Necklace: DailyLook ($24.99) // Heels: DailyLook // Bag: Coach
Friends, I have another beautiful Mode-sty creation to share with you. Last week I reviewed the gorgeous teal Empress maxi dress; this week I’m reviewing the Perfectly Pleated Maxi Skirt. Zahra from Mode-sty literally surprised me with beautiful maxi skirt in the mail, and I’m so glad she did (I don’t know how she knew pleated skirts are the way to my modest fashionista heart). Since you’re already familiar with the awesomeness of this brand, I’ll keep this review short and sweet.
Fit + Function
This skirt almost felt like it was made for me, it fit so well. It measures 40’ from waist to hem, and the hem fell right at the top of my feet, just a touch before touching the ground. That means no tailoring and no heels are necessary (unless you’re like me, and you enjoy torturing yourself with 3.5 inchers)! Hooray! That also means you can wear this skirt causally, as I did with a jean jacket and lace top, or dress it up a bit with a silk blouse and heels. This is an ideal summer skirt for when you just want to throw on clothes and still look fabulous.
This is another well-made Mode-sty piece. It’s made of 100% polyester, but it certainly doesn’t look cheap. The sewing and finishing are impeccable. It’s fully lined and opaque. The name of this skirt (“Perfectly Pleated Maxi”) is not deceptive – it is indeed perfectly pleated with box pleats. My only issue, as I expressed to Zahra, is that the fabric has a slightly shimmery finish which felt more appropriate for fall and winter months. Even still, the cream color is spot on for spring and summer, so the shimmer isn’t a major issue.
At $58, this skirt is worth it. A similar skirt would easily cost $79 at a fast fashion retailer like Zara, and it would be made with a lot less love and poorer quality. If you’re looking for a nice summer skirt you can wear for years, to come, this is a winner. Even better news: If you enter the giveaway below, you might win a $25 gift certificate to Mode-sty – that would make this skirt $24 before taxes and shipping. Oh, and there’s only 24 hours left to enter the giveaway, so get on that!