This dress is so much more flattering on than you can imagine. I bought this dress as a backup in case the one I really loved for my baby shower didn't work, but I'm keeping it and like it even better! The fabric is a soft, heavy jersey. I wish Olian had included hanger loops, though, since the fabric is so heavy. I'm very short-waisted and worry that the weight of the heavy jersey will stretch out the torso over time. I'm storing it flat, which is annoying for the wrinkle factor, but should help prevent the garment from stretching out of shape. The good news about this stretchiness, though, is that it's pretty accommodating to larger busts.