The material is see through and probably requires a slip. It's made of polyester, which flows and cools well, but is not quality material. The colors are very bright in person, a rusty orange/brown, neon green, and bright orange. I actually like them, but it's brighter than I expected. More of a party dress than a work dress. The dress is cut in two matching pieces, then sewn up the sides. It's a strange cut to me because the skirt is not a real circle skirt. Maybe this is the fabric's fault. It doesn't hang in even pleats around you, but instead bunches at the side seams and leaves a flat panel at the front and back. It looks like you have bustles on your hips. All that said, the fit is really good and it looks flattering. The colors are bright, but look good together. It's a fun, flirty kind of dress. I'll probably keep the dress and wear it on the weekends.