So far I'm very happy with this skirt, but I only got it this afternoon. It's cool in the hot NM sun (only 81, but feels hotter), although I admit it's pretty gusty out. I'm hoping it will also feel good in hot and humid Italy this July. If the skirt is still on the site when I get back I'll add an update. I wanted a maxi skirt to mix up my limited travel wardrobe, and also something that would wash and line dry quickly. I'm 5'5" and 130 and ordered a small, but actually am going to return it for a medium. The waist is just a tad tight on me. The black skirt is a tiny bit transparent but not going to show off anything. It does highlight ones butt and legs a little bit, but just a little. It's a thin fabric. Packs up tiny.