Customer Reviews XCVI Stretch Poplin Double Shirred Panel Skirt

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XCVI Stretch Poplin Double Shirred Panel Skirt

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77%5Rated 5 stars out of 5

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This company knows its business. Saw a young friend (33) with this skirt in black. Hesitated due to the age thing (68) but she convinced me to try it and she was right. Skirt is age defying. Good for all of us girls with grandmother faces. Fits, flatters and makes one feel great. Again I say...order more than one.
I'd also recommend:
babette but cost differential is dramatic
Lynn K, Zappos Customer,
6 found this review helpful.
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I have discovered a wide variation in the actual measurements of these skirts, which may explain why some wearers are recommending a size smaller. I usually wear a size 6. I am happy with the meadow green, size small, that I bought recently. It is 31 inches in length which is good with my height of 5'7''. The waist is generous -- 17 inches across the front (so 34 inches around total). But that's OK, because I can tighten the drawstring and wear it up near the waist, or loosen and let it and let it drop a bit to make the skirt longer. The skirt will be great on a trip this summer to a warm climate. I think it will pack well and wrinkles won't show. I like it a lot. So I ordered two more skirts in different colors -- white and anchor navy -- both in EXTRA small because I was worried if the fabric would stretch. Well, the EXTRA small anchor navy skirt that arrived yesterday actually has a significantly larger waist than the small meadow green. The extra small anchor navy measures 18 and a half inches across the front at the waist (or 37 inches around total). The length is 29 inches. All the skirts widen and inch or so at about hip length, so the extra small anchor navy is looser at the hips than the small meadow green. The white skirt in extra small fit about how I would expect an extra small to fit me -- too snug around the hips for my taste. Plus the white is too see though for me. The waist is 16 inches across the front and the length is 29 inches. The white will go back because it's too narrow. The anchor navy will join the return trip because it's too baggy and I don't like the shorter length. I am not sure what to make of this wide spectrum of dimensions in the product, but there seems to be a degree of randomness in what's inside the packaging. The only consistency is that the extra small is two inches shorter in length than the small.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
6 found this review helpful.
Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
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LOVE this skirt but, as other shave noted, the sizing is WAAAAAAAY off. I have three colors in medium and I just bought my fourth medium which is MUCH smaller. I bought THREE more mediums and they are all different sizes, off by inches! LOVE the skirt HATE the sizing!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
4 found this review helpful.
Overall2Rated 2 stars out of 5
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Style4Rated 4 stars out of 5
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Interesting...I bought the exact item, same size, in White and in Moonbeam. When laid flat, One in about 4" wider than the other, and one is 6" longer. Both are labeled the same size and Zappos did not make any error. So much for their quality control. As far as size??? it's anyones guess.
I'd also recommend:
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Carol, Zappos Customer,
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Apparently "shirred" is a flattering thing for my particular body shape, which I liken to a slightly lumpy sausage link at this particular point in time. Not an overstuffed sausage, just slightly lumpy and fluffy, to be polite about it. Oh, and I was unsure as to how to pronounce "shirred" and looked it up. I like to know what fashion terms mean even though I am usually in a t-shirt and jeans. So this "shirred" paneled skirt. My what a contraption. Shirring AND paneling. Well the thing is, it's very comfortable and -- get this -- it goes ON, which was "selling point number 1" for me. I mean I could actually get into it. Bingo! Balloons and party favors. And then it is also super comfortable to wear! My sausage-y-ness felt GOOD about itself, and, dare I say, I don't even look so sausage-y IN this skirt. I think there is some sorcery at work here, the good kind, in this "shirring" thing. Paneling, too. Maybe it's a clever optical illusion, but whatever it is I swear I look like I'm about 6 feet tall. Well, ok, I am. But I look decidedly less sausage-y in this thing, as I keep repeating because I am a tad senile. I can't say you will like this shirred paneled skirt or that it will de-sausage you too. But it has done that for me and I now have two of these shirred paneled things. You would think that bunching fabric up would make you look even lumpier? Weird. It seems to have the opposite effect on me. Maybe that is how it works: maybe the lumps of the fabric actually serve to distract the eye from the lumps in the person. Oh I have a million theories about all this as you can imagine, and only so many hours in the day.
Sheri, Zappos Customer,
2 found this review helpful.
Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
Comfort5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Style5Rated 5 stars out of 5
I ordered this skirt in the meadow (pale green) and moonbeam (medium brown). After reading the other comments I ordered an x-small (normally I wear a small). Jackpot! It fit perfectly on my 5'5, 124 pound boyish frame. Still curious, I wanted to know what the Caspian blue color looked like so I ordered it and it was delivered the next day. Now I had a crucial decision to make, which 2 of the three skirts should I keep, because the blue skirt was gorgeous! I could not decide so I kept all 3 skirts. The quality of the fabric and the workmanship was outstanding (sewing is my passion). Thanks Zappos, keep up the good work!
Sexy S, Zappos Customer,
2 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Comfort5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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This is better than I expected, and I like it for what it is. I'll see how it holds up, bec. some folks say it doesn't, but it looks fine out of the package. The color I got (the sort of khaki-tan-taupe color) is nice: it's fairly dark, which I like, and has quite a lot of olive green in it, but it is a taupe color too. The fabric has some stretch in it, plus the ruching makes it give, so it is super comfortable when you sit, walk etc. It is form fitting and thus, in a way, pretty darn elegant and dare I say "sexy" (I'm a fit 59 so kind of past the trying to look sexy thing but you get the point...) for a super casual summer skirt in hot weather-which is what I bought it for. I think you could dress this up with the right top and shoes and cool necklace and look terrific, or, do what I plan to do and wear it with a looser maybe boxy tee or shirt tied at the waist and comfortable walking sandals or FitFlops. I'm going to see how it holds up when washed, and if it does, I'll buy another color. Would also work for California winter with clogs, or boots and a sweater. Happy. It does fit the body snuggly, but the ruching forgives and makes you look pretty darn "perfect". :) The waist is a tie waist only, and I sort of wish it had a tiny bit of elastic in it, along with the tie, but it is not a problem and definitely not a deal breaker at all. I think this skirt would work best on those with slim or athletic straight builds, or larger gals with curves who are proportional. I'm not sure how it would look if you didn't-regardless of size- have that proportion of wider hips and round butt, then narrowing down in the thighs. The nice thing about it for me is that hourglass look from behind and front. Kind of gives you that elegant long pencil skirt look, but instead of confining you , you are as comfy (almost) as in your sweats! I'm 5 ft 5.5 inches, weigh 125, athletic build, and took a small. The XS fit but I felt it wasn't as flattering in the hips as the fabric stretched out more and the ruching wasn't as visible.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
1 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Comfort5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Style5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Beautiful deep blue, striking perfect fit. I love this skirt, and also have the deep gray soft corduroy.
Miri K, Zappos Customer,
1 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Comfort5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Style5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Ordered this skirt one day, received it the next--great Zappos service as always. I took the advice of other reviewers and ordered a Medium (one size smaller) and it fits perfectly. Can't wait to wear it. I'd seen it on 2 friends and know how nice it looks, also what a great travel skirt b/c you can simply fold it in thirds, roll it up to pack, then wear it right out of the suitcase. One friend took 2 of them on a 3-week Asia trip and just about lived in them. I will probably buy it in other colors eventually. Got the White Sand this time--a versatile warm weather color.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
1 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Comfort5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Style5Rated 5 stars out of 5
This is the best all around town skirt. High quality fabric. Great fit. Very hip bohemian style. Perfect to throw on instead of jeans or shorts. It's also great for travel. Doesn't show any wrinkles and very comfortable. I love these so much, I own three of them. One I just shortened to knee length just to give it a different look. Wear with sneakers, boots or moccasins.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
1 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Comfort5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Style5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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I like this skirt allot!!! But I did have to size up from my initial order, this style of skirt runs small. I read reviews saying this skirt ran large, so I ordered a size smaller, then a size I'd normally order. I'm usually a size 4 and the size small (4-6) is none too large on me but looks nice. If you don't want this skirt to hug, order a size larger then you norm.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Comfort5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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Verified PurchaseReview for Zappos Rewards Points (What's this?)
I love this skirt. It fits true to size and the shirring makes it very forgiving. I am usually a size small and that was the size I ordered. I purchased two colors, moonbeam and white and i had to wear a slip under the white one.
Jo, Zappos Customer,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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Verified PurchaseReview for Zappos Rewards Points (What's this?)
Love this skirt. I bought one at a boutique years ago and have been searching for another. I was psyched to find it on Zappos. It washes and wears very well. It does run a bit bigger and gives with wear. I am ordering it in a second color bc it is the perfect skirt for summer travel.
Molly, Zappos Customer,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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Love this skirt. Very flattering on the booty
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Comfort5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Style5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Verified Purchase
I LOVE XCVI skirts! They usually run one size large, so I order down a size. I especially love them when travelling on long flights or train rides, because they look great because you can't see the wrinkles! I think I own at least a dozen XCVI skirts, and I wear them everywhere. This length is great, even for wearing with boots. I wore this in the winter with knee high leather boots, and it was cozy. I wear it in the summer with sandals. I would buy one in every color and style. They all feel great and look great!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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Size and fit are perfect. Very comfortable. Style is unusual so it gets lots of compliments. would be nice if a little shorter bc I'm only 5'1". I like it a lot, might buy another color, it will go traveling with me this summer.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Comfort5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Style5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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I LOVE this skirt. It fits great, is SUPER comfortable and looks great on my curvy body type. I work in it (chef) and it moves and stretches nicely. I initially bought 3 in February (2 black, 1 green) and they have held up nicely! Not coming apart anywhere and are tough against any snags and punishment I give it in the kitchen. I just returned to order 2 more because I want different colors. I got the Tango and Moonbeam. I’m sure I’ll be getting more black ones again. I hope these are available for a long time as I’ll be devistated if they’re ever discontinued. Thank you!’
Antoinette, Zappos Customer,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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This is the perfect skirt. The way it’s sewn means that it sort of collapses to your body to create a slim column, but at the same time it’s so comfortable I am happy to spend a long day in it, working, cooking, playing with dog, etc. Note that the sizing is completely wackadoodle. I own this in size M in Anchor Navy and size XS in Black. Bonkers. Took several orders and returns to accomplish this. Total nutwagon-town. It should tell you how much I love this skirt that I put up with the sizing shenanigans. Get!
ColumbaNine, Zappos Customer,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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Love It!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Comfort5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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I feel like I look fantastic in this skirt AND I’m super comfortable AND the skirt exudes an effortless vibe. (And I am someone with all kinds of body images issues and social neuroses...!). I agree that the sizing is a little goofy, but between the merits of the skirt and Zappos’ outstanding shipping and returns, I say it’s worth it to order different sizes and return what doesn’t work. Get!
Marie-Therese, Zappos Customer,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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Runs SmallRuns Large
Love this skirt. Very comfortable and fun to wear
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Comfort4Rated 4 stars out of 5
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I love this skirt! But my experience with sizing has been different than others. I origianlly ordered large (I wear a size 14), and it was way too tight! So I exchanged for the XL, which is still a snug fit but ok. So I would have to say that the skirt runs SMALL, not large. I love the style and the fabric, so glad I was able to find my fit.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Comfort5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Style5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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I have two of this style in medium. One is larger than the other. Another review said the same about inconsistency of size. I do love the style and the color. Very easy to wear and looks great
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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Runs SmallRuns Large
I ordered a small and extra small in this- at first I tried the small and figured it would be best- but since I ordered the xs I decided to just give it a try- I am 5’6ish and 128- I realized after trying the xs that this skirt stretches more that others in this brand- I just bought an xs in another skirt by XCVI and had to return it because it felt tight- so if you are in between sizes I feel in this style it’s best to go down- if you are a true xs all the time you could end up swimming in this skirt- I would try one of the styles that has a wide band across the top not the draw string- I love the skirt and have to fight not to want to wear it more than once a week because it’s easy to throw on and feel comfortable!!!
Katie, Zappos Customer,
0 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Comfort5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Style5Rated 5 stars out of 5
Verified Purchase
Wow, can’t say enough good things about this skirt. I will be ordering more in other colors. Customer service was EXCEPTIONAL!!!!!!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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