Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Reviews; Picked Plaid Skirt (with petite comparison), Back Porch Blouse

Here's another entry in my experiment with Anthropologie petites. Sorry for the extended delay! I had have the petite sized clothing shipped to me (obviously, as I've yet to ever see it in stores) and the package took nearly 2 weeks to get to my door. Sometimes Anthro is lightning fast, but I guess this order drew the short straw.

For this petite review, I took on the Picked Plaid Skirt ($98). This was one of my favourite items from the March new arrivals and I couldn't wait to try it.

I decided to stick with ordering my true size 10 for these review sets just for simplicity. I'm almost always a 10 at Anthropologie. Here I've got the regular size on the left, petite on the right.

This skirt has some negative reviews on the website, and trying on the regular size, I see why. The length combined with the fullness of the circle and the mixed pattern print is way too much. Sitting about an inch below my knee, the regular dips into frumpy for me. There's a lot of extra fabric at my wasit so it looks oversized which is never comfortable.

The petite however, hits all my buttons. There's less fabric around my midsection, giving far less of a pooch outward. When put above my knee, the full skirt turns adorable. I really love the crazy print of this, which is just folksy and sweet enough to keep things casual. The petite is a keeper for me and recommended for those unhappy with the length of the standard size.

In my mind, I paired this skirt with the Back Porch Blouse (also $98).

In theory, I love this top. It looks beautifully constructed and the sleeves are adorable. Maybe I just needed a size 8 instead, but this top was not doing anything for my figure. I was swimming in extra fabric everywhere but the very bottom snap at the start of my hips. That was so tight, it popped open. For that reason alone, I don't think I could size down. If you have narrow hips (or a flatter stomach), you're probably alright to size down, but this goes back to the store for me.

That's all for now. Thanks for bearing with me and the delay. I received a lot of positive emails and comments about showing off Anthro's petites, so I'm happy to say I'll have more petite reviews of two dresses later in the week!


  1. Skirts and dresses with pockets bring me much joy.

  2. Me too, Amanda! The brilliant thing about Anthro's is that they almost always have pockets. Even the fancy silk frocks end up with some!

  3. I'm so happy to find another SF area blogger! :) I love these reviews--the lace is so gorgeous, but how frustrating that the fit is off! And the skirt is super cute!

  4. Gah! So sad about the back porch blouse. I am an 8/10 and love this blouse but something just looks "off" maybe it is the sleeves on my short frame?