This dress is a stunner. It is soft, feminine, and elegant. The slits on side are appropriate and do not in my opinion show excessive leg. The A-Line skirt is subtle . The dress really appears to be straight instead of A-Line. I am 5'2 107 lbs. I ordered the extra small which fits perfectly. The hem is slightly below knee, but not matronly below. I debated this dress for a long time, but finally ordered it and I am truly happy that I did.