I bought this costume for my first solo, and I'm very happy with it. It is just as beautiful in person as in the photos, and I love the way it looks on me. I think it's a very good value for the price.
I did have to make a few modification, though. I knew when I ordered it that I would need to shorten the skirt, because I'm only 5'0" tall. It's a good thing I did, because as my friend was pinning it up for me, we discovered that the original hem wasn't actually straight, so it would have needed to be adjusted even if it had been the right length for me.
I'm fairly booty-licious, so I also had some concerns about the belt fitting me. As it turned out, the top of the belt was just perfect, but the bottom was too tight and made the whole thing ride up on my waist. No problem, I just added a bit of stretchy sequin trim at the back.
The bra also had some issues. I found it uncomfortable to wear halter-style, as the knot dug into the back of my neck; also it was hard to tie the straps evenly. So I converted it to an over-the-shoulder style by simply sewing the straps to the back of the band-- problem solved. The other issue I had was with the underwires. The way they are placed, they come up the middle of the outsides of my breasts and sort of pinch them in; this is slightly uncomfortable and also makes for a very odd, dented silhouette. The wires really need to be angled back a bit more. I tried various types of pads, but nothing helped. What did fix this problem was to wear a body stocking underneath, which camouflaged the pinching; I was glad there turned out to be a simple solution. One thing I really like about the bra is that the band is very stretchy and comfortable.
Now that all the modifications are made, I absolutely love this costume! If it weren't for the skirt hem and the bra wires, I would have given it 5 stars. In other ways, the quality is very good; I haven't had any problem with beads or sequins falling off. The color is rich and beautiful, and the fringe shows off a shimmy very nicely. I got lots of compliments when I wore it. Just make sure you order it in plenty of time to make any adjustments you need to, but that's true of any costume.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Miranda from Albuquerque.