This is a beautiful leotard that fits nicely and is made of soft material. However, the back where the rhinestones are attached is very scratchy. My daughter was complaining about the irritation as soon as she tried it on. It seems to be from the glue used to adhere the rhinestones, so I don't believe it would soften up after washing. I placed my arm under the mesh and immediately felt the scratchiness. It's a shame, because it really is a nice leotard in all other ways.