I bought this dress to match my boys for the mother-son dance. I must say, when it arrived, I was pleased with the fact that it didnt look too cheap for the price, in fact I liked it. I am a short, plus size apple shaped woman, I normally wear a size 14 and my waist size is 40. I bought the extra large which is what I normally wear, skeptical that even that might be too small since it was made in China size and I was pleasantly surprised that it fit just right! The dress is decent quality and true to photo. I thought it was a bit long like another reviewer, but I am also very short too so on a taller person it might be even more perfect. Very pleased with the dress, the fit, and the quality for the price. Nice buy.