This is a great statement piece that can be worn either as a short midi dress or a long tunic. It buttons down the front using hidden plum buttons. The top button is black and silver, the same style of which are at the cuffs of each sleeve. There are faux chest pockets and real side pockets (perfect for that "I love that!" "Thanks, it has pockets!" moment). Down opposite sides of the front and back is a panel of silk in an abstract pattern reminiscent of modern paintings. The sleeves and a single panel in the back (top left) are sheer black fabric. The rest, including the collar, tie belt, and cuffs, are opaque plum. No stretch and machine washable. Seriously, you'd look like someone who donates to museums and hangs out with Frasier Crane in this!