Elie Tahari

Chic Chantal Sheath

$64 to buy
$660 retail
Stylist Notes

Have the ultimate party dress at the event by renting this sequin Elie Tahari style. A showstopper that no one will forget!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 14.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection with belt
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Sequined lace(100% polyester). V neckline. Belted waist with bow. 39'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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68 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(47)
Small
(12)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 71
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
September 13, 2012
This dress fit perfectly and more importantly, it was so comfortable. I loved it. Rented it twice!
For me the fit was great. However, I am pretty thin and you have to pull this dress over your head which might be hard for some.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 16, 2012
Pretty dress but a bit frumpy
Fits true to size, pretty dress if you are looking for something modest to wear to an office party or formal event but I found it a bit too conservative and chose to wear a different dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 132lbs
September 23, 2012
It's pretty but not super flattering
The dress is pretty conservative. I would wear this to a work banquet or something like that. It had a lot of room in the waist The dress is very pretty! But I chose to wear my second rental instead.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 143lbs
October 1, 2012
I had a great time in this dress. I looked great!
True to size
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 60
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 123lbs
October 10, 2012
This was my first choice dress when I placed the order, but I wore my second choice dress.
I could hardly fit this dress over my head, since there was no side zipper. When I did finally wrangle it on, it looked baggy and too long. I liked the color and pattern, but it was very uncomfortable and not flattering. I didn't even bother to try on the size 6, since I had so much trouble getting the 8 over my head!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
October 17, 2012
dress was very cute & comfy at the same time; great for dancing!
fit true to size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
October 20, 2012
This dress was the perfect mix of classy and stylish.
I loved this dress. I wore it to a wedding where I wanted to look stylish but knew it would be a slightly conservative crowd. The dress was perfect for that occasion. I liked the length (just above the knees) and the coverage on top was great - form-fitting but not showing too much cleavage. The sequins and pattern made it unique and interesting. The size 2 fit perfectly EXCEPT slightly tight around my arms so I ended up going with the size 4. I probably looked slightly better in the size 2 because it was that much more snug, but I ultimately chose comfort. I would definitely rent this dress again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
November 26, 2012
Great, versatile dress!
I ordered both the 12 and the 14 because I was unsure of the sizing. Both fit but I liked the slightly roomier feel of the 14. You have to pull it over your head to get into it - no zipper or clasp - so it's a little odd putting it on. It seemed a lot smaller at first than once I managed to get it over by bust. The fabric itself is great and the pattern very flattering.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
December 17, 2012
Small in the bust area
I rented another dress that was unavailable and this one was sent to me instead, however, I couldn't wear it. It looks so pretty in the picture, but in reality, it looked very worn (at least the one I received did) and it was so tight in the bust that I could barely get it on. If you have a large bust, I would definitely size up. I wasn't able to wear it and ended up buying a dress for the event.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
December 28, 2012
SNUG! Size up.
Sadly, this dress did not fit me. I'm between sizes (12/14), and the 12 was just not going to happen (the 14 was not available). Trying it on was actually kind of comical as I wasn't sure that I was going to be able to get it off. It was really hard to get back over my head, perhaps bc I'm a bit broad shouldered. Plus, as a few others stated, I wasn't very impressed by the quality of the dress. Seemed a bit cheap. Luckily, RentTheRunway is awesome, and I'll be sending it back today for a credit to use in the future.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Body type: Straight & narrow
January 9, 2013
Great dress for a NYE wedding!
This was a replacement dress that was overnighted to me after my original dress got stuck in a snowstorm. Pickings for NYE were pretty slim by this time, and though I probably wouldn't have picked this dress originally, it some nice sparkle for the NYE and was appropriate for the relatively formal affair I attended. I do think it is a much cuter dress than it appears to be in pictures! They only had a 6 left in this dress, and while a 4 probably would have fit a little bit better, the 6 was not too big, especially because there is a belt-type ribbon that allows you to cinch the waist. The sequins didn't rub too badly, and the dress wasn't too heavy and didn't feel at all fragile. I'm fairly tall, so the dress hit just above my knee in a really flattering spot, and the neckline allows for a touch of sexiness without having to worry about having some kind of wardrobe malfunction. I don't have a particularly large chest, but the way this dress is cut would seem to allow women with bigger chests to wear it with no problems. While I still probably would have preferred to wear the dress I originally selected, this was a pleasant surprise, and I'm grateful to the RTR staff for working with me to get me a replacement so that I didn't have to go out and buy a dress at the last minute (I was traveling for this wedding and didn't think to bring a backup from home!). I would wear this dress again for a fun event!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137lbs
January 14, 2013
Didn't wear it because I chose the other one I ordered, but I loved this one too.
Fit perfectly except a little tight around armpits. Could have just been me.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 64
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
February 12, 2013
This dress is delightfully deceiving. The intricate details required a second look.
This was my first RTR experience, it was great. There was a mixup with delivery to the hotel, but RTR was relentless in customer service. Many second looks, will rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
February 22, 2013
It was my back up but I loved it just as much!!
fit is true to size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 24, 2013
A fun take on a little "sort of" black dress
This dress had just enough sparkle to make it festive. The neckline was low without revealing too much, and the hem hit right at the top of my knees--perfect! I usually wear a 6, but the 8 gave me a little extra room to move around. The bow was a little hard to get just right, but overall, I really loved this dress. It certainly made me feel pretty and special.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
February 24, 2013
Everyone commented on how beautiful the dress was on me. The jewelry pairing was perfect!
In "normal" clothes I wear a 10-12, however I have a size D bust. The size 12 fit but was a little snug in the bust so I wore the 14 for comfort.
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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 53
Body type: Straight & narrow
October 25, 2011
I thought this dress was going to be perfect - demure but with a little sparkle. I did not end up wearing it. It is a SHEATH dress - meaning there are no zippers, buttons, openings, etc. It's really a slip (but non-stretchy)so it's hard to get on. The design at the waist was lack-luster. But most important is that it felt and looked on the cheap side. Sorry RTR.....this dress didn't measure up.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 58
Body type: Apple
October 26, 2011
This dress was amazingly beautiful. The fit was easy to wear and it was not itchy as many sequined dresses can be. I wore it to a black tie wedding with simple peau de soie Blahnik pumps, no hose. I wish I owned this dress because I would wear it again and again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 28, 2011
German Wedding Attire
This dress is really beautiful, with the leopard print under the glimmering sequined top layer. I received tons of complements, and I did like that I could wear a regular bra. The dress was very comfortable too. It is difficult to get into, no zippers or hook and eye closures of any kind. The size 4 was easier to get on, but looked boxy and unflattering. Taking it off I was thankful of the insurance since I may have lost a few sequins! On my straight body type it wasn't incredibly flattering, maybe if you have a few curves it would be better. This was my first rental with RTR, and I was impressed with how easy it was to use. Great business idea and awesome service.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
December 5, 2011
I felt great in this dress all night. Didn't have to fuss with it -- so I could totally enjoy the event.
I ordered the 6 with 4 as back up. I wore the 4 so I'd say it runs just a little large. It's a little tricky to get on -- feels tight as you slip it on but once on -- fabulous! It's just the right amount of flash but conservative enough for an event with business associates. Would LOVE TO OWN THIS DRESS.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 64
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
December 9, 2011
Subtle pattern, stylish look
Love, love, love this dress. I am between sizes, so the 12 looked ok, but the 14 draped better. It is a sheath, you pull this dress on over your head. Amazingly, the armholes don't get exponentially bigger with the dress size- so I just felt much better in the looser- drapier fit. The tie in the front has one part which is much longer, so I think it is meant to tie closer to the center of the dress- which I did and it looked fine. I am long-waisted so this hit me above the waist but not under the bust- more stylish without that "trying too hard to be young look" . I am also an hour glass figure, so had no probelm with the dress draping well and still showing off some curves. I did wear a shaper underneath to help the dress hang better. The pattern is very subtle- a grey/black animal print that is overlayed with grey/silver sequins- shiny but not blindingly. Loved that it had the holders for bra straps under each shoulder. The v neck was low, but no cleavage showed which I liked. The length was just under my knee cap- also perfect. I got rave reviews from the 20- somethings- and I am 58! Thanks RTR! I would love to rent more dresses! I live in a smallish town, and socialize with a regular group- so this was perfect for me! Wear an up to date dress, but not have to invest a small fortune to look great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
January 2, 2012
Ringing in the New Year in an RTR dress (again)!!
So I actually ordered this as my backup dress for NYE. I was in love with it but knew it would be too long for me, but I just had to atleast order it and try it on. And I ended up going with it!!! I definitely wish it could have been like, 3 inches shorter. I am 5'4" and it came right to my knees. But the dress is SO pretty - the leopard print pattern is so fun and the sequins are perfectly placed around it. Some other people's reviews were right on - it is a pull over, so at first, you think it's too tight. But once you squeeze it on, you find it fits perfectly. It was ideal that I got to wear a normal bra, so that's always a plus. And some people get nervous about dancing with sequin dresses and the whole chaffing thing. So in preparation, I put some cocoa butter on my arms before the event. Who knows if that helped or not, but point is I had no chaffing problems. The sequins aren't nearly as prominent as other sequin dresses. Overall, loved the dress! I know RTR is so busy during NYE, so I really appreciated all their help in making this dress work for me!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
January 5, 2012
Not for the busty
It looks amzaing on the hanger, but for a somewhat busty woman, it's fit on was awkward. It was a little small in the bust area and the v-neck ended up being way too conservative. It was pretty but definately a more conservative dress than expected.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
March 26, 2012
Everyone loved the subtle and sophisticated glamour of this dress, especially me!
I wore this for my sorority semiformal and got a bunch of compliments! It was a beautiful dress, and very comfortable, however, it was kind of too long on me (as I am only 5'4"). Very flattering though! Also loved that I could wear a normal bra, so I was not adjusting or worried about any bra issues throughout the night. I usually wear a 10 or 12 in dresses due to my large bust, but I went with the 12 as the fit was a *tad* bit more comfortable in the chest as well as brand new with tags. The dress also has a beautiful, small leopard pattern that is more visible in real life than in the photos. And of course, the service from RTR was awesome!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 63
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
August 19, 2012
The compliments I received and the ease of the transaction
This was my first time using rentherunway I am a 36D++ and although I wear a 10/12 - sometimes need a larger size if dress is fitted. They only had a 12 and it fit perfectly. The other reviews said it ran large - it does but the clinging sheath style accomodates a smaller bottom (and bigger top) And there is good coverage - bra carriers - so everything stays where it belongs - I felt fabulous, chic and sexy.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 22, 2013
Classy, beautiful dress. Easy to dance in!
The sizing was accurate. The dress is pretty, but not revealing. Very classy. The arm holes felt a little tight and there is NO zipper so you have to put this over your head to get it on. Do hair and makeup after dress is on.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
May 13, 2013
Very flattering!
I got a ton of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
May 18, 2013
Very girly, yet glam
I wore this to a fashion show. It was classic, timeless and fun.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 49
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
July 14, 2013
The dress came one day earlier than promised, and was perfect for the "Sparkly" theme of the party.
This sheath dress is ideal for women whose top and bottom are equally proportioned. It would have been perfect for me if it were 4 inches shorter, had a zipper and the hips were a bit tighter. My chest is bigger than my hips, so the 12 fit my hips, but pulled across the chest. I wore the 14 so the chest fit well, and the hips were big. I tacked the hem up 4" to make the roomier skirt look more "fun" and less frumpy. I was comfortable and happy with my choice all evening. There is no stretch to the liner on this dress, so the description that there is "stretch" should be modified. This was my second attempt at renting from RTR. I had my sizes wrong the first attempt, so used my credit this time without any problem. I did better with my fit and was able to switch dresses after I placed my order, but before it was shipped. Overall, a fun experience!
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
November 5, 2013
Felt Fabulous at Gatsby themed wedding!
The fit was great, I was so comfortable all night. I agree with the other reviewers though, it does seem tight when you are trying to pull it on. However, once it is on, the fit is fantastic. I wore it with Converse due to recent knee surgery, but I actually got complements on the combo!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
November 13, 2013
Comfortable and pretty, an overall good rental!
I wore this dress to my husband's work cocktail party last year. It fits true to size though I ended up wearing my backup size since I was still nursing. The sash is a ribbon and looks a bit odd with the dress, but it does a fine job defining the waist. It was comfortable, and I felt good in it. Overall a good rental.
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 55
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
December 13, 2013
The reviews and photos shared by the community make the process practically error proof - thank you!
This is a pretty, sparkly, party dress that manages to be modest. I have a LARGE bust for my height and frankly, I am very self-conscious about it. My primary concern with any dress is the ability to wear a regular bra and show little or no cleavage. This dress accomplished that and more. Many, many compliments and not a single remark about my cleavage - finally! I ordered sizes 12 & 14. I will often go up a size to accommodate my bust and sacrifice good fit on the rest of the dress - that was not the case with this dress. I could have worn the 12 but I went with the 14 because it was comfortable without looking like it was too big. I am 5'3" and the hem hit just below my knee. I am so happy to have found a dress that I didn't have to tape, tug or adjust all night. :-)
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 16, 2013
I loved this dress!!!
Sequins under the arms rubbed a bit, but it was lovely and fun to wear! I wore it to a Holiday Open House for a friend's office. Perfect dress! Lots of compliments.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170lbs
December 26, 2013
Pretty, but runs small
Very pretty dress but runs really small. It does not have a zipper therefore it's a little hard to get on. I'm a 36DD and the top was very small. I did not wear this as it was my second choice.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
January 31, 2014
RTR sent a back up dress, I ended up wearing that dress.
I should have gone a size down, it was not flattering to my body type. I recommend to someone with a bigger bust and smaller hips. (My hip measurement: 37) It is a pretty dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 166lbs
March 25, 2014
Couldn't wear this
This dress does not have a zipper. I was unable to get it over my "ladies". I loaned the dress to a friend at the same event and it looked great! She received many compliments. This dress wasn't as sparkly in person as it is in the picture. It has a kind of animal print to it. Pretty dress!
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
May 29, 2014
Beautiful dress, fit true to size, but too long for my body!
I was sent this dress when the one I had ordered for my bachelorette party was unavailable. The dress fit well and was beautiful, but ran very long. I am 5'5" with an average length torso and the dress hit well below my knees. I did not end up wearing the dress and went with one my own as a back-up. Would have loved to see the dress I ordered instead!
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
June 13, 2014
Couldn't wear this dress
I ordered a size up to be sure to fit my chest, it fit but the pleating in the front looked really awkward.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
June 24, 2014
Everyone loved my dress. Lots of great comments.
The bow was a little smaller than I expected, but it still looked cute. Almost had an animal print to hit which I loved. Was super easy to wear and accessorize.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 44
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
October 6, 2014
The dress was beautiful and I received many compliments on it!
The sequins on the dress do rub under your arm, which is a little annoying but I dealt with it. The dress could use a zipper to make getting into and out of it easier, I had a hard time getting it over my boobs - but once on, I was good to go. I am a 38D and my boobs felt a little squished in the dress, but they looked fine. If the dress was a little lower cut, I think it would have looked better, but because the cut was the way it was and it was cinched up a little high on the waist, I felt like it looked like I was wearing a sports bra - you know what I mean? But it did look great and I did receive a number of compliments on it. If you're smaller chested, the dress was beautiful - go for it! if you're a little larger in the chest area like I am, you may want to look at getting a back up just in case. This dress only comes up to a size 12. I normally fit into anywhere from a size 10 to 12. I have pants that are a size 8 - so it's a bit difficult for me to order stuff online, but this was a success! I did wear a drop necklace and matching earrings with it .. Thanks RTR!
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