I wear a size 20/22 and teeter between a 2x and 3x depending on the brand. I bought this skirt in a 3x and it fits great! The waist band is elastic and has tons of give so probably could've gone down a size but I like a loose fit so I can tuck in a blouse. The print is exactly as it looks in the photo which is always a nice surprise. I love that it has a bit of lift and the fabric is great quality. I'm planning to get another color!
I recently bought this skirt because I loved the print and I was hoping this skirts shape would make my body look more hourglass (I have an apple shaped body; my weight is mostly in my midsection). Surprisingly this skirt did a great job at concealing my huge tummy!
Now one thing I HATE about being apple shaped is that any bottoms I wear must be above the hips (because I lack big hips) and if it is above the hips the waist band rolls. Thankfully this skirts waistband did not roll AT all and I went to school, work and a walk in the park afterwards. It helped create that hourglass shape without cinching my waist in so much it emphasizes my chub.
The pattern came out gorgeous! Theres also two buttons at the top of the zipper which I think is great depending on how tight you want the waistband. The fabric is thinner than I expected. It does feel a bit starchy at first but it was super comfortable. The length was adequate for being a short gal (5'1) and it fit just like I had hoped.
Heres my measurements to help assist yall. Size 14 pants, 5'1, 187lbs, and apple shaped!
I bought this skirt rather apprehensively; I have a hard time finding clothes in-store that actually fit me and look well on me, so imagine an item that I can't try on before buying! I poured over the reviews and scoured the pictures to see who somewhat matched my body type and to see what size they bought. I also consulted the size chart provided by Taydey Fashion.
When I measure my waist it is approximately 38/39in and the XXL is 38.5, so I crossed my fingers and hoped I didn't measure wrong. :P When it arrived, I tried it on and it was PERFECT. Okay, maybe it was a teeny bit loose, but I decided with a belt it would be alright. It was then that I realized it had a button on the side to make it a bit smaller at the waist. *angels sing* Love it!!
The waistband has a thick elastic which really helps hold the waistband up, so it doesn't curl when you sit. It also hugs the waist so there's not much slipping, in my opinion. As to length, I'm about 5'3" and the skirt reaches a bit below the knees when I wear heels. It falls a little lower when I wear it with flats but still looks great! I've worn it with a crinoline and without, looks awesome either way.