CATHERINE DEANE

Tracy Dress

$165 to buy
$1,450 retail
Stylist Notes

This lace embroidered sheath by CATHERINE DEANE is a feminine choice for a city wedding.

Our model wears the dress with Kenneth Jay Lane’s Heirloom Bracelet.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 2 - 14.

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: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue Embroidered Lace (20% Rayon, 80% Polyamide). Cap sleeves. Crew neckline with button closure. Pencil skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 39” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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63 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(25)
Small
(25)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 10, 2015
Did not end up wearing this dress.
The fit for the cleavage is very odd. There is wiring in there so if i doesn't fit your body type perfectly it is uncomfortable. The size 6 I receive had the steps to help hold up the under dress but the backing ran right and was a bit unflattering on my back but I am not super toned either. The neckline is beautiful and I wished I could make it work but the wired bodice made it too awkward.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
February 24, 2015
Beautiful dress!!
Perfect fit...beautiful colors...love the back! Classy look but yet so sexy!! The only con was that the front lining was longer than the lace...:( but nothing that a double sided tape couldn't fix...;)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 21, 2015
Pretty dress
Dress did not pair well with my cocoa skin tone. However I thought this was a pretty dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
March 29, 2015
The dress is comfortable and GORGEOUS!
I received compliments all night long! I felt amazing in the dress and danced all night. You do need a backless bra or no bra with this dress. Only issue I had was the lining was longer than the lace. This is one of my favorite dresses I've rented!!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
May 19, 2015
RTR has the best customer service ever!!
This is a beautiful and classical dress! It does run a little small. I ordered the 2 and ended up not wearing it because it was too small. They didn't have the 4 but it would have been perfect. The back was very cute and sexy. The lining underneath did stick out under the overlaying lace but if I had the 4 I think it might have not shown as much. I would definitely order again in a 4! I was hesitant about ordering this dress because they only had a 2 and I'm more of a 4... But I really wanted to try the dress... So RTR shipped this dress to me in a 2 and also shipped a second dress to assure me if this dress didn't work, I would have a backup dress! RTR has the best customer service by far!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 25, 2015
N/A
I rented this dress for the rehearsal dinner for my wedding. Unbeknownst to me when I ordered it, this dress had built-in cups which were extremely small. I couldn't wear the dress due to the cups. It was otherwise a beautiful dress and I wish I could have worn it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 53
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
December 8, 2015
Loved the lace on this dress,
Please be careful renting the size 8. The slip hangs out below the lace on the bottom of the dress, I'd say about 3 inches. The boning around the rib cage and chest area is twisted backwards in places, and the bustier has lost its shape. It is a nice style, but this particular size is looking old and tired. I was sent this dress as a replacement for another style. Must have been a busy weekend at Rent the Runway, because two of my three original choices were pulled from my order at the last minute and I was sent a size 8 in this dress, which is not my size. I wore it anyway, as the other options sent to me did not work. So overall, it was loose on me, and was old and tired looking, but the lace was pretty and the color was a really nice blue, and that made up for the rest so much that I made it though the night feeling pretty good. I love Rent the Runway, and have had wonderful experiences so far, but was a little disappointed in this latest order.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 28, 2016
This dress has great features and really sells the look with the open back.
This dress is fabulous. It is a true fitted style so make you order your size. It is true to size and I loved all the details and the open back really pulls this look together. Perfect for a more formal evening or event. I will be renting this again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 43
October 16, 2016
Absolutely Beautiful but runs small around the waistline
Just now waistline runs small. Great lace detail ...beautiful ... perfect for a wedding Absolutely gorgeous but I didn't wear it as the size 2 didn't zip up. I can comfortably wear a size 2 in most designers but this dress is definitely tailored to super slim waistlines. Unfortunately a size 4 was not available. Fit all around was very flattering otherwise.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 26, 2016
Gorgeous and comfortable!
This dress is amazing! It has some boning in the bodice, which creates a nice silhouette for straighter figures. Yet, it's also forgiving and flattering, and much more comfortable than I thought it would be. Size up! I'm between a 0-2. I could squeeze into the 2 but not comfortably...a 4 would have felt great! This dress isn't too long for petite women, just a pair of high nude heels work well. The back of this dress is insanely gorgeous, and I didn't need a bra (30D) because of the bodice. This dress looks so delicate on, but is comfortable with thick material and boning that gives a really great fit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 111lbs
November 12, 2014
Beautiful dress!
This dress was sent to me when my original backup wasn't available. I was nervous at first because of the open back but this dress is stunning in person. Unfortunately it was really baggy in the waist area and the straps were missing which also made it ill fitting so I wasn't able to wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
December 25, 2014
Beautiful dress
I love the look, feel and idea of the dress. I chose to wear the second dress for the wedding, mostly because I ordered the 6 and think the 4 would have been a better fit. The waist and hips had a bit more fabric and less true fit. 4 is often a bit snug, so I had chosen the 6 to wear. Ill try the 4 next time.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 63
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 160lbs
March 3, 2015
Didn't wear, too large.
Beautiful dress, but too large. RTR didn't send the 12, must have been out. Sent a different dress in a 12 which I disliked.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
March 23, 2014
A beautiful dress. Highly recommend.
The open back makes this dress unique & elegant. I received so many compliments! The size 4 was a bit tight, especially to sit in, but the size 6 hemline didn't sit quite right. I considered giving it 4 stars because of this, but just too pretty. A great first experience from RTR!
StephanieMarch 23, 2014
Did this dress have any stretch in it? Also it looks more periwinkle in your picture is this accurate?
TamiMarch 23, 2014
Oh wow - your picture looks like the lace is a very bright blue, especially compared to the original picture. (I thought it would be more gray.) Is that just something with the lighting, or is it really a lot more blue than the pic? (You look fabulous, btw.)
KimMarch 23, 2014
How did you secure the girls? Looks like you can't wear a bra!
ALMarch 23, 2014
I just wore this dress to a formal event and loved it because it has a built in bra!
PatriciaMarch 23, 2014
Your picture does look much brighter than the softer blue on the website's model. Was it really more saturated of a blue?
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 14, 2014
I wasn't able to wear it...too small.
I took the risk and ordered it even though they didn't have a size 4 available for my 2nd size. I am normally a size 2 but this was way too small. It is a gorgeous dress though.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 29, 2014
Beautiful dress. The pictures don't do it justice!
Unfortunately I couldn't get the zipper above my boob area. Everywhere else for perfect but I didn't want to force it. Sooo sad I didn't get to wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
May 13, 2014
elegantly beautiful
I absolutely fell in love with this dress when I saw it. The lace details along the neckline a just beautiful. I rented the 6 and the 8 (normally wear a 4/6) but the underlay on the 6 looked a bit tight as it is a silky material that highlights every flaw. open back is gorgeous, but needed to size up to ensure it didn't squeeze and create back rolls (ick). I was unfortunately unable to wear the dress as it did not come with the removeable straps. Without the straps the silver underlay falls below the lace overlay - not the way it was intended to look.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 22, 2014
Could not wear the dress.
This dress definitely runs small; I ordered a 2 and a 4 because there were no reviews yet on this dress at the time I placed my order. There were no 6s available so I was unable to wear the dress. The dress itself is beautiful, but the 4 was way too tight around my chest and bunched up around the hips. I wish it had fit!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 30, 2014
Best looking dress in the room
I received more compliments on this dress than anything I've ever worn! It was drop-dead gorgeous. The under-sheath is a pretty silvery/champagne color and the lace overlay was a nice blue color. It runs a little small so I wore the larger back-up size (an 8) which was perfect on me. Total strangers were coming up to compliment me all night! That said, there are a few things about the dress that were annoying, so I only gave it four stars. First, there is no way to put it on by yourself- the buttons in the back are impossible to reach and button up. I had a friend's help. Secondly, there is really not enough of a walking slit, so I had to take smaller steps and hike it up a little when I danced. Finally, after wearing it for about 6 hours, the lace had chaffed the underside of my arms a little. I'd recommend this dress as a show-stopper, but it's probably not a good choice if you plan to get rowdy and dance a lot.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
July 2, 2014
Beautiful lace, beautiful color, but no breathing room
This was sent as a last second backup for my replacement dress when my original order was damaged beyond repair. The lace is gorgeous. The color is a slate blue (a little bluer than the model picture) but for some reason photographs much brighter in many lights. This is evident from some of the previous reviewer's pictures. It is not that bright in person, but still a very pretty slate blue. I am short and it hit my knees so looked perhaps a bit matronly. I am typically a true 0 but I was a bit bloated that day so even the 2 was super snug. It puckered a bit around my thighs (my 'trouble' area) but even felt tight in my torso which is usually not a problem area for me. Also the lining peeked out at the bottom. Needless to say I did not end up wearing this, but I really felt it was a beautiful dress. Size up and get a backup of 2 sizes up!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
July 8, 2014
Unique and Classic all in one
The lovely Jessica helped me secure this dress after my original rental fell through. Good thing too, it went so much better with the evening! Photographs a bit different than it looks in person, and if you are larger in the hips and have a booty i recommend going one size up.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 7, 2014
Beautiful but more periwinkle than grey. Tight in the shoulders.
I loved this dress and found the quality to be remarkably high. My biggest disappointment was the fit. I have muscular shoulders and though the 6 fit perfectly everywhere else, the buttons behind the shoulders/at the neck would only button on the 8; I mean, not even close. I like to think that I could've forced the buttons if I didn't plan to turn-down-for-nothing dance, but nay. Also, not great if you are tall because it's a little short such that the cups don't stay under your boobs. I would not recommend this dress for anyone with an athletic build because you'll probably have to size up and thus, look heavier, but it would be good otherwise. The built-in bra was supportive. The dress is gorgeous. Just gorgeous.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
November 2, 2014
Gorgeous and unique dress. I felt very pretty in it. Tight around waste. Hides the belly well.
Rented this for my best friends wedding, I was the only one in her wedding party so I had full reign to pick anything. I am 10 months postpartum and I naturally have a protruding-belly-problem making the fit around the waist quite tight. I was able to button it but could not move so unfortunately decided not to wear this dress. I'm petite and have a short torso and most capped sleeved dresses often are too long in the shoulder area. But this dress fit perfectly from the shoulder to waist. Based on reviews, I got a 2 and 4. 4 was perfect except the waist. It also hides the belly really well. Highly recommend this gorgeous dress as long as you have a smaller waist
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 5, 2014
Utterly gorgeous! It is more purple than it looks in the picture. Such a flattering color
There is zero give in the material so make sure you also order a size up in case you're having a fat day LOL
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 15, 2014
Best dress I've ever worn (aside from my wedding dress!)
This dress is drop dead gorgeous and it very much saddens me to return it. The color looks darker/navy in photos, but its a lighter blue in person and just stunning. The 2 was too small for me (I couldn't even zip up the back all the way) and the 4 fit pretty good, it was a tad too big in the middle, but nothing to fuss over or notice really. I got compliments all night from friends and complete strangers, If you are thinking of renting this, you will not be disappointed....be prepared to feel beautiful all night and be told how great you look!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 15, 2014
Runs small - lovely to look at but hard to fit
Beautiful colors, not meant for an hourglass fit.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 14, 2015
Beautiful color, wore to black tie event at Christmas party. Classy dress.
Only con was slip was a little uneven at the bottom, had to keep pulling it up so slip was even. Love, Love, Love the color, got many many compliments all night. Ordered 4 and 6, 4 was too tight.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
January 21, 2015
I got this as my main dress, but ended up wearing my back up due to the fit.
Beautiful dress, very classic looking, but it fits very tightly across the back. The 4 was too small across the back, but the 6 was too big across the hips. If you have a petite upper body, this would be a great choice,
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
March 31, 2015
Beautiful dress, but much smaller than I expected.
The color of this dress is a beautiful cool blue and the back is stunning. Unfortunately it didn't fit me in the hips or in the shoulders. I would suggest this dress for petite women that are not curvy. Also, the lining was a little longer than the lace, although I still would have worn it if it had fit me.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
April 6, 2015
Very classy and elegant dress, but lining fits very poorly.
I was unable to wear this dress because the lining barely covers the necessities. I'm relatively small, so I usually don't have this problem. Overall, the dress was gorgeous and would work on someone taller...
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175lbs
April 7, 2015
This is a great dress! Little snug up top …
I have never received so many compliments on a dress or have had so many people ask me where I bought a dress before. I am a 38C and have a swimmers upper body build so an 8 was snug in the chest but fit everywhere else including the back… The bottom quarter of my breasts were under the underwire line to get it to zip but it was surprisingly comfortable …
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
July 27, 2015
Lovely color
I did not end up wearing this as it was a dress shipped to me because the other dress I wanted did not come in my size. It was a little tight and short for my work event, but would probably wear it to a different function.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
August 21, 2015
Hundreds of complements were well worth the tight fit!
People absolutely flipped out over this dress and I was fielding complements all night. As the best woMAN at my brother's wedding, I was looking for an outfit that would combine masculine austerity with feminine elegance. With the sleek mid century tone and intricate lace pattern, this dress was the perfect fit for the occasion. When I first pulled it on, I wasn't sure that it would fit me. Thanks to a few weeks of hot yoga and some determined yanking on the part of my boyfriend, I emerged victorious...if a little snug. I definitely recommend this dress. At the end of the night, you'll need someone to help you take it off....so make sure you leave your event with a partner...in this dress, you'll attract plenty of volunteers ;)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
September 22, 2015
Very elegant. But also pretty damn hot.
fits like a glove! The lace detailing is beautiful, and the color is lovely.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119lbs
January 4, 2016
Gorgeous dress not my size
Lovely dress, though as others have said it runs small. I ended up choosing not to don this for a formal law firm dinner party, as it was too tight. Had I ordered up a size (4 rather than 2) I think it would have been stunning.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 53
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114lbs
September 24, 2015
Elegant silhouette, pretty and unusual color, but issue with the hem.
It's a very pretty dress with a lovely, fitted silhouette and beautiful pale slate blue lace over a cream-colored lining. The material has no stretch and it was a little tight and not super comfortable to move in, but it was pretty enough to be worth it. The back is open and the top is tight, so I chose to wore it without a bra (there's also enough body in the built-in cups that this was fine). I found that the underslip wrinkled readily and the creases showed through the lace which wasn't great. And the main issue, as other reviewers have mentioned, was that for some reason the slip stuck out by a couple of inches and I had to hold it up with fashion tape and safety pins, but this messed up the hemline a bit because the slip was tacked to the outer dress on the sides so it rode up. If RTR's seamstresses fix this, it would be a stunning, super, if not super comfortable dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
May 29, 2015
Loved this dress
Will definitely rent again, but in a size up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
May 18, 2016
Beautiful detailing
This was sent as a replacement for the backup size for another dress. I ended up wearing the other dress, but found this one to be lovely. Well made with sewn in cups, so you could easily wear it without a bra. My only complaint is that it was small, really small. I'm usually a 0, occasionally a 2, and I couldn't even zip the 2 in this.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Apple
Weight: 125lbs
April 18, 2014
Received a lot of compliments on this dress
Rented the dress for a wedding. It is just as gorgeous on as it is in photos. Lots of nice detail in the stitching. Boning gives the dress structure and a more formal look.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 29, 2014
Gorgeous!
I rented this for my rehearsal dinner in Savannah, GA and it was perfect. I couldn't have asked for a more stunning dress. I paired it with nude pumps and it was perfect. The color and lace were wonderful, they made me stand out just enough from the crowd but are still delicate and feminine. The only thing I will mention about this dress is that the cups in the bustier don't fit like a bra does, they more rest on top of your own bra. You couldn't see this at all from the outside and it wasn't something that bothered me at all while I wore the dress. I felt like a million bucks in this and I would highly recommend it!
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