G.I.L.I. Faux Leather Pencil Skirt
Bring this Back!
I had to laugh at myself in deliberating over this purchase. Only the Port Wine and Bordeaux remained in my size and I agonized over which shade? They are distinctly different online. I ordered the Port Wine and it is not the shade my screen shows. It is not nearly as red and has a brown undertone. That is fine with me, because I kind of wanted a deep red and kind of wanted brown. I guess I got both.
I purchased this in size 10 and it fits like it is custom made. It is so flattering and the extra inch or so of length gives my short frame a sense of being longer and leaner. Since the black one was gone I purchased a black leather skirt elsewhere. I laid them out side by side and I cannot tell the difference. To me, this faux leather looks amazing. I am happily surprised and hope that QVC will bring this item back for all of us who want more colors.
Also a parting note to Lisa. I was sad to learn of her departure but am very excited for her. New beginnings can really be fun. I hope the GILI line will remain with QVC and that you will grace an occasional show.
I missed the initial presentation of this skirt and some of the colors sold out very quickly, so I bought the Bordeaux and espresso to try it out. I wasn't sure if I should size up, but it turns out the size chart is very accurate and my usual size 12 is perfect. It's nicely fitted and looks very sexy. It really does look and feel like leather, but the little bit of stretch makes it very comfortable. So I stalked qvc.com until a black size 12 was available. And I stalked and stalked until I finally got the British tan as well. Really awesome skirt! I figure I got 4 gorgeous leather-like skirts for the price of one nice leather skirt, and you can't even tell the difference!
5 Star Glamor!
GILI has never failed me with previous purchases, so I gave it a try. Immediately out of the packaging I could see the look of Top Quality lambskin leather!! I instantly started to rub the material to make sure that it was NOT leather!! I got the Black and this is very authentic in appearance and the feel is soft and amazing as well! I am very curvy in the hips & thighs and I usually wear a size L in QVC clothing. This fit is perfect and sexy. Not too tight and not too loose! This will work amazingly well with any of the GILI Exotic Milano hobo handbags that I just purchased!!! Thanks Lisa for giving us chic glamor! I plan on purchasing the British Tan skirt as well. Ladies... jump on this one asap! This is hands-down a Wardrobe Warrior that I plan to have for years to come!!!
Fits like a glove!
I have been admiring this skirt online and in the video and decided to try it since it got rave reviews. I took a gamble on a size 8 and it fits PERFECT! I couldn't have asked for a better fit! I got the Bordeaux color and it is fantastic. Not quite brown and not quite wine. Will look good with charcoal gray, camel or many other colors. I don't have any other pieces like this so I hope it cleans nicely and doesn't lose its look. I would love to have the British Tan if it ever came back in a size 8....or any other color for that matter! Get them while you can, girls! I will miss Lisa's style and hope this line does not go away. I've ordered several items and very pleased. I like that they are unique and not something you see in every major department store or chain.
This skirt is gorgeous and the fit seemed tailored to me. I wore it to work and received many compliments! My boss who only shops high end asked me where did I purchase it and thought it was real leather. She even asked to touch it!
Wow, this skirt is amazing! Rich looking, sleek, flattering, and comfortable. Ladies do not be afraid of ordering this skirt. I am fuller through the hips and wear a 12. Fits perfectly. Please bring this skirt back!!!!
Best, Most Flattering Skirt Ever!
I couldn't believe how soft and beautiful this skirt was when it arrived. I was sad that the black and brown colors were already gone in my size but the bordeaux and port wine colors look great with a black sweater or jacket and black tights. Super flattering fit. I ordered two sizes as sometimes I'm in between, and the smaller size is the most fitted and flattering but I'm keeping the slightly larger size as well because under a belted tunic sweater, it won't matter that one is slightly less fitted. Love that the length is slightly longer which makes it even more slimming. This truly looks like it cost ten times what it did. I got many compliments on this and am really, really hoping it comes back in the other sizes. If it does, I'll buy one of each! So please, please bring these back in all the colors and sizes!
Doesn't Look Like Real Leather
Seriously, this does NOT look like real leather on the body. I ordered this based upon the favorable reviews. I also sized up based upon the reviews, something I should not have done. But the real problem is that this skirt looks exactly like what it is the MINUTE you start to move in it. It rumples and creases horizontally while moving, because the faux leather has less body than real leather. The skirt just looks FAKE, no matter how nicely it is sewn. I have real lamb leather skirts and this just doesn't compare.
Can a faux leather be any better...NO! Lisa out did herself on this skirt. The fit and fabric is simply the best...perfection! Will purchase the brown if becomes available in my size!
Love This Skirt... So Sexy
I can't believe how much I love this skirt. Was concerned because I'm curvy 2x and pencil is not how I would describe anything on me but it really is flattering on and did get compliments. I also have to say the quality of this faux leather is good ( at least in wine color which is what I got). I did want I think it was called cognac ( rich brownish color on model Michele with navy top) but all sold out in my size which is my only pet peeve with Gili line. I often do not get the item I want or at least not in color I'd like ( on waitlist right now for a jacket for two months and missed a dress altogether). :(
As an average 8, I found this skirt to be true to size. The length is flattering, and the quality of the faux leather is spectacular! The tan looks so high end. I will most certainly buy additional colors once they're back in stock.
Very attractive skirt
I really think the faux leather is one of the better quality leathers that I've seen but I found that I had trouble with the sizing. I originally ordered the size 10 because I wasn't sure if the hip area would be too tight based upon the garment measurements and my own personal measurements. When I received the garment I realized that I should have stuck with the size 8 instead.Upon receiving the size 8 I found that the hip size was fine but the waist was still too big. I have just under a 40 " hip and a 30" waist. When walking in it I found the skirt could turn on me because it doesn't fit snug enough around the waist. I will either have to decide to alter it or return it. I gave it 4 stars for that reason. I really like the skirt and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in a leather pencil skirt. It's very attractive on and I know you will get a lot of compliments wearing it.