From top of shoulder to shortest point of hem is 27ins and longest point 50ins. Bust measurement is 36ins. There is no gather on the back as this dress is cut on the bias and loose fitting. Because of this and the adjustable crossover straps it will fit ladies upto 36in bust size! There is also a small belt which ties at the back to give shape at the waist. This beautiful dress feels wonderful to wear and floats with each movement! Other colours and patterns available.