This is the perfect black dress for any semi-formal event . The dress is fully lined, but semi-sheer lace fabric appears at the top of the bodice and also forms the three quarter length sleeves. The dress has a classic vee neckline. The lined part of the bodice is a bustier-style bodice that is strapless. The waist line is slightly dropped. It is at this point that the gathered skirt is attached. The skirt has two layers, and is amply full. The hemline ends just below the knee at the upper calf. The dress closes in back with a zipper.