The dress is beautiful and since I sent them my measurements, it only needs slight adjustments. I think the seamstress put in like 5 pins around the top and it was perfect. I think I ordered it a little bit too long, but hopefully that will be fixed with a good petticoat. You HAVE to wear this with a petticoat if you want it to look like the picture. The bottom satin layer is not attached to the top lace layer, so getting everything smoothed out takes some doing, so if you look bumpy, drop the whole thing down, shake it out, and pull it back up. Such a good deal for this dress!