The material of the dress was simply lovely...very nice quality. I was rather fond of this style of dress, because the cut was flattering and sliming, around the waistline. The color was very vibrant as well, and really popped, which is what my sister wanted. My only fault is that the bust was rather large, however the upper back was cut 'very' narrow. I purchased a size 6, but I know.. I KNOW I should have selected a size 8 (sadly I gained about 8 pounds before the wedding-still haven't gotten it off). I would totally recommend this dress to others, however I would say either order up or have the dress made to your specification. To tell the truth, I've enclosed a picture, but it's actually kind of embarrassing to have my back-fat hanging out like that, but I wanted others to see, so they can be mindful when ordering. BTW - I'm 5'4 and 149 pounds.