Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 51
Rated 2 out of 5 by NewJCA Sort of OK Fit, Cheap-Looking Fabric
The No 2 pencil skirt (#2PS) is, year after year, one of my J. Crew favorites. It makes one look like a million dollars. Not this version, though.
The SP16 version is 52% cotton, 41% viscose (a.k.a. rayon), and 7% elastane (not properly described online). The material is thin, feels and looks cheap; think fast-fashion quality. For comparison, older versions of the "cotton" #2PS are 95-100% cotton, with 5-0% spandex.
The fit of this version is OK, the wide waistband makes it more form-fitting. (120 lb, 5'5", size 0 fits well.) It is described online as 23.5" long, but it actually is 1.5" shorter than other versions (e.g., the FA15 in wool, the SU15 in cotton) also described online as 23.5" long. The longer versions, in my opinion, look sleeker.
Sorry to see the quality and fit of the #2PS declining. Please bring back the viscose-free fabric and the really flattering fit from past seasons. And, please provide accurate online descriptions. Thank you.
April 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by deelouvre Great for Work
Good quality fabric. The skirt fits very well. I especially like the high waist band. The comfort is outstanding. I would recommend buying a size smaller than you would typically get in order to have that fitted look. Great pick and very professional!
February 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pmc317 Love the new waistband!
I have three of the No. 2 pencil skirts from past seasons, and I have always loved them except for the waistband. I have a true hourglass figure, and the waist of the past version was always too big. This wider waistband accentuates my figure and fits perfectly. I will say if you carry extra weight in your waist you may need to go up a size. I bought this in three colors, love the vibrant red and blue, and the basic black is perfect. I ordered my normal size 6, very happy I did.
March 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KFM97 Work Perfect
This skirt fits like a dream. It has a bit of stretch to it so it is comfortable yet extremely stylish. The color is true to the online photo. Consider the color a basic - can be worn with any other color. J.Crew pencil skirts are a mainstay in my work wardrobe. Can't get enough.
February 20, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Janqe NO NO NO!!!
Waistband is too wide and too high. Zipper in the back does not lay flat. Colors are terrible! The pink looks like the medicine you take for an upset stomach. The red is WAY too bright. Fabric is thin and cheap. The fit is WAY off. I've been a size 8 in J. Crew skirts for YEARS. I could barely zip these up. Bring back the old cotton pencil skirts PLEASE!!!
February 6, 2016