Badgley Mischka

Ruched Sweetheart Gown

$88 to buy
$900 retail
Stylist Notes

This beautiful body-hugging gown will make scene-stealing statement. Bring this Badgley Mischka along to any black tie and you'll be the belle of the ball.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size, yet runs slightly short in length (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size - built in bustier fits all cup sizes
WAIST: Very fitted - fitted at natural waist - ruched matte jersey fabric flattering on any body type
HIPS: Very fitted - fitted at hips with flared skirt below hips
LENGTH: Floor length, gown runs slightly short - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long): Regular measures 58” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’3” woman in 3” heels; Long measures 60” from shoulder to hem and will be floor length on a 5’5” woman in 3” heels. Curvier women should consider sizing up for length

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with no bra or strapless bra; dress has built-in bustier for support
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Product Details

Black matte jersey. Sweetheart neckline with beading detail. Built in bustier for support. Ruched bodice. Flared skirt. Hidden back zip. Model's height is 5'10". See Size and Fit tab for length.

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482 reviews
Fit
Large
(104)
True to Size
(317)
Small
(38)
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
February 25, 2013
the fit was beautiful and complimented me so well
there is a small train in the back of the gown that isn't shown in photos. i usually take a 0 but am thankful i ordered the 2 as well because the 0 was just too small even for me and i am pretty skinny! strongly recommend going up a size, for sure. the dress was perfect and definitely plan on ordering for prom again it worked out too perfect
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
February 28, 2013
I loved the dress, but it was shorter in the front than expected.
I loved the dress, but it was shorter in the front than expected.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
March 4, 2013
Beautiful but small and short
Ladies, always order the backup! This dress is beautiful, but unfortunately so small on top I couldn't even zip it up (and I am not a very busty gal) Strange, since my backup in the same brand fit perfectly. The 6R was also way too short to wear any kind of heel, so be aware of that if you are above average height. I went with my other choice and had a great time.
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 112lbs
March 15, 2013
in the words of tomandlorenzo.com "girl that is not your dress"
first of all the dress completely swalled my frame, the rouging in the stomach area actually worked against me, due to it being extremely large - making it look as if i had a belly. the worst part was the underwire in the bust area which was poking out and was extremely painful/uncomfortable. but, Talia over at rent the runway was nothing less than AMAZING and helped accomodate me and shipped me out a dress that day which i will be wearing tonight to a benefit.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 20, 2013
It was not too formal, but it was very classy.
I am 5'2 and the dress was the perfect length for me with 3 inch heals. The built in bra hurt a little bit because the wire was sticking out. But other than that, the dress was perfect for my event.
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Size worn:
16R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
March 21, 2013
Great dress.
Great dress. I rented two different styles (second one for $25). Great deal and service.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
March 24, 2013
Very elegant
Looked great but the top fell down several times. Also, the bra area has wires that dug into my skin and was a little uncomfortable.
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
March 26, 2013
Runs very short! flattering ruching, sexy fit!
I've never been a "Long" before, but this dress I'm glad I ordered that for the back-up size! It was still about an inch too short - I'm 5'2'' and wore 4 inch heels. Maybe because I'm curvy? At any rate, gorgeous, simple, flattering black dress - the ruching is great, as is the sweetheart neckline. Everything arrived on time in great condition!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
March 26, 2013
A great back up dress
I didn't get to wear this dress because my first option better, This one was a little to big for me on the top and the strapless bra I had didn't really fill it up the way I wanted it to. I decided for go the dress. But it was truly a beautiful gown and if I had more to work with on top I would have definitely worn it.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 27, 2013
I ordered a 6R and a 6L just because the reviews said the length was tricky.
I thought the dress ran large. I wish I ordered a size 4 as my back up.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
April 7, 2013
A simple and timeless look I loved
To be honest, I wasn't entirely too crazy about this dress, being as I got asked to prom last minute and didn't have as large of a pool of choices for a dress; it was just a little bit too boring for me and the bust wasn't as flattering as I would have liked (but hey, the dress couldn't help it, not many dresses do flatter my tiny bust). But none the less I chose this number because I admired the simplicity and classic timelessness it carries and will carry for many generations to come. I loved the tiny bead detailing along the bust line that brought attention to my bust, but wasn't crazily yelling 'look at me!' The only problems I had this dress was that there was a wire sticking out right under my armpit, which I tried to cover with a piece of tape, but to no luck I was continuously poked and prodded all night. It was also a lot shorter than I had anticipated, especially since I'm only 5'2, but I wasn't too entirely bothered that it showed my feet (although I would have preferred it not to) so if you also don't want your shoes to show I would suggest either getting a long, or wearing no more than a 3 inch heel if you are over 5'4. But over all I did enjoy this dress, and I can't wait to rent from RTR again :)
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 14, 2013
you came early in the morning and it was so easy to return... stress free
it hugged in all the right places....it was just what i was expecting.
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
April 14, 2013
Not for pear-shaped bodies!
Got this dress for a gala I had to attend. It didn't work for me. The hips fit fine, but the dress was too short and the bust was entirely too large. I had to exchange it for another one :-(
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
April 16, 2013
Classic black formal gown
Heavy fabric with a lot of stretch. I wore an 8 but a 6 would have been a better fit, if I hadn't ordered this as my backup, as the top was rather large for an 8. Ruched fabric gave nice texture and shape and did a good job hiding any imperfections. Creates a flattering hour glass figure and the bottom has enough fabric to give the dress a little swish when you dance. Beading detail at the top was a nice touch but not too much to still wear a necklace.
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 23, 2013
it was for my first sorority formal!
outlined my body shape...I got the long because it was a good height with my heels which I don't remember being too tall, so I would go for the long
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
April 26, 2013
The gown was perfect for this event, I especially loved the small train it had!
The dress was very fitted and the length was perfect even with my heels. The sweetheart cut neckline was very pretty too. Overall a great dress!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
April 30, 2013
Felt so classy.
The regular length worked great with 2 inch heels that I didn't have to worry about tripping over the dress. There was a train that I had to lift as I walked up stairs. The boning in the bodice kept the dress up and I didn't have to worry about it falling down. It was slightly tight around the ribcage but it helped give me some cleavage.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 8, 2013
Perfect Balance of Sexy and Elegant
This dress was INCREDIBLE!!!! It fit me like a glove and I felt so sexy and beautiful in it. I usually opt for a more conservative dress for formals, but I couldn't resist this bodyhugging silhouette. The material is thick enough to hide any flaws. My boyfriend's jaw dropped to the floor when I took my coat off to reveal the gown. He couldn't stop complimenting me all night. It must have done the trick, because he proposed to me 2 days later! This dress will always have a special place in my heart and I cannot say enough great things about it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 13, 2013
Loved the sutbtle embellished sweetheart! Great for any formal/black tie event.
Very slimming. The bust was a little big so I went with a size smaller
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
May 17, 2013
Very elegant!
love this dress! it's really fitted, and I thought it was very flattering! Great rental!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Athletic
June 2, 2013
hmmm
well I rented the dress to try it on and the 8 was great, then when I rented it for the wedding the 8 was incredibly short and felt cheap, and I'm only 5'1"! So the 10 fit better felt better quality and was an appropriate length.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
June 11, 2013
I Felt So BEAUTIFUL !
I wore this dress for my senior ball, it wasn't my first choice but i was happy with the results. I am also a first time renter. PROS; The 12L went past the floor which is Exactly what I wanted being that I am 5'8 & have curves. I didn't need a bra as one was built in and it looked just like the photo so there were no surprises. CONS; The ribbing in the dress made me look a tad bit wider but not significantly, and the fact that i have small bust size made the dress fall down , some but with double sided tape it was an easy fix. I also had a 10L . It fit so great but if your tall like me the 12L is your best bet. Over all I was EXTREMELY pleased with the service and product !
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
June 27, 2013
This dress was beautiful, comfortable and easy to move in...perfect for a black tie wedding!
I loved this dress...the fit was great and very flattering. It was elegant but fun and the detail along the top made it unique (I got several compliments on it throughout the night). I would definitely recommend this dress for another formal event.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110lbs
July 24, 2013
My dresses arrived on time
Great dress. I had two options and it was difficult to decide but I went with a different one from rent the runway.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 49
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
August 9, 2013
I wore this to a red carpet themed party for my son's preschool. I received so many compliments!
Fit like a glove!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
August 12, 2013
Beautiful and elegant
I wore this to a black tie wedding and I felt so elegant! I really think you can't go wrong with this dress, no matter your body type. I will say that I wish I had gotten the regular length rather than long -- I ordered the long because I was wearing about 3-inch heels and reviews said to go long in that case, but I still found it TOO long. Even though I ended up wearing the smaller size (and I suggest ordering smaller), it still felt a little bit too long and I was occasionally worried I'd trip over it -- so I personally think that unless you're planning on wearing higher than 4 inch heels or have long legs, go regular length. Also, the emerald earrings were perfect -- I think I got more compliments on those than the dress!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
August 19, 2013
Photographs beautifully...but doesn't look as good in person
Being short and petite, I wasn't worried about renting this dress despite the reviews saying it was shorter than expected. But I was shocked when it came how tight it is...I almost couldn't wear it. And it does run very short. I definitely recommend ordering the long size, even if you think you won't need it. What surprised me most was that the fabric and beading on this dress looks so much cheaper in person than it does in the pictures. And the dress has a small train that wasn't described or shown in the photographs. I wouldn't have worn it at all, except it was for a black tie wedding out of town and I had no other options. Luckily, the dress does seem to stretch out a bit as you wear it, so it became more comfortable after having worn it for a while. The best part is that this dress looks amazing in photos, so even though I wasn't super happy with it, the pictures all turned out great.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 22, 2013
Would have been a show stopper had the dress fit.
Unfortunately I don't have a photo of me in this dress because the dress did not fit. I ordered a 6L and the waistline and bust were too big. The dress was very pretty in person and the length would have been perfect with my 4inch heels just too bad it didn't fit. I would recommend to go with a size smaller if your measurements are similar to mine.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
September 9, 2013
So comfortable
fit perfectly, tons of compliments
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
September 9, 2013
I received so many compliments on this dress. I wore it to a black tie affair fundraiser for work.
I work this dress to a black tie fundraiser for work and I felt great in it. It was not revealing at all, but very classy and timeless. I received so many compliments on my dress and I felt extremely comfortable the whole night. In fact the President of my organization gave me such a high compliment that he forced the photographer to take our picture and get the full dress in the picture! I am typically a size 0, but the 0R was a tad to short with my 4in heels. I'm 5'5", so I ended up wearing the 2R which was a bit longer and was the prefect length with my heels. It was a smidge loose on the top, because I have a small bust, but not enough to be noticed or uncomfortable. I loved wearing this dress and hated having to return it. It was the perfect dress for a work event! I will definitely be using this site again.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
September 23, 2013
This dress runs short.
I ordered this for a back-up, thankful the other dress worked. This dress runs really short-- the 10 (which fit the best) grazed the top of my feet. Any shoe, including flats, would have shown. The 12 was better in length but way too big at the top. Lastly, the boning in both sizes was popping out of the top. Had I worn this dress, I would have been self-conscious about the boning all evening.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
October 23, 2013
opted not to wear. spotty material, and ran small
I was disappointed by the fabric. looked almost cheap, up front. and it was HEAVY! I had a long night ahead of me, opted to wear a dress that was more comfortable and had a little more give.
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
November 6, 2013
Classic Elegance
I chose this dress for the Ebony Power 100 Gala. It fit perfectly, and definitely stood out. Simple but elegant, and best of all comfortable. Wore it with a strapless bra, but may not have needed it. Paired it with a feather/fur stole, simple black clutch and crystal drop earrings.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 6, 2013
Glamour!
This dress was perfect! I wore it for a charity gala, and felt so glamorous. The 0R was just right. A snug fit in the bust which kept the top in place all night - no tugging necessary. The body is soft and stretchy. So comfortable, and hugged my curves in all the right places. I wore 4" heels, and the bottom still pooled on the floor for pictures just like a celebrity on the red carpet. RTR's service was fantastic. The easiest process, with fab results. I will DEFINITELY rent again. A good excuse to go to more dressy events.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
November 14, 2013
Beautiful gown!
I loved this dress, it fit me beautifully, accentuated the parts I wanted highlighted, and helped slim me down. I typically wear a size 8 in dresses, but I actually went with the size 6 in this dress. I wore the 6L with three inch heels and it was still a bit long, but I still loved the way it fit. I'd highly recommend!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
November 16, 2013
Okay 1st experience
I had a 10R and 8R that I rented. The 10 was tight around my chest and the 8 was very loose, which is why I went with the 10. The 10 also had a white line on the bottom by the train, looked like when it was cleaned starch was burned into or something . I just folded the bottom up an inch and used double sided tape that was provided to hide it. Over all not bad experience, next time I would have the dress delivered at least 2 days before event so that if I wasn't 100% happy I could exchange for a new dress or new size.
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 21, 2013
Compliments!
Fit great throughout, however a tad long. The top was a great fit and very flattering and I have a big top.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 1, 2013
I rented this dress for my boyfriend's company holiday party. It was perfect for the occasion!
The length was good - I looked at other reviews because i was concerned about it being too long, but it worked out fine. The ruching on the sides was very flattering. Great sophisticated dress!
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
December 2, 2013
Very pleased!!!
The dress fit well but I was surprised to wear the 0 because I thought it would be too small...so the dress does run a little big. I am 5' 4" and the site said a R lenth would be good but it wasn't unless you are wearing like 2"-3" heels, which I wanted to wear taller ones. I was small busted at the time and the dress was still loose around the top and I did have to adjust myself quite a few times. Over all though I loved the dress and I got tons of compliments.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
December 11, 2013
The customer service was amazing.
This is actually my back up dress. It made me feel so beautiful. My husband asked me if I could buy the dress.LOL. The fit was wonderful, but the dress was a little stretched out. It still worked great. The length is incredibly long. I wore 4 inch heels and still had to hold the dress up. You will definitely need to wear a bra w/ this dress. If you have a little or a lot of curve this may be the dress for you. I would order your normal size and then a size smaller for sure.
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