This gown is a classic Marilyn Monroe design and is made to show your curves. It's a size 9 and measures 36 inches at the bust, 24 inches at the waist, and 36 inches at the hips. It measures 54 inches from the shoulder seam to the bottom of the hem. It's covered with sequins and is lined with purpley blue tafeta. There are some faded areas in the lining that are more purpley and it does show through on the sides in bright light.