This double layer, 3 tiered organdy petticoat is just enough gathered ruffles to slightly hold you skirt out. This is not a very full petticoat; picture looks fuller than it really is. The under skirt lining gives a nice smooth feel over the legs. The lycra fabric top measures 7" down and stretches to give you a sleek fit over the hips. Hand wash cold, line dry. Please allow 4-6 weeks when ordering. There are no returns on these costume petticoats.