This is a halter style dress but I would never wear it on its own because I am not comfortable showing that much skin. Funny thing about my previous statement is that now I will never have to consider wearing it on its own since I burned a part of the top while ironing it today!! Can you believe it??!! I've had this dress for almost a year and the 1st time I decide to wear it, I burn it!! smh I may just cut the top portion off, add some elastic and make it a skirt. I guess it really doesn't matter since I would always wear something over it anyway! Have you ever ruined anything with the iron?