The bubble skirt is tailored around the waist and hips. At the hem it becomes wider and ruffled or scrunched and may have an elastic band giving it a puffy or balloon-like appearance. It usually goes down to just above the knee. This style of skirt runs the risk of appearing too bulky or bunched up, but it works well for women with a slender torso and waist. It is also great for hiding problem areas around the thighs and derrière. It’s important to note that a bubble skirt fits best with narrow, tight-fitting tops.