I always got my dresses custom made. This is my first time getting a dress like this off the rack so I do hope it turns out ok. I felt it was a little immature at first but I went through the pictures and I ended up being convinced otherwise. It seems to be a stiff dress, what with all the pleats and the pressed bow in the front and the satin belt. The dress has an inbuilt bra so you don't need a petticoat. The dress has an a-line skirt, which always seem to be in style.