Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 33
Rated 3 out of 5 by Danielle Great skirt - disappointing lining
I like the fit of the skirt and the fabric is fine, but the lining shrivelled into a big sticky ball, coating iron and ironing board, the minute I touched a (low-heat) iron to it. Very disappointing that the skirt, which appears to be fairly well made, would have such a cheap and flimsy lining, which I now need to pay to replace before my first wearing.
May 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JenniferD Pencil Me In!
I purchased this skirt in Black and Heather Flannel, along with coordinating jackets and trousers, to replace some older suiting. Fabric is the right combination of structured and drapey (i.e., not stiff), and the perfect classic that will stay in my closet for years. I go between a 4 and 6 in pencil skirts - I took a 6 in this item, although some days I can fit into a 4. I think pencil skirts look best with heels, but a flatter shoe like the Kiki would also work. The fabric is a lighter-weight wool, not super heavy. While the Black and Heather Flannel will be more Fall and Winter options for me, J.Crew also offers Light Heather Gray, a great option for Spring and even into Summer. While I'll probably pair the skirt with a blouse and the 1035 jacket most times, it would also look great with the Classic Merino Long Cardigan or any of J.Crew's turtleneck sweaters in colder months.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CRMjen Simple + Classic + Quality = Shnazzy Workhorse
I got this awesome skirt in green - and then looked amazing and felt confident at a number of work events! What I love about the skirt is the simple fit - and the fabric is phenomenal: silky, refined, and travels great. I will likely have a stable of these workhorses. My style is probably best described as something approaching "quirky (naughty) librarian" - so the saturated colors help to give the clean and classic look a little oomph. Vanity sizing prevails here - I am a straight up and down 4 - 6 generally but the 2 in this skirt fit me perfectly. If you're curvy, your normal size may just do the trick. I've paired the skirt with a striped tank and the white linen Schoolboy blazer and also with an 80's throwback cotton lawn B&W polka dotted "big shirt" with the black wool Schoolboy at work. For everyday, a tee / denim jacket would look amazing, as would a summer cardigan and tank.
August 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karen Perfect Work Skirt
A little bit MadMen, a little bit Hitchcock heroine, this pencil skirt is the perfect work piece that easily translates to cocktail hour with a quick shoe change (or not). The lining really smooths out the drape, and the light weight wool has plenty of integrity without being bulky. I have it both grey and black.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ML2014 J Crew does it again
As always, I am very satisfied with purchases from J. Crew. This pencil skirt does not disappoint. It is perfect for all seasons. J crew has got their pencil skirts down to an exact science.
July 16, 2014