"So I saw that this skirt was on sale and was reluctant to get it at first because of some of the bad reviews, but I decided to take my chances with it anyway. Before I go into details, I'm 5'7", weigh 110lbs, and have a real slim and slender body shape, with a little bit of curves. I had originally brought the dress in a size 26, because that the size I normally buy in jeans. The skirt was beautiful when I got it. The patches were different than the ones shown in the picture, but I didn't mind that because it still looked nice. Then when I had tried it on, the dress was very loose on me. The length was perfect for me (I have long legs) but the dress was roomy around my hips and when I pulled it up to my waist, it was even more roomy and bulky. I knew if I tried to wear this with a belt it would look bulky and bunched up around my waist which would not had been a good look at all. I ended up exchanging the skirt for a size 24, which fit aorund my hips perfectly and looked even better than the other one I had. So if you a slender shape like I do and don't have much hips, I suggest sizing down on the skirt size. I love this skirt and can't wait to wear it!"