This A-line dress is in a spandex/lycra fabric. It gathers horizontally through the waist and continues around the back. It has a v-neck with soft gathers along the shoulders. The sleeve is completed with a soft flared bell. This dress has deep pockets on both sides and pulls over your head with no zipper or buttons to do up. This very soft and comfortable fabric is amazing! It is machine washable. If you would prefer to have a round neck a seamstress could alter that. You must wear a full slip underneath. It is designed best for more average body shapes and is cut longer in the sleeve and length which is great if you are tall.