Another option....you can add piping or make your own scalloped piping to add vertically to the front panel.
Step 10: Sew side seams
This skirt has a left side, lapped zipper. Lay your front and back panels, right sides together, pin and don't forget the seam allowances. You will want to sew the right side seam up completely. For the left side seam, you will want to sew from the hem to where you want the zipper to end ( I used a 7 inch zipper, so you would stop sewing 7 inches below the waist). Press side seams open.