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So when I first tried on the dress I was disappointed. The belt that came with the dress was a waste of time--just a small piece of fabric. However, I changed the belt out and put a cinched waist belt on and the dress transformed from old schoolmarm to va va voom!! I received many compliments about the color and how the dress flattered my figure. My suggestion--use the belt it came with as a Halloween tie and get a better belt that will make the dress come to life--and it will.