Badgley Mischka

Plum Shine Gown

$50 – $70 rental?
$795 retail
Stylist Notes

Channel royalty in this shimmering plum-colored gown by Badgley Mischka. Accent the dark, chic palette with black 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 & 14W-22W.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
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 strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Purple sequins on mesh (100% Nylon). Sleeveless. Boat neckline. Hidden back zipper. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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234 reviews
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Large
(12)
True to Size
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Small
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
February 12, 2016
This dress was flawless. I received so many compliments on it and it was so comfortable all night!
Fit like a gem. True to size, I have a big chest too and it wasn't tight or snug.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
September 26, 2015
Easy to move in, and you get to wear a real bra!
This was a great, easy dress to wear. Most of my dresses I can fit into an 8, but I tried the 8R in this dress (in green, which is really pretty, by the way) and it was way too tight and way too short. You'll need the long size if you're anything over 5'6" and plan on wearing heels. I wore 3" heels and it just dragged a little in the back. The dress flares out lower thigh, not from the hips, so expect it to hug your hips. The waist is a little loose, but it makes the dress comfy - you don't feel like you're laced into a corset all night. The sequins do make it a bit heavy, but it has enough stretch to be forgiving (except if you have big hips, like I do). The purple is very dark, but it sparkles nicely. I also didn't worry about catching the dress on anything. And thank you to great customer service - they sent me a new dress when my first choices didn't fit. I'll definitely consider RTR again.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
September 28, 2015
Absolutely gorgeous - perfect for black tie event
I wore this for a black tie optional wedding and it was perfect. It ran true to size for me and I could wear a normal bra. During the night I never had any problems with the sequins scratching under my arms but the next morning it was a tad sore. It was so much fun to dance it, especially with the train in the back. I ordered a long because I knew I would be wearing heels and it was perfect. I received many compliments and felt glamourous. Very much recommended!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
October 20, 2015
Great fit!
I wore this dress 2 weeks after giving birth, and I looked and felt amazing! I'm 5'7" 125lb pre-pregnancy (about 138 now) and this dress fit was fantastic! I also rented 4L and ended up not using it since 2L was a great fit. Got tons of compliments all night long!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
October 22, 2015
Stunning
This dress was very pretty, lovely dark lavender color. The back is a bit low so it may be difficult to wear a regular bra. It has some stretch and actually smooths the ripples, but the waist was tight on me but I am thick. It was a bit long but I am short.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
October 7, 2015
Beautiful dress that garnered lots of compliments!
This dress is truly beautiful! Form fitting to about mid-thigh and then has a really nice drape to it. Received many compliments. It's also very comfortable..nice stretch to it.
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
November 1, 2015
Beautiful and different than the normal black gown
Dress was gorgeous! The plum color itself and sparkle were more pronounced than the photo captured. True to size- I'm 5.3", wear a 25/26 in jeans and the 0R was perfect with a 4" heel. Anything higher and the front would've been too short. It was very comfortable and lightweight, only issue was the sequin did rub under my arm which caused some irritation but nothing that would stop me from wearing again. Lots of compliments, overall loved this dress!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 8, 2015
Will keep doing Rent the Runway for all events! Best idea ever!
Got so many compliments and felt like a million bucks! Gorgeous dress! Loved it.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
November 8, 2015
The weight of the dress really helps fit this perfectly to your body. I loved wearing it!
Very nice fit and beautiful design.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
November 11, 2015
Sparkle Galore!
I wore the 10R Plum Shine Gown for a Formal Event and felt it was true to size, maybe erring just a tad bigger because it's slightly stretchy. The 12R that was my backup was actually way too big! There were two other woman at my event in the green version of this dress but I was the only one in the Plum Shine. The 10R was perfect and I got a zillion compliments. I am 5'4" and paired the dress with 3.25in heels; the regular length was just long enough. The dress is a bit stretchy and overall fairly forgiving but does cling, especially in the midsection and hip area. I knew that when I ordered it and since I'm 8mos post baby #2 Spanx definitely helped suck everything in. There was still room in the bust area in the 10R and I'm currently fairly busty due to nursing. I was able to wear a regular bra and it did not show at all, even in the back. The dress was super comfortable, and even though the sequins did rub a bit while dancing it was nothing terrible. I will use RTR again in the future no doubt!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
November 15, 2015
This was my first experience with Rent The Runway. I will recommend you to EVERYONE. Perfection.
I ordered the 10R and 12R in this dress. Both fit well - the 10R was a little snug across the hips, but the 12R was a little loose in the top. After I put on some Spanx, the 10R was PERFECTION. The pictures do not do the color of this dress justice. It is purple, blue, iridescent. Simply gorgeous. And SO comfortable. My only "complaint" is that the lining would sometimes shimmy up the dress, so I would occasionally have to retreat to the ladies room to realign everything. It wasn't enough for anyone else to notice except me, though. I got so many compliments, my favorite of which was a little girl who said, "Daddy! Look at the sparkly dress!"
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
November 16, 2015
Nonstop Compliments, Felt so glamorous!
If you plan to wear heels and are 5'6" or over, 110% order the LONG! I'm just about 5'7" and the long was perfect (I've never had to order any garment "long" so I was surprised!). The 2 was perfect, comfortable, not suctioned to my stomach so I could happily eat/drink/dance, considering I'm usually between a 2-4. Easily able to wear my normal bra (wear a black one incase the strap peeks out). This was a backup dress when my original dress suddenly became unavailable 2 days before my event, so I was happily surprised. It was worried the dress would be wayyy too flashy, but it wasn't= I didn't feel overdressed at a formal wedding. And luckily the dress doesn't need hardly any accessories, as this was so last minute. The sparkles do scratch your arms a bit after a long night of dancing, but hardly noticeable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 48
November 17, 2015
This dress was so beautiful and comfortable. The stretchy material made it fit perfectly.
I attended a black-tie wedding and this dress was a perfect choice because it is so glamorous, classy, and comfortable. The deep purple is just the hint of color needed to be formal but not black. I consider it a semi-mermaid dress because the tight area drops off almost up to the hip so, it is flattering to even someone with wide hips, like me. I wore high heels on a platform base and the length was perfect. I received complements all night long and I felt great. I would definitely recommend this dress. NOTE: I tried the 4 as well. The 4 was a bit tight in the hips and was less flattering. If you don't have hips, you might be fine with the 4.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Weight: 160lbs
November 18, 2015
I rented this dress for a black tie event. It was gorgeous and super comfy!
I ended up wearing the backup size - I'm typically an 8L, but wore a 10L. The 8 was really tight in the shoulder area and also too short. The 10 was perfect - fit like a glove and was the perfect length.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
November 22, 2015
Loved this dress! I am 5'4 and it was not too long at all. Lots of sequins and really comfortable
Love this for a formal wedding
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 43
November 24, 2015
Beautiful and fun! Easy to wear & the sequins are just enough for a young but formal look
Pros: Fits true to size if not a bit big. I'm normally a 4P and wore the 4R just fine. For a 2nd choice, would have gone with the 2R. The dress was a bit long, even with my 5 in heels. It also has small train, so is easy to step on & get your shoes mixed up in. However, I was able to dance without any issues in my heels. I didn't wear a bra, but wore high-wasted nylons (Spanx) just to have a smooth look under the A line. Cons: I was worried the sequins would be too much, but at the formal event, was perfect. As others said, the dress is darker than expected and went well with my hubby's black tie.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
November 26, 2015
This sequined, plum-colored gown is great for accentuating curves
It runs true to size, but it works best for A to C cup sizes. I recommend going up for backup, since it is very fitted at the shoulders, along with being fitted throughout the midsection and hips. This gown is floor length on me (I am 5'4), and I suggest wearing a pair of chic black heels to complement the dark color of the gown. Wearing a strapless bra is best, so the straps wont peek out by the shoulders. The zipper is in the back, and although the fabric of the gown has some stretch, I do not recommend for Hourglass, Full Bust, or Bump Friendly women, as it is quite fitted. The bottom of the dress is Mermaid-like, and it adds to the uniqueness of the gown!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 46
November 27, 2015
The dress has just the right amount of stretch to make it fit like a glove. The length was perfect!
The dress was elegant without being overbearing. I truly appreciated the sequins that gave off enough sparkle to stand out but it wasn't gaudy. Great choice for a military ball.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
November 30, 2015
Loved the sparkles - very elegant!
I absolutely loved this dress, and was sad to return it. I felt so good in it and got tons of compliments. It was very comfortable - the lining felt great and it had a nice stretch. It was a lot lighter than I expected, but warm enough for a winter wedding. I didn't have any trouble with the sequins rubbing or catching - the only thing was that it was cut pretty tight under my arms, so my armpits were rubbed red by the end of the night (not so anyone but me would notice). But that was late into the evening, and everything else was perfect. I'm 5'6" and got the regular length, so I would have needed to wear flats for the front of the dress to touch the ground (front was a few inches off the ground)...but the back train still did and I thought it was still really elegant. The sequins were also very subtle...reflecting the light nicely but not over the top. I highly recommend this dress and would get it again no question. It felt very luxurious and was perfect for a black tie wedding.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
December 3, 2015
This dress was very pretty!
I'm 5'6" and I wore 4 inch heels and the dress was a little short but it wasn't too noticeable. I usually wear an 8 and I wore a 10 so it runs a little small. It fit my body and bust well and it was very comfortable.
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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 6, 2015
This dress is absolutely beautiful. I received compliments all night long! My man approved too =)
This dress fits like a glove. I shift between wearing a 2 and a 4 but after reading other reviews saying to go down a size, I'm glad I did. I am 5'7 1/2 and the 2L was perfect length with normal dress heels. I used my second size for the 2R which would have been perfect if I was wearing flats. The sequence do rub a little under your arm (which is expected) but I would rent this dress again without question! It doesn't look very plum in person/pictures- it shows more of a black/grey... Which is what I wanted! All good things. Rent the Runway has been great. Looking forward to using them again.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 41
December 7, 2015
It fit like a glove! This is a gorgeous dress.
I received so many compliments on this elegant gown. I was able to wear normal under garments and the dress was very comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
December 9, 2015
So comfortable!
This dress is very comfortable to wear to a formal event. I was able to wear a regular bra with it and there was no need to keep adjusting/tugging at the dress because everything is nicely covered. The downside is that it's not a very sexy dress. It's a pretty plum color, not too bright.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 119lbs
December 10, 2015
Such a gorgeous dress! I rented it for a holiday party and it was a huge hit.
Super comfy. The dress is just so well made, the cut looks super tailored, but you can still move and dance it up comfortably. Strapless bras were totally unnecessary for me, but I suppose you could.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 11, 2015
Beautiful dress for a formal affair!
Rented this dress as a back-up, and boy am I glad I did - I loved it way more than my original purchase! The dress is VERY comfortable - stretchy material, easy to walk in, and I only had a tiny bit of irritation under my arms from the sequins despite sensitive skin. I will say it's not very "plum" colored... It looked dark gray or slate in just about all lights. But that's ok, it's still beautiful. Do note that the dress is fitted through your hips and has almost a mermaid-style bottom. So if you're super curvy and don't want to flaunt it, avoid this dress. But I just can't say enough good things about this dress, it was comfortable, beautiful, flattering, and I got SO many compliments all night! I would rent this again in a heartbeat.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
December 20, 2015
I felt gorgeous- this was perfect for my first Carnival black tie event. Appropriate but stylish.
Order the size below as your extra because it is stretchy and comfortable. Long mermaid tail made high heels necessary and I still stepped on the train. More of a gunmetal/periwinkle than a plum but I loved that. Great fit- so comfortable!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 39
December 20, 2015
Most comfortable dress ever!!
Most comfortable dress ever!! Its stretchy, and doesn't cut off your rib cage like a lot of banded dresses. I am 5'5, 120lbs and the size 4 was great. Some people said it was long in reviews, but it wasn't long at all with heels. It could have even been another few inches. You could technically wear a regular bra, but it peeked through in the back so strapless was a better option.
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 51
December 22, 2015
I loved the fact that I could wear a normal bra and not need a slip. I highly recommend this gown!!!
I usually wear a 2, but I was able to wear the 0. The fit was perfect!!
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Size worn:
14WL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200lbs
December 26, 2015
Gorgeous details
I loved this dress. Runs true to size, plenty of room for a REAL BRA and had the right amount of cling to your curves. Perfect for a formal event.
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 51
December 29, 2015
I was the star of the evening!
I was told that the length was fine for my 5'7 frame. It was not. I needed more length. The gown was stunning but from time to time I needed to tug it to make it look longer than it was.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
January 1, 2016
Sparkles. Glitter. Glam.
I wore this to a NYE, black tie wedding. I received so many compliments about this dress! It is super sparkly and shiny! I am so happy I ended up renting this dress!!
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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
January 1, 2016
This dress was my first experience with RTR and I absolutely loved it. Very professional!
This dress was the first dress I rented from RTR . I ordered size 2L and 0L as sometimes depends on the styles I can fit both. I ended up wearing 2L for the New Year party and I received so many complements. Like with many dresses, I had a slight discomfort at my armpits( as I use to be a professional swimmer back in high school ) and by the end of the night I was ready to take the dress off. The dress snugged me tight where the black belt is and was very comfortable( not tight, not lose) at my waist. The bottom of the dress is amazing and flowed nicely as I twirled. As I mentioned I order the dress in long and with my high hills it was perfect , but when I put my flats at the end of the night it was kind of long and I end up folding the trail while dancing. I would really recommend this dress as it very beautiful and would be comfortable for ladies with small shoulders and chest.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 124lbs
January 2, 2016
Best dress I've rented!
The dress was really comfortable and beautiful. I got a size 4 and size 2 as backup. Ended up wearing the 2, never even tried the 4. Loved it!
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Body type: Pear
January 3, 2016
This was a beautiful dress and I received many compliments!
The next size up - 14 - wasn't available so I was lucky the 12 just fit. I'm pretty curvy and it hugged my body like a glove. The next size up might have been better but the dress was still lovely .
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 44
January 4, 2016
Perfect glam dress!
This dress was amazing! Wore for my brother-in-law's NYE formal wedding. It was incredibly comfortable and so fun! I loved the flow of the skirt and the color of the sequins. I was totally happy with the whole experience of renting and the dress specifically! This dress is definitely long. I am 5'6" and without heals, this dragged on the floor a lot. Had so many compliments all night.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 16
January 17, 2016
Classy, well fitted, spectacular dress!
Perfect
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
20WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 260lbs
January 18, 2016
This dress is a show stopper!
Beware of very scratchy sequins! However, this dress was so stunning the scratches didn't matter. It's flattering for just about any shape. The best surprise is the sequins have a rainbow shine to them in person. I felt like a unicorn wearing it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 18, 2016
I wore this to Military Ball and definitely had the best dress there.
This dress is form fitting and is true to size. I'm 5'1" so the dress was a little long and just barely touched the floor with 4 inch heals on. But this dress got many compliments and was one of the best parts of the night.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
January 20, 2016
The sequins made a statement without being in your face.
This garment fits true to size. I typically wear a 10 in Bagdley Mischka. Others recommended sizing down. I'm glad I didn't. The 10 works well and the length was perfect. I'm 5'5, 160lbs, 36DD. I love that it accentuated my shape without being too tight. Works well for larger busts and curvier figures. Thankfully it wasn't too harsh on my mommy pouch.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
January 20, 2016
Elegant AND fun!
I really loved this dress. The black band really gives it a slimming effect. It's gorgeous, without being sequin-itchy under the arms like some dresses. I wore this for New Year's Eve, but it's a very versatile dress that would be fabulous at any formal event.
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