"OK, I tried this dress on in the store and understand what everyone was saying about the odd torso. The hemline of the skirt is so interesting, but heavy. The heavy weight of the skirt pulls on the lighter weight of the top and makes it stretch and distort. I am a seamstress, so I opted to take in the waist a little bit to give me my desired fit. Once I took in the dress, I could not take it off!! I lovee the little changes i made to the fit because they really made all the difference, and showcased my waistline. Since I took in the waist, the skirt flared out beautifully to give me a great hourglass shape.. The length was wonderful and hit me a little under mid-thigh. Granted, most people do not want to pay $250 for a ready to wear dress they need to alter, but for me it made it even more special."