At first I was skeptical but its elegant and beautiful! its a lot of material but I felt (and friends stated I looked) like a princess! the corset is impossible to do by yourself but when its laced up everything is tucked in and very sliming. I'm 5'7, ordered an 8 and it wasn't too long with heels (not even super high ones). I got SO many compliments on dress and how much I looked like a princess. it was perfect for pictures and not hard to dance in at all. Love everything about this!