I wore this dress for an awards ceremony for a film festival (where i actually won best actress whoot whoot!!) This dress was beyond my expectations! I measured and went with the chart which was 1 size bigger than the dresses I had tried on in the store. It was so beautiful! Way better quality than the price reflects!!! Got so many compliments in it. Excellent quality, comfortable and classy. I did cut out the tooling along the chest just to make it a little more flashy.