Sequin Trim Empire Gown

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$695 retail

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Stylist Notes

This gorgeous Robert Rodriguez Black Label gown is trimmed with sequins to ensure you sparkle your evening away.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Works best for C cups and larger- runs slightly large in bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at high waist with sequin band- pleating conceals lower abdomen
HIPS: Not fitted - Full skirt conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long): Regular is for heights 5'6" and below. Long is for heights above 5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra or no bra; built in padding in bust area
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, 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 down for back-up size (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Works best for C cups and larger- runs slightly large in bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at high waist with sequin band- pleating conceals lower abdomen
HIPS: Not fitted - Full skirt conceals hips and backside
LENGTH: Floor length - available in 2 lengths (Regular, Long): Regular is for heights 5'6" and below. Long is for heights above 5'6''.

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a NuBra or no bra; built in padding in bust area
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10''.)

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Product Details

Black silk chiffon. V necklne. Stacked gold sequin empire waistband detail. Deep V back with tie at neck. See Size and Fit tab for length.

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65 reviews
Fit
Large24
True to Size40
Small1
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
October 25, 2014
I wore this to my Cotillion presentation, and felt beautiful in it all night!
It was my backup dress, and I was so glad to have it! The original dress I ordered was not so flattering on me! But this one was beautiful! Its a comfortable fit, not too binding or tight, although the straps want to wander off your shoulders any chance they get. And for those of us larger in the chest area, I suggest you be ready to improvise. None of my backless bras or sticky bras worked with this dress, so I ended up going without. Which worked out just fine, I got plenty of compliments and felt happy with it throughout the night! I would absolutely rent again, and this dress is a great option!
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Size worn:
2L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
October 20, 2014
Loved it!
The dress was beautiful. One of my favorite RTR dresses so far. The gold "belt" was kind of a dark gold, and I matched it with a RTR bracelet as well! The deep V in the front wasn't too deep, and I still felt very classy in it! I did order a 2L because I am taller, but it ended up being too long and I had to hold it up for the most part of the night even with 4 inch heels. Other than that, it was great!
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 31
May 15, 2014
Easy to use and so convenient
Runs large. Pretty dress but could tell it had been worn quite a few times
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
April 27, 2014
Didn't end up wearing
You need a large chest to fill out this dress. I was swimming In it, ended up sending it back
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
April 8, 2014
This dress was beautiful in person!
This was actually my back up dress for a military ball. Because both dresses fit, I let my date choose which one I would wear. He made the perfect choice! It was classy and comfortable. The pictures really don't do it justice. I'm small breasted and would have fit better had I been a little larger in that area, but that's what most of the said so I was warned!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
April 3, 2014
The gold waistline makes this dress very flattering.
I loved this dress, very comfortable and very flattering. But I wasn't quite sure what to do with the string in the back. I couldn't figure out how to make it look like the model's dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 127lbs
March 26, 2014
Felt gorgeous - even at 28 weeks pregnant!
[Disclaimer: At the time I wore this dress, I was 28 weeks pregnant and weighed 154 lbs.] When the dress I'd originally ordered for a black-tie wedding didn't work out, Rent the Runway overnighted me a couple of back-up dresses, including this one. Even at 28 weeks pregnant, this dress fit beautifully, and accommodated my baby bump perfectly. It was not only gorgeous, but comfortable as well. I'd recommend this dress to anyone!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
February 28, 2014
Didn't end up wearing it, Too Long
I'm not sure why I ordered a 0L because I'm definitely a petite at 5'4, but the dress was really pretty but too long for me. it was a bit tight around the chest where it zippers and the boob part has cups which is nice, so you dont need a bra. i wish i could have worn this dress because it's gorgeous and comfortable besides!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8P
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 156lbs
February 16, 2014
My first military ball and this dress saved the day!
After my first choice wasn't available (another dress in a Petite size), and the substitutes sent weren't flattering to my body type or were too long, RTR came to my rescue and overnighted this (and another dress) as a substitute. This one fit so wonderfully, I never even tried on the other! This dress was so flattering and absolutely comfortable. As other reviewers mentioned, a size down from your normal dress size will probably be the right size in this style. Also, I agree that the sequins are on the bronze side of gold. The petite length was perfect for me with 3" heels. I have a larger chest (36D) and I did not wear a bra. I added inserts to push up a little, but that was all. I wore Spanx underneath to smooth my stomach area, since that's where I carry most of my weight, but I definitely could have skipped those if I had preferred. I cannot say enough wonderful things about RTR - amazing customer service, dresses were all great (even if they didn't quite fit me) and the efforts to get this one to me were truly above and beyond. You've won a fan for life!
AndreaApril 8, 2014
What size did you end up wearing?
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Size worn:
6P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
January 29, 2014
Perfect NYE Dress!
The fit was great. It's definitely good for busty women-- I have a small waist and big bust (32F) and this dress showed off both assets. I took a gamble and only ordered the 6P because they were out of the 6 regular, but it worked perfectly. Wore it to a formal New Year's Eve party. Got so many compliments! I would highly recommend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 27, 2014
Really comfy, and no need for a bra!
I really liked the gold sequin band, so that added a little extra to the basic black gown. I wore this to a winter formal for my school and got lots of compliments (there were a lot of girls there who used RTR as well!). It's really comfy, sometimes static-y. It fit well up top, which is where I sometimes have trouble finding a good dress. Highly recommend for someone who has a larger bust. Thanks again RTR for another great night :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 30, 2013
Not just another black dress.
Glam, comfortable, and understated, while still standing out in the crowd. Loved it!
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 148lbs
July 5, 2013
Beautiful and slimming!!
I felt absolutely beautiful in this dress. My boyfriend loved it too. It was very slimming and comfortable. I would recommend this dress to anyone. Thanks!
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 20
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
May 19, 2013
Perfect for Prom or other formal events
Beautiful dress! I wore this to prom and got a lot of compliments. It fits pretty well, made for girls with a larger bust. Im 5'7 so i ordered a longer dress but I should have ordered a regular length because even with heals it was a bit too long.
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Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
March 30, 2013
I loved this dress! Tons of compliments!
This dress was very slimming! I usually am a 10 but I wore the 8L because it fit better around the waist. The dress is super low cut, and I wore no bra with it. The only thing you have to be careful about is slouching, especially if you wear no bra. Other than that this a a timeless dress!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 5, 2013
beautifully made black dress- wore for prom
Usually a 4, but thank god I ordered the 2 as a backup! Both fit well but the 2 fit perfectly. A little large in the bust, but otherwise perfect. Ideal for hiding one's stomach. I definitely recommend this gown.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 8, 2013
Enjoyed the dress and the evening
Beautiful dress. I was very pleased. I did 'hem' the dress with tape sold on RTR. Due to the lining, I wish I had purchased at least two, maybe three boxes. I wore 3" heels and hemmed 2 1/2 inches. The top of the dress fit nicely. A bra is out of the question. I recommend purchasing something small to tape with. I purchased a sticky bra, and had to do a lot of trimming. I felt very comfortable in the dress, but I didn't do much dancing. If you are an active dancer, you might consider another dress.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
February 6, 2013
Great for a deb ball!
Loved it!
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
February 3, 2013
I fell in love with the dress a year earlier and I was so happy to finally wear it.
I absolutely loved the dress. I decided to wear to prom. I ordered two sizes, 0R and 2L (the 2R was unavailable the weekend I wanted it). The 2L was not only too long, but way to big. the 0R fit perfectly and I had no issues with the dress at all. The zipper was easy and it was just the right length. I wore about 5" heels and the dress was about half an inch off the ground. I definitely recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
January 28, 2013
SO EASY! gorgeous dress, great for a formal!
I was nervous because this was my first rental and I have a long lanky body type so wasnt sure how this dress would fit based on reviews. I typically wear a 10 and was going to get the 12, but luckily i got the 8 as my second because thats the one I ended up wearing. The gold is a little brassy but still shiny and looks great. Loved this dress, it was perfect length on me so id imagine it would be pretty long on someone average height.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
January 27, 2013
I felt like a princess in this beautiful dress!
The dress fit very well, and the lightly padded cups were perfect for my smallish bust. I'm on the tall side but I ordered the regular length and it worked just fine with the 2" heels that I chose to wear. The only issue with the dress was that it arrived with one of the strings missing that is supposed to tie into a bow across the back. With only one string on the dress I couldn't tie it, so I stuffed it down inside the dress and went without the cut bow detail. It worked fine, but I did miss that little extra detail that I was supposed to have. Regardless, I felt fabulous and received so many compliments at the black tie wedding that I attended! I would definitely recommend this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
January 22, 2013
Wore it to Presidential Inaugural ball-husband loved it & it compared favorably to any dress there!
Very elegant feel. Silk crepe drapes wonderfully and top fitted securely. Very classic look. 8 is my normal size and this fit me perfectly. I'm 5'10" and the long length was perfect also.
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 16, 2013
Lovely dress..
Fits slightly large, great to move in, hides a newly postpartum belly.. Customer service was top notch..
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 30, 2012
Simple and Flattering
Camouflages everything you want to hide and really makes your boobs look great! Very simple, easy and comfortable!
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 10, 2012
It was so easy.
The dress has a flattering shape. There were some loose sequins and the bust was very large. I am small on top, but it was exceptionally large for a size small. I thought the dress was okay but the other dress was amazing!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 5, 2012
Wish I owned this dress!
I wore this dress for a black tie wedding after receiving two other dresses that just didn't work. I couldn't have felt better in this one, though. Great fit, super flattering to someone who's not stick thin and loved the cleavage! The fabric was thick, but not in a way that made me feel that I was carrying around a heavy dress - just enough to make it forgiving.
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
November 12, 2012
All night, my date was telling me how amazing I looked -- and I believed him!
I was worried from other reviews that the dress was going to be huge, but it actually fit perfectly. I'm tall, so with 3" heels the dress just barely touched the floor. Ties in the back are long but really helped to keep the dress up and under control. A backless bra (or no bra) is a must.
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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
November 5, 2012
Dress fit well and was great for the ball I attended.
The fit was a bit loose on me due to some recent weight loss. I recommended using a sticky bra or lingerie tape to keep the bust of the dress intact. The dress does run a bit long, but since I'm super short I always wear 8" plus heels to make up for my height. I was very pleased with the purchase and will be renting again.
VICTORIANovember 5, 2013
aww oohrah
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
October 26, 2012
Perfect for Expectant Mamas!
This dress is perfect for pregnant women. Due to availability, I had to order a long. I am 5'5 and had 3 inch heels... STILL WAY TOO LONG. I normally wear a 2R, but sized up because of my belly. Size 4 was perfect at 34 weeks pregnant. This dress made me feel sexy and slim at 8 and 1/2 months pregnant. :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 200lbs
October 23, 2012
beautiful, simple and original dress
absolutely loved this dress. i wore it for my schools senior assembly dance, and was complimented all night. very happy to not be those girls who had others show up in their same dress. i wore heels for pictures and changed into flats for the dance. both shoes were ok with the dress length, neither making it awkward. i had to use a small amount of fashion tape on the chest area, but that was more precaution than necessity. overall, great rental
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 17, 2012
Just ok
Not special or different enough for me, but still nice.
Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
October 17, 2012
I loved having a classic dress with a chic twist with the golden belt!
I thought it was pretty loose for being a 12, but I loved it anyway! It was super comfortable and stylish!
KeivaJanuary 23, 2013
What size do you normally wear?
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
October 16, 2012
Beautiful, stunning and flattering dress! :)
I wore this dress to my sorority formal, it was beautiful and flattering and comfortable. My fave RTR dress I have rented so far!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 15, 2012
When a very glam sister of the bride exclaimed, "Look at you!"
Fit was great, all the foundations were built right in. The cons were that I had to steam the gown, and it was too long.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
October 11, 2012
The customer service was awesome and the dress was prettier in person.
The fit was alittle big but not enough to order a size down; however the there is a tie in the back that helped keep the breasts in place. The length was just right as I am 5'7 and wore 4" inch heels. The dress skimmed the floor. I danced the night away in this dress at my friend's wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 11, 2012
Gorgeous! I can't wait to rent this again!
I didn't end up wearing this dress but I loved it! Flattering and comfortable. Def need one of those sticky strapless/backless bras. The sequins are more muted gold. I can't wait to rent it again and wear it!!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 9, 2012
I felt so gorgeous in this dress.
I ordered this dress for my prom. It runs a bit large and quite long. I'm 5'3" and I wore 5 1/2 inch heels and the regular was good. When I tried on the long dress there was way too much fabric. I ended up wearing a 4R but a 2R or even 0R would have fit better, it was quite lose around my ribs. The gold band ended up being more of a bronze color. Also up close I could tell the dress had been worn quite a few times but it was still beautiful.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
September 25, 2012
Great gold accent
Thank goodness that RTR gives you 2 sizes to choose from, the 8 was way too big and the 6 fit closer to size, with room to spare. The gold belt spices up the dress and the neckline its the perfect length. If this goes on sale I'd buy it in a heartbeat!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 20, 2012
Comfortable and classy
Fit great, felt great, and looked great! The material is loose and stretchy so definitely order down a size. I had trouble finding a bra that would go with this dress. I eventually bought a backless/strapless sticky bra that worked great, no other bra will work. The dress was perfect for senior ball, black and gold kept it formal and classy!
KeivaJanuary 23, 2013
Hi!! was the dress long enough for you? We are the same height and I was wondering if i need the long.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
September 4, 2012
simple class...
this dress is beautiful, totally comfortable and super flattering. i would go a size smaller - especially if you are smaller on top...as the bottom has plenty of room.
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