This dress is a lovely ball gown with a fitted bodice that flairs just above the hips. The back is what people really fall in love with, beautiful lace detailing. The dress is so comfortable to dance in, it's quite light! There is a small train, it has a one point bustle at one of the buttons in the back. All of the buttons have been reinforced. The dress was hemmed to graze the floor while I was wearing flats. Some of the chiffon is a bit jagged from the hemming, but you don't notice it when you are wearing it. No other flaws that I have noticed. The gown was professionally cleaned and is stored in an acid-free box. I know you will feel like a princess in this dress, just like I did!