I opened up the package and was pleasantly pleased with the bedskirt. It is as many have mentioned very wrinkled but ironed out nicely. Anytime you purchase cotton items you can expect wrinkles though. I used lots of spray starch as I wanted mine t look more like voile and less like cotton. I would estimate that the pictures are a little fuller than the skirt actually is but all in all, I think that it is well worth the money for an 18" drop. I like that it is rather thin just as cotton voile actually is. The liner does prevent it from being see thru. If you are looking for a delicate, romantic bedskirt this one is for you. If you want a thick ruffled cotton then you will need to look elsewhere.