Wow, this is one you don't see every day. First though, you have your choice of color; and we're naming the colors by the "top" of the dress. The first is a slate blue and the other is a dark khaki green-- really dark.The tops of these dresses are a knit tank style with a scoopy neckline. This tank is cut in a sweetheart style for a great fit at the front, and then the back center has 6 spaced rows of tiny elastic ruching. So the "one size fits most" really does apply for this one. In the very center bust at the frontis a crochet round "doily" type piece. Then, to the knit "tank" top, there is some really cool trim and the "skirt" part is then attached. This piece is rayon and feels like gauze. For the photos we've steamed out the shipping folds, but you can twist it dry and hang and wear it sort of "broom skirty" if you want. We like the fullness that the steaming brings out. Ok, now at the very bottom, there ia about a 5" ruffle at the hem.Getting back to the colors: The dark khaki top goes into dark khaki just a pinch into the skirt, then it goes to yellow, grass green, sky blue and then dark khaki again (and this khaki is almost brown but a definite green in the dye). This dress is not lined so if you're uncomfortable you can wear a half slip. The dress does have a higher waist, but I wouldn't call it "empire". A great hippiefest dress! NOTE: Measurements are taken across the front only. So double, and make sure you subtract a bit of wiggle room. The measurements are taken on a dress that's been steamed a bit, so if you receive an "unsteamed" dress, make sure you steam a bit before you panic over the measurements. Bust: (from side to side at the top of the side seam) 18" and with the back ruching will stretch easily to 22"High Waist: (where the tank top part is joined to the skirt part) is 17.5" across with about another inch of stretch. Normal Waist (about 3" lower than the last measurement) 26" (supposed to be full)Hips: Free at 30" at least.Length: From the shoulder seam down to the hem is 53".All items are hand picked or created forfunky garb. All are new with tags. Please make sure this will work for you as we do not take returns.