My daughter is six foot one and curvy. This dress has a full enough shoulder to hide a bra strap and still not look too heavy. We ordered the color shown. The cut is very flattering for a curvy figure and feminine. The beading on the bodice is jaw dropping. She will be wearing it with just earrings, no more than that is needed. The quality of workmanship on this dress is surpurb. The cut of this dress doesn't look heavy and is quite youthful. My daughletter is not comfortable with strapless type gowns that expose a lot.The cut is modest without being too covered up, classy not trashy. Considering the amount of alterations to the pattern that would have been necessary I thought the price was very reasonable. It is difficult for a larger person to buy a gown that looks so professionally made without blowing the budget. So far the three people who saw the dress on her all wish they had one for themselves. Because of past problems with length and knowing you can always take up but can't let down what isn't there, we ordered a bit long. We shouldn't have,ended up getting it hemmed. So in terms of measurement, trust what they say, the garment will fit and not be too small or short. They are very accurate on making the dress to measure. This is for her prom but my daughter and I both will order more in the future, who knows maybe her wedding gown someday.