I wanted 'a little black dress' in ponte jersey but was reluctant to pay a lot of money as I wasn't sure how much use I would make of it apart from special occasions. When I saw this in the sale I knew I had to have it. I'm a size 12 and ordered a US 8 which fits well. I was a bit concerned about the description as it was described as a 'surplice' dress rather than a 'wrap around' but I'm pleased with it. The faux wrap is fine and the skirt is generous enough that I don't think it will 'come undone.' Because it's in ponte jersey I think I'll probably wear it more than I first thought as it's not too formal.