This dress was purchased as a gift. It has an alluring combination of lace, bandage, and asymmetrical styling that is remarkably subdued. The deep, vivid blue color enhances this effect. By chance, a lead actress wore the same dress in the 61st episode of the TV show "Grimm". I believe wardrobe unknowingly put her in one size too small; it caused the bodice of the dress to gather noticeably at the sides. She still looked lovely, but this highlights the need for more leeway if the wearer is fuller through the bust or hips. The bandage bodice will change the alignment of the dress's lace bottom if it has to expand beyond a certain amount. Surprisingly, the dress also goes well with both dark and light shoes.