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Night Watch Dress

$55 rental
$470 retail

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Stylist Notes

A full skirt and ruffled back make this Allison Parris not your average LBD. Add cool-girl edge for a wedding with Oscar de la Renta's Cassini Drop Earrings and complete the look with simple heels.

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.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Black crepe. (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Square neckline. Full cascading skirt. Exposed back zipper with hook-and-eye. 35” from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.

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83 reviews
Fit
Large10
True to Size45
Small3
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
January 29, 2016
Large in the top...
The cut of this dress was gorgeous, but I wasn't able to wear it as it was a bit large on top. I may try renting in a smaller size in the future because I loved the zipper detail on the back!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 21, 2016
Great dancing dress with a classy lady like length!
I'm 5'7 135lbs and usually a size 4 dress. I wore a size 4 and it fit perfectly as I expected a size 4 to fit. I can see how the torso could be a bit long for petite ladies but this one fit me almost perfect. I wore it with a chevron fringe jacket so i didn't pay much attention to the small amount of bunching it may have done while under my jacket. I loved the back detail but didn't want to sit on it since I thought it might crimp what ever material was keeping the material loosely curved in the back. Fun for dancing as it spins all the way out, this is a second reason to wear shorty panties. I did also notice the material was somewhat worn on the bottom half of the dress but if it's past dusk or you'r not right on it you can hardly tell. Great dress, would rent it again, sorta want one for myself!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 12, 2016
Wanted to twirl in this dress all night long!!
Hard to see, but I wore this under a RTR coat. The dress was so fun and flirty. It fit true to size, maybe just slightly big. I loved the bottom of the dress. It was sexy yet sophisticated. I wanted to twirl in it all night!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 8, 2016
Such a comfortable dress!
I rented this for an engagement party and I loved it because of the bustle in the back and how much fabric swung around as I was dancing. I felt like it made the night more fun! I also loved how comfortable this dress was! I could move in it and was not worried about any wardrobe malfunction. I loved the detail of the zipper in the back going all the way down too which made it easy to get on. I would recommend a backless bra though since the back goes low. I tried it with regular bras and part of the back of the bra was always showing. The backless one was fine and I felt the dress was snug enough to keep it up.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
January 3, 2016
Perfect for a winter wedding!
Loved the dress! Classy and elegant - perfect for a formal wedding. Runs a little big - they only had an 8 so I wore that. A little big in the shoulders but other than that - perfect. Would wear again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 22, 2015
I've never had so many compliments!
It does run small as most reviews have said so I wore size 4 instead of my normal size 2. Overall I loved the feel and design and would rent again!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 21, 2015
Fun dress for work holiday party
This was my first time renting--went very well and will rent again! I rented size 8 & 10...I'm in between sizes at the moment...however I was able to wear the size 8 with spanx (tummy control). I'm tall and curvy, but also have a long torso so had no issues with the length. It was a really fun dress, I loved how it swished and the fullness of the skirt. I spent a lot of time spinning, while dancing :-) I also rented a necklace which complemented the look...I felt glamorous and had a great night!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 25
December 8, 2015
The event I wore this dress to was a company holiday party
I really liked this dress, it fit great and I received a lot of compliments on it, the bustle in the back is so much fun. The top of the dress can be a bit snug so I would recommend ordering a couple different sizes just in case. Unfortunately I wasn't able to receive a back up size which was fine because the 8 fit great, but I was super worried leading up to the event it wouldnt fit. I will say, the dress I received did look like it had been worn/cleaned one too many times if you looked up close you could see little stray almost white hairs on it but it wasn't super noticeable. I wore this to a work holiday party and it was perfect for the event.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 29, 2015
Absolutely beautiful.
When I first pulled it out of the bag, I was skeptical. However, as soon as I tried it on, I fell in love. This dress is knee length and very flattering. It made me look like a 00 whenever I am a 4. You will never be disappointed with this dress.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
November 22, 2015
Awesome dancing dress. Very understated and sleek so it would be great for a lot of occasions.
Fit was good and loved the flare in the back. Couldn't be happier with the choice and will be stalking online to try and find one to purchase. Highly recommend. Worked well with pointed shoes to balance out volume of the skirt with my short height. Only note on fit was that it was slightly tight so straps didn't lay perfectly flat on my back. Didn't bother me though!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
November 21, 2015
Classic and fun
So many things to love about this dress. The cut is comfortable and classic with the fun flair of the hem and the bustle in the back. The full zipper on the back is a fun detail. I got so many compliment on this dress and people loved the skirt. It was very comfortable to wear and extra bonus you can wear a regular bra! I was worried the 4 would be a bit too tight but it fit perfect.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 17, 2015
This is the classiest little black dress I've seen. It was a great fit!
It really flatters a small waist. It was a tad bit snugger in the chest area than I expected, but I'd still say it's true to size. I have a long torso and it fit right at my natural waist - just something to keep in mind!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
November 17, 2015
Very fun dress with a very loose bust
I am usually a 12 but wore this dress in a 10. The waist fit well, but the bust and shoulders were slightly loose, which is surprising for this not small busted woman. Loved wearing it though, the skirt and ruffle are just so much fun without being over the top.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
November 9, 2015
Loved this dress! So much fun to wear-definitely not your average LBD.
My first RTR experience did not disappoint. This dress was so much fun to wear. The bustle in the back gave what looks like your average little black dress a heightened sense of appeal. I agree with other reviewers that it was long in the torso, which resulted in either weird bunching at the waist or gaps at the straps. (Had this been my own dress, I would have had an alteration done on the straps to raise it up and make it fit better). I did pull the down to fix the issue, which, had it not been for the darts on the chest area, made it barely noticeable. I wore it with a strapless bra to avoid visible bra straps (there were no "strap stays" like I have in other formal dresses I own). All in all, a perfect dress for my event, despite some small issues with fit. Thankfully, they were barely noticeable and didn't affect how I felt in the dress at all. Not too snug in the waist, great length, and fun to dance (and even walk!) in. I wish I could have kept it!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
November 7, 2015
Great Little LBD!
Definitely ran large on the top for me. I have decently large shoulders but this dress was loose for me in the waist and in the bust. And I'm typically a much larger dress size because of my lower body, so I was surprised at how loose it was. It is a gorgeous dress and the back detail in the skirt is so flowy and fun! It's a thicker fabric than you'd expect from the picture, but it hangs really well. Make sure you open ahead of time to check for wrinkles. I had a large one near the seam in the back that I had to end up hiding with a cardigan because I didn't have time to fix it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
November 1, 2015
Compliments all night
Wore to a concert. Very flattering, great for an hourglass figure. Received compliments on my waistline all night. Material was a little heavy but I got used to it. Ran slightly large in the upper body but was no issue overall.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
October 26, 2015
Dress seemed a little worn out...
Slight pilling and a bit of fading. Didn't seem new and crisp like other dresses I have rented. As for the actual dress, it was just OK. I didn't feel special in it or especially good. The fit was generous up top which I appreciate but maybe some smaller chested women would not. Felt like it was true to size.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Weight: 135lbs
October 25, 2015
I struck gold with this one. Would rent again in a heartbeat.
I finally gave RTR a go after years of lurking – and my first experience was even better than I expected. As a 6'1'' gal, there are plenty of dresses I have to write off simply because they'll be way too short – and to make it even more difficult, I don't have much of a figure. Despite RTR's detailed review system, I've yet to come across other reviewers with a similar body type. (I'm talking *zero* curves.) I was hoping to order a smaller size just in case, but only 4 was available. Needless to say, I was pretty nervous about putting all of my eggs in one basket, but this dress fit absolutely amazing – and the ruffles in the back made dancing all the more fun.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 21, 2015
So many compliments!!
This dress is AMAZING. The fit was incredibly flattering, the swirl of the skirt was super fun, and the length was so perfect. I rent from RTR often, and this is the first dress I was really sad to have to send back. I would want to own this dress. I can't even count the number of compliments I got the day I wore it. I felt beautiful, sexy, and playful. What more could you ask for?!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
October 19, 2015
Beautiful and so fun to dance in! It's a heavy but adorable dress. Moves with every step!
Torso was about a half inch too long but it worked just fine. I wouldn't recommend for anyone with a short torso (mine is average).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
October 17, 2015
Great party dress
Love the flouncy skirt! I felt lovely in this. It was pretty big on top and was glad to have the smaller size. Was able to get away with a strapless bra, which was great. Definitely recommend.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Weight: 125lbs
October 7, 2015
Everyone loved it
The dress is a little tight up top, so a bra shows through. You can easily wear it without because the fabric is thick and it is very fitted. I would go your normal size or a size up. I wear a 4 and could have benefitted from a 6 in this case.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
September 29, 2015
Dress was beautiful and I received many compliments.
Fit was a little big and I actually ended up wearing the 10 when I'm usually a 12. Loved the bustle and how it added nice flare to the dress. I love twirling around in this at the reception lol.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
September 28, 2015
Next Level Little Black Dress!
This dress was a last minute emergency save from the Flatiron store after my original rental was a big fat fail. I am a 6-8 and still wasn't feeling very confident in my 7 months post-partum body. I loved this dress but the only one available was a 6. So I took a chance. I thought, no way. It fit like a glove. I felt more fabulous than I had in 18 months. With very high peep toe pumps and fun fascinator, this was a perfect dress for my friend's vintage cocktail wedding. The fun of Rent the Runway is an endless closet with no need to repeat, but this is hands down a dress I would rent again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
September 24, 2015
Gorgeous, flowing back!
I have loved every Allison Parris dress I have rented. The signature detail on almost all of them has been a gold zipper that goes down to the bottom of the dress. This was no exception. This dress is elegant enough to wear to a formal event, yet classic enough to wear to work as I did. The black fabric wasn't shiny so it wasn't overdone. The fabric lays beautifully in the back almost like a train, and it is a high low and the skirt has a gorgeous flare making your waist look super small. I LOVED this dress. Wish it had pockets as I'm getting accustomed to them in dresses, and I wish she had more colors in this!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Weight: 130lbs
September 16, 2015
I went to an arts gala. The event was semi-formal.
The dress was fun. The dress is pretty true to size with it being a bit snug in the ribcage area. I ordered a size 4 and 6 and wore the 4. I was very disappointed to see in the size 4 that it looked like the dress had been washed too many times and the material was starting to frey or something. It looked like I had cat hair on me! I had to wear it, I didn't have a back up and luckily the event had dimmed lights. But I was definitely self conscious about it. They need to not send this dress back out. The size 6 looked fine but that size didn't fit me.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 3, 2015
Rehearsal dinner for a wedding which I gave a speech at.
Incredibly comfortable, flowy, beautiful fit
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
September 2, 2015
Classy and Lovely and great for taller girls!
(Actually 135lbs and size 4 but can't update my profile) Such an elegant and fun LBD because of the back. Other reviewers didn't lie, this is fun to dance in with the way the back swishes! It fit perfectly and the waist wasn't too high on my torso which tends to be a problem when you're 5'8". I would have loved to have kept this because it is timeless and perfect for so many occasions. Not dress related but disappointed that I added on the $15 mystery accessory rental which didn't arrive and RTR had no record I even added it. This is also the 2nd time in a row where my first dress choice at the last minute wasn't available due to damage/late return from the previous renter (out of 4 total rentals so we're talking 50% sucess rate).Sorry to say that RTR has kinda gone down hill and don't have the trust in them needed for dressing me again for an important event. : ( Which kinda sucks cause it's such a great concept.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 23
August 27, 2015
Best. Dancing. Dress. Ever.
AMAZING dress! I'm honestly still considering buying it- if you're as big of a fan of dancing at weddings as I am this dress is an absolute must! I'm 5'11 which makes finding dresses that are long enough to not scare relatives away pretty difficult, so I decided to go with this dress since a couple of other tall girls said the length was on point. Regardless of height or weight, you really can't go wrong with this dress- it will flatter anyone who puts it on and make every other girl wish she could try it on for a spin!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
August 25, 2015
Flattering and fun
The torso was a little long for me, so I tried to shorten the straps with fashion tape. Very flattering overall and fun to dance in.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
August 24, 2015
Special black dress
This dress was gorgeous, but is for long-waisted people. I think if you're long waisted yourself, it will be true to size, but if you are short waisted, order a size larger, as your hips may hit what is supposed to still be waist and emphasize your love handles. You can avoid this problem by tucking the dress into itself to shorten the waist area. I imagine you could secure it with fashion tape, but I wasn't prepared enough to do this.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 109lbs
August 21, 2015
Fun Party Dress!
I have wanted to rent this dress for a long time and it has never been available in my size. I ended up wearing the size zero and it fit perfectly!!! Loved it in fact I think it was was my favorite all time rental. Size zero fit but would not have fit anyone larger particularly in bust or waist. Dress was great length for me because I am tall but might not work as well for someone shorter.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 35
August 5, 2015
This dress was awesome to dance in. And a very flattering, fitted top.
The top was fitted, which I liked a lot, but does mean that there is not much give for boobs/rib cage. The skirt is beautiful and full. The only reason that I didn't give five stars is that it had a lot of lint on it and the wrinkles were hard to iron out. I think RtR could do better job of drycleaning. Make sure you have a lint roller!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 19, 2015
This dress is a standout!
This dress is truly impressive. The bustle in the back isn't too big, but it really gives the dress movement. I got so many compliments during the wedding. The top part of the dress is snug, really flattering and the waist/bottom helps to hide the tummy. The length was really flattering, right at the knees, but I am 5'8" and can imagine that if I was a bit shorter it would feel too long.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
July 14, 2015
LBD FTW.
This dress is so comfy, so flattering, and so fun! It's the best dress for dancing that I've rented on RTR and it's easy to dress up or down. Highly recommended!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 6, 2015
Best RTR Dress Ever
This is a super flattering dress ... And very comfortable. It photographs well. The dress length zipper makes getting it on and off very easy. The size 4 arrived damaged so I wore the 2, and it fit fine even though I'm closer to a 4.
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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
July 1, 2015
Beautiful skirt
The 4 was slightly large and the 2 slightly small. Wore the 4 so I could eat comfortably. The back is very classy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 30, 2015
Fun to dance in!
This dress was stunning - classy and simple with a flare. I got a TON of compliments and really felt great in it!
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
June 23, 2015
It was so much fun to talk with people and dance with the fun ruffle in the back.
The dress is so fun to wear. The fit is just a little small, but very flattering. A great party dress!
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
June 17, 2015
So many compliments! So comfortable!
I was nervous this wouldn't fit but it was perfect! I'm busty/curvy/short and I could have gone bra less if I wanted. The skirt was full but didn't make me look like I was drowning in fabric. You will definitely want to give this dress a twirl!
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