I bought this gown for my small, intimate outdoor wedding and it was PERFECT. I am 5'10", somewhat "curvy" and ordered the size 10. It fit like a dream, falling to slightly above my ankles. I actually believe the gown looked much better on me than on the model. Before I tried on the dress I was concerned about the horizontal lines on the dress, but it did not make me look bigger. It was the ideal gown, much more elegant and expensive looking in person than in the photograph.