Ladies, I think I am ready to get rid of my pride and joy since I will NEVER fit into it again. The waist is 25" and bust is 36". It is an EXACT copy of the one in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (see photo 2). I worked with the curator and got all the dimenstion and everything. The fabric is a white pique that was imported from Italy. Black soutache braid is the design and you also see wool braid that binds the edges. This dress is a one of a kind and no one has ever been able to reproduce it exactly like I have. Also, this dress has won every competition I ever entered. I only wore the dress about 4 times besides competitions and is in excellent condition.