Rated 3 out of 5 by mommycozy True to size but low in quality
I find this skirt true to size even though it looks quite tight on the models. I like the french blue color a lot. It's stunning! However, I don't find this skirt as well-tailored as other Bean products. After the first wash, many lose threads stuck out through the holes in the eyelet fabric. I am disappointed to have to return it.
May 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by commonsenseclothing OK if you're into mini-skirts
I had high hopes that this skirt would be nice for church so I ordered two. In fact, I was so hoping that I ordered 2 times. The first 2 skirts (size 10 reg) were quite a bit too small & W-A-A-Y too short. As both my husband and I liked these skirts, I exchanged for size 14 regular...hoping the larger sizing would allow a different fit & be a little longer. No such luck! Although the two size 14's were even a little too big, they still didn't seem to be a bit longer than the size 10's. So these have to go back too. I don't understand the length thing. I am only 5 ft. 1-1/2 ins. & I ordered regulars.....not even petites. I would hate to see how short the petites would be.
There is a very large market of female boomers out there who can't find appropriate clothes for church or much of anything else either. The clothes are either extremely short like these skirts or very revealing at the neckline, or so sheer that they're embarrassing to wear, or they're sleeveless. (ladies ages 60+, 65+, 70+ just can't use those sleeveless dresses or blouses without having to spend more money to buy another piece of clothing to hide unsighly arms.)
LL Bean, help us. How about some good-quality clothing WITH SLEEVES, HIGHER necklines and made of more substantial fabric? Are you listening???
If these skirts had been an appropriate length, I would rated a five.
May 9, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by BorntoTravel2007 White is Too Sheer
Wanted to love this skirt - it is a true pencil, below waist and come a few inches above the knee (I am 5'5") - but the white even with the (thin) lining was just too sheer. I knew I was in trouble when I could see the tag clearly through it as I was opening the bag. When I put it on you could clearly see my panty! Sadly this went back. The lining in the white needed to be much more substantial.
April 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SunbeltGirl Adorable, quality skirt!
I ordered this in the white eyelet for summer. There are just so many different color combinations that go with the white.
The skirt is very quality, lined and a hook and eye above the zipper.
I am almost 5'7" and I actually ordered the petite for the first time.
I didn't want it hitting me right at the knee. I wanted it a couple inches above my knee.
It hits just right and it's cute and cool and stylish. Looking forward to wearing it. One of those go to clothing items you can dress up or dress down.
Thank you L.L.Bean. It's a keeper!
April 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by BeanintheNorth Sweet Little Skirt for Spring & Summer
I ordered the French Blue, gorgeous colour!
If you need a review that will give you the nudge you need to click "complete order" - keep reading.
I am 5'7" and this skirt in a 10 is just right. It's short, but becomingly so. The pencil cut keeps it timeless and classy. I ordered a matching camisole and the cotton/cashmere textured cardigan and have received many complements on my outfit. I've also worn it with Bean's scoop neck tank.
If you are looking for a go-to skirt for summer and you feel comfortable in a straight skirt, you won't be disappointed!
April 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by greengirl46 Great casual to dressy skirt
I ordered this skirt to wear for Easter and love it. A few comments:
I am always between a petite and regular at 5'4" and am glad I ordered the regular. It hits me right above my knees; so, if you are very tall it will be short.
The blue is a lovely cobalt color which I like but it much darker than the picture which appears almost periwinkle.
I'm usually an 8/small in Beans and it fits as expected.
March 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by retiredCAteacher really pretty, flattering but short
These skirts are very pretty, the straight style is flattering, and they are well made, but I found I did not have the nerve to wear something this short. I wish the 34 inch straight skirt would come back. If you like short skirts you will love these. They are true to size also.
September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarmenSandiego for my body, this is perfection! straight & modern
For reference, i'm 5'1", 115 lbs with more weight in my chest/upper body than in my hips/butt/thighs. Curvy cuts never suit me and pencil skirts are my secret weapon.
The Camden skirt in 4P fits like a glove. It's comfortable at 100% cotton and not too tight or loose. I love the double layer for a more ladylike look. This is a great hot weather work skirt!
t first ordered it in French Blue, which is a gorgeous deep blue that pairs well with summer whites. Even though Labor Day has passed, I'm ordering a second skirt in white.
September 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by llbeanershopaholic Lovely fabric, sized VERY small
I am a size 12 across all brands. I ordered a 14 Regular in this skirt and it was snug with no room to spare. It hugged my bum and hips totally accentuating my 'roundness.' I am 5'6" and it came several inches above my knees. With that said, I will admit it was lovely, soft, feminine fabric; however, they are going back.
August 5, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by TDinCanada Beautiful skirt but not built for curves
I loved, loved, loved this skirt online, especially the field poppy colour. I ordered it and used the size chart to guide me and ordered a size larger than I usually would. In person, the fabric and colour are fantastic. Unfortunately, the skirt is too tight through the hips, but it fits fine everywhere else. I'll be returning the skirt and not ordering another size. This skirt is not built for curves, and my curves aren't going anywhere.
June 5, 2014