[pullquote]If it’s not Baroque, don’t fix it! – Cogsworth[/pullquote]
I am finally debuting my favourite skirt on LATR!
For years, I’ve wanted a skirt or dress with something historically-inspired from the Baroque or Rococo eras. When I saw Sed Bona‘s Instagram photo of her Rococo Rose skirt (read the post here), I had to know where she’d bought it. I spent at least an hour going through Chicwish‘s dresses and skirts and fell in love with quite a few designs (esp. the My Fair Lady Baroque Embroidery Midi skirt). Eventually, I decided to go with ‘Glorious Baroque’ as my favourite colour is blue and I quite liked the contrast with the gold Baroque pattern.
Delivery: It took nearly a month for the skirt to arrive. First, I had to wait two weeks for the skirt to be shipped. Then I waited an extra two weeks for the skirt to arrive.
Sizing: I bought the skirt in XS which fit my waist just perfectly. However, since the band does not stretch, I would highly recommend buying a size up. While not entirely uncomfortable, I certainly can’t eat to my heart’s content.
Material: It feels a lot like upholstery fabric! It’s as if Maria from The Sound of Music ripped the curtains off an aristocrat’s home and made the skirt for me (or Mammy from Gone with the Wind for that matter). It’s a heavy skirt so this can be worn during autumn and winter, as well as spring (might be too hot for summer). Since the skirt is heavy, it’s windproof though you might still have to watch out (it is a full skirt, after all). My main complaint is that the back zipper should be sturdier due to the material of the fabric. Having to pull up the zipper can take five minutes – and I usually have to pull up from the front before moving the skirt around. Lastly, I think this skirt needs to come with pockets.
Price: I later realised that the items listed on Chicwish are always on sale (at least I still haven’t seen them sold at the regular price listed). Considering all items include free shipping ($3 more if you want to track the package – I went with this option just in case the skirt should go missing…), it’s worth the price. I think it the price could be lowered by a few euros/dollars due to the weak zipper and the hundreds of stray thread from the skirt. Just a suggestion. 🙂