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SUMISSURA CUSTOM DRESS REVIEW

Similar to eShakti, Sumissura offers clothing that’s made to your measurements. I wanted to give them a try and see if it was better than what I’d find in the petite section. The process was pretty simple, I picked out the style of dress and fabric I wanted. Then they asked me to input several measurements and my dress arrived a few weeks later.

EVERLANE AUTHENTIC STRETCH DENIM REVIEW

After hearing rave reviews from my sister about Everlane’s Authentic Stretch denim, I decided to head to their store and try it on for myself. As someone who generally has a hard time finding jeans that fit, I was overall pretty impressed by their products. In addition to their Authentic Stretch jeans, Everlane also has their original denim line they launched prior to Authentic Stretch. Between the two lines, I was definitely a bigger fan of their Authentic Stretch styles because they fit me better in the waist. Sharing my thoughts below on a few of the styles!

ESHAKTI CUSTOM JUMPSUIT REVIEW

Jumpsuits can be a tough category to shop for when you’re petite and pear-shaped! The most common issues I run into are the legs being too long or the hip area being too tight. In the past, I’ve mostly shopped in the petite section to find jumpsuits. While this usually fixes the length issue, it doesn’t always fix the fit issues I experience in the hip area. So I decided to try out having a jumpsuit custom made to my measurements from eShakti.

WHERE TO FIND DRESS PANTS WHEN YOU'RE PETITE & CURVY

It’s been awhile since I’ve had to wear dress pants. I probably have worn them since I was working at my first job out of college for Macy’s. Dress pants have always been a difficult category for me to shop for because of my curvy thighs and bum. At times I’ve found it challenging to find pairs that fit properly and are also flattering. (Also doesn’t help that I’m shortie too).

Recently, I had a reader reach out about where to find petite-friendly dress pants. Since I hadn’t shopped for a pair since college, I had to hit the stores to see what was out there. Overall, I had the best luck with J. Crew’s dress pants, which kind of made sense because that was my go-to store in the past. However, if you are looking for more affordable options - Old Navy is a great place to look.

Keep on reading below for my fit reviews of the styles I tried on :)

MY FIRST STITCH FIX BOX!

I’ve always wanted to try out Stitch Fix and recently decided to give them a try. Stitch Fix is definitely a nice alternative to shopping at stores in NYC, which can always a little bit crazy. (Those of you who live here know, going to Zara at 2pm on Saturday is pretty much always a bad idea because the dressing room lines are out of control!)

When I signed up for Stitch Fix, the first step in the process was filling out a style quiz to share the clothing sizes I generally wear and my style preferences. Definitely make sure you carve out some time to do the quiz portion because it’s probably took me about 15 minutes. Once I completed quiz, all I had to do was schedule my “fix” frequency. Not gonna lie, I have ton of clothes in my closet right now so I picked the quarterly frequency for the time being. However, I can still change the frequency or cancel whenever I want.

My box arrived about 2 weeks after scheduling the quiz. (So if you’re on a time crunch, this might not be the best option for you.) I received 5 items in my box out of which I legitimately liked 3 of them. However, I knew the FIT test would be the real determining factor in terms of what I ended up keeping.

THE COMPLETE REFORMATION JEANS REVIEW

When I saw that Reformation launched their denim line last fall, I got really excited! Especially because they offered petite sizes! (Lol us short girls know how tough it is to find jeans that aren’t too long.) Since this review has been super popular on my website, I decided to transition this review to cover all the main denim styles Reformation carries on a regular basis. Would love to hear your comments below about what styles are working for you guys. 

IS OUTDOOR VOICES CURVE FRIENDLY?

While Outdoor Voices uses plus models such as,  Barbie Ferreira and Lena Dunham is known to wear the brand, I still couldn’t help but wonder is Outdoor Voices curve friendly? In some ways I think no because don’t offer plus sizes (hopefully they will in the future!), but in some ways in think yes. My initial experience with the brand was kind of meh. While many people I know rave about the brand, when I first tried on their famous tri-colored Springs leggings I was not in love. They are made out this fabric that is a little stiff and in my opinion kind of itchy so I wasn’t totally sold the way everyone else was. I definitely had to do somewhat of dance to get the leggings on period. However, this was about two years ago so recently I decided to give them another chance since they have been releasing some new products recently.

WHERE TO FIND WHITE DENIM THIS SUMMER

One of my readers recently reached out about where to buy white jeans that actually fit and are not see through. Since I’ve had decent luck finding regular denim, I didn’t think my search would be too difficult. However, I was in for a surprise. Over the last two weeks, I went to store after store and tried brand after brand; and almost always encountered my classic pear problem - jeans that fit my thighs and rear, but were too big in the waist! (Sizing down never helps because then the thigh/rear area is too tight and uncomfortable.) 

After comparing the measurements of all the styles I tried on, I noticed that jeans with a waist measurement of 30’’ or 31’’ were often the styles that were too big in the waist. (However, keep in mind though that the actual “cut” or “fit” of the jean is also a factor in whether or not they will fit you. So I'm only relying on one data point when I say this.) On average I noticed these waist measurements (30’’ or 31’’ ) were reoccurring theme when I look at the jeans that did not work for me. One thing that was not as much on an issue for me denim shopping this time was length. It seems that more and more brands are making ankle length jeans, which in petite world are regular length jeans for us.

While it was definitely a struggle to find white jeans that fit me - I promise that not all hope is lost. In this post, I’m sharing the white denim styles I recommend and which ones I’d stay away from. Also to make my product reviews easier to read, I’m introducing a scale that highlights the key attributes of each style so you can quickly know if it will work for you. So keep scrolling for all of your white denim needs.

EVERLANE REVIEW - NEW ITEMS!

I'm so happy that Everlane finally opened up a store in NYC! Now I no longer have to deal with the hassle of buying online and then returning things later. In light of their store opening, I decided to write a fit review for their most recent product launches: denim shorts, $100 wrap dresses and white denim pants. Some of my readers asked for me to show pictures of me wearing the items in addition to writing reviews, so I'm excited to share in this post that I'm doing just that. (Always feel free to send suggestions because it helps me improve my website!)