Wrap skirt the first finally came!

I was so excited to discover these sari silk wrap skirts, I ordered a knee-length one immediately, even though I really wanted a long one, because the long ones were temporarily out of stock. 

Within the next week, the long ones were back available (but with a long wait), and I ordered one of those, too. 

The first one finally came this weekend. What do you think?

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23 Comments

  • E replied 6 years ago

    Super pretty and fun! Love it. :)

  • replied 6 years ago

    Love this one! It's a good length on you, but I want to see what the longer one looks like too.
    Did you order the longer one in the same colourway?

  • Maneera replied 6 years ago

    Oh it's lovely! What a gorgeous print and colour!!! Looks really good on you.

    PS: I adore your haircut and your pretty smile :)

  • Word Lily replied 6 years ago

    Thanks, ladies! 

    Smittie: The precise patterns and colors are a surprise. I think I gave them the same list of preferences, but who knows what the longer one will look like!

    Would the length of this one be better a little shorter, or a little longer? Or leave it here? 

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 6 years ago

    A fabulous skirt, can see why you are so excited.  Looking forward to see the longer version.

  • replied 6 years ago

    I have no idea!
    Are you only going to keep one?

  • replied 6 years ago

    Oh, it's lovely! The colour is delicious.

    You have a lovely smile btw :)

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    A pretty breezy skirt that could be worn dressy too.

  • Word Lily replied 6 years ago

    No, I plan to keep both of them.

  • Word Lily replied 6 years ago

    That's my hope, Joy! :D

  • cjh replied 6 years ago

    Great shape, length and color for you. Glad it worked out so well!

  • replied 6 years ago

    I misread your original question. I'm not the person to answer questions about hemming, because I'm not that picky about skirt lengths. I think it looks good as-is.

  • Ankita replied 6 years ago

    What a fun, colourful outfit... YLF! 
    The print and colours in the skirt and stunning and you've paired it nicely with a solid colour blouse and relaxed footwear... looks great :) Can't wait to see the longer skirt on you. 
    Love your smile! 

  • unfrumped replied 6 years ago

    Love that color blue, and blues and burgundy look great on you.
    I would also try pairing it with something akin to one of the lighter colors in the skirt, for a bit of monochrome look. However, good to be on Team Wear Now, as I sometimes have lofty plans for matching and then    lose out on wearing!

  • E replied 6 years ago

    I like the length as is, but like Smittie I'm not terribly fussy about skirt lengths (or elongating legs in general), so take that at what it's worth! 

  • Word Lily replied 6 years ago

    Thanks, E! I don't care about making my legs look longer than they are, but some skirt lengths just hit at unflattering lengths.

  • Xtabay replied 6 years ago

    I'd like to see how you look in the longer skirt, styled with a looser, drapier top, the kind that crosses over in front.  With boots!  I love the color of the top you have on, but it's too clingy to be flattering, IMHO.  

  • Jenn replied 6 years ago

    I like it! Do you feel like you in it?

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    It is so pretty. I really like it and the length.

  • Word Lily replied 6 years ago

    I'm afraid it's suffering by comparison to the long-awaited, much-touted version of itself in my head, like an over-hyped bestselling book. 

    The wrap style that was so alluring to me because I'll be able to wear it for quite a while is also one of my concerns. It's fussy to put on. Wind and curious toddlers are likely to lift the wrap. There's a decent amount of overlap, and it's not like I work with toddlers. And the wind thing, well, I live on the plains, so it's an issue. But probably not much of one; I've probably got a hand that can hold it closed when it's windy and I'm out in it — it's not like I'm likely to wear this on a hike on a blustery day. 

    Just a note: It's quite warm-weather specific, at least in this length. It'll go a ways into the fall for me, but not to really cold weather, even with boots, I don't think.

    My other concern is possibly an issue of fantasy life versus my actual life. I haven't found a way to get actual workouts into my life, so instead the past 6+ months I've been using my Fitbit to motivate me to get steps in here and there, throughout the day. And it's working! But this means that I get quite sweaty, several times a day, from running in place or from running up and down and up and down the stairs. And while I never planned to dry clean this, I also don't think throwing it in with the load of jeans is smart. 

    Jenn: I haven't actually worn it; I just threw it on so DH could take photos yesterday. So I don't know for sure how I'll feel in it for all day.

    Unfrumped: I have some turquoise/aqua tops, and that was my initial thought for pairing, but none of the ones that were clean when I was taking the photo were a perfect match. Is that what you meant by lighter color(s)? There's also a white-type color in the bottom layer. I also have a chartreuse that will work I think, if none of the turquoise/teal/aquas end up working. 

    Thanks, E, Smittie, Maneera, Tracey, Diane, Joy, cjh, Ankita, and Deborah!

  • Windchime replied 6 years ago

    The skirt is so pretty and could be styled casually or more dressy. The color of your shirt looks wonderful with it; I'd be interested to see it with one of your other shirts, also.

    Enjoy!

  • donnat replied 6 years ago

    It looks lovely, I recently thrifted one , the fabric is so gorgeous. Hand wash, in the machine is the way to go I think.

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    It's gorgeous, and you could wear it a lot when it's warm enough.  I've found for me that I wear casual skirts a lot in the summer, and don't wear skirts of any sort hardly at all in the winter.  

    I think it could be a real summer workhorse if it fits in your real lifestyle (I would wear a pair of cotton slip-like shorts underneath for the toddler and wind problems - they make summer skirts much easier for me).

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