My box springs are low profile and have 12-13" drop so the typical bedskirt of course has to be altered. So easy to press and install. There is no way I can lift that heavy mattress for a regular bedskirt, so now I don't have to. Love the embroidery and lace. The ivory is sort of a buttery ivory. I bought it to go with a bedspread that would not reach the floor on the side that matters without being about 4" off the floor on the side that really didn't matter to anyone but me. Now, because I love to look at it so much, the side of the spread that didn't matter is now almost on the floor so I can see more of the skirt on the visible side. Because it is a bedspread and plenty long, I only used the side pieces, so now I can take a few stitches out of the end piece and put a curtain rod through it for a valance for the adjoining bathroom window. If I ever need it for an end piece on the bed, I'll just replace the stitches on the end. I am thoroughly pleased with this purchase. Overstock also provides excellent service.