I placed the order 9 days prior to the event so I had to be sure it would fit, I went for the custom measurement option (I am a UK size 12/14 on top and 10/12 on the bottom) and I wanted something that would fit me.
I erred on the side of caution and kept the tape measure loose. The dress was very slightly too large, but I would rather that that too small, if you have more time between expected arrival day and the event keep the tape measure tight as the sizing was spot on to the measurements provided. I also allowed an extra inch on the heights to be sure it brushed on the floor as I was wearing high heels. I am a UK size 12.
The dress arrived ahead of schedule, and I could track its progress on the UPS site so it was reassuring. Be sure to allow time to get it steamed as it does arrive with deep creases which can't be helped, the dry cleaners sorted those out and also ensured the collar stood up perfectly. The collar is central to the dress and to be sure it stayed in place all night I put a small stitch in the two ends of it.
And the dress well, it speaks for itself its wonderful very flattering, as my husband said "it had "pop"........... it stood out from the crowd and most importantly I felt great all night.
Will defiantly order from Light in the Box again..
Oh and by the way Phoebe on the sales support desk was fantastic and using Skype meant my queries were answered instantly.