I bought this version because I loved the 3/4 sleeve black and stripey versions so much. This dress is incredibly flattering. Yes the fabric is thick but I have worn both this and the stripey ones during this heat and they're fine. Without this quality of material, and the lining, the dress would not hold everything quite as well! I consider myself a 12-14, but have bought this in 8 RC/SC!! For my second stripey dress, Bravissimo only had size 8 - it fitted very snugly, but it fitted!! And held everything in even better! I find the straps slightly slimmer than I would ideally like to cover bra straps (I'm a Freya size 34E/32F). You MUST step into this dress to get the correct fit. Please keep this dress in stock. As you have already done, please vary the sleeve (I am sad I missed out on last years navy and black sleeveless versions) and do in navy, grey and deep colours - I love brighter colours (red, cobalt, emerald) but often find the dress then looks cheap. If you can keep the quality effect, then a range of colours would be superb!