This is a very elegant, formal dress, and true to size. I am 5'2",105 lbs, and usually wear a size 2P. This dress fits like it was custom made for me. I do not need any alterations, which is grately appreciated. I will be wearing this for my son's upcoming wedding. I like the trimmness of the navy skirt along with the detailed lace bodice. The leather belt adds to the unique style of the dress. You will not have any competition with this beauty of a dress!