I really like this dress. I'm 5'8" and the length is perfect. Haven't washed it yet, so not sure about shrinkage, but it should be minimal given its poly/cotton construction. This is my first maxi with pockets, and I'm loving it. Finally a place for my phone! My only complaint is that the seams are not finished inside, especially at the waist where the elastic is exposed. Also, despite the presence of belt loops, there is no belt included. The color is an army green.