My boobs and hips needed an XL, but my waist and ribs are more M/L territory. I liked how the drawstring below the bust allowed me to bring an XL in to fit my torso. The straps over the shoulders allowed me to tighten up the bodice to fit as well. Once the dress was adjusted to fit, however, the ruffle at the bottom of the skirt and the drawstring under the bust just looked too country. I returned it.