Kauri Gown

$70 rental
$338 retail

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Stylist Notes

Wowza! This gown by BCBGMAXAZRIA gives a classic shape just a peak of skin for an edgy black tie look. Complete the vibe with RJ Graziano’s Crystal Thorn Drop 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 - 10.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Very Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room 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 - 10.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Very Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room 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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Product Details

Black Crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. One shoulder neckline. Column skirt with front slit and cut-out at waist. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Partially lined. Boned bodice. See size and fit tab for lengths. Imported.

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300 reviews
Fit
Large3
True to Size143
Small56
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
April 29, 2016
Perfection.
This was my first RTR dress and I was sold. It fit perfectly and was so comfortable. I received compliments all night.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
April 27, 2016
I wore this dress to a black tie wedding and it was a hit! Everyone was asking where I got it from.
It fit perfectly and I didn't even have to wear a bra (which was a plus for me). I would 100% rent this dress again.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
April 27, 2016
I think it was true to size but it is a tight fitting dress, very elegant
I wore this to a gala and I got lots of compliments. It is very elegant but not too overwhelming (I like to be a little bit understated to this dress was a stretch for me style wise). I'm 5'9" and wore heels and the long was almost not long enough. I did not wear a bra and felt comfortable with that, dress is a tight fit. Overall was very happy.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
April 26, 2016
Loved it! Didn't want to return it.
I am usually a 2, sometimes a 4. Wore the 2R and it fit great. I may have been more comfortable in the 4R since the chest was a little tight, but that backup size was unavailable. I am 5 5' and wore this with 3 inch heels. The length was perfect.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 22, 2016
Super flattering & very comfortable while still being elegant
The material is pretty forgiving, but it definitely runs small. I usually wear a 4/6 and had to wear the 8.
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
April 21, 2016
Felt great all night!
This dress is sexy and elegant all in one. I received lots of compliments on it. It does run small so order a size up. I was worried about where the cut out fell but it sits at a good spot so need to worry about sitting in the dress. The dress is snug at the top and offers a nice fit around the hips. I would definitely recommend this dress! I felt great in it all night!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 133lbs
April 20, 2016
the dress was gorgeous and was my favorite part of the night
I received so many compliments about this dress all night long. I wore it on a casino boat and the slit made it so easy to walk in. The cut-out is very forgiving even after a few drinks and dinner. I typically wear a 4 and that was the size dress I wore. I am 5'8 and wore 3.5 inch heels and the long was still slightly short. I couldn't have asked for a better dress to feel confident, sexy, and classy all at the same time. the fabric was great quality and very flattering
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 19, 2016
Sorority spring formal
I chose to wear the 8L over the 10L because I wanted it tighter around the chest. After wearing it for the entire night it was pretty tight it was still comfortable enough to wear the entire night. The rest of the dress was comfortable and the slit made the dress easy to move around in and dance the entire night. I was also worried about the cutout not looking good but it's in a very flattering place
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 19
April 19, 2016
LOVE!
Loved this dress. Didn't think the skit was going to be as high though. Couldn't wear the dress to the gala because it was too scandy but would 100% rent it again for another event.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128lbs
April 19, 2016
Fit perfectly, but order a size up!
Loved this dress! Wore it to a black tie optional wedding and I wasn't over or under-dressed. The material is thicker and forgiving below the rib cage, so no spanx necessary! Definitely size up though-I usually wear between a 2 or 4 and the band around the rib cage was very constricting and tight, so much so that I sized up to a 6R. I'm short (5'2") and was a little worried about the length but 4 inch heels did the trick and the dress just barely grazed the floor. Loved the slit in the front and the cut out detail--make sure to wear some knock out shoes! Overall, was very comfortable for a night of dancing and I would definitely rent this dress again.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Age: 24
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 100lbs
April 19, 2016
This dress fit like a glove!
I saw this dress on RTR and instantly fell in love. Since I'm 5"0", 100lbs and a 32a, I was hesitant about the fit originally but after reading the reviews for people the same height/weight as me I felt better. I saw someone else who tucked away the strap to make it strapless, and I wound up doing the same thing. I really loved it like this and you couldn't tell whatsoever that a strap was tucked in (I secured it down with fashion tape in the front and back). With my 4" heels it was still a teeny bit long, but I was able to walk and dance without worrying too much. I really only held it up going up/down stairs. If you're considering getting this dress, DO IT! You won't regret it.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
April 18, 2016
This was the first time I used RTR and absolutely loved it!
I was really scared about ordering the size 2 in this dress since the 4 was not available and all of the reviews mentioned to get a size up, but decided to take the chance and went with the size 2. It was fitted around the waist and bust, but not extremely tight. It fit me perfectly! I wore heels that were about 3 inches and I'm 5'4 so if you're taller than that then I suggest ordering a large. If you're debating whether to get this dress or not, GET it! I felt glamorous the entire night!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
April 18, 2016
Loved this dress so much that I wish I could have kept it!
The fit was great, I read the reviews and saw that it ran a little small so I ordered a size up and it was perfect. Classic dress that was very comfortable and flattering.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 161lbs
April 18, 2016
Awesome!
Dress was a hit! Would absolutely rent again!
Size worn:
2P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 20
April 17, 2016
Felt amazing and got lots of compliments on the dress!
Fit true to size, I am 5'1'' and 115lbs and the 2P fit me perfectly with heels. It was very flattering and so classy, absolutely love this dress!
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Size worn:
0P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 17, 2016
This dress was fantastic and I got TONS of compliments on it. It's super comfy too.
This dress is great and I love the details. I wore this for my junior prom and loved it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 16
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 17, 2016
Definitely stood out in a sea of pink and rhinestones!!! <3
Loved this dress! It became a little tight after eating dinner, but that's probably my fault for stuffing myself. Overall fit true to size! This dress is the perfect mixture of sexy and classy. 10/10 would recommend! :)
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 16, 2016
This dress made me feel so confident and beautiful
GREAT fit, this dress was comfortable and classic. Fit snug, but not in a too tight way, it was just right. Hugged every curve and I was still able to move. Compliments all evening on the dress.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
Body type: Petite
April 16, 2016
I really loved this dress! It is a little edgy but still classy!! Got lots of compliments!!
Good fit and easy to move in!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
April 13, 2016
The dress was comfortable and didn't fall down even with it being a one shoulder dress. I loved ittt
This dress fit amazing but it runs very small!! I had to take couple sizes up but I am also very chesty so the 8 fit my body but didn't fit my chest. I got so many compliments!
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 17
April 10, 2016
Perfect dress for prom when you hate the typical gaudy, cliché prom dresses everyone else wears.
I ordered a 8R (my size) and a 10R, the 8R was a little too tight, but the 10R was almost a perfect fit besides the loose shoulder strap (which can be tightened, but looks odd when completed tightened). If you have a muffin top you may want to wear something to smooth it out, but you can get a way without the uncomfortable Spanx. The dress was elegant and I got numerous compliments on it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 113lbs
April 7, 2016
Formal with an edge.
I loved this dress and got so many compliments on it all night! It fit perfectly, and the cut out was the perfect feature to make it stand out from the other formal dresses at the gala. I liked it so much I wore it around my house the next day :)
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 133lbs
April 6, 2016
Beautiful, classy, but sexy dress for a black tie wedding
Dress runs small. I usually wear a 4, but ordered the 6 and 8 based on reviews. The 6 fit, but was a little tight, the 8 fit perfectly and was more comfortable. I wear a 34DDD and the top fit great, not tight at all, so not sure how it would be on someone smaller chested. I was worried about the hip/stomach area being too tight, but I found the dress to be very flattering (and I'm not in the best shape right now). Even the cutout was at the most flattering part of my midsection. I'm 5'6 and wore 4 inch heels and the length on the 8R was perfect. I would rent this again it was so comfortable and flattering. I wore silver sparkly jewelry to dress it up even more since it was a black tie wedding. Very classy and just sexy enough, without being too revealing. Only downside was another girl at the wedding had on the same dress, that she also rented from RTR. Not a big deal, but we joked that would be nice if you could specify your event somehow to prevent that. I saw a few other RTR dresses I had considered at the wedding too, but I guess that's just the risk you run.
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Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 2, 2016
Love the shape!
I generally wear 0-2 for dresses, but the 0R wouldn't zip up, so I had to go with the 2P. The length was perfect (a tiny bit above the floor with my 3 inch heels. It was so comfortable to walk around and dance in it. The material is pretty thick so there was no need to wear a strapless bra or nubra (I tried putting on nubra just in case, but the overall fit wasn't as nice with it). The hole around the stomach area is of perfect size and location as well - I didn't feel self-conscious about it at all although I'm not particularly toned. Highly recommended for any formal occasion!
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32A
Weight: 110lbs
March 30, 2016
Fit perfectly!
I wore a 2R and it fit perfectly! It was very comfortable and I did not have to tug or pull on it at all.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 26, 2016
I received so many compliments!
The reviews are right- order your regular size and a size up. The dress is very comfortable and easy to wear. I would definitely rent it again (and was quite sad to send it back)! I ended up wearing the larger size because the 8r was just a little too snug in the bust.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 24, 2016
Perfect, flattering, AND comfy!
This was probably my favorite dress I have ever worn. If yo are thinking about renting it... DO IT! It is fitted perfectly and accentuates the body in all the best ways. I read other reviews saying that it fit tight or small, but found that to be NOT true. I would suggest ordering a normal size and even a size down for safe measure. I wore my normal size but think I could have gotten away with a size smaller. Also read reviews that the busy is very small, found this also to be not true. I have a 32DD bust and fit into the size 4 WITH a strapless bra too! Overall, absolutely loved it. Such a perfect mix of sexy and classy!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 146lbs
March 23, 2016
The dress made feel super sexy and unique.
the dress was a little snug and you can easily wear the dress with or without a bra. I will defiantly rent this sexy number again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Weight: 140lbs
March 21, 2016
Perfect dress!!
The dress was PERFECT for a formal event! It is a bit sexy while being tasteful and classy. It shows leg, arm and a bit of stomach but doesn't feel like too much. I received compliments all night! I have a large bust (36D) so I ended up needing the size up. It's also good because you can wear a strapless bra with it. The fabric is also stretchy so you can easily move and dance in the dress. The open stomach was something I was concerned about but it's in an appropriate spot and never looks trashy. I definitely recommend this dress! It's form flattering, easy to move in, and balances sexy and tastefulness.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Date
Age: 28
March 20, 2016
This dress was perfect!! I got so many compliments and it was very comfortable!
The dress fit me true to size. I usually wear an 8, but sometimes can fit into a 6 pending the cut of the dress. I ordered a 6L and a 8L and the 8 fit like a glove! I was nervous about ordering the long, but glad I did! I am about 5'6 and wore high heels and the dress hit the floor just right. This was my first experience using rent the runway and I will definitely be using it again!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
March 13, 2016
Love this dress - got lots of compliments and very comfy!
I read lots of reviews before ordering and it seemed most people were having to wear a size up. I ordered my regular size 6L, and the 8L as my back up. I could squeeze myself into the 6L, but it was very tight in the bust and it was too short. The 8L was perfect, and I ended up wearing that!
AnnaApril 3, 2016
Did you wear heels with the long? I&#39;m another 5&#39;10&quot; gal (:
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
March 11, 2016
Beautiful
I wish I would have gotten the right size, I'm between a 6 and an 8 normally and the 6 was just too small to wear. It was too tight in the chest and was cutting into me a bit. Despite that the dress was so flattering and I almost put up with the discomfort to wear it because it looked great on.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 30
March 7, 2016
I wore this to an Oscar party. It was awesome.
I got compliments all night. The reviews are right, get a size up! I normally wear an 8 at BCBG, but this I needed the 10. I'm 5'9 and the long worked, with a heel. I'm also a D cup, and I was able to wear this dress without a bra, no problem. This is a photo of me at late night In And Out Burger...wish I had a better one but you can see the dress fo' sho'.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
March 7, 2016
This dress is just okay. It fits nicely, but it a bit lackluster.
I rented this as a backup and didn't end up wearing it. The combination of the one shoulder, plus the cutout, plus the high slit is too much. I felt like this dress looked low quality/cheaper than it should. I think it would look fine, but isn't the best black formal choice.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
March 6, 2016
Perfect dress!
This dress fits like a glove! Never ordered from rent the runway before so I was a little nervous it wouldn't fit, but I'm completely satisfied and will order from RTR again. I wore it to a black-tie wedding and received so many compliments all night on the dress.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 19
March 3, 2016
Amazing, flattering dress.
Loved this dress! Got compliments all night long. Based on the reviews I decided to go up a size and I'm glad I did! It was extremely comfortable and easy to move in. If you're 5'6" or taller I would definitely say get a long, I wore 4 inch heels with it and it didn't even brush the ground so the regular would have been too short. Absolutely would recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
March 3, 2016
All of the compliments I got on my dress!
I got a ton of compliments on my dress, and was VERY happy with my rental. However, it definitely runs small, and the stomach cutout isn't super forgiving with a too-tight fit. I normally wear a 6-8, so those were the sizes I rented, and the 8 was a tight fit--if I hadn't been dieting in anticipation for this event, it might not have zipped (and the stomach cutout definitely would not have been attractive). If you carry your weight in the middle, I would go one size up. That being said, the fit was great and flattering, and the dress was really comfortable! It was a great first experience with RTR.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
February 29, 2016
Classy dress that is sexy & easy to walk/dance in!
I absolutely loved this dress. I was worried when I was first notified that my back up size was unavailable, but this dress fit true to size. The slit comes up to the perfect height making it easy to walk in & dance in! I wore this for a gala and then to a club afterwards and it was perfect. Photographs beautifully and would definitely rent again! Could be long for some shorter girls. I am 5'4" and wore some YSL tributes that are 5" tall and the dress touched the floor. I thought it was the perfect length though since I had planned on wearing those shoes before I got the dress.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
February 29, 2016
Classy and Sexy!
Loved this dress! I originally ordered the 2, but there was a last minute complication, so I asked to be sent the 4R, and it fit perfect. I have an athletic frame and a larger chest, so I definitely needed the 4 for the top, although I could have gone with a 2 for the waist. The 4 was a bit loose in the waist, but it fell nicely so it wasn't really noticeable. I would definitely order this dress again and recommend to anyone!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
February 26, 2016
This dress is super flattering and the cut out is at the perfect place.
I loved that I didn't have to wear a bra! The length of the dress was just off the floor with 3 inch heels. If my shoes had been taller I would have wanted the longer length.
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