I was a bit skeptical purchasing this shower curtain since there were no reviews but I decided to try it any way and I'm so glad I did! The shower curtain looks better than the picture described. The black lines you see are the edges of vertical ruffles which are sheer. The curtain is very sophisticated and feminine. I ordered this item very late on a Monday night and it arrived on Thursday. Once again, thank you Overstock for an item with quality and express service!