Last year I bought a version of this dress with a criss-cross back, and I loved it! It was velvety soft and just the right length, falling an inch or so above the knee. This dress is cute, but it's too long. It hits just below the knee, which is awkward. (I should mention that I'm fairly short at 5'1"). I'll have to take it to the tailor if I want to wear it. Also, I chose the olive green color, but it's not true to color. In real life, it's more of a yellow-green. Please bring back the old style from last year! It was better in every way!