The top fabric is made of Spandex. This gives flexibility and allows a full range of movements. Skirt consists of 10-12 layers of stiff tulle and is skillfully hand tagged and hand pleated. The tulle that we use does not irritate or chafe the skin. This beautiful tutu is embellished with appliqués, trim and beads, which are professionally hand sewn. Zipper closure at the back of the bodice.