Thanks to reviews I read before I ordered I didn't expect this to look exactly like the promotion photo. I expected to iron it, but not spend an hour like another reviewer. I spent about 45 - 50 minutes ironing. I also expected it to be less gathered than the photo, as advised, and found that true. I also expected the fabric to not be as nice as it appears in the photo, and that was the case. I didn't know it had a liner, which I'm glad it had because without one, my white bedskirt would have been too sheer. As it is, it is still a little too sheer for my taste, making the skirt appear grey due to the dark shadows under the bed. The 18" drop actually measured 18 1/2 inches so the skirt drags a little on my carpet. Because the ruffle appears to be a thin cotton, and I would like more of a sheen, I may later add another layer outside of the ruffles, and shorten the existing skirt slightly, making this skirt the liner. Overall, this bedskirt is a quick, easy, nice addition, although not a high end skirt, that I can work with to get the exact results I want.