This was the second of the cheaply made skirts I ordered from Chicwish. I had to spend a bit of time snipping all the hanging threads and steaming the material before it was wearable, and as I pointed out in an earlier review, I cannot recommend buying anything from Chicwish. Both skirts were really junk, and I could do much better for that sort of money. I wanted to make that clear, as you might get a different impression looking at the photos here. Yes, it looks OK on a computer screen, but if you could see the shoddy sewing and flimsy fabric in person it would be a different story. I did want to clarify that point so readers might not be tempted to track down this skirt. I bought it, and I'm wearing it-but I'm not happy about it.
I've been seeing several reviews of the company on fashion blogs and I have to wonder if people's standards have sunk so low that the flaws seem unremarkable? I recently saw the castle skirt I purchased reviewed on another blog and hers looked as terrible as mine-right down to the uneven hem! Sure, I can accessorise the skirt within an inch of its life and make it presentable, but that's no substitute for something made correctly. Okie dokie, rant over. We now return you to your regular blog viewing.
The skirt would be much better without the puffy, pleated at the top lining. My hips don't need extra padding, thanks very much. I might un-pick the lining and wear it with a proper crinoline, but again I do resent re-sewing something that wasn't exactly a bargain to begin with. If this had been twenty bucks, I might be more forgiving.
Negatives aside, the skirt did get several compliments from strangers. I resisted pulling up the hem to show them how poorly constructed it is, and instead simply said, "Thank you." I also resisted the urge to point out I'm at least 25 lbs. lighter than it makes me look.
Skirt-Chicwish (aka-Fast Fashion Garbage)
Vintage Naturalizer shoes-Thrift World
Vintage vinyl clutch bag-Goodwill
I think I'll just stand here in the doorway admiring my yellow coneflowers.
Hope mid-week is treating you well.