This dress advertises as black but it is not, mine came as a chocolate brown. I compared it to a black dress and it is definitely brown. If you are under 5’5” I’d advise to try a different style, there is a lot of fabric in this dress. Otherwise it is well made and would look good on a tall person. I was going to return it but being in a rural area and mail being at a snail pace I couldnt get it mailed back there in the time limit offered for online orders. Beware of that if you don’t live in a city or near a store.