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Juliet Dallaire
Montreal, Canada
My Style: Casual Chic, Classic, Minimalism-Love Carolyn Bessette Kennedy
Reviews: 195
Average Rating: 4.0
REVIEWS & RATINGS
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Calling Plus Size Gals 14 to 16 Bottom
I rate this as "smaller than expected" only because I have 3 other Chinti and Parker skirts and 2 of the 3 are size M. They both fit comfortably. I ordered size M this time - remembering that the L might be too puffy. I overlooked the fact that the "covered elastic waist" is only in the back on the Bow Print Mid skirt. This means that it has less flexibility than an elastic waist at the front and back. It fits a little tight but I think it will be ok and I will keep it. The material is gorgeous and one can tell it is not a "cheap" skirt. IMHO the pattern is much nicer in person. The pattern kind of reminds me of the beautiful patterns you see on traditional African clothes in some parts of that continent. For reference, I wear a size 14 to 16 (think GAP zip-up skirts) on bottom. I am 5'9". I have a flat bottom and narrow hips. I have a pot belly too. I am 18 to 20 on top; so this skirt balances me out.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Calling Plus Size Gals
Smaller than expected is my rating since I have other Chinti and Parker skirts, with elastic waists, that have more give. Size M is a little tight. But then again, I am a size 14 to 16 on bottom. The L would have fit more comfortably, but I would be fearful of the puff. As it is, the puff is still a concern on the M. I may send it back. I am plus size but have no bottom and hips; yet, this skirt makes me look as big on bottom as I am on top (20 to 22 on top), which is arguably good given that I like to look portioned. This is my 4th Chinti and Parker skirt and I find them to be stand-outs. The pattern on this one is much nicer in person than in the image. The material is of the highest quality. I am glad I got it on sale though. The cost to me: $127.67 in Canadian dollars, including $30.54 import fees. This is more when converted to US dollars.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Posted July 02, 2014
Pricey but L fits this 14 to 16
An Average to Good review would be more accurate. I deem it average because the material is very flimsy for the price. I paid 116.66 for it - more in US dollars - due to customs to bring it into Canada. I think it is too pricey for what it is. The good news, given that I am top heavy, it balances me out with just a bit of a flare. But that's when the material comes into play. Maybe a little too clingy for me. The good news, plus size gals who are 14 to 16 on the bottom may get this to work. That's me and the L fits. I rate it "true to size" because I don't believe in how society labels plus size. I would advise waiting for a possible 30 to 50 reduction before purchasing. I would not keep it if I had tons of choice as a plus sized woman. I think I could get more for my buck. I still may send it back. I am unsure. But I wouldn't keep it at 116.66 Canadian (more in US dollars) if I had so little to choose from as a plus size woman.....
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Shape, material, & pattern are GORGEOUS.
I LOVE the Pickles Puppy: the navy and red version of this scarf. In addition to the pattern and colour, the shape is very nice and makes it possible to wear it in various ways. The 27% silk is a nice combination. To be honest, I am not a fan of silk, especially in scarves (sweat and silk is yucky). I wish it was a little less silk, but the 27% does not take away from my LOVE for the scarf. Best part: the dog pattern and stripes, and the gorgeous colour combination. The previous reviewer mentioned that the scarf works well with her dark hair. My strawberry blond hair is also a fit to the navy and red version. I like the navy and red so much, I may have a closer look at the other colour.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Calling Plus Size Gals
I am very happy with the BLACK version of the Tessa Eyelet Midi Skirt by Ella Moss. I am plus size, about a 14 on the bottom with more than a bit of a pot belly; yet, the size LARGE fits me comfortably - thanks to the elastic waist. At the same time, I find it slimming. I am top heavy and it helps to balance me out too. Beyond my happiness with the sizing, it is quite beautiful. I know I shall wear it all the time. In fact, I plan to buy a 2nd one in BLACK/LARGE. This is a skirt that does not come along often. Even if I was not plus size, I'd still love it. Well worth the high price point, and extra and high customs fees to import into Canada. A+++++++++++.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Posted May 22, 2014
Stretcher Than Madewell Bayfront Skirt
When I first put on the red Madewell Turntable Skirt (size LARGE), it fit nicely. But I think it stretched after about 5 hours of wear. Now, the LARGE wears more like an EXTRA LARGE (maybe?). I'll have to wear it a few times to get a real feel for it. Nonetheless, this is ok for me since I am PLUS SIZE. I just recently purchased another elastic waist skirt by Madewell, the Bayfront Skirt. Alas, the elastic in it has little to no stretch (more like NO stretch). I should also note that though I am PLUS SIZE, I have a flat bottom and small hips. So, I can do with a bit of volume, which the Turntable Skirt has. It may not work for a bottom heavier gal. A final comment: I love the red.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
 
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Posted April 30, 2014
CONS AND PROS
CONS: 1. Elastic does not stretch much. This plus-size gal was counting on a little more stretch. 2. It is see-through even with the underlining, and I am reviewing the BLACK one. The WHITE one: I wonder how see-through it is. 3. Lint gets caught in the little holes. 4. Customs (duties) to bring it into Canada is a killer. PROS: 1. The elastic waist helps this plus size gal (who is on the smaller end of plus size) fit into this stylist skirt. I have a belly that is my enemy when it comes to fitting into anything. Strangers ask me when I am due (i.e. they think I am preggers) all the time. I hope this information gives other plus size gals a realistic view of the fit. 2. The material - despite the lint getting into the holes - is lovely. 3. The price point is fair, especially if you can buy it during one of ShopBop's great sales like I did (25% off everything sale). 4. It is very practical.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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3rd Jennifer Zeuner piece, 2nd I liked
One star subtracted due to retail price. The Hamsa is a good size for this plus-size gal, as is the length of the rope chain at 30 inches. The six lucky charms definitely connect with my personality, per Jennifer Zeuner's motto. I LIKE the over sized hand. BUT I LOVE LOVE the elephant, lucky number 7, wishbone, horseshoe, four leaf clover, and the eye centered with a diamond. I also LOVE how the six charms are fitted like a puzzle with all of its matching pieces. This is my 2nd necklace from Zeuner. I have the large butterfly pendant, also on a 30 inch chain, from about 2 or 3 years ago. I have out-grown it a bit (i.e. seems too young for me now). I don't think I will outgrow this one. I purchased one of her bracelets from ShopBop and found it cheap and childlike. I returned it. I'll stick to the necklaces. ShopBop: would you get more Zeuner necklaces that are 30 or more inches please, for us plus size gals? Please, please. Thank you.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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PERFECT
Gorgeous - just as pictured. But best of all, it fits this plus size gal.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Gorgeous
Tied for first place for nicest item I ever purchased on Shobop.com. For women worrying that one's wrists might be too large for this strap; don't worry. It fits me fine. If you can afford it, BUY BUY BUY.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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