Your skin will know the difference between this cami and a "bargain basement" one. Cheap lace is itchy and feels bad every time you wear it. These camis are lovely, soft and stretchy. I layer mine under dresses and tops. It's a well-proportioned top, the armholes aren't gaping like you often get with plus size cami's. I have basic black and white, but it's nice to see a range of colors too.