I was SO nervous when I ordered this dress that it would hug me in the wrong spots, but I am so glad I took the risk and ordered it. All of the ruching on this dress is SO flattering. I'm 5'6" and 170 and carry my weight in my stomach. This hides everything! The deep-v is super flattering as well, and my husband can't wait for me to wear it out. I ordered the large and it's so stretchy that I could probably go down a size if I wanted it super fitted, but I am happy with the large. I'd stay true to size on this one and let the ruching do the body-shaping for you!
Ummmmm, hello sexy little black dress!! Great stretch! Hugs my curves and the ruching makes me look great!