I had the hardest time getting this thing on! It's very beautifully designed and has some weight to it, and the boning is stiff and not very flexible, which is good because it means it's quality material. It took me about 20 minutes to get it on tho! I had to loosen the lacing in the back quite a bit, then put it on and tighten it after i had all the clasps done. Speaking of the clasps..damnnn. As soon as i got one done, another one came undone! I'd maybe recommend starting from the top and going down. Didn't really care for the closure at the very bottom. The ribbon enclosure the hook was supposed to slip through wasn't big enough, and the hook got caught midway and punctured a hole in the ribbon, so it kept getting caught on that. I decided to just leave it undone. You really can't tell either way. I also see what people mean when they say the cups are a little big. Maybe if I tightened it more in the back it would help tho. Seems to be pretty true to size, it's just a process to put on. Bottom line, it's beautiful and definitely worth the money, just be ready to work for it! I'd plan ahead if you plan on wearing it for a special occasion. It's something that definitely takes time to put on and get just right!