This dress is absolutely stunning! I had my doubts about this dress since I bought it on sale, but I am so glad I took the chance.
First things first, the design is glitter and IS NOT beaded or sequined. That being said, it does leave a slight glitter trail. When I first took it out of the bag, glitter got everywhere, so just a heads up to either open outside or have a vacuum handy. However, I don't mind too much because the dress still feels quite weighted and thick. The glitter can be a little itchy and scratchy when getting it on, but did not bother me at all once it was on. Also, I don't think you can tell in the pictures but the design catches the light beautifully!
Second, it is a full length dress. I'm 5'4.5 and I think I will be getting it hemmed on top of also wearing 3-4 in. heels with it. Not too sure if you can see it in the picture, but there's probably an additional 6-7 in. of fabric when I stand flat footed.
Third, this isn't a structured dress (which can easily be seen in the pics with the model and in the overall design). There isn't any support in the top half, so be mindful of that. The fabric is thick enough that you can safely wear it without nipple covers though. The strings are secure and comfortable, and do not dig in even when tied tight.
Lastly, because of the way the ties are designed, there is more give as far as sizing. I'm usually a US 8 (in dresses) and a US 6 (in pants), and got a medium based on the other reviews. It fits well, but honestly…