I got this dress in the blue and it's a really nice blueberry color. The neckline isn't so low that you have to pin it or wear a cami, but for work I did decide to pin it. The best part of the ruffle is that it makes pinning a lot easier than with a normal surplice neckline. I think it runs pretty true to size. Though on my 5'5" self, it's about 1 - 1 1/2" too long. Nothing a little hemming can't fix, though. The cut is flattering to a curvy figure, but one still should plan on wearing some sort of foundation garment underneath, same as with any matte jersey garment.