So far I like it. I’m scared to wash it after reading reviews. It’s my first dress and I ordered based on the website recommendation and it fit! I don’t like all the fussing at the side seams, the pockets really add to my large hips, but the top is so flattering I kept it. It’s comfy and hides my tum but is still nicely fitted. Perfect neckline and good length. Because of my hips, the skirt hangs straighter than I’d like, prefer an A-line or skater skirt. The excess fabric is as others mentioned, however I’d like to point out that you need that excess fabric to bend your back and be comfortable otherwise it would be too tight to move around in it. I thought it was too much then I bent over and realised that. Despite that, the waist at the back still fit nicely and looked good...very slimming. I was surprised how perfectly the top fit me. Well fitting clothes are much more comfortable than the rest! I like the fabric. I too agree that there should be more trendy fabrics and styles like this over the ribbed, twisty styles that feel old fashioned. Love this.