This is a beautiful skirt. The minute I saw it on the website I immediately purchased it and as soon as it came in the mail, I wore it. I got so many compliments. I felt sexy but without showing too much. I am a very curvy girl who is an avid weight lifter with a 32in waist and 44in hips. I went with a medium. In reality, I should have gotten a large but I am working on leaning out for the summer so I went with a medium with the hope I will drop a few more pounds for summer. The medium fit and with the style of the skirt was not suffocating or uncomfortable. I paired it with the bodysuit it was advertised with. I would buy this skirt over and over again. I absolutely love it and have no regrets.