I was looking for a holiday dress that I could dress up for a Christmas party, for church and my daughters first holy communion. I think it'll work well for all three. The Color is beautiful, not to splashy. I bought a necklace and matching earrings to dress it up, the belt was not included. You can wear flats, wedges, heals in many colours and the dress would look phenomenal. I may purchase a scarf for the communion. It is alittle shorter than I was looking for but I can wear tights or even leggings to make it more conservative. Love it!