My biggest problem in purchasing a dress is the top. I do not have the boobs to put in the dress for the size dress needed to fit the rest of me. I purchased a really expensive strapless bra and it made all the difference in the world!
My only disappointment was dress was a little shorter than I expected. Color was BEAUTIFUL! I absolutely LOVE pink.
It would be well worth taking all of your measurements and sending them to custom make instead of just by usually sizing. I also did buy extra material and had spaghetti straps made for the dress.
I am now looking for another dress for my spring cruise this April of 2013.