Such a fun dress! This is a soft denim as described; for my plus gals - it is stretch denim, yay! I ordered a XXL (5'3/DDD with baby back rolls/16plus in bottoms carrying weight in my lower tummy/mid section) and I can fold material about an inch or two, on the side under the arm/at the back with the zipper. Note, the zipper does not go the entire length of the dress, so it really doesn't tighten it at the chest area (once it was zipped I couldn't actually tell). With my height, I have room at the shoulders/can fold over some of the fabric. I will exchange this for an XL (since I know it is stretch denim), and hope this review helps my gals who are a bit undecided about the dress due to sizing :-) Don't miss out on it though, because it is going to look awesome as the weather warms up, with a Karissa top and some Converse.