I LOVE this dress. I was on the lookout for a casual, comfortable long dress. Something with a little edge, but not over-the-top as I'm 50 years old. I spotted this dress at thedreslyn.com and thought it looked great, but was concerned about sizing/fit. As I mentioned, I'm 50. At 5'7" and 140 lbs, I typically wear a size 6. According to the size guide I needed a US2-2 but that size was sold out. I took a chance and ordered the US2-1. It fits perfectly. The short sleeves are long enough to cover my upper arms (yay!), which was a necessity. The cut is very flattering; fitted at the top, and easing into a very slight A-line shape. The fabric is so soft and machine-washable. And the icing on the cake? POCKETS! Yes, pockets. So cool. I will definitely be ordering this dress in another color...or two!