Nicole Miller

Work What You Got Dress

$45 rental
$430 retail

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Stylist Notes

Stop him in his tracks wearing this Nicole Miller red lace showstopper. He won't be able to keep his eyes off of you! Simply pair with Badgley Mischka’s Crystal Envy Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sizes XS,S,M,L,XL. Size XS=0,2; S=4; M=6,8; L=10,12; XL=14,16.

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection; stretchy fabric allows for comfortable room though consider wearing with SPANX to cinch in abdomen
HIPS: Fitted - skirt may be more fitted on curvier women
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Red lace (84% nylon, 16% spandex). Cap Sleeves. V-neckline. Pencil skirt. Hidden back zipper. Lined. 36" from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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228 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(172)
Small
(37)
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
June 16, 2014
I rented this for my engagement pictures. I loved the color and the photos came out great!
The dress was stretchy, but I'm glad I got the extra size. I usually wear a 4, but I needed the 6 in this dress. It was also a little shorter than I'm usually comfortable with. I had to be very careful when sitting not to show anything.
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
November 3, 2014
A little too much for me - didn't wear it
This dress is gorgeous. The Small fit, but the Medium fit me better. Unfortunately, it was just a bit too much of everything - too short, too (purposely) snug and too much cleavage. It was very sexy - and I was looking for sexy - but it was just too much at once for me. That said, I live in a conservative political city. Had this been earlier in my life or in another location, I probably wouldn't have thought twice about wearing it.
Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
January 2, 2015
Lady in Red- NYE Dress
I got a TON of compliments, but I felt the dress was tight, but accented all the right curves. Since I am a DD, the dress was very low cut, so I did wear black tights to calm it down a little since it was short as well. Overall, I thought the dress was tight, but is photographed great. Made a great NYE dress!
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Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
January 18, 2015
Bold and fun - it was a great dress to experiment with, not my usual style.
Truthfully, I almost didn't wear it and even called to see about getting a different dress. It was short and form-fitting and low-cut and I wasn't sure if I could be comfortable in it. But I'm glad that I changed my mind. I experimented with different shoes, accessories, and shapewear (!) and everything worked great in the end. I got a lot of compliments and I had fun wearing something very different than I normally do.
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Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 17, 2015
Nothing because I couldn't wear this dress!
WAY TOO SHORT FOR TALL PEOPLE. It also rides up as you walk. 5 steps and my entire bottom was hanging out. I was not even able to wear this out of the house which was disappointing because otherwise it was a beautiful dress.
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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 19, 2013
Pretty dress, runs a little small
Rented for a Valentine's Day themed Date Function. Am between an 8 and a 10, and the large was a little short for my liking. I think the fit details said that the model in the picture was 5'10" and since I'm 5'8" I thought it would be fine, but I wore Spanx under it and I'm glad I did since sitting down and standing was kind of an issue. All in all, it looked great but I wouldn't rent this one again.
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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
July 13, 2015
BOLD. SEXY. RED.
I actually tried this dress on at the Rent The Runway store on 18th Street in NYC. They only had the Large size available and I assumed I would probably need the medium. When I tried it on, it fit perfectly so it definitely runs a bit small! I wore this dress to a wedding where I knew barely anyone but by the end of the night, everyone knew me! I was receiving compliments left and right. Definitely a winner!
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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 62
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
February 17, 2014
Valentine's Day weekend in NYC
Rented for opera, dinner and weekend at Hotel on Rivington. Dress was super comfortable, easy to wear and my boyfriend loved it! He told me a number of times how beautiful I looked in it. I didn't wear the medium because I felt it was too short for me. Beautiful, classy and sexy dress, I would rent this again.
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
February 24, 2014
This dress was a smash combination of classy and sexy. A definite show stopper.
Fits a bit small, but that maybe fine if you want the sexy look Pros: Looks great, great color for people with darker complexions Cons: A bit short, can ride up
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
January 3, 2014
Not great for petite curvy woman
I rented this because I loved a longer full length version of this dress. Well, the reason the long version worked so well is that the weight of the lower half kept the dress pulled down and smooth. This short version with amazing neckline was a bit too long making it look dowdy on my 5'2" inch frame. Plus the dress creeped up as I walked--I am curvy so this is just my experience. Again, I think if you are a little less curvy and a bit taller this dress is a home run.
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
January 14, 2014
LOVE THIS DRESS!!
This dress is beautiful and SO figure-flattering! I'm curvy but with a small waist and I often struggle to find tight fitting dresses that hug all my curves. This one was PERFECT!
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Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 195lbs
February 20, 2014
It was a nice night out.
I rented it to wear for Valentine's day. I am 5'9" and the dress barely covered my butt. I was upset with how short the dress was and I did not end up wearing it. (Thankfully I rented a backup dress) This dress is not meant for taller women, or ones who are curvy, I felt very uncomfortable in the dress. (also my bust size is bigger than what they allow, the "girls" weren't going to fall out, but there was a lot of cleavage)
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Pear
June 22, 2014
Beautiful dress but not for me
This dress was gorgeous and very good quality, but I felt too exposed in it. It was a little too low cut and short for my taste, but it was still beautiful.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
May 29, 2013
The dress was short and very tight. I didn't end up wearing this dress.
I didn't end up wearing this dress.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 180lbs
June 22, 2013
Sadly, this dress is very small and I was unable to wear it.
Ok ladies... this dress is absolutely hot. Sadly, it runs very small and my extra curvy post baby body was too big for this sexy little number. I am 5'5 with pretty short legs and found this dress to be uncomfortably short and tight. The delicate lace, the vibrant red color and the very sturdy-ly made dress is truly elegant and I'd recommend it for my smaller friends out there, who are a bit less curvy (particularly in the bust). I hope to re-rent this at some point, once I'm back to my pre-baby weight!
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 1, 2013
Loved the red lace, really stood out in a sea of little black dresses.
The small was too tight in the bust and the medium unfortunately was too roomy in the hips for me. Although I loved the dress, the fit on my body was not as flattering as it could have been.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
January 15, 2013
Noticeable and SEXY!
This dress was sexy, classy, and comfortable at the same time. My husband says that every guy was checking me out. I assume its the noticeable and colorful dress. I was impress of the thick material used for the inside lining of the dress. If you're short like me, this dress may landed just above the knee.
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
January 28, 2013
Red hotness. Love this dress, very elegant and beautiful red color
The size med fit like a glove. Stunning color and such a flattering silhouette.
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 107lbs
January 29, 2013
My favorite dress I've ever rented
I'm saving up to buy this dress because it really is elegant, tasteful, and yet subtly so sexy! I have big shoulders and still found that this dress complemented my body well. I am small-busted, so I wore the strapless miraculous VS bra that adds two cup sizes underneath this dress, and it gave me such amazing cleavage without any trace that I had a bra on underneath. I felt so confident in this dress and really felt like I stood out, especially with the bright red hue. I wore this with gold pumps, gold accessories, and the Kate Spade All Aboard Clutch to an Inauguration brunch and everyone kept complimenting me on my entire outfit.
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 18, 2013
This dress was both sexy and elegant, and hugged my curves.
This hit mid thigh, so showed some leg but not too much. I wore a strapless bra because it sits slightly off the shoulder. Even without a padded bra it showed off cleavage. My hubby loved it!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
February 19, 2013
Romantic, Classic, Sexy
Beautiful dress. Love love love the lace shoulders and neckline! The dress was tight but the lace was stretchy so my normal size (S) fit best. The M fit, but the lace was loose and bunched a little around my stomach.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118lbs
February 21, 2013
Perfect lace cocktail dress
Comfortable and flattering at same time - I wore it with a red lace victoria secret bra - straps blended in perfectly no issueswith the sleeves falling down - a little more cleavage than I'm used to showing but tasfeful - I received a lot of compliments on this dress.
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 61
Body type: Athletic
February 22, 2013
Not only my husband commented on the dress but other people stopped me and said they loved it!
The dress fit perfectly. I am 5' 7" and the dress hit above my knees. it was not as short on me as on the model which was perfect for me. Great dress for a special occasion.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 22, 2013
Perfect for Valentines day
Great dress! Sexy, stretchy, great bust support (I did not wear a bra). I felt fantastic and received many compliments!
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Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
February 24, 2013
Sexy and Classy Valentine's
I love the RTR service where you can request an additional size for free - this saved my Valentine's dinner night! I was so sure I'd fit in a L and I almost didn't bother ordering the XL. But I'm so glad I did. The L fit me very tight and I did not feel comfortable in it at all. The XL, however, fit perfectly. I generally prefer a bit of room in the clothes I wear which is why I preferred the XL. I felt that both dresses fit extra snug around my chest but I felt the bit of extra room in the XL. The cleavage is very generous and I was almost too shy to walk out in public in this dress. But by the end of the night I didn't want to take this dress off. I felt so sexy but classy and elegant at the same time. I received many compliments (especially from my husband). This dress truly made our 1st Valentine's dinner unforgettable for me (and hopefully for my husband too). I was so sad to send it back. I would definitely rent this beauty again!
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
February 26, 2013
Gorgeous dress that really shows off your curves
When the dress arrived I was initially a little nervous - close up the lace looked a little fuzzy as if it had been worn a lot. However, once it was on you couldn't tell at all. And even if you could, no one would be looking because it makes your curves look incredible!! The zipper was very sticky - difficult to move up and down even when the dress was off. But once it was on the dress hit me a little above the knee (I am short!) and fit perfectly everywhere. The light boning in the bodice brings you in at the waist, the panel down the back narrows your backside, and the sweetheart neckline would flatter anyone. The dress had the perfect amount of stretch so that is was comfortable throughout the evening and easy to dance in. I received a ton of compliments and really stood out among the sea of black dresses at this evening wedding. Highly recommended!
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
March 5, 2013
Great dress! Received many, many compliments. My husband loved it, too!
Totally comfortable and easy-to-wear! Fit was perfect.
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
March 15, 2013
Love It!
I loved this dress!! It fit perfectly, I literally can't think of one bad thing to say about this dress. I would definitely rent it again.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 21, 2013
perfect dress!
This dress was perfectttt, it was stretchy but tight and was flattering in alll the right places. I got so many compliments all night!
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
April 23, 2013
I was complimented all night and had to go out after my event so that I wouldn't "waste" the dress!
The zipper on the M was a little tricky, but once I had the dress on, I didn't want to take it off! I wore the size M, which fit perfectly. The lining did ride up a little throughout the night, but I had no other problems with it. I wore it without a bra and was surprised to find that the support was great. The L was looser all over and longer, which wasn't the look I was going for for this event. Thinking about buying this dress because I loved it so much!
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 28, 2013
It was great! Whole experience was amazing.
All worked well. It was helpful to order 2 sizes (XS, S) because XS was a bit too tight for the occasion.
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
April 30, 2013
Sexy!
I rented this for my husband's birthday and he was floored! Very flattering cut I felt super sexy in the dress even after eating dinner. Would absolutely rent again.
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
May 12, 2013
Beautiful dress. So classy, but also sexy.
It fit so well! I got so many compliments, the dress was perfect. It wasn't too tight, or too short. The lace was beautiful. Only thing is if you have a big chest you might want to go up a size, I was a little uncomfortable and didn't fit as well as I would have liked to in the dress. Other then that, I would absolutely recommend it!!
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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
May 13, 2013
This dress was PERFECT for a Valentine's Day Party!
I was complimented all evening. I wore it with pearls and my hair high up on my head. Classy, elegant, perfect. I have never been let down with a Nicole Miller dress.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
May 25, 2013
Really cute on top, but too long for shorter girls
I love the lace, but it was less "sexy" than I thought when I saw it online. The top was very flattering, but the length was too long/awkward that I went with the other, backup dress.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
May 30, 2013
I rented this for a romantic dinner with my husband and it was perfect for the occasion.
I liked the color and the lace. It is a beautiful dress. However, it wasn't my favorite rental. I have rented several times before and I am always happy with the fit, but this time the dress didn't flatter my body. I felt it was tight on the shoulders. I normally wear XS, but this time I wore the S because the XS was too short for what I was looking for that night. If I would have gone to a party, I would have worn the XS. I think it depends on the occasion in this case. Other than that, dress arrived right on time, my shoes matched the color of the dress perfectly and I felt classy.
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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
June 10, 2013
The dress fit perfectly, was super comfortable, and created an absolutely "WOW" entrance!
This dress fit like a glove. The lycra "slip" under the lace created a very nice shape. Make sure that your foundations fit well, as there is a potential for panty lines. The color is gorgeous -- more an orange-red than blue-red. LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress!! (and so did my boyfriend!)
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Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
June 12, 2013
It was very easy and took the pain out of hitting the mall for hours!
I requested the M and L... the M fit great (and the slip seemed more at length with the overlay) but liked that I had some more give with the L and didn't have to "suck in" as much especially after eating/drinking :) I'm curvy and it clung to the right spots and if you are a decollatage (SP!), this dress was amazing. I got a TON of compliments and several people said they voted my dress as the best of the night (and from people I didn't know!). I'm not a thong person and made sure to choose a nude color hipster as lighter & darker colors/prints were noticeable through the dress. I wore a push up strapless bra that wasn't at all noticeable and the bust has some stretch to help keep you in too and the straps were flexible enough so they didn't dig in. Very easy to move in...basically, I would've loved to have kept it!!!
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Size worn:
XL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 210lbs
July 1, 2013
lol i went to my sister's home to zip up
hugs every part it needs too :-)
ChristineJuly 4, 2013
We are the same height and size. How was the length?
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Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 1, 2013
Stood out in a sea of LBD's.
This dress was very suitable for a Cocktail style June wedding. The fabric was a nice light weight and it hugged my body quiet well. I was happy with the length of the lace overlay, however the fabric lining underneath the dress proved to be very annoying. I kept having to pull it down in fear that it would ride up! I don’t recommend this dress if you don’t care how your breasts look, I have a D-cup sized chest and the dress really didn’t do them justice due to the boning!!! Boning is the worst thing because it made my chest look unformed and a little flat. I tried to adjust the type of bra I wore but even that didn’t matter, the boning won and my breast looked less perky. All and all... I did feel sexy and my husband thought I looked great so despite my issues, it was a hit!
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