Ella Dress

$30 rental
$498 retail
Stylist Notes

Catch your man's eye in teal! Fire up the romance in this ML Monique Lhuillier lace dress and take date night up a notch.

Also available in cobalt, white, and purple.

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 & plus 16W-22W.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Teal Lace (100% Polyester). Three quarter sleeves. Boat neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 36” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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495 reviews
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(5)
True to Size
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Small
(81)
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
September 21, 2014
Loved this dress!
Really comfortable and fun. Sleeves did run a little tight, so I went with the 6 instead of the size 4. Would definitely rent this again.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
April 29, 2014
Sadly, I could not wear the dress, it did not fit in either of the sizes I ordered.
Incredibly cute dress, but my bust area is too much to zip it up. I could not wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
May 4, 2014
Gorgeous dress, very well made.
This dress is super flattering for curvy or hourglass figures. I loved the sleeves, very sophisticated and not too short. I am busty with small waist and rib cage and the bodice was very tight. If you're not narrow up top I recommend sizing up. I rented this for a big White House Correspondent's Dinner party at an Embassy in DC but chose not to wear it because I felt a little too flirty/whimsical considering I had to make a speech and was a co-host of the party. I will definitely rent another time!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 5, 2014
Comfortable, pretty, but saw other women wearing it
I wore this to a cocktail party and loved it. It fit true to size and looked good on. But I wore it in a weekend of big parties in Washington, and I saw a woman wearing this dress in purple at the same cocktail party. The next day, I saw it in green at a brunch. Lovely dress, too popular.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
May 12, 2014
Beautiful Dress!
This was my backup dress, and it turned out great! The color is more blue/green than hunter green. It is a very well made dress and felt so pretty and elegant in the dress, and super fun to dance in with the twirl skirt. If you have larger arms though this would not be good, as the material is tight.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
May 13, 2014
Well made beautiful color
Perfect fit and comfortable. Color was excellent, not too dark or too light
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 195lbs
May 16, 2014
Classy but still party-ready
Great dress for many occasions! Wore this to the opening night of the film festival that I work at. The dress was just a smidge bluer than I was expecting, but I was happily surprised to find it had pockets, which I carried my wallet and phone in all night. Fit was nice, although I felt it lacked definition in the waist, so I added a gold belt. Super comfortable all night. Very high quality built-in slip that didn't bunch or ride up. Dancing in it was no problem. I was also happy to notice at the end of the night that the lace never caught on anything, including my jewelry or my date's clothes. My only caveat would be that the sleeve hit exactly at the elbow, which made the lace edge fold over and wrinkle. I wish the sleeve were maybe an inch shorter. Also, because of the higher neckline, sleeves, and the sturdy slip, this dress was a bit warm for a crowded summer event, but not uncomfortably hot.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
May 17, 2014
Fantastic Dress!
This dress is great! The color is wonderful - very rich in person. I felt the sleeves were comfortable, the length was appropriate, and the tailoring flattering. The dress does have pockets which are convenient, but there is a small flare around the hip area because of that... I chose this dress for a (cocktail) charity event and it was perfect for the evening. The material is a little heavy so I'd avoid it if you plan to be outside at say a summer wedding or something, but otherwise, do yourself a favor and rent this dress!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
May 22, 2014
Classy dress!
This is a great dress for a number of occasions. The color is a little more teal then emerald in person over a goldfish nude overlay. It fit true to size except the arms were quite snug. I received compliments on this dress all night!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
May 27, 2014
This dress is amazing. I received so many complements!
It is very comfortable, but similar to alot of other women here the dress is very tight in the arms. If you have larger arms I recommend ordering a size up. It was still a bit snug, but it was wearable. Great dress, would definitely rent again.
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
May 27, 2014
Cute but not great
Too short for these legs and pulled in the arms- love the ML fit but this one was a miss for my frame. Good thing it was my back up dress! ;)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
June 1, 2014
Very beautiful color, received many compliments.
The color of this dress is gorgeous! I felt very pretty wearing this during my rehearsal dinner. Luckily the restaurant was air conditioned-if you have to wear this outside for very long, you will sweat! It is lined in satin, so would be better suited for non-summer months. I believe it runs a little small, was slightly tight in my ribcage area, and I'm a size 12 in most other clothing. The zipper was difficult to get up-definitely can't zip it by yourself!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
June 9, 2014
Beautiful, fun, tight arms.
First, this dress is beautiful. It comes in multiple colors, but the teal/green is gorgeous. The body fits true to size. Like most of the other reviewers, the arms are tight. I fit in the 6; the body and skirt were perfect. The arms fit, but were too tight to even raise 90 degrees. I wore the 8 which fit the arms much better; the body was still fitted but looser than I would have wanted. The skirt is a good length, and has a fun twirl when dancing. Some reviewers say the fabric can be hot and this would be true for temperatures over 75. It's completely lined with a thick satin which is perfect for colder parties, luckily the weather turned out cool and I didn't sweat. Bonus, there are pockets which is great for your phone or lip gloss. I would definitely rent this dress again. I wore it with the BEN-AMUN Gold Deco Crystal Teardrop earrings, and a gold statement necklace. I recommend a necklace of some sort to breakup the pattern of the dress and add character. Measurements, boobs 36.5, chest 31, waist 28, hips 42. Generally a size 6.
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
June 11, 2014
Great dress that was also quite comfortable!
This was my backup dress, so I'd ordered a size larger to make sure something would work out for me. I could have easily worn a 12 in this dress -- the 14 was pretty roomy. I liked that it was long enough on me -- I'm 5'10" with a shorter torso, so length can really be an issue for me. It was also great to wear a normal bra under this dress -- added to the comfort factor. I got soooooo many complements on this dress, especially on the color, which was a gorgeous teal. The nude under layer was very sexy and looked great while being very comfortable.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 16, 2014
I wore this dress for a musical revue I performed in. The dress was fun and comfortable
This dress was so easy to move in, and I loved the fit because it didn't require me to wear spanks. My arms run on the thinner side and they fit just fine in the Size 10. I also got the size 12 because I read that the sleeves run small, but the 10 fit perfectly. This dress has several underlay skirts, so it's not thin and you have plenty of protection and support. I got SO many compliments on the dress and it looked "Grace Kelly" elegant!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
June 23, 2014
So many compliments!
I got so many compliments on this dress. MAJOR EGO BOOST! Pretty comfy, cute, flirty.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
June 23, 2014
Something unexpected and fun!
So I love this dress so much on others but not as much on me. I'm a pear and very curvy and also really short. So to me the bottom of this dress and it poofiness just made me look so much larger on the bottom. It hid everything but was too much on my frame. Also, because I'm short the dress went a little past my knee which through of the proportion of the dress off. I had way to much on the bottom drawing the eye down. The boat neck is gorgeous and the fabric is amazing. Just I think this is better for taller non-petite girls.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
June 29, 2014
Classic sophistication, very Audrey Hepburn.
I loved this dress. I wore it to a religious service and it was perfect. It was modest and flattering. The lace was thick but not too hot (the place was air conditioned). The skirt had nice movement and wasn't too puffy. Plus, what's better than pockets!!! I wore it with my favorite pearl and rhinestone statement necklace and simple earrings. The sleeves were not too right as some reviews complained, but not roomy either, definitely fitted. Overall, I highly recommend this dress. The color was amazing.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 104lbs
July 5, 2014
amazing dress!
comfortable and elegant!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
July 16, 2014
Ended up not working out and had to order an emergency replacement dress.
I didn't wear this dress because I decided it would be way too hot for a rehearsal dinner in New Orleans in July. When I tried it on, it felt a bit more matronly than I thought it would and the lace doesn't really give so if your arms are bigger, I don't think this will work for you. It was difficult for me to lift my arms up, but most importantly, I was hot in it after having it on for 5 minutes and I wasn't even in NOLA yet! I think this would be better for a Fall or Winter event when you would welcome the extra warmth. The lining is well made but VERY thick.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
July 19, 2014
Beautiful color!
The color of the dress was beautiful and the quality was obvious. The dress itself ran a little big, but the arms were pretty tight so I couldn't wear a size down.
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
July 27, 2014
Looked great with the pearls recommended with it!
Loved this dress, but it did fit a little small around the chest and arms. I had to go up a size, but it still worked. I think the color was great and I did love the longer sleeves; that style is hard to find. The recommended pearl necklace looked great with it and really made the color pop!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 138lbs
August 2, 2014
Beautiful dress! Hubby loved it!
10 fit me except arms were way too tight, had to wear size 12, the rest of dress was way too big...loved it otherwise! #wedding
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Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 16
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
August 11, 2014
This was a 'panic and call RTR' dress - they were AWESOME -
Super cute dress - a few spots where the lace was ripped, but not noticeable - a little warm for an outdoor July wedding, but really comfy and flattering! This dress was sent to me overnight when my original dress was a no-go, the stylist was very patient and got me the replacement dress in less than 24 hours, from NJ to Seattle!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
August 22, 2014
I got so many compliments. It is so classic looking!
This dress fit me like a glove! 10 out of 10!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
August 26, 2014
Love this dress!
This was my first rental with RTR, and I will definitely be using this service again! I did read through the other reviews before reserving, and I am definitely glad that I did - the sleeves are definitely tighter, which did cause me to wear the size 12 versus the size 10. I could have worn the size 10, but the arms would have been pretty uncomfortable for any period of time. Even though I went up a size, the dress didn't appear overly big - I loved that it had pockets! But, the pockets did sort of stick out a bit - which again, could have simply been because I went up a size and it wasn't as "snug" in the waist... Overall, great dress - would rent it again, or possibly purchase.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
September 10, 2014
My favorite dress!
I have rented this dress in every color - it is my go-to favorite dress. Perfect fit! The arms are a little snug so I would not suggest it if you have bigger or more muscular arms. Otherwise, it fits very true to size. I particularly love the pockets!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
September 12, 2014
Comfortable and loved the pockets!
Fit great, super comfortable, fun and flirty while modest.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
January 18, 2015
Great color and fit
This dress was perfect for a winter engagement party. The silky lining is warm and keeps the lace from being scratchy. It was a great color that would work well for any skin tone. It ran true to size. It you are very busty or are broader up top, I wouldn't recommend this dress for you. The fuller skirt is forgiving for your bottom half. There is no stretch to the fabric. I was disappointed that there was a tear in the lace in the center below the waist. It was quite noticeable. The hook in the back also needed restitching. It the tear was repaired, I would definitely rent it again.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 3, 2015
Amazing ! I felt beautiful and comfortable in it. Great color also !
The sleeves for the size 8 which I normally am were too tight and I didn't want to be uncomfortable. Besides that the dress was perfect !
Size worn:
20W
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 236lbs
February 7, 2016
Smooth transaction and a gorgeous dress!
This is my first experience with this company and I feel like it's the beginning of a beautiful friendship.... My sister chose this dress for me and what worried me was the size. What sold me was the option of ordering an extra size free! I'm so glad for that because I ordered a 16 and because 18 wasn't available I got a 20 as my backup size. Again, so glad that happened. These dresses run small and I ended up wearing the 20 (NOTE it may say 16w or 20w but there was no "w" on the tag. Maybe I missed something haha). Anyway, the dress was an absolute hit. The color is even more beautiful in person and I received so many compliments on it. I definitely felt pretty and can't wait for my next rental. Crossing my fingers it'll be just as successful! Thanks RTR!
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Size worn:
20W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 275lbs
February 6, 2016
This was a dress I rented for a graduation party. Perfect dress from a perfect night.
The length and the cut are good, especially for someone like me with a large stomach. I went with other's suggestions and got a size smaller than normal. It was my first rental so I didn't know about the free extra size, so I just got the 20. I wasn't able to get a 22 after the fact so I was stuck with the 20. Because I NEEDED this dress to work. I lost almost 15 lbs and still the dress was too snug. So Don't be like me, just buy true to size.
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Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
January 21, 2016
This dress was amazing for a cocktail party I attended!
This dress was gorgeous! I was a little scared, seeing as I'm normally around a 12-14, and the smallest they had was a 16. I read the reviews, and said it ran small. The 16 fit like a comfortable 14. Definitely not restrictive at all. And the color is gorgeous! I wore it in January, and luckily it had sleeves, and a nice lining, so it was warmer than I expected too!
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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 218lbs
December 6, 2015
Very comfortable, great compliments all night!
I thought the fit was great. The arms weren't too tight and the length was great! I wore the dress to our annual work holiday party and got great compliments all night. Wore with silver sparkly shoes and accent ring. The only thing I would bring to the attention of others is that the dress does not do well with photos if you are in front of a green screen (the dress will photo with whatever background is on the green screen. It was a great laugh, and we had a good time with it. I didn't think of it and maybe would've rented in a different color).
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 16
Age: 31
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
December 2, 2015
Beautiful fun dress!
I rented the 18 because it was the only one available, I usually wear 16, so it was a little bit bigger than what I had wished, anyways this was not a problem because I was so happy with he dress I enjoyed every moment in it. I received many compliments at my sister's baby shower. It is made of fancy beautiful fabric, the color is very nice too, just rent it! you will love it!
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
November 19, 2015
Gorgeous dress! I received many compliments throughout the night. Wish I had taken more pictures!
Initially when I tried the dress on I was a bit disappointed as the way it fell on my hips made me feel huge! But over the course of the day, the fit grew on me as I received a lot of compliments so I guess it was just my distorted view. The only negative thing I could say about this dress is that it's HOT! It has about 3 layers and the nude layer is fairly thick so if you plan on dancing all night, be prepared to sweat!
Size worn:
18W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
November 12, 2015
I wore this to a wedding for dear friends who met at my wedding.
This dress was a dream! I have received so many compliments on it, from in person to friends who saw photos. Dress is a gorgeous shade of teal, and fits true to size. I ordered back up dresses since they did not have a second size in this dress- and happily I didn't need them.
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Size worn:
16W
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 200lbs
November 5, 2015
The dress photographed beautifully for my engagement photos!
I rented this dress for my engagement photos after realizing the purple version was sold out. I was weary at first, because I don't typically wear green, but the color was gorgeous--especially for a fall engagement shoot! I got so many compliments from random passersby. It was comfortable, modest, and offered the right amount of warmth while we were taking pictures outside at the end of October in Minnesota (it's heavy). I accessorized with a gold necklace, gold cuff, and nude heels.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
October 21, 2015
I didn't wear this dress but it is beautiful.
This lovely dress was my second choice for a very fancy wedding. My first choice fit perfectly and I went with that. This one was too small. I'm not sure whether I'm in denial about my true size or it's just runs small. I may rent it again for another occasion.
Size worn:
16W
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
October 14, 2015
Perfect dress!
I wore this for a wedding where I started the day by doing the bride's makeup, and wore it all the way through the reception. It was comfortable all day, and looked great. It fit my DD bust and my midsection, but wasn't too loose everywhere else.
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