Review – J Crew Golden Cocktail Skirt

I thought this skirt was so cute on the website. It was similar in style to the Deco Shirred Skirt and the Terra Paisley, both of which I have. I was hoping to wear this to a few Christmas and Holiday parties and just change up the top and shoe.

I ordered a 6, which is my normal size. I should have gone up a size. This is way too short. It might look good with nude tights of some kind. Also, it sits at my waist and not on my hips which I prefer.

Actual Waist=30 in
Actual Length=17 in (not 18 in like the website says)

The website says it is a “shimmering champagne-gold jacquard”. It is lined. The shirring at the front is flattering but it’s not enough to make me want to keep it. Back it goes.

***I returned this to the store and my PS told me “We just got that pattern in a pencil skirt.” WHAT!?! Yup…I was so excited. I had to size up (8) but it is so much better (IMO) than the mini (which was MINI). It’s not on the website (maybe stores only) so I’ve included the tag.

I tried it on with the reindeer tee and a cream embellished sweater I already had with red shoes. Loved the look of all one tone and then the pop (really POP) of color. I’ll wear it with the sweater and the Frances Cami in ivory.

A few more reviews coming soon…(there is another reindeer tee in stores).


  1. November 20, 2009 / 1:12 pm

    ooh, I really like this in a pencil skirt, I hope it comes in petites. Looks like a great skirt for NYE. Those shorter, pouffier skirts make my hips + bum look huuuge. 😛

  2. November 20, 2009 / 1:26 pm

    tastymoog – It is pretty fitted compared to some of the other JC pencil skirts. The material has no stretch to it. I was afraid to sit down wearing the 6 for fear I would rip a seam.

  3. November 20, 2009 / 3:09 pm

    So pretty! I like this better as a pencil skirt too – love the pattern. It'll be perfect for the holidays!