This is a navy blue midi dress in a starchy cotton that isn't meant to swish and flow as you move. Down the entire front of the dress are large brown and cream buttons, all but three of which, those that run along the right edge of the neckline, are fully functioning. There is some pleating at the shoulders and elasticated gathering at the back of the waist seam. Darting from shoulders to just below waist seam. Fabric has some stretch and dress is machine washable.