When it comes to shopping, I don't pay much attention to sizes anymore. If the dress/ pants/ shirt/shoes, etc. look like the right size, try it on! Not to mention, sizes vary so much depending on the brand.
Nordstrom Rack has a great amount of dresses lately! I found this lacey, purple gem on my second round of browsing the racks... It's a smaller size then I usually wear these days, but it looked right, so I tried. I also got a different dress a couple sizes bigger than I usually am... also a great fit.
I can't tell you who made this beauty because the tag is missing -- if any one has any ideas, let me know! I do know that it was under $25, marked down from over $100. What a steal!
I paired the dress with a great pumps by Kenneth Cole, which I picked up from Saks OFF 5th not too long ago (Here).