Reader ML asks very politely [since she's Canadian get it],
Hi! I've been looking for a pleated tea length or knee length skirt that's really flowy, but with a non-elastic and sort of wide waistband. I'd like something in either black or gray, or a summery colour, maybe a mint or coral or lavender? I would consider a patterned one. I've only been able to find ones with elastic waistbands, and they are not flattering on me. I usually wear a size 10 or 12, and I'm in Canada, so hopefully from a store that either ships here, or is located here. I'd pay up to $150 (including shipping and duties!), though preferably at or below $100. Thanks!

So, if you follow my Tumblr, which of course you should, you'll know that I had to do a little independent research for this one on which retailers are actually in Canada and which one's ship to Canada (though I'm going to try to avoid that since I hate buying something and paying most of the cost in shipping.)  But, I also found Shopstyle Canada, which might be useful for you ML and my other readers in the friendly land to the north.  But - enough about process, I know you just come here for results.  So here they are!
Tradition MD Pleaded Skirt in coral from Sears Canada ($34.99 - I like this one!  Exactly what you're looking for I think, right in budget, and it comes in black, coral, and turquoise.  I might get all three.  Attn other readers - comes in plus sizes as well!)
Corey Lynn Calter Desi Blocked Midi skirt in purple, rust, coral at Couture Candy ($129.00 - expensive yes, but more interesting than the other ones - comes in another color pattern as well.)
Worthington Accordian Pleated Skirt with contrasting waistband in white at JC Penny ($14 on clearance - so I actually prefer the black version of this, but the picture on the website the details were hard to see, so I used the white one so you could see it better.  For my tall readers, this comes in tall as well.)
ASOS Sleeveless Midi Dress with Pleated Skirt and Belt in green at ASOS ($54.99 - okay I know this is a dress, but its beautiful and has just the skirt you're looking for, comes in green, orange, and navy, and ASOS ships to Canada for free.  I'm actually thinking of buying this green one for myself, that's how much I like it.)
ASOS Midi Skirt in Pleated Lace at ASOS ($54.30 - okay, this row is basically just my rebel row - but this is so cute I thought I'd share it - available in both coral and navy.)
Lauren by Ralph Lauren Colorblock Pleated Skirt at Hudson's Bay ($50.99 - limited sizes available but yours is one of them Reader ML - I'm not sure how I feel about the pleats not being on the sides of this skirt though.  A bit odd.)

Okay ML - those are my favorites - hope one of them works for you.  Have fun shopping for a lovely pleated confection for all your summer skirt having needs.  :-)  
ML
5/22/2013 12:16:06

Thanks so much TCFKAG! I ordered the ASOS midi in pleated lace in the navy! I'm so excited!

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5/22/2013 15:54:57

I ordered the sleeveless dress next to it from ASOS in green! Almost twinsies. :-) (But seriously, so pretty, good choice.)

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