Intended for teenager's prom. The dress definitely has overall stretch, even though the description states no stretch The bodice is way stretchy including the 'waist' of the dress. The skirt connects to the bodice with just a small elastic strip. The skirt is comprised of just two layers. It doesn't exactly flow like the the photo suggests as its very stiff tulle. My daughter is very *****, but the bodice was still just too loose and the straps were way to big. Followed the measurements and the dress was about 2 sizes too big.