I ordered this dress for my 8 yr. old granddaughter, and had it sent directly to her. My daughter says that she loves the dress, and it's super cute, but that it's not quite as "fancy" as she had expected... in terms of the annual school Christmas concert. I didn't take close note, but I suspect the entire dress is made out of cotton, and that's why she thinks it's not quite as "fancy". The kid loves it, however, so that's a score. It's a very nice departure from the norm in it's artistic and vibrant flare.