Badgley Mischka

Merlot Sequin Sheath

$780 retail

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Stylist Notes

Flatter your waist in this deep red Badgley Mischka dress. Complement the boat neck with a gold statement necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, stretchy fabric allows comfortable fit throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH:

Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Red sequins on mesh (100% Nylon). ¾ sleeves. Crew neckline. Sheath bodice. Plunging back. Fully lined. 44” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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258 reviews
Fit
Large
(10)
True to Size
(120)
Small
(17)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 16
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 240lbs
February 16, 2016
Felt Gorgeous! So Comfortable!

Rented this dress for a special night out with my boyfriend of 3 years for Valentine's Day! Went to a new restaurant that I'd been dying to try. I had hoped that there would have been a 14W available but no luck, so I crossed my fingers with the 16W. The fit was big, so I definitely think the 14 would have fit me better. I'm 6'1" and the skirt was right at my knees which was perfect. It was definitely a little big in the hips, and the cowl neck in the back was low, which showed my bra, but I got a little creative with tucking the cowl into my bra strap to hide it. But at the end of the day, I felt gorgeous, my boyfriend's jaw hit the floor when he saw me, and we had an amazing night! Recommend it highly.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
October 12, 2015
This dress is beautiful I wanted to keep it. I wore it to a red carpet award show.

The dress was comfortable!!! I got many compliments! The back is stunning

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155lbs
October 21, 2015
Red Carpet Ready!!!

Loved this dress! So beautiful on and comfortable. I did struggle with the zipper so I ended up pulling it over my head (while fully zipped up) to put it on... Worked like a charm! :) Received several compliments and I felt amazing wearing it on the red carpet!!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 26, 2015
Beautiful dress, didn't fit :(

The dress that I originally picked came back damaged, and I decided on this one as a replacement. Unfortunately, this dress was very tight around my ribcage/breasts I did not wear it as it would not zip up. If you're larger up top, size up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
October 26, 2015
Stunning and comfortable

Really, really beautiful and super comfortable. Lots of compliments. "Stunning" was used occasionally :) The color is much more a very deep merlot than in the picture. I was personally happy that it wasn't TOO red. I fit into 10 or 12 interchangeably, depending on the dress. I rented both but tried on the 12 first. It was a tiny bit big at my waist, but I was so comfortable in it and it already fit so beautifully that I didn't bother trying on the 10. The shoulders have a nice rubber piece on the inside so it doesn't slide off. Clearly you can't wear a traditional bra with it. I thought had a low back bra, but I didn't. So I went without the bra entirely. It's opaque enough that I wasn't embarrassed. I rated it 4 stars instead of 5 because as with any heavily beaded dress, there are going to be some beads out of place. I'm probably the only that noticed, though. Very happy I rented this one.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
October 28, 2015
Stylist Review

Fitted throughout the midsection and I would suggest going a size up for back up. This dress screams fun and funky. The burgundy color and sequins are great for the fall season. To complete the look a nice pair of nude or black heels would be perfect.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
November 2, 2015
Great dress and very sparkly!

The top kept coming off my shoulders, but the overall fit was amazing. Had compliments all night on the style and color of the dress! Would love to rent again.

Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
November 4, 2015
I got so many compliments on this dress!

Dress fit true to size. Need a backless bra. The dress is lined and can get rather warm so its definitely a winter weather dress.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 48
November 4, 2015
This was for a black and red gala. it was really perfect for the event. festive, flirty & memorable.

I am very tall and I found that while the length was true the waist line was a bit high. I could have used about an inch longer. While I am tall, I am not long wasted, so I was surprised! I wore with nude shoes, but it would have looked great with black too. You can't wear a standard bra, so if you need to push the girls up I found that Victoria Secret has the strap that you can attach to your bra, wrap it around your waste and then attach to the other side of your bra giving you the lower back option. Was great!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
November 5, 2015
Elegant sparkle

Fits true to size. I'm 5'1 and length was midi. Beautiful dress, lots of compliments, love the vintage back

Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
October 29, 2015
Stunning dress, I felt glamorous.

There were no reviews when I placed my order but I loved the dress, so I went for it. I wore the 10, it is form fitting and I felt it was snug in the waist but not unbearable. The next size up did not offer much difference in the waist and was just larger in the shoulders and slipped off. I would not recommend this dress if you are fluffy in the middle. The dress is also fairly long if you are short. It is not heavy despite being sequins. Gorgeous color, great for a fall wedding.

TraceyOctober 29, 2015
were you able to wear any type of bra?
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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Bust size: 36DD
November 23, 2015
This was a second choice as original didn't come. Couldn't be more thrilled--loved this dress!!

My original dress didn't make it in time so had to go to the store to try to find something else. I had noticed this dress online and again in the store but didn't think much of it. However I tried it on and it was so much more than I expected. This dress was made for a girl with curves. It is very flattering and accentuated all the right places yet was still comfortable. And the back adds to it. I was voted best dressed guest by the bridal party! Would definitely rent this dress again. And the RTR customer service both online and in the store were super helpful!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
November 30, 2015
LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress. Prefect combination of class + sexy + piazza.

Fits true to size. Slightly stretchy.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 37
December 5, 2015
Christmas party at the New York Stock Exchange. Everyone raved about this dress!!!

Body conscious low half so a slimmer is good to wear. Bodice fits very comfortably. Dress had enough stretch to feel very comfortable all night. Low back requires a backless bra for sure. This dress would look amazing on virtually every body type I think. It's a classic silhouette that is so flattering. I wish I was taller so the hem wasn't so long but what can you do?

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
December 6, 2015
So many compliments

This was my first RTR dress and I received so many compliments, the dress was comfortable and I felt great in it. Can't wait for the next occasion.

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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Age: 62
December 7, 2015
Big annual fundraiser for our local hospital. Had SO many complements on the dress!

Have rented Badgley Mishka before, so the fit was perfect. I'm 6'0' and 170 lbs. Loved the whole experience. I love in a rural community, so not having so shop for something that would hang in my closet for years is such a treat!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 7, 2015
A little sparkle in a sea of black...

I really liked this dress. It was classy and a nice cross between formal ware and cocktail. I felt dressed perfectly for that after-work weekday gala. I wear between a 0 and a 2, so I ordered both. I ended up wearing the 0. I recommend that this is worn with an up do as my braids kept on getting caught in the sequins...that would be my only negative.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 8, 2015
Beautiful but subtle.

I loved this dress. I love sequins-but you have to be careful because they can be a bit much. This dress did sparkle but did not as much as some dresses. I am very busty (34 or 36 E-most people wear too large bands-you can be overweight and wear a 34) and almost never wear non-v cut because it anything else accentuates my girls too much in a bad way. However, this dress is loose enough to not have that effect. Of course the back is beautiful.

KristinaNovember 8, 2015
Hi! Thanks for your review. You mentioned you were very busty. I am as well and was wondering if you wore a bra? Thanks!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Age: 30
December 14, 2015
Tons of compliments on the dress.

I loved the dress. The color is gorgeous, and the back is very pretty. However, the dress does show if you have any stomach pooch. I wore spanx, but still felt the need to suck it in a bit throughout the night. Overall I would wear it again.

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
December 14, 2015
The sparkly dress was a great fit, not too tight, not too loose.

I wore it to a Christmas party which is usually a fancy affair and everyone is dressed up. Got lots of compliments. I suggest wearing your hair up as I kept trying to make sure there was no strand of hair on my back so I could show off the draping.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
December 15, 2015
Can't go wrong with red sequins at a Christmas party!

I ordered 2 sizes, the 14 and the 16, and the 14 fit great. The fabric was stretchy enough so that I didn't feel constricted. I don't think the pictures I took are particularly flattering, but I felt good in the dress. I have ginormous hips and I liked how this dress seemed to give me a nice hourglass shape. The open back was nice, but you can't wear a regular bra. My boobs are small enough that I just went braless, but larger chested gals would probably need a NuBra or something like that. I got lots of compliments and I felt pretty--can't ask for much more than that. As always, a fantastic experience with RTR and can't wait to rent again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 123lbs
December 16, 2015
Does not fit like the other Badgley Mishka dresses that I have ordered

This dress was tight around the chest area so I returned it. Does not fit like the other BM dresses that I have work in the past

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
December 18, 2015
This dress turns heads!

This dress is all glitz and glam. I got compliments after compliments at my holiday party. The best part is that it is flattering and forgiving at the same time. Like others mentioned, it is very forgiving in the mid-section, but compliments all your other curves :) I had a lot of difficulty with the zipper on both the dress I wore and the larger back-up size. I almost gave up and went looking for another dress because I did not want to ruin the RTR dresses... so beware!

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 34
December 21, 2015
This was a beautiful sparkly change from the usual work clothes or messy taking care of kids clothes

Loved the color of the dress, especially for a wintertime wedding. I normally wear a 4...however, the 4 was a bit loose for my taste, especially where it cinches at my waist and made me feel larger than I am. Would have probably gone with the 2 had it been available. Yes there were a few snags in some of the sequinces but all in all, I felt pretty and sparkly and the back is gorgeous (too bad you can't see it in photos!).

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
22W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 42DD
Body type: Apple
December 21, 2015
Great color, classic winter elegance

I really enjoyed this rental. The color is so pretty in person. I typically wear anywhere from a 18w-22w. Based on the reviews I ordered a 20w & 22w. The 20 fit fine and I could have worn it but I opted for the the 22 for a little more wiggle room to dance as there is not much stretch in the dress. I am an apple shape and I actually thought with the right shapewear that this was very flattering. I ended up wearing a converter with my regular bra and paired with some fashion tape it worked but was not super supportive. This dress is perfect for winter events!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
December 23, 2015
Sparkly and comfortable. I looked awesome.

Loved loved LOOOOOVED the back. Fit like a glove. Beyond perfect color and shimmer for a holiday party; was super comfortable for a balmy December night.

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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
December 29, 2015
I got tons of compliments on this dress. Comfortable fit.

If you have hips, the dress will likely shift when you walk.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
December 30, 2015
I wish I had been able to wear this...

The dress is lovely. It has a substantial lining which kept the dress warm, which was great since I was planning on wearing it for a NYE wedding/party. The color was also great - the sequins didn't make me look like a shiny disco ball but instead gave off a lovely shimmery effect. However, due to the cowl back, the sleeves/neckline were too wide for me and the dress kept falling off both shoulders. It does have some rubber strips sewn into the shoulders which should have helped keep it up, but the dress was just too loose. I probably could have sized down to a 16, but chose to wear something out of my closet instead.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
January 2, 2016
Perfect party dress! Wish I could keep this one!

Loved this dress for NYE. The fit is true to size and comfortable to wear all night long. Loved the open back and bright glitter.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
January 3, 2016
Beautiful color, comfortable fit, loved the open back!

This is a great dress. Stretchy lining so I felt comfortable all night. I was able to wear with a strapless bra. Definitely a great rental!!! The color was amazing on me. Only snags were that the hem was loose in a few places but I was able to secure with fashion tape, and a few loose threads hanging off along the skirt in the back.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 190lbs
December 4, 2015
Perfect dress for a glamorous holiday work party!

This dress had so many things going for it. The color is a beautiful shade of cranberry and in sequins made for a super rich, luxurious fabric. The design hangs so well- tight in all the right places and a little give in the areas us women need a little room. The back was unique and memorable. Classy enough for a more conservative party, but still fun enough to not be boring. I got a million compliments and wish I owned this one! I usually wear a 10 but the 12 was a little looser so I wore it to feel most comfortable.

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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
January 4, 2016
Gorgeous dress and so comfortable!

My fiance and I were going away for New Years to celebrate our recent engagement, so I wanted a dress that would really wow him and still be comfortable for a late night. This dress was a perfect choice. At first I was worried when the dress came out of the bag that it would be too small, but the dress stretches to show off my figure in a good way - I felt very confident and beautiful.

Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 61
January 4, 2016
An afternoon semi-formal Christmas cocktail party where everyone was required to wear red. Fabulous!

True to size - don't expect to be able to wear a bra - since back is out - but the fabric is heavy - so you will not show inappropriate detail - even if you are otherwise too mature to go braless. Feels and looks very expensive and very classy. Eye catching and sophisticated. Friends have asked to borrow my red dress already - just from seeing the pictures of me at the event. Should I tell about RTR?

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18W
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 6' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 250lbs
January 6, 2016
Fun and festive for a winter wedding

I sized up on this and regret it. It was just a little too big. The dress seemed to stretch out by the end of the night and wasn't as fitted to my body to begin with. They were out of the 16 when I went to order but thought I would be okay based on the reviews. I'm curvy but carry my weight in my butt and my thighs mostly. I think if your stomach is relatively flat, you should get your normal size. Unfortunately these are the only photos I have of the dress far away on my phone. I am really tall and the dress hit right at my knee. The back is low--I had to wear a stick on bra. Really comfortable--I might even say the sleeves are roomy (they kept bunching up). All this said, got lots of compliments on the dress at the wedding I wore it for.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 138lbs
January 10, 2016
Really great sparkle for NYE

I wore this dress for a 1920s themed NYE party and it was perfect! It was particularly nice because I was in Denver...in January...and it has layers that make it a nice cold weather dress option. Its also made of stretchy material so its pretty comfortable and not tight or restrictive in any way! Really elegant with a touch of sexy with the low back!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
January 11, 2016
Backup dress worked out nicely

This was a replacement dress because my original dress never made it to me. Apparently there were issues with the delivery. Although this was different from what I originally had in mind, I wound up really liking it and I got a lot of compliments. The dress has a lot of stretch to it and the drapey back is a nice touch.

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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
January 14, 2016
Amazing Dress!

I rented this dress for a charity gala and it was perfect. I cannot say enough good things about this dress. It fits very true to size. The dress is gorgeous in person. When the dress arrived I was a little worried because the dress looked wrinkled coming out of the bag. Once I hung it up it was fine. As I was putting the dress on to wear it for the event, I realized there was some kind of "wax" on the arm of the dress, I was concerned I wouldn't be able to wear the dress. I emailed RTR to notify them, but I went ahead and wore the dress because the "wax" wasn't noticeable at all unless you looked really close. The dress has a little bit of "give" and "stretch" to it. I wore spanx with the dress for smoothing, but the dress fit perfectly. The color is a beautiful burgundy. I have a lot of loose skin on my upper arms, so I liked that I could wear a classy, sexy dress without showing my upper arms. I got compliments all night long. The dress was perfect. I would rent this dress again in a second.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 157lbs
January 15, 2016
I wore this to a work holiday party. It was the perfect style for a work event.

This dress fits true to size. Great for taller people, as I am 5'10" and it was plenty long enough. I have pretty straight sides, so the high waist line worked well. The zipper is a bit tough to get up. Overall, the dress worked out well. The finishing touches on the dress were slightly flawed, so I was a bit surprised that this was a designer gown. I would be willing to wear it again, but wouldn't consider it a must-have.

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 66
January 22, 2016
Very comfortable, attractive dress. First time renting and would definitely rent again.

True to size,worn with suggested stick-on bra which surprisingly worked well. Back up size 12 was too big in shoulders.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 8, 2016
Perfect party dress!

Can't say enough good things about this dress! The length and fit and color and style all combined for the perfect dress to celebrate and dance the night away!!! Thanks RTR!

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