Your Moment Sheath

$140 to buy
$398 retail
Stylist Notes

Attending a wedding? This lady like ML Monique Lhuillier lace sheath is the perfect style to look elegant for the ceremony.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust but can not be worn with a standard bra due to open back
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt may be more fitted on curvier women; consider sizing up in backup for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra due to exposed back
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust but can not be worn with a standard bra due to open back
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt may be more fitted on curvier women; consider sizing up in backup for full hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra due to exposed back
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Navy lace (60% cotton, 23% rayon, 17%nylon). Cap sleeves. Boat neckline with scalloped lace edge. Pencil skirt with scalloped lace hem. Keyhole back with hook and eye closure. Hidden side zipper. 37" from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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574 reviews
Fit
Large
(48)
True to Size
(487)
Small
(38)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 24, 2014
Lacey and sophisticated!
The fit was true to size and ended up wearing the size 6. This dress was just the right length and fit the feel of the wedding. It was conservative without being boring. The lace gave it a sense of sophistication. I have bigger arms and felt that the lace around the arms were a little tight, but still loved the dress. I would definitely rent this again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 200lbs
July 3, 2014
Beautiful dress!!!
If I could own this and wear it to every event I ever have to go to, I'd be happy! I still have people talking about it. I did find it ran a little big, but I was still very comfortable. Beautiful Dress!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 12, 2014
Comfortable and classy- perfect for a formal wedding!
This dress seems pretty popular and it's no surprise. It's simply beautiful and really comfortable (if you're okay wearing a stick-on bra). It was really easy to dance in. The back is awesome and adds a little sauciness to the otherwise conservative dress. The length is just riding the edge of too long. It hit right at/above my knee. If I was an inch or 2 shorter, I might have thought the length was a little awkward. I ordered a 4 (my usual size) with a 2 as my back up and there was no question that the dress ran big. The 2 was very comfortable. I definitely recommend this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
July 13, 2014
Amazing dress.
Everything was perfect. The 4 was a little "worn" but it is a fabulous dress and I want it in every color
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
July 16, 2014
Wore this for my engagement photo shoot and it was perfect - elegant and comfortable
I loved this dress! These was a fitted bodice that provided enough support to go sans bra if you prefer. just beautiful! will definitely rent again!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 22, 2014
This dress was perfect for a military ball that I attended with my boyfriend!
This dress is CLASSIC! The peekaboo lace adds just enough sass to keep it from looking too matronly. It's classy yet sexy. The dress was in beautiful condition and had been neatly pressed and cleaned. I am always either a 4 of 6 in clothes, and the 6 fit perfectly. I don't like how support wear feels, so I didn't wear Spanx with this, but if you don't mind Spanx it would look very pretty with it underneath! The back is what makes this dress absolutely gorgeous. It is just so stunning! I didn't have any issue with the hook coming undone like some reviews said. I do have a broad ribcage and more muscular shoulders, though, so that could've helped. I paired this dress with nude heels and rhinestone/gold drop earrings.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
July 27, 2014
Didnt end up wearing it.
Lovely dress. Just wasnt feeling it the day of.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
July 28, 2014
Beautiful dress! Received numerous complements at the wedding!
The dress was perfect for an outdoor wedding in Connecticut. I received numerous complements at the wedding and then continued complements in pictures after the wedding. It fit well and I felt very comfortable in it. A sticky bra is necessary because of the lace details on the shoulders and the beautiful open keyhole back. The dress has been rented and worn numerous times before as the lace edges were worn and tattered (I read that in other reviews before I rented it and did notice it on my rented dress but it is not obvious in pictures or to others.) The lining did fall past the outer lace in the front but with a little adjustment, I was able to hide it. I did not have any problems with the hook and eyes that clasp at the base of the neck to keep the top of the keyhole together (other reviews had mentioned problems with this.) This dress is beautiful - most likely why it is rented so much! I did not want to give it back and I will definitely rent it again!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
July 28, 2014
Nice dress but has no structure.
Very comfortable but I would have liked it to "fit" more. When I sip a dress I want to feel like it is hugging me and this dress sort of hang. I'm slender but it does not have any boing or corseting and is cut to contour the body so it just sort of hang. Perhaps I could have got a smaller size but it was pretty stretchy so it would probably just looked tight and not structured. All and all I like it but it is certainly NOT sexy or sophisticated looking. More preppy and plain.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
August 1, 2014
Beautoful!
Fitted perfectly around hips
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
August 13, 2014
Perfect combination of class and sass
The dress was the perfect combination of sophisticated and a little bit of sass with the cutout in the back. The size 14 was a little big, but the 12 was a little tight. I ended up going with the 14. My only disappointment was that the lace was a little worn down. This dress I wore probably should have been retired or repaired.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
September 7, 2014
I got so many compliments on this dress!
This dress fit true to size
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 30, 2013
Hugs curves in all the right places
Gorgeous and the back looks even better! Lace is girly and top covers enough to keep it classy.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
February 25, 2014
Gorgeous dress for a black tie optional wedding! Glam, Baby!
This was such a flattering and beautiful dress. Highly recommend!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
October 6, 2014
The lace was so elegant!
I wore this to my graduations and felt like a movie star - no one had anything similar. I received numerous compliments and loved that the dress was professional yet elegant and a bit sexy. The lace was a bit worn but not so much that anyone noticed.
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
October 23, 2014
Classy and Sexy
Wore this dress for a Chinese wedding and it was classy and just perfect!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
October 27, 2014
So comfortable and elegant looking
I wore this to a wedding and reception and loved it. It was comfortable, and flattering and the navy looked very elegant. I love ML dresses anyway, but this was a stand out!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 19, 2012
My favorite dress so far, gorgeous fit and wonderful stylist suggestions!
This dress was absolutely amazing, I am glad I took a chance on it even though no one else had reviewed it yet! I was able to fit into a smaller size than I imagined, I got the 2 and the 4 and while the 4 "fit", the lace around the sleeves and neckline was a little looser, so I tried the 2 and it fit like a glove. The inside is lined with really soft silk so this dress was comfortable all night. Everyone raved about it and my boyfriend asked how much it would be to buy it! Loved every minute of wearing it!!
FLOctober 23, 2012
I know it is recommended that this dress be worn with the NuBra, but can you get away with wearing no support?
AngelaOctober 25, 2012
I did not wear a bra and was perfectly fine. I'm a 34C.
MaggieOctober 27, 2012
I did not wear a bra with it and I felt fine, I am a 36b.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
October 21, 2012
Absolutely beautiful dress!!
I am so glad that I took the chance to rent this dress. I am in love with lace and have been looking far and wide for this exact dress. It was absolutely stunning and felt like I was on the red carpet. Not to mention, everyone at the wedding kept on asking me where I got it. I fell in love with the dress and now want to buy it! Thanks RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 21, 2012
People went out of their way to approach me and tell me how much they loved my dress!
I LOVE THIS DRESS!! Beautiful fabric with wonderful lace detailing and the back is really what makes this dress special. I will rent this dress again in the future.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 22, 2012
Great navy dress, had several strangers approach me asking where I got the dress!!
First off, since there were no other reviews, I had thought this dress was more black and it is not, it's definitely a navy blue. The dress was beautiful and fit well, though it was a little snug in the sleeves. I'm about 5'5" and it hit just above the knee. Lots of compliments from complete strangers, which is a typical RTR experience!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
October 22, 2012
Amazing Dress
I literally got compliments all night in this dress. I was even at the supermarket picking up wine when a complete stranger came up and told me that i looked stunning. DEFINITELY recommend this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
October 22, 2012
Classy and beautiful dress! A must-rent!
The dress fit perfectly. I'm 5'3" and it came just below my knees. I would have preferred it to be a little above the knees, but paired with some cute nude pumps and gold jewelry and it looked fabulous. I'm so glad I rented it and risked it being a little longer than what I'm used to. The lace on the dress is beautiful. The back is to die for gorgeous. I received tons of compliments and many asking where I got it from. Definitely would rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
October 23, 2012
GORGEOUS AND SEXY!
This dress was gorgeous and I felt very sexy all night. I am very curvy and this dress fit me like a glove. It was comfortable-- I danced all night and didn't have to pull it down or adjust it at all. No bra is needed and there was no visible panty line. This is the best dress I have EVER rented!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 152lbs
October 24, 2012
W.O.W.
Classic. Sexy. Gorgeous. Fit like it was made for me. I would've purchased the dress instantly if I had that option. Wore it to a business cocktail dinner & then out on the town. Grace Kelly with a bit more sass.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 28, 2012
Stunning dress!
I wore this dress to a black tie event and I absolutely loved it, and ended up purchasing the dress in a different color from Nordstrom! I'm typically between a 4/6, but sometimes have to go up a size for the bust. I ended up wearing the 8 because it gave me room in the bust and fit a little loose on the rest of my body without losing its shape. I used a Nubra with the dress which worked really well for the open back.. The dress itself does have some bust support in the lining so a smaller bust could probably go without. The dress was absolutely beautiful and versatile!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 29, 2012
Gorgeous classy dress!
This dress fit perfectly and was really comfortable. The lace is beautiful and the open back is a really lovely detail. I wore this to a wedding and I couldn't have been happier with my choice!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
October 29, 2012
Didn't end up wearing it, fit oddly
I received this dress in a 0. It fit, but it was not a flattering cut for me. The model looks great, but in person the dress was heavy which made me look heavier. I would wear it for a different occasion, but did not select it for this wedding.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
October 29, 2012
Perfect Fit
The dress fit really well. I have a very long rectangular-shaped body, and this gave me curves. Wish I owned it!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 30, 2012
Great dress!
This dress was perfect for a fall wedding. I ordered both the size 2 and size 4. I wound up wearing the size 2, which was a little tight but better than the alternative. I got a lot of compliments on the dress and I'd highly recommend renting it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 4, 2012
You'll be sad to return it!
I wore this dress to my bachelorette party. I loved the lace at the top. This dress ran a little large in the top, but fit well on the bottom. Perhaps user error in not getting a dress suited for pear shape? I received a lot of compliments ... definitely sad when I had to return it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
November 5, 2012
This is a very sophisticated dress! I got a lot of compliments on how great it looked.
This dress came in very good shape -- since it's all lace, I was afraid there would be lots of snags or breaks in the lace that would be evident once I put the dress on. When it came, everything looked fine and there were no noticeable flaws in the lace. Like previous reviewers noted, it is a dark blue dress even though it looks black in the picture. Because I'm a little shorter, the dress sat lower and looked a little big around the hips and hit way past my knees (it's an issue with any dress I wear that is not petite sized, so it's not a specific fault of this dress). To fix it, I put in a few simple stitches at the shoulder area so the dress sits higher, which didn't mess up the dress at all since it is lace and you can just put a stitch through the hole areas of the lace. It looked a lot better after I did this, since the curvy sections of the dress actually hit me where they are supposed to. However, the dress still hit below my knee, which is different than what is shown in the picture. Overall, it still looked good though I could notice that there was extra fabric around my waist and hips -- it definitely was not a tight fitting dress on me. It's fine given that it's not supposed to be super tight, but just an FYI for other shorter and smaller girls out there who usually have a hard time proportionally fitting into dresses.
RoxanaNovember 16, 2012
Thank you so much for your review! I am petite and have similar proportions (94 lbs, 5'0, 32a) and was considering this dress. But looking for more of a form fitting sheath on a petite frame, so your review was super duper helpful!
angieMay 18, 2013
Thank you for your review! I am also petite (5'1,126 lbs) so your feedback was very helpful.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Body type: Apple
November 6, 2012
Elegant
I wore this dress for one of my dear friend's fabulous Chicago wedding. I received so many compliments and obvi raved about how great RTR is. I felt so elegant and I felt like I had the perfect outfit for such an elegant affiar. The dress is definitely form fitting so spanx was needed. Highly recommended!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
November 9, 2012
pretty but too long
I am 5"2'' and this dress was too long for me, but the lace and the back were absolutely gorgeous!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
November 10, 2012
Such a gorgeous, sexy dress! I got compliments all night.
I really loved this gorgeous dress. I was unable to wear any bra with it (NuBra does not work very well with larger chests). I was a little concerned that the top might slip a bit, but it was fine. Sorry for the crazy dancing picture but I wanted to show the back!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 63
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
November 11, 2012
Navy lace was perfect for afternoon to evening wedding.
I got tons of compliments. It was little loose in the bust for me but fit perfectly everywhere else. It was elegant and comfortable.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117lbs
November 11, 2012
Beautiful dress! Got lots of compliments!
The size 2 was a little snug but the 4 too loose. Went with the smaller size but the dress does not stretch. You'll need help ziping it up and clipping the back.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
November 12, 2012
Perfect dress for a beautiful wedding!
I wore this dress to a southern wedding in fall. Never have I ever felt so elegant and beautiful in a dress. I chose the RTR suggested bracelet to accompany the outfit which was a perfect compliment. I added a simple little jacket to the ensemble for the church which made the hooks in the back of the dress come undone so I had to forgo the jacket for the reception. Note for future renters, in retail stores I'm typically a 2 or 4 in dresses (or a Small), and this dress in a 4 fit like a glove.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
November 13, 2012
This was my first EVER rental from renttherunway and I couldn't be anymore pleased! Amazing :)
The loved this dress and got soooo many compliments. It is sophisticated, but yet a bit sexy too. Perfect for a formal occasion like a wedding or such. I loved the open back and the lace top was stunning in pictures and such. The length was to my knees which made the dress comfortable to sit in. I would suggest to get your normal dress size and maybe even a size smaller if your not big chested. I probably could have worn a 6, but the 8 fit just fine. LOVE IT!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
November 14, 2012
This dress is absolutely stunning. It fit like a glove but was very comfortable at the same time.
While I absolutely loved this dress and it fit beautifully, I was disappointed with the condition of the dress. At the hem and sleeves is an additional piece of lace that is attached to give the lace edging. These pieces had noticible threads pulled to the point that only about 50-60% of the pieces were secure. I almost didn't wear the dress because I was afraid of the pulls being noticed or the bottom piece becoming more detached and lopsided. Are the dresses not inspected upon return and/or repaired when necessary?
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