"Tulip Shaped Skirts" by courtneycjo on Polyvore TR Skirts should be soft and shapely. Your version of a "straight" skirt is actually tulip-shaped, with some gathering at the waist and a narrow taper at the hem.
"SG Dresses" by adhp on Polyvore - Except the blue bouffant is something I could never do! The other skirt shapes, tulips, flaring at the knee, pencil that is very narrow at the knee and following the body line...all are very good. ( No skater skirts, pleating/puffing at the waist, hems much above the knee for me.)