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

  • curls-and-pearls says:

    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!

  • PetiteXXS says:

    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!

  • The Little Dust Princess says:

    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!!

  • Michelle says:

    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. :)

  • PetiteAsianGirl says:

    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.

  • Alterations Needed says:

    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*

  • raven says:

    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

  • Stephanie says:

    those suede pumps are SO SO cute on you!

  • raven says:

    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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