This dress is a very nice quality! I am using it as a bridesmaid dress where all the girls will be wearing black J Crew dresses, this dress is definitely the same quality and style and fits much better. I originally went with an empire waist J Crew dress that just looked awful...since it wasn't cut for maternity, I kept going up in sizes only for the dress to get more tent like and terrible looking. Once I got this dress, I felt so relieved that I had a nice maternity option that looked good and made me feel great!! Nice quality fabric too, most maternity dresses are jersey material which is really comfy but not good for a formal affair or bridesmaid dress. LOVE it! Would definitely buy again and from this retailer too.