Blue Melina Lace Maxi

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Stylist Notes

A pastel blue hue gives this immaculate lace style by Dress The Population a fresh, summery twist. Accent the intricate design with the Sunrise Ring by Marchesa and a soft updo.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: XS-L.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Loose, comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Floor length, three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra, we recommend fashion tape.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch

Product Details

Blue lace (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Maxi. Hidden back zipper. Fully lined. See size and fit for details. Made in USA.

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342 reviews
Fit
Large
(7)
True to Size
(118)
Small
(43)
Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Age: 32
April 19, 2017
Blue lace for days

This color and lace on this dress was beautiful, perfect for a spring wedding! This dress does run small, I decided to go up a size. The long length was perfect for a 4 inch heel.

AllieApril 19, 2017
how tall are you? did you get regular or long?
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Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 32D
April 26, 2017
Perfect & Romantic. Tons of compliments

I wore this dress to an outdoor wedding in Florida. It was perfect because of the underlay of the dress being like a cocktail dress- so it had the formality of a long dress but was comfortable, light and airy. It does have a plunging neckline that is super flattering. Also, the fabric has gold on the outline of the lace- which is not visible on the picture online and is even more beautiful in person. I would definitely recommend this!

AllieApril 26, 2017
how tall are you ? did you get regular or long?
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Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
May 1, 2017
Not a great fitting dress

Dress is very pretty but there was absolutely no give in the material and it puckered in all the wrong places. Didn't even wear this dress had to use one of my own. Would not recommend to anyone.

Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 3, 2017
Very unique and perfect for spring!!!

Loved this dress! It fit true to size (MR), but definitely does not have any stretch. I'd size up for your backup! It was a tad long, but nothing beautiful heels didn't fix. I know it's new on the site, but just do it! You won't regret it!!!

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Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Other
Age: 19
May 14, 2017
Very easy process and loved the dress!

Wore this dress for my senior prom and it was fabulous! I received a ton of compliments. There are gold embellishes along the lace that you can't see in the picture and makes the dress 10x better. It does run a tad small and is not stretchy so I would recommend sizing up. I loved this dress!!

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Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Age: 37
May 17, 2017
Everyone loved this dress! It perfectly rode the line between sexy and classy.

I'm 5'10 and the long length was perfect with a 2 inch wedge. I'm typically a size 6-8 in dresses with a slight pear shape and can wear a smaller size in a-line dresses. I wore this in a medium long. The under-skirt was snug but I was able to dance and move around well enough. I am a 34-B bra size with a muscular back and lats. If my boobs were any bigger this would have been too small.

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Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
April 30, 2017
Birthday rental

So beautiful, the lace detail and gold is so pretty. Too long for a short person.

iheartmmApril 30, 2017
I'm 5'2 as well. Did you still wear it? Does the length work with heels?
Size worn:
SL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
May 24, 2017
In love!

I loved this dress! It was perfect for a semi-formal outdoor wedding in California. I was torn between wearing the small and medium, but ended up wearing the small to get a little more support in the bust. I will say, this dress is long, so it's great for tall ladies! I'm 5'10, wore 1.5 inch heels, and it still touched the floor. I could've work 3 inch heels. My husband loved it as well, and I would definitely rent again!

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Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 144lbs
May 28, 2017
I felt like a princess!

I wore this dress in ML size for a wedding at a farm/barn and it was really appropriate. I'm It was really hot but I didn't feel that the dress made me feel warmer at all. The ML size is extremely long, I'm 5'6 and I was wearing really high heels with platforms and it was still long. Overall, the dress fits beautiful and I got tones of compliments. I matched it with nude shoes and clutch, and gold accessories.

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Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
May 29, 2017
Great dress

Fit was great. I normally wear 0-2 and The XS was perfect. Only down side due to the low V neck I couldn't find a strapless bra that didn't show. And tape might be needed to ensure there aren't any accidental wardrobe malfunctions. Wore it for a barn wedding and it went perfect with my cow girl boots. The length gives a formal drama, and the lace see through bottom half also makes it feel casual. I would rent again

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Size worn:
LR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 4, 2017
Just gorgeous!

I didn't end up wearing this dress to the wedding but I would have if the bride didn't think it "showed a lot of boob". I didn't mind the deep cut neckline personally, nor did my husband ;) the lace was gorgeous, the color was unique, and I'm not a tiny person by any means and the dress was so flattering. I'm keeping it in my hearts for other formal affairs in the future.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
June 6, 2017
Very flattering

Loved this dress and so did everyone else! It was very flattering and comfortable. I would, however, suggest it to women with a smaller bust- as it is very low cut. I was sad to send it back and will rent it again!

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Size worn:
SL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
June 11, 2017
Wedding perfect

Beautiful dress and fit, I didn't quite fill out the top even with a deep plunge strapless bra but other than that it was flawless

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Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
June 12, 2017
Loved this dress! It's classy but fun and perfect for a spring/summer wedding.

Straps were a little long on me but other than that the dress fit perfectly!

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Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 149lbs
June 12, 2017
Beautiful!!!!

One of my favorite rentals yet- so unique and felt really good in it! Little long on me, but I wore wedges and it was totally fine. Also, there is gold stitching in the fabric I didn't realize until it came in the mail.

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Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 18, 2017
Prom!!

I wore this to my senior prom and so many people complimented me. I stood out among the very simple black and navy blue dresses which was important to me to be able to do without a million sparkles. I have a larger chest size and I was able to go bra-less and dance for hours without worrying about anything falling out. It was 80° the day of prom also so the light lace was really great. I definitely recommend especially if you have similar coloring to me.

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Size worn:
LL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
June 27, 2017
Princess dress

This is my fave rental so far from RTR. Such a beautiful dress and I received so many compliments. I felt like a princess in it. I'm larger chested and there's no way I could go braless, so I took advice from other reviews and did the "Kim K boob trick" to keep the girls looking good in this dress. A+ rental!

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Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 143lbs
June 28, 2017
Everything and more

Absolutely fell in love with this dress, although it did seem to run small. I wore the medium and once I got it zipped, it was more than perfect!!

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Size worn:
LR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 29, 2017
Gorgeous, elegant, romantic, and sexy

This dress was definitely a jaw dropper. I felt really gorgeous in it and it fit perfectly in a romantic lace filled Virginia wedding. The even was filled with literal beauty queens and the highest concentration of beautiful people I've ever seen, but still, as the perpetual chubby girl, I felt stunning in this dress. The lace was a really nice quality with beautiful gold thread accents that made the timely classy blue color pop. The horizontal stitching right under the rib cage was just a touch tight, but otherwise it fit really nicely. I'd say it runs just a touch small. I'm typically a M/L, I wore the L, but I would have been interested to see if the XL was just a bit more comfortable. But really, the L worked great. When I sent a picture to my husband, his reply was simply "boobs"....soooo if you're going for modesty or are uncomfortable with a lot of cleavage, definitely pick something else. I personally thought the dress was the perfect blend of elegant and sexy. I did NOT want to send this dress back. Do not hesitate to rent this stunning dress!

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Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
June 29, 2017
Not what I expected

Dress was so unique, I couldn't wait for it to arrive. Upon its arrival, I was taken back, just something about it. Once I tried it on, I had to have help with the zipper due to the lace material. It does run small but I didn't mind it. Being 5'7" is a struggle between Regular and Long. I ended up going with the long wearing heels. However, I caught myself often with my heel getting caught in the dress. I removed the heels, and it ended up being a ton of fabric to hold up all night. First time I wasn't stoked on a RTR dress.

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Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
July 2, 2017
Nice Dress

I rented this dress for a black tie wedding and while I received many compliments on the dress, it wasn't particularly comfortable. I'm 5'7", 120 lbs. and wore the small. I usually wear a size 0-2 in dresses and, though the small fit, it was snug. What I found particularly uncomfortable was the lining/slip underneath because it was quite tight and rode up easily if I walked or sat down. Because it hit mid-thigh I was constantly having to pull it down throughout the night. Be warned that it's also very long; I wore 3 inch heels and the bottom of the dress just grazed the ground. An overall lovely dress, I just didn't love the way I felt in it.

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Size worn:
LL
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
July 5, 2017
Fit for a bridal shower!

This dress was gorgeous and perfect for my bridal shower. The long length was perfect (although I still wore flats). The underplayed was very tight on my hips but you couldn't tell because the outside was so flowy.

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Size worn:
LL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Age: 31
July 16, 2017
Great dress

Being 5'10 I always struggle with maxi dresses being too short. Was not the case with this one! The large long was the perfect length. I wore flats and could have worn heels if I wanted to. I definitely went out of my comfort zone with this as I am flat chested and steer away from v-cut's but am so glad I rented this as I felt super feminine and really confident in this dress. I agree with other reviews that the under lining is very fitted but the outer layer is more flowy and hides unwanted curves well. It was fun to dance in. I wish I owned this dress!

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Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
July 18, 2017
Gorgeous Maxi!

This was a really pretty maxi dress. Different than other things I have seen. The bodice runs tight- I am very petite 5' 2" 100 lbs and it was tight. It is also really really long. I did a loose stitch that I removed to take it up 6" and I wore 5" wedges. SO if you are 6' tall and 100 lbs the XS R should fit great. LOL! Always love RTR though and was able to make it work!

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Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 6, 2017
Never got so many compliments on a dress

This was my favorite rent the runway I've had....wore it to a wedding and got so many compliments! Fits true to size, and comfortable without a bra without (too much) fear of a wardrobe malfunction, but I am also an A cup. 5'6" and it was a good length with heels, so definitely is on the long side....Overall a great dress! Wish I could keep it!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 6, 2017
Backup dress

Beautiful dress that I rented as a backup. I was so torn on wearing this one that I'll probably rent again. Despite other reviews I didn't think the V neckline was too much. It actually held the girls in place really well. I'd definitely rent this one again.

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Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 6, 2017
Fun and comfortable dress!

I am normally a small or 4 when renting but I was right in between the small and medium. Small I couldn't quite zip up and the medium fit well but was just a little but big in a few areas (bust, straps, waist). It was long and I'm pretty tall (5'8.5"). Had to wear my 4" wedges so it wasn't dragging too badly. glad I went with the medium and was comfortable. I even got away with no bra! Soooo many compliments once again! Beautiful blue color looked great with my blue eyes. Another score!

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Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
August 14, 2017
Nice dress!

The dress has no stretch so if you tend to not like very fitted a size up is probably more comfortable. Im in my first trimester of pregnancy and it fit fine, but any further along in pregnancy and this dress would def not be an option fit wise! The dress has a nice gold detail not noticeable in pics. Im tall and it was the perfect length although my heels kept getting stuck in the material every time i walked so careful wearing thin heels as they will get caught! I also noticed my watch and accesories kept getting caught in the material as well. Overall i'd say I liked the dress and would recommend the backup size just in case! (They didnt have my backup size so i got it anyway w out the backup)

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Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
August 16, 2017
Tons of great comments

Dress was beautiful and received tons of compliments. I really loved the dress however I am sure it would look more sophisticated with less cleavage. I have DD and they were put to party. Dress is very low cut.

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Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
August 22, 2017
Perfect dress for a wedding

LOVED this dress. Wore the small regular with wedges and it was a great length. I got compliments on this dress all night. Only con about it was its a little hard to dance in since the underlay was a bit tight and constricting. Was perfect on a hot day though!

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Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
August 22, 2017
So many compliments on this dress- everyone loved it.

I loved this dress overall - very happy with this rental. It was perfect for the black tie wedding I attended. The color is beautiful and has pretty gold thread throughout- works great with gold earrings. The overall fit of this dress is good, it fit me great in the chest and waist. I liked the way it flattered my chest and I didn't have to wear a bra. Fashion tape didn't work well for me on this one so I went without and didn't have any issues. The biggest downside is the length- it's very long, so your only option is to wear 3.5-4" heels if you're shorter. I didn't love the fit of the lining- it was a little short and snug around the hips, but didn't create any major problems. The only problem I struggled with was the lace of the dress getting caught on the clasp of my shoes. #blacktie #wedding

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Size worn:
MR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
August 23, 2017
Felt like a boho princess!!

Absolutely loved this dress and so did everyone else it seemed like. I am 5'8, 125 and went with the medium regular and wore about 4 inch block heels and it was the perfect length. I also tried on the small regular but the inside slip was a little snug and I wanted more room to be able to break it down on the dance floor!!

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Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
August 27, 2017
SO many compliments!

5'6, 120lbs, 32D. This was my first time using Rent the Runway. The dress was absolutely perfect. I rented XS and S. The Small was a perfect fit! It runs a little on the long size. I wore 3 inch heels and it still reached the ground. I received so many compliments. Very comfortable. Wore the dress with no bra. Great coverage. Perfect choice for my first rental! I would recommend this dress to everyone.

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Size worn:
ML
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
August 30, 2017
Everyone loved my dress! Was told multiple times I was the best dressed guest

This dress was gorgeous. It was VERY long. I'm 5'8" and I had to wear the tallest heels I own so that I didn't trip. Also keep in mind that shoes you wear have to be a material that won't snag on the lace dress as you walk. The top of the dress was a little big on me - if I had a little bit more up top I would've filled it out better. It also has a deep v so a regular bra won't work with it. I spent a lot of time messing with the top because every time I sat down, the straps loosened and showed everything. It was manageable! Overall loved the dress.

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Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
August 31, 2017
Felt amazing in this dress!

This dress is beautiful! It is a little long (I'm 5'2) and wore 5 inch heels. It was still a little too long. Also, I have a very small chest which fit perfectly but I had to use fashion tape.

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Size worn:
SR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Age: 23
September 2, 2017
Delivered right on time and it fit perfectly!

Perfect dress to wear as a guest to a wedding! The fit was really good and it was super comfortable!

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Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 175lbs
September 2, 2017
Perfect for a vineyard wedding

I'm kind of flat chested, and this dress made it feel very elegant to be made that way. I was stopped all night and complimented, and the tiny gold thread in the blue lacework was utterly charming. Loved this dress

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Size worn:
XSR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 30C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 4, 2017
Classy and sweet

I loved this dress! It was absolutely perfect for a Sept. beach wedding. I received so many compliments! The dress was so comfortable and light. The pictures don't do the color justice! Also the lace had a beautiful hint of gold around the edges that I didn't notice before ordering that I loved. Unfortunately it was a little long even with my wedges on, but that was to be expected at only 5 feet tall. I can't wait to rent my next dress!

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Size worn:
XSL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 8, 2017
Wore this to a wedding for a very chic and polished couple. I received compliments the whole night.

This dress fit like a glove. I'm small chested and I didn't have any gaping at the top. I'm 5'8" and wore the long, it was perfect with heels. I will say the gold thread running though the lace doesn't show from the standard photos, but was a great surprise to add a bit of elegance to the overall look.

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Size worn:
LL
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
September 9, 2017
Stunning

I wore this to a late summer, early fall wedding. The length was perfect with 3 in heels, but I put flip flops on to dance and had no trouble. It was a little out of my comfort zone with the cleavage, but it looked fabulous. Would totally wear it again!

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