I had to go up two sizes to get this one to fit, they missed a great opportunity here to put some stretch in the waist band at the back. I normally wear a 18 but had to go with a 22 (but I'm an apple/rectangle). It's definitely high waisted. Also it does wrinkle easily but it's a casual skirt so when it wrinkles during the day I don't mind it so much. Also it washes great and if you hang it to dry no wrinkles! I wouldn't iron this garment, it looks better a little lived in.