Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ann Taylor Loft & Forever 21 Tiered Skirt Reviews

Hey Guys, I hope everyone is having a good week so far. Tomorrow is hump day and it should be all down hill from there ; )

Recently I have been craving one of the pretty tiered skirts that have been cropping up everywhere. So, when the ATL F&F 30% off sale came around I took advantage of the free shipping and ordered one of their tiered skirts in 00p.

Ann Taylor Loft Tiered Silk Skirt
(see a review of this same skirt at Alterations Needed and Extra Petite)
The description gave the length measurements of this skirt at 18" long, which is usually just a little short for my tastes, but I ordered it anyway because, well...... you never know, right? At the same time that I ordered the skirt from the Loft, I ran across a very similar skirt on-line at Forever 21.

The description for this skirt said that the waist would be 24" and the length would be 21" (measurements taken from their size small). "Even better" I thought, the waist sounds perfect as does the length and I wouldn't mind saving a few bucks either. The price for ATL skirt is $79.50 (before the 30% discount) and the price for the F21 skirt is $29.99 Upon the arrival of the ATL skirt, I was not surprised to find that it wasn't perfect. The waist was quite comfortable but the length was too short as I expected, and I didn't care for the aline shape.

At this point, I remained optimistic. I was still expecting the skirt from F21 and expecting the fit to be much better. Imagine my dismay when the F21 skirt arrived the very next day and turned out to be not 21" long and certainly not with a 24" waist.

The total length was 16" (2" inches shorter than the ATL skirt) and the waist was larger at 26" with extra volume in the hip area.


Verdict: Return for both.  Fingers crossed for next time!

19 comments:

  1. Welcome!!! I'm thrilled that you've joined the blogging community. I'm going to tweet about it right now to spread the word.

    What a great start...your blog already looks super professional and streamlined. I tried on this skirt too and thought that H&M (and now I see, F21) makes pretty decent dupes. The fit of this skirt didn't look good on you, AN, nor me...three thumbs down.

    PS - can you link this blog to your google friend connect profile? I tried looking for you that way via your follower account and couldn't find this blog : )

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  2. Welcome Callandra! Guess tweets work I saw PAG's tweet and came to check your blog out right away!

    I'm following you and look forward to all your great outfits :)

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  3. Awesome... another petite blogger! Welcome and I really like the feel of your blog already too! I also found the fit of this LOFT skirt to be disappointing, too bad the F21 isn't any better either.

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  4. Hi Callandra! Welcome to the petite blogging world! couldn't help but notice your measurements r close to mine! Mine are 32″/24″/33.5! Plus I'm also 5'1" and 100 lbs :D So you KNOW for sure I will be reading your blog! hehe <3

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  5. Welcome to the petite community! That's exciting. We are pretty close in size too so I'll look forward to seeing you with your outfits

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  6. Glad to have another petite blog to read! And though totally unrelated, I just wanted to say that I adore your haircut. Most woman are too scared to go for short hair but I love the way it looks on you!

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  7. Welcome to the blogging community, Callandra! It's good to have you here :).As other have stated, I like your blog's design, too.

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  8. Hi Callandra!! Great to see you join the blogging community. Can't wait to see your future finds & outfits.

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  9. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging :)

    Those skirts look stunning in the pictures..(boys I wish I had those model's legs!). I will have to check these skirts out. I have a bigger waistline, they may fit.

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  10. I'm so glad to see you started a blog! When I saw your entry on ExtraPetite's contest a while back I was so disappointed you didn't have a blog for me to stalk. Good luck and looking forward to seeing what you put together!

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  11. Welcome, I am also fairly new to the blogging community too but I remember your outfit from PAG's contest and was a little disappointed you weren't blogging.

    In any case, I look forward to reading more from you. :)

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  12. Yay! I am so happy you started your own blog! It's awesome to see another petite blogger!!! I just added you to my blogroll too!!!!

    I tried this skirt on and it was horrible!

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  13. I saw this F21 skirt, thought it was a great alternative for the LOFT skirt, and was wondering how it fit. Glad you reviewed it so I know not to order it. Thanks! Look forward to your future blogs.

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  14. Welcome to the blogging world! Love hearing about other petites and seeing their style. Btw, I was looking for that tiered skirt too and it was a total miss. Sigh. But it's pretty though.

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  15. Hi Callandra! So glad that I have another petite blog to view for fashion inspiration! Found you from PAG's site! :)

    Too bad the skirt did not work out! :( The model makes it look so form fitting. I won't waste my time trying it on at the store now.

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  16. Welcome to the blogging world. I am sure you'll enjoy this. :) One minor issue with me is the black background with white ink. My eyes hurt after reading a few lines. I do know other people who have this problems. I have a blog that I used to read and no longer read any more after the author changed the font. I hate this to happen to you. Just an advice. black letters are much easier to read.

    Have a great night!

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  17. I've been so behind on my blog readings! I was pleasantly surprised to learn of your new blog from PAG. Welcome, and I can't wait for new posts from you =)

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  18. Thank you guys so much! I feel very welcome ; )

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