Thank you so much for writing, Joy! I think the only way to tell is to touch and feel the dress since both are lined! The dress was a lot of work, but my linen dress wears so icirednbly well. The wrinkle factor is gone too. I believe one reason this dress was so much work was because there were so many pieces, AND I was busy learning new techniques every step of the way .. you can play with large carbon paper without going the couture route, you know. I've done it twice and had a ball !!