I wish the tu-tu wasn't quite to sheer. There's actually eight layers--it's just really light. I went for the softest (least itchy) tulle, so I think that's what made it so sheer. When she gets older and can put up with a little more for the sake of fashion I'll go for a heavier tulle. I thought she would look kind of innocent without a top, but with the sheeriness of the skirt and the sandals (she couldn't go without since the ground was a little rugged) kind of took away from the full effect. I think she'll wear a top with it when we take pictures...maybe.