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Jessica Howard Petite Ruched Waist Dress FINAL SALE
A ruched waistline with flower embellishment highlights this dress from Jessica Howard. A flattering surplice neckline and a touch of stretch complete this stylish look.
ITEM#: 13759522A ruched waistline with flower embellishment highlights this dress from Jessica Howard. A flattering surplice neckline and a touch of stretch complete this stylish look.
- Color options: Black
- Fit: Petite
- Empire waist
- Surplice neckline
- Back zip closure
- Embellished and ruched waistline
The approximate length from the top center back to the hem is 15 inches. The measurement was taken from a size Small.
Women's Petite Sizing Guide
- 95-percent polyester/5-percent spandex
- Lining: 100-percent polyester
- Dry clean
- Model: JH1P4036
ALL SALES FINAL: NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES ON THIS ITEM.
|Materials||95-percent polyester/5-percent spandex. lining: 100-percent polyester|
|Fabric Care||Dry Clean|
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Wow, this dress is stunning. Perfect fit, but it is the quality that amazes me. Hidden zipper, fully lined, double finished seams, box pleats, real turned invisible hem. A real seamstress made this dress.Read More
Fantastic dress. Love the light fabrick that moves beautifully. The fabrick is light but with nice body. A very practical yet beautiful dress. Many compliments upon first wearing.Read More
Received dress on time. Fits perfectly. Great quality. This is the kind of dress that you can wear on any occasion. And wont go out of style. I am 5ft 9inc tall, size 12. And this dress fits precfectly. Received lots of compliments. Would definitely recommend.Read More
Elegant! Looks much more expensive than it was. Very skimming & figure flattering! I felt at least 10 pounds slimmer! My husband & kids were very complimentary of this dress on me. It can be accesorized to match any occasion!Read More
This dress is perfect! It is beautifully made and the quality of the dress is excellent.Read More
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The dress is made of 95 percent polyester and 5 percent spandex. Its lining is 100 percent polyester.
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