As with most things from Nadine Merabi, the photos of this skirt do not to it justice. I had been debating buying this for a little while for an upcoming special event but it is a little pricier than I'd usually pay for a skirt. The Black Friday 25% off offer was the perfect excuse to order and all I can say is WOW! This piece fits perfectly and is unbelievably detailed - a real show stopper. Some of the longer strands will potentially bend when sitting down (they do bend back easily) but honestly with an item this beautiful I'll happily stand all night!