This dress is a short sleeved skater dress. The length of the skirt is 36 inches. I was a little skeptical when I ordered this product from www.very.co.uk, as you can't ever be sure what you are getting. Usually I order a size 18 for my clothing, due to being a larger chested female, as clothing brands that I tend to buy, have very small sizes. When the size 18 came through, it hung from my shoulders and the hem of the skirt fell low below my knees, as well as the body of the dress being very loose! So I ordered the size 16, and I was overall very pleased with the dress as it fitted well. The design is a very simple and pretty design, with the fabric being a light navy blue and the print being baby pink flamingos! If you are a person who doesn't like 'in-your-face' design, I would still recommend this as the print isn't too busy! The fabric is a medium to heavy weight viscose, which is comfortable and warm, so perfect for Fall/Winter! This dress would be best worn in the Fall with some skin colored tights, some frilled ankle socks (I bought mine from TOPSHOP, in baby blue), black suede creepers and an acid wash denim jacket, and for Winter, some wooly navy blue tights, some black calf boots, and a black thick knit cardi!