I wasn't really sure what to expect since I purchase the clothing online, but the lacy back turned out to be a huge (and GOOD!) surprise! I was thinking it was going to be stiff and scratchy, but the lace gives and is very soft! As a fluffy gal, I was also worried it wasn't going to cover my stomach, but it did! I wore this to work on Friday and got raves from the people I work with! These are so beautiful, I want to buy another one in another color!