After trying on about 5 or 6 travel dresses for my upcoming South American cruise, I finally hit it on the head!!! This fabric has enough "body" to not show bulges but is stretchy, comfy, and oh-so-cute on my 5'5", 140 lb curvy body. Very flattering! I plan to wear it hiking as well as to dinner with a little sweater. I bought the black which is like a slightly faded black and I think I am going to get the purple too. The best travel dress I have ever gotten!!