allison parris

Cobalt Marilyn Gown

$100 rental
$485 retail
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Stylist Notes

With a high-low hem and full skirt, this allison parris gown has an updated 1960’s feel. Try it with kitten heels.

Also available in pink.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12 & plus 14W-22W.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. 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
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue crepe (100% Cotton). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Full skirt. Exposed back zipper. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Made in the USA.

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279 reviews
Fit
Large
(17)
True to Size
(127)
Small
(18)
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 26, 2017
Love love loved this dress! Got complements on it all night
The neckline cut is low, but flattering with a drop necklace. It's really flowy and comfortable. I never wanted to take it off!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 26, 2017
Compliments all night!
This dress was amazing! I received compliments all night about the color, fit, the way it flowed when you walk. Seriously worth every penny!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
April 25, 2017
I absolutely loved this dress! I received endless compliments & felt like a princess all night!
The dress fit beautifully (I ended up wearing my back up 2R instead of the 4R)! The only problem was that the front dipped lower than I had expected so I ended up buying a very low cut bra (to give the girls a little lift)! Then because the width of the bra, I had to use a few pieces of double sided tape to hold the fabric down. If I had thought sooner, I would have worn the silicone gel cover-ups for the girls then a little fabric tape just to hold everything in place. The weight of the dress made it fun to dance & twirl the night away! I would definitely rent this dress again!
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
April 24, 2017
You will feel like a queen!
I ended up wearing the bigger size only so my bust was not squeezed into it! I had to order a Long because a regular wasn't available but it didn't matter, it just made my train a bit more dramatic. The pockets are large and will save you from carrying around your purse all night. The color and fabric are beautiful!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
April 18, 2017
Cannot speak highly enough of this dress!
Love the way this dress felt - the flow of the bottom half was beautiful and I felt amazing in it. I do have a short torso so I had to pin the back a bit and tape the girls in. I have long hair so the folds I created in the back were not noticeable. Would rent/buy in a heartbeat except everyone has already seen me in this stunner!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
April 18, 2017
Awesome dress! I loved it, everyone else loved it.
The dress was amazing, I wish I could wear it everyday! Was the perfect length with a 3-inch heel. The straps were a bit long but nothing a safety pin couldn't fix!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32F
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
April 18, 2017
The color and dress were stunning!
the hi-lo hemline was so different and beautiful. this dress was truly stunning. The neckline was a lot lower than expected. I am large busted and I wasn't expecting it to be so low. I had to pull up the straps to provide more coverage. If you are ok with such a plunging neckline, you need to buy one of those bras where you can't see the center of it. My bra showed most of the night and made me self conscience.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
April 17, 2017
I loved this dress!
Ordered the 2 and the 4 and ended up wearing the 2. It was a bit snug, but definitely more flattering then the 4. Received many compliments. Would love to buy this dress.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
April 14, 2017
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
April 12, 2017
Worn this dress in 2 colors for 2 weddings, it's a stunner.
The very low neckline is a little tricky, but my still breastfeeding chest held it up much better than I thought it would. The waist is very tight -- not a lot of room to eat, but the flowing, swirly skirt more than makes up. Super comfortable, a great heavy cotton / linen-y fabric, and a great style make this one a total knockout.
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
April 12, 2017
Beautiful color, loved it!
The dress is a stunning color and fabric. It's an awesome design but I feel like the actual construction is a bit odd. The waist/lower half runs true to size, the upper half seems to run a size too big. While the 8 fit my waist comfortably the top was incredibly loose, like 2+ inches around my rib cage too big and the torso was roughly 2" too long. Just overall too much fabric, the straps needed shortening - this was the case on both the 6 and the 8. In the end I chose to wear the 8 long, which was the perfect length for me being 5'11" and wearing 2.5" heels. It sat barely above the floor. I did wear a bra with it, I ended up buying a $10 plunge bra off Amazon that worked perfect. Be prepared to use some fashion tap to adhere the chest area to your bra or sink to avoid it popping open. I pinned the straps up to shorten and make it fit better. Like other reviewers mentioned, it is very low and the extra long torso issue is likely the culprit. Pinning it up did help with how low it was, it still was revealing with out being too scary. My husband loved it. I think this dress would be a better fit for a long and lean type body as opposed to curvy/hourglass - unless you have a really large chest to fill the top out. Better on a longer torso. It's definitely awkward. I probably wouldn't rent it again, I felt beautiful and loved it, but don't care for the awkward fit on the top.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 27
April 11, 2017
I love this dress!
I wore this dress for my engagement photos (picture courtesy of Marie Violet Photography).The dress fit wonderfully. It was a bit large on top. However, it was easily remedied with a safety pin and a small amount of dress tape. I would definitely rent this again! The fabric is lovely and the dress has pockets. :)
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 11, 2017
This dress made me feel like the bell of the ball!
While I thought it looked ok wearing a regular bra when I first tried it on, I quickly realized that it was visible from certain angles and I went with a deep u-plunge bra (regular straps, push up). The dress was incredibly comfortable and the length was perfect. It felt great on the dance floor, too! The pockets were perfect to hold my lip gloss, phone, and wallet - no purse needed! The color was beautiful in person. I highly recommend this dress! I keep looking to see if it has gone on sale for purchase because I would love to wear it again!
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
April 10, 2017
Great Dress!
I loved this dress! I got so many compliments on it and it was so much fun to dance in! Because I'm only 5'3" I was a little worried about this being too long and not falling in the right place on the 'low' portion of the dress. In heels, the back didnt drag too much on the floor, and it still hit in a complimentary place in the front. The top was a bit too big on me and I had to make sure to sit up straight so it didn't bag too much in the front and cause a wardrobe malfunction. Overall, great dress!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
April 7, 2017
Amazing dress! Perfect for the event!
The top was a little larger than I expected, perhaps I should have worn a size smaller. The color was fantastic and the cut was exactly as advertised. With heels, the trail hit the floor perfectly. It was a bit lower cut than I had anticipated but I ended up liking it. I would absolutely recommend this to someone! I may rent it again!! A wonderful experience.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 21
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 150lbs
April 6, 2017
Most perfect dress I've ever worn!
Honestly I cannot come up with a single complaint that I had with this dress. The color is STUNNING and the skirt is full and made me feel like a princess! It even has pockets. 10/10 would recommend, I was so sad to send it back!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
April 6, 2017
The fabric is a rich shade of blue that made my eyes and glasses pop. It is heavy and comfortable.
The fit was close around my mid-section and loose around my chest. That being said, I wore the regular when I normally wear petite clothing, and a petite adaptation would have solved my baggy straps issue. The back also dragged like a wedding dress train for the same reason. If you're on the fence for petite versus regular sizing, opt for petite sizing. The fabric itself is heavy and durable, so if you cannot wear a bra (my experience), then immodesty is not a worry.
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
April 5, 2017
The dress was absolutely stunning. It was elegant and perfect for a formal affair.
The straps are a bit too large - but the dress is long enough for taller women (if you order it in long). I was able to wear heels comfortably.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 113lbs
April 3, 2017
Gorgeous and comfortable
Loved this- fit TTS on me (5'2" 114lbs). Loved that it was high/lol so it did drag a little bit in back but didn't have issues with tripping over the front. Color and fit is very flattering. The only issue I had was that the straps felt a little longer, but I also have a short torso so perhaps this was just an issue for me.
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Size worn:
18WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
April 2, 2017
Compliments all night long!
This dress fit perfectly! I was worried since the other reviews said it is tight in the waist. Yes, it totally is, but throw on a shaper and you're good to go. The neckline is ultra low, so be prepared to show a LOT of cleavage. I tried to use beauty tape, but it wouldn't stick to the dress. Overall I felt so beautiful and got tons of compliments all night line. Oh, and the pockets are the best thing ever!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
March 29, 2017
I really liked this dress. It was a little big in the shoulder/bust area, so I had to pin it
I really liked this dress - wore it for a black tie event and was able to dress it up a bit. The pockets are fantastic! It was a little big in the shoulder/bust area, so I had to pin it at the breast to take up the slack. Otherwise it fit well. The height differences between the front and back weren't as dramatic as it looked on the model, but it still worked out nicely. I'm short (5'2") and ended up wearing 4" heels with the dress which would not have been my preference, but made me tall enough not to worry about the hem in the back.
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Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
March 26, 2017
Loved this dress. I received so many compliments including being told I looked like a movie star!
Con: I'm 5'3" and had to wear 4 inch heels so that it didn't drag behind me. Pro: Great fit for a hourglass figure. I ended up wearing a size too big because it was the only one available. It still looked great!
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
March 26, 2017
Great color, comfortable dress
I'm 5'3" and with 5 inch heels the back of the dress still grazed the floor. It was very comfortable and I had lots of compliments on it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 26, 2017
Beautiful blue
Dress is amazing quality and very well-made. There is absolutely no stretch in the fabric, and it is slightly heavier than I thought… Which actually made it lay really nicely. The color is beautiful!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 25, 2017
Beautiful color, nice fabric, good fit. True to size. I really loved this dress
I love that it Has pockets!!
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Size worn:
14WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 173lbs
March 22, 2017
Loved this dress
The armpit area was baggier than i'd like & that material might have been good towards the middle of the chest as that was a little open(I am a 40DDD). Otherwise this dress fit amazing & i felt beautiful in it.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
March 19, 2017
Beautiful evening lots of dancing.
This dress is beautful and has a great flow. My only issue with it was how tight the top was. I am normally a 4-6 and in this dress the 4 and 6 fit almost the same. I used fashion tape to keep the cleavage in but felt if it hadn't been so tight that might not have been a problem. I would rent this dress again but would go up another size so I could breathe ;-) I'm 5'6", 36B, 135lb, Narrow, straight build
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
March 19, 2017
Nice length for tall ladies - not my favorite neckline.
Needed a blue dress for an event and the RTR stylist recommended a high-low style. The overall fit was okay. I am 6'2" and wore heels and this almost touched the floor, so it would probably have a bit of a train for shorter ladies. The neckline wasn't very flattering and had a weird wire to hold the V shape, which kind of flattened the bodice and hit at a weird place on me. Overall this was nice but I probably wouldn't rent again.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
March 17, 2017
Favorite RTR dress ever!
I am in love with this dress, I wish I didn't have to return it. It fit perfectly and was SO fun to dance in. The color was gorgeous and I got compliments all night. Can't say enough good things about this one!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
March 16, 2017
Amazing dress!!
Absolutely amazing dress! Perfect for a black tie optional wedding. I was a little nervous about the low cut neckline as I am a 32DD, but it covered everything and really made the dress pop. The color was beautiful and the fit was perfect. I received so many compliments!! I ordered the 0 and the 2 and the 0 fit me in the waist great, but the girls were on full display, so I went with the 2L. I am glad I got the long as it was the perfect length with 2.5" heels. I am 5'7", 130ish lbs, 32DD, hourglass shape.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
March 13, 2017
Stunning color, beautiful train (if you're short), and fun to twirl in!
I absolutely loved this dress. The top part (waist to shoulder) was too long so I had to pin the shoulders a bit, but once I did that the dress was a dream. If you're short like me (5 ft) then you may want to wear heels. I had 4 inch heels on and I still got probably a 2 inch drag. You don't HAVE to wear heels though. I opted to change into flats towards the end of the night and enjoyed my 6 inch train trailing behind me. I got compliments from so many people that night. The only downside is that my boobs were totally on display. If you're busty and don't want to be revealing then this dress is not for you!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
March 13, 2017
Stunning color & flattering fit.
Fit: True to size. The only true "fitted" part of this dress is the waist, which made for a comfortable and flattering fit. I didn't wear a bra with this, and used fashion tape to make sure I didn't have any gaping in the bust area. I am 5'8 and rented the regular length, with a 2 inch heel the back was just barely off of the ground. Pros: The color is so beautiful! Even more stunning in person than in the photos and the cobalt stood out at the Gala I attended as most people were in black. The fit is flattering for someone with an hourglass shape as it makes your waist look small. The high-low hemline shows off your shoes, and the dress really glides behind you when you walk. Cons: As stated in other reviews, there is a little bit of extra fabric in the underarm section. Honestly, I didn't mind this as that is a problem area for me and I enjoyed the extra coverage. A little loose in the bust area, but with fabric tape it works well. I am super bummed that I didn't take a full length picture to share, but I would absolutely rent this dress again.
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 13, 2017
Stunning color and flattering fit!
Fit was tight around the waist for me. I usually wear a size 2-4 but have a 7mo old and still bouncing back. I selected a 4L and 6L but ended up going with the 4L because it fit better up top. This style had a flattering fit and I had no problem with the low cut. I actually did not wear a bra at all and felt very comfortable/confident. The bigger size did have a bit too much room in the shoulders and bust so lean toward a smaller size for a snug fit. Overall great dress! Would def rent again. The color was show stopping
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 12, 2017
Beautiful dress!
I rented this dress for a Firefighter's Ball and received a ton of compliments! I'm usually a 6, but if you're busty, you'll want to size up. It flattened them like pancakes. The 8L was a little too long and a little big around the arms, but nothing really noticeable. Great dress and fun to wear!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 11, 2017
The color and fabric were stunning. The dress was well made and felt luxurious.
Fit perfectly. The train was long but perfect with high heels on. Felt like a princess walking around in it. It was very low cut though so I had to be very aware of any boobage.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
March 10, 2017
Beautiful, but tricky in the bust area.
I ended up not wearing it because it showed my bra in the front and in the back. The back is deceptively lower than you think. If someone had a smaller chest and could make their bra situation work, the dress would be gorgeous, comfortable, and a great rental.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Party
Age: 34
March 6, 2017
Complements from every direction
LOVED this dress. Starting with size: I'm a size SM/2-4 on the top and not chesty. This dress is made for ladies with chest. The size 4 dress fit better around the body but too much gap due to lack of chest, so I sucked into the size 2 and even then I had to stand tall, shoulders tall to avoid the gap in fabric on the shoulders. I would do it again in a heart beat. Hotel staff actually stopped in their tracks, venue staff complemented me, I even got emails from coworkers the next day commenting. One more thing - back dragged on the ground (I'm 5'2) but only 1 person stepped on it all night!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
March 4, 2017
I felt like a princess in this dress.
Love the color, length and fit. So elegant.
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 154lbs
March 3, 2017
Wore this to a Vegas Convention for my company.
Totally showstopper and head turner. I got TONS of compliments walking through hotels to the event and felt like a million bucks. Lots of room in the bust, I'm not small and still needed tape to keep the plunging neckline from gaping. The fabric is nice and heavy and the length is good, at 5' 10" with 3" heels I wasn't dragging on the ground, it was just long enough. And the pockets were fantastic! I was able to carry around my badge without wearing it around my neck.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
March 1, 2017
This dress is stunning!!
The fit is true to size. I'm 5'6 and got a Long (because that is what was available and i WANTED this dress) and was able to make it work with some tall heels. The color and the way the dress moves when you walk are the best parts of this dress.
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