"I love everything about the way this dress appears in the February catalog. I placed my preorder immediately. If the dress had arrived looking like the photo, I would have been in sheer melon heaven! Unfortunately, itâs actually a mixture of melon and dark olive....heavy on the olive!! The overall look is darker than even the studio photos. Dark dye was dribbled on the upper right bodice of the dress I received; an obvious defect. Other than the color issue (and the defect, which I assume was an isolated problem), the dress is gorgeous. That is why I gave it 3 stars even though it did not suit me at all. I deducted 2 stars due to misrepresentation. I spent $8 shipping the dress PLUS the Smart Label return fee for a defective product not as pictured!! The fabric of both the dress and slip are of good quality IMO. The double wrap skinny belt is also quite nice. In addition to the unique style, the price can be justified by using the slip and belt with other pieces in your wardrobe. Size wise, I suggest sizing down, even for a flowy look. I am 5â5â, 38-26-36, 36C. I usually need a M/10 in FP dresses to fit my chest. In super fitted styles I usually size up to L/12. I sized down to an 8 so that my waist and hips would not be as drowned in fabric. It fit loose and flowy, just as on the model. I am certain that it would have also looked fine in a 6 or 10! It is so free form that I feel it could suit almost any body type. The belt allows for versatility in styling. This dress is a good length (ankle on me) for those of us who are not 6â tall. Way too many FP maxis are much too long! If you donât mind that this is NOT a melon colored dress, it could be a hit for you. For me, it was a return. :-("