This dress is super flattering to curvy girls. The way the fabric drapes on the hips hides any stomach fat and is very slimming. The gold belt is detachable and can be used with other dresses. I'm 5'7 and I was comfortable with the length and didn't think it was too short (it hit just above the knees). The neckline is low so I would suggest a very good bra with this and lingerie tape to keep everything perfect. I'm really happy with this dress and the way it looked.