I am 5' 1". I weigh 160 pounds. My bust is 42" (36 DD). My waist is 37". My hips are 43". I have a short torso. I am in between a size medium and large (size 8-10). I purchased this dress in a size large. It was a perfect fit! About 95% of the time, I am a size medium with Egi's clothes. However, when Egi says to size up due to lack of stretch or bust size, I get a size large. I also have this dress in the hound's-tooth/Gingham. Its gorgeous! I love the open back. Its open but in a tasteful manner. My cheecho's (side fat) aren't on full display LOL. I also love the two tiered ruffle sleeves with the pom-pom trim details. Its so different. I have to tell you, when Egi designs her clothing, it's in such a way that accentuates the body parts you want accentuated. But also in a way where if you have problem areas like your stomach or cheecho's the design strategically hides those problem areas. Bravo! A lot of her pieces I buy, initially some of them I wouldn't normally purchase. But when I receive these pieces, I am quite impressed. My style is changing and I am open to trying out new things.