I was excited to have found this dress on sale at the store, since I had been eyeing it for quite some time. It did look very odd and unflattering on my curvy self. I tried putting the belt on and there's a lump forming on my back.... tried belt off and i looked like a sack of fancy potatoes. The fabric is soft but i wish it had a little bit more body/structure even Lycra? Anyway, I ended up not buying it, but it's not the dress fault, but the shape of my body.