I purchased this dress in a size that was much more fitted than the example shown. I think it looks much better when worn tighter and it hugs every curve (it has lots of stretch). The pictures don't do it justice. This is a gorgeous and classy dress. It's very vintage and retro. The deep neckline keeps it from looking matronly and makes the dress pop. The fabric is also pretty heavy compared to some of the other City Chic dresses I've tried. It's my new favorite dress so I purchased it in both colors.