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I'm very girly when it comes to my clothing, dresses, skirts, high heels, florals, polka dots, english rose, you name it, and you can tell from that sentence I'm very girly!
The greatest thing about skirts is that they are very versatile things, but this one in my particular is one of my favorites because it's cheap and you do not have to spend stupid amounts of money to buy the perfect item of clothing, this number is from H+M and its only costs £3.99, but sometimes they do the offer of it for £2.99, only occasionally, but £3.99 still not a bad price. I used to have two of these, both in black because I wore the first one so much I felt like I needed a back-up on, but I had end up car-booting one, because I was moving out and needed to clear some space in my wardrobe which is already exploding with too many clothes.
The great thing about this skirt is that it suits any type of body shape, whether you are hour glass, curvy, pear-shaped, apple, top heavy or athletic, this a must have in your wardrobe.
Another great thing about this skirt is that it is more of a bodycon fit rather than a skater, tightly-fitted skirt so it sits on your bottom half quite nicely. But the best thing about it is that it has an elastic waist band so if you're feeling bloated or not comfortable of showing your stomach then this is perfect because you no longer have to worry about it being too tight and whether you look like an over-stuffed sausage or not.
These skirts come in a range of colors from black, navy blue, red (more like a dark red), black and white striped, so you can buy all these skirts in every pattern and color for just over ten pounds, cheap as chips!
They are quite short and can ride up quite easily, so beware of that, and the skirts go up from sizes 6 to 18/20. So every girl can have one! But due to the elastic I have had to go for a smaller one, so mine either a 10 or a 12.
The best times to wear this skirt is as evening wear because you can wear it a blouse, or a nice going out shirt, I've worn this skirt on so many nights out, nobody could tell whether I was wearing a dress or a skirt and a top.
But I have worn this as day wear before with a slogan t-shirt, trainers, ballet pumps, leather jacket, what ever your style you can work around this skirt, but this skirt is not ideal for work because it is quite short and rides up as you walk so you would be spending a lot of the time pulling it down and making it look longer than it already is or trying to make it look like a pencil skirt! Not a great look for your boss/assistant manager to see!
When it comes to washing, I have washed my skirt so many times because I have worn it so much, but it has not lost it color at all, even owning the skirt for nearly four years, and still in the same quality as I first bought it!
The last thing is that H+M always have these in stock every season, so you do not have to worry about it being swept off the shelves because it is a high-class fashioned item. So grab one, have it forever, love your skirt!
Short skirts are generally something that I left in my early 20's and will only normally now wear when I am basking in hot temperatures on holiday. But in the last few months I have noticed many girls wearing tights or leggings with short stretchy skirts over the top which I thought looked rather trendy and actually quite comfortable so I went on a mission to find one and was advised by a friend to try H&M where they were very reasonably priced and available in several colours.
Personally I was shocked to find that H&M did sell these skirts and at the absolute bargain price of just £3.99! To me it was worth the purchase even if I didn't really get on with the style as there is very little clothing that you can get for such a small amount anywhere now. They are also available to purchase online on the H&M website www.hm.com.
I opted to purchase the skirt in Black as it's always a safe option as it is more of a slimming colour and goes with most things. The skirts were also available in beige, blue, red, green and a couple of striped options. The sizing is as follows 6-8, 10-12, 14-16, 18-20. I am usually an 8-10 so was a little confused at which size to purchase. I actually ended up with the 6-8 which has been fine as the material is very stretchy.
The skirts are classed as 'short jersey skirts' and are made from stretchy material with a wide elasticated waistband. The actual material composition is 10% elastane, 90% cotton. It recommends to wash the skirt in a washing machine at 40˚. I have had my skirt for a few months now and have washed it as recommended and have not had any problems at all my skirt is still looking fantastic and has not lost its colour at all.
The skirt is extremely comfortable and is slightly longer at the back than the front so means that it takes into consideration our bottoms so doesn't leave it riding up and revealing a little more than we would like. The material is quite thick so you can not see through it in any way. I have worn this skirt in so many ways, with tights a jumper and ugg boots, leggings with t-shirt and cardigan and have also dressed it up with a pair of heels and a nice sparkly top making it extremely versatile.
Overall I love my little skirt not only is it excellent value but also looks great and is very comfortable. I shall be paying another trip to H&M soon to purchase another skirt or two in more interesting colours.
I love to wear leggings but not all of the tops are long enough and so I need skirt to cover me up, as long as it is still fairly short here are my thoughts on these skirts.
These are a very short and very stretchy. These can be worn with bare legs by the brave and with tights or leggings by anyone else. These come in such a variety of colours. I have green, black, orange, pink and a cream and blue stripy one. But this isn't even half of the choice they offer.
I have had some of these skirts for almost two years and they are still going strong, they day plenty of washes and don't look worn. The colours do not run at first but the paler ones do fate a little after about a years worth of washes though, but this is really to be expected so I will not mark down for this.
This is very stretchy and fits nicely. Occasionally these skirts can ride up, but asking as you wear this properly you won't have too much trouble. These also hold a stomach in a little bit as well and with the combination of leggings, this even more effective. They are also ridiculously comfy and can be dressed up casually or even for a night out.
I am an l in these skirts and I am a 14/16, they do go up one mire size to xl so I am not sure these will be available for anyone much curvier than myself.
Price and Availability
Like all H & M products these can be bought in store and on the website. These retail for just £3.99, which for the wear is a great price. I will continue to purchase these.
I really like these skirts, like most products I have purchased from this brand and I will continue to buy and recommend these.
This skirt is retailed at £3.99 and comes in a variety of colours. It is one of H&M's staple garments and can be purchased at any time of the year. I'm a big fan of these skirts. Mostly for the versatility, and value for money. These skirts are great quality, wash well and are easy to iron. I've had my black one for over a year now and have worn it on a number of occasions, and it has still retained it's original shape. The sizes available start from XS to XL. I am a size 12-14 and opted for the a Size M which fits perfectly. I'm 5'8 and the skirt is the perfect length, and can be worn on the waist or comfortably on the hips depending on the look that you're going for. It can be dressed up with a pair of heels and fancy top for a night out, or dressed down with a pair of flats and oversized jumper. This is one of the only items in my wardrobe that can be worn during the harshest of winters with a pair of thermal tights, or on it's own with a vest top in the hottest of summers. It is extremely flattering and I would not hesitate purchasing this.
H&M is a lovely shop and now have started doing clothing for anyone of anyone size! I first started buying these skirts about 2 years ago now and they're great! They go with absolutely everything and you can create so many outfits of them! I currently have a grey, black, navy and a black and white stripey one! They do start to lose their colour eventually but that's expected with the use I get out of them. They tend to range in price depending on which store you get them from and basically what h&m feels like pricing them! They tend to range from £1.99 to £5.99 (H&M never seem to have solid prices!) But I'd pay a lot more for these skirts so I don't mind the ranging prices... They are of amazing quality and you will not regret buying them. If I was you, I'd go out and snap one up straight away! You will never have those moments where you can't find anything to wear again!
I bought this skirt as my work uniform requires wearing a black skirt and as I didn't already own one, I went along the high street trying to find something suitable. This is perfect for the purposes I need it for; so perfect, in fact, that the majority of girls at my work have the exact same one.
The main reason it is so good is that it is cheap - it costs only £3.99 which is an absolute bargain, so much so that I bought another one a couple of weeks after the first, and also own it in different colours. It's also available in different patterns. As a skirt for work or college it works well because it looks smart without being part of a suit or overly formal. It is also comfortable - the fabric it's made out of is fairly stretchy so it fits well without being too tight or too loose. It also works well on my body shape, as I have a significantly smaller waist than hips; skirts are often too loose at the waist or too tight on the hips but this is not the case with this one!
The sizing is done on an XS to XL basis rather than by traditional dress sizes; as a size 6-8 I own it in extra small and it fits perfectly. Length wise, it comes to between my knee and mid-thigh. I'm 5 foot 2, or thereabouts, so it could look too short on someone significantly taller. The only issue is that if I'm moving about a lot at work it tends to ride up a little bit and can become too short for a work environment.
The main thing I love about this item is that it's cheap and versatile; I can wear it to work and then on a night out, or to uni and then down to the pub. It's also durable particularly considering the price; I've owned my original one for four months now and wear it at least one a week if not more often, and it hasn't shown any obvious signs of wear and tear.
I bought this skirt last year in hot pink for £3.99 there was a lot of these sort of skirts on the market and id planned to try one out as it was so cheap. I still wear it today, it can be worn with pretty much everything, perfect bare-legged in the summer with sandals or wedges, on a night out with heels then in autumn/winter it looks great with cable tights. I now own this in several colours to match different outfits as H&M bring out new colours every seasons. The material is very durable although it feels slightly flimsy i one caught it on a gate and was sure it would of have ripped but it didnt!
This skirt also stands up well to the washing machine, although it has been through the wash a lot it has hardly faded.
It may not be quite as polished-looking as some of the more expensive options but it certainly retains its shape and colour as long as they would and its cheaper, flimsier waste band only adds to the comfort.
Overall this skirt is what i would describe as a key piece for any womans wardrobe and at such a cheap price you can buy one in every colour, who wouldn't?
I first bought one of these stretchy black skirts made of jersey material about 4 years ago when they were first creeping into fashion. It was perfect - a mini-skirt that you could just slip on and all for £3.99!
I must own about 10 different tube skirts, most from H&M. I have different colours to suit the rest of my clothes; H&M changes its colours and patterns with the season - each store usually has about 8 at any one time.
They are so cheap to buy because they are made fairly cheaply - I wore one probably 2 or 3 times a week for a year and the hem did start unstitch, but in fairness I did wear it A LOT. Looking back I'm surprised at how long it actually lasted. I even owned a more expensive one from Miss Selfridge that had full on holes in multiple places so H&M was actually in my opinion better quality.
They are a little bit see through. I'm not sure how confident I would be wearing it with bare legs during the day because I'm pretty sure you'd be able to see right through it. They are mini and I feel for a day look they need black tights or leggings to be appropriate (unless maybe it was a very warm day and everybody was dressing practically naked!). They don't tend to ride up as much as more rigid skirts - I don't find myself pulling them down all the time. But the thing I love about these skirts are that they can be worn during the day in summer and in winter with thick tights and a jumper, but are also perfect for a night out with bare legs, heels and a strappy top. In my opinion, these tube skirts are the most essential wardrobe basic.
The proper bodycon skirts with a zip are better quality and more heavy duty, but they are much more expensive and I don't think they are as comfortable. The tube skirts are stretchy with no zip which means there's nothing to dig in and they don't feel too tight or constricting because they stretch with you. I have found they come up a bit too high in my waist which can be great for wearing with a top tucked in and a waist belt, but underneath a top I find it catches on my belly-button piercing. Also if you're wearing a white t-shirt you'll probably be able to see the skirt up to your ribs which might look a bit odd!
Overall, I could never not have at least one of these in my wardrobe. I love them to bits and I personally think they go with almost every outfit!
I bought this this skirt as I was looking for a tight bodycon skirt to wear clubbing and didn't want to pay £22 for one the Topshop ones. This skirt is about £4 and is often on offer for £1.99, so I own quite a few just in Black! I also own a red one, blue one, leopard print one, safety pin patterned one, star print one and flower/skull patternd one.
These skirts are great as they can be worn dressed up or dressed down, underneath tops or on top for a high waisted look, either way they look and feel great. They are a lycra/cotton mix material (same as leggins really) meaning they'll cling but still give you lots of freedom to move like a normal human being. The elastic waist band doesn't cut in and give you an ugly muffin top either!
They're particularly good for people like me who have a much smaller waist than hips, as the material stretches comfortably across hips and bum without being too tight or loose at the waist which is a huge problem I fund with many other bodycon strectchy skirts out there.
The only bad point about these skirts are they are pretty short and can ride up a bit sometimes.
H&M have sold this staple item for a good few years now. And when I lost mine in the laundrette, I knew I immediately that I had to replace it!
At 3,99 pounds, I don't believe their is a better bargain out there. The skirt is tight, made of light-weight stretchy cotton (95% cotton, 5% elastane to be precise) which doesn't get hot & sticky in warmer weather. In my experience, you can pull the skirt up or down over your hips to create either a mini, or a more demure look that heads towards the knees. Although the fabric is slightly thin, it does not go see-through in any light. The finish is also a good quality, I have worn this skirt to death & there is no sign of fraying or the fabric wearing thin.
This doesn't need to be washed on any special setting, it has been washed & tumbled multiple times, including in the aforementioned laundrette, with no problems & no bobbling!
My one criticism of this skirt is that the elastic waistband is quite unattractive, so it really needs to be covered. I have however worn it uncovered (skirt up over my hips with a crop top) & it doesn't look awful! Also - I'm very slim & find the elastic on the waistband doesn't hug my waist as I would like, although that is a common complaint for me.
All in all - I cannot recommend this highly enough as a perfect basic skirt. I own the grey version too, which I have also worn to death, & they are always the first things I pack when I leave home! H&M does it again!
I'm very much a subscriber to Gok Wan's notion that you can get many looks out of a few pieces of clothing in your wardrobe. So now I make sure that I look out for items of clothing that I can use in many different situations - from going out, to just making things a little classier during the day. So I make sure that when I go shopping, that I find items that can be used for more than one outfit, and the place I seem to have found that most is in H&M!
~*~ H&M ~*~
I've been a fan of H&M for many years now; they do a wide range of clothing, for men, women and children. In varying price ranges, as they also collaborate with other designers to make some more upmarket clothing, at a higher price. They also do home wares; towels, cushion covers, and items like bedding. So they have become a really versatile shop really, with a lot of items all in one shop - and there is even now an online shop which only became available a few years ago, so it's very easy to shop H&M!
~*~ Tube Skirt ~*~
I'm currently on my second tube skirt, and now this isn't because it's broken or just worn out, it's purely because I lost weight and it just slipped down my legs rather than sitting on my hips. The sizes are really quite generous to be honest - I did have a 14 because I've got quite large hips, but it was a bit big at the beginning - so don't be worried you'll get a small item, especially since they have elastic in the waistband, and they stretch beautifully. This is quite a bonus because you can have them quite high over your tummy if you feel the need to hide it! The thing with doing this is that it will make the skirt quite short if you're tall, because if I do this it does make it only a few inches below my bottom - but I'm quite fond of my legs so it doesn't bother me too much!
It is a very comfortable skirt to wear actually, the material is really soft, it is made from a stretchy material but it's not a nasty scratchy material. It's such an easy skirt to wear, and the colour doesn't transfer to your skin either which I am quite grateful for, because for some reason despite washing colour normally attaches itself to my skin - and I try to avoid dark colours for this exact reason. Also this skirt looks good with most items, if you want to wear it with tights; I was quite impressed by the fact that it didn't stick to the skirt, and with black tights this skirt looks quite smart without looking like you're trying to flash your bottom at everyone. Beware though when you stand up, the skirt might well have moved a little bit from when you were stood up last, so remember to be a lady and pull your skirt down when you stand up!
This skirt washes really well too, I'd had my last larger sized skirt for about a year, but if you look at it, considering how many times it's been washed - it looks really close to being new. I literally spent my summer in varying colours of this skirt last year and they all look really new, despite not being small enough for me now. I'm very impressed with the quality considering the price actually - it's a bargain skirt that looks good with anything, and for any occasion. I wore mine a lot on nights out actually, with tops that weren't quite long enough to cover my bum - so it just gives a bit of extra coverage! Now they will be going on holiday with me to Italy, as they give a lot of exposure to the sunshine!
So if you're looking for a great cheap skirt to be versatile in your wardrobe, get to H&M online or in store and buy one of each colour! They come in varying colours during the year, and if you spot a colour you like order or buy it because they sell out really quickly, because they are so popular. The sizes vary by style sometimes you'll get 6-8, 10-12 styles and then others you'll have single size options; majority of these styles only go as far as a 16 but they are very stretchy so would easily to go an 18 if you needed that size.
~*~ Price and Availability ~*~
H&M... Obviously... They vary in price depending on time of year, from £2.99 to £6.99 at the moment for a pink stripy number, which I love but refuse to pay £6.99 for! Though they go on sale frequently down to £1.99 so if you spot them, order them because they sell out so fast!
This H&M tube skirt is pretty much the cheapest you can get in the big market of skirts. H&M, though not a particular favourite high street brand of mine because of some of its slightly tacky designs, is a great place to buy your basics at near to rock bottom prices. These tight fitting skirts, so useful for so many occasions, are no exception, especially since many other high street brand retailers are selling them for many times over the amount that H&M charge. At £3.99 per skirt, that is a pretty good bargain. They come in many sizes and colours, and are all grouped in racks quite close to each other, so it may be hard to find the size you want, but you'll get there eventually.
I bought two skirts, in black and in navy near the start of the year when H&M were obliging to do this crazy (but by no doubt very generous) promotion of giving out £5 vouchers to every single customer, at the bottom of every single receipt, no matter how much you paid for the initial purchase. So, without the voucher, two skirts would have been £7.98, which is cheaper than some retailers would expect you to pay for just ONE skirt. Using the £5 H&M voucher, that bought the total of the two skirts to the unbelievable jumble sale price of £2.98. So that is £1.49 per skirt- I am not sure if it would be possible to find a cheaper bargain anywhere else. Even without the £5, the skirts are still very reasonably priced, cheaper than you could find in many other high street stores anyway.
If you go for the right size, these skirts are like bodycon skirts, quite tight fitting, though by no means uncomfortable. They accent your shape quite a lot, so make sure you choose the right size. They are quite short, but do not ride up too much, which is a bonus for such cheap skirts, and are also quite comfortable to walk in, which is more than I can say for other, more expensive tight fitting skirts.
These skirts are not extremely good quality, as you would expect from something so cheap, but they are not bad at all. They are made of a very stretchy material, no doubt quite cheap to manufacture, but I have not experienced any problems with the quality of this whatsoever. No obvious loose threads, no holes, no frays, nothing. This makes them incredibly good value for money, as I have had both for nearly half a year now, using them quite regularly as well. More expensive skirts may have broken down and deteriorated by now.
You can dress these up or down, depending on what occasion you are wearing it for. These skirt is great in the way that you can wear it with an endless variety of clothes; with tights or without, depending on the weather and generally how you like to look. This can give both a classy, sophisticated look, as well as a casual appearance. You can put a long T-shirt over the top, a cardigan, a jumper, whatever you want, really. A tight differently coloured T-shirt or vest top underneath can give the effect that you are actually, in fact, wearing a dress. Black and navy (though, of course, you may want to choose different colours) go with most shades in the colour spectrum, which is always useful to know.
Even if you are not particularly looking to buy a tube skirt at the moment, I would recommend for you to buy one anyway, just in case the occasion arises, especially since these can go with practically anything. You never know, £3.99 might just complete your outfit!
I have a number of these hanging around in my wardrobe and they come in very handy as they go with anything and are so cheap and easy to wear!
The skirt can be bought for 4.99 or 3.99 depending on where you buy or what time, I don't know why they vary in price but they seem too! The skirt is just a very simple black material, the black isn't as bold as I hoped but the price made up for it!
*What to wear it with*
I always wear these with tights or leggings as they seem to be a bit to short to wear alone and they can be fairly transparent, You can wear them high-waisted or you can keep them under a top so you can pick or choose, I think these are perfect for the day or night and look really smart for job interviews too!
Black, white, striped, pink and I have also seen other colours depending on the trends, they are normally in a small section of the store and have a wide range of sizes and colours!
I would certainly give these a five out of five and recommend any girl to have a few of these in the wardrobe, they are so easy to wear and so cheap and have a wide array of colours and ways to wear them, so get down to H&M and pick up a few!
I was delighted to find out that H&M were selling such a useful skirt at such a low price! In January I managed to obtain this for the low price of £4.99, which I thought was a bargain price as this skirt is so useful for both going out and every day wear.
The skirt itself is very stretchy and tight fitting- it is almost like a body con skirt though cheaper as this other bodycon skirts like this I have found are more expensive by legions. They also come in a variety of colours- I have purchased the navy one but am in need of a black one which I hope to purchase in the near future.
There are problems with this skirt however- I find it has much more of a tendency to ride up than the other skirts that I possess, especially if you are wearing tights underneath it, and ends up shorter than you intend it to be. Also, this skirt, though good value for money, is not made out of the most durable material, and I have discovered a hole near the bottom of the skirt, though it has by no means been through that much of a heavy usage.
Altogether, I find that this skirt is, though not without its imperfections, adequate for its purpose and very inexpensive. I would highly recommend it.
I've just bought this little black tube skirt from H&M in Austria for Euro5, a quick look on the H&M UK website tells me that you can get this in the UK for £2.99! Bargain!
They actually had this available in around a half a dozen different colours in the H&M in Austria that I bought mine from, I bought the skirt in black. The UK website also shows the skirt available in a wide range of colours.
I actually bought this primarily to go underneath a sheer black net shirt (also from H&M) that was essentially completely see through and so needed something underneath. My mum would have suggested a 'slip' or underskirt, I always think of underskirts as for people my mums age! so I didn't want an underskirt but I did want something kind of similar.
This fits the bill perfectly, it's fairly tight and clingy and very short so it looks quite funky under my 'slightly longer than it' net skirt.
This also looks pretty decent worn on it's own, I've worn it with thick black tights and boots and it looks really good. It is pretty decent quality for just £3.00, it looks and feels like it costs far more than it did.
It's a short figure hugging skirt with an elasticated waist, it's essentially just a tube of material, hence the name - tube skirt.
It's mashine washable at 40 degrees, and I've also put mine in the dryer a number of times with no problems whatsoever. It hasn't lost any of the black colour, it hasn't bobbled or pilled, it hasn't shrunk.
The only thing that I guess you have to careful of with this skirt is underwear, it's very tight and clingy, so watch that VPL.
Overall for Euro5.00 / £3.00, I am super impressed! I'd reccomend this to anyone, and I'm actually thinking of getting another one myself, in maybe the dark blue. At just £2.99 here in the UK you cannot go wrong.