The dress is just as pretty in person as on the website. J thinks it's nice but a little too sparkly for his taste, however, the dress is a hit amongst the girls. I think that's the difference between guys and the gals, most of us gals LOVE anything that sparkles.
The only downside is that the dress is a little big. The smallest size Lord and Taylor have left is a small but I normally wear XS in this style of dresses from BCBG. I will have to bring it to my tailor to do some minor alteration.