For those who don't quite get the measurements, this skirt is intentionally too short to completely cover your bottom. Crazy Chick also do a 12" skirt that just covers and is great for when this skirt is inappropriate, I own that too. This 9" skirt is great for anyone to wear indoors and in the bedroom, but only for the daring to wear out, it shows off an inch or two of your bottom, and anything other than a g-string or commando wouldn't look right with it. The waist size is a little generous, it has a zip side, I had to put a tiny stitch in it to take it in a little, not a problem as that's something I often do. I've worn it out to parties, bars and clubs, but be warned it does attract attention, comments and wandering hands. Leaning over a pool table is very explicit! Great fun if like me you enjoy the attention, else buy the 12" version of the skirt which is much more decent.