A classic pencil-skirt silhouette, in a crisp blend of cotton and linen, overlaid with a subtle but stunning ombre effect. Sits at waist. Back zip. Fully lined. 24" long. Import. Machine wash.My PS suggested I try this on, and I'm always willing to try something on to see how it looks, but I was already wary of this skirt. It's a cotton-linen blend, and it's in white, so hello! Wrinkle City. When I told my PS that I wasn't sure about this skirt because it was so wrinkly, she said she could steam it for me, but since I can't take her home with me, that means I'd have to steam or iron it myself whenever I wanted to wear it.
Regarding the color, I think ombre patterns are hit or miss, and I think this one was a big miss. I don't the colors blend together as gracefully as ombre should (like a light blue transitioning to a dark grey). I also do think this pencil skirt shape is as flattering as some of the other pencil skirts J.Crew has put out so far this year. I think it is a little too voluminous, especially if you have hips. It might also just be that the skirt just sort of hangs there, but is a little too relaxed to give you that slim, pencil skirt look.
I think it looks better from the side. It's not nearly as voluminous, but I still can't stand that dip-dye look. The length was not bad, especially since the skirt does not come in petite. I will say that the skirt is comfortable, and if you like the pattern, I think it could be easily paired with many different colors and tops.
I didn't take this one home, as I wasn't even close to in love with it. I like the idea of this skirt, but I don't think it translated well to real-life.
What do you think? Do you like this skirt? Would you have liked to see it in other colors? Do you wear a lot of linen or linen-blend clothes?