I did purchase a petticoat which really made the dress stand out.
I have since packed my dress up but I'm not sure for long.
This is a very beautiful dress and the workmanship is excellent, however beware that light in the box is not down with vanity sizing. I wear a size 4 in nearly every brand of clothing in the US, but I ordered a size 4 in this dress, and it is a true size four It fits very small in the waist. Unfortunately the particular material this dress is made in is very hard to take out. Guess I'll have to lose 10 pounds before the wedding! I would suggest getting measured and just giving them your measurements on this one.