A.L.C.

Mara Dress

$495 retail

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Stylist Notes

A plunge neckline and asymmetric hem add striking drama to this faux-wrap A.L.C. dress. Top it off with the Ben-Amun Multi-Gem Earrings.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-14

Product Details

Dark green crepe (96% Polyester, 4% Elastane). Hourglass. Long sleeves. V-neckline. Hidden back zipper closure. 35" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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73 reviews
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True to Size
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Small
(23)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 7, 2018
A lot of compliments - size up!

This is short - especially when you sit down. It has shoulder pads which gives it a beautiful structured look on top. The material is not too thick, and very nice. I wore a camie underneath, and honestly don't know how you would be able to get away without it if you have a b cup or larger without A LOT of tape. I am normally an 8, rented a 10 because of the waist, would have been more comfortable in a 12.

ArielleNovember 7, 2018
Love this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 8, 2018
Gorgeous but very booby!

I had rented this for an event for my husband's work, but found that it was a bit too low cut for that sort of occasion with my C cup chest. If I were planning to wear it to a fabulous party it would be gorgeous. The crepe fabric feels expensive and the cut is very tailored with statement shoulders and is a gorgeous deep green color. It's fairly true to size although I've lost a bit lately so I'm probably somewhere in between a 6 and an 8 and the 8 fit like a glove.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
November 15, 2018
Very busty

I am between sizes of 10 and 12 and the 10 worked perfectly for me. However, this dress is extremely busty. No matter what I did, my boobs were barely covered and completely hung out of both sizes. Thankfully, the wedding I wore it to was an outdoor wedding in November, so my coat just didn't come off. Couldn't even take a picture that would be appropriate for review. Lots of compliments on the color and the bottom hem as that's all anyone saw. Only reason I wouldn't rent again is because of the lack of boob coverage.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 28, 2018
Gorgeous

Absolutely stunning dress. I accidentally ordered a 6 instead of an 8, which was a no go for the bust and shoulders. Otherwise I would have kept it! FYI for busty ladies, this dress is quite...busty.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
November 28, 2018
Beautiful dress for a winter event...something unique other than a LBD

This dress has really good material that is thick and forgiving. It is very low cut as you can see from the picture. I have wider hips so the lining was tighter but still works. There is a slit that is a little more open on me bc of my hips but I had planned to pair with black tights to help with that. The dark green color is beautiful! Unfortunately the event I was going to was cancelled but I would definitely rent again for the future!

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 1
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 28, 2018
Sexy dress

Small

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36AA
Body type: Pear
December 3, 2018
This old mom got to feel like a movie star for the night...

I loved this dress so much! The fabric is such great quality while still being a little forgiving. I definitely think it's best for us smaller breasted gals and it is short, but I felt confident with my tights. A++

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 140lbs
December 7, 2018
Beautiful dress, runs really small

I was so disappointed that this dress didn't fit. I'm normally a 6/8 in dresses, and I could barely zip up the 8. It was terribly tight around the waist and much shorter than on the model. I would have worn a 10 with a cami underneath because as others have said, this is very low cut.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 45
December 7, 2018
the cut and color are fab.

snug fit but flattering

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Bust size: 32F
December 8, 2018
Love this dress

If you are busty like me, prepare to show them off but either way this is a classy dress and I loved it. Runs small. I’m a size 6 and the 6 was just a little too snug so I wore the 8. Get your size and one size up.

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 10, 2018
LOVED THIS DRESS!

It shows a little boob but it's really pretty!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
December 10, 2018
Gorgeous dress- very flattering.

This dress was amazing- I rented it for my company's holiday party and received many compliments. In the picture it didn't seem to flaunt the busty area too much, and that's my only compliant. It was super cleavage even without wearing a bra.. I would definitely wear it again, but maybe not to a formal affair.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
December 11, 2018
Fantastic dress...sexy and classy at the same time.

fit perfect...i wore with brown sheer hose and bone colored heels. This was my backup dress...so glad i went with this. Everyone said i looked like a movie star:)

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
December 16, 2018
You get what you pay for!

And I mean that in a good way! I was feeling a little heavier than usual (it's the holidays - it happens!) and less confident than usual. This dress fit so well and made me feel amazing! It's a perfect blend of sexy and classy. Not too short and the top keeps everything in place well. I didn't need tape to hold the girls in place.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
December 18, 2018
Loved the dress!

I ordered a 6 (typically a 4 in dresses) after reading reviews about it being "booby". Glad I did, for the type of event I was going to. Felt sexy and confident all night and had many compliments.

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
December 21, 2018
Runs small but very flattering

Runs small - I usually wear a size 4 and even the size 6 was snug. Great for small chested ladies - loved the shoulder pads. Lots of compliments. Quite short, had to be careful to not flash anyone.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 147lbs
December 23, 2018
Holiday party

Runs small but overall an amazing dress! Great material which held everything in place. Loved the should pads and sleeves!

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Age: 36
January 2, 2019
This dress smelled like body odor and had what looked like deodorant stains on the front and back.

I was extremely disappointed that the dress was not clean, and I was unable to wear it to my event.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
January 2, 2019
Fun dress for a party

Flattering deep V and awesome shoulder pads! It absolutely runs small, size up. If you have an hourglass shape you may have some fit issues with the bottom. I put some tights on and made it work! All in all loved the look

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
January 3, 2019
Will make you feel amazing! Sophisticated and Sexy

Y'all...this dress was perfect for a winter wedding!! Many compliments all evening with this beauty! If you want a sophisticated dress with a flare of sexiness, rent this dress! You won't be disappointed.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
January 4, 2019
Got so many complements on this dress. Loved wearing it!

It is low cut but I was able to wear a bar with it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
January 5, 2019
Sexy chic!

I love this dress! It fit extremely well. The dark aqua color is beautiful, and the deep v neckline and asymmetric hem was the perfect balance of sass and class!

Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
January 10, 2019
I wore this dress to my best friend's rehearsal dinner on new year's eve eve!

This dress fit like a glove. It was a bit long in the arms, but the split wrist made it feel like it was supposed to be that way. I wish i had worn the dress with black tights and thigh-high flat boots (it was freezing) but it went very well with these chunky black pumps as well! I loved this dress so much I'd buy it in a second! I'm 5'4" and 110lbs with a very long torso and short legs. the 0 was a teeny bit short in the butt, but fit perfectly otherwise!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 11, 2019
Dramatic dress that got a lot of notice

The plunging neckline was fun, modern, and dramatic, especially paired with the shoulder pads and relatively simple cut of the dress. I had to wear a bra with a U-line plunge and needed fashion tape to keep the neckline in place. Also, I ordered a 2 and 4 and definitely needed the bigger size. I would rent again and some people even told me to buy it, but I'm not sure it's appropriate for most of the events that I go to.

Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 16
Age: 36
January 13, 2019
Cute dress but damaged

Nice dress but had a hole in the side seam that I didn't notice until the day of my event. Patched it with fashion tape and it held up ok.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 13, 2019
Sexy yet classy

I wore this for my husband's work Christmas party. Other reviews said that this dress ran small, however, I found the dress to be true to size. I have a small chest and this may make the difference in opinions. I ordered sizes 4 and 6 and I wore the size 4, I am 5'3" and 125lbs. I wore KT body tape on my boobs and I felt secure all night. I felt that the dress actually stretched a bit throughout the evening and had I worn the size 6, this could have been a problem in the chest area. The only thing that bothered me the most is that the color of the dress is so dark that it looked black in every picture and I really wanted the green to be more noticeable. This dress was very comfortable and I definitely recommend it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 14, 2019
Great dress!

This is a great dress, it fit really well and was the perfect level of being sexy without being too much! The 2 came with shoulder pads, but the 0 did not. The shoulder pads were fun, but the dress was a touch too big. I got so many compliments, and would definitely rent this again!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
January 17, 2019
great day to night dress

i'm typically a 4 but went up to a 6 based on reviews and am glad i did. it gave me enough room for food. it's fitted at the rib cage, not the waist, so you can actually eat a decent amount. i wld size based on your rib cage (mine is large). i wore a cami under because it was indecent not too. it would be really scandalous for me without the cami, but depending on your chest size you might be able to make it work. very short, even at my height. i wore tights under because it was cold

Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 155lbs
January 20, 2019
Sexy chic

This dress was a great find. I'm quite tall, so finding sleeved dresses that are long enough is a big win. Only complaint is that it ran a bit small. I'm between a 6 and 8 typically, and the 8 I wore was snug. But overall, I loved the look and got tons of compliments.

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Straight & narrow
January 26, 2019
Loved!

I wore this on a night out in Vegas and I loved it! I got a lot of compliments. It felt very short but the outer skirt made me feel covered up. It was a little small on me but still comfortable! I wish I could've kept it!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 28, 2019
Sexy and sophisticated

Love love this dress!!

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 29, 2019
I wore this for my birthday dinner in New York. It’s a great dress!

Very flattering and comfortable, I felt confident in this dress. Great design and nice material.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Body type: Apple
February 1, 2019
Hot Dress! Got loads of compliments. Runs small, size up.

I love this dress, was definitely very short and should have probably ordered a 12 to be more comfortable. but I put on a pair of tights and it was a winner. This was for a New Year Work Party. Would definitely order it again, but again - runs small.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
February 3, 2019
Love this dress!

This dress is HOT! Reallllly low cut so tape is necessary. Rented a 0 and 2 and the 0 fit best. Wasn't sure if I'd like the shoulder pads but it really makes the dress. And the color is very chic! I didn't end up wearing because of the low cut and my event being a work party...but I can't wait to rent this again for a non work event!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Age: 49
February 5, 2019
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
February 13, 2019
Gorgeous color, sexy but classy

Runs a bit small in waist and arm areas. Size up if you need in these areas

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
February 16, 2019
My husband loved it!

Loved this! It's so flattering! Rocked this for Valentine's Day and my husband couldnt take his eyes off me. The long sleeves keep the deep V neckline on this dress classy and the dark green color is lovely! It DOES run small as most people have said. I rented an 8 and 10 and honestly could of used a 12! Highly recommended though!

Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Age: 24
February 16, 2019
A ton of compliments on my dress all night!

size up!

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 20, 2019
I never got to wear it because it showed up the evening after my event.

I had to scramble to find something else to wear- was super disappointed as it was supposed to arrive the day before my event.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 21, 2019
This dress was perfect for a night out in Vegas.

It's very boob-y so be sure to wear nipple covers

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