I love this dress! The other review is correct in that it does NOT look like the photo. The stripes are more even, thinner, and the stripes do not curve. The color is more of black and cream. Having said all of this, I like the dress better as I received it. I think it's very flattering and soft and comfortable. It looks fantastic with a dark denim jacket. I'm 5'4 and it hits just below my knee. With black heels and a cardigan, it's appropriate for work during the week, with a denim jacket on casual Friday. Like most of these empire waist dresses, they look best if you have more of an hourglass figure to avoid the "maternity" look. I purchased this to wear to Las Vegas in the heat of August, but I will be able to wear this through the summer until I need tights. The fabric is thin...won't look good with tights. Can dress it down with sandals for flip flops. The only reason why I didn't give a 5-heart rating is I wish the sleeves were an inch longer. They cling to my chubby arms and I have to pull them down often, although the rest of the dress fits fab.