Angie, I enjoyed your post on these skirts- to the point that I ordered the Halogen silver- black one. I ordered regular size but then ordered in petite. The R small is a bit loose in waist and maybe a smidge generous through hip but I just assumed the XS might be too snug.
The PS is a perfect fit in waist and hangs nicely. The good waist fit ( and nice finished waist band— not elastic, as some are) is a plus because I could actually tuck in a blouse or T( notwithstanding the welted concept) or wear a shorter top than usual. It is only a touch shorter in length, maybe an inch, but is still below knee.
I am planning on keeping it! I’ve seen a lot of pics of longer pleated skirts for a true “ midi” look, but those are a lot of skirt for me, not that great with my calves somehow, and I think the below knee length will not be as intimidating to wear.
No pics yet as I DH and I are keeping our grandson for a few days and so days are consumed with playtime, feeding, diapering, naps and then start all over again!
There IS an element of this being for my imaginary lifestyle , but i have shoes in several heel heights, and sweaters , that go, so it’s POSSIBLE to wear and I think has longevity ( for fun) due to classic style, so I would have time to experiment with tops & jackets and footwear.
I also pondered the not- solid metallic—it has the black shading- as making it less versatile in some ways, but decided it’s at least as much a plus. I like the kind of sueded feel to the fabric, compared to a crinkly metallic.
Thanks, Angie! Possibly this review will be of interest to others.