This dress comes with the strong endorsement of my boyfriend. I'm so glad I took the plunge with this one! I've discovered that the halter style is very flattering on my Viola shape -- which looks more like an hourglass in the right clothes, and this dress is definitely the right clothes. I am going to have to have the top taken in (because of Viola shape), but everything else about the dress is a beautiful fit. It fits my waist without being too tight, and somehow the way skirt falls makes my stomach look flat. The length of the bodice is the perfect length, no need to fiddle with the halter neck. It's fully lined, and the top layer is a lightly crinkled chiffon. The beaded embroidery on the halter is a mix of silver and gold, so any jewelry goes (but no necklace needed!) I don't go to very many cocktail parties, so I'll be wearing this with a cropped denim jacket, as well as the dressier metallic shell lace cardi. Oh -- the tiny hook at the back of the neck is a real pain. If there is a snippet of fabric left from the bust alteration, I may replace the hook with a tiny fabric covered button. Last thing - I'm a little wary about hanging this with the weight of the full skirt pulling on the minimal neckline so I might fold this and keep it on an armoire shelf. This piece is a bargain, especially with E-Cash!
How does it fit? Too Big
Overall Quality? Better than Expected
I own it? Yes
Recommend This to a Friend? Yes