I'm 5'8", about 170 pounds, athletic/slightly pear-shaped build, and have broad shoulders - the standard A10 fit well. It could have been a bit tighter around the waist and would need to be hemmed, but both of those would have been fine with a custom size.
Both the lace and tulle materials were very soft - I would not be concerned about scratching/chafing after a night of dancing like with some fabrics. The bodice underneath wasn't quite as visible as some of the demo photos made it look with the Cabernet color, but it still looked beautiful. The belt around the waist was fine (no huge preference, but it would be easy to remove and replace with another belt if needed). The back detail was absolutely gorgeous though - the buttons were cute and wrapped in the same lace as on the rest of the bodice, and they concealed the already hidden zipper so it really looked seamless.
I ended up returning it for a couple (very minor) reasons - The Cabernet color is a little bit lighter than the chiffon/mesh swatches I had (it's closer to burgundy), and the bottom was just a tad too poufy for the event I'm shopping for. Bummer too, because it really looked fantastic on!
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