This is a circle skirt with a difference. It has extra stiff interfacing in the waistband - which accentuates your waist line beautifully. It almost looks as though you have a small waist cincher. It is comfortable to wear. The skirt has a side zipper with a metal(vintage style) zipper and a polka dot button. In the photos there is a a petticoat on underneath - this isn't included. Also the shirt and belt are not included - it is the skirt only.