I was very hesitant to try this skirt on when I first saw it- a white skirt over my belly? Nope! But, then I came across this gorgeous number and just had to have it ($22 at K-Mart it's a no brainer!) I also bought it in black. It is all about shape, with a thicker waist but lean legs, I suit a straight skirt more than an aline that flares from my waist. This skirt has a wide elasticated waistband and I am wearing it high up above my waist to keep with the rules of proportion- splitting the body into thirds but never in half, one third as the shirt and two thirds as the skirt. Wearing it this high up also gives me a little more space around the tummy, hooray for comfort!