50 Trendy Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dresses

Model in lace off-the-shoulder gown with puff sleeves

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When off-the-shoulder wedding dresses made their debut in the bridal world, designers ran with the concept, transforming a once seasonal trend into a lasting style. You'll find this alternative neckline on tons of fabulous wedding dresses because it flatters most body types and highlights the upper body in a way that's elegant but a bit sexy, too. The best part is, off-the-shoulder necklines work in tandem with every gown shape, from mermaid to column-style to ballgown, and complement a range of fabrics, from whispy tulle to intricate lace to crêpe de chine.

You can choose from teensy straps, voluminous styles, and even long-sleeve versions. A long blouson sleeve á la the Renaissance is the epitome of romance whether you go for a sheer, embroidered, or silk jacquard version. Traditional gowns appear tasteful with delicate off-the-shoulder straps made of silk chiffon, tulle, or lace, reminiscent of 18th-century necklines. For a whimsical look, consider an off-the-shoulder gown with fantastical details like embroidered floral or metallic appliqués, voluminous tiers and ruffles, or puff sleeves.

To inspire your search for a gown with this ultra-romantic neckline, we rounded up 50 of our favorite off-the-shoulder wedding dresses below.

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BHLDN Theia Blake Gown

Model in ivory crepe off-the-shoulder wedding gown
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The criss-cross bodice on this ivory crepe gown gives way to an off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline for a soft, feminine touch. A sweeping train completes the look.


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Hayley Paige Ricci Gown

Plus size model in sparkly fit and flare off the shoulder gown

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This fitted, tea rose-colored wedding dress is covered in sparkling details. It features a sweetheart neckline, detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves, and a graceful sweeping train.


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Allison Webb Ambrose Gown

Model in ivory lace embellished fit and flare gown with off-the-shoulder sleeves

Courtesy of Allison Webb

This ivory-over-cashmere fit-and-flare gown features embellished lace, a corset bodice, detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves, and a chapel train. It's also available in solid ivory.

SHOP NOW: JLM Couture, Price Upon Request

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Martina Liana Luxe Off-The-Shoulder Embroidered Lace Wedding Dress

Model in A-line lace embroidered off-the-shoulder wedding dress

Courtesy of Kleinfeld

This off-the-shoulder A-line wedding dress features embroidered lace and sheer French tulle, hand-cut silk organza flowers, and detached puff sleeves. Details like exposed boning in the bodice, light beading, and a flowing train complete the look.

SHOP NOW: Kleinfeld, Price Upon Request

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Dany Mizrachi Off-The-Shoulder Gown

Model in allover lace gown with tulle off-the-shoulder sleeves with attached train

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This unique allover lace gown atop nude lining features a sheer tulle off-the-shoulder overlay with an attached train.

SHOP NOW: Dany Mizrachi, Price Upon Request

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Ivy & Aster Michaella Dress

Model in tulle draped shoulder dress with tiered skirt

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A truly romantic look, this gown has both thin straps and off-the-shoulder sleeves for a cold-shoulder look. It's made from dotted tulle and features a full tiered skirt.

SHOP NOW: Ivy & Aster, Price Upon Request

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Hayley Paige Clyde Gown

Model in ivory chiffon A-line gown with beaded bodice and off-the-shoulder sleeves

Courtesy of Hayley Paige

This ivory, chiffon beaded A-line gown has a gold-dusted bodice with micro beading. It features detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves and a cutout back.

SHOP NOW: JLM Couture, Price Upon Request

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Ashi Studio Couture Off-The-Shoulder Dress

Model in off-the-shoulder dress with high-low layered tulle skirt and oversized sleeves

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This couture gown is all drama with its voluminous layered tulle high-low skirt and sleeves.

SHOP NOW: Ashi Studio, Price Upon Request

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Lazaro Margaret Gown

model in off-the-shoulder floral embroidered ballgown

Courtesy of Lazaro 

This champagne floral embroidered A-line gown features off-the-shoulder cap sleeves complementing a sweetheart neckline, a sheer corset bodice, and a circular skirt with horsehair trim.

SHOP NOW: JLM Couture, Price Upon Request

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Georges Hobeika Fall-Winter 2020-21 Collection Look 18

Model in tulle ball gown with floral embroidery and off-the-shoulder sleeves

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Three-dimensional floral embroidery adorns this sheer tulle off-the-shoulder ballgown.

SHOP NOW: Georges Hobeika, Price Upon Request

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Ines by Ines di Santo Ani Gown

Model in embellished long-sleeve off-the-shoulder wedding gown

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This embellished, long-sleeve, tip-the-shoulder trumpet gown has an illusion back, pearl buttons, and a detachable cathedral train with lace embellishment at the hem.

SHOP NOW: Ines by Ines di Santo, Price Upon Request

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Justin Alexander Signature Parker Gown

Model in lace mermaid gown with corset bodice and off-the-shoulder sleeves

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This mermaid gown's romantic sweetheart neckline complements its embellished off-the-shoulder straps, which come detachable. Beaded lace overlays beaded and sequined tulle for a sparkle effect.

SHOP NOW: Justin Alexander Signature, Price Upon Request

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Theia Bridal Sasha Gown

Model in lace off-the-shoulder gown with winged sleeves

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This soft, romantic gown is made from giupere cotton lace and features off-the-shoulder cape sleeves and a mermaid sillhouette.

SHOP NOW: Theia Bridal, Price Upon Request

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Netta BenShabu Madison Gown

Model in embroidered off-the-shoulder A-line bridal gown

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This gorgeous gown is dripping in shimmer. The sweetheart fitted bodice with off-the-shoulder straps gives way to a voluminous full skirt.

SHOP NOW: Kinsley James, Price Upon Request

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Allure Bridals Camellia Dress

Model in lacy off-the-shoulder fit-and-flare gown with three-quarter sleeves

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This gown's off-the-shoulder neckline is scalloped in eyelash lace. Elbow-length bell sleeves and the semi-sheer skirt's long train are romantic touches.

SHOP NOW: Allure Bridals, Price Upon Request

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Oscar de la Renta Bridal Collection Fall 2020 Look 5

Model in off-the-shoulder floral embroidered wedding gown

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This fitted mermaid gown has off-the-shoulder straps comprised of 3D florals that adorn the bodice and trickle down onto the skirt.

SHOP NOW: Oscar de la Renta, Price Upon Request

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Sareh Nouri Florence Dress

Model in off-the-shoulder white floral lace ball gown

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This A-line gown is made of lovely lace with floral and leaf designs and comes with a detachable off-the-shoulder capelet.

SHOP NOW: Sareh Nouri, Price Upon Request

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Carolina Herrera Bridal Fall 2020 Collection Look 6

Model in lacy fit-and-flare, off-the-shoulder gown with half sleeves

Courtesy of Carolina Herrera 

A fitted satin mermaid silhouette contrasts beautifully with elbow-length lace sleeves and lace trimming at the neckline.

SHOP NOW: Carolina Herrera, Price Upon Request

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Elie Saab Bridal Fall 2019 Collection Look 9

Model in off-the-shoulder netted tulle ball gown with floral embroidery

Courtesy of Eli Saab

Net-like fabric adds a modern touch to this classically bridal ballgown featuring off-the-shoulder sleeves and floral embroidery.

SHOP NOW: Elie Saab, Price Upon Request

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Monique Lhuillier Marbella Gown

Model in white wedding gown with cuffed off-the-shoulder neckline

Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

The cuffed off-the-shoulder neckline adds a unique touch to this ivory ballgown with a pleated skirt.

SHOP NOW: Monique Lhuillier, Price Upon Request

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Alon Livné White Rita Wedding Gown

Model in fitted corset wedding dress with oversized sheer lace and tulle sleeves

Courtesy of Alon Livné White

Oversized sheer lace-and-tulle sleeves fall off the shoulders of this fitted corset wedding dress featuring a high side slit on the skirt and a French-lace-look top.

SHOP NOW: Alon Livné White, Price Upon Request

If you don't want to feel totally bare, a dress with mid-length, long, or bell-shaped off-the-shoulder sleeves will conceal your upper arms in a beautiful and stealthy way.

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Lela Rose Bridal The Isle Gown

Model in Off the Shoulder Floral Applique Gown

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Available in white/nude and white/white, this off-the-shoulder fit-and-flare gown features whimsical floral appliqué along the bust and sleeves.

SHOP NOW: Lela Rose Bridal, Price Upon Request

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Watters Augustus Gown

Model in sheath gown with oversized off-the-shoulder interlacing ruffles

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This chic, silk Georgette sheath gown features statement-making, off-the-shoulder interlacing ruffles.

SHOP NOW: Watters, from $2,574

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Zuhair Murad Fall 2020 Bridal Collection Look 11

Model in floral applique ball gown with off-the-shoulder sleeves
Courtesy of Zuhair Murad

This white-over-nude ballgown is elegant and glamorous with its 3D floral embroidery, bodice with exposed boning, and sweetheart neckline with off-the-shoulder sleeves.

SHOP NOW: Zuhair Murad, Price Upon Request

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Wtoo by Watters Miles Gown

Woman walking through grass in off-the-shoulder tulle wedding gown

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This effortless off-the-shoulder dress is made of layered stretch mesh and features shirred sleeves and a full skirt. Eyelash lace along the neckline adds an elegant touch.


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Grace Loves Lace Loyola Set

Model walking up stairs in two-piece sheer lace wedding outfit with off-the-shoulder crop top

Courtesy of Grace Loves Lace

This stunning two-piece gown is handcrafted from layers of floral burnout silk and crepe de chine. The off-the-shoulder top has an elasticated neckline for a customizable look and the full skirt features a dramatic train.

SHOP NOW: Grace Loves Lace, $1,800

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Tadashi Shoji Athena Gown

Model in off-the-shoulder crepe gown with cascading ruffle and floral applique

Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji 

You'll look like a Grecian goddess in this off-the-shoulder crepe gown with a cascading ruffle, floral appliqués, and translucent tulle along the neckline.

SHOP NOW: Tadashi Shoji, $828

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B by Yolancris Brava Gown

Model in off-the-shoulder crepe gown with puff sleeves and long cuffs

Courtesy of Yolancris

This simple mermaid crepe gown has gorgeous off-the-shoulder puff sleeves with long cuffs for a unique look.

SHOP NOW: Yolancris, Price Upon Request

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Rime Arodaky Wolf Gown

Model in Fitted crepe dress with thin straps and oversized floral balloon sleeves

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This fitted crepe dress has a floral embroidered overlay and thin straps as well as oversized balloon sleeves for an off-the-shoulder effect.

SHOP NOW: Rime Arodaky, $4,609.88

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Maggie Sottero Zariah Gown

Model in off-the-shoulder tulle ball gown with lace motifs

Courtesy of Maggie Sottero

Available in all-ivory or ivory-over-blush, this off-the-shoulder princess gown features lace motifs over sparkle tulle, a sequin lace bodice, and an asymmetrical ruffle tulle skirt with horsehair trim.

SHOP NOW: Maggie Sottero, Price Upon Request

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Sabrina Dahan Liliane Gown

Model in tulle off-the-shoulder dress with floral applique

Courtesy of Sabrina Dahan 

This whispy tulle gown is beautifully airy. The off-the-shoulder neckline, bodice, and skirt are adorned with beaded 3D florals for added romance.

SHOP NOW: Sabrina Dahan, Price Upon Request

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Anne Barge Evermore Gown

Model in off-the-shoulder lace ballgown with illusion neckline

Courtesy of Ann Barge

Available in silk white over nude or all silk white, this off-the-shoulder A-line gown with a sweetheart illusion neckline is made from crepe de chine with re-embroidered oral lace for a classic look with a modern touch.

SHOP NOW: Anne Barge, $5,710

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Morilee Kristabelle Wedding Dress

Model in long sleeve off-the-shoulder ballgown with floral embroidery and feather trim
Courtesy of Morilee

This long-sleeve, off-the-shoulder gown has a fitted bodice and a full skirt with a cathedral train and a feathered hemline. Beaded accents and textured embroidery add tons of dimension.

SHOP NOW: Morilee, Price Upon Request

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Mira Zwillinger Harmonie Gown

Model in Ivory Silk Fils Coupe Rose Motif Ballgown with Floral Drape Cap Sleeve

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This ivory silk fil-coupé ballgown has lovely rose motifs and floral drape cap sleeves for an off-the-shoulder look.

SHOP NOW: Mira Zwillinger, Price Upon Request

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Watters Visconti Gown

Model in lace off-the-shoulder wedding gown

Courtesy of Watters 

This elegant sheath has an illusion off-the-shoulder neckline with the choice of short or long sleeves. It's made of Hanover lace over nude lining in a range of skin color options.

SHOP NOW: Watters, from $3,074

If you want to rock the off-the-shoulder look but are worried about everything staying in place, opt for an illusion off-shoulder neckline or cold-shoulder sleeves.

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Whistles Rose Wedding Dress

Model in lacy off-the-shoulder wedding dress with subtle high-low hem

Courtesy of Whistles 

This modern off-the-shoulder A-line gown features lace fabric, a Bardot neckline, a raised front hem, and a boned bodice.

SHOP NOW: Whistles, $774

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Nouvelle Amsale Nara Gown

Model in off-the-shoulder ballgown

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This off-the-shoulder ballgown features a sheer tulle-enveloped bodice with sequins and a voluminous organza skirt.

SHOP NOW: Nouvelle Amsale, $2,695

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Savannah Miller Gayle Gown

Model in wedding gown with sheer off-the-shoulder long sleeves

Courtesy of Savannah Miller

This modern and unique A-line gown is made from heavyweight stretch crepe with an ombré pearl tulle overlay. The draped tulle off-the-shoulder sleeve gathers into the cuff and features an ombré pearl embellishment.

SHOP NOW: Savannah Miller, Price Upon Request

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Suzanne Howard Imperial Topaz Gown

Model in off-the-shoulder tulle gown with floral embroidery

Courtesy of Suzanne Howard

Pictured in Latte, this floral-embroidered tulle gown features wispy off-the-shoulder sleeves, emanating major sun goddess vibes.

SHOP NOW: Suzanne Howard, $9,142.09

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Isabelle Armstrong Como Gown

Model in mikado ball gown with illusion neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves

Courtesy of Isabelle Armstrong

This Mikado ballgown has a plunging neckline and draped organza sleeves for a classic and romantic bridal look.

SHOP NOW: Isabelle Armstrong, Price Upon Request

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Houghton Sandy Gown

Model in off-the-shoulder gown with ruffles and buttons

Courtesy of Houghton

This gown is practically made for a beach wedding. The off-the-shoulder lace overlay contrasts beautifully with the free-falling body of the gown featuring buttons.

SHOP NOW: Houghton, Price Upon Request

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Michelle Roth Georgia Gown

Model in off-the-shoulder gown with floral lace bodice and tulle skirt

Courtesy of Kleinfeld 

This gorgeous off-the-shoulder ballgown features dimensional beaded floral lace and a tiered tulle skirt for a dramatic look.

SHOP NOW: Kleinfeld, $3,200

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Alexandra Grecco Etienne Gown

Model in white gown with tied off-the-shoulder sleeves

Courtesy of Alexandra Grecco

This dress is simple elegance at its finest. An A-line silhouette in classic white is enhanced by a cuffed off-the-shoulder neckline with tie sleeves.

SHOP NOW: Alexandra Grecco, Price Upon Request

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Berta Style 18-126

Model in illusion neckline tulle wedding gown with floral bodice and off-the-shoulder three-quarter sleeves

Courtesy of Berta

This glamorous gown is full of stunning details, like off-the-shoulder three-quarter sleeves with ruffled cuffs, floral embroidery on the bodice, and a plunging illusion neckline.

SHOP NOW: Berta, Price Upon Request

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Odylyne The Ceremony The Monrose Gown

Model in lace off-the-shoulder gown with flutter sleeves and tiered skirt

Courtesy of Odylyne The Ceremony 

An iridescent fitted lace bodice with a sweetheart neckline gives way to asymmetrical off-the-shoulder flutter sleeves. The high-waisted skirt falls into tiered ruffles for a unique look.

SHOP NOW: Odylyne The Ceremony, Price Upon Request

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Galia Lahav Casablanca Lily Gown

Model in Embroidered tulle sheer ballgown with 3-D rose motifs, a sheer corset pleated skirt and a ruffle detail accentuating the shoulders

Courtesy of Galia Lahav

This embroidered sheer tulle ballgown is adorned with 3D rose motifs and features a sheer corset pleated skirt and a dramatic, ruffled off-the-shoulder neckline.

SHOP NOW: Galia Lahav, Price Upon Request

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Inbal Dror Style BR-18-28-C

Model in off-the-shoulder ball gown with long train and embroidery on skirt

Courtesy of Inbal Dror

The branch-like embroidery on this off-the-shoulder gown makes it truly unique. The fitted bodice with off-the-shoulder sleeves contrasts beautifully with the dramatic full skirt with a train.

SHOP NOW: Inbal Dror, Price Upon Request

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Lihi Hod Stella Gown

Model in ruffled off-the-shoulder mermaid gown with brooch on waist

Courtesy of Lihi Hod

This gorgeous mermaid gown features ruffled off-the-shoulder sleeves and a sparkling brooch at the waist.

SHOP NOW: Brown's Bride, Price Upon Request

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Paolo Sebastian Style PSS/S2010

Model in blue ballgown with asymmetrical off-the-shoulder neckline and 3D floral embroidery

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This couture ballgown features blue tulle, an asymmetrical off-the-shoulder neckline, and 3D multicolored floral embroidery.

SHOP NOW: Paolo Sebastian, Price Upon Request

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Jenny by Jenny Yoo Cooper Gown

Model in crepe off-the-shoulder gown

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This modern fit-and-flare gown in knit crepe has a convertible, foldover, off-the-shoulder neckline for a customizable look.

SHOP NOW: Jenny by Jenny Yoo, $1,200

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