I brought this for a wedding reception and had more comments than I have EVER had wearing this dress, everyone loved it. I did think when I took it out of the packet that it was way too short and looked tiny but once on it fitted perfectly. I'm a size 10 pear shape and this was great on the bust and covered my hips. It is a bit of a pain to iron but it is worth it. I have to add that mine did not smell of glue at all.