The color of the bedskirt is ivory, like old piano keys, not off-white or soft-white. The skirt and lining hang nicely, and any wrinkles from packaging hang out in a few days. I actually ironed it...because I'm weird like that...and when properly pressed, you get the fullness as pictured. It's not the perfect color for our room, but it's basically under the rest of our bedding, so it doesn't really show. I'm not a matchy-matchy type anyway. The authentic ivory color works just fine. It's a very pretty skirt without being overly feminine.