I wrote the first review. I made a point of taking the measurements and writing them down (of the skirt laid out flat on the bed). The size up (24 - which is two sizes up from the computer fit test recommendation) is fine. It is not so great a difference (I always thought one size up should be around two inches, but it is not that large an increase). I tried it on first with just panties on, and was not readily impressed. So, out came the hose and I put it on. It had better "slip" around the body and made a difference in the fit as well. My waist is tilted lower in the front I have high hips. Skirts usually ride lower in the front as a result, making them look wonky. There was enough room that I was able to ease the back down a bit, and with a top over (not tucked in), this front to back differential was not as noticeable, actually hem pretty straight. Ahh, the things we try, eh? Good luck. Do not be afraid to size up from the fit guide. Got both colours. The Ponderosa Pine colour is not the same deep green of the Ponderosa Pine in other clothes Additionelle is offering this year. This skirt is definitely a military green. The brown is truly like milk chocolate.