Rated 2 out of 5 by deedeeod wanted to love
I was so excited when I bought this skirt. I really needed a navy pencil skirt and I have looking for the perfect one for the last two years. Well this isn't it. It is true to size and seems to fit good when you first put it on and for the pockets I am a sucker for anything that has pockets, BUT as soon as I sat down the skirt wrinkled horribly. I work in a professional environment and I do not want to walk around the office all day with a huge wrinkle across the front of the skirt from where I sat not to mention that the skirt isn't even lined. So this will be going back and I will still be searching for the perfect navy pencil skirt for this is not the one.
May 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Postgrad Great for work but the vanity sizing is ridiculous
I have 4 of these skirts and am definitely a fan. The quality isn't the most amazing thing out there, but for a business casual office, it's perfect. I can throw it on with almost any top and boom, I look professional and cute enough to bring the look into happy hour.
My main bone to pick is the sizing- I am 5'4" 135 lbs and athletic. Usually I am a size 6 in most stores, maybe a 4 depending on the place, but I have to buy a 0 in these skirts. I tried a 2 and it was literally too baggy. I would definitely recommend that you go to a store and try on a skirt to make sure you're ordering the right size. Once you've got the size down, go crazy!
May 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by JenC Be wary of vanity sizing
I've had multiples of this skirt over the years, so I was excited to order this in the natural color. I got the exact same size that my previous skirts are, but I am swimming in it. When I hold them up to each other, you can clearly see how much bigger the new one is. I can't review the quality of this item in particular because I'll be sending it back, but I will say that the previous version I have has held up well. It is a nice basic pencil skirt, but I love that it has pockets that are strategically placed into the seaming and pleats so they don't ruin the overall shape. Overall, I do like this skirt, but I am disappointed with the inconsistent sizing.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mprufrock Nice fit and color
Got this in the powder blue, size 4. I think it looks great, though it seems to wrinkle a bit while moving around. I'm 5'9, 152 lbs with an athletic build and this hits me right above the knee.
However: J. Crew must have started vanity sizing recently, because I have older stuff from them (pants, mainly) which fit me perfectly at a size 8. I held this up to my other skirts, both size 6 and ann taylor vintage/ antonio melani and this is definitely bigger in the waist. FYI, the measurements for this size 4 skirt, unstretched, are 29" in the waist and 37" in the hip.
February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by FrequentShopper The Search Is Over
I move a lot of boxes at my job but also need to look nice so it had been hard finding a good looking pencil skirt for not too much money. When this went on sale I gave it a try and am very pleased with it. It has pockets, looks crisp, isn't hot, and wasn't destroyed by the demands of my job.
June 11, 2015