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Modern Pencil Skirt

WG491
(Was $98.00 ) now $29.40

You loved last year’s Textured Cotton Skirt, so we're offering two new prints, a smart denim and a luxurious, Italian metallic jacquard.

  • SLV: outer 56% cotton 38% polyester 4% metallised fibre 2% nylon
  • IND: outer 99% cotton 1% elastane
  • Other colours: outer 100% cotton
  • SLV: lining 100% polyester
  • Other colours: lining 96% polyester 4% elastane
  • Sits at natural waist
  • Pencil shape
  • Length finishes below knee
  • Fully lined
  • Back vent
  • Concealed back zip
  • Grosgrain trim
  • SLV: dry clean only
  • Other colours: machine washable
  • Regular 23½"/59.5cm Long 26½"/67cm.
  • Imported
Garment Measurement  (inches)
 2 R4 R4 L6 R6 L8 R8 L10 R10 L
Front length23½23½26½23½26½23½26½23½26½
Waist circumference26½282829½29½31313333
Hip circumference34½36½36½38½38½40½40½42¼42¼
Hem circumference31¼33¼33¼35¼35¼37¼37¼39¼39¼
 12 R12 L14 R14 L16 R16 L18 L
Front length23½26½23½26½23½26½26½
Waist circumference35½35½37¾37¾40¼40¼42½
Hip circumference44¾44¾474749½49½51¾
Hem circumference41½41½444446¼46¼48½

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.4

(based on 241 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (188)
  • Well made (139)
  • Comfortable (138)
  • Practical (100)
  • Durable (86)

Cons

  • Poor fit (33)
  • Dry clean only (12)
  • Bad design (7)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (208)
  • Night out (101)
  • Casual wear (83)
  • Special occasions (69)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      64% 

      (136 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (148), Trendy/stylish dresser (51), Casual dresser (27)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Style driven (109), Comfort driven (98)

Reviewed by 241 customers

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4.0

Gorgeous skirt, but ...

By FlexSis

from DC

About Me Classic Dresser

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Design
  • Practical
  • Well Made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Night Out
    • Wear To Work

    I loved, Loved, LOVED this skirt when it arrived, but I couldn't keep it, because it was just too tight for my curvy (read: LARGE) hips. I knew I was taking a chance with the pencil cut when I purchased it, but it was just SO pretty that I had to give it a try. Sad for me, but absolutely PERFECT for someone with small hips. The fabric is lovely and looks very stylish, and the skirt is the perfect length. Work or evening appropriate - you can easily dress it up or down. Would definitely try again if I manage to take off a few pounds.

    • Age:
    • 45-54 yrs old
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort Driven
     
    5.0

    Nice fit

    By bookwoman

    from California

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Great Design
    • Practical

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Night Out

      I recently purchased the metallic version of this skirt as a wear-to-work piece. While I absolutely loved the length and fit, I felt that it would have been a little too shiny for my office. Reluctantly, I sent it back and exchanged for another style. I'd love to see this cotton-blend skirt in more basic, neutral colors. The prints are cute, but not very professional. For reference, I'm 5'5"/105# and got the 2R. The length was perfect - just below the knee cap.

      • Age:
      • 45-54 yrs old
      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
       
      4.0

      Beautiful Skirt

      By Alicia

      from Fargo

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Well Made

      Cons

      • Dry Clean Only

      Best Uses

      • Night Out
      • Special Occasions
      • Wear To Work

      I originally ordered the 8L in this skirt and it was dreadfully tight in the thighs (5'10" 150#). I then ordered a 10R which was a bit roomy all around but I kept it because the fabric and design is so pretty. If anything, I can now tuck in shirts without it feeling tight, and the extra room makes me look curvier. Overall, a bit of a discrepancy in sizing but if you can find a size to fit you, it's a great find!

      • Age:
      • 25-34 yrs old
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too large
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Style Driven
       
      3.0

      Nice in the package

      By Anya

      from Portland, Or

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Great Design

      Cons

      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

      • Night Out
      • Wear To Work

      This LOOKED like it would be a great skirt, when it arrived in the mail. However, it was way too small. I wear a size 2 everywhere else, so I ordered a size 2. Apparently, according to Boden's size charts, that means I should have ordered a size 6! I didn't learn that until AFTER I ordered! Now I'm waiting for size 6 to arrive in the mail...

      • Age:
      • 35-44 yrs old
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Style Driven
       
      4.0

      Very cute but runs small!

      By Alicia

      from Fargo

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Design
      • Well Made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Night Out
        • Special Occasions
        • Wear To Work

        This skirt was gorgeous but it definitely runs small. I usually order up in skirts from Boden so I ordered an 8 instead of my usual 6 (5'10"/145 lbs) and it was still too small around my upper thighs. I returned it for a 10. Hopefully this one fits because the weave on this skirt is beautiful!

        • Age:
        • 25-34 yrs old
        • Sizing:
        • Feels too small
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Style Driven
         
        5.0

        Adore this skirt!!!

        By Inga

        from Baltimore, Maryland USA

        About Me Classic Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Design
        • Practical
        • Retains Shape
        • Well Made

        Cons

        • Dry Clean Only

        Best Uses

        • Night Out
        • Wear To Work

        I love Boden's pencil skirts because they are available in lengths just below the knee, which I find are much more flattering and more appropriate in a professional setting. This skirt works well as a day-to-night piece - just change the top or accessories to dress up or down. The fit is great, the fabric looks more expensive than it is, and the color works well as a neutral base without being boring. I've only worn it once so I can't speak to the durability yet butI expect that, like my other Boden purchases, it won't disappoint.

        • Age:
        • 35-44 yrs old
        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Style Driven
         
        3.0

        fabric not my taste

        By YoginiAnna

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Classic Dresser

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

        • Bad Design

        Best Uses

        • Wear To Work

        The fit of the size 4 on my 27 waist and 36 hips was perfect, but the fabric, I must admit, did not win me over in person. It looks more gray and silver in the picture on my computer, but in person it had too much of a golden sheen that looked gaudy to me. Too shiny for work for my taste.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
         
        5.0

        Lovely Skirt!

        By Bostonite

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Classic Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Design
        • Practical
        • Well Made

        Cons

        • Dry Clean Only

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Wear To Work

        I bought this in Multi Cow Parsley. Fits really well. (I am 5'3", 100 lbs and bought the 2R). The fabric and texture are great and it is really well made. I wish the slit was a little longer for comfortable walking, but this not a deal breaker. Received compliments all day!

        • Age:
        • 35-44 yrs old
        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
         
        3.0

        Too tight

        By Bj430

        from Austin

        About Me Classic Dresser

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Well Made
        • Wrinkle Resistant

        Cons

        • Poor Fit

        Best Uses

        • Night Out
        • Wear To Work

        Ordered the metallic in 4R which is my regular jean skirt size at Boden. The skirt is too tight around the front thigh area. The waist and hip fit perfectly, but then the skirt tightens about halfway on the hips. This is not usual for a pencil skirt, usually a pencil skirt fits perfectly around natural waist and hips, usually with a snug, not tight fit.

        I could have kept the skirt as is, but I was afraid the skirt might tear, even though the jacquard looks very well made and not likely to tear.

        Definitely not gaining weight if I kept this one! The fabric and color is very beautiful and nice, although it is less silvery than the first picture.

        A note on the length, the skirt clearly goes below the model's knee in regular, but on me the 4R did not completely cover my knees (5'5"), it needed about 1/4-1/2" more fabric.

        • Age:
        • 25-34 yrs old
        • Sizing:
        • Feels too small
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Style Driven
         
        4.0

        Great skirt!

        By Stainish

        from Baltimore

        About Me Classic Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Great Design
        • Well Made

        Cons

        • Poor Fit

        Best Uses

        • Night Out
        • Wear To Work

        Looks great! Fits a little small, but looks beautiful anyway!

        • Age:
        • Under 25 yrs old
        • Sizing:
        • Feels too small
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven

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