Man, this skirt is rad. I ordered a Large on the off chance the waist measurement had some play, and it does. The faux-leather is somewhat stretchy, so my 31.5-inch waist had no problems here. There's actually room to tuck things in or wear a crinoline or petticoat if I were so inclined. The panels give the skirt a drop waist, and then the skirt flairs to a full circle. This puppy is looong, coming in at 30 inches top to bottom. The model (gorge!) is a tall drink of water, because this skirt hits only a few inches above my feet (I'm 5'4" with a long torso and short legs). The length is quite elegant, though. The quilting is lovely in person, and the fabric is not as shiny as the photographs.