John Lewis Girls' Pleated School Skirt, Grey
Only lovely the first time it's worn...
This skirt looks lovely, but after one wash the pleats already looked dreadful. Such a shame, but John Lewis exchanged for a different style without question.
23 March 2014
Pleats fall out very quickly!!
I agree with previous 2 reviewers about the pleats in these skirts. Purchased 2 skirts as part of compulsory school uniform for her new school in September and within a couple of gentle washes pleats were falling out (they were never very sharp pleats to start with). Tried pressing them back in with my iron (very fiddly and time consuming!!) but they didn't last. These skirts look dreadful now so daughter has opted for uniform trousers until I can find an alternative skirt elsewhere. Very disappointing and surprising for John Lewis - I expect better.
03 January 2014
Pleats have fallen out
My daughter has only worn this skirt since the beginning of Autumn term and as she has two of them, the skirts have only been washed perhaps 3 or 4 times. The pleats have fallen out of both skirts completely and it now look awful.
I had bought these skirts for my older daughter in the past and 4 1/2 years later is still wearing them with the pleats all intact, so I suspect the newer items are simply not such good quality.
03 October 2013
Pleats don't last!
Compulsory school skirt. Very large sizing if you are slim(12 year old needed age 10 to not look ridiculous!)
Washed and hung to dry, gradually pleats drop out and after repeated wear it looks like an elasticated pleat less plain skirt, despite my attempts to iron them in.
Rebelling against fixed school uniform, as concluded that a smart alternative will look better than the shabby thing this has become
02 October 2013
Lovely Quality Skirt
Really pleased with this skirt. Great quality and fab that its available in older girl sizes which is a huge bonus for me, got age 14 for my nearly 14 yr old daughter so its great sizing as usually have to size up with other brands, also like that the skirt is a good just below the knees length. Love that its elasticated waist which again is a must for me as daughter attends a special school and needs to be quick as well as independent. Has washed well and does not need to be ironed so again it ticks all the boxes for a busy mum.
06 September 2013
Gorgeous fabric and you do get what you pay for. The only thing I found was a tad too big at waist but other than that very happy.
02 January 2013
My to children loved these school skirts,they look fabulous on and are very comfortable as they have no buttons,so hey tll me!! Also a great bonus on pe days,extra mummy bonus is they do not need ironing!!
26 December 2012
A first class school skirt
This is a very popular skirt used in many schools as part of there uniform, but John Lewis is the only shop that stocks skirts in the larger sizes.
This is a very well made skirt using good material I would recommend it any time.
04 October 2012