J Crew’s No. 2 pencil skirt in porcelain paisley ($158) runs in regular 79380 00-14 & petite 87043 00-12, The color is called navy. 98% cotton, 2% spandex, 100% poly lining. Made in Sri Lanka.
Size 4 – Waist = 29.5″, Hips = 38.25″
Size 6 – Waist = 30.5″, Hips = 39.25″
Size 6P – Waist = 29.5″, Hips = 38.25″
Size 8P – Waist = 30.5″, Hips = 39.25″
Size 6 – This skirt has been of huge interest in the blogosphere and it meets all expectations irl. I like the puckered textured fabric, described as “cotton piqué with a hint of stretch,” online. I think the watercolor floral skirt from 2009 is a similar fabric. I say take your usual J Crew pencil skirt size in this.
ETA: I ended up with the 4 in this skirt. I felt the 6P was too short when I walked. I like skirts at the knee or just below.
A close-up pic of the pattern.
A blurry side view for you. The print doesn’t match up exactly at the seam and we shouldn’t expect it to. A JC Shopping Habit discusses this in her post. I am 5’2″, but usually prefer a regular size skirt vs petite. In this case I will be trying the 8P. I think a slightly shorter length will be better. I’ll know once I try it on w/heels. I want to be able to wear flats w/it, so I’m thinking the P might be the winner. I like the pink top paired w/it in the stock photo. I will probably try something similar, in a different, solid shade. I want to keep focus on the pattern & don’t want to get too busy with other pieces in the outfit. Big thumbs up on this one.
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