Rated 2 out of 5 by grandmaspurse changed style from last year
Pictures looked exactly the same as skirts bought last year. Can only buy brown on line, so no chance to examine in store. This year a zip has been added, to the flat front waist with elastic back waist. The zip has changed the way this skirt fits, it seems to be a smaller fit than last year. Disappointed as M&S is usually best place to get brown uniforms.
11 August 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by JMDMum too short
I bought the "next size up" for my daughter - aged 12, ladies size 10 - tall and shapely. So, there are no size details for the 29" waisted skirt shown on the website - so I took pot luck. It's the same size as her last year's 14-15 age and a lot shorter - 3 inches shorter. Hopeless for a 5'4" school girl. The longer length versions add one or two inches.....Going back to M&S for a refund. And if this website gets any slower it's going to stop.
09 August 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer FAR TOO SHORT!!
My daughter is starting year 8 in Sept. She is 5 8". This skirt was about 4" above he knees. I have tried to order the longer length skirt, which is only available online. However, only the black one is available, but she needs the grey one. I have kept looking, as advised by store staff, but has been out of stock for 10 days, so it doesn't look as if it will be re-stocked.
A nice lady in the Newcastle branch - Tina - managed to find me one in the stock room which was from last year. It wasn't labelled as extra long, but was suitable. (but still sits above her knees.) School policy stipulates knee-length.
It's been an absolute headache this year finding uniforms that fit and I still only have one skirt, so the problem is not resolved.
It seems that most retailers are just interested in stocking primary sizes. I wonder if they think children jump into a black hole once they reach adult size? As I work in schools, I can tell you that there are a lot of girls who are around the 5'10 - 6'0" plus range.
Hopefully, I won't have this for the next 3 school years!!
04 August 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Smart Skirt
Really smart school skirt, great fit and nicely pleated
24 July 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by cms16 Too short!
So disappointed! Been buying this skirt for my daughter for 5 years no. Last years I felt was not as good as usual, with poorer quality material which creased easily. Still, style always suited so went ahead and ordered for this year. When my daughter tried it on it looked like a PE skirt, half way up her thigh! Measured it against last years and it is a full 2.5 inches shorter! Taken back, bought a much more suitable skirt from a rival shop!
18 July 2016