The fabric is soft, the design is beautiful and I like the feminine shape. I initially ordered my usual size, medium. It was difficult to pull over my shoulders so I returned for an XL. I wash it in warm water and air dry on a coat hanger. XL measurements after washing: Bust: 37" Waist: 34" Shoulder to shoulder: 15" Sleeve: at top it is 5", lower edge is 2.5" Hope this helps!