I just got out of grad school and was worried I would look tired and frumpy for an event I had to go to. NOT EVEN. This dress is a STUNNER in black. Super forgiving and easy to wear. I bought 2x and it fit true to size. I shop at (online) Macy's regularly, but this is the first time I've ever posted a review. Black is the only way to go. Dress it up. Dress it down. Buy it.