The dress is beautiful just as shown. True to the size, be aware there is no room for "streching". I am petite size 4-6, 34B and went for a six. Fits great, women with bigger breast size could fit it better since it is roomy on top. It is very long, must hem it. Neckline and back are beautiful with a clip on top and zipper on the side. The "tail" creates a very nice bottom. I am using it for a summer evening wedding and wanted a dress I could use for something else. Perfect for a formal dinner at a cruise for example. I love the chic design without looking to missy.