Theia

Ionic Gown

$155 – $175 rental?
$1,295 retail
Stylist Notes

Go sporty in this contrasting gown by Theia gown. Accent the metallic skirt with delicate jewelry and make the look pop with a red lip.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-16 & plus 14W-22W.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
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 some stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10")

Product Details

Black and silver jacquard (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. High neckline. Detailed belted waist. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. Boned bodice. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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129 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(56)
Small
(7)
Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
October 25, 2015
Stunning!
This dress was amazing! I received compliments all night long. It was great quality and fit beautifully. The regular length was really short and the long was really long! I wore the long with 5 inch heels. The 4 fit well. I may have been able to fit in a 2 actually. I was able to wear a strapless bra which was nice. I almost want to rent this same dress again for my next formal event in a few months.
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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 3, 2015
This dress is stunning ON the body. You'll look amazing from all angles! Favorite dress!
Fit: AMAZING! From your entrance to exit, you will look stunning. Pros: This dress hugs in all the right places while accentuating the waist. The back of the dress is also amazing. The back gives a nice "edge" to the elegance of the dress. Depending on your body, you may be able to fit into the 6. The 6 fit, but was a bit too snug near the underarm/chest area. Cons: Length. At 5'4" with heels, the dress was a bit short (as you can see in the photo). I should have ordered the 8L, but it worked out. The 8R was not as pristine as the 6. I could tell others had worn the dress because it frayed a bit at the bottom - most likely due to dragging on the floor when worn.
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Size worn:
12R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
November 9, 2015
It was absolutely breathtaking. I didn't want to take it off.
The dress was a bit stretchy and gave in the hips section. Overall, the dress was beautiful and extremely comfortable.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 13, 2015
Absolutely stunning!
This dress is gorgeous. I thought the top half of the dress would make the dress a little more casual, but the whole dress is glamorous and stunning. The bottom has a gold shimmer and is more gold than ivory. The dress hugs in all the right places. The 2 fit perfectly and the 4 was a little loose around the hips and arms.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 35
November 20, 2015
This dress is amazing! Beautifully made, and fits like a glove!
I actually did not wear this dress because it was too short! :( I am 6'2" and it sat right above the top of my foot. If I wore flats and did not have to walk around too much I could have pulled it off, but I decided to go with another dress. I tried the 12L on to see if it were longer, it was only slightly but too big on the top. So ladies if you are over 6'1" I would be cautious when renting this dress which is really a bummer because it is just beautiful.
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Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
November 27, 2015
STYLIST REVIEW
Bust: 36 A/B, Waist: 30-32, Hips: 40-42. This dress is totally stunning. I felt it ran true to size in the upper bodice portion, but the skirt runs a bit snug through the hips, even with the fabric having a little stretch. Therefore, be sure to size up here. This style is great for women who are hourglass, straight and narrow, and athletic. Pear shapes and baby bumps should steer clear. Since the dress is such a showpiece, I would pair this style with a pair of low key sparkly earrings and a silver clutch. There's no need to go overboard with accessories. There's no wearing a strapless bra or standard bra in this dress, but a Nubra or no bra will be fine. There's a bit of support in the bust to make this more comfortable.
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Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
November 30, 2015
Comfortable dress! Looked like money!
This was perfect. I wore it for a black tie event and would rent it again in second. It was high quality and easy to move in.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 6, 2015
Compliments all night
This dress was so beautiful. In the pictures on the website it looks as if the bottom of the dress is a white lace, but it is actually a silver/gold texture. Regardless, it was still gorgeous. I ordered the 2 and the 4, both the short option which worked perfect.. I am 5'2 and I didn't have to wear crazy high heels for the length. On my particular one the zippers were a little funky, took my friend a whole lot of effort to get it up where the fabric changes (not in any way because it was too tight) when I tried it on the first time and when I put it on for the actual event, she had to try so hard that we thought she was going to break the zipper. I loved this dress so much.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
December 13, 2015
Stunningly beautiful winter-weight gown!
This dress is stunning! So classic and elegant. The brocade fabric is of course very heavy, making this a great gown for winter. It's belted at your natural waistline, which is slimming and fitted through the hips (good for straight, athletic gals). The top is cut pretty narrow, so if you have "a little extra" in that space by your armpit, you might not like this one. It's also snug enough that I didn't need a bra. And, the back detailing is a nice surprise! This was a backup option, so I didn't wind up wearing it, but I will very likely rent it again! Size up as a backup or if you're in between sizes, start up a size. The one on me is an 8L. If I rent again, I'll go with a 10.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 14, 2015
I loved getting to wear such a fabulous dress. It is very classy looking.
The dress hangs so beautifully at the bottom. The fabric is heavy but gorgeous. It was challenging to figure out jewelry though as the color is kind of antiqued silver. I ended up being a 4 on top and 2 on bottom so had to size up. If the dress was mine, I would have taken it in quite a lot on the bottom. I am holding the back of it in my pic to make it look how it should have fit. Even with the fit a bit off, I got a tons of compliments on the dress.
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 39
December 16, 2015
Best dress hands down!!
This dress is a head turner. Literally everyone at the dinner told me the dress was AMAZING--even guys! People felt the fabric lol! I felt amazing and the fit is flattering. I did see one previous review that said beware if you have a "baby bump" and that is true....the waist is fitting and pronounces any bit of gut you have. Wore it with a Nubra strapless bra and it was just fine, the length was perfect in the long with a medium heel (I am 5'8") BUT!!! The zipper was seriously so hard to get up and down. My husband had to use pliers to pull the zipper up where the dress transitions fabric. He had to almost break me free to get it off and I think we slightly bent the zipper, but it was the zipper....no excess fabric stuck or anything. I would rent this dress again and recommend it to anyone...I ran into people days after the dinner and they were still talking about it!!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 15, 2015
Service in store is great
I liked the dress elegant, classy however it was a bit tight around the armpit and was a bit painful by the end of the night. It also bunched around the belly making it look like I have a pouch there. I have mixed feelings about this dress.
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Size worn:
10L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
December 21, 2015
a tad short but still amazing
I thought this dress was beautiful and got many compliments on it! The only thing I would advise, is that if you are over 5'10...pick another dress. I wore flats and it was still a couple inches too short, no one at the event noticed but it bugged me a little.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
December 25, 2015
Great dress, so dressy and comfortable!
The dress has stretch, and is very flattering. I am 5'2", 125 lbs, and I wore the 4R. It was still a bit long with 4 inch heels. I wore a strapless bra, which was nice not to have to wear those sticky things.
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 28, 2015
Fantastic fit with beautiful details.
This dress is true to size and was very flattering. The back cut outs still allowed me to wear a strapless bra. The skirt is a gold/silver color.
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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
December 29, 2015
This gown is beautiful!!!
It fit perfectly. It was snug in all the right places. I had to buy a bra that wouldn't show. I ended up with a halter bra strap around my neck and the back strap pulled down low enough to be hidden. I wore spanx underwear to tuck my belly in a bit. I felt beautiful in this dress.
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Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
January 1, 2016
Gorgeous and one of a kind dress!
This dress hugged in all the right places. It was just long enough for me with flats so anyone taller than my 6ft 1 would probably need to find another dress. Other than that it was stunning! So many compliments!
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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 3, 2016
All the compliments I received while wearing this beautiful dress!!
Fits true to size. I am 5'7 and a long fit perfectly with heels. I wouldn't suggest it for anyone much taller it would be too short. It is stretchy and let's you move comfortably while also being form fitting. Multiple girls came up to me and complimented my dress. I looooved it!
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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 126lbs
January 5, 2016
I felt put together in this dress.
The dress is wonderful but the zipper was a real challenge!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 139lbs
January 11, 2016
Gorgeous and so comfortable!!
Beautiful bottom- more silver than ivory. Easy to walk and dance in but hard to climb stairs. 4L would have been too long on me. Would definitely rent again! I was getting complements all night!
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
January 12, 2016
The dress is stunning and fit great. The problem is the invisible zipper is almost impossible
The 4L and the 6L both fit fine. The fabric is thick and hangs well and I didn't need a bra. The night before the party, I tried on the 4L. It took a huge amount of work and effort to get the sipper past the "belt" part that separated the topping skirt. I had decided to with the 6l for the actual party thinking it would be easier to zip. My husband was putting soap on the sipper, trying to get the 6 zipped and Also zipped it and pulled it over my head messing up my updoo I had just paid for and makeup. Honestly, it was a nightmare. Most frustrating thing ever. Hubby was pulling so hard on the zipper to get it past the belt fabric that it tore up his hands and I had bruises from where his hand kept slipping off the zipper and hitting my in my back! Finally with soap and me laying in the bed fave first it zipped. Understand, it wasn't too small. Sizes were fine and the dress was totally comfortable it's a bad zipper!
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
January 14, 2016
Wore this dress for a black tie birthday party...
I've rented from RTR many times for many black tie events, and as someone who is a "tall" I like gowns to skim the floor so although it fit, I was still hesitant to wear it because once I put on my 3.5 - 4in heels, my feet were visible and buying "shorter" heels was out of the question. I even went to the RTR here in NY and tried on other options until every stylist in the store told me this dress was "the" dress and I was making a big deal out of it for nothing. It absolutely fit true to size but I wore a compression garment underneath just in case, and after a few shots of tequila before I left home I didn't mind that it wasn't skimming the floor - and nobody else seemed to mind either! Yay! I also rented the capelet and earrings from RTR to complete the look and received compliments all night. Who doesn't love that? Another big thank you to RTR and the local stylists who got me out of my head and into the dress!
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
January 17, 2016
Amazing dress!
This dress is stunning! I am 5'8 and the L fit perfectly. You may want to size up if you have a larger chest, it fits pretty snug (no bra at all needed). My only complaint is that the zipper was broken on both sizes and it was difficult to get on and off.
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Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
January 19, 2016
Stand out dress with beautiful back details!
This was the replacement for my original dress that was no longer available. The pictures don't do it justice! The top was a little loose so I did have to wear a bra. The back comes up high enough to wear a strapless bra and shapewear if you so desire. The zipper is a difficult to get up where the fabric changes. However, once on the dress is gorgeous! I received so many compliments on it! It may not have been my original pick, but I fell in love with it! My only regret is not taking any pictures showing off the back other than the selfie I snapped in my hotel before we left.
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Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
January 20, 2016
Absolutely gorgeous but I barely fit into it.
A size 16 would have fit more comfortable but it was not available. Otherwise, it was gorgeous and made of high end material.
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Size worn:
4L
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
January 22, 2016
This is an elegant dress, yet it did not look like it did online. I ended up not wearing it.
Pros: Elegant dress Cons: Not ideal for someone who is busty and curvy with a smaller waist. Bottom of the dress was more gold than cream, which was not expected.
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Size worn:
2P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 29
January 28, 2016
Gorgeous!
This dress is beautiful. I rented it for a black tie work affair that was sadly rescheduled due to a blizzard (Jonas!) so I did not actually get to wear it yet! I am hoping to rent it again for the rescheduled date. But I will leave a review anyway. This dress is quite flattering though it will likely only work well on evenly proportioned women. By that I mean, if your bust is large for your frame, or your hips are larger for your frame, the fit on this dress will be off and it may not flatter. I thought the 2 was a tad bit small at my hips/waist and actually the 4 would fit me better, but sadly the "petite" was not available in 4. The fabric is nice and heavy, and does not easily wrinkle. I hung it overnight and it was clean looking by morning. It definitely emphasizes the arms, waist, and back, so if you are a fit lady, this will really make those features pop. The petite length for a shorter woman wearing heels is perfect. I am 5' 2", was planning to wear with 3-4" heels. I tried the 4R but even with 5" heels it was still entirely too long.
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 48
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 100lbs
January 31, 2016
Beautiful dress but I could not wear it. It was too long but I did see someone else wearing it
The next time I rent I will make sure I get the petite. I was so bummed that I couldn't wear it....on the same note someone at the Ball rented the same dress. Maybe RTRW needs to keep tabs via zip code for asking for info on event attending.
Size worn:
8L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 47
February 3, 2016
The dress was stunning in person, I loved the front look, then the back was an unexpected surprise!
This dress fit beautifully, I'm glad I read other reviews so I would be prepared for the zipper. Very difficult to zip over where the fabric changes. No bra needed which I loved and the dress was very comfortable! The dress ran true to size for my body type and I'm glad I did a long because of my heels. All night everyone commented on the detailing and I loved that NO one else had the same dress!
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Size worn:
12L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 162lbs
February 4, 2016
Very comfortable, elegant dress, but the open back adds a little spice. Was worn to a work affair.
I am 5'10" definitely needed the Long, I wore a low 1.5" heel. The top definitely favors a chestier body or the sides don't hang properly.
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Other
February 6, 2016
Great gown. Looked great on stage!
I am 5'9" and I wore a 2inch heel and it worked perfectly with this dress. I received a 8L which fit but it was snug around the hips and butt area so I used the 10L instead. I think it turned out great and people complimented me all night at the pageant I was in.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
February 15, 2016
Beautiful dress!
Hips are snug--and I am a straight and narrow body type. I wouldn't suggest if you have larger hips. The fabric is even prettier than in photos. I was able to wear a strapless bra with a back without any issues. I wore 3 inch heels, perfect length!
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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 138lbs
February 21, 2016
Classic
Wore this to opening night at the ballet. The pictures do not do it justice. The jacquard skirt is a wonderful texture and has more detail than the photo would suggest. Loved.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
February 28, 2016
Showstopper!! Did not want to return!
Fit was very flattering. Fabric is heavy and durable. I wore a sticky bra which worked perfectly. I am 5'4" and wore flats so the dress just touched the ground. Got so many compliments and felt very classy and extraordinary!
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 52
March 1, 2016
The dress was beautiful and fit perfectly. perfect length. I am 5'6" and wore with a 31/2" heel.
fits perfectly.
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Size worn:
20WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 28
March 3, 2016
Wore for a Mardi Gras ball - loved the style!
Hadn't seen any plus-size reviews so I was super hesitant, but glad I decided to go with this dress. It does fit true to size but I would suggest ordering a size up if you've got lots of curves so that you can have room. The 20WR would've been perfect if it was longer. The longer option wasn't available for the dates I needed so if you're tall def make sure the long is available otherwise it kind of ruins the dress. The zipper is a piece of work as well so make sure you have someone that can help you get in and out of this dress. I did love it and got several compliments, but just wished it was longer and that the zipper wasn't so difficult.
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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Age: 36
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
March 21, 2016
Beautiful dress but not for me
Loved the fabric! I have a high waist and i feel the dress didnt help me with my wide hips, the dress its beautiful... Maybe with spandex...
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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 147lbs
March 27, 2016
Best dress I've worn in my entire life!
This dress seriously has no words. It is so unbelievably gorgeous. Length was perfect for a tall girl like me. Fit was perfect. Wore it to an Indian wedding. The skirt part of the dress was a beautiful antique gold color. Just loved this dress so much!!
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Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
April 10, 2016
From hanger to dance floor-no worries! Easy to wear and very flattering. A compliment generator.
The zipper is a problem and the dress is getting a little "used" appearing.
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Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
April 10, 2016
Simply stunning in this gown.
I loved this gown. The zipper was a bit of a challenge but that's it. I would wear this again to another event. Everyone loved it.
EstherApril 28, 2016
I've had the same thing about other dresses as well. I am looking at this dress for an event next month. Good to know.
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