I think this black skirt from Banana Republic may work for some people. I know on Lisap’s thread this type of skirt was recommended. This one is a knit that came just above my knee, and I’m pretty tall. TTS, but fairly generous in sizing. It does come in a tall for those who like skirts longer. It seems like it could handle some weight fluctuation more than a traditional pencil skirt.

Just throwing it out there in case someone’s on the hunt.