I was not sure about this dress at first. I didn't realize the lining has patterns on it and I was worried that it would look too much like lingerie to wear out. However, when I put it on, the color is so vibrant I want to wear it all the time! My daughter saw me and said "Wow! That dress looks really pretty on you!" I can't wait to wear it on a date night or travelling! If this color was made without the patterned lining, I think I would like it even more. That said, the lining does add interest to the dress but distracts a little from the lace.