The material is chiffon-like and it's decent quality. I LOVE the one side slit in the dress and the front of it...perfect height. The bust is padded and the padding is not removable, which is fine with me. I am 5'7" and 130 lbs and it comes to the floor and fits pretty well. Maybe a bit loose, but I prefer to feel very hugged in a dress. The hidden zipper works flawlessly and doesn't feel cheap; it goes pretty far down the side so there is plenty of room to get the dress on. The color of the dress is even. The bust was too big on me (I am size 34b or 32c). The back of it looks like it was pulled together poorly last minute because it was too big, but if I pulled it tighter it fit better. I usually wear a size 5 or 7 in jeans, or a size 28. Shirts are always small or medium on me. I ordered this as a medium/large because it is for a friend who is a bit taller. I give this overall a 4/5 stars because for as low as the price is for a dress so formal looking, the quality wasn't bad.