This is a green cocktail dress. The green has a sort of shimmery effect (a bit like iridescence). On me it comes to mid calf (I am about 5'4"). The sleeves are 3/4 length give or take. Do not be misled by the 42 label (see VW website for size guide). This is a size 10 dress not 14. I have not worn it very often so it is in good condition.