Photos are taken under bright white lights to represent stage lighting. Fabric will appear darker in person. We use 4 way stretch spandex fabric for the best fit. Sequin fabrics naturally have slightly less stretch. For any specific questions about our fabric email Meredith@acbikinis.com. We are happy to order a customer fabric for you through this link. Scroll down or click here to take our fabric quiz to find the perfect fabric for you!