This dress is incredible. It is well constructed and extremely well-matched at the seams. I hope to use it at least once per week in the summer. My plan is to use this dress casually: it is too beautiful to be used on the rare special occasions. There is absolutely no reason not to feel like a princess every day!!!!! As an aside: my young daughter is heavily into princesses. She takes a lot of pride in wearing African princess dresses and seeing her mom in them too. Ray Darten, thank you for this connection to Africa, and for the messages it sends to our daughters!