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After I had my son at the beginning of last year I felt extremely fat, frumpy and generally unattractive and oddly shaped!
Due to this I absolutely refused to wear my once loved skinny jeans and even leggings were a no-no because I felt like they showed every lump and bump.
During this time, I went through a phase of wearing maxi skirts almost every day if I was going out (and if wasn't I'd just wear pj's!) One of the maxi skirts that I wore regularly was this one, which was probably one of the cheapest ones but I liked the design and it was really comfortable and looked nice.
If I remember right I think it was about £12 which for a maxi skirt is cheap - most of my other ones were £20-£30. The skirt is in the typical maxi skirt design, it's basically a long, flowy skirt! It doesn't have any detail to it really and it is just plain black.
Because I'm only 5 foot 2, I was obviously a bit self conscious that it made me look short and stumpy, which to be honest it did. This was fixed by wearing a pair of wedges or some heeled boots though. Even with heels it would still drag a little on the floor, but not to the point where I was tripping over it.
The skirt is made from a lightweight jersey material which is quite thin and to be fair quite cheap feeling. It's not as floaty as some of my other maxi skirts and is a little clingy around the top of my legs but it flows out at the bottom so it does look nice, and I felt like i looked a lot slimmer in it and my figure looked 'neater' if that's the right word, I just felt more feminine and attractive.
Even though it feels a bit cheap it doesn't look it and it doesn't look any lower in quality than my other maxi skirts which were all more expensive. The skirt has a bit of elegance to it but is one of my more basic and casual maxi skirts, in my opinion it is best suited to casual occasions but it can be dressed up with a nice chiffon blouse or a nice top, but I would just wear it with a vest & cardigan or a nice tee shirt mainly and I'd add a nice belt.
The skirt doesn't wash that well and after a year the waist has lost the elasticity a bit and it is a little bobbly and not as soft and smooth feeling, but it is still wearable and because its a dark material the bobbling is not very noticeable. For the price this is a good, versatile and fashionable skirt and I'd recommend it.
Just before Christmas and knowing I was going with my bestmate/flatmate to my parents I decided on getting a couple of nice but simple new outfits for over the festive period. Where I live we don't have many clothes shops however I purchase the majority of things I wear at the moment from Asda or Tesco and just before Christmas and still on now they have a sale on. Now this skirt usually is priced at £10.00 though on www.asdadirect.com it is reduced to £5.00 at the minute (although postage and packaging applies) however I bought two of these same skirts in black at £2.00 each as I tried them on and it was just such a really comfortable skirt and felt a real bargain!
The Skirt itself:
This only comes in one colour option and that option is black. Its a really dark black as well and matt in colour. Made from jersey which is 95% Viscose, 5% Elastane this is a very long, plain, pencil shaped skirt. It has a gentle elasticated waist to it but it really is quite loose fitting at the same time and coverw a whole host of sins.
This skirt is available in sizes 8-24. In my humble opinion I think you need to probably buy a size down than you would normally buy because of the elasticated waist it has. Me, I am size 10 usually but that drowned me when I tried it on and I needed the 8 which did my confidence good lol.
This skirt being Jersey is soft, comfortable and hangs rather loose as I mentioned earlier. It has two ribbed thin lines, one to each side of the front of the skirt and that is the only detail it has so like I said earlier it really is plain.
What I appreciate about this is that I'm 5.9 and this actually skims my ankles so if your shorter than me you really do need to try them on first and they do only come in one standard length and that is rather long.
This doesn't stretch out of shape over time and even though I sat in mine loads my knees didn't indent a shape or anything adverse like that at all.
This is fully machine washable though not really suitable for tumble drying as it may shrink. I have found that these need a really low temperature as I did wash one of my skirts on a 40c wash and the black faded slightly however the other skirt when put on a fast wash was perfectly fine.
Well made, double stitched in places you can iron this (again on a low heat but I don't feel the need to) this is a very simple skirt you can wear when casual or you can tart it up a bit. Great range of sizes and really soft and feminine to wear I like mine....just watch you don't wash them too high!
Available only in Asda stores.