I had a lot of issues with this dress, see my blog if you want more info: http://toomuchinspirationtoprocess.blogspot.com/ I guess the main thing I have to say is, if you are over a size...12? You might want to not cut the cap of the cap sleeves any bigger, they look odd. I cut way into them. I love the new look. I didn't bother with pleats, or a zipper, and I know it needs a good pressing still. BUT! Love.