This is an excellent travel dress - the shelf bra gives enough support to not need backup, the straps are nice and wide in case your ladies are big enough to need backup anyway (mine are not), the chest band is broad and solid and will not bind, and it has a POCKET with a ZIPPER (yes, you read that right). My only complaint is that I'm on the short side, 5'3", and the torso is maybe an inch or two long which results in the neck seam bunching a little bit. It did not shrink in the wash either, which might actually be a plus. Having fallen in love with the first one I bought, I just bought the last two in my size. So if you're a size small, sorry.
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!!