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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.

REFORMATION SUMMER COLLECTION REVIEW

REFORMATION SUMMER COLLECTION REVIEW

 

Reformation’s NYC stores are so cool! They are like stores from the future. Rather than picking up clothes off the clothing racks and schlepping them to your dressing room, they have touch screen monitors where you can pick out what you want to try on and everything is brought to your dressing room. It was such a nice change from the usually experience of shopping in stores in New York.

During my trip to Reformation, I tried on a bunch of different styles so I could review them for you guys :)

 
 
 

MY MEASUREMENTS


Bust = 33’’

Waist = 27.5’’

Stomach = 31’’

Hip = 38.5’’

Thigh = 22’’

Calf = 12.25’’

Inseam = 27’’

Bicep = 9.5’’

 

DRESSES


 

Reformation Posie Dress - Size 6

What I loved…

  • Adjustable straps - I totally didn’t realize this dress had adjustable straps until after I tried it on, but they are a great feature! I definitely need them because the straps on Reformation dresses are normally too long for me.

  • Length - This dress was a super cute midi length on me! Since its on the shorter side of midi length dresses, I probably would still wear it with flats. 

What could have been better…

  • Thin fabric - PSA this dress is see through so I’d recommend buying it one of the darker ground prints! 

  • Slightly big in bust - This dress was a little big in the bust area on me, but if I’d realized there were adjustable straps earlier than it probably would’ve fit me better. 



Garment measurements:

Center front = 33.125’’

Bust = 31.5’’

Waist = 27’’



Verdict: Buy! 

 

Reformation Christina Dress - Size 6

What I loved…

  • Length - Even though this dress doesn’t come in a petite size, I still really liked the length because it’s a midi style on me.

  • Silhouette - I really love the silhouette of this dress because it shows off all of my curves!

What could have been better…

  • Thin fabric - Sadly, the fabric on this dress is really see through! I’d recommend going with one of the darker colors - black or navy instead! 

  • Straps too long - As I mentioned above, this is a common problem I have with Reformation dresses. I think it’s because I have a shorter torso than the average woman. 

  • Slightly big in the bust - Since I’m pear shaped, my bust and upper body are smaller than my hips. As a result this dress was slightly too big in the bust area on me. 


Garment measurements:

Center front = 35.75’’

Bust = 32.5’’

Waist = 26.5’’


Verdict: Buy, but would recommend getting another color & getting alterations!

 

Reformation Sheila Dress - Size 6

What could have been better…

  • Too tight in stomach and hips - Wow…this dress was definitely not made for my body type! When I tried it on, it gaped open at the buttons around my mid section.

  • Thin fabric - Again I had the same problem here as the Christina dress, the fabric was see through.

Garment measurements:

Center front = 48.75’’

Bust =  34.5’’

Waist = 29.75’’

Hips = 38.5’’

Verdict: Don’t buy, shop around. 

 

Reformation Lucky Dress - Size M

What I loved…

  • Wrap style - As I mentioned in an earlier post, I love wrap style dresses because they are classic and sophisticated. This silhouette plays up my pear-shape.

  • V-neckline - I find this neckline very flattering since I have a small bust. It highlights what little I do have :)

What could be better…

  • Too large in bust - This dress was too roomy in the chest area. If the fit wasn’t an issue, then I’d be tempted to buy it.

 

Verdict: Don’t buy, shop around for similar styles.

 

TOPS/BLOUSES


 

Reformation Clementine Top - Size Small

What I loved…

  • Petite friendly length - If you’ve got a short torso like me, then this top is a great option because it ends up being a normal length! I loved pairing crop tops like this with high-waisted jeans or shorts. 

What could have been better…

  • Really tight - While this top technically fit me, it felt super tight and wasn’t very comfortable! I don’t think I’d be able to wear it for extended periods of time. If you’re looking for a similar vibe, I’d recommend the Hart top (below) instead.


Garment measurements:

Torso length = 12.5’’

Bust = 27’’


Verdict: Don’t buy! 

 

Reformation Hart Top - Size Small

What I loved…

  • Style - I thought this top was so cute! It combines three of my favorite design elements: v-neckline, off-the-shoulder and wrap tie. While it’s a little tricky to get the blouse situated when you initially put it on, once you get it tied it stays put. 

What could have been better…

  • Sleeves slightly long - This isn’t really a surprise since this top isn't offered in a petite size. Also I thought the sleeves looked a little bulky on me since they’re so voluminous. 

Garment measurements:

Center back = 18’’

Sleeve length = 28’’


Verdict: Buy!

 

SKIRTS


 

Reformation Zoe Skirt - Size 6

What could have been better…

  • Fit - Sometimes I give midi length skirts (in regular sizes) a try because they’ll end up being perfect maxi length skirts on my petite self. However, this skirt just looked frumpy on me. Overall it’s just not well proportioned for a petite person! 


Garment measurements:

Waist = 27’’

Length = 33.25’’

Verdict: Don’t buy, shop around.

 

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