I wore this dress recently to a black tie event and had strangers telling me how much they liked it. It's very well made and the fabric is thick enough that you cannot see through it. Very comfortable for a 6 hour event. I'm 5'2", 101l lbs and the xs was a little too close fitting for my comfort. This dress is cut for a more boyish figure, so I got the small and had it taken in a little at the waist. Unless you're really tall, plan on having it shortened in length too. Great purchase.