Perhaps I'm naive but I expected the skirt to cover all 4 sides of the boxsprings. In fact, it only covers 3 and this is a problem given the placement of the bed in the room with the long side against the wall. The material is of an acceptable weight, made more sturdy by the pintucking which is nicely done. The color is a brighter, slightly lighter navy than I expected. It's not deep, dark navy but it's acceptable. The material that covers the top of the boxsprings is sturdy enough to last through washing and drying.