Clemence Gown

$155 – $190 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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171 reviews
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
November 11, 2015
Love it!!
Small in bust area...recommend one size up
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
December 21, 2015
Love this dress. Wish it would have fit!
Dress runs very small!! Recommend ordering 1-2 sizes up.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
January 28, 2016
Gorgeous Gunmetal Dress
Gorgeous dress but too small. I have broad shoulders and spend a lot of time in the gym so I usually have to size up - especially when ordering couture. I was only able to order the 8 on this occasion and it is too late to exchange but will definitely try it for my next formal affair. I loved this dress and wanted to wear it to an aristocrat wedding in Europe but I could barely get the zipper over my bottom.
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195lbs
March 21, 2016
My Butt was Too Big!
Saw this dress online, read the reviews and got my size. Unfortunately, even though I'm losing weight, a small 14, 12 in some jeans, this dress was just not going to fit my booty! Very sad as that was a main accent to the piece due to it's mermaid shape. Fit great in the waist and top, just too tight to sit and have the proper form. Also, lesson learned, 14 is the highest dress size for this dress. High compliments to the style team as they were willing to work with me to find something else! Just wasn't going to happen with this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 194lbs
March 21, 2016
Amazing Show stopper gown
This dress was a joy to wear. I asked my stylist for a show stopper and this gown delivered. It runs true to size and the fabric has no stretch. I got so many compliments from men and women all night. The mermaid style makes it a little challenging to sit without adjusting the gown by pulling it up. Be careful of the netting near your feet. The a snag in the netting got caught on my shoe and nearly tripped me several times. Overall this is a beautiful gown and I would rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
March 21, 2016
Perfect for smaller chested ladies
This dress would be perfect for someone with a smaller chest, I'm a 34D and it wouldn't zip up. I'm a size 2 and the body of the dress fit perfectly but the top of the dress was designed for someone with much smaller breasts. The fabric was pretty but VERY VERY thick like a rug. This would be great for an evening out on a snowy winter night. PRO the rent the runway staff are SO HELPFUL I explained everything and they over nighted me another dress !!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
April 17, 2016
Gorgeous dress but didn't work for me unfortunately.
The lines of this dress focus your eyes directly to my waist which is my problem area. I just didn't feel pretty in it so went with a backup dress.
Size worn:
12L
Rented for:
Other
May 9, 2016
Prom
Fit great!
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
May 13, 2016
Felt like a Queen!
So Glam! Endless compliments all night!
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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
May 16, 2016
The dress was stunning, and it was so comfortable!
It was tight around my assets, but loose around my stomach. It gave me room to move and breathe, but still look fabulous! I absolutely loved it!
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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
May 17, 2016
Perfection!
This dress was perfect. I'm not even 5'2 and m my 4" heels worked out perfect for the length. I got so many compliments throughout the night. The bride loved my dress as well as it was a black tie wedding.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 24, 2016
Compliments all evening!!!
This dress was gorgeous and even had a built in bra. I never felt like I had to adjust the dress at all. It hugged my curves in all of the right places and made me feel confident and beautiful! This was a last minute dress that RTR sent because my backup dress size wasn't available and they took GREAT care of me and made everything right!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 25, 2016
Glamourpuss!
It's a classic beauty of a dress. Perfect for a curvier gal, the material is thick and structured. I loved that it held me in but also felt comfortable. It worked perfectly for my old hollywood themed photo shoot. I'd happily rent this dress again for any formal event.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
May 25, 2016
This dress is FLAWLESS
I cannot speak well enough for this dress! I wore this to a black tie wedding and received compliments all night. The fit is extremely flattering. I felt that the dress ran pretty true to size, but would recommend getting a size up for your backup just in case. I would also imagine that anyone with more than a C cup would have difficulty with the top. I'm somewhere between a B and C depending on the brand and it was perfect but the dress doesn't have too much give so be aware of that when renting this one. I wore a strapless bra and didn't have to readjust the top like you sometimes do with strapless gowns. I definitely recommend!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 32
May 29, 2016
Runs small
This is a beautiful dress. Very elegant and nice thick fabric. Unfortunately was unable to wear it as my size in this dress was too tight. If you have a little extra weight, most definitely size up. The dress has no stretch. There was room in the mid section for me, and it also accommodated my rounder bottom well. My trouble was in the torso (36DD) as this dress hugs your upper section tightly! I recommend for a more slender figure and toned back/arms as many of other reviewer photos show.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
May 30, 2016
MOH for my sisters black tie wedding...dress is one of kind and to die for!
#ORLANDedtheOne
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
June 14, 2016
Gorgeous Dress
From the moment I saw this dress I knew I needed it!! The shimmer made it perfect for the NYE wedding we were attending but the fit was not right for me. I'm a 32 DDD and do not have large hips or a butt so the mermaid is a difficult style for me personally. The 2 was very tight but the 4 was huge. I went with the 2 and sacrificed my ability to breath for the night, no one else could tell though because the dress was a hit!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
June 21, 2016
Stunning, but odd proportions
This dress was stunning but very tight around the rib cage and bust. The 4 wouldn't zip over my ribs, but fit everywhere else nicely. I ended up haveing to go with the 6 so it would zip over my ribs and it was a bit big everywhere else. That said, it looked great, photographed wonderfully and I got tons of complements
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 23, 2016
stunning dress
This dress is quite beautiful, but it does run small. I am a regular 6. I would rent it again but in a larger size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
June 23, 2016
Head turner!
Rented this for a wedding, dress and color is gorgeous. It's a gun metal color and I didn't accessorize the dress much so I wouldn't take away from it's beauty. The dress is very fitted with absolutely no stretch room. I didn't have any room for a bra because it was very tight in the bust area, I'm a 32D. Biggest complaint I have about the dress is the pouch in my belly area. It was stretched out material that just sat there. I couldn't do anything about it. I even called to have another size 6 shipped to me hoping that dress wasn't stretched out but unfortunately it was too. I won't say it was a comfortable dress because I felt like my boobs were spilling out and there wasn't must breathing room but it was gorgeous and it looked great in pictures. If you are willing to not eat much at your event but look gorgeous, then rent this dress it will be a head turner.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
July 4, 2016
this dress was absolutely amazing!
I loved everything about this dress! I wore it to a masquerade ball on NYE. I am usually a true 4 or 6 in women's petite sizes, but this size 6 would not zip, the 8 was very tight, but I was able to wear it. The boning in the dress is very comfortable, and I did not have to wear a bra. It was somewhat difficult to walk in because of all the tulle underneath, I would not recommend wearing somewhere you have to do a lot of walking in. The material is beautiful! I didn't want to take this off! I am only 5 ft but the regular size fit with very tall heels.
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
July 11, 2016
I got so many compliments all night long and felt like Sofia Vergara in this dress.
I am usually a 0R but am so thankful I took advantage of RTR's free 2nd size option. The dress runs small so I wasn't even able to zip up the 0R but the 2R fit perfectly. I got so many compliments all night long and felt like Sofia Vergara in this dress. It emphasizes an hourglass figure, which I love. The fabric is beautiful and thick. It is long but since I was wearing stilettos, it wasn't a problem. I also loved how the dress reflected light. I felt like a movie star!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 45
July 11, 2016
The dress got a lot of compliments and was really beautiful.
Pro's - fit was great, and the internal corset gave it a nice shape on top. I am a 34DDD so the 10L was a little tight on top, but that was due to my bust size. Con's - the 10L was a little longer that i thought, I am 5'5" and i had to wear my 6" heels to get the right length, so maybe I picked the wrong length. The bottom flare was a lot of dress to manage at some points, but was really made the look of the dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
August 11, 2016
Bombshell dress!
This is a beautiful gown. The fabric is strong and really has a great hold to it. It's curvy and feminine and hugs in all the right places. I wore my normal size in this gown, but I would advise that it runs a bit small. Size up rather than down for your back up size! A strapless bra will work just perfectly for this or no bra at all because it really provides great coverage and stays up without having to tug on it! You'll be a glam queen in this dress for sure! It photographs beautifully too! Overall, I LOVED this rental!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
August 15, 2016
WHAT A ROLLERCOASTER, UNTIL I TRIED ON THIS BEAUTY!!! I WAS BLOWN AWAY AT HOW RTR HANDLED MY ORDER!!
What a rollercoaster. First off this dress runs very small. I originally ordered a size 6 and an 8 as my backup. I received my order on Friday morning and my wedding was on Sunday Morning. Both dresses I received did not fit. I panicked! I am a true hourglass so they wouldn't go past my hips. I called Costumer Service and and they had a 10L and a 12R available so she sent me those to be delivered by Saturday morning. I ended up wearing the 10L and although it was a little stretched out and maybe 2 inches longer than i would've liked it to be I made it work and I didn't want to take it off. I received tons of compliments! This dress looks like a million bucks so none of those other little things mattered. I was very happy that I was able to get a dress on time that i absolutely loved!! Thanks RTR!
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
August 20, 2016
Gorgeous, shop stopping dress
Loved the dress for my event, the style was great and hugged the right curves and had a beautiful crafted lower strapless back than many other dresses, that stayed put all night. Took the recommendation of a strapless and backless bra as others have suggested and that worked perfectly. It is pretty much true to size and the waist area hugs the right curves however it seemed to fold in an awkward area near the belly button and may require a bit adjusting. Wore with an undo, simple neckwear and received compliments all night!
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
September 14, 2016
Compliments on compliments
Had to order this dress last minute when my other gown didn't work.. Turned out to be way better. Made for girls with little more butt, I just steamed it in a little Bc I'm not so fortunate. Perfect for any black tie affair. Got crazy compliments
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 14, 2016
Va Va Voom!!
I'm short, slightly curvy, and very petite. This dress fit perfectly! I wore 5" sandals and the dress would have dragged the floor in anything shorter. The length was perfect in my tall heels and a backless bra is necessary if you have a smaller bust. This dress accented my curves and turned many heads!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
September 19, 2016
The dress runs about one size small but it was absolutely picture-perfect!
The dress is beyond beautiful and elegant. I usually wear a size 6 but because of the mermaid fit, I opted for the 8L and it was perfect. It shaped me and flowed in all the right places. I wore it to a wedding and it was just the right amount of fancy/appropriate for a mother of three. It was easier to move, dance, and sit than I expected. If you have larger hips, I would definitely recommend going a size up. I also rented the necklace shown - It complimented the dress perfectly!
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 27, 2016
This dress was everything I wanted it to be
I felt so elegant in this dress, the color and the fabric was fantastic! Very unique in a sea of black and navy dresses. I would highly, highly recommend you either steam, iron or both for this dress it came to me not super wrinkled but it didn't have that polished fresh look I wanted. Once I ironed it, fluffed the tool underneath and let it hang overnight, WOW! I am just shy of 6'0" tall and I ordered the Long and it was just barely long enough to wear 1 inch heels, just an FYI for my tall ladies out there. I would rent this dress again and I will be using this site again for sure!
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 159lbs
September 28, 2016
The event was an adult prom. Since I couldn't attend me high schools prom this one was important
The dress was amazing I felt like a movie star. Another thing that made This dress so special is that the same designer made my wedding dress. If you get the chance the rent this dress you won't regret it. -perfectly imperfect
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
September 30, 2016
The structure of this dress is phenomenal, highlights hourglass shapes perfectly.
The shimmer photographs well and the fabric is comfortable, not itchy. Would recommend not wearing a bra if possible. Not the easiest dress for dancing in - so consider that depending on what you are attending! The dress arrived in perfect condition.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 1, 2016
Gorgeous dress but runs small
I ordered this through my unlimited service for a wedding, but unfortunately it was about 2 inches too small in my back area. Such a gorgeous dress, the material is thick and holds you in, gets rid of any lumps and bumps, and is sparkly silver. The 2R would have fit perfectly.
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
October 3, 2016
Blessed dressed!
I got the 2R with the 4R as backup (luckily) because it does run a bit small. I wanted it to fit tight as to show of curves and the 4R did that beautifully. Was so comfortable to wear and I received nonstop compliments!! The staff at the event said "we keep talking about you. Everyone is saying did you see the woman in the silver dress!!" They told me I was the best dressed of the night - apparently they choose every year. :) I felt amazing all night and it is breaking my heart to send this dress back. It hugs all the right places and it's impossible to take a bad picture! I'm 5'5" and the length was great with heels. cannot say enough about this dress and my first transaction with RTR went beautifully. No stress. <3 <3 <3
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
October 10, 2016
Even with 3 inch heels it is too long. Especially for someone who is 5ft 2in. It was pretty though!
This dress was sent to me as a replacement, so I never actually wore the dress but I did try it on. I am a B cup and it was too snug in the bust area. Too the point where I couldn't breathe. It is very heavy and a lot of dress. If you have tall and skinny like the model this dress will look beautiful on you! Otherwise, if you're short like I am then this dress is not for you. Overall, this dress was not for me and I had another backup dress for the Marine Ball to wear. The dress is very grand and elegant and would look great on the right person with the right body. (FYI: if you have junk in your trunk and hips that don't lie, ORDER THE NEXT SIZE UP).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
October 14, 2016
Mermaid stunner in silver
Charcoal silver sparkler- runs quite small as I am regularly a 2 and the 2 was very snug, but not unwearable. Perfect with a high pair of heels even for anyone on the shorter side. Mermaid cut is beautiful on this gown, perfect for black tie anything.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 45
October 16, 2016
Felt beautiful all night
This dress is pretty tight around the hips and bust, hard to sit down. But what a stunning dress! Wore to a military ball, got compliments all night
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
October 23, 2016
If you don't want to be noticed, this dress isn't for you...
This dress runs SMALL!!! I was in between a 4L and 6L, and the 6L was a little looser around the bottom, while the 4L fit more like a true mermaid. I sucked it up (and in) and wore the 4L...throughout the night it loosened a little, which helped. The shimmer and fit is spectacular (no pulling up the top), and hugs you in all the right places- enhancing or creating a perfect hourglass figure. Expect to be stopped every 5 steps to hear how AMAZING this dress is. I truly felt beautiful. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is that the 4L wasn't long enough. There was about a 2-3 inch difference between the sizes. If I could've had the fit of the 4L with the length of the 6L, it would've been perfect. I highly recommend!!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
October 25, 2016
Tons and tons of compliments, all night long.
I ordered a 2, which is my regular size, and a 4P as a backup because they didn't have a 2 in petite. I'm 5'3, so petite sizing generally flatters my shape more. I'm so glad I did! The 4P fit like a glove and molded to the curvature of my body so perfectly. The dress came in the mail wrinkle and stain free..it looked brand new! I will rent from this website again and again. Beautiful fit, beautiful product, great service, on time, reliable. I got compliments all night long! Random people attending other weddings, the bride, everyone! Must have received over 30 compliments on this dress. Thank you Rent the Runway!
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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 27, 2016
Absolutely beautiful!
This dress is gorgeous and worth the money. It's color is much more metallic in person- like a shimmery gun metal with silver undertones. It runs a bit snug in the rib cage. The fabric/zipper does not allow for any wiggle room, so I would recommend sizing up for your back up. I have some hips/butt and I didn't have any trouble in that area. The length is a tad short. I'm 5'6" and I typically wear 4-5" heels, but I had to wear 3" heels with this dress so that the hem skimmed the floor. My feet weren't mad about the adjustment. Overall, it was a gorgeous dress and I felt like a million bucks in it. I highly recommend it for your formal affair.
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