I'm usually a Lands End fan, (especially the reductions!) and have bought items over many years. Unfortunately I am disappointed with this skirt and feel it is the single illustration which is the difficulty. I was not aware that the skirt has a belt, nor that the belt is needed to cover the 'unfinished' pleats at the waist. I confess I'd not heard the term paper-bag pleats before so didn't understand what I was getting but the term describes how I'd feel wearing it. This is my main reason for returning the skirt although it looks as though it would be difficult to keep ironed too. A shame as it's a good shape and I like having pockets.