I was looking for something that had some sort of sleeve - don't the manufacturers of dresses realize that not everyone wants to wear sleeveless??? Anyway, this dress is very flattering. I needed a dress for a wedding, and I got a lot of compliments on this one. I ordered it in plum, and it was beautiful. I love the material - it doesn't wrinkle at all, and the ruffle down the front did a good job of hiding my belly. I would highly recommend this dress!
This dress was great. I bought it to wear to a work-related banquet and it was perfect. It's very flattering and stylish (I received several compliments when wearing it). I was hoping that it could double as a work dress; however, the clip in front if very shiny and cannot be removed, making it too formal and flashy for work. Unfortunately, this dress will have to stay in my closet until the next party or banquet.
I did order a size up (from 8/10 to 12) and was pleased with the fit. The cut covers stomach imperfections without any shapewear! yay! I can replace the brooch with something more interesting/vintage/colorful. This is a perfect cocktail dress if you are not stick-thin to wear one of the clingy styles. Comfortable and fun for dancing, too.