Buyer beware. My dress arrived with the right sleeve longer than the left so it racked up a $20 alteration bill towards my $50 reimbursement instantly.
The sample fit beautifully in a true to size 12. When I went to order my actual dress, I decided why not do a custom dress since it was the same price. Big mistake. This dress has boning in it which I was never told to factor into my measurements. The dress arrived too small in the waist so I had to have it altered in order to breathe, which cost $40. Also note that custom sizes have nothing to do with height, so do not think that will help if you're petite or tall.
Additionally, these dresses may be designed in California, but they are made in China as the label inside my dress clearly states. Final cost with shipping and tax was $153 before alterations, which is more expensive than a local bridal shop would've been. Do your research as this may NOT be your cheapest option after all, and certainly don't waste your time on measuring for a custom dress if the sample size fits perfectly.
In the end, the dress photographed nicely, but at a final cost of $163 after alteration reimbursement.