Proenza Schouler

Katie Accordion Dress

$40 rental
$2,130 retail

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Stylist Notes

This Proenza Schouler dress is the perfect Fall style. With a grosgrain ribbon at the waist and cross-back, this style is ultra-flattering.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - exposed back cannot be worn with a standard strapless bra- fashion recommended to secure deep V
WAIST: Very fitted - very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt and pleated detail conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra and fashion tape
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10''.)

Product Details

Green flannel. Surplus neckline. Cross-back. Accordion pleating. Grosgrain ribbon trim at waist and on shoulder. Ribbed knit at back waist. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 36'' from shoulder to hem.

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75 reviews
Fit
Large
(14)
True to Size
(52)
Small
(2)
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 12, 2014
The color and cut of the top!
I loved this dress and got so many compliments! You will definitely need fashion tape for the top, but its worth it. It was so comfortable and easy to move in! The fabric is a thicker flannel or wool material, but it didn't feel heavy or out of place at my spring formal.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 18, 2014
Everything was great
I ordered a 0 and a 2 and the 0 fit perfectly. Absolutely loved this dress and it received many compliments. Such a cute style!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
May 20, 2014
Pretty dress, awkward fit
I ordered a size 4 and 2. The dress is very pretty, but the size 4 had it's pleats completely ironed out which made it look old. The size 2 was gorgeous, but very difficult to wear. The top is very revealing.. A bit too much for me. Didn't end up wearing either size.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 7, 2014
Super sexy dress! The model photo doesn't do it justice...
As you can see, this dress shows A LOT of side boob. I highly recommend fashion tape ;) That said, I loved the dress. It was comfortable and sexy and a beautiful shade of green. I got lots of compliments and felt great in it. I'm glad I looked at the review photos because I feel like the model photo makes the dress look very conservative, which it's not.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
July 18, 2014
Rented for a date night.
The fit was a bit off for me, and the v-neck was asymmetrical which through me off! Material and color was beautiful.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 6, 2014
The dress is definitely a head turner - edgy, luxurious, and original.
I got quite a few compliments throughout the night. The fabric is on the heavy side so although it was short, it worked well for a winter event. Be ready to apply fashion tape liberally. The cut of the bust and the low cut cleavage definitely shifts around with movement.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
September 23, 2014
beautiful dress!
This dress is much more beautiful on the body than on the hanger or in the stock photo. I'm usually a 0 or 2 and wore the 2 in this dress bc the waist was too tight in the 0 (I'm more straight up and down than going in at any waist). After reading other reviews I expected this to arrive with fashion tape but nothing at all was included with this rental. Fortunately I'm small busted and have no prob with the revealing nature of the dress--it's revealing in an understated and classy way. Received compliments from scores of strangers on this one, super design.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
September 29, 2014
Gorgeous dress, with just enough unique details to make it memorable.
Loved, loved, loved this dress. It's a deep hunter green with a subtle asymmetrical neckline. The bottom is full but not bulky, and fell just above my knees. Because of the low neckline, it might be too revealing for larger chested women but was perfect on me (with a little adhesive tape).
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 16, 2014
Second time I rented it! So perfect.
It is perfect for a fall wedding, the material is thick but not overly heavy. I wore a size 4 before since they were out of the 2 and I wore it anyway because the dress is that good, but the size 2 this time around fit perfectly. It is low on the sides and in front so if you are bigger on top some more adjusting may have to be done. This dress is one time I thank my chest for being so small though.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
October 5, 2014
Perfectly comfortable and slightly scandalous
This dress is very cute!!! i love love loved this experience i had with rent the runway it was my first time. I got compliments and was able to promote the fact that i only spent $40 to rent a designer dress. You definitely need fashion tape or else its a too risky for a nip slip. No need for a bra, I'm a 34b and thought i could get away with it, and did! the dress fit me like a glove, wore a 4 and ordered a 4 and a 2 based on other comments. zipper was a bit tricky but i was able to do it on my own. The color was perfect for the season and I would order it again no question. I would recommend it to anyone, this cut would flatter us all!
ChristinaOctober 30, 2014
Was the fabric itchy at all since it is a wool?
AmandaDecember 11, 2014
nope not at al
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
November 4, 2014
This dress was striking and a fun party dress!
You will definitely need some fashion tape to hold this dress in place if you plan on dancing the night away. It was the perfect fabric for a fall, outdoor wedding and I felt super sexy! The zipper on the size 4 dress was broken, but thankfully the size 2 fit me perfectly!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 14, 2014
Perfect dress for a stylish wedding.
The dress is wonderful. Very elegant with some fun details. The asymmetric straps were a little more pronounced than in the picture and you may want to use body tape for the plunging neckline. Definitely practice sitting in this dress since the fabric in the bust area may gather differently/
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 18, 2014
The color was so unique - I love it
I ordered a size 4 in hopes that it would fit because there was no 2 available. I loved the style and color of the dress so much that I was willing to take the chance. The 4 fit but was a bit big, the size 2 would have been perfect! Either way, I loved the uniqueness of this dress, it was unlike any other dresses I've worn before and I felt great!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132lbs
November 18, 2014
Didn't end up wearing this - couldn't make the front work!
The cut is very low in the front and sides - the biggest problem for me was that the front of the dress was much too loose for me to fill out (I'm a C cup!) It would have probably worked if the straps were shorter but because the material was so thick I couldn't finagle a safety pin in the right place. No amount of fashion tape or configured bra choices worked! Too bad because the dress itself was really beautiful.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 3, 2014
Great dress!
Love it and got a lot of compliments. Unfortunately, I ordered too late and had to pick between 0 or 6 when I'm really a 2 or 4. The 0 was close but I ended up wearing the 6 and with a little tape, it worked well.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Bust size: 34C
December 9, 2014
Gorgeous but not the right fit for me
This dress is absolutely beautiful, but not for my body. I usually wear a 6 and considering the freshman weight I've put on, I thought the 6 would be a tight fit. I ended up wearing the 4 and it was still too big! The straps are way too long and the deep V went below my sternum. I would recommend this dress for someone who is taller! I'm 5'6" and it needed to be 1-2 inches shorter in the straps. Also, I am a full C or a small D in cup size, so my breasts were all out for everyone to see. This dress is not for someone who is uncomfortable showing some skin! I had to use sticky petals, fashion tape, and safety pins to make this dress a bit more appropriate, but it still was a bit more risqué than I hoped for. If I could alter this dress, I would keep it forever, but unfortunately it just wasn't the right fit for me.
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Weight: 135lbs
December 16, 2014
Classy, sexy, and fun to wear
This dress fit perfectly and was so much fun to wear. No fashion tape or bra needed for me - love that! The fabric is beautifully rich and a little heavy, perfect for fall or winter. I wore this for my company's winter Christmas Party and it was one of my favorite dresses I've ever rented from RTR. The quality was excellent and it was SO comfortable to wear all night. It can look black in pictures, but with a flash and/or good lighting the beautiful forest green color stands out.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140lbs
December 18, 2014
Unique and gorgeous dress for formal events!
The dress ran true to size for me. I loved the fabric, as many reviewers stated, the material is definitely a thicker wool, perfect for a winter/fall event. I was worried that the pleats would wrinkle throughout the night but the dress really held it's shape. I have a small upper body and I needed to use fashion tape to make sure that top stayed in place while dancing! You can't really wear a bra with this style because the top is so low cut, and I didn't fill it out so it seemed a bit loose, but I think only I could probably tell that. While the top was very low cut, the length was appropriate (and I'm tall) and didn't feel too revealing. Not to mention I loved the rich green color with the black accents; much better than a standard LBD. I would definitely recommend this dress for those who are looking for something a little different, but still want to look classic and chic!
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 48
Body type: Hourglass
October 6, 2010
This is truly a beautiful dress in terms of quality and craftmanship. I would say it runs true to size, but I found that the top can be too revealing if you have a full chest. I'm usually a size 4 and 34C. I ended up going for the size 6 because I needed more coverage in the bust. I also had to do a serious Hollywood tape job and to pin the straps shorter in the back (I wore my hair down so it wasn't seen) to keep from spilling out. I definitely needed to work on the fit of the dress, but it was worth it - such a beautiful dress.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
November 8, 2010
The dress fits very true to size - I am usually a 2-4 on top and 4-6 on the bottom but because it is a-line on bottom the 4 was perfect. Two things that I would want a friend to know before she rented it is it is on the shorter side (but I'm 5'9) and I had to wear shear stockings also it is very low cut but I used some Hollywood tape to make sure I wasn't showing an inappropriate amount of cleavage. It really is a beautiful dress and GREAT for winter events.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Body type: Full Bust
December 1, 2010
I would say do not order this dress if you are short! The top half drapes strangely and moves around a lot because it's made for someone with a longer torso. Also, The V neckline might need to be pinned because it's much more plunging than it appears in the picture On the positive side, the emerald green color is absolutely fabulous in person!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
February 20, 2011
I loved this dress.... great cool weather dress with quality materials and heavier than usual fabric, beautiful flowy shape... but was surprised by how revealing it really was in the chest area! My bust line opened more than it does on the model in the picture! I was surprised to actually use the smaller of my two sizes. I chose the smaller one even though it made my waste line tight, but offered a better fit for my small bust. (Say yes to fashion tape!!)
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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 110lbs
March 16, 2011
The fabric on this dress was definitely not as nice when I received it as it appears in the pic (maybe the dress I received had been worn a lot?) Despite that, I LOVED it. The cut and shape of the dress was VERY flattering. The top part of it was a little loose on me, though, so I definitely agree with the other ladies who suggested using double-sided tape with this dress. I will definitely rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
January 11, 2011
NYE @ Work!
2 words. Fashion Tape. I wore this dress for NYE, it was Stunning and I received the more compliments on this dress than any other rental. This dress is exactly what you see in the pictures! Runs True to Size and I would Recommend for anyone over 5'6. Also, Beware this dress plunges down to where your rib cage connects to your sternum. I have an A/B Chest so it was very easy to Tape and looked Beautiful.
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Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
September 19, 2011
Was so excited to rent this dress, but the bust was absolutely indecently small-- I'm a standard size 4 with a C cup, and while the bottom of the dress looked so pretty, the top was WAY too skimpy-- far beyond the help of Holywood tape, unfortunately. This dress would be better for a small bust with a small rib cage-- not really for an hourglass silhouette. It looked nothing like on the model.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
September 28, 2011
My only caution is that the dress is very low-cut and somewhat backless so you need to figure out an undergarment situation. My suggestion is a combination of a backless bra, fashion tape and tacking the front V together. But overall a beautiful dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
October 5, 2011
Didn't wear it.
This was my backup. I didn't end up wearing it b/c it was more revealing than I wanted to go for a family affair (cousin's wedding.) It is a very pretty dress, the material is a light weight wool. I am usually a size 2, small ribcage, capital C cup. The 2 fit fine, but I would've worn the 4 for more coverage. This is a lovely dress, but I agree it's better for someone with a smaller bra size and for an occasion when you want to be more sexy. Also would be hard to wear a bra with it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
November 6, 2011
This dress was so much fun to dance in. It wasn't constraining, and it was flowing. I felt like a princess.
This dress emanates sophistication and elegance. It was classy, but subtly sexy. The band at the waist emphasizes slenderness while the A-line skirt enhances curves. The downside--I am fairly flat-chested and the diving neckline made that more noticeable. In addition, the sides are cut out so that it is nearly impossible to find a bra that works. This dress is not advisable for anyone with fuller chest. For those who have smaller breasts and a petite frame, this dress runs larger, I would order one size down. Despite all of these things, the dress was fabulous.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
February 12, 2012
This dress was fun to wear because it's flattering and so unique. Also was comfortable for all the eating, drinking, and dancing at weddings!
I'm usually between a 2 and 4 in dresses, so ordered both sizes and ended up wearing the 2. The fit was snug but comfortable, and had no issues with the top (didn't need double stick tape). This dress is gorgeous and unique. I loved the asymmetry of the top and the criss-cross in the back. The accordion pleats made the silhouette more flattering for someone with a straight, athletic shape.The color is great for a winter formal occasion.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
April 29, 2012
Sexy and Chic!
I definitely got a lot of compliments on this dress, but I feel like it may look better on a girl that doesn't have an hourglass shape - I felt very aware of my curvey-ness. Also, the bust can be a little awkward, so definitely get some fashion tape.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
August 28, 2012
Pretty, a Bit Weird in the Bus
I'm not big breasted but needed tape to make sure that I didn't flop out!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
November 23, 2011
It was Thanksgiving with my family! Everyone was pretty casual, so I definitely stole the show!
I liked the look of this dress and just wanted to rent it for fun! Definitely a fun festive dress to have, but I agree with the other reviews about the low V. Be prepared to use some tape or rock a weird shaped bra underneath.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 26, 2012
Gorgeous, sexy, sophisticated dress
I wore this dress to a late Sept wedding and LOVED it. It runs a little large in the bust area (I am a 6, 34DD) but I think it is meant to be that way. I also have a tattoo on my rib cage and this showed it off a little, which was cute. At first this dress seems very conservative from the photos, but it is definitely more sexy when you put it on because of the fit on the bust and the peekaboo in the ribcage area. This would be great for a date night during the winter or a christmas party if your office is a little more liberal. I will definitely rent this dress again, if not buy it.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 23
November 22, 2012
Loved the dress, and so did everybody else!
I loved this dress! It's a perfect mix of sweet and sexy and it's a great length. I'm 5'10 and I thought it was a great length for a rehearsal dinner for a wedding. The back of the dress is beautiful and so is the material of the dress. It was a little low cut and open in the front, but I just used the fashion tape RTR gave me for free, and the problem was fixed!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 25, 2012
Overall, I loved this dress, and received tons of compliments!
One thing to note - on me, this dress went lower, and showed much more of my chest, than on the model in the picture provided (or than I would have liked) - see photo. I used tape to keep it in place, which worked fine. However, I would caution potential renters that it is likely more revealing than the picture suggests, so keep that in mind; might not be the best choice for a professional event!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 115lbs
November 26, 2012
For tall & skinny with small chest
I received this dress for free since the one I wanted was worn. I loved the pleats and the color. unfortunately it did not fit my body type. I have a short torso and a B size chest. The top is open at the sides and back and did not support me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 26, 2012
Awesome dress. Sexy, unique fabric and rich color... A+ for fair childs!
The obvious con is just how sexy this dress is... I got it as a backup dress for my Dad's formal Christmas party... while this dress was fantastic for me, it was too sexy for the crowd. Keeping the ladies locked up was also a bit of an issue, but nothing a healthy dose of dress tape couldn't fix!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 9, 2013
Fun and unique dress for NYE!
The dress runs true to size, and the waist band is forgiving with a little stretch so you don't have to worry too much about upper body bra fat. If you have a larger chest, I would not recommend this dress as there is the risk of falling out from every direction. I have a long torso, so the top fit me perfectly (the straps were not too long). Definitely needed a little fashion tape, but other than that all was good. Overall, a gorgeous dress - Got compliments on the dress all night!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
January 16, 2013
The cut of this dress is bold and risky but totally worth it. It's an eye catcher.
Only wear it if you can feel confident baring your decolletage. If you dare to go there, own it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 11, 2013
Way more risqué than the photo!
I rented this for a holiday work party (I am an attorney), thinking I would wear opaque black tights and a cardigan. This dress was entirely too inappropriate for the function. It could be tons of fun for a wild girls night though!!
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