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Bessie Skirt



simple, elegant, playful, charming, cheerful, sweet, sassy, fun…

Designed by Kathleen Crowley for FatChanceBellyDance®, the Bessie Skirt is designed to flatter every body.

The fabric is a sturdy cotton/Lycra that hugs the body without squeezing or binding. The 10″ waistband can be worn up as a belly cover, folded at the waist, or cinched down over the hips. The hem sweeps from just above floor-length in front to a 7″ cascade in back, with loops sewn into the hem that can lift and sculpt the skirt in a sorts of clever and flattering ways when attached to the 2 buttons at the front hip and 1 button at center back..

Choose your size from your actual hip measurement and hip-to-floor length. If you think you need a custom fit, please contact us and we’ll make sure you get the right fit. We recommend dry cleaning for the best results and life of the fabric but you can machine wash it cold and line dry as well. Hand crafted in the U.S.A.

Visit Carolena’s Blog for the the real story about why your waist and hips are perfect the way they are, and you have your knees to thank for it!

Sizing XS Petite XS Regular S Petite S Regular M Petite M Regular L Petite L Regular XL Petite XL Regular
Fits Actual Hip Size: 31″-35″ 31″-35″ 33″-37″ 33″-37″ 35″-39″ 35″-39″ 37″-42″ 37″-42″ 39″-45″ 39″-45″
Hip To Floor 33.5″ 37.25″ 33.5″ 37.5″ 34″ 38″ 34.5 38.5″ 34.5″ 38.5″

Hip: measure your hip circumference at your hip bone, or about 3 – 4″ below the belly button.

Custom sizing starting at $50.

Handmade by Kathleen and Carolena at Studio 508: Bessie Design Studio and Boutique.


Weight 3 lbs

2XLarge Petite, 2XLarge Regular, Large Petite, Large Regular, Medium Petite, Medium Regular, Small Petite, Small Regular, XLarge Petite, XLarge Regular, XSmall Petite, XSmall Regular


Black, Cranberry, Heather Grey