I am 5'4" and wear a size 16. This dress was cute and the quality was average. However, it was cut for a person a few inches taller than me. The waist is long so the a-line begins much too low on the hips. I will be returning this item. (Also don't remember having to pay double the original shipping to return an item to Overstock in the past paid $2.95 to recieve $320 worth of merchandise and am paying $6.00 to return on $50 dress :( Other sites do free return shipping, hint, hint.