The reviews are right, this is a great dress! It is so soft & comfortable, and I love the shape - like a fitted tank up top, and A-line below the waist transition. The signature Horny Toad
fabric blend is cool and breathable - great for summer. (I don't like the way some of the synthetics - used by other brands - feel, especially in hotter temps.) There are some cute details that make the design exceptional, like the horizontal "pleats" at the waist, and the convertible/adjustable straps, which can be worn several ways. It is, as others have said, very forgiving. I am 5'6", 160 pounds with small-ish breasts and a curvy pear shape. Pant size 12. I have some other Horny Toad
dresses in large, and they are just a bit too roomy on me now (I bought them when I was 18 pounds heavier), so I got the medium. It is a perfect fit. It doesn't squeeze or pull anywhere, just fits like a dream. So if you're not sure on sizing, or think you might be in between sizes, go with the smaller option. The only exception might be women with larger breasts. There's not much cup here, which is great for me, but could be a problem for the well endowed. This is really one of those rare "perfect little black dresses". It will dress up or down, and transition to winter with some layers, boots and tights. It's worth the extra pennies for the softness, good quality and style. Love it! And, as always, Zappos is amazing!