I bought this petticoat as an alternative to a tutu for an 80's fancy dress party. Being a larger size, and generally not liking my legs, I thought this would give me extra length. Luckily, I was right. Although it is slightly more expensive than some of the tutus, I definitely preferred this. It was a good job that it did give extra length, as I did find that once you sat down, it had a tendency to get hiked up a bit (the very top part of the petticoat is extremely tight but stretchy fabric and this did tend to gather up a bit). However, the petticoat part of the skirt itself was also good as it wasn't too see-through. With leggings underneath, it was fine.