Does this dress run true to size? Give me measurements of a size 10 in the bustline?
Decode 1.8 Women's Silver Long Bead-embellished Keyhole Gown
Make an impression while remaining faithful to your understated style with this gorgeous Decode 1.8 formal keyhole gown. This beautiful sleeveless evening dress has a halterneck embedded with beads and a classic Empire waist and pleated bust.
ITEM#: 15084709Make a stunning entrance in this beautiful evening gown from Decode 1.8 featuring a stunning bead embellished halter neckline with keyhole detail. A flattering empire waist and pleated, padded bust finish off this elegant evening dress.
- Color options: Silver
- Ruched empire waist
- Halter neck
- Fully lined
- Back zipper with hook-and-eye clasp closure
The approximate length from the top center back to the hem is 52 inches. The measurement was taken from a size 4.
Decode Sizing Guide
- Materials: 95-percent polyester/ 5-percent spandex
- Lining: 100-percent acetate
- Dry clean
- Model: 181625
All measurements are approximate and may vary by size.
|Material||Acetate Polyester Spandex|
|Fabric Care||Dry Clean|
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This dress is awesome! Perfect fit, perfect length (I'm 5"11). Wore it to a friend's wedding and the wonderful comments kept flocking in. I felt really beautiful. One week after I'm still receiving good comments about the dress.Read More
I ordered this dress to wear for my daughter's wedding. My only complaint is that the dress is very long, even with heals. The beading on the dress is very pretty. The fabric is very light weight and flows when you move. It should be the perfect dress for a warm weather wedding.Read More
This is the dress I will wear to my daughters wedding in Sept.Read More
This is a beautiful dress. It looked great when I put it on. Keep in mind it's very long. I'm 5'4 and will be wearing 4" heel, but it still will be long. However, i'm not going to get it altered 1) i'm afraid they will riun it 2) i can get away with the length i believe. Again, this is a very nice looking dress at a very good price.Read More
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Yes this is true to size. The bust would measure approximately 36.5 inches.
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