I ordered this dress in my usual size 2. Due to the pleats at the waistline, I had a very difficult time zipping up. I had to put the dress on backwards so I could zip into it, then very, very carefully shift it around inch by inch until it was facing the right way. Unfortunately, the vertical pleats at the stomach pouf very unflatteringly on me and make me look as though I am trying to hide a 4-5 month baby bump. Which is fine if you ARE trying to hide a baby bump. The pouffing effect may not be a problem for girls who have a totally flat stomach. The washed silk is very soft and luxurious. Other than the poufing pleats, the dress is very well made with supportive boning, is fully lined for modesty and is lightly padded. The shoulder strap is even adjustable via a hidden slider strap.
Seattle, WA, USA