I have bought this dress in every pattern- except the black dot simply because they do not have my size! I have longed for a maxi summer dress for years, but all dresses I tried on hung from the boobs so I looked as if I was wearing a tent or pregnant. These dresses are cut to cover your boobs and accentuate your waist, shows a little bit of leg too. They are so flattering and floaty and make you feel both relaxed and dressy at the same time. I have had random people actually come up to me and compliment the dress(es)- so nice! My husband loves the femininity of them- even my son and daughter have complimented me on them. No one seems to notice I have 4 of the same dresses, perhaps because the patterns make such a different impression. I hand wash them and spin on delicate- so far they have washed fine, no shrinkage though they are a bit tighter for the first couple of hours and loosen out. And the best?- they have pockets! Makes me even look more relaxed and holiday-y. Bravo Bravissimo!