English Embroidery Skirt
Beautiful but small
I ordered this skirt based on the measurements
given on the website and I ordered a 4, not an uncommon size for me to wear. I am 5'7', 120 lbs and have average hips and bottom. I just fit into this skirt. It is one of those skirts that looks really pretty when you just stand there, but starts to wrinkle and bunch as soon as you move. It won't be much fun to sit in, or eat dinner in. I'd order a size up as, like the previous reviewer said, there is no give at all to this skirt. It is also high waisted and hits me above my belly button. Very well made, comes in a heavy duty bag in a very nice box. Quite pretty, just small.
August 8, 2013
Pretty but unforgiving!
Points for presentation--beautifully packaged! But the vinyl bag reeks and it must go immediately outside; the skirt also off-gases the same noxious odor, so has to be hung in the spare room. (You can smell it across the room, it's that strong.)
This item runs small and has NO Give.
I contacted a BHLDN stylist before ordering and was told this skirt runs "true to size", but it doesn't. Fit guide suggests a 0 for people with 35" hips; my hips measure 35"; the skirt measures EXACTLY 35" at the hip. This is like trying to fit a drink straw into another drink straw--it doesn't really work.
The dress is nicely constructed and largely symmetrical, though the lace overlay is not as precise as shown: it's machine embroidered with fabric cut away ex post, around the embroidery, so in many places these cuts leave fraying fabric. It isn't likely to be seen by a casual observer, but it isn't tight & clean, so keep that in mind. The weirdest thing, though, is how there are more circular pieces added onto the floral pattern in a way that the picture doesn't reflect--and they are add overs--if you look at the reverse of the lacework, you can see they're pieced over the rest of it. They are like notebook paper ring reinforcers, and not very refined when they're clumped together. It is mostly in back, for some reason, not in the front.
A unique style that, although not quite as refined as shown, is still pretty well constructed. Ladies, size up!
July 30, 2013