I appreciated the other reviewer's warning that this dress is small but she did not say how small. Having noted that it is not returnable (it would have been impractical for me to return it even if it was returnable since I am not a US resident) I gambled and went one size up. I wear a size 6 and ordered a size 8. It is a perfect fit! It's a pretty dress. Ordinarily, this dress would be too ornate for me as I usually I like clean, simple lines but the subdued brown compensates for the fussiness of all the layers and ruching. The v neck plunges quite deep but unless you're very conservative, it is not immodest. That part of the dress is also padded, so although I bought a backless bra to wear with it, I probably don't need it. The lower portion of the dress which is described as "light brown" is more peach than brown. That's okay with me because I like peach a lot more than I like brown. I hadn't noticed when I read the description page that someone had enquired whether the scarf is included. For those of you who, like me, may have not noticed the enquiry, it is.