I looked at this dress a long time and because of the previous review, I nearly passed on it. I like the dress. The pattern is beautiful. The fabric is that kinda jersey knit stuff. The fit is clingy as stated in previous reviews. I got the extra-large. I am 57yo, 5'10, 200 lbs. I think I wear a size 14 in dresses depending on the fabric, 16 in pants or 14 if they have lycra. I recently lost a lot of weight so I'm still trying to figure out my clothing size. The dress in XL fits nicely with no binding or pulling. Its fully lined with a 'slip' type of fabric. It felt cool on my body. You will definitely want to wear smoothing shapewear with it. It REALLY looks classy on taller frames with the contrasting pattern on the bottom. I am going to get my first pair of red shoes and in my mind, I'll look JUST LIKE the model.