Fit is for short-waisted
The dress is a cute style, but the waist hits at a high point on the body -- too low to be empire and too high to be natural waist. I am fairly average in where my waist hits and would only recommend this dress for people who are shortwaisted with longer legs. Other than that, the fit is true to size. I did also think it looked more orangey in person than in the picture. Don't know why they call it rose. Unfortunately, going back.
This would work well as a swimsuit cover-up, or as something to throw on over your bra top and leggings before leaving the gym and heading to the grocery store, but that's about it. It runs very large, and it's especially big through the chest and armpit area--the armholes make me think of a muscle shirt--such that I'd have to wear a shirt underneath to make it presentable.
Steamboat Springs, CO