I have had my eye on this maxi for a while, and finally decided to go for it when Loft was having their 50% off sale.
I did size down, because the large (my usual size) was just too billowy on me and too long! At 5’4″ I do have trouble sometimes finding maxi dresses that are just the right length. The medium is just a tad long in the back but totally do-able.
Some of the reviews, if I recall, had said the tie was awkward, and I was a little worried about my strapless bra working with it, but it works just fine, and the dress was easy on and off! I also loved how it looked with my denim jacket!