High waists and poofy balloon skirts are both two of the hottest fashion trends this season, seen on stars like Lauren Conrad and Jessica Simpson (yes, of the famous "Mom jean" snafu).
Combine these two trends together and you get a high-waisted poofy skirt, which is more flattering than most people think. Watch this video by fashion DIY maven Gianny L to learn how to make a form-fitting high-waisted poofy dress. pair with a fitted top to balance the proportions.
Start with a few yards of your favorite fabric, then fold, pin and sew along with the video to end up with your own bell-shaped poof skirt. Then get a length of some of your favorite ribbon, and sew it into a dainty belt for your skirt.