Beautiful, but huge
My measurements are 35.5-28-40.5, meaning a 6 on top and a 10 on the bottom according to the size guide. I am 5'5". I bought an 8. It gapped on top and was voluminous around the waist and hips. I am surprised at how much inflation there is in the size, even after following the fit guide; I normally wear a 10.
If I had gone with it, I would have exchanged it for a 6, lopped off at least four inches on the bottom and had it taken in much tighter around the waist and hips. I decided that would be too much fuss.
Overall, not a good shape for a pear-shaped figure; the empire waist emphasized my hips. It would be much better for someone who is tall with narrow hips.
However, it is gorgeous fabric, well designed and well made.
January 24, 2014