This stylish striped dress is knitted from the top down with a separate garter stitch collar. The design is intended to hug the bust, nip in just slightly at the waist and kind of skim over the hips for a flattering fit. Selecting a size that matches your actual bust measurement is suggested. If you are between sizes, select the smaller size. For the average woman, the waist has about 3” of positive ease and the hips about 4”.