This blue lace number is one of those pieces that had me dancing giddily around the house at first try-on. I’ve already worn it a few times to events and parties, and it’d also make a gorgeous wedding guest outfit. The elegant style, petite-friendly fit, and overall quality make it a rare find at this price point! The lace fabric is beautiful but non-stretch, so please be sure to read my fit review below to help avoid having to do international returns. The skirt is also sold by itself (sizing is much more straightforward, based on waist measurements) without the crop top – I’ve paired mine simply with a white tank top or blouse.
These photos were taken at the charming Ocean House in Rhode Island, where we were invited to preview the Veuve Clicquot Secret Garden.
It’s a pop-up terrace bar that will be there all summer (gourmet hot dogs with bubbly, anyone?). The hotel decor is quintessential New England, and we just so happened to match this room’s seaside vibe.
This blue lace skirt in a circle cut swings beautifully with movement, without being too “full.” Both pieces are lined (except at the sleeves) with a pearl-accent metal zipper on the back. The interior edges are piped along the armholes and zipper, which makes it feel a little more expensive. If you want to sport the 2-piece set without showing midriff, you can try wearing a camisole underneath and tuck it into the skirt. I’m about 5 feet tall, so those taller or with longer torsos might have a bigger space in between the two pieces.
The skirt in xxs fits me perfectly at the higher natural waist without alterations, which is always a treat! The lace crop top runs on the small and narrow side with no stretch. It’s slim throughout the chest and sleeves, so not recommended for bigger busts, or anyone who usually has trouble with sleeves being too tight. I know a few of you ordered this after my initial Instagram post, so please feel free to chime in about the fit and sizing!
Measurements of the crop top in xxs: 13.5” across shoulders, 15.5” across armpit, 15.5″ across bottom opening, 20.5” sleeve length, 4.5” sleeve width at the center point (it tapers in to be narrower towards the bottom), total length 16.”
Measurements of the skirt in xxs: 12″ across the waist, 20″ total length.
If you haven’t shopped at Chicwish before, here’s some notes and suggestions accumulated from all my past ordering experiences:
– For in-stock items, expect to wait at least two weeks to receive your items from Asia under their free shipping. With recent orders, I started receiving a shipping confirmation email within a week after ordering. If you don’t receive an email within that time frame, I’d suggest emailing customer service to check on the status.
– Sizing can run differently amongst items, so always check measurements listed on the item page and compare them to your own garments. Measurements are provided for every item and every size, in both cm and inches.
– Your safest bet is to stick with items that have customer photos or reviews on the bottom, so you can see how it looks on someone other than the models. Items can be be hit or miss on me in terms of fit and fabric quality.
– If you need a different size, returning an item and re-ordering a new size on your own is probably faster than doing an exchange. With US returns, it takes about 2 weeks for processing after your item arrives at their CA returns address. I would email customer service about the status of your return if you don’t hear back beyond that period.
I also found this gorgeous longer dress in a similar scalloped, light blue lace starting in size 00 petite. Their shipping is usually faster (and returns are easy and free), if you need something like this sooner!