This is one of those dresses that you can wear for years and not worry about it shrinking or anything of that sort. I got it 4 years ago as one of the options for my eights grade graduation but I ended going with another option. Ever since then, its been one of those staples pieces in my closet that I go to if I don't feel like putting an outfit together. Just put it on an you're out of the house in a matter for seconds. I love this dress and I eventually want to pass it on to my daughter or something... wow going a little overboard here. heeh!!!