I am 5' 3", 140 lbs, c cup, and ended up fitting in a small in this dress. I am in between sizes in Merona brand. Sometimes a small fits well sometimes I need to size up to a medium.
Ordering dresses online are hard since cuts are different and sit differently on the body. The medium was too big overall.
Lined. Wish it had side pockets. The dress has two small pleats on the stomach area and hides a "pudge" or can add a "pudge" to someone who has a flat stomach. For this price I plan to keep it. Other brand retailers sell a similar dress for triple the price.
I recommend ordering two sizes to find the best fit.
Agree with other reviewers that this is a well made and good looking dress. However, it does run a bit small. I'm pear shaped and usually wear a large or a 12/14 in Target clothes, but this dress fit me best in an XL because it was small in the bust. Glad I ordered two sizes and kept the bigger one!
This dress was SUPER cute online and even when it arrived at my house looked great. One plus side is that they include an elastic sort of bra band inside the dress to keep it up besides just the zipper. I did end up returning it, ONLY because the dress has two layers. A silky lining and then the top seersucker layer. The two fabrics are not connected at any point so it didn't really lay flat on my body with ample curves! I would smooth out one area only to have another area bunch up. I wish it had fit just a bit better, but felt the dress and its design still deserved 5 stars.