These are very nice sweaters. To Me, they are too short for dresses. They are made well and are a fairly nice material. Have bought a few in different colors and they are as shown. I guess you can stretch the collar down over shoulders but I leave it as a big Turtleneck basically. I am a Canadian size 12 or medium. I bought the first one in XL. but bought the others in a large witch fit a tiny bit snugger but was not too tight. Great for the price.