I purchased the Ava Dress in black to wear as my Mother-of-the-Bride dress at my daughter's retro, rockabilly theme wedding. I originally ordered a $220 custom made dress that I hated after I received it. I had loved the look of the Ava Dress, so I gave it a try. It was the best decision I made. The fit was perfect, which isn't always the case with plus size clothing. The fabric is beautiful. It has a nice weight that flows and lays great, but it's not too heavy. The cut and the side wrap tie are very flattering. Thanks to the Ava dress, I felt lovely while walking by beautiful daughter down the aisle.