This fabric is much thinner than the two previous chemises I bought. It's a polyester/cotton. The sleeves are much narrower than what is pictured, which is a definite disappointment because that is the reason I chose this one. You could run a tie or elastic through the wrists and it would be the same as a regular blouse. The only plus I have found so far is that it's machine washable and dryable. For the amount of money I paid, I expected more. I could have made it for a third of the cost. Very disappointed, something I have never been with previous purchases from here.