After reading the reviews on this dress, I had to give it a shot and try it on. I am so happy I did. It is lovely! I wear a size 18. It did fit with a bit of room to spare. I tried on the 16. It fit a bit more snug but it showed off some area that I wanted hidden, so I got the 18. A style that I would not normally go for but so glad I did. Love the sheer longer sleeves!