This is a lovely gown that wears exactly as pictured. I have owned many Tadashi dresses over the years and appreciate that they allow for womanly curves. This dress in particular does run a bit larger than others, but I wouldn't say it's a full size larger. So if you are in between sizes go down a size, otherwise order your size and have a little tailoring done. You will more than likely need a tailor anyway given the length. I am 5'7" and wear a size 16. My shoes are 3 1/2 inches high and I still needed the dress taken up about 2 inches so that it just skimmed the floor. I also needed a little taken in at the waist, but the shoulders and bust (I have a full bust) fit well.