Rated 4 out of 5 by momosmom Great except the "comfort" waist
Great fabric and colors, but the comfort waist is tight (on me) and thick. I took it out, and now the skirt fits well. The material is stretchy, so there's no need for a huge, thick, and binding elastic waistband. I get it: if your waist is larger, the elastic will stretch out, but it holds like a vice grip and my stomach gets squeezed. If it's too big on someone's waist, they could wear a belt (loops are provided).
I think for those of us who did not grow up wearing a girdle, and have had multiple childbirths, our waist-to-hip ratio is not what it was in the women of the '50s. Favorite fit would be more comfortable; some have mentioned the fit of the 1912 skirt, and I agree that cut is better, more fashionable too. LL Bean, we are probably your main client base now?
October 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by NSBeangirl Didn't work for me
I wanted to like this skirt, but it didn't work for me. The length was a bit too short (exactly 22" on size 18) for my height, so I tried to wear it lower on my hip but and the stretchy waist gave me a muffin top and felt uncomfortable! Also, the bottom flaring out slightly, coupled with the too-short length, really made this skirt look funny on me. I'm returning and exchanging for the Bayside Stretch Cord skirt which seems to be a better fit for me.
How about "tall" in skirts and dresses LL Bean??? Please?
Customer service excellent as always when I phoned for the return.
August 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Whitecat50 cute but strange fit
Normally wear an 8 or 10 skirt (I am 5'9). This skirt was uncomfortable in spite of the stretch. Too bad, because it is a good length and looks nice. I returned it.
August 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by LLbeanreview Great material, but frumpy
Love the stretch of this, wish they would make the 1912 skirt out of this same material (cotton, poly, 2% spandex), Good for pear shaped women, but frumpy looking and the pockets on the side just accentuate the hips.Sizing is correct - I'm 5'5", 145lbs and the 10 fit nicely. However, sending this one back and keeping the 1912 skirt (which the 12 fit better due to less stretch) and will take in the waist.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rhys LOVE this skirt!
I love, love, love this skirt, which I bought in all 5 colors (including green, which I don't even like#. It fits as if it had been custom made by a Savile Row tailor. And the fabric has all the advantages of a knit while appearing to be regular twill.
PLEASE, PLEASE make it in #stretch)corduroy for the fall, and (stretch)wool for the winter I will buy it in every color available. How about pants, too?
July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by pollytech I LIVE in this skirt!
I am 5'4" and a little overweight. This skirt fits me perfectly! It is great in our hot southern summers when it is too hot for regular jeans. The waist sits right at the waist with no gap and no binding and the length in the regular size is just at the kneecap. The stretch allows it to give a little when you sit down. Also, it comes out of the dryer ready to wear with no wrinkling and no curling of the waistband or hem. Paired with sandals and a tank top it's perfect for any casual occasion.
June 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by NancyHB727 easy comfort
I bought 2 of these skirts and they did not disappoint. I have to say that LLBean sizes don't fit me perfectly. They never have but, I bought them on the large side and they are very comfortable. I teach second grade and I really need to be able to move. The waist is a bit large but with an untucked shirt they are perfect for my needs.
June 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jerseybeanie nice fabric, stretch, but waist is tricky
I wanted to like this skirt. I ordered two sizes but realized that my usual size was too snug in the waist for my apple shape and the larger size was too baggy. I considered moving the button over to give a little extra room, but I found the whole elastic waist too thick and too high for my figure. I think I need to order a favorite fit waist instead. For a pear shape, this is probably a great fit. The khaki color is a medium neutral that goes with everything.
June 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WestervilleShopper Trim skirt
This skirt is just what I was hoping for. I got a 14 Reg. I am 5' 4". The Regular length is just above the knee. The fit is true to size. I didn't want a mini, since I am too old for that look. This will work well for work and casual. This is just what I needed.
June 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Runner68 Great Everyday Skirt
This skirt is very comfortable and I didn't expect it to look as good as it does on me. I'm 5ft3, curvy, and have large calves, and this skirt is very flattering. The waistband eliminates the gap I usually have with skirts. Also, the fabric is very comfortable and I love the stretch. I usually wear an 8 petite, but I bought this a regular 8 because I wanted the skirt to hit below the knee, which it does. It's a flattering, great every day skirt. Now if they could just come in more colors! Navy blue, red, white - I'd buy them all.
May 28, 2014