I'll be honest, I did not have high hopes for this dress....the online pics don't make it look very "feminine". However I was very pleasantly surprised when I tried it on - it is so flattering! Very nice fit & flare shape and I love the mandarin collar. The sleeves are roomy enough for larger upper arms but long enough to cover them. I ordered my normal size & it fits perfectly (I was worried as there is zero stretch in this dress & the material is thin). Nice office dress (for when we return!) and I would wear out for meals also. Depending on accessories this dress could be casual or dressier. And machine washable? Yes please! Another win from Reitmans!