The dresses arrived rather quickly considering they were made after ordering and international shipping. The sizes are larger then first thought. My advice is to look at bust measurements and just use that to determine the size as none of my bridemaids fit perfectly into one size category based on the chart. The bust is also the only tight part of the dress really as it is quite flowy. Some altering will be required however even with the alterations they will still be cheaper then the bridesmaid dresses I have been looking at in the shops So Amazingly beautiful..