I have a wide rectangle ottoman that I got from a friend, but it was stained so I needed to cover it. This set comes in two pieces: A piece of fabric that lies over the top of the ottoman, and an elastic skirt that goes around the sides. I don't mind this, and I was able to tuck the top under the cushion all the way around, and then fix the skirt so that it falls in pleats around it. I am disappointed in the thin material, though. I was expecting a thick fabric similar to the **** *** covers I used to buy for a couch I owned. But it has a nice shabby chic, casual appearance, so I'm happy with the purchase.