This dress will always look better on taller, slender women. It is just not made for voluptuous women. It exudes elegance and chic and is very retro 70 ies looking. I say it is timeless. The only thing I will do is to sew shoulder opening halfway to make it more acceptable to day wear. It looks better in life that on this model. I recommend smokey eye tastefully done make up and platinum blond or black hair and classier shoes than you see on this model to create contrast.