I measured one of my current bedskirts to get the proper length. I ordered 18 inches in this skirt, and it was too long by about 2 inches at least. I don't know how that could happen. The fabric I thought would be smoother, more elegant in appearance since it says "voile", but it looks like plain very thin flat cotton. It came out of the package terribly wrinkled, so I had to iron it...no biggie. It didn't fit properly, and just didn't look as pretty as the picture, so I sent it back.