Rated 4 out of 5Â by alexandra42peter lovely
yes the skirt definitely scratches. wish they lined it i may do it myself. usually wear small in skirts but the medium fit VERY similarly to the small (ordered both) so i just ended up keeping the larger size. the color description says matte and it definitely is matte. the pictures show a bit of shine but in real life it doesn't look quite the same. very very pretty and the shorts underneath will serve well. glad they put those there. they're undetectable but makes me feel more safe in the skirt because the slip is a bit high and in front of the thigh which you can see in the pictures.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by MGiovanna Quality a real disappointment for this lovely idea
Dilemma! So disappointed, I really thought I was buying something very special. I wasn't sure whether to give 1 star, or bump it up to 2 because I really do love the look and the fit of it. The effect is exactly as it appears on screen, stunning, and it's very flattering. However it seems impossible to give another star for a garment that has arrived in such poor condition. It's as though someone had a fabulous idea and knew all about cut, which is great, but didn't pay much attention to the putting together. There are loose threads and sequins falling off even before trying on, and however beautiful it looks when it is on, I am leaving a trail of sequins and half-sequins behind me. I'm not sure how many wears it will last unless I go over the skirt checking and restitching sequins. The waistband at the back is coming away from the skirt for about an inch and a half, before even trying it on. I don't think it can have been quality-checked. The sequins are in clumps that won't lie flat on the seams, and there is nothing to prevent scratching and itchiness around the top. I'd think of putting a slip under, but with the integral shorts (which are otherwise a good idea) you can't do that. I'm trying to think of a way round this! I'm debating whether to keep it because I am still in love with the look and the fit. It looks as if a replacement is likely to have similar problems (I ordered two sizes to try: the L fit correctly so I must admit I haven't actually opened the packet to see what condition the M is in yet). It will need work if I do keep it, which I'd be happier about if I'd bought the skirt at half the price in the sale, but for the price I paid, I really think it should be perfect. I love Free People and have really only encountered a very few minor problems before, over a great many purchases, but this seems to have slipped through the quality control net.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by kirstenavaneil Funkiness Makes Up for Lack of Quality
I love this skirt! Yes, I agree with all the previous reviews - the waistband is itchy, the sequins falls off (who cares, it's bohemian#, etc - however, it hangs beauifully #no cheap ripples#, the gunmetal color is understated classy, and you can solve the itchiness of the waistband by wearing leggings underneath - which is really cute, and makes it more appropriate for certain occasions. There are very light-weight #lingerie-weight) boy shorts underneath that are sewn in at the waistband. I was considering cutting them out, but you can simply pull the entire thing over leggings and it's adorable!
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Sdr206 Stunning
I'm a size small but medium fits perfect.
Yes the waistband is incredibly itchy and the slit is obscenely high...but it rocks. 'nuf said.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by cme05 quite happy with mine
After debating about this skirt for a while, I decided to take the risk and order it despite the negative reviews about quality, condition, etc. I was pleased to see it arrived in better condition than it looks like the others have. It's a very delicate skirt, and the built-in shorts lining is a good idea on this specific piece. The edges weren't frayed at the hem, and though the waist at the front does have the raw sequins against your skin, they weren't itchy at all. The slit gives it a more relaxed fit, and overall I'm really happy I ordered it. It definitely exceeded my expectations.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Maga Poorly Constructed
I am sad to say this, but this skirt is very poorly constructed. Loose threads hanging out everywhere, and after one wearing, sequins are falling off. I am bummed as the skirt is absolutely beautiful, and I got a million compliments when I wore it, but how can you charge almost $300 for something that is starting to fall apart after one wear? I am still debating whether to return it or try and get my seamstress to repair (which will cost me more$$). Free People- I expect more from you!
Rated 3 out of 5Â by SaraCo Really Good but not Great
This skirt has a lot of potential. The matte sequins are great and give it a dress up or dress down vibe that I really like. The sewn in shorts are wonderful and definitely provide coverage so you aren't in fear of over-exposing. The slit is awkwardly high but is offset by the shorts. I wish there were better drape to the fabric - or just more of it - so that the slit closed when you are standing still rather than gaping. The waist band is unlined and the sequins scratch and snag quite a bit, but the fit is great and well cut so it flatters your butt rather than bunching or falling weird. The length for a size small hit just at the top of my foot (5'7") so it works with both flats and heels. This skirt definitely has some milage in it, but I wish that the sequins didn't scratch and that the slit was a bit lower or less openly pronounced.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by cscharck mixed emotions -- expected much more
Love this concept. Had to have this skirt. When received, there were loose, visible threads hanging on the exterior of the skirt -- very cheap execution. The sequins bunch in the seams, also the sequins and the interior fabric are super scratchy. Additional general notes - the skirt does run large, lots of room. The sequins are definitely matte, as noted in the description, not as shiny as pictured. The side slit is higher than I expected - very sexy- but there's also a kind of shorts insert inside the skirt, to help you feel protected from over-exposing yourself! (which I was impressed with). The length is good. I'm rather short, but it works fine with heels (although I'd definitely have to wear heels). And it clearly works on a taller frame - ie: the model. Overall, I love the idea of this skirt, but it will be hard to convince myself to keep it with the price tag. It's definitely not worth $250+... If it were closer to $100, I'd suck up the issues I have with it. I just expected a MUCH nicer item for the purchase price.