If you ever want to see me throw the biggest tantrum you've ever seen, just DARE to ask me if this skirt will make your hips look big because "You already have huge hips."! ARRRGGGGGGhhh! I get the same thing with the bustle skirts. Will this make my butt look big? I already have junk in the trunk. SERIOUSLY?????????? Just stop for two seconds, and cogitate over your questions.
The whole dang POINT is to exaggerate a severe and impressive hourglass frame. I bet your ancestors would roll over in their graves if they heard you uttering such nonsense! OF COURSE you want your hips to look huge and round. It will make your WAIST look so STUPIDLY SMALL that people will wonder if you removed your spleen and pancreas! Yes, the bustle skirts will make your backside an impressive and delicious array of swagged, sculpted iridescent fabric. The men will love it (at least the ones that don't suck. I can't imagine a jock type drooling over this...) and other women will hate you for how completely sultry you look. I personally have about 5 of these exact skirts, and I wear them to festivals all the time. Women will come up to me and say "Oooh, you're waist looks so tiny!" and then, in the same breath, "But I could never wear that skirt. I've already got too much junk in the trunk." That, RIGHT THERE, is a contradiction, madam. You too, can have this waist (Hell, do you think I ACTUALLY look like this??? What a beautiful dream.) and you should be putting MORE items of no considerable mention into your "trunk".