I had an Oscars party to attend and I needed a dress, so I made this one with a hi-lo hemline! It's got three layers: a base with boning, a lining, and the top lace layer. The beading is hand done with glass beads. The beading alone took 14 hours, so that's why the price is so high. It was a hit, and I'm wearing it again for my wedding rehearsal this summer!