I have been trying on skirts this past week at WHBM and Ann Taylor. I have yet to buy any and this try-on is purely experimental.
I don't wear a lot of skirts, but I do need to have at least one skirt in my wardrobe for meetings. I was experimenting with pencil skirts.
They looked great standing but when I sat down something happened. There was a tightening up and scrunchiness that appeared along the lower abdomen. The pockets that had laid perfectly flat when standing puckered, opened, and looked stretched. When I tried one size larger, the skirt slide off my body.
Pencil skirts can really bring the visual focus to the lower abdomen. Buy one size up and have it tailored? Assume I haven't tried on enough and keep looking?