I ordered a size 10 even though I usually wear a 6 or 8 based on measurements I'm 34 DD so I was mostly concerned with not wearing a bra and my side boob showing haha. I ended up with these tape sticky things I found at Kohl's which worked fine I definitely think the dress could have fit more snug in my waist and come around the side a little bit more to be more comfortable without a bra. However overall it was a good fit without a professional actually measuring and making me a custom fit dress. The length was perfect for an outdoor fall wedding it was much heavier than I thought it would be which was very nice as it was 40 outside! The lace on my back was a little itchy and uncomfortable that not terrible. I had my dress in a gold color and it was beautiful. We were freaking about getting it on time but we did, time to spare!