"This top is indeed much brighter in person, and does not have the muted tones that it does in the picture. That being said, it is still a pretty top if you don't mind bright color. I myself don't mind that it's brighter, but I have included photos so that the rest of you can see the difference. I would have still preferred to have the colors that it appeared to have in the picture, but I love the shirt all the same. The fit is fairly true to size (5'9, athletic/curvy), and the neckline can be worn off the shoulder or tied higher. The V-back is very flattering, and the drop waist is comfortable. I have broad shoulders so I doubt that I could size down and still wear it off the shoulder. However, if you are not broad shouldered, I think that you could actually size down in this shirt if you don't like too much extra material around your waist. I like the airy billowiness of it, and all in all it is nice light little summer top that can be worn with anything."