I bought this for a trip to Costa Rica where I am going to wear a two piece suit for the first time in a while. (I mean stomach exposed!!!) This skirt is really cute and flirty and comes to the very top of my thighs. It covers the part of my legs that I am not thrilled with and shows off the parts I do like. I am 5'6" and weigh approx. 180 lbs and the 16 fit perfect.