Speaking as someone who now owns this dress in three different colorways (still need the black!), I'm telling you to buy this dress NOW. Heck, buy it YESTERDAY. It holds you in well without being uncomfortable, the neckline enhances the HELL out of your décolletage, the bengaline is soft and strong, and the belt accentuates your waist in an oh-so-flattering way. If I had to choose one issue with this dress (and really it's not a huge deal) it would be the straps to the halter are the same material as the rest of the dress and so they're a little bit stiff. But I just play with tying them and eventually I get them to stop crawling up my neck into my hair. DO NOT PASS GO. DO NOT COLLECT $200. BUY THIS DRESS.