I've got the sheath style Jessica in black which I love for nights out. I thought this one would be great for work and more casual wear. I got 2 sizes, as I'm really conscious of my tummy, I tried the 14 first and fell in love with the dress! I felt so confident in it! A brilliant length on me, knee length at 5'2", and I love the fact that for work it can be a really modest neckline and for going out can show a bit more cleavage. The dress makes the most of the boobs and waist but skims my tummy. So good that I was only going to get one... I've already bought another in a different colour! Regarding washing etc I've not washed this one but the straight sheath style washes beautifully on a cold wash.