“ Brand: River Issland / Type: Skirt „
I bought this skirt from River Island when I went on a big shopping spree. Not really putting too much into what I bought I just picked it up and said I'd have it. This was only £25 which for what it is and it being in river island I thought it was going to be at least £35 so that was a nice surprise. This is fairly new in store so you can still pick it up from the shops or online at www.riverisland.co.uk. This come sin sizes 6 - 18 and as far as I am aware this is currently only available in black.
The skater skirt is made out of 33% cotton , 3% elastane , 64% polyester which makes each layer of this thick and heavy duty. The material isn't pleasant as such, it has a scratchy feeling to it which when worn without tights can cause some discomfort, for me anyway. There is a layer of netted mesh under the skirt which is quite thin but adds to the itchyness of this.
The design of this is really simply which is probably the reason for the price of it. This has a thin waist band in which a gold metal like belt sits. The belt to me is tacky but fits in well with the skirt. The skirt is quite long I find that when worn at my waist the skirt still comes in the middle of my thigh and knee which for me is unusually long. This is slightly pleated to get the layers that are shown in the picture and does up with a side zip which is really long.
Trying this on at first I notice just how heavy this skirt it, it feels like it wouldn't be comfortable to wear and due to it still being summer it could be a warm one wearing this. This zip I found was a small flimsy one that is really stiff to undo and especially to try and get back up again. I got this in a size 8 which is a little tight on me but a size 10 would of been too big so I can't win with this skirt really. Due to the length of the skirt I've had to wear this high waisted. because of the colour it's easy to dress with this, you can put any coloured top on including black because the gold belt breaks it down. Overall it's a nice skirt but not ideal for wearing in hot weather or for long periods of time