Overall: 4.2 / 5 based on 37 reviews
31 of 37 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
not like photo -
By: bargain from Green Bay, WI
I was so disappointed when I saw how huge the legs on this skirt were. The construction and material were beautiful and the size was perfect. BUT the legs were just enormous and I sent them back.
Classy and beautiful -
By: Good2Go from Missouri
I love the classic style. It is well made and very soft and comfortable. The size 10 was a perfect fit for me. I would like to order the matching jacket, but will wait until it is on sale.
A great split skirt! Very classey looking especially with a pair of tall black dress boots! Receive lots of compliments when wearing the skirt. Very comfortable to wear. Hope to purchase the brown one next!
Donegal Skirt -
By: kerispal from Southern Michigan
I looked at this skirt a long time before I decided to spend the $150+ shipping. It is a pretty skirt, but it came to my ankles. It is very long. The fit is good otherwise. I was very disappointed in the fabric, though. It is very scratchy, like burlap. I was surprised since the other reviews mostly commented on what nice fabric it was. It was creased from shipping and even after hanging in a steamy bathroom the wrinkles did not hang out. I'm glad so many others love the skirt, but that was not my experience. I am still a loyal Orvis customer,
Absolutely love this split skirt. -
By: DobbsFerryLady from Dobbs Ferry, NY
Top 1000 Contributor
I bought this split skirt to match the Donegal Tweed Jacket with standup collar blouse. I was not disappointed. Excellent quality and workmanship. Looks beautiful with the jacket. The jacket and skirt (both the regular skirt, which I purchased, too, and the split skirt) have a very classic, timeless look. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.
Too Long & Bulky looking -
I am 5'4" tall and this split skirt went all the way to my ankles. I ordered a size six and it was plenty roomy. Not at all what is pictured. I had such great expectations for this and was really disappointed.
Smart and comfortable -
By: Talbot from Pembrokeshire
Tweed look divided skirt with good lining. Very confortable to wear. Slight elastication in waist band makes for a good fit
Good for those with flat tummies -
By: Winyan from East Texas
Top 500 Contributor
I was very much looking forward to wearing the tweed split shirt; it reminded my of my riding days. Unfortunately it didn't fit because of a device in my abdomen and the Petite in 10 was not available. It's a regal feeling split skirt and the jacket completes the outfit.
By: LakePat from Gettysburg, PA
Top 50 Contributor
As good as this split skirt looks on the webpage, it's even better when you see it at home and feel the material. Extremely well made and good looking. I ordered my normal size and the fit was good,if a little snug. It's fully lined and the tweed is gorgeous!
By: teacherease from Milwaukee Wi
I was a bit worried about ordering the petite,as sometime they are too tight in the crotch. However...these are a great fit and length. Easy to find cute coordinating jackets.
Capturing the Colors of the Countryside
The weaving of Donegal tweed is among the greatest of unbroken traditions in Ireland. When you choose Donegal tweed, it is possible you are wearing a fabric that was woven by hand on an ancestral loom hundreds of years old.
The Pattern of Donegal Tweed Fabric
Historically, Donegal is salt and pepper pattern flecked with many-colored slubs, though there are many different versions and color combinations. The term donegal now describes any tweed that has colorful thick slubs woven into the fabric. Authentic Donegal tweed is woven in Donegal County and is always clearly marked.
Durable Rugged Fashion
With all its beauty, tweed is a particularly rugged fabric. It's tight, warm weave resists wind, rain mist and even frost. The bold texture fends off wear and abrasion.
The History of Donegal Tweed Weaving
The area of Donegal, overlooking Donegal Bay, has been inhabited for centuries, beginning with Danish settlers. Remains of ancient earthen forts can still be seen. The origin of weaving in Donegal is difficult to trace, as it is seems it began with the very first farmers.
The clicking of wooden shuttles still emanates from the neat white cottages as weavers work, much as it did centuries ago. Originally, weaving was a family enterprise and the wives of crofters created the beautiful yarns by dying the wool of their own sheep with a brew that could include orange lichen, green moss or purple blackberries. They would then spin the wool into yarn.
Their husbands would then work the looms and carefully create the complicated designs. A day's work may produce 30 yards of fabric. On market day, the tweed was loaded on a donkey and taken to town.
Currently, about 25 weavers continue to work hand looms. The looms are little changed since biblical times, but now the yarn is pre-dyed and delivered and the finished cloth is picked up in a van that quickly circuits the 40 -mile route. The majority of Donegal tweed is produced on power looms at mills in Donegal county.