The purpose of a bedskirt is to cover a box spring and make the bed look more finished. This fits the bill nicely, although I wish it was a little longer. It did come out of the package too wrinkled to use. And I did have to take it to the cleaners to have it pressed as the Cal King size was too unwieldy to try to iron it myself. I had them starch it as well, and it looks crisp and modern on our bed now. The charcoal color is true to the picture too.