To be honest, I wasn't expecting very much. This dress was incredibly inexpensive so I didn't have my hopes up. It arrived on Friday and I couldn't be more pleased. It is very well made to my surprise. The wedding is in March so it will still be a little chilly here but the dress is made so well and it's heavier than most strapless gowns so I won't be cold on the beach at all! The color is perfect.