I wore this for an extremely high level important event and received great reviews. It caught people's attention and was even a nice conversation starter. I wouldn't wear it every day but on special occasions, but I definitely wouldn't restrict it to "less serious events" as another reviewer suggested. It's fun and classy at the same time. Be bold, don't be afraid. I'm glad I got it in the box and I would think $26 is a lot, but then again, I notice there aren't many similar products in the market in this is quite stylish.