Rated 5 out of 5 by JAMinNC One of my favorite skirts of all time
I cannot say enough positive things about these beautiful skirts. They are well-tailored of wonderful heavy cotton flannel and fully lined. They look like wool but, because they are cotton, provide just the right warmth for work without being too hot. They are very flattering to wear and look great with boots or heels, with a belt and tailored blouse or with a loose sweater. They would flatter any figure. I have one in every color available and hope LL Bean will continue to make these available in additional fabrics (would LOVE a navy). I am 5'4" and prefer a longer length, so I purchased them in a regular length, rather than petite, which puts them just above my ankle. The tasteful, small kick pleat in the back provides full range of movement without exposing your leg up to the kneecap (I can't stand skirts with too long a kick pleat). I wash them on cold and give them a few minutes in the dryer before hanging them damp. I've never had to press them and I've had no issue with shrinkage. These are a quality skirt at full price and an exceptional deal on sale. I would happily buy duplicates if they were still available in my size. I highly recommend these skirts.
December 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Frenchy Wrinkles easily!
I ordered two skirts in size 14. One skirt was too big. The other was a little loose in the waist, but would be good with a turtleneck and sweater tucked in. (The skirt has belt loops). I have an hourglass figure so I am bigger in the hips. I really liked the way the skirt looked on me.
When the skirts arrived, they were full of wrinkles. I steamed ironed the one I had planned too keep which make the skirt look a lot nicer. However, when I put the ironed skirt on and sat down, the back of the skirt wrinkled again. I am not an ironer, so unfortunately I will return both skirts.
November 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elizabeth55 Satisfied
I picked the raisin brown colour not knowing what to expect and was not disappointed. The colour, the fit and the warmth along with the classic look was exactly what I was looking for. My question is: are you discontinuing this skirt? I hope not. The length is what I was looking for. The shorter skirts just don't have it for keeping warm and feeling feminine when it gets cold outside. If you notice, when the long skirts or dresses come into the other stores, those are the styles that go first. Women, even young women are tired of the short skirts and when given the choice will opt for the long. I hope you bring back this style of skirt next year.
November 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BluJay Great 3-season skirt
I have several of these in different colors. What I like best is they look like classic fall and winter fabrics without the scratchiness of wool. The lining adds warmth for cold weather. Great with boots. Suggest ordering a size smaller. I'm 5'3", weigh 123, and size four fit better than my usual size six.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kahna more beautiful in person
I love these skirts. I ordered the heathered gray and just ordered this one in Houndstooth. I think the picture doesn't do it justice because it is more beautiful in person. The quality is superb. They are soft, lined, comfortable, and look great on if you have the right size. I have not washed them yet so I cannot comment on shrinkage. I am 5'1" and 150 lbs and the 10 Petite fits perfect. If you like longer skirts this is worth every penny...
October 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by seattlesilver quality product
This was a wonderful skirt. I would wonder about the sizing chart. According to it, I needed to order a 12 petite. It swam on me. So then I ordered a 10, too big. Then an 8 petite. It was too big also. So we're now going to a 6 petite. Wow. I'm not that small, usually use a 10 P. LL Bean has been wonderful about customer service and arranging it so they pay for my return shipping, but I've been amazed at the sizing. And I don't think I'm shrinking each week.
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VeryTallGal Better than I Expected
I just received it, ironed out the creases, and tried it on. Very nice quality and great length!! I'm 5'10.5" and the skirts hits me at
mid-calf. I'll revisit and update if there are issues after washing.
October 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by daisygrandgirl A Very Nice Skirt Spoiled by Shrinkage
I was so enamored of these washable, nice-fitting skirts that I ordered three of them. But now that I've been wearing them for a year or more, I've approached the point that I may have to give all of them away. They have been carefully washed in cold water and never put in a dryer. Yet all have shrunk in length and the lining now sticks out from below the skirt hem. The skirts are embarrassing to wear. It looks like my slip is showing. I am not handy with hemming, so my decision is whether to take them to a local tailor and have the lining taken up, at some cost - or just give up on them. Very disappointing.
May 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LILady warm and soft
I am 5"1 and like my skirts long, so I ordered my usual size in a regular instead of petite. The skirt is a little big, but it sits very comfortably on the hips. The skirt falls to my ankle, which is perfect. The first time I washed it, I hung it to dry, and it came out a little bit wrinkled. But the second time I washed it, I put it in the dryer on low. It came out perfectly, and shrank just a bit (but still loose). So, now I'm going to order another skirt in a smaller size & see how that fits. The charcoal gray heather is a beautiful color.
March 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RockyMountSeagull One of best choices I ever made!
I now have 2 of these skirts, and another on the way. I really love them!
I am a little older  so the larger waist size suits me fine. I wear them with turtlenecks, blouses, cardigans, and/or vests, boots, shoes, whatever, and they are great because they can be worn with so many different pairings so as to be casual, professional, sporty, or dressy.
As to shrinkage: I wash them (washing machine) in COOL water, and I am careful not to over-dry them and use a lower heat. NOT A BIT OF SHRINKAGE!
I expect them to last a long time, and I am so happy I got them.
Oh yes: when you order, check out the colors, because the pictures look as though they are solid colors, but they may be herringbone, or hounds-tooth. Ask the person you talk to when you order.
February 18, 2014