But this skirt might convince me otherwise…
This skirt is right off the rack folks! There are some very petite H&M skirts this season. I bought this same skirt cut in a different fabric a month ago, but after trying (and failing) to work it into my existing wardrobe, I just couldn’t justify keeping it. When I went to return it, I found this lace skirt, and figured I’d at least try it on. I’m more of a tweed, menswear fabrics kind of girl, so I was skeptical of how this skirt would fit into my wardrobe, but I think I found an unexpected gem!
This skirt fits great in a size 2. It’s high waisted, and fits me snugly at the waist, but not so tight as to make breathing (or eating) difficult. It it fully lined, and has a center back slit to make walking easier.
What I like: The quality on this piece is really nice! I’m impressed for an H&M item. The fabric feels thick and heavy, so it feels way more expensive that it actually is, and as mentioned above, it is fully lined. Cheap lace is usually…well…cheap and tacky looking…but the lace on this skirt doesn’t look cheap at all. The back zipper is sturdy, and it has a top button to make sure you’re thoroughly zipped up. My favorite detail is the raised piping that runs down the seams. Oh yeah, and it’s only $34.95!
What I don’t like: Nothing so far. I’m really happy with it. =)
Check out how closely it resembles this skirt, which is almost 10X the price! Not bad, hmmm?
This H&M skirt comes in a few other fabrics, like a gray suiting material and basic black, both of which felt thin and cheap in quality compared to this lace skirt, but are the same petite fit. See this same skirt reviewed at All About Fashion Stuff, a.fashion.deliberation and Shorty Stories. For a photo of the item tag, click here.
The silk top I’m wearing is a vintage 40’s piece my mom dug out of her storage over the summer. She was going to sell it, but I wanted to try and work it into my wardrobe before we gave up and let some stranger get their mitts on it. It has beautiful, small lace detailing along the edges, which is what made me try to pair it with this skirt. The fit isn’t ideal (see how the shoulder seam goes down my shoulder a bit?), but I think the fact it’s vintage and such a gorgeous fabric may forgive it. I tried wearing it open, as well as wrapped and belted like a jacket. Which look do you like better?
More posts with the Burberry Trenchcoats:
Petite Outfit: Who Needs Sunshine When You’ve Got Burberry?
Review: The Elusive Burberry Petite
Petite-Friendly Coats: Burberry
More posts with the Banana Republic ruffle top:
Petite Fashion Challenge: A Petite “Don’t”
Adventures in Alterations: Taking in the Sides of a Shirt
Summer 2009: Banana Republic Petite XXS