Unusual name for a print, but nevertheless, I was drawn to this skirt during the last Ann Taylor sale. To date, I haven’t found a skirt from AT that didn’t require alterations (including the popular white linen skirt that unfortunately did not fit), but the stretchy knit material of this one had me very hopeful.
Fit: Sits low on my waist and length covers my knees. I prefer my skirts to sit higher at my natural waist, and – with my short calves – length needs to hit above the knees.
Measurements: when lying flat (waistband is elastic & material is stretchy) 00P measures 12.5″ across the waist, 16″ across the hips, and 20″ in length.
Quality: At $42 (after sales & discounts), I thought this was slightly steep for a knit skirt. However, upon further inspection I appreciate how it is fully lined with a back zip closure. A back zipper (versus side) makes this easier to take-in from both sides, however the zipper isn’t even necessary because the waistband is elastic.
Verdict: A comfortable, non-restricting, skirt that’s extremely easy to pair. I actually really like this because I don’t have any pencil skirts in a print or pattern. Black and white is “safe,” yet the print adds interest to a boring work outfit.
I would keep this if it fit sans-alterations, but now I will have to assess the cost of alterations, or see if I can DIY it. Stay tuned for an outfit pairing that showcases how versatile and fun this little skirt can be.