Christian Cota

Coral Sea Urchin Dress

$65 rental
$1,350 retail

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Stylist Notes

Grab your passport ladies and look destination chic in this under the sea print dress by Christian Cota. The perfect weekend getaway dress to enjoy cocktails with your girlfriends, kick back and relax!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra and has comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - very fitted at midsection with band
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Printed cotton. V neckline. V back. Full skirt. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden side zip. 35'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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87 reviews
Fit
Large
(9)
True to Size
(51)
Small
(20)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
September 20, 2012
Obsessed!
This dress is stunning. Such fun colors and a fabulous cut! I was desperate to wear it but it didn't come in my regular size. I was told it might run small and I have a larger chest so I gave it a shot. Unfortunately it was too big, which just broke my heart. I do think it would have fit better in a 2 or 0 which is my regular size range. I WILL rent it in those sizes when it's available because it is BEYOND adorable!!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
December 11, 2012
Beautiful dress and great detailing made this a stand-out at the party
I was both the party planner and a guest at this rooftop birthday party. I was able to wear this dress throughout set up, all the way through the party, and still look great. It has beautiful detailing that just makes you feel special and fun. I would have liked the bodice to fit just a bit tighter. There really is no give in the bodice area. So, make sure to get a back-up size. But the fact that you could wear a regular bra was worth a bit looser fit. Length is great for tall girls like me!
EmMay 3, 2013
What color shoes did you wear with your dress?
betsyMay 18, 2013
did you feel like it was short? i'm 5'9 too and want to know how you felt about the length
BienvilleAugust 15, 2013
Hi! Sorry I missed these questions before! So, I wore nude heels with it. I felt the dress was busy enough that I didn't want to distract from the pattern. And of course, nude always makes your legs look good. :)
BienvilleAugust 15, 2013
And, I did not feel like it was too short. If anything, I might have preferred it a bit shorter. It was basically to the top of my knees. Very flattering, though.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
March 4, 2013
Loved my rental experience, quick and easy. Will definitely rent again!!
Beautiful dress! The colors were so vibrant in person, I'm glad I got the 8 in my back up size because this dress was very snug up top.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140lbs
May 8, 2012
Great dress.
I loved this fun dress. It has tons of material and looks great dancing. I got tons of comments. The bodice has no give but the larger size fit. I am 5'10 so dress fit me fine but maybe long on shorter girls.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 19, 2012
Dress was on time and gorgeous.
I wore this to an outdoor wedding. It was so fun and playful!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
June 20, 2012
Great Fit!
This is a great daytime dress! The print is really beautiful and the fit of the dress is super easy! It is very fitted at the waist, so if you have a slightly larger rib cage definitely size up in backup! It hit me at my knee, and I was able to wear a standard bra. This dress would really work for any body type, especially if you are curvier!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 157lbs
July 1, 2012
Comfortable, cute, colorful
I rented this for a daytime graduation event. I sized up from my normal size 8 (had a 10 and 12) as a prior review said the bodice was very fitted without a lot of give, and I wear 36D bra. I probably could have worn the 8 but I ended up with the 10 anyway, it fit pretty well but was a bit loose in the waist. It wasn't a big deal though, still looked nice and was really fun to wear. I loved the colors and got lots of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 12, 2012
i got so many comliaments!
I really liked this dress. It was very flattering. The only thing is the fabric was a little thick. That being said, it was still very comfortable and flattering.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
July 29, 2012
Great dress!
This is a structured dress with no give in the bodice. Although it ran true to size on me, size up if you have any concerns. I wore this to a beach wedding in Coronado and received many compliments at the wedding and on the pictures I posted. The colors are fun and photograph well. The pleating may make full hips look fuller. One other note: the 12 came to just above the knee on me. The 10 was slightly shorter. I am pretty conservative so I liked that the neckline wasn't very revealing and the hem came down much lower on me than on the model.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 13, 2012
Perfect bridal shower brunch
Rented this dress for a bridal shower brunch. The colors are perfect and very summer-y. Everyone was asking them where the dress was from and I proudly told them it was a rental!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
August 22, 2012
What a cute pattern!
I did not have chance to wear this dress because it was too tight in the chest region. However, I loved the bright choral design, the ribbon edging details, and the pockets!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Body type: Athletic
August 29, 2012
Walking into the restaurant I felt like all eyes were on me. Immediately the hostess, waitress, and people next to us told me how much they liked my dress! I felt so confident in it!
I loved this dress! I wore it to a nice brunch, and it was absolutely perfect! My friends and I were actually keeping tally of how many people complimented me. I felt so confident in it and was sad to send it back. I got mine a size up because there is no give in the bodice. Oh and the pockets made carrying a camera so easy!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
September 3, 2012
An old woman asked me if I sewed it myself. I must have a crafty reputation?
I wore this dress to one of my best friend's bridal showers, and then to a Labor day party directly following. This was my back up dress for the other dresses I ordered that were unavailable at the last minute. I ordered the 10 because in Lilly Pullitzer and other brands a 6 will fit my waist, but often an 8 is tight on my bust. I could have absolutely worn an 8 in this dress, maybe even a 6. The one small issue I had was that my bra (a normal VS bra with vertical straps) stuck out on the sides.. I think a smaller size would have fixed that. This dress is perfect for large hips and small waist ladies - if I purchased this dress i would have had it taken in about 1.5 inches in the waist. I received compliments from every age group - most people thought the sea urchins were fireworks, so this would be perfect for a summer holiday. Highly recommend - I wish this dress was a permanent fixture to my closet!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
May 21, 2013
loved the print
I really loved the print of this dress - perfect for a spring/summer event (I rented it for my May graduation). Unfortunately, I ended up not wearing it because the skirt flared out and looked funny with my graduation robes over it (it made my already unflattering graduation robes look even worse). But I would definitely rent it again for another summer event, like a wedding!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
June 18, 2013
Cute and fun beach dress!
I wore this to a wedding in Cape Cod. It was perfect. It's definitely not a super fancy dress - it's cotton and has pockets. I also found the colors to be not quite as bright as described, not sure if it's just because the dress has been worn or if that's how it was supposed to be. Overall it's a super fun, cute dress and really perfect for something beachy. I rented it with the Lily Pulitzer Summer Chic purse and I thought it matched perfectly!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 63
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
June 25, 2013
I rented this for my husband Celebration of Life.
I did not wear this dress both dresses ran small, I rented a 4 and a 6. I was so looking forward to this dress for his Celebration on Life, we had a Hawaiian theme, due to him being a surfer. I will be renting again I guess I was not sure about the Designer sizes. I will be renting again tho.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 146lbs
August 26, 2013
Loved!, But not good if you are busty
I loved this dress! But It was too tight in the bust. It gave me a uniboob like a sports bra. I should have gotten the back up size in the next size up (the 8), but I didn't think about it because I am a solid 6 in most everything. That would have probably fit perfectly and I would have gotten to wear this awesome dress. Definitely size if if you are busty or get the back up size in the size up!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
August 27, 2013
Fun and flirty!
I rented this for a summer party with friends and family. It fit true to size-it is a little tighter at the chest and flows around the waist. The colors were absolutely gorgeous and I received a ton of compliments. I am a huge fan of RTR and the ease of ordering and sending back dresses!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
August 29, 2013
Dressy Casual Wedding Perfect!
Dressy Casual was the attire for a wedding, and that could have been a little confusing- but this dress was perfect for the event. Tons of compliments and it fit great. Ended up wearing the 2 because it's got absolutely no stretch in the bust area. Only drawback is that the skirt is realllly full so it could end up looking a little matronly if you have wider hips. Loved it. Also- the necklace might have gotten more compliments than the dress and they went together perfectly. I even wore it the day after with a casual outfit and it was such a nice touch.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 3, 2013
This dress was adorable for my bachelorette winery tour!
I ordered a 4 and 6 and ended up wearing the 6 because I wanted a little extra room in midsection, the tightest part of the dress. The colors were great and fabric was a great quality!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 9, 2013
Wore this to our wedding rehearsal / dinner.
Dress ran a little large. I normally wear and 4 or 6 depending on the designer. Even wearing the 4, the chest area was a little large. Wearing a padded bra helped fill out the top. Otherwise, the dress is great! Love the design, perfect for the summer.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
September 23, 2013
I felt I lit up the room with this dress!
I wore this dress for my daughter's Christening and thought everything about the fit and color was perfect. The colors were very vibrant and the skirt poofed out not too much and not too little. I just had a baby 3 months ago and still felt this dress was able to accentuate my waistline a bit. I'm 5'4 and the length of the dress hit slightly above the knee, which was great. I would definitely recommend this dress and even rent it again for another occasion!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 4, 2013
The colors were awesome!
I loved this dress. I wore it to the brunch the day after my wedding. It's definitely a celebration dress with all the bright colors. The stitching detail was beautiful, and it fit really well. I would definitely rent it again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
November 12, 2013
gorgeous print, perfect fit
The fit was streamlined to the waist but very comfortable. I wore this for my birthday drinks with my boyfriend. The colors and pattern were so stunning that I was wishing that I didn't have to return it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 14, 2013
Not for me
I rented this to wear to a horse race, which might be the only way this dress could be anything other than ridiculous. Or at least that's how it looked on me. I put it on and my boyfriend immediately started laughing at my Stepford wife look. Luckily I loved my backup dress... It fit fine, the colors really popped, but the style wasn't for me. If that's the look you're going for, great dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 24, 2013
Gorgeous dress!
Nice fit, runs true to size.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 22, 2014
Dress is super cute and flirty. Colors are vibrant.
Fits a lil big in bust area if you're small busted. Heavier than I imagined. Beautiful print. Well made.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138lbs
April 8, 2014
This was so different than anything in my closet & the colors are fantastic.
As other reviewers noted, it's fitted in the waist and chest and can be pretty cleavage-ey if you're larger chested (a fact you can't really tell from the picture of the dress on the model). That being said, the fitted structure made it slimming & gave it a retro 50's vibe with the full skirt, which I adore. It was the perfect length for me- ladylike but not too long.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
May 4, 2014
The colors are amazing!
The bust was a little tight (surprisingly) but it had awesome support. I was able to get away with wearing a regular bra with it too! It was so cute and girly and I love the bit of poof the skirt has. The colors are so vibrant in person and the pattern is so cool! I liked the material too. I got nothing but complements all night, as I always do when I rent from RTR!!! It was perfect for an outdoor spring wedding, and the crochet detail in the bodice was beautiful and just added a little bit of visual interest. I would absolutely recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 12, 2014
Steeplechase! Great dress for an outdoor party!
Great dress - was perfect for an outdoor setting. The dress was definitely well lined and fitted in the top which made it a little warm for the 80+ degree weather. I was a little concerned based on the reviews that the top would be too fitted for my normal 4, but it ended up being perfect for me. The 6 was missing when it was sent so I was pretty happy it worked out! The colors are bright so in my opinion minimal jewelry is needed. I wore brown wedge heels. I received SO many compliments from guys and gals alike - even in the pictures I posted for the event. Don't hesitate to rent this gem!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 23, 2014
yellowed, stained
I'm sure this dress was gorgeous when it was new, however by reading reviews, it looks like people have been renting it for at least 3 years now. The white was yellowed, and there were stains visible along the hem and one over the breast. I had to send it back, and luckily RTR customer service helped me out with a different replacement.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 27, 2014
Perfection!
I rented this dress for a wedding and LOVED it! I got a ton of compliments from other guests and complete strangers! I ended up wearing the 8 because I felt like I couldn't breathe in the 6. (For once "The Girls" we're too big!) This dress is perfect if you're looking for comfort, wanting to dance the night away, but still stand out with the spectacular splashes of color!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
May 27, 2014
Tight up top
This dress was beautiful, I really wanted to wear it. Unfortunately it was WAY too tight around the girls for me to zip up. Even the 12 wasn't enough slack. If you are smaller up top it will be perfect. This dress really is gorgeous.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
June 1, 2014
Lovely full skirt and print
I loved the print and shape of this dress. Really emphasized cleavage in a non-tacky way. However it would not zip (I got it in an 8 and have 34DDs) up the boobs! I would stay away if you are particularly busty.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
June 8, 2014
Wore this dress to the Belmont Stakes and it was perfect! Comfortable all day!
The dress was a little large for me on top but didn't show too much while on. Flared bottom of the dress added to the comfort of it for it to be worn all day!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
June 17, 2014
Not for us short-torso gals
Sadly, I didn't get to wear this dress to my bridal shower, as I'd planned. First, it took my fiance and me 20 minutes to get the zipper zipped because it was really poor quality and soo sticky. We kept trying to pull it up, down and start again-- a headache. It wasn't a fit issue, that part of the dress fit fine once I was zipped in, but knowing he wouldn't be around the day of the shower, that was a big risk. Also, it is definitely not for my fellow short-waisted gals. lots of room in the straps and an all around unflattering fit up top, since it's meant for someone with a longer torso than me for sure. Bummer, because the print is really lovely.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 19, 2014
In love with this dress
The dress was a little snug, especially in the chest area, so you definitely have to wear the right bra to make sure you're not flattened. I typically wear a 10, but since this is a very fitted dress, I went with the 12 and it was the right choice. I loved the cut, and it was super flattering on my curvy figure (I got a ton of compliments). The brunch was in the Texas sunshine, so the full skirt helped keep me cool, too. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a fun, colorful dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
June 23, 2014
Fun, comfy & many compliments!
I wore this dress for a wedding in June at a winery. I loved the fabric and the pleating of the skirt, as well as the bright colors and design. It has a little bit of lace details which just added to the special look of the dress. The overall fit of the dress was great except for my chest. I am a 38DD and knew looking at the previous reviews it would probably be a bit snug. I somehow got the ladies in there and while I had ample cleavage, the cut of the dress made it so it wasn't risque. Strangers complimented me the entire night and I had so much fun dancing in this dressing.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
June 25, 2014
I didn't wear it
Loved the print but it didn't match my fascinator for Derby
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
July 12, 2014
Cute pattern. Durable and high quality fabric and construction. Skirt is too poofy. Straps too long.
Ordered for July 4th outdoor party because the coral looks like fireworks. The colors were more pastel than I expected; I wanted them brighter. Pros: Durable (almost denim-like but very breathable) fabric, high-quality construction and tailored fit, unique print Cons: Straps too long for small bust (I safety-pinned them), Too much fabric for the skirt was not flattering my hips, Hard to plan for jewelry because of the multi-colors
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