I have to say this material is really soft and it is not like swimsuit material or silky. It’s like soft cotton, I love it. I am 5’5 with a large butt and big boobs and so the front and the back of the dress does not touch the floor. It’s definitely true comfortable sizing. I wear an xlarge in maxi dresses because of my height and hip size, and this is a comfortable xlarge, I could probably wear a large if I wanted it more fitted. I have wide shoulders and the elastic band did not feel tight and I like how the dress looks on the shoulders too. Overall, great purchase I will have to buy some more in different colors.