With exception to the garter, the outfit is one piece; the panties are attached to the top. The top portion fit perfectly; however, the panties were to small for my 5' 4", 165 lb wife. She said once she loses another 30 lbs (working off post pregnancy weight), the panties should fit fine. She has also contemplated cutting off the panties to make it easier to put on, as all the strings become a little confusing. Still a great product, and will stay in the bedroom lineup. I would recommend to anyone looking to add a new ensemble piece!