According to my research this dress is about as close to historically accurate as they come. The picture doesn't do the dress justice - it is absolutely beautiful, well made, and the service at Museum Replicas was impeccable from the phone call for information all the way to delivery. I am 5'8" and the dress is floor length without heels. I generally wear size 4 to 6 and the dress is a bit large although I ordered a small, but I think I can take it in a bit. The returns policy at Museum Replica is the best, but fortunately I have no desire to use it.