Shimmered Lace Pencil Skirt

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Rated 4 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Huge Disappointment. Literally! Let me first say that this skirt is gorgeous. It is substantial, and very well-made with beautiful materials. Heeding a previous reviewer, I sized up from my regular 10 to a 12, and purchased the matching top, also a 12, because I wear a D cup, and there is no give in the fabric. I was so excited when they arrived, and was thrilled with how beautiful the garments were. Then I tried them on. Both items were probably equivalent to a size 16. Keeping in mind that I'm 6 feet tall. I could literally grab a handful on each side of the skirt, and when taking it off, simply slid it over my hips onto the floor. AND the top was the same; simply enormous. My disappointment is magnified because I am disabled and have to buy much of my clothes online, and have spent thousands of dollars at Anthro, because the items are so unique and beautifully made. But right now I'm at a 40/60 hit rate in terms of size accuracy, and factoring in shipping, which can't be recouped with returns to a store (let alone paying for shipping, if you have to do that), I'm feeling as though my shopping days on this site are over. There needs to be much better quality control regarding sizing somewhere in the company, because the designers' idea of what constitutes any given size and the reality is beyond my comprehension. Along with this return, I'm bringing back a size 10 skirt that is probably a size 4, a size M sweater that is XXL, and a pair of pants, size 10, that are closer to an 8. When I've made returns and talked to salespeople, they frequently say, "Oh, yeah, that designer runs really big," or "Yeah, it's really hit-or-miss with this brand," So obviously I can't be the only person experiencing this problem. January 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gorgeous - excellent quality This skirt is gorgeous. It is exceedingly well made. I wish it came in petite sizes as the length is a wee bit long on my 5'3" frame. Given the length, when this is paired with the matching shell, the overall outfit can seem somewhat matronly. But the skirt alone is gorgeous and can be matched with so many things. Definitely a keeper. Thank you. December 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Classy, dressy, and well made Now this is a fabulous skirt. It's sturdy and heavy. I love the sequins and earth tones. It's profession, I feel like you can wear it in the office and to happy hour afterward. I got my usual size for this. If you're in between sizes, I'd size up. There isn't much stretch in the skirt, so I'd play it safe. December 14, 2012
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BROWN MOTIF Style #:26818633 A San Francisco native who earned insta-praise and was lauded as Women's Wear Daily's "Rookie of the Year" in 1991 for his first collection, Byron Lars specializes in expertly structured, sensuously cut silhouettes. This skirt from his Beauty Mark line is exactly that: a classic silhouette with a bit of shine that we'll wear all holiday long. Shimmered Lace Pencil Skirt