The dress is beautiful. I am 5'8 and 126 lbs and I ordered Medium, but I'm wondering if size small would have been better fit and eliminated the issue of bulkiness on the hips. I didn't even have to use the zipper on a side to fit into the dress. It's well made, however the belt is made out of a very silky kind material that doesn't stay in place, it slides when you walk, when you sit, I have to use a safety pin to hold it together. That's the only negative about the dress.