I bought this dress last month for a formal evening ball/dance and was the highlight of the event! I looked (and felt) spectacular. The polyester blend of the material gave in all the right places so that I actually had a shape. I wore it as a strapless gown and it was stunning. I highly recommend this investment given that it can be worn post-pregnancy. I especially appreciate the reasonable price of Figure 8 as a compared cost across several companies and Figure 8 won it! I will definitely shop Figure 8 again and recommend it to others--fast, friendly service and product arrived in 3 business days!! thank you!