Overall this dress is very beautiful and elegant and the fit was perfect for my 8 year old. She is now a size 10 in regular clothes but based on her measurements the size chart listed, we decided on a size 8. It added about an inch bigger than what she measured for the chest. The quality was just ok on certain parts of the dress. Some of the stones started falling as soon as we unpacked the dress and it was missing a few but it did include some replacements. On the back of corset part there is a white piece of cloth that snaps on and off to cover underneath the corset, and the button for those are very flimsy and hard to snap off and on, so if you pull hard the buttons will rip off the dress, I had to try to do it very carefully but it was hard. That cloth is also not even shaped and it looks as it is missing buttons on one side because only one side had buttons, so it doesnâ€™t cover all the area correctly, but I was able to get it to work and stay on as I tightened the corset. The back looks very nice and the corset, although itâ€™s a bit of a pain to put on, also looks very nice once all done. The skirt and the design on it is beautiful.
We got a petticoat but it really doesnâ€™t need it, the dress was pretty puffy as it is and my daughter prefers without it as it feels too bulky with it. Photos show with & without it and thereâ€™s not a huge difference. I will say with the petticoat it helped with length so it doesnâ€™t drag. Without it, it drags just a tiny bit. Our church does require sleeves on the dress so this dress was perfect for that also. We will work around the minor defects and use this dress as my daughter was happy with it and we are glad size was perfect and no alterations are needed.