Reviewed by shoehound from Minnesota on Sunday, June 9, 2013
This dress is designed nicely for a kind of out-of-shape adult woman figure. I can't comment on sizing because I don't really know my size (losing weight), but if it helps: I'm about 5'6 and 165, and size 12 fits nicely. The high neck shape and color adds some flair so it doesn't seem matronly. It's fitted without being clingy or tight, and the fabric has the body/weight to skim over bulges. Armholes are perfect. There are little string belt loops, but as there's no belt and as they're a little high for my waist (fashionable but not flattering with my large bust), I'll snip them off at the seam. I'm not thrilled about the dry clean only (I'll let you know the delicate wash cycle goes) nor the color of the light accent. It's not white or ivory or cream but beige or light tan or something. Against the black it's fine, but you'd need to be careful with your cardigan match.