"This is one of the few solid maxi items I have liked. It's fabulous. The thing about this is it wears very well with a band shirt or a fancy-schmancy night out top. I'm not a big fan of this as a dress, but if you want to wear the skirt that way, make sure you size down. The material is substantial (heavy), so it works well for the winter. Should be fine into spring, but not summer. For that reason I preference the darker color to the pale pink. If you're not going to wear this as a dress but are between sizes, size down, I found the fit to be a bit large and sized down for that reason. If you're not between sizes, don't size down, this does NOT run a full size large."