I think I’ve been pretty late to the game in discovering Chicwish. I only stumbled across them on Instagram a few weeks ago, but once I had I recognised several of their midi skirts as skirts I have seen on–and then coveted–several ladies online. The pricing is really budget friendly for a retro-style midi skirt, so I decided to order one to see what they were like.
Choosing just one skirt, first of all, was really hard because there were just so many prints I loved. I’m not a massive novelty print person but I do like bold prints in general, so their wide range of patterns, florals, cityscape skylines and nature prints really appeal to me. After narrowing it down, I had to decide on sizing. The sizing is asian, so checking the size chart is super important in general but even more so on a piece by piece basis as the general size chart can conflict with the charts on the individual product page, depending upon style and fabric used for the piece. I erred on the side of caution by sizing generously rather than sizing down and following the chart for the particular skirt I wanted, the Golden Wheat Field Pleated Midi. I opted for an XXL which was listed for 33 inch waists, my measurement. I hoped it wouldn’t end up too small, as reviews on the site seemed to vary between stating the items were true to size or way too small.
When it arrived, $42.90 and 9 days later, I was pleasantly surprised. The skirt fit well and the quality was better than I expected for a cheaper piece. I don’t hold the same expectations for it to last solidly like I do with my Pinup Girl Clothing pieces as the quality is just not on that level, but it doesn’t feel like it will fall apart in a couple wears or a wash like pieces from Forever 21 or Primark can. I think it will make for a great middleground piece that I add to the casual side of my wardrobe for days when I can’t afford to be so precious about protecting my clothes or for a more comfortable fit than zipping into a tight boned dress. Plus, it has pockets!
Overall, I’m happy with the piece and I’ll probably buy more. Question is, which next?