This was my first major purchase from BCBG (past purchases have been bags, jewelry, etc.) and I bought it online, so naturally I was really nervous about how I would like it IRL. The dress fits true to size, I'm average height, size 8, and I felt so pretty in it (but that's another story, for another day). My only advice to other buyers- even though it seems to be detailed enough to stand on it's own, it definitely needs accessories. I added a black belt and funky heels to complete my look.