Luckily I was using this dress for a Halloween costume that involved adding a lot to it - however i would NOT wear this dress out for any other reason. It was basically completely see through, even when not stretched taught. The drape thing is awkward, and doesn't look nearly as nice in the picture.
This dress is made of strectchy black material. I thought it would be unflattering but its actually not. Theres so much gather and ruched fabric that it's actually pretty flattering. It is a little bit tight through the chest for me, I am a 34D, but not too tight that I can't wear it. I plan to wear it to dinner on a cruise. Dress is the length pictured, on me at least, and I am 5'4. Pleased with my purachse.
I purchase this cute dress for my teenage daughter and she absolutely loved it. It has a really nice fit. I did not give it a 5 star because the fabric is a bit see-through. But other than that, the dress is really nice.