As I mentioned in my look at James Perse spring & online exclusives, James Perse was kind enough to send me one of their online exclusives, this linen blend ellipse skirt, to try on and review for you (I was never going to keep it, it was just to try on).
I asked for a size 2, since that is my “normal” JP size lately, but I would have been much more comfortable with a size 3 in this skirt. I should have known that, because I’ve had (do have) similar styles to this skirt in the past. It’s sort of a “mermaid” style, in that it flares out a bit at the bottom and is quite snug around the hips; a flattering cut, generally, if the skirt doesn’t stick to your hips so much, as it seems to on me in this size anyway.
In the last post, Jessica asked specifically about the waistband on this skirt, and I’m happy to report back that I liked it. I have similar JP skirts that have wider waistbands, and the problem with those on occasion, is that you sit down and get back up and the band is twisted, or folded over, and you have to re-adjust. Not so with this one. It fits nicely on my waist, and didn’t cut in at all, either.
In general, I do love this skirt, it’s just not for me. Even in the larger size, it’s not a shape I’m “into” right now; I prefer a straighter look. And anyway, as I mentioned, I have another JP skirt that is rather similar to this in terms of the style. The skirt is lined, so it’s completely opaque and flattering (something I always appreciate about James Perse), and it’s made in the US. The linen blend is nice and cool, so even though it’s longer, it would be perfect for the dog days of summer with a loose tank and sandals.
Do you like this skirt style (fitted at the top and flared at the bottom)? Have you tried it? What are your thoughts on this one?