Cassidy Gown

$150 rental
$998 retail
Stylist Notes

Lush purple tulle layers make this empire-waist ML Monique Lhuillier gown sublime. Amplify the graceful neckline with dangling earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. We recommend sizing up (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes (fitted at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Loose, fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH:

Floor length, three lengths available. Petite measures 56" from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights under 5'2"), Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Purple tulle (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Full skirt with low back. Grosgrain belt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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84 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
November 6, 2015
This dress is INcredible! It stood out in the sea of red, navy and black at the Marine ball.

The color, the fit, the feel... Everything about it is amazing! It actually ended up being an overnighted replacement because the 2 other dresses I had ordered originally didn't work for me. This dress was added to the RTR collection just 1-2 days before the ball so it didn't have any reviews and only 1 photo of it. It made me nervous not getting to see how it fit on others or what the back looked like. I'm SO happy I took a chance! It was beyond perfect! I'm 5'7" and the regular barely grazed the floor. I'm not a girl who wears heels normally so I was happy I had an excuse to wear flats. So if you want to wear heels order a long! Love, love, LOVE!!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
December 1, 2015
This dress was horrible I didn't wear it..

This dress puckers on both sides of the breasts very unflattering look and looks cheap! I ordered 4l and 6 l... I fit in the 4l and I'm 5 8 in 140 pds... With 4 inch heals still sweeping the floor! Possible if you are larger chested this would look flattering but overall it gets no stars! Also I agree the belt in the pic looks like it's leather and it's a shimmery ribbon once again looks cheap!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 30DD
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 8, 2015
Gorgeous color!!

A very bright purple with a see-thru black layer (of chiffon?) over the top that tones it down. However, make sure to wear a very smooth bracelet as mine kept snagging. Very full skirt, lots of material. I have every confidence that had I received the 2R that I wanted, I would have had a better experience wearing this dress. However, the girl who had it before me destroyed it and they could only send me the backup size of 4L. It was too long and I constantly had to move fabric around, walking, sitting and especially dancing. The top made my bust look wide but I think the correct size would've looked better. PS it has sheer side panels so wear a black or nude bra.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
December 20, 2015
Very cute but the fabric was scratchy and has a sheen I didn't expect

The dress is true to size. The fabric was scratchy and had more shine than I wanted. It's very purple...felt "louder" than what I was looking for. It's a great dress it just wasn't perfect for my occasion.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
January 24, 2016
Not as pictured

Beautiful dress and material but the cut of the dress in the bust region is not at all as pictured. Which was a bummer. In the picture it comes off ethereal and Greek goddess like. But when you put it on your feel like someone's grandma. The neck line actually began right below my collarbone. I know it wasn't a size issue because it fit perfectly everywhere else. It's just not as pictured at all. The back is as pictured and very beautiful. But I just couldn't get over the front so I didn't wear it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 26, 2016
The dress was pretty! But it wasn't unforgettable, I wish I would have gotten different dress!

The dress fit fine, it was easy to get on and off by myself, although the zipper was very hard to get all the way up do to tightness. The top portion of the dress fit nicely but had extra material in the under arm area. The dress was very hot I actually had my own alternate dress I changed into due to how hot the dress was, and I received compliments all night but more with my second dress then this one. I believe I am done using rent the runway unless the fee goes down on some of the better quality dresses! Good luck ladies!

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 14, 2016
Gorgeous color, lots of compliments, definitely recommended!

I loved this dress. The purple is so so pretty. The skirt is 3 layers, but it's mostly tulle so it wasn't too puffy or heavy. I'd say it runs true to size to just a tad bit big, considering I had some extra room and typically wear a 0/2 in this shape dress. (But I was also bra-less, so that could have to do with the extra room) The back is a deep V, so a regular bra doesn't work. I tried stick-on bra cups but you could see them through the lace under my arms, so that didn't work either. The 0R was perfect length and hit exactly at the floor- I'm 5'4" and wore 4" heels. It was super comfortable and easy to move in.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
February 16, 2016
Beautiful dress but I didn't end up wearing it.

I typically wear a size 10 and it wasn't available. I loved the dress so much and took a chance with an 8. It was a little snug in the waist but bearable. I would have ended up wearing it if my second dress option hadn't fit perfectly. However my cup size is a 36C and the bust area was a good fit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
April 11, 2016
Didn't work out, too frumpy on top

I should have listened to the other reviewers. While this is a beautiful gown, it fit very differently than it did the model. I am 5'5" and 145 with a small bust and so I was expecting the top of the dress to lay gracefully and look lean but instead it added weight to my mid section which is my leanest area and the lace is not sheer at all so it's a little frumpy. All in all I feel like the dress is a gorgeous choice for a prom dress but not as sexy as id like to feel in my mid 20s.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
May 1, 2016
So many compliments on this dress!

Honestly I thought this dress was much more blue than it really was so I was a little surprised when I opened it but ended up loving it. I had 3 inch heels on and still had issues with the length but was cautious of it when walking around. I wore this to a charity gala and had compliments all night on it. I usually wear a size 2 in dresses that aren't super form fitting, but this one definitely felt a lot looser than a normal 2.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
January 12, 2016
Overall, beautiful dress, especially the back, but unexpected issues...still had a wonderful time!

The regular length was too long even with my 4 in heels. I normally wear a size 4, but ended up wearing my back up size 2. The neckline isn't as low as it appears on the model, and the top has a blousy effect that I didn't care for. At first I thought it was my cup size that didn't fill it out, but after experimenting with cups and tape, I realized it's just the way the dress falls. I ended up wearing without a bra.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 8, 2016
Nice fit, cheap color

I absolutely loved this style. While the length was a bit short even with flats, it fit beautifully. Unfortunately, the purple lace was just far too juvenile for my liking. A strapless nude Bra was perfect underneath, although the top is not as low as it is pictured. It is best suited for a prom dress. Anyone over the age of 20 should steer clear.

Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 7, 2016
Very elegant

I did not originally order this, but due to problems with my original order, rtr had such terrific customer service that they sent this dress to me as a back up. This dress is very beautiful and elegant. The back is low cut and super fun. The cleavage area is covered by lace, unlike in the models photo. I didn't end up wearing this dress because it didn't really have the huge wow factor I was going for. But I would recommend this to someone who's going to a very formal black tie affair, it really is beautiful!

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Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
June 12, 2016
Felt like a princess

The Cassidy gown is a rich purple with lots of fabric in the skirt. I'm 5'2 so I wore 5 inch heels and the length was perfect. I pinned my hair and styled it to the side so show off my open back. I'm really happy I chose this gown! I danced all night in it.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
June 27, 2016
Top is too baggy

In order to get the size I needed to fit my waist - the top was too large and made me look grumpy. Definitely NOT a dress for a petite person.

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
June 28, 2016
When I received the dresses, I knew that it was going to be great for my prom.

I'm roughly 5'11" and the regular dress was about an inch above my toes when I wore flats. The waist sat mid rib cage (which is a little larger than my waist) on me and fit perfectly fine. Like the other reviews the top of the dress is a little loose if you have a smaller chest (32A) and the neck line isn't as low as pictured, which I really liked from the picture shown and that slightly disappointed me, but the deep v in the back was just as shown. It was really comfortable, I was able to sit comfortably and dance at my prom, and I recommend the dress for whatever formal occasion.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36H
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 210lbs
July 22, 2016
Not the choice if you have to wear a bra

I rented this for a wedding in July when I was 7 months pregnant. I couldn't wear it because it was too revealing in the back, as I needed to wear a bra.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 156lbs
August 7, 2016
Beautiful!!!

This dress is more beautiful and lovely than the picture :) very comfortable, although just a touch itchy on top (not really bothersome though). I was looking for a dress that would hide my postpartum bump. The 8R was a good fit around the middle, but the straps were just a touch too long. With good posture it worked ok, although I had to adjust the straps from time to time throughout the night. I also have a small breast cup and the top was a little roomy, probably an 8P might have fit better. Due to the open, low back, there isn't really an option for full coverage or lift bra. As with other reviews, the front is not as low cut as shown on the model. I loved wearing the dress and I danced the night away in it too:)

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 2, 2016
Purple Crush

Wore to opening of Swan Lake. Breathtaking dress--rich deep purple, black overlay. Perfect length with heels. NuBra works perfect.

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
September 5, 2016
Nonstop compliments!

So I was a little skeptical at first after reading all the reviews but I rented anyways. I will say that it is a bit loose on the top but of course I'm pretty small in that area so maybe if you're more blessed than I am, it'll fit perfect. The dress is so stunning, people wouldn't stop complimenting me the whole night. I got the 8L because I'm 5'7 & I wanted to wear heels but I would totally recommend going with an 8R unless you plan on wearing 6 inch heels with it (I wore 3in heels). The lace tends to get stuck on the heel if you dont wear the right size heels. Overall, I loved my rental & I'm so excited to see the photographers pictures.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
October 3, 2016
I got compliments all day on this look!!! I wore for my braids maid dress

I had ordered the size 2r and the 4 petit ... I ended up wearing the size 2r and fit perfect and very comfortable. It's a long dress so I did have to wear 3-4 inch heals but I'm on the shorter side , that's why I thought the petit might be better but it was to big.... I ordered the 2r cause so many people said it runs big. I'd say I'm normally a size 4 so that was very helpful. It was my frist re the runway look I order and I have to say it was perfect for the romantic garden setting of my friends wedding ... as I was a bridesmaid ....

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
October 4, 2016
Didn't like this.

Wasn't as flattering as I had hoped. Would be great for a pregnant person or someone who didn't want to accentuate your waist size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
October 9, 2016
Saved the day

I rented another dress that didn't end up working out and I called RTR for a last minute switch. I chose this one which they overnighted to me and it was perfect! It was very comfortable, elegant and sophisticated. I got so many compliments at the wedding on the color and overall dress. The dress walks very well as it "floats" behind you (careful up and down stairs though). PLUS I ordered the 6L, I'm 5'10, wore heels and it was plenty long enough! Highly recommend for black tie affairs.

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Size worn:
14R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Age: 32
November 8, 2016
Felt like a princess

The color and lace were beautiful. It's not quite as low cut in the front which was nice but I did expect something just a little sexier. I didn't need tape since I have a small chest and wider shoulders. I'm 5'8 and the regular was a perfect length with flats. I got compliments all night. The zipper by the ribbon is very hard to pull.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 10, 2016
Purple beauty!

Normally wear a 6P, but a 4P fit better in this dress. I was worried it would be too long, especially since I wasn't planning to wear heels. I went barefoot for a photo shoot. The length was perfect. Beautiful layers of fabric, comfortable and easy to wear.

RTR CustomerNovember 10, 2016
did you have to wear boob tape aka fashion tape to hold the dress on your chest?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 12, 2016
Interesting details - beautiful color!

This dress is gorgeous, but may not look or feel as you expect from the pictures, so keep an open mind. It is has softer detailing and more of a vintage+new look than the pictures suggest. I actually liked that about it - I would have loved wearing this, but ordered two for an event, and the other came together better. Love the color and cut. This would work on a variety of girly shapes. If you're a redhead, have green or hazel eyes, think seriously about this dress if it appeals to you. It is lovely!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
December 18, 2016
Beautiful dress

Fabric was rich and had beautiful flow and drape. The waist is fitted but skirt is very full and forgiving in the hips. I found the top to be less low cut than in the model picture, and was able to comfortably go without bra or fashion tape. The long was not available, but the regular was just right with 2 inch heels on me at 5'8". Loved this dress!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
January 5, 2017
I felt beautiful

This dress was not only gorgeous but also comfy for a gown. I got so many compliments and questions about this gown, like "where did you get it?" and "you look amazing!" i recommend this dress 100%!

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Size worn:
8P
Rented for:
Other
January 8, 2017
Petite was perfect for 5'2

Rented for medieval themed formal event. Wore lightweight cup bra from Target. Fit great. Lots of compliments.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 6, 2017
This was my backup dress and loved it even more than my original dress

My original order had some issues getting to me due to the Christmas holiday. RTR staff was super helpful and sent me two replacement dresses and I fell in love with this dress! Everyone had a positive comment to say and I felt like a princess.

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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
April 2, 2017
Gorgeous dress!

I loved this dress! I wore it to a 20's themed Gala event we were a presenting sponsor at and I got several compliments on it. It was modest enough for a work event but still sexy with the open back and sheer detail in front. I wore the 8R which was pretty snug around my bigger rib cage but fit much better than the 10. I could've worn an 8L (they were out of that size) but the 8R was only a touch too short with flats even though I'm 5'10. I doubt anyone noticed the length. I would definitely have needed a long if I wanted to wear any heel at all. I have a pretty large bust (34F) and the dress was snug enough up top that I didn't need to wear a bra and felt supported all night. And the fabric is gorgeous! Lastly, this is a super flattering dress if you're pregnant and just starting to show. Lots of fabric in the skirt makes everything hang smoothly without adding any bulk. Overall this was a great rental!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 7, 2017
Such a gorgeous color! Got tones on compliments and felt amazing.

For shorter waisted people, the shoulder straps may fall on and off, but it only happened a couple of times. Dress was in amazing condition! It looked better than I'd imagined it would. Highly recommend!

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 2"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 1, 2017
Beautiful for prom!

I ordered an 8 and 10 and went with the 10. Fit nicely around my waist and was the perfect length (I ordered a Long, because I am 6'2) The color is gorgeous and it hangs beautifully. You can't wear a bra with a back on it, a backless strapless seems a bit of a hassle. I just settled with pasties, it is supportive and thick enough to protect your chest.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
June 11, 2017
Beautiful

This dress is gorgeous! It was my backup so I didn't end up wearing it but it's so so pretty. It fit perfectly but was just a bit too dressy for the wedding I went to. Will definitely rent this again for my next formal affair. Would've been perfect for fall/winter time

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 180lbs
August 15, 2017
Not as magical as I hoped

It was just okay. The fabric was a little large at the chest area and had weird angles due to that. It was fun to dance in though. And honestly, my expectations might have been too high since I went to a Harry Potter ball and was hoping for a more magical dress.

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Size worn:
12P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170lbs
August 28, 2017
Not my favorite

I needed a gown with purple to wear to a themed fundraiser. I thought this could be elegant, but there is a layer of black tulle overtop the purple skirting fabric that I didn't notice on the site. It sort of made it look costume-like rather than elegant. The size 12p wouldn't zip up all the way (my size can range from 10-14, depending on the cut), so I didn't end up wearing it.

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Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 31, 2017
Such an elegant dress!

I rented this dress for my organization's formal, and I absolutely loved it! It was such a beautiful, elegant dress that made me feel like a star! I rented the 6R and 4P and ended up going with the 4P, purely because of the length. The regular length was too long for me. The dress fit true to size otherwise. I received compliments on this dress all night long! This was my first rental and still is one of my favorites!

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Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 162lbs
April 8, 2018
Perfect fit. Amazing style and texture unlike anything else I saw at this event.

Compliments all night. Didn't even have to wear a bra!

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Size worn:
0P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
April 10, 2018
Perfect dress!!

I wore this dress to my senior prom and it was absolutely perfect. It was the right length, something that I worry about at my height. The dress fits loosely but not loose enough that it looks too big. The color and the tulle were very comfortable and I was able to dance the night away super easily.

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Size worn:
0P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
June 25, 2018
Princess moment...

This dress makes you feel like a princess!!! The color and finishes are amazing. Runs true to size and it's comfortable enough for you to move around. My favorite part of the dress is the back! Loved it!!!

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