"I was nervous when I ordered this because skirts like this aren't usually my thing. They have this weird way of making my thighs looks huge. The fabric is beauitful but for me it just didn't look right as a skirt. I remember seeing other reviews that mentioned wearing it as a dress. When I tried it on as a dress, I was in love! The fabric looks even more delicate & feminie as a dress. The skirt/dress is completely see through so you will def. need a slip. I haven't figured out which slip I will need to buy for this to work as a dress. Bottome line....The fabric is beauitful reguardless of how you wear it. I think the decision to wear it as a dress or skirt is unique dpending on your body type & height. I am usually a Medium, sometimes a Large in FP. I ordered the Large & it fits perfect. For reference, I am 5'7, 138, a size 6 & a 34D-DD."