It has always been challenging for me to find a skirt that fits me well in my waist and hip area. I have an hour glass figure so it is literally impossible! I needed other options besides pants to wear to work so I recently began getting skirts that fit me around my hips and getting it taken in at the waist. It sounds like such a simple idea but I never went through with it. It just seemed like such a hassle. I finally gave in and began getting alterations done. It is so rewarding to spend a little extra to have a skirt that makes me feel good and also looks great. I went all out with the alterations for the skirt above. In addition to getting the waist taken in, I also got the length shortened. Typically I would never need to shorten any of my clothes but I was looking for a shorter pleated skirt and had no luck. I love how the skirt came out and it is still a great length to wear to work. Find a great seamstress or tailor who isn't over priced and try getting a piece altered that doesn't fit just right. It may become your new favorite piece in your closet!