2 piece dress. Top piece is a lace up corset with lace and beadwork. Sleaves over shoulders are removeable (press studs) It has been made for a larger cup size. Bottom has 13 layers of pedicotes and ourterlayers. It has a 1metre train and can be bustled at the wrist or up underneath. Was purchased Dec 2011 for $2040 was worn June 2012.