Lace It Back Sheath

$30 rental
$1298 retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

Sexy meets elegant in this open back lace sheath by MSGM. A perfect dinner party choice that will get you compliment after compliment!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38 - 46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, 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 up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 38 - 46, Italian sizing.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a nubra or no bra.
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Burgundy Lace (61% Cotton, 32% Viscose, 7% Polyamide). Long sleeves. Crew neckline. Pencil skirt. Open back. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 38” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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114 reviews
Fit
Large3
True to Size61
Small22
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
June 28, 2016
Perfect for a wedding!
Business in the front, party in the back. This dress was elegant, flattering and the open back made it feel less serious.
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 8, 2016
Beautiful lace dress with a sexy open back
I was looking for a lace dress for a friend's wedding, and this worked out perfectly. I ended up with a size larger (6) than usual (4), due to availability, but it still fit well. The dress is a good length, the body and arms didn't feel too tight, and the open back adds a sexy look to the elegant lace style.
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Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 22
April 2, 2016
Beautiful dress, came with some tears in the lace
This dress was so gorgeous! The color is really nice, and it fits beautifully if you keep in mind that you'll need to order (at least) one size up. The only problem was that there were some small tears in the lace which I didn't notice until I was already out. These were pretty unnoticeable because the lace was intricate, but it was still annoying to pay for a rental and then have it arrive damaged. Another thing to keep in mind is that the dress was slightly sheer, so nude underwear is important.
Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
March 14, 2016
Beautiful color!
Beautiful dress. I wore it to a winter wedding and got many compliments. It runs true to size. Very fitted though. I thought it would be long on me since I am short but it was a nice length above the knee.
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Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
February 29, 2016
Loved the dress! So many compliments. Such a rich beautiful color.
It was a little frayed, but no one could see. I felt fantastic in the dress. What a great deal for such a classy and expensive look.
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Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 42
February 24, 2016
Great dress for casual wedding!
I am 5'6" 120lbs with a larger bust and smaller hips. Normally I wear a size 2 but the size 2 as not available for my date and all reviews said this dress ran very small and to size up anyway so I went with the size 4 and no back up size. The dress fit in the bust and the length was good but was big in hips, shoulders and arms. I think I could have worn the 2 probably had it been available but this did not look bad on me just a looser fit. When the dress arrived it was a more casual material even though the style was dressy/cocktail. That was fine for me because this was a more casual wedding I was going to but if going to a true cocktail affair, this is probably not dressy enough. I loved the dress for my event and the back was truly cute. Be aware there is no bra that can be worn with this, I tried several including the stick in kind and even that showed because the back cutout wraps all the way around and even under the arms. I went with just pasties and no bra, I bra less is an issue this I snot the dress for you. I got tons of compliments and the dress was in great condition with no signs of wear or tear. .
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Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 27
February 22, 2016
Felt beautiful in this dress
This dress is very well made and the color/lace combination was perfect. I loved the open back on this dress and received several compliments on it. I wore this to a business school winter formal, and felt that the rest of the dress was just a little bit too conservative, mostly because of the length.
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Size worn:
42
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 3, 2016
Classy up front, party in back
I wore this dress for two different events in one weekend. The first night I dressed it up for a dinner at a high end restaurant down down, and the next dressed down with booties and thigh highs for a dear friends bridal shower. This is a nice versatile dress that will make people take a second look with the show stopping back.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
January 23, 2016
Lovely dress, will rent again!
I LOVED this dress, but unfortunately the size I knew I needed (size 42) was out of stock for the weekend. I ended up having the size 40 & 44 sent to me. The 40 was extremely tight in the waist (black belt) and the 44 was way too big in the arms/back area. Very disappointed that I couldn't wear this dress for my event, but it was VERY comfy & I will rent it again for another event when they have my size!! Zipper was hard to pull up but my husband used a pliers!!
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 21
January 19, 2016
The dress was beautiful and I got so many compliments!
The fit was amazing! Though I think the dresses were in the wrong bags, I tried them on and the 4 was right for me. The length was perfect and was a beautiful color. Dancing was a bit tough with not being able to move my arms that well but overall a great and beautiful dress!
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Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 21, 2015
Great dress!
RTR did not have the 38 available for me, so they just sent the 40, but that probably worked out for the best. It seemed a bit small, it worked well but I think the 38 would've been too small. I really loved the look of the dress on me though.
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Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
December 21, 2015
This dress is gorg
LOVED this dress for a fall wedding. The sleeves don't have any stretch so makes sense to size up if you have broad shoulders like me. Otherwise the dress was very comfortable and photographed beautifully. The open back gives it a bit of interest too. Definitely recommend!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
December 14, 2015
Classic
This is a timeless dress that looks very conservative from the front, but the open back gives it a little edge. It runs small in the bust/waist, and I was unable to wear the 38; I recommend sizing up.
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Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
December 13, 2015
Beautiful Dress for New England Fall Wedding
Like others I was worried 1. that it would look to old/conservative and 2. The sleeves would be tight, as I don't have the smallest arms. It turned out that neither ended up being an issue at all. I ordered the 44 and the 46, both fit, but I went with the bigger one so I could eat and dance and still be comfortable all night. It was a great color for a late fall wedding, and the sleeves kept me warm at the outdoor ceremony. The back keeps the dress from being old or frumpy. I felt it was a good balance between sexy and modest, as the longer length made up for the extra skin showing in the back. I wore a sticky bra with it just for some support, but I bet you could go without. The one thing I didn't consider when ordering was the tan lines left over on my back from my bathing suit in the summer. The cutout essentially framed that white stripe, but some self tanner saved the day. The only reason that I gave it 4 stars was the zipper in both dresses was almost impossible to get on and off... I seriously spent almost 30 mins attempting to zip the dress up. I ended up needing help to remove the dress as well. I think they have just been well worn, and the lace makes it difficult for the zipper to slide easily. Just something to think about.
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Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
December 6, 2015
Sexy back!
I would have given this dress 5 stars if it weren't for how frustrating the zipper was! It was nearly impossible to zip because of the black strip of fabric that goes around the dress at the hips. The sleeves were also a bit short for me, but I'm lanky. Otherwise, I absolutely adored the dress and received a ton of compliments. I wore sans bra, but if you want to wear one, you'll need to plan ahead and buy cups!
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Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 1, 2015
So much love for lace! Fit was perfect.
I wore this for a family wedding, and the length was perfect, it felt very comfortable and appropriate, yet the back gave the dress a little pop of fun! The 42 wasn't available for the weekend, so I ordered down and up and hoped for the best. I have an athletic build, and I couldn't zip the 40 by the seam at the waistline, but the 44 ended up working out perfectly as I had room to eat, sit, move and dance all night (it wasn't loose by any means). The color was more of a plum purple than a brown which the photos appear to be. I highly recommend this dress, the lace was absolutely gorgeous, perfect length, pretty color, and fun backless cut out. The shoes that I bought cost more than the rental! Pair it was a string of pearls.
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Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 118lbs
December 1, 2015
Elegant dress with a great warm winter color
This dress was amazing, it runs true to size and I loved the fit and color. The open back makes this dress even more unique (I wore it with a backless bra and worked out well) and the lace really makes it standout. I liked the fact that it had sleeves and that it wasn't too short. It was made very nice and I def didn't want to send it back. Would def recommend.
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Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Wedding
November 29, 2015
I received compliments all night!
I'm typically a 0, so I ordered the 0 and 2 (38 and 40) - I went with the 38. I was nervous when it came to renting because nothing ever fits me right, but the dress fit perfect. With that said, it is very hard to zip up once you get to the top. I considered wearing the 40 because of that, but when I put it on, I had a hard time zipping that one as well (and it was baggy on me). Once I got the dress on, it was smooth sailing! I couldn't even tell you the amount of people who complimented me on the dress. I even had husbands coming up to me saying how beautiful it was. I became known by the entire wedding as the girl who rented their dress. I had a GREAT first experience with RTR, and recommended it to all who approached me.
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Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
November 23, 2015
Beautiful color!
This dress was very comfortable and the color is perfect for fall. I loved the sleeves and also the open back detail. It kind of smooshed my chest and that is probably the only negative thing I will say about the dress, but besides that I received a lot of compliments and it was very comfortable for dancing all night!
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Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
November 20, 2015
Great dress, TERRIBLE zipper!
Seriously, my husband had to use his pliers to get this zipper up. It's THAT tricky. It just does not want to go past the belt part of the waist. Otherwise thought his dress is great! It was comfortable (but the neck hole is a little small so if you're wearing your hair up like I did, put the dress on before you do your hair!) and elegant. I got a ton of compliments. This particular dress had a few snags and pulls on the lace, but I think that's to be expected--it's a delicate material. I'm not sure I'd rent it again due to the very frustrating zipper, but it did look really good. And I love RtR!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
November 16, 2015
Beautiful dress!
I was so bummed, this dress didn't fit! It was so beautiful! The size 4 did not fit at all. My other choice, size 2 was damaged by previous renter. Thankfully RTR had my back and sent me a great replacement. I look forward to renting this dress for another occasion.
Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 39
November 3, 2015
Dress is beautiful and fit like a glove!
This dress was amazing and fit like a glove. I'm 5'7 and it fit right above my knee. I usually wear a size 4 in pants and a 2 in dresses. I not have to wear a bra. The color of the dress is not as burnt maroon as in the pictures online, but more of a purple maroon. It is a beautiful dress and open back gives it an extra wow statement. Everyone kept asking me where I purchased it, I let them in on rent the runway !!
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Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 28, 2015
Gorgeous color & dress!
There is no doubt this dress isn't stunning-I got loads of compliments and people asking if I took it from Kate Middleton's closet. But, as other reviewers have said, it does fit small. I would have probably worn the 42 if it was available for the rental period. The bottom portion of the dress was great and I was actually able to dance! The tight part is the waist band that hit right on my ribs. It has no give in the fabric. The top fits well, I wore a backless bra that had no problem staying in place. You could probably not wear a bra but I was worried a flash from a camera would expose a little too much. The shoulder area was slightly tight as well-my "YMCA" at the wedding was a little sad because it was hard to raise my arms! All in all, I would love to wear the dress again , and hope I could get both sizes!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123lbs
October 26, 2015
Did not wear
I typically run between a 0-2 depending on the dressmaker. I had a feeling that the 0 in this dress would be too small as it is an italian designer, but gave it a shot anyway. As suspected, it did not fit and I was unable to wear it. I do definitely want to rent it again in a better size (likely I will try a 2-4) because it looked just as gorgeous in person as it did in the photo!
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Size worn:
40
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
October 25, 2015
Absolutely loved this dress!
Perfect dress for a fall wedding. It was comfortable, fit true to size and came to me in great condition. Loved the color and the back cutout.
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Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
October 21, 2015
Very nice, but looks a bit worn now.
Beautiful and sexy dress. It came to me with a few holes and looked like it was worn down a bit but the dress looked amazing on and was perfect for my outdoor/indoor fall wedding.
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Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
October 14, 2015
The dress is formal enough for a black tie event.
True to size
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 25
October 13, 2015
This dress is stunning!!
This was my first RTR experience. Everything went so smooth, I will absolutely be renting again. This dress felt amazing to wear. Compliments all night. I am 5'1 so the dress hit my knees but looked great with black booties. Great for a fall wedding. Love the open back. It is definitely form fitting, so good to size up.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
October 6, 2015
Didn't end up wearing, my smaller size was not available.
This dress was beautiful, but the day before my event the smaller size became unavailable. The larger size that I received was far too long for me.
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Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
October 6, 2015
Perfect fit, lots of compliments!
This is probably one of my favorite dresses that I've rented from RTR. I wore a 42/size 4, which is the size I normally wear, and it fit me like a glove! It showed off the perfect amount of skin for my friend's birthday. The color and style was perfect was for fall, too. I definitely wanted to keep this dress for myself! If you're in between sizes, I would recommend sizing up for your backup as the dress doesn't stretch a lot.
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Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
September 25, 2015
Classy & sexy
This dress is classy but still sexy. The open back is very attractive. I wore a backless strapless bra with it and had no problems. I received several compliments & while I stopped in a swanky little boutique, the owner complimented it & said she could tell the lace was expensive. So it definitely shows as good quality. The only difficulty I had was with the zipper, it stuck & I almost couldn't wear it, but thankfully I managed to get it zipped up just in time. I felt that the fit was a little big but I was probably in between sizes because the smaller would have been too fitted for the event I was attending. Overall it's a very nice, eye-catching dress.
Size worn:
46
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 24, 2015
Perfect for a fall wedding!
I had originally ordered the 44 but it became unavailable EXTREMELY last minute, like, the day before I needed it. So I opted for the 46. It ended up fitting my hips and was a little large up top. Luckily, it made it more comfortable to dance and eat in because I danced my pants off. I got a ton of compliments on it and it was extremely flattering. I am rather hippy but felt really confident and sleek in it.
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Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
August 31, 2015
Great night wearing this dress! Classy yet sexy
Absolutely gorgeous dress! The only problem is that the shoulder area runs a little large. Beautiful maroon lace detail. Got many compliments wearing it!
Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Wedding
August 27, 2015
Beautiful fabric!!
Tight fitting but classy
Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
July 22, 2015
dress was AMAZING. classy and sexy at the same time. LOVED the lace.
no cons. wish I could keep it.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
July 20, 2015
The fit was very flattered and appropriate for the formal affair I rented it for.
The dress as a whole fit great, but the black band around the middle was pretty tight. It was slightly uncomfortable but that's really my only complaint. The color is beautiful in person and I would rent it again.
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Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
July 2, 2015
Obsessed. Gorgeous shape, but zipper broken
Absolutely gorgeous, but wasn't able to wear it as zipper in both sizes were broken. Huge disappointment as this dress is super flattering. RTR was wonderful and granted me store credit.
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Size worn:
38
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
May 26, 2015
Surprisingly sexy lace!
I had avoided this dress for a long time, scared it was too dark or demure for my style. Boy, was I wrong! When I visited the Georgetown store for the first time, I got to see my first choice dress--which didn't work out at all. This dress was available, and with much doubt and skepticism, I tried it. Woo, the moment I first walked out, I got complements everywhere. This dress does fit snug, like a glove, but it can make you work what you got. The contrast between the long sleeves and the open back really makes this dress work. I knew I could wear it to a conservative garden wedding, but still have a lot of fun with my closest friends who were getting married. The one thing to watch out for, is that you've really got to plan out your bra situation! I just ended up going sans bra because I didn't have much of a choice out of town. Still works, but I probably could've found a better solution if I had the time.
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Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 17, 2015
Great open back
I wore this to a friend's rehearsal dinner for a NYE wedding and it was so great! I loved the open back which made for a classy and sexy look! Would definitely rent again for a colder season!
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Size worn:
44
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
May 12, 2015
Absolutely stunning dress! Love the fit and the lace
This dress was by far the best choice. It was a beautiful deep red color, similar to a Merlot, that for great! I highly recommend it, especially if you love lace!
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