My dress looked exactly like the picture. As sizes can vary, especially when determining S, M, or L, I highly recommend using the sizing chart available on the web site. I compared my measurements to the chart to ensure a proper fit, and it was perfect. My only recommendation would be for the company to state how tall the models are. I am 5'4" and the dress is a little longer than what I expected, so I will be having it hemmed, but this is a common problem for me. The dress is beautiful!
Laurie, glad to hear you were pleased with the purchase of this dress and that the sizing chart was helpful!