The zipper on this dress does not actually zip up higher than where it is in the photo. There are small metal pieces blocking it from going higher - the rest of the zipper is just decorative. This was a problem for me as I felt the highest place I could zip up to was still too low for my conservative workplace, or even anywhere, and made it too easy for people to be looking at my cleavage. If you don't mind showing some cleavage then you probably won't have a problem. This dress is also heavier, it is lined inside and I'd say it's more of a spring dress. Definitely not for those hotter summer days. It was very pretty and I wish the zipper went up all the way and I would have kept it.