Although I was surprised by the summerweight lightness of the cotton, I have come to be a big fan of this garment. Generous fit, rich color, embroidery in silver thread and colored accents that proudly demonstrates the excellence of something made by human beings. The fabric, though thin, is wonderfully silky in texture and will impress wherever you wander during holiday celebrations. One warning: it will arrive wrinkled, and I suspect will wrinkle after wear. So--that's why we have steam irons!