I have a sleigh bed with both footboard and headboard. It has a Sealy premier-type queen size mattress that is a little larger than standard size, and it needs a 16 1/2" bedskirt, which is difficult, if not impossible to find. I have three different comforters, all of which require an ivory background, so I was delighted to find this bedskirt. The fabric is a heavy peached-finisihed polyester that launders extremely well, and does not hold creases. One of the more fascinating advantages I discovered as I put this bedskirt on my bed, was that I could use the side panels alone, since the headboard and footboard covered both ends of the bed. I found a pair of eyelet pillow shams from a different supplier, and now I have a bed that is compatable with all my linens, at a very reasonable price. Thanks so much. I LOVE it!!