The dress is beautiful, and it brings back so many great memories personally. The dress is very figure flattering, since the dress material inside is very thick. The beading and lace detail on the left of the dress starts from the top of the dress to the waist area. From the waist down it has a vintage feel because of the fabric flowers and the same lace and beading detail from the side of the dress followed through to the bottom of the dress. The torso area has beading and lace starting from the very top of the dress going towards the left of the dress. I did not use a belt for the dress, since i had the dress altered to use some lace and beading to mock a belt centerpiece below the bosom area to appear as a belt in the middle. It has layered fabric on the torso followed through nicely throughout the dress where the lacing and beading isn't used. It has a corset back, and it has a beautiful short tail. The dress was altered to have an A-line when the tail is put up during the reception. The dress has vintage feel, but it's very beautiful. The dress had a minor rip where one of the flowers from the bottom side was, but it was sewn back together, and can't be seen unless it's pointed out and flipped backwards to show the sewing repair made. The gown is truly one of kind, and it'll make any soon to be bride very happy.