Marchesa Notte

Teal Elizabeth Gown

$155 – $175 rental?
$1,095 retail
Stylist Notes

Ornate embroidery and semi-sheer details make this Marchesa Notte gown one-of-a-kind. Try it with green and blue earrings.

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: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room 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 no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black lace (75% Rayon, 25% Nylon). Short sleeves. Crew neckline. Sheer yoke and midsection. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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107 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(58)
Small
(7)
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
November 15, 2015
Lots of compliments.
I'm 5"7 and ordered long which was the perfect length for 3.5/4 inch heels.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
November 15, 2015
Unique dress that stands out!
The dress runs true to size. I wore the 8L and was the perfect length for being 5'8 with 4" heels. The blue and green colors of the embroidery were beautiful. There were no other dresses similar to this at the event and I received tons of complements. I would highly recommend.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 18, 2015
Gorgeous fit, but the bottom is not finished like in the picture
I loved the dress overall, it's true to size and beautiful. I rented this using unlimited for aa dress that is coming up so i am going to order a long and wear heals in hopes that dress is better. This one looked like it had been hacked off at the bottom instead of preserving the scallop hem that is pictured on the website. I get that it's hard to shorten things but there are ways of preserving hems and normally it seems like RTR does that. Definitely disappointing but still a nice dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
November 24, 2015
Such beautiful details
Wore this dress to a charity ball and I didn't want to return it! I'm typically between a 10 and 12 and the 10 was perfect! I did have to wear a flat despite ordering the "long" option, but at 5'10 I'm just happy when a maxi isn't too short let alone getting to wear a heel. The details and embroidery on this dress are so intricate and beautiful the photos don't really do it justice. I would totally buy this dress at their next sample sale!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
December 6, 2015
I had a great evening, and wearing a beautiful dress made it all the better!
The dress is beautiful. I am 5'3'', wore 3'' heals, and the 2R dress was the perfect length. I think the dress would look best on taller women because of its design, but I still liked it. The blue/teal lace is not as bright as it is in the advertised picture, so the dress wears a little darker than I expected.
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Size worn:
14L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
December 7, 2015
Beautiful
The dress fit like a glove and was absolutely beautiful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 9, 2015
Beautiful!! Take note of length.
One of my favorite rentals. Very special dress. Looks regal and flattering. I was able to wear a strapless bra. One thing to note, the 8Long was very long! I'm 5'8" and had to wear 5.5" heels and it still skimmed the ground. I wish I could have tried the 8R.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 17, 2015
Beautifully colored embroidery!
This is clearly a popular dress. The 10R fit perfectly but sadly appeared pretty worn when I tried it on. The embroidery is intricate and delicate and this particular sized gown hasn't held up as well with multiple rentals. I opted to wear the 12R - which still had the tags on it and was in perfect condition - despite it not being as fitted and having more of an A-line look. From the neck up it was stunning which was fine because much of the evening was spent sitting and dining.
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 34
December 30, 2015
This dress is a classic, vivid and sexy look for a formal evening gala. Marchesa forever.
I'm ordinarily between a 7-8, and this dress fit comfortably in a 10. Since I ordered with no time to spare, I was conservative in my estimate, but after trying on the 10, I think an 8 would have worked too. First of all, the teal embroidery is stunning and photographs beautifully. The long skirt is A-line, with room and movement for hips, and the sheer waist gives it an elegant and chic sex appeal. Ordinarily I don't think of sleeves as sexy, but the sheerness of these completes the classic look in what feels like a unique silhouette. It's a long dress, even in the regular size, but if you're 5'7" and will be wearing heels, a LONG will be perfect. All in all, from my appointment at Rent the Runway Flatiron to the actual night of the event, this dress made every second wonderful.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
January 2, 2016
incredibly unique gown that gives u an airy, ethereal, elegant look
the stitching photographs as teal/turquoise but up close its actually a combination of two colors of thread, emerald and blue, so emerald accessories would work too. the stitching is so delicate and beautiful, truly a very rich and expensive look, however it snags and pulls easily so u have to be careful about what jewelry u wear. if u have broad shoulders the sleeves are a little tight and restrict ur movement a little. i don't think this is a good dress for a busty woman because it would create a gap in the mesh under the boobs. the dress is light as a feather and very comfy, the skirt is not tight so its good if u will be eating a large meal, no need to suck it in, very forgiving. i didnt even need to wear spanx and could have done without a bra. the sheer mesh makes wearing a normal bra a bad idea, and even the sticky bra peeked out, so in retrospect i wish i hadnt worn one at all.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 56
January 1, 2016
Felt elegant and comfortable and had fun!
Beautiful dress and great fit!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 38
January 3, 2016
Very elegant and unique design. Feminine and beautiful.
This was my first time on RTR. I ordered this dress very close to the day of the event, so haven't had time for any exchanges. Besides some cons, overall I liked the dress. I wore 10L w/3.5" heels. It felt fit and comfortable, however I had to fashion tape the bottom of the chiffon that was coming way longer from underneath the dress. I agree with other reviewers that teal embroidery is not as bright as we see on the model. AND this dress is definitely not for repeatedly heavy wearing since embroidery is very delicate. I was quite disappointed to see loose threads hanging all over. Thankfully, the lights were dim at the event I was wearing it, thus it wasn't that visible. I would recommend this dress only if it was quite new.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
January 29, 2016
My Best RTR Rental To Date!
So many words come to mind: unique. beautiful. elegant. classy. I received compliments all night and just felt stunning! This dress does have a bit of a 'Bollywood' feel to it, but the cut and length is just so classic and flattering. I don't feel like the stomach cutout was nearly as noticeable in person, but just knowing it was there gave me an extra "ooomph" all night. I was concerned that the bra/cami insert would be too small for my rather large chest and that I would have too much cleavage showing through the overlay, but this fear was unfounded. I really just cannot say enough good things about how much I love this dress! My only advice - because it is so eye-catching and unique, you likely won't want to wear it twice. Make sure to choose just the right event to show off this stunner!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
February 11, 2016
Made be feel elegant and beautiful. AND it's comfortable!
This dress was amazing! I felt like the Belle of the Ball. I'm usually a 4 or a 6 but they didn't have the 4 in the store, so I just tried the 6 and it was perfect. The biggest pro was I didn't have to wear SPANX! I wore a strapless bra and was all set. The way it's sewn naturally draws the dress in to show a natural waist line, but it's not too tight. It was so unique and I got so many compliments. All the jewelry and my friends dress are RTR as well!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 45
February 11, 2016
my son was proud on me and complimented my choice in dress numerous times. it was perfect.
luckily i chose a aa second size for free, and although it was bigger (8R), it fit well, the 6R originally ordered had too many signs of wear, tear on hem and loose thread all over, i was disappointed, until i tried on 8R and it fit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Body type: Athletic
February 25, 2016
Easy to move in this dress and it photographed well.
Beautiful gown.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 4, 2016
Should have gotten the long. The length was unclear. I'm 5feet 7 inches and it came to my ankles!
I had lots of compliments. I wouldn't have worn it again, I didn't care for the overlay, but my husband liked it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 23, 2016
Excellent shipping
Absolutely beautiful dress....fit great around waist and length was perfect with heels. Only drawback was fitting around arms/chest. It did fit a tight to the point that I couldn't lift my arms. Make sure to fix hair and makeup prior to putting on dress as this will be impossible with the dress on. Sadly, I returned this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 26, 2016
Stylist review
Love this dress! It is true to size, can be worn with a strapless bra, and is so unique. I wore this as a maxi with my fav free boots and a tan leather jacket. The skirt flares out, so it was comfortable in the hips and thighs. The arms also felt good - my arms are a bit bigger. Overall, awesome style with a ton of gorgeous detailing.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
March 29, 2016
This dress was beautiful and fit my petite frame perfectly.
I wore this dress to a formal wedding (traditional Hindu ceremony and reception) and received so many compliments. The embroidery and cut were perfect for this event and I received compliments all night long. The fit was perfect on my petite frame.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
November 17, 2015
This dress. I got countless compliments
All around perfect dress.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
April 13, 2016
This gorgeous, classy dress was a fantastic choice.
The blues in the embroidery were more beautiful than the pictures. There were teal, aqua, green, and blue threads in the overlay and the colors were just lovely. It fit perfectly, even though I'm a larger size 6, especially in the bust. It was comfortable and easy to dance in. The dress got numerous compliments and was an ideal choice for a Gatsby-themed "roaring 20s" ball.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 20, 2016
This dress was a smashing hit at my brother's wedding.
I am 5'7" 140 lbs. I carry my weight in my hips and butt. I have a small waist. The length was perfect. After reading the recommendations and actually measuring my height with the shoes I was wearing, I determined that the long was the better way to go. I got the 6L as a back up but didn't even try it on when the 4L fit so perfectly. The waist could have been taken in just a smidge on me if I were to purchase this dress, but as a rental it was great. I was worried never having tried RTR before or such a gown. It's just lovely. Comfortable too. No issues there. Looked great in person and in photos. People wouldn't stop asking me about it. I even had other guests asking other guests about where I got it and if I had it custom made. Just gorgeous!
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 28, 2016
Felt so beautiful in this unique dress!
This dress was so pretty and I got compliments all night long! But larger chested ladies beware, it was SO tight on my 34 C chest and I had to go braless. But being 5'8 the long was the perfect length! I also ordered an 8 Regular but it was so short it showed my ankles, even though the 8 fit my chest better. So if I could have mixed different parts of the 6L and 8R it would have fit perfectly, but in the end it made for a wonderful night!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 17
April 28, 2016
Easy ordering and quick delivery!!
I first ordered a size 2 and it was pretty large in the waist area...we could grab almost a handful of extra fabric in the back. We swapped it out for a size zero and it fit perfectly. In the pictures I am wearing a 3" heel and it was the perfect length just skimming the floor. In the pictures I am wearing a black undershirt as per our family's modesty requirements...it ended up looking like part of the dress which I loved. The embroidered detail was a bit worn and we needed to snip off a few loose threads. The colors look turquoise, but it's actually two different colored threads of blue and green. It's exquisite. Everyone in my family and my closest friends LOVED this dress. It was ordered off the UNLIMITED selection site....this was one of three dresses I ordered for prom. I didn't end up wearing it, but it was a really strong contender. At the last minute, I chose another dress from a local store that I felt fit the theme of our prom better, but will definitely order this one in the future for another event as I fell in love with it.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 62
November 10, 2015
Gorgeous dress!
This dress was better than I ever expected. It ran true to size, maybe a little bit long in the regular. It came beautifully packed and both of the two sizes looked like they had never been worn before. The dress on you somehow is both modest but also the sheer areas above the waist give a sense of being revealing when they really aren't. It looked so elegant and was also totally comfortable through a long evening. I truly hated to send it back. Felt like a princess!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
November 17, 2015
STYLIST REVIEW
This gorgeous teal patterned gown is unique and fun! It has sheer panels and intricate embroidery. It runs true to size and we recommend going one size up for backup. Due to the fabric having no stretch and the inability to wear a standard bra with the sheer paneling, this dress works best for those with A to C cup sizes.
BaileyNovember 18, 2015
Does the bottom of the L have the scallop hem? I can't tell from your picture.
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Size worn:
14L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
November 17, 2015
Absolutely stunning!
This was a back up dress that RTR sent after my other dress wasn't available and I wasn't disappointed! I was a little nervous about the fit around my hips and while it was snug, it was nothing a pair of spanx couldn't fix! I'm 5'5 and wore the long with 3.5 inch heels and I liked the length. It was a little long but I'd prefer longer than shorter. It was comfortable to wear for a long night, the colors are gorgeous, and it looks a lot better on and in person. You will definitely get compliments when you wear this dress!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 62
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
November 22, 2015
Felt so special in a unique dress! Many compliments!
The dress fits very close to the body, and with the "see through" aspect I was a little nervous, great coverage with a hint of sassy! Wore to Military Ball with my father with this aqua color definitely unique. Wish I had gotten the long wore very low heels.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 30, 2015
Wow. Drop dead gorgeous gown.
I wore this dress for my black tie hot air ballooning 30th birthday. It was super comfortable (could have worn a size smaller, but the extra room prob contributed to being so comfy), and I felt like a princess in it all day.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
December 5, 2015
Glam and class
This dress is so glamorous and very classy. It covers cleavage (which I liked for my event) and I did not wear a bra. You can't wear a normal bra with this since there is all lace and you would see it. If you need a bra I would buy a NuBra when you order it. I wore a 0 and it was pretty loose in the waist for me. I held it in when I took pictures so it didn't look as big on me. it was really comfortable and I got complemented me all night long. I would highly recommend this dress. It is gorgeous.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 2, 2016
This dress was amazing and I got compliments ALL night!!!
I wore this dress to an awards dinner for my company and it was a total showstopper! I wore it with smoky eyes, a wavy bob and Miu Miu silver heels ... I felt like a princess! I love the RTR site and the whole experience ... I will definitely do this again!!!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 90lbs
February 8, 2016
Goddess Dress
This dress was AH-MAZING. Wore it to my formal company anniversary party and people almost didn't recognize me. The sheer midriff and sleeves were perfect.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
March 4, 2016
I had SO many compliments on this dress - Such a great event dress
The cut away is just enough for a little flare, but not scandalous at all!!!
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 5, 2015
Best dress at the ball!
Dress was so gorgeous in person. Highly recommend ordering size up so that the middle mess area isn't hugging your midsection. It looks best when there is some space in that area. Wanted to give it 5 stars but... One large con!! The embroidery on the dress is VERY delicate. Both this dress and the back up size came with loose threads hanging all over it. Design is clearly not meant to be a rental/heavily worn gown. I was able to live with these imperfections because the fit was so lovely but it did take away from the expensiveness of the look.
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 154lbs
May 5, 2016
El vestido es hermoso, ligero, comodo y elegante. Me encantó !
Para mi gusto no es lo suficientemente largo, tuve que usar un tacon pequeño.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Weight: 160lbs
May 12, 2016
Felt Beautiful! Perfect fit!
This dress was a backup to my original pick due to it not being available. I am so happy that I received it. It fit beautiful. I am normally a 10 but this dress was a 12r and I had plenty of room. I had tons of compliments and no one had a dress close! I was even able to wear spanx underneath and a black regular bra that didn't stick out. Loved this dress. Also I am 5'3 and had flats on in the pic. I wore 3 in heels and it still looked great. Taller girls would need to order long sizes.
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 14, 2016
I wore this dress to my undergraduate commencement ball. So beautiful, comfortable, and flattering!
I am 5'6", about 135 lbs., and wear a 34B. I ordered the 4 and the 6, but ended up wearing the 6. While the 4 fit, it was tighter than I would have liked around the arms and the belly. The 6 was perfect. Very comfortable and very slimming. I would have liked to try on the 8 too just to see how it fit. Very comfortable. I got tons of compliments! However, some of the embroidery was a little torn up on the front of the 4 and the shoulder of the 6, which was a little disappointing considering the price of the rental and the value of the dress. The damage was much more noticeable on the 4, which is another reason I went with the 6. I wore 3 inch heels and the dress was about 2 inches off the ground. I thought it might be too short but my friends told me it was fine. The long would have likely been dragging on the ground.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 14, 2016
A gorgeous, colorful, and unique gown!
I loved this dress! The 4R was a great fit for me. It was true to size and I still had some room in the waist. The embroidery is actually blue and green but it photographs as a beautiful teal. The reason I give it 4 stars and by 5 is because there were loose threads on the dress all over ..but nothing very noticeable, especially at a night event. Overall, my experience was great and I felt amazing in this dress.
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 58
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 14, 2016
Fit my style perfectly
It was so unique! I got tons of comments saying that it was beautiful. It looks so much better in person than in photographs. It was a fantastic night with a fantastic dress!!
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