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nha khanh

Simplicity Gown

$70 rental
$1115 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Edgy, meet elegant. This slim-fitting gown by nha khanh will amp up your style for the black tie gala. Make it glam and modern with Oscar de la Renta’s Tres Chic Earrings and Alexis Bittar’s Serpentine Quartz Cuff.

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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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".)

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Size Chart

Length Chart

Length Chart

Dresses may not be offered in all of the above lengths.

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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82 reviews

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Small 3
True to Size 68
Large 4
Photos 76
Abbi
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Apr 21, 2014

The dress was absolutely amazing! I got a lot of compliments on it and had an amazing experience!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit really well, and its a lot more blue than what the picture shows. A bra wasn't necessary with this dress but I wore a backless bra and it wasn't a problem. The dress is a pretty long and I had to use fashion tape to hem it. I wore 4 inch heels and the dress was still pretty long, but the tape helped out a lot. I would definitely recommend this dress!
Clelia
Age: 19
Jun 6, 2014

My appointment was not on the books but Arielle was great. Very accommodating staff with great taste

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Dress fit well. I loved it. So many compliments. Very unique for prom or other formals.
RTR Customer
Jun 9, 2014

Absolutely stunning dress!!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits like a glove. Was still able to dance around-only issue was the button in the back continuously came undone. Other than that, would recommend to anyone that wanted to feel glamorous in this beautiful dress!
Clarissa
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Jun 9, 2014

The customer service was amazing BRIAN was beyond helpful and sent me amazing jewelry! Love RTR!

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved the fit of the dress I got a big booty so I looked awesome in it! I was worried about go braless but the dress was thick enough to wear a nipple peek a boo didn't happen! I loved the dress it was long enough to cover my feet and still move around in. I had a great time in the dress and am renting another dress for my graduation! Thanks love y'all
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Body type: Apple
Jun 16, 2014

My fiancé loved this one!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It fit true to size, no bra necessary. I was worried the cutouts would be unflattering but they cut high enough that they hit at the natural waist. The length was perfect with 4 inch heels and I got compliments all night!
birdfish923
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
Jun 18, 2014

city affair on a rainy day

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Carly
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 25, 2014

Very flattering!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress! I wore it to a black-tie optional charity event. I wore 4" heels and the length was perfect. I suggest paring with the GEMMA REDUX Tangled Up in Purple Necklace (https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/designers/short_jewelry/tangledpurplenecklace).
Kathryn
Age: 26
Jun 28, 2014

Such a stunning and unique gown!!

Size worn: 10L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is absolute perfection!! The fit is amazing and makes anyone's curves look stunning. I wore this to an Army ball and was worried that it would be too revealing for the event but the cutouts are sexy yet subtle and the neckline is very conservative. The stretchy material made the dress fit like a glove. I didn't want to take it off!! I hope I have another chance to wear this dress again.
Sara
Age: 29
Jul 2, 2014

I felt very confident in this dress. It was very form fitting and elegant. Lots of compliments!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Beautiful fit, although a little long. I had to wear my highest heels with this dress and then it was okay. I also did not wear a bra with this dress. I felt the fabric/thickness of the dress made this possible. I brought bra inserts just in case things got nippy, but didn't use or need them. My measurements are 32 bust 25 waist and 35 hips.
Abby
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 141 lbs
Jul 2, 2014

BEAUTIFUL DRESS! If you want to look elegant and sexy at the same time, this is the perfect dress!

Size worn: 8L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a black tie wedding and received compliments all night long! The dress literally fit like a glove, I felt like it was made for my body. I loved the longer length on me opposed to the regular because I wore tall shoes. The dress is unbelievably flattering and the open back is gorgeous. I have very large boobs and I was able to wear the dress with no bra and still feel comfortable and confident that my boobs would not be slipping out all night. I can not say enough wonderful things about the dress, I think the elegant and sexy simplicity of the gown speaks for itself! This was also my first RTR experience and I would definitely do it again (great customer service) as well as recommend RTR to friends!
Tiffany
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 21, 2014

Breath-taking

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I've rented from RTR many, many times and never have I gotten such a great reaction from a dress until this one. I was so excited once I found it and ordered months in advance. A few days before I was to receive the dress, I was notified that my backup size was not available and they were shipping me something "similar." Luckily, the the other size of the dress fit and it was perfect. No complaints, just compliments all night long. Thanks again RTR for another fabulous rental experience!
Elizabeth
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Jul 21, 2014

I decided to go all out for my friend's black tie optional wedding. This dress is stunning!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I'm 5'8" and the long was a perfect fit with 3-4 inch heels. I received many compliments on the dress and I was sad to have to return it. I highly recommend! You won't regret it!
Lauren
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
Jul 25, 2014

Awesome dress for black tie wedding!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore this to a black tie optional wedding in Cape Cod and felt like a movie star. Ensuing Facebook posts of the dress got a ton of comments and everyone wanted to know where I got it! Overall, it ran true to size-- I'm usually somewhere between a 4 and a 6 so I got them both, and ended up going with the 4. Pretty much fit like a glove, though I might have even been able to go a size smaller. I have wider hips but a small waist, and this dress disguised the hips and showed off the waist. Conservative enough in the front but the open back was really stunning and a tad sexy. Fabric was heavy but not too heavy for a summer wedding. Short girls, heads up: I'm about 5'0" and wore 5 inch heels, and I still had to hem the heck out of that thing with double-sided tape (it was at least another 5-6 inches too long). A slight pain, but if you order this dress and you're short, just plan to pick up some double-sided fashion tape and spend some time messing with hemming it up.
Mallory
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Aug 5, 2014

So many compliments on this dress! I'm 5'6 and it was perfect length w heels!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Felt very glam at my cousins wedding! So many compliments- easy to dance in, even though you'd think as a formal gown, it would be constricting and not boogie down friendly. It was a great length for my height - 5'6. And although sheer and backless in areas, it was still a totally tasteful and classy dress for this occasion.
Eva
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 7, 2014

Can I keep it please?

Size worn: 6R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fits wonderfully. It's also stretchy so it can accommodate curves well. Another bonus is that it's pretty minimizing for bigger-breasted ladies. I am 5'4" and wore 3 inch heels with the regular length and I was fine. I did not wear a bra. I just shoved my parts in place and they stayed there. I was hesitant to get this dress thinking it may be too sexy or I would feel self-conscious in it, but it's like it has some kind of magical confidence powers. I felt amazing in this gown!! Best rental I've ever had.
Melanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103 lbs
Sep 8, 2014

The 2 R fit perfectly with heals and my size! Loved the blue color.

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The 2 R fit perfectly with heals and my weight. Loved the style simple and comfortable.
Maisie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 11, 2014

Absolutely loved this dress. It was perfect for the wedding, and I received many many compliments.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented both size 4R and 6R, I fit in both but the 4R fit better to my body. It was long and I did have to wear pretty high heels in order to avoid dragging. It was comfortable, I could move and dance without a problem.
quinn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 15, 2014

very pretty, but not great for a hip-less girl.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I got many compliments on the dress - my boyfriend loved it. it was big through the hips, however. i didn't feel completely comfortable in it, but it worked really well for a black tie wedding. the back hook came undone a couple of times bc I have very broad shoulders. overall, wouldn't wear it again, but it was fine for the day.
Danya
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148 lbs
Sep 18, 2014

Dress was perfect for a formal affair

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
true to size, no undergarments possible, fit impeccably
Emily
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 21, 2014

This was my first RTR experience and it was perfect!

Size worn: 6L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is amazing! It's comfortable yet still form fitting in a the right areas. I was able to dance all night and received so many compliments!!
K
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 164 lbs
Sep 29, 2014

An amazing dress that makes you look sexy and classy all at once

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Loved it! Received compliments all night long. If you are thinking about it, rent it!
Syd
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 29, 2014

The dress fit like a glove.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was my first time renting a dress from RTR, and I have to say I've never felt better. The dress fit like a glove. I attended a wedding over the weekend, which was a formal/festive attire. This dress was perfect. I felt beautiful and confident in this dress all night, and received many complements. I was obsessed with how the model looked so I literally copied her look :). I have a pretty straight and narrow body but im also athletic. The 4 fit perfectly and the size 2 I ordered was too tight and WAY too sort. I wore nude steve madden shoes and the length of the 4 was just right, just long enough so I wasnt tripping on it. I hope this review is helpful!
Meagan
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 5, 2014

So many compliments on this dress and it was prefect for a fall wedding in New England!

Size worn: 2R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I'm a true size 2 so this dress fit me perfectly. It's long but any normal semi-formal affair heel will do the trick. Definitely not an issue for tall women like myself as far as length though. The fabric is thick so I didn't have to wear a bra and I kept the jewelry minimal to maximize the effect of the dress itself. The top button came undone once or twice but there was no worry of slippage! Loved the dress, I would rent it again!
Katie
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 7, 2014

I loved this dress!

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress fit perfectly and was very comfortable. It is very true to size. You have to feel pretty comfortable with your body since it doesn't hide anything. I love the open back!
Caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107 lbs
Oct 13, 2014

Fit like a glove.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I originally ordered another dress which was returned by another renter damaged. RTR gave me the option of choosing another dress and gave me plenty of notice. I wasn't use what height shoes to buy but this dress was perfect with 3" heels. It was heavier weight so you wouldn't need a bra and also can't see underwear lines. This dress did not wrinkle easily and was in great condition. I received many compliments when I wore it.
Jackie
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 150 lbs
Oct 27, 2014

Everyone loved the dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It fit amazingly, the fabric is thick and stretchy wear I didn't need to wear a bra. It was kind of long but I wore 6 inch heels and it only slightly dragged on the floor.
RTR Customer
Nov 17, 2014

So comfortable and stretchy in the bust.

Size worn: 12L
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this to a black tie event hosted by my job. I have a 9 month old, so I wanted a dress that wasn't too low cut/cleavage, especially since nursing causes my cup size to fluctuate thought the day. This dress was so sexy with the open back, but without being too showing (perfect for formal events). I wore a long and it was perfect with standard heels. Only thing to note, the dress on the model looks navy, but it's closer to a dark royal blue.
Lindsay
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Nov 18, 2014

Received compliments for DAYS

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a black tie wedding. It was absolutely perfect! The dress fit very true to size. My one issue was with the length: the length of the size 0R that I ordered was actually longer than the 2R. The 2R was still long enough, but I was unable to wear the super high heels I had brought. To give you an idea, I'm 5'5", and wore heels that were about 3.5 or 4 inches. It obviously worked just fine, but my shoes showed a little more than I personally like. Luckily they were cute shoes :) I received so many compliments about this dress, and continued to receive them for days after the wedding. The top didn't need any tape or anything, because it does fit fairly snug, which was perfect for me but I can imagine might be an issue for some larger-chested women.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Nov 28, 2014

Stunning dress!!!

Size worn: 8R
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Lindsey
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Weight: 160 lbs
Dec 4, 2014

Absolutely loved it! First time renting and will most definitely be doing so again!

Size worn: 6L
Rented for: Wedding
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!
Ally
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170 lbs
Jan 7, 2015

I wore this for a NYE black tie wedding, and received tons & tons of compliments.

Size worn: 10R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I'm 5'7" and about 170. I normally wear a 6/8, as I am petite up top but have wide hips and a big butt. The 8 fit, but I ended up wearing a 10 as there is not much stretch, and it was more comfortable in my hips. The mesh was a little too large for my waist, but it didn't look weird. I received a bunch of compliments on the dress, and would totally recommend!
Cat
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 7, 2015

Great fitting dress, material is thicker so it was perfect for a colder evening.

Size worn: 4R
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented the 2R and the 4R was my freebie. I ended up wearing the 4R. My hubby last minute told me to go with the larger it was not as tight across the chest. The 2R actually cut up on the side and was a tad to revealing (side boob) However the 2R was longer than the 4R! A perfect match would have been a 4R on the top and a 2R on the bottom. Otherwise I would have given this a 5 star dress. I felt glamorous and got a lot of compliments.
Lindsey
Usually wears: 2
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115 lbs
Jan 19, 2015

Although the dress didn't fit, I still enjoyed the service I was provided.

Size worn: 2R
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128 lbs
Jan 22, 2015

Not flattering for those with no curves

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wasn't totally in love with my original RTR dress, so I tried this one. The back of the dress is beautiful and the color was rich, but my body type is very straight (with not much of a defined waist)--and where the mesh hit my waist was not flattering at all. Needless to say, I did not end up wearing this dress. But it appeared to fit true to size and was comfy.
Sarabelle
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 185 lbs
Feb 1, 2015

Beautiful dress!

Size worn: 10L
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Susan
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Feb 17, 2015

the back of the dress was my favorite part

Size worn: 0L
Rented for: Formal Affair
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.
Jessica
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Feb 26, 2015

Great dress. I felt so confident!

Size worn: 4L
Rented for: Wedding
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.
Randi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Mar 23, 2015

Got lots of compliments on this one. Super comfortable and easy to dance in.

Size worn: 4P
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wear a 4P and this was true to size. I chose to use a Victoria Secret backless sticky bra and you could see a little bit of the clear sticky tabs on the side, but they were barely noticeable. I wore very high heels, and they were a little bit too high for the dress, but I preferred the dress be slightly on the shorter side since the event was on a lawn. I got tons of compliments on this and wish I could afford to have bought it! Definitely rent this dress if you want to show off your back and arms. The spray tan helped too, haha.
Amanda
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150 lbs
Apr 1, 2015

This dress fit perfectly...seriously like a glove.

Size worn: 6P
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am 5'4" with an athletic build and a booty. This dress felt like it was made for my size. I did not wear a bra, only gel petals. The fabric had a little give to it, but not too stretchy. It was perfect for a wedding. I wore 3 inch heels with the dress, and it was a great length for me.
Nicole
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 17
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
May 12, 2015

The perfect prom dress

Size worn: 2P
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for my senior prom. The dress fit perfectly! The petite length made it perfect for my height (5'3") along with 3.5" heels. It was snug around the waist and bust but not uncomfortable. I received compliments the entire night. Overall this is the best dress I have ever worn and I would definitely rent from Rent the Runway again!
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