March 24, 2013
Wore this to a symphony gala in Boston. Cocktails, dinner, dancing - and the dress fit in perfectly.
For length: I'm 5'5, wore 3.5" heels, and the dress was about 1-2" off the ground. The fit was completely easy; no tight waist or clinging in the hips (and I'm a pear, so that's unusual!). The bust is the only real place to watch for the fit. I'm small-chested (34B) and couldn't get the size 36R to zip. The 38R zipped right up (although the zipper was a bit stiff). Definitely avoid the gold or the pearls with this one - the shoulder is quite large and all silver/crystal. It's also very definitely navy in person; it's not as dark as it looks in the picture.
This was a black tie gala in a pretty conservatively dressed town - not the place to wear anything too tight or too glittery. This dress fit in perfectly, and I felt like some navy greek statue walking through the crowd.