This dress is absolutely stunning. I wore it to a white tie event and was constantly complimented all evening. The dress is not as heavy as the picture shoes but is extremely well made and of high quality. It comes quite long. Even with 3 1/2 inch heels the tailor had to cut a lot. It is an expensive alteration because there is a scallop detail you do not want to lose. It has to be removed and replaced after hemming. Give your tailor plenty of time. It is so worth it. Elegant, classy. I would be careful about buying to wear to a wedding. You will outshine the bride unless you know what she is wearing. I would not wear to a wedding unless I knew it to be a very formal affair.