Tiny Skirt: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent

I normally avoid high waisted garments like the plague, so when I found myself attracted to this Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent skirt I was a little worried. My body is proportioned so that I have long legs, and a short torso, so anything high waisted or tucked in usually makes me look awkwardly disproportionate, making my short torso appear even shorter. With that being said, I just couldn’t walk away from this high waisted skirt and decided to give it a shot.

The detail on the waistband is really pretty, which means if I’m going to commit to this skirt, I need to always tuck in! Gasp!

Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent skirt in size 0

This skirt works out surprisingly well! Something about the slim cut and drape of the fabric, combined with the embellished waistband that works to cinch, makes this skirt okay for my body type. Here, the skirt is right off the rack, and it falls on my low waist, which is pretty small because most high waisted skirts fall on my hips. I want it to sit a little higher, so the waist band only needs a bit of adjustment. This skirt is being taken in by my tailor as we speak! So exciting!

The bit of extra fabric at my waist.

I’m on a weird skirt kick at the moment (I guess that means I’m anxiously awaiting summer), and I’m especially partial to silk. I love how silk drapes and won’t overwhelm my frame. I also consider it a great addition to a wardrobe. Everything feels more luxurious, and I feel more sophisticated in silk!

I can’t seem to find this skirt on sale anywhere online to post a link, but at Bloomingdales, it was not yet on sale, so it might be new merchandise. There was also another skirt by Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent that fit very similarly in the waist to this one that I did not photograph, so check out this brand as their skirts seem to be running small.

I will post the final product after alterations when I get it back from my tailor! Yay! Summer…here I come!

5 Comments

  • Reply June 9, 2009

    warholchic2

    i stumbled upon your blog whilst googling cinderella of boston and im so happy that i did! you've inspired me to begin blogging again so that i can be of use to the other petites out there! keep up the great work =]

  • Reply June 10, 2009

    Alterations Needed

    Hi warholchic2! I remember stumbling upon your blog a while back too! Your blog, A Musing of Sorts, is linked under "Blogs by Tiny Petites". I'm glad you stopped by!

  • Reply September 23, 2009

    Anonymous

    Where did you get your skirt at? I have been trying to find this EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!!! i am in love with this skirt!!!

  • Reply September 23, 2009

    Alterations Needed

    I bought this skirt at Bloomingdales back in June. It was part of the Spring/Summer collection, and you're right, because I can't seem to find it anywhere online either. If you're going crazy trying to find it (I know the feeling, I drive myself nuts trying to find items sometimes)…the UPC code is 4378313647. I would suggest you give Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent a call and see if they can locate it for you.

  • Reply October 6, 2009

    Anonymous

    I just bought this skirt from Macys for $114.00. And i LOVE IT! The only thing is, i am a bit unsure as to where it is supposed to sit? How high is it supposed to sit on the waist? I love this skirt and by far it has been the best deal i have gotten yet!!

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