I tried on my dress for the first time a few weeks ago, and it fit! I may just need to take it in around the top but I'm quite pleased. The only thing I'm worried about is my butt.... it doesn't look as shapely as I would have hoped.
So I will either have to wear some shaping pants like these from m&s
But.... I really should do some shaping exercises. There are loads on the internet, mostly the same exercises but effective I think.
I'm also doing the Tracey Anderson matt workout - mostly for my arms and abs.