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I'm Kristin! A short & curvy girl seeking clothes that fit. Originally from the South, I'm now taking on NYC! My blog is dedicated to providing style and fit guides for petite-pear shaped women.

EVERLANE REVIEW #1

EVERLANE REVIEW #1

 

Even though Everlane has been around for a few years, I have not bought anything from them until now. Part of what held me back was the types of models they photographed their clothes on (they all looked tall) and  the other part was how the clothes were styled (baggy and loose). I figured it was unlikely that anything would actually fit me. However, at the end of the day you don’t know until you try something. So I ordered a couple of things to see what would fit me.

Here’s what I ordered...

1.) The Slim Trouser - Size 4

When I ordered these pants, I was excited because it seemed likely that they would fit since they showed some images and reviews of curvy women wearing these pants on their site.

What worked…

  • Length -  the short inseam length (27’’) of these pants is definitely ideal for petite women. Cropped pants = normal pants for short people :)

What could be better…

  • Slant pockets – Curvy girls know what I’m talking about here. Wearing pants with slant pockets only makes your hips look wider.
  • Too tight -  On the Everlane site it says these pants should hang slightly off the body. That was not my experience with the Size 4. I should have ordered two sizes when I got these. It would have been good to try a Size 6 to see the difference in fit. The waist of these pants was just right (31.25’’), and I think if I went up a size then the waist might have been too big.
  • Fabric -  I was not crazy about the fabric of these pants – wool! They were a little itchy! 

 

Garment measurements:

Waist top edge = 31.25''

Low hip (5'' below waistband) = 38.5''

Front rise (including waistband) = 9''

Inseam = 27''

 

2.)    Poplin Sleeveless Shirt – Size S

I’m always in need of classic white shirt, so I wanted to give this one a try.

What worked…

  • Fabric – Very soft and comfortable! I desperately wanted this shirt to fit right.

What could be better…

  • Too baggy in chest – This garment was a little two over-sized for my taste. (Chest measurement = 19’’).  Perhaps trying a size down  (XS) might have been better since the chest measurement would have been smaller (18’’). However, overall I think the fit of this garment doesn’t suit my body type.
  • Too long – I should have paid more attention to the size chart when ordering this garment. The front body length was 27’’, which I found overwhelmed my petite frame. This garment had a longer front body length compared to some of my favorite button up shirts in my closet (21.5’’ -23’’).

 

Garment measurements: 

Front body length = 27''

Chest (1'' below armhole) = 19'' (front)

Waist = 19''

 

3.)    The Silk Tank Dress – Size S

What worked…

  • Color – I ordered the Rose Taupe color because I thought it was so unique and would be great for fall.

What could be better…

  • Too long – The front body length measurement was 35.5’’ which fell past my knees rather than above liked they showed on the model. After comparing this to the measurements of the denim dress below, what surprised me is that these two dresses are actually the same length yet looked so different on me. You don't know 'til you try something on. 
     
  • A line shape - I thought that the A line shape of this dress would be flattering, but because this dress was too long the A line shape made me look like I was drowning in fabric. 

 

Garment measurements:

Front Body Length = 35.5''

Front Neck Drop = 8''

Chest (1'' below arm hole) = 18.25'' (front)

 

4.)    The Short-Sleeve Shirt Dress – Size S

This style did actually work for me! Be on the lookout for the full recap of this item soon :)


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