This is a solid black midi dress with 3/4 sleeves, a high neckline, and an invisible zipper close up the back. The bodice is a solid black ponte-style knit with slight darting at the underarms and a built-in waistband. The skirt is pleated black lace over a lightweight underskirt. The bodice portion has some stretch but the skirt, which flares out, doesnt. The dress is dry clean only.