This stunning cape dress is everything I'd dreamed of when ordering. I erred toward a larger size to avoid pulling at the hips and for a more effortless, relaxed fit, but if you have a smaller derriere, go for your normal size. I like that it is fairly low cut, as I wanted a hint of gorgeous bra underneath to up the sex appeal. However, I am not impressed with the outside closure, as it constantly come unhooked. I will have to take it to a tailor to resolve this issue.