This dress looks really well made, and the material has a shine to it that makes it a bit dressy. The cut is fabulous and the peplum around the waist is larger than on some dresses, which in my opinion is more forgiving and makes the dress stand out even more. I will admit it took me a while to get the sizing right (I ordered 3 times), but I'm glad I persevered b/c I am soooo excited to now own this dress. I will be wearing it to the church portion of a wedding. FYI, I am 5'5, 136 lbs, and the size 8 (uk) is what fit me correctly, which is about a size 6 in US sizing.