This dress was purchased new from Priscilla of Boston in 2005 at their former flagship store in Boston. After my May 2006 wedding the dress was sent for professional cleaning and packaging by Priscilla of Boston and has been stored in the archival box unopened in a cedar chest ever since. I had a c-cup bra custom built-in to the top and had some minor adjustments to the sizing, but nothing from the bottom. I am 5'10" and wore this dress with a 1 1/2" heel and it worked beautifully. I also purchased from Priscilla of Boston a cathedral length veil with satin ribbon trim that was also cleaned and archived with the dress. The purchaser will buy both the dress and the veil. The value of the purchase amount reflects both items. Priscilla of Boston made this dress as a less expensive option without the crystals and pearls sewn-in. My dress is the more expensive option with both the pearls and the crystals hand sewn throughout the alencon lace. It's magnificent and I hope it will make someone very happy on their wedding day!