When I saw this dress I really did not like it. However, I decided to try it on because I liked the cut of the top. The straps were thick and the neckline was not too low. In addition, there has been a few times where I did not like something and found out I liked it after trying it on. This item turned out to be one of those! I love how in photos the color blocking on the top looks almost like I am wearing a vest.