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Modern Pencil Skirt

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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 243 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (190)
  • Comfortable (140)
  • Well made (140)
  • Practical (100)
  • Durable (87)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (208)
  • Night out (103)
  • Casual wear (83)
  • Special occasions (71)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      64% 

      (136 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (149), Trendy/stylish dresser (52), Casual dresser (27)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Style driven (110), Comfort driven (99)

Reviewed by 243 customers

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5.0

Evening spark

By Ania

from Colorado

About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Great Design
  • Retains Shape
  • Wrinkle Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Night Out
    • Special Occasions

    I like the spark it has especially in the evening. Fabric is not too heavy, I will wear it all year round. Fits well on my body.

    • Age:
    • 45-54 yrs old
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Style Driven
     
    4.0

    Beautiful fabric and shape

    By A Teacher

    from Chicago

    About Me Classic Dresser

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Design
    • Well Made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Night Out
      • Special Occasions

      Attractive material and nice shape, though I do wish it was just a bit (2"?) shorter. I will consider taking it to the tailor, but regardless, I look forward to wearing it.

      • Age:
      • 25-34 yrs old
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort Driven
       
      4.0

      Gorgeous skirt, but ...

      By FlexSis

      from DC

      About Me Classic Dresser

      See all my reviews

      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

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