Plus size brand Pink Clove has continued to go from strength to strength since its launch in 2013. Offering a range of fast fashion items in sizes 16-32, their prices are just as attractive as their garments. I own a number of Pink Clove items and still wear items I bought when the brand first launched, including my beloved Red Tartan Skater Dress.
Late last year I was sent a number of items by the lovely Pink Clove PR team, and today I am going to share with you the Pleated Skater Skirt With Contrast Waistband (now sold out in pink but was £14.00, UK sizes 16-28).
Image courtesy of Pink Clove
I must admit that when I first received this skirt I wasn’t convinced at all. I don’t wear skirts too often as I usually opt for dresses, and also the pale pink colour didn’t immediately appeal to me. However, I donned my Pink Clove Zip Shoulder Sleeveless Cowl Top (no longer available) and some nude heels, and I was good to go!
(For reference, I am wearing my Ewa Michalak S Pieprzyk 32KK/70KK bra in these photos, along with some tights from Matalan and a pair of nude shoes from Internaçionale.)
I really love how the boldness of the black top contrasts against the delicate powder pink of the skirt. I think it works really well and my nude shoes keep the attention on my clothing rather than drawing the eye to my feet.
The skirt is made from a soft and stretchy jersey fabric (96% polyester, 4% elastane) that is fairly thick but without being heavy. It has a black elastic waistband so you can get a comfortable and perfect fit on your waist. There are soft pleats that come out from the waist band, and these give the skirt a bit of poufiness (is that a word?!) without adding bulk.
Lengthwise the skirt hits me just above the knee, and for reference I am about 5’5 in height. The model in the stock photo is wearing the skirt lower than I am – I like my skirts and belts to be on my natural waist (the narrowest part) – so it looks a similar length on her as it does on me, despite the fact she is 5’9.
The elastic waistband is great but I wanted to accentuate it to ensure that it wasn’t lost amongst the black of my top and so I added a simple black belt from Primark. I think it’s a great addition and works really well with the overall look of the outfit. The touch of gold on the belt adds a splash of glamour and shine to my otherwise fairly muted look.
This skirt is perfect for year-round wear but I think it is especially suited to spring as the weather starts to improve and the temperatures get a bit higher. The soft pink is reminiscent of new blooms on trees and flowers budding from their stems, so it’s really fresh and pretty.
I’m afraid this skirt is no longer available to buy on the Pink Clove website, but there is a lilac version in the sale for just £8.00, with limited sizes on offer. You can also buy Pink Clove items from ASOS here.
Have you ever tried a skirt from Pink Clove? Let me know by commenting below!