Saturday, May 2, 2009

J.Crew: Delfine Pencil Skirt Review

This is J.Crew's Delfine Pencil Skirt (item #14944) is a J.Crew Collection piece.  It retails for $148, and is numerically sized.  This is the only pattern it comes in.  J.Crew describes the skirt as such:
The stripes on this skirt required two different weaving styles (the work of an innovative artisanal Italian laboratory that specializes in technically-forward and highly refined quality fabrics). The result? A brilliant rattan-like weave and an extra-fine woven stripe. Italian linen/poly with horizontal stripes. Classic pencil-skirt shape. Sits at waist. Back zip. Back vent. Fully lined. 22 1/2" long. Part of the J.Crew Collection. Import. Dry clean. Available in select stores.
Well, boy do I feel special!  This skirt is only available in "select stores", and I happened to go to one that had it!  I tried this on in a size 4.  The most important thing about this skirt is that the stripes on the skirt are much more of a dark neon orange - reminiscent of the printed zebra tee from earlier this spring.  I think it fits pretty true-to-size, but I think there is some room to size down if you are on the smaller end of your size, and depending on how fitted you want the skirt to be.

This is a linen skirt, but the weaving of the fabric should help to hide some of those pesky wrinkles that come with linen bottoms.  The length of the skirt is all right - a hair too long, but you could always size down and pull it up a bit to get some inches back.  I definitely think this skirt will work best with neutral colors, either light or dark.

I thought this skirt was okay.  It fit pretty well, and was an interesting pattern, but was too bright for me.  I know that I wouldn't really wear it that much, and it is a little on the pricey side.

What do you think?  Do you like this skirt?  Could you rock neon orange stripes?


dinagideon May 2, 2009 at 10:53 AM  

If you hemmed this skirt, you would look AMAZING!

I cannot rock any skirts with horizontal striping. Nope. Lucky me with my "hips." I put them in quotations because there really should be another term for ladies with hips that are 12-13 inches bigger than their waists. My hips seriously belong on someone else (or my waist). Can we say out of proportion?

Obviously I have no desire for this skirt but I do think it is beautiful and I wish they would make that skirt shape with a beautiful pattern in that color...I love that orange!

Thanks for the review!

jackie from dc May 4, 2009 at 10:15 PM  

I agree with Dina-- I think this skirt looks gorgeous on you!

JTS May 14, 2009 at 10:26 PM  

Dina - Thanks so much! I go back and forth on horizontal stripes. I have always thought that women's clothes should move to sizing more reminiscent of men's - they think all women fit into these "standard" size groupings, and it can be very frustrating!

Jackie - Thank you very much! :)