It is never worn or used. It has delicate embroidered pattern all over through the ruffled sleeve. It is short in length, so it can be worn alone, but you need a basics under this shirt. Or if you dare, go without it! Everyone will not be able to ignore you! 🙂 It can also be worn as shrug over tanks or shirts. Measurements are 14″ shoulder hem to shoulder hem, 18″ chest, 16.5″ waist. The length from top to bottom hem is 15.25″ when laid flat. It is such a versatile piece. You can transform this to any way you want. Vests, Tops, Shrugs, Blouses. Wow!