First off, let's remove all that bling.
My camera really did not play well with the colors of this skirt and my sofa. Eesh!
Next, I'll chop off some length right at the bottom of the third tier.
Also, the before pic was taken months ago when I acquired the dress, which was also about 20 pounds ago. So now it rides a little lower on my hips, rather than being a high-waisted skirt.