Before Midnight Gown

$70 rental
$448 retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

Accentuate your waist in this peplum gown by BCBGMAXAZRIA. Try this elegant look for your next gala and finish it off with sleek accessories like Franchi's Lori Croc Minaudiere.

Also available in red.

Size & Fit

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''). 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 nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Pear, Petite, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

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''). 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 nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Pear, Petite, body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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

Product Details

Navy crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew Neckline. Flared Skirt. Peplum panels at waist. Hidden back zipper. Lined. See size and fit tab for lengths.

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231 reviews
Fit
Large1
True to Size110
Small69
Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
July 25, 2016
A magnet for compliments!
Channel old Hollywood glamour! While wearing this evening gown to a temperature-toasty black tie summer wedding, I heard an ongoing stream of compliments from every walk of life--young and old, men and women, guests and non-guests. A friend who knew this was my first RTR experience is still trying to convince me to purchase this stunning number to add to my permanent wardrobe. No question that this dress tamed my problem areas--a pear shape plus a tummy earned from having two children. What amazed me was how this dress made my lower half an asset rather than a liability. While I agree with other reviewers that the fabric is high quality, I benefited from donning shape wear to keep my curves in check. I fell madly in love with this dress for a few reasons: a) it made me appear more statuesque than my true 5'2" (slipping on a pair of platform stilettos gave me the perfect lift), b) I was able to wear a regular bra without a sign of straps, and c) the solid column of color and the style's nips and tucks gave me the appearance of being long and lean. The only drawback for me was taking stairs or attempting more of a stride--the cut limits movements. However, I was able to hit the dance floor unencumbered. As other reviewers have suggested, for the backup size, order up. To sum up this selection, if you're a curvy lower-half lass like me, this dress will be your new best friend.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 44
July 10, 2016
Perfect for formal wedding!
This dress fit like a glove! I wore it for a black tie wedding in Manhattan. The fabric had some give which made it comfortable for dancing. I had to wear the 12 to accommodate for my bust but I could wear a regular bra, but I did have to pin the back strap to the dress to keep it from showing. I would definitely recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 30, 2016
Great fit and fabric, tear in front
Love the style, it is very flattering and the fabric is forgiving and high quality. I love the peplum detail and got so many compliments on it. Unfortunately the 6 had a tear in the seam right in the front. The other size didn't fit so I wore it anyway, luckily it was hidden by the peplum skirt mostly. A little upset by the condition of the garment, especially for the cost.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 27, 2016
Beautiful dress perfect for a formal occasion!
I'm so glad I listened to reviews that said to order a size up. I went with the 6R which was still a little tight around the midsection because the straps were a little loose and the 8R wouldn't have fit right with the straps at all. Great length. I got lots of compliments on it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 27, 2016
Comfortable, fun dress-- perfect for black tie events!
I wore this to a black tie event and it was incredibly comfortable and I got tons of compliments! The material helps hold you in especially in the stomach area (so you can go for seconds on dessert!) I liked the regular length since I wanted my shoes to show out the front of the dress but I think the long would have worked too. Definitely somewhat different than the classic floor length black gown since the navy and peplum add a lot of interest to the dress. I would absolutely rent this again!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
June 22, 2016
Too short, but beautiful fit.
I'm 5'10 and my shoes were showing the whole time, dress basically swings at my ankles. I would have preferred it to fall to the floor like the picture shown. Other than that, it was
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
June 19, 2016
Hugs curves beautifully!
It was the perfect dress for a black tie wedding! It ran a little small so I was glad that I ordered a size up in addition to the size I thought I would wear. It's definitely not a good dress if you're planning on drinking a lot (it's tricky to get on and off for the bathroom). I loved the dress and it was otherwise super comfy!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
June 13, 2016
Flattering but short
This dress fit just as slimming and flattering as the other reviews said. I felt very comfortable and elegant in this dress and received many compliments. However, my 4L definitely was not long. It was too short even in bare feet so I'm wondering if it was just a mistake. When I tried the 2L on, it was definitely longer than the 4, but was too tight to zip. I went with the 4L and it worked out fine anyway. I'd rent this again but would make sure to get the 6L so it would fit better length wise!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
June 12, 2016
Great dress! Super chic.
Definitely runs small. I usually wear a 4 but had to wear the 6. Overall, I was very pleased with the fit and received lots of compliments :)
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
June 10, 2016
This dress came to my rescue when the first one did not fit.
I would have preferred the material to be a bit more stretchy. I'm curvy with a big bottom so it was tight at the butt and thighs. It overall got the job done. It was a perfect length for me at 5'5 with 3/4 inch heels.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
June 5, 2016
Classic & Elegant!
I absolutely loved this dress! I wore it to a black tie wedding. I received so many compliments on the dress all night. I'm definitely curvy in my bottom half and this dress complimented those curves so well! It fit like a glove...no spanx needed! Definitely recommend ordering this dress. I didn't want to send it back!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 5, 2016
Very classy
It fit me very well, but it was a bit short. It is fine with flats, but it was too short with heels. But other than that I loved it! I got so many compliments and it made me look very classy!
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Weight: 160lbs
May 31, 2016
Wore the other dress I rented but this one was beautiful too!
I am a DD and wear a size 8 but they didn't have an 8L or 10L, so I decided to go with the 12L because of my bust. The dress fit but it was roomy in the hips area; however, the bust fit nicely, so if you're a busty girl this may not be the dress for you. It's a gorgeous navy; however, it is a very heavy material and thus not ideal for Spring or Summer events. Perfect for Fall or Winter though and such a classic cut and style.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 30, 2016
Beautiful gown
Nice gown for a black tie wedding
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Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 26, 2016
Compliments all night
The dress fit me beautifully. I'm 5'2'', and the 2P was the appropriate height with heels. I ordered 0P as well, and it was much too small. So glad that I had the 2P. So many women told me that the dress was gorgeous throughout the night.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
May 19, 2016
Stylist pick
This was added onto my order because one of the dresses I chose was unavailable. I almost told them to leave it out because I thought it would look terrible on me, but believe the other reviews - it is so flattering and made me feel so good. Very snug, but in a good way. My behind looked huge, but I considered wearing this anyway because I felt great in it. It was a smidge too short though, and I felt like I would have been pulling it down all night. I'm 5'6 and a half, and this is one size up and the long. So if you're tall it might be an issue!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 126lbs
May 17, 2016
I felt SO good in this dress!
This dress fit perfectly! The fabric was nice, not much stretch and fit snug around the waist and hips! The flair at the bottom was perfect and I was able to wear a regular bra so that was a pro! Love love love and wish I didn't have to send it back!!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
May 13, 2016
Slightly tight but very flattering fabric
Wore this dress to the annual Navy Ball and received many compliments about the unique peplum look, dress was a little tight especially on top- I'm a 32C but still flattering.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
May 10, 2016
See drama on the fit below, but overall the dress ended up being absolutely stunning.
For dresses, I normally wear a true 8, but read the reviews and ordered the 10 as well just to be safe. Also from reading the reviews, I determined that with my height and heels, the regular size would do just fine - WRONG! I desperately needed the Long size, but tried it on too late to call RTR to try and get a solution. Like I said above, overall the dress was absolutely stunning, however, if there was a flood coming, I was the first one prepared.
Size worn:
6P
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
May 10, 2016
I rented this dress for a black-tie wedding, and I was thrilled with this look!
For me, this dress ran on the smaller side, so I was glad that the other reviewers recommended ordering the next size up. I found the 4P to be tight around the hips, but the 6P fit perfectly for dancing the night away! The length of the dress was perfect with heels.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 5, 2016
I wore this dress to a formal fundraising event. Although it was form fitting, it was comfortable.
The dress is beautiful on and if form fitting but not to the point where your were not comfortable. It hugged you in all the right places. It does run small. I had a lot of fun in this dress.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Weight: 125lbs
April 28, 2016
The fabric was thick enough to be form flattering but thin enough for a hot Texas night.
Wore this for a military ball this spring. The only con was that I should have ordered a 2L since the 2R fit perfectly but was too short to wear with heels. I ended up wearing the 4R for the length with flats since it was still to short for even 3 inch heels.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
April 27, 2016
Fit like a glove
n/a
Size worn:
6P
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
April 21, 2016
Beautiful Wedding!
The 4 was a little snug around the hips, so I wore the 6 for a more comfortable fit. The dress was very flattering and I highly recommend it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 20, 2016
Gorgeous for formal benefit
Dress fits like a dream. Peplum hits at a great place as to cover up the lower tummy/ food baby area (because I have priorities). Flares out at the bottom to give you an AMAZING figure-- I am stick straight up and down and it looked like I had some great curves!! I wore to a 5pm black tie gala, and dressed it down by using a low pony. Runs a little SHORT-- If you're tall and wearing anything above a 2in heel, get the tall size. I am obsessed with this dress, but will definitely get a Long next time.
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 18, 2016
I rented this dress to attend a coworker's black-tie wedding.
The dress was very flattering to my figure - hiding the lumps and accentuating the humps ;-) Beautiful color and super comfortable! I would definitely recommend it.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
April 17, 2016
Sexy yet modest
I ordered this dress in a size too small, but ended up wearing this same dress in red. It is stunning! It is great for a girl with curves who wants to look sexy but doesn't want to show off too much skin.
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 13, 2016
This dress was beautiful!
The dress fits true to size but it was SUPER LONG on me. I followed the suggestions on the site before choosing my size but it still didn't fit right lengthwise. A 0P would have been perfect but I just ended up buying hem tape and fixing it as best as I could. My recommendation is that if you don't plan on wearing huge heels then you may want to older a length shorter than normal. Other than that, it was perfect and I would definitely recommend it to all my friends!
RTR CustomerApril 28, 2016
how tall are you?!
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Size worn:
0P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 50
April 11, 2016
This dress fit my daughter perfectly!
Love it. My daughter got many compliments on this dress worn for prom.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 60
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
April 11, 2016
Navy gown plays up blue eyes and is very elegant!
This gorgeous, lightweight and comfortable dress was elegant, and looked perfect with a pearl strand of white, gray and dark blue. It had a slight give to it - and ran very true to size. I'm only 5'1", though and was disappointed that the length was way too long with my 3 1/2 " heels (I won't wear anything any higher for comfort's sake). But I called customer service and they said it was fine if I used some iron on stitch witchery to shorten it - as long as I undid it before shipping back. I was the Mother of the Groom, and the colors of the wedding were light beige and navy so this was perfect. It was comfortable enough to eat in, dance in and enjoy the long day and evening!! It has a lovely V in the back, but overall is modest enough for a church ceremony without feeling self-conscious. Like I said in the summary - it really plays up blue eyes! I've rented several times from RTR and was totally confident that I would get the gown in time and have a wonderful experience - regardless of the magnitude of this event - it just doesn't get much more important than being MOG and having a great dress! As expected, I was NOT disappointed. It was fabulous and I will rent again for my next big soiree`!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
March 24, 2016
Really flattering
I actually didn't intentionally rent this dress, but I'm glad I got to try it on because I probably wouldn't have picked it on my own and it was really pretty. The backup size I had rented for another dress was returned to RTR damaged, so they sent me this one as an alternative, and I really loved how it looked and felt. Sadly, the 4P was too small on me (I couldn't even get it close to zipped - and really, the P was too short with heels). I would definitely keep this on my list for another event in the future. Thanks, RT, for helping me branch out a little bit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 23, 2016
Amazing dress
This dress is so beautiful. I rented it for a gala and I was complimented all night. The fit is phenomenal (for anyone with a booty like me, this dress hugs your curves in the best way possible). I felt beautiful all night - I would rent this dress again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 138lbs
March 18, 2016
I wasn't able to wear it to the event.
This is a beautiful dress in person. It looks like it does in the photos. However, it's important to note that it has no stretch at all. I am typically a size 6. I also got a size 8 as a back up and even though it fit, it would have been just a bit too snug to be comfortable.
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 16, 2016
Elegant yet professional
This dress was classic and stunning, accentuating all the right features. Hugged close around the chest and waist and flared out in mermaid fashion at the bottom. Perfect for hourglass figure and loved how the neckline scooped in the back. I'm 5'5" and the 6 was the perfect length with 3.75" heels. Arguably, my favorite feature was the material--no steaming necessary even after travel.
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Size worn:
6P
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
March 13, 2016
1st rental was PERFECT!!!
I was thrilled to learn that RTR had so many formal gown choices in petite lengths as I'm barely 5ft tall. I normally wear a 4P, but after reading several reviews I decided to order this dress in a 6P & 8P because my bra size is a 34DD and several mentioned the bust area being small. The 6P fit me perfectly and felt like it was made for my body. Even with the petite length dress, I still had to wear a 5 inch heel in order to not step on the hem all night. IMO, the petite length runs a little long since I would have been more comfortable in a shorter heel, but that is a very minor complaint. I LOVED the way the bottom of this dress moved when I walked. Also, the dress was super comfortable and I would definitely rent this dress again. My husband's job has us attending 3-5 formal events each year and RTR will now become my new go-to site! I've already placed a second order for another event next month. I also rented the necklace and the earrings and they were perfect!
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 36
March 6, 2016
Elegant, classy, and flattering
I usually wear a 10, and the 12l was perfect. Almost too tight. The long length was just right, the regular would have been too short for my 3 inch heels. I loved the contoured fit, and I didn't have to wear spanx! I would definitely use RTR again!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 3, 2016
The dress fit perfectly, showed my curves in the best way possible.
I ordered the navy and red but I liked the red much better, just a better color for me. It fit really well all throughout the body. I ordered a size 4R, I'm 5'5 but ended up wearing really high heels since it was too long. The fabric was a little heavy for a spring/summer day, but it didn't show any sweat. This dress was absolutely amazing and made my prom so much fun.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
February 25, 2016
Classy & Chic
Wore to a black tie affair and received compliments from my fiancé's coworkers all night long. The 2 was snug, but the 4 would have been too big. Material is thick, some what stretchy. Great cut for all figures. Perfect length when wearing 4in heels (normally 5'2). At the end of the evening my fiancé said, "I am so glad you're going to be my wife." He is a keeper and so is this gown.
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
February 23, 2016
Beautiful Dress!
I wore this dress for a sorority formal. I rented the blue and red of the same dress. The red fit a little bit larger than the blue. The blue fit perfectly!! I could wear a normal bra which was super helpful and comfortable. I loved this dress.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
February 22, 2016
Amazing dress!
The dress did fit a little snug so I would get your size and a size up when you order. The material was fantastic, it fit so well and I received compliments all night! I would recommend this dress!
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