This dress is exactly as pictured. The material is light, but light a dress shirt material.
I really like the thick, textured material and casual, easy to wear style of this dress. I feel like I will get a lot of wear out of it, dressing it up or down, any season. I would say this is true to size, order your usual size. I'm usually a small or medium in dresses. I ordered a medium for length and didn't want buttons gaping as I'm a bit busty, but I think a small would have been better. I ended up safety pinning it in the back to show a little more of my waist. I ordered this along with a few others for a family photo shoot and this was what I ended up wearing.