Carlos Miele

Diamond in the Rough Gown

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$2,600 retail

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Stylist Notes

Wear this absolutely stunning Diamond in the Rough gown by Carlos Miele for any black tie affair. This dress will be sure to wow the crowd.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions). Brazilian French Sizing.

BUST: Great for any cup size - slightly fitted in bust so size up in backup for full bust
WAIST: Fitted - ruching detail cinches in waist
HIPS: Very fitted - stretch silk fabric enhances hips and backside
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long): Regular is for heights 5'6" and below, Long is for heights above 5'6"- Regular measures 58" from the top of shoulder to hem. Long measures 60" from the top of shoulder to hem.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra and seamless underwear- wear with SPANX to cinch in waist
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types.

Product Details

Black stretch silk. One shoulder neckline. Silver beading on shoulder and along side of bodice. Side ruching. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. See Size and Fit tab for length.

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46 reviews
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Large
(1)
True to Size
(37)
Small
(7)
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Body type: Athletic
March 16, 2011
This dress is gorgeous. I am a usually a size 4L but with the different sizing for this gown i received a 40L. It fit perfectly everywhere, the little bit of stretch helps that. The only thing i was a bit concerned with is that i am an A cup chest so it was a little baggy on the sides and was worried about exposing a bit of side cleavage!! Still stunning and received lots of compliments
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Body type: Hourglass
May 11, 2011
Absolutely stunning!! If you are 5'6" and are wearing heels, the L sizes are the way to go. There is enough stretch in the gown to hug every curve. The dress looked like it was tailored to my body.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Body type: Pear
May 15, 2011
Absolutely fit amazing, but I am 5'6" and the length just came to my feet so I could not wear heels. My weight is 115 and the size 4 was true to size otherwise. Good thing my date was short!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 29, 2011
All the compiments I received on the dress and how I looked.
This dress runs true to size. I ordered the 38L and it fit perfect and was the perfect length. I am 5'6 and wore 5" heels and it just touched the ground. This dress is absolutely stunning and I received so many compliments. This dress was also very comfortable to wear.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 7, 2011
FAB
I LOVED LOVED LOVED this dress! it fits like a glove and made my body look amazing. I got a lot of compliments on it. It was perfect. This dress made me fall in love with RTR! This dress is very unforgiving so if your unsure about certain spots beware! The detail on the dress is beautiful it makes it so unique! I wore it to a Marine Corps ball!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
December 14, 2011
Not for the short and plump
I am 5'3 and wear a size 10 (44). The dress was definitely meant for the long and lean. The rouching was somewhat forgiving of my belly and I definitely looked really curvy and sexy. People complimented me all night but if I had it to do all over again I would have swapped the dress out for one better suited for my body type.
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Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 126lbs
January 25, 2012
Everyone LOVED the dress and loved my hair and makeup! I looked like an old hollywood starlet at my cousins beautiful wedding and everyone was saying how gorgeous I was! I was def. the talk of the night and everyone looked beautiful but I def. was the STUNNER of the night! YAY RTR! Next time I will get the size 4! 38L!
They only had a size 36L and 40L available.... The 36L fit great until it got to my boobs and the zipper could have gone up if I forced it but it would have smooched my boobs and i'm 5'9 and it was also to short even in the L. I ended up going with the 40L even though it was big. I wore a strapless bra and that made it fit a little tighter but if I didn't stand straight the strap would have kept falling and it was big on the top of the chest area. You can see in the photos that it hangs a little but it actually looked like it was suppose to. Everyone LOVED the dress and loved my hair and makeup! I looked like an old hollywood starlet at my cousins beautiful wedding! I was def. the talk of the night and everyone looked beautiful but I def. stood out! YAY RTR! Next time I will get the size 4! 38L!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
July 16, 2012
Two words: Absolutely Glamorous.
I cannot begin to tell you the complements I received on this gown. It truly is an elegant dress... the beading is so exquisite and it hugged me in all the right places. I am a 6 in practically everything but I ended up going with the 40L. I had to wear pretty short heels (about 2.5inch) bc otherwise it would have looked like I was going to a flood. There is a bit of stretch in the material, but I still suggest going a size up as your backup especially if you are tall!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
34L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
August 19, 2012
Great Dress!
I wore this for a black tie wedding & it was amazing!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
34R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 4, 2012
Loved this dress
I worked with a stylist to help me find the right dress. This was one that they recommended and it was amazing! It fit well in the bust and waist. The reviews were accurate that it runs a tad long but I'm 5'2" and wore a 5 inch heels and it was fine! I loved the dress and got a lot of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
September 19, 2012
So sad
I never received this dress. There was a mix-up with UPS. Fortunately it was a replacement dress for a different order and I was able to wear one of those. RTR customer service was a huge help, and even though I didn't get to wear this dress, I would suggest renting any dress from RTR based on their customer service alone!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
34R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
November 14, 2012
Back up dress for Marine Corps Birthday ball.
The dress was gorgeous. I loved the rusching (very flattering), the length was perfect. I just think this dress is more appropriate for someone long and lean (I'm petite),
Top Contributor
Size worn:
36L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
November 19, 2012
Comfortable & elegant dress
I wore this dress to the Golden Globes. I loved how soft the fabric felt and how the ruching made it look good from the front and the back. Very comfortable & easy to wear for a long time. There were a few loose beads but it looked fine.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
November 19, 2012
Beautiful but long
This dress was absolutely gorgeous however it was really long. I am 5'2 and even with 3" heels it was still way too long. It fits true to size and has some stretch to it. The rouching hides trouble spots. Would work better for taller people.
Size worn:
34R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 21, 2012
Beautiful Gown!
I ended up getting this dress because my original dress was unavailable and it was so gorgeous! The 34R fits a size 0 or size 2, but it is really tight on the bust area! I am a B cup and I should have gone up a size. If you have a larger bust, go up a size to be safe. Other than that, I loved the dress! IT fit perfect everywhere else and I got so many compliments! You will not be disappointed with this dress! The 34R hit right at the floor for me (I'm 5'6) so if you plan on wearing heels, you might want to go up a size. I wore flats, so this was not a problem for me.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 15, 2013
I LOVED this dress! It was very flattering and sohphisticated w/ the right amount of sexy.
I got what equated a 2R and a 4R at the stylist’s recommendation. I should have gotten a size up. Though it fit just fine, I would have liked to see what a size up would have done. I had plenty of room for my 32 DDD so a smaller busted girl would probably need a strapless or Nu bra. If I had gotten the size up I may have as well. A size up may have been a little longer, which would have been nice; this one was borderline too short on me (I was wearing heels).. The L would probably have been too long. The rouching was very flattering and though I’m normally self-conscious about my belly I wasn’t in this w/ Spanx. I received TONS of compliments and I didn’t see anyone else in this dress. I wore this to a State Governor’s Inaugural Ball and saw plenty of other dresses I had considered on RTR; I’m glad I went with this one! Lastly (but not least), this dress was VERY comfortable to wear and there was never a moment when I felt as though there would be wardrobe malfunction.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
March 20, 2013
Beautiful gown and detail. Make sure you rent the long!
Would give 5 stars, but disappointed with shipment. The dress that was my size was not sent in the long (which I requested). So, I tried on the backup, which was a size larger, but the bust was damaged.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 2, 2013
Gorgeous. I'm devastated I didn't get any good pictures
This dress looks great on. The beading is really beautiful in person. I felt like I was turning heads all night. I asked several people to take pictures including the dress but every one was either blurry or zoomed in to show just faces. The dress definitely benefits from a strapless bra and it's low enough on the side that you'll have to be careful about exposing it ( I used a safety pin).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
July 1, 2013
Sexy! I loved it!
I wore this dress for my mom'ssurprise 60th b-day party. I wanted it to be perfect and didn’t mind spending extra to secure the right fit. I am usually a size 4 or 6. I ordered a 34R, 36R, and a 38R. Although I'd read in the reviews that this dress didn't stretch much I went ahead and ordered 3 sizes. I thought I could squeeze into a 34R, which is equivalent to a 2R. The tighter the better for me, since I wanted to look my best. Size 34R didn't zip, 36R was perfect, 38R was a little loose on hips but comfortable, However, I went with the 36R, which is an American size 4. I felt it accentuated my figure better. The burst area was tight so if you are big up top, remember there isn't much stretching room. This dress is beautiful! I got so many compliments; I danced all night and felt great in it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
34L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 26, 2013
Looked awesome on my curves. And the angle didn't matter! Tons of compliments.
It's heavy and a little warm so if you sweat when you drink (I do) remember to take breaks and cool down/freshen up.
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
January 29, 2014
Absolutely loved this dress! I felt so amazing in this dress and got so many compliments!
I usually wear a 6 but in my business dresses they are always a little large so I decided to order the 4 and the 6. I ended up wearing the 4 and it fit great! My only small issue was that the strap was a little loose for my liking. The fabric looked almost satin-y but had some stretch to it. The dress was a little darker than I originally expected but I loved it nonetheless!
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 9, 2014
A friend told me about rtr when I was on the search for the perfect ball dress and I'm so thankful!!
Fits perfectly and so comfortable! Has built in bra pads so no bra needed ... Such a fun dress. I received tons of compliments :) thanks rtr for a wonderful experience!!! I will be back for more rentals soon!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
February 9, 2014
Stunning Dress!
Absolutely fell in love with this dress! I wore it to a charity gala and it was perfect. Very flattering. Beautiful accents. I'm 5'4" and wore 3.5 inch heels and it was the perfect length. Sexy, glamorous, high quality/very expensive looking material. A must rent!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 20, 2014
Very Glamorous
Rented for a back tie event. Looks bluish in the RTR pics but it is a lovely black dress. I felt like a million bucks, this dress is very flattering on.
Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 52
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
March 31, 2014
Magical night with my husband....
The dress was beautiful, very comfortable to dance in - the length was long but I wore 3 1/2 inch heels and it worked fine. Only issue was the shoulder strap was too loose, so we safety pinned in it the back at the bottom. Love this dress - thanks you!!
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Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
May 10, 2014
Beautiful dress!
This dress is stunning. The beadwork and the material are both amazing. It is very form fitting so if theres anything you don't want to show off I would recommend some shape wear. The material is stretchy so even though it's form fitting, it is still comfortable to wear. A strapless bra works perfectly with this dress without anything showing. I was very happy about that. I am 5' 4.5" and wore 4" heels and the length was perfect. The only thing showing was the tips of my shoes. So if you are taller than me and want to wear high heels definitely get the long. My one complaint with the dress is that the zipper on side kept bulging and I had to tug my dress down to straighten it out. This was really annoying. I have a fairly high waist so it could have just been the way it fit my body. I considered wearing my backup dress in a size up but that was impossible. The chest area was huge and I didn't even come close to filling it out. I would have had to do some serious altering to make it work.. So unless you have a large chest I do not recommend sizing up. There is a pretty big difference between sizes which made it impossible for me to wear my backup dress. Overall I liked the dress and the renting process was so easy. Because of the zipper issue I wasn't super confident wearing it, but I wasn't totally unhappy either. I will definitely be using RTR for my next formal occasion.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
34R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 117lbs
May 25, 2014
It was not great.
Negative: The loose shoulder strap gave me a huge disappointment. Overall size was big; however, despite of the room and space, the wrinkles on the dress gave an illusion of having fat bellies. Positive: It shows the body shape well. The design of the bead was pretty chic.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
June 9, 2014
Such a gorgeous dress! So many compliments
I loved wearing this! It fits well and is flattering, I got so many compliments and had a great time. I had been waiting for an opportunity to wear it , and it's prettier than I ever expected.
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Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 17, 2014
Oh, you fancy, huh?
The dress is tight through hips, with a small amount of stretch. The bust was large on me, but not extremely noticeable. I had to keep tucking and shifting the top throughout the night. If I had a girlfriend to help with pins instead of my boyfriend, the problem could have been remedied. The dress is a gorgeous midnight satin black, with a slight pucker and very subtle train in the back. Detailing and beading is impeccable. I think I could have gotten away with wearing the 40L, but I was in a bit of a hurry to get out the door, and the zipper was ripped a bit at the bottom. I felt beautiful, and received a lot of compliments from people I didn't even know!!!
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Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 27, 2014
Received compliments all night!
The shoulder strap was just a tad loose, but overall it was a fantastic dress!
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
June 30, 2014
The event itself was fantastic, I stole the show.
This dress was absolutely fabulous. It's designed to fit a tall and lean body type. The material fit my body as a second layer of skin. All eyes were on me.
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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
September 12, 2011
I loved this dress, it was very comfortable, and fit beautifully! If you are 5'7" definately get the long.
Size worn:
36R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
September 30, 2014
I received a lot of compliments when I wore this dress.
I wore this dress for the Military Ball this past spring. I loved the way it fit! It was snug but flexible at the same time. It was easy to move in and dance in. As a very small woman, with barely any curves, this dress made me feel sophisticated and sexy at the same time. I would highly recommend this dress to anyone! The only thing I would caution against is that if you have a small frame and a large chest, this dress might fit very snugly around your chest.
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 11, 2014
It was such an easy dress to wear- I truly enjoyed the party!
Fit was small. I'm usually a 2 but the 36 just didn't work for me. The 38 was a very comfortable fit. The dress was easy to move in. The shoulder strap was a bit loose but not a huge problem. Would highly recommend it for any black tie event.
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
November 19, 2014
This dress was very comfortable and so I always felt I looked great!
The fit was great! The dress was very long but I used hem tape with no issues. The one thing I did not consider was the strap. This was a bit big but by putting hem tape on it, it kept it in place.
Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 157lbs
December 16, 2014
Very flattering!!!
I got so many compliments!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
January 2, 2015
Beautiful and Comfortable!
Fit great, very comfortable and loads of compliments. I wore this for a New Years Eve wedding and loved it. I am 5'2" and with 3-4inch heels this fit perfectly, so if you are on the taller side definitely go with the L. I felt like a million bucks and the dress was really flattering.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
May 16, 2011
Stunning and made even my silly body look nice. No necklace needed as the detail steals the look.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
34R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
October 12, 2013
Beautiful, yet comfortable gown to dance the night away at my best friends wedding!
The dress was form fitting but not tight in the sense that you could not move, dance and/or eat. It fit like a glove and was perfect for a black tie affair.
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Size worn:
36L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
May 20, 2014
I got a lot of complements throughout the night and I felt gorgeous in this dress.
The dress fit very nicely and hugged my figure. The dress length was perfect, but around the bust area it was a tad bit loose. Still overall the dress was simply beautiful.
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