Clemence Gown

$155 – $175 rental?
$1,200 retail
Stylist Notes

This ML Monique Lhuiller mermaid gown will have you feeling super feminine. Pair the chic silhouette with pointy-toe heels and a shimmering necklace.

Size & Fit

Sized: 0-14, 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

Silver silk faille (100% Polyester). Strapless. Sweetheart neckline. Mermaid skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. Boned bodice. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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149 reviews
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 19, 2016
Dont need bra in this dress. The corset stays in please and the shimmer is perfect for pics.
The belly area of the dress is not wires like the top is so it sort of placed my belly in little ball shape specially when seated. Looked like baby bump. Everything else about This dress is perfect. I didn't need a stylist because the dress gave me all the glamour I needed. Also gets a little tight at the buttocks area. So if you have big buttocks get a size up.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 8, 2015
I ordered another dress and that one was damaged so they overnighted me this dress which was amazing
The dress was amazing! People couldn't stop staring! I will say that it is just a bit small up top and I was unable to wear a bra with it (if I wore the bra it would have filled the chest part a bit better). The boning in the dress is great and I wasn't tugging at it at all, it stayed put! Overall I will say that this is an amazing dress and make sure someone else is driving because there is a lot of fabric at the bottom to get the mermaid look!
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Size worn:
2L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 23, 2015
LOVE THIS DRESS!!!!
This DRESS was EVERYTHING .. I received compliments every 5 steps LOL .. The dress doesn't give so if you are going to dance the night away be prepared to alter your dance moves LOL .. The only bad part of the dress is that the material that makes the mermaid puff perfect continued to get caught in my heel .. I love Monique Lhuillier .. She sure knows how to make a girl feel Beautiful .. THANKS RTR
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 156lbs
December 1, 2015
Head turner.
This dress fit perfectly and looked stunning. I felt like a goddess in it and turned a lot of heads. Length was great with 4 inch heals and it supported by 36DD bust perfectly without a bra.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 7, 2015
Bell of the Ball
This dress was awesome. Received lots of compliments all night. Order a size up just in case because this dress has no give at all. It fits like a glove. I could fit into the 0 but had a hard time sitting comfortably. The underskirt scratched me a couple of times but it wasn't too bad. The dress gets it's shine from the sliver thread...so just an FYI that the dress is black and silver. If you want to stand out order this dress.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
December 10, 2015
Fun dress for a black tie party
Great silhouette- much shinier fabric in person than it shows in the photo. I wasn't uncomfortable wearing it but it much more sheen than I expected. Fit, but wasn't snug through the body but still fell nicely. I recommend fluffing the tulle underneath before wearing.
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 14, 2015
Christmas bling that wows!
This dress was truly a showstopper. Got tons of compliments all night. It is very tight around the hip area. Could have done a size bigger there but in the chest area it would have been too big. I made it work and I'm glad I did! Also if you are short you will need high heels.
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
December 21, 2015
How fast they were able to overnight a different size.
I am a size 8. However this dress does run small. I requested a size 10l but they didn't have one so they mailed out a 12L. The 12 was a little big but I made it work. I do think the 10L would've help with the curves. But the dress was perfect. Stunning. The whole night everyone kept giving compliments. Felt like it was my wedding. I used this dress for a gala. Stunning stunning stunning. Worth every penny.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 119lbs
December 21, 2015
Didn't get to wear this dress, due to size, but it was really pretty!
I rented the size 4 to wear for my engagement photo shoot. The dress is REALLY PRETTY, but it runs smallish. I am usually a size 2/4, so I rented the 4, but needed a 6. Unfortunately the 6 wasn't available as a back up, so I ended up wearing a different dress. I would definitely rent this again, and look like Beyonce for the night :-) !!!
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 1, 2016
This dress was fantastic!!!!
It gave me a figure, when I usually dont have one. The length was perfect when I put on my 3" heels.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
January 2, 2016
LOVED this dress!! I wore it to a gala in NYC and received compliments all night long. Perfection!
The 0R fit like a glove. Due to the mermaid style it was a bit snug through the hips and butt, but perfect everywhere else. If you're more pear shaped, I'd recommend sizing up. Overall, it's an absolutely stunning dress and I felt beautiful in it!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
January 13, 2016
I'm obsessed with this dress. I felt like a queen!
Amazing dress!!! So many compliments. Perfect for a New Year's Eve formal wedding. I loved the soft silver sparkle.
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 24, 2016
Perfect for the occasion
The dress was sent with a missing clamp to hold it together and the tulle under the dress was torn from the person who ordered it before me. After I fixed those problems the dress was amazing. I would rent it again.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
January 24, 2016
Channels Scarlet Ohara elegance!
This dress is stunning!!! Great heavy weight fabric perfect for a winter event- definitely have a steamer to steam the bottom. There is a lot of tulle and a slight train so you may feel like you're having a throw back to your wedding day. Yes, you have to pick up your train to get in the car and it's not easy using the restroom but it is totally worth it. I'm 5'8", 150lbs and wore a 2 1/2 inch shoe and the length was perfect. It has a bra insert which was helpful. I orders two sizes a 12L and 10L and they come in a HUGE box. The 12L was too big. I received so many compliments on this dress. Good luck! Great rental.
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
January 30, 2016
So many compliments!
Dress fits small, but defiantly form fitting. The color was prettier in person, photo doesn't it justice. I have a small chest so the fit was perfect for my 34C bust , took other reviews into getting the 2 sizes. 4R was way to big, unless I wanted baggy material around the hips. Also the length was great, I'm 5'7 and always wear platform heels, I had no trouble with length. Worth the rental!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 39
February 2, 2016
Stunning dress. Gorgeous fabric and lots of fun to wear.
I loved this dress. I received it as a backup when the 6R was not available in my original dress. Even though the 4R in the original fit, I wore this one. The fabric has much more shimmer than in the stock photo and stands out without being shiny or overwhelming. There is no give to the fabric, but once the dress was on it was comfortable to wear, though I did have to be aware of the train. The length was perfect with 2.5" heels. I didn't want to send it back! Would definitely rent this again.
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
February 14, 2016
Loved it! Compliments all night.
Loved this dress I'm 5'2 and I wore 3" heels and the dress looked great. I didn't wear a bra the structure of the dress is so nice and supportive. The dress looks great on the outside the underneath (crinoline) was a little rough but that was the only con.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 26
February 23, 2016
This dress really was a showstopper. I received compliments all night long!
Let's be honest, I'm a really small human being and it was a little big for me overall. I would have loved for it to cling to every curve of my body, but it was loose around my abdomen and hips. It was also really long. I wore 5" heels and it was still a little lengthy. Also be aware of the train--I definitely had people stepping on it all night. But, all that being said, I could not have been more pleased with this dress. I really felt like Cinderella and got compliments all night long! If you're looking for a "wow" dress to show off your body, this is definitely the one.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
March 5, 2016
I've never had so many people compliment me on a dress, it was a nice thick material!
It has a boning in the bodice, so if you're busty, I would go with a bigger size, the 2 barely fit me and I needed someone to zip it up for me, so if you're in-between sizes, I would go with the larger size. Overall, this dress is gorgeous and elegant.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 6, 2016
I wore this dress to the Oscars and it could not have been more perfect! Got so many compliments!
I wear a 4 and although many reviews said that the dress runs small, I found it fit true to size. I wear a 34C and have smaller hips. The bust fit just right and the dress was slightly loose in the hips, but gave me a bit of a booty, which was great! Other attendees kept complimenting me on the dress throughout the night. I felt comfortable and beautiful!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
March 18, 2016
Beautiful dress, SUPER small
I ordered this dress for a black tie event. It's a beautiful, heavy fabric. I ordered my regular size and the next size up for backup, but two days before my event I logged into RTR and noticed that the backup was not coming. Customer service was great and sent me another dress instead, but I was so disappointed to pay for this dress and then not get what I requested. It ran super small around my hips and I couldn't get it to zip over my bust.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Weight: 145lbs
March 22, 2016
The mermaid skirt is very dramatic when you walk. Loved wearing this dress.
Not much give when you sit down.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
March 22, 2016
I was scared it was too small at first, but it worked perfectly!
I wore this to my husband's Blues Reception for the Army. It was perfect! I felt like I really stood out from the other gowns, and looked stunning! I was worried at first because I couldn't zip it up, but my husband had NO PROBLEMS the next day! I didn't even need to wear spanx!
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
March 23, 2016
Best dressed!! After the bride of course...
This dress was absolutely gorgeous! It does run a bit small, I'm usually an 8 but it wouldn't even pass my hips. If you're curvy and have a lot back there, I suggest a size up. I'm 5"7 and the 10L was perfect with heels. It does have a corset inside with a bra like clasp so you really don't need to wear anything under. Uncomfortable to sit down, definitely no slouching in this dress. The bottom part was a bit annoying to dance in, you had to pick it up and hold it if you didn't want anyone stepping on it. Even with all of these things I was still 100% satisfied with this dress! Got so many complements all night and people couldn't stop staring! The dress is more metallic-y than in the picture but still looks beautiful. Perfect for evening events in my opinion.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 145lbs
March 24, 2016
So gorgeous but too small
I really, really wanted to wear this but it was too small and I didn't get a back up size in this one. I will order it for a future event in the bigger size! I am a consistent size 6, including in this brand, but the 6 barely zipped, created unattractive back pudge, and i don't think I could have sat down! So, size up, and then rock the night away in this sparkly stunner!!
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 113lbs
March 30, 2016
I was the belle of the ball!
It was a true to size fit.
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
April 6, 2016
The staff at the DC location was amazing!!! I'll be headed back very soon
Make sure to order your size but also a size up! The dress is absolutely beautiful! And earnings! I revived compliments the entire night !!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 23, 2015
Stunning
This dress was stunning! LOVED wearing it. I wore 3" heels and moved around perfectly. Fit was true to size.
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
April 10, 2016
Wore this to my husband's law school ball..beautiful dress!
Rented the 2L and the 4L for my husband's law school ball. Both dresses fit but the 4L was a bit large in the middle so I wore the 2L instead. I'm 5'9 and wore 3 or 4 inch heels and the dress skimmed the ground. I wore a nubra as the back is a bit low that would have shown my strapless bra. Gorgeous dress!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 14, 2016
I got compliments on this gown all night.
Fit true to size. It may be a little big in the stomach area but you will need that space to sit down.
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
April 17, 2016
Felt like a million bucks
First off, if you're considering this dress, just pick it because it is gorgeous. I wore it to my boyfriend's senior prom. I'm usually a size 8. I got the 10 as a backup because everyone said it ran small. The 10 simply had too much extra fabric and didn't give the gorgeous, mermaid look that the 8 did. It was tight but I wore a piece to hold in my belly so everything looked flat. Sitting down, though not super pleasant, wasn't impossible. I knew I'd be dancing through the night and wanted it to stay fitted and not fall down, which is exactly what happened. I even went bowling afterwards in it. Length wasn't an issue, I'm 5'7" and wore the L with an 1" heel. Honestly it has a nice train-ish back but wasn't stepped really at all, maybe one or two times. It's worth the higher rent price than others on the site because you will see the difference in quality and feel it in the boning and fabric. The subtle glitter appearance is woven in so it isn't itchy at all but gleams perfectly to make the dress pop. I'd recommend this dress to anyone as it perfects one's figure and makes you stand out. I really did feel like a million bucks.
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Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 17, 2016
Show Stopper!
This dress was absolutely gorgeous! I received compliments all night! It was perfect for the Black Tie Gala that my husband and I were Co-chairing. The only complaint I had was that the dress wasn't comfortable to sit in, but that was a little expected for the form fitting style of the gown. Overall, it was a win!
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
April 17, 2016
Perfect amount of sparkle
The 8R fit better on bottom and accentuated my curves but my top just wouldn't fit! I settled for the 10R but it still looked great. I'm a 36D and bought a strapless push up bra, bad idea. I was practically spilling out. I recommend braless with some double sided tape to moderate the cleavage.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
April 25, 2016
Stunning dress! Beautiful in photos
I got so many compliments while wearing this dress. I'm 5'5, 155 lbs, 34A, pear shaped. I wore the 4L and I have a tummy so I probably should have tried the 6L, but wore with a pair of spanx and it was fine. The length was a little long but wore with 3 inch heels. If you are shorter than 5'5 you should go with the shorter length or if you plan to wear flats. Even though it has a corset top inside I wore with a strapless bra pulled down in the back for extra cleavage. But can be worn without a bra upto a C cup without problem. Loved this dress and looked great in pictures, definitely worth it!!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 37
April 28, 2016
I rented this dress for my daughter's prom, she looked and felt great in it! I would rent it again
the dress doesn't give very much at the top it was hard to zip , not for large busted women the dress was worn on a 5'4 135lb 34c but. overall it was a very nice dress. We had people stopping to take pics we didn't know
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 6, 2015
TA-DOW!
I received so many compliments in this dress --Definitely a great choice. It looks grey-ish in the picture, but has a metallic glimmer in person that looked gorgeous under the lights. It was just right for a formal ball. It accentuated my waist and made me feel like a million bucks. It runs a little small. I typically wear a 6, and the 6 was almost too tight.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
December 8, 2015
I received SO many compliments on my dress and accessories. Very classy, yet sexy!
This dress fit me like a glove and hugged all of my curves. I had heads turning all night and my boyfriend thought I looked amazing. I normally wear a size 6 but I took a size 8M because the dress runs small. The dress is small up top, so I could not wear a bra. Had I been able to wear a bra, I would have had a fuller look. Overall, the dress was perfect for our company's Black Tie Holiday Gala. I will definitely rent this again! Hopefully the designer has it in other colors!
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 26
December 21, 2015
Be a mermaid queen.
The image of the dress on the website is very underwhelming, but when the dress arrived at my home I was pleasantly surprised. The fabric, color, and cut were perfect. The dress allows you to be elegant, but hugs all the right places, accentuating all your curves.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
January 6, 2016
Amazing!!
I am 5'6 and 155lbs. I usually wear a 6R but it was wayyy to small on my hips. I was worried the long would be really long but with medium hells it was the perfect length. I have large hips but am smaller on top and this dress worked perfect for my shape giving me a Jessica Rabbit feel. I got compliments all night long and felt beautiful. I wish I could keep the dress!!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 56
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 15, 2016
All I can say is "amazing." This gown is everything. I received compliments all night.
I ordered this dress in a 10 because I thought the 8 would be to exact. Should have ordered the 8 but I made the 10 work. I would say the fit is true to size. I am 5'4 with a 34 bust. The 8 would have been perfect and I received so many compliments. I would definitely recommend this gown and I would definitely wear it again. I felt fabulous and looked amazing wearing this dress.
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