Not all A-line
I thought the waist was decently sized - I'm a 25" waist and the XS was good. While the fabric was nice and soft, it was thinner than I expected. The biggest turnoff for me was that the first tier is form-fitting, then it becomes A-line. I should've looked more closely at the other picture. Also if I had kept it I would've had to shorten it as I'm 5'1" too.
The fabric is good quality and I like the wide elastic waist, but I'm glad I ordered up a size to a large. If I had ordered a medium, which is what I usually wear, it would have been uncomfortably tight. It was too long and I had to shorten it but I expected that since I'm just 5'1".
Croton on Hudson NY
nice fabric, uncomfortable elastic
Really like the fabric and swing. I'm 5'3", 120 lb & usually wear Small. However, the Medium was best, & even then had to alter the tight elastic waist. Advise ordering a size up if wide elastic waists bother you.
I am very pleased with the quality of the fabric and fit of this skirt. I am 5'10 inches tall and the XL length and fit is perfect for me; very feminine and can be dressed up or down. Yes the skirt fits at the natural waist, not a hip hugger.
Mont Vernon , NH