nha khanh

Simplicity Gown

$161 to buy
$1,115 retail
Stylist Notes

Edgy, meet elegant. This slim-fitting gown by nha khanh will amp up your style for the black tie gala.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Very Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: 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'').

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

Product Details

Navy Crepe. (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Crew neckline with open back and button closure. Column skirt with mesh waist cutouts. Lined. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. See size and fit tabs for lengths. Made in USA.

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118 reviews
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Large
(5)
True to Size
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Small
(6)
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 26, 2016
Open back with subtle cutouts make it classy not trashy

I usually wear a 6 but chose to wear the 8 based on the snugness around my lower abdomen/hips. The dress was super comfortable and made with a great, thick material. The open back and side cut outs balance out the modest front perfectly! I'm not usually a huge fan of dresses with side cut outs but this one felt classy and mature while still being fun. As per usual, RTR delivered on time and had great customer service. I'd definitely rent it again!

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Size worn:
2P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
July 4, 2016
MY FAVORITE RENTAL FROM RTR

I rented this dress for a black tie wedding. The color, fit, is perfect. Despite the cutouts and open back, the fabric is thick and slimming so I felt comfortable all night. So many compliments! My boyfriend STILL talks about this dress!

StephanieJuly 4, 2016
What inch heels did you wear with the dress? I am a bit shorter than you and was thinking about renting the 0P. Wondering if it will drag on the floor with a 3 inch heel.
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
November 28, 2014
Stunning dress!!!

I absolutely loved this dress! The only con is that it was too short. I think the 8L would have been perfect but it wasn't available. I'm wearing 2 1/2 inch heels in the pic and the gap was just too much, so I ended up going with my second option.

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
December 16, 2014
The dress fit like a glove and looked fantastic

The back is perfectly dramatic and the illusion panels are sexy without being overly so. Wore it to a black tie wedding and it was perfect. In some of the pictures it looked brighter blue than it is in real life, which is true navy. #blacktie #wedding #cutout #illusionpanel

Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
January 19, 2015
Although the dress didn't fit, I still enjoyed the service I was provided.

I rented this dress in a 2R and a 2L as I am 5'6 and the previous reviews said it ran a little short. The person who had rented the 2L before me had returned it damaged so I only received the 2R along with 2 other backup dresses selected by RTR. The dress was beautiful but unfortunately did not fit my chest area (I'm a size 34D/32DD). The dress was also a little too short for the shoes I wanted to wear. With flats, it would have been fine, but I still would have had the problem in the chest area. Luckily I ended up wearing one of the backup dresses instead. Pretty dress for smaller chested women, but definitely rent a longer length if you're anywhere around 5'5-5'6 and want to wear herls.

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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 185lbs
February 1, 2015
Beautiful dress!

I loved this dress, classy but sexy with the open back. I had to wear flats, but that was expected. I did not have to wear a bra and was super comfortable.

DanielleFebruary 1, 2015
You look stunning! I am you're height, did the dress touch the ground with flats? Thanks!
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Size worn:
0L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
February 17, 2015
the back of the dress was my favorite part

I got a 0L because that was the only size that was left and even though it was too long on me it fit my body very well. I would definitely recommend this dress, it's very versatile I personally wore it to prom. I did not wear a bra with this dress, I just wore petals because it was tight.

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 26, 2015
Great dress. I felt so confident!

I am 5'10 and 135lb and this dress fit absolutely perfectly. I did not want to hear heels so that I could dance a lot and the 4L was a little too long so if you're my height and want to wear flats my suggestion would be the regular 4.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
June 9, 2015
Stunning- backless- classy and sexy in a beautiful blend - my fave RTR rental so far

Hugs in the right places - perfect balance of hugging, cutouts, and conservative coverage. lOVE this dress! Must rent!!!!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
June 29, 2015
Elegant, classy and sexy! This dress was the perfect choice for a black tie optional wedding.

The fit was perfect! I wore a nubra with the dress and I was comfortable all night long. I received many compliments. This was my first RTR experience and I will definitely use it again if I need a dress. The length was perfect with 3 inch heels. The fabric was beautiful and I felt sexy without showing too much. The deep blue color was gorgeous!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128lbs
July 5, 2015
Award for most compliments received in one night!

This was my very first RTR rental and I am now a total believer. I found out last minute that all of my friends were going to be wearing gowns (as opposed to cocktail dresses) to another friend's black tie optional wedding over July 4th weekend. As I own a total of 0 gowns, I had to act quickly. Two days before I was going to fly out for the wedding, I ordered this dress to be delivered to the Chicago RTR store. They had my size (4R) in stock, but not my backup size (6R). Still, I was willing to take the risk. Seeing that others found the dress to run small and could be tight for those like me with thicker thighs and some extra junk in the trunk, I was nervous that the 4 wouldn't fit well. However upon trying it on at the store (it came right on time!), I was beyond thrilled that the dress fit like it was made to order. I'm only 5'2, so the people at the store helped to hem the front slightly with hem tape. It barely needed any at all -- I was fine wearing 3 inch heels. The dress was jaw-droppingly stunning, and I was receiving compliments all night long. Friends from all over the country were even texting me during the wedding to tell me they saw pictures online and were in love with the dress. The fabric of the dress was much stretchier than I thought it would be, and I was able to eat lots of delicious wedding food and dance the night away. The single downside was that I wasn't able to bend all the way to the ground during the "a little bit softer now" part of Shout! It's ok, I'm over it. I love this dress so much, I'm considering renting it again for a wedding in October! I very highly recommend it.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 30, 2015
No forgiveness in the hips

I rented the 6 and the 8, but the 8 ended up not being available. The 6 was jus too tight across my hips to feel comfortable. I ended up wearing my back up style instead. I also wasn't comfortable with not being able to wear a bra. My "girls" need all the help they can get.

Size worn:
2P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
February 24, 2016
Exactly what I wanted!

Fit in all the right places and I received compliments all night long. Wore this to a formal ball and it was the perfect amount of classy and trendy!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 22
March 3, 2016
Loved this dress

5'7 and wore without heels. Probably should've gone with the long.

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Size worn:
6P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
April 23, 2016
Love it

The fabric softener and very pretty elegant dress

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
December 4, 2014
Absolutely loved it! First time renting and will most definitely be doing so again!

I'm usually an 8 and somehow fit into the 6L, I wore flats and it was the perfect length. No bra needed and it honestly fit me perfectly!

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 17, 2015
Stunning dress!

I'm 5'4", 125 pounds and typically wear I size 4. I only ordered the 4 because no other size was available, but it fit great! It was a little longer than I would have liked, but with 3-4 inch heels it looked great AND it covered up my converse when I had to take off the heels :). I wore this to a black tie charity function and got a lot of compliments and felt great!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 37
November 1, 2015
Great dress!! Perfect fit and fun to wear.

Dress fit true to size - maybe a bit snug in the hips but that's typical on me. Such a fun dress to wear! Highly recommend for any black tie affair.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
June 30, 2015
Great dress, very classy yet edgy

Was my back up dress and didn't have the need to wear it but it overall felt great and the back is sexy yet classy. It was a little log for me since I'm 5 feet tall but with 4-5 inch heels would have worked fine.

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Size worn:
2P
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
November 2, 2017
Favorite dress ever

Wish I owned this dress!!!!! Wore the 2P because 0 was unavailable but still fit great. The mesh cutouts and back add a nice touch- just the right amount of sexy. No bra needed even for a fuller bust because the material is thick. Length was perfect in the P with 3-4 inch heels for my height! Highly recommend!!!

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
June 18, 2014
city affair on a rainy day

dress is LONG, and needed to be temporarily hemmed in order to be worn with out destroying it. I am 5'4 and was in 4' heels and the 2 Reg needed to come up at least 2.5' to be wearable. as for fit I was a tad loose thru the hips, which I have had happen to me... never. color is a deep navy, my photo has a filter which makes it a little more royal that it really is. very comfortable and everyone loved the sexy back detail.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
July 22, 2014
Gorgeous dress, but a major hassle

The dress is truly stunning with the gorgeous color blue, but it was tight in the bust yet too loose in the waist. Also, it was unbelievably long!! When I got it the bottom of the dress was dirty and had small holes in it. I highly recommend sizing down in this dress if you choose it!

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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
December 14, 2014
Too big to wear

The dress was a bit big on the top for me to wear and was gaping at the sides.

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 21
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 12, 2014
Love the simple geometry and elegance of this dress!

Overall, I am so happy with my rental! To be nitpicky, it was just a touch small in the chest and a touch big in the hips (my measurements are 35-25-35). I'm 5'8" and with 1" sandals the 4R was just skimming the ground. The color is a little lighter in person and in pictures than on the webiste, but still definitely navy blue. The fabric is just heavy enough to give it good weight and be sleek, but I was totally comfortable the whole night.

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
February 18, 2016
Very flattering dress, runs large.

RTR sent two dresses the petit and the regular were two different colors. One was navy and one was more of a royal blue. Loved this dress. Felt very comfortable throughout the night. Rented the dress for a family friends wedding and did not find it to be too revealing for the occasion. Felt dress did run a bit larger.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 18, 2014
gorgeous on the model, but not on me

So I tend to have a smaller and shorter torso, and a much larger butt. Although this dress did hug me, it was extremely uncomfortable in all of the wrong places. It was huge in the chest area and tight in the butt area. Also because my torso is somewhat short, the shear panels landed on me very awkwardly and everything just looked wrong on my body. Luckily, I only ordered the dress to try it on before my prom in May, but the material was also very heavy and I knew that I would be sweating up a storm if I wore this in the end of May. Also, the dress was very long, even though I used the recommended sizing according to the sizing guide. Personally, I believe that this dress is for people who look like the model: straight, tall and narrow. Otherwise, it will be a very uncomfortable night.

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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
October 7, 2014
Very revealing fit

Extremely long even with 6" heels (I'm 5'3)...button at neck was damaged on both dresses sent. Open back and Very tight fit, make sure you're comfortable with your stomach and back. dress shows off a great figure (or highlights otherwise)

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
February 9, 2015
disappointing

I had high hopes for this edgy dress but it was just meh on. It was tight in part of the back. I thought it would show off my sculpted back but instead it just made me look line a lineman in a dress.

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 29, 2015
Clean and classy with just the right amount of sass.

Love this dress and I received a ton of compliments all night. I'm 5'5, 130-135lbs, 32C with a slim athletic build (usually a size 0/2 depending on the brand). This dress fit perfectly in the hips and butt but was a little tight around the chest. I wore pasties underneath with no padding. The length of the dress was perfect with my 4 inch heels.

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Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
January 2, 2016
Stunning Cutouts

This gown is PERFECT for an hourglass figure, and the sheer panels in particular emphasize and flatter that shape. If anything, it runs slightly tight in the hips, but this added to the overall va va room/jessica rabbit vibe. I'm 4'11.5" and wore the 2P with 5inch heels and the length was perfect. Also worth noting, you may not be able to wear undergarments with this dress, but the material is thick and the dress is fully lined.

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
February 23, 2016
This dress is a showstopper! I received compliments on it all night; it is a stunning dress!

I wore this dress to a semi-formal wedding. The fit is almost true to size, but I found that it was tight through the hips/butt, which may not work on some. The 4 regular worked with my height (5'6") and heels (which were around 2.5-3"). I found the mesh and open back to be very comfortable. I danced all night night and never felt constricted by the dress. I wore a NuBra, but would have been fine without one due to the thickness of the fabric. I highly recommend this dress! I did not want to send this one back!

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Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 15, 2016
Loved this dress!

Perfect mix between elegant and sexy without showing too much. Was a little small when sitting down. If you are curvy on the bottom, think about sizing up for your backup size.

Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
April 11, 2016
Loved the mesh and open back. classy but trendy

fit perfectly, wore it to prom, would recommend

Size worn:
4P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 9, 2016
PERFECT! SO MANY COMPLIMENTs

Perfect fit! A bit long but I tucked the bottom under with duct tape. Got compliments all night! Wearing an up-do was the way to go to show off the back and I would say if you're a girl with little to no boobs this dress is perfect. It pulls all the focus to your waist and back.

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
March 16, 2014
Beautiful dress but very long

The dress fit great but the length is not for small women. Even with a large pair of heels I was having to carry it when walking. It's also navy blue which was a surprise but a pleasant one at that!

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
March 19, 2014
Customer service is great!

Fits very true to size - hugs the hips and thighs but if you're fit then nothing to worry about! Can't wear spanx because of how low the back is so beware of that!

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
March 24, 2014
The dress is very long.

I normally rent a long in dresses because i wear high heals with them but this dress was wayyy too long. A regular length was supposed to be overnighted to me, but it never arrived on time, so i dont really know how long the regular actually is.

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
March 24, 2014
Beyond gorgeous-got tons of compliments!

I love this dress, I did not want to return it! It was so comfortable and fit perfectly. Definitely recommend it. I am 5'7 and wore a regular size with very tall shoes and it was nearly the perfect length, a little too long.

KellyMarch 24, 2014
You got a 2 regular not a 2 long and wore 3 to 4 inch heels and it was still long? Thanks for your help!
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
March 31, 2014
Classy with a touch of sexy; an eye catcher for sure!

I am 5'11, 165 lbs and play college lacrosse so I have an athletic build and this was perfect for me. This dress fit wonderfully with my 2-3 inch heels. You'd think you'd have to spice it up with a necklace since there isn't much up top but I think not adding any necklace made it really classy. I wore this to my Nursing Gala, roaring 20s themed but didn't care that I was unique! Obviously you cant wear a real bra so bandaids did the trick for me (34b) ;) The waist was very slimming, I wore spanx underneath, and the cut outs were so fun I got compliments all night then in class a few days later. You will be a hit in this dress I promise! The 8 fit me up top but was too snug on the the bottom, so I went with the 10. The bottom of the dress is so flowy and fun to dance in. Needless to say I didn't want to take it to UPS this morning! Cant wait to do RTR for another event! LOVE LOVE LOVE. It seriously made the night :)

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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 12, 2014
Perfect for a formal affair where a little sexiness is necessary.

The dress runs true to size- I ate nothing but lettuce for two weeks to get myself in it. If you have a large bust (I wear a 32F) you may want to size up to get the back to lay correctly. Overall it is an amazing dress; I got compliments on it all night and it held up great through hours of dancing and partying. I wore 3 inch heels and the long length was perfect on me. Keep in mind that the dress does have a slight train- my boyfriend instituted a three foot rule for the evening to keep from stepping on it. Overall, amazing dress and amazing rental experience!

AlexandraApril 12, 2014
did you have to wear a bra with this or no?
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