This can be dressed up or down and is elegant as well as flattering in its shape and design. The stretchy top is comfortable and the empire line seam sits beautifully under the bust line. The skirt is 100% cotton/rayon, is a natural fabric and allows it to swing and hang beautifully which gives an overall comfortable simple but beautiful dress, that is cool to wear in hot climates and can be worn casually by day or dressed up night. Length from shoulder to hem is 53", gently graded by size accordingly and the hem has a gentle curve from side seam to side seam. The dress is hand wash.