I needed a dress for a cocktail party. I wanted a sexy dress but not over the top. I have a big bum, always have, no amount of exercise or diet helps. I must have tried on at least 25 dresses. Nothing fit, everything was too clingy, or too matronly. This was the last dress that I ordered. Honestly, I didn’t really like it. I thought it would be too loose. Much to my surprise, it fit perfectly. This is a fabulous dress. Worth every cent. Very flattering especially if you aren’t exactly super thin.