Review: J.Crew No.2 Pencil Skirt in Leopard

I was just going to return this skirt without blogging about it, but I figured that some of you might be interested in how the Leopard version of the J.Crew No.2 Pencil Skirts fits, so this is just a quick review.

00P (left) and 00R (right) side by side:

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Check out the length on the 00P! I was actually expecting the fit to be *exactly* like the No.2 Pencil Skirt in Double Serge Cotton (see here). However, even though they fit similarly in the waist and hips, the length is a good 3″ longer! Comparing the 00P to the 00R, the 00R is obviously larger and proportioned for a non-petite. The widest point since lower on my body, although that partly has to do with the fact that it’s sitting lower since the waist is 1.5″ wider. The length on the 00R is also quite a bit longer than the 00P, but despite the fact that it is big all around, I’m kind of liking the extra long length even though it’s still probably a touch too long for me to get away with.

What I don’t like about this skirt? It’s cotton. Without paying too much to the description on the website, I ordered it expecting something else. I find it somewhat disappointing since it makes this skirt a lot more casual-looking. The material almost looks and feels like a light (but soft) canvas. My feelings? Meh. It’s not as thick as the double-serge cotton and there is no lining. No side or besom pockets either. It’s acceptable if you are looking for a casual looking pencil skirt, but this isn’t for me despite the great fit and the good quality. Regular price is $118, although I snagged it on sale around $70 (I think).

What do you ladies think of it?


  1. Amber January 11, 2012

    i love the fit of the 00p on you. its a little different and i like the longer length!

  2. Callandra January 11, 2012

    I’m so glad you took the time to do this review!  Definitely helpful in getting a handle on the way their sizes run against each other 😉

  3. SS January 11, 2012

    I like 00p on you. Thank you for detailed description of 00p and 00r. Now i feel i understand ‘the proper fit’ more.

  4. HelloFramboise January 14, 2012

    Great review!  I love the side-by-side comparisons.  The 00P looks great on you, by the way.  

    Hello, Framboise!

  5. TOBeautyReviews January 14, 2012

    I do like the length of the 00P – it’s longer than the other skirts I think you’ve shown but I like how it looks. I’m not a fan of animal print in general anyway and even on sale I think it’s a bit pricey!

  6. Shopi Efaroh January 21, 2012

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  7. #2 pencil skirt lover March 8, 2013

    I have a similar J.Crew skirt that I ordered online and have just received and am glad that it’s cotton-canvas as I’m from L.A. and it’s hot. I have quite a few of the #2 pencil skirts, but all of the other ones are wool which means short life to wear before it’s hot again.

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