This Just In


Looks We Love

Spring 2018 Collection

The Getaway Shop

Labels We Love

The Madewell Essentials


Your double-tap-worthy pics

From denim recycling to
beach cleaning









(see all)

midi & maxi




intimates & pajamas



extended sizes

shoes, bags &








The Scenes

Our Blog





About Madewell

Velvet Pencil Skirt
full size
Velvet Pencil Skirt
Velvet Pencil Skirt
Velvet Pencil Skirt
Product Details
Made of lustrous velvet with a touch of silk, this sleek pencil skirt has subtle slits on each side. A midi style that can go to the party (but looks great dressed down with a tee too).
  • Short, straight skirt.
  • Rayon/velvet.
  • Dry clean.
  • Import.
Free shipping exclusively for Madewell Insiders
*For complete details, see our Shipping Policy.

Velvet Pencil Skirt

Velvet Pencil Skirt is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flattering skirt, great to wear to work or holiday parties! I wear a size 28 in Madewell jeans and pants and found the size 6 to fit too snug and the 8 to fit perfectly. However, I got it in a size 10 so it sits comfortably at my hips. I was worried a 10 would look too big and loose but it looks great! The waistband has no elasticity, so factor that into your sizing. I'd say this skirt is true to size. I'm 5'2", petite, and have wide hips and a big butt, for reference. Excited to have a black velvet pencil skirt. Love the slits the most!
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from modern fit, versatile! Dress it up or down, velvet goes day or night with a change of tops or jewelry! This classic silhouette never goes out of style!
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from RUNS SMALL I'm usually a 6, and I read the reviews and sized down to a 2. It fits perfectly! I love it. It's a little flimsy but overall very attractive and professional looking.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If this skirt were a font - it would be BOLD This is a great quality skirt. I am really fond of the side slits which combined with the deep black velvet color make it stand out from all of the other black skirts in the closet. At first I had a little trouble pairing this skirt with a top. Because of the boxy style of this skirt (on my boyish frame) I eventually found that tucking the shirt in as pictured above worked best.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Soft pretty skirt For the most part, I really like this skirt. I feel like it has a bit more give than the other reviews suggested though. I'm typically a size 4 in most madewell things and 27 in jeans and if I want to wear this skirt high waisted -- it's a bit big. But this might also be attributed to the fact that I'm pretty straight lined from my torso down. Other than that, the skirt is absolutely beautiful. So soft and can be dressed up or down really easily.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it but too big I was so excited to wear this to a bunch of Christmas events... but it's too big and I'm in Canada and need to mail it back and there's no way I'll receive the new, smaller size in time :( In the skirt's defense, I am in between a Small & X-Small with everything Madewell. I order online because we have no Madewell in Canada, and sometimes x-smalls are perfect and sometimes they feel 2 sizes too small..
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fits true to size. Not a midi. I tried this skirt on in store and glad I did. I'm a petite 5'2" 115lb 32B and tried on the 0 in store and it fit perfectly. I'm usually an XXS, 00 and size 25 in jeans but the 0 fit most perfectly. Like a previous reviewer noted, there is no stretch to the fabric so if you are sorta between sizes it may be best to size up. This skirt is NOT a midi skirt! I don't know why the description says midi. At least when I think of midi, I think at least below the knees to mid calves. This skirt hits right at the knee on me, which, as a petitie I am thrilled about as I can rarely pull off midi anything. This skirt is high waisted. There are slits on the side which give it bit of an edge and allow for easier movement to walk and sit in but they don't go too far up and are still classy and work appropriate.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from RUNS BIG stylish but runs big. can't write more about that.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Meh I bought this online on a pretty extreme sale, so who am I to complain - but I'm probably never going to wear it, unless I alter it to an extreme. It's a nice fabric but a really weird cut. The hips were a little loose, it draped in a pretty unflattering way, and the waist was way! too! big!
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Way too big, definitely not a size 6. I was very disappointed to discover how large this size 6 skirt is. I'm 5'10 and weigh 140 lbs. I usually fit a 6 or 8. This skirt fit me like a size 12. Unfortunately, it was on sale and I'm unable to return it. It seemed like the perfect skirt, but the size makes it unflattering. I have purchased pants from Madewell and shirts and all have fit well, until now.
Date published: 2018-01-17
  • y_2018, m_4, d_23, h_1
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.8
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_10
  • loc_en_US, sid_G8371, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RATING, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=HELPFULNESS, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_madewell