I was honestly suprised. I didn't expect the top of the skirt to be more stiff, and before i put it on i wasn't sure what to think of it. But its a very nice addition. It gives the skirt a bit of that high waisted feel because it doesn't "hang" from the body, it sticks up. It also super nice because belts don't shove over it troughout the day. I love wearing belts on my skirts but i always have to adjust them, i didn't have to ajust the belt on this skirt at all.
In general i absolutely adore this skirt and i'll wear it all year round :)