I’m 5’7”, 156 pounds. I bought this gown in the Regency color, in a size 12 (based on their measurement chart). I normally wear a size 10, but I’m glad I got the 12. It was just a bit snug through the waist, but quite a bit loose through the chest and shoulders. I knew I’d have to alter the length, but I also had to alter the top so that it didn’t stick too far out and fall even farther down my shoulder than it should. That said, this gown was absolutely perfect for my 50th Birthday Masquerade Ball on New Year’s Eve!! Everybody loved it, most importantly, I LOVE it! The reason for the 4 star and not 5 is the really loose top, and tons of loose threads and monofilament that had to be snipped off/pulled through and tied off. Nothing came off the dress, and I was really impressed with the quality and workmanship for the affordable price! I would definitely buy another dress from them if I ever have a need for a dress like this again.