Anthropologie Archival Collection: No. 2 Pencil Skirt
When we asked our Executive Creative Director, Johanna, how this 2004 reissue first came to be, her response was simple: "Why did we make the original? Because the idea of a pencil pencil skirt made us smile."
- One of 20 classics reissued in honor of our 20th anniversary
- By Elevenses
- Back zip
- Cotton, spandex
- Machine wash
- Regular: 21"L
- Petite: 20"L
Overall Product Rating
curlykmg - Review from Anthropologie
LOVE. COMFORTABLE. COOL.Fits TTS. Loved this skirt the first time it was posted and waited too long to order and it was sold out. Grabbed this one as soon as I saw it. Quality construction. Material is not too heavy and lays flat with no gapping at waist or hips.
brownidgrl - Review from Anthropologie
Love the navy versionI fell in love w the khaki version of this skirt the first time 'round and didn't purchase... and I was 'too late' for the second round - they were out of my size. When I saw this I hesitated a bit about purchasing in navy - but I LOVE IT! It fits TTS, another reviewer compared the fit to a typical Jcrew pencil skirt - that's pretty accurate. The colors are vibrant and the print is so fun. It's not quite as high waisted on me as in the picture, and it's about an inch closer to the knee - but I will chalk that up to my height and hourglass figure! I've worn it for about two hours and already received three compliments on it.
Onyx - Review from Anthropologie
Perfect Pencil SkirtSo glad this design was revamped with the navy background! This is pure Anthropologie in terms of design and staying power. It is TTS, slimming, and versatile. I'm currently pairing it with a solid red tee in Florida, but plan to wear it with a thin cobalt blue sweater and navy tights when I return to the New York winter. At 5'4" it hit just above my knees.
chewytwix - Review from Anthropologie
Now in navy and in petite!I had the other one in beige and returned it the moment I saw this one. In real life, the navy reminds me of a dark chalkboard and the colors really pop, like highlights. It's definite an attention graber. The beige/green one is more subtle and therefore more versatile, but equally a conversation starter. I love both, and wish I had more time thinking before I jumped the gun on my return. Now pointing out a few things others might not know:The navy comes in petite! I'm 5'1, 105lbs and the 0p skirt ends up a little more than one inch above knee. The regular length ended exactly at my knee. The petite one is also more fitted at my waist (not as roomy), but the regular one still looked good.Both skirts wrinkle easily, especially while sitting. When I had the beige one, the skirt would wrinkle within an hour after sitting (especially around the bottom end).The navy one gets linty and is more apparent because of its darker color. I saw a bunch hanging at the store and a few of them were linty. It might not be the case when you take it home, this did not happen with the other color.There are three pleats at the back. There's the option to take them all out, but personally, I might just open up the middle one to create a slit in the back.
dreaming2001 - Review from Anthropologie
it's back!I was so excited to see this Archival Collection skirt back on the website in deep navy with bright pencils. I waited too long and the original design sold out, but serendipitously, the new color combo is even better for my skin tone. The original beige and pastel pencils design was lovely, but I prefer navy and brights. The fit is true to size, and it's great that it comes in shorter petite sizing lengths.
Overall Product Rating
my favorite store! They have the cutest clothes at great prices -- you just have to wait for the sales!