Purchased this dress in early 2022 then, found a different dress later. So I didn't wear this one in the wedding. There have been no alternations and it's been in the garment bag since I bought it except for taking these pictures. Smoke free home. It is very sparkly with lots of detail but also the sparkle comes from the underlying fabric. It's got thin straps on the back that are beaded. It's heavy, not going to lie there, but it is beautiful. I thought it'd be great for a fall wedding. We ended up getting married in June. I think it would have been hot for that time of the year (in NW Ohio). The color is antique ivory, so not stark white. The photos really don't do it justice.