress was very pretty, and fabric was nice. Not too heavy. Sad it didn't work.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
October 10, 2014
Classic with a hint of sexy. Runs a Size Big!
I'm usually a 2 or a 4 and I JUST fit into the 6. Definitely runs big. Got tons of complements, though! My little sister said I looked like a movie star :-)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
September 21, 2014
Borrowed this dress for my birthday dinner and girls night out. Had a great time!
Wore the 12 because the 10 was definitely too small. The 12 fit just right everywhere except in the shoulders/neckline where it was a bit loose. I felt like I had to keep adjusting it to keep it from sliding off one shoulder. But overall I loved this dress. It was a nice modest length on my short legs, and the ruching on the sides and across the lower section helped to disguise my wobbly bits. Didn't have to wear Spanx or tights. My guy friend told me I looked hot and I got compliments all night long.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
September 16, 2014
I LOVED this dress, but should have read the reviews more carefully — it runs SO SMALL.
Reviewers suggested going one size up; I'd suggest two. I sized up to a 2 from my usual 0, and should have gotten a 4 at least. I could zip it up, but I looked like a sausage!! Wound up going for my backup dress for the event in question, but I loved this dress much more.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
August 24, 2014
I felt confident and sexy
I have actually rented this dress twice, the first time for a boston bar heavy bachelorette and the second for a formal wedding. It was perfect for both which is rare. It is easy to dress up or down and I felt very sexy in it and still looked classy. The material has some give but it is a little short so if you are self conscious about your legs, it's not for you. I might actually buy this dress because I liked it so much!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
June 12, 2014
Classy, with a sexy twist! The fit was great!
There was room in the chest area which I really appreciated, but it came in at the waist and still showed off my figure! It was a fun dress to dance in and it did not ride up too high throughout the evening. I'd definitely recommend this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
June 9, 2014
Sexy!
Yes, this dress started out pretty snug, but even just a few minutes after putting it on, I could zip it up unassisted and move around freely. It wound up being very comfortable and so sexy! It hugged my curves in a very flattering away and it was pretty forgiving with problem areas. I didn't need a bra nor did I need spanx. A tip though: while it was comfortable, it was warm and I was at an outdoor wedding on a beautiful day. I cooled off eventually, but I'd say this dress might be better suited for a Fall or early Spring event. A great choice though; you won't be disappointed!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
May 30, 2014
Lovely form fitting dress.
I rented this dress as a backup and ultimately wore my first choice. It was a very pretty dress, form fitting in all the right places. Ruching at the waist was great to hide any imperfections. Overall I just felt it wasn't quite formal enough for a wedding. I would rent this again for a less formal occasion.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 20, 2014
Fits like a glove!
My boyfriend and I were unable to make it to prom, so instead I used the credit I got from cancelling the gown to get this one. We ended up just going out for dinner. I felt so confident and sexy, the dress really worked for me in the right places. I loved the rouching because it covered up my tummy, but that was also a con for me in that I have a pretty large butt. It was all pretty everywhere else, but the fabric went totally smooth over my behind. It wasn't really a huge issue though. I just wish I could have kept it! I would totally rent this again
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 1, 2014
love the dress- run small
this didn't fit very well as I got one that was too small but was so cute
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 19, 2014
I celebrated our 1-year wedding anniversary wearing this dress and ended up pregnant. 'Nuff said.
I wore this out to dinner for our 1-year wedding anniversary. It is a jaw-dropper. I'm sad I lost the photo - this dress was gorgeous.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
March 16, 2014
Night out on the town!
I loved this dress! I wore it for a night out with some friends and I felt very sexy. Gives you fantastic cuves while hiding my problem area (stomach). I hope to rent this again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 12, 2014
Perfect dress- comfortable and figure flattering.
This dress was the perfect choice for the NY wedding I wore it for. I definitely had to wear the six, as the lining is quite snug, but it smoothed everything out and made for a very flattering figure. It was very comfortable and I didn't have to make any adjustments throughout the night. Got several compliments as soon as I walked though the door. Would definitely rent this again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
March 3, 2014
Classy with a hint of sexy!
This dress was amazing. It was almost TOO fancy for a bachelorette, but the hint of cleavage kind of balanced it out. The 12 was HUGE on me, and at first I felt like the 10 was just a little tight, but I felt more comfortable as the night went on. It fit really well and hugged in all the right places. I have 2 kids and am always a little worried about my mid-section, but this was hid everything really nicely. The ruched hem at the bottom rode up just a little bit, but it was fine. I would absolutely rent it again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
February 15, 2014
Valentines night in Las Vegas...this dress was a show stopper
I first tried on the dress at home; size 6 was way to small, and I wear a size 6 in all my clothes. The 8 fit like a glove. I felt a little self conscious in it, because it was so sexy, but thought "why not"...It will be perfect in Vegas. Well I put on the dress on Valentines night and my boyfriend about fell over. It was sexy, It hugged in all the right areas. It was shorter then I was use to, but with the right heels, it was great. My boyfriend enjoyed watching all the people look at me as we walked through the casino...it was good. Note - the skirt is very tight and "hugs" at the bottom. It did ride up a little bit throughout the night, so I had to adjust a few times. I recommend this dress for a sexy night out with the person you love.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 5, 2014
This dress was just the right mix of smart and sexy!
I wore this dress for a very Catholic wedding with long time friends and family. I wanted to look appropriate to be in a church, as well as feel great. The fabric was perfect for a late fall wedding, it was a snug fit without being too tight and I got compliments all night. I'd rent it again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 1, 2014
LOVED This!
This dress was very flattering and fit in all the right ways. The way the material is sewn on the sides is very "flaw hiding" and made me feel very comfortable wearing it. It is a bit snug, so be sure to order a size up.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 26, 2013
It fit beautifully! This dress is timeless, I would love love love to own it!
Fit comfortably, no itchy spots. The 8 was a tad too tight, so I went with the 10. The double sided tape RTR sent came in handy, though not for the dress - my heel separated from my shoe, and that saved the day! And I loved the little perfume sample included.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
December 25, 2013
runs small
I got this dress for a Christmas dinner, but ended up wearing my own clothes. The only size available was a 6 which was very tight in the arms and upper stomach, so I sent it back. Looked great in the back and chest, however.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
November 7, 2013
Perfect for a fall wedding!
Dress definitely runs small (I usually wear a 6 but the 8 fit perfectly). Super comfortable and, while short, the bottom doesn't ride up. Loved it! The fit advice for the dress was spot on.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
October 26, 2013
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE RTR!!!
I was looking for a LBD for NYE and loved that this had sleeves. I decided to go with my back-up instead of this dress only because it felt like it was riding up on the sides. It's cinched on the sides and felt too short for my liking. I'm built with a short torso and longer legs so I'm always nervous about length. It fit everywhere else GREAT!!! If you're looking for something and you don't mind a mid-thigh length...DO-IT!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 14, 2013
Understated sexy
Fit amazing - rented for dinner party. Perfect LBD, easy to dress up with accessories.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
September 30, 2013
Great customer service!
I liked this dress a lot, but I rented it for my industry's awards banquet and it was just too short/tight to wear to a work event. I'm usually a 0 without fail, but the smallest size for this dress is a 2. I saw that everyone ordered a size up so I got the 2 and the 4 thinking I'd be golden, but even the 4 was just too small. A 6 probably would have been ok, so I recommend going 2 sizes up! I told RTR that it didn't fit and they overnighted me a different dress that worked out great - so take advantage of the great customer service!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 12, 2013
Nice dress but a little short (and fabric was torn!)
I did not wear this dress because the one a received had a huge tear down the seam. That said, RTR staff were very helpful and did everything possible to fix the situtation. I did try the dress on anyway, and it was very flattering and sexy. I think it would have been just a tad too short for what I needed it for (a more formal cocktail dinner), but had it been a slightly more casual and non work-related event, I would have loved to wear this dress. It is a tight fit, though, and seriously takes an extra person to get out of it - the inside layer isn't stretchy at all, but more of a shell, so it's hard to to maneuver in.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
August 19, 2013
Sexy without showing too much...
I wore this for my 10 year high school reunion, which I was very nervous for. Just like most every woman, I was feeling self conscious about my weight and wanted a dress that would flatter me without showing too much skin. Well, this dress did just that and I felt great! The one downside was that it got very hot when I was dancing. That is really the only bad thing I can say about it though. I was thrilled with the dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
May 6, 2013
Adorable dress, but it RUNS SMALL.
Dress runs super small, partially because it has an inner lining that sucks everything in, but you'll need to size up a size or two so you can breathe.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
April 22, 2013
The right amount of sexy and understated
This dress hugs all the curves while providing the coverage of selves. This dress is a snug material so walking up the stairs will cause the dress to ride up. Very comfy in general.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 15, 2013
Perfect little black dress!
I loved this dress! It was perfect for a rehearsal dinner and would work perfectly for a lot of other functions as well! It's pretty simple but the tightness around the middle and the scoop neck give the dress the little something extra it needs to really stand out. The only thing to watch out for is the sizing. I'm so happy I read the reviews and ordered a size up. I'm usually a 2 but ordered the 4 and am so happy I did because getting into the 4 wasn't easy. However, once I was in the dress (with help from my boyfriend) I was very happy with the way it looked. It's one of those dressed that looks small and is difficult to get into but once you're wearing it you don't feel like its tight at all. Out of all the dresses I've rented from RTR this has been the simplest and my favorite.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 15, 2013
Great little black dress!
Simple and sexy, you can't go wrong. With the cowl neckline you can skip a necklace and go for fun accent earrings and bracelet. It does run small so order the next size up just in case.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 24, 2013
Fit like a glove!
This was my first rental from RTR and I was nervous the dress wasn't going to fit, but it did! After reading the reviews I decided to rent a size 8 and it fit perfectly! My backup size wasn't available, but it didn't matter because the dress was a perfect fit. The dress runs small and it is very fitted. FYI, there is a side zipper. I was worried it wasn't going to zip up, but I was able to. The dress is made from thick material, so there was no need to wear Spanx. The tight fit of the dress and the ruching covers up any flaws. I'm definitely renting this dress again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 19, 2013
A wee bit wee
I was really excited to wear this body con number however, I just couldn't do it. I'm a petite girl but since god blessed me with hips, a booty, and thighs, this dress was a leeeeetle too much for me, especially since I was hoping to dress it down a bit. Oh, that reminds me, I also thought for some reason that the fabric of this dress was going to be more like jersey--it was slinkier than I expected and I did not care for it. All in all, on a inverted triangle body, this would be an amazing dress--it just wasn't for yours truly.
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