There are three basic types of maxi skirts.
(1) The A-Line:
(2) The Tiered Maxi Skirt:
|Loveappella from Piperlime.com, $44.|
and (3) The Column Maxi skirt:
|from Express, $59.99|
My first choice is the column maxi skirt. Very minimalist, and fairly fitted to the body. The other shapes, though somewhat appealing are my alternative choices mainly because I'm afraid that all the material would overwhelm my small frame. However, apparently it is impossible to find a column maxi skirt that is not black and is of fairly decent quality. That being the case, I decided to take my chances on this Splendid Lycra Maxi Skirt in Carbon (size XS) even though it had an A-line shape. And if I didn't like, I could always return it:
It also comes in several other colors such as black, white, navy blue (which is what I had originally wanted) and Bermuda (an electric blue). One of the main reasons I chose this skirt was because of the fold-over waist, which meant that I could adjust the length to how ever long I wanted it. I could also unfold it completely and wear it as a dress, but I don't think I'll be doing that. The material is also a little bit on the thicker side, so it would be more forgiving than lycra skirts of lesser quality. And what did I get?
Note, that I probably wouldn't tuck in the tank top for regular wear, but it is tucked in for the purpose of this review.
Size: The sizing was good, it helps that it is a foldover A-line skirt. Any bunching I can just sort of camouflage at the waist/hip area by folding over the top.
Quality: Pretty good. The material is thin, but not too thin. Just light enough to allow natural movement of the skirt. Still very light and the material very soft.
Color: A nice medium neutral grey. Perfect for summer as I prefer not to wear so many dark colors in warmer weather.
Comfort: Comfortable, but not. LOL. It is comfortable in the sense that it is super light and I could just lounge around in it or wear it on a patio somewhere with a cold drink in hand or just walking about in the streets. But I am sort of uncomfortable and self-conscious because it is a long skirt and it's not something that I would typically wear. However, I usually feel this way when I'm wearing maxi dresses anyway. So that's not to say I wouldn't wear this on a regular basis. In fact, I'm sure that I would wear it quite frequently.
The regular price for this skirt is $83. Kind of pricey, I know. But I managed to get 25% by asking Revolveclothing.com to match the current discount at NationalJeanCompany.com (they will only match if it is a competing website that carries the same brand). You can also purchase the skirt at ShopLAStyle.com here. They have some 20% off coupons floating around. I have one here: MOSTLIKELY33355. They say this is one-time use, but I can't verify it. So whoever wants to use it takes their chances that someone else didn't use it before them. Good through the end of April. A less expensive alternative of the a-line style is this one from Express, as shown above for $59.99 and Express has coupons and sales quite often.
I'm on the fence about the maxi skirt, but leaning towards the side of keeping it. The more I wear it around the apartment, the more I grow attached to it. I really like it, just a little self-conscious. What do you think of the maxi skirt? A keeper?
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