I bought this to accomodate my broken wrist and inability to fasten a bra. For my purposes, I would have preferred if it had a shelf bra which it does not. I ordered up one size for ease of dressing myself with a broken wrist. I think it fits true to size, so order your usual size unless you want it to fit big. I wore this under a button up blouse and it worked great as a smooth liner and didn't ride up around my waist. The fabric is smooth and slightly shiny true black. I haven't washed it yet so I don't know how it will hold up. Easy to order on line and have delivered to my door which was so convenient as I can't drive now. Thanks Overstock!