"This vest is just a few steps above okay. I am happy with it for the sale price, but I would have definitely returned it at the original price. As a few other reviewers mentioned, the yellow vest is noticeably yellow, and it's not the prettiest yellow you ever saw. It's kind of a cross between pastel and neon. The rose buttons are not my favorite, but they are not really noticeable. I'd never wear this buttoned-up -- it borders on unflattering when it's unbuttoned, but it's acceptable. It kind of hangs off of my back and makes me look a little dumpy. Over a long maxi dress, it does look really good, though, I have to say. I am having trouble pairing it with anything else because of the yellow and the length -- over shorts, it makes me look like I'm not wearing bottoms, from behind. If you're pear-shaped, beware! This will accentuate that figure. I can't imagine how they made it look good belted. On me, the thick crochet just makes me look fat because it bunches up and the bottom flares out even more. I have a teeny tiny waist, so I can only imagine what it would do to a person with a rounder shape. 5'10", 125 lbs., athletic. Ordered a small."