Badgley Mischka

Dara Gown

$115 rental
$660 retail
Stylist Notes

This shimmering Badgley Mischka gown is body-skimming and elegant. Try it with simple pumps and statement earrings.

Also available in gold.

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 throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full 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 some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Silver sequins on mesh (100% Nylon). Long sleeves. Crew neckline. Draped back. Hidden side zipper. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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93 reviews
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Large
(3)
True to Size
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Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 43
September 19, 2017
Great fit. Lots of compliments.
True to size. Fit great, stretchy material. The sequins tend to snag but I expected that. It was sparkly and I received a ton of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
July 18, 2017
Sparkly and sophisticated
Rented this for a fundraiser for a nonprofit whose board I chair. I felt beautiful and sophisticated and got lots of compliments. And it was actually quite comfortable too!
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Size worn:
18WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
Weight: 215lbs
May 10, 2017
Beautiful and comfortable
Loved this dress. It was comfortable and glamorous, and perfect for a late-January winter black tie optional event. Our event was 1920s/Great Gatsby-themed, and this felt like the perfect level of glamour. I was able to wear a regular bra - with the help of a safety pin and some fabric tape, I used some of the cowl in the back to hide the bra strap. The dress fabric was heavy, but not uncomfortable. I felt like the fabric flowed beautifully and hid my tummy. It creates a great hourglass shape. Be careful putting on or taking off because the sequins can get caught on hair. This is my favorite gown I have ever rented on RTR. The gunmetal dark gray is spectacular and stands out in a sea of black evening gowns. Highly recommend!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 8, 2017
This dress was amazing! If it in all the right ways and all the right places.
This dress was amazing! If it in all the right ways and all the right places. I also was very comfortable and I was able to even assist in a few of the pre-wedding decorating last minute changes while in the dress. This just does get a bit warm so I didn't wear any undergarments it's nearly impossible because of the open back so just keep that in mind when renting. I am happy I didn't either. I am 5'4 and I was 150 pounds very curvy at that time and a size 8 fit very well.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
April 24, 2017
Perfect fit and plenty of sparkle!
I wore this dress to a charity gala. It was stunning in person. Loved the color. The sequins didn't look as high-end as I was thinking, but still loved the dress. Only downside was the lining wasn't tacked very well, so I had to readjust the layers a few times throughout the night to make sure it was laying smoothly. I'm 5'8" and the long was prefect, I wore 3" heels.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
22WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 57
Bust size: 38G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 229lbs
March 23, 2017
Loved it so much I bought it. You will not really need heels if you get the regular.
Very plus-size, apple friendly. Elegant. Arm coverage. Subtle color but not boring! Clearly very royal!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
March 11, 2017
Amazing dress!!
A little short but I'm 5'2" so it wasn't too bad. Sleeves are a tad baggy but it was very comfortable! Not scratchy at all! The dress received so many compliments and it was perfect for my military ball event!! I wished I owned it!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
March 7, 2017
Beautiful dress, a little short
This dress was a show stopper, I received compliments all night. However, it was a bit short for my frame (5'7, hourglass shape). I wore a 6L and it still wasn't long enough for the heels I like to wear (4 inches +) and the way the dress was supposed to fall. Luckily my sister wears much shorter heels than I do and I was able to borrow a pair from her, otherwise it wouldn't have looked nearly as good. If you're taller than 5'6 or have curves I'd make sure you have lower heels on hand.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 5, 2017
I received so many compliments. I even made the best dressed list
I loved the dress. The only issue I had was my hair kept getting stuck in it.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 47
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
March 2, 2017
I received tons of compliments!
Love the back of the dress, it was really sexy but not too revealing
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Weight: 130lbs
February 17, 2017
I went to a black tie charity gala.
This dress fits like a dream, I got called a celebrity and SO many other compliments. It is so comfortable also and perfect if you have a formal occasion in a not so warm location. I highly recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 121lbs
February 13, 2017
It was the best dress at the event!
I needed a silver dress for a Fire and Ice fundraiser. I saw in the reviews that it ran large so I took a chance and ordered the 2. Typically I am a 4. The dress fit like a glove. The back is sexy without revealing too much. It was the perfect dress for the event. Everybody loved it including me. It photographed well too.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
February 7, 2017
I absolutely loved this dress, and so did my fiancee! Classy, but still sexy with the open back.
This dress fit true to size, except for the length. I'm 5'7" and like to wear 2 - 3 inch heels, so I wanted to make sure that the dress was long enough and ordered the long. I'm SO HAPPY I did, because it wouldve been way to short in the regular length. I usually wear a size 4, weigh 120 pds, have a 32 chest, 26 waist and 37 hips--- this dress fit perfect, and still had enough stretch to allow easy moving and feel very comfortable. I highly recommend this dress, and would totally wear it again if I was around a different audience that didn't see me previously wear it.
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
February 6, 2017
Beautiful dress!
This dress fit wonderfully and I got tons of compliments!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
January 9, 2017
Christmas Party 2016
I am 5'4'', 120 lbs, athletic build. Small waist, larger butt, 32C, Muscular arms...and this dress fit amazing. It has a little stretch, so it truly fit in all of the right places. The dress rented to me was picked quite a bit but it was not noticeable once it was on. I ordered the 4R and 2R, and the 2R fit perfect. I wore 3 inch heels and the dress was not too short or too long (although it has a small train that is beautiful.) I wore this for a formal Christmas event and I got so many compliments :). If you don't want to worry about adjusting a dress all night, having to pull it here, there, and everywhere...rent this one. You won't regret it.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
January 9, 2017
The DRESS!
This dress is beautiful! So glad I read the reviews, many started that it ran short, and it did. So, I ordered the 6L. I am not tall, average height, but with heels this dress requires a Long length. This was actually my second dress, my first pick was the same designer, but red sequins and off the shoulder. I was convinced that it was the one, so it was my primary pick and I ordered it in a back up size as well. When they offered to add on a third dress for $35, I took it. This silver stunner was my third dress, but I was only allowed one size. No back up. So happy I did that because this was the dress. In all honesty, I could have went down to a 4L, it would have really hugged all my curves perfectly, the dress has a lot of give. It worked though, just stunning. This dress requires a backless bra, and I did wear Spanx to make sure it laid smooth. Loved it!
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 8, 2017
This gown is everything!
This gown is incredibly comfortable. The sleeves are long, but that didn't matter. You can safely wear this gown without a bra. The open back was what I wanted but I could have sized down to the 2 and I wouldn't have worried so much about making sure it stayed on my shoulders.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 25
January 6, 2017
Engagement pictures!
This dress is absolutely stunning! I wore this dress for part of my engagement pictures. I wore both the 2R and the 4L. Since I am tall (5'8") the regular was too short to wear with heels however it fit the best. The 4L was a little loose but still looked great and covered my feet. The dress was not itchy at all which was a plus because usually sequin dresses are itchy. Definitely recommend!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 6, 2017
Beautiful dress!
Dress fit true to size. It was a little snug in the arms and didn't have much stretch there. Back is open so you need either cups or go bra-less. The dress kept me warm on a December night, but wasn't overly hot in the theater or at the restaurant. Perfect dress!
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
January 4, 2017
Lots of compliments!
I wore this to a "creative black tie" event for NYE. It fit great and I got lots of compliments from strangers all night. I am about 5'6 and wore 3.5" heels. The dress was still a little long but I liked it that way.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 66
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 137lbs
January 4, 2017
Smashing dress!
I rented this for formal night on a cruise. It is gorgeous! The back is very low and very flattering. I got lots of compliments and was very happy with it. You need a backless bra with this or to go without a bra. Also, some "foundation garments" are in order as it really hugs the curves.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 4, 2017
STUNNING
This dress was perfect for a NYE wedding! I got compliments all throughout the night and people even mentioned how beautiful it was into the next day. I am 5'5, athletic build, and the 2L was perfect--I would definitely recommend the long if you're over 5'4 and are wearing heels (mine were about 4 inches). The fabric has a nice stretch so the 0 fit body-wise however the sleeves run a little small so I couldn't even get my arms in them. By the end of the night the neck was slightly irritating because of the sequence but it was minimal and probably because I had been in the dress for 8 hours (reception went until 2AM). I couldn't recommend this dress enough, one of my favorite rentals to date.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
18WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
January 3, 2017
Slinky, but oddly forgiving
This dress is great. It feels like sequin armour and it's very stretchy. It hugs the good bits and with some solid shapewear is thick enough not to highlight the less-good bits. I ordered this as a backup style and didn't end up wearing it, but I absolutely would on another occasion. It does run short, though. I'm 5'8" and even in the long length my shoes would have shown far more than I'd have liked. If you have shoes you're dying to show off, though, that isn't a problem.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123lbs
January 3, 2017
Sparkle heaven
This was such a beautiful dress! The fit was phenomenal. It is very stretchy like other reviewers have mentioned. The back is low but I was able to wear a normal bra with it and it didn't show. I would recommend spanx under it as it is really form fitting and not very forgiving. Im 5.5" and got this in OR and OL and went with the L because with the R, the train was invisible because the dress barely touched the floor. I would recommend the long for anyone over 5.4 if you're planning on wearing heels.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
January 3, 2017
Form fitting and show stopping. Runs a little short. Perfect dress for a winter NYE wedding.
I went to a wedding in Vail, CO on New Years Eve and this dress was perfect. I ordered both 2L and 4L and ended up going with the 4L for length. If you are 5'8" or taller, DO NOT get the regular length. This dress runs short. The dress was a great color (grey,blue, purple depending on lighting) and despite the large amounts of sequins, it wasn't too heavy. If you are worried that you are getting it too large, rest assured that it falls in a way that makes it look like it's snug even if it isn't. The sleeves were a bit short (I'm thin and lanky) but nothing I couldn't deal with or push up a bit. All in all I loved this dress and received compliments all night. Def worth a rental.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 147lbs
January 2, 2017
dress was stunning!
It fit perfectly it is stretchy so has some give I would def say true to size. I am 18 weeks pregnant and received tons of comments that you couldn't even tell. However I am 5'9" and it didn't touch the ground in the front, but does have a slight "train". There isn't a built in bra so I bought the stickies bc it was obvious to me that I wasn't wearing anything.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
January 1, 2017
Celebrating a friends wedding made this night great.
I wore this dress to a friends wedding, the fit was perfect. I turned the dress around to have the cowl in the front for better coverage. The long sleeves and flexible material made the dress fit like a glove, without making me feel I had to peel myself out of it by the end of the night. I chose a size that was a couple sizes larger than my own, to accommodate for the clingy fabric material. I'm about 5"0, so it was a bit long, but lifting it whenever I needed wasn't too cumbersome. This is a great choice for a modest/modern choice of evening wear. RTR should have more options like this! Loved it!
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Size worn:
14WR
Rented for:
Other
December 17, 2016
Photographs beautifully!
I wore this for our xmas photoshoot. The dress was a bit small. I usually wear a size 12 but this was a 14 and was a bit snug, but perhaps thats the style. The length was a big con for me. I am 5'4" and I was hoping the dress was long enough to cover my shoes but it didn't. I also felt it was a bit itchy. I only had it on for a couple of hours. On the flip side, is truly beautiful and makes you feel very glamorous. Our photos turned out wonderful. And despite the cons, I would rent it again. The experience with RTR itself was excellent. No complaints there.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
December 12, 2016
The gown is so comfortable, love the little mermaid tail!
I read the reviews & many women said the Regular ran short, so ordered the Regular & the Long. The Regular I received was WAY LONG!! Had to go out & buy stilettos to make it work. (I am 5'6") Love the drape of the open back, & it fits & flows so nicely. I didn't require Spanx! The only con was, it bagged a bit @ the waist. I had an embellished headband that worked perfect as a belt!! The long sleeves were nice for a cold Maine winter night!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 8, 2016
Loved the dress
extremely comfortable, modest but sexy and shimmers in the light. I felt like a movie star all night. The only con is the sleeves were a little short but I just pushed them up.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 5, 2016
Gorgeous dress!
I loved this dress! The material hugs your curves just right and its just enough sparkle!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
December 4, 2016
Glam!!
I rented this dress for our holiday Christmas party. And the dress was a major hit! Love, love, love! The sequence was a beautiful gunmetal color that made everything just looks so sophisticated. Would definitely rent again!
Size worn:
16WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
November 26, 2016
Show stopper. So comfy. Great fit and forgiving flex in the fabric. Didn't need a bra either.
Needed a tall size shipped overnight. I'm 5'7" and even without heels, the regular length was several inches too short.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
November 14, 2016
Loved it
I am heavier than I would like to be right now and super self conscious about my body, especially my arms and tummy. This dress was gorgeous, very flattering and sexy, comfortable and easy to wear. I am short (5'4") but got the long since I love heels and it was perfect. The 12 was a little big, but overall true to size and comfortable to wear. Highly recommend!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14WL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 178lbs
November 13, 2016
Glamorous!
I ordered two sizes, both fit but I wore the larger size so i didn't have to wear Spanx or suck in
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Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38C
November 13, 2016
Absolutely LOVE this dress! I felt flawless!! Thank you RTR!
Dress fits like a glove!! I loved it and it hugged my curves perfectly! I definitely recommend this dress for everyone! I was a little nervous because I have a big back, but this dress put all my nerves at ease! I would recommend that you order the long if you want to wear heels. I'm 5'5 and I ordered the regular. The length was decent, but I strongly recommend you get a smaller heel with it (at least 2-3 inch heels or flats- I posted a pic as an example).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 9, 2016
Compliments...1 after another
I wore this to renew our vows on our 20th wedding anniversary. This was the only dress I liked that looked PLATINUM (and not necessarily silver) The dress fit t is very forgiving. I tried on the 8 first and it felt great & comfortable. I then tried on the 6 and it defined my curves a bit more and looked even better. I would have preferred the drape in the back to be a bit higher, but getting a low strap bra is not a big deal either. The dress is simply stunning. The style is clean and flattering which makes the DRAMA of the dress classy. The 6 did arrive ripped which was disappointing. I was able to put a quick few stitches in the seam and it wasn't noticeable. Had this been any other dress, that would not have worked.
Size worn:
20WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 17, 2016
Beautiful dress. Sparkled all night.
True to size. Everyone loved it. Got so many compliments. Wish it was a lil longer. Dress sequins snag lace clothing and hair so take caution when taking pics. Perfect dress for old hollywod Glam./Great Gatsby themed party. I'm 5'7" so it reached right by my ankles.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 28, 2016
A show stopper!
I wore this for a black tie wedding and the fit was perfect! There was a little give so dancing was easy and comfortable. It hugged all the right places and hid the soft part of my stomach. I received lots of compliments all night! My first rent the runway experience and I'm hooked.
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Size worn:
16WL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
September 18, 2016
DAZZILING!
I loved this dress! Wore this for the Air Force Ball. It was right on target for the level of formality, but still very comfortable. The fit was very true to size. I usually wear a 16 to be comfortable and this was perfect. Even in the tough heat of the south, the long sleeves weren't too hot. If you are wearing heels, I recommend getting the long dress. With my shorter heels, it was just the right length. I felt like a movie star the whole night! I would rent this dress again and again.
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