Size 2 - The website description says it can be described in one word, 'amazing.' I say...flawless. This is J Crew at its finest. It's 94% cotton, 6% spandex. I felt like a model in this. A tall, thin model to be specific. *lol*
The skirt is fitted without being too tight. Pockets, glaydies. The pockets are placed correctly. They don't poke out funny or add weight to the sides, imo. This skirt is definitely worth fp and the cost per wear will justify it. I think it's unlined, but you don't want or need one w/the way it's cut to fit the body, plus the nice weight of the fabric. I wear regular 2 or 4 in J Crew pencil skirts. 2 is great for this on me, so I suggest taking your smaller size if you are on the fence of two sizes like me.
I ♥ these shoes!
I'm glad I got a successful shot of that side/rear seam. I was leery of that when I saw it online. It looks fine in person. I didn't notice the skirt in other colors, so I don't know how the seam looks on them.
Of course it would look great w/out the seam, but not necessarily because the seam is part of why the skirt fits so great. I will say that if you're in a hyper critical, conservative profession, the seam might be a bit forward, modern or suggestive because it can possibly draw the eye from the hip, down the rear, to the hem of the skirt. A rear seam can be standard. It's really the placement of it running from the side hip and down the backside seam that is slightly suggestive. It's almost like outlining the booty. That said, I think if you have a cardi on, the seam is going to be less noticeable. Other than that brief pause, humongous thumbs up. Did I just say humongous? *lol* I am using that word, believing there will be many who really like this one if they try it.