When I held this dress up to the light, I was a little nervous that you'd be able to see right through it, but thankfully, you can't. The gray fabric is made up to be super breathable and lightweight and has super tiny square pattern. It reminds me of the inside of some short pockets, but a tighter weave. It is stylish enough to wear to the office or would be great for travel. You can wear it with our without the waist tie. I chose with for added curve. I have no puckering at the chest (I'm a B/C cup and am broad shouldered). The folded cap sleeve is a fun style addition. Oh, and there are pockets! They tend to lie back, not forward, so more along the side of my hip, not the front. Only negative on this for me is that there is a little bit of fabric snagging, particularly where my purse hits. Because of the color, it isn't really noticeable unless you're looking for it. I'm 5'6", 155 lbs, and ordered a medium. I typically wear a size 10 in OR and a medium in OR relaxed fit apparel, L in slim fit.