Free People

Red Smooth Sailing Maxi Skirt

$59 to buy
$128 retail
Stylist Notes

With a button-front and floral print, this Free People maxi skirt is bohemian and fresh. Pair it with a blouse.

Size & Fit

This skirt runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0-12.
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: One length available. Measures 42'' from waist to hem.
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Printed red crepe (100% Rayon). Skirt. Partially lined. Front button and slit detail. 42” from waist to hemline. Imported.

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77 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(25)
Small
(9)
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
September 19, 2017
Such a comfortable, fun skirt. I loved it.
My fit was a little too big, but they were out of the 6, which would have been best. I wore it around my hips instead of my true waist which was fine. But if you know what fits around your waist, go fir that size!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
September 3, 2017
Long, but beautiful skirt!
Great skirt! It's long, and I'm short (5'1''), so I wore it high on my waist with 4'' heels, and it was perfect for a party. I wore it with a black tank, like in the picture.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
August 11, 2017
Wow, what a skirt!
I rented this skirt for a bridal shower, but I literally wore it all three days I had it, it was that awesome! It fit like a glove, true to size, and I got so many compliments on it. I will either rent it again, or buy it. Two thumbs up!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
July 25, 2017
Love this skirt!
This skirt fit great. I'm 5'2 & had to wear heels with it. It made for a great casual work outfit paired with a black top & black wedge sandals. Tons of compliments all day!
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
May 15, 2017
Mothers Day outfit!
Wore this on Mother's Day to play mini golf with my daughters and fiancé. Then went to dinner after. It was perfect! Not too dressy for the afternoon but nice enough to wear to dinner afterwards and made me feel pretty! Super comfortable and fit perfectly. I'm 5'7" and it wasn't too short which I was worried about. The fabric was a little heavier than expected but I was glad because it was windy! I love it so much I wanted to keep it! This was my first order from RTR and I loved it!
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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Body type: Pear
April 26, 2017
Tons of complements!
I thought the length was great, I'm 5'3" but I also love my heels so it worked well together. A little on the tight side but I may have had to many chicken wings the night before. Loved it so much that I am trying to find it to buy!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
April 19, 2017
Vibrant color, odd fit.
I'm 5'8" and an 8R or small 10. have a rounder midsection. There wasn't a problem buttoning the high waist but it definitely accentuates that and leaves an odd silhouette. I could have worn it with a longer sweater but I didn't want the baggy look. Anyhow, the color is so vibrant, as others said. The material is also thick and beautiful. I just couldn't wear this time. I can't usually wear high waisted jeans, so I suppose that is a good test. I
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
April 14, 2017
It runs very large, but wow did I wish it fit!! Beautiful skirt when worn with a black top. I will rent again but get a size 2.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 95lbs
April 6, 2017
Fun summer maxi- runs huge
I ordered the XS after eyeing this skirt for a while. Truthfully I am probably closer to an Xxs but hoped this skirt would work since it is high waisted. It's cute and good quality, but thicker and more mermaid shaped than it looks in pics. The waist was not nearly as fitted as I'd hoped, and although the length would have been perfect with heels, the darts were cut too wide for where they hit my body, and there was too much fabric through the hips and bottom (I tend to be more of a pancake in that area unfortunately!!). There is no stretch to the fabric, so it sort of just hung there with excess and didn't look right. It would be a great skirt on someone else!!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Other
Age: 29
April 3, 2017
Such a great skirt!
Wore this to a musical and nice dinner out. It was super comfortable but also really cute. Husband really liked that it was fitted in the butt area and had a sexy front slit, but was still formal enough to wear to the theatre. Paired it with a tight white tank and black cardigan and some low wedges.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
March 31, 2017
I bought it
I liked it so much I bought it... enough said.
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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 14, 2017
It was perfect for a Luau themed awards banquet for my boyfriends company.
I rented the 2R and 4R as a backup size; I ended up wearing the 2R. The 2R fit fine since it was high-waisted, but would've been too tight if I had tried to wear it around the hips. I'm 5'7 so the only thing I wished was that the 2R would've been a little longer. The 4R was a perfect length, but too large in the waist. I would definitely rent this skirt again. It would be perfect for a Luau themed party, beach party or vacation.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 133lbs
February 16, 2017
Too tight in the waist.
loved the skirt, beautiful. Too tight in the waist, size up!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 122lbs
December 5, 2016
RTR Team Review
Beautiful skirt, amazing color and print. My typical size 2 fit perfectly. For a backup size, I'd recommending sizing up. The high waisted silhouette is comfortable and works well with a crop top or tucked in tank. The front slit makes it easy to wear even if it's a little short. At 5'7" the length was a little longer than my ankles (it did not touch the floor). Great for vacation or spring/summer.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
November 25, 2016
Quality
Wore for thanksgiving dinner. Lots of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
November 17, 2016
Fun!
I actually had a guy chase me out of a restaurant because his girlfriend had to know where I got this skirt :) So super cute and fun! I thought it fit very true to size and I might actually get a 2 next go round bc I want it to sit high on my waist, and the 4 sat down just a tad.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
November 7, 2016
LOVE this one!
I loved this skirt, the color is beautiful and the fit was perfect. I wore it with a black tank top just as the model and got tons of compliments. The picture doesn't show it, but there is a nice slit in the front that adds some sexiness to the outfit. I would definitely rent this one again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116lbs
October 29, 2016
Pretty pattern, delicate details, flattering fit!
I loved the little buttons down the front and the flowing fabric. The colors are really bright and pretty. Fit great, just a little long, but I'm very short. Great for many occasions!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 17, 2016
This skirt made me feel so beautiful!
This skirt was the perfect outfit choice for a wedding rehearsal dinner. I felt so different! You can dress it up or down. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture, but I paired it with a black crop top and brown sandals. I will definitely be renting this again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
October 15, 2016
Tons of compliments!
Ideally I would have liked to rent a size 2, but it wasn't available. I ordered the 0 and 4. They only sent the 4 because the 0 was apparently unavailable to. I was SO disappointed. I almost always wear a two or 0 so I was sure the 4 would be too big. Although it was I pinned it in a few places and made it work. I'm only 5' and this made me look tall with 4" heels. Would love to rent again in a smaller size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 9, 2016
Gorgeous print but runs small.
The print of this skirt was super pretty, and I loved the slit up the front. However it was a tighter fit in the waist area than I am used to for maxi skirts. I would definitely size up, but still a great rental for a more casual affair.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
October 3, 2016
Fabulous skirt -- so many compliments!!
Love, LOVE this skirt! The 4 fit perfectly, but I liked the extra length that the 6 offered, so I went with it instead. After a couple of hours, it started sliding on my hips, so looking back I wish I had worn the 4 instead -- either way though it was gorgeous and comfortable, and I would love to own it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
September 14, 2016
Hawaiian themed rehearsal dinner!
I wore this skirt to a Hawaiian themed rehearsal dinner. My photo does not do the skirt justice. It is even more beautiful in person. The slit in the front makes the skirt flow beautifully when you walk. I had a blast wearing this! I wore flat sandals with it and it was the perfect length for me. The fit was perfect, even after eating all evening.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
September 10, 2016
Loved, but too big
I usually wear a 4 but in this skirt it was way too big. The 2 was already rented so I didn't get a backup size. I was super disappointed because it is so cute. I'm hoping to try to rent this again in the future!
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
September 7, 2016
Stunning color
The skirt fit beautifully. I'm 5'2" - it was a little long but nothing too onerous. It was perfect for an outdoor wine tour.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 24, 2016
Great skirt
I dressed this down with a black cami for a summer party. The slit makes it fun & flirty!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
August 21, 2016
Great skirt for weekend in Austin
While I didn't fall in love with this skirt, it was prefect for a bachelorette weekend in Austin.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
August 21, 2016
Tons of compliments
The skirt is very flowy but fits high on your waist and is very flattering. The colors are very vibrant and I received tons of compliments.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
August 10, 2016
Bridal Shower Guest
This is an amazing skirt! Loved the fun and flirty skirt that is actually in the center. You can dress up or down depending on the event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
August 10, 2016
LOVED! And so did my fiancee.
Ordered a 4 and 6, but 2 would have worked - especially since I wanted to wear it high on the waist. Super cute, got tons of compliments. One woman even wanted to take a photo of it in the airport!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
August 9, 2016
The 6R fit well but the zipper was broken so that was a bummer. Otherwise, great skirt!
The skirt fit well. I have large hips, roughly 44', and the 6R fit perfectly. Of course, the zipper was broken and I couldn't figure out how to fix it. I read that the zipper was giving people trouble in other reviews as well (it's the 6R.) I wore the 8R and that fit fine actually. I didn't mind it being loose because I wore it for an outdoor concert in the summer. I felt cool and wish I owned it because there's something really unique about it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
August 7, 2016
Flowy fun with a flare!
Wore this for a Bridal party early August and I loved it! It isn't stretchy but it fit really well and it was long enough to wear with heals although I went with flat sandals. I received lots of compliments and it felt really flowy and fun! It has a little flare that gets a lot of attention. I wore it with a different print cropped shirt because I wanted to mix it up and make it interesting. Would love to keep this skirt. It really is gorgeous!
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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
August 4, 2016
Beautiful
Beautiful skirt! Very comfortable. Didn't actually get to wear it out but I would rent it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 127lbs
July 26, 2016
Great casual weekend skirt:)
Very cute skirt! Wore with a crop top and flat sandals. It hit just at my belly button and lengthwise just brushed above my feet. I do think it runs small. I'm usually a 4 and wore a 6 in this. Ordered a 6 after reading reviews on it running small
MaryNovember 14, 2016
love the look with a crop!! thanks for sharing!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
July 22, 2016
A little too short
The skirt was pretty snug in my normal size, but the bigger problem was that it hit just above me ankles. I am only 5'6, so that is rarely a problem, but it prevented me from wearing it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
July 14, 2016
Pretty print, fun skirt to wear!
I would say the dress ran TTS, however, I chose to wear it a bit lower on the waist than it's meant to be because it didn't highlight my little belly pooch quite as much. I wore the skirt on a pretty hot summer day and found it to be a bit thick and warm. I got a ton of compliments on the skirt though and would recommend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Age: 32
June 28, 2016
The pattern of this skirt is just as beautiful in person!
I rented this for a girls trip to Nashville and it was great! Very light and airy in the humidity and heat. The fit is high waisted which is an unusual choice for me but it worked well. The length was great- I am 5'11'' and it was just above the floor with flat booties. The slit makes the skirt stand out and I received tons of compliments throughout the day! I really loved this rental!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
June 27, 2016
Perfect skirt for my bday get together
Beautiful colors, sexy slits..great fit!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
June 17, 2016
Such great movement
This skirt's print is so beautiful. Received many compliments. The waist was a little snug on me and there's no stretch. The slit in the front (which comes up mid thigh, mind you), the pleats and dropped hem give it this great flowy movement when you walk. I'm 5'3'' and had to wear my highest heels (5'' with platform), so that it wouldn't touch the floor. I'll rent this one again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
June 15, 2016
Lovely pattern/color for beach vacay!
There's no stretch but the fit is very flattering. The particular skirt I received wasn't very long even though I'm short (5'3"). I was able to wear with shorter wedges or could have pulled off flats, but it would not have worked with high heels. I rented on Unlimited and plan to wear again before sending back!
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