A beautiful dress with good quality material and workmanship. It is very close to the photo shown on the website, I think there is slightly less detail in the decoration and the material is not quite as stiff looking, but it is very close. Unfortunately mine was too big around the bust and a bit wide on the shoulders so needs to be taken in. Dress has a zipper at the back. There is a built in layer of tulle underneath the skirt to help give it shape. There is no need to buy a crinolene petticoat with hoops (I had already bought one but don't need it with this dress). Dress was delivered well ahead of time. JenJenHouse has delivered to my expectations. THANK YOU.