February 19, 2016
This dress was great. Comfortable, flattering, and gorgeous! I got a ton of compliments.
The fit was a little tricky because I'm large chested. I had to buy a low-back longline bra to wear with it, which was fine because it's a useful foundation piece to have in my collection, but if I hadn't been expecting that it would have been annoying. I'm a 34F, so if you have a smaller chest and can wear those stick-on bra things, that might work, but the back is definitely too low for a traditional strapless bra. Additionally, I needed to tape/pin the back and sides of the bust area to my bra to keep it from showing. One major pro to this dress though is that because of the ruching in the bust, there's definitely enough fabric for full coverage for larger chests.
It was tight right at my rib cage, and then fell very nicely through the waist, which was just fine for me, but if you have a large ribcage you may want to size up.
As other reviewers have noted, the length measurement seems to be for the lining, and the outer fabric is a bit longer. I wore this with 3.5 inch heels, and while I wasn't tripping over it, I did have to carry it when I was outside (it was raining) if I didn't want it to drag.