My wedding was last weekend, will be selling my Lazaro 3050 now. It was truly my dream dress! Message for details. I am the original owner, and will include all receipts from when I purchased this gown at Marie Gabriel Couture. It was ordered in a 14, but taken in to a 12. Did not need to be hemmed--I am 5'8" and wore 4" heels. I do not recommend trying to let it out because the fabric is very delicate and very little was left in seam. Mermaid slip included for free. I'm going to wait a bit to have it cleaned so if I have any interest, you can come visit me in Indy and try it on. After it is cleaned and preserved, it will not be available to be tried on. In this picture, it is bustled. It has a color-coded French bustle already sewn in. You simply tie together the cords that are the same color. My Matron of Honor had it done in less than two minutes.