allison parris

Night Watch Dress

$35 – $55 rental?
$470 retail
Stylist Notes

A full skirt and ruffled back make this Allison Parris not your average LBD. Wear it with equally stunning 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".)

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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128 reviews
Fit
Large
(12)
True to Size
(69)
Small
(6)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
October 14, 2014
Pretty pretty ballerina
This was a very pretty dress, sort of Audrey Hepburn-ish. Full skirt, the back looks less bustle-like in real life. Two fit notes to be aware of: the waist is very fitted, which gives it sort of a ballet look, and the top is fairly loose. If you are hourglass shaped this will be very pretty, but it might be big if you are small-chested.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 126lbs
November 5, 2014
Loved loved loved!
I felt super girly with the way the back. Its a great dress to spin around in on the dance floor!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 7, 2014
I WANTED TO LOVE THIS BUT...
So let me start by saying that this dress is absolutely adorable! I ordered a size 6 and a size 4. The size 4 fit perfectly. The size 6 also fit very well. The only difference was the fit in the rib cage area. The material of this dress does not give, so the 4 fit a little more snugly around the midsection, but I preferred that more snug fit; however, I did not wear either dress because the torso is too long. If you have a short torso like I do, this dress will not be for you. If I owned the dress, I would take it to a seamstress and get her to take the straps up about an inch so that the torso will not be too long. Great detailing on the back.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 28, 2014
Cute dress for engagement photos; not a perfect fit.
I wore this dress for my engagement photos. Luckily it photographed pretty well and accentuated my small waist. However, as a curvy girl with a short torso, I will not rent this dress again. The torso was just really long for me so it was ill-fitted. However, it was really nice quality and I loved the back.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
December 10, 2014
received so many compliments!
I loved this dress. I got so many compliments on the detailing in the back. The dress looked great while I was standing up. The struggle with this dress was that it was a little loose in the top, so every time I sat down my bra straps were showing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
December 10, 2014
Best Dress EVER! The first dress I rented from RTR, and my favorite so far! Want to Buy it!
I LOVE THIS DRESS! Wore it all day and all night! Beautiful, comfortable, playful, sexy, elegant…, all in one! Endless compliments from my husband, friends, family, students and audience. Wore it for my Ballet Academy's production of the Nutracker this past weekend. I now want to buy this dress. (Maybe RTR will just give it to me one day). Strongly recommended!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
December 16, 2014
Gorgeous, Classy and very flattering!
I loved wearing this dress, I felt like I looked great all night! I wore the 4, it was so flattering because its tight at the waste and bells out for a perfect 'fit and flare' look. The bustle in the back in combination with the long gold zipper gave this LBD something special. Would recommend for hourglass and pear shaped bodies.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 113lbs
December 20, 2014
Love this dress! It fit perfectly (if i put 1 lb on it would of been too tight)
Pros: simple, classic look with a fun back Cons: a little heavy
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
December 26, 2014
RTR wins again! The dress was perfect for this wedding.
Dress fit like it was made just for me and was super comfortable, too. Received many compliments all night long. Thanks RTR!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 2, 2015
Amazing dancing dress! So many compliments on the skirt. A fun variation of the LBD.
I wear a 6 at Loft/Banana Republic, and an 8 most other places. So I ordered the 8 and backup size 10, and didn't need the bigger size. It is a long waisted dress, so the straps were sliding off my shoulders most of the night as I am very short waisted. And the zipper in the back wouldn't stay completely zipped while I was dancing, usually coming undone 4-6 inches. If I owned it, I'd have a hook and eye added at the top, and the straps shortened.
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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
January 27, 2015
Love this dress!
Dress fit true to size and was very comfortable the zipper up the back and the layers make the dress unique - I got a ton of compliments !
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
February 23, 2015
This dress made me feel so pretty. It was fun to dance in and was dressy enough for a formal affair.
The fit was great. If you're honest about your measurements and size you should have no trouble fitting into this dress according to the size chart.
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
February 25, 2015
I loved the bustle on the dress. It really makes you feel glamorous walking around. Great LBD
The overall fit was great. The zipper in the back made me slightly nervous that it would open while dancing and moving around. It didn't!! But I made sure I had enough coverage underneath it case it did!
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 92lbs
March 1, 2015
Super chic!
Fit perfectly, a little large in the bust but would probably be perfect for someone with a more average bust size. The ruffles in the back were so chic, I felt like such a ballerina princess in this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
March 6, 2015
My event was somber.
I'll start m review with saying I received many complements on this dress...and yes, the dress itself is adorable. That being said, the structure of the dress was terrible. The size 10 was perfect, still slightly large in the bust area, but I'm used to that problem. The hem line on the size 10 was just awful! One side bunched up higher than the other, this also was a problem in the back of the dress too. It looked as if someone tried to fix a damaged dress, but it turned out all wrong. The size 12 was shaped properly, however, it swallowed me...but I had no choice, I belted it and wore it to and early morning event. If you have a long torso, this dress will work, but if your torso is average to short, it will not fit you properly. The sleeves will not hug your shoulders as they should. The dress may need to be retired. Again, I did receive many complements, and the design of the dress itself is cute...structure...not so much.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
March 9, 2015
Bridesmaid Dress
This dress was perfect for the event. All the bridesmaids picked out classic black cocktail dresses and this fit the bill. The waist is very narrow with no give. I'm glad it fit on me - some people noted that the torso runs a bit long. I have a super short torso, but it was only a touch long on me, not enough for me to pin up the straps or anything. The back is very full and fluffs nicely. I loved the matte fabric and the little ribbon trim around the bottom. The chest area fit fine, but had I been any bigger or been wearing a bra with additional padding, it would have been too much. Oh, and the zipper is gold. I couldn't figure that out until I got the dress no matter how I looked at the screen, so there you go! Overall, this dress was the perfect dress for the occasion. Would happily rent this again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
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!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 168lbs
April 21, 2015
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
This may be my favorite dress ever! It runs a bit big, I got both the 10 and 12. The zipper on the 10 was broken and unfortunately there wasn't another available. I wore the 12 because I loved the dress and had planned my jewelry and everything around it. It was a bit lose, but still looked great I think! Very comfortable and fun. I would buy this dress if I could, it is the perfect LBD for someone in their 20s - simple, yet not boring at all!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 24, 2015
Fabulous Dress
This dress made me feel like a princess! It's hard to photograph the bustle in the back but it has body and is fun and sways sassily when you walk. I matched gold jewelry to the bold zipper and I went without a bra because my straps kept creeping into the neckline. It was an inch tall for me in shoulders but standing up straight made it unnoticeable. The band around the torso right above your hips is too snug to pull down but that's why it poofs out so nicely. Size up for your spare
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 26, 2015
I wore this to a semi formal event for my husband's business school.
This is a beautiful little black dress with jus the right details to make it stand out! The gold zipper and ruffled back made this an outstanding choice for the event. The dress was high quality and fit perfectly.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 29, 2015
Wore this for my birthday - got so many compliments!! Such a fun dress, especially for dancing!!
Glad I got the 6, the four would have been too small. Great fit, very comfortable, flirty and fun!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 98lbs
May 3, 2015
The ultimate Audrey Hepburn dress!
The dress fit beautifully! Based on others' comments, I wore a strapless bra and didn't have any problems. If you want a classy dress with modest details this is the perfect choice. The ruffles in the back add a bit of whimsy! Hope I get invited somewhere soon so I have a reason to order it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
May 4, 2015
Lovely dress on the dance floor!
I loved the way the dress looks; it's one of my favorites that I've worn. It looked amazing on the dance floor. Unfortunately the zipper kept inching it's way down and I had to zip it back up frequently. I'm not sure if it's a common issue with this dress or if maybe the zipper was damaged on this particular one. I may try renting a size down and see if I have the same problem.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
May 5, 2015
Loved this dress! Fun flirty shape
My usual size was unavailable so I had to size down. It just worked but only because my chest and ribs are small. If you're well endowed on top, stick with your size or maybe even size up. The skirt was nice and full. It almost 'danced' as I walked. It was a perfect dress for my anniversary dinner with my hubby!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 139lbs
May 6, 2015
Very cute for a boyish figure
I have an hourglass shape and this dress was wrong for me. It is funny because everyone else tried to get me to wear this but I just felt like it made my hips look gigantic. I really really thought it was beautiful and on the right figure this dress would be a knockout. One more note: Be careful on the dance floors when you twirl ladies.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
May 12, 2015
Art Deco LBD
I didn't want to give this dress back! I wore it for an Art Deco party and it looks great with a long string of pearls. I was a little worried that the drop-waist wouldn't be flattering but it has a nice silhouette. The back ruffle was a little wrinkled but nothing the steamer couldn't fix. It's a fun twist on the LBD.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 164lbs
May 22, 2015
Fun & flirty!
I picked two dresses for my first RTR experience, and was pleasantly surprised with how great they both were... I had fallen in love with this dress, but once I tried it on I was immediately sad because the top of the dress is rather loose. I don't think that I would be able to go down to a size 8 because it would be too tight around the rib cage. The wedding is tomorrow that we are attending, I love this dress so much I might try to tape the gaps shut because it is a stunning dress when it is on (and fits you properly). Also, the back of the dress is low and my bra that I tried it on with peeked out a little, I think it won't be an issue with a different bra. My bra size is 36DD, and still the top was VERY big on, both the armholes were big and the straps were too long. Lastly, the zipper in the back goes down the WHOLE length of the dress! I wasn't expecting that, and it's pretty neat. Makes it super easy to get in and out of.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 25, 2015
I Love This Dress! It Is a Head Turner!
I rented this dress for a charity dinner and auction function I was chairing. I live in Colorado where everyone dresses pretty casual but I wanted to stand out and this dress was perfect for that. I was running around all evening trying to make sure everything was being handled and a man stopped me to tell me that every woman was talking about me - every time I walked by, every woman would stop and comment on the dress. People kept telling me how elegant and classic I looked. The bustle in the back is fun. I normally wear a size 4 and the 4 fit but it was tight in the chest (I have a small bust but broad shoulders and back). The length on me was a little below the knee and the skirt is full and fun. I did sit during part of dinner and had no issues with the bustle. The dress was comfortable. I did wear a strapless bra because the straps on the dress were think and I didn't want to chance my bra straps showing. I had to change in the car after setting up the silent auction so I did not want to mess with trying to tape my bra straps either. I would definitely rent this dress again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
May 26, 2015
I wore this to a wedding and this dress made me feel amazing!
This dress was amazing. Fit great (although the 4 was a little snug right around the middle - had they had the size 6 available, that probably would have been more comfortable, but overall it was still great). The back detail is super cute and flattering on a pear shape. High quality fabric and the back zipper actually zips all the way down through the bottom of the dress.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 10, 2015
I was at an event where Mark Ruffalo spoke!
The dress is very comfortable, and the back adds a bit of flair. I'm 5'3" and i wore a size 6 (my regular size), and it was too big / long - essentially the shoulder straps were too loose, so the dress was sort of hanging on me. I think this dress is probably best for taller women.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
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
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
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:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
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.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
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:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
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:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
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!
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