I love this dress. It is comfortable and flowy. I consider myself a little difficult to fit because I am short waisted and not thin around the middle but this dress has a nice fitted but A-line shape. so even though the waist area hits me a little lower than my natural waist you can’t tell because of the construction and the form. It is easy to care for and I always get compliments when I wear this outfit. I’m purchasing sleeves today so I can extend the season! I also wear it with a thin tee under it to give it a jumper look. I wear a 14 and got an XL in this dress. If you have any questions about sizing, just give them a call....Joanne will always steer you in the right direction.