The minute I stepped out the dressing room in this dress, my mother exclaimed "Oh wow, you look so skinny!" I knew at that very moment that this would be the dress that I would get married in. I envisioned a classic, timeless dress with small unique details that I could look at photos with in 20 years and still feel the same joy that I felt on my wedding day. This dress was it. There's a hidden corset inside the dress, so regardless of what your "get in shape" plans are, you're basically guaranteed to look amazing (seriously, it's magical!) The small train will ensure you'll feel like an elegant princess without tripping all over the place. The sparkle from flat sequins and crystal beading will add a touch of extra wow when you show up in front of your friends and family. The dress was a pretty great fit from the beginning, so only minor alterations were performed. Here's a comprehensive list: - Length - I'm 5' 4", and I wore 3" heels. The dress probably could have gone another inch shorter - Extra sparkle - My mom hand-sewed small sequins and beading to the torso area, because she really wanted me to sparkle. It's not really noticeable unless you're looking out for it, but it does add a little something to make you go "wow you look amazing!" - Lace trim to the sweetheart neckline, to emphasize the lace look - Push-up bra cups - I'm normally a B. We went with a B/C? - American bustle.