This item has been worn several times and was a well loved and used piece of mine. It is very comfortable, can be worn with or without a petticoat and styled in many ways. It shows some signs of wear, including some piling and a light stain, but still has lots of life left in it. I bought this at an event where the designer was present and she explained to me that she hand dip dyed part of the lace a light lavender color to bring as a special item for the event, so this item is one of a kind. I love the long dangling hands that come from the flower on the chest.