I get tons of compliments on this dress. I am 5'2" and the dress is above my ankles so I felt it was slightly short but I wore it to church and never had so many compliments before. It is bigger than it is supposed to be and I am short waisted so I like the empire waist cut. You can pull it in when too big. Because I have a little sleeved vest over it, you cannot see that the arm openings are bigger. It is a very pretty dress, just not the best material. So, if you take time to hand wash it,and handle with care, it will probably last longer. It is figure friendly because of its bigger sizing but it is a little pricey for the material. That is why it gets 3 stars.