Christian Cota

Coral Sea Urchin Dress

$45 – $65 rental ?
$1350 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! Add some color and sparkle with Kate Spade's Stitched Up in Neon Necklace.

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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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".)

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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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Small 17
True to Size 46
Large 7
Photos 41
Tess
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 19, 2012

Dress was on time and gorgeous.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to an outdoor wedding. It was so fun and playful!
Janna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 20, 2012

Great Fit!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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!
erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Jul 12, 2012

i got so many comliaments!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
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.
Kristen
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22
Body type: Athletic
Aug 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!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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!
Megan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 3, 2012

An old woman asked me if I sewed it myself. I must have a crafty reputation?

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
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!
Bienville
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137 lbs
Dec 11, 2012

Beautiful dress and great detailing made this a stand-out at the party

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: 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!
Mallory
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Feb 19, 2013

Colorful, fun dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to an early June wedding. Great for the warmer weather and cooler night. Comfortable to dance in all night. I just loved accessorizing this dress too! Lot's of compliments!
Stephanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
May 21, 2013

This is a GORGEOUS dress. Get it!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was much more colorful than I expected. It's fantastic quality. I received so many compliments! I have 36DDs so the dress did show a fair amount of cleavage (but not too much). I got the size 8 and 10 as options and ended up wearing the 10 because of my chest. The dress looked adorable with a bold statement gold bracelet, bag, and tan heels. I am 5'4 and the dress hit my knee. When I sat it flounced out in a cute way.
Clara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Jun 16, 2013

Pretty colors and a fun dress! I got lots of compliments.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
The dress was a little big in the bust for me. I am petite so the straps were a little big and the dress did not fall on me right. When I sat down you could see the straps come up. Cute dress but did not fit me right.
Pamplemousse
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 18, 2013

Cute and fun beach dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Brandi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 158 lbs
Jul 13, 2013

I lost track of how many compliments I got from strangers!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
I wore this dress around town during the day and out to dinner on my birthday and absolutely loved it -- it's very fun and playful and I just felt special wearing it. The colors are bright, but not so vibrant that they're intimidating. I had so many strangers come up and compliment me on it throughout the day. I was able to wear a normal bra with it which is always a big plus and it was very comfortable. My waist is pretty small compared to my hips, so I loved how fitted it was at the smallest part of me then went out into a full skirt to conceal my hips. It is very fitted with no give at the waist, so I'd suggest keeping that in mind when ordering.
Lindsey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Aug 21, 2013

Flattering and perfect for summer!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
I rented this dress for a weekend getaway with my husband - this dress is great for curvy bodies, but the waist sizing can run on the small side. I rented an 8 and 10 (gained some weight recently) - the 8 was a better fit in the bust area, but the waist was a little tight and I knew I'd be sitting a lot of the day. I wore the 10, which was a great fit in the waist (and looked great with a pushup bra), but then it gapped a little in the arms. I threw a cardigan on, so it wasn't noticeable at all. If I had worn this to a wedding or party, I would have worn the 8. The fabric is GORGEOUS in person - soft, thick, and structured. It has a separate lining skirt that kept bunching up, but the fabric of the skirt falls so beautifully that you would never know. It was so perfect for touring Hearst Castle and wine tasting up in the central coast area of California, and my husband wished I owned the dress. I wish that, too!!
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 24, 2013

Gorgeous dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Nice fit, runs true to size.
crystal
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 27, 2013

Fun and flirty!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
Aug 29, 2013

Dressy Casual Wedding Perfect!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Veronica
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160 lbs
Sep 23, 2013

I felt I lit up the room with this dress!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!
Kristin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 4, 2013

The colors were awesome!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Rachel
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138 lbs
Apr 8, 2014

This was so different than anything in my closet & the colors are fantastic.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
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.
holly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
May 4, 2014

Comfy dress with pockets!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was a size bigger than what I normally wear and it was a little big. The dress has good movement for dancing and I loved the pockets. The dress was really comfortable.
Steph
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
May 4, 2014

The colors are amazing!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Summer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 106 lbs
May 6, 2014

Comfortable and fun!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit great. Lots of fabric but very comfortable. I love that this dress has pockets and that you can wear a regular bra.
Kelly
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
May 12, 2014

Steeplechase! Great dress for an outdoor party!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: 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!
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
May 27, 2014

Perfection!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Andrea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Jun 8, 2014

Wore this dress to the Belmont Stakes and it was perfect! Comfortable all day!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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!
Alli
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165 lbs
Jun 23, 2014

Fun, comfy & many compliments!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Laura
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 1, 2014

Really fun/cute dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I received many compliments on this dress and the colors are so fun. It was comfortable but a little warm in San Diego in May. It has a few layers so it isn't a super light dress.
LB
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Jul 12, 2014

Cute pattern. Durable and high quality fabric and construction. Skirt is too poofy. Straps too long.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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
Kelsey
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Jul 29, 2014

Fit perfectly! Very fun dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Runs true to size. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect dress!
kirby
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117 lbs
Aug 2, 2014

Didn't wear it, but it's a lovely dress!!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This was my back up dress for a wedding that I ended up not wearing. Partly because my other dress was too perfect, but also because the dress was way too large on me. I range from a 2 to a 4, but rented only the 4, because the 2 was unavailable. This dress is so sweet and very pretty! I think it'd look so pretty on taller girls, because the dress is rather long. I am 5'4 and it was past my knees. I did really love the detail and colors of the dress. Very unique and sweet!!
Vycki
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 3, 2014

great for summer

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The 4 vs. 6 didn't have much difference, but I chose to wear the 6 to have a little more room for the bosom. I loved the pockets and full skirt.
Ang
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 13, 2014

Standing out at my high school reunion in a sea of black!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this to my 20 year high school reunion. I loved wearing such bright colors when almost everyone else was in black. The straps on the dress were a bit long, but as long as I maintained proper posture they fit well. It was a bit tight on my lower rib cage and waist without any stretch, but my back up size 4 was too loose in the top so I had to go with the 2. It was a fun dress to dance in with the full skirt.
Djinge
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Aug 17, 2014

Good choice for summer wedding

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Had this overnighted after the dress I originally selected did not fit well at all. Dress was beautiful in person, colors as vibrant as pictured. I'm not sure that I would bother trying to iron it again, since the material wrinkles easily. Don't worry, the wrinkles don't show well because of the pleated skirt. I received many compliments throughout the night.
Rosa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Aug 18, 2014

Fun pattern, great for a beach themed wedding

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The pattern on this dress is amazing and unique! I also loved that it has pockets, especially to keep my camera ready during the wedding. The cons are that if you have a bigger bottom than top, it can be challinging to get it to fit right. I ordered the 6 & 8 because I'm in between sizes. The 6 was about 1/2 inch too small on my ribcage area and I just couldn't get it on. It fit perfectly on top, if I could've zipped it up. The 8 was too long and big in the bust area for me, so I ended up pinning it in the shoulders. My hair covered it up, but it was a pain to get the pins in because the material is so thick. I would still highly recommend this dress, especially for a beach themed wedding!
Anina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 19, 2014

I got a lot of compliments on this dress. It was fun and flirty and stood out in a crowd.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The bust was a bit tight, but overall it fit great. I ordered the 4 and 6, and ended up wearing the 4.
Courtney
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Aug 20, 2014

Not worn.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Vacation
Loved the look of it but was way to small in the bust to close. Didn't get to wear it.
wenhehe
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 26, 2014

Perfectly matched the wedding color scheme!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved the pockets on this dress. The fit was okay, but probably could have fit better if I was a) a bit bustier or b) a bit taller. The top strap area kept getting a little bit loose, and so I'd have to pull the dress further down my waist so that the seams would fit against my body again. The colors on the dress were awesome and perfect for the wedding I attended. Overall very cute!
carey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 21, 2014

This was a beautiful dress.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Though I loved this dress, I ended up not wearing it! Fit true to size and was a fun dress!
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 30, 2014

Another awesome rental

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore the size 6 in this dress. I'm in between a 4 and a 6 depending on the brand. This was a crisp cotton that was lined and worked well on my pear shaped body. I wore it with nude strappy patent heels for my HS reunion this summer.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Oct 1, 2014

Great for outdoor wedding

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was great for an outdoor mid-September wedding. So comfy. The photographers loved it so much, they kept asking me to pose with different parts of the wedding (program, favors) with the dress as the background! If you have a bigger bust, the top might fit a little funny with the straps, but nothing a little fashion tape doesn't fix.
Kate
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Jan 19, 2015

A special dress for a special event!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This rental was my second experience with RTR. My first rental was for Valentine's Day last year and it ended up not showing up because of a huge snowstorm. RTR completely reimbursed me, gave me a free rental, and helped me choose a dress for my next event. From the moment I saw this dress, I knew it was perfect for me. It fit like a glove and was incredibly comfortable. I didn't even need to wear a bra! I got compliments the entire day and felt so incredibly beautiful! I wish I could have kept this dress forever.
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