What a great dress!! I bought this for my baby shower, with hopes that it would stretch enough for my bump. The elastic is wide and fits comfortably on my tummy. The dress looks just like the picture The fabric is thick but not too thick like some of the reviews I read for ankara (it's similar to a nice cotton button up shirt). I wish there were directions that came with the dress to show how to wear the infinity ties. Other than that I am very pleased.