I love this dress. It flows beautifully... It has a nice weighty feel to it... it says it\'s cotton here on the internet but the label, which is almost all in Chinese (one presumes), appears to say Polyester outer and lining and feels it too... the fabric feels more of a thick chiffon type of fabric, which makes it feel more classy! I\'m so glad it has lining... I much prefer lined skirts and dresses, because i like to wear stockings and I don\'t know why they didn\'t advertise this fact... but it is a beautiful and flattering to the figure dress. It has a fabulous design, where the upper bodice has a V shape going into the skirt part of the dress, to provide for the upper figure shaping and tailoring which just looks clever... which i really like... the form is definitely following the function. It has two good size pockets which come from the V of the bodice part of the dress. There is nothing about this dress I do not like.