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Comment on To Buy or Not to Buy: Black lace cocktail dress by Mona.

I don’t like the dress too much, it does not look too classic to me, the hemline and the sleeves especially, but the boatneck is nice. It definitely looks classier that the other ASOS dresses…
I agree with Amber, that you may want to pick something that is a bit more springlike – black lace is in my opinion a more winter-like thing, and its all polyester, I’d be afraid that I’d be too sweaty in that. How do you get in? Is it stretchy or is there a hidden zipper? I’d look for other black dresses that you can actually try on, unless you really love this one.

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