Remember back when I posted about the LOFT lace skirt? Well it seemed like most of you liked the style but not so much the fit of it on me (and I agreed!). I also mentioned back then that Kileen was kind enough to pick up the popular H&M lace skirt in my size for me... and I knew I would have trouble deciding! And since I'm planning to make a return trip this weekend, it's final decision time!
And here they are... the H&M pencil vs. LOFT scallop-edge lace skirts:
More views of the H&M:
I know there's quite a bit of size inconsistency in this skirt, but the fit of the waist was pretty good on me (mine measured 12" across). The length, however, hit me below the knees and I felt slightly overwhelmed in it since the material is a bit stiff as some of you had mentioned. And to be honest, it wasn't the most flattering side view since my behind isn't *ahem* quite generous enough to fill it out.
As for the LOFT skirt:
Again, it sits low on the waist and can only be worn underneath tops, unless I get the sides slimmed as Jean suggested. This skirt ended up being $20 less than the H&M, so I guess I wouldn't terribly mind getting it altered. Here's how it would theoretically look after alterations, which comes a lot closer to how it's supposed to look:
I love the silhouette of the H&M pencil skirt, but I'm leaning ever so slightly towards the LOFT, since I generally wear skirts in casual settings and not to work. But the LOFT skirt does require a trip to the tailors, as well as a little more TLC in care (hand vs. machine wash)... decisions, decisions!
Which would you go with?