My son decided to get married at a JP without much notice and I needed a dress...something pretty but not too dressy. I ordered several dresses and decided on this one. I love it! I do have to have it altered. I am 5'3" and need a petite in dresses. I am having it taken up in the shoulders about an inch and then it will fit perfectly. The length is perfect as is but will work even if I have it altered. I'm sure I will get a lot of wear out of this dress throughout the summer and in future summers. Great little dress! (It was also really nice in the navy but decided to keep the white one.) I do wish JC would make dresses in Petite sizes.