This is a tea-length faux wrap dress in a stretchy cotton material, except for the shoulders and down part of the sleeves, which is black lace. There is a tie at the waist, but it is purely decorative, though tying it really tight could cinch the waist a little. Besides the easy class and comfort this dress brings, it also has... (wait for it...) POCKETS! Snack pouches! (*Kermit flail*) There's tons of stretch, it's super soft, and machine washable on cold.