allison parris

Heirloom Dress

$209 to buy
$665 retail
Stylist Notes

Allison Parris reinvented the whimsical romantic dress with an asymmetrical hemline. Accent the sateen bodice for a formal event with shimmering accessories, like Ella Carter's Riley Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Better for larger busts - ample 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: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, and Tall, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Light blue tulle (100% Nylon). Cap sleeves. Square neckline. Full skirt gown with beaded waist. Exposed back zipper. Partially lined. See size and fit tab for length. Made in the USA.

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125 reviews
Fit
Large
(51)
True to Size
(30)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
March 13, 2015
RUNS WAYYYY LARGE
I am petite, I know that, but this dress runs about 3 sizes too big!! I am usually anywhere between a 00P-0R, and the 0 felt like I was trying on a 6. Didn't work. Didn't wear it. Aside from the sizing, the dress is pretty, but not nearly as pretty as it looks online.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
March 15, 2015
Super Poofy dress! Be warned!
I will say this: dress was beautiful and fit great, but it doesn't look like the picture- it's way poofier! Lots and lots of tulle layers so be warned you will look like Cinderella.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 47
March 16, 2015
Wasn't able to wear the dress
Ran big. The skirt was extremely full in comparison to the picture.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 19, 2015
Didn't wear to an event, chose 2nd option dress.
color is nice, the skirt is way too poofy, about 3x what it looks like in the picture.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Body type: Full Bust
March 22, 2015
this dress
I loved this dress! The 10L was a little large in the waist and shoulders for my model, but we mad it work and it's a beautiful dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
March 23, 2015
This dress was so much fun! I was sad to return it. Compliments from Cinderella to Carrie Bradshaw!
I am usually a size two but even the size zero of the dress felt pretty roomy, which surprised me, so size down! Everyone loved this dress, it is definitely a crowd pleaser :) and I wanted to keep it forever. I wore it to my sorority's formal.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
March 25, 2015
I ended up not wearing this dress. It was WAY TOO POOFY!
I ordered this dress because it looked light and flowing; however, there are so many layers of tulle you'll end up looking like Cinderella. The top is very roomy and you can wear a regular bra with it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
March 26, 2015
Way too big!
Size 0 was huge. The bodice is too long and too wide if you have a small ribcage. It is still a beautiful dress and if it could be altered I would have loved wearing it. It's definitely more green than blue in person.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
March 28, 2015
"Cinderella" was my name for the evening
This dress is beautiful, but it runs large. There were 0 reviews on it when I rented and no stylist sizing info, so I ordered my backup dress a size up when I should have ordered a size down. The waist, where the pearl detailing is, seemed to be about the right size, but everything above that was loose and unflattering. Not sure if a size down would have been the answer bc the upper body didn't seem to have a lot of shape to it. And because I have a short waist and big hips, the fitted waist prevented the too large top half from hanging smoothly from my shoulders - instead it kind of swam around my upper half looking loose. I gave this dress 4 stars bc if you have the body type this dress was designed for (whatever that is) then it would be THE MOST beautiful dress. I love the massive amounts of tulle (which, as another reviewer stated, is more than is shown in the model pics) and I don't mind looking like, or being called Cinderella; if you DO mind, then skip this dress.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
March 28, 2015
I felt like a complete princess in this dress.
I looked on the designer website to figure out what sizes I should choose. This is how I came up with a size 4 and a size 6 for backup. However, the size 4 was too large! I really needed a 2 or even a 0. I had to get crafty with belting and pinning to make the dress work, so I suggest going down a size from what the designer has listed for your backup. I wish that I would have chosen a size 2 that would have fit much better!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
March 31, 2015
VERY poofy skirt!
This is the original dress that I initially ordered for a black tie event, but the size I requested couldn't be sent to me due to previous damage to the dress. I'm actually quite relieved that I was sent a different style replacement dress, because this dress is WAY poofier than it looks in the pictures. For someone petite and very short like me, it would completely overwhelm your frame and might look a little ridiculous depending on your event. Just a heads up! The color is beautiful though and I love the beading around the waist!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
April 11, 2015
Twenty, trendy and thriving~
This dress is absolutely gorgeous!! I got so many princess compliments (which is what I was going for, so if you don't want a poofy princess full-tulle skirt I wouldn't go with this one), and felt like a million bucks all night. However, the fit was still a little weird; even though I marked it as "true to size," this was only true for the waist (which i suppose is the most important so like do with that what you will). My waist fluctuates from 26-28" and while there was still a /little/ room in the waist I probably wouldn't go down to a size 2 if those are around your measurements too unless you're particularly fond of corsets. The torso was where it didn't really quite fit as it was too long for my body type -- as you can see in the picture it's a bit scrunched up because my natural waist falls higher than the dress wants it to fall, so I tried to rig it with fashion tape to stay up higher but then the back started to look baggy and weird and eventually I just went with it. Other than that it was fabulous! I wore maybe 2 1/2 inch heels and the trail of the dress just barely graced the floor, which worked out perfectly. A+ 10/10 Would recommend for your everyday princess.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 15, 2015
Way big
I got this dress as a back up dress for my senior prom and couldn't even consider it because it was to big. I am usually a true 8 and it was slightly baggy in the bust and the straps. The skirt is also way bigger in the front- but it does make for a great cinderella look if you like that. The belt is pearls with a little bit if silver beading.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 17, 2015
I loved the uniqueness of this dress! So special. Like Cinderella!!!
Dress was too big in the shoulders for me. I recommend ordering your regular size and one smaller. Also, zipper is sketchy with the extreme amount to tool. Be careful!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Date
April 19, 2015
Runs large, but color is gorgeous and tulle is amazing!
Runs large, but it's a gorgeous dress! Color is perfect and looks just like the photo.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Party
April 19, 2015
Beautiful dress, couldn't wear it.
I rented this dress for my birthday party downtown and couldn't wear it. This dress was way too poofy. It reminded me of a wedding dress. It was stunning but is way bigger that the picture shows. The straps also fit awkwardly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
April 19, 2015
Felt like a princess and got so many compliments!
Definitely runs big! I had to size down but it worked out great. The dress is so much fun to dance in and I wish I owned it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
April 21, 2015
It was my boyfriend's law school gala!
I have big boobs and am usually a 6 or 8, but the 8 was big and the 6 was sold out, so I had to go with the 4 and it actually fit! A little snug on my boobs but overall it fit great, and I could breathe! I don't think it ended up looking the most flattering on me but it was fun to wear and I felt like a princess. Definitely poofier than the picture but not too bad.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
April 23, 2015
I absolutely loved this dress and it was a hit. So many compliments. Princess status. :)
This is a dress that can't be worn straight from the shipping package. Others wrote it was way too poufy, I don't agree -- but you do have to steam the layers of tulle to make it fall the way it does in the picture. I just took twenty minutes with an iron with a steam function and separated the layers and it was beautiful. It does run a tiny bit large, but not overly so.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Body type: Petite
April 27, 2015
I rented this dress for my engagement shoot. It was pure perfection. Best pictures of my life.
My only complaint was the straps were a bit loose and some of the tulle underneath was torn, luckily there was so much tulle you couldn't see where it was torn. I felt like a princess, it poofed out just right, oh so flattering and the color is even better in person. I would say a seafoam green.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
April 28, 2015
Perfect rehearsal dinner dress
Loved this dress! it was super fun to wear and very unique. Fit true to size but the straps were a bit long so I just had to use safety pins
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
April 29, 2015
I usually wear a size 12 or even 14 (depending on design), the 10R was a perfect fit.
This dress was fun, got many compliments. I would order again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 114lbs
May 3, 2015
Felt like a princess!
I love love love this dress. I was so happy I was able to rent it. I had to go with the 2R (I had also ordered a 0R) because the other size came back to RTR discolored so they didn't send it. BUT they sent me three additional dresses (different styles) just encase the 2R didn't fit. Those styles were okay but none of them compared to this beauty. I loved it. It was a little large on the top so that's why I am giving it 4/5 but I still loved it. So many compliments and was comfy!
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32D
May 3, 2015
The dress was so beautiful. Not perfect, but nevertheless worth it.
The dress fit really well, but it might not work for girls that aren't as busty. Also, my bra straps/cup still kind of showed with the dress when I moved so I opted for tape. It also had some rips in the tulle, not that noticeable though. It also looks really poufy coming out of the box so I set it out for the night and steamed it to relax the tulle a bit. I had 4 inch heels at 5'6" with the long, and I still stepped on the back of my dress every once in a while, so be careful. Absolutely beautiful, though. Made me feel so pretty!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
May 4, 2015
Beautiful statement dress
Like the other reviews I agree this dress ran large. I originally ordered a 0 but it wasn't available. I ended up wearing the 2 and just clipped it so it wouldn't hang off of me. It's a very sweet dress with just a little drama. It is a little princessy but that was what I was looking for my engagement photos. I would say the sleeves run a little wider than the model depicts and the top torso doesn't fit as tight unless you clip the back yourself. Overall it was the style I was looking for and very happy with the dress and the service.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 165lbs
May 8, 2015
Almost Cinderella
Such a beautiful dress. I originally rented it for prom but the buts didn't fit as I hoped it would. The back portion of the dress also did not hit the floor, even when k wasn't wearing the heels. Overall it is a gorgeous dress and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to feel like Cinderella for the night. I thought it was just as poofy as it was in the model so the size wasn't a surprise to me!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 12, 2015
I loved this dress! Perfect, simple princess dress:)
It runs large. If you have smaller shoulders and chest then you'll have some issues with this dress. I ordered the 2R and the 4R and both were incredibly big on me so I had to rush in an order for a 0R and it was still a bit big with the sleeves. But overall this dress was beautiful and I loved every minute in it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
May 12, 2015
The dress was really different, super summery!
Great dress, but the bodice felt a bit big even in a 0. Otherwise, I got complements all night long!
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 2
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
May 14, 2015
perfect dress to dance the night away with!
ok so this dress was absolutely gorgeous!... but the fit was horrible. The sleeves were way too long forcing me to tape them to keep them up and i wore a lace cover-up because it was still that low. The rib-cage fit snugly which fit very well my small rib-cage. The length was perfect for my 5'8 frame not wearing heels. The amount of compliments i received was astonishing to say the least very well made dress except the tulle in the back was already ripped by the zipper. My favorite part was how large the bottom was once the tulle was fluffed out very beautiful against the pearl detailing. Just be careful in your size choices!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 15, 2015
Super fun gown!
As mentioned in other reviews, runs a full size larger than normal, and so a 4R worked well for me (I wore flats). Lots of layers, but still had an elegant feel!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 18, 2015
Runs large
I got this as a back up but only came in a 4. It's a fun dress but it didn't for well. The top was too loose, I might have needed a 2 or even a 0
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
May 20, 2015
Loved the dress! Felt like a princess
The dress is a beautiful color! Definitely order smaller thank you normally would. I haven't been a size 0 since high school (I'm usually a 2 or a 4) but the size 0 fit like a glove! Also, they did not have the regular length in stock, so I ordered long. It fit just fine with heels and did not quite touch the floor, which was perfect. I will definitely be renting from here again!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 20, 2015
I felt like royalty.
I absolutely loved this dress and I hated sending it back!! It made me feel like a beautiful fairy princess. I wore this to my senior prom, dyed my hair pink to compliment the color, and I received compliments all night! Someone even told me I was the most beautiful girl there. I didn't take very many good pictures in it unfortunately. The color of the dress is beautiful, but it is a bit more green than in photos. It just barely grazed the ground in heels though I almost got caught on it a few times after sitting down. The ONLY downside, and the reason I rated 4 stars instead of 5, I found in this dress is it fits a little oddly in the bust. I have large boobs (42 DD) and instead of supporting them, it felt more like the bodice squished them down. On top of that it didn't fit my waist well either so it felt almost like it was too small and too big at the same time. Eventually I just found a bra that looked cute peeping out a little bit and made it work, but be warned. Other than that I would rent this dress a thousand times again!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 116lbs
May 22, 2015
I wore this for our Cinderella/fairytale-inspired formal engagement photos.
The dress was absolutely perfect - it was exactly what I envisioned - a modern day Cinderella dress in a beautiful, dusty blue hue.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 23, 2015
I was a princess!!
Runs big! Defiantly get a backup size! Otherwise fits comfy and very fun. I wore it to my bridal shower with cute sandals and at night to my bachelorette party with tights and short boots for a night out in NYC!!! It's puffy but I loved it!! I usually wear a 4, but both 0 and 2 fit! In 0 my boobs looked squished! So I wore a 2! Lots of compliments!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
May 30, 2015
Worn to Havana Nights Theme Junior Prom.
This dress was perfect for the occasion! Since it was basically a 1950's theme, it was a nice, modern take on the literal look. Being 5'9, the length gave me enough room to wear flats and have the dress still hang about an inch off the floor. It also worked great with heels though. Definitely order your normal size and then a size down. A 4 is normally comfortable for me, but it was huge. The 2 fit perfect and hugged in all the right place. What I will say is only consider this dress if you have a broader shoulder like me or a larger bust: there is a lot of room to spare on top. On bottom, you will need a short of some kind because the lining is short and the tulle is see-through in certain light. It is a pretty full skirt, so be prepared: having it steamed before your event is smart to press down some of the puffiness. It comes out of the box very wrinkled and will look like a fairy costume if you don't get it pressed too. Overall, I would definitely order this again. Great dress to dance all night in too!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
June 1, 2015
Total Cinderella Moment!
This isn't a dress - this is a ball gown. Prepare to transform into a Disney princess. You have to be going to a super formal event to pull this off (great prom option). Flattering and forgiving also!
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 7, 2015
This dress was perfect for our engagement photos!
Overall, the dress fit well. I personally had trouble with the straps being too long for my arms and shoulders but I won't fault the dress for that. I loved being able to have two sizes available, the 4R fit well but the 6R allowed more room in the bust.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 9, 2015
Chose as back up, stayed as back up
Though the color is neat and the dress has a vintage-feel, the look felt a little too much like a no man's land between a halloween costume and grandma's prom dress. Too much tulle - the cut that is obvious in the picture was not apparent on. The beading at the waist didn't seem that high of quality either. The bodice was huge on me, too! I have lost a little under 10 lbs since the new year but my bust size has not changed... Either this dress runs large or I've been wearing size 8 dress that are way undersized! Ended up not wearing and my original was perfect.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 112lbs
June 29, 2015
Very pretty but not a great fit
If you have a small chest this is not for you. I wore the size 0 and it was SO large in the chest area for me. I had to pin the sides just to make it look somewhat normal. Otherwise, gorgeous dress!
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