I'm caught up! Work is killing me and there is just been soooo much going on at home!!! LOVE your dress! I have a friend that wore something similar to a Christmas party before and I just LOVE everything about it! Oh and to look skinnier in pictures, make sure there is space between your arms and waist. Does that make sense? bend your elbow just enough so that you can see background between the waistline and arm. When your arms are right against the waist line it makes you appear wider.