I purchased this dress for an upscale wedding at a beach estate venue in August. I am very impressed with the quality of this dress. It is exactly as pictured. The beadwork is excellent! I chose the custom measurement option since I'm 5'2" and usually wear a petite 14 or 16. I made an error on a measurement (oops!) but customer service was amazingly quick to respond and correct the problem. Shipping time was exactly as stated for a custom dress. I didn't have any problem with the built in bra cups. I actually thought it gave the bust a nice shape while wearing a strapless bra. The top of the dress is just beautiful and fits perfectly.