Banana Republic: Full Skirts

I prefer wearing skirts over pants so I’m always looking for good ones to add to my closet. Let’s take at look at three I tried on last week.

~ XO Printed Full Skirt, size 8 ~

This is no longer available online but was in my store on-sale. It’s the same print as the Cocoon Coat. The size 8 fit pretty snug in the waist so I’d need to size up one. The material felt like a thick crepe and the length hit at my knee. The pleats on this make my hips look wider. I think sizing up would allow them to lay down a little more.



~ Red Full Skirt, size 8 ~

This is exactly like the skirt above but just in a solid red color. The Red isn’t a true red as it seemed to have a little big of orange tint to it IRL. The sizing was just the same as the XO Full Skirt and was also on sale in-store, priced at $49.99. It’s still full-price online.


~ Taffeta Fit-and-Flare Skirt, size 8 ~

It was a miss on all three of these skirts, including this lovely olive taffeta one. The size 8 also fit snug in the waist and I’d need a 10 to feel more comfortable. It’s nice and full and I’d put it under “party” outfits because of the taffeta. I wouldn’t want to be rustling around in this skirt at work.


I am happy with the skirts in my closet so I wasn’t completely sad that these skirts didn’t fit in my normal (J Crew) size 8. There will be others.