This dress is amazing, the quality and workmanship of a 500.00 gown at a dress shop. I did not realize I could send in measurements for a custom made size until after I had already ordered. I ordered a size bigger to play safe and it was exactly a bit roomy but still worked out well. Also had to alter the bottom for height because this pattern is made for a very tall person by default as are most designer gowns, another reason it is really important to send in all measurements so you don't need to get it altered after arrival. We love this dress and highly recommend this manufacturer. Please note, the bottom of the dress in my photos has been altered removing the decorative band and train.