Elizabeth and James

Giulia Gown

$100 – $160 rental
$695 retail
Stylist Notes

Bold red and dramatic cutouts edge up this sleek gown by Elizabeth and James. Accent the striking look with a sleek bun and delicate jewelry.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 10.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. 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.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Red crepe (54% Polyester, 38% Viscose, 8% Elastane). Sleeveless. Crew neckline with side cut out. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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381 reviews
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Large
(1)
True to Size
(123)
Small
(89)
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
August 29, 2015
Runway ready
Runs small but fits amazing :) so many compliments on this dress and I felt stunning!
AudreySeptember 2, 2015
How was the length?
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
September 5, 2015
I got SOOOO many compliments! I would rent it again!
Perfect length, I am 5'9" without heels. He long length was perfect.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 122lbs
September 8, 2015
The bride // She was so happy!
LADY IN RED. This dress was amazing! I wish I had it in my closet to wear again and again. I received so many wonderful compliments and really felt empowered in this classy, yet sexy long, cut out dress. The slit was tasteful, showing off just the right amount of leg - never crossing a line of inappropriate. The fit was a little more snug than most, but absolutely gorgeous. Paired with a nude, strappy heel - this dress was perfection! If you are a brunette, looking for something stunning to wear, this should be a no brainer! xo
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 9, 2015
The slit and overall fit of the dress makes you feel elegant and stylish
Wore this to a black tie wedding and received compliments all night long. The slit and cut out make it more stylish and interesting than your standard floor length gown, but it did not feel too scandalous. Between the color and style, it's definitely fun for a formal affair. The dress fits like a glove, so if you want loose, or are afraid of your stomach standing out, I wouldn't recommend it. The most difficult time I had with it was what to do with my bra. I have a big chest, and typically going bra-less is not an option. The pictures on the site make it look like the side cut out is placed low enough where it won't be a problem - but that is false. You could see almost all of my strapless bra on the side, and the neckline was too difficult for a regular bra. I ended up going bra-less and it held me up well, but I was very nervous, so just think about that before you order this. All in all though I loved the dress and would 100% recommend it to anyone!
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 53
September 14, 2015
I wore this dress to a black tie wedding in Philidelphia...it was stunning!!
This dress was amazing!! The color, the fit, the style, everything about it was perfect!! I can't tell you how many compliments I received that night. The red color was a perfect shade of red something that would be beautiful around the holidays. The fit was form fitting but with enough give to sit and dance comfortably. The style was classic with a touch of sexy. The cutout was in the right place along with the length of the slit in front. The length was perfect for me with my 3 inch heels on. I can't say enough about this dress!!!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
September 14, 2015
Great style, but too long for this petite gal.
I'm on the short end of the range described as being a good fit for this dress, and unfortunately even in really tall heels, the dress was still too long. It also definitely runs small -- would have loved to make this dress work, but the length was just too much of a concern (I didn't want to trip!).
Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
September 16, 2015
My favorite dress I have ever worn.
The moment I put on this dress since it arrived at my doorstep it's all I think about. I am seriously considering buying it now. I got an enormous amount of compliments with this dress. It fit perfect. Elizabeth and James is my favorite designer of all time and you can not go wrong with any of their dresses!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
September 19, 2015
Perfection
I would say this dress runs true to size but if you are between sizes go up. I am usually a 0/2 and on the recommendation of the stylist I rented the 2. It fit perfectly. I am 5'3 and with 4" heels the length was PERFECT. I would rent this dress again for sure!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 21, 2015
Awesome!
Dress fit great! I am 5'3 and with heels the length was perfect. Slit and cut out weren't too revealing. It is wedding appropriate. Didn't need to wear a bra and material is thick. Got so many compliments throughout the night and would love to wear the dress again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
September 22, 2015
Lots of compliments!
The fit was true to size, the dress was slimming and the slit made the dress easy to move and dance in. I do not have to wear a bra with this dress. I would rent this dress again in a heartbeat!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
September 23, 2015
Glamorous and flattering dress!
I loved this dress! Wore it to my sorority formal and got tons of compliments. The fabric is stretchy but not totally forgiving. The slit is very cool but not the most practical dress for walking because of the way the material falls when you are walking any faster than a snail's pace. However, if you want a dress that looks great in pictures and gets you a million compliments, this is for you! As a tall girl (5'10"), I would recommend getting the long even if you are wearing short heels. The long was perfect with a 3" heel and my height!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
September 29, 2015
Everyone loved this dress. It was comfortable and easy to dance in.
Fits snug but the material is thick so it helps a lot. Length was perfect for me and I'm 5, 3 . I loved the slit it was perfect for my height.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 50lbs
September 29, 2015
This dress is dramatic, glamorous and elegant. Loved wearing it !
Received lots of compliments on this dress. The color is so rich and the fit was so flattering. I was concerned about the cut out but it wasn't too tight that it's cutting into you. The material is thick so it's body forming but like I said super flattering. I'm 6'0 tall and wore 3" heels. I wore the tAll size and it could have been an inch or two longer but with the slit and style of dress it totally worked. Super glam dress that I wish I owned.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
September 30, 2015
Compliments!
The dress fit great! I have an athletic build so it was more tight in the butt and thighs, which I expected. Overall I would say it is true to size and very comfortable. Given my height, I ended up having to wear a smaller heel that I intended (1.5"), but it certainly wasn't too short.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Age: 31
September 30, 2015
So cute! Tons of compliments!!
This dress is a winner! So cute! I wore it to a friend's wedding and received tons of compliments. It is definitely fitted, so you might want to skip a meal or two before pulling on this number, but it's so worth it. Length was perfect with 4 inch heels.
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
October 7, 2015
Most gorgeous dress ever!!!
I literally could not be more obsessed with this dress. I wore it to a formal wedding and was complimented all night long. The 2R fit me like a glove. It was very classy but still had a touch of sexy with the side cutout and the long slit. I was able to wear a normal bra and just criss-crossed the straps in back. I was worried about the length since I'm short, however I wore 4-5 inch heels and it was perfect.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
October 7, 2015
Wore it to a destination wedding in Puerto Rico, got compliments all night! Loved the dress!
Fit like a glove, wish I actually owned it so I could wear it again
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 8, 2015
Stunning dress!
I wore this beautiful dress to a friends black tie preferred wedding. It was absolutely beautiful. I received endless compliments. It was sexy, yet sophisticated. It was a little tight in my hips, because of my big booty but the material was incredibly comfortable with a slight stretch to it which made it a little easier getting into my husbands truck! Best part I was able to wear a regular bra!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
October 12, 2015
Stunning and sexy but still classy!
The dress is absolutely stunning! The fit runs a little small as I usually wear a 6 but went with the 8 so I could eat and still be confident. The cut out hits perfectly at the waist emphasizing the smallest part of you. The slit is the perfect height making it easy to walk and move around in. Although the fit is somewhat snug, the thick material helps to keep you looking good and slim. I wish I could keep it, I love it so much! Would definitely recommend.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
October 14, 2015
I wore this STUNNING dress to a black tie wedding it was perfect! I felt sexy and fabulous in it!
I ended up renting two dresses from RTR I fell in love with this red one! The color is amazing if you really want to stand out at an event. I usually wear a size 2-0 in most of the dresses on RTR but I ended up renting the 4R and the 2R. I wore the 4R because the 2 was little bit snug in the bum area! I felt comfortable from 2:00pm- 1:00am in this dress! I WILL rent this again! <3
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
October 15, 2015
I loved the fit and style of this dress! Very classy but runs a bit small.
This photo doesn't show the cutout unfortunately but it was tastefully placed and not too dramatic. The slit doesn't expose too much but it adds just the right amount of interest to the dress. The fabric is thick and luxe. I wore a nubra but it looked fine without one as well. I would suggest going up a size or at least having a backup.
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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 25, 2015
Everything!
Compliments all night long! Loved this dress! Very elegant! The dress is true to size and is very comfortable.
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
October 26, 2015
I wore this for my birthday and received a ton of compliments, even from other women that used RTR
The 2L was snug and comfortable. I couldn't imagine being very busty in this dress, as there isn't much room. Without heels, this dress hit the floor. With heels, I'm approx 6ft and the dress stopped right above the ground. PERFECT LENGTH! The slit was noticeable, not one of those where you can barely see it. Cut just right to show off some leg and thigh.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
October 27, 2015
Sexy Elegance
Beautiful color, awesome slit, easy to dance, and fun cutout on the side. I would own this dress if I could!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
October 27, 2015
Perfect pop of color and shows just the right amount of skin to keep it classy ;)
This dress is amazing if you're looking for a classic red gown with just a hint of sexy. Wore this to a wedding in October and received endless compliments. The size zero fit, but the 2 was more comfortable for moving and sitting (I'm 5'4" 34 B) and there was no difference in length between the 2 sizes. I wore with gold earrings, gold/black shoes and gold bracelet - I contemplated adding a statement necklace, but I felt like it would ruin the pretty simplicity of this dress. A++ rental!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 28, 2015
Perfect amount of sexy
I was probably in between sizes but ended up sizing down so I didn't have too much fabric at the waist. This made the slit a touch tighter so I had to be careful not to tear it squatting down. But the fabric had a lot of give. I absolutely loved this dress which was sexy without being overtly sexy. Only note is that it doesn't travel well. The dress came slightly wrinkled and I had to have it ironed out.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
November 2, 2015
Loved wearing this dress to a NYC black tie event.
Loved the cut of this dress. I have a short waist, and didn't experience puckering of fabric at the low back that tends to happen with a short waist. I'm 5'4" and wore 2.5-3" heels and the length was perfect. If taller than 5'4" and/or wearing a high heel, I'd recommend the long. Also, I usually wear a 2 in most clothing and sized up to the 4 in this dress.
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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 19
November 2, 2015
Total strangers came up to me at the event to tell me I looked "stunning." I"m crediting the dress!
I ordered a 4 and a 6, based on others' reviews and their stated measurements. Although I have the same measurements as one woman who wore a 4, I found the 6 barely doable. I would have liked to see what the 8 felt like. Definitely don't think these sizes are generous. The 6 fit like a glove, but I usually prefer a little wiggle room. I had to adjust the seams a few times in the restroom to ensure the zipper was headed straight down my back. Make sure your undergarments are seamless - everything shows, including the hanging straps sewn into the inside. Very thick and comfortable fabric, though maybe too hot for summer. I'm 5'9", wore 4" heels, and the dress almost touched the ground.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
November 2, 2015
Red hot!
This dress is so HOT! Sadly, I did not wear it to my event. I'm between a 4/6 and the only one available was a 4 and although yes it fit me, it was a bit snug in the hip area. There isn't any give so make sure you order your usual size. I'm 5'9 (definitely get the long) with a long torso and larger hips, it emphasized my curves but was just a bit fitted for my comfort. The slit is tasteful, and not at all too high. I have already placed my order for the next wedding I have in a size larger because this dress is a head turner.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
November 4, 2015
That red! So eye catching & the fit was uh-mazing
I LOVE this designer. This is the 3rd dress I've rented from Elizabeth & James, & each one has been made for a woman (which is ironic when you consider the designers lol). They hug the hips in a good way, while keeping everything snug. The fabric is always decadent and the skit was just the right about of sexy.
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
November 11, 2015
The dress is a real show stopper!!!
This is a true gem! Absolutely gorgeous! I needed a red dress for a "red tie gala" so it was particular that it was red. I was a little late on my renting, so i was limited with sizing. I ideally would have been more comfortable with the 4 long, however, it was not available. I ended up with 5 gowns for the choosing after the other two options were way too large, and I was not sure on how tight this was. I am typically between a 2 and a 4, so this was definitely on my border of comfort level on how tight it was, however, at the end of the day, I ended up going with this one because it was just too gorgeous not to. I however was NOT comfortable with the cut out (two words: back fat) LOL so I purchased a full length bra/slip to go underneath and cover the cut out. Had I had the next size up, I do not think I would have had any issues with the cut out, but with being so tight, it just was not flattering. With our particular event, I was able to pull it off, as it was black and red, and looked like it was part of the dress.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
November 11, 2015
Overall great dress! Well made and absolutely stunning color.
The 4 was a little too tight so I ended up wearing the 6R. The only complaint I have is that there were a few other girls at the gala I attended wearing the same dress.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
November 14, 2015
Had a blast at the Marine Corps Ball in this highly-complemented dress.
This is the perfect sleek and simple gown for a formal affair that's not crazy formal. The color, the cutout, and the slit really make it stand out. I got tons of complements during the event and afterward, from people looking at the photos. I ordered the 4R with the 6R as backup. Both seemed to be the same size, almost body-con style, with the exception that the 6R was a little bit looser in the bust. I ended up going with the 4R. Note that the slit is too high to wear Spanx, so you have to be comfortable with how the dress hugs.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 14, 2015
Runs small!
I rented this as my backup dress in a size 6. I usually fit in either a 4 or a 6, but I could barely get into it. Go up a size (or two) when renting! The fabric was a great quality, and this probably would have looked great if it fit.
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 15, 2015
So many compliments!! Classy & elegant yet the cutout makes it fun and modern! Perfect dress!
It runs a little small and is tight. Every curve will show - but that's what makes it shows topping. I received many compliments! Would wear this dress again!!
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
November 16, 2015
This dress fit like a glove and everyone loved the pop of color at the black tie wedding. Amazing!
Fabulous dress, I would recommend it to anyone!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
November 18, 2015
EVERYONE came up to me all night and told me how awesome this dress is!
Order the size that you think will fit you the most snug. I ordered the dress size I normally wear and it worked great! But if it's not tight I could see it bunching up around the stomach area. If you're small chested I would recommend wearing pasties!
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
November 20, 2015
I was the lady in red and I absolutely loved it!
I wore this for an awards show and felt like a celebrity! I ordered a OL and 2L as back up but went with the backup. It was a bit too tight and some of my gut was spilling over where the cutout on the side of the dress was (not cute). But, I felt comfortable and confident in it - which was all that mattered! Next time, I would order the size 4 just to leave more room for me in the dress. I wore nude heels like the model and went with small accents of gold jewelry. Let the dress speak for itself!
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Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110lbs
November 21, 2015
Stunning dress.
I'm just under 5'5 and with 5 inch heels, the dress just skimmed the floor. The side cutout is placed such that you can't wear a bra, but it's well lined and so fitted that I didn't find one necessary. Would rent again in a heartbeat.
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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 22, 2015
Great quality. Awesome look. So many compliments
Runs true to size. Excellent quality
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