The dress is very pretty, but the sizing chart is way off. I originally ordered a different dress, based on matching my measurements to those in the sizing chart, and when the dress arrived it was far too large. I returned it and ordered this one, going down one size in the standard sizing chart (I was worried about going down two sizes, since that was WAY smaller than my actual measurements, and it's harder to deal with a too-small dress than a too-large one). This dress arrived just in time for the wedding, and was still too large. No time for the elaborate alterations that would be needed on a dress with so many layers/much fabric, so I sewed pieces of elastic into the dress - like a bra strap for the dress - so that at least the inch gap between me and the dress would be in the back instead of the front. That worked, dress stayed up, looked very pretty. I will take it to a seamstress and see how much it will cost to alter it to fit me, as I would love to keep it. If it's going to be expensive, though, I'll just have to sell it.