Style: 34711390 Color Code:
This semi-sheer floral mesh lace set includes a maxi skirt and crop top. Skirt features a high slit and an elastic waistband, while the crop top has a three-quarter length sleeve and a scalloped trim.
Carmen Set styled by the FP Me community
Pretty, but annoyed.
I purchased this outfit in both colors, and while they are pretty to look at, there were a couple of issues. The first issue is that the purple/maroon top appeared to be stretched out very noticeably. While the black one was fitted around the ribcage, the purple one just hung off of the chest with an obnoxious gap between the fabric and my ribcage underneath. It does not fit the way it looks in the picture or on the other buyers, so my guess is that someone stretched it out while trying it on and no one noticed. Luckily, I have a sewing machine so I can take the sides in, but the point of buying something in my size was that I wouldn't have to alter it because it was defective. My second issue with this outfit was that it seems to show signs of wear quickly. I wore the purple one once and there was already pilling on the skirt. The problem was that I spent almost the whole day walking, and barely sat at all, so there was really nothing to rub against the fabric. I don't know if it came with that defect as well, but it makes me feel like I have to be selective about how often I can wear it because I want to make it last. I will be keeping them for their looks, and I don't expect perfection, but sometimes the quality of Free People items in the end versus the price is disappointing.