This is a very beautifully made coat at a reasonable price. I purchased this coat in 2004 and have received many compliments each show season since then on the fabric quality and how elegant this coat looks. The waist is more generously cut, for those of us that have a less than perfect hourglass waistline. This coat gives you a beautiful, smooth and slenderizing appearance because of how the waistline is cut and because the coat is little longer and the fabric is very good quality. I just ordered another one today. Remember to order two sizes larger than your normal size, as it runs quite small. You'll LOVE this beautiful coat! Also, if you need a larger size, just call Dover. You can special order it for only a few dollars more!