I love the pouf of this skirt- it is a very real tutu and will help remind the girls to keep their arms out. Great training help! I was surprised at how thick the band was- I think its about 4-5 inches thick, so it sits around waist and hips on my skinny 4 year old. Its loose on her waist (3T pants size) and I think it would stretch for an older girl, but not enough for a preteen or teenager. Also, for the price its great! I just went to our local dance supply store and the closest one there was over $25.