Rated 5 out of 5 by TheFrenchGirl Adorbs!
I swear I only went to the Anthro site to shop for a basic black skirt for work, but ended up ordering this skirt within 6 seconds when it came up on the homepage. Then I read the reviews about poofiness and hips and sweated (not literally of course) for 3 days worried that I?d look like a marshmallow. So, if you?re reading this before ordering, smart girl! Now stop, and order it immediately. You?ll not be sorry. The box came, and it was as much love at first sight in person as on the computer screen. It?s lovely. Not too poofy in the hips at all for me. I am almost 6 feet tall but I?m not without hips (29 or so waist, 39 hips, size 8 = perfect). I found the drape to be really perfect, in fact. Length ? I have long legs but it covers my knees completely (good). Fits at the natural waist. The underskirt and waistband are white; the tulle itself is a candlelight-ivory. Did not find it to be see-through. As for the comments that it?s only for the young ? um, can't agree with that. I used my birthday (44th) coupon for the purchase. They can wheel me to the Home in it.
November 11, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by AniaWally I would love it, if
I tried this skirt in store after contemplating it for a few weeks now. I love anything ballerina style, and I loved this skirt...until I tried it on. Don't get me wrong, it's a gorgeous skirt, but as someone before me has noted, it's fitted only for a select few, very select few. First, you must be super tall to be able to wear this. The model in the picture must be around 6", because while it hits her almost at the knee, when I, at 5'4" tried it on, it was way below my calf. I could look past the length, but adding to the length is the poof, which doesn't work together for someone shorter. It poofs out mercilessly, I counted there were 5 or 6 layers of tulle, plus the lining. Now I am very thin, I tried the skirt in a 0 and while it fit perfectly in the waist, it was just too much. overall; overpowering, which for a ballerina skirt is the exact opposite of it's light and delicate design and style intention. Another thing is the cost. It's nylon and polyester! if the tulle was made out of silk, I could understand the $188 price, but nylon tulle runs for about $3.00 per yard, polyester is not more expensive so that's just outrageous. On the other hand, the craftsmanship looks great. One last thing is purpose. Again gorgeous skirt, but an occasion skirt nonetheless, wedding, etc....unless it was shorter and didn't poof out as much, then I can see more possibilities for this skirt for more frequent occasions such as dinner, or a less formal party.
November 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AbsolutelyLuvAnthro Stunning...
I have to say I have gone back and forth about this skirt. I am 5'7" and the skirt hits me just below the knee. i am usually a size 6 or 8, but got an 8 in this. I am debating on if I should shorten it or not. for now (during the holidays) I plan on wearing it with a chambray shirt, cream belt, and nude pumps! I even saw this paired with a plaid shirt on one of my favorite bloggers! Which I think was a fun idea!
I also plan on wearing it for my small nuptuals next spring!
Anyway you decide to rock it is perfectly fine! but I highly recommend this skirt. It is very well made. And for the reviewer who referenced the $3 a yard tulle, well yes there is SOME tulle which is that cheap, however this skirt is NOT made of it. Part of what sold me on it is the fact that the tulle is very fine, and soft. Not the hard itcy cheap tulle. Lovely silk waistband, and nice zipper back. There are approx. 6 layers of tulle in an alternating white, and cream with a cream lining, overall creating a lovely candlelight color.
November 16, 2012