It arrived ahead of schedule. It was packaged well - the dress was turned inside out - I assume to prevent any accidental marks or snags - it was placed in a zip lock bag and then, inside a box. Then the box was placed inside the shipping envelope. Very well packaged.
The fit is exactly right. I am a big girl and was worried there might be some fitting issues - but the measurements for my size are exactly right.
I may be tempted to take out the bones in the front as they feel a bit awkward to me - but that is just a preference.
I am looking forward to wearing this in a couple of weeks to a special function.
Thank you LITB - I will be shopping for all my cruise gowns very soon!