My daughter is very picky about her leotards -- she doesn't like them "too tight" (I know... they are supposed to be tight) and she doesn't like the ones that scoop too low in the back b/c the shoulders fall off of her. This one fits her perfectly -- the back detail is cute -- and the sleeves stay on while dancing. As for durability -- b/c she wears this style all the time I wash ours several times a week and it is still looking great. I just wish it came in more colors!!!