This dress is gorgeous. The material is super thick and silky - it feels incredible against the skin. It also is super flattering - some slip dresses highlight belly lumps :) but this sort of smoothes them over because of the thick, luxurious material. It does run small, I was between sizes and sized up but still needed to exchange for bigger. The only thing I would change is I wish the straps were a tiny bit longer - they're adjustable but my athletic shoulders are very broad so they're a teeny bit tight even on the largest setting. Most people would probably have no issues, though.