This is absolutely gorgeous, and beautifully hand beaded. I was very pleased. I bought the 60 inch topper. The top of the topper is moderately sheer and the trim all around the bottom where it's beaded is sheer. It will not be used for dining upon in this household as it is dry clean only and beaded. We use it for 'show' as an elegant overlay (topper). It is on the table all the time when it is not being used. It is over a round floor length table cloth (green for us but any color would work) on a round table. When company comes for dining, I substitute a simple white linen overlay that can be washed. A very elegant and formal look.