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By Ada Moehring
I got this dress only today and from the try-on at home, it's perfection. I can't say yet how it'll hold up for an evening out, but I feel quite confident it will. (I will update this review after I wear it to the event for which I bought it.)I'm 5'7,, hourglass 38D/44-39-50, 230lbs, bought the 3XL in navy, and the fit is perfection. (Generally I liked the other two colours - black and wine red, but those both seemed to come with only a white or cream coloured lining, but the navy had navy lining, and I preferred that look.)It slid on fairly easily over my head (no zip), but I took extra care handling the sleeves as I didn't want to snag the lace. My arms are pretty hefty and they look great in this dress, at this size. The sleeves do not look tight at all. Just the right fit. And there is stretch to it - both the body and sleeves - so I may very well have been okay with a 2XL but as I was buying online and wasn't sure, I read loads of reviews and watched the photos people posted and decided on the 3x.The length is great - it skims the floor and I plan on wearing flats with it. But I think it'll be fine with heels as well.I was concerned about the placement of the little waistband, but although it's a little high on the waist, it doesn't look too high (it's not just below the bust - but lower. If your bust measurement is larger than mine, it's possible the waistband will settle higher). And the dress is cut without any ruching or gathering, so from the waistband, it flows flat and smoothly against the midsection - unlike some dresses which bunch up there and end up giving a pregnant-belly look. So I think the waistband is quite fine where it is.Because it's lined and the outer layer is lace (ie, something with texture), I don't necessarily see the need for shapewear underneath. I tried it on with just regular, non-special underwear and it looked fine. I may try on again with shapewear to see how it looks but for now it's not a priority.All in all, it's great quality, fits wonderfully, and is very comfortable sitting or standing. Beautiful dress.As for sizing, generally I wear L-XL, or size 18 in pants; so 3XL sounds out of this world. My advice to potential shoppers is to read the reviews and see what measurements people say they are, and then what dress size they bought, and how it fit them. It'll be a great help. I selected 'somewhat small' as the fit, simply because I don't normally wear 3XL and I realise if i were to buy a L or an XL, that would have been too small.I also think Milanoo's review feature seems to be off. On my review at the top, on the reviews page, it indicates I got the small. But I did not. I got the 3X, as I've mentioned. Makes me wonder about the official sizing listed for other customers who wrote reviews.....