Two mannequins in the Uniqlo store. One of them is wearing the high waist midi flare skirt. The other is wearing a jean jacket.

Summer Looks from Uniqlo: High Waist Belted Flare Midi Skirt

It’s been a while since I’ve posted — my excuse is that I’ve been away on the east coast. But I’m back, and I have many review posts in store. I went to Uniqlo more than once in the past week or so. (OK, maybe three times, but in my defense, it’s located right by this glasses shop where I had to get my glasses adjusted.) I tried on a lot of stuff, but I’m going to start with one item I’m excited about: the High Waist Belted Flare Midi Skirt. I actually looked for this skirt before I left on my trip because Ten Key Pieces raved about it. I’m usually a pencil skirt kind of gal, but I wanted something loose yet still elegant to wear in the heat. They were all sold out, though. On my return back, they had restocked. Hooray!

High Waist Belted Flare Midi Skirt, $29.90

I wasn’t sure how this was going to look with the pleats of the paper bag waist up top. This mannequin and the stock photo online wasn’t particularly alluring. And as a petite, I’ve often avoided midi lengths, fearing they’d overwhelm me and make me look shorter.


But I think I love it! (Tags still attached in these photos. Don’t mind that. I decided to keep the skirt after the photos and took them off.) I got the navy. The color and shape reminds me a bit of traditional Japanese trousers, hakama.


And it has pockets! Hell yeah! Gotta love a skirt with pockets.


I tried on both the XS and S. I went with the S because the XS somehow looked even more flared on me. The tag for the S said it was for a 26-27 waist. I’m generally a 27″ waist, so it fit true to size. The fabric is a cotton and polyester mix. (Ten Key Pieces says hers was 50-50, but my tag says 65% polyester and 35% cotton.) It’s light but not thin. The skirt is unlined and comes with belt loops and a belt, which you can remove.

The color held after one wash; I hung it up to dry and it didn’t need ironing. It comes in navy, olive green, beige (looks khaki to me), and this red color that wasn’t in the store. Seems like a great wardrobe staple and at $30 each, I might have to get the red too. I love that color. Oooh, but the olive green seems like such a great neutral that would go with a lot. Decisions, decisions.


While in the store, I spied some other skirts, but didn’t try them on since they’re not really me. If you’re in the market for some midi skirts, Uniqlo has got you options for you right now.

High Waist Cotton Volume Skirt, $29.90
High Waist Chiffon Pleated Skirt, $29.90

In case you were wondering: This post is not sponsored. I willingly went to Uniqlo multiple times and bought this skirt to review, because, well because.



UPDATE 12/10/17 – I’m trying to be better about making ethical shopping choices, so I’m updating posts with info about where and how things were made. This skirt was made in China out of cotton and polyester. Polyester is is petroleum-based, not biodegradable, and pollutes our oceans. Uniqlo has said it’s putting better processes in place after it was cited for abusive practices in 2016, so it does appear to be making an effort.

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