It is very difficult for a syllabus collegiate dancer to find a proper skirt for standard dancing. Not many stores sell them the proper style and length and not many college students can afford to pay over $100. I actually think that its completely fine and even recommend buying a good quality standard skirt or dress for a higher price. Since many girls on the UM ballroom dance team knew I made my own outfits, so I offered to make standard skirts. Some requested dresses, some skirts. The design I came up with myself, either with velcro fastening, zipper, or elastic. Inserting a different fabric or color because I could never really be satisfied with plain black or plain period, so I vary every project. Every one is unique but sophisticated.