This trim is BEAUTIFUL! The photo does NOT do it justice. Its super soft and luxurious. The fabric is shiny and the beige looks like muted gold. I plan on useing this trim on a Medieval Recreation/Ancient Roman type costume and I will be posting photos very soon. I just cant say enough good things about this trim. I was very suprised at the stunning beauty when I opened the pacakge today. I will continue to be a loyal customer of Athena's Grove. The quality of her product is excellent. She never ceases to suprise me with the variety of beautiful trims she carries.