Review: LOFT Petite Silk Tiered and Metallic Slub Jacquard Skirts

Summer has me looking for some more fun skirts to wear while running around in the heat, so I picked two up that seemed interesting from LOFT.

First up, the Silk Tiered Skirt in size Petite 00:

This one was interesting in theory, but didn’t quite work in practice.

The good: This skirt is 100% silk and a very pretty dusty rose color. The tiered design is interesting and pretty.

The bad: The waist was a bit big, so it sat too low on my hips, and the A-line shape looked frumpy and boxy on my frame. I thought it would look nicer if it were tapered more like a pencil skirt:

Poor attempt at reproducing a pencil skirt shape

Verdict: I’m not particularly impressed with the cut of this skirt. Pass.

See a review of this same skirt at Extra Petite.

Next up, the Metallic Slub Jacquard Skirt in size petite 00.

This skirt was so sweet it gave me a toothache (I’m pretty sure that’s a pick-up line I heard somewhere). It’s so cutesy and pink that I felt like a cupcake. In fact, the color is called “Cream Puff” so I probably should have known better. The lights in my room made it look like foil paper, which is slightly exaggerated, but it is quite reflective.

Verdict: This skirt is way too sweet looking for my taste. Return.

9 Comments

  • Reply August 9, 2010

    curls-and-pearls

    Awww too bad about that first skirt, it's really nice, but I agree it sits way too low on you. Perhaps if it fit your natural waist even the A-line shape might work.

    I agree about the 2nd skirt – looks kind of shiny!

  • Reply August 9, 2010

    PetiteXXS

    I also tried on the first silk skirt here, and it also sits too low on my hips and balloons out. I agree with you that it would look much better tapered. I also saw the 2nd skirt in store and it was an immediate no for me… didn't even try it on!

  • Reply August 9, 2010

    The Little Dust Princess

    The first skirt is actually really nice! Too bad the fit is bad. :( The second skirt reminds me of a plastic bag and makes me cringe. haha Too shiny, in my opinion!!

  • Reply August 9, 2010

    Michelle

    I agree with you for wanting to return them. The rose-colored skirt is beautiful, but not a good fit. :(

    Have you seen the Marisa Slim Cargo Pants? They come in "Smokey Rose." I am usually not a fan of that style of pants, but the color was so beautiful I gave them a shot and loved the fit of the 00P. I will definitely get them when they are marked down.

    And btw…hello! This is my first comment on your blog. I just did my introduction at the forum. :) I have been following a few petite blogs this summer…thanks to you I am getting so many great ideas for my work clothes. :)

  • Reply August 9, 2010

    PetiteAsianGirl

    Looks like there won't be much hope for the LOFT tweed skirts. Their bottoms in general just seem to run big! If I can't wear a 00P then you little ones definitely cannot.

  • Reply August 9, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    Ahh…forgot to link to PetiteXXS and PAG's reviews of the same silk skirt! Sorry ladies…I had this scheduled and forgot to add to it.

    PAG – OMG…totally forgot about that…maybe they'll at least be alter worthy. *fingers crossed*

  • Reply August 9, 2010

    raven

    I'm so in love with the first skirt! The tiers + dusty rose color sold me at first sight, but I agree – it would be a real knockout if it were tapered. I like the name for the second one, cream puff, haha. But yeah, reflectivity + cupcake-like qualities aren't things I look for in my skirts either ;)

    xo,
    raven

  • Reply August 16, 2010

    Stephanie

    those suede pumps are SO SO cute on you!

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    raven

    I'm so in love with the first skirt! The tiers + dusty rose color sold me at first sight, but I agree – it would be a real knockout if it were tapered. I like the name for the second one, cream puff, haha. But yeah, reflectivity + cupcake-like qualities aren't things I look for in my skirts either ;)

    xo,
    raven

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