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:
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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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 29, 2014
Fit perfectly! Very fun dress!
Runs true to size. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 117lbs
August 2, 2014
Didn't wear it, but it's a lovely dress!!
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!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
August 3, 2014
great for summer
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
August 13, 2014
Standing out at my high school reunion in a sea of black!
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
August 18, 2014
Fun pattern, great for a beach themed 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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
August 19, 2014
I got a lot of compliments on this dress. It was fun and flirty and stood out in a crowd.
The bust was a bit tight, but overall it fit great. I ordered the 4 and 6, and ended up wearing the 4.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
August 20, 2014
Not worn.
Loved the look of it but was way to small in the bust to close. Didn't get to wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
August 26, 2014
Perfectly matched the wedding color scheme!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
July 13, 2013
I lost track of how many compliments I got from strangers!
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.
HillarySeptember 17, 2014
I have the same issue with my waist vs. hips and am usually between an 8/10.. Did you try on the 6 at all?
BrandiSeptember 23, 2014
Hi Hillary -- I actually rented this quite a while ago, back when I was a size 4/135lbs (sigh...). My current profile stats (updated to review dresses I've rented more recently) definitely don't match where I was when I wore this dress. I did try the 6 back then and found it to be too big, but I pretty consistently wore a 4 then, not my current usual size 8. I wish RTR locked in profile stats at the time of review, rather than changing them on all your historical reviews whenever you make an update ;).
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
September 21, 2014
This was a beautiful dress.
Though I loved this dress, I ended up not wearing it! Fit true to size and was a fun dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
September 30, 2014
Another awesome rental
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 28, 2014
It was the perfect dress for an outdoor summer wedding !
I'm 35 yo and was looking for the perfect outdoor summer wedding dress. It was fitted on the bust but felt it was true to size. It was super comfy! I just wish the pattern on my smaller dress (size 0) was the same on size 2 . It's ok the extra color on top didn't make a big difference . I thought personally maybe I pushed it a lil with my age and this dress but it still worked :)
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 29, 2012
Not my favorite...
Unfortunately, it was cuter in the photo than in person. The material was heavy and way poofier than I thought it was going to be. The fit was just okay - a size 0 was a bit too tight and a size 2 fit well at the waist but was SUPER loose in the bust. Sad day! I had such high hopes for this dress too!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
January 19, 2015
A special dress for a special event!
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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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:
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:
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!
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