I bought this dress as I'm a big fan of 1950s fashion; this dress does not disappoint! Word of warning though: if, like me, you've been blessed with a big chest you may well need to order a bigger size . I bought the dress in a size 14 when I'm normally a 12, and it just about fits up top, but it is still very comfortable, and the sash helps create a tiny waist. This dress is so easy to wear, there is already a tulle underskirt for a nice full effect, or you can wear an extra underskirt-that's what I do to achieve a fuller effect. Buy this dress, you'll love it!