Black Nasira Gown

$130 – $150 rental?
$995 retail
Stylist Notes

A subtle lace yolk makes this La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni mermaid gown supremely elegant. Maintain the elevated vibe with statement earrings. Quick tip: you must step into this style and pull up over your body.

Size & Fit

Sized: 38-48, Italian sizing. 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'').

Product Details

Black ponte (72% Polyamide, 28% Elastane). Short sleeves. Boat neckline with illusion lace detail. Ruched bodice. Partially lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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293 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(132)
Small
(27)
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
February 19, 2016
Fits like a glove!
I got married on Halloween and wore this as part of my "after party" dia de los muertos costume. Got a ton of compliments (maybe more then my wedding dress itself?). It was absolutely perfect and made me feel great. Just make sure you slide it on before your shoes because there is no zipper!
Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Body type: Pear
October 25, 2015
Beautiful, classic dress!
Form fitting, but forgiving and comfortable. Perfect for a formal wedding.
Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
October 26, 2015
Sultry yet Classy Curve-defining dress
This was new with tags and I'm glad I ordered two sizes (42L and 44L) but unfortunately the long length was too long, literally dragging on the floor front and back so I didn't end up wearing it to this event. I'm between 5'7" and 5'8" and I don't know why RTR suggests people my height rent the long length... even with my highest stilettos this dress was at least 3 inches too long . I got a 42 and 44 to see which would be better. This dress is one you have to step into . IT DOES NOT HAVE A ZIPPER. This was not a problem for me with the 44- however I didn't even attempt to pull up the 42- it just wasn't gonna happen ;) . I recommend ordering the size based on your pant size so you can wiggle it up past your hips. I usually fit into a size 2 dress, because I'm smaller up top/in the waist but this is a very figure hugging gown. It is somewhat stretchy material - not cheap looking by any means - and from the waist to the knees has the slinky ruched effect - I usually HATE ruching on dresses and feel like it adds pounds but this is a gorgeous cut and the ruching is done very tastefully and flatters. I ended up NOT wearing it solely because of the extra length- I would have ruined the dress and been tripping the whole night had I worn it. I think the L length is probably better for women over 5'10" - or if you order Hollywood hem tape and believe in its magic powers (I couldn't find last min in any stores near me). Definitely order by pant size and size up for the backup, unless you have narrow hips. Its a stunning dress, the back of it has black lace further down (just above the bra strap area) and you can easily wear a strapless. Also because it is elastic-y the top fit well, but not like the model the black lace sat just above my shoulders, but was still flattering. I can imagine it looking great on any body type. Oh also very great for any black tie event, especially a gala or something of that sort. Has a sexy sophistiation to it.
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Bust size: 32D+
October 27, 2015
This was a lovely dress and perfect for a classical black tie concert.
The dress is very form fitting so keep this in mind if you have to sit for long periods of time. What I loved about is that with all the rushing, the dress kept its form. I would say it fits on the snug side so keep this in mind when trying it on.
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Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 140lbs
October 31, 2015
Felt beautiful, very comfortable
I loved this dress! There is no zipper so you step into it but it is very stretchy and forgiving. Very comfortable. I felt very glamorous. Fits true to size. I am 5'9" and got a long and it was great with 3" heels
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Size worn:
40L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
November 15, 2015
The compliments, duh ;)
It was extremely comfortable and really sucked everything in. I felt elegant yet comfortable. I was able to strike a pose but also dance the night away! The L fit me perfectly and I didn't need to wear sky high heels. I am 5'9".
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Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
November 17, 2015
Loved this dress! I received tons of compliments at the event, too!
It was very form fitting. Almost tight and challenging to get on as it is a step into and pull up over your body. Definitely match up your size to their chart. I ordered my size and a size below. I wore my size and thought I should have ordered a size up in case.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
December 1, 2015
Wore this dress for part of my formal and glam e garment photos - looked amazing!
Dress is stretchy and you will need to pull up over your body. Once it is on it fits like a glove. Sucks everything in! It looks amazing!
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Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
December 9, 2015
Great dress, and complimentary in all the right spots!
Make sure you do your hair and make up before you put this dress on, because it it a little tight to get over the head!
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Size worn:
44R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 22, 2015
Dress arrived on-time. Easy return shipment.
This is a very flattering dress on. The lace detail at the top MADE the dress. Unfortunately, the dress was too short (I'm 5'6" and wanted to wear 3-4" heels). The dress hit right at my ankles. The dress does not have a zipper, so it was a little thought to get in to if you have curves.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
December 29, 2015
Comfortable and elegant! Loved it!
Had to wear the size up because the smaller size was too short with heels on. Very comfortable and stretchy material. Loved it!
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Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 38
January 1, 2016
Black tie NYE wedding!
Dress was perfect for the occasion. Able to eat and dance all night without any problem. Loads of compliments, but it is tight and pulls you in all over. No problem with hair or makeup because you just have to step into it. Regular length was perfect for my height with pretty tall heels on. I could have possibly gone a size up but they didn't have it in the length I needed. Would have loved to keep this dress and awesome first experience from RTR.
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Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 4, 2016
I had the opportunity to see Nile Rodgers..live. I danced the entire night.
The fit is impeccable as the dress is meant to flatter and support. Especially if you wear the right underwear (Spanx!) My backup dress was one size down from my usual size...and that's what I wore. I'm of average height and I found that the L was a better length in my 4.5" heels. I can't imagine what the R would have been like. Pro: excellent support at waist, chest, hips , lace at the top was stretchy...I wear a 32G bra..and I was able to wear a strapless bra because of all of the support provided by the dress itself. Con: no real con. I highly recommend wearing supportive underwear to smooth everything. But then, I recommend this for any dress or any important event you ever attend. ;-)
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Size worn:
48R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 29
January 4, 2016
I was complimented on this dress the ENTIRE evening.
Incredibly flattering. It is a tight fit and form fitting so spanx were necessary but the ruching helped make it super flattering!
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
January 5, 2016
Comfortable dress, received many compliments. I'm 5'9" & it was a bit short for me w/ heels.
It is stretchy fabric with rouging that tends to ride up. I was pulling the dress down all night and it ran a smidge short for heels. I would rent this in the long size next time.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 20
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
January 8, 2016
Beautiful, comfortable and flattering!
I wore this dress to a black tie NYE wedding and it was perfect. The fabric is stretchy and form fitting, so it is actually very flattering. I think it would be great on any body type. I loved the off the shoulder look that covers just enough of the arms and allows you to wear the dress comfortably without pulling up the top all night. Another bonus is that the ruching allows you to "alter" the length of the dress. I am 5'8" and wore 3" heels, but could have gathered the fabric a little more around the mid-section and worn shorter heels. The dress does not have a zipper, so you step into it, which is nice if you've gotten your hair and/or makeup done. I've rented many dresses from RTR and this is my favorite dress yet.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
January 11, 2016
great dress!
This is a very flattering dress! I was also quite comfortable in it. It isn't meant to drag the floor, but had I been one inch taller I might have gone with the L. I am 5'5 and wore 3 inch heels. I would recommend if you're even 5'6 to go with the L length if wearing heels. A great, classic dress that would flatter most shapes and sizes.
Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 134lbs
January 16, 2016
Gorgeous, curve hugging and flattering.
Very flattering fit, especially on the booty! The clingy cinch fabric hugs every bit and creates a beautiful hourglass and the top part is great for smaller chests.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
January 17, 2016
A HIT at the Black & White Ball
Great dress, the compliments keep on coming. I'm 5'10 & size 4. I rented 4L and wore 2 inch heels. The body is snug and took a little muscle to pull over but once on, it looked great. Wore to a black & white mascaraed ball, formal affair.
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Size worn:
40L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
January 18, 2016
Flattering, elegant, supportive (didn't need to wear a bra) and effortless!
I wore this dress to a formal black tie winter wedding. I probably would have worn the size 4 if had been a long, but it was regular and the 2 was long, so I went with the 2. Both for great- very flattering. Unfortunately, the dress came with 2 small rips under the armpits where the lace met the bodice of the dress and 2 other women had on the SAME dress, though I think we were the only ones who really noticed.
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Size worn:
44L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 18, 2016
The dress is fabulous.
Form fitting, the scrunching is super flattering. If you're tall, make sure you get a long. I ordered both dresses in long sizes and only one was actually a long. If I had ordered a regular the dress would have been too short. Overall completely obsessed with the dress!
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Size worn:
38R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
January 19, 2016
Very fitted, very flattering, and very comfortable!! Received compliments all night long!!
This dress is extremely flatting, especially emphasizing your figure through the waist and booty! It is very fitted; however, how the fabric cinches along the sides makes it very comfortable as well. I am a relatively petite frame and found that the "Regular" length worked well for me, even with 3.5" heels. It is an absolutely stunning dress, and I received compliments all night at a black tie wedding!
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Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 42
Weight: 127lbs
January 23, 2016
Received tons of compliments on this dress. Men were even stopping me and complimenting the dress.
This dress is sexy and classy all at the same time. I wore it to a formal work dinner and it was perfect. It is form fitting and the ruching helps it to not look tight and stretched. It is a nice quality material that is thick so it works well to hold everything in :-) I was surprised as the dress seemed shorter than I expected (I am 5', so dresses are ALWAYS too long for me) I ended up still wearing the 4" heels I had planned on, but I pulled the dress down (spreading out the ruching a bit) and it worked fine. I did wear a strapless bra, but you can definitely get away going without a bra. I like that you just step into this dress, so I did my hair and makeup first and was able to wait and put the dress on right before I had to leave the house. This was my first RTR and I will definitely use them again.
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Size worn:
40L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
January 26, 2016
I wore the dress to a red carpet gala and was not disappointed! This dress was absolutely gorgeous.
The dress is incredibly stretchy so it fits your body like a glove. I felt like I was wearing PJ's all night yet it was incredibly glamorous and classy. You would not believe the number of compliments I received. I am tall and the long was absolutely the way to go. I wore flats but could have easily worn heels. This dress would be flattering on any body type and ran incredibly true to size.
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Size worn:
42L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
January 31, 2016
I had been so nervous about us if RTR but the process was super simple!
This dress fits very snug which makes your booty look great but makes getting in and out tricky! Since there is no zipper I ended up putting it over my head prior to makeup/hair. all in all a great dress for a charity auction!
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Size worn:
44L
Rented for:
Wedding
January 31, 2016
To say I was happy with this experience would be an understatement...perfect from beginning to end.
This dress is perfect the fit is flattering and the dress itself is so beautifully made.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
February 1, 2016
Tons of compliments! Get the Long unless you're very petite.
I wore this dress to an awards gala and felt like a million bucks! It's very flattering, comfortable and forgiving. I wore Spanx underneath just to cinch in my waist for a nicer silhouette, but they aren't necessary - the ruching does a lot of cinching on its own. I'm a curvy 5'-6" and around a size 8 normally, and I ordered the 44R and the 46R. Luckily RTR sent a 44L and a 46R because when I tried on the 46R (what I expected to wear), it barely reached the top of my foot without shoes on! Pulling it down and spreading out the ruching only gave me an extra inch, so I would have had to wear flats, which isn't the look I was going for! So I wore the smaller (and definitely tighter) 44L and was able to wear high heels. I would have loved to have had a 46L - it probably would have fit my top half better - so I recommend ordering the Long unless you're very petite. I did have to pull it down after walking as it tended to ride up a bit when I moved, but it was comfortable to sit in and easy to pull on. Loved this dress!
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Size worn:
44R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 2, 2016
Most AMAZING dress I've rented!!!
Dress fit like a glove! Was incredibly comfortable, elegant and Perfect!!
Size worn:
46R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 152lbs
February 2, 2016
Great dress, great fit!
This was great dress!!! The fit was just right, the dress was elegant, and very comfortable to wear. Just know that you need to slip the dress over you head - keep that in mind for doing your make-up and hair.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
February 4, 2016
Many compliments, very pretty! But tough to get in and out of!
Received many compliments! Dress fit great although very fitted/tight. I wore flats (which was great) because the dress in regular is NOT very long--I'm only 5'4". However, if you want to wear heels, you may want to order the Long. One thing to note, as other reviewers mentioned, and the reason for the 4 stars from me, it is VERY hard to put on, there is no zipper. I had to go over my head and required a lot of help both getting in and out! Definitely do your makeup and hair AFTER you put it on! It is a struggle!
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Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 55
February 7, 2016
I would recommend this dress for someone who has confidence in her physique.
This dress literally fits like a second skin. It help me in very snugly. It also restricted my strides for walking and dancing. Also, be sure to have help to take this dress off. It's constricting! It was, however, very flattering and I received many compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 8, 2016
So flattering!
This dress is so much fun to wear. It's so comfortable, so effortless and so, so, so flattering. I didn't want to take it off!
Size worn:
38L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
February 9, 2016
It fit like a glove, was super comfortable and I received many compliments on it.
This gown was classy and elegant enough for the Gala I had attended, but without being over stated. I ordered the Long, as a Regular length wasn't available. If I were 3 inches taller it would have been perfect, but because of the material and ruching I was able gather a little more fabric around my torso and hips to pull it off with 3" heels. It does not have a zipper, and getting in and out of it was a little bit of a challenge, fearing I would damage it. Because of the forgiving stretchiness of the material, it was fine and I truly had nothing to worry about.
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Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 10, 2016
So incredibly comfortable and flattering! I got a ton of compliments all night.
You can go in from the top! I tried putting it on/taking it off over my head and I almost got stuck. This dress looks like nothing special off the hanger, but it's really an incredible gown!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
46L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
February 15, 2016
This dress was beautiful. I don't think I ever received more compliments wearing anything else.
The fit was snug, but that is a good thing! I'm a size 8-10 (depending on the brand) in a pant, skirt and dress. No need for spanx and I did not need to wear a bra either, but I have a small chest. I am 5'10 and would have preferred another inch or two on the length so if you are 5'8 and taller, I would recommend the Long for sure. That was the only down side to the dress, a bit short for my taste.
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Size worn:
46L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 154lbs
February 15, 2016
SO many compliments in this super classy dress!
This dress was AMAZING! Material is soft, it sucks you in and so very flattering. Loved everything, so many compliments and hugs your curves in the right places. I ordered an 46L and a 48R. Both fit but I went with the 46L!
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Size worn:
40R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 23
February 21, 2016
Absolutely stunning dress
I rented this dress to a formal hosted just for graduating seniors. Because I knew ahead of time that it was a very firm-fitting dress, I was nervous to try it on especially because I didn't have time to get another. Just a reminder for anyone trying on this dress- do not be discouraged when you are first putting it on. It is very tight, no zipper, and not too much stretch so it takes a little more effort to put on (I went feet first and pulled it up), but once it is on it fits like a glove, does not feel uncomfortably tight, easy to move in, and the material is thick and just sucks everything in. When it first arrives, it'll look tiny and you'll think "how am I going to get into this??" And probably be worried about the ruching making you look bigger, but it was the exact opposite. This dress is so flattering and hugs you in all the right places. I did decide to still wear spanx though just for a little extra smoothing out, but you can definitely get away without it if you decide. I also did not wear a bra. As for length, I am 5'2 and the length was perfect. It could have been a LITTLE longer with heels, but it was nothing that really bothered me. All in all, this is a perfect dress for any formal event. It made me feel good about myself and I received compliments all night long!
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Size worn:
46L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
February 21, 2016
I was hosting a fundraiser dinner and looked like a movie star!
Beautiful dress! Has a gorgeous mermaid silhouette that compliments any shape. The ruching of the fabric is very forgiving across the mid section too. I got so many compliments that I didn't want to send it back!! It looked amazing on! It also works for any top heavy girls too. One caveat, it is hard to pull over your head because its stretchy but once you get it on it's very comfortable.
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Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
February 22, 2016
Loved this dress! Beautiful and comfortable!
Fit was perfect- would be flattering on many body types as the material is forgiving.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
42R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 62
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
February 23, 2016
The annual Kentucky Shakespeare, Shakespeare in Love gala, Louisville, always a lovely affair.
The dress is absolutely one of the most gorgeous gowns I've ever worn. So many compliments. I ordered the 42R and the 40L, and although they both fit, the 42R was more comfortable. As others have noted, the length can be a little difficult to get just right, depending on your shoes. The 42R was fine with a 2 & 1/2" heel (I'm 5' 4 & 1/2" tall), but just hit the top of the front of my shoes and I did sort of feel as if I had to tug it down a bit now and again along my hips and thighs to maintain the best length. If I'd worn a 3 inch heel (which is more typical for me), the regular would have been a tad short, I think. The 40L was actually a good length, and was easy to adjust for length, given the brilliant ruching of this dress. Will definitely rent this gown again, but may order the long. A note about undergarments. I always wear Spanx with dresses, but was surprised that I didn't need to with this dress, the fabric and composition are so fabulous. I wouldn't have worn a bra if I hadn't minded wearing the dress higher up my shoulders instead of lower, where I think it looks best. A bra isn't absolutely necessary, given the thickness of the fabric and the ruching, but because the bust section below the lace can get extremely close to the danger point of a nip slip. I wore a simple black strapless bra which was perfect and meant I didn't have to worry about it. The bust section did dip a bit, but nobody could have guessed or seen it. Trust me, nobody will know, and it enables you to wear the dress well off the shoulders which is the best look for this dress. Do yourself a favor and wear a simple, unadorned, strapless black bra.
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