This dress is magical. I LOVE the flouncy bottom and the way it moves as you stride. The cut is very fresh amidst a sea of fitted sheaths. It's Retro Classic at its best, and awfully romantic. It's a little scratchy at first, but not bad at all. You kind of get used to the fabric texture against your skin after a few minutes (and I have very fussy skin). It's fab in black, but I vote ink all the way. Extra special. Well worth the rave reviews.