I wanted to love this cape but when I put it on it was just too, too much and way, way too long.. Too much material that, instead of making me appear tall and slim, had the reverse effect. I was completely swallowed up and I am not short, nor am I petite. If you are either, don't even think about getting this cape. It is such a great idea and would be absolutely perfect to wear over gowns but, for it to 'work', I think the manufacturer has to cut drastically reduce the amount of material used and shorten it a bit as well. I am 5'8" and' for it not to have swept the floor when I walked, I would have had to wear 8" heels.