This looks so pretty on the photo, however the white broderie anglaise (polyester cotton? despite what the label says - made in China...) is not the same colour as the (slightly yellowed) linen! I am hoping that will rectify itself with a couple of washes and that it does not shrink. The tie front makes for a grannyish, potato sack look. I will be removing the tie. I am a UK size 14. I got the size 16 which fits. Size 14 would definitely have been too small. Bought it at reduced price and live in France so decided not to send it back. Quite well made for Chinese merchandise. But would not recommend it. You could not wear it for smart.