This dress is perfect for a mother of the bride dress. I've been searching for the perfect dress and I finally found it. I actually purchased this dress in petite in a size 14. I'm 5'2 and 145 lbs and it almost fits perfect. I'm having the sleeves taken in some and shortened. The seamstress said it would be no problem to hem the dress. I can't wait to wear this for my daughter's wedding. My husband said that it looked very elegant on! Thank you for helping me make me look my best. The dress is very flattering!