You can easily size up 2 sizes and it will still fit snug around hips and waist since these skirts are formfitting on top, then billow out nicely for a very comfortable walk (but may be a tad long if size up?) It is also pretty easy to fold the waist over to shorten since the waist elastic is wide and only sewn single stitch to the waist (so other side of elastic is not tacked to fabric) The wavy navy has a great stretch factor without being flimsy and it is not see-through at all. The colors are not really navy and pink but rather midnight navy/black and rust brown. The sangria is a bit thinner fabric and is a tad sheer in the sunlight but not sheer indoors. The mid grey tye die is a very thin fabric and is the most sheer in the light - by sheer I mean that you can see the sillouette of thighs.
BTW all the skirts are really pretty and flattering if you dont mind the sheer-factor ! length is very max even for 5"8