This item has been worn many times and shows signs of age and wear. There is a yellowish mark on the skirt and a brown mark on one of the waist ties. I have washed the skirt, but did not spot treat these areas, so they might lighten. The ribbon running though the lace on the middle of the skirt also seems a bit long somehow, so a bit of excess ribbon is gathered behing the white bows on the front of the skirt. Overall the skirt has a worn feel, but still has outfit potential! The waist is fully elastic and comfy.