John Lewis Girls' Pleated School Skirt, Grey
Large Waist band
Quality is good for the price, but for a normal-build child, the waist band is far too large. My 13-year old daughter would need 9-year old size to fit her waist, but then it would be too short. Not an easy one to iron (if you are like me who can't resist ironing all the uniform parts).
01 October 2014
Looks smart. Stays up well with elastic waist. Seems soft inside as doesn't rub.
16 September 2014
excellent quality - purchased last year and the pleats stayed as good as new for the whole school year. Have bought again this year.
26 August 2014
A great purchase. Whilst this skirt seems a little pricey compared to other stores. It's true that "you get what you pay for". Excellent quality, great fitting for my slim waist daughter. I will definitely buy this again when she outgrows this one.
12 August 2014
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