It's a more vivid colour than it looks in the picture but I think that makes it look even better. It isn't very heavy so think twice before wearing it somewhere where it's likely to be quite windy (like the coast, as I found out yesterday!) One thing I would say ,though, is that I tend to be one of those people who break stuff a bit easily so I'm not sure how long it will last as I'm a kind of walking disaster :) but I've worn it twice now and it's going strong and hasn't started showing signs of wear (which is new for me) I'm quite a curvy size 16 if you get my meaning and because of my rounded bum it ended up quite short at the back but not unbearably so, it didn't show anything I didn't want it to show. Great skirt for girls who want the emo/goth style but don't want to go all out. Make sure you have a black or purple top to go with it but you can generally wear it with most things, it looks great with tights and boots or pumps and you can really vary what you wear it with for different looks. My favourite item of the moment, and at such a great price too!