Perfect Era Dress

$199 to buy
$648 retail
Stylist Notes

The true navy tone and embellished neckline make this kate spade new york dress an elegant choice for a wedding. Bring modern flair with metallic pointy pumps.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to 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, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to 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, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Blue silk faille (75% Silk; 25% Cotton). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Full skirt with hidden pockets. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure and back key hole with button closure. Lined. 39” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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326 reviews
Fit
Large
(1)
True to Size
(152)
Small
(74)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
May 16, 2016
very cute and appropriate length for a wedding
Dress was super comfortable, a little tight around the bust if you are larger chested like me (32DD)
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Age: 28
May 12, 2016
My dress was perfect.
I loved this dress because I looked really classy. I like that I could also move around freely on the dance floor and not feel restricted in any way.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 23
May 12, 2016
This dress was truly gorgeous!
This dress was absolutely perfect! The fit was amazing, the cut was amazing, everything was flawless. The fabric was warm enough for a (warm) mid-October wedding, and heavy enough that the skirt held its shape. And can we all just take a second to appreciate the POCKETS! Carrying around a clutch is not my idea of a good time so having pockets was just the cherry on top of the sundae of this perfect dress! I'm normally a size 4, which would have fit a bit more snug, but the extra room in the chest made in comfortable. There were a couple of missing gems/pearls in the neckline, but nothing that anyone but me would notice. I highly recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 132lbs
May 15, 2016
Cute fall/winter dress
This was really cute, but too much for a spring wedding. The material was pretty heavy. There is some serious poof to the skirt which I wasn't crazy about, but not enough to deter me from wearing it to the right event. I'm wearing a 6 in the picture even tho I normally wear a 4. I had trouble zipping it around my rib cage.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 17, 2014
Gorgeous dress
What a gorgeous dress, the detail in the embellishment at the neck is so much prettier in person. I rented this dress for a fall wedding, I usually wear a 10 but this dress was way too small in the bust. The 12 wasn't available, but it would definitely rent it again in the 12 just to try.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
November 4, 2014
Fancy Date Night
This is by far my favorite dress that I've ever, ever worn. It is classy, elegant, but also fun. It has a nice poof at the bottom, but in a much more flattering shape than the model's picture suggests. It runs very small around the bust. Other fun features: pockets, and a gorgeous, subtle bow in the back.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
November 10, 2014
I wore this dress to a friends wedding this November, and it was very classy and cute!
I got multiple comments on how beautiful the dress was, someone even told me it was the prettiest dress she had ever seen (and I was at a wedding!). I am a little larger chested so I had to go one size up than I normally do but it fit perfectly. The bottom half was slightly more puffy than expected.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
November 16, 2014
The dress was elegant, trendy, and eye-catching. I seriously received hundreds of compliments!
I am a size 2 and the 2 fit perfectly. The top was snug, so you could wear it without a bra. It's more flaired than I thought originally, but honestly that made it more showy.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
November 19, 2014
Very pretty, but a little tight on top
The dress is beautiful, but I found the 10 to be a little too snug for comfort on top. I ended up wearing a dress of my own to the event. The skirts darts were a little awkward, forcing the dress to be fuller on one side, that combined with the tight top was too much to work with.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
November 24, 2014
Exquisite quality, beautiful fit
The beauty of this Kate Spade dress must be seen in person to be truly appreciated. I sized up and found the fit to be true to size and probably best suited for a pear shape. The top was slightly large on me (I have a small bust) but the waist was extremely flattering. The flared skirt gave a bombshell shape that gave this more modestly cut dress a little sass. The fabric was unlike anything I had ever seen. Gorgeous sheen and structure. I felt like a modern, sophisticated Betty Draper at my event!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138lbs
November 24, 2014
Stunning party dress with a vintage flair
I felt like Audrey Hepburn in this dress! This dress is simply amazing & I cannot stress enough how happy I am on how well it seemed to minimize my 34DDD chest. I loved the flair in the bottom of this dress, the stiffness in the fabric lends to creating the vintage silhouette. I wore the dress to my close girlfriends November wedding in Chicago. Worn with black tights & vintage black slingback pumps.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
November 25, 2014
I loved everything about this dress! I received so many compliments all night. Very Flattering on.
Hits at the smallest part of the waist to give you a great shape! Thick material to make it very flattering on. Perfect length for a formal wedding.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
December 6, 2014
This dress was one of the most amazing dresses I have ever worn.
This dress looked expensive and it felt expensive (but still comfortable). I got so many compliments. Seriously, I felt like a princess. Stylistically, I could see how one may not like the fullness of the skirt; it has quite a bit of poof. The bust was very fitted, so if you are debating on sizes and are full in the bust, go up a size ( I wear a DD, not D, FYI).
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 6, 2014
Loved this dress and got so many compliments!!
Very glamorous and classic dress. I wore it to a Christmas party and I can't tell you how many people stopped me to compliment the dress. It fit snug on the top. The bell skirt was bigger than expected but I still liked it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
December 7, 2014
Could not wear it, too tight and skirt too pouty
Skirt was too puffy, waist ran small & jeweled neckline was different than I thought -- it was more pearls and less crystals
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 8, 2014
How many compliments I received on this dress!
Bottom of the dress was a little more poofy than I expected, but it was SO GORGEOUS! the weight of the fabric was perfect for a Christmas party. I would rent again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
December 11, 2014
Utterly beautiful princess dress!
I absolutely loved wearing this dress to my work holiday party. I felt like a princess. Absolutely beautiful, looks fantastic on. I want to own this dress!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 13, 2014
Great!
Super comfy; docked this fab dress a star because some of the little stones by clavicle area were missing
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
December 14, 2014
This dress was so elegant and classy. I wore it for a wedding and got a lot of compliments!
The dress is overall proportionate. It is the smallest right below the bust area so it makes you look small but fits very comfortably. Plus, the dress comes with pockets!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
December 14, 2014
This dress was absolutely beautiful and I received countless compliments on it.
I ordered a size 0 because I typically wear a size 0 in most dresses, however, I am very thankful I chose to receive the size 2 as well because this dress runs small; the size 2 fit perfectly! It is such a classy dress and it was perfect for the company holiday party I attended. The pockets came in handy and totally blended into the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 24, 2014
Embrace the poof.
I tried to follow a fellow renter's advice and reinforce the pleats so the dress wasn't so poofy but I was unsuccessful. So I embraced the poof and found it to be a very fun dress for my grad school graduation. Because of my small bust and the high waist of the dress, I wore a size 2 but am usually a size 4. Very fun dress! Lots of compliments! Ooh, the pockets were amazing too!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 15
Bust size: 32B
December 25, 2014
This dress is stunningly beautiful
I absolutely loved this dress! Although, there were two problems. When I was ordering the dress there were no back up sizes available so I was stuck with only a two. The dress was a tiny bit small. Zipping the dress was a hassle do to the size. My other complaint is that there is no close up picture of the detailing on the front of the dress. The detailing has lots of pearls and if I had known this I would have ordered pearl earrings to go with it instead of the silver ones I rented. Overall the dress was amazing even with the bumps in the road. I most certainly re come d this dress to anyone who wants to feel like an elegant, glamorous princess for a night.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 4, 2015
n/a
This dress is just as gorgeous in person as I thought it would be - but it was much bigger than I anticipated and I didn't end up wearing it. In addition to the fit being bigger, the skirt was not fitted at all. It was almost like a hoop skirt and does not do much to flatter a figure. I love this dress though and wish I could have be able to wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
January 4, 2015
Too Many Compliments to Count
This dress is gorgeous!! I was perfect for a company Christmas party!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 6, 2015
It was New Years 2015
This dress is gorgeous and oh so chic! You do have to prepare yourself for the pouf... just embrace it. The neckline is ahmazing. You will get tons of compliments, you will get tons of looks. As everyone else has said, it is a little snug in the top so definitely go one size bigger. Mine was a little snug but once it was on, it was comfortable all night. Everyone said it looked like it was handmade for me! PS.. the picture really doesn't do it justice
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
January 6, 2015
I had to wear a different dress...
I ordered this dress for a New Year's party this year in a size 2 and size 4. When it arrived, it was GORGEOUS. A bit more blue than in the picture, and the neckline is stunning (a little more pearl-y than rhinestone-y than I was expecting, but that was a good thing for me!) Unfortunately, neither size fit. For reference, I own multiple dresses by this designer and have also rented one from here before; in all other dresses, I am either a size 2 or a size 4. When I tried the size 4 dress on, it wouldn't zip - there was literally a two-inch gap between the fabric, and I couldn't even close to fit. I will admit - this dress had a much more defined silhouette than I've see before from KS with a very narrow waist/rib area and very unforgiving fabric. If you order this dress - and I suggest you do, I'll be ordering again for my next formal event - get a size up!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 62
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119lbs
January 11, 2015
This was my Goddaughter's wedding. I did a reading at the church so this was a special occasion.
I wore a size 4. The dress fit wonderfully. It was comfortable and I loved pockets. The neckline (although you can't appreciate it in the pictures) was absolutely gorgeous. I received so many compliments--even from the men--at the reception. I think I was a spokes person for Rent the Runway!!! I would rent this dress again!!!! It is a little full at the bottom, but it looks so fabulous. It was fun, fun, fun wearing and dancing in it.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 12, 2015
I love this dress. I received compliments all night long. I felt like a princess.
perfect fit.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 13, 2015
Beautiful dress
Gorgeous dress! Loved the beading along the neckline and the deep navy blue color of the fabric. The dress is very fitted in the bust and waist. I had a hard time zipping the side zipper, but the bottom of the dress felt too big. I had a lot of people compliment me, but I didn't feel comfortable in it.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
January 20, 2015
This dress is gorgeous! Classic and a little sexy!
I wore it for a black tie gala and got so many compliments, even one of the photographers at the event commented on it. It is a classic style and no picture does the dress justice! I would love to have kept this dress! I had to wear the 6 because there was not a 4 available for the date I needed and it fit well! I would order your normal dress size. Can't say enough about this dress! I felt like a princess wearing it! I will try to add photos later!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
January 21, 2015
Very classy dress
Dress runs true to size. I ordered one size down for back-up but didn't need it. The dress is poofy at the bottom, which is something to keep in mind if you're short. I'm 5'3" and wore 3 1/2 inch heels, which helped to counteract some of the poof and keep me from looking like a bell. I would not wear this dress with flats. The top of the dress is ornate and absolutely gorgeous. It is more pearls than gemstones, but really pretty. The pockets were great for stashing small items. The dress is very, very comfortable. I wore it for an entire day's worth of events (from a morning wedding to an evening birthday dinner, to an after-party at a bar/club) and got tons of compliments the entire day.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 25, 2015
Comfortable, stylish and unique!
Incredibly comfortable to wear for the entire evening (especially with the pockets!). Good for someone with my body shape, which is smaller on top than bottom. The skirt is very poufy, but to me that just added to the unique look of the dress. I loved the heavy silk fabric and received TONS of compliments throughout the night!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
January 27, 2015
This is one dress I wish I owned.
This is definitely one dress I wish I had in my closet. Thanks to RTR, though, I don't buy formal dresses anymore. I was worried about the sizing, but my regular size fit perfectly (size 2). The poof was definitely poofy - but I loved it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
February 3, 2015
Kindof Mad Men, Kindof Audrey Hepburn, Very Chic!
The poofy skirt is so unique and fun. The pearl and crystal accents around the neckline make it simple to accessorize with earrings. It's definitely a show-stopper! As a 50+, I didn't mind that the hemline was at the bottom of my knees - the body of the skirt draws attention to shoes with a bit of sparkle - so definitely wear shoes that have some glam to them. Fantastic fit - it was very comfortable all evening long. This is so unusual and classy! I would definitely wear again - but in a different city and occasion - because EVERYone will remember this dress!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 185lbs
February 4, 2015
I was unable to wear either size I rented.
I rented this dress to wear to my wedding. I am a size 12, but the 12 and the 14 did not fit. It fit above and below my rib cage but I could not zip it past the widest point of my rib cage. Scrambling the night before my wedding to find a dress at the mall was unfortunate. Definitely give yourself 2 days before an event to make sure it fits. I'm assuming this may be isolated to Kate Spade dresses. I will surely give Rent The Runway another try, hopefully with more success.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 5, 2015
Felt like a million bucks! Classy and sophisticated.
The previous reviews were extremely helpful and spot on. The dress did run true to size, was fitted at the rib cage and has quite a full skirt. It was the perfect dress for my husband's holiday party which took place at an old supper club with a 1930's vibe. It was so beautiful I had a hard time taking it off at the end of the night!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
February 10, 2015
Beautiful quality and POCKETS! Definitely passes for a formal affair.
I ordered up a size and it fit perfectly. The skirt is poofy but I thought it made the dress more formal. Otherwise, its a beautiful, beautiful dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
February 12, 2015
Classic movie star dress
This was a beautiful dress. I wore it to a black tie advertising gala in New York City. The photos do not properly convey the intricate detail and glamour of the beading and pearls on the neckline. The dress fit comfortably, giving a classic silhouette. There's a cool slit in the back that offers a little bit of a sexy touch, but doesn't reveal much. I could wear a regular bra and nothing showed. The skirt flare is very dramatic and the volume definitely surprised me, even though I'd read that in people's comments. I had to smooth it down a few times throughout the night even just to pose in pictures with my group. There were a few wrinkles when I pulled it out of the box, but it wasn't that noticeable. Be careful with spilling. The fabric takes a while to dry, and even water will show up. I paired the dress with nude heels, a pearl bracelet, and hanging pearl earrings. Definitely now one of my faves from RTR, although I'd only ever wear it to a very classy event.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 12, 2015
The detail and fabric is absolutely stunning. I loved the fabric and classic silhouette.
The only problem was the skirt was larger than I had anticipated. I think I needed the 0 to get the tightest fit up top in order to balance out the volume of the skirt. I may try to rent a zero for another wedding I have coming up.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 12, 2015
The top decorations are dangly :-D
Great fit, comfortable, high quality fabric. I wore this for a rehearsal dinner of a black tie wedding, with the rehearsal in an older catholic church. It was perfect and the little bow in back was a great touch! Loved it!! Would love to own!! Oh, and the pearl thing at the top have dangly parts that swish as you move!!!
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