I popped into a AT store last week to review new arrivals, including the navy chevron skirt I mentioned previously. I was pleasantly surprised by this skirt in person – even though it’s labeled 100% poly just like the dress version that I own, I thought the material felt nicer in comparison and actually very close to what real silk feels like. It’s fully lined with an invisible side zipper, and has nice movement that I can’t convey in these photos. A note on length – this skirt in 00P hit right below my ankles, so my guess is it’s probably designed to be shorter than full maxi length.
Typical to Ann Taylor sizing, the waistband was a little loose on me but not as bad as I thought. It sat about an inch or two below my belly button, so my best guesstimate is that a 00P waistband measures approx. 26″ around.
And here is the 100% cotton Clipdot Pleated Shirt Dress in 00 petite (also available in solid pink cotton). The silhouette of this dress is flattering and the fit in the waist was only slightly roomy – fixable for someone my size simply with a belt. The pleated skirt has medium fullness, which is enough to give it shape yet not too full for the workplace. I’m also happy to report there are on-seam pockets on both side!
The button-up front goes all the way down the length of the dress. This dress would be cute for work under a cropped cardigan/blazer, or I can picture it for weekend strolls or with a sun hat for an afternoon touring wineries (a girl can dream!). Closeup of the dots, which are more like short dashes: