Fountain Of Youth Gown

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$650 retail

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Stylist Notes

Looking to get that royal feeling? This gown by Badgley Mischka will have you ready for your entrance. Complement the cascading ruffles with accessories like Kenneth Jay Lane’s Princess Dangle Earrings.

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 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 strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress 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 strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

Product Details

Blue Mikado Silk (100% Polyester). Strapless. Straight neckline. Fitted peplum skirt with a cascading ruffle down the back. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. Boned bodice. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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76 reviews
Fit
Large1
True to Size50
Small18
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 25, 2016
Beautiful color, felt like a mermaid
This dress was great. I ordered the 6L but needed the 8L (so thankful for 2 sizes) but even that was snug. Really it wound up fitting like a glove but let's just say I walked and sat very straight all night. Received many compliments and even pushed RTR to those ladies handing out compliments to me because my experiences have all been so great. Made for a perfect party dress at a charity gala and I am super happy with my rental! Fit well on 34C chest and I normally wear a 6, again, the 8 was snug through the torso. Also, wore 4" heels and would recommend the long to those my height (5'6") or taller that also love high heels. The length was perfect on me and the train wasn't cumbersome.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
April 2, 2016
The dress has amazing details on the front and back. Loved the fit.
Fits a little small to get the next size up. The long is long!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
February 23, 2016
I felt like the Belle of the Ball!
This dress is absolutely stunning. I felt gorgeous in the dress and received many compliments. The photo does not do the color justice, it is a rich purple with grey undertones. The dress was a bit snug in the hips but the ruffle detail hid any pulling of the fabric. I might have ordered a shorter length but the dress was not too long, just a personal preference.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
December 30, 2015
Elegant and Flattering
I rented this dress for a debutant ball this holiday season. The color was absolutely gorgeous; it was a deep bluish-purple. The overall shape is really flattering; the peplum really highlighted my waist. This was the first time I have ever worn a strapless dress and this worked perfectly. It didn't slip and I felt comfortable the whole night. The boning in the bodice definitely helped. Some of the boning poked through, which way painful; however this was rectified with good old-fashioned duct-tape. I would definitely recommend this gown.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
December 16, 2015
Fab-u-lous
The dress it's self was awesome. Unfortunately the boning which was constructed with the tiny wires bunched together was poking into my armpit. I wore the dress getting ready but it was just too uncomfortable to wear to my event. Thankfully I had one to borrow. It really looked fantastic.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 55
December 12, 2015
Not being able to wear this dress. ;(
I am usually able to fit into a size 8, but this dress ran so small that I couldn't even dream about zipping up the zipper at the middle of my back. I felt like I was trying to squeeze into a size 6. I was so disappointed, because this was the dress I really wanted to wear tomorrow. But since there were no size 10s available, I just had to pack it back up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 37
December 1, 2015
I loved this dress! Unforgettable family portraits! Wore it with Converse tennis shoes!
I thought I'd be on the fence with the 6 and the 8 and I ended up in the 8. I found it a bit snug, but it did fit like a glove, which is what I wanted. This was such a fun dress for family pictures. I love the ripple down the back. I added a blingy ivory belt for some contrast. I would rent it again in a heartbeat. The color is very fun. I feel like these pics in natural light capture the true color.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
November 13, 2015
Pretty and conservative for a military ball.
The front was pretty plain and didn't photograph particularly well. The back was pretty, but I wasn't photographed from the back...I wore this while I was 3 months pregnant with my 3rd child, so I already had a little bump -the peplum front helped hide my bump.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
October 9, 2015
This dress was so pretty. Got a ton of compliments. Color and style - fabulous
Loved everything about it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
October 4, 2015
Unfortunately I was not able to wear the gown as the sizes I borrowed did not fit me.
Gorgeous design, color is accurate. I wish I was able to wear the gown!! RTR has superb customer service - I got credited for the gown, plus got a discount for the next dress rental which I promptly used for the next occasion. Love RTR!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
June 25, 2015
lots of compliments on the dress
Beautiful dress! Fit perfectly and beautiful fabric. Very comfortable...First dress I ordered from RTR!
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
May 13, 2015
I received so many compliments on my dress that I did not want to take it off. Prefect fit!
This was a well made dress and the fabric is excellent quality. I would recommend this dress to any one who wants to feel elegant, and sexy at their next formal event.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 95lbs
April 28, 2015
This dress was amazing! It was very elegant and sophisticated.
This dress was very elegant. We received a lot of complements! The only difficulty with the dress is that it's extremely tight around the thighs. You will not be able to walk fast. The dress was long on me. We order a 0 regular since I am petite, we had to hem tape the front about 5”. This dress was worth it!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Body type: Petite
April 17, 2015
Glamorous
Perfect fit, I used double sided tape to hem the dress as it was a bit too long
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 3, 2015
Beautiful dress and would have been flattering if I had had the right size.
Was too small and was not able to wear it.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
March 30, 2015
This was actually my third choice, but it ended up looking amazing.
On the website the dress looks grey, but in person it is actually a gorgeous deep charcoal blue. It was a stunning dress. The only difficulty with the dress is that it's extremely tight around the thighs, so walking was at a stately, leisurely pace, and I had to go up stairs diagonally. But I don't mind sacrificing a bit of comfort for such beauty! Definitely a stunner for that red carpet look!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 10, 2015
How perfect the dress fit! It was everything I wanted! So many compliments!
I don't have anything bad to say about this dress! This was my first RTR experience and this was the ONLY dress I wanted to rent. I was terrified it wouldn't fit and there were no back up sizes available at the time I needed them but I took a chance and only rented the size I thought I needed and was overjoyed when it fit like a glove! It was very comfortable in the top (I'm a 32D) and with 3-4 inch heels (I'm about 5'5") it just grazed the floor. I couldn't zip it all the way up myself but my date had no trouble finishing the zipping for me. I felt amazing and was dressed just right for the military ball I attended. My date couldn't stop commenting about everyone looking at me and my friends all loved the pictures. It was wonderful!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
February 6, 2015
I had to wear my own dress, but I have to say talking with customer service at RTR was fantastic.
This dress is beautiful, but if you have a bust you may be in trouble. I ordered a size 4R and a 6R. Both were plenty big in hip area, but when it came to zip up to my bust there was at least a 6" gap. I wear a size 0- 2 bottom and a medium top (34D). Length was just fine as I would have worn heels with the dress (I am 5'4") The color was beautiful and the quality excellent. I was disappointed that I could not wear the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 104lbs
January 5, 2015
So unique and unforgettable!
The dress was long on me but that is because I am normally a petite. Even with heels on we had to hem tape the front. I also wore the 2R instead of the 0R which made the top slightly bigger than I would have liked but nothing too bad. However even with the size issues I loved this dress. It is so pretty and elegant. The only advice I would give is don't wear it to a dance because it is easy to get stepped on. Overall, this dress was exactly what I wanted and I would wear it again!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 30, 2014
Beautiful dress, beautiful people, great night
dress was slim in the thigh area (I'm a bit curvy) but was comfortable and I was able to dance without issue. I got many compliments and felt like I stood out in a crowd for sure. The purple color was different and extremely elegant. Would definitely rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 19, 2014
We rented this dress for my daughter to wear to Senior Prom. It was amazing.
The dress was as amazing as the photo, rented for my daughter, she is 63" and about 145 pounds with a full bust. The size 4R fit her amazingly. She said it was comfortable and she had no issues.
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 163lbs
December 6, 2014
A sophistocated yet fun gown that stood out...in a good way
I wore this gown to a black tie gala where there was a sea of black gowns. The color and style of this dress were totally different from everything else there. I felt elegant and classy while still feeling fresh and fun. I received a ton of compliments during the evening! I've recently gained some weight and was concerned about how I'd look in the dress. I was shocked how slimming this style was. I'd rent this dress again in a heartbeat!!!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
November 16, 2014
Beautiful dress
I didn't actually wear this to my event (picture was taken as I was "modeling" for my husband). It is very pretty and I love the ruffles down the back. The color is a steely purple (I thought it would be grey). I had very little room in the hips and bust, just barely enough room for a strapless bra and there isn't any give in the fabric, so order accordingly. The regular was too short for me and would have only allowed for a 1.5-2" heel. Overall, it's beautiful and seemed relatively comfortable, but if you're tall then definitely get the long.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
November 13, 2014
A-MA-ZING! Belle of the 'Ball'
WOW! YES! What a beautiful dress! Great color, great fit, great for walking the red carpet, and dancing. Very comfortable sitting also, though I didn't wan to to sit at all, I wanted to walk/stand the entire event and dance all night! Long dress, so I wore very high heals to keep it off the ground. The train is super cute, be careful with the stairs! (#MumBall 2014)
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 114
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
November 5, 2014
Runs small
I was so excited tor receive this dress but unfortunately, it was too small and I wasn't able to wear it. If ordering it, please order 1 size up. It wasn't available when I tried to reserve it. Hope it works for you because it is a beautiful dress. Material is very thick so keep that in mind, too.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Body type: Athletic
October 25, 2014
I felt like I turned heads no matter where I walked in the room. Everyone complemented the dress!
I wore this dress and necklace to my school's "Eyeball" event, with the theme of "Golden Globes". Phenomenal dress. Fit to a T. It felt like it was made for me. However, I thought it was a LITTLE short to wear with heels. I'm 5'5" and ordered a 2R and it did not reach the ground when I had heels on. When I changed to flats, it was perfect. I was worried at first about it fitting because I only received one size (my backup size didn't come), but the zipper wasn't the best, so that's why it didn't zip at first. That took a lot of effort. After I got past that though, it was amazing. I didn't have to keep pulling it up or anything to stay on. There was a piece of wire that kept poking me all night, which was annoying, but I didn't care. I mentioned that I wanted my future bridesmaids to wear this dress because I felt amazing in it and it was perfect. I wish I could keep it (and the necklace, that thing was GORGEOUS and got a TON of compliments!)
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
October 19, 2014
I wore this to a black tie formal for my internship abroad program's 30th at the Yale club.
The fit is perfect. The actual color of the dress is more on the bluish side than purple, even though it comes out very purple in pictures. Also, people WILL be stepping on the back of your dress all night, but it's beautiful and pretty worth it. I got compliments all night.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
October 18, 2014
Runs too small
Normally a size 6...the 6 and 8 were too small....couldn't get over my bum. Fabric and color lovely....but couldn't fit...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
October 18, 2014
Great dress, the trail is elegant, pulls together a very beautiful and sophisticated look
I had difficult time with the zipper, but it all came together! It's also a great dress that can be worn with any heels. Many long dresses get snagged on shoes- not this one!!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
October 6, 2014
It was a beautiful gown. I felt very regal while wearing it.
It was fun to wear
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
September 30, 2014
This dress was absolutely georgeous on! I received a lot of compliments.
The fit was great! If you are a little in the busty side, I would opt for a bigger size as this dress was slightly snug in the chest area. I would rent this dress again!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
September 29, 2014
A beautiful dress in person But runs VERY SMALL.
I normally wear a 4 or 6 gown and both of those sizes rented where not fitting comfortable. Since it is a popular dress I was unavailable to get a replacement size shipped to me but customer service was very nice and accommodating.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
September 21, 2014
Very flattering and quite a showstopper!
This dress is snug in the hips but is flattering all over. I was worried it would be too long but it was perfect. The top fit snugly so didn't have to worry about it slipping down. The color is a royal blue and the back design is gorgeous! If you are considering this dress, you will not be disappointed!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
September 16, 2014
Amazing dress!
Wore this as a bridesmaid dress. Got tons of compliments and it was really comfortable to wear all day and night. Loved it!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
September 8, 2014
Amazing dress!
This dress was a show stopper! I had so many compliments throughout the night. Fit is true to size. I wore 4" heels.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 148lbs
September 1, 2014
I was nominated for the Best Realtor 2014. This dress was amazing! And I won!!
I usually wear a size 10. They didnt have a 10, so I ordered the 8L and 12R. I ended up wearing the 12R because there was something wrong with the zipper of the 8. The length was perfect, since Im 5'7, I wore a pretty short heel. Maybe an inch. The dress fit really well, though. My ring was broken when I got it, so I didnt get to wear it. Overall, I would definitely recommend this dress!!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
August 31, 2014
Dress was gorgeous! It looked amazing on!
I wore this dress to the Emmys, and loved it! The dress is actually a midnight blue, not at all purple like the picture displays. Fortunately the blue was gorgeous and complimented my skin color. I would definitely recommend choosing one or two sizes up if your bust size is a C or higher; the fabric is not very flexible. I'm usually a size 2, but even in the size 4 the bust was too tight. It looked great on, but I had a hard time breathing when sitting down, which was a new experience for me!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
August 30, 2014
Brilliant!
Great dress! Wore it for a black tie gala. I normally wear a 10 long but I wore a 12 long due to the ribbing in the bust area. I have a 38DD and still didn't need a bra. Awesome. Able to dance and have fun in it. I'm 5'10 and the length was good with or without a heel
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 20, 2014
Feeling elegant and sexy!
Very figure flattering! Fit is snug from chest through upper thighs. Warning, no give in this dress. So don't expect to do any bending over, LOL! I'm glad I ordered a size up. Probably would have been more comfortable 2 sizes up, but I survived. I wore it with my hair up, pearl necklace and crystal brooch on my waist as seen in another photo. The look was very "Rich" as I was told. Would definitely rent this one again.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 19, 2014
Prom was amazing. I got compliments on this dress all night.
It fit like a glove, it was however very long so make sure you wear heels. It was beautiful, and made me feel like a princess.
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